Tuesday, November 30, 2010

All About Me, in 50 Days or More - Day 6

Day 6: A list of what you ate today

* Mountain Dew & Cheetos (there's the breakfast of champions)
* Hot ham and cheese
* Danish
* Chicken and penne-pasta stir-fry
* Milk and a gingerbread cookie
* A piece of white chocolate and a after dinner mint

I honestly don't eat that much in a day, it's mostly junk that I can find at work where most of my snacking is done. Once I get home, it's mostly water, milk and some meat for dinner.


Rated R
117 Minutes
Nicole’s Rating: A-

Finally, a movie that Nicholas Cage doesn’t totally annoy me in! I have to admit, this was one action movie that I wasn’t really wanting to see. When people told me the storyline, it sounded like nerdy children in costumes, who cussed a lot and were needing attention. Boy was I wrong! Yes, it had the nerd gets the girl storyline, but it also had a fairly in-depth superhero tale. Yeah, yeah there were some fairly predictable parts and you’ll see it coming if you’ve seen more than two comic book hero movies, but there were a couple of areas I was not expecting.

The casting was nearly perfect and overall the chemistry of the players was spot on, despite some cheesy lines with googly teenagers. The one issue I had with the movie was some of the unfinished CGI effects at the end of the movie. That could have used a little tweaking or better yet, maybe a different plot device.

In the end, I had a lot of fun watching this show and it’s one that I can imagine watching a few times over and not get bored.

Monday, November 29, 2010

All About Me, in 50 Days or More - Day 5

Day 5: A letter to your crush
I honestly don't have a crush on anyone at this moment in life. I've made myself 'unavailable' at the moment until I can't get some of my personal stuff in order first. But, I'll write a letter about a guy that I fell hard for a few years ago.
Dear ______,
When we first met I knew there was something extra special about you and it was only a matter of time before I fell in love with you. We grew so close, even to the point that my father was asking me about you on a daily basis. Unfortunately my feelings for you were not mutual as I walked in with you and your ex-girlfriend cuddling up on the couch. I was heart-broken like no other, but in time I was able to cut those strings of romance for you and was able to still share my friendship with you. I know we are not extremely close these days, since you have a family and a very busy career, but in the end I’m very happy to still can you a friend. Thanks for the great times!
Loves & hugs,
~ Nic

Sunday, November 28, 2010

All About Me, in 50 Days or More - Day 4

Day 4: A photo of you taken over 10 years ago
As most of you know I'm a sucker for photos, so I'll give you a few of me growing up.

Christmas 1977
(just turned one)

My sister and I at Thermopolis Hot Springs
7 years old

Homecoming 1991
My sister was a Senior, I was a Freshman

First time in Hawaii

Christmas 2001
(I used to to be skinny and sweet looking)

Friday, November 26, 2010

All About Me, in 50 Days or More - Day 3

Day 3: Your favorite movie
The Fall
official movie site

I've done extensive reviews about my favorite movie and I can go on and on talking about it. I've said it before, this movie is nearly perfect in my eyes. The only fault is it's rating. It has been given a -R- rating which is sad, because it's does not deserve that rating. I spent days trying to find out why it was given a rated -R- because there's only one or two curse words, slight violence and no sexual content whatsoever. Not even kissing!

Come to find out it's because the main character takes a handful of pain killers in front of a minor. Because this is considered drug abuse in front of someone under 17, it gets this rating. Please by no means skip this movie because of it's rating. If you like 'Princess Bride', you'll find joy in this film.

Tarsem does a great job picking out the most beautiful, most colorful locations and not one pixel of CGI was used in this film. All the landscapes are natural and all the special effects were on set. Check out the trailer, then go and watch the film. I'd love to here what you think about it.

Here are the link to my previous reviews:
Blog Review
YouTube Part 1
YouTube Part 2

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All About Me, in 50 Days or More - Day 2

Day 2: A bulleted list of everything that happened in your day

4:00AM - First alarm goes off and the snooze war begins.
4:15AM - Second alarm goes off that the snooze war is still in progress.
4:30AM - Finally get off of bed and into the shower
5:00AM - Left extra early for work due to the snow storm.
6:00AM - Clocked into work and the data entry entry begins
6:05AM - Listening to WTF@TFW podcast
9:00AM - Listened to Nightside Project podcast
10:00AM - Lunch time with the gals
12:30PM - Listen to some tunes
2:30 PM - Clocked out of work
2:35 PM - Hung around outside chatting it up with friends
3:00 PM - Made business phone calls
3:30 PM - Played with the dogs
4:00 PM - Skyped call with my UK friends
5:15 PM - Chatted with the family
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00PM - Downloaded new audiobook
7:30PM - Here typing this blog.

I live a boring day to day life, but exciting things do happen now and then.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

All About Me, in 50 Days or More - Day 1

My friend Bobbie put this up on her blog and I'm loving getting to know her in this special way. I hope that many others will follow the trend along with me. Sometimes life gets crazy and we forget to stay in touch with all the wonderful people we know. So here's a great way to view your friends in a whole new light.

Wish me luck! I’ll do my best to post daily, here’s what you can look forward to:

Day 1: Introduce yourself
Day 2: A bulleted list of everything that happened in your day
Day 3: Your favorite movie
Day 4: A photo of you taken over 10 years ago
Day 5: A letter to your crush
Day 6: A list of what you ate today
Day 7: A YouTube video you find funny
Day 8: A photo of you taken recently
Day 9: List some of your favorite blogs
Day 10: A letter to a person who has caused you pain
Day 11: Share your favorite recipe(s)
Day 12: Self portrait
Day 13: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 14: A song from your childhood
Day 15: A letter to someone you wish you could meet
Day 16: Provide pictures of 5 celebrity crushes
Day 17: A photo that makes you sad
Day 18: Set or share a goal
Day 19: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 20: A letter to someone that changed your life
Day 21: Your favorite television program
Day 22: A photo that makes you happy
Day 23: Share one of your favorite tunes
Day 24: Time to face morph
Day 25: Someone you judged by their first impression
Day 26: Favorite books
Day 27: A talent of yours
Day 28: Favorite places to shop
Day 29: Your favorite color
Day 30: The friendliest person you knew for only 1 day
Day 31: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 32: A photo you took
Day 33: What you’re craving right now
Day 34: Your favorite quote
Day 35: A letter to an ex
Day 36: Some hobbies of yours
Day 37: A song that you like to dance to
Day 38: A photo of your parents
Day 39: Zodiac sign and do you think it fits your personality
Day 40: A deceased person you wish you could talk to
Day 41: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 42: A bad habit you have
Day 43: A picture of your favorite place in the world
Day 44: Something that fascinates you and why
Day 45: A letter to yourself a year ago
Day 46: Photos of personal things in your life (pets, family, house, etc)
Day 47: Birthday wish list
Day 48: A photo of you right now
Day 49: Hopes, dreams, and plans for the next 365 days
Day 50: A letter to your reflection in the mirror

Day 1: Introduce yourself

I was born Nicole Dawn Hale on December 14, 1976 to two wonderful parents, Ron and Eve. Along with this package of parents was included an older sister, Tiffany, who some days didn't want a baby around. Over time my sister and I have grown to love and care for each other. Just last month she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Cassidy Lynn Marshall-Hale, making me an aunt for the first time and I couldn’t be happier for her and her partner Natalie!

I'm a very social person and have a love for meeting new people. Some know me from forums by either BeatlesDiva or Hailstorm. I have no problems talking to strangers, I actually find it quite inviting. Everyone has a story and I’m one to listen to it.I’m a person who hasn’t really stepped out of the stage of childhood when it comes to my interests. I still love cartoons, Lucky Charms, staying up at all hours of the night talking to friends, taking funny pictures with the camera and of course I still love to play dress up. I love any excuse to put on a costume and do funky hair and make-up.

I have a love of music! If you have known me for more than 30 minutes, you know I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with The Beatles. I love the music from the 60's and 70's mostly but I love any genre. I even have to admit and I have recently put some Country on my iPod. I’m going to give it another shot. I studied music while in college and actually got a scholarship for it. I changed my degree around so many times I have classes in just about every area of study, but the first thing I studied was Opera. That’s right Opera! Then I came to realize there’s not much demand for Opera singers these days.

After attending college I went onto a trade school where I studied to be a travel agent. There is nothing I love move to do than to travel, so this was the best career for me. I loved being a travel agent, but 9-11 came along and changed everything.

I’ve done several jobs…SEVERAL, but I have stayed at my current job for nearly six years now working for the Postal Service. It’s a job that does drive me up the wall, but the pay is better than most and it’s a job I don’t have to worry about once I leave for home.

I’m a very open and honest person, most say (especially my mother) that I’m TOO open and honest. I’m sorry, but I just tell it like it is.

Well, there’s the start of getting to know me. Hope you enjoyed it and look for more to come along!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Rated R
107 minutes
Nicole's Rating: C+

This is one movie I really wanted to see on the big screen and I wish I had. The scenery and cinematography was the best thing this movie had going for it and would have been fun to see at a larger scale. But of course you can never go wrong when filming in Hawaii.

Big actors came into play and most of them did a good job, but then most of the well known actors came in and played the type of roles they are known for. The biggest annoyance though was Adrian Brodey's voice. What was he trying to do? Trying to pull off a Christian Bale Batman type thingy?!? I personally like the minor characters; Oleg Taktarov as Nikolai and Louis Ozawa Changchien as Hanzo. My favorite fight scenes of the movie where performed by these two characters.

I wish they would have put more of the Predator vs. Predator storyline in and told us more of the difference of the two races and I did enjoy the new looks and new weapons of the creatures.

Overall the movie felt a bit rushed at the end and left me with a few questions, but overall it kept me entertained.