Happy Sunday Ya’ll! A whole week has flown by again. Mr. Air Force has been back to work, after some much needed leave time. The time he’s been back to work has gone by fast, which is great. Little craziness has ensued, however the first day was a little rough. I was majorly spoiled…but it was like 6 years of pent up needing him around for an extended period of time. So happy! Hoping a new frame of mind is coming after this little mini-reset. If you’re are looking for a fun, and super cute V-DAY gift, check out the my reviewfor SHMILY coins! Super Cute! Now, onto the fun. If you haven’t done a Sunday Social you really should!
1. If you were stuck on an island what are the two material items you would want to have? That’s rough. I’ve never good at this question, like seriously never. I feel like if I had a tv and an endless supply of sweet tea it would be amazing. However, having my Bible around would probably really help me during the rough spots of being stuck on an island. Maybe some lip gloss too? See, I told you I was terrible at this game, LOL!
2. What are two TV shows you’d watch over and over Seinfeld and Gilmore Girls….I can’t really ever get enough, and I currently watch them over and over and OVER again!
3. If your house was on fire what two things aside from family, pets, etc would you grab? Well since I have an Eagle Scout and Military man for a husband we have one of those fabulous fire safes so all pictures and stuff would be well protected. I would probably grab my jewelry box and my Christening dress I have displayed.
4. What are your two most favorite articles of clothing? Currently my grey boyfriend sweater and my Old Navy ACTIVE compression pants, so lame right?
5. What two movies that you saw in the past year would you recommend to us? Hands down Argo and Lincoln! I’m so mad that Argo is getting the snub from the Academy Awards…you can’t have too many pro-CIA movies in one year right; and Zero Dark Thirty is way cooler. I was so happy when Argo won at the Golden Globes. We usually rate movies on whether or not we would own them. There are very few movies that make that list these days. Both of these movies do.
6. What are your two biggest guilty pleasures? Currently they are Dove Chocolate hearts and Pepsi. I’ve been working out and watching what I eat, but every now and then I cave compeltely!! I try not to deprive myself because that can only lead to bad things
I’ve to say its been awhile since I was really excited about a movie….actually I guess that’s sort of a lie. I was really excited about seeing J. Edgar, with Leo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer. I had spent what seemed like an eternity reading my J. Edgar Hoover book (review can be found here) that when I finally got to see it I was so utterly disappointed that I can’t even tell you. Being such a history nerd, biographical, non-fiction type gal I kinda irritated when movies that claim to be as such are not. I particularly love when they say things like “based on a true story” when the based part is really a loosely based, maybe even barely. I also really enjoy historical fiction, for what it is, especially if its done well. One of my favorite, and one of the best done of this type, is The Other Boleyn Girl. Phillipa Gregory did such an excellent job that if someone had told me they there had somehow been magically tape recorders back then so they knew this had happened this way I would believe it in a second. Thirteen Days is probably one of the best historical movies that I have seen in a long time. I really loved the black and white to color for actual recordings, and I really respected and could feel the time and care and concern that was put into making this movie. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen anything that really rivaled it. The last thing I watched of Steven Spielberg’s was The Pacific, which was an HBO miniseries. If you haven’t seen it then I would highly recommend it. It was absolutely wonderful.
Coming soon from Dreamworks/Disney Touchstone is the movie Lincoln! I am so excited about this movie and I really hope it does him justice. I’m not as worried about this movie as I have been other historical movies as of late because it is Steven Spielberg. I firmly believe that that man wouldn’t put his hand on something that didn’t go as far as it could to make sure it was historically accurate. Where do you start though, in the amazing life of Abraham Lincoln (who happens to be one of my favorite Presidents)? This film will be focusing on the last few months of his life, abolition and the end of the Civil War. The movie is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which I will be trying to read before I see the movie.