Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Limp limbs and a string of bad ones

It's hump day all!

I must say, yesterday was tough on the ol' upper limbs.  We did 4 1/4 miles on our paddle the other night and somehow I thought it smart to do this insane upper body workout the next day.  So to say I was in immense pain between screaming biceps and triceps is an understatement.  I wasn't sure what I'd be capable of doing for my workout yesterday so Walk Away the Pounds with no weights it was.  It's not like not using weights meant it didn't hurt, even arm movements hurt like a mutha.  Just moving my arms in the slightest made me wince but I know sometimes shaking the soreness makes it feel less sore the following day.  Now that it's the next day, I can say...not so much.

Oh I don't think I told y'all about our movie experience a few days ago.  We saw the new Mission Impossible and it was pretty good.  A little long.  The second mission could've been edited down quite a bit because toward the end I just closed my eyes and didn't really care how it ended.  I listened to the ending.  Then it was time for Trainwreck.  You know, that movie everyone is raving about?  We liked Amy Schumer before she suddenly became the "it girl."  Her stand up was pretty funny so of course we would like this movie, right?  1 hour and 50 minutes into a 2 hour and 2 minute movie...we left.  Yep, it was so irritating, there was so much vocal fry on her part and we didn't care about the characters that we couldn't just wait twelve minutes to see how it ended.  Our only regret according to the Mr...we didn't leave earlier.  (Which would've been five minutes into the movie but you don't want to think you've been trailer duped two weeks in a row...we were.)  Eh.

The Mr was supposed to do some comp time work last night but that got canceled and since we worked out earlier in the day, that meant we had the evening to do whatever.  I made coconut shrimp and sweet potato for dinner.


We got a rent one get one free coupon from the local video store so we rented two movies that looked intriguing but not worth full price.  Hot Pursuit with Reese Witherspoon and Sophia what's her name from Modern Family and Horrible Bosses 2 which we've been putting off for months for some reason.  (Given my love for Jason Bateman, I'm surprised I held off this long.)  Hot Pursuit was pretty bad...like we would've left 20 minutes into the movie if we were at a theater, bad.  I respect Reese for wanting to try something different, it just shouldn't have been that.  But the funniest line of the movie was "you've been Coopered, bitch!"  I'm sure a clip will end up online eventually.  Then there was Horrible Bosses 2.  It wasn't a horrible movie (unintentional pun!) but it was decent.  We remembered pretty quickly that the little screaming guy Dale was the weak link in the first one.  Jennifer Aniston was pretty funny.  I still can't help but like anything with Jason Bateman in it.  Speaking of Jason, I can't wait to see his new movie The Gift.  I love the dark departure for him.

Seen any stinker movies lately?  Ever left a movie?

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10 comments:

  1. I'm glad MI5 was good but I cannot believe how bad Train Wreck was. It takes a pretty bad movie for me to leave like that and wow that was bad. Especially once you get that far in because usually I am optimistic that a movie is going to turn itself around but I just got to the point where If you were done, I was done and I am still glad we left.

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    1. Yeah MI5 had a lot of action...until it didn't. Train Wreck was aptly names, that's for sure.

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  2. The last movie I saw was Ant-Man and it was a lot better than I expected it to be. The worst movie I've ever seen was Movie 46 or 43 or some kind of number. We left 30 minutes in.

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    1. Oh, I've seen the cover for that Movie 46 at the video store and I remembered hearing awful things about it! I get very nervous when there are all star casts because it's usually a stinker in waiting.

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  3. A few weeks ago some ladies from work invited me to see the second Magic Mike. I didn't see the first one and wasn't interested in seeing the second, but I didn't want to pass on an evening out so I went. It was awful. I won't say it was the worst movie I've ever seen, but it was up there. I wouldn't have gone to see it on my own, but if I had I probably would have left. I don't know that I've ever left the theater, at those prices I hate to, but there have been a number of rentals that I haven't finished.

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    1. Yeah I wasn't overly impressed with the first one and really have no desire to see the second one. The name alone turns me off!

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  4. Stephen King said The Gift is really good. I too love Jason Bateman. The ads for the Sofia Vergara/Reese W movie didn't even look funny, so even though I kinda like those two, I've got no desire to see it. I'm a huge fan of Jennifer Aniston, she seems so sweet in real life. Will have to catch Horrible Bosses 2 when it gets to HBO or whatever. Disappointing review of Train Wreck. I too get annoyed at some movies, and even though Amy Schumer seems awfully funny, perhaps this movie would not be my cup of tea either. The movie "What About Bob," annoyed the living He!! out of me. (That's the first one that comes to mind, but I know there's others, like all those movies that my husband loves and wants to watch over and over and over and over. I really think he'd rather watch something again that he knows he liked, then catch something new.)

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    1. Well if Stephen King endorses it, then the Mr will definitely watch it! Hot Pursuit was a curiosity rent and the new phrase should be curiosity bored the cat. If this had been Reese's first movie, she wouldn't have had a career. I remember What About Bob! It was SUPER annoying and we're big Bill Murray fans. I wanted to smack him around and Richard Dreyfuss wasn't helping matters much either. Ugh, what a bad movie!

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  5. That is the prettiest sweet potato I have ever seen!

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