Sunday, May 17, 2009

Key learnings, fanny packs and hot men doing battle

Happy Sunday everyone! I am super excited because we had two consecutive days of no rain in Chicago. It makes me forget about running to the cab in a downpour on Friday.

And this is my last full week of work before I begin taking the insane amount of vacation time I've hoarded. Yes, that was not a good idea, but hey, let's hit the key learnings!

Key Learnings:
  • "You can dress it up and slap a designer label on it, but it's still a fanny pack," you're right Cheryl, fanny packs are just wrong. Too bad we see so many of them downtown in summer
  • Do not watch TV shows about home break ins at night when you are...home alone
  • When random guys (including Frenchmen) hit on my friends, I get free things like drinks and food by association. Woo!
  • Raspberry vodka is much better than pineapple vodka, especially on an empty stomach
  • Putting a fried egg on just about any piece of food makes it better
  • Crack is whack. Remember that when you bend over while wearing low-rise jeans
  • Not collapsing a stroller on the bus is more obnoxious than tourists downtown
  • I hate paying taxes and the smell of cigarette smoke, more than anything
  • It's still satisfying to hear your parent's say "you were right"
  • There is someone else who is actually deader inside than me
Hot men doing battle
I must be going into heat because right now, watching action movies on the weekend gets me all flustered. I just imagine they're fighting over me. Boys, there's plenty of me to go around, stop! Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, let's all get along.

As a follow up to the Star Trek hotness from last weekend, my newly retired bloggy friend Cheryl and I went to see Wolverine today and my man Hugh Jackman didn't disappoint. 

There was even a sequence of him running nude. HELLO! I think my heart stopped for a minute. I had several minutes of quick flashes of his butt and lower torso. I almost blacked out from joy from the image too. Fortunately, I was fine, but him resuscitating me would have been helpful.

But since hot men don't travel alone, he had his merry cast of hot to semi-hot male back-ups, including Ryan Reynolds (whose "gun show" had major fire power, Scarlett you're so lucky) and Taylor Kistch from Friday Night Lights. Riggins! He's not as boozed up and man-whorey dirty in this movie, but still, I'd roll around in the dirt with him. Oh and of course, Liev Schreiber, who is still nice to look at, minus the mutton chops. Chops are meant to be eaten, not grow like a rash on your face.
I can't lie, there were some hammy parts and painfully obvious CGI, but it was good, mindless fun. And as the weather continues to get nice, I'll quote my friend Teresa who said, "I don't like to see movies that make me think." Right now, I concur.

Did everyone else have a great weekend?

Reader note: For everyone asking about Project Runway on Lifetime, it doesn't start until August 20 :( I thought it was supposed to start in June! Well I guess Top Chef Masters will have to do in the meantime.


Jenny said...

Totally loved Gambit! He was always my fav of the X-Men.

Maki said...

Oh my goodness, look at those hot arms!! I love strong arms... BTW, I love vodka - it totally makes me a crazy woman! Ha!

Glad to hear you had a great weekend! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh I LOVE me some Tim Riggins!!!! He is at the top of my list. And I agree, fanny packs are the worst ever.

Miss Grace said...

Why wasn't hoarding vacay a good idea? Inquiring minds want to know.

Heidi Renée said...

We saw Wolverine recently too, and I almost shouted "I can see his ass!" in the theatre. Luckily I remembered that we weren't at home before I let loose.

Andhari said...

I love me some wolverine nude scenes hahahaha HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT...

ps. raspberry vodka sounds even better than cranberry vodka that i practically chugged all night on saturday. It tastes like ass after a while

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap, I creamed and moaned during most of the film.

Good film and FINALLY Gambit is there. (plus, he's hot. *LICK*)

SoMi's Nilsa said...

I hate to break it to you, my dear, but if you didn't pay taxes, there would be no public transit bus for you to get mad at people who don't collapse their strollers. =)

Also? You MUST remind me again as we near the beginning of Project Runway. I'll never remember on my own and Sweets and I love love LOVE that show!

Cheryl said...

I may be deader inside but at least I've never almost been taken by a "homeless" woman who has a mini van and CPK for dinner. Give it another year; sometimes you have to be dead inside for your own good. And remind me again, which of us has cooked and served dinner at a homeless shelter? ;)

thatShortChick said...

haha. CRACK is WHACK!

Jaime @ Fast Times said...

I didn't really have that good of a weekend. The highlight of my weekend was having dinner with my friends for my birthday, and my boyfriend singing to me over the phone from base. The rest of it was kind of crummy, actually.

Moonjava said...

I'm all for staring at some hawt men even if it is brainless viewing. Quite a few people around here, didn't like it! I still want to see though!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i've been known to get free drinks by association many times, and i have zero shame. ha

Mandy said...

I've scared myself shitless numerous times watching those stupid break in shows.

Anonymous said...

I love the X-men movies, and can't wait to see this one. Hugh is one sexy Wolverine! Rawr! =)

Katelin said...

i love wolverine. definitely fulfilled my need for hot men and xmen, haha.

Kate said...

C'mon! Who doesn't want a $445 Prada fanny pack? :)

Blaez said...

i havn't seen the hot men do battle yet but i think me and my man are going to have to splurge and go to the movies soon...

Hi! I'm Erin said...

I'm not usually one to lust after celebrities, but I currently have a huge crush on the guy who plays Michael Weston on Burn Notice. Oh. My. God. HOTTTTTTT!

Ashley Dennison said...

Yessss, Wolverine was so good!

EP said...

Hrm. I really need to see Wolverine. It's official.

And fanny packs are absolutely AWFUL. People even wear them around MY little town, which is sad because there are not many people here. Ever.

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