Friday, July 30, 2010

Do you think everyone is who they say they are?

If you know me, you know that I LOVE movies. Not many more things can make me happier than a hot bag of popcorn and a good movie on the closest screen to me. I don't have a favorite genre; I love comedy, drama, thriller, romantic, horror, action, adventure, musical, Disney/Pixar animations. All of them. I love the characters, the plots, the excitement, the growth of the people and story; I just really enjoy getting really into a movie, and I see a ton of movies. I mean, c'mon, I'm one of those kids who keeps their ticket stubs and saves them. This summer alone I have seen Killers (twice, it is THAT good and THAT funny), Date Night, Robin Hood (also, twice. On the same night...back to back. It's a long story), The A-Team (super funny, "Alpha Mike Foxtrot!!"), Knight & Day, The Sorcerer's Apprentice (surprisingly a much better movie than I expected), Eclipse (yes, I'll admit it. I've read all the books and seen all the movies. Once I start a series I have to finish it, no matter what. Even though at the end of the series I have the same feeling of ending a soccer game with a tied score of 0-0....nothing happened and a complete waste of time), and last night I saw Salt. These are just the movies I've seen in theatre, not mentioning all the ones I've watched online and on TV. FX, TBS and ABC Family show a lot of good movies. I don't have one favorite movie, but my top ones are: Sweet Home Alabama (I love Resse Witherspoon), The Phantom of the Opera, Juno (Ellen Page is hilarious), Grease, Enough, Double Jeopardy, The Proposal, The Ugly Truth (I love Katherine Heigl), Killers, The Breakfast Club, Moulin Rouge, Disturbia..okay I'll stop there or I'll be listing movies for the rest of the night. Anyway, there is actually a point to all this, I'm not just telling you about my love of movies. I've always thought, like "hey, the best job EVER for me would be to be a movie critic." I mean c'mon, it'd be so awesome. But since I'm grounded in reality I know I most likely will not be a top movie critic writing articles about what I've seen in The New York Times about my thoughts and feelings. So! I shall now be doing it from my home. The latest movies I see I'll write a little about then :) Fun, fun! haha

*Don't worry, reading this will NOT spoil the movie. Promise*

SALT starring Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt accused/caught as being a Russian spy! dun, dun, dunnn. I REALLY enjoyed this movie. [For the record, I'm so not a fan of her husband, but whatever.] It was SO intense. Granted, a bit predictable (what movie isn't), but there were a few times for a several minutes or seconds I was completely dumbfounded about the plot twist I had just witnessed. And I was like whoa, whoa! Whaaaa? The opening scene grabs you and hooks you SO well. It's a dramatic scene with North Koreans interrogating (and we all know they have unorthodox ways of interrogation) a captured America. I spent a lot of that movie literally very tensed up because I was so into it. It was almost non-stop action but done so well that I was not getting tired of it. The fight scenes weren't never-ending, like those in Transformers 2 (I still liked that movie though, it was funny). The audince wasn't thinking "Seriously? They've been fighting for like, the whole movie." The car chases weren't ridiculously unrealistic. There are some epic moves. And the usefulness of a taser gun was definitely highlighted. It's not the "feel good" movie of the year, it's every US federal agency versus Russian operatives trying to destroy America. Casualties are inevitable. The ending is great(!) and fit extremely well. It's exciting and you'll be starring at the screen, mouth slight ajar thinking ohhh my gosh! Did you see that!? Angelina Jolie is pretty badass and super smart in this movie. I love her character, Evelyn Salt, she's a highly trained CIA agent, one of the best. And I am a fan of her blonde hair.

OKAY, I just watched the trailer and my desire to see it again has just increased immensely.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I can give the advice, but I struggle in taking it

Okay, I know I've kind of fail at every week posting my favorite secret from the Post Secret website. But I just hadn't felt like it or liked one enough to post it. So, I'll think I'll recant what I said slightly and just post them when I want to.

This is one from this past Sunday, the 25th.

I really liked this one because I think a lot of us don't tell people what we need to. Whether it is feelings of love, anger, hurt, betrayal, gratefulness or whatever. Sometimes it is really hard to say "thank you" and even harder to say "this hurt me." We, I very much so included, need to start telling these people how we feel. Maybe they don't realize how much we needed them and to thank them will make them realize how much we care. And maybe they don't realize how much they hurt us, and by pretending nothing is wrong just harbors feelings of resentment that continue to grow until we can't stand it and every thing that person does steps on our last nerves, and it negatively effects our relationship. We need to take the 'first step to break the silence.'

Much easier said than done.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kids with baggy pants hangin below their ass.

Pet peeves, things that raise your stress level, your blood pressure, things that are so small and minute but for some reason set you off, things that are huge and piss you right off. What are yours? A few of mine, in no systematic order of rank (and some are further discussed in previous posts of mine) are:

1. Too much PDA. No one cares about your relationship, nor do we want to see it in all its disgusting public touching and making out.

2. Not matching ones clothes. I mean...just coordinate

3. "Facebook (or any other social network) Wars." GROW way up.

4. People asking me (an 'Army Brat') if I like or get used to moving or my Dad deploying. The answer is NO. Would you like moving away from all your friends/school/home/life on a regular basis or having your Dad leave for months-years at a time and being shot at or almost blown up everyday? We just DEAL with it and move on. Toughin' up.

5. Being late to ANYthing. It is a life skill, acquire it. Use it.

6. Stupid people. Vague, yes, but it does encompasses most people unfortunately. I do not understand why people cannot use their heads intelligently.

7. Weird people. Different does not mean weird, but there IS a fine line between normal and weird, I do not care what anyone says.

8. Attention Grabbers. Whether you play the hypochondriac, the drama queen, the misunderstood depressed kid, the weirdo, the narcissist, WHATever. Get over yourself and get a personality and you will not need to put on a show for people to pay you some notice.

9. People touching the windows of my car. Get your grimy, print leaving hands off of them.

10. Parents who do not control their offspring. They are your responsibility, if you did not want that responsibility we all know how you could have prevented the birth of those little jam hands.

11. Jam Hands. Definition: children whom, no matter what they are doing or what they are eating, accumulate jam on their hands and then proceed to smear their jam hands all over the place.

12. People driving under the speed limit. arhhhhh! Cue the road rage.

13. Parents who allow their underaged kids and their friends to drink alcohol at their homes for parties. Stupid. Irresponsible. Horrid example.

14. An employee at a place of business in the United States who cannot speak ENGLISH. This is America, our national, official language is English. Learn it ASAP. I am only going to say what once and my blood pressure is already rising.

15. People who cannot park. Put car in between thick white lines. Not that hard.

16. Fake, made up names. It is not cool. It is gay.

17. kewl. 2nite. wut. shud. l8er. Gosh, I almost gagged typing those just to use as an example.

18. When you are not sure if it is a guy or girl. That is just wrong.

20. People who in their eyes can do no wrong and are never wrong. You are ignorant. You are annoying. You are wrong.

21. Those who do not obey the express line item limit. Can you read? Can you follow simple directions? Like I said, I hate stupid people (and those who are inconsiderate).

22. People who suck at their job and suck at customer service. Just DO what you were freaking hired for and being paid to do before I lose it on your incompetence and verbally abuse you.

23. When you pull at a string on an article of clothing and it does not break but keeps unraveling. I mean..really?

24. When people talk to me in the morning when I first get up and am getting ready. I am not a morning person, I hate them, leave me ALONNNEE.

25. Receiving the text 'k.' Give me the courtesy of a full sentence. (and when it is lower case, not including the phones that do not automatically capitalize the first letter in a text, I know you typed something else, erased it, put 'k' and sent that instead).

26. Rappers, gangsters, "gangsters," people who think they are too cool, Justin Beiber, Obama, people who protest at fallen soldiers FUNERALS (what the hell is wrong with you?), people who try to debate and have an opinion when they have no idea what they are talking about, people who do not act their age. They make my skin crawl. I have no use for them.

27. Going braless. G-ross.

28. Cashiers giving me bills, change, and receipt. I do not have 3 hands to take care of the bills, change and receipt into my wallet at the same time, and then the coins end up on the floor.

29. Sharing my popcorn. Irrational, does not make sense. Just do not eat my popcorn.

30. Talking during a show/movie or asking me what is going on in the show/movie. Because you were running you trap I now do not know what is going on and I now want to smack you in the head.

Just 30 things that I thought up right now, I am growing bored of this and I can only come up with this clever commentary for so long before it gets bad. No need to worry however, I am sure, positive actually, that I will expand on some of these and post about even more in the future. The things that bother me in this world are truly endless. Maybe my next post should be about things I actually like and make me smile.... Would not want anyone to think I hate life now, would we?

PS-Did anyone notice there was not a single contraction in this post? It is actually quite difficult to NOT use them. You do not believe me, do you? Go ahead, try it. It is not as easy as one would initially think :) [oh and that's the right way to make an emoticon. Not like this (: argh it just looks wrong].

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. ~Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Friday morning my dog, Sassy, died. She was done, she'd been really struggling the last few weeks and I'm just glad we didn't have to take her to the vet and put her down, that would have been so much worse. Me and my mom were home with her and I bawled. We had her for almost 10 years. It's hard for me to remember not having her. She was kind of one of the strangest dogs I know. If someone rang the doorbell she would run downstairs or to the back of the house and then bark, trying not to get in trouble by barking at the door. While my other dog, Panzer, would tiptoe around board games and homework assignments she would bulldoze right through the middle. She would "patrol" the backyard walking around and around the perimeter. She would come sit right on your lap regardless of what you were doing (especially if we were petting our other dog) and flip your hand with her head to make us pet her...then she would growl. Yeah, we didn't get it either. You would have thought she had never eaten a day in her life the way she would scarf down her meals, and then would lay next to Panzer's food and growl if he came close and not let him eat his dinner (whether she ate it herself or just didn't want him to eat it. haha) She was always underfoot, following us around the house and wanting to cuddle, especially in the end. She wasn't as strong as she used to be, because she used to be as solid as a rock, but she she still sometimes would lay next to Panzer's food and growl at him. I used to pick her up and bench press her because she wouldn't squirm, she would just tighten up and be stiff as a board. She was a funny dog and I spent a lot of time with her over the years; I liked to watch TV late at night in the family room by myself with my dogs laying nearby, she liked to watch TV. She was my baby sassy, and a hundred other nicknames we gave to her....some I still don't understand, I don't know where they came from or how we came up with them. Panzer keeps looking all over the house for her and it breaks my heart even more, he misses his friend. We buried her in our backyard and said goodbye to our little pup whom we loved so much. And she loved us. I miss her so much, she was a great dog, not even close to being good behaved haha, but she was a good dog and one of my best friends.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My deepest and most sincere apologies

I know, I know. I have been grossly neglecting my blogging responsibilities. My deepest and most sincere apologies to you all. I know ya'll have been dying a little inside everyday I hadn't posted something new. Juuust kidding :) I only wish (and maybe sometimes, every now and then pretend) many people out there are eagerly awaiting every new post of mine. Let me try and explain myself. Since my last post it's been a little crazy:

I had to move :( and leave some best friends

I've had my birthday, a family dinner with the 4th of July,

unpacking the house (which consists of unpacking boxes, moving furniture and hanging pictures on the wall ALLLLL dayy long), and then one of my best friends (Jessica) came to DC for a week and we were sight seeing like craazzzyyyy! And it was SUPER hot and humid but so much fun!! So, I haven't had a chance to blog it up.

So, I think, because I have been away for so long, I'm a little out of shape with blogging and should ease back into it, you know? Wouldn't want to hurt myself ;) So peaceeeeee out.