Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Homage to "Juno"


Before all the Juno hype, my good friend Katie called me up and said "you HAVE to see Juno. I thought of you the whole time.. it's totally your sense of humor." So for months I kept trying to see it but haven't had the chance to see a movie in the theatre since Titanic (practically).. so I just got around to seeing it a couple weeks ago (and then renting it again this week). Katie, you're right, I DO love it.

For those of you who haven't seen it, it's about a witty, cynical teenager who gets pregnant and then gets involved of the life of the couple who intend to adopt the baby. First of all, I think it's wonderful that Hollywood showed a movie about a girl making that choice. I'm actually surprised it got four academy award nominations with that theme. Since when did choosing adoption become non PC anyway? I thought it was great.

As far as the humor, a few people have told me that Juno's sense of humor is a lot like mine. Well, I'm not 1/34th as quick witted as she is, and I don't have that teen angst that her character has mastered, but I think that's a compliment. (Even though no one talks like that in real life. That's why it's a movie, and why Gilmore Girls was a hit.) It does make me wonder though if I've lost some of that personality that I had in my "youth". I now have to watch what comes out of my mouth before spouting off some witty remark. My family always tells me "Only Brooke can get away with saying that."
Maybe it all started when I asked the doctor giving me my tetanus shot "Did you even GO to medical school, Doogie?" He told me I shouldn't be on antibiotics because... "it.. ugh.. does something bad". How could I resist? Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately) I've learned to hold my tongue in situations like that. So although I'm glad I didn't have to go through a teenage pregnancy, I guess I'm a little glad that my friends still think I have a bit of Juno in me. Now if I could just find sunglasses like hers, I'd be set!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Disneyland Through the Eyes of a Child

videoDisneyland was a blast. I think Brighton will enjoy it much more in a year or two, but she was just so wide-eyed and fascinated with everything, it was like seeing the world through the eyes of a 15-month-old. I've never seen that girl scared of ANYTHING until we wanted to get pictures of her and the oh-so-scary Goofy. :) She was also a little nervous on the Pirates of the Carribean ride. And sometimes she was more interested in holding the steering wheel of the ride than she was the actual ride itself.

It was also really fun being there with my nieces and nephews ages 2, 8, and 9. And sometimes visiting an amusement park with my dad is as good as being there with a child. I swear that guy could start going on rides at 8:00 am and not want to stop until the last churro was sold.

Ahh, my one Disneyland regret, not eating a churro. Autym and I searched frantically at 10:59 pm on our last night there until we found the last remaining churro stand still open. Then, to our UTTER dismay the woman in front of us turned around and said, with a smirk, "I'm getting the last one!". I hope you inhale some of that sweet succulant cinnamon dust and I hope it makes you cough! Oh, how spiteful of me!!

I'll miss you churro!, Uh, I mean Disneyland! Oh and if you need directions, ask Jason. He'll tell you to banana right. :)