Moving on

I’m moving on to my next post due to conflict brewing from my last one and my desire to be more conflict-free on today of all days when I want to be celebrating my unexpected state supreme court win!  I know, I know: why did I write when I knew there would be conflict?  Honestly, I don’t know.  I think I just wanted to express my thoughts and concerns and undecidedness when it comes to whether or not I will try to get preggers ever.  I think about it a lot and I wanted to write some thoughts down.  Unfortunately, I think I may have hurt folks’ feelings, which was truly the last thing I wanted.  I really just wanted to talk about how I think about things and wasn’t trying to convince anyone of any greater (or lesser, for that matter) truth.  Anyway, two blog posts in one day: unprecedented!

Last night Aaron & I saw the new movie Cyrus.  Oy.  Have you seen it?  What did you think?  Right before heading to the theater, Aaron said, “Is this movie going to be uncomfortable?  And, you know, not in a funny uncomfortable way?”  I said I didn’t know but he was the one that wanted to see it.  So, we get to Sundance and I think we’re running late so I instruct Aaron to get the popcorn and sent myself to get the tickets.  I hate getting the tickets at Sundance because they are just nasty little receipts.  And I HATE receipts of any kind.  But I carry the punchcards, so I wanted to get the tickets.  Ok, tickets in hand, but I can barely touch them so they are perched precariously between the tops of my middle and index finger.  I have to use the restroom so I head there.  I enter the stall and set the grody tickets down on the toilet paper contraption.  When done, I take the tickets, leave the stall and put them on the sink counter to wash my hands.  Well, the sink I use — unbeknownst to me — is right next to the automatic air dryer so when I put my hands into the sink, my arm moves into the air dryer automaton zone and the thing starts blowing hot air.  It’s very strong so it blows the tickets into the sink to my right.  Argh.  I finish up washing and go to the sink on the right to retrieve the tickets.  But when I do so, the automatic sink goes off and soaks the icky receipts with water.  So now I have supernast, grode-a-tron, icksville receipt tickets.  And then, on our way into the theater, there’s no usher so we didn’t need the stupid tickets in the first place.  Argh.

And then we saw the movie.  Aaron’s premonition was right: the movie was quite uncomfortable at times.  Jonah Hill’s character is weirdly attached to his mom, Marisa Tomei, and it makes for some very odd moments.  I laughed a bunch, and generally was interested in the movie, but I don’t think I’d recommend it.  I wouldn’t not recommend it, but I wouldn’t be able to say, “You should see it.”  The acting was great — special shout out to Bill C. Reilly for being just so generally great and to  Tomei for her total awesomeness (though what in the hell was with the eyelashes, eyeliner and hair?) — and the writing was good, but the awkwardness was, well, awkward and that’s not my favorite thing.  Plus, the ending was way too wrap-it-up-and-all’s-ok that it felt like it belonged to a different movie.

Two blog posts!  One day!


5 Responses to “Moving on”

  1. 1 Sara H July 22, 2010 at 9:05 am

    OMG, WHAT CASE?????

  2. 2 Raoser July 22, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Hahahaha- oh my god, you must have almost died. I can’t believe you went through that with the tickets. In any case, the movie sounds interesting. After your review, I want to see it more, although I think I’ll wait to rent it. I love me some Bill C. Reilly. I’m a little over Jonah Hill, though. I know he’s funnny, but I’m getting sick of seeing the same 12 white guys in the every movie. With comedy in particular they seem to just regurgitate from the same circle of friends: Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Jason Segal, Zach Galf…, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Steve Carell and on and on. I know they’re all funny and all but for god’s sake they’re not the only funny guys out there!

    Hoooooooooorayyyyyy for your win!!! So excited and proud of you!!!

  3. 3 gracieandkate July 22, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Sara, two things. One, I super appreciate your post on ‘Babies.’ Thanks for understanding what I was trying to (inarticulately) say. And I know, it’s hard to think what choices we make are 100% altruistic. Probably none, but that’s fine. Obviously all decisions we make are filtered through us so there’s gotta be some inherent self-centered-ness. Anyway, the second thing is the case is State v. Henley. The Innocence Project was on the other side and if you read the news reports, I am the worst person ever. So don’t read the news. Kidding. It’s a very good decision for the State, though I am sad about poor Henley having to return to prison.

  4. 4 gracieandkate July 22, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Oh! And a third thing: you’re obviously going to be a terrific mom because (a) you already are a terrific mom and (b) you’re terrific! I can’t WAIT to meet your little one. Do you have names? I know no one really tells their thoughts on names pre-baby, but I just want to know if you’ve decided on something.

  5. 5 Sara H July 23, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Thanks Kate. 🙂 The names are about the only thing we aren’t sharing (mostly because I don’t want my mom to make That Face, and I’d rather not have her be the only one not in the know). We’ve picked a girl name, but are having trouble with boy names. Hopefully we’ll have decided by the time we have our ultrasound somewhere near Labor Day!

    Totally going to read the news stories. I admire you 100% lawyers – the kind that argues their case passionately, even if they’d like a different result!

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