Sunday, January 25, 2009

Of Purses and their Handles...

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Have you ever had a conversation with a group of your friends and suddenly asked yourself, "How on earth did we get to THIS topic?!!" Anybody following the conversation would either be fascinated or, well, think we were all nuts.

Our Book Babes used to meet at Oscar's near the Duck Pond fairly regularly for years. We would sit outside on their patio and have a rip roaring good time. We would laugh because sometimes you could see people were leaning in to listen to us talk. The laughter could sometimes be seriously contagious. I believe that is where we had a conversation about "purses and their handles!" Now, if you want to know what that means, you are gonna have to leave a comment.

Blogging is such a weird thing though. In many ways, it is like a journal or diary recording the events that happen in our lives. Weddings, parties, celebrations, and sometimes just the ordinary events. I also think of it as the beginning of a great conversation. Reading my friends' blogs is like listening in at Oscar's.

I found a blog post about "The Unseen Benefit of Commenting" that totally said what I was thinking, but if you jump to that link, you will notice that there are 65 comments! And the comments themselves could be mini posts. I visit blogs where there can sometimes be over 400 comments. The commenters talk to each other and their opinions are illuminating in so many ways.

Do you hesitate to leave a comment on other blogs? I have to admit, I am like that. I link to some incredible family blogs that are funny, joyful, sad, and all around enjoyable to read, but I feel that I would be intruding if I left a comment. But I so want to comment sometimes!! Cougarnana off of Karen's blog had a Sunday Six talking about the movie "Australia" and about Hugh Jackman. Yummy. I am not a big Nicole Kidman fan, but I loved both of them in this movie and especially enjoyed drooling over Hugh. I wanted to leave a comment saying anyone who enjoys watching Hugh Jackman is okay in my book~! She could probably list some good Hugh movies that I missed. Nancy says I need a movie education--she can list a whole bunch of movies and I am lucky if I have seen 1 or 2 of them. Seriously, it is quite sad.

So, anybody see a good movie lately? Off to comment on the movie "Gran Torino~!"


Karen Carter said...

Ok...did I miss the good ole book clubs at the pond? Or was I in on the "purse and handles" and forgot? Dang it...We need to meet up soon. I am having withdrawls BIG TIME Love you blog xoxo Kisses Karen~

Jeanne said...

Kat - not a new movie, but did you see Stranger Than Fiction with Will Ferrell? I didn't know what to expect when me and Dave went to see it but it was a really good movie. Sadly, I've not seen any movies lately. Dang movie theater is like, 16 miles away!

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

I loved Stranger Than Fiction. I am not a Will Ferrell fan, but that movie was so good. I was even able to watch Anchorman after seeing Stranger Than Fiction and enjoy it.

I know you are sick of driving after your long weekend, but this weekend you should go see Gran Torino, or at least before you go back to work~!

Jeanne said...

K - glad you saw Stranger Than Fiction. I love the scene where he picks up the guitar at her house and starts heart catching the way she responds.

Can't see Gran Torino. I will seriously want to kill someone afterwards. But let me know how you like it!

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

I loved it~! I did cry at the end, but then almost everything makes me cry lately. I think you would enjoy the heck out of the movie actually. I would love to hear your take on it. Clint Eastwood does an amazing job although my friend Casey does say he is looking old. You should link to her blog from mine, The Moran Clan, and read what she said and I did post a comment on there about it.

I will be seeing "New in Town" tomorrow, so maybe I will blog about that~!