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Life isn’t like the movies, and how do babies get outta there

12 Jun

Frances Ha. 9 out of 10 stars.

At first I found the dialogue a bit disjointed and awkward but I don’t know if I just got used to it or it appealed to me more after it settled in my brain after sleeping on it. Shot in black and white, it was lovely to look at and Greta Gerwig made the movie work I think. Her character was awkward, clumsy, free spirited and just plain lovable. I mean, she pirouettes across the streets of New York and uses a credit card she got in the mail to go to Paris for a weekend, what’s not to love? As my fellow viewer said, you just have to root for her. She was just wacky. I like wacky. Kudos Frances, kudos.

Continuation of kiddo’s hard questions…”how do babies get outta there”? Well, I told her. Not my wisest mommy decision I’ll admit. I don’t think she’ll be scarred for life though but really, I should have said something other than that the doctor cuts the baby out of the mommy’s belly or the baby comes out the mommy’s hoo-hah. Dumb dumb dumb. True, but dumb. It didn’t occur to me that she doesn’t have the knowledge of how the baby gets in there in the first place so she was afraid that she’d just wake up one day with a baby in HER belly and have to get it out in one of the ways I’d quickly mumbled to her. Once I realized her tearful angst I quickly distracted her with Skittles. Like all mom’s do in a bind…bribe with candy. Better strategy next time mom because the truth ain’t always the way to go.

The End.

friends, Jesus + the Burpee catalog, nerdwear, and Frances Ha

5 Jun

A friend and someone I admire very much told me the other day that she loves when I blog because it’s like “getting a hug over the internet”. I’m wondering if she may be reading a different blog because this one can get tedious sometimes. But really? Her comment may have made my day. Friends are kinda awesome. You should totally get some if you don’t have any.

Kiddo began asking very theological pointed questions this morning on the way to school. How did God make Jesus? How did God make himself? Did Jesus make the plants? Does Jesus have a bunch of seeds? How did God make humans? Is God human? Did God make cars? Does God make houses? What about rocks? Whew. I did my best y’all. Oh and this one…she says “I know who the best mom in the world is…Earth Momma…she keeps us all safe”. Wha??? Thanks, hippie preschool teacher.

I ordered some new glasses yesterday. And contact lenses. And prescription sunglassesnewspecs1. I should just get lasik and get it over with huh? I haven’t had new frames in years so yay, new specs! Very classy-sexy-klutzy-nerdy-librarian-scientist I think.

I’m going to see Frances Ha tonight at our local indie theater. I was all like “yeah sure I’d like to go” and then I watched the trailer and now its more “I am SO excited to watch this cute clumsy quirky chick do her thang in Brooklyn”. Here’s the trailer, check it. I’ll let you know if its as enchanting as it looks to be. Disclaimer: I tend to like weird strange quirky movies


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