Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

1. Gone Girl. I loved the book (and Flynn's two other novels that I read when they came out). I even loved the ending, because seriously? The ending of Gone Girl was a perfect reflection of the fuckery those two are as individuals and as a marital unit. When I love books, as a rule I do not see them in when they're made into movies. I knew I had to make an exception for this one and I'm so glad I did. I took myself on a solo movie date after work on Tuesday. Ben Affleck was amazing. There is apparently Ben Affleck wang in a scene towards the end, but I missed it.
2. I saw this in Good Housekeeping last month and I couldn't agree more.

3. Have I ever mentioned how much I love these ladies? They're a blip on the Dirty Dancing radar, but sweet sassy molassy I love them.
4. One of my Choose Your Own Adventure Challenges is to try some new recipes. I tried this recipe for a main dish this week. It looks very nice. It was okay and healthy, but not oh my god good make it right now status. Those are bratwursts and chicken apple spinach sausages, pervs.
5. Two thumbs up for Gloria Steinem on The Good Wife.
6.  I find weddings of cultures other than my own fascinating, especially when they're steeped in ritual and so colorful. Thanks to Iva at Why I'm Cray for sharing.

7. This week in SEPTA news: I finally saw the get your fucking bags off the seat advertisements that are on the trains. And this is what I've been standing behind and tripping over every day to get on the train. Some hacked off plastic container that's close to the ground and been transformed into a shitpit, never noticed/moved/emptied by anyone in charge of anything at Suburban Station. Get it together, fools.
8. The freaking father from 7th Heaven is apparently a pedophile. Did we need another example of how normal, clean cut looking people can be pedophiles? Sexual abuse thrives in secrecy. Make sure all the kids in your life know they can and should talk to you, especially when someone tells them they shouldn't or asks them to keep things a secret. People fucking disgust me. In my opinion the only just punishment for pedophiles is death.

9. Funny dog photos of the week. Poor Gus.
10. Ecard of the week:
Annd that makes two references to penile things today. Good start.

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44 comments:

  1. Love those ladies from Dirty Dancing. I love how she throws off her wrap and busts a move. So fun! I love that GH clip..it justifies my habit of buying pretty fresh flowers. Happy Thursday!

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  2. I'm totally with you on Gone Girl! Solo date here as well on Friday after work. I loved the movie. I've also read Flynn's other two books. 'Dark Places' is being turned into a movie as well starring Charlize Theron as adult Libby. It should be interesting. *erica* www.lookingtothestars.com

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  3. Eww eww eww... that nasty trash can thing. It is too nasty to even consider touching, or maybe you can move it into the aisle where someone who works there might notice?

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  4. I really love Nate Berkus. In a perfect world, he'd be my friend.

    Sometimes I feel that way at school: "Carry on. I'll watch from a distance". When dealing with other staff and projects, sometimes I want nothing to do with it.

    Maybe I'll cement my status as always being behind the curve and save Gone Girl for 2015. I'll tell you, what I really want is for Big Little Lies to be made into a movie!

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  5. About the 7th heaven thing. That guy always creeped me out. I'm not sure if it's because he was a pastor on 7th heaven but had SEVEN FREAKING KIDS and they often had scenes where he couldn't keep his hands of his tv wife. Either way, it ingrained a sense of "creep" in my brain so when I saw the news report, I wasn't all that surprised. Yes, I realize I was probably creeped out by his character, not him, but still haha

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  6. i read about that 7th heaven guy as well and i legit said out loud: ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! shit like this scares me to death and it's absolutely REVOLTING that humans can do this to others - let alone to innocent children. it's why since kayla was 3, i've been teaching her about appropriate/inappropriate touching, who can and who can't, that there are no secrets between family members and the likes of that. i also told her that NO ONE is allowed to touch her in her private areas unless she wants it and that if they even try, to shout NO! I DON'T LIKE THAT!! and run away as fast as she can.

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  7. Dirty Dancing is my favorite movie and those two ALWAYS make me chuckle a little bit. :) And I couldn't agree more about #8. Sickening!

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  8. I'm still shocked by the 7th Heaven thing, but have to remember who he played on the show was a character not actually him :-P

    I need to get on this Gone Girl train and read the book so I can go see the movie!

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  9. "Dude, it's rude" is kind of funny, because whenever someone offends me, my first reaction is, "Dude!" (You know, in an angry way, like "Dude, what the F*** are you doing?!" but summed up in one word.) I love the home advice! I'd like to get to the point where everything in our house was chosen for aesthetics, as well as functionality, but it'll be a while yet.

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  10. i watch DD every single time it is on. the same for the devil wears prada. and more! can't wait to see gone girl.

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  11. Oh that is a CLASSIC Septa move! I really loved my years in Philly except for that transit terror! I'm seeing Gone Girl this weekend...can't wait!

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  12. I'm so bothered by the 7th Heaven thing and couldn't agree with you more. I'm also even more distrubed knowing that his therapist and estranged wife knew that this was happening/had happened and it's just NOW coming out. If someone knew something they should've said something not waited until a divorce got ugly to let it out...makes them just as guilty because how many victims were there while they knew and said nothing? I've only read a couple stories on it so maybe there is more information since but I just can't. Those poor children.

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  13. I loved the ending to Gone Girl too! I know other people hated it but it would've been really cliche if ended as I think many people wanted it to. Her other books were fantastic too. Twisted and sick, but fantastic at the same time. I wonder what goes on in Gillian Flynn's mind to have written those books.

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  14. So should I read the book first? it's on my list. I never thought I'd hear Ben Affleck and wang in the same sentence lol. And Nate is my design hero. I was just telling my daughter we are throwing out all the crappy plastic kid cups cause I just can't stand it anymore lol.

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  15. I'm taking myself on a Gone Girl date this afternoon while the child is in school. I can't wait. Definitely breaking the book to movie rule (three times this year, too!).

    I am so disgusted with the dad from 7th Heaven. I can't even write a coherent sentence about it.

    I love that SEPTA sign. So much.

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  16. Can't WAIT to see Gone Girl this weekend. I'm glad a book lover said the movie was good. I'm two or three Good Wife episodes behind, but I'm excited to see Gloria in an upcoming episode!

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  17. Gone Girl got me to read a non-fiction book. Of course, I always read the end, go back and enjoy the book. I think Ben comes out of the shower totally nude- that's what Jennifer Garner said in an interview. She has wonderful dimples.
    Stephen Collins-ugh- his wife -ugh for extortion, that should have come out immediately.God bless and heal those who were molested.
    Using seats for bags when others are standing is so effing self-centered. That sign should not even need to be posted. Can't we all be nice and considerate to each other. #GOLDENRULE
    Love reading your thoughts always.
    Love, Your MOMMA

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  18. How did you miss the Ben Affleck scene!? I haven't seen the movie or read the books (don't hate me) But I've heard great things about both.

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  19. When I finished the book yesterday I was so sad it was over - can't wait to see the movie this weekend!! Can't believe you missed that scene - I'm keeping eyes peeled for it LOL

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  20. I saw the 7th heaven dad thing, so creepy. I think I'll go see Gone Girl soon, I'll keep my eyes peeled, lol

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  21. um yeah i did not see ben's thing. ugh. now i guess i need to go back just to see it. your dogs crack me up.

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  22. I can't wait to see that movie!!

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  23. I think pedophiles should be castrated. You abuse it, you lose it, right?

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  24. I heard the ending was different from the book but glad you still liked it. I totally agree on the Nate Berkus quote. Poor, poor Gus, he gets no respect. I was so sickened by the 7th Heaven Dad being a pedophile. So sick.

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  25. I've been hearing about the seventh heaven pedophile dad all week. Thats just sickening. Did you hear the recording of his confession? Crawls my blood.

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  26. 1 - I loved Gone Girl the book, I probably won't go to the theater for the movie though. I'm not much of a theater person.

    3 - Those ladies rock! I love the part where she throws her fur off to dance.

    9 - Salem constantly sits on Seven's head or stand over her with his junk in her face, he's such an ass.

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  27. I think you convinced me to go see Gone Girl, I was on the fence because I hate when movies ruin books! I never would have thought the dad from 7th Heaven was a pedophile but you are right you just never know.

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  28. I was so repulsed to hear about Stephen Collins. And the girl first reported it in 2012 and they're doing something about it now? I need to see Gone Girl, I absolutely loved the book. I hoped it's as good as everyone is saying! Your pugs are ridiculous lol.

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  29. I want to see Gone Girl! Maybe I'll go next week. I loved the book.

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  30. Ha! Your dog's ass is RIGHT ON your other dog's face! don't kiss him. I haven't read the book Gone Girl but now that it's in theater I am so curious about it. I like reading the book before seeing the movie.

    The 7th heaven dad!! I totally agree, pedophiles should be killed. Or if that is inhumane just let them remain in general population with the regular inmates instead of protective custody. Let one of those f^ckers see what it is like to be tortured and it'll set an example for the rest of the sick bastards. That kinda crap scars a kid for the rest of their LIFE so why are we so partial on issuing tiny little sentences to those douches.

    Anyway. I love the pic of the sausages!

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  31. Oh, Reverand Camden. Say it ain't so. It is so very disgusting tha this is just coming out NOW instead of when he disclosed this to his wife years ago. Shame on her for now using this for her financial gain. Shame on him.

    We've already discussed Gone Girl. Cant wait to see it.

    Those sassy ladies are the bees knees.

    I thought the sausages were worms at a quick gance!

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  32. I tried so hard to see Ben! I even read an article before I went to the movie that taught me how to spot it. The lighting made it way too hard. I'm pretty sure I saw something of NPH's though. Haha! Crap, I really need to start The Good Wife. I can't with the 7th Heaven guy or his wife. Yeah, I shouldn't place blame on her, but she knew about it for so long. She's an asshole.

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  33. I really need to read that book. I couldn't agree more about how your house reflects and I love that scene when the two of them break it down with each other. I wish I had seen that on repeat that other day!

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  34. We definitely need to have an intense Gone Girl discussion! Do you think she will make movies for the other 2??

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  35. I couldn't agree with you more. When I found out about that 7th Heaven actor being a pedophile I was completely disgusted. I too think that the only punishment for pedophiles should be death. I mean, the type of psychological damage they can cause to these children is immense. The kids are practically scarred for life. As a mother I have spoken to my munchkin about people like that. Never to keep secrets especially not from me and that it's NEVER okay for anyone to touch him or for him to touch someone else. It's crazy how at 6 years old I have to teach my son to beware of pedophiles. It's sad and scary. On another note I didn't read Girl Gone though I heard it was a great book. I'm thinking if maybe I should read the book first before I go see the movie.

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  36. I love the dancing ladies. Move your effing bag people. I often wonder what color the sky is in some people's world.

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  37. That picture of the dogs is hilarious :) I haven't read Gone Girl, and honestly when I saw the preview for it a few months ago I had no clue it was a book but definitely wanted to see it. Usually I'm a read the book, then see it girl, but I can't decide what I want to do in this instance!

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  38. Glad to see your review of Gone Girl. I was interested in this one because the book was so one of those I read in like a day kind. Agree on the whole pedophile thing, there is no place in society for them. Now you have a sign to point to instead of just death stares to throw :)

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  39. That bag sign on the septa, awesome. I think there was a parody sign made for NYC but it was never made real. Now Philly is definitely reinforcing itself as a rude city, except for you, of course.

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  40. Bahahahahahahah... poor Gus!!!!!
    I can't wait to see Gone Girl! I haven't heard a single bad review of it yet! And I loved the book but HATED the ending... it made me annoyed, haha!

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  41. Okay okay okay. Do you remember how Jessica Biel was written out of 7th Heaven because of purported bad and rebellious behavior? (and the topless pics, but still) I wonder if she told **somebody** to get the F away from her and that started the whole "Jessica is trouble on the set" kerfluffle. What did she know? My tinfoil hat is Ascot-races size on this issue.

    And ha! As someone who remembers the pearl-clutching when it was released (teen sex! abortion! grinding!) it pleases me greatly that it's on ABC Family.

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    1. AHH. I think you're on to something! When I first read it I wondered if any of the girls on the show told him to F off. I think Jessica Biel and the other girl are still close, and I wonder if Biel told him to Fuck Off on both of their behalfs.

      Given what comes out now, it's amazing that Dirty Dancing was so scandalous. We've come a long way if it's now a family movie!

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  42. Loved seeing Gloria Steinem on The Good Wife! Alicia is 100% going to win State's Attorney (although I haven't watched last night's episode yet).

    I am going to see Gone Girl tonight on my own after work. Hoping I can make it to the 5:10 show but it might be pushing it!

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  43. I'm in the middle of Gone Girl now and I love it so far. I plan on seeing the movie as soon as I'm done the book. AND I'll be picking up her other two books in short order, I love her dark writing!

    the pics of your dogs? hilarious!!

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