Make Today Great!

Talk about a week that went by in a flash! This week was crazy…I felt like I just blinked and we’re already Sunday.  I kept chasing after the errands I had to finish up and the sleeping pattern has been all over the place.

Luckily the Halloween movie marathon has been pretty much on track.  I’ve gotten in two movies only but one was bad (Area 407) and the second was really good (Let Me In).  Next week, I already have 3 reviews planned to go up 🙂 The main feature of my marathon started since my boyfriend has time to sit down and watch the Halloween series with me 🙂

Another reason its been a bit slower with movies is that I made the silly decision to start yet another series…Pretty Little Liars.

pretty little liars

I had said before that I would never watch it, but I’m somewhat glad because its actually a pretty interesting series.  It reminds me a little of Gossip Girl just this time, mystery person isn’t GG but unknown “A” that messes with the four girls lives.  It has a nice pace and really keeps me wondering what’ll happen next.  Not in an intense way but relaxing enough to calm and empty my mind after a long day/week’s work 🙂

This weekend was also a bit of shopping and I finally had the time to go pick up a copy of The Little Mermaid Bluray combo to add to my Disney Collection 🙂 I won’t be watching it this month due to the marathon but I’ll be getting to that soon.


During my shopping, I was at Future Shop and ended up seeing this on the shelf…in a bit of disbelief as well…

Spiderman 3 Steelcase for $1.97

Spiderman 3 Steelcase for $1.97

WHAT?!? I know Spiderman 3 isn’t a good movie but wow, now thats a deal, right?

This weekend, we rounded up a group of friends, including fellow blogger Day’s (who went to The Beatles exhibit last week) to go to see Pumpkin Inferno at Upper Canada Village.  I’m looking through the pictures today and hopefully the post will go up tomorrow. The drive was extremely beautiful with the trees and leaves changing colors along the highway and the evening sky was absolutely gorgeous.


Pumpkin Inferno

Pumpkin Inferno entrance

After that, we had a very late hangout with a simple dinner.  I had a very beautiful and tasty Sangria with my meal.

Sangria at Les 3 Brasseurs

Sangria at Les 3 Brasseurs

This week has been pretty cool also, especially when my cat started doing her silly little shenanigans and believed that she was completely hidden…I mean, c’mon..


And, thats my cat for you…she believes that when parts of her body is covered, that she’s completely hidden. Pinterest seems to be on the cute animals in the Halloween theme also.

bobbing for apples

Tonight, I’ll also get a baking session in! I just need to decide what to bake with a Autumn/Halloween theme 🙂

This coming week looks pretty much set up once I draft up the blogs.  Remember to drop by again 🙂 We’re in full on Halloween mode now!!

make today great

Hope your weekend has been fantastic! 🙂

The Town (2010)

The TownDirector: Ben Affleck

Cast: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Jon Hamm

Set in the town of Charlestown where bank robbers are born and passed down through generations, Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), James “Jem” Coughlin (Jeremy Renner), Gloansy and Dez are the next generation in a group that starts the story robbing a bank which results in them taking the bank manager as a hostage and then letting her go unharmed.  This starts to worry them when the FBI, especially Special Agent Frawley (Jon Hamm) gets involved and Doug decides to approach the bank manager, a woman called Claire (Rebecca Hall) and starts to fall in love with her.  Just as he wants to leave town with her, there is a big job that comes up that he has to take.  The question now is whether he’ll be able to get out of this mess and manage to leave the town.

I liked the cast a lot.  Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm and even many of the other characters was amazing.  They were great in their roles.  I really enjoyed that a lot.  The only person that I didn’t enjoy was Blake Lively as Coughlin’s sister and also a girl who loves Doug.  I’ve been a fan of Blake Lively in Gossip Girl and even when she did The Sisterhood of  the Traveling Pants movies.  She was fantastic in that but somehow for this one, her accent sounded forced and it bothered me because if I didn’t have the subtitles, I wouldn’t have understood what she said at all.  However, she didn’t have that much screen time so it was alright.

I’ve never been a big fan of Ben Affleck as an actor, but funny enough, I’ve been seeing his movies which he directed.  This one definitely was a good movie, maybe not a great one for me.  However, I did enjoy Gone Baby Gone so thats why I had decided to give this a shot.  Point is, even as an actor here, I found him very enjoyable.  Maybe its because this is something that he’s creating himself so there is more heart and soul that he puts into even the role he takes.  It doesn’t really matter because it works to its advantage.

Also, I felt that I enjoyed the second half of the movie a lot more than the first part.  It really takes some time to get into the whole story.  Its not that the basis is bad.  I did some research and its based on a novel called Prince of Thieves which I will add to my reading list.  As a crime thriller, I felt that it really caught my attention near the climax when things started getting bad and then eventually get to the very awesome ending.

Even though thats the case, I did sit to think about this a bit and I’d say that its definitely worth a viewing.  The good parts really more than make up for the parts that were lacking and I’m pretty sure that I would gladly sit down and watch this again.

So what do you think about The Town? How about your views on Ben Affleck as a director? Or maybe you  liked him better as an actor?

My FIRST: One Lovely Blog Award Nomination

I’m still feeling a bit dazed and confused right now.  My first award…its been about one year and 10 months that I’ve been blogging and I’ve read millions of posts about others getting awards and it never occurred to me that it’d happen to me…and it has.  Give me a few moments to wrap my head around this…I’m just happy!

First of all, I’d like to thank Aan at Sigoese for the One Lovely Blog Award Nomination.  I haven’t followed his blog for a long time but he has some amazing content that goes up. You definitely need to check it out.

These are the rules below, as copied from Sigoese for the nominees to follow:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award to your post
  3. Share 7 things about yourself
  4. Pass the award on to 15 nominees
  5. Include this set of rules
  6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs

Seven Thing About Me:

1) I love music a lot: I play the piano, sing, and am learning guitar (very slowly) and I listen to music every single day.

2) My love for Dragonboat is the reason and motivation that I exercise and train.

3) I am a collector of  Disney(Pixar included) movies and Hayao Miyazaki animations.

4) I have a digestive disorder that makes me sensitive to caffeine, lactose, MSG, and a whole bunch of random vegetables and foods.

5) I believe that crafty DIY gifts mean so much more than any store-bought gift.

6) I watch too many TV series that I can’t possibly catch up anymore (Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mentalist, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, and some other guilty pleasures like Gossip Girl, etc.).

7) I hate having a cellphone (even if its a necessity) because I see it as a tracking device on my whereabouts.

Now, on to 15 blogs I’d like to nominate:

  1. Thirdeyemom
  2. Lead.Learn.Live
  3. Head In A Vice
  4. 50 Year Project
  5. The Wish Factor
  6. Crazy Train To Tinky Town
  7. Sethsnap
  8. Homemade with Mess
  9. Bucket List Publications
  10. Ali Does It Herself
  11. A Word in Your Ear
  12. Ridha’s Kitchen
  13. Salt and Serenity
  14. Modern Home Kitchen
  15. A Nature Mom

If you are interested in movies, recipes, photography, crafts, travels and adventures, at least one of those blogs will fulfill.  Thanks again to Sigoese for the wonderful nomination!