Thursday, April 23, 2015

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and around here that can only mean one thing... it's Theater Thursday! This week's featured movie is a newer release. I wanted to originally see it in the theater but the reviews weren't so hot so I waited until it came out on dvd. This week's featured movie is.... Interstellar.
Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey as Cooper a former military pilot and ex NASA astronaut. Due to failing crops humanity is struggling to survive. The only thing that keeps harvesting is corn and even that is drying up. The Earth is dying and it's going to take everyone with it. When Cooper and his daughter Murphy discover an odd piece of gravity in her room they go out on an adventure to see where it leads them. It reveals to be an underground, super secret government operation that is trying to find a place for humans to go out in the galaxy.

It's being ran by NASA and one of Cooper's former professors. They have been sending astronauts out into deep space to find a new planet that can used to hold humanity. Being persuaded to travel through the planets which could take multiple Earth years, he willing agrees to go with three other astronauts into deep space. They will set out for a wormhole off Jupiter. His co-pilot will be Amelia (Anne Hathaway), which is the professors daughter. They will keep each other company for years to come. If they do not find a place for humanity to go everyone on Earth will die. Will they be successful?

This movie is almost three hours long and is incredibly confusing so you really need to pay attention. I thought it was really good but Beezy hated it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fit Eats

In my quest to get fit, I have been trying to eat better. We've been meal planning all of our breakfast and lunches. At dinner we either meal plan it or make something healthy that evening. Some times we just don't have the time to make a meal each night. We work all day and every now and then the last thing that I want to do is make dinner. So when we heard that Sacramento had a healthy food option readily available we looked into it. It's called FIT Eats and it's located right down town where I work. What is it? It's healthy meals, portioned out and completely cooked. Their never frozen and placed directly into a fridge once it's been made. They also tell you how much protein, carbs, sodium etc that is in each meal. They put it right on the label so there is no missing it.

We've tried out a total of four meals. They divide their meals up into the three categories of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Then they make two portion sizes- regular and large. The latest meal that I've had is the large Surf n' Turf...
It comes with steak, shrimp, brussels sprouts and a mixture of red potatoes/mashed cauliflower. I thought the steak and shrimp were great. The Brussels sprouts...ehhh not so much but I ate them. I have never been a fan of them so I don't think it's Fit Eats. I also do not have a taste for cauliflower. Clearly I am a fan of the meat and seafood though.

Beezy ate their turkey burger and sweet potatoes fries. He really liked it and ate the entire meal. It smelled pretty good, I know that!

The meal that I've really liked the most has been their BBQ Pork Loin. It comes with corn, the mashed cauliflower/red potatoes and four pieces of pork loin. It's really good! I also got the large portion. The calories were under 600 but I can't remember exactly how many.
Beezy has tried out another one of their dinners but I sadly forgot to take a picture of it. Fit Eats updates their menu weekly so they are constantly adding new things to try out. They've added a new breakfast item that I'm really interested in trying. I might give it a try later this week. They also have a Turkey mac n' cheese that I'm wanting to give a try. While I feel the meals are a little pricey, they are extremely convenient and healthy. I have checked out a lot of online companies but all of their food is frozen and gets shipped that way. So for now, I'm sticking with our own meal planning and substituting in these meals when we are on a time crunch. Have you ever tried meal planning for eating healthy? What's some of the foods you eat?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekend Review

On Friday evening, I came home and literally just relaxed. I didn't want to do anything. All I felt like doing was sitting on the couch and watching tv. We did rent a movie from Red Box.

Saturday, I had to deal with a fix it list first thing in the a.m. We had our home inspection for the buyers and they came back with a few things they wanted fixed, repaired etc. While I was out there waiting on the guy to come down from my roof, I stopped to smell the roses. No really... I did. They are in full bloom right now. I've got red, pink and peach color.

Later in the day Beezy headed to San Francisco to catch a Giants game with some of his cousins. Since the last night game that I went to froze me half to death, I decided to stay at home. I spent my evening reading and watching some good movies. I watched True Lies, Romancing the Stone and American Dreamer. Beezy did send me a photo of the game giveaway...

On Sunday the moving started to feel even more real because we boxed up all the dvds. That's when you know things are getting real about moving in this house!

Since we really only have weekends to box things up, that took a large chunk of the weekend. Hopefully, next week I will have more exciting news.

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Fight of the Century

On May 2nd, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will engage in the fight of the century. Boxing fans have been begging for this match up for the last decade.  Now it's finally happening. Months of speculation, behind closed door meetings, major contract negotiations and then the announcement came. The fight is on!

Undefeated Floyd "Money" Mayweather will be taking on the Pilipino legend Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. Only one will emerge as the winner and with Floyd and Manny both nearing the ends of their career it could also be either one of their last fights. This fight is going to be the most profitable fight that has ever taken place. The press conference had over 250 media outlets and a red carpet. To say that this fight is highly anticipated is an understatement. So of course, Beezy being the boxing fan that he is we've watched and followed the fight news closely.

The ticket that money can't even buy. It's a little over two weeks until the fight and the tickets have not went on sale to the public. The is unheard of in the boxing world. Usually the tickets would have went on sale shortly after announcing the fight to the public. People from around the world are awaiting the tickets hitting the market. Celebrities have been begging to spend up to $100,000.00 a ticket. High rollers, heads of state, boxing legends they all want tickets and there is only so many seats in the MGM building. Naturally, only a small amount of tickets will be going on sale to the public. The prices are said to be starting at $1500.00 a ticket (probably the nose bleed section). People are waiting with money in hand and they can't be bought. MGM is holding the tickets and haven't released them. They are also advising that there may be many copycat tickets so beware of who and where you buy them from.

Then there's the matter of the weigh in. The weigh in takes place at the venue the day before the fight. This event has always been free to the public. You get in line, wait for the doors to open and they fill up the venue and then shut the doors. Not this time.... for the first time ever the Las Vegas Boxing Commission is allowing them to charge $10.00 (which will go to charity) for each ticket. They are worried about the line and the crowds (since for lesser hyped fights crowds sleep around the hotel in line waiting to get inside). Those tickets haven't went on sale either.

So everyone is waiting. Their holding their cash in hand waiting for them to drop online for sale. MGM is charging $150.00 a person to even watch the fight on closed circuit in the hotel. It's one of the most expensive PPV fights of all history. So we wait.. just like everyone else to see when and where. It's like we are all in the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and we are searching the chocolate bars for a golden ticket. Who will the lucky winners be and where will the next golden ticket strike?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing... It's Theater Thursday! Each week I talk about a movie I've recently seen and is available to watch outside of the theater. This week's featured movie is... Basic Instinct.
Believe it or not, but I had never seen this movie until this week. I had always seen clips of the famous scene starring Sharon Stone but had no clue what the movie was actually all about. The movie stars Michael Douglas as San Francisco Homicide Detective Nick Curran who's just found a famous ex-rock n'roller murdered. He's back on the force after just having accidently shooting a tourist. His one and only suspect is the very wealthy writer Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone). Catherine had been dating the rocker for over a year at the time of his death and was the last person seen with him.

When Nick and the rest of the homicide department learn that Catherine had written a book depicting the crime matching down to the murder weapon they think they've already got the killer. When Nick and his partner Gus head to Catherine's house to question her, they find out that she's working on a new book. This time the book is about a police detective. Nick is immediately drawn into Catherine and while he finds her fascinating and beautiful he believes she also a murderer. Gus also thinks she's a killer.

When the department can't find any real evidence besides the book, they have to let her go. Now it's Catherine's turn to play a game. She let's Nick know that the new character in her book is actually based on him. In the meantime his life starts unraveling. In his obsession with Catherine, he starts drinking and gets in more trouble with a fellow cop. His on and off girlfriend also seems to have a unique history with Catherine.

Will Nick catch the real killer or will be just end up a story in a book? Watch and find out. It's definitely a movie that keeps you watching till the end.