Arthur (2011)

Arthur (2011)

I have to tell you a secret: I really like Russell Brand.  I think he’s a total scumbag, but I usually love his movies.  This was no different.  I could have done without the whole fiance bit–those parts were boring for me.  I much preferred seeing the relationship between Arthur and his nanny and his desired love interest.

This movie did a good job of combining funny, completely ridiculous parts with touching, real moments.  It’s that aspect that I loved about the movie.  As with many comedies, I never feel the need to watch them again, and this one is no different.  One viewing is fine for me!
If you’re a fan of silly but touching movies, or you love Russell Brand, I’d suggest picking this one up.  It’s a good movie to watch you if just need some mindless relaxation.

Smile Often

I was having a rather bad day.  It had just started raining and I didn’t have an umbrella and I was a block away from my destination, so I already knew that in a few minutes, I would have to leave and walk home in the rain.  Then I saw this graffiti and it made my day so much better.  I smiled, even though rain was dripping down my back and into my pants.

Week One Hundred Thirteen

I gained just a bit this week (.4 pounds) but I also ate dinner and had a few sodas before going, so I’m hoping that number is actually a loss.  These evening meetings are killing me because I can never judge whether or not the weight I see each time I go is accurate, or just a result of having to pee, having just ate, or wearing heavy jeans that got wet with rain.  It’s very frustrating.  I miss my Saturday morning meetings a lot.

I just got back from running in Central Park, where the air feels terrible and I thought I would weep before I finished.  And on top of that, shuffle played all the slow songs on the playlist–it was terrible luck.  Even though I was dying the entire time, I managed a time not much worse than my usual.  I pulled 1.63 miles in 22 minutes–giving me a 13.33 minute/mile average.  Hopefully tomorrow brings with it a cooler, less humid day, and allows me to run without contemplating suicide.

Those are all my updates for this week.  I wish you all a great seven days!

Dear German Boy Giggling While His Father Pours Water Into A Cup,

Oh my goodness, you are amazing.  You remind me of a time when I got very excited about all the little things in life.  Thank you for reminding me not to forget to show how ungodly happy I am when someone does something I really want and need.  Also, the face you made when you decided you didn’t like the butter on your bagel–perfection.  I have a similar face!  Stay this honest forever.

The chick writing frantically next to you

Flying Elephant Never Forgets

I was in a bathroom when I went to hang up my bag and saw this:

It made me giggle quite a bit, and I thought about it for the rest of the week.  Of course, at that moment, I ran out of the bathroom screaming for my friends to see what I looked at while I went.  I would never condone vandalism, but sometimes it puts a smile on someone’s face, and really does brighten up their lives.

Week One Hundred Twelve

GUYS!  GUYS GUYS GUYS!  I have the best news in the universe:

For the first time ever, I was able to run a mile straight.  CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??  Because I can’t.  You should have seen me after my run.  I thought I was going to cry.  Talk about coming a long way–that’s something I never thought I would ever do.  Never ever.  I’m really proud of myself.  And I won’t stop there!  There’s a lot of work to still do.  Eventually I will run an entire 5k.  That will come in time.

In other news–this week my body finally got the hint and brought me closer to dropping the weight I kept gaining.  I lost 4.2 pounds this week, bringing my gran total back to 81.8 pounds.  Phew.  I was starting to get worried.

That’s all I have for you this week (though I think that’s a lot of news!).  Have a excellent week!

American Kangaroo

You may think this kangaroo comes from Australia, but it really comes from an awesome woman in California.  I like the way she took a picture of it instead of scanning this postcard like I usually do.  Besides, kangaroos are pretty fantastic!

Sunsets From Astoria

On the Fourth of July, I spent the evening in Astoria (getting eaten by every mosquito ever).  The sunset was gorgeous, and I did my best to photograph it.  Here are the three best shots:

These photos were taken by my phone, so though some are blurry, I’m pretty impressed.  I was no where near the water.  Isn’t it a pretty sight?

Week One Hundred Eleven

I gained another two pounds this week.  I’m not quite sure what’s going on with me, but I’m disappointed that I’m not even maintaining the same weight–it’s been going up.  I’m going to try harder this week to focus on where I’ve been, where I am and where I need to go.  There are a lot of new changes going on in my life, and I need to figure out how to make these pieces fit together and work.

Here’s to hoping for a better week!