Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pop Culture Wednesday

I am just drowning myself in knowledge and entertainment this week!  It's been an overly social weekend as well, so lots was taken in!  I just want to curl up with books and movies and disappear into another world.

Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: 

I was at the Pain Clinic waiting for acupuncture when I stumbled upon this little gem of a book!  As a well-seasoned Fibro patient, I have tried many of these options; it was nice to have them all in a singular collection.  Plus, it had a ton of testimonials which made me feel much less alone in the world.  I highly recommend that those who are afflicted check it out :).

Pineapple Express:

My absolute favorite stoner-buddy themed movie of ALL time.  So crazy and so much fun!!  James Frenco is one of my imaginary husbands for sure :).  I never fail to have a laugh when it comes on television.  This becomes a non-stop thrill ride once this lovely buyer/dealer combo witnesses a murder caused by a cop.  FANTASTIC.

The Air I Breathe:

I really enjoyed this movie.  It's based on a Chinese Proverb connecting happiness, pleasure, sorrow, and love; where every life gets woven into a tapestry with every other.  It features some of the best actors and actresses in Hollywood today, and I cannot believe that I had never heard of it.  Not something you would put on to cheer up, but groundbreaking all the same.

Play It Again, Sam:

We all know I'm a big Woody Allen fan, and this film is HILARIOUS.  Woody Allen's character tries to channel his film icon, Humphrey Bogart more heavily into his real life.  The plot is entirely an homage to Casablanca, and it works beautifully.

What do you think of these films/books?  What have you delved into that's fascinating this week?  Come on bookworms - join in!


1 comment:

Emily Ruth said...

I've recently come across your blog, it's such a wonderful blog! I have fibro and CFS so that alternative treatments book looks interesting. I've tried acupuncture and it sent me into a flare, are there any other alternative treatments that you've tried that you could recommend? The movies sound great, I shall have to check them out. Thanks for sharing! Keep up the great work, you are doing a fantastic job!