Thursday, January 15, 2015

Movie to Avoid: Blackhat




Last night my husband and I got free tickets to see Blackhat. This is the new film with Chris Hemsworth of Thor fame where he is a convicted computer hacker pulled out of prison to help the government with some cyber terrorists.

Skip this movie folks. Read a spoiler and then just avoid wasting 2 hours and 15 minutes of your life like we did. The movie is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow and drawn out that you will find yourself desperately seeking something, ANYTHING to happen already.

What happened in the theater last night sums up perfectly what every one of us were most likely thinking as we waited what felt like forever for this movie to end. SPOILER ALERT: When Chris Hemsworth finally tracks down the cyber terrorist and finally kills him a lady in the movie theater screamed "Took us 2 hours to get to get to THIS! Finally!" and the entire theater erupted into laughter indicating everyone agreed.

This movie could have been so good. Seriously! If they had deleted the painfully dull moments of silence and random sequences of walking that we didn't actually need it could have been over in under 90 minutes and actually have been pretty good. Instead they drew it out, made it way longer than necessary and threw in what I felt was an unneeded sex scene without really any lead up to it.

If you see this film you will most likely be just as disappointed as we were. That is all...

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome to 2015 Friends!

 

Happy New Year pals and gals! Today, I want you to focus on all the positivity that comes with a fresh start. Enjoy the relief that comes with knowing you can make the rest of your life the best of your life. One of my favorite lines from one of my favorite musical numbers is:.

"Yesterday is history [be gone!]
And it's never comin back!"

So, if we can't have yesterday back, then by all means let's quit looking back at it! Sure, learn from your mistakes of the past and try not to make them again, but don't dwell in it anymore! Here's to 2015! Let's make it our best year yet!


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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I Am SO Excited for 2015!

 

As I type this post I'm continuing to lay the ground work for all of my plans that will begin Thursday. So weird that this Thursday marks the beginning of a new year! I have soooooooo many big plans for 2015 and am crazy excited to see where my career will take me in the next 12 months. I'm looking forward to every minute of it! Here's a quick summary of some of the things 2015 will hold for me- my video camera is ready and my video studio will be complete soon (oh yes youtube HERE I COME!), my fingers are ready and willing to type thousands of words for my own sites and all of my clients, my walking shoes are waiting by the door and my husband is researching a new TB drive to set up a raid for an awesome memory backup system for all the work we will be doing... So beyond excited!

I'm thankful for the lessons learned in 2014 and hope that they will make me a smarter entrepreneur in 2015. To those of you that hurt me this year- I forgive you and thank you for teaching me the lessons you did. To anyone I hurt in the last 12 months- I'm sorry and I hope that we can patch up our relationship and start anew. To those of you who gave me a chance when you didn't have to, I'm in your debt and hope to make you proud in the coming days, months and years. To everyone who referred new clients to me, thanks for helping me keep food on the table and a roof over my head. To everyone in my life- you are here for a reason and I'm grateful that you are. May you all have the most prosperous and glorious 2015 filled with an abundance of love, happiness and all that your hearts desire!

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Friday, December 26, 2014

I Won't Make New Year's Resolutions for 2015

 

My theme for 2015 will be POSITIVITY!

I hate New Year's Resolutions and the pressure that surrounds them. So, for 2015 I have some goals in mind and tasks I will do to make those goals realities and I plan to write at the end of 2015 that 2015 was my best year yet. I can honestly say that at least in my career 2014 has been my best year to date so here's hoping 2015 will actually trump it!!!!

My current goals for the new year are:
- Be a more positive in 2015
- Practice an attitude of gratitude more frequently
- Make enough money monthly that I can pay all of my bills and have enough left over to pay down my debts
- Have more fun and live more in the moment rather than planning too far ahead
- Eat healthier and move my body more. I don't want to say diet and workout because I hate those ideals. I'd rather focus on the positives than the negatives.
- Work more on my own blogs and websites to be more independent and financially free
 - Get my apartment organized by the end of 2015

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Drinks Part 2- A Day Late- WHOOPS!

#Halloween #HalloweenCocktails #GetDrunk #ThirstyThursdays

I accidentally tricked you all by telling you to come back Thursday 10/30/14 for Halloween Drinks Part 2. With some craziness that has been going on behind the scenes I dropped the ball and did not post anything yesterday. Sorry guys. So, without further delay, here are the Halloween Dranx I promised ya'll!

Bloody Braintini (pictured above):

Okay, this drink is gross as a martini. Should totally have done it as a shot! The texture is just to gross to drink as a martini. Trust me! So, here's how to make it as a shot instead of the original recipe I was planning to post:

 Ingredients:
- Baileys
- Florida Cane Cherry Vodka
- Red food coloring

Prep:
- Add a shot of the vodka into a cocktail shaker over ice and one drop of red food coloring 
- shake and strain into a shot glass filling the glass about 2/3 of the way
- Pour Baileys into the shot glass... it will curdle making the brain effect in the glass (I didn't use cold Baileys but you totally could)
-Shoot it!

Tastes like a chocolate cherry tootsie roll.

Verdict: TREAT! but only as a shot. Don't try it as a martini because then it's totally a nasty trick! YUCK Check out Halloween drinks part one, HERE!

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Next, the  
SCREAMing Orgasm Shot:

Ingredients:
- Baileys
- Kahlua
- Unflavored Vodka

Prep:
- pour one oz each of the liquors into a cocktail shaker over ice.
- Shake and strain into a big shot glass
- Shoot it!

If you are too lazy to make this drink on your own, do what I did and get the Twisted Shotz pictured above. Yum! Read my review of Twisted Shotz HERE!

Verdict: TREAT! Check out Halloween drinks part one, HERE!

The final drink is something fun to make with leftover Halloween candy!


This is the Fish Bowl Drank from Tipsy Bartender. Love this drink guys. SRSLY! This is my spin on it though. Not the recipe from the video.

Ingredients:
- Florida Cane Cherry Vodka
- Blue fruit punch (I used Dollar Trees ghetto berry but you could also use blue Hawaiian Punch)
- Nerds Candy(the gravel for the bowl)
- Swedish Fish (the fish- duh!)
- Fish bowl (the one I used holds about a quart of liquid)

Prep:
- Line the bottom of the bowl with Nerds Candy. Not too much- just a thin line!
- Fill the bowl with ice
- pour about 2 to 6 oz of Florida Cane Cherry Vodka into the Fish bowl over ice. I wanted it potent so I added 6 oz.
- Fill the rest of the bowl with the blue fruit punch
- Add the Swedish Fish
- Using a straw drink up! Don't let the straw hit the bottom of the glass or you might suck one of them damn nerds into the back of your throat and choke like I did! BLEH!

More on the Florida Cane Vodka- this stuff comes in 11 different flavors. You can get all 11 from the awesome Gaspar's liquor store located on 56th street at Gaspar's Patio. It's cheap and delicious and you will be glad you tried it. So, support your local biznezz  and go get this vodka! Please drink responsibly! 


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thirsty Thursdays- Halloween Drinks Part 1

Hello and welcome to a #Halloween inspired edition of Thirsty Thursdays! This week I have THREE Halloween drinks for you to trick and treat your taste buds. Come back next week for part 2 when I'll make three more Halloween drinks!!! YUM :)

First up, Pumpkin-Spiced Pudding Shots:
Okay, so these have been floating around on facebook and Pinterest for the past couple of weeks and I wanted to try them! Two problems though- I could only find Pumpkin Pudding that was already made and two, I'm an idiot and didn't see that I bought pumpkin CHEESECAKE pudding, not frikkin Pumpkin Pudding. Never fear though- I still made a tasty shot. Here's what I did:

I scooped the Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding into a bowl and then added four shots of fireball. Yes- four because I like that stuff. So, then I blended the bejesus out of it with a hand mixer and once it was a gooey hot mess I poured the concoction into 2oz jello shot cups. After pouring I placed them into the fridge to get them cold and two hours later I had my first one.

Verdict: TRICK
I have to say- I added too much fireball, but it was still really yummy (although it burned like hell going down!)

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Next up, the Zombie Killer:

Zombie Killer
I tried this drink at James Joyce Irish pub in Ybor City and it's delicious! You have to try this drink! Now, if you are lazy like I am, go to the bar and order it because right now this huge shot (more like two shots in one seriously!) is just $4!!!!

What's in the drink? Blue Curacao, Gin, sour mix, OJ and Grenadine.  I just assumed equal parts of this stuff and put it in a cocktail shaker, shook it and poured it into a big shot glass. Still tasted pretty good, but to get it in the correct proportion just go to the damn bar already! They will even layer it all sexy like as shown in the picture above.

Verdict: TREAT!


Lastly, the Dracula's Kiss:
This cocktail has been popping up in my pinterest feed like CRAZY! I found the recipe on the website A Healthy Life for Me. Here's how to make it:


Ingredients
- 1 oz black cherry vodka (I used Florida Cane cherry vodka instead because it's a local vodka and I support small businesses as often as I can!)
- ½ oz grenadine
- cola
- maraschino cherries for garnish

Instructions- I totally didn't follow the instructions it came with, because I'm a rebel like that. So, how I did it:
1. Pour the vodka and grenadine in a cocktail shaker over ice.
2. Shake and strain into a martini glass (<-keepin it classy!. Only fill the glass about half way.
3. Fill the rest of the glass with cola. I used Pepsi

Verdict- TREAT


More on the Florida Cane Vodka- this stuff comes in 11 different flavors. You can get all 11 from the awesome Gaspar's liquor store located on 56th street at Gaspar's Patio. It's cheap and delicious and you will be glad you tried it. So, support your local biznezz  and go get this vodka! Please drink responsibly! 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Twisted Shotz!


Today's Thirsty Thursday posts is about ! Now, although the company did send me the amazing goodies you see above for free for the purposes of review this DID NOT influence my review and all opinions are my own!
 
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Alright, now that all of that FCC disclosure crap is out of the way- let's talk about the shots! So, the concept behind Twisted Shotz is brilliant! Basically each shot consists of two liquors/mixes that when "shot" combine in your mouth to form the flavor you were going for. I was first introduced to Twisted Shotz a couple of years ago at a liquor store and purchased the Buttery Nipple pack because at the time I was obsessed with that shot and hey, this Twisted Shotz pack was pre-mixed! 
 
I quickly forgot about the company because I got over the Buttery Nipple obsession but didn't want to spend a lot of money to try the other flavors. 
 
Then, Twisted Shotz was a sponsor at the 2014 BlogHer conference so I got to try a bunch of the flavors! My favorites of the weekend were the Porn Star (raspberry vodka and Blue Curacao) and the Miami Vice (strawberry daiquiri and pina colada in a shot). However I also indulged in my old friend the Buttery Nipple (Butterscotch and Vanilla vodkas - although traditional ones are Baileys and Butterscotch Scnhapps), the Rattlesnake (the most potent tasting with Tequila and Lime Liqueur) and the Whipped Orange (tasted like a creamsicle with its whipped cream vodka and orange cream liqueur. Yum!) 
 
I seriously love these shots ya'll! Here are my pros and cons though:

The pros:
- The drinks are pre-mixed so you don't have to buy a bunch of liquor and attempt to follow a bunch of recipes. The guess work is handled for you
- You don't even need shot glasses or mixing equipment. All you do is chill em and shoot em!
- They are great for parties because they have so many options you can please any set of taste buds
-  They are delicious! Duh!
 
Cons:
- The packs are a little on the pricier side. The smaller packs come with four shots and are about $6-$8 at most liquor stores meaning you will pay up to $2 a shot. Still cheaper than a club, but for the truly thrifty I recommend the party packs that have 15 in them. They come out to around $15-$20 a pack so at most you will be spending about $1.34 a shot!
- The alcohol content is not as strong as you think. A single shot is 20% alcohol and comes in at about an oz and a half of liquor. You'd have to drink quite a few of them to get messed up or even buzzed. 

The party pack that Twisted Shotz sent me also included some shots I had not yet tried including the Strawberry Sundae (vanilla and strawberry vodkas with cream), the Blazin Apple (apple and cinnamon- tasted like apple pie ya'll!), the Killer Bee (bourbon and honey- this one burned a little LOL) and the Root Beer Flirt (tasted just like root beer with its root beer liqueur and vanilla vodka). The Polar Bear it came with I'm saving for Christmas because it has mint in it! 

I can honestly say that out of all the Twisted Shotz  I have had I can't think of one I didn't like! Even the Killer Bee that burned a little I would do again. Therefore, my overall assessment is that I WOULD recommend these drinks and I will be drinking them again!

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