Sunday, October 28, 2012

Some times it's the simple things

Haven't blogged in a few weeks - not sure why...  I have done some awesome things - Beer Tasting Bingo (won a beer and a beer stein!), wine festival, saw Argo (thought it was done so well - it was great!), Gospel on the Green, and went to Shelterskelter at the Shelterbelt Theatre (seriously love this place, small, intimate black box theatre, can bring booze in, cheap, and something different to do - to Shelterbelt with Love starts the weekend of my BDay - might want to get a group together to do this ;-)

My husband and I have always dedicated Saturday Nights to "Date Night" - ever since the very beginning of our relationship.  We haven't always been able to spend Saturday nights together, but it is a rare occasion that we don't.  We usually go out, but sometimes will just get a pizza and rent a movie.  However, since we have been married, we usually go out, because we tend to eat at home every other night of the week.

Today, my fabulous husband helped his aunt move, while I stayed home and didn't do much.  ;-)  When he got home, he asked if we could just relax at home tonight, which I totally agreed to - I was already relaxing and thought it sounded great to continue to.  However, we wanted to get dinner and decided on chinese.  I am not the biggest chinese fan, so when I say that I am in the mood for it, Joe usually goes with it.  I also wanted to go to the Dollar Tree store beforehand.  I had been on Pinterest earlier in the day and came across a few craft projects I wanted to try out.  One was making an ornament wreath and they suggested going there for cheap, nice ornaments.  Neither of us had been there before and now know we will go there to get any wrapping/gift bags we may need for any occasion.  :-)

After we were done, we went home to watch the "Five Year Engagement" that I had rented from the Red Box.  We both got into comfy clothes and found our spot on the couch.  We watched the movie and really enjoyed just vegging on the couch and being entertained by the movie.

As much as I love going out to the movies/theatre, hanging out with friends and family, going to fun restaurants, etc...  every once and a while, I am so appreciative to just relax at home with my husband.

P.S.  I also made this for a work potluck...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pitch Perfect

Although there was another night Husker game, that really didn't influence my choice to go out last night.  I have been wanting to see the movie Pitch Perfect ever since I saw the trailer for it!  And the choice of movies out lately has been slim pickings, so I was itching to see a good one!  My husband and I had free passes to a Marcus theatre, and that is how we made our choice on which theatre to go to.  Before the movie, we decided to try out the Bellevue mom and pop restaurant, Lil Burro.  It was just okay, not the greatest, but not horrible - they had good chips and salsa.  I did feel bad for Eric, who joined us, his steak fajitas were so over cooked it was like beef jerky! 

Then we headed off to the movie - Eric chose not to go, whatevs, he missed out.  ;-)  Our theatre was actually packed for it being shown during a Husker game.  We ended up sitting in the front row of the stadium seating.  I thought I would hate it, but the movie was so good, it didn't bother me at all.

The movie is about two rival a cappella groups - The Bellas (all girl group that likes to sing the same songs for each competition) and the Treble Makers (all boy group who changes up their music each time).  There are several mishaps that happen along the way to take them to the final competition.  It was such a fun movie!  It did not disappoint at all!  Here are some of my pros and cons for the movie...

  • Loved the cast - each character was so funny
  • The music was super fun
  • The plot was good, which made the movie continue on with out dragging in any points
  • I sometimes just need to go to a movie where I don't have to think too hard and just be entertained for a two hours
  • although I don't think they meant this to be a pro, but I secretly LOVED the song, 'I saw the Sign' by Ace of Base and this song was featured 
  • I now have to go watch the Breakfast Club
  • the two guy roommates looked too much a like, I had trouble telling them apart
  • there was a pretty gross scene in the middle - it was hilarious, but made me gag at the same time
  • the fact that they call Fat Amy Fat Amy - dudes, you are in college, that seems more like a junior high thing to do
  • i don't have any more cons  :-)
I would go see this movie again, it was so fun.  I loved it!

Next week - Wine Festival and Argo!

I also want to see 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' - but I don't think it is playing here... boo.