I want to tell him that normal people do not use the word “pronto”, unless they’re kidding or playing Scrabble.
- Rachel, to her boss, from Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin.
Yes, yes, I know I’m about 7 years behind just reading this book now, but they’ve made a movie from it, and I know I won’t read it if I see the movie first. I love the book and how it was written, and my expectations for the movie are pretty high, thanks to a stacked cast, featuring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, and John Krasinski.
What did bother me though, was knowing the actors that played each part, naturally causing me to picture them throughout the book. Normally I like to come up with that on my own, and then be surprised by the character casting. At one point in the book, they referred to Darcy, Kate Hudson’s character, as having long dark hair. Of course in Hollywood, they make the dueling characters blonde vs. brunette. I guess two brunettes in the mix just wouldn’t be as exciting. I’m always happy to see Kate Hudson in a romantic comedies, that’s definitely what she does best (besides Almost Famous of course). The Skeleton Key just didn’t cut it for me. But all girls will agree that How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days was a fabulous movie.
After really disliking this song for quite a while now, it’s finally (FINALLY) grown on me.*
I think I started enjoying it more when it was featured in the Gossip Girl season finale when Chuck & Blair crash the Bar Mitzvah and were lifted on the chairs, laughing with each other, living in the moment. I haven’t seen Chuck look that happy since…well, I can’t even remember. But, this song was perfect for that occasion since—(spoiler!) they aren’t together as of the final episode of this season.
Also, whenever Ryan hears this song he sings along…do a little dance…make a little love…get down tonight…get down tonight… Can you hear it now? This just makes me laugh, and for some reason, makes me like the song more.
I still really hate the way Adele arrogantly spells her name in capital letters. I will continue to disregard this.
"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
* Laur- Are you surprised?! I know you are going to call me out on this.
“Our relationship finally ended when he took to waking me up in the wee hours of the morning when he would go surfing. He thought it might be fun to have me come watch. “Fun for who?” I wanted to ask. I had never asked him to come to Happy Hour and watch me drink.”—
Chelsea Handler (My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands)
Chelsea Handler is coming to DC next week and I want to go SO BADLY!