Thursday, September 29, 2016

Two Movies Tonight

Looking for something to watch tonight? Time is precious and you don't want to spend time searching for a movie to only be disappointed with it in the end. So that's why I've brought you two movies for tonight. The movies I review here give you an idea of what's good to watch any time you want to quickly get a movie and start watching it. This week I'm giving you two movies that are totally worthy of your time. 

The First movie... Untraceable.
Special Agent Jennifer March (Diane Lane) lives and works in Portland. During the day she's a mom to her daughter but at night she works in the cyber crime division. Dealing with mainly identity theft and similar crimes her world changes when one night she gets an anonymous tip to a website called A person is out in the world with a live feed to kill on the internet. He projects a life feed on the website and blocks anywhere from knowing where he is. As he increases from killing animals to humans, he kills his victims faster as more people are watching. The FBI urges people not to go to the website but that only fuels traffic to the site. As the murderer continues to stalk his victims, they begin to determine if the victims are chosen at random or for specific reasons.

This is definitely a thriller. At times I was scared watching it because I can't handle movies that scare me to death. It's also very graphic during one of the killings and I had to look away. The story is very realistic though and I thought it was a good movie. Give it a watch if you haven't already.

The Second movie... Apollo 13.

Ah, an oldie but a goodie. Apollo 13 recreates the true story of the Apollo 13 mission, the fateful space ship that was destined to never land on the moon. The three man crew had to figure out how to survive in space and return to Earth after disaster hit their space ship. Captivated by the unfolding story, the world watched for days mesmerized by every detail shared on the news. NASA had everyone working the problem on how to figure out how to get these three men back home. We had never lost anyone in space before and they weren't going to start now.

I love this movie. I'm a big lover of all things Space though! Anyone who loves science or even Tom Hanks would be entertained. If you've never watched this... please do! It's based on the book that was written by Jim Lovell who was the Commander on Apollo 13. Tom Hanks also did a great job with keeping it factual but entertaining.

Monday, September 26, 2016

It's Game Day!

Football season has started and tailgating is underway! We are season ticket holders for the Oakland Raiders and attend the majority of the home games. I think we'll be skipping their Christmas Eve game again this year but besides that we are at the games. We don't just attend them we tailgate at them and have a lot pass to do so. Our typical home game day timeline...

The night before we load up the car. We put our tent, grill, ice chest, chairs, charcoal, utensils, food that doesn't need refrigerated, paper towels etc. If we need it for the game it goes into the car the night before.

Game day...
5:15 a.m.- Wake up and get ready.
6:00 a.m.- Leave the house.
8:00 a.m.- In the line of traffic at the gates of the Oakland Coliseum.
8:15 a.m.- Park in our spot and immediately get the tent up.
8:30 a.m.- Get the grill heating up.
We grill out, eat some food. I people watch hardcore. Have you ever been to a Raiders game? These people are crazy! They come in costumes, they sell items in the parking lot, your tailgating neighbor asks for forks or foil etc. Anything goes during this time.

So what do we grill? Well hot dogs are a must. I love eating hot dogs off the grill. We will also do either chicken or a tri-tip. Sometimes we will do all three. It just depends on if we are expecting to see anyone we know during tailgating. First game of the season we did hot dogs and chicken.

If it's a 1:30 p.m. start time we have the tent and dismantlement done by 12:15. You've got to walk from the lot to the security lines and then fight the crowds to get into your seats. If you've ever been to an Oakland game then you know walking and maneuvering through the crowds can be tough! The lines for the concessions go out in to the walkway making it extremely difficult to make your way through the crowds.

Once we are in our seats, I try to stay there! We do love getting a Round Top pizza for the 3rd quarter. So one of us will face the crowds or we will get lucky and one of the guys walking around selling items will come near us with the Pizza. We usually get the cotton candy guy or the lemonade guy always coming down our row. During this time I'm people watching yet again. You never know what can happen in the crowd. Last week I watched two Raider fans actually get in an argument about them winning. After a touchdown one man ran down the isle and acted like he was going to punch the guy but ended up giving him a hug.
You just never know what you'll see at a Raiders Game!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Archive Rentals

Last year when I was planning my wedding, I would go over every detail with a fine tooth comb. I wanted our wedding to have a specific look and feel to it. I had a budget that was very strict and I was nervous I wasn’t going to be able to get what I wanted and needed. I would search local stores and companies for items I could afford and would fit into our theme. I also had to use multiple vendors to provide the things I needed. I had to use three different vendors for the rentals, the event design and floral. If I would have only known about Archive Rentals! I would have been able to incorporate so many more design elements and at a more affordable cost. I wouldn’t have had to deal with so many vendors either. Have you heard of them? Let me lighten your next event, party or wedding stress…

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