Welcome to this week’s edition of the Friday Five…5 things that are bringing me bliss this week! Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Holy Guacamole Fresh Mex, Young Studios Art, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 review, Backfire Effect, and Little Wonders.
This local, family run, mexican food business specializes in “fresh food as fast as we can”! Started five years ago in downtown Kitchener, Holy Guacamole Fresh Mex now has six locations in Kitchener-Waterloo, making it convenient to get your taco or burrito fix! The “fresh” in fresh mex is key, and here ingredients are just that; salsas and guacamole are made daily from in-house recipes, meats are sourced locally and cooked in store, veggies are chopped and prepared fresh always.
They recently had the unfortunate experience of having their Facebook page hacked by some not-so-savoury individuals , and had to start fresh (see what I did there…savoury…fresh…pun-ny!). In true style though, they kept it light and humorous…
Make sure to follow their new page, and if you haven’t tried them yet, or it’s been a while, why not plan a visit! Today, Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a great day…
I’ll be there for dinner…take-out of course, because the margaritas will be flowing at home! Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Another interweb find that is rockin’ my art world is Adam Young.
This artist from Newfoundland has truly captured the “down east” spirit that I know from my childhood vacations. The rich, vibrant colours, coupled with seaside and underwater animal themes is just plain awesome! Check out his work, and be sure to enter in the draw for a print of his new work “Two Quilts”…although my mom has her eye on this one!!
3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Three generations went to see Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 last night…my mom, my oldest boy and me. We were eagerly awaiting this sequel, as the original has been a household favourite since it first came out. I was especially hopeful for an equally smashing soundtrack…you might recall me mentioning our spontaneous dance parties in the living room in a previous edition of the Friday Five (and my apologies for no #GrootDanceBomb video…the boys staunchly opposed recording video evidence of said dance parties).
Feeling a bit disappointed this morning as I write this review. I was really expecting to download an awesome soundtrack, but the songs were less than memorable (interesting to note, my mom liked the music in this one better than the last…a generational thing?) We all agreed that the movie dragged a bit, and that the best, most humorous scenes were already in the previews.
There is definitely a concerted effort to develop the characters and delve into more of their backstories in this film. It wants to be a movie that tugs on your heartstrings, but sadly, it felt forced and fell short (and for someone who cries at the drop of a hat, there was not a tear shed last night).
The bright light was definitely Baby Groot, who stole the show! Those huge eyes and expressions easily made for the funniest and most memorable moments…I mean, really, who can resist that face?!?
Are you going to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this weekend? Let me know your thoughts! Did you like it? Better or worse than the original?
4. Backfire Effect
I’ve seen this one quite a few times in my Facebook newsfeed this week. It’s an interesting read, and certainly fodder for a lot of conversations. This one is the “clean” version, without all the swear-y bits (although I personally like the swear-y bits…you can find that version here). Thoughts? On the swear-y thing, or otherwise! Lol!
5. Little Wonders
Had a little visit down memory lane this week, watching Disney’s “Meet the Robinsons” with the boys. The movie came out way back in 2007, when my oldest was just 4 years old, and I was pregnant with his little brother. Shortly thereafter, our family changed, due to divorce, and we became “me and the boys”, the three musketeers (another story for another time).
This song was, and still is, somewhat of an anthem for us. My oldest knows the song by heart, can identify it from the first few notes when we are out and about and it happens to come on the radio or in a store. “Mom, it’s our song!”
I tear up every time, but yep, it’s our song! Pass the tissues…