Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Weekend of Eat, Pray, Love

It was perfect timing this weekend. Husband’s military trip out of town coincided with the release of the biggest chick flick of the year: Eat, Pray, Love.
Husband doesn’t know it, but he dodged a bullet. That is, a bullet that is 2-hours long about a woman’s journey to find herself. I figured that if I was going to see the movie, this was the ideal time.
The movie did not disappoint. I read the book a while ago, and I liked it. But, I have to say that I really, really liked the movie. Julia Roberts seemed to make the main character a little softer and more relatable. That’s not to mention that for 2 hours I feasted on colorful, beautiful eye candy of 3 exotic places around the world.
So, if you happen to like 1) Julia Roberts, 2) traveling, 3) eating, and/or 4) chick flicks, you will enjoy this movie. (I feel the need to clarify that though it was a chick flick, I definitely wouldn’t classify it as a romantic comedy, although it certainly did have some moments of romance.)
And, without meaning to, I had my own little Eat, Pray, Love weekend.
Eat: Ate loads of veggies (since the carnivore in my life was away), some BBQ on a night out with the girls, and an entire box of Sour Patch Kids during the movie (and suffered a slightly numb tongue afterwards).
Pray: Church on Sunday.
Love: Loved having some time to myself this weekend, even though I, of course, missed Husband. To round out my girl weekend, I also watched When Harry Met Sally, saw a couple episodes of Say Yes to the Dress (a show that revolves around wedding dress shopping), and finally got my hair cut.
To summarize, I ate, I prayed, I loved. It was a good weekend.


Sespi said...

Oooh, I'm going to see this this weekend! And I love 1) Julia Roberts, 2) traveling, 3) eating, and 4) chick flicks, so it looks like I will enjoy it :) And I'll probably also eat a whole box of Sour Patch Kids during the movie.

Skinnie Piggie said...

Sounds like a nice weekend for yourself!

Allison @ I heart Change said...

That sounds like a fantastic weekend! I plan to see eat pray love sometime soon. I loved the book.

Kathi said...

I want to see the movie, but have a hard time seeing one if I know there's a book and I haven't read it yet! :)
I'm going to try to get to the book soon.
It sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I want to see the movie but I'm trying to read the book first! I guess I should start on it soon! lol

Glad to hear you had a great weekend!

Melissa said...

Aw, I love your own version of Eat Pray Love in this post!

Jackie said...

I was curious about that movie. Wasn't able to get that into the book...