Thursday, April 30, 2009

I got nothing

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."


  1. You're right. Amy Adams is totally in everything.

  2. Glad to see you're back to blogging! Love the legal facts of the day. Will have to pull out some lines from some of the depos I've been reading lately!

  3. The movie looks cute! I wondered how they would do the Julie chapters.

  4. Oh my Gosh your fun legal fact cracked me up andbrought me back to law school/case reading days for sure! Hysterical!

    I hope you like Stardust--Gaimen (spelling?) is kinda all over the place, but Stardust is a real fairy tale, really enjoyable (some of his stuff is much darker).

    Amy Adams also was in Buffy--Laura's fun fact of the day. :)

  5. I don't usually like movies of books, either, but I adore Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, so I can't wait for this one!
    Did you like Stardust? I thought it was such a fun movie--and I loved the movie Coraline, too (and the book!).

  6. I had not seen that trailer, that movie looks awesome! I think I will go pick up the book today!

  7. Thank you so much for posting the trailer! I've been really busy and away from the computer for most of the weekend, but your post just put a smile on my face! I loved that book and I am SO EXCITED to see that movie! I think Meryl Streep is amazing and is going to be just fabulous in that movie!

  8. I'm sure you'll see Julie and Julia with Thatmom, but in case you don't or you care for a second showing, care to set a movie and dinner date with me? :) I'll even make the trek to your neck of the woods. Let me know.