I went to see About Time with my friend on Saturday. The movie was not what I expected. To tell the truth, I did’t really know much about the movie beforehand. I knew that it was from the creator of Love Actually and my favourite movie, Notting Hill, so I was sold on it from the first moment. It had to be some kind of feel good romantic movie, right?!
The movie revolved around a young man who found out that he could travel back through time to any point in his life. So he travelled back every so often to change events that had occurred in his life. He met a girl and they fell in love and typical romantic movie things happened.
However, the time travel thing kept putting me on the edge of my seat. I was afraid that every time he went back in time, his perfect little life would be screwed up. After all, movie makers always like the throw in some kind of tragedy into the mix. Honestly, I think I’ve watched too many Nicholas Sparks movies because I was sure something terrible was going to occur and there wouldn’t be a happy ending. I love happy endings. I hate leaving the movie theatre sad and depressed. Luckily, this was no Nicholas Sparks movie, thank goodness. I won’t get into too much detail, but needless to say, it was a happier ending.
There were some slow parts of the movie, but everything seemed to come together in the end. Yes, there were definitely some inconsistencies with the time travel thing, but to me, it wasn’t that important. I still got the gist of the story and enjoyed the outcome.
This movie really reminded me of Notting Hill. I know every line and expression from that movie and I could definitely see some of the similarities. The main character, played by Domhnall Gleeson (who was Bill Weasley in Harry Potter), had very similar mannerisms to Hugh Grant from Notting Hill. It was interesting to see. I still prefer Notting Hill 1000x more than this movie, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
Although some people have criticized Rachel McAdams because of some of her recent films, I still think she is a great actress. He did very well in this movie and whatever people say, she is a great actress.
About Time is a pretty good movie and I’d recommend catching it on Netflix when it is released!
Well yesterday was a gong show if ever there was one. I fully intended on writing this blog post last night, but I was too exhausted, both mentally and physically.
Calgary received one hell of a blizzard on Monday and then on Tuesday, we were trying to get our city back to normal. There were huge winds on Monday that continually blew the snow everywhere and created very large snow drifts. Most people woke up to piles of snow almost 4 feet high instead of the foot we were promised. It’s because the wind didn’t want to just leave the snow where it landed, that would have been too easy.
Peter and I were no different. Our alley has a huge field behind it and every year it creates a wind tunnel and so much snow from the fields likes to accumulate in large piles in the alley. Peter has been fully snowed in before and waited a week until the city came to clear the alley. It wasn’t that bad this time. He managed to pull out of our parking pad and almost got to the street when his car got stuck in the snow. He thought if he had enough speed he could get through. Unfortunately that did not happen. His car was beached like a whale. My brother said it looked like a big fat cat with too short legs to touch the ground. All joking aside, peters car was stuck in the middle of the entrance to the alley. No one could get in or out past him. Luckily, there are 4 other exits to the alley so people just had to turn around.
Peter tried for 1/2 hour before he came and got me out of bed to help him. It was 5 in the morning so no one else was awake or around. We tried for another hour before we finally gave up. We tried calling a tow truck and there was a tow truck ban on in the city. This meant that tow companies could only help people in emergency situations. Ours didn’t quite qualify. So I let him take my car to work as long as he dropped me off at my work first. Peter had also been on his way to drive his dad to the airport before he went to work, so his dad had to find other means of transportation. I don’t even know if there were planes taking off to tell the truth. So anyway, Peter’s car sat in the middle of the alley all day until we were off work and able to think up a better solution to get it moving.
My Dad, Mom and Brother came to our rescue. My Dad has a huge diesel truck with lots of power. He also has a towing rope. So we attached the rope to Peter’s car and to my Dad’s truck and his car moved out of the snow no problem. We had to shovel so much snow from the entrance of the alley and from our parking pad area so that Peter’s car wouldn’t get stuck again. He didn’t wake me up this morning, so he must not have gotten stuck again!! Yay!
Anyway, it was so stressful all day at work yesterday trying to think up a brilliant solution to get Peter’s car out. It’s really awesome that we have such a great family and that they gave up their afternoon to help us!! We treated them to dinner and then just went home and vegged on the couch to watch Stargate. So exhausting.
I did it! For the second year in a row I have participated in NaBloPoMo. I am proud to say that I have completed it 100% successfully, again, by posting every day of November. It wasn’t as hard as I initially thought, although there were a few times I was sitting in front of my computer wondering what the heck to write about. I hopefully managed to write about some interesting things!
I really do love blogging. Although, I don’t have the best vocabulary and I am kind of obsessed with commas, it’s fun to just write about whatever I want. I hope to continue to blog more regular than I usually do. It helps broaden my mind and get my opinions out there. I don’t have a huge following, but that’s okay. It’s about putting the words and opinions somewhere out there!
Here is a quick recap of all the NaBloPoMo posts:
- Starting NaBloPoMo
- One day, four seasons
- Updating craze
- Matrixing along 2 years later
- Drafts and kitty
- Desk dumping
- Our week in Disney World
- Horror makes me unhappy
- Our Amazon PS4 ordeal
- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
- Lest We Forget
- Shrek the Musical
- Things people like that I don’t
- Tomorrow is the day
- A night in the 40s
- The Cuckoo’s Calling
- Small things
- Winter running
- We’re not all dog lovers
- Does it really take that long?
- Catching Fire
- Vampire Academy Movie
- New theme and Stargate
- One month until Christmas
- Flowers in the Attic
- New theme launched
- Say Something
- NaBloPoMo complete
Hopefully I’ll be seeing more of you in December as well!