sorry that title refers to the weather. it's all we talk about in Oklahoma, ya know. except for OU football. anyway, dang it's been over 100 all week and I'm watering every night or morning. blah today was excellent in that I had the day OFF from the water park, which actually closes next Tuesday and changes to weekend only from now until labor day weekend. so I'll be busy working weekends on top of the new job and teaching the classes at the community college. sort of thing I just thrive on I suppose.... we shall see. this morning I volunteered downtown and while talking to a group before taking their tickets, this lady walks right up close trying to read my name tag to get my last name. then she say "dan dan it's me..." and I notice behind the woman, her daughter. She is a friend of mine from high school who I used to drive around all over the place because she and her twin sister were sophomores my senior year and I had a car and all our friend lived in a suburb north of where we did. anyway, the other sister dated my best bud in hs also. and her mom fed the guys we all hung out with many times. anyway I gave her a big ole hug, it was really fun to see her, and I met my friend's husband etc and made some quick catch up chat. I'm already keeping up with her on facebook, but hadn't seen her in person since HS.wow, really made my day.
SO now on to Woody ALlen movies...I think I've mentioned before I'm a big fan etc... well I quit watching any new movie by Allen at somepoint I think it was after Jade Scorpian. basically couldn't get into the pessimistic and/or cheating storylines and have just stuck with good ole standards since. I DID however put "whatever works" on my blockbuster queue and received it this weekend. wow REALLY enjoyed it. the same sort of jokes, themes etc..well well written stuff. although I will say it seemed written more like for on stage than a movie. the actress playing the mom I believe was the best acted role. I also like the way one character dislikes cliches, and yet we sort of have to whole cliche set-up with some of the characters coming out to new york city in the movie. If you're a jonthon Groff fan, he makes an appearance. but the cutey girl character makes it worth seeing, the smart smart dialogue, and then really the very goodlooking younger male love interest. SO GOODLOOKING. whoah, and it wasn't just the british accent but that solidified my new crush in upcoming actors. ha Of course the movie really makes a point at making fun of the southern right wing Christian stereotype with some discussion among the characters of God vs no god etc.. the usual old man woody allen role is played by Larry David of Seinfeld.
I'm a romantic too at heart and the part of the storyline of a novice photographer being discovered in NYC and shown at a gallery plays right into my own dreams of course. it ws great to see something familiar but new. However,I'll stick with re-watching favorites like "manhattan murder mystery" and "broadway danny rose" or "radio city days". anyway, check out the film or if you've seen it let me know what you think!