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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.” πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰ ). 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. πŸ˜‰

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?

1 Cait's Plate July 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I definitely don’t think I could. It’s CRAZY how young kids look nowadays!
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2 Army Amy* July 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Looks like I’ll be going to Starbucks tomorrow!*
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3 Samantha Angela July 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm

21 Jump Street was HILARIOUS. And normally that’s not my type of comedy. It was awesome.

4 Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep July 1, 2012 at 10:52 pm

That’s an awesome deal on the Frapps. I had no idea that any Starbucks EVER had sales, although I know it’s technically in Target and all ;]

I want to see that movie… Now maybe I’ll actually go rent it.
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5 Molly July 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I loved 21 Jump Street! I didn’t think I would like it based on the premise but it had me laughing hilariously the whole time. It was a good combo of witty and raunchy humor.
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6 Liz July 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm

So many winky faces… Are you not a “writer” and therefore supposed to use words, by chance?

7 Meghann July 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Nah. I prefer winky faces πŸ˜‰

8 Wendi July 2, 2012 at 12:37 am

I agree about the stereotyping of the kids in the movie! All of the popular and well liked kids in my grade were smart and all went on to very good colleges! I thought the exact same thing when I watched it.

9 Liz July 2, 2012 at 2:20 am

I saw 21 Jump Street at the theater & I gotta say…I wasn’t too impressed by it… I knew about the show & that Johnny Depp was in it, but I’ve never seen it so I can’t compare. I usually like Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum, but this one just didn’t do it for me.

10 erica July 2, 2012 at 3:48 am

i LOVED the original 21 jumpstreet (bought the dvd’s and everything)…i haven’t seen the movie yet, but it’s on my to-watch list! i can tell you aside from the undercover cops going into highschool thing, it doesn’t look anything like the tv show.

21 jumpstreet sparked my love for johnny depp. ;p

(i’m showing my age.)
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11 Hillary July 2, 2012 at 7:17 am

Considering I teach middle school and have been mistaken for a thirteen year old before, yes, I think I could pass as 18 ; )
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12 Kristen @ The Concrete Runner July 2, 2012 at 7:17 am

My hubs and I both coach(ed) cross country together (he still does) and they have team dinners at a runner’s house before the meet each week. We’ve both been mistaken for one of the high schoolers before… I always feel like people look at me like I’m a teen mom. I guess I’ll like looking young later on but now I don’t!
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13 Amanda July 2, 2012 at 7:32 am

I hate that “need a vacation from my vacation” feeling! And I know when I was 24 I was still able to pass as a high schooler since I was told to go to class by a teacher when I was there doing a presentation for the college I worked at. I would like to think if I hadn’t been in jeans and a t-shirt promoting the event and in normal business attire the mistake wouldn’t have happened. At the time I was slightly peeved but now its funny to look back on.
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14 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 2, 2012 at 8:09 am

haha I love channing tatum so I might have to check it out!
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15 Dori July 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

I can’t believe you never heard of the 21 Jump Street TV show before! I know that feeling well after coming back from vacation… while it’s so nice to be away, it is really stressful coming back and doing three times as much.
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16 Candice July 2, 2012 at 9:37 am

oh I have been home from vacation for a week and I just barely took my suitcase up to my room (have yet to actually open it) baby steps…
Yay for fraps!
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17 Kathleen @ fittitude freedom July 2, 2012 at 10:41 am

I just loved the original jump street series – of course I’m biased because of my love for Johnny Depp. Definitely worth viewing old dvd’s for fun ! Didn’t see the movie because no JD. Maybe I will check it out now.
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18 Emily N July 2, 2012 at 11:01 am

I think I could probably pass for high school with a change in clothes and maybe some hipster glasses (isn’t that what artsy kids wear now?) πŸ™‚
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19 Cris of Kiss My Tulle July 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Can you help me figure out how to cook kale? Is it like sauteing spinach? I have a serious iron deficiency + I’m trying to get more folic acid. People keep recommending kale but I don’t know what I’m supposed to do with it.
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20 Meghann July 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I usually saute it just like spinach. Try adding fresh lemon juice, salt, onion, and some red pepper flakes for a little flavor. Kale is also great in soup or roasted in the oven in “chip” form. I just wouldn’t try eating it raw – it’s a little tough and bitter all on its own. πŸ˜‰

21 Jessica July 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Funny we caught this movie on rental last night too. It was hysterical. And I love me some Channing. πŸ™‚
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22 Mary July 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

The original 21 Jumpstreet was one of my favorite TV shows EVER!!! Johnny Depp and Richard Grieco (in later episodes) were both totally HOT!

23 Whitney July 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I saw 21 Jumpstreet for the first time on Saturday too – I was surprised how much I liked it! I went it to with low expectations and kind of forgot about the original (which I never saw) but loved how they flipped the stereotypes. Plus I now have a little more respect for Channing Tatum (aside from the dance moves). My high school had it’s groups but not too many labels ….. kids crossed over into activities which I can appreciate.
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24 nora July 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Lol, I totally understand what your saying when you say you hope you come back from vacation as a whole new person, that’s so true! Your quick meal looks pretty tasty; I’ll have to whip one up one of these days. I just rented 21 Jump Street on Blockbuster @Home so I am excited to see it; a lot of my co-workers at Dish told me its freaking funny. My girlfriends and I just went to see Magic Mike this past weekend, did you go see it?

25 Erica July 5, 2012 at 2:11 am

I can agree. my high school experience was really un-steriotypical I guess if I really think about it too! i didnt know that both channing and jonah graduated in 05. that was when I graduated! yikes. I am getting old too, lol! thanks for sharing! I found your from hello cotton
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