10 Things I Hate About You

Still in a food coma from Thursday, and have spent the past few days on the couch – moving from books to tv to film. I recently watched 10 Things I Hate About You (for the ten thousandth time!). It never gets old. I still remember how completely enchanted I was the first time I watched it. I can quote the entire thing at this stage. Start to finish. I enjoyed this piece from Buzzfeed :

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamiedun325/20-reasons-10-things-i-hate-about-you-is-a-cinem-du13#.seAyKW38m

Now to return to the couch…. (I never left the couch).

Yes Please by Amy Poehler.

I finished this just before a very delicious Christmas dinner. Please find the lessons I’ve learned from Poehler below.

1. Just do you.

Decide what your currency is early. Let go of what you will never have. People who do this are happier and sexier.

2. That moment where life feels impossible, does pass.

Emotions are like passing storms, and you have to remind yourself that it won’t rain forever. You just have to sit down and watch it pour outside and then peek your head out when it looks dry.

3. Maya Angelou

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

4, Just because…

I love you and I like you.

Merry Christmas, everybody!

Film Review : St. Vincent

It’s a familiar story. Young boy (Oliver) meets an old guy (Vincent) who seems mean and grumpy. They spend some time together getting up to the usual antics that come with these kind of storylines (Oliver’s mom, Maggie, works a lot). By the end, we realise (spoiler!) that Vincent is actually quite a good person beneath it all. All it took was him spending some time with the nine year old next door for everyone to see that.

This would probably have been just an ok film, but with Bill Murray, it’s kind of hard not to love it. Because who doesn’t love Bill Murray? Go see it for him alone. Especially his dance moves.

Can Bill Murray just be in every film?

Leona the turtle…

It was on Seafield strand near Quilty, Co Clare, that local resident Lorna King recovered the severely injured turtle in a comatose state just over a year ago after one of the first winter storms which lashed the Atlantic seaboard.

The turtle, which is one of an endangered species, was taken to Galway by Dr Simon Berrow of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group,where it made a remarkable recovery.

I read this story in the newspaper yesterday and wanted to share it.

Leona the turtle has had quite the journey.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/leona-the-loggerhead-turtle-heads-east-in-search-of-food-1.2029240