Happy Hour

Happy Friday friends! I hope you all had an absolutely fantastic and wonderful and fabulous week. But no matter how fantastic and wonderful and fabulous it was, I'm sure you are all very excited for the weekend! I know I am...Friday could not have come soon enough.

Tonight is my dear friend Kevin's birthday, and we are having him over tonight with a few other friends for fish tacos. We'll probably be drinking some delicious margaritas tonight {because, what else do I drink?!} and we may or may not be trying absinthe this evening as part of my 101 in 1001 list. Why absinthe, you ask? Well, I have no idea.

This week was quick and uneventful. I didn't do much, just the typical Tuesday night trivia {we lost}, Wednesday night dinner with my husband {pesto salmon, green beans with tomatoes, mashed potatoes}, and dinner with my best friend last night. My husband is exceptionally busy these days, and doesn't get home until after eight on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, so my weekdays can get pretty lonesome. But it's not for forever, and the quarter will be over and summer here before we know it.

We have almost no plans for this weekend, other than dinner with friends tonight. My husband is babysitting tomorrow night, so I'm taking advantage of the opportunity to be alone with the computer and write for a few hours. We'll see how it goes!

Sometime this weekend, however, I need to go to the movies. You want to know what movie I absolutely need to see in the next two days?

It's not Jane Eyre, though I am so excited to see this sometime soon. ]

It's also not Source Code, which I've been hoping to see for a few weeks now.

No, it's not either of these movies. It's also not Arthur {though I do love Russell Brand and want to see it at some point} and it's not Hop or Rio or any children's movie.

I hate scary movies. I do not watch them. But that hasn't always been the case. You see, when I was younger {oh so long ago <---- sarcasm}, scary movies weren't only gore and blood and shocking the audience with scary things. They actually had a point. The best types of scary movies are the ones that can scare you without flashing images of nasty things on the screen.

Now, I know that Scream isn't exactly the epitome of a psychological thriller, but it was still a part of my adolescence. I owned every single Scream movie on VHS, and used to watch them constantly. Along with The Ring {remember that one?! I still get nightmares...}, and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Amityville Horror and The Omen. Any Steven King movie fits in there too {my favorites are Pet Sematary and The Shining}.

But then came along Jeepers Creepers and Saw and Hostel and The Hills and Have Eyes...I could go on and on and on. Anyway, I'm interested to see how they do Scream 4. It's such a silly concept with such a silly villian. But I love it. They better not eff it up.

And you know what movie comes out next week that I am just dying to see?!?!?! {so freaking excited, if you haven't noticed...}

Not only do I have the biggest crush on Robert Pattinson {don't judge}, but I actually really enjoyed this book and can't wait to see it on the big screen. I think I might make my husband take me on a date next Friday night...

Anyway, do any of you have big plans for the weekend? Or are you planning on relaxing and maybe just going to a movie or two {or, in my case, buying Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and watching it on repeat}? Whatever you decide to do, I hope you all have an incredible weekend full of love and laughter and friends and family and food and drinks and everything in between.

Before I go, here are just a few things that I've found this week to share with you.

I'm obsessed with burlap, especially for weddings. 

I love the Food Network, but it's going to get even better soon!

You know how much I love everything Paris.

I need yellow shoes for my friends wedding. What do you think? Any suggestions for where I should look?

Happy Friday friends.

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We do happy hour all day on Fridays. Because it's five o'clock somewhere, right?

What are you drinking today?

Happy Hour is my weekly blog party, where we get to meet new friends, find new blogs to read, and destress from our week.  We're all busy ladies and sometimes we just need to get out with some friends, chat, and have a drink.

How to enter the party:
  1. Must be a follower of Love is Home to participate. If you aren't already a follower, just click that "follow" button over there to the right.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on the link to enter. 
  3. Add your blog's information and button. 
  4. And you're done!
How to play:
  1. Write a post about anything you want to write about. Do you need to vent about a stressful week? It's okay, we all have them and that's what we're here for. Vent away. Did you have a fantastic day? We want to hear about that too. Or do you have big plans for the weekend? You know what to do...
  2. Visit two other blogs linked below and leave a comment, saying that you are from {Where We Love} Happy Hour.
  3. Come back and leave a comment below telling us who you visited and any wonderful new blogs you found.
But there are some rules...
  1. Don't post and run...that's not cool. And if you do, your link will be deleted.
  2. I thoroughly dislike "copy and paste" comments...you know, the ones that say "I'm a new follower from Happy Hour, I would love for you to follow back..." blah blah blah. Don't do it, please. I don't want to have to delete a link for doing that either. The purpose of this is to find new blog friends and support each other. We like authentic followers, ones that actually enjoy our blogs and aren't blindly following a bunch of blogs in hopes that they will gain more followers. 
And if you want, you are welcome to use one of my buttons in your post!

Much love friends,


Robin said...

we've got absinthe, and I tried it recently! We got it (legally yes) in Kentucky. Make sure you follow the real directions and pour over sugar. I hated the taste - pure black liqorish - bleghh.

Kaitlyn Thatcher said...

Oh my gosh Joelle I so remember your love of scary movies and I also remember watching quite a few of them together in your room and screaming our heads off. Especially the Texas Chainsaw Massacre...I still get nervous when I stop in some tiny town on a road trip.

Missy said...

Ooo be careful with the absinthe!!

I too have a crush on Mr Pattinson...people judge but it's just because they're jealous ;) haha!!!

Have a good weekend!

aj said...

Hubs and I just saw sourcecode - it was actually pretty good. I love figuring stuff out during movies. (And I say, we watch a LOT of movies - about one every other night).

Happy Friday!!!


Married In Chicago said...

have fun with the absinthe! I drank it a few times when I was in Europe and I'm much too modest to post the stories online :)

Sarah said...

Oh no, I haven't watched movies for the longest time ever! I've got heaps of movies on my list right now, and 3 of those on your list (except Scream) are on my list. Source Code is definitely my priority though! For some reason, I have retired from watching scary shows.

I can't wait for the second sequel to Harry Potter to come out! It's been such a long wait! Gahh!

Amanda said...

Oooh, absinthe. I've never tried the real thing, but I've heard it's wonderful if you drink it right! (I think you melt the sugar, or something... you probably know better than I do!)

I recently saw Jane Eyre, and they did a wonderful job! Still haven't read Water for Elephants, but I plan on doing so soon.

Today I visited Cashmere & Candy, as well as Simply Sporadic. Both are such darling blogs! Thanks for hosting!

Have a great weekend,

Susan said...

Your kind of weekend this weekend is my favorite kind of weekend- no real plans, nothing but freedom ahead!

I love the Friday Happy Hour- I'm getting to read so many great blogs! Thanks for hosting, Joelle!

I visited The Beginning of Everything, which I loved, and also Cashmere & Candy, which I also loved.

Beka said...

source code was SO GOOD!
you need to go see it.
we're going to get lots of ladies together (there are like half a dozen at church alone who want to see it;) and have a lovely ladies' time seeing Jane Eyre.

Sarah said...

Hello Joelle! I hope your weekend has started out perfectly. :)

I'm back from visiting! I stopped by 'The Beginning of Everything' (Loved how she's gotten focused about blogging) and 'Cashmere & Candy' (She made pesto look so easy and really good at the same time - must try!)!


Jenna said...

Enjoy the party! - I tried absinthe a couple times in Europe and didn't think it tasted that bad, although I don't mind licorice flavor.

I also really want to see Jane Eyre and Water for Elephants!

Hope you have a lovely and relaxing weekend!


Casey said...

I visited all the blogs and had the hardest time figuring out which their happy hour post was! But loved Suze's passing notes, and The Beginning of Everything's thoughts on getting refocused on blogging.

CarrieJo said...

i cant wait to see water for elephants either!!! but i am thinking i should get the book read before i see it...what do you think??

Married In Chicago said...

Thanks for hosting! I love your weekly happy hours :)

I stopped by sarah's blog and ogled her beautiful photos and I also went to love,julie where she was just announcing a giveaway winner!