“I’m not saying that yesterday’s experience could rival Haiti or Japan. I don’t expect the Red Cross to come knocking on my door today and offer to replace that wine glass that fell over or give me a Capris Sun because I look slightly parched. I am saying, however, that when you live in Washington, DC (or New York for that matter) and your building starts to uncontrollably shake for no reason, your first thought typically isn’t “ThiS iS gOiNg To MaKe FoR sOmE gNaRLy WaVeS, dude!”, it’s “Welp, they blew up the World Bank and we’re all going to die.” Sorry there’s nothing irreverent or ironic about that reaction. I’ll tell you what: next time there’s a natural disaster and I want to call my loved ones to make sure everyone’s OK, I promise to do so while wearing an ironic moustache, holding a pug, riding a unicycle, standing under a string of pennants, and playing the autoharp. And instead of asking my mom if she’s OK, I’ll ask her, “What’s crackin-a-lackin’?” Can I take up your precious AT&T space that way, you fucking asshole?”—
So, I saw “The Help" last night and, honestly, I was worried when I went to see it. I feel like critics panned it a little bit and I know some people feel that it made light of the Civil Rights movement, etc. I loved the book, cried while I read it, and then recommended it to others.
Let me say, I loved the movie. I cried (but I always cry). It was funny. I feel the actors did a great job. Viola Davis was perfect. So perfect. She made me laugh and, oh, did she make me cry. I think what I loved most of all is that they left the movie on Abilene’s story rather than Skeeter’s. There were some parts that I feel could have used more development. Like Skeeter’s relationship or the fact that, hello!, Lafayette from “True Blood” was in this movie. His character was cute, then kinda disappeared?
Anywho. That’s my quick review. If you haven’t seen it yet, please do. And if you have, let’s chat. :) What did you like most?
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“You know what’s interesting? People from the Midwest, no matter their political stripe, never look like assholes. They just look like nice people. I know there must be assholes out there. They just never look like it.”—
Do you have any bar or restaurant recs? We’re staying with my brother in Uptown, but are happy to navigate easily via public transportation. We really want to try anything that’s good, or a must-visit, if you’re in the city. Preferably not too expensive, and if you have any good bar recs where dancing abounds (but is not a douche-fest), we’d very much like to hear it!
I should note: I lived in Chicago and visit at least once every year, so if you have anything that’s off the beaten path or not traditional touristy, I’d love to hear it!