May 22, 2017

Remember Me? | Chaotic Mini Life Update...

Hey, remember me? Sorry I haven't been around much, my life has just been an utter ball of chaos between prepping to go to Las Vegas, actually going to Las Vegas, getting sick from all of the smoking going on in the casinos, Justin being sick, dealing with a coworker who has cancer, work being under staffed, getting a bunch of parking tickets and fighting those, Justin's grandmother being in the hospital, etc. Total life cluster fuck.

So I thought that I'd hop on here and just do a little photo recap of the sprinkle of good things that happened this month among the chaos.
So yeah, hopefully the chaos will begin to subside soon so I can go back to my normal-ish life. I'm leaving for Spain with Justin a month from today, so I'm viewing that as the light at the end of this cluster fuck tunnel.

I hope you've all had a better month of May than I've had! If you have, I'd love to hear about any wonderful things that have happened to you guys this month. If you haven't had a great month like me, let me know. We can bitch about May together.

May 2, 2017

Bachelorette Party Playlist...

My sister's bachelorette party is less than a week away, so I thought that in honor of her last soirée in Las Vegas that I'd throw together a playlist that we could shuffle and get down to while we get ready for the chaos we have planned for the weekend. And obviously because I made a playlist, I had to share it with all of you... So enjoy!

May 1, 2017

Rings...

As you all should know by now, I absolutely love horror movies. So last year when I found out that they were making a third movie in The Ring franchise I was so excited because The Ring (2002) was one of the first movies that Justin and I ever watched together, so it kinda hold this special place in my heart. Plus it's a damn good movie, especially for a PG-13 movie (Which is something I recently fought with one of my coworkers about because he thought that The Ring was rated R but it's not).

Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to see Rings (2017) while it was in theaters earlier in the year, so I've been looking forward to us watching it once it came out on Blu-Ray (Which happens to be tomorrow) and seeing Samara's return to the world.

For those of you that might not know anything about Rings here is the trailer, as well as the official press Blu-ray release...

Samara returns on Blu-ray ™ Combo Pack on May 2, 2017

HOLLYWOOD, California - The legend of Samara gives a chilling twist in rings, the new chapter of the hit franchise Ring, arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on May 2, 2017 by Paramount Home Media Distribution. Dare to look at Digital HD two weeks earlier, on April 21.  When a rebellious college professor (Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory") finds the mysterious video rumored that kills those who watch it seven days later, recruits its students in a dangerous experiment to discover the secrets hidden behind Samara legend. When the video is viraliza mortal, they must find a way to break the curse and beat Samara before her evil is unleashed worldwide. But how to stop it when it is everywhere? RINGS also features performances by Ingrid Anna Matilda Lutz (Summertime), Alex Roe (The 5th Wave), Aimee Teegarden ( "Friday Night Lights") and Vincent D'Onofrio ( "Law & Order: Criminal Intent").  

The Blu-ray Combo Pack RINGS brings more than 45 minutes of terrifying additional content, including deleted and extended scenes and an alternate ending terrifying. In addition, you can take a look at the behind the scenes interviews with the cast and crew as they talk about the new chapter of the iconic franchise Ring, dare to discover the true Samara and much more! Buy RINGS Blu-ray Combo Pack and complete the circle with a copy gift Digital HD The Ring and The Ring Two, only for a limited time.  

Blu-ray Combo Pack RINGS  
The Blu-ray RINGS is presented in 1080p high definition with 7.1 sound DTS-HD Master Audio English 5.1 Dolby Digital French 5.1 Dolby Digital Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital in Portuguese and audio description in English subtitles English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16: 9 TV with Dolby Digital 5.1 English 5.1 Dolby Digital French 5.1 Dolby Digital in Spanish and description of English audio and subtitles in English, French , Spanish and Portuguese. The combo pack includes access to a HD Digital copy of the film as well as the following content:  

Blu-ray
  • HD movie   
  • Additional content:
    • Terror completes the circle
    • Raising the dead: how was brought back to Samara
    • Frightening scenes 
    • Deleted, extended and alternate scenes  
DVD
Film in standard definition  DVD disc RINGS  DVD 1 disc comes in enhanced TV 16 widescreen: 9 5.1 Dolby Digital English 5.1 Dolby Digital French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish audio description in English and subtitles in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. The disc includes the film in standard definition

I honestly cannot wait to get my hands on the library's copy of the movie once it's processed so I can bring it home to watch.

Are any of you fans of The Ring movies? Lemme know!

Fun Fact: For a long time Chas was afraid of the video in The Ring (2002) and there was a point were I thought it might be funny to send her a VHS with the footage in the VHS from the movie, but I didn't do it because I didn't want to mess up our friendship.

Also, how great is this illustration by Ed Harrington Illustration?!
http://edharringtonillustration.com/home.html
(via: Ed Harrington Illustration)

This post was kinda sorta sponsored but I did not receive any compensation, I just really like The Ring movies.

Month In Review: April 2017...

♥ Finishing up my post graduate work.
♥ Having my family over for Easter dinner.
♥ Being invited over Toni's for pre-Easter dinner.
♥ Having a random lunch date with my parents during the work week.
♥ Spending a Saturday running around Long Island with Day eating random food & drinking.
♥ Finding new podcasts to listen to.
♥ Wandering around Welwyn Preserve with Day, Toni and her girls.
♥ Having a day date with Phil in Brooklyn.
♥ Going out drinking and dancing with my favorite Puerto Ricans.
♥ Dying Easter eggs with Toni and the kids.

Brunch With My Love
Getting Ready For Colorado
National Siblings Day | 10 Things About My Sister & I
Saturday At Welwyn Preserve
Saturday In Brooklyn
 
♥ Cosplay Melee (2017 - Present) ♥
♥ Truth & Lies: The Manson Family (2017) ♥
♥ Home Town (2017 - Present) ♥
48 Hours: The Golden State Killer (2017) ♥
♥ Iron Chef Gauntlet (2017 - Present) ♥
♥ Iron Chef Eats (2017 - Present) ♥
 ♥ RuPaul: What's The Tee (With Michelle Visage)
Natch Beaut

April 30, 2017

May Photo-A-Day...

Here is the photo-a-day list Fat Mum Slim made for May 2017...
How To Take Part In April Photo-A-Day:     
  • Using the list as inspiration, take a photo each day.     
  • Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #FMSphotoaday and #FMSPAD. You can also share on your blog or on Facebook by joining her group.     
  • Check out other people's photos and like them or comment on them.
  • Each day a Fab Four is picked from the photos shared on Instagram for the challenge. It’s four photos that have captured their attention from each prompt. Check the feed @littlemomentsapp to see the photos.

April 24, 2017

Saturday In Brooklyn...

This past Saturday Phil and I had one of our scheduled friend dates and we decided to spend it wandering around Brooklyn.

We intended on starting off our little day date by driving to Williamsburg to hit up the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg. But we ended up taking a detour on the way to hit up Porto Rico Importing Co. Coffee & Tea for some much needed caffeine, and then L Train Vintage (Or L'Train as we so stupidly thought for a hot second) because we love us a thrift shop.

While we were in L Train Vintage we jokingly decided that everyone attending his bachelor party in Colorado must wear flannel and cowboy boots Brokeback Mountain (2005) style. Whether or not we actual implement this ruling will be seen, but I think there is a fair chance you will be seeing photos from that trip with us all flanneled out.

When we were done looking at the overpriced items at L Train Vintage we hopped back into the car and drove down to Kent Street to hit up the Flea. As per usual we could not find parking anywhere near there, so we drove around forever and eventually found a spot blocks away from where we had to be. But that ended up being good because we got to see some awesome street art, found a little park near the old Domino Sugar Factory and just people watched a bit as we walked to the Flea.
We wandered the flea market side for awhile, looking at the various pieces of furniture, knick knacks, artwork, etc. until we got hungry and decided to brave the crazy lines on the Smorgasburg side (Who would have thought it would be so packed on such a rainy day).
Eventually we were done with the goings on at the flea market and decided it was time to move on. As we were walking to the car we strolled past OddFellows Ice Cream Co and decided to walk in to try some ice cream (And to use their restroom because there were no damn porta potties at the flea). I ended up getting a scoop of the most delicious black pepper fig ice cream, which I ate while Phil and I drove in traffic for an hour trying to head over towards Dead Horse Bay.
We had the best time just bullshitting and cracking jokes about our surroundings while we were in the car that hour. We also made another life decision, to go to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus next month before it closes down forever.

Eventually we made it to Dead Horse Bay but unfortunately the tide was starting to come in, so we didn't find as many treasures as we did the last time we went (Which you can read about here, here and here). But it was still fun looking through what garbage was there and trying not to get attacked by ticks and the rabbit witch.
Despite the fact that it was a rainy blah seeming day, we made the best of it all and had a great time with each other. I hope our next outing is during better weather and we can spend our time together outside and not in the car -- Even though I must say we tend to have the best of times when in the car together.

April 20, 2017

Plan A Healthy & Happy Vacation Via Fix.com...

As you all may or may not know, traveling is my absolute favorite thing to do. And before all of my trips I love doing research and trying to make things as easy as I can for when I'm actually off traveling (I'm sure you've seen at least one of my "Getting Ready For..." posts). So when Fix.com contacted me with illustrated guides that they did for easy travel, I had to share them with all of you because they are pretty sweet little resources.

My favorite one in particular is "Where To Travel & When" because Justin and I spend a lot of time trying to figure out where to travel based on the time of the year that we want to go. And I truly believe that it is so important to have knowledge of what the weather is like during various seasons, when certain festivals or holidays are happening, etc. so you can plan properly.

A perfect example of this was our trip to Japan, which was amazing but it was just so hot, humid and sticky the whole time we were there because it was the beginning of typhoon season. And we actually knew that it wasn't going to be the most pleasant time of year weather wise to visit when we planned the trip but Justin really wanted us to go in August because he wanted to go to a Japanese baseball game. So we had to take all of that into consideration when we were planning and packing so that we were properly prepared, which we thankfully were.

Where and When to Travel - How to Plan a Healthy and Happy Vacation
(Source: Fix.com Blog)

Another illustration that I really enjoy is their "How To Plan A Foolproof Itinerary" which is something Justin and I are constantly striving to do when we're planning a trip (You should see the spreadsheets that Justin makes before we go on vacation. They are incredible. So much so that we've contemplated selling the one he made for Iceland and Amsterdam because people are constantly asking us for it), and a lot of the tips that they mention are actual things that we do when planning our travel itineraries.

How to Plan a Vacation - How to Plan a Healthy and Happy Vacation
(Source: Fix.com Blog)

For more of their travel illustrations and tips, you can visit the Fix.com article which was written by Nicola Brown.

April 16, 2017

Saturday At Welwyn Preserve...

Yesterday myself, Day and Toni spent the morning wandering around the Welwyn Preserve with Toni's girls so that her oldest could take pictures for her digital photography class (Like we did it back in November at the Muttontown Preserve). Here are some of the random pictures I took while we were there...



It was such a beautiful morning and I cannot wait to do it again because we just had a great time.