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The Disturbance 

This may not have anything to do with my blog, but I feel it needs to be said.  Here goes nothing.

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Voyager

I finally finished Voyager by Diana Gabaldon.  It seemed to take forever, but from what I can figure it took me just over two weeks to read it from cover to cover.  That’s got to be some kind of record for me.

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Jurassic World 

Yesterday, I saw Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.  Here’s a quick synopsis from IMDB:

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitors’ interest, which backfires horribly.

I wanted to see this movie because of Bryce Dallas Howard.  I was already familiar with her from The Twilight Saga:  Eclipse in which she played an amazing Victoria.  Her performance in this movie – as detached aunt and Jurassic World scientist Claire Dearing – was also well done.

Chris Pratt is amazing. He goes from ordinary raptor handler to practically a superhero.  And, I won’t lie, I find him attractive.

Looks notwithstanding, the action in this movie never let up, which makes it great.  The special effects in 3D were awesome.

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Frustration Level:  Panem Rising 

So, I bought Mockingjay Part I the other day at Target.  It came with a piece of paper advertising “Panem Rising,” the movie’s official app.  I was really excited about it because I love the other Hunger Games apps.  I downloaded it on my phone and created my account.  There’s only one problem:  it doesn’t work.  It keeps saying “@_kidinvalidpassword” whenever I try to login.  Changing my password multiple times didn’t work.  I contacted the company with no direct answer.  They just told me to refer to something else.  Whatever’s going on, it needs to be fixed.

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Frustration Level: Apple

Right now, I hate Apple.  Specifically iTunes.  The number of songs my computer says my phone has is like, way off from the actual number of songs I currently have on my phone.  Any ideas on how to fix this?

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I love this bag

I got it during my most recent trip to Barnes & Noble 

 

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Sneaked or Snuck?

I’m always confused as to whether the past tense of “sneak” is “sneaked” or “snuck”.  I’ve always thought it was “snuck,” but mostly I’ve seen it written as “sneaked”.  Would anyone care to enlighten me as to which one it is and why?

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Paper Towns

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar.  So when she cracks open a window and crawls into his life – dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge – he follows.  After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to find that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery.  But Q soon learns that there are clues – and they’re for him.  Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew …

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Spy

Last night, I saw Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, and Jude Law.  Susan Cooper has always been behind the scenes at the CIA, specifically in field agent Bradley Fine’s ear.  When Fine suffers and untimely death, Cooper steps up to finish the mission in his place.

This movie was freaking hilarious. Mom, Grandpa, and I were all laughing out loud.  Also, Melissa McCarthy isn’t just a comedian, she’s a badass.  Jason Statham came out of nowhere.  I didn’t expect him to be so funny.  Then again, I only knew him from his more serious role in The Italian Job.

The only drawback to this movie was the constant F-bomb dropping.  Although the language added to the humor of the movie, even I thought it was a bit much.  It doesn’t usually bother me that much.

All in all, this movie was a really good time if you like to laugh.

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