Peyton

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The Fault in Our Stars

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I accomplished one of the goals on my list! I went and saw a movie by myself. The experience wasn’t bad.  

Why going to the movies by yourself is the best:

  1. You can sit where you want to sit!
  2. You can watch what you want to watch!
  3. You don’t have to listen to anyone complain about the movie!

It might be difficult to go to the movies by yourself for a few reasons: The awkwardness of standing in line and buying one single ticket (solved! Automated ticket systems!) and thinking that other people notice you all by yourself (no one cares!).

I saw “The Fault in Our Stars”. I had read the book a couple of months ago. It’s sad, depressingly sad, but so well written.

Spoilers ahead:

The movie stayed pretty true to the book. It was glammed up a bit with the beautiful characters, but hey, that’s Hollywood. There were three major differences between the book and movie. Gus’ previous girlfriend had passed away of Brain cancer in the book. Previous girlfriend was not mentioned at all in the movie. In the book, after Hazel’s hospitalization, she is strapped to a machine at night to help her breathe. Not in the movie. The book describes Gus’ demise in the end. It’s pretty graphic and leads to more and more tears. The movie made his passing pretty quick.   There are a few smaller changes, like the swing set. It sets up for the swing set screen, but doesn’t show it getting relocated. Also, Hazel’s appearance in the book is described as steroid puffy.

I enjoyed the book and the movie. I recommend both!

Things I Want to Do:

Things I want to Do:

  1. Indoor Skydiving
  2. Scuba Diving
  3. A Hot Air Balloon Ride
  4. Get a Tattoo
  5. Take a Zipline Ride through a forest
  6. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  7. Sleep in an ice hotel
  8. Meet someone famous
  9. Create my family tree
  10. Send someone an anonymous gift
  11. Give Blood
  12. Donate Clothing
  13. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity
  14. Start a Charity
  15. Do a Charity Walk/Run
  16. Have a Homemade Christmas
  17. Make soaps/candles/lotions
  18. Get a Master’s Degree in American History
  19. Have my Palm read
  20. Buy a Home
  21. Write a Cookbook
  22. Participate in a Pub Crawl
  23. Go to the Movies by myself
  24. Throw a Themed Party
  25. Complete a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
  26. Learn Archery
  27. Visit a ghost Town
  28. Visit the Crater of Diamonds State Park
  29. Midnight Picnic
  30. Tour the Waverly Hills Sanatorium
  31. Be Debt Free in 10 Years
  32. Tour a Lighthouse
  33. Start a savings jar
  34. Participate in a Triathlon
  35. Apply to Be on the Amazing Race
  36. Climb a Mountain
  37. Achieve my ideal weight
  38. Mardi Gras
  39. Chase a Tornado
  40. Visit all 7 Continents
  41. Visit the Grand Canyon
  42. Disney World Vacation
  43. Get a 1000 Followers on Pinterest
  44. Prepare my Will
  45. Memorize the Periodic Table of Elements
  46. Become a World Traveler
  47. Hold a Backbend
  48. Become a size 8
  49. Complete 90 days of p90x3
  50. Complete the Warrior Dash in under an hour
  51. Do Yoga once a week for 6 months
  52. Do 10 random acts of kindness
  53. Create and complete a 30 day photo challenge
  54. Adopt a Family at Christmas
  55. Alaska Cruise
  56. Explore Pripyat
  57. Score Points in the MADE Nationals Tournament
  58. Burning Man
  59. Get lost in Ireland
  60. See the Northern Lights

I think I am going to make this a continual list and mark them off and put new things on here that I want to do.

Blacksnake Roller Derby

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Saturday night, I was able to guest skate for the Jesse Janes of the Blacksnake Roller Girls.  I had a great time playing.  The team I played for lost…lost big time.  I believe I played well, I got lots of blocking in and scored points!  I’m starting not to be afraid to take those panties!  Mind over matter!  I can do anything I put my mind to.

Playing with another team was a lot different.  I didn’t know how any of the girls played and we only had 9 on our team.  We were out there two or three times in a row.  It was great endurance practice.

I would gladly skate with those ladies again.  They all had lots of heart and dedication to the sport.

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Paleo Dinner Plans

Here are my dinner plans for next week:

Paleo Taco Salad with Paleo Tortilla chips

Paleo Chicken Kabobs with Grilled Zucchini

Paleo Steak Fajitas

Pulled Pork Sliders with Carrot Fries

Shrimp and Sausage Skillet with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Most of the recipes listed below are adapted from Paleonewbie.com.  They are super easy and summer-y recipes.  Let me know how you like them.  What’s on your menu this week?  Share with me some of your favorite dinners.  I am still working on the breakfast and lunch menus, but those are pretty simple to do.

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Rockfest 2014 and Aaron Lewis is Amazing

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Tease all you want, but I always enjoy Rockfest each year. What I have learned though is, don’t stay all day if there are only certain bands you want to see. I wanted to see Staind and Five Finger Death Punch. And all I have to say is Aaron Lewis is amazing.

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Aaron Lewis’ rant was right on and it makes me respect him even more.

 Next year, I am going with someone that will have a good time and not bitch for the first half of the time we are there. 

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