Saturday, April 30, 2011

Z = Zombieland

One of my favorite movies is Zombieland staring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. If you have yet to see the movie here is a brief summary:

A mutated stain of mad cow disease has turned most humans into zombies. A college student, Columbus, is on his way to see if his parents survived when he encounters Tallahassee, who is on a quest to find the last Twinkie on Earth. While on their journey they come across two sisters, Wichita and Little Rock, who con them more than once while on their way to Pacific Playland, which is rumored to be zombie free.*

I learned some great lessons from this movie. Right now you might be wondering what kind of lessons you could learn from a movie called Zombieland. Well, if you’ll trust me, I’ll let you know and tell you how to apply them in everyday life.

In the movie, Columbus comes up with a list of rules for surviving in the zombie-infested world. Granted, we are not being attacked by zombies, but I find these rules will do you a lot of good, regardless.

  • Cardio – We have talked in a few posts about exercise and how we don’t have to like it, but we should really do it. Good cardio will keep you healthy and happy. It will also keep you alive if zombies do attack.
  • Limber up – We haven’t mentioned the importance of stretching before exercise, so I’m tell you now, it’s important. You would hate to pull a muscle while exercising and if that should happen while running away from zombies, well I think you know what would happen.
  • Get a kick ass partner – For those of you who have been following this blog you will know that I have not written this alone. I have a kick ass partner. She is my muse and without her a lot of my ideas wouldn’t be what they are. But if zombies attack I will be on the hunt for another partner, sorry Amy you just don’t have good cardio.
  • Enjoy the little things – In life I think we sometimes take the little things for grant, but it’s all those little things that take us to the big things in life.
I think it is safe to believe zombies won’t attack us anytime soon, but it is a great movie that taught me some important lessons in life. I hope it will do the same for you.

*summary taken from Wikipedia


  1. Never heard of that movie.
    But those are so good lessons in it. :-)

  2. I've never seen the movie, but I like these rules.

    Congratulations on reaching the end of the Challenge! I'm glad to have discovered your blog, I've really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Never seen the movie sounds interesting. Congrats on making it.

  4. We did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  5. I have never watched this! But now I just might have to! And you're totally right . . . all those little things really do add up to some pretty BIG things, don't they?

  6. Good list. Does shaking your leg while you write on the computer count as cardio?