6.11.2014

Weekend of Watching

What a weekend! When Jacob got home from work on Friday, he took the boys outside to do yard work and I locked myself in the family room to start my Orange Is The New Black-athon. I got through eight episodes before going to bed to get five hours of sleep. As soon as Jacob got home from work on Saturday afternoon, I attempted to start up my marathon again, but I couldn't keep my eyes open, so I napped from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. When I woke up, the kids were already in bed and I was refreshed and ready to finish the season. 


NO SPOILERS, I promise. I loved this season. There was a whole lot more drama! I love that new characters were introduced while our old favorites still had good material. I felt like the background stories dug a little deeper and I enjoyed getting a better look at the prison staff. It's so much more than a dark comedy. It's about people, race, class, sex, power (or lack thereof), the judicial system, the broken prison system, etc. I worked in criminal defense before having kids and staying home with them. This show hits close to home. And that finale? Holy cow. I can't wait for season three!

I saw The Fault In Our Stars on Sunday. Check out my spoiler-free review right here.


On Sunday night, I watched the Tony Awards. You all know how much I love musicals so it should come as no surprise that this is one of my favorite award shows. I thought Hugh Jackman was a great host, but he's no Neil Patrick Harris. Speaking of NPH, his Hedwig and the Angry Inch performance was amazing. He was unrecognizable. Perfection! I just downloaded the 2001 movie and pre-ordered the Broadway cast soundtrack. I am SO BUMMED because it's not running the few days I'm in NYC in August and the limited engagement ends August 17th. Boo! The best part of the Tonys was The Music Man rap though. I love that musical, and that's my favorite song from it. So awesome!


On Monday a friend and I saw Million Dollar Arm. I knew it would be sweet because it's a true life inspirational Disney sports movie, but I'm a sucker for those, so it met my expectations. John Hamm was basically current version of Don Draper and Lake Bell was kind of annoying, but I fell in love with the Indians: Amit, Rinku, and Dinesh. Obviously, the movie doesn't dig as deep as the true story, but I liked it. The scenes filmed in India were amazing and it definitely made me crack up a few times.   


Contrary to what it looks like, I didn't sit around watching TV and movies all weekend. On Saturday Nolan had rock climbing class. Honestly, he's terrible, but he's having fun despite his new-found fear of heights. He won't go above ten feet! There are only two more sessions left, then we should probably look for something a little less nerve-wracking, for him and me. Afterwards, we met up with my sister and her little family to enjoy the 70 degree day and explore Fort Nisqually and Point Defiance Park. After my emotional meltdown/TFiOS viewing on Sunday, Jacob and I took the kids to the park where our wedding reception was held and played at the beach on the Hood Canal. 


Not a bad weekend at all. I mixed in lots of entertainment and lots of family time.
Now I feel like I'm coming down with a cold so I'm spending the rest of the week sleeping.

11 comments:

Lauren said...

I liked this season of OITNB but I thought the finale was a litttttle too neat. And that Rosa came back from nowhere really and they rushed her storyline. There were issues, but I thought Piper was less annoying and I agree that I like the depth of the backstories this time around. I watched both seasons in a little over a week so it's going to be a LONG wait for season three!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Mr. Hamm could film a movie of him eating tortilla chips for 3 hours and I'd watch it.. and I hate watching people eat. ;)

OITNB - I have the last episode to watch tonight. I definitely think they have found their groove, and are being way more racy this season with the sex etc. I am happy to see them being gutsy on all fronts! I almost don't want to watch the final episode tonight, because I don't want it to end.

Lauren @ Lot Forty Eight said...

I was deciding if I should see million dollar arm so I should yeah?

Karen M. Peterson said...

Sounds like you had a pretty darned good weekend! I really need to start watching OitNB. I'm such a slacker.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Not a fan of OITNB season 2... but I do love how they're doing more flashbacks!

Jodi said...

I think I'm the only blogger out there not watching Orange. . . I guess I might have to break down at some point and watch it!!!

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jessiepjones said...

Okay, I need to jump on the OITNB bandwagon I think.... Netflix time for me soon. Maybe this weekend. The Tonys were totally awesome. I didn't enjoy much of the plays/Hedwig stuff, but all of the musicals looked fantastic, especially Beautiful! Made me ready to book an NYC trip ASAP.

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

we have already discussed OITNB but yes i can't wait for season 3...they need to start cranking out more seasons faster i can't wait a whole year!!!! and I LOVE rock climbing...used to do it in high school...one of my high school friends is a true pro, so maybe keep nolan at it??

i still haven't seen fault yet....

Gwen said...

I still have the finale of OITNB to watch. I've been trying to savor the season but I'm sure I'll watch it soon.

I'm glad to hear you liked Million Dollar Arm. That's one that I'd like to see.

I agree, The Music Man rap on the Tonys was the BEST!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

We still have like 3 episodes of OITNB to watch. Between his injury and baseball, I'm behind on the few summer shows I watch. I recorded a bunch of movies too. Like I have time to watch them... What a joke!