A few weeks ago for 'date night', we went to see Interstellar.
Now let me preface by saying I enjoy movies - but it's not often I really love one.
I really thought this movie was phenomenal. Of course, Matthew McConaugheyis amazing in anything he does - so naturally he was perfect in his role.
I can't say what it was about this movie I enjoyed so much... honestly,I hadn't even heard of it until the morning we went and seen it. When I sat down to watch, all I knew was that it was a "...space movie with Matthew McConaughey".
I left feeling like it was the best movie i had seen in a long time.
Frankly, it just made me feel.
I have zero shame in admitting that I cried almost the entire way through the movie. I felt heartbroken, anxious, hopeful, angry, hopeless, happy, and pretty much every other emotion in the book, throughout the course of the film.
*No joke, I walked out of the theatre with a headache from crying for so long. LOL*
I don't want to get too crazy here - there were definitely some "science-y" parts of the movie that made me think "meh".... but for me, it wasn't enough to affect my opinion.
My only grumble is that while I think she's decent in her mash-up cover style, I'd really like to hear a few full covers from her. She's got a beautiful voice. It looks like she just started posting videos just under a year ago though - so hopefully there's more to come :)
High School football is HUGE in Texas, and this game was no exception. While Permian dominated, Sam Houston (Arlington) defensemen got screamed at by their coach - so loud I could hear every word from my seat. Then towards the end of the game - the police had to break up two fathers/families who were about to have an all out brawl on the bleachers!
Other than that obvious intensity, it was a really enjoyable experience. My High School football field pales in comparison to the Ratliff Stadium. It definitely took me back to when I was in high school. Permian has a HUGE marching band, but I felt that each teams halftime show's were pretty weak. I was definitely hoping for more - especially because I was really enjoying the band during the game, and the cheerleaders and dancers as well!
It was a bit chilly that night - but I went prepared!! I was bundled up like an eskimo, while everyone else wore a light jacket or thick sweater... but the important thing was that we all enjoyed ourselves. Mostly, I am happy to say I went to a playoff game at the "Friday Night Lights" stadium :)
Ratliff Stadium Entrance
Yeah, to me it got pretty cold as the night wore on... I was thankful I over-layered. I didn't care that everyone else was staring at me like I was a psychopath :-D
Permian Marching Band. They were huge, and they did an amazing job during the game. It was alot of fun to watch their conductor, the dance team, and the cheerleaders interact.
The Sam Houston Dancers at Half Time
Police Crew jumping in on the 2 families about to duke it out lol
Honestly, I like her music so much moresince she's recognized she was being stifled by not freely expressing herself - I like the seemingly new version - The 'Grown Woman' Bey, that isn't concerned with the public eye, but rather focuses on what makes her happy.
If you have kept up with her on Youtube (not Vevo) - when she released the original album in December 13', she had posted a 5 part "Self-Titled" "mini-art" feature.
Part 2 titled "Imperfection" Beyonce says:
"I feel like something about the aggression of Bow Down
and the attitude of Flawless - the reality is, sometimes you lose. And you're
never too good to lose, you're never too big to lose, you're never too smart to
lose; it happens, and it happens when it needs to happen. And you have to
embrace those things"
In Part 5 titled "Honesty" she explains:
“I’ve done so many things in my life, in my career, that I feel like at this point I’ve earned the right to be me and to express any and every side of myself,”
I know there are people knocking herandher new music so I'm surenothing will change with this release - but I don't care.
Not. One. Bit.
... I adore her sexy, raunchy, gangster side
... I admire her self-awareness
...and I appreciate her courage in the ability to be vulnerable.
"How did this happen again When did the room start to spin Out of focus and crash in the breezes I thought we’d figured it out Thought our hearts finally found One love that trumped every reason
But bricks came piling up And they blocked out the sun Stopped our arms from holding each other The walls we built to protect Locked us in here instead In the darkness, lonely and hungered Both back to a life all alone
I want to get out I want to get out So I gotta give in I gotta give in, now I gotta give in I want to get out I want to get out So I gotta give in I gotta give in, now I gotta give in
How did this happen again Why did I fight to the end In a battle I didn't believe in I thought we’d figured it out Thought our hearts finally found One Love that trumped every reason One Love that trumped every reason One Love that trumped every reason to go Back to a life all alone..."
This past week has been one of the best work events I have gone to in my career thus far.
I can't even begin to describe how effective and inspirational this summit was. It was a small group of us, and the company hired the Prouty Project for the week. Again, I can't begin to describe these guys. Definitely a week that has sparked a flame inside of me.
Plus, it didn't hurt we got to experience some pretty amazing things throughout the week :)
The week was very much focused inward, so they had us leave all electronics and distractions behind. That being said, I don't have pictures of anything we did really - but here are some of the photos I was able to capture from the week!!
A few gals and myself made this dinner in the hotel kitchen one night.... as we drank wine, of course :)
Definitely a blast!! I think the sous chef really liked us lol
I mostly wore tights since I am always the one that's cold!
Sunsets over Lake McKnight were beautiful. I didn't realize there were trails around the center I could have utilized, so I didn't pack for outside fitness!! The company did however, provide a personal trainer - which I thought wa pretty cool.
Night Flights are always and forever my favorite. I love seeing the cities lit up.
It got me thinking -- I never finished posting all of my pictures from Minneapolis over the summer!
I always love getting to visit new places and try new things. On my last visit to Minneapolis, of course we went to Ichiban, but I also got to hit a few different spots that I had never been to. Of course this isn't every place we went - but here are a few snapshots from a couple of them!