1. Somehow I ended up with a free subscription to Redbook magazine, and until this month I have always skimmed it and then set it out for the other ladies at my gym. However, I feel compelled to tell you that they've reinvented themselves starting with the April issue and it did not suck. I read it, admired the not-too-out-there but unfrumpy styling, and did not feel like they were talking to a reader 10 years older than me with a mom jeans collection.
So, if you find yourself looking for something to read at the airport and don't care for highly editorial fashion, Redbook is now officially a good option.
2. Maybe I over think it, but it makes me sad that with the demise of chains like Blockbuster, people have to: join Netflix, have premium tv channels, make do with crappy new releases in a Redbox, buy something OnDemand/in a store/on iTunes, or download if you want to watch a movie with minimal advanced planning. I feel incredibly lucky to live in a city with indie theaters (Yup, plural. Dallas is artsy, y'all) and I'm hoping to watch this film very soon:
Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes, a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life; no real man can compare. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.