Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday

I love Sundays so much! It's especially sweet knowing I don't have to go to work tomorrow either! :) Hank and I slept in a little bit which was so lovely, and once we were up we decided to use a gift card from the holidays and have lunch at Wildflower Bakery. We don't usually frequent restaurants like this- we tend to stick to our local favorites downtown, and I was reminded again of why during this visit! The food was "okay," and it was so incredibly packed it was hard to find a table. Once we got one it was hard to really have a conversation because the tables were so close and it was just kind of weird. I am so appreciative of the giftcard (free food = awesome!) but I think we'll keep sticking to our old favorites and steer clear of chain restaurants like we always do.

After lunch we made a quick Costco trip and then went to see "The Lovely Bones." Having read the book twice, I had been looking forward to seeing this film for some time. One thing about me though, is that I never, ever compare the book with the movie. I know that I have an idea in my mind of how I think the book should pan out on screen, and I know unless the screenplay writer/director are mind readers, it will never ever match up. I just try and keep an open mind and remember that all books to movies are adaptations. This helps me to avoid feeling let down. This movie though, couldn't have let me down if it tried. Hank was a little apprehensive about seeing it, and he ended up really, really enjoying it. Overall it was a little too creepy/scary for me, but I made it through the entire thing without covering my eyes. I thought the acting was good (I actually really love Mark Wahlberg) and I truly enjoyed it, beginning to end. I think it was a tricky movie to make with all of the "heaven" type scenes, and I think it was executed pretty well. A lot of my friends have had different reactions though, especially the ones who had read it first. Have any of you seen it? What do you think? Next weekend I am hoping to see "Up in the Air" and "Leap Year."

We came home after the movie and I enjoyed a yummy cupcake that Hank had bought for me! Such a sweetie. The rest of the night is dedicated to...absolutely nothing! Sometimes those are the best kind of nights.

I wanted to also include a little "hello" and a thank you to all my new readers. There are quite a few of you, and I want you to know how much I appreciate you taking the time to stop by my little corner of the internet. If you'd like, leave your blog address in the comments so I can come see your little corner too! I made a cheesy video for all of you too. :)




poor Hank is still a little sick, what a trooper though, agreeing to snap a pic :)

Sunday love

Sunday

cupcake compliments of Hank!

compliments of my sweet hubby

56 comments:

  1. I actually saw the movie a few weeks ago and was really let down. Though I haven't read the book(I heard the book was incredible btw) the movie was nothing like I expected. And the asian girl in that movie did HORRIBLE at acting. But I guess I should read the book haha <3

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  2. Oh, I forgot about that girl. She really was bad! And yes, you should definitely read the book- if you disliked the movie then I bet you'll enjoy it.

    xo

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  3. Ugh I'm absolutely horrible when it comes to comparing the book to the movie! I wish I could separate my idea of how the movie should be :) Ha, my bf gets mad bc I constantly say "omg the book was soooo much better!"..he thinks Im a book elitist.

    Also, knowing you, you'll def cry during "Up". It's amazing :). And can't wait, can't wait to see "Leap Year"!! :). Again, wished we lived closer for girls nights!

    Have a great rest of your relaxed night in!

    P.S. This is Marisa...not sure if it'll leave my name since I'm on my phone :)

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  4. Your blog is so adorable!

    Www.whimsicalcreature.blogspot.com

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  5. i love coming to your blog to read up on you and your life you are such an inspiration! :)

    love,
    sarah*

    www.ohmydeer.wordpress.com

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  6. I'm not sure if I've said hello yet, so HELLO! I love your blog so much. I'm going to school to be a special ed teacher, so I am soaking up every word you write!

    I can't wait to see the movie. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I'm in the same boat regarding expectations of movies that are based on novels. You just can't expect an amazing book to pan out the exact same way on the big screen. Things will be missing. Things will be added. And the story will still be told.

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  7. I'm a pretty new reader and I love your blog. So in response to your video, i'll say hello! :)

    I've read The Lovely Bones a few times in the last few years and I loved it! I'm curious to see how the movie turns out in comparison. The previews looked awesome and creepy so i'm happy to read a good review on it. It makes me even more excited to see it!

    Enjoy your day off tomorrow!

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  8. Hi :)

    I love your blog. I'm at amelioratic.blogspot.com if you ever have some free time and want to blogcrawl.

    I hope you have a fantastic week!

    -Amy

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  9. oooo that cupcake looks yummilicious!! I love Sundays also because I don't work on Mondays. It's my lazy day :)

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  10. hm... i've been really apprehensive to see this movie. mainly because I know that they implied the rape scene, which really set the tone of the book.... did they also leave out the ending scene where she comes back as ruth?

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  11. yum that cupcake looks delicious! and your outfit is adorable.

    xoxo yourstrulydear
    www.yourstrulydear.blogspot.com

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  12. I saw The Lovely Bones a couple days ago. I had read the book a long time ago and barely remembered the plot or what happened, which is better because I feel the same as you about comparing novels to films, but I remembered while reading it was nice being able to to picture the "in between" aspect and I think the film portrayed that in the coolest way. Go see Up in the Air! SO good!

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  15. Hi Danielle,

    I´m not sure if I already left my blog-adress in the comments here somewhere, but even if I did, it has changed anyway, so heres the ne one:

    http://www.peppermintcreatures.blogspot.com


    xoxo trine

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  16. I read The Lovely bones quite awhile back in this "book club" a friend and I created which eventually turned into a gab session and knitting for me! ha ha ha! It was a good book but I have yet to catch the flick, I'm interested and like you keep an open mind about book/movies being different in their own way. Check out "Up in the Air" I REALLY liked it..it had a REAL life feel to it. Luff the blog by the way :)

    pandamonium83.blogspot.com

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  17. I totally agree with book/movie comparisons! It's so hard not to get disappointed because you had such a clear idea in your head, and it was nothing like it!

    But just dropping in to say hello, i love your blog by the way, really inspiring, you have taught me to slow down and enjoy the little things in life =]

    www.peaceandsunshinekisses.blogspot.com

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  18. Thought I'd leave my blog address here. That cupcake looks so yummy, btw!

    blarglefargle.blogspot.com

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  19. If you ever come to L.A. let me know ... we have so many amazing little places for food.
    My hubs and I really need to stop eating out so much, actually :)

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  20. I visit this blog almost everyday. It's great!

    www.anotherjourneybytrain.blogspot.com

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  21. OO it sounds like you had a very lovely sunday!! You and Hank are so cute together!! I've been wanting to see "The Lovely Bones" since I saw the previews for it. It does look a little scary. I loved the book, and I'm always excited when books that I've read are adapted into films. I love your attitude about not comparing a film adaptation to the book. I have a similar outlook on book to film adaptations. I think that keeping an open mind to the films makes them more enjoyable. And I agree with you that it's sort of unfair to expect a screenplay writer to capture every single detail that you imagined from a book and cram it into the short span of a movie. I'm excited to go see it now! It was lovely to read your review of the movie!

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  22. I'm a new reader :) Hello from Munich/Germany!
    Lillypanic.blogspot.com

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  23. YOU are the gorgeous one!!
    So beautiful.
    :]

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  24. Hi, I'm Lisa, one of your newer readers. I can't remember how I found your blog now, but I really enjoy it! I'm a high school history teacher, so it's interesting to read about your take on school related issues/blogging.

    You can visit me here: http://knitteachride.blogspot.com

    I didn't see Leap Year, but I did really enjoy Up in the Air!

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  25. I think the pic of you two looks so cute! I have not went to movies in forever.--:(

    my blog if you would have time to stop by--papercamerascissor.blogspot.com

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  26. You and Hank are just adorable together! I love to read your posts. They bring a smile to my face.

    I'll be suggesting The Lovely Bones for the next read in the book club I'm in. I'm a big fan of Mark too!

    You can check out my blog at http://inspirecreatebake.blogspot.com/

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  27. i wasn't sure i wanted to see the lovely bones because i thought it might ruin the book for me, but now i think i'll go see it!

    thanks!
    m.

    ps: my little corner is at-
    http://no-hometown.blogspot.com/

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  28. So sweet of you..my little corner of the world is www.vega13.blogspot.com. Nothing to exciting, with two kids I am still trying to get to avatar (sp?). Anyhoo, I heart your blog!

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  29. The Lovely Bones is one of my favorite books, and me and my honey went to see the movie Sunday. He even liked! I did as well, the book was slightly different (and I enjoyed the book more than the movie) but I thought the movie was nicely done...!

    have a great day off lucky girl!

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  30. I saw the movie this past weekend as well, and I was partial to it. I loved the way they worked the afterlife scenes into the movie, I thought it was a very mystic contrast to the overrall theme. (A bit of what I got when I read the book.) I have to say that you MUST see Up in the Air. It's an AMAZING film, and actually won Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes last night. I think that it was one of Clooney's best performances, hands down.

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  31. First off, wow that is an amazing looking cupcake. Second, I read The Lovely Bones but haven't seen the movie. I'd like to. I think I'd like the movie better than the book for some reason. I just saw Leap Year though, and it's very cute. The hilarious crazy old men make the movie that much better.

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  32. i love your outfit!

    i am excited to see the lovely bones. i've never read the book, so i guess i wouldn't be able to try and compare it if i wanted to.

    :)

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  33. i actually read the book a LONG time ago... right when it came out.
    it was nice to have a general idea of what happened but not constantly thinking about what was being changed or left out of the movie (i honestly didn't remember many of the details).
    i do really appreciate that they didn't even attempt to include the murder itself.

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  34. Hello :)

    I'm going to school to be an elementary teacher. I don't remember exactly how I found your blog but I think us tattoo'd teachers have to stick together :)

    I'm actually going on a girl date with my mom to see The Lovely Bones today. I'm a little apprehensive because that is one of my favorite books and although I'm not religious, I like the idea of everyone having a heaven that is made uniquely for them.

    My little corner of the internet world can be found out http://dietcokeandsarcasm.blogspot.com

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    Suz said...
    Hi Dannielle,

    I started following your blog late last year and it is a pleasure to catch up on what you are up to.

    Love the outfit photos - Gives me some good ideas :D

    Take a peek at my new blog - its nothing special as I'm not that interesting :D

    http://suz-onceuponmydream.blogspot.com/

    Take care

    suz

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  37. I watched The Lovely Bones last week. I enjoyed it visually and the story really stole my attention. I haven't read the book yet so no comparisons were made.

    That cupcake looks delicious ^_^

    -Jen
    http://starrockets.blogspot.com/

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  38. hey leap year is a cute movie i loved it and they guy is so cute ;P

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  39. I really liked Up in the Air. I hope you enjoy it if you see it next weekend!

    I just recently stumbled upon your blog and I'm not sure if I ever introduced myself. So, hello! I'm Chelsea. :)

    And that cupcake looks amazing!

    xoxo

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  40. You are sooooo adorable! and my goodness, that cupcake looks sooo delish!

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  41. I saw The Lovely Bones on Saturday and thought it was great! It was so sad though. But now I want to read the book.

    http://uhohfiveoh.blogspot.com

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  42. i have a crush on your tats. :) so cute.

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  43. That cupcake looks amazing!

    Have you seen Sherlock Holmes? It was good!

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  44. Sounds like a perfect day :)

    www.operationlivewell.net

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  45. Ah, I love lazy Sundays. Thanks for posting about the movie, too - I've read that book a couple of times and loved it but was afraid the movie might be suuuper cheesy (even though I love Peter Jackson solely because of Lord of the Rings).

    Happy Monday!

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  46. I'm so glad to hear a good review of The Lovely Bones! I have so many friends who have also read the book and are dreading the movie; I have actually been looking forward to it. :) The previews led me to believe they did great things with it visually. I'm glad you liked it!

    Also, cute video. <3

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  47. Just started stopping by. Can't wait to read more :) It's nice to meet you!

    ps. Leap Year---super super cute especially if you dig irish dirty men :) total romantic comedy to the max.

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  48. oh i'm glad you mentioned that about Lovely Bones... i LOVED the book and want to see the movie but am a little apprehensive about it as i've often hated movies based on books i've read (i try to keep an open mind but it never seems to work out for me) i too was/am curious about how the "heaven" scenes are going to be done - that's actually the main reason why i want to actually see it.

    and it's interesting to read the mixed reviews here about it too :)

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  49. okay. that cupcake looks AMAZING! :)

    xoxo,
    christen

    christenkrumm.blogspot.com

    :)

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  50. I just started up my blog again & hope to keep up with it.
    www,piratesb00ty.blogspot.com

    thank you for adding a bit of sunshine & fun to my days! Love your blog!

    ~Emily

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  51. the video was incredibly cute!

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  52. That cupcake looks delicious!! I want to make some, actually. :)

    My blog is here:

    http://peanutbutterandpajamas.blogspot.com/

    I'm not that great at posting, and I'm totally a pessimist, so read it at your own risk.

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  53. i loved the movie!!!! i thought that it was made pretty, and the main actress was adorable. Marky mark is such an adorable man. he seems so sweet.
    im glad you had a lovely sunday!
    i heart sundays too:)
    sleeping in = awesome day.

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  54. I'm new to your blog, but it is such a fun blog! I will be stopping by more often.

    Oh - and the cupcake Hank bought you made me want one, so I found a vegan yummy recipe to enjoy! Thanks for that inspiration :D

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  55. hi danielle! i've been reading your blog for a few months now so hello! nice to meet you!

    love,
    elycia

    http://loveelycia.blogspot.com/

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  56. i just got home from seeing the lovely bones. i thought it was amazing. i read the book twice and like everyone else, was nervous that the movie would be horrible. the only part i didn't like was how the murderer died. it was kinda...weird? it didn't bring a lot of closure. i am a huge vintage fan and i think my favorite part of the movie was all of the vintage aspects!

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