Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Morning Cornerbacking

I always wondered exactly what a cornerback does.  According to Wikipedia, "a cornerback is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football.[1] Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles".

That really has nothing at all to with today's post, I just thought we'd probably had enough of the monday morning quarterbacking.  And it's well into afternoon at this point, but it's morning somewhere. 

I did a little bit of writing over the weekend. I realized that I used one of the biggest cliches possible by having my hero wake up with no memory of the previous night in my opening scene.  So I just backed up a few hours and had my heroine drag him out of the river.  I was going to forego the waking up thing altogether and use it as flashbacky backstory, but I am just not that good at sprinking that sort of thing in.  So...cliches or info dumps...what's your perspective? 

In other news, I took my daughter to see Country Strong yesterday.  I had to bribe her with candy and threaten her with death if she made fun of me for crying.  We made it through unscathed.  I cried a little, she didn't make fun of me. 
I really liked the movie. It wasn't anything great, there were more than a few cliches, but there was a lot to like about it.  There was Garret Hedlund, my new boyfriend, and Tim McGraw, my other boyfriend. 

TMcG was totally hot with his salt and peppery beard and hair, longer than he wears it in real life. 

Gwyneth Paltrow was wonderful, as was the supporting female actress, whose name escapes me at the moment and I'm too lazy to look her up.  There were a few too many dramatic close ups, but when they were of my boyfriends, I didn't mind too much.  There were love triangles galore...maybe love quadrangles?  The music was good, I'll be downloading the score.  It was kind of The Rose meets Coal Miner's Daughter meets A Star Is Born

The guys chose to see True Grit, which was probably a good choice for them.  This is a good date movie, there were lots of guys there, just not my guys. 

Anyway, I give it a thumbs up and 2 kleenexes (out of five.  Five would be Terms of Endearment or Beaches)


  1. I don't mind a cliche, but I always skim over info dumps. Sometimes cliches are a necessary evil.

  2. that would be leighton meester, I copped out and watched the little fockers instead.

  3. Ooooh, I'll have me some of that TMcG, please. Salt & pepper -- just the spices I like. ;)