- Start a blog
- Start a tumblr
- Join 750words.com
- Bake cookies
- Make dinner
- Call your Mom
- Skype with friends
- Get Starbucks
- Go for a run
- Read the headlines
- Do a crossword
- Have a dance party
- Do yoga
- Put all your favourite blogs into a blog reader
- Catch up on your favourite blogs
- Clean & organize your workspace
- Clean your room
- Record a video or podcast
- Write an article or short story
- Sketch a picture of yourself studying
- Get a massage
- Paint your nails
- Make origami swans
- Write someone a letter
- Brainstorm your next year’s New Years Resolutions
- Work on your Life List
- Create an issuu magazine
- Start a scrapbook
- Look through old pictures
- Watch one episode of a funny tv show
- Sing along to musical theatre show tunes
- Play an instrument
- Make a list of things you’d do in your city if you had time
- Deactivate your Facebook account
- Start a Pinterest account
- Pay your bills
- Watch a TED talk
- Watch movie trailers
- Look at the Spring RTW shows
- Troll FoodGawker
- Build a snow man
- Decorate your place for Festivus
- Write a to-do list
- Play brain games on Lumosity
- Start a massage train with your friends
- Listen to really old pop music
- Get lunch/brunch/dinner with friends
- Do the dishes
- Walk around the block
- Read a chapter of a book
- Make paper snowflakes
- Take a bubble bath
- Take a nap
- Make a cup of tea or hot chocolate with little marshmallows
- Clean out your bag and wallet
- Give a loan on Kiva
- Play FreeRice
- Apply for something: volunteer position, internship, job
- Play hangman or tic-tac-toe with someone
- Watch videos of puppies or kitties playing
- Read Jezebel
- Read TextsFromBennett
- Give yourself a pep talk
- Switch up your study spot
- Do jumping jacks
- Do your laundry
- Start using Evernote
- Make a list of things you want to do around Christmastime
- Write a song
- Go out for a drink
- Eat a few seasonal clementines
- Learn about common misconceptions
- Go to the gym
- Buy + eat a chocolate bar
- Clean out the fridge
- Have a shower
- Have a snack
- Read a magazine
- Listen to lots of holiday-themed music
- Plan your dream vacation
- Plan a holiday party
- Do some online shopping
- Create a countdown until your exams are over
- Do a workout video in your living room
- Go grocery shopping
- Start a Facebook/BBM/text conversation with your best friends to share news and pictures
- Discover some new music
- Browse the local book store
- Learn a new skill online
- Play agoogleaday
- Dress up and get outside
- Catch up with a friend over coffee
- Get take-out
- Daydream about having free time again
- Create a plan for studying
Tag - Movies
Tis the season to be jolly! And boy am I ever jolly. I just got through my personal exam hell: psychology, calculus, physics (OMG.) and I have chemistry in two days. Less now! Like a day?! How exciting! I still have mucho studying to do, but it’s coming along well and since I’m super restless at this point in the week, drained and just excited to be done with exams, I decided to take a break to blog. Relaxing :)
And what to blog about? Well one of the things I am most excited about to do over Christmas break (besides eating, sleeping, reading, decorating the Christmas tree, skating, seeing family & friends, playing with my dog and kittens, baking and did I mention eating?) is watching Christmas movies. Oh my gosh. I adore Christmas movies probably more than any other type of movie out there. And although my list matches up with practically every other “Best Christmas Movies” list there exists, I want to do it myself anyways!
Here you go, try out some of these if you haven’t before. In NO particular order!
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Awe, little Jenny Humphrey! ‘Nough said. Except I will say this: I thoroughly enjoyed Jim Carrey in this movie, his Grinch was particularly and deliciously grinchy. Also, young Grinch is absolutely adorable and kind of dark. It’s heartwarming and always good for a few laughs.
“Jury duty, jury duty, blackmail, jury duty, muahaha”
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old One)
Just watch the cartoon people singing their silly Who song holding hands, and watch the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes so he is able to have that beautiful moment when the sun rises and he saves Christmas!! Watch those scenes and tell me your heart isn’t happy after. Plus it takes like, what, forty minutes of your time? :)
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Best parts? Herby, the reindeer romance, the island of Lost Toys (and the doll: we cannot determine why she was rejected!! There is nothing wrong with her!), “Don’t you know about Bumbles? Bumbles bounce!”.
So this one is relatively new to the list, I only discovered it last year. But it’s definitely worth checking out. Two sisters who are also performers team up with two friends who have just left the army after WW2 to…well I am not entirely sure what the goal of their mission is, but they end up having to perform for someone important at some ski lodge-type-thing. Obviously the details are unimportant, the gist is that it’s adorable and predictable and has Bing Crosby in it. :) Plus the song ‘Sisters’ is hilarious.
I’ve already seen it twice this holiday season. SO amazing. I adore this movie. A collection of love stories all set during the Christmas season: some beautiful, some heartbreaking, some hilarious. So so so so good. GO see it!
Miracle on 34th Street
Sort of goes without saying, doesn’t it? Isn’t this one in everyone’s holiday arsenal? If not, add it immediately. Susan (the little girl pictured) is a star, she’s so hilarious and witty for her age in this movie. Of course, the Santa Clause is perfect, the ending makes me ecstatically happy every time I watch it and it’s just a wonderful story about the magic of Christmas.
It’s a Wonderful Life
I love James Stewart. And I love heartwarming movies that remind you of the importance of family and the awesomeness of Christmas. This movie fulfills all of those criteria. YES PLEASE.
Okay. And now we have the real special ones, the ones reserved for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. :)
Christmas Eve: A Christmas Carol
Okay so it’s old, and sort of drags at parts, and constantly scares the shit out of me with the last ghost holy moly. But all that aside, it’s still a classic and me and my mother have been watching it on Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. It’s hilarious, especially at the end (“Bob’s your uncle!!”) and Alistair Sim is perfect. WHY THEY WOULD REMAKE IT WITH JIM CARREY IS BEYOND ME.
Christmas Day: Die Hard
Some may argue, the ultimate Christmas movie. Needless to say, I watch this one with my Dad and love every second of it. C’mon, Severus Snape as a crazy German mofo, Bruce Willis swearing at every possible opportunity, a hilarious computer nerd (essential to any good heist film), lots of random Christmas references, Argyle, and of course Twinkies. Best. Time. Ever.
So that’s all I got for you. I should probably get back to studying. I feel more motivated now, I guess? Definitely going to have more time on my hands in the coming days, maybe I’ll post some Christmas baking recipes and pictures, or talk about the books I’m finally getting to read! SO many amazing opportunities coming up! Better get to work I guess. :)
A blessing and a curse.
I was home sick today due to an incredibly sore throat combined with a cough and the fact that I wasn’t really doing much at school anyways. It’s been quite nice to relax.
Here’s what I did: woke up late, watched four episodes of The Hills, drank gingerale, had soft-boiled eggs, went on the computer, had fruit salad, wrote a couple notes, didn’t publish them, had a spoonful of honey, tweeted the day away, downloaded firefox, got overwhelmed, had a text war, never got out of my scrubs aka pjs.
Lovely. What do I plan to do the rest of the night? Throw in some firefox addons, watch a movie, read a book, eat food, sleep. So nice playing hooky.
What works for a sore throat? Lots of vitamin C, echinacea, honey, cough drops, apparently gingerale, salt water gargle, and fisherman’s friends. But I can’t bring myself to eat any ff just yet. They taste like crap.
So the blessing part of being sick: sleeping in and chillin.
The curse part: you aren’t allowed to go to the premier of Star Trek with your friends since you were too sick for school. drats ma.
Ah well, lonliness is okay with me.