"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Girl's Night Out

OMG, we had the most fabulous time. My mom, sisters, and I all went to see The Time Traveler's Wife yesterday afternoon.
I know there are a lot of people who have panned the movie but I loved it. Yeah, they had to leave things out. Yeah, there were a few minor alterations to the story. However, I felt it was mostly faithful to the mood and tenor of the book. I felt it captured the poignancy of Clare and Henry's story. Out of our group, 3 of us had read the book. All of us that had previously read the book also loved the movie. One of my sisters hadn't read the book and she felt that while the movie was was good, the tenor was depressing and not romantic. I definitely think the book is a must read and I highly recommend the movie.

Like I said before, we had so much fun. As we were walking out of the theater, Keri cracked a joke that was just so silly that we all dissolved into gales of laughter. The poor movie theater janitor looked at us like we were possessed. After all, we were coming out of a movie that definitely wasn't a comedy and that some would say had a sad ending but we were laughing our asses off, something must be wrong with us. Despite getting out of the movie at 6 pm, Jennifer (bff/sister by choice) and I didn't get back to my house until 9:15. Hehe, I think the staff at Sweet Tomatoes thought they weren't ever going to get rid of us. We had delicious food. The Won Ton Chicken Happiness salad is TO DIE FOR! We talked and laughed and shared stories. At times, we were laughing so hard that people were turning around to look at us.

Keri has decided that since we subjected her to a depressing movie (it is not depressing) that she was picking the movie next time and she was going to make us go to see Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.

11 comments:

mommysomeday said...

Hi There! Here from ICLW! I cannot wait to see The Time Traveler's Wife, but I probably won't get to see it until it's out on video :-(. I think I'll read the book, though...you make it sound really good!!

Beautiful Mess said...

FUN FUN FUN!!! I love girls night out! So much fun! Glad ya'll had such a good time!
*HUGS*

Flying Monkeys said...

I really enjoyed the book so I'm glad to hear a good and realistic opinion of the movie. I wish I had more girls' nights, they can be great fun!

Mai said...

Girls Night Out..So fun & I have so much been wanting to see The Time Travelers Wife..why did I have no idea it was also a book!? Thank you for your support at my blog..It means so much!!

battynurse said...

Glad you had a good time. That movie is one of the ones on my list to see.

Emma said...

My best friend and I have Girl's Night Out to celebrate our birthdays. I look forward so much to those evenings. I haven't even gotten around to reading The Time Traveler's Wife yet, though I hear it's an awesome story.

Jen said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog...Glad that you aren't subjected to a perfectionist cleaner for a mother!

Loved the book The Time Traveler's Wife, but wasn't sure I should see the movie. I'll need to reconsider! Glad that you all had such a wonderful time!

BTW, I LOVE the title of your blog!!

ICLW

Jenn said...

oooh I so need a girls night out!! I am excited about the meatball movie too!

Meari said...

What a great pic of everyone. Sounds like a really good time!

Suzy said...

Happy ICLW! I just ordered the book and can't wait to read it. Glad you enjoyed the movie!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

I just finished reading the book and LOVED it. Can't wait to see the movie. :)

(And I *heart* Sweet Tomatoes, yummy!) Glad you were able to have a girls-night-out, how fun!