Oh boy! Today I got up and trudged through three miles. Yesterday I walked 11 miles on a quest to find the elements needed for my Xena Warrior Princess costume for the Heroes and Villains Run and I learned that I am old as fuck now and the young people of the costume shops do not know who Xena is. That was kind of a bummer. Thank goodness Amazon.com knows who Xena is. I also stayed out way past my bedtime to go to the movies so I felt a little sluggish.
Last night I went to see The Magnificent Seven which was amazing! I absolutely loved this movie…
Except the last shot. Don’t worry, no spoilers, but I can’t not talk about the laughably unnecessary and poorly executed CGI on the final shot. Why would you use CGI for some long grass and wood blowing in the wind? Why. The. Fuck? Especially if you were going to make it look as if it was created in 1998? Also, wind blowing hard enough to move wood nailed together, even if it were nailed together in a shoddy, slapdash fashion, would not gently rustle grasses. Either the wind is blowing really hard or it’s a gentle breeze. Not both. Seriously I’m at a loss to explain how cheesy and embarrassing I found the last shot.
All that said, I really did love it overall. I’ll probably see it again! But this is a blog about running, not movies. So go see it, but I’m not reviewing it here.
As a reminder, I am running the Rock n’ Roll Brooklyn half-marathon for a cause! (You think I’m doing this for my health?) Each day I’ve included this information and links in my post so that I might garner a few more donations to help St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to save a few more young lives. Recently I’ve seen some new donations (THANK YOU!!) and we are soooo close to the new goal of $850 maybe we could even make it to an even $900 by race day?!? So even if you only have $1 to spare, every little bit helps and I hope you will throw a few dollars this way.
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Here is some information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Your donations are appreciated! Please donate to this wonderful cause here!
Donations make a difference
Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.
Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50
These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.
Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.
Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75
St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.
Creative Toys: $100
Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.
Delicious Meals: $210
St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.
One Day of Oxygen: $447
Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.
Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700
These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.
Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average
For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.