Monday, December 28, 2009

I Finally Broke The Da Vinci Code

I have decided to take on a homework assignment during my time off during the holidays (work is closed!). I am going to try to watch something I have not seen before every day ... well every other day maybe. I'm not going to push it.

Today, I took on my first assignment. I am watching The Da Vinci Code

Starring: Tom Hanks and the chick from Amelie, Ian McKellan and Alfred Molina
Year Released: 2006

Let's see. I started trying to watch this movie back in 2006. I was at a conference for work in Cambridge, Maryland and there was nothing to do in the area so I was stuck at the resort, 2 hours outside of D.C. in crappy, rainy weather. I didn't mind so much as I can occupy myself reading or watching tv or playing on the internet (mind you these were the days of Myspace, not facebook so no Bejeweled Blitz to occupy my time LOL). The hotel did have a cool feature of having recently released movies available in room. So The Da Vinci Code was one and I was so excited to see it. I bought it to watch and fell asleep within 15 minutes. I had the movie for 24 hours and still couldn't get past those first 15 minutes.
This really bugged me. I loved this book. LOVED this book. As soon as the movie was on DVD, I asked for it for Christmas. I believe it was 2007 at this point. I finally watched it. Tonight. Two years and 3 days after receiving it. After all of the times it's been on cable and TNT, I finally watched it.
My grade:B-
As always, I loved the book way more than the movie. I did like the movie in that it brought the book back to me as I had forgotten a lot of what had happened. I just wasn't that thrilled about the movie. It was alright but it might have been better. I'm not good with words and I'm not sure how it could have been better but I'm fairly certain it could have been better. It's possible that Tom Hanks's hair distracted me a lot too. I enjoyed that the best. He wasn't as bad as I originally thought he would be as Robert Langdon. The end was obviously very good as it was in the novel. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing Angels & Demons. I liked that book even more and I've heard that the movie, in some ways, is even better than The Da Vinci Code.


I did it! I can't believe it but I actually did it!

Weight Lost this week: -2.4 lbs

Total: -15.4 lbs

Woo hoo!! If I can do that again, how awesome would that be? I'm taking it easy and I am happy with my progress. This is SO fun. I know my husband doesn't notice and/or thinks I'm still ginormous but that's ok ... for now. Maybe he'll notice in another 15 lbs :)

Can't believe it! And over Christmas week to boot! :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Best Jams of the Decade

The other day at work, my coworker told me that her husband, who has a job as a trivia MC at local area restaurants was going to be using all songs from 1999 this week in between trivia questions. That was my favorite year for music that I can remember. However, as we bring this decade to an end, I wanted to bring out some of the songs that stick out to me over the last 10 years. These songs represent my college life to the present. See if you like any :) By the way, these are in no particular order...they may be in year order but that's it. These are just the songs that when I hear them, they take me to a certain spot in life. Like a moment just captured and I'm instantly back in that time..pretty cool. Keep your eyes posted for edits...I'm sure I'll think of some that I forgot.

Breathe - Faith Hill
Say My Name - Destiny's Child
Smooth - Santana ft. Rob Thomas
Jumpin' Jumpin - Destiny's Child
I Try - Macy Gray
Bye, Bye, Bye - *NSync
It Feels So Good - Sonique
The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
Private Emotion - Ricky Martin
Faded - Soul Decision
Oops..I Did It Again - Britney Spears
Lady Marmalade - Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim, and Christina Aguilera ft. Missy Elliot
Gone - *NSync
Butterfly - Crazy Town
Ride Wit Me - Nelly
Never Had a Dream Come True - S Club 7
Hot in Herre - Nelly
Days Go By - Dirty Vegas
Starry Eyed Surprise - Paul Oakenfeld
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Where Is the Love? - Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake
Shake Ya Tailfeather - Nelly, P.Diddy, Murphy Lee
Stuck - Stacie Orrico
Why Can't I? - Liz Phair
Me Against the Music - Britney Spears and Madonna
This Love - Maroon 5
Yeah - Usher ft. Ludacris and Lil' Jon
Gigolo - Nick Cannon
The First Cut is the Deepest - Sheryl Crow
Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean
Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
Ridin' - Chamillionaire
Fergalicious - Fergie
Cupid's Chokehold - Gymclass Heroes
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Crank Dat - Soulja Boy
Better in Time - Leona Lewis
Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Dance with Me - Debelah Morgan
Hit 'Em Up Style - Blu Cantrell
Around the World - ATC

Friday, December 25, 2009

I'm behind but hey, it's Christmas can't expect much!

This week: -2 lbs

Total to date: -13 lbs

Woo Hoo! Oh yeah...let's see how much I gain after the holidays LOL Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Had a bad week this week. Probably that large popcorn and large Mt. Dew I had at the movies on Saturday.

This Week: +1.2 lbs

Total: -11 lbs

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Princess and the Frog

Today, I did something for myself and I feel guilty about it so I best blog about it.
I went to the movies. Alone. I had no one else to go with! I had to see this! I knew if I didn't now, I never would. Is that so wrong? I did have to run to work so while K. was out, I asked Cedo (Bebe's grandpa) to watch Emily while I ran to work and of course he said yes. I then checked the movie times and found a showing of Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" at 11:45 am.
Oh. My. God. This movie was beautiful. First of all, it was the closest I could get at the moment to New Orleans (what I like to think of as my second home). The animation was at it's best! Beautiful Mardi Gras scenes, hilarious bayou scenes, great music, and a lovely story. Princess Tiana was a great character and exhibited great values. This movie is definitely one for Disney's classic collection. The Shadowman was a terrific villain and of course all of the sidekicks from RayMond and Louis to Lottie and Big Daddy (voiced exceptionally in Nawlins dialect by John Goodman). I loved this movie and can't say enough about it. Go see it. Immediately. That is all...

Monday, December 7, 2009

..And Again...

Once again this week - no gain, no loss.
Total to date: -12.2 lbs