Liz and I went to the movies yesterday and saw, Selma. The movie is about Martin Luther King’s (MLK) famous campaign for equal voting rights, marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
I truly love watching movies based on true and major historic events – to freshen up one’s memory about the history, and to be reminded about its importance, especially today when various countries are struggling in political, social, and individual ways. I checked with SF for you Swedes who are reading this, and the movie comes out March 6 in Sweden so check it out then! Tip. Tip.
Just a about a week ago, Liz and I stood where MLK stood when he had his I Have a Dream speech at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Selma came out just a few days ago, and on Monday is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – a holiday marked on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of MLK’s birthday, January 15. Let’s check out what the movie looked like. All pictures are taken from imdb where you also can read more about the movie. Find it here.
Little Christmas with Paige and Liz.
Car ride with Liz (to pick up my parents at the airport).
Dinner with Liz’s and my parents ♥
Liz and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary two days ago. We went downtown to watch “Philomena” (watch it if you can!) in the Fine Arts Theatre, which is the oldest theatre in Asheville, and has such character! You could order beer to drink, which we did, along with popcorn to eat. Afterwards, we walked across the street and ate at “Curate“, a really good tapas bar. We got to sit up at the bar, in the middle, so we could see all the chefs cooking the food. I was so impressed and got inspired to cook more unique food from now on. We ate so much yummy food, drank sparkling wine, and talked with a couple who were sitting beside us. They were from Charleston, South Carolina and later on the guy proposed to the girl, and the whole restaurant was cheering. The owner came to congratulate the newly engaged couple, and we all were touched. Gaaah, so much love in the air. It was such a great night with my love. I love her so so so much and I cannot wait to spend plenty of more years together. She truly is my everything ♥.
We ate: mushrooms sautéed in olive oil with a splash of sherry; crispy fried potatoes topped with a slightly spicy “brava” sauce; olives with lemon, rosemary, and thyme; toasted bread with fresh tomato and olive oil, and finally, a fried eggplant drizzled in wild mountain honey, garnished with rosemary.
Liz tried to take a picture of us, but I was too into the chefs’ cooking…oops.
Cooking in action right in from of us and a successful shoot of the two of us.
I have had a great Christmas with plenty of good food, baking, coziness, presents, Christmas movies, and Christmas music. Going to work on the pictures now and show some of them in an upcoming post, and perhaps share some of my awesome gifts as well. So long!
Liz and I went to the movies today and watched “Simon och ekarna” (“Simon and the Oaks”), originally a novel written by Marianne Fredriksson. Thought it was a pretty good movie with amazing, beautiful pictures, good storyline which was taken place during the second world war and was basicly about a boy figuring out his roots with a mix of drama, love, and hard situations in the time of a war. Think it’s worth watching, and it makes you think of the most important in life, love.
My cousin Julia wrote about the movie on her blog (link) in February and my love and I have wanted to see it since then. Well, we’ve seen the movie several times in different stores but never ended to buy it until the other day. It was so cheap and we couldn’t let it be this time! We bought it watched it yesterday and we loved it! So for those who haven’t seen it, it’s a good one and I recommend it warmly. Info about it at imdb.com here and pic from the same website.
as i told you yesterday (link) we went to see fame at the movies. and..it was like a show full of musical numbers. not a really deep, deep story. if you love musicals, dancing and music it’s a movie too see. surprised..hehe. i liked it. it was not an amazing, wonderful and wordless movie, but it was good!! loved the colors in it. as my love said; “it’s like black and white but in colors”. and it was…like warm and cold at the same time. hard to explain, but think the pics that i posted yesterday tell you some about it at least. anyway, one of my favorites was this number performed by naturi naughton called “Out Here on My Own”.
We’re always proving
When I’m down and feeling blue
Until the morning sun appears
But when I’m down and feeling blue
Sometimes I wonder
Gonna see this movie tonight. Saw the musical in London once and liked it so I’m excited.
watch one of the trailers here.
We went for some shopping yesterday afternoon and bought a couple of movies. Since my cousin Julia every now and then writes about movies she thinks are good, I was thinking that I just have to tell you all about “August Rush” – an amazing movie, I think! Cast as Keri Russel, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Robin Williams.
“This is a story of a music prodigy. Lyla is a renowned and beautiful cellist and Louis is a bass player in club. Lyla and Louis falls in love once they meet each other following the music. Since they have different life, they have to separate without seeing each other once again. However, Lyla has had their baby-Evan, a prodigy born to music. Lyla has an accident and bears the baby but Lyla’s father gives the baby to an orphanage but does not tell her this in case of affecting her career. After that, both Louis and Lyla give up the music career. Eleven years later, the poor little Evan believes that their parents are waiting for him and goes to New York to find his parents. In New York, his music gift leads him to success but also gives him some trouble….” from imdb.com
Jamia Simone Nash (the little girl) is amazing!
♥ Have taken a long shower
♥ Drinking Starbucks coffee with hazelnut creamer. Yummy!
♥ Listening to music (katy Ray)
♥ My love called me!
Will soon begin to study some more. Have just read a little today (though I worked pretty hard yesterday). Slept pretty long this morning (I usually go up when my love leaves for work)..but I spent most of the night dreaming nightmares. Meh. So I deserved the long sleep.
Plans for today: Study – write papers, work on a personal letter that I’m gonna give to the intern ship places, go to J and M – watch Grey’s Anatomy and then Private Practice(which is sort of related to Grey’s Anatomy).
The latest movies we have seen…