Tag: Winners

Winners 2/19/2017

Because of Valentines Day last week I didn’t do a winners post, so that means I have all the more things to talk about this week. This is a new series I have started where each week I pick things I think are worthy of praise- winners.  There is enough negativity around so I thought why not be positive for once.

This week’s winners are:

DSCF1026My Dad-

Today is my Dad’s birthday! Happy Birthday Dad!  He is a great father who loves the outdoors and spending time with his friends and family.  He is a great friend and an enthusiastic soul. I am very lucky to have him as a father.

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For being hilarious and having real heart. Maybe not quite as good as the original Lego Movie but still pretty darn entertaining.

wp-1487490113896.jpgMy Amazing Nieces- 

My nieces Olive and Sparrow came for a visit and my nieces Isabelle, Lucy and Nelle sent me a care package for Valentine’s Day!

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I got a new Spring wreath for my front door and I like it very much! It’s my favorite color purple. To order click here.

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Might be unpopular opinion but I don’t really care for Beyonce so I was thrilled to see Adele win Album, Record and Song of the Year. I could care less about the Grammys and certainly didn’t watch them. Most current music I don’t care for but Adele keeps putting out albums I love. Hers was the only non-cinematic album I liked last year. So awesome to see it get recognized.  Plus, she looked beautiful in her green dress.

So that is my winners for this week. What do you think is a winner lately in your life or the world at large?

Winners 2/6/2017

This week’s winners post is a day late but I’ve been sick so you will have to give me a little bit of a leeway.  In this new series I am going to be posting about things I think are winners!  There is enough negativity out there, so let’s talk about what is positive whether it be movies, TV, books, food, friends, whatever!

meg-finding-wildHappy Birthday Megan!- My sister Megan has a birthday today and she has accomplished so much in the last year with the publication of her first book Finding Wild. She’s a great mother, friend, and sister.

Nothing is better when I’m sick than a Jamba Juice. They taste so good and feel so good on my sore throat. Thanks to my Mom for getting me one last week. Sometimes I think I could live off of Jamba Juice! My favorite flavor is Caribbean Passion.

If you haven’t caught The Crown on Netflix you really are missing out on one of the best shows ever made. Much heralded as the most expensive show ever produced for Netflix it lives up to the hype. The acting is tremendous and it is real human drama. My friend Tom and I have been talking about it and will finish our podcasts discussing the finale tonight!

patriotsIt’s hard to have winners this week and not talk about the Patriot’s unlikely come from behind win at the Super Bowl. I do not follow football at all but even I was impressed with what they did. It is the season for underdogs in football and politics I guess!

intermountain-draperI went to the new Intermountain Health Care Draper Clinic yesterday and was very impressed. Everything was clean and organized and I did not have to wait long to see the doctor. They got me my prescriptions and it was all very simple and easy. I will definitely be returning there.

ready_player_one_coverI finished reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and LOVED it! What an inventive, charming, funny, wonderful novel. It hits nostalgia galore without leaning on that nostalgia and is sci-fi without being boring. It felt positive which is a real rarity for these types of novels. It does have some cussing but not enough to bother me. I rarely walk away feeling so positive about a novel as I did for Ready Player One. Now I just can’t wait for the Spielberg movie to come!

So there you go! The losers for this week are the witch hut against Betsy Devos, my flu, and the violent Berkeley protesters.

What about you? What are your winners for this last week? Share in the comments section below.

Winners- 1/28/2017

I thought I would start a new weekly series on this blog where I profile a few things that I feel positive about for the week. This could be TV, movies, books, food, whatever that has made me happy. There is so much negativity right now that it seemed like a good idea. So here goes:

  1. STEP- At Sundance film festival I saw the amazing documentary about a group of high school students who step dance, trying to make it out of inner-city. It was life affirming and inspiring. I can’t wait until the rest of you get to see it. Put it on your radar now. step
  2. Hacksaw Ridge- I was thrilled to see Hacksaw Ridge getting so much Oscar love. The filmmaker may have serious flaws but the movie was powerful. What I loved most about it was it’s not a person following their church. It’s a man who makes an individual covenant with God and then keeps to it until he cashes in all that faith for ‘one more Lord’.  A personal covenant is much harder to keep than something dictated by a church. I was so inspired by it and I’m glad the academy treated it like a movie not its filmmaker. Very violent though

3. Chocolate Covered Grapes- I was introduced to the delight that is chocolate covered grapes. I know it sounds weird but I’m telling you it makes you forget chocolate covered strawberries ever exited. The way the fruit pops in your mouth with the creamy chocolate is so delicious! I want more right now!

grapes24. School Choice Week- This week was National School Choice Week and it has been inspiring to read of the way school options and reform are changing lives. I am so excited we may have a real reformer/school choice advocates leading education. It is so needed.

5. Mary Tyler Moore- RIP Mary Tyler Moore.  I have been rewatching episodes of her show and it still holds up. I have all 7 seasons and they are so funny. They never sacrificed the gag for social commentary. The joke was always there and I love it.  If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it.

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As far as losers this week it poorly ran ticket distribution at Sundance, driving way too much, and Martin Scorsese’s Silence which I absolutely hated.