Sunday, March 20, 2016

Another Chapter Closed

Just as quickly as we moved into our University Ave. rental we were right back out. Today we close another chapter on this crazy journey called life. Two years ago we moved from our Wynn Road apartment to this lovely three bedroom, two bathroom condo when Lil Sis decided to move in with us. It was scary because it was a decent hike in rental price, but it was cool to know that we could afford a nicer living space in a nicer area. Just as we were about to get comfy and renew our lease for another year, opportunity presented itself to own instead of rent! It was obviously in our plans to eventually buy a home. However, it wasn't in the cards for a couple more years since we're trying to plan a wedding, working full-time, and hopefully throw a new baby in there somewhere. At the end of the day, all good things must come to an end. University Avenue, you have been an amazing home to us for the past two years. It was an amazing blessing to have the in-unit washer and dryer for the first time and even a master bathroom. It's the little things that showed us the "fancy" life. Now let's take it to the next level and see how home ownership goes. *fingers crossed*

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Movie Screening: The Good Dinosaur

With the hub bub of life, I haven't been able to take the time to watch all the awesome movies that have been coming out. Luckily I have really awesome friends and family that don't mind taking my place :p. Everyone please welcome the lovely Kim C. as she takes over as today's guest blogger!
"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

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Initially when I saw the preview of Good Dinosaur, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought it might be similar to a rendition of the Dinosaur movie back in 2000; I must say I was hugely mistaken. This was basically based on the idea that the meteor that eradicated all dinosaurs missed the planet therefore dinosaurs continued to live. It’s a heartwarming story about the relationship between a dinosaur named Arlo and a cave boy named Spot fighting through external forces of nature and surviving. My daughter also watched it and when I asked her to describe the movie, she said it took her on an emotional roller coaster but in a good way. 

I have to say one of the best things about this film is how realistic everything looked - from the shrubbery to the waterfalls to the movement of each character right down to the details of the Arlo’s skin and Spot’s hair. It was pretty amazing!  But that’s Pixar for you; they put in a lot of detail into all their movies.

Like a lot of animated movies, the humor is really set for adults but the kids seemed to enjoy it. There was a particular part that was made specifically for adults. It seemed like all the adults in the theater were dying of laughter including myself. My daughter on the other hand leaned over to me and asked, “What’s going on?” I’m not going to tell you exactly what happened but just to give you an idea Arlo and Spot accidentally ate hallucinogenic berries. It was pretty hilarious!

This movie is another great addition to the Pixar collection! Would me and my daughter watch this again? Absolutely!

 ©2014 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream (“Cars 2”), Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.