September 4, 2012 by Katie
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! Since I don’t have classes on Fridays, this ended up being a full 4 days off for me and it felt like the whole “school thing” was just a joke. As though it’s still really summer and that never happened! Oh wait, have to go to class today…. Ugh. Haha.
By the way, if you want to see me on video check out Lindsay’s List today, I submitted a Tuesday Trainer Video! And yes, I hate the sound of my own voice so I will not be watching it again…
I did, however, have a nice and relaxing Labor Day weekend! After my long run on Saturday, I was ready for a day of fun and who better to do that with than Chelsey!?! I headed out to the ‘burbs and we met up for frozen yogurt (of course…). Sadly, I did not beat my record, this yogurt was under $5.50. Last time we went here mine was $6.50! Haha, I love my frozen yogurt.
We planned on seeing a movie but had some time so first we completed to Yogli Mogli crossword puzzle. Luckily, since it was made for children, we managed to complete it. It wasn’t easy though…
After frozen yogurt we wandered around Whole Foods a bit and then headed to the theater. It turned out to be the kind of theater that serves drinks and food! We were pleasantly surprised tos ee they had gluten free pizza! But we had sushi plans so we held off.
I was in a celebratory mood so I ordered a mojito. Unfortunately it tasted like sugar and I just couldn’t drink more than a few sips. At least I gave it a shot! The movie we saw was The Odd Life of Timothy Green. It was a pretty cute movie, but not my favorite. It did make me want to move out to a small town, the movie took place in a very small town and it was fall, with the most gorgeous leaves! I basically wanted to move there, ASAP.
After the movie we headed out to get sushi and had a few hilarious run in’s… Okay, hilarious to us but I have a feeling they were “you had to be there” type moments. After some delicious sushi we said our goodbyes and I headed back to downtown Chicago.
My brother texted me saying he and my sister-in-law were at Vapiano, which is near where we both live, and that I should come join them! He insisted I order a fun drink so I got the Vapiano Martini. I’m not a big martini person, but this had pineapple juice and…. GUMMY BEARS! Haha total selling point.
We had a great time chatting and hanging out, practically closed the place down! Haha I was shocked we were out so late (okay, okay, it was like 10:15pm).
Another thing I did this weekend was finish up reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn! It was this month’s book club read for Julie’s book club over at Peanut Butter Fingers. I’d heard of it before and was excited to read!
Gone Girl is a novel centered around a couple who met in New York City, got married, and eventually moved to the husband, Nick’s, hometown in Missouri to take care of his ill mother. On the day of their 5th wedding anniversary the wife, Amy, goes missing. Nick comes home to find an upturned living room and a missing wife. The case drags on and on, with various pieces of evidence all pointing to Nick. The story switches back and forth between Nick’s experience in current time, and Amy’s past diary entries so that we learn about how their relationship developed over five years.
Gone Girl was definitely an interesting story with plenty of twists, and I certainly wouldn’t call it predictable. There were several different characters who pop up throughout the book with interesting background stories, many of which play a role in the final story. I liked how the author switched back and forth between the two main characters’ views, one describing the present and the other describing the past. Although I liked the book and it was interesting, I didn’t love it.
I think the reason I didn’t love it is that I didn’t like any if the main characters. The author wrote all of them in a way that made it difficult to be sympathetic towards them, so it felt like I has no one to root for as the story unfolded. I think I really was just rooting for the truth to be revealed to everyone, rather than for one character to succeed. I was also disappointed by the ending. I don’t want to spoil the book but I just found the end to be sad and twisted. I certainly didn’t put the book down satisfied.
All of that being said, Gone Girl will definitely keep your attention. It has plenty of twists and turns that will keep you guessing. I did enjoy the book because of all the plot twists and turns, I just didn’t love it.
Have you ever been to a movie theater that serves food?
What do you do when you hang out with friends?
What did you think of Gone Girl if you’ve read it?