17 January 2014

The Hunger Games, Bishop, and Bad Shampoo

Well hello, Friday! I'm so happy that you are here. And bonus, it's time to link up with the lovely ladies that host the fabulous blog hop, Five on Friday. :)

I'm always a little, okay a lot, behind in the movie world. This past weekend, the husband and I decided to be wild and crazy and stay up past 10:00 on Saturday night to watch a movie. I had heard lots of folks talking about The Hunger Games and most recently, Catching Fire, but I really wasn't familiar with it - I only knew that people loved it.
In the interest of not being able to agree on anything else, we decided to just pick something and go with it. I was a little confused in the beginning but picked up on it fairly quickly. It was surely disturbing, but you couldn't help but be completely enthralled. We watched it all the way through and both really liked it. Both of us also agreed that we couldn't get it out of our heads for a couple of days following. 
As a matter of fact, I was so intrigued that I am now reading book one of the three book series. So far, it has clarified so much of what I was unsure of when watching the movie. I'm having a hard time putting it down and am certain I'll have to watch the movie again to do it proper justice.
Remember when I mentioned I was getting old ever since turning thirty? Well, this week I started physical therapy. Somewhere along the way I've developed tendinitis in the rotator cuff of my right shoulder. When the pain is at its worst, I can barely take my shirt off or put deodorant on. At its best, I barely notice it. The thing is, it flares up and then calms, flares up, then calms. Hopefully, with my strengthening and stretching exercises, I won't have to deal with that up and down cycle for much longer. I've also had to make a point to limit my lifting of our Little Boy. I have to face the fact that he's not exactly little anymore.
Does anyone else watch NCIS? It is my absolute favorite show. I'm just curious if anyone else likes Bishop as much as I do? I was so bummed when Ziva left the show. I thought there was no way they could replace her, the show would be doomed. But to my surprise, I think they managed to successfully infiltrate the newbie. I miss Ziva's character, but Bishop's character is so different from Ziva's that it's not like she replaced her, she's just new. Plus, she's nerdy. And what nerd isn't going to root for other nerds? :)
I learned this week that there really is a difference in shampoos. I had been using Dove's volume boosting shampoo and loved it. However, when I went to pick up another bottle, the store didn't have it. So instead, in the interest of protecting the color that I have put on every eight weeks, I went with the color care. It was only about three days after use that I had to go back to the store. The color care shampoo was a creamy white and visibly weighed my hair down. I lost all body. I ended up going back to the store and picking out the Pantene volume shampoo. Seriously, one wash later, my body was back. Both the Dove and Pantene shampoos are a clear shampoo and neither weighed my hair down like the other did.
Lesson of the week - the flu mist does not cover all strains of the flu, in particular, Flu A. Little Boy and I had to make a trip to the doctor. He had this chronic cough for a couple of days, no other signs like fever or congestion, but the cough was showing no signs of going away. I wasn't too concerned until one night he coughed so hard that he threw up in bed. :(  I thought we better make sure it wasn't turning into something, and low and behold, he tested positive for Flu A. Even more fun is the price of Tamiflu. But, it will be totally worth it. Nobody likes to see their baby down for the count, and hopefully we've caught it early enough that he'll be spared of the worst.

Hope your weeks have been lovely and your weekends are fantastic and restful.

Happy Friday Lovelies!



Christine said...

I read all the hunger games books before the first movie came out. As I watched the movie, I wondered, "Will people who haven't read the book even know what is going on?" From your review, it seems no, people won't understand it all. There are so many more things in the books, as usual.
I'm sorry your little one is sick. Hopefully, those meds will have him back to his old self in no time.

Becky M said...

I can't use Dove - it makes my hair so greasy! I am a registered nurse and we are having a huge flue outbreak - tons of patients with it right now! Hope he feels better soon!


Unknown said...

Oh no! I hope y'all kick the flu fast! My kids have been trading illnesses back and forth--thankfully not that one.

I started watching NCIS right after I had my second daughter and was keeping strange hours. I could watch them on primetime then over in syndication. I haven't watched it as much lately, so I need to go check out the new character. Such a great show!

Jen said...

The books are so much better than the movies but the movies were pretty awesome too. Would love to read them again. Feel better soon!

Hi! I'm Cortney said...

Hope you're little boy feels better soon! I tried the Dove color shampoo and conditioner and thought the exact same thing! It made my hair really oily-not a fan.

Leslie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
So sorry that y'all have been sickly. No fun! Glad y'all "semi-liked" the Hunger Games. I read the books but I bet it would be a little confusing to watching .

Dana @ Kiss my List said...

I really enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy; I saw the first movie but not the second yet. I also have a sick child at home - she had the flu shot too. Hers is more the sore throat and congestion, but luckily there's no school Monday and Tuesday so she can rest up. Enjoy your Sunday, Kate!

Ashley Dorey said...

I really need to sit down and read The Hunger Games series...I'm just too lazy. ;)
I hope your little guy is feeling better!!

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