7.26.2007

A Girl...A Plan...Some Thai...& A Movie

My plan was simple. Go get new running shoes. Scott and A. were going to the baseball game, I was going to get new running shoes without a 3.5 foot distraction. I was giddy.

Scott decided he wanted to mow the yard, "Because rain is coming." I thought to myself, "So?" The grass won. The running store closed before I could get there. Scott said, "Just go tomorrow." Now, I tried to keep my head from exploding. Really. I calmly said, "I'll have A. with me tomorrow and it will be so much harder(you know, to reassemble the running store and all)...blah, blah, whine, whine." My perfect plan was laid to rest.

I perked up once I realized I could eat Pad Thai right out of the Styrofoam ALL BY MYSELF and watch the latest treat from Netflix. Who needed new running shoes anyway?

I settled into Big Brown (our recliner...it's tasteful I promise) and started watching. And eating. I knew I had wanted to see this movie, you know, because it was on my queue and all...but I couldn't remember what it was about. Oh my, if you like documentaries, if you like feel-good-teacher-student-life-changing movies, if you like history, if you are human...please rent this movie:

Paper Clips is just amazing. You see how a simple idea can transform into something larger than you can grasp; how people in a rural Tennessee town can learn from a horrible evil in our history. It's a movie about hope, about connection to our past, to the larger world, to all humanity...and yes, about paper clips too.

10 comments:

  1. hm, sounds intriguing...I'll have to look into this one....last time I went to get shoes, my two big kids just sat on the "bleachers" bored to tears and waiting, but no re-assemebling of the store required afterward...you will be there before you know it! :)

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  2. I've seen this somewhere before, sounds like an interesting movie. So glad you were able to relax, totally understand about getting out by yourself!

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  3. We'll put it in our queue - I love movies like this.
    I know exactly what you mean about taking a little one to the shoe store with you - it's a nightmare!

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  4. Yay for a new movie...and I'm sorry about your missed running store date. Although, reading about it made me appreciate, once again, how easy it is to be single (not that I don't want to get married and have babies, but it's not my lot right now, so I'm glad I can appreciate where I'm at).

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  5. Pad Thai and a netflix will cure almost anything...sounds like a good movie!

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  6. I got this movie from Netflix after Kristi recommended it awhile ago. It was amazing. I'm glad your night worked out for the best.

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  7. Paper Clips, huh? I've never heard of it! I will take your word for it and make sure we rent it in the near furure. Hope you get your running shoes soon;)

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  8. bummer about the shoes! isn't that how it always goes?! i'm glad you were able to get some downtime! i'll have to rent that movie (the pad thai idea is fabulous, too- SO grateful we FINALLY have a thai restaurant here!)

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  9. I totally understand the WHOLE post!!! It was like re-living one of my days!

    Paper Clips? I will have to try it! Trey and I take turns getting movies-it keeps us ALL smiles!

    Oh- what a wonderful night just to yourself!!! Love those!

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  10. I am definitely going to rent that- thanks!

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