30 Day Movie Challenge – Day 3

30 Day Movie Challenge – Day 3

Day 3 –  A Favourite Action/Adventure Movie

You guys may know that I love superhero films, they’re so much fun, and I love getting caught up in all the fight scenes and CGI going on! But, my choice for today’s prompt is not a superhero one!

Edge of Tomorrow (a.k.a. Live Die Repeat)

I loooooove this movie. I hadn’t really heard much about it, it kind of went under most people’s radar, which is hilarious as this movie is amazing and there’s so many big names in it.

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The film’s story was adapted from a Japanese novel called “All You Need is Kill”. Basically, in 2015 aliens (called Mimics) arrived on Earth via a meteorite and start attacking. The film is set in 2020, where the Mimics have spread over most of Europe and are killing everyone in their way. Tom Cruise plays William Cage, he’s in public relations, convincing people to join the fight, but not having any combat experience himself.  His superior orders him to be there for a landing operation against the aliens, meant to turn the tide and end the war. He initially declines, but they send him off anyway. During the operations, Cage is killed, but wakes up the day before the battle. From here, he gets caught in a time loop, eventually teaming up with Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) to find a way to defeat the aliens. Rita is a seasoned soldier, very well-respected and feared, nicknamed the “Full Metal Bitch”.

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That’s a lot to take in yes. When I first watched this movie, I didn’t even know the plotline. Rory mentioned he wanted to watch it, and I said sure why not. This movie was incredible. The plot, writing, storyline, dialogue, humour and acting made this film such a thrilling and action packed watch. I’ve since heard they’re doing a sequel, and I’m not so sure about that. But then again, I doubted the first one, and it blew my mind.

Have you guys seen Edge of Tomorrow?

What’s your favourite action/adventure movie?

Angela.

900!!

900 followers. You guys keep surprising me. It’s been almost four months since my blogging debut, and I never expected my blog to get much, if any attention. I have so much fun discovering more about the world of blogging, finding new friends, reading about far off places and lives on the other side of the world.

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I have been blogging everyday since March 6. I’ve shared so much of my life with you lovelies in the community and I’ve received nothing but support and encouragement. I’ve made many blogging friends, some of who I talk to outside of the blog. This blog has encouraged me to get back into many hobbies, both old and new. Baking, photography, videos, creative writing, and more! It’s even encouraged me to give self-hosting a go soon as well.

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I still can’t thank you guys enough for the support you’ve had for my blog. Each view, like, comment and follower still gets me excited. It’s fun to look back at older posts, and compare the engagement of them to how I’m going now.

 

I’m so proud of my blog and how it’s growing. I’m still confused by all this, but I’m learning to accept it, and use it to fuel my creativity and writing so I can keep writing entertaining posts for you guys to read every day 😀

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March 6 – Life of Angela officially started blogging

April 2 – 100 followers

April 14 – 200 followers

April 23 – 300 followers

May 11 – 400 followers

May 24 – 500 followers

June 4 – 600 followers

June 14 – 700 followers

June 22 – 800 followers

July 3 – 900 followers

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Angela.

Weekend Review #8

Weekend Review #8

I’ve been sharing my weekends with you for two whole months now! Hooray!

Saturday

Woke up at 7am. Got up, had shower, had breakfast (toast and coffee!) and then did my usual morning blogging routine. At 8.30, we set off laundry and I made a weekend to-do list. We’ve got a few open homes to check out tomorrow, and this time I wrote down all the times to make sure I didn’t confuse them like last week. All the while during this we’ve had the heater on cause it’s freezing and raining outside. I then got dressed to go out in said weather so I can get to The Gallery Custom tattoo for my appointment.

We decided that Rory would grab groceries while I got tattoo done, which means no grocery picture this week! Sorry!

Anyway, I got my tattoo done again by the lovely Angie. She showed me the design and I loved it, we decided on my upper arm, near but not on my shoulder. The little leafy designs would kinda wrap around my upper arm muscles and looked good there. As usual they gave me snacks and water to keep my blood sugar up. The tattoo took three hours to do this time around (a huge jump from 20 minutes with my first one). It was again a constant pain, but the longer the tattoo goes, the more sore and tender my arm got. The adrenalin got me through it though, it never felt very painful. The parts closer to my shoulder and all the little details did sometimes make me pause and think “OWWWWWWWWWWW”, but I managed to keep going all the way through with just little breaks. Once it was done, I was so happy! It looked gorgeous! Then, my arm was just in intense throbbing pain cause the adrenalin wore off and now my arm is just so mad at me. But screw it arm, it’s worth it.

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On the walk home, I felt like sushi. Halfway walking home I got a crazy headache which may have been from low blood sugar, and once I got home I felt like crap. I scoffed my sushi, then cleaned tattoo. It’s always so gross when you take off the wrapping. But anyway, I did that and reread my aftercare instructions.

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I had planned to do baking after the tattoo, but on getting home I felt drained. I was exhausted, so I spent the rest of the afternoon just sitting down and watching YouTube. I wrote one or two posts, then I just gave up and stared at all our wedding photos again.

Sneak peek:

At 6, Rory made dinner (Shepherd’s Pie) and I Skyped with my best friend Kruti, as we were long overdue for a catch up.

Rory was also beginning to feel down as he had headaches all day, so we both just vegged out, watched some Doctor Who, then went to bed early.

Sunday

I woke up feeling well rested at around 7, till I shifted my left arm. Anyway, for breakfast I wanted French toast but got distracted by blogging. So Rory decided to make my breakfast alongside his own 🙂

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After breakfast, I had a shower and got dressed. Let me just say, showering and dressing yourself is suddenly much more of a challenge when one arm keeps yelling at you when you try to raise it.

Anyway, I carried on blogging a little. I wrote up a few posts. Then I kept staring at all the wedding photos. I’ve narrowed them down to 100, showed them to Rory, and so now we know which photos to print. But we gotta work out what to put them in.

Then I realized I wanted to start another blogging challenge. So I skimmed through Pinterest and found a movie one I liked. I wrote my first two posts for that.

At around 11, we headed off to the open homes we wanted to check out. There were 3 in all. The first one we didn’t like, it was in need of a lot of repair. The second one we really liked, and are in talks with the realtor. The third one was alright, but we really liked the second one. So, fingers crossed?

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We even saw a rainbow. Is it a sign?

In between house hunting we stopped for lunch at an old haunt of ours. Mediterranean Food Warehouse. I had spaghetti and meatballs which I practically inhaled. Rory got a Chicken and Brie Panin, then we shared apple and blueberry crumble.

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Once we got home, we emailed our interest to the realtor again. Then I blogged some more, I managed to get a few more posts done, before finally deciding to bake. While I baked, I had a Skype catch up with my sister up in Auckland. Here’s a sneak peek into what I baked!

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For dinner we had leftovers from yesterday. I continued writing some more posts. Rory and I just kind of did our own thing for the rest of the evening. I blogged, he played games.

We went to bed around 9.30pm, and prepared for another full week of work.

To-Do List

  • Get tattoo!
  • Groceries
  • Laundry
  • Open Home
  • More Baking
  • Clean more – I’m crossing this off as the house has been cleaned, but not by me. Rory ended up just cleaning most of the surfaces of our house, while I complained about my arm..
  • Read as much as I can
  • Start another blogging challenge
  • Wedding Photos – Look through and decide which to print
  • Set July Goals
  • Write and schedule upcoming weekly posts
  • Skype catch up with Kruti and Jo

What’d you guys get up to?

Angela.