Bonjour, mes amies! I have had a bit of a blogosphere absence this week. Partly because I am busy, partly because I am tired, partly because I am emotionally tapped out due to my dog and partly because I think my computer is giving serious thought to bowing out so I have given it long breaks. I have read various blogs as usual but I have not been commenting too often. Just wanted you to know what has gone on.
Two Wednesdays ago, after much deliberation due to schedule conflicts, my friend Diane and I finally got together for an evening of food and entertainment. She and I (and everyone else) have dealt with some stressful things in our personal lives but we realized that we still needed to make room for “girlfriend” time…because that is the best way to de-stress and have some good laughs. She graciously offered to make dinner and then share her free movies passes with me. When I got to her house the table was set and dinner was ready…Eggplant Parmesan (somebody Flay’s recipe). Look how lovely:
It was delicious–all of it, the wine, the salad, the main course, the espresso! I truly appreciated the time and love that went into such a wonderful meal. This is Diane…friend and chef extraordinaire:
After dinner we headed over to the theater to see “Trouble With the Curve” starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. It was an OK movie. I loved the idea behind the plot but wasn’t overly impressed with its execution. Clint Eastwood’s character was pretty cliché. Amy Adams…well, what can I say? I have to try really hard to like her as an actress. What I remember most about her role in this movie was her hair–and how I wanted to pull it back, out of her face, once in a while. But who I really liked in the film was Justin Timberlake. I thought he did a fine job with his character. The movie is definitely worth seeing once, especially if you’re a baseball fan (I am not, by the way). And yet, despite that advice, I will be seeing it again this coming Monday night with Brett because it is showing at our theater here in town. Since we only get one movie showing at a time, we try to go when there is one that sounds/looks even remotely entertaining. We usually go on Monday nights because it is 2 for 1. That means we spend a whopping $4.00 to see a film. Yes, we are that cheap.
I was a little “crazy” with my movie attire. I saw these pants featured in a post on J’s Everyday Fashion. I fell madly in love. I took a peek at them on Chicos website, saw that they were on sale AND that I could still use a $25.00 coupon off that I had. I used to be a Chicos addict many years ago but haven’t bought a thing from them in at least five years. What a comeback!
I bought them because they totally reminded me of something Andie would wear in “Pretty in Pink”.
This is one of my favorite outfits that Molly Ringwald wears in the film. I watched the extras on my DVD one time and remember the costume director commenting on how she really used a “vintage” look for Andie’s character. Practically the entire wardrobe was thrifted. Molly Ringwald mentions how she still owns that sweater. And why wouldn’t she? I think the “style” she wears in the film is one of my all time favorites.
(I have always wanted this car too!)
Remember this outfit? Andie wore it for her first date with Blaine. Every time I see the scene where he first picks her up at work and asks if she wants to change her clothes, I want to smack him–hard.
Sigh. Such great memories of the 80s and this movie. At least I am drawn to Molly’s look in this movie and not Annie Potts:
But seriously…what is not to love about Annie Potts? “Designing Women”–another 80s favorite.
Hope you all have a great weekend! Watch “Pretty in Pink” for a trip down memory lane.