It has been months since I have written on this blog and I feel very guilty for it. I had many post ideas I was going to do, but it is too late to do them because of the time of year it is. I promise to not wait this long before writing on here again.
My last post was written in February, I believe. A lot has happened since then! For starters, I finished my first year of college! My freshman year went by so terrifyingly fast I can’t believe it. Another thing that happened is that my boyfriend, Robert got into the School of Music at UNCG and will be attending this fall! He’s also starting a new program that’s never been done, so that’s exciting. I’ll be sure to post about adventures we have with our new little squad once the year gets going. Another exciting thing that happened was that I got a new job at Vans! I’ve been a fan of Vans for years. My older brother and uncle both happened to have worked for Vans in the past, so that’s another reason I was interested in working there. So far, I really like it! My coworkers are great and they make the job so much fun. I also like getting to wear my everyday outfit to work!
I decided to make this post a mash up of catching up with me and a movie recommendation! A couple days ago my boyfriend and I decided to go see Secret Life of Pets, but when we got to the theater, the only available seats were in the very front row (this is the kind of theater with reclining seats where you reserve your exact spot), so we decided to find a different movie to watch. Best decision. We chose to see Swiss Army Man, starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. I had seen previews for this movie and had been curious to see it. It was the weirdest movie I have ever seen. I loved every minute of it. It is about a man named Hank who is on a deserted island about to end his life. He suddenly sees a man wash up onto the shore, which pushes him to stay alive. This (very gassy) corpse propels Hank like a boat to the mainland. Hank ends up dragging this corpse around with him until suddenly, the corpse, named Manny, starts coming back to life. This movie shows the adventures of Hank and Manny trying to find their way home and forming a friendship along the way.
The movie itself was very odd, but made me think. I loved everything from the characters, the plot, and even the soundtrack, which is awesome by the way. It’s filled with a capella type music that tells the story as it goes. My favorite is definitely “Montage”. Give it a listen!
This film was popular in festivals such as Sundance. I’ve never really looked into many indie movies, but this one has gotten Robert and I into an indie film craze. The next one we plan on seeing is “Captain Fantastic”. This movie is good for anyone that likes adventures, friendship, and anything weird. I plan on buying this as soon as it comes out on DVD. If you’ve seen this movie or plan to, leave a comment telling me what you thought or any questions you have!
Thanks for reading!