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The Hay Say has MOVED!

6 Oct

Thanks for coming, but THE HAY SAY has now MOVED!

You can now find us at:

www.thehaysay.com

I hope you visit!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

26 Nov

Time to eat too much food, drink too much wine, and fall into a coma before the sun goes down.  Sounds awesome, right?

Yes.  Yes it does. 

But today is also about giving thanks.  So be sure take a few minutes and think about all there is to be thankful for in your life.  For one, you are reading The Hay Say…that is pretty great…

I’ll send you off to the turkey table with this jewel from last year.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Safe travels.

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And, We’re Back!

18 Nov

After a few week hiatus, The Hay Say is back, and better than ever!

I apologize for the lack of posts, but I wanted a little break.

I have some very exciting news, The Hay Say will now have a new contributor, Jaclyn! Jaclyn will begin a brand new series, capturing our Food Adventures around the city.  She comes to us with a full mouth and sassy style, which is impossible not to enjoy. Jaclyn’s first post, on Saint’s Paradise, will be featured tomorrow.

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I’m just not that impressed…

23 Apr

Now don’t get me wrong, I love to see people succeed, but what is the big deal?  Why is the world so fascinated with Susan Boyle?  If she was some skinny, knock out twenty three year old, would she have made such an impression?  Absolutely not.  She may have gotten a loud clap, but wouldn’t even make the WaPo Metro.   So why is she the new sensation?

She became an overnight sensation because we saw a strange, ugly (sorry Susan), cat lady and assumed she would fail.  Why do we automatically think that ugly people are bad at everything?  She is just as likely as the next person to have a nice voice, right?

I’m not sure what is worse, the fact that we didn’t want to give her a chance, or the fact that we are blowing it up as if it is the wildest thing to ever happen.  Personally, I think it is not nearly as wild as this.

Slumdog Shout Out

12 Jan

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Looks like The Hay Say was not the only one who thought it was a brilliant movie.  Congrats on the 4 awards last night.

To read my review click here.

Movie Reivew: Slumdog Millionaire

7 Jan

200px-slumdog_millionaire_poster Last Friday a few friends and I had the great idea to go see a movie.  None of us had been to a movie theater in quite some time, so this was bound to be a treat.  There are a few movies out right now that sound interesting, but we quickly agreed that Slumdog Millionaire would be our choice.  Now, since it is only showing at two theaters in DC, and I do what I can to avoid Georgetown (especially on a Friday night), we headed to a 7:45 showing at E Street theater.

After the wonderful idea to grab a beer and some popcorn, we entered the theater with just a few minutes to spare.  This wouldn’t have been a problem except, due to E St.’s extremely small theaters, we ended up on the 2nd row.  This, of course, put a damper on all of our moods.  The last thing anyone wanted was to sit through a bad movie and leave with a neck ache, but I am pleased to announce that didn’t happen.

Slumdog Millionare, directed by Danny Boyle, is based on the novel Q and A.  It centers around a boy born and raised in the slums of India, who appears on an Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”  His success on the show raises eyebrows of the officials.  Throughout the movie he explains how his real life experiences prepared him to answer the questions.

Dev Patel and Freida Pinto not only do a beautiful job with each other, but also with connecting to the audience.  The movie is not only entertaining, but raises very important and serious social issues in India.  It is clear that director Danny Boyle works hard to portray a “real” India and its changes over the past several years.

Not only would I call this movie a ‘must see’, but I would call it a ‘must see again’.  I left feeling as though I could immediately sit down and watch the whole movie another time, even from the second row.

I give Slumdog Millionaire:   ! ! ! ! !

The Hay Say’s Movie Rating System:

! – Movie will probably be found in a cell at Guantanamo being used as a form of torture.

! ! – Only watch if the Netflix queue has run dry.

! ! ! – Might as well wait to rent it, I’m sure there is something better in the theater.

! ! ! ! – Not bad, I’ve already forgotten I just paid $10.

! ! ! ! ! – Forget the rest of this hot date, I’ve got to watch this thing again!

Electrabel – Happy New Year

30 Dec

Getting Started

16 Dec

This first post is proving to be much harder than I expected.  I wanted to start out with something big, bold and interesting, but I guess the first thing I should do is explain a little about what I see in my blog.

I see The Hay Say as being a venue for me to express my thoughts on a wide  range of issues.  If I hear about something happening in my neighborhood or a piece of news from around the world worth thinking about, I’ll just jot down those thoughts.  I’ll try not to simply bore you with what I’ve been up to, big talk about interesting issues on which everyone can form an opinion.

Sometimes you might agree with me, sometimes I hope that you don’t.  I would love to hear your agreements or disagreements through your comments.  I don’t know if anyone will actually care what I have to say, but it would be great to start some discussion.

I hope you enjoy and I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

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