montage time

OLYMPICS! The only time I forget about the Oscars in February. Almost as good as the events are the montages. Here are some Canadian gems:

Sochi 2014

Rio 2016

And… finally. I believe.

Who doesn’t believe? I’m excited. Go Canada go!

PS. I met the snowboarder who jumped through the Olympic rings at the opening ceremony in Vancouver… at a wedding. I’m slightly embarrassed about my fan-reaction. 

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summer break

The Olympics!!! BIG fan over here and since I work from home, I am streaming it all day long.

So basically I am taking a break from blogging and Grey’s Anatomy binging on Netflix… you know, the important stuff.

I am not the only one who thinks breaks are a good idea:Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 8.58.53 AMLet me know if you have blog ideas for when I return

psst. I’ll still write my weekly Friday meanwhile, elsewhere posts

psst. It’s August and summer is half over (boo) the good news for me is that I’ve done +50 of my 100 days of summer bucket list! 

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Image: Bossladies Magazine

game on!

Woohoo! The Olympics here and I have pulled out the gear. Game on.

I love the Olympics, and I will watch our athletes and cheer. After all, they’ve trained hard and deserve our support.

When February arrived, I was planning to do a valentines day window display… because that’s what I do… but then it dawned on me, Valentine’s is only one day but the Olympics are 17.

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And… how cool is it that David’s friend had an Olympic themed birthday party! I did up a card for Liam and the boys painted these medals at the party. Great idea Sabrina!

Olympics

LIAM

So, If you are like me and love a good sport montage, the fist one is from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver… I believe you will enjoy! Plus, to get you motivated, even if it is cheering from the couch, here’s a little pep talk from the coach.

Go Canada Go!

xomeg

why did i cancel the cable?

I love my Netflix, I do. We cancelled cable a few years ago because we’re North End hipsters that don’t need to pay for old-school silliness. Okay, not exactly true. We actually cancelled cable because we hate reality T.V. (except Project Runway and Amazing Race of course) and felt our money was better spent bumping up the internet speed and watching what we really want to watch online.

For the most part, it’s been great. We invest our time in quality T.V. … not really less T.V. (I should probably admit I watch waaaay more T.V. than Mike) … but good T.V. and all is fine and dandy for 346 days of the year. What about the other 18 days you ask? Well, we are quickly approaching major events – events near and dear to my leisured-heart: The 2014 Winter Olympics and The Academy Awards. What is a sport/hollywood junkie like myself going to do?!?

Last year, in a moment of desperation, I signed up for cable in February just to watch the Oscars. Besides the 10 or so hours the Oscars dragged on, we barely watched cable and cancelled it shortly after. I thought about doing it again this year but things did not end well with our cable provider in March.*

Hopefully I will figure out an online solution for the Olympics and Oscars … or at least invite myself to someone else’s couch … but in the meantime, here are the movies you need to cram in before March 2.

Oscar Noms 2014

Oscar Noms 2014-list

As for my (amateur) take on the Oscars? I am guessing American Hustle will pick up steam and dominate; I am halfway through 12 Years a Slave and can not comment; I didn’t love Gravity as it made me uncomfortable and I could not imagine why anyone would put themselves in that situation. Space? No thanks. Captain Philips was better than expected, Dallas Buyers Club was good; I really want to see Her, and still need to watch Nebraska, Philomena and The Wolf of Wall Street. I am mad Fruitvale Station was denied. I am also sad Emma Thompson didn’t make the cut mostly because she’s hilarious. I though Blackfish would be in the documentary category but maybe SeaWorld killed that idea. I think Jared Leto has a good chance and this would make be happy because Jordan Catalano** will always have a special place in my high school heart. I am not sure of Leonardo’s performance in The Wolf of Wall Street but I’d like to see him win because I have still not recovered from his What’s Eating Gilbert Grape loss twenty years ago!

And for your viewing pleasure, here is a little Jordan Catalona

So if you are looking for me between now and March 3, I will probably be in front of some sort of electronic devise. xomeg

* Long story short, some dudes dressed as half-ass Bell employees came by a few months later to “follow-up” and inspect my home – me being street-smart, did not let them in and called the cops… turns out my instincts were right and they were not real Bell employees. I have no idea how they got details on my Bell account, but I am not interested in that drama again.

** I vowed back in November, I’d dye my hair red and dress like Angela Chase for a week if Jared Leto wins. Let’s see what happens.