Car is no longer a piece of Gigli

11 Feb

Today flew by! I rolled into work super early because I had to drop my car off at the dealership to be fixed, then had to train a member of another team as part of a contingency plan we are setting up. I really liked training and showing our job task and how to do what I do.

Breakfast and lunch were nothing exciting-just leftovers, meh.

I got my car back this afternoon and it’s all good now yay! Fingers crossed for no stuck pedals! I rolled home about an hour before the normal time I got home and found my new Polar F7 Heart Rate Monitor waiting for me—score! I had to take it out on a test run and holy cannoli-I have really been underestimating my heart rate and calories burned. A good investment indeed 🙂

BFD tonight! I decided on a breakfast bowl with a baked potato as the base, sour cream, egg and egg whites, spinach, onions, parsley, cheese and ketchup. Oh–and a Morningstar Veggie Italian Style Sausage link. Which they should call it “Morningstar Veggie Smells like an Italian Pizzeria Owners Underpants Sausage because that stuff stank!! I thought something was dead in my kitchen yet it tasted good. I am very confused how I feel about it.

 

I thought this list “The 25 worst romanctic Comedies Ever” was interesting however do not agree with the ones below:

 ‘Blind Date’
Shocking as it may seem, Bruce Willis wasn’t always a badass. Before ‘Die Hard,’ he was a wisecracking smart-aleck on ‘Moonlighting.’ And in this pathetically unfunny comedy by Blake Edwards, he plays a dweeby exec who’s powerless to stop a drunken hottie (Kim Basinger) from ruining his life on the world’s worst blind date. Maybe you can entertain yourself imagining how John McClane would deal with the situation. We’d rather just watch

 ‘Haunted Honeymoon’ (1986)
Looking for the inspired horror hijinks of ‘Young Frankenstein’? (Also written by Gene Wilder?) Keep looking, bub. You won’t find it in this ’30s period piece with real-life comedy couple Wilder and Gilda Radner as a pair of about-to-be-hitched radio stars who spend the weekend in a haunted mansion. The tragedy isn’t just that Radner died shortly after filming, it’s that she and Wilder are wasted in this unfunny mess.

‘Two of a Kind’ (1983)
Olivia Newton-John and John Travoltawould have been better off choosing ‘Grease 2’as their reunion vehicle instead of this schlocky waste of time. Not only do our two stars have to fall in love, the fate of humanity rests on whether they hook up or not. With God and the Devil running interference, this contrived comedy just makes us groan. Unless you’re hellbent on seeing Gene Hackman as God, this one’s skippable. 

Who’s That Girl’ (1987)
Just because you throw in a cougar (the animal kind), doesn’t mean you get a classic screwball comedy. In this uninspired redo of ‘Bringing Up Baby,’ the Material Girl stops channeling Marilyn and goes with a beyond-annoying impersonation of squeaky-voiced, ’50s actress Judy Holliday. Wacky, attorney-shanghaing shenanigans ensue, but it’s a painful ride for both us and co-star Griffin Dunne.

Ones I definitely agree with:

‘Employee of the Month’ (2006)
Best reasons to see this: Jessica Simpson’s ample chest. Guys getting whacked in the privates. “Gay” and “retarded” jokes galore. Yeah, those are the pluses. Even cameos from other comics like Andy Dick and Harland Williams fail to add much humor to the proceedings. You could always look it as a bromance between romantic rivals Dax Shepard and Dane Cook  as they spend far more time vying for Simpson than either one does with her — but yeah, that wouldn’t do much good either.

 ‘Down to You’ (2000)
How to tell this crummy Freddie Prinze Jr. romantic comedy from all the others? This one co-stars Julia Stiles, is set in college, and features Freddie (here called “Al”) trying to commit suicide by soap after their breakup. Yes, you read that right. Soap. All we can say is this movie might make you reach for the soap too. Oh yeah, and it’s the one that’s earned a putrid “4%” on Rotten Tomatoes.

Good Luck Chuck’ (2007)
Whose bright idea was it to make comic Dane Cook a romantic lead? As the luckless Chuck, women sleep with him only because, it seems, whomever he beds will wed the next guy she meets. So what’s he to do when he meets Jessica Alba? Frankly, we don’t care. The mood is rude and raunchy but the laughs are few and far between. And we’ve seen more romance on Cinemax!

‘Summer Catch’ (2001)
Sure, the stars are attractive but there’s not much more to this rom-com than scantily clad hotties. Freddie Prinze, Jr., in yet another formulaic and forgettable flick, plays a Cape Cod lawn boy who yearns to play baseball and who falls for rich girl Jessica Biel. The clichés come fast and furious as he learns to believe in himself, win the game and get the girl. Nothing you haven’t seen a million times before.

‘Gigli’ (2003)
Who knew that the seemingly hot pairing of then-lovers Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez would yield the biggest box-office disaster of our time? After audiences got a whiff of the cringe-inducing dialogue (like the infamous “it’s turkey time” scene), the film was pulled from theaters after just three weeks. This mega-flop racked up more Razzies and jokes than ticket sales and its unpronounceable title became a metaphor for anything that’s really, really craptastic.

Gigli was excruciating to watch yet I want to Netflix it!

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3 Responses to “Car is no longer a piece of Gigli”

  1. Erica February 12, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    hooray for your new polar! They totally rock. Enjoy it 🙂 I love your breakfast bowl! I am a huge fan of brinner. oh gosh- i love employee of the month and good luck chuck! I don’t think they deserve to be on the list !

  2. Piper @ The Crazy Apron February 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Okay, i will sheepishly admit that I now really want to see that Gene Wilder Honeymoon movie!! So I somewhat believe the critics who say it isn’t funny, but my husband and I work in radio, we love Gene Wilder and his crazy movies (YF being one of the best, EVER), and Gilda Radner comes in almost 2nd! How can it NOT be good?! I may have to preview this one.. YAY on the HR monitor! I’ve been wanting one too, but I just never know which to go with. You’ll have to let us know how you like it!

  3. Bobbi February 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Love the sbux cups too!!!

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