Sunday, June 06, 2010

Girls Night Out: Two Claws UP!

I met up with my favorite girlfriends Friday night for a girls night out.

We ate at California Pizza (I had a black bean, grilled chicken, spring roll appetizer for!!)

Then went and saw the new "Sex and the City 2" movie. From all I had read about the movie I wasn't expecting it to be good. Actually, I went into the movie expecting it to be horrible and was just looking forward to being with my girls.

Surprise, I loved it!

It is a total chick movie. I don't believe any man would "get" it. It was way over the top with ridiculous outfits and scenes...but the underbelly was real and raw and 100% who we are as women.

When a woman loves, she throws herself fully into that love. Be it the love of one's children, career, self, a man...a woman. We envelop ourselves in that love, living and breathing it as it brings us such joy.

But, in that envelopment sometimes we get lost. The very essence of who we are as an individual gets shoved into the broom closet of our lives. Most times we don't miss it. We are so busy we don't stop to know we miss it. But every once in awhile, in the naked space of a moment we feel the loss. A curious empty space that makes us pause and puzzle as to what it is we are missing.

This, the internal struggle of a woman, is what the "Sex and the City 2" movie captured so well. And I'll tell you. Sitting in the dark theater, squished in the middle of my girlfriends, belly laughing with them...I felt a vital piece of myself that I had forgotten come back.

I love my life. My family. My home. I am surrounded by love. But you know, sometimes? Sometimes it is that moment when you are laughing with your chicks and just being a "girl" that is... indescribably wonderful. Nothing compares to it.


Aafrica said...

i've always loved sex and the city for it's modern day fairy tale appeal. i think those who don't like it take it too seriously and literally. we are going out to see it on tuesday :)

Haphazardkat said...

Aafrica: it is a modern day fairy tale, isn't it? I never saw it that way but you are right! :D I think you will really like this movie!

Laoch of Chicago said...

The thought of seeing this movie makes me shudder to my core.

Haphazardkat said...

hahaha, Laochie! Yes, it is def a major chick flick :D

Peaceful said...

I always wanted to see the first one and now I have to see both. the whole thing seems quite alien to me-but I love the friendship they have-something I have never had.
I swore I read you tell Laoch it was a major dick flick (whack) ;D

Haphazardkat said...

Cindy: I hope you like it!! :D

Jadeykins: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ major dick flick!! :))