I’ve seen this acronym on the Internet from time to time:
I had a pretty good idea what it was all about from the context, but Google just provided its literal meaning: “Not For Showing Wife.”
That’s just wrong.
And it’s being thrown around all the time in conversation — casually, with a wink and a smile.
Shame on all of us.
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From the outside looking in, the business of show seems like it gets smaller all the time.
Actors and directors want to work with folks they like. So once they have a good experience, they get paired up again and again. Relationships form. Money is made.
Endings are happy.
Until things go wrong…and that ‘small world’ can turn around and bite you in the butt.
But if you’re lucky — and you and your ex- are both funny — being forced to work together after the breakup can be fun for everyone.
So glad we get to watch!
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That’s the only way to describe About Time, the new movie from writer/director Richard Curtis, who has brought us such classics as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill.
Everyone in the film is charming — even the folks who are grouchy (because they are grouchy in that funny, British way).
The homes and flats are charming. The ‘meet cutes?’ Charming. And the time travel conceit is treated with a light hand…not the gloom and doom that you might remember — and star Rachel McAdams had to endure — in The Time Travelers Wife.
Plus, Rachel and Domhnall Gleeson are the cutest couple on the entire planet.
That’s not to say About Time is all English Breakfast tea and crumpets. Curtis definitely has a strong message to share about love and life —
But he’s just so charming about it.
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What are you waiting for?
Join the party!
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When Hurricane Sandy devastated portions of New York and New Jersey last October, my Upper West Side neighborhood didn’t even lose power.
To say we were lucky doesn’t even cover it.
That’s why I am excited to have the opportunity to participate in National Dine Out Day – to eat out at one of the many restaurants that are donating a percentage of today’s sales to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
And the great thing is…you can, too! Restaurant chains across the country — in practically every state — are taking part. Check the list to see if there is a participating location near you, and dine out to make a difference!
If your state didn’t make the list, you can still donate to the cause here.
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Because Quinn Miller is a genius and deserves to go viral…
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One of the many advantages of a) working from home and b) having HBO is being able to watch Oscar-nominated documentaries during lunch.
Today’s featured selection: The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossoms.
I’ll admit that I had not heard of this film before I saw it listed on HBO OnDemand. If perchance you haven’t either, I strongly encourage you to invest the short 40 minutes required.
Director Lucy Walker chronicles the tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. Survivors share their stories of loss, and work together to rebuild their communities — already making progress a mere month after the storm hit.
And what are the ‘cherry blossoms’ in the title, you ask? I’ll let you watch the film and find out.
It is a vital part of their history and culture, and one reason a tsunami could never break the Japanese people.
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I returned to New York City today.
I couldn’t wait to get home, but was frightened of what I would see.
The aerial view of the city, half blacked out and silent, haunted me. The news cameras had focused on flood, fires, that precarious shifting crane. My airport cab driver told similar tales.
But then he dropped me off at my door. Businesses are open. People wander the street, friends gather, dogs bark. My neighborhood looks much like I left it three days ago.
And just 50 blocks south lies destruction.
Tonight I am a very, very lucky girl.
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