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Charlotte, North Carolina
I am starting out my social work career and my marriage. I write to relieve stress...mostly by sarcastically telling life stories.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Girls Night

This weekend, I got to have a girl's night out because my husband reverted to a teenager for a night of beer and video games with his boys. I went with one of my best friends to see The Help:
This was one of our absolute favorite books. I read it during my last- ever- Spring Break. I was sucked it for several reasons.
1. It is set in Mississippi and considering I lived there for 7 years it is a place I still like to hear about
2. The book focused all about civil rights and the difference between whites and blacks during the Civil Rights Movement. It's right up my social work alley!

Now, I will admit that I am normally a book snob and I usually find movies based on my favorite books lacking. This movie really holds up well to the integrity of the book. It opens up a discussion of how far we have changed as a country. It also makes me think how far we have to go.

I will spare you my speech on that subject but I highly recommend this movie! Grab a friend, boyfriend,or-quite frankly- a stranger on the street and go see it!

I also recommend that you end the evening with margaritas and Mexican food- at least that's what I did! 

1 comment:

  1. You. are. amazing.

    I love catching up on your blog during my lunch!