Awkward & Awesome Thursday

me and EmAwkward:
-Losing my breath when walking upstairs. I really think I need to start working out again.
-Trying to blow my nose discreetly in my office. There is no way to do that.

Awesome:
TODAY IS THE BIRTHDAY OF ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE HUMAN BEINGS!!!!! Happy Birthday, my dear Emily!! You are a kind, supportive, understanding, funny, and fun-loving person. I live for our Target strolls, acting together, and eating delicious Thai. I hope today is lovely and magical and everything you dreamed it would be. =)
Is there anything more awesome than the birthday of someone you hold dear?

Mr & Mrs Movie Night: Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise

Mr & Mrs movie night #3: Before Sunrise. If you like romantic films about foreign cities and deep conversations with strangers, this is the film for you! Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, this movie was about two strangers who meet by happenstance on a train from Budapest.

Jesse is on his way to Vienna to catch a flight back to the US and Celine is on her way home to Paris after visiting her grandmother. They start a casual conversation that swiftly travels into deeper territory. After an illuminating conversation, Jesse asks Celine to get off the train with him and spend the night walking the streets of Vienna with him. AND SHE DOES IT!! Throwing caution to the wind, Celine gets of the train with Jesse and the two spend the entire night walking around and experiencing the city. They have the kind of deep conversations that people seem able to spill so freely with strangers.

Wow. First, I just thought Celine was kind of crazy… she doesn’t know this guy! But it turned into a crazy whirlwind of a night. It reminded me of nights I had when I was younger… those times you stay up all night talking and laughing with someone. Very romantic… and there are THREE of these films (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight). We only watched the first two, but I enjoyed them both!

Awkward & Awesome Thursday

frog and toad

Awkward:
-Exhaustion. I feel like I can never catch up on my sleep. Yawning all the time is not all that professional, is it?
-Trying to hold in sniffles when others are around. I had two inward sneezes after they left. Those are the worst.

Awesome:
-“But we can open the box.” Toad is my spirit animal.
-Dinners with some sweet little ladies and some awesome friends!
-NAPS. I feel like I get a second chance to improve the day!

Mr & Mrs Movie Night: To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief.jpg

For our second Mr & Mrs movie night we decided to watch Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant & Grace Kelly. I’ve been a fan of Cary Grant since the first time I watched An Affair to Remember (one of my favorite romances) and loved him even more after I saw Bringing Up Baby, so I knew I’d enjoy this one!

The story follows a reformed cat burgular, John “The Cat” Robie (Cary Grant), as he tries to clear his name when a series of jewelry heists occur in the Riviera. The insurance agent, who is dealing with the backlash over all the thefts, reaches out to Robie for help. At the top of the list of expected victims is a woman named Jessie Stevens and her beautiful daughter Frances (Grace Kelly).

I guessed somewhat early on who was behind the thefts, but that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the film! It’s practically done in a classic James Bond style… women, beaches, a foreign country, and a mystery! I think this may have been my first experience with Alfred Hitchcock and I was not disappointed!

Awkward & Awesome Thursday

Pike Library in Indy.jpgAwkward:

-Our power got shut off with no warning whatsoever. Which is awkward enough without my having sobbed about it when I came home! Epic Fail…

-Eating salad for lunch and getting hungry again less than an hour later.

Awesome:

-This library display from Pike Library in Indianapolis!

-I’ve been drinking a ton of water lately! It’s funny how just changing my water intake can improve my mood and energy levels.

-Watching Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them twice over the weekend!

 

Mr & Mrs Movie Night: Bridget Jones’ Baby

Bridget Jones' Baby

I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while now! =)

For Valentine’s Day, Mitch gave me a card with two bunnies at a drive-in movie that said “My favorite place to be… is next to you.” With the card, he handed me a binder ring filled with a bunch of beautiful little pieces of paper with Romantic films listed on each one. Mitch said, “I want to watch each one of these movies with you so I can learn all the different ways to love you.”

My father is a man’s man, an Army Sergeant, an outdoorsy guy, and a car guy… he was not a sit-and-watch-romcoms-with-my-wife kind of guy. That’s not to say that he didn’t watch romantic films with us, but it just wasn’t his thing… not something he put a lot of thought or effort into watching. That’s why Mitch’s gift was so special to me.

Before he started our Mr and Mrs movie nights, I never would have asked Mitch to sit through a romantic movie with me. I wouldn’t want to “put him through that”.  Mitch recognized that in me and is making an effort to watch films that I might like!

We watched Bridget Jones’ Baby first (it was also in the bag with the binder ring)! I have been a lover of Bridget Jones since I first picked up Bridget Jones’ Diary in the 7th grade. This film was no exception… Bridget getting herself into a situation and having to figure it out with humor and a bit of wit! We laughed, I almost cried, it was a fun night going on Bridget’s latest adventure!

 

Awkward & Awesome Thursday

Pike Library in Indy.jpgAwkward:
-Our power got shut off with no warning whatsoever. Which is awkward enough without my having sobbed about it when I came home! Epic Fail…
-Eating salad for lunch and getting hungry again less than an hour later.

Awesome:
-This library display from Pike Library in Indianapolis!
-I’ve been drinking a ton of water lately! It’s funny how just changing my water intake can improve my mood and energy levels.
-Watching Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them twice over the weekend!