Yesterday, I went to the Prospect Park Zoo and I would still be traumatized by the one armed kangaroo (the horror. the horror) had the meerkats not redeemed my visit with their indefatigable cuteness.
Check out the little guy to your right there. He's just hangin', waiting for someone to bring him a cold beer. The guy on the left was more of a people person (er...) and kept watching the crowd watching him. The third member of this meager meerkat exhibit -- out of frame -- was darting back and forth like he had had 18 cups of coffee with his yummy box of insects.
While I watched them "Harmour Love" played in my head (joy!) and I forgot all about how dull Amy Adams was in Julie & Julia and my heart nearly burst again for love of her in Junebug. Oh, that expert conjuring of Ashley, a day-dreaming impressionable small-town chatterbox, her thoughts always darting back and forth. She's a gabby people person living in a house full of silent types. By the time she meets her big city sister-in-law Madeleine (wonderfully played by the underemployed Embeth Davidtz) we understand that Ashley's learned not to even wait for answers to her rapid fire questions.
Are you wearing any makeup? because you could wear more if you wanted to.When an answer does come, her sister-in-law pulling one question from the tumbling batch of them, it looks like Ashley might finally be speechless.You're so tall.I'm fair. But I like to experiment with a lot of different looks.
Were you born in Chicago? I was born right here...lived here my whole life.My favorite animal is the meerkat. Do you know what they are? They're so cute, Ohhh! They're --I've got this little charm bracelet with meerkats on it.Did you have lots of boyfriends? I bet you did.Did you ever try out for cheerleading or anything? I tried out but I didn't make it.
Madeleine: I was born in Japan.*
You were not.