07 Mar 2004, 20:12


Jolayne and I spent the day in Lawrence, KS yesterday, which is home to the University of Kansas. It was fun to spend some time back in a college town, though it did kind of make us feel just a little bit old. Well, maybe more me than her. It hasn’t been a full year yet since she’s graduated, but I’ve been out of school for 2 years now, which seems hard to believe. We stopped by an art museum on the KU campus and then spent the rest of the afternoon just walking around all the stores on the main street through downtown Lawrence. I picked up one of those old-timey Guinness ad posters, which I now need to find a frame for. We ate dinner at Zen Zero, which was really good but I don’t know if I liked it as much as Lulu’s here in KC. After all that we ended the evening by seeing Monster at a theatre there.

All in all, a good film and about as cheery and uplifting as you’d expect a movie about a serial killing prostitute to be. I’d never really thought much about Charlize Theron one way or the other, but I’d say that her academy award for this was well earned. Her performance made the character simultaneously sympathetic and repulsive, and I’d say that being able to evoke any sympathy at all given the nature of the crimes involved is pretty impressive. From what I read though about the actual story on which this was based, they were actually fairly kind in how they portrayed the events surrounding the killings. I guess that’s just movies for you though.


Comment by Carrie on 2004-03-07 17:25:25 +0000

Hm … I figured they gave Charlize Theron the Oscar for managing to get the audience to forget she’s amazingly beautiful in real life.

Phil and I gotta come visit just so we can check out Lulu’s … looks like a great place!

Comment by Will on 2004-03-07 17:48:54 +0000

Lulu’s is awesome! If you and Phil come out here, I will totally promise to take you guys there.

Comment by Carrie on 2004-03-08 19:00:23 +0000