Spring Fever

It is the magical time of year where the weather finally hits over the 50’s mark and we are good to sit outside. I know that here at Quinnipiac, our quad has looked more like a beach than a University these past few days.

Spring Fever just makes it harder to do anything productive, but being the laser pointer that I am I’ve been pounding the pavement all week. When my mind has had the wonderful opportunity to wander this week I’ve been thinking about happy spring things, for example babies, puppies, and the occasional wedding.

Wedding movies are almost always my favorite.I don’t want my actual wedding to be filled with any of their plot lines, but they are incredibly entertaining to watch. There is something about the “will they? won’t they?” mentality which is enjoyable when it isn’t you. I think there is a little bit of uncertainty in each of us. Each girl out there has this imagine of the person, or knows the person, they think is going to be their husband. When you have this ideal and the seemingly perfect guy comes along, things get well… tricky. You may still be in love with the new guy, but girl in the audience is rooting for the true love of her life.

That’s exactly how I felt the entire time I was watching Patrick Dempsey in Made Of Honor. In the beginning he was the guy I didn’t want to win, I have this thing were the underdog usually isn’t my favorite, but he redeemed himself and made me change my mind. It is a little strange that his best girl friend asks him to be her Maid of Honor. I really would never consider doing that in a million years. That’s why I have girl friends and guy friends. But, nevertheless it’s a fun premise. I used to have a guy friend that could’ve been my Maid of Honor, but I still would’ve chosen against it.

This was way before “McDreamy” met Owen on Grey’s anatomy, but at least on Grey’s they don’t fight for the same girl! Colin is a good-looking prince of sorts, but how can you not love the look in Dempsey’s eyes? It is all in the eyes boys! If you can look at a girl like she’s your world, you win. He does all the tasks, and puts up a pretty valiant fight. I’ll leave it up to you to watch it to find out if he wins the fight.

I say that loosely, there is so much more to do but that is a start. It is a really cute movie, it has its ups and downs for me. It’s a good movie to curl up in bed to on a rainy night like this. I’m pretty sure Scotland is a pretty rainy country, so it really fits into the night.

I’m going to curl up with a movie myself to relax, or figure out who my bridesmaids will be.

Love, Lindsey

April 11, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . movies. Leave a comment.

I’m back!

After the most insane three weeks of my life, I’m back! Italy was the time of my life, and I would love to go back right about now. I got back and everyone was pulling my hair and pulling me in eight different directions. A week without wifi and a cellphone is great, until you get back and you’re completely overwhelmed. I will figure it all out, and will get through this.

Tonight is a super exciting night, I’m becoming a grand-big and a big all at the same time! My adorable little, who I am so proud of it is getting a little and a twin. I’m so excited, being a big to my little has been so rewarding and watching her grow into such an amazing leader makes me so proud. Sorority stuff may seem lame to some of you, but it was the best decision I ever made.

So speaking of reveal being tonight in the stress of all this, I decided to make red velvet cupcakes (our colors are wine and blue) for afterwards. I hope my new little likes red velvet, if not I have ice cream too. As a big you always have to be thinking! While I was baking I realized how incredibly relaxing it is for me. It is the single thing that distresses me. It just takes me away from all the stress, wear and tears and makes me smile. Plus, I love seeing the finished product or tasting it!

It all made me think of a really cute movie that I love, No Reservations. It is the cutest movie about an aunt who inherits her niece after a tragic car accident who is a professional chief. She is one of the heartless characters who doesn’t have a mothering bone in her body. Not to spoil anything, but you learn to love Kate, aka the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones.

She meets a new chief Nick and things start to heat up in the kitchen. Kate isn’t a romantic, but a good-looking guy with some sparks and things in common could change anyone. It’s a great movie about learning to deal with the situations you are put in, and how to learn to love. Learn to love in more ways than one. Some people just aren’t the most lovey-dovey. I know I can be depending on the subject and situation. Other situations I just don’t understand yet, which is silly and needs to be evaluated.

Abigail Breslin plays the poor little girl who loses her mother, and puts on another spectacular performance. The cast just has big actresses that really do their job well. If you like to cook, or just enjoy a good family movie this is a great one to watch. It’s cute, fun and anyone can watch it. It’s a half decent rom com to curl up with a bowl of pasta and watch!

Happy Eating Readers!

Love, Lindsey

March 22, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . movies, romantic comedy. 2 comments.

Ta-da!

The big day is finally here, it is finally the fourteenth of February.

Happy Valentines Day!

For a blog that is full of love, today is a special day near and dear to my heart. It may not be my favorite day yet, but it is a day full of love which can’t be too bad. I fully enjoyed the chocolate I got from my nutrition professor, it was dark chocolate so it’s better for you, and the cute valentines day cards I got from my sorority sisters.  Our postal service isn’t very good though, so with it already being awful and the snow I couldn’t get my mom’s package. Twenty years later and my mom is still the best valentine!

Personally, I am a huge fan of the romantic comedies where they have a bunch of really good actresses and actors and they have these separate story lines that all somehow connect in the end. That being said there just so happens to be a great movie like that centering around this happy holiday. Valentines Day the movie with Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Gardner, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Patrick Dempsey, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Kathy Bates and Eric Dane. It’s crazy how many big romantic comedy legends are in the film.

The movie takes a look at all different types of love; young, old, engagements, cheating, unlikely couples, family, and the atmosphere of valentines day. I love all of the story lines partially because they all have some type of happy ending. Even if Jessica Alba does leave Ashton Kutcher on the day he proposed, at least he gets to kiss Jennifer Gardner. A movie about Valentines Day shouldn’t ignore the ugly, but it should have a happy ending. Today is the day to watch great sappy love stories, it can’t end too sad. This movie is a must for today, if you don’t have it rent it.

I’m not the biggest supporter of today, mainly because I don’t have a valentine. But, I did receive really uplifting texts from friends and family today. Sure people will argue today is a made up holiday that the card companies use to make money and that it is solely a capitalistic venture, but I have to argue with that. So what if it is all about capitalist and money? What is so wrong about celebrating love for one day? Although I agree when people say it shouldn’t be just one day, but isn’t one day to be a sappy, happy person a good thing? I loved making a valentine for my friends and seeing the smile on their faces. It feels good to feel loved. It isn’t singles awareness day, it’s a great day to tell the people in your life just how much they mean to you.

All people should embrace the day, and walk into it with a smile. Wear pink or red, say Happy Valentines Day to total strangers, buy that three dollar rose they are selling in the student center for a friend. You don’t have to make a card or buy into the capitalism of the day, just enjoy the time to tell the people you love that you love them. Someone loves you, and you love someone (even if it’s just your parents) and that is worth celebrating. So be a bright ball of sunshine today and smile in the face of those who snarl at you. Oh, and eat lots of chocolate too!

Have a lovely Valentines Day.

Love, Lindsey

February 15, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . movies, romantic comedy. Leave a comment.

I’m Craving Italian.

I’m craving Italian food that is, although I know for a fact that isn’t on the menu tonight. It was too late of a craving to fix the dinner menu at home, oh well I’ll have to grab something tasty for lunch tomorrow. There really isn’t a time where I couldn’t go for something Italian for dinner,  they need to make a no calorie pasta and I’d be set for life.

Speaking of Italian this all could have come from a little movie I watched this Sunday on ABC Family, Letters To Juliet. The amount of Italian food in the movie that I want to eat is incredible. The main character’s fiancé is a chef that is opening a restaurant and while on a pre-honeymoon and he hijacks the trip to find the best of the best for his new venture.

While Sophie is abandoned by her not-that-good-looking fiancé she stumbles on the Secretaries of Juliet. Which, I really hope exists and my new bucket list item in life is to go to Juliet’s house and write down my boy problems and see if they answer. She wants to be a writer so naturally the job intrigues her. She finds a 50 year old letter and replies to it. This reply turns into the man hunt of her Italian adventure.

When Charlie, the adorable Christopher Egan, starts this journey with his grandmother Claire he is a pain in the butt.  Of course things change and they all spend a lot of time together on the search for Lorenzo. You really know it’s going to happen but you can’t hate when Charlie and Sophie share their first kiss under the stars.

However predictable the ending is you have to love a cute chick flick in a time where they are a dying breed. I love Amanda Seyfried too who plays the outspoken Sophie. Plus, any movie that uses Taylor swift in the trailer is good with me. The tagline is a good word of advice too, “The greatest love story ever told is your own.”

ABC Family picked right, although I don’t know how it fit into their Nicholas Spark’s weekend. Now that’s a writer/genius I have yet to crack on this site. I like to save my favorites for big moments.

All my love, Lindsey

January 10, 2013. Tags: , , , , . movies, romantic comedy. Leave a comment.