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Life’s a beach

7 Jul


Work sent me to Coney Island and Sheepshead Bay to work on a few stories yesterday. I suppose it’s a bit strange that I grew up in New York but had never been to Coney Island until yesterday! What a colorfully fun place. Full of old-school New York gritty charm that is hard to find these days.

But as a result of that unanticipated trip and hours spent under the rarely-seen New York sun, I am so red right now. Burned, in a bit of pain at the bridge of the nose. Worth it, though.

Work on a beach

Work on a beach

Then went with some friends to see My Sister’s Keeper. It was a real tear-jerker, but not artfully told. The actors seemed to have integrity, but the movie could have been much shorter and packed more of a punch. What bothered me most, though, was the ease with which the family dealt with seemingly toxic outbursts. Dramatic conflicts seemed to magically fade, unresolved. Uncomfortable relationships disappeared when the plot needed them to for convenience’s sake.

Meanwhile, the newsroom is all Jackson, all the time.


June 18

2 Jun

Let me be childish for a moment. I don’t know what it’s about, but I am still so excited for Toy Story 3! I didn’t realize it was coming out until about two minutes ago:

There is something so familiar about these lovable characters that brings me back to my childhood. Thanks, Disney+Pixar.

for the record

8 May

Made of Honor is actually the dumbest movie ever.

1) There is no way all of Scotland is festive, draped in plaid, and dressed in kilts.
2) There is no way Patrick Dempsy is young enough to play one so dumb, or one whose kilt was short enough to expose some stuffff.
3) The romantic plot line–sooo original, right? Gosh, who knew it would end that way? Suspense!
4) Really realistic too. Like when he just finds a horse when he needs a mode of transportation. Or when he is catapulted into the church off the horse the second before the couple says “I do.”
5) Well-written nuggets like the “athole” bit, the thunder beads, and the various i love you lines. Nice script.

Wow. I was home tonight, and did final reads in front of this movie. Honestly, though, it was really, truly entertaining.