Sunday, July 1, 2012

21 Jump Street

by Meghann on July 1, 2012

My PSA of the day:

Frappuccinos are BOGO at all Starbucks Target locations until July 2nd (tomorrow!!).

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I got the mocha coconut “light.” ;)

Blah. Returning from vacation is no fun. I always assume I’ll return a whole new person, inspired to take on the whole world or something, but nope – not at all. I got home this afternoon, wrote a blog post, and immediately passed out for 2 hours without an ounce of yearning to do anything else. Our bags? Still packed. The kitchen? Still littered with mail that needs to be sorted and food that needs to be put away. The dog? Still in need of a bath. I’m not sure we’re ready to give in and return to “real life” yet.

I was able to talk Derek into making a quick trip to Publix with me (after I bribed him with the BOGO Starbucks ;) ). And manage to throw together a simple dinner of onion, sweet potato, kale, chickpeas, and feta.

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The key is lots of red pepper. Red pepper gives the kale the perfect kick and brings the whole meal together.

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While we were out, we picked up 21 Jump Street.

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I have to start this review by stating I’ve never seen the original 21 Jump Street series. I have no idea how the movie stacks up to the original series in terms of storyline or characters and I’m not even 100% positive what the original series was about. Until the movie came out, I didn’t even know a 21 Jump Street television series even existed. (but now I’m curious to see if it’s on Netflix)

That being said, I thought the movie was funny. I’m glad I didn’t pay $10+ to see the movie in theaters, but it was definitely worth the $1 kiosk rental fee. I actually enjoyed the film’s 2012 version of high school (the un-stereotypical version) because that’s actually more of the version of the high school i went to (9+ years ago). The AP kids were the “cool” kids and nobody actually went around punching people for no reason. And everyone wore their backpacks with both straps thankyouverymuch. ;)

I also found it amusing that Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s characters originally graduated from high school in 2005 because, you know, 2005 was sooo long ago. At least that’s what I thought when I originally saw it pop up on screen, then the “7 years later” popped up next and I realized that 2005 actually was a long time ago. Damn. When did I get so old?

I always wonder if I were to go back to high school in some sort of “undercover” operation if I’d be able to fit back in. Could I still pass for an 18 year old? Eh. The jury might still be out on that one. Do you think you could?

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Home, Sweet Home

July 1, 2012

Good-bye, North Captiva!! We had fun! Even with extending our trip by a day, this vacation still went way too quickly. Why does that always happen?! If you’re curious about the island we stayed on, check out the review I wrote on North Captiva after our first visit 3 years ago. I think the fact more ยป

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