Sunday, April 3, 2011

Love & Other Drugs - My Review! know what I can't stand?  When a movie is advertised as a romantic comedy but it's NOT!  Don't be fooled by Love & Other Drugs.  Somewhere after they have pulled you in with all the naked images of Anne Hathaway & Jake Gyllenhaal they take a spiralling journey down a dark whole of sadness!  It's not a romantic comedy - don't be fooled!!!  SPOILER ALERT**** You learn early on that Anne Hathaway's character is ill - she must learn to deal with the fact that she does need help and it's okay to accept help & Jake's character has this whole self-realization that he leaves the world of pharmaceutical sales to become a doctor.  The end is touching as most romantic movies hopefully are but they could have ripped out about 45 minutes of the movie!!  Be warned if you and your significant other are looking for a movie to enjoy on a Friday or Saturday night this is not it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Face Lift? Identity Crisis??

Face lift?  Identity Crisis?  Call it what you want.  Lately I have been thinking about my blog, my life and everything in between.  Right now life for a lot of people is pretty difficult.  Qualified people can't find jobs, people are getting laid off and families are wondering how they will be able to pay their bills.  There are a ton of IF's in the air!  And from those IF's come hysteria concern and discouragement.  I have been wondering what I can do to ease people's anxiety - people who are also in my position.   Everyday I listen to people complain about the most mundane things and I get frustrated because I know there are millions of people out there with a thousand other things to worry about and I want to scream - Put it in perspective!!!  But then I have to remind myself that everybody's lives are different and we don't exactly know what is going on behind closed doors. 
The other day I donated some books to a school in New York.  And it felt really good.  I know that a lot of NYC public schools struggle to provide supplies to their students and I hope that the books I sent will be helpful.  So it got me thinking wouldn't it be wonderful to help people, animals, families, schools on a more regular basis?  I would love to connect those of you out there that have extra diapers, old clothes, gently used books with people & places that could use those supplies.  I am interested in started a nonprofit organization.  I started extremely preliminary research and so far it's a little overwhelming; so if any of you out there know something please let me know (I would greatly appreciate it).  I will also be researching some nonprofits and writing about them here so that people can learn about different opportunities to help.  Right now we are in a state where most people need help.  Your neighbor, school, community, local animal shelter so if you can't give money perhaps you can donate something you already have.
Don't be surprised if you see some changes around my blog!  I will continue with my 365 Project.  But I also want to start writing about everyday things that happen in life.  Whether it's my life or something that I heard on the news or while reading another blog.  I truly want this to be a place where I can express myself and you can agree or disagree with me and that's okay!!!!

1/1/11 - Project 365

I'm moving this weekend!  Same building but new apartment - 2 bedrooms! WHOOHOO!
So this is what I'll be doing this weekend :)

Day 10 - Project 365

View From My Apartment:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

JETS JETS JETS/Day 9 - Project 365

The Jets won their first playoff game against the Colts!!!!!  We went to our friends house to watch the game and only the Jets can make three grown men practically poop their pants.  What an intense game - I'm sure every Jets fans' heart was in their throat when Folk came up to kick the final field goal.  THANKS FOR MAKING IT!!!!!!!!!

Jets Cheerleader!

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Day 8 - 365

Happy 8 Month Birthday E-Rizzle!

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Bachelor
Tonight was the big premier of Season 15 of The Bachelor.  I watched tonight - I'm not a fan of the show.  I don't really think you can find love among 25 women in a matter of a few weeks.  I'm not saying it CAN'T happen I'm saying it doesn't happen very often.  So I watched tonight because I know one of the bachelorettes.  I don't know her well but I know her (she's very sweet and just as pretty in real life as on the show).  In any case the Bachelor this season is Brad Womack who at the end of his season dumped both girls because he said he couldn't honestly commit to either of them.  Now the first girl gets out of the limo tonight and slaps him "that's from every woman in America" she says.  I'm sorry I don't care that he dumped both girls at the end of his season!  Isn't it better he dumped them at that point than get into a relationship with one of them and dumps them further down the line when she has invested more of herself into him? 
ABC also did a nice job of digging into Brad's past.  They brought back both girls that he dumped.  One of them was DeAnna Pappas who went onto become The Bachelorette.  Now she looked pissed (mind you it's been 3 or 4 years since Brad's first stint as the Bachelor).  But let me say this about Ms. DeAnna - she isn't as innocent as some of you may think!  She allowed 1 of her bachelors to propose to her and accepted but then broke off the engagment because she loved him but wasn't in love with him.  I guess it's a question of would you rather have loved & lost or never have loved at all - all on NATIONAL TV! 
The part of the show that is kinda the funniest but sorta sad is when the girls who do not get passed the first rose ceremony start crying during their good-bye interview.  I'm sure they are crying not because they have fallen for the guy in a matter of 10 minutes but because they had to give things up at home and had put a lot of hope in the process.  It's just funny (sorry ladies).   The show is pretty ridiculous but like an reality show provides a hell of a lot of entertainment!
Here's to a new season of the Bachelor!

Day 3 - Project 365

This is Central Park - just about a week after the snow storm.  The picture was taken from my phone because I forgot the memory card for my camera (oi vey!).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

365 Project

It's amazing what a year can do to your life.

A little over a year ago my life was wine and hanging out whenever and wherever I wanted:
 and now my life is E-rizzle!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

365 Project

Okay so it's a new year and a new project.  I said I would do a 365 project and completely forgot so I didn't take that many photos today.  But here is my daughter with her great uncle (my uncle).


Happy New Year!!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their first hours of 2011 and wish everyone a wonderful year ahead!

HERE'S to keeping new year's resolutions discovering something new and enjoying our lives!