The Thoughts I Had While Watching “The Secret Life of Bees” With My Mother

We’re kicking it off with a four-year-old girl shooting her mother, and I can hear vampires in the next theater. Clearly, I am lost.

Alicia Keyes might be pretty and blah, blah, blah, but she certainly cannot act. Then again, I cannot act. Why do I insist on judging Alicia Keyes? I always judge the pianists, and that’s ridiculous.

I wonder how things would be different had Meredith shot me when she was four.

Okay. This is going to be a busy week. Play date tomorrow, volunteering and work on Tuesday, Harper’s assessment on Wednesday, Thanksgiving dinner Thursday and again on Saturday, church and book club on Sunday along with Twilight.

Wait. Is everyone’s voice muffled, or am I starting to have a panic attack?

(Me: Can you understand what anyone is saying?
Mom: I’m having a bit of trouble. The sound is sort of garbled.)

Whew. Okay then.

Sweet potatoes, marshmallows, butter, sugar, milk, crushed pineapple, peanuts, Cool Whip, cider vinegar, and green apples.

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth. Lyle Lovett married Julia Roberts who was part of Charlotte’s Web with Dakota Fanning who is starring in The Secret Life of Bees. ‘ ‘ ‘text/javascript’>

8 thoughts on “The Thoughts I Had While Watching “The Secret Life of Bees” With My Mother”

  1. Even with Alicia K not being able to act, I’m willing to bet that it was a better movie than Twilight (which I saw last night). I haven’t read the books but they must be better than the movie or it wouldn’t be such a sensation (right?! I have to believe that :)

  2. My Snob Volume is turned way up this month; I can’t handle either movie. I saw “Rachel Getting Married” instead, and it’s all with the shaky camera and smeared eye makeup and moments that make you cry. Not unlike Thanksgiving with family!

  3. Two turkey dinners? Ouch.

    Good luck on the assessment!

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of Twilight. What book for the book club?

  4. I cannot tell you how hard I laughed at this. Seriously, there are tears over here. The moment with the panic attack sent me over the edge.

    Good luck with your busy week!

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