Friday, September 23, 2011

What's Crackin?

What do you have going on for the weekend? I am not going to do one bless-ed thing. Last weekend I went shopping because a little retail therapy never hurt nobody but this weekend I’m keeping my behind in the house. I want to see Lion King while it’s in theaters again but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to drag myself out of the house. The weather is really driving my decision. It’s going to be all overcast and dreary with scattered showers. It’s been like that all week and as a result I didn’t get out and run once! Oh the horror! No, seriously … I need to be out running. I could have gone to the gym and run on the treadmill but for real, once you’ve experienced the open road, the dreadmill is a very poor substitute. Oh well, cooler temperatures are upon us and I may be at the gym more often than not. Unless I invest in some cool weather running gear. Running in the cold? We’ll see.

Last weekend I also went to see Straw Dogs. Did you see it? I really only went because I wanted to see Alexander Skarsgard.

I love him. If you’re not familiar he’s one of the vampires on True Blood. And I love him. The movie was okay. I probably could have waited for it to be on HBO.

Speaking of HBO, are there movies that you find yourself watching over and over again? I have a few that every time they come on, I turn to them. Like "The Town" with Ben Affleck and "It’s Complicated" with Meryl Streep. Don’t ask me why. Then there are movies that I can only watch once. Like Pursuit of Happyness. I loved that movie but it is so emotional. Even though I know it has a happy ending I’m asking myself: How much more does this man have to go through?

Speaking of emotional, did you see Gray’s Anatomy last night? Oh my goodness! I was crying like a baby! I cried for Christina and Owen. I cried for the Chief. I cried for Derek and Meredith. I think I even cried for Alex. This season is going to be good, I think.

So I have this formal event I’m attending next month and I need a new dress. At first I was looking for a gown but found out that a cocktail dress would be considered appropriate. Where do you go when you need something extra special? Here are a few of the things that I’m considering. Sorry about the size of the photos but I couldn’t find larger ones.

I am so enjoying this book. It is really helping me to identify when I’m in my feelings and I need to take a step back. Imagine a life where you’re not controlled by emotions. I still have them … that was clearly demonstrated last night during Gray’s, but I can see that I’m going to have a better relationship with my emotions.

I need suggestions for Sunday dinner. I think I’m just going to make a meatloaf. I love my meatloaf. It’s easy and delicious. No fuss no muss.

I think that’s all for now. Have a great weekend. Stay out of trouble.


Diva (in Demand) said...

I kept this post up all morning so that I could remember to comment. I WAS going to spend all weekend grading papers and tweaking my business plan and building up courage to start asking for investors....but I just came from the mall and my namesake niece tackled me in front of a shoe store and asked me to come to her basketball game this afternoon. So you already know I changed my plans right. LOL

I just watched Grey's last night and when they took the baby away I LIKE TO LOST IT! And deep down I kept hoping Christina would change her mind but when Owen realized that she'd cut off his leg for him....I cried again. I don't know if I'm sure it's going to be a good season yet but I sure hope so.

I don't think I've needed anything extra special in close to 5 or 6 years so I have no idea where to go but good luck and have fun shopping.

TJ said...

I got rained on yesterday, so I know how you are feeling about the weather. I tend to keep a couple of pieces of formalwear on hand for whatever comes up, but I've bought them everywhere from Burlington to Macy's and Nordies.