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movie review: gone girl

October 10, 2014

The weekend is nearly here! It’s been far too long since my last movie (probably this), so as soon as I realized Gone Girl debuted in theaters I asked one of my favorite fellow book nerds to see if she wanted to join; luckily she was as excited as I was so off we went on a ‘school night’ to see the film adaption of the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.

Gone girl

Plot: How well do you know your significant other? Nick (played by Ben Affleck) and Amy (played by Rosamund Pike) Dunne are celebrating their fifth anniversary when out of nowhere, Amy disappears. A media circle quickly develops as Nick, who doesn’t appear to be winning any husband-of-the-year awards, quickly becomes involved in this high-profile police investigation where it’s clear someone is out for blood. There’s nothing more to say without giving away too much, and promise you that you don’t want that to happen.
gone girl
An adaptation, eh? Yes, an adaptation but we both immediately agreed that the movie would be equally as good regardless of reading the book, though I promise you, you want to read the book first if you’re game. Even with reading it — though it was a few years ago already — I haven’t felt that level of suspense, interest and intrigue in a film in a long time. The acting is excellent, even the voice of the actress, Rosalind Pike who plays Amy is indescribably good. She nailed the part. Neil Patrick Harris fans, along with those of Tyler Perry, will not be disappointed. You can definitely bring someone along who hasn’t read it, or if you haven’t, and enjoy it just the same.

Is “it” really in there? Feel like teenage gossip but yes, besides in addition to catching a pretty solid glimpse of Ben’s tush there’s also frontal. It’s easy to miss,  so if you’re so inclined, someone actually wrote this article so you know when to look. We really did have this conversation, huh? Ha!

Worth seeing? Yes. Grab a girlfriend for a casual fun night out, grab your guy, or head there by yourself. Regardless, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t often agree with the critics, particularly when they bash the best rom-coms, but in this case, completely agree. This one’s worth seeing.

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it’s all about the bass

September 12, 2014

Cannot get this song out of my head! Thank you to Meghan Trainor for delivering “All about the Bass,” which not only has a kick-ass beat its lyrics are so perfect. “Every inch of you is beautiful from the bottom to the top!” Preach on. Enjoy this, and happy weekend!

“All About That Bass”
Because you know
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two
But I can shake it, shake it
Like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right places

I see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop
We know that shit ain’t real
C’mon now, make it stop
If you got beauty building, just raise ‘em up
‘Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top

Yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about your size
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold tonight.”
You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along

Because you know I’m
All about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass
Hey!

I’m bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that
No I’m just playing. I know you think you’re fat
But I’m here to tell ya
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

Yeah my mama she told me don’t worry about your size
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold tonight.”
You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along

Because you know I’m
All about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass

it's all about the bass

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transitioning the LWD to fall
You know that LWD that you’re not ready to retire just yet? You’re not alone. As fun as it is to talk about Fall, and I do loooovveee Fall clothes, it’s still better to hang on to summer. I always like to find ways to wear clothes in the typical off season, so long as it’s done the right way. For example, I’ll fully wear my neon hot pink sweater in the winter with faux black leather joggers or black pants, and darker accessories. Or, light denim with a chunky knit to the movies on a chilly night. Same goes with white dresses. The easiest way to bring it beyond Labor Day is to top it with a dark blazer and accessories.

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ice bucket challenge

I have serious love/hate feelings toward the ice bucket challenge, a spirited challenge to help raise funds for ALS.

As someone in PR and marketing, it’s my ultimate dream that one of my clients — particularly a nonprofit — would generate this level of exposure, see donations jump by the millions and witness the email database quad-million-drouple (I’m sure there’s a technical term), all as a result of an organic, grassroots effort by passionate people eager to help support and raise awareness for a critical, devastating disorder. After all, I have something hardly anyone knows about. I’d be dancing around the office like a crazy lady if it got anywhere near the same level of support or awareness.

Yet, do I really want to dump on a bucket of ice on my head because you did it, posted it on Facebook, possibly with your kids, and dared me to do so? I enjoyed watching your video (at least in the beginning, if we’re being truthful), and some of them have been legit laugh-out-loud funny, but pass. No interest. I almost did, but only because doing so after coming back from the gym sounded appealing. I love you friends but I don’t see the point. And, I’m not donating $100 either. I’ll donate $10 for the two friends who dared me (thanks D & J!). Keep Reading —>>

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