April 19, 2003 in Friends

Shaking Things Up

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Earlier this evening I went to dinner with a friend. Main topic of conversation was her dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs in her life. While she has a relatively good job, she’s not completely happy. Plus she’s feeling frustrated that she’s still single. This is the same friend who at beginning of year set a goal of being married by end of year. I feel for her but I’m not really sure what to say. I can completely relate to what she’s going through, but I guess I’m not so panicky about things. She’s 41 and really wants to have kids and ideally with a husband. So she’s talking about shaking things up in her life. I try to be support but I’m not really sure how to help her. If it’s one thing I’ve learnt is that you really can’t rush these sorts of things. Not to get religious, but I truly believe God has a plan for all of us so we have to just sit back and enjoy the ride even if we are frustrated with how things are going. Well this is what I tell myself.
After dinner at Cafe Luciano (yet another fine Italian restaurant), we went to movies to see Phone Booth. Considering our dinner conversation, found plot to be quite interesting. Story revolved around a NY publicist whose life was completely out of control. He lies to everyone around him, is rude to almost everyone and cheats on his wife. His life gets shaken up when he answers a phone in a phone booth. The caller is not happy with the way the publicist has been living his life and he wants him to change his ways. First on the agenda is confessing to his wife. You wouldn’t really think that this basic premise would make a good movie, but the actors do a really good job of pulling it off.


  1. April 20, 2003 at 3:55 pm

    Leigh Hanlon

    I haven’t seen this yet, but want to. It was written by Larry Cohen, who created “The Invaders,” one of the best sci-fi series of all time.

  2. April 20, 2003 at 8:49 am


    I just saw Phone Booth yesterday, too. I enjoyed it. And I thought the ending was excellent.

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