Thursday, January 23, 2014

Fantastic! (Frozen Review)

Last week we decided to let Kai play hookie for a day. (She's in 4k for 3 hours so she didn't miss much)
Things had been kinda hectic around our house for the last month and a half.
Kai had been sick plus the holidays PLUS HB picking up a butt load of extra hours between the 3 holidays and on top of that everyone getting back in the swing of going back to school.

So we decided to take a Family day.
We packed up and went out to lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant (yum sushi!) then we grabbed some frozen yogurt (LOVE Orange Leaf) then it was off to the movie theater to catch an early showing of Frozen :)

I had been DYING to see this movie since it came out in December but we could never find the time for all of us to make it and I didn't want to go without HB because he wanted to see it too.
Once I read that it was based off the story The Snow Queen
Plus Kai has a hard time sitting still in the theater so we wanted to wait a bit so hopefully the theater wouldn't be so packed.

We got there on time. No lines, YAY!
Got all hooked up with Power-ade for Kai and Mello Yello for us and a LARGE popcorn to share.
We let Kai pick where we sat so we ended up 4 rows from the screen lol

She started vibrating with excitement as soon as the opening credits rolled and the Disney castle came up on the huge screen. I was right there with her. I absolutely ADORE Disney Movies especially princess movies. I've been hooked since I saw Sleeping Beauty for the first time.

Oh my Gawd was the movie AMAZING. Even HB loved it. His favorite characters are Olaf the adorable snow man and Elsa.
I think my favorite character was Anna or Kristoff.
We both loved the fact that the whole movie wasn't about them finding a man to fix everything and that the act of true love that save Anna was when she protected Elsa from Hans.

All in all this movie is amazing and I can't wait to see it again!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

So many to pick from!

I actually had to give this one some serious thought lol
I had never had to narrow down my favorites to just 5!
I think I about drove HB nuts with my bouncing ideas and characters off him for a day while I contemplated. I know its not important but I've been gaming since I was 6 so there were a lot of characters for me to page through.

Here is my list of fav characters...

1. Spyro the Dragon. And I don't mean the new Spyro from the Skylanders games. I mean the Spyro from the very first PS1 game. I was hooked the instant I played a demo of it.
I also love Sparx the Dragonfly. Especially in Year of the Dragon with the little side quests where you get to fly around as Sparx.
I still have my PS1 and all 3 games for it so that I can introduce my daughter to them when she's a little older. :)
I also have some of the ones they released for the PS2 also. I really wish they would release a collection of the for the PS3.

2. Taki from Soul Caliber.
I first discovered Taki when I played Soul Edge in the arcade in our local Mall when I was young.
 I cycled through all the characters but with Taki I could kick everyone's ass.
I loved her spin moves and her sweet daggers Rekki Maru and Mekki Maru.
I really missed her in the latest Soul Caliber V. I hope they bring her back as a playable character in the next game.

3. Luigi from the Mario Bros.
I always ended up playing Luigi growing up because I played Super Mario Bros with my Mom or older cousins.
I always thought Luigi was under appreciated and then when I was a tween I watched the Mario Bros Movie.
I developed a huge crush on the young John Leguizamo who played Luigi lol

4. Crash Bandicoot. Once again he was one of my first loves with Platforming gaming. Being a only child I preferred the single player games since I generally didn't have anyone to play with.
I loved the graphics and scenery on the games for PS1 and he quirky, funny character was great to play.
I thought the Tiki Mask was awesome too.

5. Mya from Borderlands 2.
Omg I freaking love this character. I have played through as the others and none compare to her. The closest is Zero but I still love Mya better.
She is a kick ass siren that wants to know where she came from.
I love her Phase Lock move and that she's so versatile.