This be me

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Well first try-out with full costume. No paint cause I don’t have enough for 2 days. Picture me green.

My son and I at Comic Con

My son and I at Comic Con

me and Dr 10

 

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Movie review – The Other Woman

Well, I won another set of tickets, and I am so glad I did!!!

WOW – I LOVED it!  Best movie this year (remember, The Hobbit came out last November, so it doesn’t count!!).  I’ve seen Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Pompeii and I Frankenstein on tickets I’ve won now, and this one, by far, was the BEST!!

Funny – OMG, FUNNY!!  I haven’t laughed that hard in ages.  It was an absolute hoot!  I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest fan of Cameron Diaz, but I’ll watch this movie again – and pay for it this time – in a heartbeat.

I won’t give spoilers, no more than IMDB does

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2203939/
After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he’s been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on the three-timing SOB.

And do they ever!!!   I clapped, I laughed, I cheered – and I wasn’t the only one!  The entire audience was involved, and we all loved it!  It was the uncut/un-edited/un-rated version – they are still doing final editing, so what I saw tonight won’t be what is playing in the theatres, but I sure hope they keep all the best bits!

We did get there a bit late again, and ended up sitting really close to the front again, which was a little distracting.  This movie is NOT meant to be seen that close, I really recommend sitting back farther.  Cameron Diaz is a beautiful woman, as is Kate Upton.  But seeing their faces THAT close up is NOT a good idea.

I give it an 8 out of 10, and so does my husband (yes, he went to a chick flick, and it wasn’t because of Kate Upton either!!)  If we sat a little farther away, I think we would have given it a 9, it was that good, but the seats make it an 8.

Well, I’m a grown woman, but I’m a bit of a geek.

And my geekdom is showing.  This weekend, I made my costume for Calgary’s Comic Expo.  I saw how much fun people in costume were having last year, and I decided to dress up this year.

I’m not a small woman.  I am also rather shy.  I am also quite body conscious.  I considered what I could go as.  Really, there aren’t many choices for plus sized people.  I could go as an out of work Wonder Woman, perhaps a down and out Cat Woman.  I could go as Drew Carey’s secretary sidekick (but I hated her, so NO).  So, what coudl I go as???  I asked myself.

Well, just so happens, there is a wonderful character that is not only a powerful woman (she rescued herself, and she’s the leader of an army to boot!!), she is also plus sized and doesn’t care!  Downside is, well, she’s green.  Yup, you guessed it, I’m going as Fiona from Shrek Forever After.

I made the costume this weekend – not very hard actually.  I’ve made the tuic, the skirt, and the necklace.  My husband started to make the axe, the belt (and the buckle) and the wrist bracer for me.  My daughter’s old winter boots (a cheap Ugg version) have been repurposed, and I’ve bought the wig.  I’ve got the green face paint and have ordered a second one just in case (although it may not get here in time – well, I’ll just have to be careful).

I still need to make the leg sheath (I’ve got an old decorative belt sheath that I’ll repurpose with a foam dagger), and finish the wrist bracer (there are these 3 silver “buttons” on it).  I have to comb out the wig so it looks better – the one I bought came braided and was a bit tangled).  My husband said he’ll finish the axe tonight, and then just finishing touches and we’re good to go.  I’ll post pics when I’m done.

Quick review of Captain America The Winter Soldier

I won’t give any spoilers here, that’s bad taste.  But I will give my opinion.  That’s allowed.

To begin with, I went on a freebie.  I won the tickets (my third set this year YAY!! – gotta love contesting!!) and Kirk and I went tonight to the theatre in Chinook Mall, here in Calgary.

It was 3-D, and we arrived fairly late, so ended up sitting in the very front.  This was sucky, but it actually allows me to give a better opinion.  I didn’t like the seats in the front when we went to Gladiator years ago, and had made promises to ourselves to never sit that close again.  But these were free, so we decided to stick around and watch it.  

I’m glad we did.  Although I could see pretty much every pore on Chris Evan’s face, it is such a good looking face I didn’t mind at all.  It was a little distracting with the 3-D so close, but not so much that the movie was destroyed by it.  My husband disagrees with me, but he had Scarlett Johansson to look at.  My neck was strained by the end, and sitting so close made me move my head to see what was going on when stuff moved from side to side on the screen.  And there is a lot of stuff going on all over the screen, so I have to say my neck is actually quite sore.  

The story line was a little weak, and it seemed a little choppy sometimes.  But I’ll admit I haven’t seen all the other movies yet, so that could be why I wasn’t as impressed as others might be.  It was a good movie, with good actors that played their parts well, so I’ll give it a 7.5 out of 10 for now – I may revise this opinion at a later date.