I was at work this morning and had a situation arise, so I had to leave. So here I am sitting in a tub full of hot water, awaiting my 2:45 doctors appointment, in the meantime, why don’t I rant about Valentines Day?
Almost everyone I know is all “Valentines Day is a hallmark holiday, I don’t really celebrate it”. Yet, you know that you’re secretly going to be upset when you come home tomorrow and there’s no flowers on the table for you. Then your boyfriend is going to ask you why you’re upset and you’re going to respond with “Well, I thought maybe you’d at least get me flowers….” and then your boyfriend is going to respond with “But you said you don’t celebrate Valentines Day? I don’t understand?” Now you have put this relationship in an awkward situation because this is totally your fault but you’re still not going to admit it.
Lucky for you, I am single! (Woohoo! Ain’t nothing wrong with that!) #yougogirl. Let me tell you folks about MY plans for Valentines Day. Although I don’t celebrate the holiday, I will still treat myself.
I have chosen Toby to be my Valentine (he doesn’t know it yet, but I don’t think he’ll mind either). The other day, while waiting in line at Target, I was browsing the “sale” DVD’s that they always put upfront by the registers (they get me every time!), and I came across a movie called “Carol” with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara…I’m a huge fan of both. Below is the synopsis of the movie with commentary from me.
“In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt (Great, now I’m going to have to go buy and read the goddamn book so I can be a snob about whether the book or movie was better), Carol follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950’s New York (how scandalous!!!!). As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20’s, Therese Belivet (Ronney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store (I wonder if Therese works in the lingerie department and helped Carol pick out lingerie to please the husband she doesn’t care for?) and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage (this must complicate things in the movie, I can only assume.) As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother (what an asshole) as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. (Wait a hot second…what “close relationship” with her best friend? What happened to just Therese?)”
I got this movie on Thursday, and I’ve been itching to watch it ever since but I am going to treat myself with this movie tomorrow whilst celebrating Valentines Day. Along with this movie, I am going to spoil myself with some wine, and I may even get myself some take- out ( I know, I live life on the edge.)
While watching the movie, Toby will probably be passed out on the couch, and given the synopsis, I will most likely be sitting here crying from the movie because I can already tell Carol has it pretty bad and I just won’t be able to contain my emotions.
Happy Valentines Day to those who celebrate.
Happy Valentines Day to those who don’t.
Happy Valentines Day to those who THINK they don’t.
I’ll give you guys my wise opinion of the movie in my following post.