I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Mine was filled with putting the last minute touches on a couple projects I’ve been working on so that makes me pretty happy. Remember how I said the hardest part of any project is getting started? Well, that makes the most satisfying part the finishing touches. In between all that, I was able to pull this project together and figured I’d share it with all of you.
So, there’s a little story behind this one. It originally was released at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2013. I just so happened to be working there in the Hospitality Suite. Basically, the stars/directors/writers would come into the hospitality suite before and after interviews and we would charge their phones, get them drinks or food, there were couches for them to sit and relax, magazines, we gave away free stuff like cell phone cases and whatnot. On a side note, don’t you think it’s funny that it’s the richest people that get all the free stuff? Anyways, there were people coming and going and then who other than Eli Roth walks in the door. We chatted for a bit, I gave him some snacks and he’s actually a really cool down-to-earth guy. He was there for this movie, which I then needed to watch after meeting him but for some incredibly frustrating reason, after TIFF it was shelved for two years! Ugh. So the build up for this one was pretty high. It delivered.
Hello lovelies! I know the recipes have been a little lacking lately so today you get two for the price of one. Lucky devils. What brings about this joyous news? you may ask. Well, it’s my unwavering love for pesto. Remember when we made all that pesto and froze it into an ice cube tray? If not, check out that post here. In that post I promised to give you some ideas on how to use that pesto. Albeit, that was at the end of June and it is now November but better late than never I always say!
This weekend was all about chalk painting. I decided to get to a couple painting jobs that I had been procrastinating and it all looks great! Do you do that too? Hold off on something forever just because you don’t want to start it. Getting started really is the hardest part. Everything else just falls into place. Here’s what happens when you actually start something!
It’s time to cast your vote! Which underwear moment did it best?
Melissa’s Pick: Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Director: Drew Goddard
Writers: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard
Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
Summary: Five students (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams) decide to head out to a cabin in the woods for the weekend for some good ole’ college fun. Little do they know, there are sinister forces at work as two scientists (Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford) work behind the scenes to cause their deaths at the hands of the Buckners, a zombie redneck torture family (which is a completely different species than regular zombies).
David’s Pick: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Director: Adam McKay
Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen
Summary: NASCAR racing phenomenons Ricky Bobby (Will…
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Friday again! It came so quickly this week, which is awesome! I have nothing planned this weekend but painting. I am painting just about every piece of furniture in my house. Not really, but at least four or five pieces so keep posted for the results of at least one of those pieces on Monday. Now, the reason you’re here: to get another wicked-fantastic movie recommendation. Well, remember how I told you guys that I was on a great streak? The streak lives on! This one is a real winner. Watch it tonight. And eat pizza. And drink beer. And have some chocolate.
Hungry? Let’s make some muffins!
I looooovvvveeee baked goods. And if they’re (mostly) guilt free, all the better! These honestly taste just like they’re made with heaps of sugar and flour and butter (mmm… butter) and they aren’t. These should be called Master of Deception Muffins. Now the key really is the maple syrup drizzle, which is pretty sugary, so you can omit that if you want but I recommend against the omission. Also, the drizzle is a relatively little amount so go for it (you’re already saving so many calories!).
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Another weekend come and gone. Woe is me (and everyone else starting their work week). My new job is infinitely better than my old one but I would still rather be painting the second coat on my dinning room hutch (keep posted for the pictures of that one hopefully next Monday). This here is a little project that I’ve been working on for the past week. Previous to this I had two ugly mismatched baskets on the floor so this is definitely an improvement.
Being lost at sea would be pretty terrible. Unless you were with Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson maybe, especially if it’s before Mel Gibson went a little… strange. Check out our lost at sea moments and let us know what you would add to the list!
Thinking of taking a lovely ocean cruise? Well as fun as they are, the open sea is not always a welcome place. The movies love to put people out on the water and keep audiences guessing as to how our heroes can survive. With big storms, big fish, and big waves, people lost at sea make for some gripping movie moments. Here are two we’d like to paddle ashore for you.
Melissa’s Pick: The Reef (2010)
Film Summary: Five friends, Luke (Damian Walshe-Howling), Matt (Gyton Grantley), Suzie (Adrienne Pickering), Kate (Zoe Naylor) and Warren (Kieran Darcy-Smith) are sailing from Australia to Indonesia to deliver the sailboat to a customer. Things take a turn for the worse when the sailboat capsizes and they are left stranded over the Great Barrier Reef. How could things possibly get worse than this? They notice a great white shark in the waters nearby and…
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This week’s chat is ready for your listening pleasure. Let us know which video games you want to see made into movies!
Run time 44:00: This week, the crew of Random Chat talk video games, from awful movie adaptations to ones that need to be made right away. Plus a DIY you can try. Join, Melissa, Kim and David for this action-packed chat. Play along and level up!
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