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What are Sunday’s for? Going to church? Cleaning? Cooking a big family meal? In my house, Sunday’s are for hangovers!

I think I gave that away in the title of the blogs, “hangover”.

Over the last twenty-plus years, me and Gavin have spent our Sunday’s with a hangover. We’re typical English folks that love a good drink on a Saturday to then feel like death on Sunday. (I only had one glass of wine.)

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Sometimes we decide not to drink on a Saturday, then we’re bored as hell as we try to fill in the new hours which we received from not drinking or having a hangover. Which normally leads to taking too many naps.

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So we’re a couple which enjoys doing bugger all on a Sunday, it is a day of rest after all.

Callie enjoys not having to get out of her sleepwear, eat ice cream for every meal and watch unlimited YouTube clips. At the moment Callie has built a world in Mine craft and has learned how to invite her friends around the world to play on it. She’s playing with a friend from Australia, Finland, and German.

Isn’t technology crazy! Gavin and I were chatting about when we were Callie’s age (10) I’d sit at the window counting cars, and we didn’t have a main road near us or draw. Gavin would be playing football and probably getting up to mischief with his friends. Times have changed.

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If you’ve got this far in the blog post I bet you’re wondering what this post all about is. I’m thinking that as well lol jk not joking. Well on Sundays while being a lazy bugger we watch loads of TV, so I thought I’d share with you reviews on our Sunday hangover TV and a few stories about Saturday night’s fun!

 

We just ordered pizza for breakfast from Dominos, I except Gavin to eat a whole pizza because he’s starving (he rarely eats on a Saturday, it messes up his drinking flow). Then he’ll take a nap, and I’ll get the remote control 😁.

 

Gavin just said, “We’re the best dancers in town.”

Rewind to yesterday’s fun!
 

We had a few drinks in a couple of bars around the corner from our house in Long Beach, New Year. The sun was starting to set, so we decided to drag Callie out of her bedroom and have a few cocktails on the beach to watch the sunset. We’re all glad we did as it was beautiful and a load of fun!

When we got home, we played Uno, Callie’s school bus driver Kenny brought Callie the set as a random gift, which was super nice of him.

Callie explained the rules and we played, it became clear she had no clue what the rules were lol and Gavin wasn’t to play 52 cards pick up!

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Merry with our family fun Gavin and I decided we weren’t ready to call it a night so headed to the Jetti bar, and joined the dance party. Well more we brought the dance party! We were the oldest couple there and the best dancer’s lol we had too much fun, paying for it today.

Gavin is fading away from hunger, I run off head back to Dominos awesome pizza tracker, “perfection check complete,” it will be here soon, thank goodness Gavin is turning hangry.

Pizza came! The family is very happy, so am I, I fed the family for the day!

Movie time!

 

The Dead Don’t Die.

 

In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable, and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviors. News reports are scary, and scientists are concerned, but no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: the dead rise from their graves and feast on the living, and the citizens must battle to survive.

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The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat, and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

 

Sounds good right! Starring Bill Murray, I love Bill Murray!

(Gavin, woke you for another cheeky slice of pizza.)

 

The movie starts with off interesting learning about the characters and the town. The pace never really got going for me, even the zombie fight we slow. Iggy Pop being a zombie was hilarious, you would think he really was a zombie. I loved how the zombies went back to their old habits. Also, Adam Drivers character having a Star Wars spaceship keying, those little touches were funny. Overall the movie was okay.

 

Hangover rating 3 stars (Gavin is watched 30 min’s and then fell asleep). I’m going to take a nap now.

 

The Dead Don't Die is delivered in one long, deadpan note. Some of the sight gags and quips are gold; others are just filler, but still kind of interesting in a wacky sort of way.

 

Chicago Sun-Times

“The Dead Don't Die is a notably sour movie, especially coming from someone like Jarmusch, whose previous work always seemed deeply affectionate about human weirdness, but who in this one basically waves humanity off as deserving its own extinction.”
 

 

BuzzFeed News

“Jim Jarmusch's movies are always laconic, but this one felt less like a bunch of old friends hanging out and more like old friends dutifully showing up to do one of them a half-hearted favor.”

 

 

30: minutes or less

 

Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a pizza deliverer who lives a fairly ordinary, boring life -- until he crosses paths with two aspiring criminal masterminds (Danny McBride, Nick Swardson), who kidnap him, strap a bomb to his chest and force him to rob a bank for them. Nick doesn't get much time to pull off the difficult task, so he enlists the aid of Chet (Aziz Ansari), his estranged pal. As time ticks away, Nick and Chet face many obstacles, not the least of which is their volatile relationship.

The concept for the story was fun, and the cast worked great together. Danny McBride was hilarious as always, some of his one-liners were golden! The middle was a little slow, then the end picked up. The last twenty minutes were the best. Stay right to the end there’s a funny clip.

 

Dwayne: We're gonna hit him where it hurts.

Travis: In his dick?

Dwayne: No, in his pussy.

Chet: "You have a bomb strapped to your chest and your first thought is to come to a school filled with small children?!?!?"

Chet: And your first thought, was to come to a school filled with young children.

Family Dollar Cashier: Would that be cash or credit for your rape kit?

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Hangover rating 3 stars (Gavin watched the first fifteen minutes and the last fifteen minutes he thought it was a good movie.)

 

How to Lose Friends &

Alienate People

 

Sidney Young is a down-on-his-luck journalist. Thanks to a stint involving a pig and a glitzy awards ceremony, Sidney turns his fortunes around, attracting the attention of Clayton Harding, editor of New York-based glossy magazine `Sharps', and landing the holy grail of journalism jobs. The Brit jets off to the Big Apple and moves from one blunder to the next.

 

“When I do it, it's called flirting. When you do it, it's called sexual harassment.”

“- Sidney Young: I don't know the meaning of the word fear.
- Alison Olsen: I'm sure there are many words you don't know the meaning of.”

 

Simon Pegg was funny, he has some great British one-liners. The story was really really slow, we ended up turning it off 45 minutes into it.

 

Hangover rating 0 (Gavin stayed awake for this one, well the 45 min’s we watched).

 

 

What we did on our holiday

 

A family of 5 is off to granddad's big 75th birthday party at uncle's estate in rural Scotland. The parents fight and are separated and hope their 3 kids won't mention it. The kid's love can talk with and will do anything for granddad

 

This one didn’t stay on our TV for long, bit depressing. The funniest thing was the kids.

 

Gave up at fifteen mins.

 

Hangover ranking 0 (Gavin stayed awake, buddy our dog didn’t)

 

Gavin just left the room for the only activity of the day, bathroom break. As he walked to the bathroom his said, “my legs ache ... too much dancing.” Fun pains.

 

First kill

 

Trying to reconnect with his son Danny, big shot Wall Street broker Will takes his family on a hunting trip to the cabin where he grew up. The trip takes a deadly turn when they go hunting and stumble upon several robbers and witness the murder of one of the criminals. After becoming entangled in a bank heist gone bad, which results in the kidnapping of Danny, Will is forced to help the kidnappers evade the police chief and recover the stolen loot in exchange for his son's life.

 

Where is that actor from? I had to Google it, he was the kid is Star Wars that turned into Darth Vader! His face has filled out and he’s looking like a tasty snack! Always a bonus when there’s eye candy on the screen.

Back to the movie, the pace is really good in this movie. There are a few interesting twists as well.

 

 

Hangover ranking 3.5 Gavin was awake for the movie but wasn’t interested instead scrawled through his Facebook feed and then made the family burgers.

 

Iron Fist Season One episode one

 

When Danny Rand was 10-years old, he survived a mysterious plane crash that claimed the lives of his extremely wealthy parents. Rescued by warrior monks, Danny grew up in  the city of K'un-Lun, where he endured harsh conditions, but also trained to be a fierce warrior. Years later, Danny returns home to New York, where he wants to reconnect with his past and take his rightful place at his family's company, which is being run by his father's former business partner. Danny hopes to restore his family legacy by defeating the people who threaten it.

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The show started off with a cool fighting scene, and there were some other good fighting scenes. I’m a bit of an action junky, I love fast-paced storylines. I found the storyline of Iron Fist a bit too predictable. It’s a show that could play in the background while looking at your Facebook feed.

I started to watch the second episode, it started to get a little bit more interesting. Episode two picked up, more about the storyline. Less action but when the action got there it was pretty cool!

 

Hangover ranking 2.5 Gavin slept through the show. Episode one I gave a 2 star it seems to be getting better as the episodes go.

 

Gavin woke up and said, “Let’s stay off the drink till we go on vacations.”

“There only one Saturday till we go,” I explained.

“True. And it’s fun, screw it!” Lol.

Giving up drinking lasted less than a minute.

 

Designated survivor

 Designated Survivor

As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary -- who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event -- finds himself promoted to leader of the free world. Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States.

 

Gavin and I started to watch designated survivor a few weeks ago together one hangover Sunday, then Gavin carried in watching it without me. Shocking I know! I started to watch it in the evenings while Gavin was out working.

I’m up to episode 13 and enjoying it. I loved 24! This isn’t like 24 with the crazy torture scenes, but it does ha r a great cast and storyline. The writers are really smart, at the end of each episode, there’s a cliff hanger making me want to watch the next episode. And luckily there are four seasons on Netflix’s so I can easily watch the next episode, which has positives and negative sides, I end up watching the next episode when I really should be going to sleep!

I’m enjoying the season but also looking forward to when the first season ends because there are 21 episodes in the first series. 

I ended up binge-watching three episodes then TV off Sunday hangover day over. I'll write up my review at the end of the series.  

Here I come Monday workday, I'm holding in the tears as I think about setting my alarm for 5.45am...

 

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