Concerning men, women, and how we interact with each other. To be written when it’s not my bedtime.
I Just Can’t Resist January 24, 2008
Yes! Two blog posts in one day!
I know, I know. It’s been too long. I’m going to ride on the “It’s my last semester of grad school and I’m writing a Master’s thesis” excuse for now. Even still, I apologize to my two readers.
Rather than doing my “best of” list (which I still intend to do one of these days), I decided I would fill you in on the movies I’ve seen recently. Don’t worry. I won’t be too boring.
For those of you that haven’t seen this movie yet, I highly recommend that you do. HOWEVER (and this is a big one), if you’re at all a reader you must must must read the book first. While the movie is one of the best adaptations of a book I’ve ever seen, the book is that much more powerful. It is beautifully written, a well-rounded story, and an ending that will absolutely knock you on your ass. I’m glad I read the book first – the movie would have ruined it for me had I not. So read the book, see the movie, and let me know what you think. (p.s. For my female readers, it doesn’t hurt that James McAvoy is the male lead. Yummy.)
Quite possibly one of the best movies I’ve seen in the past five years. It’s hilarious, touching, and disarmingly real. However, it made me feel old when I couldn’t understand some of the lingo the teenagers were using. Ah, well. I guess I know how my parents feel sometimes. One of my favorite lines: “You need to find someone that thinks the sun shines out of your ass.” Check.
3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Who knew Johnny Depp could sing like that? I really enjoyed this movie, despite the gallons of corn-syrup blood that were emitted from various bodies. I also thought Helena Bonham Carter was fantastic – but she usually is when she plays weird and twisted women. One very interesting thing about this movie is that there isn’t a lot of redemption, even in the end. Lives are destroyed, and that’s that. It’s kind of disturbing. But I’m willing to overlook that for the sexiness that is Johnny Depp. As are most women.
So that’s it for now. I’ll come back soon with something else to talk about, hopefully. I’m going to the New Baptist Covenant next week in Atlanta, and I’m sure that will spur many interesting conversations. Until then!
A Pickle and a Promise January 12, 2008
The thing to do at the beginning of the new year is to make best of lists. Well, I’m working on it and I promise in the next few days to give you one … or maybe even just a real post. It’s been awhile since one of those came about.
Until then, I leave you with this comic from Toothpaste for Dinner:
Happy New Year! January 1, 2008
It’s officially 2008, and I feel old. I remember when the big deal was Y2K and everyone and their mom was stocking up on supplies because the world was going to end. Well, that didn’t happen and here we are in 2008. Crazy.
Here’s a fun New Year’s video for you.
I hope all of my readers (all three of you, that is), have a happy and healthy 2008 and that I get to keep knowing all of you!
Truly, sincerely … peace.