Friday, May 23, 2008

B-B-B-Benny and the Jets...

...This song follows me, I swear. At one point, I had it stuck in my head for three whole months. (Remember that, Dad?) Now tonight, it's back...I love it.

Despite the fact that it was technically a short week, it has felt like an excruciatingly long one for yours truly. Weird sleep patterns, lots of commitments and a sick tummy have left me feeling drained and exhausted.

Being that it's finally Friday (at long last), I couldn't wait to get home from work tonight, put on my comfies and settle in for a quiet night to myself. After preparing and then feasting on greens, some Comox Valley brie and a yummy baked yam, I curled up with a cup of tea and a blanket to watch a bonafide chick flick. Quite honestly, I can't believe I still hadn't seen: 27 Dresses. Oh, I'd attempted to see it on a couple of occasions while it was playing on the big screen, but fate would not have it. Tonight, on the other hand, a solo night avec girlie movie was not only my destiny, but also just what the doctor ordered.

Photo: Wikipedia
The story is about Jane. She's idealistic, romantic, completely selfless and absolutely unable to ever say "no" to anybody. (Ok, I could relate just a little...) Weddings are her great passion in life. She's also single and hopelessly in love with her boss. She has been a bridesmaid twenty seven times over; but, when she meets a handsome yet cynical "Commitments" column writer (enter, hunky James Marsden), she begins to examine why her own happy ending never seems to be in sight.
I'm going to admit to you right here and now that I happen to have a soft spot for cheesy romantic comedies. I'm not going to tell you that this is some brilliant film, but it is enjoyable. As we all know, a little cheese is always good on a Friday night, so not only did this movie "melt my little black heart," and make me laugh out loud, it also made me tear up and cry like a baby a couple of times.
Plus, leading lady Katherine Heigl is too adorable for words. So on that note, here's a little tribute to Miss Heigl's personal style, which I have been admiring since I first asked my mom to french braid my hair like hers' in My Father The Hero. In my opinion, she walks the line between sexy and sophisticated better than most.

**Photos are not property of Work In Progress. All images in this post have been taken from various websites and stockpiled in the "style" archives over the years. If your photo has not been credited and you would like it to be, please e-mail me.**


Anonymous said...

She's cute. Unfoolish-miracles' Britney just did a post about her style too!

- J @

Jennifer Stoddart said...

Is Unfoolish-miracles on your blogroll, J? Don't think I've ever checked that one out.

Raul said...

I am in love with James Marsden even though he is married.

Well, I guess I am not allowed as he is married. *sigh*

Loved 27 Dresses (reviewed it on my blog) - especially the song "Who Knows" by Natasha Bedingsfield :)

Katherine Heigl is my girl crush :)

Kelly said...

Katherine is just amazing. Sooooo beautiful and I love her style. Wonderful actress too - 27 Dresses is a really fun movie.

TM said...

Cheers to Friday night chick-flicks!!! I indulged in "P.S. I Love You" last night ... do not attempt that one without tissues! :)

Keira-Anne said...

As I watched that movie, all I could think to myself was how I wanted her entire wardrobe in that flick. She always looks fabulous - on screen and off.

Melissa and Chris said...

I haven't seen it yet! I plan on getting it when Chris is in Calgary next week - can't wait!

Miss 604 said...

*secrets* my brother used to say it as "J-J-J-Jenny and the Becks" to my sister Jenny and me :-P