I was out walking on our road this morning, bright and early, when one of my neighbors came driving by. She stopped, rolled down her window, and then held out…my US Weekly, which apparently got misdelivered to her mailbox. It’s the latest one: I think the headline is something like JUSTIN’S REVENGE ROMANCE. I’d actually been wondering where it was, but I still felt that twinge of shame as I took it, thanking her. I mean, how embarrassing. Why couldn’t it have been my Newsweek, or even Real Simple? Anything would be better than people knowing that not only do I READ Us Weekly, I subscribe to it.
In other news, I’ve spent most of my weekend watching various parts of Boys on the Side, which HBO seems to have decided to run constantly this month. Can I just say that I LOVE this movie? I remember seeing it in the theater when it came out (twelve years ago, hello!) and loving it, so much that I bought the DVD. But with it playing on some HBO channel at any given moment all weekend, I can just keep seeing it, in bits and pieces for days at a time. Last night I turned it on at the very end, and just sat there and SOBBED. Very cathartic, although my husband, at the other end of the couch, was rolling his eyes. I mean, it’s got Whoopi Goldberg AND Mary Louise Parker (who I now love even more, from Weeds) AND Drew Barrymore AND Matthew McConaughey, in his pre-bandana and bongo playing days. Plus a great soundtrack. What more do you want? Also this weekend, I watched Cars, which was very good, although of course, because I am an US Weekly subscriber, every time I heard Owen Wilson’s voice all I could think about was KATE’S HEARTBREAK, as him breaking up with her was last week’s cover. Still, a cute movie, with lots of inside car jokes, especially NASCAR ones.
And then tonight is the Golden Globes, my VERY favorite award show, because it’s laid back and honors both TV and movies. If Kate Winslet wins for Little Children, do you think that means it might finally come here? Here’s hoping. I would love to see McDreamy win, although he’s up against some tough competition, including Michael C. Hall from Dexter, a show I do not watch, but he did play David on Six Feet Under and for that I will love him, always always always. Plus, Mary Louise Parker is nominated for Weeds, and since I have been watching her all weekend on Boys on the Side, I’m rooting for her too.
Of course, regardless of who wins, I’ll still get the wrapup and all the fashion commentary from US Weekly, which I will continue to subscribe to, even if it means my whole neighborhood eventually has to know that I am shallow and entirely too interested in celebrities. In fact, I’m going to go read about JUSTIN’S REVENGE ROMANCE right now, and I don’t even feel bad about it. Or, not much. Okay, maybe a little bit. But I’m doing it anyway.