This post is a combo of weekend fun and my new favorite things. Last weekend included two movies because the Mister was recovering from a bad cold
There are a couple of things I want to say about the film. First of all, Johnny Depp is literally unrecognizable in this role. It must have taken hours for him to be made up every day. The second thing is that his performance is so chilling that I am sure he will be nominated for an Oscar.
And yet, we found ourselves in the theater donning the latest style of 3D glasses.
My mother used to accuse my father of "overselling" things. It could be anything from a car to a movie - he would say it was the absolute best. My mother would then explain to him for the umpteenth time that during their 48 years of marriage that people have such a high expectation about that thing, that it never quite reaches it. I feel that way sometimes when I recommend a book or movie to you.
At the risk of overselling, I have to tell you that I positively adored A Man Called Ove and every quirky, mismatched character in it. Basically, it is about a town curmudgeon that lives in a small town in Sweden who lost his beloved wife and decides that he wants to commit suicide to join her. He sets up many ways to end his life and every time he's ready, he is interrupted and a comedy of errors ensues. Upon finishing this book, I went through three tissues because I had to say good bye to the characters and especially to Ove.
And to top off a great weekend, my #1 called me last Saturday night and said she had great news. Now when you are the mother of a twenty-three-year-old who has been dating an adorable young man, your mind always goes to one place. But it wasn't that. My #1 told me that she and Adorable Jonathon were at a tailgate at TCU and the loveliest lady came up to her and asked if she was #1. She introduced herself as Vicky and she explained that she has read my blog ( #1 said "really?") for awhile. As Adorable Jonathon walked up, she knew him right away. Vicky has two boys who are horned frogs,as well.
Vicky - you made my day, week, and year. Next time I'm in the great state of Texas, I would love to take you to lunch.
Have a great weekend.
Until next time...