The 90s Assemble

April 25, 2015 books, miscellaneous, movies 22

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The Week

As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been blogging less since the semester started, so I really like these weekly wrap-up posts to tell you what’s happening. I’ve been in a bit of a funk today for no particular reason, but tuning in to my favorite Indie station (which is running a Ramones mixtape right now – I approve), blogging and, oddly enough, cleaning seem to have done the trick, so now I’m feeling more like myself again. Moving on! This week I…

  1. went to the university cinema (namely a lecture hall) and watched Guardians of the Galaxy again. I didn’t love it the first time round, but I actually fell in love with it this time! I still think the villain sucks, but it’s hilarious and awesome and all the good things.
  2. went to a housewarming party and danced to 90s music, which is clearly the best music
  3. watched Disney’s Anastasia with my roommate, which is creepy and beautiful and another good 90s thing
  4. only ate out, like, twice, so clearly I have impeccable self-discipline
  5. decided that sentimental literature REALLY isn’t my thing. Unfortunately, I still have to take a seminar on it
  6. decided it’s time for my yearly move to another apartment, so I’m looking for places to live (I don’t actually plan to make this an annual event, but who knows – everyone has a thing. Ellen DeGeneres and her wife move around every six months, so… Actually that’s totally stupid; they can afford beautiful houses, why would they move? Moving is stressful. Someone tell them)
  7. FINALLY watched Avengers: Age of Ultron and I even got to watch it in English

Yes, I realize three of these points are movie related. What can I say, I was serious when I put “I like to watch TV shows and movies in my free time” on my room applications, people. I think I also watched another movie (L’Italien, which was more serious than expected, but good) and started the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which is awesome, why am I not hearing more about it?). It’s ART, okay. Jeez. I also started reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin for university, but the writing style really isn’t for me and I can’t read any more on the subject, so I switched to Charlotte Temple, which is frustratingly self-righteous, but much better to read.

Photo of the week:

Sometimes, I can see Death Stars explode from my window.
(I should probably start taking more fascinating photos in expectation of this.)

The Shiny

I didn’t actually buy this, but a friend borrowed it to me, because she read it for a seminar and liked it. I have no clue what it’s about, but I’m looking forward to finding out!

Another friend of mine came by on Monday and brought me this poster I picked out in her online shop. I think it’s cute and it brightens up a dark corner in my room (of course now I’ll just have to take it to my new room, but that shouldn’t be a problem).

…And that’s it!

I hope you had a phenomenal week. What was one good thing that happened to you the last couple of days? What was the last good movie you watched and what’s the best thing you remember from the 90s? As you might notice from the lack of links in this post, I wasn’t online to read much this week, so feel free to link interesting posts and articles in the comments. :)

As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

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22 Responses to “The 90s Assemble”

  1. verena

    which is your favourite indie station? :)

    oh I looove Anastacia!!! <3

    thank you for for linking my shop :))

    hmm a good thing… I think our meeting was great :D
    and the sun!!
    and I got an old jeans jacket, that I like :)
    sadly I don't watch any films right now…

    the 90's…I think the best was our garden in my childhood and the freedom we had in our hearts.

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  2. Lola

    I think Anastasia was one of my favourite disney movies as a kid, I can’t remember much of the movie, but I still remember some scenes and slightly sad and dangerous beginning of the movie. I would love to rewatch that movie once to see if I still like it.
    And ai agree moving is stressful, I moved about 3 years ago and perfectly happy livign here for another few years. i hate moving and havign to pack all my books.
    I am currently watching the animated Star wars Clone Wars series and the longer episode/ movie as start of the season was a lot of fun.
    I hope you have a great week!
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    • Vlora


      I bet you’d still like it if you rewatched it! I definitely enjoyed it very much. :) Yeah, the actual act of moving sucks. I think I’ll just leave most of my furniture behind! Not the books though, never the books.
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  3. Cait @ Paper Fury

    I didn’t love Guardians the first time I saw it either!! I watched 50% and I thought, “My gosh this is so cliche” and skipped the rest. BUT MY SISTER ROASTED ME. Like seriously…she was furious. So I finished it, hhehe, because I’m obedient, and it wasn’t so bad the second time! I love Peter and Rocket. HILARITY.

    Anastasia is also aaaamazing. I love that movie. SO MANY QUOTES THAT ARE FULL OF WIN.

    omg, don’t ask me to remember the 90s. It was my entire childhood and yet I don’t remember much of anything except wearing fluro gumboots/rainboots and awful hairstyles.
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    • Vlora


      Thank you, I thought was the only one. :D I even reviewed it on some movie app and got roasted for my opinion too haha I did genuinely enjoy it A LOT the second time.

      Anastasia is full of win! It’s so beautifully animated, and I like the story. :) Yeah, I don’t actually remember that much either. Oh god hairstyles – one time I thought it would be a good idea to give myself a fringe. It wasn’t.
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  4. Laura Thomas

    Lovely photo. Thanks for sharing it. I’ve been in my house ten years this year and don’t want to move ever again. If I do, it will be to an apartment as I tire of the struggle to keep up my lawn. LOL One with a pool for sure! Dancing is good for the soul and I watched a lot of TV too. Some movies and some series on Netflix.
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  5. Romi

    Ooh, I don’t know, 70 and 80s music is pretty great, Vlora!

    Hope you’re feeling better in general, now- cleaning, though apprently surprising you by it’s thereputic qualities, always makes me feel a lot better. Organising, getting rid of stuff, tidying. It’s like a tonic!

    I loved that about Death Stars. Once, and I swear this is almost certainly true, I saw the Dark Mark in the night sky (some people say it was an interesting cloud formation, but OH NO!). It was less terrifying than one would expect! ( :

    Yeah, I’m with Cait in not remembering a lot of the nineties. I have an appalling memory, so it’s asking a lot to try and get me to remember anything from so long ago, especially when I was very little during the time. Quickfire question: Favourite nineties song?
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    • Vlora


      I guess it is. :D But 90s are the sound of my childhood haha.

      I am, thanks! Well, teeeeechnically I know it can be therapeutic for people, I guess, but I’m just so averse to cleaning in general that it’s not the first thing I turn to. :D I’m not sure whether I should be worried about the fact you saw the Dark Mark or that you didn’t think it was that scary haha!

      Yeah, I understand that! I don’t actually remember that much from my childhood either. All That She Wants by Ace of Base! Pretty sure that’s not actually my favorite 90s song hahaha – it was the first one I thought of though!
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  6. Jillian

    I feel like the only person who hasn’t watched Guardians of the Galaxy D: D: Seems like you had a great week! I also watched Avengers, but I was a little confused as to what happened haha. Hope this new week will do great to you too :D
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    • Vlora


      Watch it if you’re in the mood for some comedy! Ah darn it. :D I think Avengers 2 requires a lot of prior knowledge to fully understand though! Thanks, it was a busy, but good week. :)
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  7. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    Okay let’s see, last good movie? Mockingjay Part 1. Because those are really the only movies I watch anyway. Best thing from the 90’s… Josh Hutcherson. Does he count? I love him. No?
    FINE, non human things… well, the whole Y2K scare was so funny. Because no one thought that was happening. Full House. Friends. Boy Meets World. Yes, the music. SO many insane scandals, like the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky thing, and OJ Simpson and his car chase, and listen, I could go on for days, but I’ll stop.

    Ellen DeGeneres can move every 6 months because she just hires someone to do ALL the things- the looking for a house, the packing, the actual moving, the unpacking… she probably just goes to lunch, and BOOM, new house. Good luck with the apartment search!
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    • Vlora


      Dude, you gotta watch more movies. :D Mockingjay Part 1 was indeed excellent though. Human beings totally count! You have a lot more 90s memories than I do haha. Friends is definitely a good one! Oh oh oh, did you hear Netflix is shooting a new season of Full House!?

      Hahaha you have a point there. Thanks, I hope I’ll find something good! :)
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  8. Chantelle

    Who doesn’t like Agents of Shield?! Who? Who? I ask you. I dare anyone to say they don’t ;) Shield is awesome!

    One good thing that happened to me this week: My preordered copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses arrived early and it is AWESOME! My favourite book so far this year.

    • Vlora


      Agents of Shield is GREAT. I guess it’s less that they don’t like it and more that no one is actually watching it? YAY for another fan!

      I’m happy you enjoyed ACOTAR!
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