Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wendy, Where You Be?
RWA in NYC is right around the corner, which means it's time for Wendy to do her once-a-year shopping extravaganza. Although this year I was given the direct order by My Man to spend some serious coin. When we went on vacation recently to Northern California, he discovered just how sad my wardrobe is. I might have mentioned here before that I am missing the Shopping Girl Gene. I just don't like to shop. It's exhausting, and I can never seem to find anything I like. But this year my plan of attack was different. OK, so it was My Man's plan of attack. I went out with Lil' Sis. Super Genius Brother In Law was put on Lemon Drop babysitting duty, and off we went. I'd hit one side of the store, Lil' Sis the other, we'd both grab a pile of clothes, and then we'd hit the dressing room where I'd try on a bunch of stuff. And what do you know? It worked. I got some great bargains, some great clothes, and a bunch of cute outfits to wear and look cute in while I'm in NYC.
My Man and I have been on a Good Lord We're Fat diet and exercise kick since about March. He has lost 25 pounds. Me? Yeah, not 25 pounds. And while you can't go by women's clothing sizes which are seriously eff'ed up - I've lost some weight. If you're to believe the slacks I bought, I'm down one size. The dresses I bought? Two sizes. Seriously, why isn't women's clothing sized like men's (you know, by measurement, which would actually make sense)?
Cleveland Indians (seriously, WTF?!) have the best record in the American League, but my pick? The Boston Red Sox. And I feel dirty just for typing that. Yes, Yankee fans, I'm well aware you're currently tied with them for the lead in the AL East, but if Boston can keep their stuff together, I just don't see anyone else beating them for the AL crown. They're good. Scary good.
Notice I don't mention my Tigers anywhere in that last paragraph. Color me cynical.
The King's Speech. I have a theory that Hollywood is turning out so much crap, that when a halfway decent movie finally slips through the cracks, it tends to get way over-hyped. Now don't misunderstand me, it's a good movie. But worth all the hype? Uh, not sure. I will say it's a "quiet" movie. So I could see some viewers not being all that enthralled with it. I really enjoyed it though. I was a British history major in college, so it flipped that switch pretty hard for me. I particularly enjoyed both Guy Pearce (who kinda looks like King Edward VIII) and Helena Bonham Carter. If I had one complaint? They could have done a better job of ironing out the political "stuff" in the movie. My Man had to pause the movie so I could explain to him why Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin resigned. Of course he knows next to nothing about British history, so there you go.