Ally and I watched The Notebook last week. I had already seen it years ago, but she wanted to watch it, so I watched it again. I warned her that I knew I was going to cry. She liked the movie, but she thinks Ryan Gosling is ugly. I’ll check back with her in a couple of years and see if she still thinks that. LOL But oddly, the director Nick Cassavetes told Ryan Gosling that he wanted him to play Noah  because he wasn’t handsome and wasn’t cool

I wanted to have a talk with her after the movie, but was having a hard time putting my thoughts into words. So here’s a little linkaroo: 16 ways your life is not like the notebook.

I still plan to have a talk with Ally over unrealistic expectations whatnot, but I don’t think it’s anything she doesn’t already know. I think I would have appreciated it if my mom was able to guide me more about dating and choosing a life partner.

What types of things do you wish your mother had told you?


“Dusk, I realized then, is just an illusion, because the sun is either above the horizon line or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are; there cannot be one without the other, yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel, I remember wondering, to be always together, yet forever apart?”
— Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook