Sunday, May 3, 2015

What a busy weekend

Wow this weekend has just flown by. There were a lot of big things happening that deserve a few moments of reflection. Friday was the opening night of Avengers: The Age of Ultron (I am so excited to see this movie but I have had to push it back to possibly Tuesday night). It opened with 187.7 million at the box offices.I have seen so many reviews that said it wasn't as good as the previous one but I also saw many more reviews stating how awesome it was. I guess it just depends on how big of a fan you are of the Marvel Studio films.  Saturday morning Prince William, Princess Catherine, and Prince George welcomed a new addition to the family. The new Princess of Cambridge had not had her name publicly released as of this post but the internet is all abuzz with suggestions. Congrats to the Royal Family.  Saturday afternoon brought on the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. There are all kinds of photos of the wild hats worn by celebrities as well as Derby related food menus circulating out there.  The winner was a horse named American Pharoah and the jockey was Victor Espinoza. Mr. Espinoza also won the Derby in 2002 on War Emblem and last year's Derby on California Chrome. Saturday night brought the much anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather or "MayPac" as it was dubbed.  Needless to say it was a huge pay-per-view event. The winner in 12 rounds was Floyd Mayweather. This leaves him with a professional boxing record of 48-0. I did not get to watch the movie, derby, or the fight. I did watch Jamie Foxx perform the National Anthem. I liked it!! That's right... I liked it. People were all over the place tweeting and posting about how awful his performance was. This is what I say to the haters... until you have to stand in front of millions of people (at the arena and at home) singing a song that important you should Not judge. I think anytime an artist changes up the style of this song everyone has something to say.I added a video form YouTube below (just ignore the talking in the background by the original poster)  Grrr. I did catch the highlight reels but my actual weekend consisted of trips to Home Depot, filling my raised garden bed with dirt, digging out the space for our new firepit, catching up on movies I missed and reading. I watched The Wedding Ringer with Josh Gad and Kevin Hart and it did not disappoint. It was very funny. Who wouldn't like a movie about a loner marrying the girl of his dreams with a hired best man and groomsmen? I also finished reading The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. My friends make fun of me because I am refusing to see the film version of it.  I loved this book. It was a very touching story that just reaches out and grabs you. That being said, I will not pay to watch a movie guaranteed to make me cry in a crowded theater. I will do this in the privacy of my own home where I can cry as ugly as I want without being judged. I always prefer to read the book before the movie so I can "geek out" and compare both. This did not go as planned for Fifty Shades of Grey but that is a convo for Tuesday.  Cinco de Mayo and Fifty Shades dvd release on the same day. It already seems like that will be my favorite day of the upcoming week.

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