Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday I'm in Love

After a two-week absence, Friday I'm in Love is back! Here are three little things I've been loving this week:

The Informant!

Ahhh, Steven Soderberg. AHHHH, Matt Damon. I really loved The Informant!, perhaps all the more so because I wasn't quite sure what to expect going in, and thus was completely under Soderberg's spell. Brilliantly cast and really deftly written, this movie begins as a bumbling-but-sly farce and turns on itself halfway through to become something else entirely. And if it even made meany Manohla Dargis gush a little bit (seriously, she likes nothing), then you know it must be worth seeing.

My friend Jessie started a new blog recently, and I would be remiss if I did nothing more than add her to my list of "Freckled Friends" and move on, so allow me to brag a bit. Jessie, you see, is a beautiful writer, and with the flick of her wrist can produce sentences that would take most of us ages to craft. Her real life is something of a wonderful jambalaya: she works in rescue medicine and comes to your house if you call 911; she writes about the local music scene and tells you who to go see; she gardens and might even cook something for you if you ask nicely; she reads wonderful books and loves to talk about them; she approaches her life with a heart firmly affixed in the mountains of Virginia, where she comes from, even though home is now far away. Jessie is a force of nature. She was also my first friend to meet Trevor, and assessed him a second: "Kind of preppy, but a sexy voice." A couple of months later, she was jokingly grabbing his ass in a bar. He was in. And that's Jessie. (That's us above, by the way, at a favorite hole in the wall brewpub in downtown Albuquerque.) Anyway, what are you waiting for? Go read her!

The Psychedelic Furs

 I am a hopeless New Waver, and the Furs rock in a million ways. Ghost in You? Love my Way? Pretty in Pink? C'mon! We have tickets tonight, and while I'm pumped to see the show, I'm also fascinated by what the crowd will be like. Cannot wait! This show will be a mighty fine reward for a week of waaaay too much work stress.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. LOVED the informant!!! Matt Damon was brillant as usual. The part about polar bears had me rolling on the floor!!

  2. So, this is shamefully delayed, but I only just figured out that Blogger doesn't like my WordPress profile in the comments...

    Thanks for the link, Maggie! You can never get too much freckled love.


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