My Life as a Movie Monday: Eat, Pray, Love

Well, my goodness. Don’t you all look gorgeous!

Hi, everyone. I’ve missed you !!!

I’m back to my regular blogging schedule (also known as amb not shutting up, like, ever) after a week of food, family, and some freaking adorable pets. Hence today’s movie selection. No, I’m not in the throes of a spiritual crisis and looking to spend some months in an ashram getting my groove back, but my week contained plenty of the other two things in that movie title. Last week, I:

So, last week, my Life as a Movie was “Eat, Pray, Love”

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Makes total sense, right? I mean, in my head my hair looks just as good as Julia’s.

Thanks bunches to everyone who came and visited me (and Shutterbug!) while I was away. Visiting with you (also known as amb reading your comments and answering them out loud) helped me cope with a particularly bad case of The Sunday Night Blues. You, and The Neighbourhood. Singing you out with this track today because it’s chilly this morning and and my goodness, I love sweater weather. Also because, my goodness, I love the lyrics to this song. Can I keep warm with the sleeves of a sweater belonging to someone who wants to have an adventure, please? *swoon*

Meanwhile, we’ll all keep warm with a tale of ice cold murder and revenge tomorrow – I read (also known as devoured in one single day) the novel “Gone Girl” while I was away, and have added it to my “13 in ’13 Reading Challenge”. I can’t wait to talk about it with you!

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28 thoughts on “My Life as a Movie Monday: Eat, Pray, Love

  1. I haven’t seen this movie, nor have I read the book. But, welcome back, Amb! So glad to hear you had fun in the sun with family and four-footed friends. Nothing quite beats a vacation in the fall, eh? Looking forward to hearing more of the fun times soon. Have an enjoyable day!

  2. Congrats on another book πŸ™‚ looking forward to your review. Sorry to hear about your Sunday Night Blues. Hope you had those cc cookies at hand to help. Nice tunes though I resist sweaters and their cold-weather brethren–adventure-loving or no–for as long as possible. Winter is not my friend. Glad you’re back and looking forward to catching up.

    • Thanks Liz! It was crazy, ridiculously, completely-addicting good. And very different from my usual picks. Writing about this one is going to be interesting for me!

      I love cozy sweaters! Glad you liked the song, even if you don’t agree with my weather preferences πŸ˜‰

      Looking forward to catching up with you as well, my friend! I’ll be around tonight πŸ™‚

      • About winter: I’m all for the pretty snowflakes, hot cooca, etc, but now that I’m an adult–and there’s no such thing as a “snow day” (or if there is, it means my kids are underfoot)–I take issue with the shoveling to get your car out, winter roads, slippery ice, cold weather (my mantra: the hotter the better), and did I mention the cold weather? And the cold weather. ‘Cause no matter how cute that cozy sweater is, the wind’s gonna blow right through it and you might as well be naked.

        Will try to catch you tonight. Thanks for letting me get my winter rant out πŸ™‚

      • Is this the complaint you were talking about, Liz? Sheesh, a complaint from you is like offhand commentary to anyone else.

        Your negativity threshold must be set way low.

        Which is good, by the way!

        Or another way to say is, for a complaint that’s pretty compliant.

        Arf arf arf

      • Hey, my complaint is your negative commentary, diddy πŸ˜‰ I do hate winter, not just dislike it or am “not fond of it.” I Hate It.

        But I see what you’re saying as I just noticed that I concluded my complaint with an expression of appreciation to amb for letting me complain. (Which I spun into the more socially acceptable “rant.”) Will keep working on it. In the meanwhile, anyone want a cookie?

  3. I love that movie! Especially the passionate Javier Bardem. Great pic.

    I, too, love sweater season. There is just something so cozy about sweaters.

    Liz–I totally get you wanting to put off winter as long as possible. I’ve had a taste of a mid-west winter, there’s a reason in the Pacific Northwest.

    Can’t wait to read your book review tomorrow.

  4. I didn’t see it, but whenever I see the title I think of Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, Taiwan movie directed by Ang Lee (who went on to direct Sense & Sensibility). That was a good one!

    • I liked that one, too, diddy. Did you know there is a Latino version (Tortilla Soup) of the same movie? Everything is exactly the same except for the ethnicity, which of course means the food is different, too.

      And I hope you read my second reply to amb–I was complaining about something! Aren’t you proud of me? πŸ˜‰

      • I’ll try to catch that! If you like food movies you might also like “Tanpopo” (Japanese).

        Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to know that you are complaining to someone about something, Liz.

    • I haven’t seen that one, but I’ve heard of it before. Plus, you know how I feel about Sense & Sensibility, so this will definitely be going on the “to watch” list πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recommendation Diddy!

    • I read your “back from vacation” post last night and it sounds like you had an absolutely fabulous time!! This book would be the perfect “back home” read – keeps that travelling feeling alive for just a liiiiitle bit longer … πŸ™‚

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