Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Picking a movie is hard to do.

Hallo meine Lieben,

second post for this month....I am on fire.  Feels good to be back in the game. So, I read about this film challenge on my friend Erin's blog and I thought that participating would help to make myself watch more movies this time. I never really find the time. So yeah, now I have to. You can read everything about the challenge here

Pinterest - love this movie by the way. 

And here are my picks...

one. any set in new york city. - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

two. any incorporating hot air balloons in the story. - Up

three. any featuring a child as the main character. - Stand by me

four. any disney film. - Frankenweenie

five. any set in egypt OR have an egyptian character OR star an egyptian actor/actress. -Night at the museum ( I decided to let it count)

six. a close friend or family member's favorite film. - Wild

seven. any with the word great in the title. - The Great Gatsby (I wanted to pick The Great Mouse Detective but it's against the rules because I have already seen it. )

eight. any starring harrison ford. - I would love to pick the new Star Wars movie but the challenge ends November 30. And because I have only seen the first Indiana Jones so far I will watch one of the others. 

nine. any featuring an idiot as the main character.  - Our Idiot Brother

ten. any mentioned in levis strauss' list: denim in the oscars: a look at jeans in cinema. - Brokeback Mountain

eleven. a film about a knight. - A Knight's Tale

twelve. a love story. - Before Midnight

thirteen. a movie about something miraculous. -  Michael

fourteen. any starring an actor/actress with the same first name as yours. - Tammy. I could not find an actress named Katrin so I chose Kathy Bates. That's close. 

fifteen. a film about the olympics. - I love Cool Runnings by the way. But it must be a new to me movie which is why I have to pick Munich

sixteen. a film on time magazine's list: the top ten newspaper movies. - Zodiac (Another newspaper movie I want to watch is True Story but it is not on the list)

seventeen. any with a question in the title. - Dude, where's my car? (Yeah, seriously. Couldn't think of anything else)

eighteen. any with a score of ninety percent or greater on rotten tomatoes. - Paddington

nineteen. a film about a superhero. - Guardians of the Galaxy

twenty. any with subtitles. - The Swedish version of The Girl Who Played With Fire

twenty-one. any incorporating unicorns in the story. - Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay ( I am sure that will be my new all time favorite)

twenty-two. a film about a personal victory. - The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey

twenty-three. a film with black or white in the title. - (No, not Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle) Snow White and The Huntsman (maybe I will watch Harold and Kumar anyway). I cannot come up with a good one here - help! 

twenty-four. any set in a country you would most like to visit. - The Keeper of Lost Causes

twenty-five. a film set in a zoo. - I like animal sanctuaries. Most zoos are not very good places. So I am cheating here and I choose Forks Over Knives because I care about animals. 

Do you have any better ideas? Please share! 

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, August 2, 2015's me.

Hey meine Lieben,

yeah, it's me. I have not posted anything in an embarrassing amount of time but the plan is to finally write something again on a regular basis. No kidding. So I hope there are some of you left and maybe even happy to read me again. I am really fond of this blog of mine and I want to give it the attention it deserves, with a greater variety of topics. Also, there is a need to change this old design so I am hoping to find time for this soon. I really do not enjoy looking at my blog. But anyway, here I am. Life went on and I tried to keep up with your blogs at least but I have to admit that I am a bit behind on that as well. But I have not forgotten about you. 

Things that are going on....

- I am currently reading "Will travel for vegan food" by Kristen Lajeunesse which is very inspiring to do something inspiring. Exactly what I need right now. I am truly enjoying this book because it's a mix of vegan food and traveling but the focus is much more on the traveling part which is a blessing in my opinion. I started this book a long time ago and had to give it a break but now I am back and almost done. Guess I will finish it today. Anybody interested in a review? Or book reviews in general? Not sure if I should give it a go. 
Update - just finished the book and loved it very very much. 

- I am weirdly fascinated by the announcement of the Full House reunion. I feel like I have to watch it once it is on tv. I truly loved that show as a kid although Stephanie was always pretty annoying....but at least there was Kimmy. And Comet, the dog. 

- I feel like I will have to buy a new laptop in the new future. Not really excited about this. 
I also need a new printer. Electronic devices do not like me very much. 

- There's a tiny brown mouse living in my backyard and once it gets dark, she comes out to get some cat food out of the bowl for the neighborhood cats. I can watch her for hours carrying cat food to her hiding place. I provided some mouse-appropriate food though. I don't think cat food is the best diet for a mouse. I named her Bertha. 

- I have not worn dungarees in many years but I feel like I want to wear one again.

- My pile of books to read is growing and growing. Also thanks to my wonderful and thoughtful friends ErinMartha and Em. I love you guys!

- I am considering to cut my hair off again. A final decision has not been made yet. 

- I love discovering new vegan goodies so I recently tried some all vegan Prinzenrolle-like cookies (basically two round cookies with a chocolate cream in the middle), vish filet (so good that I wanted to buy more but they were all sold out!), rice milk quinoa chocolate, a frozen curry (I usually do not eat frozen meals at all but I had to try this one. Never saw a vegan frozen meal in the store before), peppermint chocolate (a combination I usually do not even like but the package looked great), some nugget-y kind of things....seeing the large vegan selection in the stores nowadays really makes me happy.

- I need one of these vacuum cleaner robot things. I always get excited when I see them. 

So, what's new with you? Read you soon - I promise.