Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday Favorites

It's that time again... where I share some of the things I'm loving (and hopefully that leads to a few new discoveries for you). This week I thought I'd stick with a theme - things I am watching. So, without further ado, let's get right into it!

My Life As A Zucchini

The hubby loves watching movies. Because he watches so many, it seems like there are quite a few bad ones mixed in (not that I only ever pick good ones, but because movies aren't always my jam, if I am going to justify spending two hours of my time devoted to the television it better be for something worthwhile). That said, I decided I needed to take the reigns of picking the movie this past weekend. I took to the Googles to see what some of the recent DVD releases were and tried to start there. I saw an animated film that caught my eye - My Life As A Zucchini. Now, a heads up, it is a French film, so there are subtitles, but I still loved it. It's stop motion and AMAZEBALLS! {PS You can rent it on iTunes.}

Just Eat It

I've mentioned a couple documentaries on here before, and here is another. It was on Amazon Prime (which means if you have an Amazon Prime account you can watch the film for free) and I thought it looked interested so I watched it while I was trying to get some other things done. The documentary is about the food waste epidemic and it was eye opening to say the least. I knew the problem was bad, but I didn't realize how widespread the issue was (40% off everything raised or grown is not in fact eaten). I know that the hubby and I are totally guilty of it at times and now that I've been made aware, I want to make sure that we are doing our part to try and limit wasting food as much as possible. {PS This couple has another documentary on Amazon Prime, The Clean Bin Project, which I watched and recommend.}

Found On 49 - The Story of Jim Walmsley

And because I just can't get enough of Western States, another documentary about one of the runners and his journey in 2016 - Jim Walmsley. I don't want to ruin the ending for you (especially if you don't remember the race), but let's just say that Jim went into Western States (his first 100 miler) thinking he was going to set a new course record. He was FLYING out there and this short film (it's about 50 minutes long) documents his journey through Squaw Valley. PS This one is on YouTube so is free to watch whenever you have time. (And once you are done with that one, watch this one to see how that race changed his running career - it's only 15 minutes, so give it a go.)

Now, on to the weekend! You should watch these while you're maxin' and relaxin'. If you do, tell me your thoughts!

What are you loving lately?

1 comment:

San said...

I watched a different documentary about food waste and we have since pretty much eliminated most of our food waste by meal planning and using everything up every week.... we have so much less trash now, too.