Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Movie Trailer Tuesday - The Way, Way Back

Welcome to "Movie Trailer Tuesday - my weekly blog feature where I share movie/dvd recommendations by posting a quick blurb and movie trailer for you to check out. 

Have you watched any good movies recently? Feel free to share in the comments below...


Duncan is a quiet and awkward teen who is constantly belittled by his mom's boyfriend, Trent. Forced to spend the summer at Trent's beach house, Duncan just wants to escape the unhappy situation. He secretly takes a job at a nearby water park. There, with the help of his zany boss, Owen, he finds friendship and a place to fit in. With Owen's encouragement, Duncan finally starts to come out of his shell.

I love this movie! It has such a great cast, including Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, and Allison Janney - all faves of mine. Duncan's situation is pretty sad and the movie broke my heart to watch at times. It was especially weird seeing Steve Carell play a not-so-nice character. But, in the end it was a very moving story - serious but also with moments of wit and humor that made me laugh.

 Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Flashback 80's Music Video - One Thing Leads to Another by The Fixx

I am a child of the 80's and it's funny because when I say "the 80's" I still feel like that was just a few years ago. Then I realize it was many years ago and I start to feel old.

To me, it doesn't get any better than 80's music. I remember the birth of MTV and how they played nothing but music videos (none of these lame reality shows that they have now). I can still hear the theme music and rocket blast-off that they used to always play. Anybody else remember that?...Please tell me someone knows what I'm talking about.

And, of course I thought the V-Jay's were just so cool.

Today, I thought I would share one of my very favorite songs from the 80's. It's on my iPod and one of the songs on my workout playlist. Music videos have sure come a long way since this, but I still gotta love it.

 One Thing Leads to Another by The Fixx


If you grew up in the 80's, tell me what songs you remember/like...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kentucky Derby Time (with Kentucky Derby T-Shirt Giveaway)

It's Kentucky Derby time again!

Here in Kentuckiana, we've officially kicked off the start of Kentucky Derby season -- two to three weeks of non-stop parties, events, and festivities -- all of which lead up to that historical Saturday in May and the Run for the Roses!

photo credit: Jeff Kubina via photopin cc

Each year I like to share a little hometown pride and offer one of my readers a chance to win a Kentucky Derby T-shirt. 

If you would like a shot at winning, you can find the giveaway posted below.  After you've entered, be sure and check out my Kentucky Derby Pinterest board for all kinds of cool pins and Derby inspiration. You can also learn more about all of the Derby events by visiting the Kentucky Derby Festival website and Churchill Downs website.

Here's a photo I took last Derby season when I got to fly in the Despicablimp. It was taken as we flew over Churchill Downs

Giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner must respond within 48 hours or new winner will be selected. I am providing the prize.
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It's a great time to be in Louisville, y'all!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

10 Things I Love

The other day I shared a list of 10 Things I Hate. I thought I should balance that out with some positivity. So, now I'm sharing 10 Things I Love. I've probably done this before, but, that's okay. Here goes...

1.    Bookstores. Better yet, used/secondhand bookstores
2.    Cloudy, grey sky days (my husband thinks this is so weird!)
3.    Blueberry waffles from The Waffle House (OMG so good!)
4.    Dogs. Especially puppies and big dogs
5.    Entering contests and giveaways (If you follow my Twitter feed you already know this)
6.    YA Dystopian fiction - it's my current fave genre to read and has been for awhile
7.    Ice water with lemon. It's what I drink most
8.    Going to bed early
9.    Elderly folks. I guess from my days as a nurse I have such a soft spot for them
10.  Thursday night TV. Grey's Anatomy, Parenthood, and Vikings all on the same night!

Okay, you know the drill. Tell me something you love...