The space time continuum scares the crap outta me.
I guess it's a fear of the unknown (or unexplained, or uncertain, or just plain freaky).
I guess I just over analyze stuff too much.
Even with all my wrap-my-head-around-this-to-alleviate-fear effort, normally, I just don't get it.
But, Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger?
I got it (the good parts anyway)!
I read the book when it first came out back in 2003 and I loved it. Not, like just loved it, but OMG-mom-seriously-you-have-to-read-this-I-balled-my-eyes-out-totally-obsessed LOVED it.
When I heard they were making it into a movie I was pumped (I'm a huge book into movie fan).
When I heard it would be starring Eric Bana (hotness) and Rachel McAdams (how cute is she?), I was even happier because I really like both of those actors (checkout The Other Boleyn Girl and The Notebook, two of my other book-movie faves featuring these two).
Of course I had to take BFF and Mimi to see it this weekend so I could get a good cry in.
And, thankfully, it did not disappoint!
I started crying during the previews (some serious tear jerkers coming out soon) and the tears continued to well up at various points throughout the film, culminating in one huge can't-stop-crying-think-snot-just-dripped-outta-my-nose balling session at the end.
This could be because, in general, I'm a sentimental, overly emotional freak of a woman, but regardless, it got me going.
But, it wasn't all sadness, there were humorous moments, there were joyful moments (which brought tears, too), there was an intriguing plot, and there was genetics (something had to explain the time traveling cutie), not that I really got that part (I think they explain more in depth in the book, but I probably didn't get it then, either!).
It was well worth the $8 (only b/c that's the going rate for matinees around here, which, I think, is ludicrous).
I attribute the success of the film primarily to McAdams's performance (Bana wasn't horrible, but he coulda been more convincing). She did an excellent job with the role; very believable, very emotional, very um, good!
But, don't bother trusting me (I'm obviously no film critic as I just described the acting as "good"), round up the posse and go see for yourself.
Might even consider taking the husband (not mine, but yours). It wasn't too sappy or girly or cliche ridden for a dude to sit through (and possibly enjoy), but, like pretty much ever tear-jerker, it's better with the girlfriends.
In other news...
Yesterday was a REALLY long day.
#3 was hot, tired, angry, and, what's that little buddy? Hungry?
My humble abode started out Monday morning looking run-of-the-mill-ain't-nothing-special-just-a-little-old-house, like this...
And, ended up stop-the-press-you-sexy-mother-oh-yeah!, like this...
Don't hate, congratulate.
After six weeks of waiting, one reschedule, an unexplained late start, a full day with no AC (it was like 90 degrees here today), and a sick kid (#1 has a wicked, asthma triggering cold right), we FINALLY got our brand, spankin' new windows.
Holla (hate that expression, but so appropriate)!
They are gorgeous!
So, hey, MTV Cribs, feel free to give me a ring now, I'll show you exactly where the magic happens. Might even have some frozen breast milk leftovers in the freezer to share with you!
That's not cool?
Someone shoulda told Jamal Anderson then!
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