Friday, December 21, 2007

A Little Slice of Heaven

My office closed early today, and today was a work from home day on top of that.  So, after doing some laundry, dishes, taking out the garbage and vaccuuming, I figured I'd earned some me time before picking up the kids.  So, I did something I've only done twice before: I went to the movies all alone.  The first time was to see American Pie 2 , which came out not long after 9/11. Remember that time when there was still nothing on TV but news and we were all losing our minds?  My friends wanted to see Captain Correlli's Mandolin...I knew better, and saw AP2 alone. Then, once I had a child, and just couldn't go to the movies as much as I had before, I decided to go see Something's Gotta Give by myself on a Sunday afternoon.  I remember thinking at the time that I should do it more often, but I just haven't.  

Since I've been dying to see Juno, I thought what the heck.  I was not disappointed.  The movie was absolutely fabulous, one of the best I've seen in a while, and just what I needed after a stressful couple of weeks.  The cast was uniformly fabulous and the story was entertaining, original and accompanied by some really cool music.  EJ's review of the movie on spunkybean is right here.  I loved the scene where Allison Janney put the snotty ultrasound tech in her place.  Really, there was very little about this film I didn't love.  I think Ellen Page is going to be huge.  And, I think I've made it quite clear how I feel about Diablo Cody, who wrote the film.

When the movie was over, I walked out very happy and relaxed, and proceeded to sit in the most insane traffic.  I mean, there's always a lot of traffic around here, but this was just silly. Luckily, I had my ipod, which on certain occasions, seems to be able to detect my mood and plays just the right mix of tunes.  This is no small feat for my ipod, since it contains a pretty random compilation of music.  I will now share with you the songs that came out of my ipod on shuffle from the time I got in the car until I got to daycare to pick up the kids.  Please don't judge me. The songs started out super mellow, and slowly picked up the pace as I neared daycare, like the music was letting me know I only had a few more minutes of me time.  I find the last song particularly prescient, as I spent the hour following pickup keeping my one year old from climbing up on the kitchen counter:

Only You by Yaz
Alison by Everything But the Girl
Handy Man by James Taylor
A by Barenaked Ladies
Shower the People by James Taylor
Reminiscing by Little River Band  
Tether by Indigo Girls
All About Soul by Billy Joel
You're Crashing, But You're No Wave by Fall Out Boy
Wild Boys by Duran Duran 

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