Monday, February 2, 2015

Our Boycott Day

As most of you know, we decided to boycott the Superbowl this year since my ultimate wish was for both the Patriots and the Seahawks to board a ghost ship sailing across a sea of itchy herpes into the Bermuda Triangle, never to be heard from again.  You know, not that I'm bitter or anything.  Obviously I am thrilled at the outcome, not because I like the Pats, but know.  My brother called me when the game ended (he was keeping me informed on the score) and we cackled with joy for an hour.  I'm a little sad football is over for awhile, but at least I will get a break from hearing about you-know-who.

We had a good day filled with random activities we like doing.  We went to Powell's and I managed to limit myself to one book instead of 7.

You know, it could happen.  Let's dream big.

We had lunch at Panera and then rushed off to the theater to see American Sniper.  Offside here for a moment and this may irritate some of my readers who are parents, but I must say it.  I have long accepted that modern parenting consists of stapling your kids to your side and bringing them everywhere with you until they are 18, and I do mean everywhere.  I grew up as a very independent latchkey kid who was staying at home by herself at the age of 9, so I don't understand this phenomenon, but whatever.  I would assume the purpose of helicopter parenting is to protect your kids from...stuff.  Begging the question, why would you bring your 8-10 year old age kids to a movie that is basically 2+ hours of people's heads getting blown off?  I mean I know that would have given me hella nightmares as a kid, plus if you want to protect your kids, maybe protect them from graphic assassination images?  Just a thought?  Can you tell that there were 4 different very young kids in this very R rated movie?  How come this childfree mean old dog lady cares more than their parents?

Anyway, I know there has been some controversy and strong opinions about the movie.  I went into it viewing it as a piece of cinema and not a biography, which I think you must do in any of these biopic movies.  Liberties are always taken with movies based on true people.  I don't know that I enjoyed it per say since it's hard to enjoy graphic brain splatter, but it was a well made, well acted movie.  Bradley Cooper is great in it and certainly deserves his Oscar nomination.  We only have Selma left on our Oscar list now, and then I think this will be the first year where we managed to see all the best picture nominees.  After that we went to the arcade in the movie theater and played a few games, including two very competitive rounds of air hockey and some Ms. Pac Man!

We also went over to Everyday Music so that I could rummage through the bargain vinyl and CDs for "treasures".  I could literally spend hours digging through cheap vinyls because you simply never know what you're going to find.  I also like to think about how they got to the music store, who owned them before and why they gave them up.  I'm a romantic, sentimental weirdo like that though.  I've had better scouting days, I only came away with 2 $0.50 vinyls and a handful of $3 CDs, but at least they were good ones.  And yes, I like Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass because I'm old.

February started out on a good note for my goals.  I got in my salad at lunch, did a 30 second plank, and made sure I ate slower. Not all at once of course.  ;)   I am not surprised, but slowing down my eating is the biggest challenge for me.  I had to constantly remind myself at lunch to either put my fork down or to chew slower.  I think I'll get there, but it's tough!  I noticed that I felt much fuller after lunch, so maybe the slower eating worked.


  1. Hahah I thought about you after the game!

    I started eating super fast when the boys were born since I knew my chances to eat were pretty limited. It took me FOREVER to break myself of that habit and to actually enjoy what I was eating. One way I force myself to do that is to make sure my food is SUPER hot. That way I have to take my time as it cools.

    Sounds like a fun Sunday!

    1. I don't know why I do it, it's just something I've done since I was a kid. It's an awful habit, and I think I've become more aware of it because Eric is such a methodical eater. I realized at meals I'll be done 10 minutes before he is! Not very ladylike. ;)

  2. Glad you had such a good day even with the children in the theater. That's one of my BIGGEST pet peeves too and that's also the reason (well, part of) that I'm so very looking forward to an Alamo Drafthouse theater opening here in B.R. soon.

    Glad you had a great day and you really scored big with those finds!

    1. When I lived back home, and clearly this was awhile ago, but my brother and I went to see Black Hawk Down together. And unless you were born in 1985, we all know what happened in Somalia. Anyways, a woman brought in a kid who had to be 5 years old at the most, and then she stormed out in a huff with her kid about 25 minutes into the movie. You know because, big shock, who would have thought a war movie based on the events in Somalia would have dead soldiers getting dragged in the streets and other violent imagery. If you can't afford a babysitter in order to go see a violent R rated movie, then you are just going to have to forego the theater or invest in Netflix. Sorry to be harsh but...

    2. Oh and the kids in the theater during American Sniper were well behaved, I'm just more commenting about kids being brought to inappropriate movies, no matter how behaved they are. I just think kids can live without graphic images of other kids getting shot, heads exploding, PTSD episodes where a dog almost gets punched, etc.