Movie Date Debate

It’s Thursday, which means tomorrow is FRIDAY!! Yipee! I am looking forward to a low-key weekend, hopefully with some good running involved.

So last night Hubby and I had a movie date night. We are Netflix members (best decision ever), but we had just returned two movies, so we checked our “online queue” where you can just download them straight from your t.v. There were a few on there to choose from. I really wanted to watch Food, Inc., but Hubby said I need to watch that one when he’s not around. No fun.

So we ended up going with “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.” I had never heard of it before, but it had some big-name actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke and Marissa Tomei.

The premise of this movie and the characters’ actions ended up really affecting me. I was almost in tears and was feeling very stressed and anxious throughout the whole thing. Hubby hates watching movies with me because I constantly ask questions and make comments. I really try not to do it, but most times I don’t even realize I’m talking. And during this movie I was particularly out of control.

At the end, I turned to Hubby and said I really disliked the movie and thought it was awful. He then claimed that if a movie could get me so riled up and upset, then shouldn’t we classify it as good because it did its job. So that is our movie date debate.

Even if you dislike a movie’s premise, turn of events and general feel, if it affects you emotionally, would you then classify it as good?

In this case, I do not. I would NEVER want to see that movie again and don’t even particularly like thinking about it. Maybe to some that makes it good, but to me, it will always be a “bad movie” in my book.

Sorry for that little tangent. Here are yesterday’s eats. Breakfast was a multi-grain hot cereal with flaxseed and soy. It was on sale at the store, so I gave it a try. I added raisin and agave.

It was just okay. Nothing to write home about. I’ll use it all up though and then try something else.

Lunch yesterday was leftovers from the previous night’s dinner. I ate it cold and it was actually quite good.

Wow – I really hate florescent lights. This looks just awful.

Afternoon snacks were initially going to include just Chobani Pineapple yogurt with granola and two clementines. But then the 4:00 hunger monster struck and I ate some trail mix that I had leftover from my L.A. trip.

After work I hit the gym for a quick workout. I was feeling really tired (perhaps b/c our office was an inferno today and the heat really got to me).

Does your office have a temperature problem like mine? It’s either frigid or sweltering, no in between.

I felt very weak at the gym today, so I did the following.

3.1 miles in 27 minutes
85 crunches
20 leg lowers (abs)
15 squats
15 lunges

And yes, I need to do some arm stuff. But I was just so worn out.

I stopped at the store on my way home, with the intention of buying some cranberries to make a little dessert I read about on another blog. Well, when I got home, I realized I had bought a bunch of stuff, but completely forgot the cranberries.

For dinner I made some quick curry couscous and added in some chopped up vegetarian “sausage.” Doesn’t look spectacular, but I was happy. Hubby went his own way for dinner last night since he “needed meat.”

Afterwards I wanted something sweet. The cranberry light dessert was what I had planned, but that was obviously not an option. So I made this little concoction.

Warm Apple Mush

  • 1 apple chopped (with skin on)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 packet of truvia
  • 1 tsp of agave nectar
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • handful of granola


Place chopped apple in a microwave safe bowl with water. Microwave on high for 1 minute – remove and smush some of the apple. Microwave on high again for 1 minute. Remove and smush apples again as desired. Add all the other ingredients and mix.

It was sooo good! Just what I wanted. It’s almost like applesauce, but not as smooth. It was the right amount of sweet and tart.

Just before we started our movie I browsed my new issue of Runner’s World. I was excited to see a “Marathon Guide” in the issue and was even more pumped to see two of the marathons I was considering ranked as “the fastest” courses. The Wineglass Marathon and the Bay State Marathon were featured and they are both races that Runnerbelle suggested previously as well!

After the movie I read a bit and headed to bed. My new book is very good. I’ll try to post a David Copperfield recap soon and will talk about my new book more tomorrow.

P.S. – Hubby texted me to tell me they are filming Gossip Girl on our street and actually right in front of our building! I saw them coning it off when I left this morning, but had no clue for what. I don’t watch the show, but still think it’s pretty cool our building might make a special appearance.

Have a great Thursday!


2 responses to “Movie Date Debate

  1. Per your debate: I think yes, It would be good, UNLESS you “got riled up” because it was so poorly made/acted. Not that I can judge. I can’t sit through movies (am I ADHD?) and never see one to the finish! Lol

  2. Glad you able to read up a bit more on those races. I know many people that have done both and they are nice fast courses.

    How cool that they are filming outside of your place!

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