Commercial Break #79

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Part of me feels I wasted two whole weeks of vacation on nothing. I didn’t write any reviews, I didn’t finish reading Stephen King’s It, and I watched mostly shitty movies and binge watched one show. As you can see, I had no grand adventures nor trips during the past two weeks, and now that I’m on sick leave, I doubt I’ll manage to climb any hills any time soon. But if my hills are reviews, then I might manage to tackle a few of them this upcoming week.

LIFE

So as some of you already know, I’m alright and after a hilarious discussion about holes on Twitter and getting a hole in my neck, the operation went well and I’m in full on recovery mode. That conversation, by the way, was a much needed emotional preparation for Friday, it made me laugh and as the myth goes, laughter is the best medicine! Now I’m back in my hometown for two or three weeks and I’m ready to be productive. Though, honestly, three days in and I feel extremely uncomfortable. Nothing hurts, which is good, but I have this pins and needles sensation all over my body and you can imagine how shit that feels. Even my lips tingle! This morning I freaked out properly since that sensation was so strong my right arm felt numb and I wasn’t able t contact my doctor so instead I asked my mom to drive me to the ER just in case. The tests showed that everything (they were able to test) was normal and it is probably just my body’s reaction to the operation. It’s very very weird. They recommended not to drink any coffee for a while and hopefully I can talk to my doctor tomorrow.

Since I’m one week into my healthier eating thing and fully motivated to keep those extra “thyroid kilograms” off my body, I’m not especially concerned about what I’m consuming. There is so much information in regards toย thyroid diet that it’s hard to understand which is right but so far I’ve come up with an answer that seems to be coherent in most cases – gluten free. So it’s a good thing I don’t like pizza, cookies, baked goods and beer… except that I do! I do love all those things but I’ve already said goodbye to them in my mind, soon the heart will follow. In other words, those gluten free baking blogs will be my new gossip sights.

So yes, this week didn’t stat off the best but oh well. Hopefully I won’t spend the entire week at the doctor’s office but I have a feeling I might have to do that at least tomorrow.

MOVIES

Good thing I saw Baby Driver and liked it because other than that, my movie watching has been fairly shitty this year. I keep giving out 1 star ratings and I actually calculated that my average rating this year has been 2,5. Plus, and I know it will anger a few people, I haven’t given out a 5 star rating this year. Sure, Logan could be it, and it probably will get upgraded 5 stars but I feel like I’m waiting for that perfection beyond perfection movie that hasn’t come out yet. Or I’m just now so critical that no movie will get 5 stars from me.

Plan to see Spider-Man: Homecoming this weekend and thank god my hometown now has a cinema because I would not enjoy my time here if I had to miss Spider-Man. Third time’s the charm too, right!? Because I liked the first Spider-Man, I was alright with the second Spider-Man but I plan to love the third. Even though it’s weird for me to love Tom Holland, I love him already. You could say I have a thing for young and fresh UK boys… and Holland isn’t the first nor the last one of those boys I fancy on my screen at the movies and at home.

The other day I also had an idea to marathon a few Christopher Nolan movies for the upcoming Dunkirk. It’s been years since I saw Inception and ages since I watched Memento! I don’t know if I have the time to rewatch the Batman trilogy but I think I will revisit Insomnia, Memento, The Prestige and Inception. I’m never going to revisit Interstellar though, never in a million years! But I have so many other things to watch and read so I’mย  not sure.

TV SHOWS

Like I mentioned earlier I binge watched a show and it happened to be The Night Shift. It was good, I liked it, and even though the third season fell a little flat, I still like it. The fourth one is already introducing new characters and one main character has left but my favourites are still there.

I’m starting to watch 13 Reasons Whyย soon and plan to finish that one soon and then I’ll watch Glow. And by then I think I’ll be done with shows for a while.. until another one comes along. Which probably will happen because Netflix is pushing out shows like Duggar family pushes out babies. At first I was happy about Netflix but I’m slowly starting to feel the pressure to keep up with all those shows and there’s just too many. I already don’t plan to watch most of the Marvel shows there and then there’s all those movies too!

BOOKS & MUSIC

It is still happening but I’m so close to finishing that it’s a matter of days now. Then I’ll jump right into The Mortal Instruments and its fifth book because I plan to finish that series this month. Then I have a few other books I want to read and well, I hope to have a very successful reading month. So far, It is proving it to be an impossible outcome.

Music wise I stumbled onto this band called Haim and even though I don’t necessarily like most of their songs, I do dig Want You Back. It has a nice beat and it’s catchy, which is why I have been listening to it a lot. Not going to listen to the entire album though, like I usually do, because other than that song, I’m not loving Haim as much.

LINKS

Rambling Film reviews The Beguiled

Johnrieber was inspired by My Movie Alphabet and started breaking down his own, here’s 10 Classic Films that Begin With A

Cinematic Corner shares her thoughts about Prisoners

Dan the Man reviews The Big Sick

Two Dollar Cinema shares his thoughts on the latest Transformers

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15 thoughts on “Commercial Break #79”

  1. I’m so glad your surgery went well and that you’re on the road to recovery! I hope everything goes smoothly from here!

    It’s a shame that the films you’ve been seeing haven’t been that great. Now that I think about it, Baby Driver and Wonder Woman have been the only stand-out movies for me so far this year! I also hope to see Spiderman soon too! Hopefully it’s good!

    I’m actually so envious of you for being able to read IT haha! I struggle to read books over 400/500 pages, so seeing you accomplish reading this one makes me super jealous! I may have to listen to it as an audiobook to get through it all haha! ๐Ÿ˜›

    I also agree about the Netflix shows. It’s so hard to keep up with so many, but also I haven’t really found one that I absolutely loved since Stranger Things! I’m hoping the new Okja movie is good though! It looks pretty amazing!

    1. So far so good with one minor incident but I’m fine now! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Spiderman is going to be epic! And I actually saw Rough Night yesterday and ended up liking that one.. I’m very surprised by it.

      And It is still happening.. a bit left now. Hopefully I’ll finish it today!

      1. I’m glad!!

        Oh wow really? I’m not really one for comedy/crude humour so I’m not sure how much I would like Rough Night ๐Ÿ˜›

        Ahh I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on IT!

  2. Oh no, not coffee!! “itโ€™s a good thing I donโ€™t like pizza, cookies, baked goods and beer…” I thought right there that’s the end of us, BYE ๐Ÿ˜‚ The problem with gluten free products is that they are SO expensive here. Especially if they’re already “made”, so checking out those blogs is a good idea because baking/cooking them yourself is cheaper! Plus so many restaurants nowadays are careful about including gluten-free stuff, you’ll be fine! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh GLOW is so fun and clever. I adored Alison Brie in Mad Men, and she’s great in this show, too. There’s just this whole array of female characters that are so cool, I hope the show stays strong until the end (I’ve only seen four episodes so far).

    1. I know! I have been slowly still drinking it because who are we kidding? I can’t live without it. And tell me about it! I bought gluten free flour and I was like, geez, it’s so expensive.. and I don’t even want to look at the other gluten free products! So far I’ve just avoided everything baked.. which is sad. And well, I will try to make pancakes with that flour soon. Almost two weeks gluten free, things are fairly alright I think.

      I haven’t gotten to Glow yet, I will soon-ish!

  3. Man I am really glad that my pervy and probably criminal and most definitely incredibly disturbing Hugh Jackman obsession at least leads to fun reading for people and thank God hilarious and not annoying twitter convos ๐Ÿ˜€ I do count on all of you either bailing me out or showing to the court to testify when I am inevitably sued by that man

    That’s great that everything went well! Healthy eating is actually not that difficult. If I didn’t drink and smoke like a degenerate I would probably live till 100 (but I don’t wanna) because after work I’m just so tired all I eat is full grain pasta, kale and lettuce and I even drink algae and eat all those fancy superfood stuff. It’s not very good or tasty but once you get used to it you won’t even wanna eat pizza etc. because if you happen to you will feel awful afterwards

    1. Yes, that was a fun Twitter convo, still makes me smile when I see a hole somewhere. ๐Ÿ˜€

      I actually quit smoking… about 7 months ago now. Remember the day, haven’t smoked since (minus one drag) and I can say I stopped smoking after 10 years of smoking… Though there are days when I itch for it, I’m not so sad about not smoking anymore. Drinking also hasn’t been my thing for months now. So I pretty much have no good-bad-stuff in my life anymore!

  4. ” Netflix is pushing out shows like Duggar family pushes out babies. ” Lmaooooooooo!
    I’m glad your surgery went well and I hope you don’t have anymore scares like that.

    I hope you like 13 Reasons Why too. I enjoyed it, though I don’t think each episode needed to be a full hour.

    Thanks for the link!

  5. Glad your operation went well! I’ve been on a gluten free diet for almost two years and it isn’t too bad. My love for bread has been the hardest thing to get over, but at least, there are good options for pasta and baked goods! I’ve been experimenting with gluten free baking lately and let me tell you, there’s a lot of trial and error. (Do NOT use chickpea flour for sweets, by the way. It tastes VERY weird.)

    1. Ooh, 2 years compared to my 2 weeks seems like a lifetime! I luckily don’t necessarily love bread, I mean, I can do without just fine but there are times when I think, oh damn, I can’t go to the store and just buy cookies, and that’s sad.
      Funny you should mention that.. my mom just made chocolate mousse with chickpea liquid, it was alright taste wise..

  6. I’m glad you’re doing okay!
    I thought I was going to get to see Baby Driver this week but my husband is dying to see Spider-Man, so Baby Driver might have to wait a little while longer!
    I’ve found myself drifting away from TV Series’ lately, like you say, it becomes so time consuming to keep up with them all! I’d be interested to hear what you think about Glow though if you watch that, it looks pretty good.

    1. Yeah, well if I had the choice between Baby Driver and Spiderman, I’d go Spiderman 100% too! Tom Holland is just..l way yummyer than Ansel!
      I was so behind with everything on TV as of this summer that I’m now looking at my schedule and I literally have just a few shows which I watch. So yes, I think my love for TV has slowly become just a likeness to TV and I love books more now. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Really happy your surgery went well. Kinda sad you have to give up everything fun to eat & drink. Stay strong, though. And that discussion on holes was epic. So glad it brought a little sunshine your way.

  8. I’m happy to hear that you’re recovering well, and hope you’ll be able to speak to your doctor soon. Not sure if you got my email, but just wanted to check in and let you know that I didn’t forget about emailing you a little something. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to be seeing Baby Driver. It sounds good!

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