Yesterday I took the kids to watch Annie. They didn't know the story so it was purely me wanting to see it and pretending that M & M would love it. Luckily they did. I mean, they didn't realize that some of those musical numbers (particularly when Jamie Foxx started singing) were super cheesy. But they enjoy a happy ending as much as I do. In fact, when I asked Max what his favourite part was, he said when Annie hugged Will Stacks (Daddy Warbucks.) Cute! Anyway, there is a scene in the movie where Annie and her fellow foster children have to clean up their foster home. The place is a mess. I had a moment where I just wanted to hop into the screen and clean for them or tell them they missed a spot.

Similarly, the other night Chris and I were watching Parenthood (best show ever!) and there is a scene where Crosby lays down on his bed with his shoes on... Chris actually turned to me and said, that's driving you crazy, isn't it?

Does anyone else feel this way? Or should I be worried for myself?

Tangent aside, the New York condo that belongs to Will Stacks in the movie is the epitome of modern technology (screens that display your inner thoughts) etc. It's the quintessential bachelor pad - dark and clean and modern. Annie is dancing around singing "I think I'm going to like it here" and I kept thinking, I wouldn't like it there!

I can't find a picture of it on the web so you will have to see the movie. But in contrast, I came across a California home that I would have me singing that song. It's the complete opposite. It's very bright and while it's clean, it's not minimalist - it's filled with art and mismatched chairs and traditional fireplaces. Plants and books and pillows. I love everything about it.

Here are the pics:

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The listing can be found here, in case you actually want to buy it:)

-Kate

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