Monday, January 24, 2011

Big Love (for lots o' things)

I must say firstly that I'm pleased as pie that Big Love has returned for it's final season.  I love this show.  The characters are amazing and I find the concept intriguing.  It's hard enough to have one relationship and deal with jealousy that comes out of insecurity and outside attention, much less being in a relationship with several other women and sharing one "anchor".  Not to mention the women are in such different stages in lives, the different sacrifices each of them have made, their future goals.  I have always been highly interested in each character's motives (watching them at times truly living as three sisters-an eldest, youngest and the middle, starved for attention) and after the first two episodes, I can see that this season is going to really let their different personalities unravel.  I am looking forward to it.

I am looking forward to Portugal even more after today.  I got my first taste of Portuguese food today.  Dan's fam took us to a little Portuguese restaurant in Danbury today and it was delightful.  I had no idea how tasty and meaty sardines can be!!!  We had grilled sardines (sardinhas assadas) and HOLY. SO good. I can't wait to grill up some IN Portugal in our backyard by the pool. Mmmm. AND we will definitely be getting some more chourica grelhada (grilled pork sausage). It came out in the cutest little pig dish ON FIRE!! This sausage was RIDIC. So tasty. I am getting better at eating little bits instead of huge portions which is great when you are out to diner with a buncha food lovers who all love to share!

One thing that's killing me is the weather...  I have been reminded this year of my therapist back in college saying, "I have patients who have S.A.D. that are so affected by the weather that they moved to Cali and Florida."  And here I am, further north.  I know.  WTF.  It's been brutal the past couple of weeks.  Pretty, yes, but freezing and miserable, yes also.  I'm having to try extra hard to keep the glass half-full.

This week, I'm looking forward to lots of gym time, getting my commercial finalized and on-air and catching up on many movies I wanted to see (in the theater), but never did:

- Cyrus
- The Social Network
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Freakonomics (the movie)
- Machete

Super stoked about that list.

Hoping to find more during the week to be stoked about...  Hmmm.



  1. Let me know about How To Train Your Dragon! We've been wanting to catch that one and haven't yet!

  2. Last night we watched Freakonomics and The Social Network. Tonight Dan will be home late, so I'm not sure if we'll get to check out any of the others, but I will keep you posted!

  3. If you still haven't seen How To Train Your Dragon, I highly suggest it. It was SO cute. Dan and I both really enjoyed it. :)