Shop Small #3.....by pemora

If you missed the first or second posts in the #shopsmall series, please check them out. I love shopping as much as the next 'Murrican but I try hard to support small and/or local businesses. According to Sylvia Wyant, "each dollar spend at a local business will return up to five times that amount within your community through city taxes, employees' wages, and purchases of materials, supplies and services at other independent businesses"1

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Thank You

For the 3 of you who support and read this little blog of ours, Thank You. You rock. You're awesome. You would probably be the sole survivor during the zombie apocalypse. And you didn't have a mental and emotional breakdown this week, which means you have 1 up on Yeezy.

And speaking of which, never forget past Thanksgiving Parades.



Shop Small #2.....by pemora

I love finding places/stores/people to support! If you have any suggestions for the #shopsmall movement, holler at us. And if you missed Shop Small #1, check it out here.

Now to the goods.....


Shop Small #1....by pemora

Every holiday season, I like to give examples of great local and/or small businesses to support. If you have any suggestions, please drop us a line either here or on Twitter or on Facebook.

Now....on to the awesome goodies!


The Best Man Holiday

You're sharp enough to read UR, so I'm sure you've probably picked up on the fact that I don’t do sappy well, which is why I enjoyed the first The Best Man movie - largely free of sap.  I rarely like romantic comedies (yes, I think Pretty Woman was stupid very stupid, along with Bridget Jones, Brown Sugar, Love & Basketball, and just about every other “chick flick” date movie out there), but there are exceptions – When Harry Met Sally, As Good As It Gets, The Best Man… any good rule anticipates exceptions.

The Best Man Holiday… well, if the first one was a romantic comedy, this one is a dramedy.  It’s Grey's Anatomy sprinkled with glimpses of the original The Best Man.


Thor: The Dark World

I HATE Chris Hemsworth.  I really do.  Not like I hate Tyler Perry.  I will absolutely go to see a Hemsworth movie (Rush was pretty damned good).  It’s more akin to hating-ON than actual hatRED.  I just don’t want to watch a movie and feel like I need to go hit the dayum gym for self-esteem purposes.   


Alan Taylor (lots of TV – US & British, including Mad Men & Game of Thrones)– Director
Christopher Yost (Marvel cartoon series writer), Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger, Pain and Gain – don’t have to see that to know it sucked). 


The Counselor

This was effing AWESOME…. advertising.  I tip my hat to the marketing team.  What a brilliant investment in PR and the marketing team’s job on selling this flick was stellar.  Rarely - RARELY, I say… have I been so expertly manipulated (save for a couple of incidents in my youth) by a trailer and a few respected names in a commercial.  Aside from an almost random story told by the great Javier Bardem’s character, this movie lacked any memorable moments, quotes, scenes, insights, or nearly anything else of any appreciable value.  In fewer, more pointed words… The Counselor sucked.

Cormac McCarthy (Novels - No Country for Old Men, The Road) - Writer
Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) - Director
Michael Fassbender (Shame, 12 Years a Slave) - Counselor
Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona, POTC: On Stranger Tides) - Laura
Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall) - Reiner
Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave, World War Z) - Westray
Cameron Diaz (Any Given Sunday, Knight and Day) - Malkina
Ruben Blades (Do the Right Thing, Safe House) - Jefe
Rosie Perez (Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express) - Ruth
Natalie Dormer (Rush, TV’s The Tudors)