Monthly Archives: July 2015

When Anna Met Harry & Sally

I’m 30 years old and I just watched “When Harry Met Sally” for the very first time.


To be fair though, it was released when I was 4 years old so, like, layoffme.

I really didn’t know much about the film except for these 2 things:

1) It is a classic romcom
2) It has Meg Ryan(‘s hair) in it

Yup, that’s it. And what a delightful surprise it was to find that this movie was absolutely perfect in so many ways! Here was my experience meeting H & S for the first time:

-When they really meet for the first time. Perfect. 


-That long car ride conversation that also made you think, “Can guys and girls JUST be friends?”. Perfecto. 

-When they meet each other again years later and Sally’s hair is fluffier than ever before (and Harry’s is, well, less fluffier than before). So perfect.


-Then there’s the 3rd meeting of H & S, but this time it’s the beginning of something…


-And their relationship grows… 


-They have lots of fun times…


-And some awesomely embarrassing meals happen along the way…


-Sally’s hair continues to be fluffy and awesome…


-But when Harry finally lays it all out there… Wow. The most perfect thing ever. 


-And then they live happily ever after; Harry and Sally’s fluffy hair. Perfect times infinity. 


My official reaction:


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Culinary30 – Bon Appétit


Foy Grass

Yup. That’s how I pronounced Foie Gras the first time I saw it written out. Wanna know what it means? “Fat liver”. Wanna know how it’s made? …No. No, you don’t. (Here’s a link anyways in case you have a heart of stone and a gut of steel.)

Since Foie Gras is traditionally a French cuisine, we took ourselves to Pied-à-Terre in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver. It also happened to be my friend, Ambre’s birthday and just like Foie Gras, she is French! Win win.

Of course I had to try a few other new things while we were there: duck breast and scallops.


And here’s the condensed version of this Culinary30 experience for your viewing pleasure:

Now, let’s just pretend that it really WAS just butter. Liver butter. Duck liver butter. Sad little stuffed baby duck liver butter. Ok, it wasn’t butter at all.

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Robin Hood: Prince of Cheeeezzeee

First of all, I’d like to express my disappointment for having watched “Men in Tights” before “Prince of Thieves”. I might have liked/understood MIT if I had known it was a parody of POT. (Probably not though, let’s just be honest.)

I heart Kevin Costner. Mostly because as a kid we had a beloved VHS copy of “Field of Dreams” and he was just so dreamy in that one. So, I was super stoked to watch this classic for the first time, because… Well… You know…


Mmm Hmm… Lest we forget Kevin Costner of the 1990’s.

You can imagine my disappointment when this movie ended up being one big ‘ole cheese fest. Don’t get me wrong, I like corny movies just like the next person, but this one was just too much.

Here are the cheesiest things about “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” with reactions from The Sheriff of Nottingham:

1) The Soundtrack
As soon as little notes from Bryan Adam’s hit song started working their way into the film, I felt my gag reflex go off.


2) Alan Rickman
That guys just SCREAMS cheesy. And isn’t he supposed to be the menacing Sheriff of Nottingham? Why is he so funny then?


3) The Love Plot
Blech! Like, we all know what’s gonna happen, but why does it have to be so painfully obvious from the start. I mean, Robin Hood and Marian have to fall in love if Bryan Adams tells them to, right?


4) The One-Liners
So many. So, so many.


5) The Wedding
I’ve got nothing against Holy Matrimony, but does it really need to be done in the forest with Sean Connery officiating and Bryan Adam’s playing? …I’m done.


My official reaction:


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