August 13, 2011

A Helping

I think I've posted before that I'm constantly reading. I'll read the back of a cereal box in the morning if there's nothing else. I read fiction. I don't do a lot of non-fiction. I like the... escape.

My gf, JD, lent me her book, 'The Help, when it first came out and I really really enjoyed it. The movie came out yesterday and I was really afraid it was going to be poorly done.


Son#4's Mom and I go to movies and a dinner whenever our lives can fit it in. I called her last night and said, "Oh! We have to do The Help and dinner!" and she said, "Sure!"

And so we went. We laughed. We cried. We clapped. We were at the movie filled with Senior Citizen book club members. We were the youth. They laughed. They cried. They clapped.

We all had so much fun!

So I recommend it. They really squished so much into that movie. There were bits and pieces they left out, but nothing that hurt the plot. Much of Cecelia Foote, one of my favorite characters, was left out... but you gathered a lot about it just from her character. Actually, as much as I loved Cecelia in the book, I loved her more in the movie.

Also, I finally thing I tracked down my food allergy. I can't eat shellfish and cheese... white cheeses. So crab dips or shellfish with a thick cheese sauce are what gives me my symptoms.

And odd symptoms they are: The right side ONLY along the lip line, goes tingly, like it's falling asleep. It's the weirdest feeling.

But shellfish alone? Fine. Add it to a dip? I have a urge to put lip liner on half my mouth. Odd that...

Posted by Boudicca at August 13, 2011 09:08 PM

"We were at the movie filled with Senior Citizen book club members." My book club is scheduled to go to lunch and the movie Wednesday:)

Posted by: mom at August 13, 2011 10:47 PM

Mom- Bwahahahaha! You all will have the best time. The theatre was FULL and everyone was happy to be there.

Posted by: Bou at August 14, 2011 08:37 AM

I too find myself reading almost anything at times just to keep myself occupied. I'm known for working through my breaks at work if there isn't something to read in the breakroom, even a week-old newspaper.

Posted by: diamond dave at August 14, 2011 08:50 PM

Now I must read that book!

Currently re-reading Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'. It's as absorbing as it was the first time. Love that about a book. ;)

Posted by: pam at August 15, 2011 07:58 AM

As "out of place" as you may have felt.. I went to see it with the wife on opening evening... There were precisely 3 men in the theater which was nearly sold out. And I was the youngest by maybe a decade and a half. :) Haven't read the book, but like the movie quite a bit, going to have to read it when I get the chance.

Posted by: Brian at August 15, 2011 09:27 AM