I just got home from the theater where I watched the new Sex and the City movie. It was better than I expected so I decided to wax poetic about it. I’m sorry but I’m inspired and I just have to go with it. Don’t worry, I didn’t take away any kind of have-optimism-about-your-love-life lessons.
First off, the tech in the movie is both comical and perplexing. In one of the early scenes Carrie is looking for a phone to make a frantic call. Samantha hands her an iPhone and she goes, “No, I don’t know how to use this.” Later, she is pulling what looks like a MacBook Pro towards her but I got a look at the power supply and there was no MagSafe power port. It was the old round power connection. All MacBooks have had MagSafe since 2006. Is it possible that Carrie Bradshaw has all of the latest fashion accessories whilst still using a G4? How can this be? The MacBook promo for the movie specifically states that she uses a MacBook Pro. What am I missing here? I need to buy the movie so I can take a closer look. Maybe my eyes deceived me but I don’t think they did.
Second, I realized that I am more fashionable than I give myself credit for. In one scene Charlotte wears a beautiful high-wasted pink skirt with a large sewn-in belt. I have that skirt in black! In another scene, Carrie wears thigh-high knit socks with a skirt and a jacket. I have those socks! I guess I am getting the hang of this fashion thing after all! Kudos to my good friend Nathalee and Billion Dollar Babes!
My third and final revelation about this movie, which I realize a lot of people will find frivolous, is that I have been experiencing New York! I have lived in the Big Apple for a little over four months and I will admit I am not always happy to be here. I miss San Francisco and I know that this city isn’t where I am supposed to ultimately put down roots but when I do leave someday, I want to look back on my time here and feel as if I experienced New York. Watching this movie, I realized, I am doing that! Carrie and Big have their rehearsal dinner at Buddakhan. I’ve eaten there with friends. She goes shopping across from Scoop in the West Village where I bought some fairly fantastic jeans. They have their wedding night dinner at Spice Market where I have also been. The fact that I not only recognize but have been to these places that are notable enough to make it in this iconic movie, tells me that I am making the most of my time here in New York City! I realized that I shouldn’t worry so much about whether I shouldn’t have moved here or if I am not taking advantage of the city. Now I know that I won’t have any regrets. Except maybe eating popcorn and Reese’s Pieces for dinner. Actually no, I don’t regret that either.