Bobbi and I went to see the movie "He's Just Not That Into You" today. Saw the matinee cuz we're econo-wise. Six bucks for a movie these days! And don't get me started on the price of the soda and popcorn. My date shared her popcorn, because she's sweet.
When the book came out, I was already onto men and their tricks and was shacking up with someone, so I didn't feel it was necessary to read it. It should've been published 10 years ago. That's when I really needed it. Not that I would've paid any attention had I read it. As Alanis would say "I used to be attracted to boys who would lie to me, and you were plenty self-destructive for my taste at the time...I used to say 'the more tragic the better'."
Of course I saw myself in one of the characters more than the others. I was the guy who had feelings for the girl that only wanted him when she was in need of feeling better. That girl was played by Scarlett Johansen. All I could think when I watched her was "She's so hot. I want her curves. And lips. And hair. I wonder what size she is? Not as thin as Jennifer Aniston. Are Jennifer and John Mayer really together, and possibly engaged? They broke up, dude. He's odd. What are the odds of couples lasting when they get back together after a break up? Jennifer always plays herself in her film roles. Always the same character. As Alex said once, "I know. That's why I like her. She'd be a great friend." I wonder if Scarlett met Ryan Reynolds (her husband) while he was engaged to Alanis Morrisette?" Yes, I was having this conversation while watching the movie. It IS scary inside my head. I KNOW.
The storyline was true to life. We justify things to make ourselves and friends feel better. We read into things and analyze them and relive the tiniest details just so we can keep the feelings and adrenline alive. We crave the drama. Isn't drama better than sitting at home, in your pj's, ill from ice cream and bbq pork ribs, blogging on your laptop? With cats??
- ▼ February (14)