Sunday, September 12, 2010

Windy with a Chance of Whimsy...

Friends it has been such a relaxing day today that I am waxing nostalgic with a pinch of whimsy. The day started with sleeping in, Colonel Mustard playing with Baily, a mani/pedi with Kari (Baily's mama), then left-overs for lunch, Vh1 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, cuddling with my pup...I dunno it just feels kinda old school to me. Hanging with friends, my dog, in my jeans and black beater, it's just been great.

This week was kind of crazy with training my replacement at my one job that I am leaving, starting to transition to my other job full-time, it's just been a busy week. So it's been amazing to just chill this weekend. I've watched a tone of films/movies and just hung with Colonel, Joe, and Kari. Watched MSU and OSU play football, remembered in my own way those fallen in NYC and those I know and love who were/are affected by it, and have caught up (barely) on sleep. Did get into a tift with Joe about cleaning up the apartment but when it comes to cleaning who hasn't had a little argument about cleaning up the house? But now the apartment is in prime condition-can't complain about that! :D

Movies I watched this weekend were:
1) Stolen Summer: Bonnie Hunt, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Pollack in a story about a Chicago Irish Catholic family's 5 child of 8 befriending the son of a rabbi who has leukemia(adorable, funny, and heart warming-loved it).
2) Standing Still: Mena Suvari, Amy Adams, Colin Hanks, James Van Der Beek in a movie about college friends grown up (lack-luster and lacking-found it boring and cliche).
3) The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day: Sean Patrick Flanery, Billy Connelly, Norman Reedus: follow-up Troy Duffy flick to the cult classic favorite (loved seeing the boys back and the backstory behind "Da's" character but it was so disappointing compared to the sad about that *Sigh*.
4) St. Martin's Lane: film starring Vivien Leigh, Charles Laughton, and Rex Harrison about street performers in London and one rises to be a star (loved it-Charles and Vivien were amazing and a young Rex Harrison was adorable!).
5) Old Dogs: Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, John Travolta in a Disney "feel-good flick" with tons of cameos from other recognizable actors (just bad-even the "feel-good" parts make you want to yawn or puke-don't recommend it).
6) Bright Road: starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte about a teacher who helps a problem child become a good student (not well written and unfortunately doesn't showcase these stars at their best).
7) Howard's End: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Jemma Redgrave star in this film about mistakes, love, forgiveness, and family (LOVE this film, such a superb cast based on the book it is very well done and acted).

I feel like there was one more but I don't remember which shows you what I thought about it, haha! So as you can see been lotsa chillaxing around the ol' casa del Alejandra y Jose. Hope you had a relaxing weekend too-you all deserve it!!

Now I just have to beg again that if you have some spare change please donate it to the amazing cause Walk Now for Autism Speaks that I am participating in. 100% of your donation goes to finding a cure for autism. Follow this link and please donate what you can: DONATE HERE! Remember to: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead My heartfelt thanks to those who donate and support! xoxox

Here is the Colonel helping me write this entry:

We're off to continue watching 100 Artists that makes me remember being young and my love of music and then to watch an old school movie that makes me feel like a kid again. Maybe eat some spaghetti with juice and look for fairies and mermaids ;)