My week off from work was gloriously LAZY. I meant to write a short story or novella but my creative juices weren’t having it. I probably should have read a book or two but I didn’t. So lazy!
4th of July – We walked downtown early in the morning, found our spot at Crown and Crow, then I watched the parade. I took so many pictures! I love our parades. Afterwards, we headed to the city park for hot dogs and a bit of music. It was really a lovely day, not too hot but definitely bright.
Ant-Man and the Wasp – As much of a Marvel movie watcher that I am, I super hedged on watching Ant-Man. I just wasn’t into him for some reason but after watching Avengers: Infinity War and seeing the fun trailers for Ant-Man and the Wasp, I knew I had to see Ant-Man so as to have a better feel for the sequel. And I’m glad that I did watch it. I enjoyed the humor and the lightness of it and the sequel had a lot of the same and I definitely liked it. I most definitely loved that The Wasp had a bigger role in this movie. She was awesome! And yes, I do like how the movie tied to the events of Infinity War.
I saw the movie on Friday and this led to me watching four more Marvel movies at home that day. We had watched the first two Thor movies as well as the first two Iron Mans a couple of weeks ago so I decided on all the Captain America movies with Age of Ultron between the last two Captain America movies. Then this weekend I also watched the third Iron Man and Thor movies as well as Guardians of the Galaxy. Oh, and breaking from the whole Marvel thing, I also watched all three of the last Star Trek movies.
Captain America: First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War – I love Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America but for awhile I found the character to be too goody-goody. It was almost annoying. But watching all three movies and seeing how much he changed and grew, I have a new appreciation for him. He always wants to do the right thing, even when it means going against what people SAY is the right thing. He always goes with his heart and how can you not appreciate that about him? Well, it took time, but now I do. The last movie was such a jumping point for the movies that came after it.
Avengers: Age of Ultron – Oddly enough, another movie that is such a jumping point for the movies after it, and it was one that I’d only seen once or twice. When I watched it, I felt like it was such a comedown from the first Avengers movie (which is still one of my very favorites) and perhaps that’s why I didn’t give it a chance. Watching it this time around, I was surprised by how much I missed (like how this was the first time we see Ulysses Klaue). It’s still not one of my favorites but it has its moments and I’m sure I’ll watch it again.
Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond – I still love these movies very much.
I suppose I’m ready to go back to work. I’m glad that I’m only going to work three days this week then one more long weekend which includes seeing Tyler Rich! It’s been WAY TOO LONG since we’ve seen Tyler. I miss him. I hope we get to see Sabina too. I’m going to take lots of pictures.
Speaking of Tyler, have you heard “11:11” yet? Give it a listen!