Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More dresses, more movies.

Despite this weekend being a COMPLETE
disaster and over all waste of a four day
weekend, I managed to have a few highlights.

The move went smoothly and
the house is clean.

Friday night I went drunk shopping with
my lobster and even though she didn't get
drunk, I had a grand time. Ha.
I also discovered that I like the incredible
hulk drink and that if I haven't eaten all
day, I get plastered from one shot.

Here are some of the dresses I almost
ripped trying on.

The girl running the fitting rooms
was wearing this dress and I asked
her wear she got it cause it was so cute.
She pointed to the front of the store
and took my clothes to put in the dressing
Apparently I already had the dress
in my pile and was so drunk I
completely forget.
She held it up and looked at me like
I was retarded.
But I bought it so screw her.

Cute in the picture but was too poofy for me.

Cute on the hanger, hideous on.

Still no lead on a dress for the weddings yet.

In other news, I bought a coffee table and
made my house look all pretty.

Had a nice cook out at the rents yesterday,
and went to the ledges with Eric.
This weekend was also filled with Eric
type movies.
I'm such a nice girlfriend.

In this horror remake, young writer Jennifer finds life
at her rented retreat perfect for
working on her first novel.
But her enthusiasm is shattered by her vicious rape.
Now, the local thugs responsible
will face an excruciating fate.
Jennifer's attackers command developmentally
disabled Matthew to kill her,
 but he fakes the murder,
leaving the scarred writer to
carry out a gruesome plot for revenge.

Genre: Cult horror, Slasher
Stars: Three

After getting through the ridiculously
uncomfortable rape scenes
the movie wasn't all that bad.
All about woman empowerment movies
and the way this woman destroys
all the sexist men was pretty
damn sweet.
The way she killed everyone was
pretty creative.
Over all it was a pretty ok horror flick.

A group of Norwegian friends get the scariest
history lesson of their lives during a weekend getaway
to the snowy town of Øksfjord,
where the party is interrupted by throngs
of Nazi zombies who once occupied the area.
Armed with a machine-gun-equipped snowmobile,
the gang fights for survival in director Tommy
Wirkola's quirky horror, shot on location in the
mountains of Norway. The film had its U.S.
premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Genre: Zombies, Foreign Horror
Stars: Two

I'm pretty picky about movies I have to
read and let me tell you, white subtitles
in snow, not good movie making.
The acting was sketchy, the effects
were pretty bad, an it started off
some what slow.
It was more comedic than scary but
I expected that.
I fell asleep near the end but I can
rarely watch a whole movie anymore.
It was "ok".

I have to throw some old horror movies
in the mix if I'm going to rent movies
like Legend of the Guardians:
The owls of Gahool and
other kids movies, romantic comedies
etc. etc.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Movie Mondays

This is actually over a span of a month,
and next Monday there won't be
nearly this many.

"Depressed over his breakup with girlfriend Desiree,
Zia slits his wrists, only to find himself sent to
a bleak corner of the afterlife reserved for
those who kill themselves in Goran Dukic's dark comic fantasy.
When he learns that Desiree also commits suicide, he's joined by a pair
of fellow lost souls on a quest to find her and see if love
and happiness can exist even in death."

Genre: Indie romance, Dark comedy
Stars: Four

This movie was so imaginative.
The idea of just going to hell when you kill
yourself is painfully boring.
In Wristcutters, as a punishment,
you basically have to live in a shittier
version of life.
Everything is grey, the jobs are worse,
the people are all messed up,
and it is impossible to smile.
Of course, this wouldn't be a romance
movie if there wasn't a love story,
but it's not at all cheesy and guys can definitely
watch it without complaining.
Over all : Must see

A young American Jewish man begins an exhausting quest
aided by a naïve Ukranian translator to find the righteous gentile
woman who saved his grandfather when his small Ukranian village
(along with most of the populace) was obliterated during the Nazi invasion
of Russia in 1941. Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Genre: Drama based on literature
Stars: Four

Great movie.
It was interesting mixed with
comedy and emotion.
Not a lot of movies can make me laugh
out loud the first half and be tearing up
the second half.
The directing was exceptional and it was
a beautiful interpretation of a dark time in
Over all: A movie you have to be in the mood
for, but definitely watch it.

When Mr. Fox's nightly raids on three nearby farms
raise the ire of the selfish farmers,
he must outwit the men's increasingly outrageous plans to
 catch him in this animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl book.
As the farmers' schemes take a toll on his hungry family,
Mr. Fox must find a new way to get his paws on the bounty.

Genre: Family based on literature
Stars: Five

Fantastic Mr. Fox was to say the least
It was so funny and uplifting.
There really isn't too much to say except
that everyone should see this movie.

When a traveling carnival sets up shop in town,
Justin discovers the girl of his dreams, a shrewd carnie named Galaxy.
But to win over this sexy con artist's heart, Justin must get his life
in order and deal with her scary boyfriend, Reggie.

Genre: Indie romance, Comedy
Stars: Three

I feel like maybe if I watch this movie again
I would like it a lot better the second time.
It was a nice romantic comedy but I think
it missed it's potential a little bit.
Over all: Good if there's nothing else on.

In this comedic fantasy, science has facilitated the search for a soul mate
via biotechnological implants that count down to the moment
one is supposed to meet his or her match.
But Oona is worried: She's nearly 30, and her TiMER isn't ticking yet.
Will her dream guy get snatched up by someone else?

Genre: Indie romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars: Four

Such a different spin on love.
Basically you can go into a store
that looks similar to a cell phone store and
get a timer installed on your wrist that will tell
you the exact moment you meet your soul
But your soul mate also has to have a timer.
If they don't, your timer stays blank until they
purchase their own.
This movie is what I love about indie romantic
Over all: Great for girls night in.

"Psychomania" is a pre-punk, British horror cult classic featuring trashy violence,
suburban witchcraft and some amazing motorcycle stunt sequences.
Led by Tom, The Living Dead motorcycle gang wreaks
havoc in their small English town. But Tom wants more:
Namely, to kill himself and return from the dead, with the help of a
frog-worshipping cult and his seance-conducting mother.
He's in for quite a ride!

Genre: Zombies, Cult horror
Stars: Two...if that

I really only rented this for Eric and his love for
old horror movies.
It was just what you expected from a cheesy 60's
I fell asleep.
So unless you have a taste for these kinds
of movies like my man friend,
don't watch this movie.

Say yes to the dress?

So I have a couple of weddings to go to this year.
Congratulations to:
Nina and Jordan
Jay and April

Obviously this is a good opportunity
to go shopping
some quality Ceci time!

Parmatown may be "oh so" trashy,
but it does have a pretty sweet USA Fame
dress shop.
Maybe if I was going to walk the red carpet,
I would have found something to wear.
Since I am going to weddings and I'm a
size x-small,
I found a whole lot of nothing.
I did however find a pretty cute club dress.

I didn't buy it, but I did model it before
rejecting it completely.

Although I didn't find a dress the evening
wasn't a total loss.
We decided it would be pretty funny to try
on wedding dresses and send them to the men.

Davids Bridal apparently frowns upon
trying on wedding dresses when you're not
engaged, but I was very convincing.
Not to push it, I didn't try on a dress,
and Ceci had to try on one of the dresses
on sale.
She looked so very pretty in her "off the rack"
dress :)

Over all a fun night, but I still don't have a dress.
For another day.
I have time before I really need it,
and that just leaves for more fun adventures.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Insprirational Inexactitude

It has been a week-ish since my last blog entry
and the only reason I'm writing this one is to
talk about how little inspiration I have to write a
blog entry.

I have done nothing blog worthy in so
long that I'm starting to feel like I'm in an
inspirational funk.
The past week or so I have worked,
gone out to a few bars, and applied
for a best buy credit card so I can get a laptop.
Needless to say it has been wildly uneventful.

Work. Bar. Sleep.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Occasional Musing #5

It's been hard to stay positive lately.
With all these things I'm going to have to do
to my house soon, I just wish I could
get it all over with.
I'll be so happy when it's all done but
it's pretty frustrating having to wait
around while your house is under

So I've given myself little projects
to do while I wait to help keep my mind
off everything.
Sometimes you need little victories to
keep your spirit up.

Last night I started to work on an old
roll top desk with my dad that I
had thrifted a couple weeks ago.
It had some nasty water rings on the top
and on the desk part so we stripped
the finished stain and we'll re-stain it today
I'll post pictures when I'm done.
Even something as simple as fixing up an
old piece of furniture helps me feel
like I'm getting something accomplished.
I can just picture it in my new little
office when the room is finished.

Stay hopeful. Stay positive. Stay thankful.

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my blog likes to make pictures really small...

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