Side note: How the fuck do my co-workers know when I open my blog to write a post? It never fails that they call me with a question that is more involved than a "yes" or "no" or come into my office to ask me to look up something the second I start typing.
Anyway, on to the fun facts!
- Friday movie recommendation - Iron Man. It's awesome. Hear me out, Shauna. I know that Gwyneth Paltrow is in it, and I promise that I hate her just as much as you do. Seriously, Gwyneth - Apple and Moses, what were you thinking?! When those children grow up and stab you to death in your sleep, don't be surprised. I sure won't be. If you plan to have more children, get help. Swistle has a baby name blog. But I digress. Back to Iron Man. It has everything. Robert Downey, Jr. who is gorgeous and a terrific actor, and plays Tony Stark as a complete bad boy at the beginning and then shows his change of heart perfectly and wears all of his emotions on his sleeve from there on out. He's absolutely wonderful. And Jeff Bridges is terrific as the bad guy, although he seriously channels my uncle in this role. His voice always sounds like my uncle's, but with his head shaved and that long beard, he really looks like my uncle, so that was a bit creepy. There's even a death scene that made me cry. Fantastic movie, couldn't recommend it more.
- It's Friday and I'm leaving work early! And I requested my day off to take the kids to the zoo. So I'm putting my new priorities into action.
- I am reading the best book and I can't wait to tell you guys about it. I'm waiting until I finish it, just in case it has a bad ending, but I really don't expect it to. I've read the only other book the author has written and it was wonderful, so I'm sure this one will be just as good. I will recommend the first one, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. I'm about halfway through his new one, So Brave, Young and Handsome. So far, I love it. I'm even making myself read it slowly so that I can savor it. Which is torture.
- Impromptu movie review - There Will Be Blood - You will be bored. It is SLOW. Which I didn't really mind, except that when they got to the end, it was as if they were bored, too, and needed to wrap things up quickly so they just threw an ending together and called it good. I'll watch a long, slow torturous build-up, but there had better be a good pay-off. That wasn't it.
Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend!