Last weekend we wanted something light at the movie theater and lunch timing coincided with Bridesmaids, when then had an 88% approval rating on the TomatoMeter. We knew it had Maya Rudolph and would be SNL’y but thought it might be funny at least.
When my husband’s friend coerced four of us to see The Ring years ago my husband paid in kind, mostly by being forced to see Jane Austen films, and anything by Anthony Minghella. He saw Memoirs of a Geisha twice, once with me and again with me and a girlfriend. He had taken me to numerous Star Wars films and I now like some of them, but worse, until The Ring.
Now that he’s sat through all the atrocities one could imagine from sex to vomit to relieving oneself in the street, Bridesmaids (highly recommended) put me in the doghouse. My husband has at least the next two movies (he stops at horror or very violent films because I have nightmares and he wants to sleep) to get me back for this horrible film. Billed as a female version of a stag party, it missed the point in so many ways. Men get together, drink, smoke cigars and get laid. Women fight about all the parties and details and dresses and money and end up hating each other. Who wouldn’t want to elope?
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We count on our armed personnel on duty around the world and respect their service, as we do all veterans of the wars our nation has fought. A Navy Captain, retired, married us and he had a bet every year with our other friend from West Point on the Army-Navy game. The prize was delivered to the winner with a black ribbon. What they saw in battle I will never know and they will never tell. Today I thanked our soldiers, and since my husband and I have been under the weather for a couple of days I took the dog out and let him sleep. I hate war movies but don’t. Today I caught part of 12:00 High, and while making a successful dinner saw a part of “Midway” for the first time, as well. The dinner can be improved upon. It didn’t help that it was a grilled dish and it snowed, hailed and rained most of the day. All for now, cheers, Dee