Happy Monday! Mine's been marvelous, how about you?
This weekend, I saw Dear John. I am really glad I read the book first - it definitely helped me appreciate the movie more.
I'll level with you. When I first heard that there was going to be a Sex and the City 2, I rolled my eyes. I whined. I argued my point to anyone who'd listen. Too much of a good thing is never good! I've always resented Disney for capitalizing five times too many on a single project. The Little Mermaid NEVER should have been a television show. And as much as I LOVE watching Sophia Bush on One Tree Hill every week, that show should have ended last season, right after Nathan got into the NBA and Peyton had the freakin' baby and Brooke and Julian finally got it right. And if it goes on for another season... Oh, you'll be hearing from me. You're supposed to end on a high note. I mean, Sex and the City got that right with the show. And the movie. Oh, the movie. I sat in a theatre two Mays ago and laughed and cried and threw my hands up at the end. It was perfect! I couldn't have done it better myself.
So you can understand my immediate distaste when news broke of the sequel. Why fix what isn't broke? In my mind, there is no way they can top it, so why even try? When you watch the preview below, you'll see why I was absolutely beaming when this played before Dear John started. Oh, my God. I read an article with SJP and she said that this movie is much happier and more light-hearted than its predecessor. This film looks phenomenal and I have changed my mind. I stand corrected.
On another note, so many bloggers have been writing about menu planning, and in an effort to save money and lead a healthier lifestye, I've followed suit. Now, I don't cook. I am a huge fan of Amy's and Applegate Farms - both provide me with good, healthy, simple-to-make options. Tonight I'm having an AF chicken pot pie, tomorrow night I have a JL meeting so I'll have to grab something on the go, Wednesday I have a dinner date with a friend, and Thursday I'll do an Amy's meal or have some tomato soup & corn.
Here's the chalkboard in my kitchen. It changes quite often. I'm thinking about starting a weekly "What's on JGIWC's chalkboard?"