Thursday, November 15, 2012

Another Update..

Just a quick update on life: We ended up moving to Texas at the beginning of October, which means I quit my awful job in California where I did nothing all day long except blog about movies I've seen. Not like I do much else here in Texas since I don't currently have a job yet, but I'd rather sleep and watch TV than blog. But the husband is at work today, so I might as well catch up.

Blue Streak (PG-13)- Martin Lawrence

First of all, I really hate Martin Lawrence. He tries to be funny and ghetto, but he just over does it. Especially in this movie. Basically, he steals and hides this jewel in a building, gets caught, goes to jail, gets out, then goes back to the building to get the jewel he hid, but it turns out that the building is now a police station. So he acts like he's a police man to try to get the jewel and ends up getting put on cases and other nonsense like that. And that's annoying because, yeah I know it's a movie, but no way would it be that easy to pretend to be a cop. So, reasons I did not like this movie: 1) Martin Lawrence is in it, 2) it's a frustrating movie- where one bad thing keeps happening after another, and 3) it wasn't that funny. 

Think Like A Man (PG-13)- Kevin Hart

When I first saw the previews to this movie, I thought of two things: 1) There's a comedian in here, so it's going to be really corny, because when comedians are in movies, they try to make jokes about everything, and the jokes end up not being funny, and 2) it's going to be like one of those dumb movies that have too many actors in it, like "She's Just Not That Into You," and it's going to suck because those kinds of movies always suck. Well, I was proven wrong on both points. I really loved this movie. It was so funny. It may not have been all that realistic, but I'm pretty sure I said  "mmm-hmm" to a lot of the points made in there about the opposite sex. I'd totally watch this movie again. 

Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)- Kristen Stewart & Chris Hemsworth

I was actually really excited to see this movie because I had heard a lot of people liked it. That just goes to show that you should never listen to what anyway else ever says about movies. I also wanted to see it because I like Charlize Theron, and I wanted to see how Stewart acts outside of the Twilight movies. I wasn't all that impressed. I will admit that the first 45 minutes to an hour or so had me hooked; I was real interested in the story and everything was pretty exciting. Then when the part with the stupid dwarfs came in... I lost complete interest. So boring and extremely weird, and the dwarf scene lasted a good 30 minutes. By the time I got off of Facebook and continued to watch the movie again, I wasn't too sure what was happening, and I was just counting down the minutes until it was over. 

The Dictator (R)- Sacha Baron Cohen

I don't know why I watch this guys' movies. Actually, this time I didn't pick it out, my husband and brother did. I will admit that there were some pretty funny parts in this movie, but I just think this guy is too dirty, and that's saying a lot coming from me. I don't have much else to say about it, it's a pretty typical rated R comedy kind of movie.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

230 Forest Avenue

Last weekend, my husband's aunt, uncle, and cousin came into town to visit. Actually, they were on their way to San Diego to drop off the cousin at college, but stopped to visit with family for awhile. Everyone decided to take them down to Laguna Beach to show them around and just have a relaxed day by the beach and boardwalk. Although it was super hot, it was a nice and enjoyable day. They like to takes lots of pictures. Unfortunately, I don't have any of those to share at the moment, so I got this picture off of Google. Anyways, so after walking around for an hour or so, we decided to go to one of the nice restaurants nearby for lunch, and probably because of my lack of interest in diverse food (ok ok, I'm super picky), we all decided to eat at 230 Forest Avenue, which is pretty much American food. There was a lot of seafood meals to choose from but had enough American plates that I was content on eating there. It was a nice beach restaurant, opened up to the street (as shown in the picture) so at times you get a nice cool breeze, very fancy.

Like always, I was about to get the classic burger. I always go for the classic burger because I'm afraid to try something different. It's the normal, and I'm usually 99% sure that I will enjoy my meal if I get the classic burger. But this time, I decided to try something different; I got the Chipotle Lime Chicken Sandwich. It came with very thinly sliced french fries like the ones you get at Yard House. I usually don't like those kinds of fries because they jip you; it looks like you get a lot, but since they are so thin, it's pretty much nothing. But at 230 Forest Avenue, they gave me tons. And the chicken sandwich was pretty good. It had cheese, some chipotle-lime sauce, bacon (that's my main reason for going with this sandwich), and guacamole. I asked for the guac on the side because I don't like the sandwich being smothered in it. It was delicious. Would I have liked the burger better? Yeah, probably. But the chicken sandwich wasn't a bad choice either. I could only eat half, so I ate the rest for lunch on Monday. So good. 

My husband got the Ahi Tostadas, which was basically a tostada with raw tuna and caviar. Did not look appealing to me in the least, but he said it was great. And my sister-in-law got the Artichoke Chicken, which I tried and it was really good. If I would have known what that actually was, I probably would have got that instead of my chicken sandwich because I love pastas. Anyways, it was a nice afternoon and super good food. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Breaking Bad- Season Four

Ok, let's see. I'll just do a basic recap first. So the season starts where season three left off: Jesse killed Gale, and now Jesse and Walt are stuck with Mike in the lab, waiting for Gus to get there. Gus ends up slicing another guys throat with a box cutter, and that terrifies Walt, thinking that he will soon be next to die. After killing Gale, Jesse doesn't really care about his life; his house becomes a crack house and his money gets stolen, but he doesn't care. Walt on the other hand is trying to find ways to kill Gus, but he is told that he will never see Gus again. Hank had started investigating the Gale case and found out about the lab notes to the meth lab. He says that this Gale guy was a genius, which irritates Walt. He gets very prideful and ends up telling Hank that Gale is not the mastermind, but just a copy cat, which renews Hank's interest in the case. Jesse has a new job as Mike's "sidekick," but Walt thinks that Gus is trying to get at Walt through this new job of Jesse's, so Walt tells Jesse that he needs to kill Gus with some poison. And because Hank continues to dig through this case, he is actually catching on and suspects Gus.

Ok, so that's the first half of the season. First of all, I think Walt is an idiot. He is such a baby. He gets all pissy just because Hank thinks Gale is the genius behind all of this meth lab stuff. I hate when he gets all possessive and prideful about meth. Like, who would be proud of doing that? It's so stupid. The only thing I would be proud of is the fact that I still haven't gotten caught. Other than that, it's just stupid. And then this whole beginning of the season he treats Jesse like crap, like always I guess, after all the Jesse did for him, after murdering someone for him! Ugh! I hate Walt.

As for Jesse, he frustrates me and makes me sad. Of course I want him to get his life back together and stop being stupid with these crack heads and throwing all of his money away, but then again he just murdered someone in the face! He tries to drown it out with loud music and parties. Poor guy. He seems not to care about his life until he thinks Mike is about to kill him, but when he finds out that he is there for back-up for Mike and "saves Mike's life" he feels like a hero and has more purpose in his life. But of course, Walt tries to take that away from him, and because of that, Jesse and Walt begin to fall apart again. Walt also tries to keep getting Jesse to kill Gus since he sees him more often, but when Jesse continues to fail at it, Walt gets angrier with him.

Hank angers me. For the same reasons as last time. I'm glad that Marie starts to steal things again because Hank is just a butt-hole. It's his own fault that that is her coping mechanism for having such a difficult husband. Yeah, she could be more understanding of how he feels in his situation of not being able to walk that well and whatnot, but when he treats others nice and takes all his anger out on her when she is just trying to support him... I just want to slap him. Other than that, it excites me when he starts to catch on to Gus, and it's frustrating that nobody will believe him. Even after being interviewed, Gus weasels his way out of the questioning and can't be caught with anything. I do like that Hank doesn't back down and stop investigating. I want him to catch them!

So after that the episodes start focusing more on Gus. They show about his past, and how he is connected to Hector, the crazy guy in the wheel chair with the bell. When Gus first started out with his drug business, he and his best friend went to meet with the Mexican cartel. The cartel felt betrayed and killed Gus' friend, and Gus has been seeking revenge ever since. 

Hank keeps investigating Gus and decides to take Walt along with him on his hunt for Gus, and this terrifies Walt because he doesn't want Hank to find out about Gus, and he doesn't want Gus to think Walt is ratting him out. Gus invites Jesse to dinner one night and asks if he knows how to concoct Walt's formula by himself, without Walt's help because he needs Jesse to go to Mexico and be the meth maker for the cartel. Scared, Jesse calls Walt to discuss what is actually going on, but when they are talking, Jesse finds out that Walt put a tracker on his car, and Walt finds out that Jesse's been lying to him about seeing Gus, so they get into a fist fight and end up going their different ways for awhile.

Jesse makes it to Mexico, concocts the meth, meets with the dealer, and Gus poisons all of the cartel members. Dead. When they get back to the states, Gus' men kidnap Walt, drive him to the desert where Gus tells him that he is fired and will be taking care of Hank since he is still investigating Gus. If Walt tries to stop him or even contact Jesse, Gus threatens to kill Walt's entire family. Terrified, Walt goes to Saul and asks about the guy who can make Walt and his family disappear, and later finds out that Skylar has given $600,000 to Ted to pay off the IRS, so they don't have enough money to pay the guy. 

Once Jesse gets back home, his girlfriend calls saying that her son has gotten crazy sick and is in the hospital. Jesse runs to meet up with them, and his girlfriend explains that the doctors have no idea what is making him so sick. He goes out to have a smoke, realizes that the cigarette that had the poison in it for Gus is missing, runs back in to tell his girlfriend that it could be poison, and heads over to Walt's apartment. Totally pissed off, Jesse aims a gun at Walt's head, threatening to kill him because Jesse believes Walt is the one who poisoned the little boy. Walt makes up this story that it was Gus who has been wanting Walt and Jesse separated, Walt dead, and he doesn't care about hurting children, so it must have been Gus who planted the cigarette on the little boy. Satisfied with the story, Jesse ends up back on the same side with Walt, and they plan to kill Gus.

Their first attempt is bombing Gus' car. When Jesse tells Gus that he will not be working until the little boy gets out of the hospital, Gus makes a trip to meet Jesse at the hospital to talk with him. While talking with Jesse, Walt plants a bomb on his car. After their conversation, Gus is on his way back to the car and he stops!! Anyways, after that, Walt goes to Hector, the crazy guy in the wheel chair, and plots with him to kill Gus. Walt plants a bomb on Hector's wheel chair, and later on when Gus goes to visit Hector, he clicks his bell a million times which sets off the bomb, and they all die. At the end, it turns out that it wasn't the poison from the cigarette that hurt the boy, but a poison from a rare plant, that Walt happened to have in his backyard. So it was Walt who poisoned the little boy.

Ok, so, I really don't understand why Gus wants to get rid of Walt so bad. The last thing that happened was what? Jesse killing Gale? And then all of a sudden, Gus doesn't want Walt around anymore, but would rather have Jesse instead? Walt is loyal to Jesse, and vice versa, so I guess I can see the problem there, but why take Jesse instead? Maybe because Jesse is easier to control or to manipulate. Walt just always wants to be in control. Either way, it makes me hate Gus. I know I hate Walt, but I would rather Walt and Jesse be on the same team, and I hate that Gus tries to break that up.

I absolutely love the part where Gus poisons all the cartel members. I was so scared for Jesse, and I was so angry that Gus would just make that deal to leave Jesse in Mexico without Jesse having a say in anything. I always feel so bad for him. But I loved that Gus poisoned them all, and he even threatened his own life by drinking some of the poison as well. I loved it all, and I'm glad he saved Jesse from having to stay there, even though he was probably trying to just save himself and his business from the cartel.

When Gus threatened Walt in the desert, I was so scared for Hank. I was like holy crap, now what is he going to do? There was no way out for Walt, no way he could protect Hank this time unless he put his own wife and kids in danger. And then the part where Walt goes back to get the money for the guy who will help his family disappear, and to find out that his wife gave it all to her lover! Oh my gosh, I would have been so pissed. I was so scared for them, that whole scene was perfect. Skylar's on the phone while Marie is telling her about Hank being threatened, and Walt in the background laughing hysterically like he's become this crazy nutcase.

As for Jesse, oh my gosh. I totally thought he was going to kill Walt in his apartment, and if not kill, at least shoot him in the leg or something. Jesse's emotions were just too crazy because of the kid, and I thought he was just going to do it. No thinking, no listening to Walt's story, he was just too pissed about the kid. But then Walt's story about Gus convinced him. Shoot, it even convinced me. I was like it was definitely Gus! Gus does hurt kids, and he did want Jesse to turn on Walt!! I was happy that they were a team again. And when I found out it really was Walt who poisoned the kid, my husband and I thought that Walt knew that it wouldn't kill him. My brother thinks otherwise. If that's the case, if Walt really didn't plan on the kid not dying, then he is just pure evil. What kind of person kills a child?! But then I guess the next question would be what would you do to protect your family from being killed off? Although I'm positive there are other ways around it then killing a kid. But I like to stick with the idea that Walt knew he wouldn't die. Sounds better to me. 

Ok, so the part where Gus has the bomb on his car, and he's walking in the car garage with his men after talking with Jesse in the hospital, and then he stops?!?! Why? Why the eff did he stop?! How in the world did he know? I'm pretty sure I asked my husband like ten times why did he stop. I was so pissed! I wanted him gone. How is Gus that good to know there was something on his car? No way is he that good. I'm just glad he didn't catch it when the bomb was right next to him on the wheel chair when Hector blew them all to pieces. I never liked Hector either, but I loved that he sacrificed himself to kill Gus. After Gus kept coming back to visit Hector, to taunt him that Gus was killing off all of the rest of his family, all the rest of the cartel, how Gus kept throwing it in Hector's face because Hector is the one that shot Gus' friend in the head. They were both evil, so I'm glad they're all gone.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ted (R) - Mark Wahlberg

All I got to say is that it wasn't as funny as I thought it was going to be. I was a bit disappointed. But isn't that how all rated R comedies are? I'll give you three guesses what it was about, but you'll only need one: Getting drunk, high, and sex. Well, sexual innuendos, not really anything involving people doing it. All I know is that if I were his girlfriend, I would have left him a long time ago for him being so lazy. I know I'm dissing on "Ted", but it wasn't THAT bad of a movie, it was just predictable. There were some parts I laughed at, but none that I can remember off the top of my head. Not really something I would care to watch again, or recommend.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Breaking Bad- Season Three

Omg. I think this has been my favorite season so far, and I've just started season five. Even though it started out kind of slow and boring, it got soo much better. Almost each episode kept me in suspense or brought out some kind of emotion in me.

So it basically starts out with Walt being kicked out of the house and Skylar trying to keep him away from the family, because she knows that he's some kind of drug dealer. She has a big dilemma. She doesn't want her children finding out that Walt is a drug dealer because she figures that because of his cancer, he will probably die soon and it will all be over anyways, and she doesn't want them thinking of their father that way, which is why she just tries to get a divorce. Well, towards the end of the season, she has a change of heart and instead decides to be involved completely with the laundering of the money. I don't know how I really feel about Skylar. I used to hate her because she just pestered Walt all the time, but now that I think about it, that is exactly what I would do, and what most wives would do anyway. And to be honest, would I really rat out my husband to the cops if I found out tomorrow that he's been dealing drugs to support me and our two children? I mean, the whole time Skylar is thinking that Walt is the same person, that his cancer is taking a toll on him, and then all of a sudden, he's a criminal? And yeah, I would be outrageously pissed if I had been lied to this whole time, but who knows what I would actually do. 

Anyways, so the story is that there's these two cholos who are after Walt. These guys are Tuco's cousins, and they want to kill Walt because they believe that he's the one that killed Tuco and they want revenge. But Gus finds out what these guys are up to, and he basically says that Walt is off limits until he is done with his business with Walt, but that they can go after Hank instead.

Now with Hank, he is still trying to figure out what is going on with this blue meth stuff. He gets a lead to Jesse's RV and follows Jesse straight to the RV. Of course, Jesse didn't know he was being followed, so now Hank is at the RV while Walt and Jesse are locked inside. The whole time they're stuck in there I'm thinking, Holy Crap. Hank's finally going to get them. There was no possible way out for them! But then freaken Walt came up with something. His plan was to have someone call Hank, telling him that his wife was in a bad car accident and that he needs to go to her right away. This is the side of Hank that I love. He loves his wife Marie, and he is so pissed off when he finds out that it's a false alarm that he goes to Jesse's house to beat the crap out of him. Would I be mad if my husband did that for me? Nope. Although Hank's sole reason may not have been just about his wife, but the fact that the RV is now completely destroyed and Hank is left with nothing to lead him to the blue meth.

Since Hank beat the crap out of Jesse, his badge and gun were taken away from him and this is where it gets crazy good. He's in the car and he gets a phone call saying that two men are about to attack him in one minute. Without a gun, he is left defenseless. So, Tuco's cousins show up and there's like this massacre. I seriously thought that this was going to be the end of Hank. He ends up shot four times I think, but he lives. One of the cousins is shot in the head, and the other loses his legs but he's still alive and taken to the hospital (but later dies). I don't know how many times I said, "Oh my gosh" during this part of the show, but my husband was laughing at me.

Now this is the side of Hank I hate. Yeah, he's been shot four times and can't really walk, but Marie is there taking care of him, trying to talk to him, being nice to him, doing things for him, and the entire time he is the biggest jerk to her. He doesn't talk to her. He complains that the chips she bought him were the wrong kind, without even thanking her for anything. He tells her to leave him alone. He doesn't want her encouragement, but he listens to everyone elses. Anyways, after this season, I don't like Hank as much as I used to. 

Now back to Walt and Jesse. They work together in Gus's master meth lab. Jesse meets this girl, finds out that her little brother has been inducted into a gang, and he's the one that killed Jesse's friend Combo. This is a big deal to Jesse because he has a soft spot when it comes to children in this kind of environment. He reminds me of my cousin Eric, acts all cool and tough, but when it comes to children, he just loves them to death and won't let anyone mess with them. Anyways, so Jesse plans to kill these two guys that this kid works with. Turns out that they work for Gus. Gus says no more children, then the kid ends up dead, and Jesse goes out for revenge. Jesse's about to die trying to kill these guys when Walt shows up, runs them over, and shoots one in the head!

Back at the lab, there is a new assistant Gale who Gus wants to take over the lab for when he ends up killing Walt. Walt figures it all out and plans to kill Gale so that they can't kill him or there won't be anyone left who can make the meth like Walt can. Then crazy stuff happens, and it turns out Jesse has to be the one to kill Gale in order to save Walt's life!! I cried for Gale. He was just a nerd who loved chemistry, and when Jesse had the gun in his face, the look on Gale's face just made me so sad. I felt so bad for that poor guy. I was so upset that it left me at a cliff hanger that I yelled at my husband to get the next season ASAP. And I also felt so sad for Jesse because he's a drug dealer, not a murderer. Especially killing someone who was innocent.

Now I just want to make things clear. I have always hated Walt. I think he is a hot head, who is mean to Jesse, and manipulative to Skylar, and just a down right awful person. But I absolutely hate when Jesse and Walt aren't on the same team. And the end of this season just shows how much they care for each other and how loyal they are to one another, and I love it. It was such a good season. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Homeland- Season One

Gah, it is so much harder to write about TV shows than it is movies. There is just so much I have to put in, and I have to make sense of it all, especially for those who haven't seen the shows I'm talking about. There is so much to say about this show. I love the intensity of it, I love the suspense, I love the twists, I love the frustration. All of it. When my husband first introduced it to me, I did not have any interest because I hate everything that has to do with the war. But he said, "Ok. We'll watch just the first episode, and if you don't get sucked in we won't watch it." He says that with everything and it always works!!

Basic background of the series: Carrie (the main girl) gets this information that there is an American soldier in Iraq who has turned. When Brody (the main guy) is rescued and brought back to the US, everyone, especially Carrie's superiors, considers him a hero, but Carrie believes that he is the turned soldier. However, she can't tell her superiors because she has already been put on probation for the way she went about retrieving the information she received, and they will just downright not believe her. So before she can go to them with anything, she has to find something on Brody that shows he is the turned soldier. She sets up cameras, follows him around, "accidentally" bumps into him, and develops a relationship with him so she can find anything that will show he is the one.

So crazy stuff happens. All throughout the season Carrie works her butt off to find stuff on this guy. I love Carrie. She is so obsessive, persistent, and determined to get proof on this guy. She just won't let it go. But she can't find anything on Brody. She watches him, she follows him, but nothing. And Brody does nothing wrong. He may be weird about a few things like staying in one spot against the wall in his room for 8 hours, since that's what he was used to while a prisoner in Iraq, but there's not much on him. I started to think, ok woman, this guy isn't him, you're watching the wrong guy.

Meanwhile, Brody is going through a tough time readjusting to his life back at home. He was gone for a really long time, for 8 years, and now his kids are grown, and his wife was seeing his best friend, but now that he came back, they try to keep it all quiet from him. She doesn't want her husband to know that they were seeing each other, that she "gave up" on him, and she cuts it off with the other guy. But of course, Brody is suspicious. It's hard to figure out if he's really the bad guy or if he is just having a really hard time getting back into his old life.

BUT THEN the last couple episodes everything unravels. Since Brody finally finds out about his wife and his best friend, he decides to do whatever he wants, and that's where Carrie comes in. One thing you got to know about Carrie is that she is bipolar, but has not told anyone at work about it because she would lose her job instantly. She gets drugs from her sister who is a nurse so it all stays hushed up. So Carrie bumps into Brody at a meeting and starts a relationship with him. They spend a weekend together, where Carrie forgets her meds, and she questions him about what she truly thinks of him. He has an answer for everything and makes her look like a lunatic and a real douche bag for getting him in bed just to figure out more things on him. Once she gets back home, she ends up in one of her crazy modes, but during this time she figures it all out. I won't say what she figures out, but it's so good, and totally unexpected.

The finale ends with a GIANT cliff hanger. I was super pissed. She had it all figured out, she knew what she was talking about, but everyone, even her friends and those co-workers close to her, convinced her that she was just crazy, that she wasn't making sense, and that her illness was taking over.
*End of Spoilers*

I really like this show because it makes you go back and forth. You really can't predict what is going to happen, or at least I couldn't. It's not like most shows where you figure it out before they reveal it. The whole time I'm iffy about the guy, but every time I think he's the bad guy, something happens to where I'm convinced that he's not, and it's just the girl who is going crazy and is making a bigger deal of things than they really are. The thing I don't really like about this show: the nudity. Yeah, it's a Showtime show so it's unrated or uncensored or whatever. If you can get it edited somehow, it's a great show to watch. Anyways, I really enjoy this show, and I can't wait for the next season to start at the end of this month.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Breaking Bad- Season Two


This is the season where Skylar starts to really irritate me. All throughout the first season she cries and complains about not knowing where Walt is and what he is doing, and then when he finally stays home to be with them, she does the exact same thing to him. She decides to leave and not tell Walt where she is going. It just doesn't make sense to me. Yeah, I know she's pissed, but for me, if I finally get what I want, I'm not going to try and ruin things again. She just really got on my nerves. 

I like that Tuco dies at the beginning of this season. I hated that guy. 

I continue to feel sorry for Jesse. He's the one that gets beat on when kidnapped by Tuco, he's the one that gets caught by the police and is questioned, he's the one that loses all of his money, he's the one that has one of his best friends die while trying to sell. I just feel so bad for him. And I know he continues to do stupid stuff like act like an idiot, but deep down he has real people feelings. Like these other crazy drug dealers don't care who they kill and what they do, but Jesse isn't like that. Jesse's character becomes more compassionate. He starts to like his neighbor Jane and he takes care of the kid with the two meth addicts for parents; he is very protective of children, which is also shown in season 3. I also love Jesse's friends Skinny Pete, Badger, and Combo. They just make me laugh. 

This season also ends with Walt showing how much he cares for Jesse. He doesn't want to give Jesse his half of the money because he doesn't want him to use it on drugs and overdose. When Jane dies, even though Walt didn't prevent her from dying, he is there to take care of him and help him through it. He pulls Jesse out of the crack house and takes him to rehab. It finally shows how much Jesse actually means to Walt. 

And I actually really liked Jane throughout the season except for the end. It kind of made me mad that she got Jesse to do some crazier drugs, and it made me mad that Jesse didn't stop her since she was a recovering addict. I also didn't like how she turned out to be evil and threatened Walt for the money just so they could get more drugs. 

As for Hank, he is having a hard time with life after seeing everyone blown to pieces while he was in El Paso. He acts like it's nothing and continues to joke around with his friends at work, but I just feel bad for him. I wish he would just tell his wife what is wrong with him because I feel bad for her too. She's trying to understand him and be there for him, but he doesn't let her in.

I absolutely love that Skylar finally found out about what Walt does. Even though I hated her bugging him about it, I was just tired of the whole trying to keep it a secret from her thing.One thing I absolutely hated about this season was the stupid pink stuffed animal thing they would do at the beginning of most of the episodes. You know, like it's supposed to lead to something crazy at the end, and all that happens is a stupid plane crash. Very disappointing.

New Characters from Season 2:
Saul Goodman- He is Jesse's and Walt's new lawyer who really does look out for their best interests. When he was first introduced, I thought he was going to be a bad guy and try to blackmail the guys so that he could get more money, but he really does his best to take care of them. He's one of my favorite characters.

Gustavo- He is the leader of everything. He runs the entire meth industry in New Mexico. In season 2, he is very secretive, not much is really known about him and what he does.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Groundhog Day (PG)- Bill Murray

I heard about this movie a lot over the years. Apparently it's a classic. My husband really likes it too and was surprised when I said I had never seen it before. So we set a day to watch it. Well, I think the movie was very predictable. Murray's character is a real butt and wakes up to the same day over and over again, and we all know what he has to do to stop being trapped- he has to be a nicer person, have a change of heart. Although it was predictable, I think this was a pretty fun movie nonetheless. I think it's cute how he goes so far to learn about the girl he likes, although kind of creepy at first. It was also kind of frustrating to watch the same scene happen over and over again. But I liked the humor. I don't know if it was that great for it to be a "you haven't seen that?!" kind of movie, but it was still cute. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Mad Men- Season 1

I have been hearing such good things about Mad Men for awhile. I listen to Carson Daly in the mornings on my way to work, and one morning he went on a rant about how good this show was. My husband even heard good things about it from twitter and the articles he reads, so he got it for us to start watching. I didn't know anything about Mad Men, so I really didn't know what to expect. I was hoping for something that kept me at the edge of my seat and made me want to watch the next episode right away. I mean, that's what a drama is supposed to do, right? But I was totally let down. It's an hour long show, and I feel that it just drags on and on. I guess I had set my expectations really high for Mad Men, and maybe another factor for not being impressed with it is because my husband and I had just finished Homeland (which I will write about later) and that show was super interesting and left us on a cliff hanger.

For Mad Men, I don't really see the point of the show yet; I haven't really caught on. I feel like there is no plot. It basically just shows how people lived in the 1960's. It shows the life of five different main characters, and one episode shows a different story about a different character, so it doesn't really pick up with the same story each episode. Like one episode will be about Don Draper and his slutting around, and then the next episode will be about Peggy and Pete with hardly anything with Don, or if they do show Don, it won't include his slutting around, just about his work or something. Super lame. It kind of reminds me of the first season of Smallville. In Smallville, the first season is about Clark figuring out all of his powers so it goes by super slow and is kind of boring. And the same for Mad Men. I figure they were probably just introducing the characters and building up stories around them. There have been a few moments during this season where it really caught my attention and got me excited, but then I was just let down with the next episode because it doesn't finish the story, but it doesn't leave me wondering either. 

Here's what I think about the main characters. First there is Don Draper. He's a married man with kids, but his story is that he is a major slut and basically thinks with his weener instead of his brain when it comes to women. Then there is his wife Betty who is so overwhelmed with how she looks and if she's skinny and pretty and blah blah blah. She doesn't want to be a housewife but a model instead. I can't stand either of them. Although, I do like the episodes with her in them rather than the ones with just Don. Then there's Pete, who works under Don Draper, and he sleeps around with Peggy, who is Don's secretary, and messes with her mind, because Pete is also married and uses Peggy as back-up. Pete is just a butt-hole, and I feel like he's just going to do something ridiculous every time he is in the show. I get anxious when the shows are about him. Peggy is super ugly, and I always feel scared for her because I think the others are going to do something awfully mean to her, but I kind of like her and how she stands up to people. But my favorite character of the whole show is Joan. She's the leader of the secretaries at the place where everyone works, and she is just so sassy? I don't know if that's the right word, but she is super confident, independent, and at first I thought she was going to be the B of the office, but she ends up to be a very good secret keeper and helps others out although she seems mean about it. I guess the other main character is Sterling Cooper, who the office is named after, but he's just as slutty as Don. Their stories are pretty much the same. They disgust me. 

Anyway,  that's pretty much my analysis on this show so far. I don't really care for it, but like most other TV shows, it probably gets better later. My husband and I finished this season about two months ago? maybe? But we have yet to start season 2...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Red Brick Pizza

My husband and I decided one weekend to walk around Downtown Brea and try something new. It's a pretty short street, but there are quite a few restaurants to choose from. We didn't want to spend too much money or else I would have wanted to go to Tacos & Tequila. They had a live band in there and it looked really fun. Anyways, our choice was between Red Brick Pizza and Fresca's Mexican Grill. We couldn't decide what we wanted to we did that "pick a hand" game, and ended up with the pizza place. I'm usually quite iffy about pizza places because 1) they charge way too much for a sliver of a piece of pizza and 2) it doesn't feel me up and I regret spending the money when I could have gotten a 20 piece nugget for five bucks. But on this particular night, I wasn't really craving Mexican food, so I'm glad the hand picked pizza. 

Red Brick was super good. It wasn't too expensive, and that pizza was filling and delicious. The only other place I like better than this one is Nicolitalia in Provo, UT. Apparently, these restaurants are actual Italian pizza places, which is what my husband told me after I devoured my food. I also love to drown it in Parmesan cheese because of the texture in my mouth. So good. I would definitely want to go back some time. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Breaking Bad- Season One

I haven't written about TV shows on here before, but seeing as I was requested to write about Breaking Bad, I thought, why not? I have tons of shows I like to watch. So here goes...

(Oh, by the way, this entire post will probably have spoilers. I don't think I can write much about it without giving some stuff away for those who haven't seen it yet.)

When I first started watching this show, I thought it was going to kind of be like CSI where there would be a new case and new characters each episode, so when I found out it was this same old ugly man, I was a little disappointed. Also, I apparently watch the uncensored versions of the episodes, and if you decide to watch this show, DO NOT watch the uncensored ones. It shows this ugly old man doing his wife, and I just don't like seeing a wrinkly old butt, not to mention this guys butt. For some reason, he just grosses me out. And yeah, I know old people like sex too, but I just like to pretend that they don't. Makes life more pleasant for me.

Anyway, so I understand the whole reason for Walt "breaking bad." He's poor, he has a baby on the way, and he's dying due to cancer, leaving his family with nothing. He's been jipped out of making a lot of money by some friends of his, and he just seems to be bitter and unhappy. So he goes into a business of selling meth with one of his old students, Jesse. I actually really like Jesse's character in the show. He tries to act like he's a bad-a, but he's really not. He's a dumb kid who gets caught up in bad stuff because he has no other way of making money, and everything bad just keeps happening to him. Besides the drugs and stealing, he seems like he just wants to be a good person. He's nice to his family and friends, and I actually kind of feel sorry for him because Walt is so mean.

So Walt and Jesse get into trouble with this drug dealer Krazy-8. First, Krazy-8 and his cousin try to kill them, and instead Walt does some crazy chemistry stuff that is supposed to kill Krazy-8 and his cousin instead. Now they have the problem of disposing the bodies. But then Krazy-8 turns out to still be alive, and now they have the problem of having to kill him because if they don't, Krazy-8 will go after them and their families. And then the other body is still deteriorating, so Jesse decides to put it in the bath tub upstairs in his house and put acid on it. But then the acid destroys the bath tub and the floor, and the nasty blood and guts falls through the bottom and lands all over the hallway downstairs and it is just super disgusting. This is the part of the show I didn't like. It kind of reminded me of those movies like "Meet the Fockers" where things just keep getting more and more complicated. One bad thing after another keeps happening and they can't move on to what they need to do because they are stuck cleaning up the messes they have made with these other two stupid fools. I almost stopped watching it at this point because I really find it annoying and frustrating when bad things just keep happening. But I kept watching...

After they are done with these people, they have to find another drug dealer so they can sell their meth and make some money. This is where the worst character of the entire show comes in: Tuco. Maybe I hate him so much because he reminds me of the stupid Mexicans I grew up around. He just acts sooooo stupid, I can't even describe it. Like when he sniffs the meth, he jumps around and yells like an idiot, like it's an immediate reaction, like he's possessed or something. He puts on a big show. I guess I feel like he is just super over-dramatic and fake. As much as I don't like him, I love this part of the show because it's where Walt grows some bigger cojones and starts taking charge. He's already killed a man and he's becoming less and less scared to take bigger chances with these gangs. 

The whole time Walt is going through this stuff, he isn't telling his family anything obviously. He keeps using his cancer as an excuse that he wants to be alone, and I'm always afraid his wife Skyler is going to catch on eventually. This show is funny in that it makes me hate Skyler because she keeps bugging him about where he's at everyday, and I just want her to leave him alone and stop nagging him. I keep thinking, dude, if you were dying, you would probably want to be alone sometimes too, so get off his nuts. It's like I want him to succeed. Maybe that's not a good thing. It's also interesting because Walt's brother-in-law Hank is with the D.E.A. and Hank's in charge of trying to find the maker of all the meth, which is Walt. I love Hank's character. The best description I can think of for Hank is MAN. He takes care of his family, and offers to take care of Walt's family if the case may be, and he loves to act like the big tough guy. He is the big boss man cop who jokes around with all his friends at work. He knows his stuff and likes to brag about it, but he does it in a fun guy-ish way. He's a light-hearted guy who tries to keep peace with his wife and Skyler, and just wants to keep his family happy and safe. He likes to take care of other people before himself, which is portrayed more in the second season. I think he's my favorite character so far.

Basically, the entire show keeps you on pins and needles. I always think something bad is about to happen no matter what they are showing. Even when they just show him lying in bed, I think something is going to bust through his window, or some member of a gang is lurking in another room ready to take him or his family captive. Things that happen are totally unexpected, and the stuff that Walt and Jesse end up doing, you just would never think they would actually go through with it, or even get away with it.

It's a really good show and I'm pretty much hooked. I'm almost finished with the second season so another update should be coming soon.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Die Hard (R) - Bruce Willis

When I was younger, I think I remember my mom saying that she hated Bruce Willis, and ever since then for some reason or another, I've never been a Bruce Willis fan. I wasn't too excited to watch this movie for two reasons: 1) It's an old movie; 1988. The fashion is old and ugly, and I just don't like it. And 2) There's Bruce Willis.  My husband and I had been watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and we came across the episode where Ross, Joey, and Chandler get super excited to watch Die Hard, and my husband was like, "Oh yeah!! You gotta watch that!" So we did. 

To be honest, I kind of liked it. It was full of action that kind of gets your heart pumping, and makes you want to yell, "don't go in there!"  And there were also the times where you are like, "ughh, if he would have just known, it would all be over." But then there are those times where you're like, "hahaha yeah, right. I thought this guy was dead?!?" Some of it was predictable, especially the end. There's also a lot of humor; a lot of funny one-liners. And some of it was super cheesy, like with Carl Winslow, who also plays a cop in this movie, not just in Family Matters, which I thought was super funny. What I also thought was funny was my husband. He kept trying to make me guess where I knew the bad guy from. I couldn't figure it out for the life of me, but he kept saying, "just wait, you'll get it." And then I did. It's Snape from Harry Potter! 

Good movie. I think I'd watch it again.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Woodland Cafe

There really is no picture for this restaurant since it's a rinky-dink hole-in-the-wall. I guess I could walk the two minutes from my work to take a picture since it's right down the street, but that's just too much of a hassle. And speaking of rinky-dink hole-in-the-wall places, and knowing my love for them, you can imagine how excited I was when I got to eat there with my husband for lunch. 

This place has a variety of food: Burgers & fries, salads, Philly cheese steaks, and even a Teriyaki plate, and it is all pretty cheap too. I usually just start out with the basics when I first try a place because it should be easy to get it nice and delicious, so of course I got the burger and fries. I mean, if the burger and fries are really good, then the other food should be pretty good, right?  But unfortunately, I was super disappointed. Especially in the fries. If you know me, you know that fries make the meal. I absolutely love to eat at places with good fries. (If you want to see my list of places with the best fries, look here.) Usually, if the fries suck, then I won't even enjoy the burger that much. And these fries sucked. They were too dry even after I put a lot of salt on them. And even though the burger was greasy (which for some weird reason, I like that), it had no flavor to it. Maybe I had my hopes up too high. It's easy to say I won't be going back.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

True Romance (R) - Christian Slater

I am actually embarrassed to write about this movie. My husband and I have decided to watch "Sunday Stinkers" which means that we pick a movie that we haven't really heard much about, or we pick one that we kind of want to see even though we've heard bad things about it. Well, a couple of Sunday's ago, we watched this one, and first of all, I felt super bad because I didn't know it was rated R, and I know I shouldn't watch them anyways, but watching it on Sunday made me feel uncomfortable. Ha. I swear I'm not only a Sunday Mormon! Because of this movie, we decided that no more "Sunday Stinkers" would be rated R. 

Anyway, because I knew nothing about this movie, I really didn't know what to expect. I kind of thought it would be a lovey movie seeing as that is what the title says, but now that I think about, why would my husband suggest this movie unless there was disgusting gruesome scenes and blood? Actually, he probably didn't know that it would be as bad as it was, but he heard about this movie from his guy co-workers, so I'm sure he heard that there were some "cool" actions scenes or what not. However, they were not cool. It was super gross. Maybe not as bad as Drive, but still nothing I wanted to see. 

Some good things about this movie: It was funny to see Brad Pitt in this movie, apparently when he first started out. Also, I kind of liked the girls character. She was a bad-a when it came to her keeping her mouth shut and taking a beating/ basically killing someone when she was being asked questions. And the last thing I liked was that even though the stuff they did was stupid and ridiculous and immoral and awful, they did it for their love for each other, which I guess is the point of this movie. 

Don't ever watch it.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)- Christian Bale, Tom Hardy

One of the many things I absolutely love about my husband is his love for movies. Although sometimes I have to admit, his movie choices suck, but when it comes to seeing the new super hero movies as soon as they come out, he's eager to do it. I don't think I have ever seen so many movies opening weekend as I have since we've been together. We don't necessarily go opening night at midnight, but he doesn't like to wait until the next week either.

So here's the crazy story with this one: 

My husband and his brother decided they would not watch this movie unless they saw it in the IMAX (which I was completely excited for), and seeing as they both don't like to wait a couple days to watch it, they wanted the first available time. And you want to know what time that was? 2:20 AM on Saturday. Now, if I were maybe 17, and I didn't have to wake up at 7:00 every morning for work, I wouldn't care. But seeing as how that Friday I woke up at 7, and I treasure my sleep, and I can't stay up as late as I used to, I was not too excited about this decision. I decided I would just have to take a nap after I got home from work and then drink a Super Gulp full of caffeinated soda from 7 Eleven before we went to the theaters. But we all know that feeling of knowing that we HAVE to go to sleep, and because we HAVE to go to sleep, we can't. And that's what happened. I fell asleep for two hours (when I was planning for four), and then I couldn't go back to bed. 

So we get to the theaters about midnight and wait in line. I brought a card game so the time would pass quicker. We got pretty good seats. I peed about three times before actually going into the theater, and once right before the movie started. And of course an hour into this almost three hour movie, I have this intense push on my bladder because of all the soda I drank, but of course I hold it so I don't miss any of the movie, and so I don't have to walk over 20 people to get to the restroom. BUT! I wasn't tired!

The movie was great. I told my husband I wanted to watch the first two movies before we saw this one so that I would be up to speed with everything, but we didn't have any time. So during the movie, they reference some stuff from Batman Begins, and I just didn't get it. I was a little disappointed. I remember The Dark Knight well because I've seen it so many times, so comparing The Dark Knight Rises to The Dark Knight, I would say The Dark Knight is much better. The Dark Knight Rises is... I don't know how to explain it. Not as interesting? Not as exciting? Because I loved the Joker, and I don't know how I feel about Bane. There's also not a lot of Batman in the movie either, and I didn't like that. The only reason I say anything negative about the movie though is just because of my comparison to the others, but I mean, it's Batman, so of course overall the movie is really good. It had a lot of action that actually made me tense up during the movie. It's surprising (that's all I'll say about that). And seeing it in the IMAX made it so much better.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What To Expect When You're Expecting (PG-13)

At my church right now, there are at least five pregnant women, and about three who just had babies. It's crazy. And because there are a lot of women with children, usually once a month we plan a girls night out so that they can get away from their house for awhile. This month it was my turn to pick the activity along with my friend Meagan. We chose to go out to Yogurtland and then watch this movie together since many could relate (and it was in the cheap theater). 

I have a few things to say:

First of all, I hate that girl Anna Kendrick. I said this in a previous post, but I hate the way she acts, I hate everything about her in all movies. She annoys the heck out of me. I don't know what it is, but I can't stand her. I have yet to find a movie where I like her in it. She's one of those annoying actors like Juno and that girl in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, I don't remember her name, but those girls suck. Kendrick now belongs to that group.

Anyways, I actually really like the movie. I'm sure I would like it a lot more once I experience pregnancy for myself. But what I really loved about the movie was that it showed having a baby from a lot of different perspectives. There was the couple who was trying to have a baby for years and finally got pregnant, but everything about the pregnancy was really hard, it was rough on her body, and labor took a long time. There was the girl who had the easiest pregnancy- didn't get tired, didn't gain a lot of weight, sneezed and the baby came out. ha. I do wonder if that has ever happened for somebody. I'm sure it's what all women wish could happen. There was the couple who couldn't get pregnant at all and had to adopt. Then there was the couple who wasn't married, they had just been living together, and they weren't even planning on having a baby at all. And then there was the girl who had a one night stand, wasn't even dating that guy, and then she had a miscarriage.

It was an emotional movie. There was a lot of humor with the Daddy Group, very sad when the miscarriage happened and with one of the couples after the baby was delivered, a lot of joy (I cried) when the couple finally got to adopt the baby, and kind of an annoying feeling with the dad competing with the son. I think this movie had a good balance with everything. And usually movies with a lot of well-known actors in it like "Valentine's Day" and "He's Just Not That Into You" are awful, but that was not the case with this movie. It was overall pretty good. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fa Sai

Of course, being that my husband is Asian, I have to try all kinds of different foods, usually foods that I find disgusting; well, not disgusting, but let's just say I'd much rather spend my money on a Big Mac from McDonalds. He used to work in a Thai restaurant when we both lived in Provo while we were dating, so I ate there a lot and it wasn't that bad. I only chose from two different dishes and the spring rolls, but the spring rolls were the best I have ever had in my life. But there was another experience I had where my good friend took me to a Thai restaurant in San Antonio, and when I walked in, the smell reminded me of my dog's breath. It smelt so awful, and when my plate came out, it was all up in my face and I couldn't eat it. Needless to say, I wasted my money at that place, which is why I usually don't like to try new things unless someone else is paying. Ha. 

You can bet I was very hesitant on trying this new place with my husband. When we drove up and I saw that it was this tiny restaurant in the middle of a strip of stores, I almost said, "you can eat here, I'll get myself something else." Or maybe I actually did say that, I don't remember. But my husband made me go in and try it, and it turned out...... it wasn't all that bad. It wasn't as good as the place in Provo, and it was for sure a heck of a lot better than the place in San Antonio, so I'd go there again. It wouldn't ever be my choice to go, but if my husband wanted to go again, I wouldn't be so reluctant. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R) - Gary Oldman

Let's just say, my husband wasn't too happy with me after this movie was over. First of all, they talk in these heavy British accents. Second of all, it involves war. And third of all, it does cut scenes where it goes back in time. Anyone who knows me knows that these are probably the things that confuse me the most in any movie, and this one had all three!! I was not happy.

Basically, a guy is fired from this spy-place, and then he is talked to privately about a year later telling him that there might be a mole in the spy-place and he has the task of finding out who it is. I think that's right at least. Who knows. We had to pause the movie at least ten times to discuss what was going on, AND we had to read the flippin' outline of the movie online to make sure we understood.  Well, I had to read it at least. My husband was not happy with me by the end because I kept pausing it every five minutes since I was so confused, and he was trying to explain it to me, but I didn't care to listen because I just wanted to read the outline. Also, one of the characters names was Control. So they would say stuff like, "That's not want Control said." And the whole time they were saying that, I thought they were talking about the group of men that would gather together to discuss everything since that is usually what Control is in these types of movies, right? Confused the heck out of me. Anyway, awful movie, awful experience.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Away We Go (R)- John Krasinski & Maya Rudolph

Seeing this cover, my first impression would be, "Oh no, this is going to be another stupid movie like 'Juno' or any of the other weird movies Michael Cera is in like 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' or worst of all 'Scott Pilgrim.'" So luckily I didn't see this cover or else I would have put up a fight to not watch it. However, I do love the two main characters. Of course I love Krasinski from 'The Office', and I love Rudolph from 'Bridesmaids' and her new TV show 'Up All Night'. So maybe I would have given it a chance since they were in it. Who knows. I watched it anyway. And there's a lot I could relate to.

Just to let you know a little bit about what's going on with me, my husband and I are kind of at a stand still right now. We live in California while my husband is attending law school, but our circumstances have changed, and we no longer have the financial support we used to have. Of course, being in California this is a problem because it is quite expensive to live here. I want to go back and live in Texas (or anywhere but here for that matter), but my husband doesn't.

So back to the movie, it's about them getting pregnant and basically traveling around to different states to find a place to start new. You can see how this is fitting for us. (Not the pregnant part though in case you were wondering.) I kept telling my husband, "See, let's just get up and go. I don't wanna be here anymore," but he just kept smiling at me. Anyway, while they are traveling, they go to see friends in each state they visit. They see how their friends' family life is: they see the struggles, the different values, the lifestyles, and they see the different ways of parenting. The whole time I was thinking the falling action of the story plot was going to be the main characters fighting and breaking up, but it turned out that wasn't the case, and that is one of the main reasons I really enjoyed this movie. They're in it together the whole time.

Now if only I can just get my husband to move... Maybe I should get pregnant..??

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13)

Robert Downey, Jr. always talks so fast in his movies, it's hard to understand him. He says things that usually go right over my head because when he goes on for such a long time, I just end up losing focus, then I wait until he's finished talking, and then I turn to my husband and say, "Ok, so what happened?" My husband doesn't like that too much. There were a few parts in this movie where I had to ask my husband some questions. Talking scenes are just too much for me to handle sometimes. BUT, of course I enjoyed Sherlock Holmes. I usually enjoy all of his movies because he's so funny. The thing I like most about it is the slow motion scenes, either when he's thinking about how to attack his enemy, or when they are running through the woods away from the bad guys. I just think it looks so cool. Anyway, I'd watch this movie again, mostly because I'll most likely forget the story and have to re-watch it anyway to remember what it was about.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Wicked Appetite- Janet Evanovich

Yup, you guessed it. Another Evanovich book. I think this is the last one I'll read for awhile since I don't think there are anymore of hers left to read. This one is kind of like the "between-the-numbers" books, except this one doesn't have Stephanie Plum. Diesel is the main character, and it's all about the "Unmentionable" abilities they have. I think I like this one better than the "between-the-numbers" ones because Evanovich doesn't use Stephanie Plum. When she did that it just took away from the main story of the number books, and I felt that it was just a hassle to read those books instead of skipping over them. I guess I could have skipped over them, but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. Anyway, "Wicked Appetite" was a lot more fun to read because it was a whole new story line of itself. The next one of this series should be coming out this month, I think. So, maybe I will read another book of hers pretty soon then.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Spiderman (PG-13) - Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone

I just think Andrew Garfield is so good looking. I'd watch this movie again just to see him. It was still a good movie though, even if he wasn't the main actor. The flying scenes were fun, the story line was good, and I like that he didn't have to keep the secret from the girl he liked. It also made me cry during the whole uncle dying part. I mean, I knew it was coming because that's the comic book story, but it was still sad. And I absolutely love Emma Stone. I loved her as an actress ever since I saw her in Superbad. I like them two together, and I can't wait for the next Spiderman movies with them.

Friday, July 6, 2012



When my little brother was visiting for the past three weeks, I wanted him to come meet me for lunch while I was at work so he wouldn't be bored at my apartment all day. He and my husband came sometime last week, and we all decided to go to Fatburger since it's right down the street from my work, and because my little brother and I haven't had it before. It's one of those old-time kind of places. And it was really good. I always think that old rinky-dink hole-in-the-walls are the best kinds of places to eat at because they usually have the best food. I definitely want to eat here again when I have a craving for a nice greasy burger and tons of fries. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012



"Plum Spooky," "Plum Lovin'," "Visions of Sugar Plums," and "Plum Lucky"

These books are also written by Janet Evanovich and they were written 'between the numbers.' I didn't like these books as much as the number books (which I also finished btw). They were too unrealistic for me. There's this new guy Diesel who has some weird sort of abilities which don't make much sense, and it's just a side plot from the main story. Evanovich uses Stephanie Plum as the main character, but Ranger and Joe Morelli aren't the main guys in them, which is pretty much the reason they suck.

"Metro Girl" and "Motor Mouth"

This is a different series written by Evanovich (in case you haven't figured it out, I pretty much enjoy her as an author). These are completely different from the Plum novels, as in characters and the story line, but they have a similar feel to them. The main character Barnaby is a girl who needs to solve a problem, whether it be finding her brother or trying to get out some kind of trouble, and she has a partner Hooker who is the "Joe Morelli" of this series. Just like in the Plum novels, there's that sexual tension Evanovich loves to write about between the two of them. The books are a fun and easy read.

Avengers (PG-13)

This movie was amazing. I wanted to see it again right after we finished watching it. I love humor in all movies, and this one had a lot of it. The action was good. The story line was good. The actors were good. I didn't get confused during it. It was a great movie.

21 Jump Street (R)

Omg! I loved this movie so much. It was hilarious. It's the best to see a comedy with someone who will laugh at stuff, and I saw this one with my little brother. He had already seen it before, so he knew what was coming, and he still laughed at everything. It just makes the experience so much better. Actually, it was a funny story. We got to the dollar theater, which was about 25 minutes away, and both of us forgot our IDs. The stupid girl at the counter wouldn't let my brother in because he looked too young, but she believed that I was 23. So we walked away and I told my brother to look for a back door and that I was going to buy a ticket and let him in when I got back there. But then it hit me that that was a stupid idea... I could just buy tickets for another movie, and then go into the theater playing 21 Jump Street. So we got tickets for John Carter (which I would NEVER watch) and we snuck in. Second story- who the heck brings a baby and two young kids to a rated R movie?! Seriosuly, a BABY! They sat right in front of us and the darn baby kept crying and making noises at the funny parts! After making my annoyed noises and clearing my throat, I finally just decided to move to another seat. Anyway, back to the movie. It was super funny. Channing Tatum was actually more funny than Jonah Hill, I think. I've already seen it again.

Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)

I think this is one of my favorite movies. I pretty much like all movies with Steve Carrell in them (except for 40 Year-Old Virgin (below)).  I loved Ryan Gosling's character because he was such a loyal friend. The only reason that this movie didn't receive a 10 from me is because of the stupid 8th grade graduation scene. It was so awkward that it was just uncomfortable to watch. Other than that, it's a fun movie.

40 Year-Old Virgin (R)

From my experience, I would say most of the time when a comedy is rated R it's more disgusting than funny. And this movie was disgusting. Obviously it was all about sex, but it was just in a gross way. And I also didn't like seeing Steve Carrell in that kind of character. Even though he was the nerd, it was still all about him trying to have sex, and it was just weird for me after seeing him is so many other movies and shows where he isn't talking about doing the nasty. I'm pretty sure I laughed at some parts, but none of them were memorable.

Borat (R)

Also a very disgusting comedy, although this one I think had more humor in it, but the disgusting parts were the worst of any I have ever seen. I like that it was actually real footage; that these people weren't actors and they were just that stupid. It made me laugh, but I would never watch it again, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Tower Heist (PG-13)

Ben Stiller is one of the worst actors ever. I don't like any of his movies usually because I hate his characters. He was dumb in Anchorman, too annoying in Along Came Polly, The Fockers movies are just too frustrating to watch, I hated him in Dodgeball, but in this movie, I could actually stand watching him. I liked his character, and I liked the plot of the movie. The only part I didn't like was with the car. Once again, it was just too unrealistic for me. And I know, movies are all unrealistic and that's what makes them movies, but I just don't like when it's like that. I like to pretend that these stories are real; it makes movie watching more enjoyable. This movie started out fun, but it lost its appeal.