Category Archives: Film

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon: Mini Challenge #2

The second Mini-Challenge vor the Love-A-Thon just came online and I am jumping right in. This time we “have to” talk about a few Bloggers that are kind of newly found gems for us. So let’s get started:

1. The Book Garden: I can’t really remember how I found her Blog but what I found on it was a post where she was looking for Bloggers from her area which happens to be my area. And as our area is german speaking it is pretty hard to find bloggers that write in english just like us. So it was kind of exciting to find each other. She also hosts a few Reading Challenges I am trying to do.

2. Reading Angel: I absolutely ADORE the design of her Blog. Also she is hosting one of the YA Reading Challenges that I signed up for.

3. Martina Bookaholic: She is the one where I first saw how a bilingual Blog could look like. Also she is hosting an awesome Book vs. Movie Challenge.

4. Englishrosec: This Blog is not only new to me it is brand new in general. And I was around from the first minute… or even before. Because I am the reason why the blog exists. Ok, maybe not only, but I kind of “forced” her to start the blog by just talking about my own constantly. LOL.

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Challenge 2.0, Day 20 – The Synopses

make it work cookieDay 20 of Challenge 2.0 already. I am moving forward. Last night I was scared of today because I thought I will be terribly tired. But I felt surprisingly good today. I was a bit tired but after a short nap around noon I felt good again until now.

In the morning we had the screenplay writing class again and discussed some of the synopses we had to write. Was pretty interesting. We will discuss mine next week. I’m a bit afraid of that, I hope they don’t hate it. My film idea is pretty geeky. I’ll tell you somewhere in the future what it’s all about.

Other than that I watched the finale of season 7 of project runway today. It’s always exciting to see with what collections the finalists come up with at new york fashion week. And it is also interesting what the judges love about them. I’m just glad they chose my favourite designer (Seth Aaron) as the winner. He always did the best, coolest, most creative, most awesome pieces. He has totally the style I like.

Ok, tomorrow we have our big “Casting” for “Austrias next top flatmate” 😀 so I better stop now and head to bed. I hope to see you tomorrow with Day 21 and maybe already with a decision for a new flatmate – exciting!

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Challenge 2.0, Day 19 – The Movies and the Pub

Day 19 of Challenge 2.0 started later than I planned (again) and wasn’t as productive as I hoped but at least it was relaxed. I did my Sports Active Workout and in the afternoon there looked a guy at our free room and then I went to Uni. There we had 3 presentations today and they all were pretty boring. Not just because the people didn’t do well. Two of the groups did well I think, but the topics aren’t that spectacular to create excitement. The third one was held by only one girl that was searching for pdf documents and opening them constantly during the presentation. It was painfull to watch.

In the evening I went to the cinema and watched Shutter Island. It was pretty nice and you were constantly thinking about what was going on (in a good way). Just a few parts of it were a little bit too long-winded. After that we went to a Pub what was fun too.

And as I already said, that I wasn’t productive during the day I had to write my homework for tomorrow after all that. Yes, I know. It’s my own fault. But nevertheless, I did it – and now I am really tired. So see you tomorrow at Day 20 (wow, time flies by!).

Challenge 2.0, Day 16 – The Peter Pan Syndrom

Day 16 of Challenge 2.0. I did again no Sports Active. I tried all day to motivate myself to do some work for my presentation tomorrow and managed to do it half an hour ago. At least I realised that my part of the presentation is interesting. I have to compare the movie The Lost Boys (a vampire movie of 1987) with Peter Pan and the God Pan. Interestingly there are surprisingly many of connections between these. I wouldn’t have thought that beforehand. Hopefully I can talk long enough about all that tomorrow and in a way that all the people outside my head understand it too.

During research for that I also found the Peter Pan Syndrom. It is for men who don’t want to grow up. It seems that this is actual an illness. I think at least one of my ex’s is a possible candidate for this one.

Today morning I had my english class again. Again with a presentation but this one was much better than the one last week. Also the woman from last weeks presentation wasn’t around at all and it suddenly was much more quiet during class. That was nice.

In the evening I was supposed to have another class but the teacher was stuck in London caused by the volcano ash cloud so there was no class today. More time for me to work on my presentation….NOT.

I better go to bed now and sleep a night over my presentation and polish it tomorrow morning. See you at Day 17 (hopefully).

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Challenge 2.0, Day 15 – The Lazy Sunday

Day 15 of Challenge 2.0 was pretty uneventfull (again, I guess that is because my life is pretty uneventfull). I went to bed really late and slept long and had a headache most of the day (no, it wasn’t because of the pub visit yesterday) so I wasn’t very motivated to do a lot.

What I did was watching the movie Julie & Julia. It was nice and it was fun to see parallels between the movie and my life. Ok, they were very small, but it was still funny. The Movie was about a woman named Julie that had the idea to start a blog and write about cooking all recipies within one year of a cook book she has from Julia Child.

At the same time you see the story of Julia Child back when she was working on the cook book. Both stories are true stories. Julie made a book out of her blog and this was the basis for the movie. I guess I need an idea like that if I want to achieve that too :).

Also I watched Episode 5 of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution today. He is making progress towards his goal, it’s good to see that. If you want to sign his petition you can find a link on my blog here on the right.

Other than that I stayed up too long again so I better stop writing now. If you want to, you can post a comment about what you want to read in this blog, what you like and what you don’t like. It would help me, improve my blog.

I hope to see you here again on Day 16.

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Challenge 2.0, Day 8 – The Food Revolution Flash Mob

Day 8 of Challenge 2.0 today. It didn’t really happen much except that I realised around noon that a homework was due TODAY and panicked. I started it but couldn’t really motivate me to finish it. Now I’m still not done and have one hour left. I guess I won’t make it on time. Also I’m really tired already.

One reason why I am tire is, that I did a second Sports Active Workout today to finish two of my goals that were due today. So after the normal workout I did another step aerobic workout. That was fun but, as i said already, tiring.

I think I wrote about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution already yesterday a little, but I was in a hurry to go to a party, so I didn’t write much about it. (The party was by the way not really worth it, except that we watched Planet Terror what was nice. Wanted to see that movie for a while already.) So yesterday was the 3rd Episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and it seems that Jamie finally is making progress towards his ambitious goal. From the very beginning there was a radio dj of the local radio station who was totally against Jamie and his project. He wanted him gone. Last episode he had a bet running with Jamie that Jamie isn’t going to make it to teach 1000 people one healthy dish in one week. Jamie introduced him to some of his friends and people who have issues with obesity and at the end of the week the radio dj was Jamies 1000st person who learned a dish of him. I guess that’s called a success!

One thing Jamie also did was a Food Flash Mob. I really liked it and I couln’t get the song out of my head the whole day. Here you can watch the Flash Mob:

What do you think about that?

Today’s Summary:

  1. Drink 1.5 Liters of Water: done (~2 Liters already)
  2. Do Sports Active: done (2 Workouts!)
  3. Belly Exercises: done (incl. in the first Sports Active Workout)

That’s it for today. Going to sleep now. Uni starts again tomorrow. See you then at Day 9.

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Challenge 2.0, Day 5 – The Second Run

Day 5 of Challenge 2.0 was exhausting but not as much as I thought it would be and I’m very proud of myself. In the afternoon I met with a really good friend of mine for some jogging in a park near my home. It was so much fun. We did some gossiping and had a lot of fun and ran 3,10 km without even really noticing. We were really surprised in the end how quickly we did it and how far we went. We already were proud of ourselves that we went at all beforehand, so this was making it even better.

When I was back home I went even further and did today’s Sports Active Workout and my belly exercises. And I can still move. I might not be able to tomorrow anymore, but so far I’m fine. Just my knees hurt a bit, but not as bad as they did when I was running last week. Me and my friend plan to run at least once a week now to be fit for the Women’s run. I wanted to do a picture of evidence but then forgot about it. Especially because the park we were running at was sooo pretty with all the flowers and cherry trees and stuff. But now it’s too late, next time.

Before I started writing this post I watched one more movie of my oscar winning movies list. First I thought, that I go through the list from bottom to top but then I arrived at The Departed and I THINK I saw it already but not sure if I saw everything so I didn’t check it off the list but I also didn’t want to watch it today. So I watched the next one on the list – Crash. If it weren’t on the list I think I wouldn’t have watched it, because it seemed to me like one of these movies I’m normally bored of. But I’m glad I “had to” watch it because I was nice. It had a lot of twists and turns and surprises and was really entertaining. I definitely recommend this movie to watch. Also there were a lot of good actors in it too like Sandra Bullock, Brandon Frasier and Ryan Phillipe (is it unprofessional when I say that he is cute? 🙂 ).

Todays summary:

  1. Drink 1.5 Liters of Water: done (even more than 2 Liters)
  2. Do Sports Active: done
  3. Do belly exercises: done
  4. Running once a week: done
  5. Oscar winning movies list: cross off Crash

So, that’s all for today (was a lot anyway). See you tomorrow with Day 6.

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