Wow. What a week. I had some big events and deadlines. I wrote my first executive presentation speech, and finalized a huge report (Power BI Dashboard) that will be used by the senior leadership. The late nights and the hard work paid off, and I’m super proud of the results. Even my boss sent a thank-you note! Apologies for ghosting – this week got away from me.
Monday started out with the best of intentions. I was going to be home early, get my workout in, write a blog post, and make mushroom burgers. Then, my office offered me an extra ticket to the Monday Night Seahawks-Buffalo game. Who says no to free football tickets? Well, not me!
I’m a big Denver Bronco fan, but since I’ve lived in Seattle now over 20 years, and they aren’t playing the Broncos at all this season, I didn’t see any harm in rooting for the home team.
This was my first live Seahawks game. When they say, on TV, that Qwest Field is loud, they aren’t kidding! This crowd is committed! I cheered so loud I sounded a bit like a 13-year old boy the next day. We had the best time! #GOHAWKS!
This season’s movie lineup is outstanding! I can’t remember a time that there were so many films that I wanted to see. I love the trend of making the hot books into movies. As you know, I’m an avid reader, so its fun to see the interpretation of the story complemented with great actors.
Love Tom Hanks. IMO, his plethora of outstanding films both in terms of his acting and his directing is second to few. C’mon Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, Cast Away, Philadelphia, Toy Story to name a few. I didn’t even hate Joe Versus the Volcano!
I read all of the DaVinci Code series with fervor. I totally dig thrillers with historical, religious or literary references – smart stories. Add in that these are puzzle-mystery stories, and I’m an addict!
To say the least, I was excited to see Inferno. I even paid full boat prime time ticket prices and went to an 8 o’clock movie on a Saturday night.
Inferno is the story of a Harvard Symbolist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) who is called upon to unravel a mystery involving Dante’s 14th century epic poem The Diving Comedy (his journey through Hell) to stop a terrorist from unleashing a devastating biological weapon.
The effects were good, and there were enough surprising moments that it keep me tense throughout the film. The scenery was beautiful and Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones are fine. That’s the best I can do.
Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 3, and I must concur. I was disappointed in how many details they skimmed over. I missed the complexity of the characters and plot. It is a bit shallow and simplified missing all that is great about Dan Brown novels.
My advice? Wait for Redbox. It’ll be great for a rainy evening with popcorn at home.
I’d Love Some Free Advice
I have an office potluck next week, and was signed up for an appetizer. There is a food competition, and I’m a little competitive, so it will be unacceptable if I don’t win. I don’t know what to bring! Help me out!
What is your favorite potluck dish?