Weekly Wrap Up #3

February 17, 2014
Welcome to the 3rd edition of Weekly Wrap Up!

Event of the Week:  For me this was Valentine's Day!  I woke up on V-Day to find that my boyfriend bought me two dozen red roses and some K-Cups that I had been talking about wanting.  I had to work at the theater during the day and we were busy since the movie theater is probably the #1 date spot in town.  Plus, we got a whole bunch of love movies like Labor Day, Endless Love, About Last Night, and Winter's Tale.  I didn't mind that it was busy because my shift went by really fast.  Afterwards, I met my boyfriend for some Italian food at this locally owned hole-in-the-wall restaurant we like.  The restaurant is only open for a few hours each day for dinner and they only accept cash--no credit cards/debit, etc.  I find that to be pretty funny (but sometimes annoying) because I can't think of any other restaurant that is cash only.  The food is delicious, reasonably priced, and since the portions are huge, I always have extra to take home with me for the next day.  I was really glad that we went there because the other places we wanted to go to wouldn't take reservations and wait times of an hour or longer.



Purchases of the Week:  I have been doing some online shopping because last week was not a good week for me clothes-wise.  Two pairs of pants ripped, my shoes got a hole in them, and my zipper on my winter coat broke!  I ordered a whole bunch of clothes on clearance from Alloy.com.  I mainly order from them because they have a tall shop with pants that have 35" inseams and most other places have "tall" pants that are never actually long enough.  That stuff has yet to arrive, but I ordered a pair of Tom's shoes in the new Jutti flats style.  I'm in love with them!!  They're half suede and will looks so nice with a pair of dress pants or jeans.


Thought of the Week:  I have been thinking a lot about mental illness this week because someone I know is going through some stuff.  (Have to be vague here...)  Mental illness is a SCARY thing, but many people that I know suffer from it--not only my friends, but also a couple of my family members and co-workers.  I hope that the person I'm thinking of will take the next step and get some help.

Movies Watched: On Monday, I headed to the theater to see Vampire Academy.  I went in with pretty low expectations, and ended up liking the movie but was not blown away.  It held my attention, but it was pretty obvious who the secret "bad guys" were the whole time.  I liked Rose's character because she was feisty and funny.  Yesterday my boyfriend and I finally went and saw Lone Survivor.  This movie was way better than I thought!  I was glad it wasn't a bunch of propaganda.  The movie was exciting, suspenseful, and had good acting.  Yes, some parts were over the top--I don't think anyone could survive that many shots in real life and still be living, but it was a great movie based on a true story.  The slideshow at the end showing the real troops who died in Afghanistan was also very touching and it made me think about how sometimes I take things for granted.

Quote of the Week: "Sometimes I think the "real world" is just a phrase invented by adults to give credibility to the miserable lives they've created for themselves." --Jerramy Fine

This quote is from Someday My Prince Will Come, but it really resonates with me... Why do we ever do anything that makes us unhappy and lose sight of our dreams as we get older?  Forget "the real world!"     

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23 comments on "Weekly Wrap Up #3"
  1. No credit card in restaurant? It must be a little annoying. These flowers are so lovely <3

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    1. I really can't think of one other restaurant that I've been to in recent years in the U.S. that does not accept credit card. I was just glad I happened to have enough cash on me to cover our meal!

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    1. I'm so happy Toms started making some with a pointier toe! Btw, I just checked out your blog and am so intrigued by your life in Iceland! :)

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  3. I love those shoes!!! I'm not really a fan of Toms, but I didn't know they had a style like those! I didn't even know Vampire Academy was out. I read the series and loved it but saw the trailer for the movie and hated it... so I might skip it or just prepare to be disappointed when I do see it, lol! I agree with you on that quote - forget the real world, we can create our own worlds and be completely happy in them. All it takes is patience and a whole lot of effort, but it will be soooo worth it. :)

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    1. Yes, Vampire Academy came out on Feb. 7th, but at our theater it is already down to just one show for next week! I will check out the series...I love adolescent lit, but the well-written kind, not the babyish kind, haha...
      And I love this new style of Toms!!

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    1. They are not as comfy as my regular Toms...They aren't terribly uncomfortable, but I think they will take some breaking in.

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  5. I love the flats! I love TOMS and have wanted to try their flats! How are they?

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    1. I really love them!! They're great for a dressier look, but they aren't as comfortable as a classic pair of Toms.

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  6. Oh these flowers are SUPER lovely! And this quote is awesome! :)

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    1. I love the quote--it's a great reminder to follow your heart and to stop listening to everyone else!

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  7. Beautiful roses and you always need more K cups lol :)

    -Erica

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    1. I do always need more K-Cups. I think those Starbucks Vanilla ones are the best!

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  8. My dad said I need to see Lone Survivor before it leaves theaters- apparently he thought it was AMAZING.

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    1. You should see it! Once they start their mission, you will be on the edge of your seat the whole time!

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  9. What a lovely post Lisa :) I am loving those TOMS!! I am also in love with the fact that you shop on Alloy.com, so do i!! I am in love with all their dresses and can't wait to order some new skirts from there :) Thank you for sharing!

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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    1. I saw that Alloy has some tall dresses, so I may have to make a purchase soon! What did you pick from their new catalog?? :)

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  10. I am in love with those flats! They look perfect to wear to my internship without being too boring, looking them up now :D

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    1. They are just the cutest and love that they're part suede!

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  11. Beautiful roses! I have the opposite problem of you - I have to find stores with a "short" option. :)

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    1. I'm so jealous of everyone who can just buy clothes from anywhere and have them fit well! I want to wear a button as a disclaimer that says I could dress cuter but the lack of clothes for tall gals makes it hard. ;)

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  12. GIRL those Toms are perfection! And how sweet for the boy to get your roses! (sorry, just catching up now... ah!) lol.

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