Wednesday, February 3, 2010

1642 Days of...

I'm currently in California, enjoying some nice weather and attending a work conference.  In my west coast travels, I've enjoyed some amazing grub (more on that in a later post) and I've gotten a chance to meet up with some old friends.  Old friends who are encouraging me to further embrace the spirit of "Why the Heck Not" and get out of the funk that seems to have crept into my life.  Being on the road gives a person a lot of time to think, which in my case, has been good for my soul.  Something that has really helped me to pick myself up off the ground and wipe the metaphorical boot prints off my heart is the movie "500 Days of Summer."  (yes, I know this is a blog about vegetarianism and boozing, not movies...but Zooey Deschanel is in it...she's a's a stretch, I know...but I think it fits)

I can't believe it took me THIS long to discover this movie. (Thanks, Alex!)  It's not your typical boy meets girl sappy romance flick.  (I saw 4 Christmases a few weeks ago...oy!)  It describes the 500 days of a relationship.  From its beginning to its end.  As the movie poster and one of the opening lines state, "This is not a love story."  It's true to life.  (and freakishly similar to my life, to be perfectly honest...if I were a guy)  There isn't a happy ending.  Love doesn't always prevail.  But that's ok.  The dialogue in this movie is really genius.  And although I love, love (Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday), it's refreshing to see a not so happy but kind of happy ending. 

Am I one of the select few that's seen this sarcastic masterpiece? 

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