October 31, 2014

Friday Five... er Six | Halloween Edition

I love nothing more than getting home from the gym on a Friday night and doing absolutely nothing but watch movies. Tonight being Halloween won't change a thing except for the movies I'll be watching.

In honor of the holiday, some of my favorite movies for this time of year.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
It's not horror but c'mon, who doesn't enjoy this movie. It's got everything - Halloween and Christmas!

Rocky Horror Picture Show
I've got two words for you: Tim Curry.
He is balls to the wall amazing in this cult classic. K and I went to a midnight showing last year and it was so very fun.

Hocus Pocus
Let's be real, we all love this because we're all still 10 years old at heart. I will watch this until I can't see straight. 

The Candyman
I remember seeing the "bee scene" when I was a kid and finally watched it as an adult last year. It's just good!

The original of course, although I really did love the needle pit in the 2nd one. This is one of those 'what would you do' movies. Kill or be killed. And the ending, oh man.

Nightmare on Elm Street
If this isn't a favorite then I don't know what you're doing with your life. It's about a living nightmare. The song is too catchy. 

Now that you'll be humming that for the rest of the day you're welcome I'm out. There are just too many favorites to name and we have a Friday to celebrate!

October 03, 2014

Pop Culture Made Me Do It

Pop culture is a crazy thing. Random blips come into fad-dom and are almost immediately replaced by "the next big thing". It's a vicious cycle. 

Even though I participated in most of these, they make me question society.

1/  The Macarena 
Seriously. Why was this a thing? Don't get me wrong, I macarena'd with the best of them when I was in Jr. High (because that's how old this shit is) but again, why people?!

2/  Acid Washed Anything
I can't wrap my head around this one. Acid wash looks terrible. It doesn't matter what it is, it looks like you got in a fight with Clorox. 

3/  Colored Ketchup
What asshat came up with this? No really. Colored ketchup. Just googling this makes me want to spew my delicious Ben & Jerry's all over the place. 

4/  Lucite Heels
There is no faster way to show the world that you do things for money than by wearing lucite shoes. 

As much as I could continue to go on with the mistake of American society, I can't. It's honestly making my brain, and eyes, hurt, to know that all of these things were once super popular. Obviously I left out Tomagatchi's because, hello they were awesome!

What are some of the fads you would shame us for?

October 02, 2014

Choose Your Own Goals

At the beginning of the month I always post about what I want to work on or accomplish for that month. In September I decided to join in on a fun link up aimed at goals.

Life According to Steph

Each month has a theme, but you get to choose what you want to do. For September, we worked on fitness. 

My goals were to add new activities to my gym routines, and to stay on top of my clean eating. My results? 50/50.

Last Friday I mentioned that K had bought me personal training sessions. Yesterday was my second session. Tyler's energy is motivating and partly, I refuse to let him think I can't do something, which ultimately pushes me past my I can't do this anymore thoughts. Tyler is going to be my new BFF. 

As for my clean eating, that's been a little more difficult. In other words - fail.

Other goals for October:

1) Downsize my clothes. In recent years I've acquired a lot of clothing and like any real girl, I keep stuff just for the sake of keeping it. What if I need to wear this blue shirt someday?! You know, the same one I haven't worn in two years... It's time to cut the cord hanger.

2) Handle my food. (This fits in nicely with October's Choose Your Own theme) You guys, I've pretty much been off the clean n' green rails since July. Yikes! I can't keep doing it. I'm starting to feel like crap in general and I've gained 8 pounds since May. I'm not okay with that. Tyler can handle me and I'll handle the kitchen!

3) Recommit to this space. If you've hung around all summer I owe you many, many hugs... or cupcakes. The choice is yours. This blog was like Kevin McAllister on the way to Paris - Home Alone. I love this little space of mine, and apparently so do some of you (thanks!) so I want to make a point to get back in the saddle and give it more of my time.

4) Pin to Table. I've pinned SO many recipes and food things. I want to make at least 2 of my pins this month.