Hey, you with the pretty face, welcome to the human race…

J and I recently (finally!) saw Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I was really excited to see the latest installment of the franchise, since I love, love, loved the first one! So for anyone who’s been living under a rock for the past few years, Chris Pratt portrays Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, an earthling traveling through space with rag tag group of anti heroes, who have dubbed themselves “The Guardians of the Galaxy”. But we all know them right? Good! So moving on…

The story: lack luster, for Peter finally finding his father after not knowing him his whole life, it’s pretty lame. Kurt Russell, Ego, a Celestial, finally connects with Peter only to use him to destroy the universe, and rebuild it in his image? More like egomaniac #Godcomplex #daddyissues. Then we have the Nebula-Gamora arc: will Nebula kill Gamora only then to exact her revenge on Thanos? Will Gamora kill Nebula and move on with her life? No! Nebula finally forgives Gamora only to then go on a fools errand to find Thanos and try to kill him, again #daddyissues. Of course Yondu makes an appearance, his crew mutinies against him and chaos insues. Then he finally shows some compassion and helps the Guradians destroy Ego, #I’mMaryPoppinsY’all. Then we come to my favourite and potentially only redeeming part of the film: Baby Groot, so we all know Groot sacrificed him self at the end of the first film, and was a sprout in a pot, now Groot is out of the pot and causing trouble as only a toddler can. He was always the most bad ass character IMO and he gets better scene by scene.

The music: The first film’s soundtrack was one of the best in recent memory, jam packed with great classic rock hits that just kept coming. This time around some of the songs may be a higher caliber like “My Sweet Lord” (I mean a freaking Beatle wrote it for Christ’s sake), but overall it’s just okay…

The credit scenes are good, but there are so damn many of them, they really need to simmer down, although the last one, where we see Groot as a teenager is quite funny.

Overall it was both a great and not great film, it looked great, the effect and “fight” sequences were awesome. The music, meh, it left a lot to be desired. And Baby Groot stole the show. Give it a watch, maybe two, but don’t expect the super fantastic film that the fist one was. And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra

 

 

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Dreaming of the water where I’d rise like a phoenix…

February was a short month and I manged to enjoy a whole heck of a lot of things.  It started off quite busy for me.  And it felt like it flew by.  We also were spoiled with the weather and had a few unseasonably warm days too!

1. Nars Audacious Annabella – This is quickly becoming my new favorite lippie.  And it’s no surprise that it comes from Nars.  I featured it for my Valentine’s Day make up and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I will definitely me adding more colours to my collection in the future.

2. Winter Uniform – I have been living in sweater and trousers for work pretty much since Autumn.  I can not stress how comfortable I’ve been and it’s easy, albeit boring, and will probably be my uniform until Spring.  Just based on how cold it is in my office!

3. The X-Files – This cult classic came back to T.V. in January, and of course like the sci-fi nerd I am I just had to check it out!  Moulder and Scully are back at it solving mysteries, most often having to do with aliens.  J thought it would be a good idea to start watching the series from the beginning while simultaneously watching new episodes.  Major spoilers came my way because of it.  Even though I know where the characters end up I am really enjoying the original series and the new episodes!

4. Popcorn – I love popcorn as a snack (sometimes dinner).  It’s salty and buttery and goes great with a nice grenacha (I like Bitch 2010).  Ever since I got my braces off in December I have been eating popcorn like it’s going out of style.

I am so looking forward to March, but really just Spring.  I love the warm weather and breaking out my S/S clothes is always exciting for me.  March has a lot in store for me, and I am really excited about it all!  And on that note, it’s time to end.

All for now,
–Kiki–

Title from: I Can Fly by LDR

And my life is sweet like vanilla is…

After a long day at work, J and I headed to the grocery store to pick up ingredients that I need for the recipe I am sharing tomorrow!  This recipe is something that I have been making for a long time and is so easy and is enjoyed by almost everyone.  I am preparing this dish because we are having a food day at work, so I thought I’d kill tow birds with one stone.  I am super excited to share this one, stay tuned!  I then had my annual eye exam.  My left eye prescription changed slightly, while my right stayed the same.  I think it’s enough to notice so I up dated my glasses.  I have terrible vision, and I really dislike going to the doctor, but it is necessary, vision is one of the most important things.

In other news, Game of Thrones ended Sunday in a big way!  Cersei did the walk of shame, and boy was it nice to see her get her comeuppances, although I did feel for her when they (horribly, I might add) cut her hair off.  Maybe the pixie cut with trend throughout Westeros next season.  Arya Stark raised holy hell and killed Ser Meryn.  I was looking forward to her story line with the Faceless Men and then she went blind.  I hope it’s only temporary!  Dany seemingly is screwed and all of the Dothraki are probably going to try and kill her.  While Tyrion, Greyworm and Missandei watch over Mereen.  Gilly and Sam left the Wall for Old Town.  Theon finally grew a pair, killed that Myranda bitch and escaped with Sansa… Take that Ramsay!  And now let’s remember those we lost in the finale: Selsye, Stanis (by Brienne, perfect poetic justice), Myrcella and of course, Jon Snow.  The later I still do not believe is dead.  Why would Melissandre come back after fleeing Stannis just before his defeat.  She knows something!  And we went a whole season with out Bran, Rickon and Hodor!  I want more Hodor in season six!!!  And on that note, it’s time to end.

All for now,
Kiki

Title from: Without You by Lana Del Rey