...and better.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I just got home from attending a screening of The Single Man, starring Colin Firth {courtesy of Oprah}. Thanks, O! And no, she wasn't there. But she does know how to treat her audience. Free popcorn and drinks for everyone! Very classy.

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. I love Colin Firth, but was beyond excited to see Tom Ford's directorial debut. You know Tom Ford, don't you? Creative director of Gucci and YSL. He single-handedly saved Gucci and designed a pair of my favorite sunglasses.

The film was breathtaking. It was one of the most beautifully crafted films I have ever seen. Colin Firth was phenomenal, but more than anything, the film {like a Tom Ford dress} was simply gorgeous. The use of color was unlike anything I have ever seen. I loved it.

I figured that Colin would be a guest on the show, so when I found out that he would be joined by Roger Ebert and this brilliant man...

I was just a little excited. When I told my sister I'd be seeing the Tom Ford, she sent the following text: If I could kill you, steal your identity and go I would.

I love my sister. Let's just say that we have a thing for this brilliant, brilliant man. If you have ever had an interest in fashion, chances are that you do as well. After all, he did design one of my favorite pairs of sunglasses and one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen.

I will be going to Oprah with Crystal. We met via twitter the day before I found out I might have tickets. Way to choose the right day to introduce yourself to me! Talk about timing. I asked if she wanted to come {of course she said yes} and I put her name down as a guest.

She couldn't make it to the screening, so I did something I have been thinking of doing for years. I went to the movie by myself. I cannot believe I was worried about seeing a movie alone! I actually really enjoyed it. Stepping outside your comfort zone can be such a wonderful thing. I have learned that I am a lot more independent than I thought I was.

I also met a woman at the theater who got last minute tickets. She was shocked when I told her I haven't even been here a month. She has been trying to get Oprah tickets for TEN YEARS. I cannot wait. I am so, so excited!


  1. what an awesome week this is shaping up to be. yeah you!

  2. Look at you...you're one lucky girl!

  3. and getting better and better and better!!! haha!!! :)

  4. SO jealous! We've been in Indy for going on three years now and I've been trying to get Oprah tickets the entire time. AND you get to see Tom Ford? Mega-jealous.

  5. When I saw Tom Ford was going to be there via your facebook...I thought to myself...ahhh..her AWESOME sunglasses! So EXCITED for you! You are amazing and so independent and strong!

  6. Actually attending movies by myself is my single favorite guilty pleasure. My problem is getting other people to understand that. They always want to go with me! I love being totally immersed in the movie without a single reality check like pass the drink or a elbow that occasionally slides off those tiny arm rests. Congrats on busting out and trying something new!

  7. I'm so happy for you!

    It really seems like things are falling into place for you. Friends, entertainment, living situation. Ahh..life is changing. And in a good way! If that lady tried for 10 years to get Oprah tickets and you were able to snag them up after just a few weeks in Chicago, I'd say that's a sign that you're where you're supposed to be =) Still so proud of you!

    And I'll email you back a little later. I'm having internet issues at home, I can't access personal email on my work computer, and I'm not sure if I'm ready to tackle your questions from my phone but I'll do it as soon as I get a chance.

    Hope you have an amazing weekend!

  8. How fun! Oh, and sign me up for any movie with Colin Firth. ;)

  9. Things just keep getting better and better for you, and I'm so glad; you deserve it!