Published by admin on 31 Dec 2004
Allie is in denial about the seriousness of our problem. (That’s all I’m saying, because I love her and I haven’t really had a chance to talk to her about it yet.)
Umm… this is a little embarassing. So I’m just going to go ahead and say it. Quickly, like pulling off a bandaid. Went and saw Spanglish last night. And, equally embarassing is the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Cloris Leachman, Tea Leoni, Adam Sandler and the newcomer to the American screen, Paz Vega all handed in amazing performances. And the kids! Oh, the kids were awesome, especially Sarah Steele. Look. I cried. It was sweet. But I do warn you, I have seen Beaches more times than I’d like to admit [and Steel Magnolias, Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, etc.]. And must I remind you about the romance novels I read and soap operas I watched in elementary school? These things added up mean I have a high tolerance for cheese. There are certainly problems with it, [inner film school nerd can always find something…even if it’s a soft CU or bad transition] the framing device doesn’t really work and the ending leaves you wanting a bit more closure, but all in all, I recommend. With reservations.
Tonight! So Jen, her boyfriend, Louie and I were trying to figure out what to do for New Year’s Eve. And since Jen’s boyfriend isn’t really a ‘bar person’ and Louie has to work the next day we were all a bit flummoxed. So I floated the idea of watching Season 3 of Alias. Because A. I’m selfish and everything is about me and B. I know this group of people loves the Alias. You should have seen the collective eyes light up. So that’s what we’re doing. Jen, boyfriend, and Louie are pre-selecting episodes to watch because we just don’t have 14 hours of time. I’m cooking Chicken and Dumplings (because my boyfriend requested it, and I think that it’s adorable that he likes a big ol’ Blye family traditional recipe) and we’re going to go to one of the local dives and have a little bar time smashed in there. So that’s what we’re doing.
Be safe tonight!
Monday - I will post a big ass long list of things I want to accomplish in 2005. It’s big. And long.