Satur-Date Movie: Gone Girl

Satur-Date Movie Gone Girl

Satur-Date Movie Gone Girl

Hello Sunshine! Wow, we had a great weekend here in Austin. It was Austin City Limits Music Festival Weekend, so it was great to have all the visitors in for the outdoor live music under the beautiful blue sky with the cool breeze. Now, we have plenty of days like this here, but it’s nice when we have visitors with outdoor events so we give such a warm welcome. I hope you had beautiful weather where you are also.

Well, The hubby and I had not had a movie date in a while & we pre-purchased our tickets to see the movie, Gone Girl. I had the book on my Goodreads list, but I have so many books on my list that I would probably get to it this time next year. I had Instagram‘d that we were going to see the movie & I admitted that I had not read the book and a few of my friends & followers had mentioned that the book was so good, that I really should have read the book. Ugh! I should have, I know, but I didn’t. I made the decision to load it in my iBooks immediately and do a speed read. So far, so good, I was on chapter 6. I was flying by. Easy read. Then I took a break. Read a few more posts on my Instagram, ‘oh, I hear it’s really loyal to the book’. I started thinking, ‘Should I really complete this book?’ Then what will be the point of watching the movie? I stopped reading the book!

On with the movie:

Wow, A ‘Must See.’ Oh & you do not need to read the book before you see the movie. Now, Gone Girl is definitely for a mature audience, so don’t think you can bring anyone under age and it’s just a scene or two. It’s more than a scene or two. I always like to go into a movie knowing little to nothing. I don’t read reviews. I do watch CBS Sunday Morning, so I do watch David Edelstein’s reviews. My husband on the other hand must read reviews. The bad part of that is, he will tell me about the movie review and tell me what is going to happen in the movie. He did that in this movie also. This movie has so many twists and turns and is just a thriller that you may walk out of there with the ‘what just happened?’ Yes, we were breaking this one down for hours after! If you like a thriller, physiological thriller, suspense thriller, or a ‘Halloween Scary Thriller Reality Movie’ this is the one!

If you are in Austin, I recommend seeing the movie in one of our favorites, Violet Crown Cinema. The top left pic above is from the balcony at the Violet Crown. They have a parking garage and the cinema will validate your ticket. The balcony has the coziest chairs that you can grab a drink prior to your show while you wait for seating and soak up the Austin sun. The cinema has a lite bite menu, but I honestly recommend you get the popcorn and Brussels Sprouts. The popcorn is free refills and I believe they have the best tasting popcorn. I don’t know why, but it is the best. The Brussels Sprouts are almost as good as my own recipe, Top Secret Brussels Sprouts. I order them every time I see a movie at the cinema. Each theater seat has a table top, but you have to take your dish & drinks in, there are no servers. They also serve coffee & specialty coffee. I was enjoying a Double Dirty Chai, as you can see in the pic on the bottom right. We have been going to The Violet Crown since it opened and the staff is always friendly, our food is always fresh and delicious and drinks are always perfect. Recently the bar was short staff for the first time and the gentleman was the friendliest and fastest. I am under the assumption that VCC treats their staff fantastic because the staff treat VCC & their guests fantastic!

I love spending money locally in my Native Austin!

There were a few trailers for upcoming movies, but I will be looking out for The Theory Of Everything Movie. That looks like it might be a good one. Probably a movie I will ask my friend, Holly to see with me but thats all right! Not every movie needs to be a Satur-date. The Hubby saw a trailer, Birdman that interests him. It does look good. Perhaps that will be an upcoming Sadur-date.

Thanks for stopping by & lots of love,

Lisa

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So I Broke My Ankle, Big Deal!

What Happens When A Fashionista Breaks Her Ankle

What Happens When A Fashionista Breaks Her Ankle

 

Hello Sunshine! School is back! Some are happy, some are sad. I always say we need to pay teachers more whenever we have an opportunity. Our teachers do so much to educate our children for 9 months and we do our very best with the 3 months we have, but really we are not the professionals~ they are. Not saying we are not to help with teaching their curriculum when they are out for the school days. Just that we may not be best at starting any new studies on our own. Always give those teachers the best we can when the little cherubs return!

So for this month for BlogHer I mentioned that we are all writing about healing. Emotional healing is what I have been focusing on or when I have been brainstorming. Then, as I have been all summer~ I was going to my post op visit for my broken ankle. Some of you may know that I broke my ankle Memorial Day Weekend. Yes, that’s right ~ the beginning of Summer! The Texas BBQ smell is in the air, my summer dresses are ready to get out, my summer heels are ready to be worn & I am ready to just get some color because I suffer from migraines and I’ve been struggling with my Vitamin D so I have really lacked in my Latina bronze!

Collage Of Broken Ankle

Collage Of Broken Ankle

Then summer begins & I break my ankle! I didn’t know the first week that it was broken, or I was in denial. I thought I just twisted it really bad when I fell as I was coming out of my Mini Cooper with too many shopping bags and my large Chloe handbag. No, I never feel the need to make more trips to the car, that’s absurd! Well, finally I went to the primary care & yes, it was broken so I needed to see a surgeon. Yes, Surgery Needed, ‘When would you like to schedule?’ I’m thinking,  ‘Today is Monday.’ Surgeon says, ‘I can schedule your surgery Friday, but you may want a second opinion & discuss with…’ I interrupt,’That sounds great, if I think about it too much… besides I really want to just get this over with and get back to normal!’ Ha! Oh Yes! That is where my surgeon should have said, ‘Hold up, wait a minute!’ I was in a hurry from the very beginning. Like Sweet Honey Brown, ‘Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!’ I was scheduled to have surgery June 6th. Done & done!

Well, I have luckily been moving right along every month, using my crutches (not very easy), doing my ankle exercises andwearing that ‘Stylish & Always Fashionable Post Surgery Boot’. For me this has been very difficult because I was just getting ready to wear my dresses and linen pants and just purchased great backless jumpsuits from Neimans that I knew would look fabulous with my 3″ heels! Guess what? Those fashion dreams ended when my ankle was broken.

I finally saw my surgeon last month and he said I could wear a ‘sneaker’ or a ‘running shoe’. Ok, I have those, but I use those when I run & when I run I am on the great Hike & Bike Trail in Austin so they get that really dusty look or even when I use them in our neighborhood, they get a good looking wear. So I did what anyone would do, I went shopping for a new pair of ‘sneakers’ or ‘running shoes’ to wear that I could use with my summer outfits that would look nice and not like one of those office people that walk around with pretty clothes & running shoes. Nothing against them, it’s just not my look & I could not rock it as well. I was out for most of the day with no luck, but I did find a great pair of heels that will look great when I am healed! I did try to stand in them & it was a no go. I thought if I need to go anywhere nice, I can be carried in them for now, but anyway I will try another day for the surgeon ‘Prescribed Sneaker’.

I never was able to go out for a good shoe that he had ordered and it was time to see my surgeon again. I had found my adorable pair of Mary Jane type of traction shoes that I wear sometimes when I am doing lots of walking on vacation. Perfect, right? Wrong! My surgeon said, ‘Cute, but not enough support.’ I also got in a bit of trouble for working out on my ankle. I really thought it would be a good idea to start doing squats with weights to build up my muscle, but apparently it is just too soon. Let me tell you, going shopping on my ankle all day is just not a good idea either. I just like to go out and get the weekly groceries to Whole Foods, Central Market, Costco and if we want to see a movie we will go to walk around the beautiful downtown Austin to the Violet Crown Cinema. Well, I have been a bit stubborn and pushing my ankle too much. My kind and wise surgeon said it’s no wonder that I am having so much pain because I am giving it to myself. I really need to be more homebound.

My New 'Hardware'

My New ‘Hardware’

What I thought was physical healing of my ankle has become more of an emotional healing. I really need to stop being so stubborn and stop pushing myself. I keep wanting to get back to normal and I think if I start acting like my normal self, my ankle will also. I got a huge wake up call that my ankle is going to tell me when I can go back to my normal self instead of me. I waited until I was 40 years old to break a bone and I still do not have the knowledge to listen to my body. As much as I am tired of being homebound, it really does not matter. I need to get over it and do what is best for ankle no matter how sad I am about it.

I know many of you are wise enough to know this, but I wanted to share with you my healing dilemma. I will always be honest with you, even with my flaws! So what if I missed my fashion this summer, big deal! I just have more reason to look forward to my Fall wardrobe, with more supportive shoes. I do hope I find some cute ones….

Lots of love,

Lisa

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Why Not See A Movie This Weekend?

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

Hello Sunshine! Happy Friday. Do you have any plans for the weekend? We are staying in. It’s been a rough week with the loss of Lauren Bacall & Robin Williams. The riots that are going on in St. Louis for the young gentleman, Michael Brown & the loss of the gentleman Michael Brown. I wanted to let you know of some movies that we have seen recently if you are planning to see a movie.
To Have And Have Not

To Have And Have Not

If you would like to see a classic & remember Lauren Bacall, To Have and Have Not is a

We Remember Dead Poets Society

We Remember Dead Poets Society

great classic to remember her with Humphrey Bogart.

If you would like to remember Robin Williams, I have always loved him in Good Will Hunting & Dead Poets Society. Funny, because he has given me so much joy in Birdcage, but I felt so much love in the other movies. He really tugged at my heart in the other movies.

When I feel my heart burn and my tears flow from someone who can make me laugh usually it makes me so out of the normal and realize that this is someone that can really is an amazing actor. He also did so much out of acting that I know he was an extraordinary gentleman.

These movies may be available on Amazon or Netflix as a stream, but if you have the DVD’s that is even better.

Le Weekend

Le Weekend

The movie that is available on Netflix DVD loan is Le Weekend, but it is also available on cable TV rentable movies/Pay-Per-View. It is a great

A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

movie about an older couple spending the weekend in Paris. They have some adventures and they are just like any other couple. Very entertaining & is in English language.

Last week we saw A Man Most Wanted. This is a great Spy Thriller. If you like twists and turns this is the movie for you! This movie is set in Germany, but not in German language, so no need to read subtitles. This was one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last movies, I believe. He was always a terrific actor. I would always see his name on a movie & knew I wanted to see it just for him. Yes, his portrayal in Capote was wonderful, but he was fantastic in Doubt, The Savages & Charlie Wilson’s War.

Boyhood

Boyhood

My absolute favorite movie in theaters now is Boyhood. I know, you are thinking I am favoriting because I am an Austinite. Not true! This really is a great movie. The way Linklater made this movie over a 12 year span documenting a family is absolutely wonderful! This is a modern family and also seems like a normal family. A modern and normal young man who goes through his boyhood. I could not help but think of my child hood growing up & then thinking of my son growing up. I know this movie started in limited release, but I think it is out at more theaters now. I do hope you find it where you are and I do hope you see it soon. 

Let me know what movie you see, if you go out, I always love a movie recommend, or if you see a movie~ take a pic at the theatre and tag me in you Instagram @princessmousey

Well, that is all I have for you now.

Lots of love,

Lisa

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