Monday, September 15, 2008

Nothing Much Ado About Nothing


We had a lovely time in Long Island. It was a super quick trip with Wedding festivities from Friday night to Sunday morning (I’ll give you details once Swanky Peach sends the photos.)

So in the meantime, it’s my birthday in three days. Not that it means much, but I’m turning 31. I think that I’m feeling pretty good about life these days. Holden and Danny make life worth everything.

I thought I’d never be happy until I was thin, or rich or could afford my first pair of Manolo Blahniks… but I think the reality of being a mother and being married to my soul mate makes life richer and fuller than any footwear (though, Madonna did say wearing Manolo’s was better than sex; so I guess everything’s up for debate.)

That kind of reminds me about my favorite line from one of my favourite movies in the world (and pretty much the ONLY film I’ve ever really enjoyed Will Ferrell in because I think he’s a little too over the top): Stranger than Fiction.

(Cicely, I think you should do a movie review on it so everyone can enjoy the brilliance of this film. Also, Maggie Gyllenhall is such a fabulous indie darling in this film... she's so luscious, even Danny was digging her. )  

Dr. Jules Hilbert, played by Dustin Hoffman is explaining to Harold Crick (Ferrell) his options for living the last few remaining moments of his life. The dialogue is brilliant.

Dr. Jules Hilbert: Hell Harold, you could just eat nothing but pancakes if you wanted.

Harold Crick: What is wrong with you? Hey, I don't want to eat nothing but pancakes, I want to live! I mean, who in their right mind, in a choice between pancakes and living.... chooses pancakes?

Dr. Jules Hilbert: Harold, if you pause to think, you'd realize that that answer is inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led... and, of course, the quality of the pancakes.

Two weeks ago in my pregnancy, I was totally craving wheat pancakes, so I’d have to agree with Hilbert’s summation.