Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekend Bits & Pieces

This was one of our last calm, non-packing weekends and it was a lovely one.

1. We saw "War Horse" tonight and all in all, it was a pretty good movie.  I was in tears most of the time, though, because war scenes + animals in pain = fragile Caitlin.  Can I tell you something weird? When I watch war movies, whether it be the Civil War or Vietnam, I think about how our lives would've been different if Rob had fought in one of those wars instead of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  And sometimes I wonder if in some other time, in some other place, we were together in some way and he did fight in one of those wars.  I know that sounds crazy and yes, I totally stole it from an X-Files episode, but regardless the thought always causes me to well up in tears.

2. Does anyone else eat plain fresh mozzarella as a snack? I could eat cheese all night and all day, and that is simply fact.

3. Isn't my dog just so fancy?

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4. I just finished the 3rd book of "The Hunger Games" series and I must say, it's a great read.  It surprised me, but I really did enjoy reading it and quite frankly couldn't put it down. I think what I liked about the ending--without giving anything away--is that the emotions and actions of everyone involved were very realistic.  Instead of everyone just frolicking on their merry way I think the toll of war/stress etc. seemed pretty believable.  I don't want to give away anything else but if you like dystopian fiction, you should definitely read it. My next book is "The Poisoner's Handbook" all about murder by poison in Jazz Age New York.  Morbid? Probably. Warning: Reading any of the book I have below might give a little bit away if you plan on reading it.

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What did you do this weekend? 

13 comments:

  1. Lovely weekend! I love Hunger Games and have ever since the book first came out nearly 4 years ago (4 years now actually?) but I STILL can't wrap my mind around the ending of Mockingjay. I definitely read that book nonstop til I was done, but it was my least favorite of the three, and I could imagine a ton of other endings for it that would have made more sense. Ah well, such is life.

    Other than that though, your dog is adorable and I am also a huge lover of cheese. Om noms.

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  2. My husband just tore through the hunger games and he's not a reader! your dog is very glam in the scarf

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  3. I felt the exact same way about Mockingjay. There wasn't a happily ever after because how could there be? They had seriously been to hell and back like 3 times!! Such an amazing trilogy and I'm really excited to see the movie, even though movies tend to be a disappointment. I love that you are reading through the football game:) Shawn and I are planning to see "War Horse" for date night next weekend. It looks like a really great story. Happy weekend friend!!

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  4. Your weekend looks fabulous. i absolutely love your dog, she's super cute! (also, the hunger games have got to be my absolute favorite series of all time & i can't wait until the movie comes out. i just hope they do the books justice.)

    do you like your e-reader? i've been reluctant to get one because nothing beats the feel of turning pages, etc but i'm trying to come to terms with the future of literature... which one do you have? i'm looking at the nook color but i'm not really sure what the difference is...

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  5. War Horse is definitely on my list, and I have in fact eaten a whole ball of fresh Mozzarella in one sitting before haha! Yeah that's probably great for digestion.

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  6. 1. I completely agree with that thought. I've thought that about Ryan and I before... what if we have been together for all of time and that's why we're together now. We've been soul-mates through centuries and centuries.
    2. I am not kidding, I really do believe I'm addicted to cheese. Like an actual addiction, whether it's physical or mental. String cheese, cubed cheese, a tiny little slice of cheese, grated Parmesan over my dinner, whatever. I have a little bit of cheese almost every single day and on the days I don't I want cheese so, SO bad before bed.
    3. I love that your dog is in a scarf lol, so cute!!
    4. Ah, I can't wait to read The Hunger Games! I have quite a few other books on my list I need to finish first, but I'll get to read it in the next few months and I'm super excited!

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  7. i haven't heard of war horse. but then again, i live much like a cranky old hermit.

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  8. I'm reading Mockingjay now. So good!!

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  9. I love, love, love this post. I love how much you share little parts of your lives with us. <3 I'm a WWII junkie and I swear, I have a truly special connection with that war and that time and I wonder if possibly I was a solider? As for Jen, she's my soul mate, so I know every life before this one we were together in someway. <3 Which is one reason why I am so excited for our Forever and a Day handfasting! Such a special ceremony. :D

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  10. i can't stand to see animals in pain either. and now i'll tell you something, whenever i watch any war movie, not matter the year, i always wonder about the animals that lived there, domestic or wild, and that always makes me sad.

    i eat cheese plain all the time, but i have to try and limit myself, otherwise it gives me what my grandma likes to call "the walking farts."

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  11. i felt i had to skip through this post because i couldn't risk any information about the hunger games to be leaked into my mind.

    hehe. i just started book two of the series. so far it is a good read. and jon eats plain mozzarella and so do the kids. if i ate cheese i totally would. that is one thing i miss....good cheese!!!

    and i heart your dog. she (he, it?) reminds me of our bailey.

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  12. You are not alone in the cheese respect! I'll eat string cheese, grated cheese, even fresh mozzarella! Cheese is an awesome snack!

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  13. I can not wait for the hunger games movies. The third book took me a while to get through, but I was pleased with the ending.

    I totally believe in Soul Mates, I know my Rob and I have frolicked under the same sun during another time with each other. I think that's why I was so drawn to him the first time I saw him. (Good looks aside).

    Have a good weekend. :)

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