Pleasant Surprise Cinema

I’ve always been a lover of vampire movies, James Bond movies, 80’s teenage girl movies, action-packed ass kicking movies, science fiction/fantasy movies, and the occasional romance movie.  If you haven’t guessed it, I like to watch movies.  I had no idea when I married Thor that one day we would have a movie theater in our house, go figure.


Well, today I was feeling under the weather so I purposely laid low while entertaining Maximus Rex.  He had eaten lunch and I was browsing on my movie channels for some background entertainment.  I chose “Paddington“, thinking in the back of my mind I’ll change it to something else.  The exact opposite happened and we ended up (really me) watching the whole movie.  Sure, Nicole Kidman as the villain made me smile, but I just liked the entire movie from beginning to end.

I have to admit when this movie first came out I thought, “Oh, another kids movie with a talking bear.”  It’s funny though, when you end up having a kid you tend to tune into movies they might enjoy and have a good message.  Today this happened, and I have to say I have special place in my heart now for this movie.  I highly recommend it if you need a break from a animated children’s movie and you’re in a need of a warm fuzzy two hours.



Pleasant Surprise

It’s another movie weekend. There’s just something about @TheRock.

Photography Reflection


Photograph by Paul Hansen—Dagens Nyheter

Today, the winners of the prestigious 56th annual World Press Photo competition were announced in Amsterdam. Paul Hansen from Sweden received the prize for World Press Photo of the Year 2012. See all of the winners here.

Pictured: 20 November 2012, Gaza City, Palestinian Territories. Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and her three-year-old brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their father, Fouad, was also killed and their mother was put in intensive care. Fouad’s brothers carry his children to the mosque for the burial ceremony as his body is carried behind on a stretcher.

Catching a moment so it lasts forever = Priceless.

Games of Thrones Dinner Kick-off

Game of Thrones, Season 2 premiered last night & we were ready!  Check out the picture at the bottom to understand the awesomeness of our meal.  🙂  We had pork ribs, green beans w/ red peppers & garlic, twice baked potatoes, veggies, rolls, and chocolate chip/oatmeal cookies.  Our friend Greedo (Dave Wall), thinks we should make ‘TV Dinners:  Game of Thrones Menu & Party Plan’ lined out by Epicurious as our meal closer at the end of the season.  WHO’S IN???