Monday, June 29, 2009

Fun Weekend

So I had some house-cleaning and a 12 miler on the schedule for last weekend. Rich was going to be working all weekend, and I was off. Well about 1pm Friday afternoon I got a wild hair to go visit my BFF Darcy in Boston. She is moving back to Arkansas in the next few weeks and I wanted to get in one more Boston-visit before she leaves. I texted her to see if she was cool with a last minute guest, and she was so I bought my ticket (got a good deal), got off work and had 15 minutes to pack before I had to leave for the airport.

We had a great time just hanging out. We both LOVE movies, so we saw three while I was there. 1. My Sister's Keeper-I thought it was awful. The book is great, but I thought the movie was disjointed with poor acting. 2. Away We Go-pretty slow but cute 3. Food,INC this is a documentary on the American food industry and all it's evils, pretty interesting. I do agree with the fact that it is wrong that it's cheaper to buy crap food than healthy food, leaving many people with little choice when it comes to feeding their families. Take home messsage: government and a few top companies control the vast majority of our foods, mass production of meat is disgusting and unsafe, buy local and/or organic whenever you can, you vote with every bite. I think this is a must-see for anyone who cares about what they put into their bodies, and the bodies of their loved ones. I still will choose to eat fast food, or out of season berries from time to time and that's ok. But I am not disillusioned--I know the beef in my Big Mac came from a nasty feed lot, had no quality of life (because I'm one of those people that actually cares about the QOL of the food I eat. I'll eat you, but I want you to be happy while you're alive) and was likely slaughtered in an unsafe and unsanitary place. If you know the facts, then you're making informed choices. The wrongness to me is if people don't know the facts, so I encourage you to see this film as a way to learn more about it!

We also had some delish Italian food, some good cocktails and lots of great girl talk. I hope you all had a great weekend!

10 comments:

aron said...

that sounds like sooo much fun!! glad you had a great visit :)

kristen said...

Wow, you did get a wild hair. So fun. Good for you. Interesting about the movie. I think I am scared to see it -- which naturally means I HAVE TO see it!

Thanks.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Nice that you got to visit your friend! Thanks for the heads up about My Sister's Keeper, maybe I'l skip the movie and just read the book :)

Abby said...

I'm really interested to see Food, Inc. It's coming to our local indy theater in a couple weeks.

Sounds like a great weekend!

Jess said...

I'm glad you had such a nice weekend away! What fun.

I read My Sister's Keeper and was suprised that they made it into a movie since it doesn't seem to me like "movie material." And I have heard lots about Food, Inc. Sounds interesting. Did you ever read Fast Food Nation? Sounds like very similar info. But don't watch teh movie version of that; it's crap.

Marlene said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!

Lacey Nicole said...

is food, inc. in theaters?? i know i have to see it, but i'm so disgusted already it might just make me mad/sick. i definitely am one of those people who is a vegetarian for a reason, and also buys local/organic for a reason.

i never read my sister's keeper, but i heard the endings are different in the book and the movie, and that jodi picoult was okay with that.

D10 said...

I was wondering how my sister's keeper was going to be. Sorry to hear it wasn't very good.

lindsay said...

a last minute trip - how fun! gotta love the freedom and ability to do that. sounds like a good weekend!

Kim said...

How fun to go see your BFF on a whim. I need to do that with mine and she just lives across town!