Friday, September 30, 2011

Transformers Friday!


Today is the day,
It is Transformers Friday...the day Transformers 3 comes out!

If you don't know my odd obsession with Transformers, now you do. I could watch them over and over again. And yes, Shia LeBouf might have something to do with it. There's something that's stayed with me since Even Stevens. Oh Ren. 

Here's my other theory why I have a strange obsession with this movie. The voice of Optimus Prime was the voice of Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. Aka. one of my faves from Disney when I was growing up. Watched it all the time and always felt so bad for the gloomy guy. So it seems maybe the voice brings me back to those carefree days. That could be just what it is.

Nonetheless, I love these movies and I can't wait to get the third one.


AUTOBOTS...ROLL OUT!



Monday, September 26, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011

Oh Netflix


It is more than time for me to give my two sense into this whole Netflix situation. Especially after the email I received from Netflix's own CEO.

It went a little something like this...
"I messed up. I owe you an explanation.

It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming and the price changes. That was certainly not our intent, and I offer my sincere apology. Let me explain what we are doing.
So we realized that streaming and DVD by mail are really becoming two different businesses, with very different cost structures, that need to be marketed differently, and we need to let each grow and operate independently.

It’s hard to write this after over 10 years of mailing DVDs with pride, but we think it is necessary: In a few weeks, we will rename our DVD by mail service to “Qwikster”. We chose the name Qwikster because it refers to quick delivery. We will keep the name “Netflix” for streaming."


To summarize...the Netflix we have grown to love will now be Qwikster and the Netflix will only apply to the streaming protion. Two different businesses. Two different websites. Two different ques. 

The question being...why would I want to have this hassle of having to access two different sites instead of the one? Oh, Netflix/Qwikster you did not think this through.


Their estimated subscribers dropped 10,000 in the last month...I have a feeling it will go down even more after this announcement. I will be one of them.



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Making my day better..


I think it's the beat or the carefree nature of the song but it helped my terrible day turn around. Kind of an airy sound...

 



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11


Where were you when the world stopped turning, that September day...



We all will never forget this day ten years ago. Where we were, what we were doing and the shock of what was happening. 

Everyone remembers where they were that day. Everyone's lives were changed that day. No one will ever forget what they watched unfold on their tv time and time again still in disbelief. 

We won't forget all the lives that were lost that fateful day. All the people that selflessly gave their lives. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the thousands of families that said their last goodbyes to their family memebers that morning never to see them again.

Today is about remembering all those lives. Reflecting back on the past ten years from that day and how we have come together as a country. Our patriotism louder than ever. 

Today we also thank all the brave men and women that continue the selfless act everyday fighting for our freedom. Protecting our country. We remember all the lives lost in battle and are thankful for the freedom we have everyday. 


"The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom."





Thursday, September 8, 2011

Let's Talk about my Summer


As the summer comes to a close and the chill begins to set in the air, I must reflect on my incredibly wonderful, life changing, awesome summer. 

It started with a Memorial Day weekend spent at home...nothing too exciting and very ordinary. Nothing indicative of what was to come. I searched for apartments and at the end of June a new home was found for me. July was spent moving and unpacking for sure.

I have mostly settled in..just adjusting to bills and budgets which are not fun at all. It feels so nice to have my own place to call my home. To be able to decorate and have friends and family over and to just be in someplace that is new. Friends and family came over to check out the new place and I was more than happy to share it.

Then of course August brought the most life changing experience...the big engagement. I'm getting married!! still love to say that hehe But it will not be for a little bit due to us saving for the wedding and preparing for our life together. 
I am so excited for this next chapter of our lives to begin!

The past almost month has been simply amazing to say the least. Us being able to celebrate our engagement all week in Disney was amazing and all the love and support we have gotten from family and friends. The dinners, cards and gifts were more than expected but loved. The phone calls and texts allowing me to relive that moment were the best and I am very thankful for all the love we received.

The summer also included multiple engagements in our circle of friends, one in May and another in July. A wedding in August and more to come the next year! Wine nights, dinners and family/friend gatherings all included in this summer and the very few beach trips. And as we said au revoir to summer the last two days were spent surrounded by family, friends and fiance :D


Although this has been an amazing summer it has also been bittersweet. As I said two large life experience happened within the past two months and the abscence of my mom did not go unnoticed. The move was the first large experience my mom hasn't been here for. My graduation I was still grieving so it was more numb. But this time I was aware. Aware that she should have been here bossing me around and sharing in the moving process and see how I have blossomed. 

She should have been my first call after the engagement to share in my exciting news and the first person I would see after the engagement to show off the ring. All little girls dream of their wedding and their mom helping them tie their dress and crying when it's put on and just being there for the whole experience and I won't have it. Losing your mom is a neverending grieving process. At every stage of my life I feel/will feel my mom's abscence. But I know she is here with me..helping me and sharing in my joy.


Ready to end the year with many more memories!



Sunday, September 4, 2011

Oh Baby!


This October we get to welcome a wonderful little girl into our crazy family and we couldn't be happier!

It has been some time since a little bundle of joy has made its way into the Rush family so we of course had to welcome this addition in style, with a proper baby shower.
The glowing momma to be and her cute baby bump


There was food, laughs and just a wonderful time.




And of course gifts to welcome the little girl!




We can't wait to see you baby Myrtle!!


~A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase~