At Slow Speed We All Seem Focused

Sorry guys, this one is rambling. I may have had a wee bit of beer tonight.

Yesterday (after looking for cars) we did nothing but watch movies.

First up was Gone Baby Gone. It was really awesome, if you haven't seen it yet, go do so. It had drama and tension, twists and turns, and surprise ending. It was really well directed (see, Ben Affleck can do something well) and really well acted. If this doesn't do it for Casey Affleck, nothing will.

Then we watched several movies we had rented. First we watched Reign Over Me. I was surprised that I actually like it. As much as I love Adam Sandler's goofy roles, I tend not to like his serious roles as much (i.e. Punch Drunk Love). It was a little slow and meandering for me, but overall all it was good.

The second rental we watched was Evan Almighty. Yes, it was not as good as Bruce Almighty, but I didn't think it totally sucked. It was definitely more family/religious based, and I think religious themed movies are a hard sell. The special effects were pretty sweet, and I love Steve Carell and Lauren Graham. I might have just had super low expectations though, after all the horrible reviews I read.

Today (Sunday) I think I found the car I want. Its a Honda Civic. Realistically, all I care about is that the car gets good gas mileage and goes from A to B. I like smaller cars because I can't park worth crap. Its in good shape, has low mileage, and I can afford it.

Then we went to my nephew's fourth birthday party, which made me feel really fucking old. My boyfriend and I had literally just started dating when A1 found out she was pregnant. We got him a bucket of dinosaurs that came with volcanoes and rocks, and he was super excited about the rocks. If I would have known that, I would have rinsed a few off from the yard and saved my money. Oh well. My boyfriend and his brother promptly apprehended his transformers and played for the rest of the night. At least my boyfriend was Bumblebee. I was stuck talking to A2 (my boyfriends brother's girlfriend) all night.

My boyfriend got mad at me because I made a comment about how much weight she's gained. Not to her face, in the car afterwards. But for real, its like 30 pounds. She's still a teenager, she shouldn't be gaining weight this rapidly. At least I'm thinner...

9 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

Glad you liked Gone, Baby, Gone. It was awesome.

Have you put on weight?

ADW said...

Ah, nothing like spending some time with the family to feel better about yourself. Oh, wait a sec, I;m talking about me.

Now that I know the new craze for 4 year olds, I'll be washing rocks off in anticipation of the little one's next bday.

Robin said...

What did you think of the ending? Did Casey's character do the right or wrong thing?

Amanda said...

Mr. Fab- Of course not... well, a few pounds over the last 5 years. But she's gained 30 within 1 year

ADW: Yes, rocks are all the rage

Robin: I liked the ending because its not what I expected. I don't think I would have made the same choice, but I understand why he did. What do you think?

Robin said...

Same for me, it was a tough decision to make but I understood why he made it.

Troy said...

Thanks for the movie guidance. And good choice on the car -- my college-mobile was a 14-yr-old Honda Prelude. Biggest problem was rust, because those bloody Hondas seem to run forever. The floor fell out of mine long before I had any serious engine problems.

Oh, and thanks for the rock tip. My nephew just turned three. Now I've got his Christmas gift nailed.

Avitable said...

I need to see Gone Baby Gone. And I'm sad that you don't like Punch Drunk Love. That is such an amazing movie.

Amanda said...

Avitable: You do need to see it, its awesome. I think the little piano in punch drunk love was what was bothering me

Amanda said...

Troy- Try to get rocks of different sizes, it makes it particularly fascinating to them