Thursday, July 9, 2009

confession

In my Google reader, I had 393 unread blog posts...and I just hit the dreaded "Mark All as Read" button.

Yes, I did it.

Somehow, the daunting task of catching up on every single one of my fave blogs from the last few weeks made me feel even more loser-y than I felt before logging on. So I just gave up.

What can I say? I suck.

I know I recently posted and claimed that I was back and into the swing of things and would be blogging again at a fiery pace that you wouldn't be able to handle.

I totally lied.

Truthfully, I don't know what it is. Maybe it's Hubs and I both being unemployed that has my creative juices swimming around in the toilet. Maybe it's that I've sent out countless resumes and only had 2 interviews, both of which were for jobs that turned out to be completely wrong for me. Maybe it's that I have all these ideas in my head of what I want to do with my life and NONE of them are happening.

(By the way, invitations are not required to join in my pity party. Just come on in whenever you want. I have cookies.)

Between catching up on True Blood and watching Real Housewives of New Jersey episodes, I've been quit busy avoiding this blog altogether. Perhaps I'm afraid that along with mine and Hubs jobs, my readers are going to reject me, too. And really, that would be intolerable.

I would like to tell you that I'm back to blogging every single day, but I don't want to disappoint. So let's just start with this, shall we?

I promise to blog today. :)

And because television and movies seem to be my expertise these days, I'll post a list on that topic. Off we go...


Kim's Top 10 Movies To Watch Over and Over and Over Again:


Wedding Crashers- Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson. Comic genius. Lock it up.


Sleepless in Seattle/You've Got Mail: Two movies, but essentially the same idea, so they count as one. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks just get me every single time. I love the dialogue in these films (especially You've Got Mail) and the effortlessness of the stories. I fall in love with the characters, I root for them to get together, and I love the comic timing that Tom Hanks constantly delivers. It just doesn't get any better.

(Hubs secretly loves these movies too, though you'll never get him to admit it. That's like giving away your right to have testicles or something.)

Father of the Bride I and II: Regardless of the type of day I'm having, Steve Martin always lifts my spirits. And because both of these films center around the life changing events that have and someday will be occurring in my own life, I connect with them even more. Plus, I love to watch Steve Martin get in a way-too-tiny tuxedo and sing "What's New Pussy Cat". It doesn't get better.

Sex and the City: The Movie: Did you really think I would forget this? Puh-lease. But don't get me wrong, it's not only the fashion and blatant sexual references that I love about this movie. More importantly, it's the story of friendship and how in the face of any problem, danger, or pitfall, your friends will always be there for you. Aside from Jennifer Hudson's atrocious acting abilities, this movie is a gem. A really expensive, Louis Vuitton covered gem.

Superbad: If it wasn't for Hubs, I never would have seen this movie. I had absolutely no desire to watch a fat kid with an afro walk around high school dropping f-bombs and talking about the quality of porn production. Thankfully, Hubs is a smart man and made me watch it. Now, a quote from this film comes from my lips at least three times a day. And for the record, McLovin looks exactly like Hubs if he was super skinny and wore glasses. I find it sexy.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Once again, another film I owe entirely to Hubs. I didn't even know this movie existed until Hubs rented it and forced me to pay attention. As an added bonus, if it wasn't for this film, I never would have realized the comic genius and sexy swagger of Russell Brand. Oooh la la. Come to mama. This is a great film, unless you just got dumped, in which case wait a few weeks until you're feeling more sarcastic and angry. Then it's perfect.

The Muppets Take Manhattan: No, I'm not joking. The music, the crazy animals, the ridiculously bad 80's fashion. Amazing. I love this film with all that I am, and it never gets old. The scene when Miss Piggy and Joan Rivers do each others make-up is solely responsible for my teen addiction to red lipstick and blue eye shadow.

Gone With the Wind: Not all of these films are going to be made in present day, people. Have some respect for the elders. Gone with the Wind is by far my favorite film of all time. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and check it out. You can probably get it free at the public library.

Because this film is centered around a lesser known group of people (the Yankees) it provides a look at that time and place from a completely different view. People in the South were still people. Perhaps a bit misguided in their beliefs, but people all the same. And while Gone With the Wind is mostly a story about a spoiled brat with too much time on her hands, it is also the story of a nation split right down the middle...and how it finds a way to heal.


Requiem For a Dream: This film doesn't so much fit in with the comedies and love stories I've mentioned so far, but that doesn't make it any less amazing. It's not easy to make a film about teh dangers of addiction without getting cheesy, but Requiem For a Dream delivers that haunting yet ever-important message without blinking an eye.

With stellar performances from Ellyn Burstyn and Jennifer Connely, I have gone through many a Kleenex box witnessing this film. Though not an easy movie to sit through, it holds a mirror up to a lot of societies issues: drugs, eating disorders, and the need to be somebody. I think every 8th grade class should be forced to watch it. "The War on Drugs" and "Dare" campaigns certainly aren't doing the job.

Young Frankenstein: Aaaand, we're back to comedy. I love Mel Brooks. I worship Mel Brooks. The guy knows how to deliver a punchline and turn any serious movie into a total and complete goof. He paved the way for the "Scary Movies" and "Date Movies" that are all the rage now, but he did it 10 times better with both arms tied behind his back.

Young Frankenstein has more one liners and zingers than I could ever hope to know what to do with. And as a bonus, Madeline Kahn is one of the most hilarious women to ever work in Hollywood. If you haven't seen this hilarious take on Frankenstein, you don't know what you're missing.

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Ta da! Whew...I'm kind of spent. Not blogging for three weeks will do that to you, apparently.

I can't promise I'll be back tomorrow (remember, I'm easing back into this), but hopefully I will. I still have a giveaway to take care of!

Have a wonderful Thursday, bloggies!









8 comments:

alissa said...

im sorry who is this?
i can barely remember what you look like kim, its been so long. ok thats a lie. but i miss you :)

russell brand = awesome.

love the movie list

Meandering Mel said...

Missed you too!

I also love Mel Brooks. Blazing Saddles. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (my fav move as a kid). And Spaceballs.

Love them all. :)

Leah said...

One of my favorites is Romy and Michele's high school reunion.

I have a confession too. I hardly even check my google reader anymore. It makes life a lot less stressful although I know I'm missing out on some great blog posts.

Judith said...

I'm sad to see that our old friend from our college days didn't make the list. Any guesses? "Otto, Otto no, shit!". "I Wendy, I Wanda, I wonder...." "It's got a wuh for Wendy" "Asshole!". Can you revise a blog post, if so, put A Fish Called Wanda somewhere near the top of the list. :)

BJMAR13 said...

You work in blog sweatshop!!! You not blogging enough! Stop lazy time and blog blog blog!! Otherwise I have nothing to do but talk like foreign sweat shop manager.

rosiesmrtiepants said...

What you're going through right now is really hard, no doubt. Dr. Love lost his job in January and has not been able to find ANYTHING yet. He's put out a ridiculous number of resumes, and even hit the point where he has applied for cashier jobs at grocery stores and bank teller positions. It has left him rather low and crappy-feeling, of course. I've been lucky enough to work in a facility with good job security -- there will always be people committing crimes and being crazy. That's one of the good things about working in mental health -- no lack of things to do. With your background and area of expertise, I'm sure that things are slim right now. Just know that, eventually, you will find something that you love again. You may have to do some jobs you're not too thrilled with in the meantime, but you'll get there. I know these words may not help or make you feel any better, but just keep your head up and do the little things every day that make you feel better. That's what I do when I feel like crap and don't feel like getting out of bed in the morning. My fingers are crossed for you!

Kim said...

You're back! Well...for a bitish.

drollgirl said...

oh god! there is no way you could catch up on all of that reading! you did the right thing.

and you are going through a lot. how about you blog when you feel like it? you know we'll keep coming back! i can't stop by all blogs every day, but i'll come around as i can. deal? hopefully! :)

and hang in there. i hope you get some great news SOON!!!!