Friday Favorites

Better late than not at all, right?

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn’t even start
 

Friday Im in LoveAnd here is what I’m loving right now….

These chips!

Food should taste goodCostco sells a ginormous bag of these for like 5.99. I think it’s supposed to be family size. It last me about 2 days..maybe. Two days is good, right?

Tennis ball massageThis tennis ball I keep in my car to sit on while I drive. I use it to deep massage my butt muscles and I swear to you it prevents the sciatica pain that I typically get when I sit for a long time. I tried to explain this to MacGyver but he just rolled his eyes and mentioned something about slamming on my brakes and a tennis ball enema…..

Another favorite thing this week…you know since I’m not running and having some hip pain…

foam rolling

You can find me perched on this thing regularly…in fact, I’ve got 3 of them!

I’m also in love with Hank’s new halloween costume. Last year he was Frankenweenie, and the year before that he was a hot dog, but both of those costumes are too predictable. This year he will be…

Dachshung in alligator costume

Doxie Gator!

The last thing is my most favorite thing this week. Dolphin Tale 2 premieres tonite!

Rufus Rocks my Socks off!

Rufus Rocks my Socks off!

Go see it. I ‘m going to see it again and I can’t wait. It’s a great movie.

Have a great weekend. Tell me one of your favorite things this week.

A shopping Coma….

What does a woman do the day before her birthday? Well, I don’t know about you but here’s what I do…I go shopping! Boom! New running clothes, new running shoes, new running gear, just all things running! A shopping coma! It’ll be spectacular…

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And then I hit up the beach and maybe a sunset with some margarita’s.

Yes, friends, that is the Birthday Eve plan.

I may also spend some time on the boat but whatever we do, I’m sure I’ll be updating instagram and possibly facebook as much as I can and I’ll have a few posts this weekend as well. Be sure to check those out…

But in the meantime, I have a present for you!

Remember how I told you that Cozy Zuehlsdorff from the Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 movies was extremely talented? Well, not only is she a wonderful actress but just like her costar Harry Connick, Jr. she is also a talented musician. In fact she wrote and performs one of the songs from Dolphin Tale 2! It’s called “Brave Souls”

And it’s really, really good!

And because I happen to be a Dolphin Tale 2 Blog Ambassador and because tomorrow is my birthday I’m going to share the song with you right here.

 

Stay tuned for updates on Dolphin Tale 2 and don’t forget the movie comes out September 12th!

Do you like to shop?

What’s the one thing you love to shop for?

WTF Wednesday – hanging out with Harry Connick, Jr.

Well this is it, the final installment in my series of post about the best weekend ever but THIS is one of the most exciting things that happened.

So, after visiting the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and then going to the screening of “Dolphin Tale 2” I didn’t think anything could top that, but I was wrong.

On Sunday morning the Dolphin Tale 2 blog ambassadors met once again at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort where we were invited to conduct roundtable interviews with…………………………………….some of the actors from the movie, Dolphin Tale 2!

I mean, this is my life right? We live in Tampa Bay, not L.A. Somebody pinch me…please.

the cast

Cozy Zuehlsdorff who plays Hazel Haskett, Nathan Gamble who plays Sawyer Nelson and Harry Connick, Jr. who plays Dr. Clay Haskett!

To say that I was excited was an understatement, I mean hello, Harry Connick, Jr., I die, seriously. By the time I arrived at the resort I was a nervous nelly.

The interviews were held in a small room and we were all seated around a table with the actors at one end. We were all allowed to ask questions for the next 20-25 minutes. Once the actors came into the room they immediately put us at ease. Cozy Zuehlsdorff even said we were cool! No really, she did. Such a smart girl…

Over the course of the interview we learned a lot about what it was like on the set. Since all of the main cast has returned for the second movie they were already familiar with each other but you could also tell that they really care for one another and it was truly endearing. They bantered with each other just like family members.

Cozy Zuehlsdorff (Hazell Haskett) and Nathan Gamble (Sawyer Nelson) are two of the most well adjusted, and talented kids I have ever met. Both actors are now spokespeople for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. You can see the admiration that they have for Winter when they speak about working with her and how much she means to them.

clays house

You can see this house boat at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It was used on the set as the home of Dr. Clay Haskett. (Harry Connick, Jr.)

Harry Connick, Jr. said that of all the movie experiences he’s had, working on “Dolphin Tale 2” was one of the best. He also said that working with Winter again was a thrill.

As residents of the Tampa Bay area, we were all pretty excited to hear the characters in the movie mention some of our favorite local places, such as Frency’s, and it was quite interesting to learn which places the actors actually enjoyed while filming. I was pretty excited to learn that Harry Connick, Jr. loved Casa Tina’s which is one of my favorite places as well!

Oh, and I think it’s important to mention that Harry Connick, Jr. is hilarious, no I mean, freakin hilarious. Not only is he a talented actor and accomplished musician but he’s quick witted as all get out and he had us laughing from the moment he walked through the door, a true southern gentleman full of charm! *I crushed hard core….

After the roundtable discussion, we took pictures with the cast.

meeting the cast

Harry’s hand is on my shoulder….HARRY’S HAND IS ON MY SHOULDER!

Notice Harry Connick, Jr. has his hand upon my shoulder….Oh, I already said that…ahem.

I really enjoyed meeting the cast, (especially Harry Connick, Jr.) and even though I didn’t really know what to expect, it was actually a very pleasant experience. I left feeling like these three people truly care about their work and are very proud of this movie. I could tell that they share a special bond with each other, as well as with Winter, and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

I will definitely be going to see this movie again and I am really looking forward to following the careers of all of these wonderful actors.

If you could meet anyone of the actors from Dolphin Tale 2, who would it be and what would you ask them?