Friday, April 15, 2011


In the olden days, someone used to call me Beauts, (b'yutes) which was short for, "Beautiful, wonderful, stunning, female person that I desperately want to marry and live with all the days of my life." Or at least, that's what I thought it meant.

He coulda bin calling me B'oots. And I added all the Disney-Happily-Ever-After stuff myself, as girls are wont to do.

Why am I talking about this?
Because tonight I saw Beastly.

Which is a modern day Beauty and the Beast story.
I never saw the original. Or the animated version.
I am a B and B virgin, if you will...

ANYway, it's a love story about a guy who loves himself above all else. Because, really. What's not to love? He's popular, goodlooking and rich.
Then of course, he becomes beastly. And falls in love with a beauty.

I so very badly wanted to love this movie.
It could've been awesome. And maybe it IS for a younger, less discerning, girl viewer, but for me it needed snappier dialogue and a more believable relationship arc. I didn't totally buy that he had fallen for her. (Maybe that's just me. Being all old and jaded.) I wasn't persuaded that he had completely changed his ways. Once a selfish guy, always a selfish guy? I needed to see more evidence of transformation. More pain in the giving. More angst in the devotion.

Is it any wonder that I'm still single?
I want sweat. And tears.

And this? Is why Beauts is no longer my nickname.

I'm OK with that.
These days I'm called 'mom', and that's like, my favorite word in the English language.
My favorite words in other languages?
Gesundheit in German
Amigos in Spanish
Amateur in French

Moving on.

We (the Arrow 'kids'  - Shannon and Kayely, and I) also saw The Lincoln Lawyer tonight (double feature at the Clova):

Again, another movie that wasn't as good as it could've been. I'd give it a C+. He (Matt Mc) is not my favorite actor, but I don't hate him or anything. He just doesn't ever get me to the place where I get lost in the character. I always see him playing a character.

So. This turned into a movie review post.
Just changing things up now and then to keep everyone on their respective toes. Like ballerinas.

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. The Arrow youngins. Thanks for joining me tonight...

2. I'm thankful for the privilege of being able to pray alongside friends who ask...

3. It's Thursday and I've got a great weekend lined up...


1 comment:

Andrew said...

Matt wasn't half bad in "A Time to Kill".