Wednesday, March 16

Spring Break, Days 1 & 2

Hello, folks!

After a couple of days, I'm already beginning to feel semi-refreshed.  Tomorrow marks the halfway point for Spring Break week, but we're not going to dwell on that right now, 'k?  Instead, I'd like to share a little of what I've been up to over the past couple of days. (And I'm glad to say that schoolwork has NOT been one of those things!  Oopsie...Digressing again...sorry!)

Monday:  The Adjustment Bureau review

     So, late last night (and let me clarify that for us, going out "late" means anytime after 5p.m., in which case, on this night, it was after 8pm!!) husband (M), son (P), and I went to The Movie Tavern to enjoy dinner and a movie. Just so ya know, we have not been to the movies in....over a year?  And that was once, a year ago.  Although M would rather frequent the movie theater more often, I would prefer to stay at home and order a couple of movies on pay-per-view for the price of ONE movie ticket.  Plus, I have "germaphobic tendencies" which makes it difficult for me to feel totally comfortable sitting in a theater. (Hmmm... I'll save those little details for another time...I don't want to lose any of you as followers just yet!)  Plus, how about if I go to the movies to try to snuggle up with my honey, I would prefer to NOT see any of my students doing the same thing!
     Anyhoo...there wasn't anything that I was dying to see, but we settled on The Adjustment Bureau.  I'm not a huge Matt Damon fan, but after a few minutes into this movie, I was falling for his character.  The gist of the movie was the conflict between fate and free will.  Which one really exists?  Can/do they coexist together?    I'm not into mushy-mushy love stories that have fairy-tale details/endings, and although this was more of a love story, I truly appreciated the deviation from the "normal" romantic relationship that existed between Matt Damon's and Emily Blunt's characters.  It seemed very real.  Very authentic. There were flaws and real human emotions that I think a lot of folks could relate to.  It reminded me of the1998 Gwyneth Paltrow movie Sliding Doors. (lovelovelove that movie!)  Although that was a romantic comedy, that movie actually left me feeling more introspective about fate, etc. than did The Adjustment Bureau.  In the end, though, The Adjustment Bureau was worth the $7.50 (per ticket)...but I'm not sure about the $25 for the dinner that we had.
     And about the "outfit"...what can I say?  I wouldn't really call this an outfit.  I was actually lounging in this all day.  I left the house once to run an errand and wore rain boots (yes, it was raining) instead of these moto boots.  And I didn't realize that the tee was that short.  So, yeah.  You take the good with the bad, right?  Ugh.  And this is veeerrry bad.

Tuesday: "Transformer: Zoo-day"

     So, here's another movie review.  This one was called "Transformer: Zoo-day".  This, however, was a movie that I co-starred in, and it was more of a reality shoot rather than a big-budgeted/produced/directed/edited blockbuster.  The star of this movie was my son, P.  Pre-kid, it had been at least ten years since I had been to the zoo.  Post-kid, I've been to the zoo three, maybe four the past four years.  I would really be okay with a ten-year gap between visits, but the pleasure of visiting now really comes from seeing the little kid enjoy the animals.  Too bad that didn't happen today. 
There were sooooo many people at the zoo today, that we had a great viewing audience.  These were the scene titles from the first half hour of our reality-based movie, "Transformer: Zoo-day":

Minute 1, in line for the tickets:  The Attitude
Minute 15, a the petting zoo:  The Pout and The Arm-Crossing
Minute 25, at the playground:  The Scream
Minute 26: at the playground:  The Meltdown

After a big bag of popcorn courtesy of his grandmother, the "movie" did end with P transforming back to his fun-loving and talkative self.  But don't hold your breath for the sequel anytime soon.

     So, about the outfit!  I found this hat at Target and I spent nearly an hour vacillating on whether I should purchase it or not.  I love hats, but unfortunately, I've always felt as though I have neither a "hat head" nor a "hat face".  However, it was either free will or fate (ha ha!) that kept drawing me back to this fedora (four times I went back to try it on!), so I went for it.  I have definitely decided that from now on, if I find a hat that I'm interested in, I should take it home and try it with a few outfits and hairstyles.  'Cause now, I'm in love with this fedora and I'm keepin' it (obviously, since I wore it to the zoo today)!!!!!  I was going for a cool-mommy look for the zoo, so I went with the shorts and cardi (the temps were in the low 70's) and allowed the fedora to complete my statement.  I really like this outfit and will definitely wear it (or some version of it) again for a different venue with wedges and a chunky necklace! I can't wait!  I'm thinking that this may be my go-to accessory for the Spring and Summer!   What do y'all think of  "femme fedora", and what's your experience wearing hats?

           By the way, World: meet my Tree Trunks.  Tree Trunks: meet the World.
the details ("outfit" 1):
Cardigan - Gap
Tee - Kohl's
Tights - Michael Kors, Macy's
Boots - DV by Dolce Vita, Macy's

the details (outfit 2):
Fedora - Mossimo, Target (recent purchase)
Cardi - Gap
Tee - INC, Macy's
Shorts - Banana Republic (Summer 2010)
Green Belt - Ellen Tracy (extremely old)
Giraffe print Sandals (they bonded with the giraffes at the zoo) - Steve Madden, Macy's (Summer 2010)


  1. Love the outfit with the hat!...The shoes are amazingly cute!!

  2. Your sandals bonded with the giraffes at the zoo? That made me smile. :)

    You look absolutely adorable in both outfits! I really like going to the movies but I can be a germaphobe so I understand that too. And zoos are really more fun with the kids. Except when they have meltdowns. Not so much fun then.

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  3. I love that second outfit! You definitely rocked the cool mom look for sure! =) Ha, the zoo! I have family in New Orleans, so we go to the Audubon Zoo about once a year with the kids. I would hate it if my little monster didn't love it so much! lol