Sunday, March 30, 2014

Week 13 of 52: Top 5 coolest kinda-random stuff that happened to me this week

Note on terminology: 
First off, just have to say, this isn't a list of random stuff that happened to me this week. I know you may be confused at first because of the word "random" being used in the title, but if you look closely you will see the word is actually "kinda-random". What is kinda-random mean? I'm glad you asked, let me explain. I call stuff kinda-random because the event or outcome of the event was unexpected. Meaning, that I did not intend for stuff to happen the way that it did. I call it cool because I'm glad that it happened that way. Make sense?! Totes! Now let's see if you can correctly identify what is actually unexpected about the following 5 happenings...
I so want to fuck Noah! (so not what Jesus would say)

#1. I decided that the movie, Noah, might actually be a film worth seeing. And not because the poster shows a full body image of a rain drenched Russel Crowe holding an axe in it. Although, that is fucking sexy, that is not why I decided it was worthy of my time (seriously, true story). Ok, at first when I heard about this film, I will admit that I quickly dismissed it because of that whole trend of basing movies on bible stories thing. (Boring, don't care.) But then I found out who the director was.  Darren Aronofsky. Yes the guy that directed Pi, Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan. Ok yes, I disliked all those movies during first and only viewing but then when I ended up experiencing at least several days of post-Aronofsky film watching hatred after each one, I decided they must actually be good films because of the guttural response I get when I think of them. What that means? It means, that Noah is going to be some awesomely fucking disturbing shit, I'm sure of it. You know the type of movie you don't need to get high to watch but that you think you are high after you finish watching it because it was that messed up. Good times ahead. Contact me if you want to see it together!

#2. Celebrated X-mas with my work peeps on Wednesday. Hung out with them in a casual setting, discussed fun stuff and got to watch them consume x-mas themed beverages. Even though I only got to hang out for a bit before I had to run off to torture my run clinic participants with some hill work, I think I can say that was my best x-mas ever! Mostly because bonding was achieved without me having to get drunk and to a soundtrack of crappy x-mas music being sung by washed out aging rappers.

#3. Had this super awesome photo of Milla emailed to me by a loyal blog reader of mine. I agree it does make a good slogan. Thanks for sharing :)

#3 super awesome cool Milla Jovovich
#4. Got introduced to Lana Del Rey. OMG. Love her. I was cooking while listening to my songza playlist I reserve for my cooking adventures and I came across Lana! What a treat! A mix between sultry siren and film noir gangster. Absolutely in love with her!!

Here is a sampling of Lana's lyrics from Born to Die:

Don’t make me sad, don’t make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough
I don’t know why
Keep making me laugh
Let’s go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime

Come on take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words, this is the last time
Cause you and I, we were born to die

I would suggest you purchase her album Born to Die, off iTunes, stupid cheap right now because the rest of the world hasn't caught on yet as to how awesome she is. In other words, she has not reached Ellie Goulding status...yet.
#5.  Spent some quality time with the running coach, watching basketball and trying on running shoes. Clearly the most unexpected thing here was, that I chose to watch basketball and not because someone had a gun to my head (although that would be a pretty strange reason to put a gun to someone's head don't you think?!) and I actually enjoyed watching it. Kind of similar to the time I went to a hockey game and enjoyed it and I didn't need to get drunk in order to enjoy it. Shocking I know. I know it was only like the last 5 minutes of a basketball game but in basketball speak that means I actually watched 20 minutes of basketball. And let me tell you, that last 20 minutes (5 actual minutes of basketball playing) was so riveting that even I was shocked. 

"Wow! I have never been so excited about something I previously cared nothing about." ~ AK Gregg (How Andrea felt watching the last 5 minutes of the NCAA basketball game on March 28, 2014)

The other unexpected thing here is that I went into a running store to try on shoes and ended up not buying any of them...did you pick yourself up off the floor yet?! Good. Because this might be a possible sign of the apocalypse. I'm not entirely sure, it might be me just embracing my fiscal conservative values more consistently. Although, zombie apocalypse sounds way more cooler and more likely! 

However, and you are correct if you guessed this, that there is nothing unexpected about spending quality time with the coach. My coach is awesome, every second with him is quality. And it is certainly not shocking that I would feel that way about someone who let's me do the majority of the talking the majority of the time. 

xx you know you love me ;-)

Example of one of my cool kinda-random photos


  1. This post has no mentions of me. I feel I am being left out :) (thumbsup really, love it). If you like Lana, you should listen to more Lordes, Florence and the Machine and July Talk. The last is still film noir, but with raspy vocals and a slight menacing suspicion of kitchen sink domestic arguements.

    1. Love Lorde and Florence, never heard of July Talk. Will check them out. Thanks!