Thursday, August 14, 2008

A league of its own

There are some questions I just cannot answer. How much do you weigh? for example. I don't know. Really, I don't know. But mostly I find the questions I can't answer have to do with favorites.

What's your favorite book? What's your favorite movie? Favorite color? Favorite food?

And I say "I don't know!"

There are too many to choose from, and they aren't comparable.

Movies. There are way to many movies for me to pick a favorite. And I'll quote one of the good ones, "I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the Heavens." I'll give you a dollar if you can name that movie.

I can't tell you what my favorite movie is. But if you give me to similar movies and ask me which I like better, I can do that.

For instance. Magician movies: The Prestige or The Illusionist? The Illusionist. Definitely. Don't get me wrong, I love Scarlett Johansson, but the Illusionist is just a better movie. You could say it's my "favorite" of the two.

Thief movies: Ocean's 11 or The Italian Job? Ooh. Now this is a tough one. In the end I prefer The Italian Job, however, I love the Ocean's movies and I think they're incredibly clever and funny.

Super Hero movies: Superman, Spiderman, Batman or X-Men? (What's up with all these men anyway? The Incredibles had it right.) X-Men. Definitely X-Men. Two words: Hugh Jackman - hello! Then Superman, then Batman, then Wonderwoman and then Spiderman. Sorry Tobey Maguire, I'm just not a Spidey fan...nothing personal. (That's why Wonderwoman ranked higher and she wasn't even on the list).

As you can see, if you give me similar movies and ask me to pick my favorite, I can do that. And there are some movies you just can't put into a category. Like Pride and Prejudice, or Second Hand Lions. And those are some of my favorites simply because they're good movies.

But watch out! Because here comes a movie that is slowly working it's way to the number one spot of my favorite movie of all time!

It is completely in a league of its own, so I have nothing to compare it with. It's the totally adorable story of a girl...what am I doing? I'm telling you the movie that's what I'm doing! No. You've got to go watch it for yourself.

Trust me. It's a feel good movie that teaches you...I can't tell you that part either or I will RUIN the ending, and I am so not ok with that.

I can tell you it's a very good movie, very bohemian, very clean. It's got James McAvoy (ranks right up there with Hugh Jackman in my book) and Christina Ricci (who's way adorable). It's made by Summit Entertainment, who are the same people making Twilight. So. Rent it, borrow it, steal it, beg, lie, cheat - do whatever you have to do to see this movie...except the stealing, lying and cheating part. Don't do that.

I love this movie so much that I even bought the sound track on iTunes last night. I can't stop listening to it. I even brought it to work on my iPod. Hey, if I'm trapped here, I'm gonna make the best of it!

If you've already seen Penelope, see it again. Usually I don't like to recommend movies because I worry someone else won't like something that I've given raving review. But in this case, I don't care. It's worth seeing at least once, but go for twice if you can.

Take Nike's advice and Just Do It. Pin It

Friday, August 1, 2008

A very special thank you.

I'd like to take this opportunity to personally thank for refusing to ship my copy of Breaking Dawn until sometime mid-September.

Of course this news was quite distressing when I first discovered it Wednesday morning. Fortunately for me though, I found out early enough that I was able to do something about it.

So I showered, brushed my hair and teeth, and jumped in my car. I drove down to our local book store and pre-purchased my copy of Breaking Dawn.

It's true I had to spend a few extra dollars. But to me it's worth it. Why is it worth it? And why am I thanking when I should be cursing them?

Well, first of all, I was not about to wait two months for the book when I could have it in a matter of days. Hours is more like it now. Nine hours and forty-seven minutes to be exact, but who's counting. So it was worth it to me to spend the extra money to have my copy now rather than have to wait for it.

I believe deserves my gratitude because if they had shipped and promised to deliver my book tomorrow, I wouldn't have the opportunity to go to a Breaking Dawn party tonight. I would never dream of it. What's the point? I'll feel like a dork. I'm 24 and going to a Breaking Dawn party? I'll look like an idiot (besides the fact that I can pass off as a teenager so no one would give me a second glance).

But now since I can get my book right at midnight, you can rest assured I will be there at midnight. Standing in line. Tapping my foot. Waiting anxiously until I have the book in my hands. And since I'm going to be there anyway, shouldn't I at least go a little earlier and enjoy the festivities? Seriously, there is going to be an Edward-Jacob debate and everything.

Luckily for me my sister-in-law is back in town, other wise I would have had to drag hubby down to the party, and you can imagine how much fun that would have been. I'll give the guy credit. He said he'd go with me if my SIL couldn't, but he really preferred not to. What a trooper!

My SIL and I agreed though, we will not dress up. At first I couldn't think of any way to dress up like a character since they all look normal. But now that my noggin has been plunking away at it, I've come up with a few ideas. But I won't tell you my ideas to save myself the embarrassment. They're not as cool as my sister's idea to spray herself with glitter to look like a vampire in the sun.

Anyway. We're gonna have an awesome time tonight! It wouldn't have been possible without my special friend. Thanks again, Amazon. You're the best! Pin It