It’s always nice to get a little good news on a Monday, although I am scared to even post this link for fear of jinxing it: according to at least one report, Friday Night Lights may get another season after all. Can I just say: please, please, PLEASE let this be true? I am keeping my fingers crossed. (And thanks to the reader who passed this link along: what would I do without you guys?)
In other news, I got to go to the movies AGAIN yesterday. Which was great, except that the movie I picked to see was REALLY freaking depressing. It was The Savages, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney, and because it was directed by the same woman who did Slums of Beverly Hills, I was expecting it to be more of a comedy. In fact, I was SURE I had read that it was a funny movie. Well: not so much. The acting was fantastic, of course, and the movie really well done. But I am just too fragile for movies about death and dying these days. Maybe it’s hormones, or just a new mom thing, or an end-of-February thing, or a typical Sarah Dessen neurosis thing. These are all possibilities. So while it was a good movie, it was not the best choice for me. Probably should have gone with Definitely Maybe, which I hear is good, although NO ONE seems to be talking about it. Has anyone seen it? Will it totally depress me? I need to know. I have learned my lesson!
Speaking of movies, I caught the first half hour or so of the Oscars last night, then watched the big awards on Tivo this morning. I was really happy to see Diablo Cody win, but otherwise I felt kind of disconnected, as I hadn’t seen hardly any of the big movies that won. But oh, well. Hopefully next year I will be back on track AND be able to handle all kinds of subject matter without feeling the need to take a Xanax along with my popcorn. Again: fingers crossed.