Morning, y’all. Happy Monday and all that jazz. Speaking of “jazz”, did anyone else watch the Will Ferrell SNL this weekend? It was meh at best (sorely disappointed) but the “Broadway Sizzle” skit had my almost peeing my pants. Frankly, I should have been close to pants-peeing-status the whole time, but once again, one of the greats lets me down. Sigh.
What did not let me down this weekend was the cinematic splendor that is The Avengers.
Once I heard Joss Whedon was directing, I was on board. Not only was I a die-hard Buffy fan, but I love his knack for writing strong female characters. My dad was also a huge Marvel comics fan as a kid, which I always thought was so cool, and the love for all things super hero has definitely rubbed off on me. (X-Men 2 is probably in my top 10 favorite movies ever.) But anyways, Avengers. Amazing. The special effects were everything I wanted and more, and thankfully I was still able to follow along without having seen Hulk or Thor. (Although after reveling in the beauty that is Chris Hemsworth, Thor has quickly shot up to the top of my must-see list.) ScarJo was pretty bad-ass as Black Widow, Chris Evans = eye candy, RDJ stole the movie as Iron Man but I have to say my favorite character in the movie was, hands-down, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner aka the Hulk. I wasn’t really sure how that casting was going to work out, but he was perfect. Dare I say I may have a little Hollywood crush on him?
So in short: go see it. It had all the elements of a corny super hero movie, but in just the right proportions. I’m sure Stan Lee was very happy with the finished product.
After totally nerding out on Saturday, I spend Sunday snuggling with this guy
And stuffing my face with waffles, bacon and mimosas at a Mother’s Day brunch at the little bro’s house. As you can see, the whole “clean up your diet” thing is working out really well for me. Oh well, it’s Monday, and I’m planning on going to a new yoga studio tonight thanks to the wonders of Groupon. Baby steps…
Take care, brush your hair!