As I've written about previously, it takes strength to take time for yourself.
After an incredibly long week, during which I stretched myself too thin and found balls dropping all around me as I failed to fulfill an obligation or two for which I had overextended myself, I realized that my patience reserve was running low, along with my sanity. You know those days when you think you can't take it anymore and might need to run away? I had begun considering the cost of flights to New Zealand, as that seemed a satisfactory distance from my chaotic life in Mississippi.
It's all my own fault, too, but that doesn't change the fact that I was frazzled. I needed to recharge. Reorganize. And, yes, I did just get back from vacation, but as I've already explained, a vacation isn't really a vacation unless there are no kids involved.
So I dropped my kids off on the side of the road this weekend.
Fortunately, their grandmother's house was also on the same side of that road. ;)
You know what comes next in Megan World... Time to hit the movies.
This whole post is, in fact, just an excuse to share the following trailer with you for the new Julie Taymor film, Across the Universe, the movie I have been wanting to see. Anyone else excited for this one?
I have been dying to see this movie ever since I started seeing the previews for it before watching SUPERBAD the first time, and then the second time I saw SUPERBAD, and then before my most recent movie escape to see Stardust, starring Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert Deniro.
I never told you about going to see Stardust. Great fun. Fantasy, but just the kind of romantic fantasy a bedraggled mom can use when her life begins to lack a certain amount of stardust of its own. I love to fall in love and that is just what I did with the male lead of Stardust, Charlie Cox. Aaahhhh.
Let's take a look at that male lead, shall we? It's Silver Screen Sunday, after all, so let's indulge.
Painfully gorgeous, right? Even more so once his hair is all long and disheveled. You really have to see him in context. Head over heels.
So, back to Across the Universe. Despite the fact that it has been released, it's limited release has yet to reach the podunk hollow that is the Mississippi Gulf Coast, so no romantic swooning was to be had by me this weekend. Since said romantic swooning was going to be taking place in the company of Maguire and my dad, who was left all to his lonesome by my mom this weekend, I had to find something else that was sure to deliver.
What was that I said about sticking with what works?
I present to you, in all of its glory, my third viewing of SUPERBAD. Yep, I went to see it a third time.
Chicka chicka yeyeah! McLovin.
Surprisingly enough, the prevailing remark from my fellow movie-goers was, "In all my years of knowing you, I never would have thought you would have gone to see this movie. Three times." Apparently the prominent usage of, shall we say, explicit language threw my guys off. What can I say? Put a couple of geeks, dorks, and/ or nerds in some happening 70's style duds and I'm a sucker for it. I couldn't love Jonah Hill and Michael Cera any more if I tried.
I'm open to any movie suggestions, people. I have a feeling they are going to pull SUPERBAD at some point and I'm only going to be able to watch Knocked Up so many times after it comes out on DVD this Tuesday.
Speaking of, one more laugh for the road. Who else loves Seth Rogen?