Friday, May 28, 2010

Friends & Family Fridays: Hanging Out With My Mom & Blogging For Top

***So this is Friends & Family Friday!! This is my day to talk more about my friends and family (aside from sharing waaay too much about their love lives on my other blog, lol). My friends and family are lovely people, that much I know for sure. Have fun getting to know them through my eyes.***

So, I've been hanging out with my mom a lot this week. First was the baseball game on Sunday with my family & PT. Next was the Maxwell & Jill Scott concert on Tuesday. And Thursday night, we went to see Sex and the City 2 with two of my friends. I know some people who don't like kicking it with their parents, but I just don't get it. Mine are awesome and so much fun. My mom gets along great with my friends and we had a blast.

Anyone who reads my blog knows I mention my friends Top and Bad quite often. Top told me yesterday via instant messenger that I have been slipping on my blogging. I told her I had been super busy this week and she should stop being dramatic, lol. Then she told me she felt like she had just started watching a television show and two weeks in, they began to show replays! I laughed so hard at that and immediately felt obliged to have a post up for today.

I thought I'd write about the Sex and the City 2 movie since I went to see it with both family and friends and the movie is about Carrrie's family and friends. I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, so don't worry, there won't be a single spoiler in this blog post.

I loved the Sex and the City television show because it was about single, fabulous women in the big city, working hard to achieve their goals in love, career, and life. The show started with Carrie as a sex columnist. We were so excited that she got ad space on the side of a bus, remember? She was also working on finding a passionate, all-consuming love that would make her want to give up being single. Miranda was working hard to earn the notice of the partners at her law firm. She was working on finding a man who just wouldn't be intimdated by her too much. Charlotte was used to having money, but was doing big things in the art world. Turns out she was looking for a man with the standing in life to allow her to be a housewife. She wouldn't wait to quit her job to become Dr. Mrs. Trey MacDougal (or however you spell it). Samantha was making a name for herself in PR and getting better at it every year. When she fell in love, it was on accident, and she was just looking for instant gratification, even if it came in a long-term package (get it? package? lol).

By the time the show ended, Carrie had become an acclaimed author and was with Mr. John Preston. Miranda had become partner and was married to a man she had a lovely child with. Charlotte was married to her second husband (a much better fit) and they had just been approved for adoption. Samantha had found a long-term instant gratification package and a way to spread her PR influence all the way the West Coast all in the form of one Smith Jerrod. Things were going well.

The first movie was all about these women seeing that working hard to get everything you wanted came with a price. Miranda was losing focus on what mattered and her husband cheated on her. Carrie let the wedding get "bigger than Big". Samantha let being Jerry's PR person take over who she was. And Charlotte let becoming a mother consume her as well. But they got through it.

So this new movie, what was left? Well, the women got everything they had all dreamed of, so what next? They had to learn that having everything they dreamed of wasn't what they dreamed it would be. And apparently, it's more interesting to find that out in Abu Dhabi. As over-the-top as the storylines, clothing, and dialogue might be, these stories are relatable because the things that happen to these four women happen to real women everyday, though maybe not on so grand a scale. I've even compared the major men in Carrie's life to major men in my own life. My story will end differently than hers though.

And I'm Top's Carrie, I just don't dress like her, lol. She's my... cross between Samantha and Miranda. She has Samantha's fearlessness mixed with Miranda's cynicism. She also has a bit of Carrie in her with her individualism. The one thing she's not is a Charlotte. I don't have any friends who would be a Charlotte. Charlotte kind of irritates me. But I'll stop there cause some people are die-hard Charlotte fans.

2 New Hypotheses:

I'm kind of a mix between Miranda and Charlotte. I'm hard on men, yet, I still somehow have those kind of old fashioned views like Charlotte does.

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