Monday, February 17, 2014

Fangirling over "Monuments Men" and Facebook News

So I saw "Monuments Men" on Friday with my husband and my parents.(Yes, Valentine's Day. They brought me some lovely tulips and a box of chocolates. Husband got me nothing. I told him he didn't have to get me anything, but when will men figure out that when you say that you still want something small. Just a card with a sappy note would have been nice. Parents made better dates than my husband on Valentine's Day. Not at all surprising.Though apparently the chocolates were for husband, technically, I ate them anyway). ANYWAY, back to the movie.

These are a few of my favorite things...

 I adored it. It was funny, it was sad, it had legitimately scary/thrilling moments and moments when I wanted to jump through the screen and beat some Nazis to death with a brick.

After loving the book, I was fingers crossed that they weren't going to go all World War Z (completely changing the perspective/plot of a book to fit a movie format) and ruin it. They did not. I know that it's hard to part with $8 to see a movie but please, part with your $8 to see this movie. Even if you don't like art, even if you don't like history, I think you will find something you will like. I mean if nothing else George Clooney is in it in a uniform, that alone is worth the price of admission.

I also learned something in the movie. I knew Hitler was Austrian but I'd never learned his hometown, which is Linz. (They don't advertise that fact, do we blame them? No.) I'm planning an Eastern Europe trip in 2015 and thought Linz might be a good day trip from Prague. But not anymore. Sorry Linz.

(Also if anyone has been to/lives in Krakow/Warsaw/Poland/Prague/Czech Republic maybe Vienna, maybe Salzburg and has great tips about visiting those places do let me know.)

In totally unrelated news..........

I finally buckled and made a facebook page for the blog. Since I'm not very smart with technology I'm still trying to figure out how to add the "Like us on Facebook" button somewhere on the page. You know I thought I was pretty tech savvy until I started the blog. Yikes.


  1. Tulips are my favorite flower and your bouquet is beautiful! Monument's Men is on my list of movies I want to see but I don't know if I'll make it to the theatre to see it or if I'll wait and see it at home. I hate going to the movies, people never shut-up and I hate when people talk throughout the movie.

    1. I changed their water today so I hope they make it the rest of the week, they're so cheery!
      The showing I was at was almost all old people, luckily none were chatty. That is the worst. No one goes to a movie to hear random people talk, so rude!

  2. Monuments Men is on my go see list as well! I haven't read the book but the whole concept intrigues me and I definitely want to check both out.

    1. Oh Sarah, as a lover of history I think you will love it!


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