I came home a couple nights ago in a bad mood. I’m still in break up recovery mode. I was distracted at work. House projects seemed overwhelming for a minute. In that moment there was only one thing I wanted to do – watch the movie Under the Tuscan Sun.
I’ve seen the movie once or twice on the Oxygen channel probably. I do love movies set in Italy. I just wanted a story about a single woman fixing up a house. I thought it would cheer me right up, and it did. I indulged in the far fetched tale with a glass of pink wine and felt better.
On a Diane Lane kick, I rented Must Love Dogs the following evening. It was one of Ex Hubs favorite movies, but in one of those secret ways, similar to how Rachel’s favorite movie was secretly Weekend at Bernies (for the Friends fans out there). I’ve seen this movie many, many times. The familiarity cheered me up some more.
I’ve plowed through several books lately. I read Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments and FanGirl. I adored them both as sweet reads. I read Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings, which was not. I just finished Delicious by Ruth Reichl, and I like her memoir based books much more than her first go at a novel. And because I want to see the movie this fall I finished This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper last weekend. I read it in a day. It was engaging. Although, I had a hard time with the scenes involving the brothers getting into fist fights. I just don’t believe grown men throw this many punches in a week’s time. But, I did enjoy it. (I will never be a literary critic… It was good, I liked it. I’m so descriptive.)
The Columbus Arts Festival is this weekend and I’m looking forward to that tomorrow evening after work. A few friends and I are meeting for a drink and will then stroll along the riverfront enjoying art and food trucks and what is supposed to be perfect weather. My first Columbus Art Fair! Seems like the perfect opportunity to pick up something for the house. Something Diane Lane would pick out. :)