This past weekend was one of my favorite weekends in recent history. We spent most of our time sleeping, eating, and spending time with good friends, both old and new. In order to accommodate all of those activities, I also spent most of the weekend dressed in the comfiest clothes I could find. This is the outfit I wore to a morning brunch at Park Tavern, one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco (more about our San Francisco favorites coming to the blog on Wednesday!). I picked out these stretchy leggings + loose sweater to allow for maximum pancake consumption. Do people pick their brunch outfits for any other reason?
It's funny--for two years now, Oscars season has felt like a mini-semester of school, with my husband and I cramming in all of the Best Picture nominees (and as much critical analysis as we can stomach) before the Academy Awards air. When the telecast ended last night, it felt like the semester had ended, and despite expecting all A's, we came home with all B's. I mean...Birdman? Really? Sure, it was good...but it was no Boyhood. Heck, it wasn't even as enjoyable as The LEGO Movie. Also, can we nominate Common to make all awards acceptance speeches from here on out?
We also managed to squeeze in a viewing of American Sniper right before the Academy Awards aired. Since I wasn't able to provide you with an opinion last week, here it is now: like many others, I felt that the entire movie seemed like an enormous missed opportunity. It's easy to imagine Chris Kyle's fascinating life and legacy being taken in about a dozen different directions to make a complex and interesting movie. However, the painfully clunky screenplay and complete lack of nuance in American Sniper squandered the pure potential of the story: I wish they had a do-over. I will say, though, that Bradley Cooper managed to milk every bit of nuance out of a script that did him no favors primarily by becoming a true student of Chris Kyle's life and affect. The depth of his talent continues to impress, and I can't wait to see what he does next.
Okay--that's enough movie talk for quite a long time, isn't it? I'll give it a break for now.
Happiest of Mondays to you all!