Saturday, January 16, 2010

you've got me wrapped around your little finger

A quick update on my family in Haiti: On Thursday night, my mother received a phone call from my uncle in NY. He received an email from my uncle in Haiti letting him know that he, my grandma, and my aunt were all ok. The phone lines are still spotty and my mom has spent the last few days trying to get through to them. I just got word that my uncle in NY managed to get on the phone with my grandma and she is calm and says she is ok. Info is slowly trickling in about some of my mother's friends and while not all the news has been pleasant, we are so relieved that our family is ok.

I want to say a huge thank you to all of you who either commented or sent me emails. I have spent much of the last few days feeling completely out of it, scared, and upset and you have no idea how wonderful and uplifting it was to hear your kind words and support. I started this blog as a place to ramble about ridiculous things I see on tv or about the stress that is law school, and in the process I've connected to some fantastic people. I am so grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Needing to get out of the house, today the boy took me out to a yummy dinner in the city and a movie. Since I didn't think I could handle "The Lovely Bones" right now (and I just finished Chapter 2...I need to hurry and finish it) and I'm still undecided if I want to see "Avatar", I finally got to see "An Education". I wasn't so sure how I was going to like the plot of a 16 year old girl who starts dating a man twice her age, but I absolutely loved it. Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard did an excellent job at making it "not creepy" because it could have easily gone there. 2 minutes into the movie Matt looks at me and says "well, this is the 1960s and this girl is obsessed with're going to drool"..and I totally did. The clothes in this movie were beautiful and just reaffirmed my dream to someday own a closet full of dresses from the 1960's. Some of my favorites:

Swoon...someday my friends, someday.


Jenn said...

once again - so glad your family is ok!

and i saw the lovely bones & hated it. i've read the book probably 20 times (no joke) and it's my very favorite book ever. i felt the movie was just way more about special effects & didn't capture the feeling of the book at all. :( was super disappointed.

Carissa said...

I'm so glad to hear you're family is ok!! such good news.

as for the movies... I'm totally looking forward to seeing The Lovely Bones. the book is SO good, one of my favorites. I kind of want to reread it before I see the film, but I probably won't.

I saw Avatar the other night and it was super good. I loved the love story, of course :) we saw it in 3D and while I hate wearing those glasses, everyone has said it is so much better in 3D.

I haven't seen An Education and hadn't really heard about it but those clothes are gorgeous! I'm loving the look in the last photo.

Iva said...

so glad your family is ok!!!

Nissa Nicole said...

BTW, I grew up in the wrong place. I was supposed to be a young adult in the 50s-60s :D

I am so sorry to hear that your family's been affected by the horrible disaster in Haiti - but so glad to hear good news. I'll be thinking of you!

Can't wait to read more of your blog!