Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Last Sunday the husband, the in-laws, and myself went to the theater to see Blindside.

The back story to the movie: a very large young man was basically an orphan and was pretty much homeless. A very rich family ended up adopting him. He became an incredible football player. That's it in a very small nutshell.

The movie was VERY good. It is definitely a must-see. It is very much a feel good story. The actors and actresses (Sandra Bullock!!) were great choices for each roll. I don't think they could have picked better people to play in the movie.

There was a book written based on this story. I am very interested in picking up a copy of the book and getting more details.

Again, I recommend everyone see the movie. 50% of the people in my party cried so it might be a good movie to get on DVD when it comes out. And I will let it be known that I was not one of the four of us who shed a tear during the movie. I am not sure how that is possible because I cry very easily when it comes to movies.

Have you seen this movie? What did you think? Have you read the book?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Comments x 2.

Maybe I am really not getting e-mail updates about comments to my blog. I just noticed like 4 comments on my NYE post and another comment on a different post. I didn't even see those. Darnit, blogger!! I will pay more attention and respond accordingly. Sorry to those of you that commented and I missed it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Blog dream re: comments...

I guess I have a desire for more comments from YOU on my blog. I do enjoy comments, but I never realized how much I enjoy them.

I actually had a dream last night about the comments on my blog. I dreamt that somehow comments were not showing up in my e-mail address so the whole time I thought I wasn't getting any - and I was actually get 30+ a post.

Such a lame dream (and post, for that matter), but oh well.

Hint! Hint! More comments, please so I can dream about much more interesting things. :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year's resolutions...

I know we are a few days into the new year, but I figured I should probably blog about my new year's resolutions so I can reflect back next year to see how well I did at keeping them.

1. Finish the couch to 5k by my birthday (March 3rd). When I do finish, my reward will be to purchase a few new pairs of scrubs (with xmas money :)).

2. Finish the 30 day shred by June 1st. When I do finish this, my reward will be a new pair of jeans.

3. Find a job in Columbia.

4. Survive the distance between Justin and myself until I can find a job where he is.

5. Run (on the treadmill or elliptical) and/or walk at least 500 miles this year. My reward will hopefully be a more toned body and having my clothes fit better. I figured this number by thinking about 10 miles a week for 52 weeks (and I am already 2 weeks into it and figure some weeks I might not make it to 10). This seems very realistic and doable. I will record all of my distance runs/walks on sparkpeople so I can keep track of this number.

6. Pay at least 1/2 of our credit card debt that we have remaining. This, again, is very realistic and doable. Hopefully we can do even more than just 1/2 of what's left.

7. Blog at least 3 times a week. Hopefully the reward to this is more followers, more comments, etc.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Feel 'em...

"Hot pink!"




"Green and white polka dots!"

If you have been on facebook today, you might have noticed statuses with random colors posted. And if you are like myself, you were wondering what the heck was going on around the crazy world of facebook. My curiosity lead me to the internet. After a quick google search, I got an answer!

This is an attempt to raise awareness for breast cancer. Apparently it started in the Detroit area. Women were messaging other women telling them to post the color of their bra in their facebook status. Apparently, word has now spread all around the world. I have a few Michigan friends, but many of my lady friends on facebook are doing this and they are from all around. It's pretty cool that this has spread like this.

My first thought was, "well how does this raise awareness for breast cancer?" After some pondering, I realized that it caught my attention. And hey, if someone is taking a peek down their shirt to see the color of their bra maybe they will think to do a quick self exam and just "feel 'em" real quick.

Although some of the copies of the messages that were being sent mentioned not telling men about this - make sure that you keep your guys in check about this as well. Men can get breast cancer too.

Breast cancer month is in October, but it's still important to have it in the back of your mind at all times. I think this is especially true because this is a type of cancer that you can essentially detect for yourself. So "feel 'em" ladies (and gentlemen).

By the pink! :)

ETA: And you know what I love about this ploy to raise awareness on facebook? No pressure!! I have seen many different people post things in their statuses about, "post this as your status to raise awareness for XYZ. Most people are ashamed, won't do this, etc. so let's see if you are man enough to post this." That just bugs. It definitely doesn't make me want to repost that status.

After all of these bra color posts today, I just saw a status that just annoyed the heck out of me.
"Put this as your status if you or
someone you know has suffered XYZ.
The majority won't put it on,
because unlike cancer, XYZ is taboo...."
Why put "unlike cancer, blabla is taboo"???? Bugs. /vent