Cherryhoroscope for the week of November 17-23, 2014

Hmm well I read this week’s Cancer Friskyscopes and all I can say is WTH (what the heck you dirty minded cursers!). This literally has NOTHING to do with this boring close to hearth cancer! Now October/November has been good to me since I’ve been meeting men the last few months that I liked not that the feelings were returned enough to ask me on a date BUT they have been some major flirting! It’s been a while so my flirt skills are pretty rusty but like the Tin Man with a little oil I’m getting less squeaky! I am working on my impenetrable chastity belt (over my heard once again put away the dirty mind!) since I’ve been so focused on not getting hurt that I have a force field at level 10 with everyone (dating opps and new friends) but over the last few months I’ve been dialing it down. I’m hoping … no I INTEND on 2015 to be a new year of my being open to all possibilities! Hmm didn’t I say that in 2014? That didn’t work out to well but my fingers are crossed that after leaping ..well falling over hurdles and evaluating my life decisions that I’m a better woman. Well maybe not better but someone who’s being honest about themselves. Anyone other cancers feeling a little bereft at 2014 winds down? Leave a comment below about your plans for the new year …

CancerYour Friskyscopes For The Week Of August 25-31, 2014 (June 21-July 22): Just because someone is super generous, doesn’t mean they love you. It could be that they’re kind like that, they don’t worry about money or they are overcompensating. Whatever the deal, don’t create your own storyline and get ahead of yourself. Avoid coming to any conclusions, as keeping everything open-ended now will help you stay on your feet.

Best Lay Day: Friday, November 21

Join me at the LA Mag 2014 Big Holiday Party

LA Mag knows how to party and this year will be no different with one of my favorite holiday parties! It’s in their Mid Wilshire office building always decorated with festive attire, fun people enjoying great music, drinks and food! Make sure you say ‘hi’ when you see me shaking my groove thing!

Big Holiday Party 2014

2014 Holiday fun with Santa at the Beverly Center

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season well when I count the holiday beginning (week before Thanksgiving ie Turkey Day). I remember when the Beverly Center would have Sexy Santas for grown folks but they finally decided it was tacky so have returned to traditional Fat Santa .. hmm not that I had anything wrong with sitting on the lap of a Hot Santa but ….. I never did it I’m not a lap sitter myself! But I must admit to a weakness of pets with santa photos .. now to get a pet! Enjoy your holiday and send me your cute pet in holiday finery for me to giggle over!

Beverly Center

Will you bowl with Bunnies at LA Live Lucky Strike?

When I saw this on my email for a moment I thought .. wouldn’t it be dangerous to have a bunch of cute furry bunnies at Lucky Strike? Someone might by accident squash one with a bowling ball!’ But then I opened it and realized they were talking about HUMAN bunnies ala Playboy Bunnies so I promptly lost all interest <snicker>!

I went to space with Matthew McConaughey – Interstellar movie review

It’s been a while since I saw a movie and decided to go to see the new animated film Big Hero 6 at the Arclight. Imagine my surprise Interstellar (2014) Posterthat it’s not at Arclight Hollywood (boo) so looked at the schedule and thought what the heck I don’t mind looking at Matthew McConaughey for three hours (mmm still too handsome for words). Now I have to say that I appreciate the directing talents of Christopher Nolan but he’s never been on my list of directors that I’ll see all their movies. I’ve always found his movies to be a bit pretentious and always a little too long (does he NOT have an editor???). I went in with so-so expectations after reading reviews and the amusing twitter war that Neil deGrasse Tyson had with scientific flaws the film had.

Well it’s not an awful movie, it’s just way too long, has a FU ending and suffers from the usual what happened to all the colored people (was there a race war that left most of the people of color dead other than the 2 scientists too smart to leave behind) in the future. I think that what threw me for a loop was that it’s deliberate pace didn’t really engage me. I did find the subject interesting but despite having a long film they didn’t really explore or give me the emotional connection I was looking for in a film about the end of Earth and the death of humanity. Instead it went off on a little bit of a love story (not needed), a LOT of daddy issues and dropped the ball on humanities place on the cosmos. Like most Nolan movies it’s visually a good looking movie but just never connected emotionally with me. I’m not saying ‘die humanity die’ but I didn’t care about anyone so for the last 20 minutes all I could think of was going to the restroom!

I probably would have liked the film more if they had focused on the exploration and how a lack of human connection can drive someone to ignore right and wrong but instead it was just a bit of a jumbled movie that jumped around too much for me to enjoy.

I can’t really recommend the movie unless you love Matthew (he’s front and center) and don’t mind a movie that’s mostly talk that gets distracted and drops plot lines (left and right!) but it’s not the WORSE movie I’ve seen!

Barnes and Noble Free Fridays: Gatsby Girls, Balltastic Blast, and The McCarthys

Another day another Friday and this week B&N is offering us a great selection of a collection of short stories to a new CBS comedy (is it still a comedy if it’s not funny?) the Mccarthys. ehh people seem to love Mike & Molly so what do I know!

 

November 7, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is GATSBY GIRLS by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a series of short stories inspired by his wife Zelda serialized by the Saturday Evening Post and published for the first time with the original, full illustrations and cover art. Fans of the immensely popular Jazz Age author of “The Great Gatsby” and “Tender is the Night” will fawn over these eight stories inspired by the figure of the Flapper woman, an icon of the 1920s.

Overview:

She was an impulsive, fashionable and carefree 1920s woman who embodied the essence of the Gatsby Girl— F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda. As Fitzgerald said, “I married the heroine of my stories.” All of the eight short stories contained in this collection were inspired by Zelda.

Fitzgerald, one of the foremost writers of American fiction, found early success as a short story writer for the most widely read magazine of the early 20th century — the Saturday Evening Post. Fitzgerald’s stories, first published by the Post between 1920 and 1922, brought the Jazz Age and the “flapper” to life and confirmed that America was changing faster than ever before. Women were bobbing their hair, drinking and flirting shamelessly, and Fitzgerald brought these exciting Gatsby Girls to life in the pages of the Post.

FREE FRIDAY APP

November 7, 2014:  Today’s Free Fridays app selection is BALLTASTIC BLAST, a simple yet addictive game for ages 4 and up.
It’s a new take on the original Balltastic Boombastic game. Both of these titles are designed for family-friendly fun! Simple enough for kids to play, but challenging enough for adults… or is it the other way around in your household already?

 

FREE FRIDAY VIDEO

November 7, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays video selection is the pilot episode of the series THE MCCARTHYS– the new CBS series about a working-class Boston family with a long-running athletic legacy.

OVERVIEW:

The McCarthys are a close-knit, sports-crazed Boston family whose somewhat athletically challenged son, Ronny, is chosen by his father to be his assistant high school basketball coach, much to the surprise of his more qualified siblings. Ronny wants nothing more than to move away, join the singles scene and find a partner. His distraught mother, Marjorie is not upset that her favorite son is gay, but that he wants to leave Boston and his family. Ronny’s plans change, however, when his politically incorrect and outspoken father, Arthur stuns everyone with his choice for an assistant. Touched by his father’s offer, Ronny embarks on a completely different future and he can be sure that his loving family, including his twin brothers Sean and Gerard and his sister Jackie, are going to have a very vocal opinion about it.

We hope you enjoy the Free Fridays selections this week, NOOK blog community! Deepest apologies for the price mishap this morning.

You can try Shophouse for free thanks to Chipotle

Well you can’t beat this great deal from #Chipotle! They are inviting you to try their new SouthEast Asian Inspired fast casual spot #ShopHouse with a buy one get one free (#BOGO). All you have to do is buy a taco, salad burrito or bowl at Chipotle and save the receipt than take said receipt into you local ShopHouse for a bowl of your own choosing!

I’ve been to Shophouse in Hollywood a few times and I think it’s OK. I don’t like that they make you choose 1 sauce but it’s a nice change from the usual fast restaurants that I frequent. AND you can never beat FREE! I can’t wait to grab a bowl next time I’m in Hollywood!

Just take your Chipotle receipt showing the purchase of a burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos to any ShopHouse location, on any Saturday in November, and they will set you up with a FREE BOWL.

Offer valid for one regularly-priced ShopHouse bowl upon presentation and surrender of Chipotle receipt reflecting purchase of a regular-priced Chipotle entreé. Limit one free bowl per Chipotle receipt per person per day. Original receipts only, duplicates not valid. Offer valid only at all ShopHouse Asian Kitchen locations on Saturday, November 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th 2014. Additional restrictions may apply.

Geeking in color!

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