Monday, March 26, 2012

Hunger Games and Harrah's Casino

I know, it has been a while since I have blogged. And so now I have a really long blog post for you all. I would like to personally thank all of you who read this whole thing.

First order of business: The Hunger Games
I thought that the movie was amazing. It was everything I had hoped it would be. I was sad that they couldn't have made it about five hours long and fit in every little detail and emotion, but I guess that's a little impractical.  I came into the theater pumped, and I left the theater pumped, which is a sign of a good movie. I felt they did a really great job maintaining the integrity of the story. Although apparently some people had a problem with the color of Rue's skin. Really? Really? It clearly stated the color of her skin in the book. Learn to read, kiddos.
I don't care what shade her skin is, you have to admit that child is adorable. And totally tear-worthy. You better believe I cried. Also, I think the comparisons to Twilight have been fully debunked. For starters, there was real acting. But I will not dwell on that. Basically, it was awesome. Go see it! 

One of the reasons that I didn't blog much this weekend was that Zach and I went with his parents to Harrah's Casino for his grandmother's birthday. She wanted to eat at the restaurant there. Zach's parents gambled while he and I spent 4 hours just aimlessly walking around the hotel. It was super fun.

This hotel was all kinds of swanky.

There was a little balcony overlooking the casino where creepers like me could stand and watch/take pictures of all the gamblers. 

We ate at Paula Deen's Kitchen.... definitely not gluten-free-friendly, just so you know. 

There was a nice view of the casino across the river.

Zach and I spent some time looking at an otter that was swimming around (he was trying to go upstream against the current...rather unsuccessfully). It was the first time I have ever seen an otter in the wild. They are funny little creatures. Then I made Zach pose for a picture:

It was a pretty cool place. Maybe one day if I ever have lots of money to lose, I'll go back and hit up the casino. The hotel itself was nice but there were only so many times you could walk around the lobby before it got boring. 

Okay, last part, I promise (have you fallen asleep yet?). I started off my week really strong on the workout front, and then this weekend it just kind of fell apart. I had hoped to go for some walks, but it was rainy and nasty, and the sub-par netflix yoga video just didn't sound fun.
Weekly Workouts:
Monday: 3.5 mile walk
Tuesday: 30 minute yoga video
Wednesday: 1 hour pilates class
Thursday: 2 mile walk
Friday: off
Saturday: uhh... walking around a hotel for 4 hours?
Sunday: off

Hopefully I will do better this week. I am off to a good start with a 3.7 mile walk today! Can't beat the weather right now.

Have you seen the Hunger Games? Did you love it? Did you wish you had a night in a cave with Peeta?


  1. That otter very well could have been trying to get away from me, I didn't realize how frighting I look.

  2. I knew I read about Rue somewhere - I've given you credit on my blog now ;-)

    UGHGUGHGHGH is all i have to say about that. and i would take a night with Peeta in a cave any day!!

  3. I'm seeing it in two hours!!! When I read what you said about Peeta in a cave, I practically got weak in the knees. I can't imagine how I will feel AFTER seeing the movie!

    And I can't believe you saw an otter!! I have never seen one but used to sit by a lake near my house for hours waiting for one. I'm thinking otters probably didn't live anywhere near my house, though.

    1. Haha, yeah let's just say it was a good thing I was sitting down for the whole movie, cause of those weak knees ;)