September 30, 2016

October Photo-A-Day...

Here is the photo-a-day list Fat Mum Slim made for October 2016...
How To Take Part In October Photo-A-Day:     
  • Using the list as inspiration, take a photo each day.     
  • Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FMSphotoaday. 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.

September 26, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month | Xfinity FreePass Latino...

For those of you with Comcast (Which unfortunately I do not have), I was just informed that in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month Comcast is giving customers a two week all-access pass to watch all the Spanish language movies they want, so here's the details on that...

Must-See Spanish-Language Movies Available at 
No Additional Cost During Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast’s annual Xfinity FreePass Latino gives customers a two week all-access pass, at no additional cost, to discover and re-watch hundreds of Hispanic movies. From September 26 through October 9, 2016 FreePass Latino will be available across all Xfinity platforms including, Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/Latino and via the Xfinity Go app.  

This year, Comcast has partnered with Pantelion Films, Hollywood’s first Latino studio, and will make available several of the most popular movies at no additional cost during the two weeks of FreePass Latino. These titles include the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time,  Instructions Not Included; the first Spanish-language animated film to be widely released in the U.S., Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos; Casa de Mi Padre, featuring Gael Garcia Bernal and Will Ferrell; and Ladrones, starring telenovela superstars Fernando Colunga and Eduardo Yañez. And with the recent updates to Comcast’s state-of-the-art set-top box, the X1 platform, consumers can more easily navigate and access these films via the Voice Remote Control. This voice-activated feature allows consumers to simply say phrases in Spanish or English, like “Eugenio Derbez,” “Peliculas Mexicanas” or “Pantelion” and they will be taken to a screen with a list of all the appropriate titles associated with their request.  

Don’t miss your chance at catching up with some of Pantelion Films’ best movies during this Hispanic Heritage Month. The following rental titles will be available to watch at no additional cost between September 26 and October 9 during Xfinity’s FreePass Latino. Find them under the “FreePass Tops Picks” folder.

Instructions Not Included  
This 2013 import surprised the industry by becoming the highest grossing Spanish-language film in US history. Director/co-writer/co-producer Eugenio Derbez, tells the story of a man ill-prepared to be a father who finds himself in the custody of a daughter he fathered with one of his exes. This movie is filled with heartwarming moments and clever comedic sequences that demonstrate why Derbez is beloved both south and north of the border. To see more titles during FreePass Latino from this admired actor, you can say “Eugenio Derbez” into your X1 Voice Remote.   
Title is available between 9/26 and 10/2.

Ladrones  
In 2007, Fernando Colunga made the jump from telenovela stardom to the big screen in Ladron que Roba a Ladron. He was joined in 2015 by Eduardo Yáñez for this action-comedy sequel about a pair of thieves who plan to retrieve land grants stolen by a lethal and greedy diva from a town of humble and hardworking families.  
Title is available between 9/26 and 10/2. 

Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos  
Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos, from Huevocartoon Productions in Mexico, brought lovable characters, risqué humor and family-friendly fun to American theaters in 2015. The film tells the story of a small and ungainly rooster named Toto who dreams of fighting in the cockfights to save his home and family. This movie offers positive messages about teamwork and self-confidence with a star-studded cast that includes Angelica Vale, Bruno Bichir, Omar Chaparro, Ninel Conde and Maite Perroni. FreePass Latino offers this and many more animated films perfect for the younger members of the family. Have this film easily available by adding it to your “favorites” section on your X1 platform.  
Title is available between 10/3 and 10/9.

Pulling Strings  
Starring Mexican TV’s Jaime Camil and the beautiful Laura Ramsey, Pulling Strings tells the story of a struggling mariachi singer who decides to apply for a U.S. visa but is rejected by an embassy employee with whom he later falls in love. This romantic comedy will make you laugh, cry, and cheer for love to save the day.  
Title is available between 10/3 and 10/9.

Cásese Quien Pueda  
Starring Martha Higareda, this romantic comedy will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. While being fitted for her wedding gown, a woman learns that her fiancé is cheating on her with her cousin and winds up in the middle of the Mexican jungle after nursing her heartache with alcohol. Cásese Quien Pueda is the ideal movie for the hopeless romantic. You can find this movie by browsing the “Latino” genre.  
Title is available between 10/3 and 10/9

Nosotros los Nobles  
FreePass Latino is filled with box office hits like Nosotros los Nobles; one of Mexico’s highest grossing films. This “riches to rags” comedy, about a father who decides to fake bankruptcy to teach his spoiled children a lesson about spending money, will keep you laughing from beginning to end.  
Title is available between 9/26 and 10/2.

Casa de mi Padre  
Comic genius Will Ferrell joins Mexican heavyweights Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Genesis Rodriguez in this Spanish-language movie about a family that finds themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord. Watch your favorite Will Ferrell moments over and over again wherever you go on your mobile device using the Xfinity Go App.  
Title is available between 10/3 and 10/9.

Más Negro que la Noche  
Más Negro que la Noche is a remake of the 1975 horror cult classic that became one of Mexico’s most well-known horror films of all time. This 2014 remake became one of the few Spanish-language horror movies to succeed at the U.S. box office. Make it a horror marathon with this and many more titles available by saying “horror movies” into the X1 Voice Control Remote.  
Title is available between 9/26 and 10/2.

If you end up using the FreePass Latino from September 26th to October 9th lemme know what you watched!

Monday Morning Chaos...

So today started off pretty shitty. Before heading to work I decided to stop into my pharmacy to drop off a couple of prescriptions I had and ask the pharmacist a few questions. All which took less than ten minutes.

After I finished inside I walked into the parking lot to find a huge scratch and dent on my back driver side of the car. And as you may or may not know I got into a car accident and totaled my last car back in March, so seeing my newish used car damage upset me way more than it should have.

I took a couple of pictures of my car and walked into my pharmacy to see if they had security cameras that caught the accident. Unfortunately the camera outside of the pharmacy only covers the sidewalk in front of the building and the person who was parked next to me didn't pull out far enough to catch their license plate in the footage. We did see a woman walk out, who we think the car belonged to because of the direction she walked in, the timing of the car pulling out, etc. But because we don't have it on film there is nothing we can do in terms of that.

After talking to the pharmacy staff I went outside and called the cops to file a police report. The cop that came to the scene was really nice and tried to make me feel better.

So yeah, that was my morning. I was late to work because of it and now I have a major headache, as well as a stomach ache because because this bullshit stressed me out.

I hope everyone else is having a better Monday.

September 19, 2016

Engagements All Around...

While Justin and I were in Asia both my sister and Phil both respectively got engaged. As I am the sister of one and one of the best friends of the other I highly suspect that I will be in both bridal parties, and I may or may not be someone's maid/matron of honor. Because of these assumed facts I feel like I should come up with some sort of series title for both of their upcoming nuptials because we all know I'm going to end up blogging about my experience being in two bridal parties only a month and a half-ish apart (They both have already expressed that they would like to get married next year and the dates they tentatively gave me are less than two months apart).

Honestly the only series titles I can think of currently are "Being K's and/or P's Bridesmaid" and I'm not sold on them. I'm sure I'll have to pick two soon because these two are moving fast with their wedding planning (Says the person who got engaged in May and married in September of the same year). But yeah, I hope you look forward to the chaos that I'm about to endure for the next year and if you have any title suggestions I'd love to hear them.

September 16, 2016

Stuck In My Head: Space Cowboy...

As you all should know by now I love N'Sync, so it should be no surprise that an N'Sync song would be stuck in my head. Especially since I didn't listen to any music while I was away (The only thing I listened to while I was away were podcasts), so of course an N'Sync song would be the one crawl into my brain and take it over.

And because I'm me, here it is so at least one of you can get it stuck in your head too...


September 14, 2016

Guess Who's Back | Home From Japan & Hong Kong...

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm back from my adventures in Japan and Hong Kong. This unfortunately isn't going to be one of the many posts I'm going to post about the trip because I am having the worst case of jet lag ever (And those of you that have been with me through my previous travels know I get stupid jet lag) and on top of the jet lag I'm not feeling great which I'm blaming on the Mongolian stir fry we had for dinner our last night in Hong Kong.

So no real post today, but I'm hopping to have something up for you guys Saturday or Sunday. But I don't wanna leave you hanging so here are a few pictures from my Instagram...