Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A chemical shift, a stupid question with an honest answer and movie review

I'm feeling pretty random today so bear with me.

It's pretty evident that my hormones are starting to shift for the month.  Little does Aunt Flo know there's going to be a road closed sign when she tries to pull up the street this month so...sorry!  See ya in November!  But since my body doesn't know that yet, I've been feelin' the bitchy gene kicking up.

One instance was this stupid package our new car company sent us.  One of the things in this little package is a travel journal.  While this would be a good idea, the thing would need to be half it's current size to fit in the already too small and cramped glove compartment.  Do you have any idea how irritating it is to go from a glove compartment that you had to let the driver know to send out a search party if you're not out in 10 minutes to one that barely holds the registration, insurance card, mandatory ibuprofen and a nail file?!  On the inside cover, it asks for more information than I'm willing to put on a travel journal and then has the nerve to ask me "how I felt driving it off the lot."  This was my response:



Yeah.

Thankfully I had leftover chili on the menu for dinner so after our workout, I just had to heat it up and we could settle into movie night.  We rented This is the End.  I'm always leery of all star casts because I have rarely come out impressed and then it makes me question every future movie they're in.  But given this starred James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill and basically everyone from Pineapple Express, Knocked Up  and/or Superbad, I had low expectations.  They all play themselves, which is an interesting premise.  I'll say that it met every expectation, was quite a bit more violent than I was expecting and had about the amount of weed smoking going on you'd anticipate.   However, the exorcism scene alone almost made me pee myself laughing.  Channing Tatum and the Backstreet Boys cameos are interesting.  I don't know whether or not to recommend it but it was just the kind of stupid comedy I needed.  If you like those guys from that genre of movie, then you'll probably love it.  My recommedation...suspend your disbelief.

What was the last movie you rented that you'd be hesitant to recommend?

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12 comments:

  1. If only the car company could see your answer! Of course, they kind of got the same treatment when they sent the survey along so they shouldn't be too surprised.

    Mmmm, that chili is so good. It's so filling too.

    The movie was definitely one of those ones that you don't want to go so far as to recommend unless you know the person likes movies with those actors. If they are fans of Seth Rogan then you can recommend it without caveat but otherwise, just forget it.

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    1. Oh trust me, they did. I sent a copy to their headquarters and told them to stop sending me crap in the mail. :-)

      I know, it's like I'm almost embarrassed to admit we watched it but I didn't go in expecting Oscar worthy performances. Just a gross out comedy under the guise of them using their real names. But the last part was hilarious too. I wouldn't go as far as saying I liked it but dang there were some funny parts I'll probably YouTube when I need a laugh.

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  2. I like stupid funny movies so I'll probably love it. I rented a horrible one while back that I would never recommend to anyone (well, maybe as a joke) but of course now that you ask I can't think of the name of it. My glove box is too small too. What happened to the kind we had when we were kids that could double as a picnic basket right down to the rings on the door for drinks? Sigh, I miss that.

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    1. If you rent it, you'll have to let me know what you think!

      I am lamenting the loss of glove compartment and trunk space in my current car. (All cars?) My millennial Dodge had a decent glove compartment but a HUGE trunk! I'm talking I could put half of my current car in that trunk. It's at a good home but man, I didn't think I'd miss it this much!

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  3. I watched This is the End this weekend and I'm in 100% agreement. Just take it for face value. I didn't really like it, but I got a few good chuckles.

    PS, your description of driving your car off the lot made me laugh out loud in my office. :)

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    1. Yeah, that's about how I felt about it. Though I will YouTube the exorcism when I need a laugh because I don't know why but that made me crack up.

      Glad I could give you a laugh! The Mr got a good one when he read it too. :-)

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  4. Your journal response is hilarious. You really need to send it to the dealership. I remember you talking about how they had kept you there way too long. My glove compartments in every car I have ever owned have always been messy and over-stuffed. I am always in shock when I can actually find my registration and insurance card if I get stopped, which admittedly and thankfully is rare.

    My goal in life has always been to "get organized." So far--it isn't happening. Just like all my glove compartments, all the drawers, cupboards and closets in my house need cleaning. I had good intentions upon retirement, I cleaned out one spot every day, and at one point, felt good about things. But months go on, and things get shoved into drawers/cupboard/closets again and everything needs cleaning again and organization is lost. Someday.....

    I haven't rented any movies lately, but I did buy Les Miserables when it first came out. I haven't gotten around to watching it yet. Have you seen it? Should I waste my time on it??? Since it's unopened, I could always give it as a Christmas present if it's not worth watching.

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    1. P.S. I think I might give smoking some pot a try if the world was ending! I may give it a try anyway, as I've always been curious about it. Now that it's legal in lots of states, although not in very conservative Nebraska where I live, perhaps it's easier to get. Don't tell anybody though!

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    2. Oh it's been sent! I long to get organized but I look at everything and it's so overwhelming that I just freak out and let it get worse. Makes total sense, right? *rolling eyes*

      I never saw Les Miserables so I can't vouch for it. All I know is it won a lot of awards and many people seemed to like it. I'd say if you haven't watched it yet and know someone who wants it, give it away. If you don't, watch it then see if anyone wants to set up a movie swap in your family/neighborhood and put that one at the top of the list.

      As far as the pot, I've always been curious but I don't think I could get past the stink. I've been to enough concerts and been around enough bands to get a contact buzz as a teenager but that's about the extent of my experience with it. I won't tell a soul. Your secret is safe with me! :)

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    3. I saw Les Miserables in the theater - alone because I couldn't get anyone to go with me. I loved it, and would totally buy it if I thought I'd ever have the chance to watch it again. I think it appeals only to a small demographic though, if you don't enjoy violence, sadness and musicals this one isn't for you.

      I live in Colorado - once they work out the kinks in the selling of it I may have to give it a try too. Shhhhh.

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  5. I had to laugh about the chemical change. I'm going through that myself this week and just tonight was a perfect example. There is a new show called Back in the Game with James Caan and Maggie Lawson. Well, the dad kept a bedroom locked and said it was filled with crap so no one could go in. I told the hubs that I bet he left it just the way it was before his wife died. Sure enough, at the end of the show he's sitting on the bed and the room is a shrine to the wife. I started bawling!!! Then I laughed because I understood WHY I was crying. Phew... My aunt flo is coming to visit as well, and you know how great my relatives are....*snort!!*

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    1. OMG, I would've cried over that regardless of Flo!! It would evolve from the silent cry week one so the Mr wouldn't hear me to silent cry with an occasional nose blow week two to full blown sob and bagel eyes the next morning on week three. Week four (Flo's arrival), I'd either be indifferent or throw the remote through the TV. LOL

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