Some Movies Just Don’t Need a Sequel – Movie Review

The first Ted movie is perfect.  Its hilarious, its sad, its happy, its stupid.  There are so many mixed emotions while watching Ted.  Its a movie I have been able to watch again and again whenever I need it good laugh.  It never fails!  When I saw Ted 2 was coming out I was more than thrilled – just ask my boyfriend!  Anytime I saw a preview I couldn’t hold it in, all I could say was “we need to go see that NOW.”  Well it finally came out and we rushed right over to the movie theater and we were prepared to laugh…

The first fifteen minutes could have put me to sleep.  During the very long introduction with ballroom dancers Nick left the theater to get food.  I wish I would have gone with him.  Great dancers… not the right movie.  My hopes were still high though!  I was excited Amanda Seyfried was in the movie and there was nothing that could bring me down.

That’s pretty much how I felt the whole movie went.  There were some good laughs, but I was still waiting for it to get better.  The movie pretty much consisted of one line jokes, follow by long boring breaks of music and multiple clips of them in a library.  The best joke was at the expense of a Kardashian and those are easy jokes to make.

Needless to say I am so disappointed.  I have not seen a sequel this bad in a long time.  My advice – stick to the first Ted, don’t get your hopes up for Ted 2!


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My Favorite Holiday of The Year

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My favorite holiday is here again!  I love the Red, White and Blue, the good times, and the patriotism surrounding the 4th of July!  Another reason I love the 4th is because working in retail, its one of the biggest holidays I’m able to truly enjoy.

Last year I saw as many fireworks shows as I could possibly fit in.  The best part about the area I live in is that many of the towns do their fireworks on different days.  Fireworks are one of my favorite things in the world!  I just can’t stop staring!  My 4th of July starts today and I can hardly wait!  Bring on the good times!

What are your plans for the 4th?

Windy City Lake Shake

This post is a little delayed, but hey, I’ve been busy!  Nick and I were lucky enough to make it to the first ever Windy City Lake Shake!  18 country performers and some pretty big names were included!  It will definitely be an event we plan to go to every year.windy-city-lake-shake

The main stage included Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Frankie Ballard, Cassadee Pope, Maddie & Tae, Easton Corbin and Raelynn.  The performers were fantastic and it was well worth the money spent.

The Next From Nashville stage had performers who are up and comers in the country music industry and they were so talented!  My favorites were Seth Alley, Courtney Cole and Ruthie Collins.  Be sure to like them on Facebook and check out their music.

Hopefully next year we will have some nicer weather!

Racism Is Alive and Well

   
Let me just preface this by explaining I am a white girl with blonde hair who grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I have never experienced racism nor saw a racist act. I’ve never actually heard someone say the n word in person in my life. Of course I watched the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore on TV and learned about Martain Luther King Jr. In school, but I have never experienced racism first hand… Until today.

I am so appalled by this one persons actions and hateful words. I’m not going to say what happened because that doesn’t matter. What I want everyone to know is not all white people are racists. And those who are racist, are extremely ignorant. While I’m shocked by what I witnessed today, I’m glad I was able to stand for what I believe, and I believe no one in this world deserves to be hated for the color of their skin, their religion, their origin, their sex, or their sexual orientation. Not one person deserves that.

I want it to be know that I, a white, Christian, european mutt, straight, female, will stand up for anyone being discriminated against, no matter who you are. Discrimination is not right and it needs to be stopped. It’s 2015 people. We’re better than this.

The True Affect of A Degree

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To get an undergraduate degree cost a lot of money these days. It’s about the cost of a small house. Many people argue whether or not a degree is truly worth the money. I think its pretty debatable. I received my bachelor’s in human resource management and I am an HR manager. Do I use when I learned in my degree every day? Absolutely not. Did it help me get the job I have? 100% yes.

It’s not even the fact that it’s a piece of paper that says I put in years of tears, sweat, and all nighters. It shows that I am committed to what I do. Plus it gave me the knowledge to sound like I knew what I was talking about in my interviews and connections I could use whenever the time called for it. Every once in a while, things pop into my head that I learned during a lecture that are actually useful to my job, but for the most part everything I do at work is what I was trained to do by the company.

I’m not saying my degree doesn’t mean anything, unlike most college graduates my age I’m not drowning in debt from student loans. I’m proud that I worked my ass off to get the degree, but I wonder if I’m the only one. I’ve seen peers I graduated high school with, who did their time at a university and are still working that same old part-time job.

So now that I’ve been out of school for over a year, working full-time in my field, I’m considering going back for my masters. Its something I’ve wanted to do for a few months now but haven’t seemed to find the time to complete my unfinished applications. Not to mention, the number of the letters of recommendation and the application fees really add up!

So is a master’s degree really worth all the money and the time investment? Will it even get me a better/higher paying job? I’m not so sure. Part of me really wants a masters and part of me thinks I should spend the little free time I have relaxing and living my life instead of constantly slaving away. I work enough hours a week anyway, why add more to my plate!

So in conclusion, Yes I think my bachelor’s degree was worth it. But no, I don’t believe a master’s degree will be worth my time, stress or money. Which in retrospect is why I stopped my application to write this post! What do you all think? Worth your time and money?

What Day Is It?

Holy cow I feel like I’m continually running and running and I am tired. I need a vacation! I have this craving lately to just travel. Doesn’t matter where, just anywhere. But I have a short weekend trip coming up to see my best friend in Texas! So excited!

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I’m way too excited to see her and her adorable kiddos! Hopefully the weather would be good because I’m in desperate need of a tan. And a beach.

In the mean time I need to find a good way to relax after work. Watching TV just isn’t cutting it for me. What is there to do after work that doesn’t cost any money and makes a stressful work day disappear?

A Fresh Start

Hello everyone! I’ve been fighting with WordPress to get my old blog back up and running and it would have cost me $200 to do so! So I created a new blog instead. I was able to upload all my old posts to this blog, but I lost all my followers so please share my new site address! (Also until I can get back through all my old my, the links in my posts won’t work)

I love fresh starts! Even though this blog has all my old posts, I love a new blog name and layout. Its like reinventing yourself. When I started blogging a few years ago I thought all I would want to blog about is fashion. I realize now, I want to blog about something different every single day! Making myself only blog about fashion kind of stuffed out my creativity and all desire to continue to blog. So I got busy with work, decided I didn’t have time to post anything about fashion since I pretty much only wear my work clothes (which are totally not postable – ha), so I let my blog die out and when it came time to renew my domain name I kept putting it off. Now that my domain name is expired and its too expensive to renew, I thought it only best to create a blog that can be whatever the hell I want it to be about! My excitement is unhinged ha…

I’m currently enjoying my rainy 3 day weekend by relaxing and getting some things done around the house! For those of you who know me, I cannot grow anything. Anything. I can’t even keep anything alive. My boyfriend buys me flowers and I just kill them and then I leave them there so long mold grows. I try so hard but my thumbs are the farthest thing from green. I have red thumbs.

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I decided against my better judgement to buy already planted flowers, because its simple right? I even decided to get creative and buy tin pals at Hobby Lobby instead of plain old pots. Only thing was I forgot to put holes in the bottom for the water to drain out… Maybe tomorrow I’ll take a knife and stab some hols in the bottom. Problem solved.

Anyway, we’ll see what happens. Fingers and toes crossed I can keep these alive! If I can do that, my next goal is to start a vertical vegetable garden. I was doing a lot of pinteresting. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

I plan on working at gardening until I can get it right! Any tips from you green thumbs out there? What is one thing you aren’t good at but want to be good at so badly?