Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Going to the movies!

Ok, not really. Actually, just sitting my ass on my couch and watching movies. So I have had this goal on a list many, many years ago. I probably should post that list and made myself a little more accountable! Anyways, so this goal...I have wanted to watch the AFI 100 Years, 100 Movies

I took a Film Appreciation class last semester and I really enjoyed it. It allowed me to finally watch some of the older, classic movies and ignited that fire once more to watch some of the greatest movies ever made. I love researching things. So I love reading about when/where movies were made and the actors chosen and about their lives. I think that "Old Hollywood" is very intriguing.
The top 20 movies were not made in this century. Movies aren't made with the same passion and artistry and the older films were. I think that is because of CGI, 3D and crazy marketing for people to watch movies.





                 Highlight=Watched                              18 out of 100
# MOVIE YEAR
1 CITIZEN KANE 1941
2 THE GODFATHER 1972
3 CASABLANCA 1942
4 RAGING BULL 1980
5 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN 1952
6 GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962
8 SCHINDLER'S LIST 1993
9 VERTIGO 1958
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
11 CITY LIGHTS 1931
12 THE SEARCHERS 1956
13 STAR WARS 1977
14 PSYCHO 1960
15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968
16 SUNSET BLVD. 1950
17 THE GRADUATE 1967
18 THE GENERAL 1927
19 ON THE WATERFRONT 1954
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 1946
21 CHINATOWN 1974
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT 1959
23 THE GRAPES OF WRATH 1940
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 1962
26 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON 1939
27 HIGH NOON 1952
28 ALL ABOUT EVE 1950
29 DOUBLE INDEMNITY 1944
30 APOCALYPSE NOW 1979
31 THE MALTESE FALCON 1941
32 THE GODFATHER PART II 1974
33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST 1975
34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS 1937
35 ANNIE HALL 1977
36 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI 1957
37 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 1946
38 THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE 1948
39 DR. STRANGELOVE 1964
40 THE SOUND OF MUSIC 1965
41 KING KONG 1933
42 BONNIE AND CLYDE 1967
43 MIDNIGHT COWBOY 1969
44 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 1940
45 SHANE 1953
46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT 1934
47 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 1951
48 REAR WINDOW 1954
49 INTOLERANCE 1916
50 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING 2001
51 WEST SIDE STORY 1961
52 TAXI DRIVER 1976
53 THE DEER HUNTER 1978
54 M*A*S*H 1970
55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST 1959
56 JAWS 1975
57 ROCKY 1976
58 THE GOLD RUSH 1925
59 NASHVILLE 1975
60 DUCK SOUP 1933
61 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS 1941
62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI 1973
63 CABARET 1972
64 NETWORK 1976
65 THE AFRICAN QUEEN 1951
66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981
67 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 1966
68 UNFORGIVEN 1992
69 TOOTSIE 1982
70 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 1971
71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 1998
72 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 1994
73 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID 1969
74 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1991
75 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 1967
76 FORREST GUMP 1994
77 ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN 1976
78 MODERN TIMES 1936
79 THE WILD BUNCH 1969
80 THE APARTMENT 1960
81 SPARTACUS 1960
82 SUNRISE 1927
83 TITANIC 1997
84 EASY RIDER 1969
85 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 1935
86 PLATOON 1986
87 12 ANGRY MEN 1957
88 BRINGING UP BABY 1938
89 THE SIXTH SENSE 1999
90 SWING TIME 1936
91 SOPHIE'S CHOICE 1982
92 GOODFELLAS 1990
93 THE FRENCH CONNECTION 1971
94 PULP FICTION 1994
95 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW 1971
96 DO THE RIGHT THING 1989
97 BLADE RUNNER 1982
98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 1942
99 TOY STORY 1995
100 BEN-HUR 1959

I have a long way to go! 

Question of the Day:
What is your favorite movie and why?

Chowmein,
Kim

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Paradise Fears - Lorde 'Royals' Cover



I love the original song "Royals", by Lorde. This just makes the song a little bit better! Enjoy! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

oh no, i forgot my phone...


This video definitely makes you realize that we use our phones so much that human interaction and enjoyment is becoming to get lost to a little electronic that is smaller than our hand. 


Monday, August 19, 2013

changing of the seasons

this past week has been a roller coaster of emotions. i have a lot of not so fun body things going on with being a girl. i am trying to find a job and we are trying to plan for our future.

i know that everything will work out in the end and always does, but it makes me want to shake my fist at the sky and bitch to the heavens!

positives:


  • weight watchers is good. i have lost about 5 pounds in the past couple of weeks.
  • we joined a new gym, which feels like a spa. i always want to stay all day and sit in the sauna or jacuzzi. too bad there isn't cocktails by the pool!
  • i am starting to have more of a sense of who i am...only took 33 years!
  • have a couple of fun trips in the future.
  • school for kaity is about to start. 5th grade! Crazy!
  • i love UNDER THE DOME! if you haven't watched it, you need too. you can thank me with chocolates and hair bows.
negatives:
  • summer is almost over and back to the work environment.
  • with summer being over, no more sleeping late. 
  • i colored my fun purple hair red last night. i look like i spray painted it for halloween. 
  • i hate job hunting.

here is a few pictures from our summer trip to california/nevada/arizona/utah


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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pass the Cookbook June Edition - Bobby Flay

This month, Pass the Cookbook FB Group chose Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries and Shakes Cookbook.



I was lucky to find it at the library here in town. I was excited about making burgers. I love burgers and so does my husband, Charlie. But he is a picky burger eater. Always taking it "plain and dry". He is not a condiment person at all.

Out of the 3 burgers to cook, I chose the Crunchburger. It was the least crazy (not for me...but for the boy.)


 When I made my grocery list, I didn't put horseradish on it, since I probably wouldn't use it for anything else. Instead I made a hot sauce mayo to put on mine. It was quite tasty, but still had a spicy kick.

I followed the recipe pretty good, but used a leaner ground beef. Believe it was 90/10 and just salt and peppered them. I used cheddar cheese for my burgers and american for Charlie's.



I LOVED putting chips on my burger. I don't like veggies other than pickles, because I don't like warm lettuce or wet tomatoes messing up my burger! This is what my yummy burger looked like before I swished all the yumminess together!!




And AFTER!!! YUM! It was delicious!

Crunchburger (AKA Signature Burger)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground chuck (80% lean) or ground turkey (90% lean)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbs canola oil
  • 8 slices American cheese, each 1/4″ thick
  • 4 potato hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 4 slices beefsteak tomatoes
  • 4 leaves romaine
  • 4 slices red onion
  • Horseradish Mustard Mayo
  • 4 handfuls potato chips

Preparation:

Divide the meat into 4equal portions. Form each portion loosely into a 3/4″ thick burger and make a deep depression n the center with your thumb. Season both sides of he burger with salt and pepper.
Cook the burgers, using the oil and topping each one with 2 slices cheese and a basting cover during the last minute of cooking.
Place the burgers on the bun bottoms and if desired top with tomato, lettuce, onion, and a dollop of horseradish mustard mayo. Pile on the potato chips and top with the buns. Serve immediately.



Sunday, May 26, 2013

day 26: Favorite thing to do on Sundays:

one of my favorite things to do on Sundays is watch movies and pinterest.

today we are watching 'safety not guaranteed'. this is the second time i have watched it, but charlie's first time.

such a great movie!

Friday, November 9, 2012

elves shmelves - a christmas mememememe


1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?  Egg Nog, but only one cup. 

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? He just sits them under the tree.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I used to like white, but everyone does them now. So maybe this year I will do halloween lights just to be different.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? I have always wanted to buy some real mistletoe to hang, but am always to lazy and cheap to pay for it...so no.

5. When do you put your decorations up? Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving, but we are going to Nevada this year. So I want to do them next weekend so they are up when we come home.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Sweet Potato Casserole with marshmallows and brown sugar.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Having all of my cousins come visit and all of us sleeping in a bedroom on the floor. Then in the morning waiting in the hallway until our parents said it was ok to go to the tree.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? What do you mean "truth"? I still believe. No, but forreals - one year when I was like 11, I was sitting in the kitchen with my parents and we were going to my grandparents house for Christmas. My parents were chatting and my mom asked my dad how they were going to get me and my sister's bikes home after Christmas...that is when I knew my parents were Santa and I was getting a new bike! SCORE!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes, or two or three. 

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? I have a lot of ornaments that I have accumulated over the years and some the kiddo has made. 

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I love the snow and don't think I have ever had a white Christmas. Growing up in Utah and Nevada, it is usually in the 70's. Texas is almost as bad.

12. Can you ice skate? I can, but not very good.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Cabbage Patch when I was 5 or 6.

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Giving gifts.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Christmas candy that my mom makes. 

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Making candy and goodies.

17. What tops your tree? A santa hat. 

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Giving, but receiving is nice.

19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? I like them, in quantity. 

20. Favorite Christmas show? It's a Wonderful Life

21. Saddest Christmas Song? Christmas Angel song...something about shoes. Makes me cry everytime.

22. What is your favorite Christmas song? Noel, by NSYNC - go listen to it...you will love it!

Thanks to Jess from IROCKSOWHAT for this awesome MEME!!