Monday, July 19, 2010

Inception, Mad Men, and why I need a vacation

Inception. All I can say is wow. Great cast. Great effects. Great plot. Great film. I like that Christopher Nolan kept the plot shrouded in mystery and that the previews were not overly-revealing. I tend to figure out the plots of movies, and thankfully this one (for the most part) kept me guessing. It's safe to say that the husb and I will be seeing it again. And soon. (And who else was pleased to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a more adult roll? Because until I saw this movie he was still the arm waving kid in Angels in the Outfield, 500 Days of Summer, notwithstanding.)

Mad Men. Okay, in all seriousness, we are trying to figure out why it took us so long to start watching this show. I mean, it's genius. Sheer genius. The dialogue is sharp, the acting is brilliant, the costuming is a-maz-ing. I don't think I've been this enthralled in a TV show since... well... ever, maybe. (Because I don't think Buffy the Vampire Slayer counts.) Husb and I have watched three seasons in three weeks and cannot wait for the premiere of season 4. (And I'm pretty sure I want all of Betty Draper's clothes... and maybe Greg wants Don Draper's hair... I'm just saying.)

Why I need a vacation. Because I think it's mean to make people work in the summer. Seriously, we should all take the summer off. Just kidding. (Or am I?) In all seriousness, I just think it would be nice to have a bit of a respite since work has been super busy. (But let's be honest, busy feels oh so good most of the time.) Which is why I am irrationally excited for our forthcoming vacation to Newport. (Though I wouldn't mind going to Cabo again. Thus the picture above.)

Happy Monday, everyone.


Shannon said...

It pains my soul to have to agree to disagree on Inception. Gah. I just couldn't get into it, though. But Madmen sounds good. And Cabo, too. So two outta three aint bad.

Lindsey Wing said...

I completely agree with all you said about Inception!

I have heard countless things about Mad Men...all positive. I am addicted to way too many shows, but I guess one more wouldn't hurt to give a try. I have found we have similar tastes in movies, music etc. in looking at your I will take you up on your recommendation. :)

Brad and Britt said...

Oh, that sounds nice! Newport will be lovely! Enjoy it!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i'm right there with you...inception was brilliant and one of the most complex films i've seen in a while. as for my ring, it's made of teeny pave diamonds and i bought it at 14 carots in beverly hills.