Today was pretty blahhhhhhhh. Did a little work, picked up some groceries, and heated up some leftovers. We'll be in front of the tv for the rest of the evening and while I'm sure you all would be RIVETED by me liveblogging through Parks and Recreation I don't think it would be my most productive use of time. After all, Thatdog has destroyed another teddy bear which means I need to spend my precious commercial time vacuuming.
Instead I'll leave you with some vital updates from the world around you.
1) The trailer for Julie and Julia is out!!!! I'm VERY excited about this. See, in general I am sorely disappointed in books turned into movies. From Jurassic Park to In Her Shoes. The books are always so much better. And I really loved this book. I connected with the Buffy watching, apartment cooking, blogging heroine and connecting to a character makes or breaks a book for me. I have no doubt that the movie won't be as good as the book, but I still think this movie is going to be PHENOM! Thatmom and I spent a good portion of an evening a few weeks ago waxing philosophic about how wonderful Meryl Streep was. And her and Amy Adams already proved how well they work together in Doubt (which is every bit as wonderful as the play). Speaking of which - anyone else notice that Amy Adams is the "it" girl of the year? She never stops working!
2)Continuing on my "books turned into movies" trend - I took Laura's advice to look up the book "Stardust" and imagine my surprise that it's written by the same guy who wrote "Coraline"...which is the movie we saw instead of "Confessions of a Shopaholic" another book turned movie I wanted to see. But back to the story. So it turns out that they're making a musical of Coraline! It opens next week in New York. And the music is all by Stephin Merrit!!! You don't know who Stephin Merritt is? I'll give you a little taste.
I hope that it does really well and gets picked up and then goes on a national tour!!!!
3)My fun legal fact of the day comes from a case I read - who says judges are out of touch with reality? "When anger and alcohol intersect, unfortunate results can ensue."