Monday, January 26, 2009

iphone ist kaputt. *sad face*

This is pretty much exactly what it looks like. . . it "hit the ground running" so to speak, on the sidewalk in front of the house. I have sent it along to iResQ in Olathe, Kansas for an emergency repair. I am hoping to see my pretty return sometime on Thursday. In the meantime, I can be reached on Sean's phone. All those who see this- take heed! Put that iphone case on your baby, right away!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Imelda Marcos lives on. . . .

for some, in their hearts. For me, in my closet. Can you believe I can fit all of my shoes in this space? I can hardly believe it myself. then again, I did put 10 or 11 pairs in the goodwill pile.

Props to Sean for installation and patience, and to John and Kelly Barry for the awesome new cordless drill.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Movie Review: Revolutionary Road


I saw Revolutionary Road last night at our indie art deco theater in land Park, after deciding to play hooky from massage class. I am impressed- what a thought-provoking movie with lots of enriching dialogue and great 1950's-era costumes!

The film is about the changing relationship of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, set in a 1950's suburb of NYC. Leo works in a souless job as a sales rep for a business machines company, and Kate is a stay-at-home mom. Neither seems to get that much satisfaction from their jobs, and this poses a sharp contrast to the scene when they first meet each other, and Kate is an aspiring actress, and Leo is floating his way through his young life. In this early scene, they were both vibrant and idealistic people.

There was a scene or two when my jaw dropped and I thought " . . . is he really saying that?" Lots of shock value throughout the film, and I liked how they downplayed the 2 kids to focus instead on the relationship between Kate and Leo. It cetainly morphed over time, that's about all I can say about that. Kate did an excellent job of portraying progressively increasing emotional indifference toward Leo as the film progressed.

One downside (or impact?) of the film was that I came home thinking I definately don't want to have kids anytime soon. . . . . . fine with me!

Heather recommended this film to me- I'm not sure if she saw it already and loved it too, or just really wanted to see it. Either way, I highly recommend it. In theaters everywhere on January 23rd.