Monday Madness 2.19.18

Mondays come around way too fast. Can it forever be the weekend?

Friday night we hit up some trivia with friends and Saturday was all about the Olympics and napping.

Speaking of the Olympics, has anyone seen this new snowboard competition called 'Big Air'? Basically snowboarders launch themselves off of this steep, ski jumping-style ramp. The ramp is at 38 degree incline and just huge, and you think some really cool flips and tricks are going to happen, but it doesn't happen. They just do a bunch of spins in the air and land. It's super lame.

Something that wasn't lame... the movie The Post.

I've been wanting to see this one for awhile so Nick and I went to see it on Sunday afternoon. Set in the early 1970s, The Post depicts the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers (classified documents regarding the 30-year involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War). It stars Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee the executive director of The Washington Post.

Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee in 1971.
I got my undergraduate degree in Communications with my focus in mass media/journalism (I got my certificate in medical assisting three years ago) so this movie was really intriguing for me. This movie explored ideas that are still very relevant today, such as our First Amendment right, the media/newspapers being unbiased and watching out for the governed, not the governors, and the struggle to do this and still make money as a business.

Along with my guy Tom Hanks, I was excited to see Matthew Rhys (Philip Jennings on The Americans) playing Daniel Ellsburg. Streep is nominated for an Oscar for her role as Katharine Graham which, after seeing the movie, is much deserved. You see her character go from having a really passive role (albeit being the owner) and relying on her male board members to make decisions to really taking charge and becoming a role model for women of that time. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg.

While we were out I picked up my new favorite winter moisturizer, Clinique Moisture Surge. There's a new 72-hour auto-replenishing hydrator formula. Love it!

All I feel like all I've been doing since we got back from Ireland is cleaning, and laundry, and vacuuming, and scrubbing bathrooms. Anyway, here's a cute pic of me and Nick from Ireland to end the post! Happy Monday!


  1. The winter Olympic sports are all kind of funny!

  2. I usually don't watch the Olympics, but this year I have been! It is definitely interesting to say the least ha ha. Also, do you LOVE that moisturizer? I've been trying to find a new moisturizer because my face hates me right now but they can be so spendy!

  3. I love the Winter Olympics. Weird and wonderful.

  4. Ah, so happy to hear The Post is good! I figured it would be, but still nice to hear haha. I just saw it's included with my Prime membership, so I definitely need to get to watching before the awards!