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true confessions

I have a confession to make.

Well, actually, I have two. The first is that I enjoyed Mona Lisa Smile. I went to see a screening of it for a thing I'm doing for the I**** T*****, and I thought I'd hate it, and yes, there were many cheesey and annoying things about it, but I kind of enjoyed it. I mean, I wasn't bored. Maybe it's just because I love Maggie Gyllenhal, but anyway, I didn't spend the entire time trying to see my watch by the light of the screen.

The other confession is that I am a bad worker. I have many books to read for work. And did I spend this evening reading them? No, I did not. I was reading, all right, but what I was reading was the first of Meg Cabot's Missing books (which are known as 1800-Where-R-You in America), which I got out of the library yesterday. I read it in one sitting. I was literally glued to my seat. So yes, when I should have been reading the new Colm Toibin novel about Henry James, I was reading about psychic teenagers. And I'm fairly certain that I chose the more entertaining option. But still. It means I don't get to leave the house tomorrow, and instead must spend the day reading dull things. Although I got the first three Missing books out of the library, which means the other two are sitting, unread, on the table...

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marginalia
Jan. 28th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
i. um. enjoyed mona lisa smile, too, even though i felt i ought to know better. i went at christmas because my aunt wanted to go to a movie and i wanted to see my aunt (and get away from my parents :))

maggie & julia are two of my secret girlfriends, so that might have something to do with it :)
fox1013
Jan. 28th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
Mona Lisa Smile was supposed to take place at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore, originally. And because it's not (there were, according to the BiCo [BMC/Haverford newspaper], issues getting all the techie people here), I have been boycotting out of protest. But I hafta see Maggie! Because I love her! Love her like a much-beloved thing.

The Dyke Squad and I all agreed that some of the scenes in Secretary were the hottest we'd ever seen in a movie, even though it contained a boy. *grins*


Also? I own all four 1800WHERERU books. I love them. They're fucking fabulous. I got them originally as trash and I ended up falling madly in love with them.

I own my shame, yo.
yiskah
Jan. 28th, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC)
1. I rather suspect that I would like Mona Lisa Smile, because I am a sucker for cheesy things like that.

2. I am such a bad worker that I have already decided that I am skiving off work tomorrow, due to snow, and industrial action, and the fact that I can't be arsed to travel 2 hours either way to sit in an office all day with nothing much to do. I will, of course, be officially 'working from home', but as I have no work to do at the moment, I shall in reality be redrafting my novel.

I am so going to get fired, sooner or later.
alltheleaves
Jan. 29th, 2004 03:28 am (UTC)
I didn't spend the entire time trying to see my watch by the light of the screen

Glad I'm not the only one who does this. Having a Baby G really helps though because it has a light on it already.
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