Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Tattoo Here, A Tattoo There...

I have never had a huge desire to get a tattoo, but I know if I ever did get one, it would be located on a very concealed part of my body. But then time, age, and body changes might also make them a little less appealing down the road. Belly button tattoos become angry faces; a motorcycle on your thigh becomes a minivan 20 years later; angel wings become hockey shoulder pads, and the lists goes on. I once saw a woman with a computer mouse connected to an Apple computer covering her entire shoulder. 


Definitely take a moment to think about placement first...

Triumph Of Evil

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

~Edmund Burke

(One of my all time favorite quotes)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

1 Too Many

There are many things I love about McDonald's:

  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Biscuits
  • 2 for 1 Apple Pies
  • McChicken®
  • Happy Meals (but only the boy meals get the cool toys...)

But the recent addition of an order lane to local McDonald's has me grumbling under my breath as I wait to make my order. Unlike the fried food king, Cook-Out, which has two ordering lanes that lead to two different pick-up windows, both McDonald's order lanes merge into the same pick-up window lane. Thus, looks are quite deceiving because your wait time isn't truly cut short. Lanes, from my experience, get backed up as cars lose track of the order sequence or people jam their car into a position that makes it difficult to gradually progress forward, especially during busy times. Add another pick-up window, McDonald's, and those arches will truly be golden.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

5 Second Rule Poll

Earlier this week I  posted a tweet on Twitter about a 5 minute deliberation defeating the purpose of the "5 Second Rule". If you know me then you know that I am a huge bit of a germophobe. I cartwheel around cough clouds, I backflip over sneezes, you know, the whole lot. I even have my own arsenal of germ fighting products at my desk at my my purse...

So when I see people pick up food from the floor and then consume it, I cringe and a little voice inside me screams for hand sanitizer. Now, I want to hear your thoughts on the matter.

If your bagel falls on the floor and no one's around to see it, do you...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thank You Blogosphere!

Thank you!
Hello friends out there in the blogosphere and all over the world! I just want to take a moment to thank you all so much for reading my blog, "That's What She Said..." and posts! I truly appreciate it. I created this blog a year and a half ago, and have loved every minute of writing, designing, commenting, following others, and making new friends through this blog. Feel free to comment on posts that you find interesting! I would love to hear your thoughts, views, and/or recommendations. :) I'm always trying to keep the posts coming, and fresh and interesting in case you want to follow. Take care and thanks again for reading! 


Underworld: Awakening Review

With a runtime of only 88 minutes, the fourth installment in the Underworld franchise, Underworld: Awakening, packs a punch with action, its fair share of gore, and werewolves on steroids. Seriously. The numerous action sequences were balanced out well with character dialogue and plot build up. The film doesn't linger on plot revelations, but rather addresses them and transitions forward.

The film opens with a brief recap of the past three films and then fast forwards twelve years to vampire Selene's imprisonment and escape from a laboratory. Selene awakes to a world where werewolves and vampires are exposed to humans and humans seek to exterminate both species. Kate Beckinsale returns in the role of the vicious, leather-clad vampire warrior Selene. Known as a "death dealer", Selene dishes out a hearty dose as she escapes from the laboratory in search of her lover, Michael Corvin, and with an odd connection to a pure blood hybrid, Eve, whom she sets out to protect. The battle between vampires and lycans continues as lycans hunt Eve and vampires reject her for fear of imminent lycan danger.

Scott Speedman didn't make a return to this film, and his character, Michael Corvin, had minimal screentime, so the future of his character, remains a mystery. English actor Theo James took up the mantel of hunky male lead who is a vampire with a fighting spirit determined to protect his coven. While not only excelling in the position of "eye candy" Michael Ealy plays a tough as nails, but intelligent human cop who believes there's more than meets the eye to the presence of vampires and werewolves. Up and coming actress India Eisley plays the role of Eve, the pure blood hybrid, and does a wonderful job of portraying a young girl never before exposed to the world outside of a laboratory. This is highlighted when she refers to her own name as "Subject 2". She also plays a fierce force to be reckoned with as she fights to protect herself and Selene.

Underworld: Awakening is definitely a movie I would watch again and recommend to lovers of the Underworld franchise, or just any fans of vampires, werewolves and supernatural fight scenes that will leave your head spinning. I look forward to seeing the next sequel and what the future holds for the main characters.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Break-Up Call

As I sit here watching Twilight: New Moon I realize that breaking up has the unfortunate tendency of leading to a break down. Well, at least for the awkward duo of Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson. My top five TV and movie break-ups definitely vary in their delivery but all have a downfall.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 2) - Buffy and Angel make love. Buffy loses her virginity and Angel loses his soul which turns him into an evil killing machine killing some of Buffy's closes friends. Buffy then has to sacrifice a newly healed Angel a bit later in order to save the world. Sheesh. Could it get any rougher?

Twilight: New Moon - After pushing Bella across the room to "save" her from being an appetizer for Jasper because of a papercut, Edward breaks up with her and leaves her standing heartbroken and shocked in the woods. Really? Couldn't even give her a supernatural lift back home? (What's worse, Bella didn't even get flowers or candy during the reconciliation phase.) But no worries, Jacob Black is always there to take off his shirt and dry your tears with it.

Sex and the City - Carrie gets dumped by Berger via Post-It. "I'm sorry. I can't. Don't hate me." I think that says it all. And Berger, trust me, we all hated you after that one, dude.

500 Days of Summer - “You’re still my best friend.” Now Summer was a woman who dragged Tom all over the coals in her selfish attempt to have attention in the form of a man around, but without the commitment and exclusivity of having a "boyfriend". What dug the knife into Tom's back even deeper was her quick marriage turn-around to the man she left him for in a matter of months. But hey Tom, you're still her best friend!

The Wedding Singer - Robbie Hart gets dumped by his longtime fiancee Linda when she doesn't show up at the altar. She shows up at his doorstep later breaking up with him face to face. Hart continues on with some unfortunate wedding performances and a song entitled "Somebody Kill Me" which screams super creepy and gloomy.

Let's be honest, after a break-up sometimes it feels like love really does stink. Especially when you're forced to sing at a wedding.

Friday, January 13, 2012

'Taken 2' - Take No Prisoners

There often comes a time when you find a movie that you can watch over and over and never grow tired of it. That movie for me is the jam packed action thriller, Taken (2008) starring Liam Neeson. Now, Neeson alone is the kind of actor with presence and acting chops who demands your attention when he is on screen. Taken  gave him the opportunity to apply those acting chops to some kick butt moves as his character, Bryan Mills - a retired, highly trained CIA field agent, leaves a trail of bad guys in his wake as he searches for his kidnapped daughter.

(Think 24 on the big screen without the countdown clock, but with the same amount of aggression, violence, and use of one's angry 'outside voice'.)

After around my 14th viewing I would even close my eyes and envision Aslan (whom Neeson voiced) from The Chronicles of Narnia movie series taking on bad guys and saving the day. You should try it sometime. The trailer played during 2008's Superbowl contained the classic scene following the capture of Bryan Mills' daughter, where he calmly delivers the chilling lines seen below. If you've seen the film, welcome back the memories; if not, enjoy!

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

Taken 2 will be coming out this year in October with the same cast from before and even more action, I'm sure. I don't know how Neeson will be able to top that line from the first movie though, but I can't wait to find out!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lookin' Good Neville

So all day I've seen this photo floating around Facebook and I must say I TOTALLY agree! Haha!

For some odd reason I can't stop thinking about lemons when I look at Ron, I'm wondering if Malfoy and Tom felton are even two different people, and I'm seriously starting to think Harry Potter was CGI'd throughout the entire movie franchise...

Neville? Kudos on the hotness my friend. While some said it was cliché, I knew when you killed that snake with the sword at the end of Deathly Hallows that you were going to one day soon bring sexy back.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tax Boogie

As you know per my 'Boom' Goes the Savings post, I, like many others, am not a fan of commercials. So I don't know whether it's the old school 80's dance moves, the Montell Jordan Friday night classic song playing in the background, or the high five, but this Jackson Hewitt commercial gives me a laugh every time I watch it. 

I imagine it's the company's light-hearted attempt at bringing a smile to tax payer's faces as tax season quickly approaches and the prospect of getting money back. See for yourself and enjoy.  

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Porter's City Tavern Review
I recently went on a double date to Porter's City Tavern and I had a good time. We had a reservation but we arrived about 45 minutes early and were seated. Nice! As soon as we walked in, I was struck by the dim lighting and music playing in the background. There are mirrors and creative art work on the walls with colorful pigs, cows and chicks.

I ordered the Cuban Pork Sandwich, and while delicious, after the first few yummy bites, I was overwhelmed by the Dijon Mustard. The mustard burned my nasal passage to bits and made the consumption of the rest of the sandwich a bit of a challenge. I had a bite of my boyfriend's Smoked Beef Brisket and it was quite tasty. For dessert, our waitress told us about the night's special: A chocolate pyramid of sorts. There was an Oreo crumb crust, chocolate ganache...more chocolate and white chocolate, and a strawberry syrup drizzle around the pyramid. Yum!! We were told that it wasn't very big and that the richness would compensate for the size, but when it arrived, it looked like a pyramid souvenir. If it hadn't been for the richness, I probably could have finished it in three bites alone, maybe four. We all took a corner and that's all she wrote; but for $6.00, I was hoping more for 'Murder She Wrote'.

My biggest gripe comes in the form of uniform; it looked to be black shirts and black pants for all waiters and waitresses. Now I'm completely down with body beauty in all forms, but the amount of cleavage our waitress was displaying was a bit unnecessary. And considering she often needed to bend over to hear our orders, I was over it.

Aside from cleavage overload and the Dijon Mustard from the depths of the sun, I enjoyed Porter's and look forward to another visit.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all, and to all a happy 2012!! 

I hope everyone made it home safely after last night's festivities and enjoyed the first day of this new year! 2011 for me brought ups, downs, tears, growth, a new appetite for life, deeper Faith and a wonderful Mr. Man. ;-)

I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for me! I look forward to more growth, fun, learning experiences, and adventures.