Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday Talk...


Here we are, we made it through Monday.  So, lets talk about something on this Tuesday.  If you wanna linkup, head on over to visit LizStephanie or any of the other hosts to do so.

I promised in yesterday's post that I would talk about Stranger Things.  With some prompting from my cousin & seeing many people talk about it here in the blogging world, I knew that I had to give it a shot.


The hubby was a little reluctant but I talked him into it & he was happy that I did.  We buzzed through the whole series in four nights...maybe three, I cannot remember.  All I know is that we were hooked after the first episode.

If you don't know what it's about, there is a tight group of four boys & one of them goes missing which leads to not only a new friend but crazy government stuff.


I thought it kind of had a Stephen King / Tales from the Darkside feel to it & with that, it was a win in my book.  I thought the acting was great, the story was amazing & all the 80's stuff was awesome!  Plus, my favorite character, Dustin, wore a shirt that read:  "Waupaca, Wis."  A town about forty-five minutes away from where I live.


I really, REALLY hope that they decide to do another season & hopefully answer some unanswered questions from the first season.  But if they go in a different direction but keep the same creepy/weird thing going on, I would be game for that too.

So, if you haven't checked this out on Netflix, totally do it especially if you like all things that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up in a good Stephen King type way.  :)


Monday, August 22, 2016

Musical Monday / Weekend Update...


Musical Monday - Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus.  I was playing my Poppin' playlist yesterday in the car with Sunshine & this song came one - we were both singing & playing Pokemon.  It was pretty fabulous.  Ha!

Weekend Update - 

    Friday - I took the day off & started it with a cup of coffee & then off for a ninety minute massage.  I love my monthly massages.  Then home to shower & head off to Appleton with Sunshine to do some school clothes shopping.  All was going well until I wouldn't purchase a $70 sweatshirt from Pink.  I was then "lame".  Yea.  After that the mood changed & we headed out shortly afterwards.  Once we got home, I was in bed with a headache for a bit.  She did eventually thank me for taking her shopping & told me that she was happy with what she got - a couple of tops, yoga pants & some unders.  Then Paul & I watched a couple of episodes of Stranger Things before heading off to bed.

    Saturday - got up, got ready & then headed out with Paul to see Star Trek: Beyond.  You can read my review on it here.  Then we hunted some Pokemon for a bit & hit up a cute lil winery & took a tour.  Neither one of us had been in this winery & it's only a half hour away from us.



Then we went out for dinner, hit up a friend's bar & then went home to finish Stranger Things.  I'll do a post all about that probably tomorrow with my thoughts but I will say that it was right up my alley.

    Sunday -  I got things done around the house & then ventured off to my aunt & uncle's for my cousin, "G"'s birthday party.  He turns sixteen today.  I cannot believe he's sixteen already!  This was the same lil boy that used to grab his blanket & lay on my mom's coffee table.  :)



While everyone else was enjoying some ice cream cake (I don't eat it cuz it hurts my teeth), I got some cuddle time with "T" & he LOVES seeing himself in the phone so I got lots of "selfies" of him.



On the way home, Sunshine & I hit up a couple of Poke Stops & got some more Pokemon before heading home where I painted my nails & watched the season seven preview show for The Walking Dead since Fear the Walking Dead didn't record (I'll watch that tonight).  :)

My Thoughts On...


IMDB's summary:  "The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test."

My thoughts:  I'm gonna start off by saying that I was never into any of the Star Trek movies or shows until these remakes were done.  Those blue eyes of Chris Pine's had me from the word "go".  Such a cute lil man.  :)


This was action packed, exciting & the scenery/costumes/makeup was awesome!  If I had the time, patience & ability, I would totally dress up like Jaylah for Halloween.  She was a strong, kick-ass women & she looked awesome at it.


Paul said that this one has been his favorite so far as it made more references to the old series, I would not know.  This one was good but I think that Into the Darkness was my favorite - hello Benedict Cumberbatch!

Star Trek:  Beyond's Grade:
B

My Thoughts On...


IMDB's summary:  "A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget."

My thoughts:  I love me some Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell & Peter Dinklage.  They are all amazingly funny & they did not disappoint in this movie.  I also love every time Ben Falcone makes an appearance in one of his wife's movies - she's always just givin' it to him.  Ha!


My favorite scene was the street fight scene.  It was hilarious, I was almost peeing.  Tee hee!

I would have to say that The Heat is still my favorite Melissa McCarthy film but this one was pretty funny as well & worth the watch.

The Boss' Grade:
B


Monday, August 15, 2016

Musical Monday / Weekend Update...




    Musical Monday:  Piece of Me by Britney.  I am counting down until the release of her new album.  Yes, I'm one of those - a Britney fan - & I don't care who knows it!  I HEART BRITNEY, BITCHES!  :)

    Weekend Update:

        Friday - went after work with some of my co-workers & we scooped for gems at a local jewelry store.  Eight of us went over & out of the eight - two gems were scooped by Greg & by myself.  I ended up getting a black onyx!  I never win anything!  So, I was super excited & will be getting it set in a necklace.  Awhoo hoo!  Then off to run a few errands & then out to eat with Paul & one of his buddies before retiring for the evening in front of the TV.

        Saturday - I got up early & took Magic in for her allergy shot.  Yes, she's a cat that has allergies.  She sneezes boogers everywhere when the shot wears off so about every six months, she's back in to the vet for her shot.  Then I came home & sat on my ass all afternoon watching Half Blood Prince, cleaning some stuff off the DVR, baking a cake & then playing some Wii with Sunshine.

        Sunday - we went over to my aunt & uncle's for a going away party for my cousin, Scott.  He is moving out to Oregon & this was the last time we all could see him before he left.  We spent the whole afternoon over there playing with my cousins, hunting Pokemon & chatting.  It was a great afternoon.  :)


"T" & I.


Scott & "Z".


Sunshine & "T".
This was the first time that she 
held him & he loved her.
He even gave her the "eyebrows" 
at one point.  Ha!

$10 At Target...


Well, it's that time of the month, a time that gets me to our local Target (which is about a half hour away) to spend $10 on some stuff.  If you want to join in, you can linkup with LizCourtney or any of the other hosts.


My haul.


I've been searching
for a new way to display the
pictures on the fridge so I thought
that some magnets on the back 
of some cork board with cute lil push pins
would be fun.  I found these fun shaped boards & 
knew that I had to have them.  I don't 
have them done or even started yet
but hopefully in the next couple of days.


I needed some fun push pins & here is
what I found for cheap.  I did
find some other really cute ones but 
they were out of my budget for this particular trip.
These from The Dollar Spot will have to do.  :)


Grand total:  $10.54
Just a lil over...again.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday Five...

 

Why, hello...it's Friday.  Awhoo hoo!  So, would you like to join in & play some Friday Five action?  Well, you can, hit up either Ms. Karli or Ms. Liz & linkup!

My Friday Five is all about my week.  I've had a jam packed week & I think that I'm just gonna be totally random with it.  So, here we go:


    1.  I've been keeping a close eye on this guy & the rest of the swim team & the young ladies of the gymnastics team.  I've just had so much fun watching the Olympics.  I don't get too into the Winter Olympics but the Summer Olympics - yes, please!  :)



    2.  I'm still on the hunt for this cute lil bastard - Jigglypuff.  Back in the day, I had it as a keychain.  So adorable but I have yet to catch one while playing Pokemon Go.  Soon...soon it will be mine...oh yes, it will be mine.  Ha, ha!


    3.  Finishing up Half-Blood Prince.  I don't want to read the next chapter - "The Lightning-Struck Tower" cuz I know how it ends & if I don't read it, it won't happen, right?  However, then I can finish up the series with Deathly Hallows & move on to The Cursed Child, which I'm WAY excited for.  :)


    4.  Sunshine now has a tin grin!  Ha!  She got her braces put on yesterday &, of course, is already complaining about them.  We told her that they will feel better with every new day & that when it's all done, she'll have a pretty lil smile...yea, didn't help but oh well, she'll have to deal.  Tee hee!


    5.  Gonna head on over to Target today to get my goodies for the $10 at Target linkup.  I'm thinking that I would like to get some goodies to help Sunshine start her school year off like hair elastics, deodorant, body wash, makeup, etc.  But we'll see what The Dollar Spot has to offer first.  I LOVE THE DOLLAR SPOT!!!!