Day 65: Learning Icelandic

Tomorrow is a big night, what with the True Detective finale and my moonshine date with Mr. Dixon. So I figured I should find a useful way to pass the time…and I realized, hey, wait a minute…I’m go in’ to Iceland soon! I don’t have to live my life vicariously through my TV and film “family” […]

Day 46: Swooning Over San Juan

Not all of my posts are major wins and, admittedly, some of my “experiences” barely qualify as such. (Really? Sending James Franco a message and figuratively putting Seth Rogen over my knee? Wearing bright red lipstick?) This one, however, I think truly counts. Day 1, Puerto Rico, first stop Isla Verde, which is very resort-minded […]

Day 45: Sneaking Into a Movie

Today I finally got to see American Hustle. David O. Russell’s fabulous follow-up film to Silver Linings Playbook did not disappoint. Oscar material, to be sure. But, as you know, this isn’t a film review site, so I’ll move right on to my “new experience:” I snuck into a second film after Hustle finished. Yeah, […]

Day 34: Getting a Call From an Executive Recruiter

When my friends or family would tell me about the calls they received from “head hunters,” I’d always say something like,”how come no one ever calls ME? What’s wrong with MY head, that nobody wants it?” Well, today I actually got such a call. It was…weird. I didn’t like it. As the woman on the […]

Day 32: Deciding to Train for a 5K

On the heels of my obsession with the Silver Linings Playbook film–which features miles of footage of Coop running not only to get in shape, but to help gain some control over his life–I’ve decided I need a goal to help me maintain motivation in my recovery. I feel like I’ve stalled a bit, and […]

Day 31: Liking the Movie Way More Than the Book

I’ve never liked a film adaptation more than the book. Really. I can’t think of one time. Until now. Continuing my obsession with The Silver Linings Playbook movie (yes, I watched it four times in a row),  it only made sense to give the novel a chance. So I read it. In one sitting (not because it […]

Day 30: Obsessing Over Silver Linings

  I finally watched Silver Linings Playbook. Four times. In a row. Don’t get me wrong. It was a very good movie. Not the most fantabulous one ever made, but a very, very good one– mainly because of the actors’ performances. [Also, it’s too bad the two leads are so ugly; otherwise it might have […]