Last spring/summer, parts of a movie were filmed in my town. It's set in Bodeen, Texas with large parts taking place in Austin. It's going to be very interesting to see how they make my town look like Austin. (If any of you see the movie (and I will because, HULLO, parts filmed in my town!) and you happen to spot a glass-front building with EARL'S DISCOUNT FURNITURE in big white letters? That is, literaly, 1/4 mile from my house. I'll try to take a picture. Or maybe a video a la Eurolush.)
Last week I found out the movie -- Whip It! -- is based on a Shauna Cross book called Derby Girl.
Being the geek that I am, I checked Derby Girl out of the library and devoured it this afternoon and evening (book 8 in my '30 Books' goal).
What can I say? It's a book about a 16 year old girl, quite the misfit, who finds her calling in roller derby. It was a quick read and I did not hate it.
Probably because I remember those growing pains and the anxiety and fuck-ups of trying to figure yourself out.
S and I are officially done with our month of not eating out. Overall, it was a huge success. We celebrated with dinner at the local watering hole. Yummy black-bean burger, sweet potato fries, and ginormous Stella Artois. And you know what? That dinner out was special because we hadn't eaten out in a month. Who knew? It was like we were on a date.