Monday, February 27, 2017

Movie laden weekend recap

Happy Monday everyone.

I'm happy to report the Mr passed his test Saturday morning.  We are so relieved that this saga is over for 2 years.  He got a super idiotic time slot in the middle of the day so we had to try to find a place that was open that wasn't necessarily breakfast.  We found a place that was breakfast but sandwiches and stuff so kind of more hearty stuff.  We waited for forever, then they sat us at this horrible table and when we were going to get it to go, it was even longer than we waited so we left.  Yeah because we have time to waste.  Jerks.  So we had our mouths set on breakfast and just went to a chain place and ate lukewarm, mediocre food.  It was not the way to start the day before his big test but apparently he thrives on chaos and sodium bombs.  I made a reservation at this place he's been wanting to go back to try prime rib so he was happy about that.  Unfortunately, it too was a miss.  Well, the soup was good but yeah the rest was crappy and we dropped over $100 for dinner.  *face palm*

We tried to reclaim the day and night by renting some movies.  We rented Nocturnal Animals  (affiliate link) with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.  The trailer looked pretty good.  It was directed by fashion designer Tom Ford so you know it was artsy.  We liked it but liked it much better after watching the bonus features which explained things in a little more detail.  There was a controversial beginning to the movie which I will blog about this week because it needs to be addressed.

We also rented The Edge of Seventeen  (affiliate link) which was deemed The Breakfast Club for this generation and "John Hughes would be proud."  Well, dems fightin' words so we had to put it to the test.  I must say, it held up to the hype.  I laughed, I cried, I gasped, I swooned and everything in between.  So yeah, I'd definitely give it a peep if you grew up on Hughes movies.

Speaking of Hughes was imperative we watch Weird Science last night to honor the passing of one of our favorite actors, Bill Paxton.  Great...crying again.  Bill has been a part of both the Mr and I's lives ever since Terminator and of course Weird Science.  Then on our honeymoon, Twister came out.  Given I am a huge weather nerd, this movie was right up my alley.  You couple that with one liners that were delivered in ways that only Bill could deliver them and it was movie gold for these fans.

I was actually going to blog about his new show Training Day this week as it is truly one of our favorites of the season.  Any time you can get more Paxton in your life, you just do.  We love how un-PC he is and it's a role he seemed born to play.   I couldn't bear to watch Twister because it's too much Paxton for me to take right now and I would be a quivering river of tears.  "Jo. Things go wrong. You can't explain it, you can't predict it."  Yeah, can't do it yet.

As more and more tributes came in, there was one common thread from those who worked with or met sweet and big hearted he is.  I am so happy to hear that because it confirms he's as adorable and sweet as I always dreamed.  I can't bear to refer to him in past tense.  It truly feels like a family member is gone for us.  I know some people won't get that because he tended to play more supporting roles but still.  Friggin' legend.  We will miss you Bill and thank you for giving us so many one liners to quote for the rest of our lives.

What did you guys do this weekend? 

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  1. So glad my test is over with! It gives me so much time back that was spent studying for the past 2 months and feels great. Thanks for all your support during that time.

    On a sad note, I want to thank Bill Paxton for all the great movies he gave us. Chet is still one of my favorite asshole big brothers. Thanks Bill. Peace to you and your family!

  2. I had a huge crush on Bill Paxton for years. There was something so real and adorable about him and he made me swoon with his deadpan sense of humor.

    Congrats to the Mr. on passing his test!! That is AWESOME!!!!

    Weekend was pretty good and low key. Didn't get as much accomplished as I had hoped, but I did get the necessary things done so I'm pleased about that. I have several things on my to-do list today and if I can get those done, I'll feel very good.


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