GONE GIRL. (No spoiler)

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Finally saw this today. I was a huge fan of the book and wow, just wow. I’m completely mind fucked after seeing that. The acting was brilliant, it stuck to the book pretty well (something I always look for), I find the entire story line just fascinating and twisted, and Ben Affleck was definitely not hard on the eyes.

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In all seriousness everyone PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE. There’s so much I want to say but it’s still newer so I won’t spoil anything. If you’re looking for a good, pretty fast paced, twisted/dark, drama, just go see it. You will be lying in your bed thinking about it right after I promise you that.

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Here is how my sister and I looked after it was over.

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Have you read the book or seen the movie?

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Saturday movie day!

So every once in a while I decide to spend my Saturday watching movies. I mainly do this after a really long, stressful, week. This was one of those weeks, so this is one of those Saturday’s. Usually Kendall or a girlfriend of mine joins but I decided I wanted some alone time today. I searched through netflix and picked out movies I haven’t seen and some that I have.
First on my list which I actually watched LAST Saturday night when my parents stayed with me was The Big Wedding.

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We got some good laughs from this one. It was FILLED with celebs. I love Katherine Heigl just because of my obsession for Grey’s Anatomy. AND ERIC FOREMAN was on it (yes I know that’s not his real name but he’ll always be that to me.) Also is there anyone that doesn’t love Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, and Robert DeNiro?! Such classic actors. It’s a cute, cliche movie. You won’t die if you don’t watch it though.

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Next up I watched What to Expect When You’re Expecting. I’m really glad I chose this today because it was actually really cute!

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Again this was pretty stacked with celebrities as well! But my favorite part of this entire movie….

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HELLO CHACE CRAWFORD. Why did I not watch this movie sooner! This just made me miss GG ten times more. Seriously this guy gets me all sorts of hott and bothered.
Chace Crawford aside this was actually a cute movie. Some sad moments and some relatable.  If you are looking for a girls night movie I highly recommend!

Next up I decided to watch The Other Woman.

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I’m a big Natalie Portman fan! I had never heard of this movie but I’m glad I did. It’s a drama but not in the gripping the edge of your seat kind of drama. It’s raw, real life, drama. I swear no matter what kind of movie Natalie Portman is in she always nails it. I cried, alot. It’s pretty self explanatory. Woman has affair with her boss, gets pregnant, and marries the boss while dealing with the bitter ex wife and incorporating her new step son into her life. There’s more to it but I won’t spoil it for anyone who decides to watch.

After that I decided on one that I can pretty much quote every line of, Never Back Down.  It’s not a hugely popular movie but I know quite a few who have seen it. Saw this when it came out in theaters and then bought the DVD right after. Everytime I watch this movie I instantly feel super bad ass and want to punch something. I use the soundtrack to this movie a TON when I work out. If you haven’t heard the song Someday by Flipsyde LISTEN TO IT. For all you runners, I guarantee it’ll make you push a little harder for those last steps! Everything about this movie just makes you want to strive to do your best and fight your fight in life.

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Main character, Sean Faris is a cutie.

Oh and another reason to watch NBD- CAM GIGANDET. He plays the bad one in this movie but he’s just oh so good. SERIOUSLY LOOK AT HIM. And everyone watch this movie!

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And then lastly because the main actor from Never Back Down was in this next movie I chose to give it a watch.  It’s called Forever Strong. I enjoy a good sports movie and this one is based on Rugby.

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This is actually a really good movie. I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of it before. Teenage guy on the wrong path forced to straighten his life out. You won’t be disappointed you watched it. Always room to turn your life around!

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Oh and if What to Expect When You’re Expecting didn’t taunt me enough with having Chace Crawford in it, this one has Penn Badgley from GG as well. This is a sign.

So there’s my Saturday movie recap!  Hope everyone had as productive a day as I did! Seriously though, I needed this. Life is kicking my ass lately! Anyone else feeling that way?!

Happy weekend-ing!

3 down 37 to go.

So sorry I’ve been somewhat absent! I have the best intentions on checking up on the blog world and posting but honestly, my ass is dragging lately.

Monday was my first day at my new job. Normally first days are pretty chill. I was completely wrong this time. It was the longest 8 hours of my life. Never have I ever learned so much on my first day on a job. I was pretty excited to get my official fob and just take in the new surroundings but I was even happier when I got to go home and crash afterwards. I did too. Got home at 4:30 and fell asleep until ten. Then I couldn’t fall back to sleep until three in the morning.

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It doesn’t help that daylight savings time totally fucks me up too. I’ve had problems with that since I was little.

Back to the job.
The view is great.
Right in front of the Mississippi! You could see water and the current which was my sure sign of spring!

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Day two was better but still so much information.  We had two people drop out already. When I say this stuff is hard, I mean it’s REALLY hard. Hence why it’s 8 weeks of training. The computer system they use to track all these military members appointments is ridiculous.  I have at least 5 different screens open at once. The codes are killer to memorize and you have to complete each call within a time frame (unless it’s something major or a problem). I’m really good with technology usually and I’m even struggling.
Today after another 8 hours of this I just feel fried. I can’t remember the last time I felt this mentally exhausted. So I went to see American Hustle after work. WITH A NEW GIRLFRIEND I MADE!
Before I started my mom told me to make sure “I didn’t have my bitch face on” haha.  It worked obviously.  We hit it off instantly and both decided we needed to get out tonight before another crazy day of training.
Never have I ever looked forward to the weekend so much. I’m sure I’ll be saying that alot now.
Welcome to adulthood.

Oh and P.S. my mom had work here in La Crosse today so her and my grandma came last night and had a sleepover at my place. It was so fun. I realize even more now how amazing my family is.

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Any exciting life updates?
Does daylight savings have a bad effect on anyone else?!
Any good tips for how to survive this insane training period?

A weekend of nothing, and I loved it.

I’m sort of obsessed with reading. I guess there could be worse things to be obsessed to, right? When I read I’m literally oblivious to the world. There’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting in front of my fireplace, with a glass of wine, and reading (Cliché, I know).  But in all seriousness, lately it’s been even worse. I don’t know if it’s because the weather has been either our choice of inches, and inches of snow OR almost -40 degree wind-chill. Both are highly pleasurable wouldn’t you say?

NOT.

So, instead of going out on a Friday or Saturday night I chose to stay in and read. I can’t lie though, I did have some company.

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The best company.

Yes, my best four-legged friend who enjoyed the warmth of the fire just as much as I did. So while everyone was out drinking, wearing things that are in no way warm enough for this weather, and making poor decisions, I was sitting here. Do I think I missed out on a good night? Maybe. Do I wish I would’ve went out? Nope. I got to catch up on my reading and I woke up without a hangover and all day to do whatever I please, instead of sleeping it away.  I do wish I could say that I got to bed at a good time, but that would be a lie. I had a book and I just couldn’t stop reading. When I finally snapped out of my reading trance, (aka I finished the book), I saw that it was 4 a.m. Wonderful. I was so deep into that book that I didn’t even realize the time. That’s when you know it’s a good book.

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This is what I read.

Now, it’s Sunday and I decided to write this because I have already finished two movies. Now You See Me, which has Dave Franco, how can you not already love it?! And The Spectacular Now which is a newer one that got very little advertising but was surprisingly REALLY good. If you haven’t seen either of these movies I highly suggest you do so.

I am now going to attempt to figure out how to get my new smart tv to work. It’s more like a second attempt because I got too impatient the first time and put it back in the box. Patience- one thing I do not have but wish oh so much that I did.

I guess we can’t be perfect, and that’s more than ok with me.