Thursday, September 29, 2011

One For the Money; Movie Trailer, And my sad, sad dissapointment.

Okay so, the Stephanie Plum series is my favorite book series! 
And I was super excited when I saw that they were making a movie out of the first book!
(Came upon the trailer over at tales of a rambling redhead)
But I'm sorely disappointed.

Here are my problem.
A. I love Katherine Heigl, but she's too perfectly pretty (and naturally blonde) to be Stephanie Plum!
B. The guy they have playing Ranger? Not nearly sexy or manly enough to pull off the character. And he's kind of ruining my mental Ranger image!
C. Grandma Mazur (played by Debbie Reynolds) is supposed to be this little waif of an old lady, who's crazy and awesome, and scary, all at the same time. (Debbie Reynolds is just too classy to pull it off!!)
D. Joe Morelli is not Irish. (Anyone see a problem there?)

And really the whole thing is cast terribly, terribly wrong. 
Some options that (I think) would have been better suited.
Joe Morelli:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Michael Weatherly
Okay so maybe the second over the first (ya know, cause of the whole Irish thing). But either would have been better than what was chosen. Nothing against Jason O'Mara I just don't think this was his character.

The Rock

Now, he's not the perfect casting either. But he puts off that same sexy dangerous ora that Ranger does in the books, and I can totally see it working. 
Grandma Mazur:
Cloris Leachman
Betty White
Cloris Leachman just fits the part perfectly. And Betty White is just plain badass!
Stephanie Plum:
Alyssa Milano
She might be too perfectly pretty too, but I've seen her be rough, and I've heard her Jersey accent. It would have worked! (And possibly Sandra Bullock as another option.)
Honestly I could go on to recast the entire move except for maybe the parents, they seemed decently cast. But I really was disappointed by the trailer. I'll still see the movie, but I don't think it will be a go to the movies viewing.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Thursday, Ya'll!!

(What? I'm allowed to say ya'll. Just because I live in California doesn't mean I can't be a little country at times. And besides, I used to live in Texas:)!!)
Anyhoo, it has been many days since I've updated everyone on the goings on in my life. 
And the update is, my life is awesome!
I thought, after the break up that is, that it would take me forever to get over it, to move on.
But, I found my happy.
Its in the new words my daughter learns, the fact that she's in school now.
My very best friends that were, and are always, there for me when I need them.
The family that drives me crazy 95% of the time, but is always, always there to make sure I don't get swallowed up by this crazy thing called life. 
I have learned a lot about myself in these past few months.
I've grown as a person, matured as a woman, gotten my priorities back on track. 

And after I did all that, I stumbled upon a great man, who is not the key to this new found happiness, but is someone to share it with, and someone that accentuates it.
I know what you're all thinking, "Wow she moves pretty fast." 
I'd think it too.
But life is too short to go by any set timeline of when and how you are supposed to do things.
I was really terrified that I wouldn't be able to trust anyone again.
I worried about comparing men to the boy I once held so high in my mind.
But my fear and my worries were unfounded.
This new man in my life knows how a woman is meant to be treated.
He's not afraid to tell me how he feels about me.
He doesn't hide his own fear and worries from me, and somehow I'm comfortable not hiding mine from him.

Will it last forever? 
Who knows.
But you should go into everything 100%.
And why would you be with someone unless you couldn't see yourself with them 20, 30, 40 years from now?
I'm not saying I'm in love again.
Its too soon for all that.
But I've never in my life cared so much for someone so quickly. 

So I guess the lesson here kids, is never let any one person dictate how you feel or what you do.
Always, ALWAYS be open to the things that you come upon in life.
Make yourself happy first, because if you don't, you won't be happy with anyone else.