Tuesday, March 4, 2008
My brother's birthday cake- my mom made it for him and 20 plus people on Sunday. It was a wacky cake recipe- which if you ask my mom- she's been making since like 1955 or so. It requires few ingredients and when she was a young mother while my dad was in the army- she would make this for friend's birthdays or for a bit of yum. Always moist and delicious! I enjoyed the non whipped parts.
Today is the second day of my week of medical testing for different various health issues. Today I get to have a mammogram- I'm psyched! No! I'm a liar.
I try to dress up a little extra special to cheer myself up
the vintage slip I fixed and added a soft mauve lace to~which I wore yesterday w/ clothing over it :)
Since I've had an upper resp. problem and haven't been feeling normal I forced myself to see The Other Boleyn Girl to feed my curiosity and add some cheer to - what I am calling the Triathalon of Testing.
The theater I went to had the most comfy seats ever. I laughed as the only people in there were 3 women- myself included all alone.( except for the annoying seat shaking guy behind me) There is a certain kind of fun involved when going to the movies alone. But tell me, in a huge theater why someone needs to sit directly in front of my seat so I can't "stretch" (put my feet on the seat) only leads me to belive they aren't use to seeing a movie alone- and by sitting by someone they weren't actually seeing the movie by themself. Ok- keep kidding yourself!
This is what I will say about The Other Boleyn Girl- it is completely different from the book- first off. I've always felt- why keep the name- why connect it to the book when it really is NOT an adaptation of the book into a movie?! ( I know the real reasons$$!) but it ruins it for those people who really were looking for the book's visual story. Not only does it cut crucial pieces from the novel- but a few of the characters didn't even seem similar to how they were depicted in the book- especially William Stafford ( Mary Boleyn's second husband) and Lady Elizabeth Howard ( The Boleyn's Mother). Stafford was just a boy and in the book I really expected him to be a man and Lady Howard showed more sympathy- much more infact for her children- while in the book she seemed very cold and heartless- tossing Anne's heir on the fire.
Those were really just two small things I noticed- there are many other left out pieces and just what felt like a super- rushed movie. You would think that an hour and 10 minutes into the movie when the emergency lights and sirens went off at the theater I would have just left- no after the theater figured out the problem they let us back in and the movie started up from where it had left off. I guess you're always dissapointed with the movie Vs. book- however I always love the Harry Potter movies and the books equally. So I think they could have done a better job- with trying to keep the story fluid and understandable. But what came out was a very choppy- weird rendition of every other Henry Viii movie- just with more well-known actors and beautiful costumes.
So that was that- I urge you to go see it- but know that it really isn't Philippa Gregory's book/movie adaptation- if you see it as just a movie it might be more interesting.
Sorry for the rant- but I was so excited to see it and a little let down! Oh happy day!
It has inspired me to create 2 coffee cuffs of famous women in history- I'll be posting them on flickr later today- then in the shop.
Here is a blurb about Zach's Milkshake T-shirt design for 247magnum.etsy, which was apparently their favorite out of the milkshake gear popping up! We also have american apparel ladies shirts in- so now the ladies can enjoy a nice-cute Daniel Plainview!
Have a great Tuesday-