So I've made some more progress on my 101 in 1001 list in the last month or so.
#4 - Watch at least 2 Netflix DVDs and 2 Instant Queue movies a month
As far as physical DVDs go, since January we've watched Shrek Forever After, Machete, Sex and the City 2, and Saw: The Final Chapter. The 4th Shrek was just okay... wasn't as great as the hype claimed it was, Machete was just as awesomely bad as I had expected it to be so no disappointments there! Sex and the City 2 was just unnecessary although being a new mommy at the time I watched it I could relate to it in the same way I could relate to a certain character's circumstances in the first film... but still, the film didn't need to be made - the first one was a nice where are they now catch up, the 2nd one was just a way to make more money on the franchise. And the "final" Saw... well, it wasn't really final - they left it open ended and that was a bit of a disappointment, not to mention Hoffman clearly strays from the original point of Jigsaw and the traps, as he goes about killing anyone that will expose him as Jigsaw's accomplice.
As far as Instant Watch films go, in February we watched Groundhog's Day on Groundhog Day and then Goodfellas while in the hospital post-pregnancy. Yes, I've seen both before - hubby's family LOVES Groundhog's Day and Goodfellas is just one of those movies that hubby and I watch everytime it's on TV and he wanted to watch it while we were in the hospital so we did. I also recently watched The Runaways - the biopic about the early careers of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie when they were teens just starting out in the music biz. I like Joan Jett - she's like the original rocker chick - but this movie was just meh. It was interesting as I wasn't really aware of The Runaways or Cherie Currie for that matter, but yeah... I wished Lita Ford (played by Scout Taylor Compton of Rob Zombie's Halloween fame) had a bigger role in the film as she also went on to have a successful career in the 80s, and I was disappointed to read online the differences between what really happened with the band and how the movie portrayed it - I *hate* when they do that. If you're going to tell a story about something like a band or a person BE ACCURATE. So annoying when they change stuff...
#8 - Be a bridesmaid
#54 - Hang out with Jeny at least once each time she's visiting from Texas,
#56 - Help Jeny plan her wedding best I can from out of state
These all go together as I'm a bridesmaid in her wedding and she's visiting from Texas this week to do wedding related stuff. Sunday we spent the day in Schaumburg (a suburb of Chicago) to go dress shopping. She had a few in mind for herself and for us bridesmaids but of course we needed to try stuff on. She found her dress and we tried on the bridesmaid dress and got them ordered! I also got to meet the other bridesmaid that lives here in Illinois and we started brainstorming DIY ideas that she can use to save money as well as started discussing what to do for the bachelorette party. It was a fun afternoon! We're hanging out again on Wednesday evening, as she wants to meet Jay since she's one of his "honorary aunts" (he has 2) and then she's having their engagement party on Friday at Gamewerks in Schaumburg so hubby and I are planning on attending.
#10 - Go to 10 restaurants we haven't eaten at before
We had dinner at Hachi Hachi twice now, as I really liked it the first time we went. Hachi Hachi is a local restaurant chain (they have 2 in town) that has sushi and sushi rolls - yum! It's really good and real affordable too so you don't have to feel like you're breaking the bank. We also went to Red Lobster once which I have never been at before as I never really ate fish until the last few years (I like salmon).
#18 - Read at least 15 (non-children) fiction books
I finally finished World War Z by Max Brooks. It was a pretty good book, telling the zombie apocalypse through interviews of survivors... was definitely an interesting read and I look forward to the movie they're making, assuming they do it how I think they would (Brad Pitt is starring too!). I started reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson when I was in labor and while the first chapter was pretty boring, chapter 2 redeemed it and it picked up and started getting interesting. Unfortunately, outside of the hospital setting (I brought it with me and read some while we were there that whole week) I haven't had a chance to do too much reading.
#27 - Visit Sharestuff once a season
I did this, as just before Jay was born I realized Little Man didn't have any jeans and I wanted to see if they had any. I found a pair of Arizona Jean Co. jean overalls in size 0-3 month that I bought for like $1, but no actual jeans.
#29 - Have a date with hubby at least once a month
Considering we had a baby, we got out twice in February - we had a nice dinner just the 2 of us at Red Lobster for Valentine's Day and then last week we went out to see The Mechanic (Jason Statham... *drool*) before they took it out of theaters.
#33 - Obtain our wedding video(s)
Well we've gotten one of them so far - a friend of hubby's parents that was there recorded a good bit of the reception for us and just remembered recently he never put it on a DVD and got it to us, so he called us up and stopped by to drop it off the week after Jay was born. We haven't had a chance to watch it (I'd like to watch it together but that hasn't happened yet...)
#34 - Encourage hubby to finish his book revision and send it off to publishers
He's almost done with his revision as he's been working on it, just needs it proofed!
#40 - Buy a House
Clearly in progress, if you read my previous post - yay!!
#53 - Visit in person with a friend once a month
With everyone wanting to see Jay, this hasn't been a problem!