3.20.2011

I saw The Adjustment Bureau with a friend on Friday. The plot was laughably bad (Literally. We laughed.) and it's one of those stupid movies that purports to be pondering big issues like Free Will, but really is just....a stupid movie. However, the leads - Matt Damon and Emily Blunt - were both SO charming (and had adorable chemistry) that I barely minded watching!

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I'm about 80% of the way through How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley. I liked Crosley's first book, I Was Told There'd Be Cake, so I was looking forward to reading this but have been let down. I found it to be sorta boring and self-involved. Also, memo to New Yorkers from the rest of the world: no one really cares about your experiences with real estate. Seriously, if I read one more personal essay about some young persons hunt for an apartment in NYC...

“Around us, life bursts with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.” - Thich Nhat Hahn

4 comments:

Amy --- Just A Titch said...

I am SO GLAD that my friend and I aren't the only two people who laughed at the Adjustment Bureau. I was actually afraid that I was going to get kicked out. Such a terrible film.

Also, I feel like a terrible 20-something for not being enamored with Sloane Crosley, but well...I'm just not.

P.S. Aren't you coming here next weekend?! I saw Other Sarah and she said you're staying with her! Let's make some plans!

Shorty said...

Yes, for sure! I have to get in touch with Sarah and check in. I think I'm driving down on Saturday, so maybe dinner on Sat, or a post race breakfast on Sunday? (I just got an email from the race coordinator that said the race course was changed because of rain and also that there would be like a dozen spots with standing water...sounds like a shit show. Oh well!) I'll email you this week to coordinate....

Morgan said...

I loved Sloane's first book so much, but I've heard such blah things that I haven't been able to convince myself to spend any money to buy the second one.

Anastasia said...

I am frustrated that no one seems to see that The Adjustment Bureau is just Dark City. Not that Dark City was super amazing. It's just already been done, pretty much verbatim.