Tuesday, 21 August 2012

On Your Screen Link-up! 90s T.V shows!

It's that time again!

This week, the theme is favourite 90's T.V shows.

I had HEAPS of trouble trying to find my favourite show from the 90's. I was born in 1992, so that gives me 8 years of 90s T.V show experience. A lot of shows to decided from. I thought to myself, I could go with the obvious choices - Friends, Full House etc. Or, I could name some of the cartoons that I grew up watching - Hey Arnold, Dexter's Lab, The Pinky and The Brain, Captain Planet...
But no, I thought I'd go with a show I've actually only started watching this year. Sadly, this show only went for one season from late 1999 to early 2000. 
Drum roll.....

Freaks & Geeks!

I wish this had more than one season. It's a show set in high school during the 80's, and revolves around two groups of students - The Freaks and The Geeks. Lindsay (played by Linda Cardellini of ER fame) decides, much to her brothers dismay, to start hanging out with the 'Freaks' - a group of deadbeats that aren't viewed so favourably by the rest of the school. Her brother and his friends make up the 'Geeks'. The show follows both groups as they deal with the pressures of high school, things like bullying, peer pressure, drugs/alcohol and relationships.

The cast is really cool, and is comprised of actors that are very successful today. James Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen and Busy Phillips are the 'Freaks'. It's really cool to see them back in the day, and to see that they are still friends today. Jason Segel hasn't really changed at all.

If you've never watched this, definitely check it out. 

Monday, 13 August 2012

New Addictions. Oh Dear!

I've been a bit slack as of late - things got crazy this weekend. Actually crazy. My flatmate had her 21st at our house. Let's just say her friends were 'interesting'. Interpret how you wish. They managed to break all of our beer pong cups (a tragedy), and just generally create a whole heap of unnecessary mess. Thanks randoms! Please don't return. Ever.

A special thanks this week (not really) to another one of my flatmates, who has gotten me addicted to online pool. I played it once, promptly lost to someone who's probably 10 years old, and then had to play again. And again. And again.
As per usual, this addiction has kicked in just as I have fifty million things to do for uni. Is there a rehab for online game addiction? Maybe some kind of web therapy? Like that show....except it won't be Phoebe from friends giving me advice. That would be awesome. However, that would probably result in a cure for the pool addiction, but then an overbearing need to watch all ten seasons of Friends. It's a lose/lose situation really.

Good news/things to look forward to this week:
1. FINALLY decided on my topic for the stupid social psychology essay. I have 11 days left to write it. I can do this!
2. Another 21st. Yay
3. A catch up with all my besties from high school. It should be a good night of old stories & laughs, plenty of junk food, and minimal sleep.
4. Mid semester break in 2 weeks. It can't come soon enough.

Have a good week everyone!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Spontaneous Road Trip Anyone?

Today was a great day. Why, you may ask? We'll ...it was actually sunny in Hamilton! This rarely happens.

The parents were in town today, and they took me out for some lunch at a cute little Turkish restaurant. It was super yum! I had a grilled chicken iskender - which is basically a kebab on a plate instead of wrapped in a bread.

I got back from lunch, and then my flatmates invited me on their spontaneous road trip to Raglan.
(For those who have never been to Raglan, or to New Zealand for that matter; Raglan is a small surfing town about 40 minutes out of Hamilton, and it's really pretty.)

I've lived in Hamilton for three years now, and I've never actually been to Raglan. So, I quickly tossed a few things in a bag and headed off to the beach.

Now, I don't want to brag, but I really do live in a beautiful country. I took a few scenic shots when we arrived at our destination:

The beach view from where we ended up settling for the afternoon.

Looking out over the Tasman Sea

My flatties were well prepared for our afternoon of relaxation - magazines, fruit and even some wine. We didn't really do anything at all, we just sat on the grass, looking down upon the surfers, reading our books and chatting. We made a collective decision to get out more and do some more outdoorsey activities - so in a couple of weeks I think we might head to Rotorua and walk through the redwood forest, or around the lakes.

Here's me in our little spot up on the cliff.

We wanted to stay and watch the sun set, but then realised we would actually get locked in the car park if we stayed past dusk. So it was off home for us.

Have any of you guys been somewhere new this week?

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

On Your Screen Link-Up: My Favourite Movie(s).

Finally, I've got my a into g and done a link-up!

This week is all about my all time favourite movie. Or movies. Because I watch a lot. I've had to think long and hard about this one, and I think I've finally found two that I could watch over and over again and never grow tired of. 

Drum roll please...........

1 = Anchorman!

I've watched this movie so many times, I've actually lost count. I'll probably watch it again after finishing this post. If you haven't seen Anchorman (insert shocked face here), it is the story of news anchor Ron Burgundy, who along with his news team, are the most popular news team in San Diego. Until, a woman named Veronica arrives on the scene, and becomes co-anchor. This shakes up Ron's world, and he must suddenly adjust to sharing the limelight with a woman. Many hi jinks ensue, including hilarious attempts from Ron and the boys to get her to quit.

The cast of this movie is excellent. It's comprised of many familiar faces of the comedy world, and features cameos from other well known comic actors. Steve Carrell is hilarious as super-dumb weatherman Brick Tamland, and I love anything with Paul Rudd involved. Seriously, go watch it right now if you haven't seen it.

I'm so excited for the sequel!

2 = Mean Girls!

This movie is excellent. I don't even know how to describe how good it is. It's written by Tina Fey, who is super funny, so this pretty much explains it. It stars Lindsay Lohan when she was still a good actress and wasn't crazy. It was the movie that made Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried well-known. It has the best quotes. I can have conversations with my flatmates using only mean girls quotes - that's how many time I've seen it. 

Anyway, here's a quick synopsis, even though I'm 99.99% sure everyone has seen this movie.

Cady (Lindsay Lohan) has spent most of her life being home schooled in Africa. She moves back to America and must learn to adapt to the rules of high school. She makes friends with two outcasts, who devise a plan to ruin the life of the most popular girl in school - Regina George (Rachel McAdams). Cady becomes friends with Regina and her group in order to execute their plan, but she starts to see that the girl world is pretty brutal and starts becoming someone that she doesn't really want to be.

Give it a watch, or re-watch it. It will improve your day.

I leave you now with a short clip from Anchorman, just after Ron has lost his beloved dog Baxter.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Party Rock!

"Party rock is the house tonight, everybody just have a good time..."

...And we did!

It was my friend's 21st birthday party last night, and it was LMFAO themed. I trekked home to Tauranga for the weekend, with my flatmate Sarah, and Sinead, in tow. Sarah and I spent all of Saturday morning shopping for appropriate party clothes - so pretty much anything bright or animal print. We found some pretty cheap stuff in the end, and if I may say so myself, we looked pretty awesome.
Here we are with Shuffle-Bot. That's me in the purple and my flatmate Sarah on the right.

 The party set-up was pretty great. There was a gazebo off the garage, which was filled with lots of graffiti paintings, heaps of balloons and complete with a giant disco ball.

This one is a little blurry, but here I am with three of my besties!

And here I am with the birthday girl, she's the one in the pink tights :)
I was a busy bee last night, as this wasn't the only party I had to attend! Another friend also had her birthday party that night, so at about 10.30 we left this party and headed over there. It was a much more relaxed affair, but still super fun, and it was great to see some people I hadn't seen in a while.

Next weekend I have two more 21st parties to attend, the first of which is at my house and apocalypse themed. My house will be overrun with zombies.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

xoxo Rach

Friday, 3 August 2012

Mail Time! Mail Time! Mail Time!

I love getting mail, especially when the parcels contain new clothes!!

I recently ordered some clothes from two online stores; ASOS and Boohoo.com. I only ordered them just under two weeks ago, and they've arrived really quickly! New clothes are the best. Now I own a cute new skirt, and an awesome blue dress. I'm now waiting on just one more shipment from ModCloth, which is my friends 21st birthday present.

If you haven't shopped from ASOS or Boohoo before, you should definitely go online and check them out. They have some really awesome clothes, as well as shoes and accessories - with some really good sale discounts. The extra bonus is that both sites have FREE shipping!

Here's some photos of the new additions to my wardrobe...

I even got a little magazine showing the latest trends.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I'm off to a 21st on Saturday that is LMFAO themed - I have to go shopping soon and find something neon or animal print to wear. :)

That's all for now!
-Rach xo