Me, Myself & Chocolate – Ramblings of Rackets

I just took out the trash with my dog (who thankfully isn’t afraid of fireworks) and suddenly thought of writing a blog post. Literally the last thing I thought I’d be doing tonight.

There’s exactly 20 minutes left of the year 2015.

I decided to stay at home. I had work today. After I came home I was super tired and didn’t have the energy to pack everything up and go to my parents’.

My evening has consisted of YouTube, Spotify and sauna. I’m not complaining.

I haven’t made any resolutions. I’m thinking of setting certain themes for myself to work on next year but I’m still not sure. Maybe I’ll write about it later.

One thing I’d like to do in 2016 is write more. Write regularly. Write.

I was meant to ramble about fireworks but now it seems kind of weird?

Well I don’t care. I love reading other people’s ramblings so here’s mine:

I’ve kind of grown up to hate fireworks?

They were exciting when I was little and I still think they can be beautiful, even romantic in a way.

But only thing, and I have no idea why, I was able to think about just now when I heard the rumble was: war.

Really. War. And I have never experienced war.

I also thought about all the animals who have nowhere to hide.

(Man, this post sounds so melancholy now. That was not my feeling writing this though.)

Anyway, this was my little rambling to end the year. See you soon!

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Movie Madness – The Martian

Some of my favourite films are space movies. I love the story of Apollo 13. Armageddon is quite silly but makes me feel all the feels. And Gravity is just a masterpiece. So naturally I was excited about The Martian.

I’m sad to say I was a bit disappointed.

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The concept is simple: a guy (Matt Damon) gets stranded on Mars after he was assumed dead. How can he survive long enough to get help and is it even possible to rescue him?

So..

With modern technology the film looks good. It has a lot of funny moments (some of which felt a bit forced though).

Maybe my expectations were just too high. I wanted the film to explore the psychological effects of being all alone more.

I didn’t really get emotionally attached to the characters that much.

Here’s what I liked though:

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Sean Bean as Mitch Henderson

There’s this totally hilarious The Lord of the Rings joke. And Sean Bean’s poker face makes it that much funnier.

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Mackenzie Davis as Mindy Park.

This supporting character stole the show for me. I was captivated by her and I even noticed myself thinking if I should cut my hair like hers haha.

As a character Mindy Park reminded me of Chloe O’Brian from 24. Beautiful, nerdy, knows computers. Basically badass.

I hadn’t seen Mackenzie Davis in anything before and this made me want to check out what she’s doing next.