Monday, December 29, 2008

Marley & Me

We were going to go see Marley and Me on Christmas day, but didn't get around to it. So, last night we went.
For those of you who aren't aware of how the Christmas Day Movie Outing went down last year - Doug took me to see "Sweeney Todd." And despite the fact that it starred Johnny Depp, and the music of Stephen Sondheim, it was not acceptable Christmas Day Movie Outing viewing material. But, off we went. I had to go home and put in the Susan Sarandon version of "Little Women," just to cleanse my mind of the melon thunking sounds and the vision of Helena Bonham Carter as she went up in flames behind the locked door of the furnace.
Needless to say, this year, it was my turn to pick the Christmas movie.
Our IUAA bookclub selection is Marley & Me and I just finished the book.
Doug and I saw the last afternoon matinee, yesterday. I kept leaning over and whispering "that really happened, it was in the book!"
I loved the book. Loved the movie. If you haven't read the book, read it first, then see the movie. Oh, and this movie ranks in the "houses in movies that I want" category. I loved the Pennsylvania house. Doug said he wanted the Florida house in the movie because of the pool. I say "pool, schmool." Give me a house in the country with a screened porch and fireplace. Oh, and if you want it straight from the horses mouth, read it here.
We went home and told Chelsea what a "bad" dog she is. Yeah, right. She promptly got back at us for that by chewing up one of Doug's magazines AND the bedroom carpet. For the record, we were going to get rid of the carpet anyway.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

LOL..when does the chewing stop?!?!?!

Whosyergurl said...

we went out the other night & some how she escaped from her kennel. (one of us didn't get it fastened)...more magazine & carpet destroying. The joys of a puppy!

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Oh I want to see this movie! I haven't read the book, so I'm not sure what I'll end up doing first! We have a yellow lab, he'll be ten this year! But he still has at least one bad habit: he goes to the next property over and steals their mud shoes on their porch. It's SO embarrassing to me to have to return the shoe... Strange behavior from our Sarge, but he will NOT stop doing this. So finally I knocked on their door and said, "Could you PLEASE help me out by putting your mud slip-on's up on the bench, where Sarge can't reach them?" They did, and I haven't seen a shoe for a month now!

All that to say, thanks for visiting my blog!
Hugs, Heidi

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