I'm torn tonight - there are two major things I want to blog about. Blogtoberfest is tomorrow night & I'm eagerly anticipating seeing Jenny & Jayne & Jason and meeting Sarah & Erin & Erin(ire) & Tom & everyone else. Let the Boston blog nerdery commence!
Well, I guess that took care of my dilemma. I wanted to mention Blogtoberfest, then move on to another topic & I guess I just did. Sometimes I amaze myself. ;)
So on to the other thing. I saw The Departed last night. Dating a boy who lives in Southie motivated me to see it in the theater. SIDE NOTE: Observe that I said "a boy who lives in Southie," not "a Southie boy." Nick grew up in Berkshire County - almost as far as you get from L St. & still be in the Commonwealth. However, he does live in Southie now & loves it. The picture above is one he took.
Dating him has opened my eyes to the edgy charm that is South Boston. It's like Dublin or Glasgow - beautiful & historic, yet someone could get stabbed. ;) Either way, I'm falling in love with it & was eager to see Martin Scorsese's take on its notorious Irish gangs. Most people I know were expecting the movie to be a cross-breed between Goodfellas & Mystic River. I'm not sure that's really the best way to categorize it - but I did like the movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio's Boston accent was much more respectable than I had expected it to be & wonder of wonders, Alec Baldwin was funny! Nick's only complaint with Jack Nicholson was that he was so . . . Jack Nicholson. But I think he pulled off kingpin Frank Costello (partly based on Whitey Bulger) pretty well. In the end, it helps to be from Boston to get the movie. Which is why I'm recommending it to you all, not some random-ass Yankees fans. ;)