Sunday, October 12

We are family

I went to see Intolerable Cruelty with the fam today, and then we went out to dinner. The movie was nothing to write home about (which wouldn't have been necessary anyway, since I was sitting with my mom and two sisters), but it was funny and light. I was amazed to find that Catherine Zeta-Jones had zero chemistry with George Clooney, because I thought that man could light a fire with wet matches. I have to admit I'm not a fan of CZJ (and not just because of her slightly disturbing marriage to old-enough-to-know-better Michael Douglas, though that helps). She's just never really clicked in any movie I've seen (though she came close in Chicago). She's gorgeous, yes, but there's just something about her acting that's ... cold? I can't quite put my finger on it.

The highlight of the day was definitely hanging with the fam. My little sister isn't having any luck finding a teaching job (she's super smart, so if you know of an open high-school history teacher position, let me know); I hate not being able to just help her out. I can give her money and I can read over her résumé, but other than that, all I can do is sympathize. I hate that. I'm her big sister, dammit. I love my family. They drive me totally nuts sometimes, but they keep me grounded. Every time I've seriously considered leaving the area, I've realized it would mean leaving my family behind. And I don't know if I'll ever be willing to do that.

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