A Weekend Review

I’m starting my weekend review with Thursday because I want to. More importantly because Thursday was MOVIE NIGHT at our house and I don’t think I ever told you about it! Scott surprised me with “The Hunger Games” on Blu-Ray, which pretty much rocked my socks! And obviously required its very own movie night. So I picked up some Smartfood Popcorn and we settled in! It was awesome.

Friday was awesome too. Because it was Friday and FRIDAY means so much more to me now that I’m teaching!!! Saturday I worked at my other job downtown (I’m just working there on the weekends, and it’s one day a weekend, so it’s good.) and spent the morning relaxing and reading. I’ve been re-reading The Hunger Games series and I’m totally sucked in again, especially after our Thursday movie night!

Today was our day off! It felt amazing. Scott starts classes again tomorrow and this is his last year! He says it’s not sinking in yet that he’s starting classes again, but he’s all ready! We started out this morning with Gump’s Very Superior Pancakes (a family recipe) and relaxed. We managed to run our obligatory weekend errands quickly. After lunch we went for a walk at the Biltmore and then downtown to the French Broad Chocolate Lounge for a treat! It was glorious.

It was a terrific weekend! And we’re still enjoying the last bit of relaxing before the week starts! Glad we were able to pack so much into one weekend and still find time to rest and enjoy some time together. (All these photos were taken with my iPhone. Not too shabby!)

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Hunger Games

Thursday, April 12, 2012: Scott and I went to see The Hunger Games this afternoon. I read the books last year when my then-housemate gave them to me and said something about how I wouldn’t be able to put them down once I started reading. Needless to say, she was right. (Thanks, Brittany!) When I heard they were making a movie based on the first book, I was intrigued to see how it turned out. Some book-to-movie productions just don’t cut it, but I must say I was pretty impressed by this one. Obviously there were some things that I understood (certain looks, some events, a few key characters) only because I have read the books, and probably would have completely missed if I hadn’t read them. It might affect my response to the movie, I’ll admit, and I am okay with that. And I may be partial since some of the filming was done in this area at Dupont State Forest, but I really thought they did a good job translating the emotions and intensity from the author’s words to the movie screen. Knowing what happens next, I can hardly wait to see how they continue the trilogy. And I went out today and bought a copy of the first book so I can experience it again. Have you seen the movie? What did you think!? Did you read the books? Are you excited for the other two to be turned into movies? Are you re-reading the books like I am?

movie date!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011: Went with Mom and Jena to see “Soul Surfer” at the Varsity Theater downtown. It was great! And then to get some Carrburritos for dinner. Yum! Earlier today I sorted through all of the playbills and programs I’ve kept over the years – got rid of a TON of old stuff – and organized them into a binder! So now I have a place to keep them and look back at them!