Karlie MacG Likes The Social Network

I liked it!

It’s loud, fast and actually has a storyline. It seemed to be told fairly and didn’t make Mark Zuckerberg out to be a really really nice man. I liked that, mostly. If it was all hearts and flowers and he was portrayed as like a modern day Ghandi, teaching us all about how great it is to share information with each other through Social Networking and bringing about a change in the world then you’d be sceptical surely.

So well done Facebook for telling it as close as you were legally allowed to by law and all those involved!

It’s not mushy, it is what is it, it tells you how Facebook came about and doesn’t seem to lie BUT most importantly, it will make Facebook a monster!  It will elevate facebook to the next level. My advice is if you have a business and do not have a Facebook page set up, get one now! ( …and I know a good little social media co that can do that for you in Edinburgh :))

Call me skeptical, and c’mon you knew I would be a teeny bit, but it’s a very clever way to advertise something that has never had to be advertised before.  How do you reach everyone who has missed the phenomenon? How do you rank it amongst one of the greatest discoveries of our time? How do you further get everyone talking about it? How do you keep the interest in it? You take it to the movies of course! You make it into a digestable story about best friends falling out, money, power and bizarrely, Love.

While the movie is all about the fact that Mark Zuckerberg is a billionaire who invented the coolest thing to hit the internet since it was invented, (or did he? – you’ll have to watch it!) it doesn’t really shout out about why it’s so successful and scare you all with its power.

The reason Facebook is so successful (and worth billions) is kind of glossed over (please tell me you know this and don’t need it spelled out for you) and fairplay, I love Facebook. It has enough privacy laws to enable you to control who sees what, where and when and I love it. everyone who know me know that! There are so many positives to Facebook, far too many to mention in this blog. I liked this movie and I will like the Twitter Movie too when that is released…. (Lol -Jk)

AND for the record, if Mark Zuckerberg wants to request me as a friend, I’d accept….. 🙂

Eat Pray Love – sigh…….

Sometimes, it’s just going to happen isn’t it?

You read a book, you think “Wowee”, you love it, everyone else reads it, they also love it, word of mouth passes this book around to people all over the world, it’s spoken about at parties and on twitter, a real conversation starter and contributor, a shared smile, everyone falls in love with it a bit and then….. Hollywood gets it’s grimy paws on it and bam the book is ripped apart, dissected, and rehashed back together to resemble something that is a little bit like the book but not really at all.

😦

To be honest my jury left on the opening lines. ”They’ (not my jury but the script writers) took a great line from the middle-ish part of the book and started with it and I wanted to cry! really honestly, right there in the cinema, holding my popcorn and my ice-cream (cookie dough FYI) My hackles were up and it took all my power to restrain myself and stay in my seat to hear it out.  They changed lots of bits in the book, and, being a writer, I know this HAS to happen but please can someone tell me why? A book editor has sat over that book for months, editing it for public pleasure, why does a screenwriter think they have the right to change it? Don’t they realise that people like the little parts of the book, they are the little bits of glue that stick into the rocks of the story and bind it all together!!

Now I am prone to get attached to things I shouldn’t, words being one of them, sentences and the images they inspire another couple and basically it really bugs me when they take a decent book and change it about. Do they seriously think the viewer will not COPE with the original? Is the biggest insult a screenwriter can receive people walking out of the cinema exclaiming, ‘Wow, that was EXACTLY like the book’ ?? Why why why??? We are having to sit through 2 parts of the last Harry Potter, YES TWO PARTS, so they can fit everything in and this one teeny tiny but entralling book is squished and squashed into 140 minutes. Me no likey.

When I saw that Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt were involved I secretly smiled and thought “wahey this will be good”, they’re both decent people and producers and Brad especially is famed for being chooooooosey about where he places his wieght and I guess Julia Roberts can be choooooooosey about the roles she plays. She’s not exactly going to turned down is she?

Certainly, I understand that conveying a womans spiritual journey on film could have been a bit difficult and new agey, but why make it smultshy (yes I invent words too) and do that ‘Coca Cola commercial’ thing that I hate. Argh!!! No-one asked for this book to made into a film, there were no public demands for it to happen, it could have been left as just a great book. There are plenty of talented indivuals out there with great ideas for new films, take them Hollywood, please, I beseech you, take THOSE new ideas and leave decent literary ideas just as they are.

I hope when my books are published and I’m offered the chance to make them into films I practice tact and exert enough power to ensure they are interpretted perfectly. I hope I will not just take the money and run. Though I do appreciate the importance of winter sun and the good life…Aww damn it…..I’m going to end up eating this blog aren’t I?? 😦

So, you doing any Social Media this year?

Last week was a funny little real-time return of the power of Social Media magic for me!

Most of us who work in this area know how exciting and thrilling it is getting the results back after weeks of pushing out a campaign. Social Media works fast ( you could even use the term ‘in real-time’ lol) and, depending how you run your campaign, the results can be instant. I liken Social Media to modern-day magic and everyone who knows me knows that I love it so much though I don’t know anyone who works in it who doesn’t love it! It’s a passion 🙂 that basically makes being a geek cool – Yay!

While I do a lot of SM for clients at work, my twitter account  @KarlieMacG is my own, it’s all me, for better or worse, :). I rarely use it to shout about Social Media as for one there are people out there who do it better than me, and two it’s nice to switch off! But this one time (..at band camp..) and JUST FOR FUN – I did, and got good results too! So I just wanted to share , with you, this little story of how a salon, a woman with an active twitter account and the Brazillian Blow Dry, got on the first page of Google…..

It all started with a Tweet, from my twitter account on 17th Aug.

“Ooh Brazillian Blowdry in Edinburgh? #DianWard But does anyone but me (and @DianWard) know what it is???”

It got no @Replies!

I was a little surprised as I thought the usual people I engage with would come back with something cheeky at least. Where were my twitter friends?? Maybe they were all indulging in the Edinburgh Festival I wondered? I mean the festival this year has been amazing !! Or was it because of the ‘dodgy-ness’ of the name ‘Brazillian Blow Dry’?? (Brazillian as we know has connections to intimate waxing- but c’mon we’re all adults here, and this treatment is also called the 6 Month Blow Dry, the Brazilian connection is that it originated in Brazil) So anyway, I left it for that night and posted something else,  and then the next day, 18th Aug, still a bit miffed, I came back with…

“Disappointed in you all Twitter NONE of you know what a brazillian blowdry is! Good enough for Nicole Ritchie, good enough for MacG!! :D”

It worked!!

Everyone was back from the festival, at their desks/laptops/iphones and ready to engage- Yippee!! There followed a few cheeky tweets, tweets with links to Brazillian blowdry’s and then just general chatter about it, I retweeted some tweets and the salon @DianWard tweeted on it. the conversation flowed, there were laughs and it entertained a few of us twitterers over lunch time. The very next day, helped by the enthusiasm of the linguistic social media lovers out there, (the ones who love to listen and talk) When you search ‘Brazillian Blow Dry Edinburgh’ there on No1 page of Google  – is Dian Ward 🙂  and me! Woo hoo! and awww shucks… it was just a little experiement on my part really, could you even imagine what I could do with a little more time???….haha.. 🙂

So job done? Not just yet!! Let me take you over to Facebook for the next part of the story which doesn’t involve Google but does involve some existing client engagement and the all important ROI….

On Facebook, I updated my status in the morning that I was going to have the treatment done, friends immediately commented on it, “Ooh I’ve heard about that”, “let me know how it goes” etc..

The Salon, Dian Ward Hair and Beauty, have a lively updated fB business page where Dian posts updates on staff,  treatments, special offers and any news that she thinks clients would be interested in. Clients also use the page to engage with Dian as running three salons -she’s a  very busy lady! We had decided to photograph the whole treatment from start to finish, and the finished Photo’s would go on the Salon’s Facebook page.  The treatment went ahead and the photo’s were taken and immediately put on Facebook. The results of the treatment really are astounding and clearly visible in the pictures, something for the visual social media lovers, (the ones who love to see) and the salon got two bookings that night and more continue to come in! Friends are still writing on my wall asking about my hair 🙂

So there we have a little story of how Social Media and a whole bunch of enthusiastic people got to the first page of google (and also made some cash!). For me it’s fascinating and if you have any stories you’d like to share please do, I’m already looking forward to hearing them!

ps it’s www.dianward.com if you’d like to book a BBD yourself! SO amazing! So worth it, hair feels fabby!! I may soon need to invest in a neck brace for all the flicking about of it I’m doing as I’ll surely get whiplash!!

Get him to the Greek? – Eek!

Picture the scene..

Movie Exec comes home, finds teenage son and his friends howling with laughter at at a movie, wife comes in watches a little bit, laughs too, maid comes by watches a bit, laughs, gardener sticks his head through the window, watches a bit and he laughs too, the movie executive watches a bit, he doesn’t laugh but, always thinking of the dollar, he sees everyone else laughing and hits upon an idea.

“What’s this film called?” he asks his son, “The Hangover” son answers. Movie Exec takes note.

Few days later wife is watching a Coca Cola commercial, “Aww honey, she says, ‘this is so emotive”, “don’t you mean emotional?” he says, “No honey I mean, emotive, it brings about emotions in people, makes you think a little”

ME takes note. “Hmmm….” he thinks….

Work on Monday, harassed screen writer  is pulled into see the big man, ME, swings round in his chair, “right” he says, “we need a film that is emotive but hilariously funny, gimme gags, gimme tears and ultimately, show me the money! Screen writer looks skeptic, “b…b..b..but we can’t do both..”

ME, looks sternly at the scriptwriter and says menacingly, “yes we can, and we will”

Screen writer gulps.

“We’ve still got to put that British guy Russell Brand in a film before his contract expires, so get him in to play a RockStar, get me P Diddy or Puff Daddy whoever is free, and get me some up and coming american guy, a funny one, then write me a funny AND emotive script”

Screen writer leaves, phones the wife, “I won’t be home for a few weeks” he’s says.

The result?

Get him to the Greek.

It has funny bits, I did LOL, but it confuses itself with being emotive and thought provoking. It’s actually quite weird. It should have just gone for all out funny. But it didn’t, it tried to be clever and make you think that partying 247 is not as much fun as it’s cracked up to be. When we all know it is!

Maybe there was some mission statement in it to put this message across? “Hey kids, don’t grow up and be a Rockstar, you get to party like one but you get no love, people will cheat on you left right and centre and you’re going to think you’re living the dream but you won’t be. Be a doctor. Much more fun. You’ll be tired and have no life but you’ll be saving lives. Ok? Good!”

The shame about GHTTG is that it has one of the funniest lines I’ve heard in a movie in ages: actors says to P Diddy, “You’re telling about my clothes, when you’re three zips away from Thriller!” Brilliant! Brilliant! Best line in the movie without a doubt. There just wasn’t enough of them.

The ‘funny’ American guy (Jonah Hill) wasn’t really funny, and he is a funny actor, but here he fails, or the script fails him. P Diddy? Brilliant, plays a blinder, yes please more of him. He’s one V talented guy, definitely one to watch if he decides lounging on boats on Ibiza is not fun and he wants to do more acting.

Russell Brand? Obvious choice for the role of Rockstar, but have movie execs actually missed the point of RB?

He only looks like a Rockstar, he is not, and from my knowledge, never has been one. We all know this. Please stop casting him in these roles, before he becomes the acting equivalent of Spinal Tap. He is way more clever than this, I’d like to see him as a villan, mystifying people with his long words 🙂

All said though, I did laugh, there are funny bits, but I had higher hopes for this film. I thought it could have been genius had they stayed with the funny theme, and not tried to teach some bizarre moral lesson.

Poor rip off of ‘The Hangover’ and Coca Cola Christmas commercials, most definitely not the real thing 😦

Save your money, go see something else and just watch the trailer, it’s the funniest bit.

Getting stuck on the sky

Have you ever watched a toddler do a puzzle? One of those chunky wooden ones?

It’s so funny as the child decides where he or she is putting the pieces, they don’t necessarily do it the way it should be done. They don’t follow the picture on the box, they don’t even match up the sides of the puzzle pieces, they just know it fits together somehow as they’ve seen others do it. So they cram the pieces in wherever they go, sometimes getting lucky and putting them in the right place and sometimes with massive concentration and determination they force a piece into a space it has no chance of fitting into, at least that’s what we think, but they manage it.

As an adult we can look at the whole picture, see the pieces that are in the wrong places as they stick out a mile and help them fix it.

Is it just me that this reminds of life in general? Our lives are just puzzles we are putting together piece by piece and we’re all that determined toddler doing it how we want it to be not how it should be.

We expect pieces to fit together and sometimes they do and sometimes they just don’t. We concentrate really hard and push them in and spend too much time on them, trying to make them fit into spaces they have no hope of fitting into when really we should realise it’s just not where they go and move on. Sometimes we all get so caught up convincing ourselves a piece goes somewhere that we refuse to consider it doesn’t and keep trying to squeeze it into the space we want it to fit into. Sometimes we need to stand back, take a break and think it might just go elsewhere.

It’s only after we’ve found the real place for it do we think, “Oh yeah, that’s why it never fit in over there!”

The good news is that all puzzles fit together eventually, we just need to remember if a piece is taking too long to fit together or is just not working out, it is not meant to be there.

There’s a place for it elsewhere. 🙂

Eclipse – The Twilight Saga

My first thoughts were, ‘Aww damn it! I’ve sat too close to the front’, the actors were massive! But it was dark and I wasn’t going to move and spill my popcorn so I stayed and sat it out, it wasn’t a chore exactly.

124 minutes of my favourite Vampire family, Forks, lads with no tops on and Robert Pattison, (swoon) I wasn’t about to complain about being too close and this is the reason I will give when I go and see it again. “But Karlie, this is the 3rd time now, lets go and see Shrek” ,  “errm no, I think I sat too close last time”, “Karlie, you said that last time!”, “Did I? I must remember to sit further back then, now sweet or salty?”

I’ve read all the books in the Twilight Saga so I know how this love story ends up, because that is what it is for anyone who hasn’t read/seen it/been hiding in a dark cave these last few years. Bella and Edward are the love story which is essentially what the Twilight Saga is. I hear people saying it over and over again in passing, when asked why it’s so special,  “it’s not just about Vampires it’s a love story”.  Sadly, Eclipse moves away from Bella and Edward a bit too much for my liking.

In Eclipse we get a bit of background on the other characters, we find out their stories and why they act the way they do, of particular interest are Rosalie and Jasper, but I felt they missed this in the film, they could/should have gone into more detail with the stories of these two, making it more on the level of my all time favorite Vampire film; Interview with a Vampire. A bit of Vampire history always goes down well with me and I think they could/should have meated it out with more Vampire history, not exactly on the level of ‘The Historian‘ but a teeny bit more here, I feel,  would have worked really well.

But I don’t want to start saying it was bad etc because it wasn’t, it was beautifully shot as they all have been so far. We got great graphics with the fighting and the Werewolves and the Vampire’s eyes seemed in this film, more vivid with colour, especially the Volturi’s eyes. You could tell the difference between theirs and the Cullen’s without really looking out for it.

I must add in too that for a Vampire film they really are good with the blood. There’s not much, and you can actually watch it without putting your hands in front of your face and peeking through your fingers, and c’mon don’t pretend it’s just me who does that! What? It is? Oh, (blush). The end battle should be blood and gore and it’s not, instead they use a different approach which works brilliantly.

The Werewolves are amazing and I did briefly think, ‘awww I want one!’ as they look cute and approachable and take on that humanlike look, but obviously if they were real and hungry you wouldn’t really get on and things would get messy so I promptly crossed that off my wish list.

So all in all it’s a great next instalment of the Twilight Saga, the girl behind me said it was her favourite one so far and I thought, hmmm no, mine is still the first one, Twilight. I think when you know what is coming next, and I do, they’re just taking too long to make a certain girl a certain thing 😉

Though in all fairness I did say I sat too close, maybe if I see it once or four times again, I may change my mind 😉

Just one of them Beyonce days…

I was listening to a girlfriend recently, as we all do, who had just ended a relationship, she was sitting so dejected with All Saints ‘Never Ever’ on repeat, and the only thing I could think of to pull her out of this was, “You need some Beyonce”..

“What?” she said, “Broken hearten girl? yeah good idea” and reached for the iPod.

“No, no you need some good Beyonce power! You need some Beyonce in your ears and some r. e. s. p. e. c. t. back in your mind, honey”, Okay I didn’t say honey and don’t ask why I had gone all Queen Lattitha on her, I don’t know, ( luckily we’re still friends.) but I think there comes a time in every woman’s dating life where they need to crank up the mighty B and sing at the top of her voice..

Relationships and Dating can be tough, it’s hard to work out the Goodfellas to the toxic ones sometimes but as my good friend Don says, “you have to chop down the trees to get the wood”, and I always think you never know how things will work out until they’re worked out. (watch out for my post on Puzzles. coming soon). But the chopping of the trees isn’t  really the worst part, it’s the aftermath. The time it takes to get back on track, when you sit deflated and your confidence is at zero because you let someone take your ‘you-ness’ away.  All my girlfriends have gone through it and it’s so hard to watch.

I liken the early days of a relationship to building one of those towers with playing cards*, you know the ones I mean? You lean two together, then another two, then lay one on top and keep building to see how high you can get, it’s exciting and nerve wracking at the same time and you get this silly pride in yourself that, ‘look at me!! look what I did!! and then it falls down and you don’t want anyone to look, but you always start again.

I love this from Stumble Upon. For me it’s not only about playing card towers* it’s about apples* too. You sometimes have to wait it out and keep in mind who you are. But be careful what you fill your ears with, be careful what subliminal messages you are giving yourself with the music you favour around this time. I suggest Beyonce for the sheer fact the songs are powerful and strong and this is just what you need right now!!!

“Listen, to the song here in my heart…..Question, tell me how you feel about this, try to control me but you get dismissed…. so if I’m not your everything, how about i’ll be nothing, nothing at all to you….you’re just a boy and you don’t understand, and you’ll lose the one you wanted because you’ve taken her for granted…..and now that you’re outta my life I’m so much better, you thought that I’d be weak without you, but I’m stronger……you must not know about me, you must not know about me, I can have another you in a minute, matter of fact…..if you liked it you should have put a ring on it, don’t be mad coz you see that he want it….” Dance moves optional but hand movements and hair flicking fo sho!  and while I really shouldn’t admit it in public, a mirror works wonders!

And I know they say never believe anyone who says trust me, but trust me..when you get all bootylicious about yourself and sing these songs proud and loud, well as loud as your neighbors will let you, you’ll feel soooo much better. They’re songs for women about getting their power back and not letting guys treat them bad.  We all lose it, we all get side-tracked, despondent and down from time to time, but the good news is we can all get it back.  I don’t know if there’s even an exact word for it, (is it empowerment? ) but Beyonce has it, so I call it Beyonce-ness.

So when you feel down, turn off the sad songs, polish your halo, crank up the B, practice your hand clicking,  get all fine about yourself again, because he lost YOU and you’re AMAZING actually, you really are 😉

(*if any guys read this and think it actually IS about playing cards and apples, please wait outside, I’m coming  to give you a dead arm :))

Football. Is. Here.

As World Cup fever grips the nation, St George’s are displayed everywhere they can be and the country becomes a sea of red and white in support of the boys. Unless you move a few hundred miles (maybe not exactly 500) but certainly a lot, north of the border to a beautiful country called Scotland where I live. Which is definitely not red and white.

Now I don’t pretend to understand football, I know enough to get by, I know that some guys look pretty cute in their kits,  (Lee Sharpe in particular if you’re asking) I watch the odd SoccerAm because it’s funny and love to amaze my guy friends with my acute understanding of the offside rule ( I have 5 brothers and when there were not enough sweatshirts for goalposts, little sisters came in handy 😦 ).  While I admire it, I don’t get the passion guys have for it, the desire to stand in the freezing cold eating a pie, shouting obscenities at the men on the pitch and crying into a pint when their team gets relegated (actually I DO get the pie thing- nice!). Now, you’ll be happy to know I GET the World Cup, in the same context I get the Eurovision song contest and the Olmpics, it’s a time we get to cheer our country on at something, but I don’t get the rivalry thing between Scotland and England. Why not support your neighbour? Well, it seems there is a reason.

It’s not that I hate the English..

…..it’s a neighbour thing, just as Celtic will never support Rangers, Spurs will never support Arsenal and Man UTD will never support Man City. Location is key, apparently, but there is more.

Every guy I’ve ever spoken to about football, says the same thing and if every guy I’ve ever spoken to says the same thing there MUST be something in it. Apparently, it’s the English Media, the commentators in particular, who seem to over hype the occasion to the point of nausea,  chuck in the fact every 5 minutes that England won the cup in ’66 and have memory loss that their first match as Champions in ’67 was against Scotland who defeated them 3-2,  (What? I’m just saying!) and apparently it bugs Scotland, a bit.

So as this World Cup begins, as an English/Scottish person living in Scotland I feel a bit cheated.

During the last World Cup I went to London and was overwhelmed to see St Georges flying literally EVERYWHERE. Up until I crossed the border I hardly knew a World Cup was happening. Back home, in Scotland,  I had only seen a few Portugal ones.  So as I stepped into the sea of red and white I couldn’t help but feel a bit sorry for myself.  Here was all this pride in the nation, an excuse to party and I had missed out!

Most women will probably think I’m crazy as they want to escape football, but it’s a game of two half’s and I’d like to participate a little. Football is not played on paper, it’s live. it’s fresh and for the full 90 minutes, when you really get involved, football can be nail biting stuff when you’re cheering your team on. During the ’06 Penalties shoot-outs I was jumping on the sofa without that little voice in my head saying  “would you do that at HOME?” and I’m looking forward to doing that again!

So, I’ll be cheering England on, even if I have to do so quietly.

I’d like to say I have a feeling about the game troday, which I’m watching incidentally with a friend who seconds after inviting me laughed “I’ll be wearing an America top”, but I don’t, as much as Scotland never usually get through, neither do England. They only ever seem to get to the Semi-finals and that’s it, (just my observation. ) So, while we’re still in it, I won’t go as far as wearing an England top and attaching a flag to my car, I’ll wear something red, cheer on England and hope the Media do not say anything to insult my Scottish friends. Because at the end of the day, it’s all about the fans.

Sex and The City 2

I went to see this expecting it to be dire and was happily disappointed, I thought it was fab! Prior to going, I’d only heard one positive thing about it and that was from someone who said she wasn’t a fan of the series. It seems most fans I spoke to were not keen. But I do wonder what they expected?

The opening scenes at the wedding were brilliant and who ever managed to pull Liza Minnelli out of the bag for this deserves a medal! I feel I have truly lived after watching her singing and dancing to  ‘All the Single Ladies’ in thigh boots!  ‘….all the single ladies, all the single ladies, all the single ladies, all the single ladies, if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it, don’t be mad coz you see that he want it……” whoops! sorry got a bit carried away there, in my defence it’s a very catchy tune and an anthem for Single Ladies everywhere, one guaranteed to get you up dancing and singing at a wedding* just as in the film.

As I watched these scenes I knew I was going to LOVE the film. I knew already I would watch it again on a rainy afternoon, and that is really what SATC, the series, is about. The fashion’s are stunning, the gags do not dissappoint, the scenes (and the girls) are beautifully filmed and the story line is perfect for fans. It’s a tough job to make a series into a film and win acclaim, I always see them as an extension of the series and think if you’d watch the film again then they’ve been successful.  As long as the characters stay true to their TV characters and don’t go crazy with the Hollywood sparkle behind them, it’s a winner.

So when the ultimate single ladies get married, at the end of the day, surely all we want to know is what happens next?

The original ingredients for Sex and The City were single ladies and dating. Now we find our characters older and settled down, it’s not the same but I can’t help but think if they were all STILL single and dating, just how depressing it would be. It’s comforting to know, we’ve all grown up.

When SATC was first broadcast back in the 90’s it was heralded as a breath of fresh air, a chance for women to be like men about Sex and the taboos surrounding it, it was going to be steamy and groundbreaking and it really was. But it has proved to be about more than Sex. It’s about the friendship between the four girls, how their lives change and how they advise and support each other. I consider myself  lucky enough to have friends like these in real life. Friends who’ve supported me through my own personal story lines and who I love madly and support through theirs.  Friends who may despair of me at times but who definitely love me and we lunch and go shopping and day dream about the days when we’ll have purses big enough for SATC Fashions! (swoon)

Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha gave us hope through our 20’s when dating was tough, my friends and I could all identify with the girls and their trials and tribulations, we too drank cocktails, spent our wages on coveted designer shoes, danced at cool bars, never let go of our own ‘Big’s’, felt guilty over our own ‘Aidan’s’, tried to pretend our ‘Trey’s’ were perfect when we knew otherwise, and through it all, through our blossoming careers and our searches for the perfect guys, we had each other to rely on, just like the SATC girls.

So the Sex and The City girls became our modern day heroines  We can all identify with parts of Miss’s Bradshaw, Hobbs, York and Jones and now we’re in our 30’s, we’ve moved on, just like the girls have.  Between us we are wives and mothers just like them and these bring their own challenges. Maybe not as challenging as ‘do you call the guy first or wait for him to call you?’  (answers on a postcard please, this is still unanswered!), but still challenging in their own way. Our chat isn’t about the same things anymore, we simply don’t always have the time to discuss the way he said it. Between us we know how interesting being a wife can be and how challenging being a mother can be, which is where we find our girls in SATC2 and probably why I loved it.

So now we know what happens next in the lives of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samanatha, we’re satisfied. But does it have to stop there? Can we know more? I’d definitely like to know more. But not about them. I’d like to know what happened next to Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe, Friends Movie anyone?

* Do not worry, I promise not do this at the upcoming weddings 🙂

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