Unemployment Days 1&2

7 Feb

Well so far I’ve had 2 really good workouts! What did I tell you, I’m going to be jacked. I went to a Step class yesterday and I’ve just come back from a Pilates class, and both kicked my ass. God, pilates is so much harder than it looks. I’ve been doing it off and on for years but this was the first time I’ve used the circle and during one exercise it gave me a huge leg cramp, and I guess I made a face and the instructor was very concerned for my well-being haha that’s always nice, being the new girl that gets hurt in pilates class!

 the devil Pilates circle

But yesterday I was very productive! Unfortunately I crossed off the majority of my week’s to-do list in 1 day: I cleaned out my closet and put together a box full of clothes to donate to Good Will, I cleaned out my car and found the spare key my bf lost to our apartment that we moved out of this summer, and we got a good head start on cleaning up the spare room in the basement. I also took the dog for a nice long walk and vaccumed the upstairs! So now I don’t really have anything to do today except an appointment to donate blood at 4!

Good thing every time I donate blood it turns into a big adventure. Last time I was there for over 2 hours cause my left arm wouldn’t cooperate so they had to switch it to my right arm, but they were under-staffed so this took a lot longer than one would think, and I saw 2 grown men faint! This time I’ll remember to bring a book to keep myself entertained. Honestly I could devote a blog to my adventures in donating blood, there’s always something!

I did start watching the BBC mini series Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch yesterday. Well no, I didn’t watch it WITH Benedict, although I’m sure that’d be a hoot, I really wish we were friends! Not only is his name super fun to say, but he’s an awesome actor! I’m done season 1 (it’s only 3 episodes per season) and I also started watching Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy last night. Which I was super excited about because it has all the best British actors in it:

Gary Oldman (nominated for an Oscar), Colin Firth (LOVE him), Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, the guy that played Bilbo Baggins in LOTR and the guy that dressed up as a horse in Ever After! The whole gang’s here!

OMG I just googled that guy, Toby Jones, and he’s the voice of Dobby!  Life is complete!

Anyways, back to the movie – it’s a long one, 2 hours. I only made it through the first hour cause we started it late, and it’s a a bit slow. Not as action packed as I thought it was going to be. But the acting is so, so good that I’m definitely going to finish watching it and I can see why the movie and the actors got such rave reviews. Tom Hardy’s portrayal of a defect spy scared for his life is too perfect; he actually makes you really anxious and scared watching him hide in the shadows and ring his hands together. But this movie is just feeding my addiction to British actors. Although I’m not a big fan of Benedicts hair in this one

Sherlock vs Peter Guillam  (IMDB would have me believe that is his normal hair style, but I choose not to believe it!)

And after watching Sherlock the tv show, I think I’m going to watch Sherlock Holmes 2: Game of Shadows the movie tonight. The first one was really good, and I think Robert Downey Jr. plays a very good Sherlock Holmes. I bet film schools could hold a whole class comparing the different portrayals of Sherlock Holmes in movie and tv over the years versus the book. Actually, I have one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock stories I’ve been meaning to read as well!

Hey, look at that, I just filled up my week’s to-do list quite nicely 🙂



One Response to “Unemployment Days 1&2”

  1. Clyde Laconte March 4, 2012 at 8:58 PM #

    Benedict Cumberbatch will try on the role of villain. Sherlock bbc review

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