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Bras with Flair on the Square
Decorated bras, event on Fountain Square to promote breast health

What better way to raise awareness about breast health than through the garments that support them? Cincy Chic (www.cincychic.com ), the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati, is proud to host "Bras with Flair on the Square," a unique and fun way of raising awareness about breast cancer.

Individuals, organizations and businesses in Greater Cincinnati are encouraged to decorate bras and drop them off, with a monetary donation of their choice, at any Greater Cincinnati Panera Bread location, or the Havana Martini Club downtown on Fifth St. between Race and Vine Sts. Panera Bread is offering a discount coupon for each bra donation, and Havana Martini Club is offering a discount on "Ta-Ta-Tinis" available only to those dropping off a donation. Donations will be accepted from Oct. 1-Oct. 23.

From Oct. 20-24, from 11a.m. – 7p.m. each day, the bras will be displayed on a 35'x15' structure developed by The Cincinnati Sign Company on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati for all to see. Also on the square each day from 11a.m. – 7p.m. will be Avalon Salon doing free manicures and back massages, Cincy Chic signing up people for free subscriptions, La Silhouette selling high end lingerie, Panera with their signature pink ribbon bagels and The Jewish Hospital will have a call center set up on the square to schedule mammograms for eligible women at the event. The Jewish Hospital's mammogram van will be on the square on Oct. 23, so call today to schedule a mammogram for that day (or another day at another location) by calling (513) 686-3300.

The following are "one day only" vendors…
Saturday: The Nile Gallery; Sunday: Personal NEWtrition; Monday: Arbonne Intn'l by Karen Tracy; Tuesday: Poeme; Wednesday: Forever Cheeky/Clerisy Press.

And wrapping up each day with a little spice will be Kama Salsa, providing free salsa dancing lessons from 6-7 p.m. Oct 20-24 on the square.

All donations accepted with the bra drop-offs and for the free services provided on the square will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fund. All donations will be earmarked for local breast cancer awareness programs that directly benefit women in Greater Cincinnati women. Cincy Chic has a lofty goal of raising $10,000 for the American Cancer Society, and with Cincinnatians’ generosity, that will be possible!

With the help of its official media sponsors, WKRQ (Q-102) and WXIX (FOX 19), this event will be heavily publicized and Cincinnatians will be encouraged to view the decorated bras, and take advantage of the free services being offered on Fountain Square. With their support, thousands will see the decorative bras. Q-102 will do live remotes 11a.m.-1p.m. Saturday, 2p.m.- 4p.m. Sunday and 12p.m.- 2p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Breast cancer kills about 400,000 women worldwide each year. This one-of-a-kind event will encourage women to be vigilant of those staggering numbers and their own breast health during October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month), as well as the other 11 months of the year for the rest of their lives.
 
Questions?

Contact:
Cincy Chic Editor, Publisher
Amy Storer
astorer@cincychic.com
513.675.3586


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The Jane Austen Book Club

Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Amy Brenneman, Emily Blunt, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Hugh Darcy


Light, airy, enjoyable. Those words describe “The Jane Austen Book Club,” the film adaptation of the popular novel by Karen Joy Fowler. An ensemble cast makes this movie as comforting as snuggling up on a couch and reading your favorite book to your heart’s content.

The opening scenes featuring inevitable quirks of peril that we all have experienced sets the tone of this film — a cinematic metaphorical reservoir we have all swam in once or twice ourselves. You’re walking on the treadmill and you trip, manage to catch yourself and look around to see who at the gym saw you. Have you ever put your last dollar into the candy machine and your candy gets stuck inside? How about driving up to the ticket machine in a garage, just a smidge too far to reach the ticket and you have to get out of your car to retrieve it? Cell phone or keys ever fall into the toilet while going to the bathroom?

It is these everyday experiences that remind us we are not in control. Later when we relay our day to others they nod their heads and remember a similar experience. They commiserate with each other. That is precisely what happens to people who are in book clubs. In Jane Austen’s Book Club it is the distinctive characters that bring these truths alive.

In this particular club we meet five women and one brave man who come together to read all of Jane Austen’s books. Once a month each member is to host a meeting specifically to digest, dissect, develop and disagree on new and long held affinities with the words of author Jane Austen.

Kathy Baker as Bernadette, the oldest person of the club (and the one holding the record for being married six times) decides their friend Jocelyn (Maria Bello) needs a diversion after her beloved dog passes away. Busy, successful wife and mother, Sylvia (Amy Brenneman) agrees to make time for the club and invites her lesbian daughter (Maggie Grace) to join the group. Two spots are left to fill. The newcomers to the group are Prudy (Emily Blunt) and Grigg (Hugh Darcy).

As any hardcore reader will refuse a request from a nonreader to reveal the ending or the plot or the names of the two lovers … I, too, am refusing to reveal any of the specifics about these characters. I wouldn’t want to betray the pleasure in you finding out for yourself. Either way — reading the novel or watching the film of “The Jane Austen Book Club” is a treat for the eyes.

Enjoy!

Rating: Five Chic Stars

Jan’s Movie Rating System:
5 – Top notch entertainment
4 – Compelling, Heartwarming, Thrilling, Comical
3 – The a) story b) actors c) special effects saved/made this movie.
2 – If you are bored watch it, or wait for DVD
1 – Don’t bother. Too morose, too violent, too blasé, an enigma.

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I love to drink tea for a morning boost, during the afternoon for reflection, and in the evening for relaxation. I love the thoughts and feelings that an aromatic brew of dried leaves gives me. This week we are providing you with a list of teas that will enhance energy based on the color of your aura. The teas mentioned can be found at http://shopstashtea.com/.

RED – You can focus on health and prosperity by drinking a special blend of tea called Red Berry Rooibos. This tea is dark red and fruity, and contains antioxidant rich South African rooibos, raspberries and strawberries. When drinking this tea, visualize and focus on vitality, power and success.

ORANGE – Enhance your creativity and passion when you enjoy a brew of Dragon Fruit Tea. Dragon Fruit sparkles on your tongue, and leaves a cool aftertaste of mint and ginger which can enhance your sensuality. This tea will help you tap into your primal feelings of desire and creativity.

MAGENTA – You love to experiment, and you will choose a tea that fits your mood of the moment. You will most likely prefer the teas suggested for Orange or Yellow auras. You really prefer to keep on the move – resting only when forced to stop, so drink some invigorating, strengthening teas. If you are ready for a rest, drink a soothing green or white tea.

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YELLOW – Yellows give from their core, and need help rejuvenating. Vanilla Honeybush Tea is associated with gathering strength and power, self control, joy, inner harmony, and acceptance. This tea is a strong blend of African Honeybush, natural vanilla, and a scent of honey. This golden tea will compliment your Yellow aura and renew your energy.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL TAN – You will radiate with strength and power when you drink Vanilla Honeybush Tea. You are a strong willed and assertive individual, so enjoy some Red Berry Rooibos tea as well for vitality and strength.

LOVING/NURTURING TAN –
You will gain strength from Vanilla Honeybush Tea which will help you feel revitalized and rejuvenated after giving energy to your friends, family and community. You may also want to try some Melon & Green Tea, which will restore and strengthen the love and harmony that you feel for everyone around you.

GREEN – Melon & Green Tea is a blend of fine organic green tea, orange peel and natural melon flavor. This tea is associated with clean air, love, compassion and healing. You will feel balanced and mellow when drinking this fragrant tea. You should feel warmth from the inside of your body emanating outward towards others. This tea will also awaken emotions of understanding and forgiveness.

BLUE – Blue Ginger Tea will help you to express your thoughts and ideas clearly. This tea blends blue malva flowers, ginger and tropical fruit juice and natural flavors which will soothe your throat and help you to project and enhance your ability to communicate.

LAVENDER –
You like to express yourself through art, poetry and writing. Guanabana Tea – a Tea of Hibiscus flowers, orange peel, lemongrass, and fruit juice – is a good choice for you. It will sharpen and enhance your creativity. Jasmine Tea can also be used to unblock and free your mind so that you can complete a creative process.

INDIGO – You are a creative visionary with a great imagination, intuition and insight. Guanabana Tea – with its soothing medley of vanilla scented fruit, lemongrass and orange – will strengthen your intuitive powers. It will also sharpen your perceptive abilities, and help you to concentrate and see tasks through to completion.

VIOLET –
You are full of wisdom, and seek purpose, understanding and enlightenment in life. White Lotus Tea will help to quiet your mind during meditation and periods of reflection. This tea has a scent of fresh picked flowers – White Lotus, Chamomile, Chrysanthemum and Linden – which will leave you with a soothing and cooling feeling.

CRYSTAL –
You seek perfection, integration and unity. You strive for purpose, understanding and enlightenment. Guanabana or White Lotus Tea will give you the energy, spirit and lightness of being you need in order to carry out your mission in life.

 

*If you have not yet had a reading, first click here to take the free, two question Aura Test to determine your color. If you are a solid color, just read the content under your color heading. If you are a combination color, read the content related to your primary color (for example, if you are a Yellow Magenta, you would read the Yellow Aurascope).

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Cincy Chic: Where were you in life when you were diagnosed?
Gwen Pietzuch: I was 47 years old and went in for my annual mammogram. I was contacted the next day by my OB/GYN and she indicated that they saw what they believed to be micro calcifications, which are nothing to worry about 80 percent of the time. However, she wanted me to go back in for some additional x-rays. My re-scheduled appointment was for Sept 11, 2002, which should have been my first clue that all might not go well! I married for the first time when I was 44 years old. So, at the time of my diagnosis, my husband Ed and I had only been married for three and a half years. What bothered me the most was that Ed had lost his sister to breast cancer in 1991, and I hated to see him have to go through it again.

Cincy Chic: What was your fight with cancer like?
Pietzuch: I can’t say that I felt that it was a fight. My faith is very strong, and I remember sending up a quick prayer the moment after I received my diagnosis. Not to be healed, but that this was going to be something bigger than me, more than I can handle and that I needed God to be with me throughout this ordeal. I can honestly say, from that moment on, I had an indescribable sense of peace, which has remained with me ever since my diagnosis.

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I think when anyone is faced with challenges or obstacles, you have choices to make, and those choices determine how you will “weather” the storm. I chose to take one day at a time, because with treatments, surgery, doctor’s appointments, etc., you can become very overwhelmed and cancer can consume your life. I chose not to let that happen. My biggest challenge was that due to the fact that my mom died of a very rare type of cancer at the young age of 51, my oncologist suggested that I enroll in a hereditary study to determine whether or not I had a mutation of the BRCAI or BRCAII gene. After coming home from my second chemo treatment, on Christmas Eve morning, I received a call from the Barrett Cancer Center informing me that I did, in fact, have a mutation of the BRCAII gene. I knew that as a result of this test, I was going to have to have a bi-lateral mastectomy and a complete hysterectomy. I felt like this was at least one third of my entire body! Following the completion of eight chemo treatments, we scheduled all surgery to be done on June 3, 2003.

Throughout my treatments and surgery, I met so many wonderful people, and constantly had the loving support from my family, friends, co-workers and church family. It’s something I would never give back. If someone told me that I could go back in time and not have breast cancer, I don’t think that I would, because there was so much good that came from the experience.

Cincy Chic:
How are you different since you were diagnosed?
Pietzuch: I don’t think that I take life for granted – I realize that everyone dies, but when you hear that you have cancer, you realize – maybe for the first time – that you are not immortal and you may die from this disease. It makes you want to really live life to its fullest, find a purpose for your life and fulfill that purpose. You hear the expression, “don’t sweat the small stuff” and although that may be easier said than done, you do tend to prioritize things in life a bit more than before.

Cincy Chic:
What does being a breast cancer survivor mean to you?
Pietzuch: I have a strength that comes from within. I always knew that I had that, but hadn’t really called upon it until I was diagnosed. That can’t be taken away from me, regardless of circumstances. Faith is a gift, and I’m glad that I have chosen to accept the gift of faith. When I look at my scars, I see them as blessings, because for now, I’m still here.

Photo: Neysa Ruhl Photography, Fischer Homes Design Center
Location: Fischer Homes Lifestyle Design Center
Model: Gwen Pietzuch, Oxford-based Breast Cancer Survivor and Usana Health Sciences Independent Rep.

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Gather a group of friends, have a great conversation, then add some world class coffees and what do you get? Coffee houses that are painting the landscape of local neighborhoods. "Friends" may have moved to syndication, but it’s left behind one of hottest trends around. Just around the corner is your own Central Perk.

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are taking coffee to another level with their creative flair, roasting abilities, world class blends and much more. So, set aside the boom of Starbuck's, here's a peek of some of the favorite neighborhood hot spots:

Awakenings Coffee & Tea Co.

With over five locations around Cincinnati, Awakenings has emerged as a coffee house powerhouse sure to capture the likes of coffee novices and connoisseurs alike. Get creative with a choice of over 50 world renowned varieties and blends or pick from an assortment of teas. Compliment your latte with array of pastries, muffins, panini sandwiches or croissants to savor the experience. While you are there, check out the local art. The Hyde Park location has a wine bar with wine tastings every Friday and jazz performances on Sundays.
2734 Erie Ave., 45208. (513) 321-2525. Hyde Park
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.

3872 Paxton Road, 45208. (513) 619-5454. Oakley
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

5218 Beechmont Ave., 45230. (513) 231-0606. Anderson Township
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

 

Coffee Emporium

Coffee Emporium creates an art out of roasting its own brews. Local owners, Eileen and Tony Tausch, craft a European ambience in two locations: Hyde Park and Central Parkway. Prepare yourself for a new addiction when you check out the mouthwatering menu including bagels, pastries, scones, croissants, and their famous Belgian waffles.
3316 Erie Ave., 45208. (513) 321-5943. Hyde Park
Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

110 Central Pkwy., 45202. (513) 651-5483. Over-the-Rhine
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

College Hill Coffee Co. and Casual Gourmet

Take a trip through Northside and venture upon one of the highest-rated coffee houses in Cincinnati. This College Hill coffeehouse and cafe sets the scene with a semi-gallery, music, gift shop and neighborhood locals. The shop’s menu includes: Belgian waffles, omelets, quiche muffins or pastries, salad plates and quiches with homemade pies.
6128 Hamilton Ave., 45224. (513) 542-2739. College Hill
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Jean-Robert's Greenup Café

Want a quaint, French bistro atmosphere mixed with the mouth-watering creations from Jean-Robert? Then the Greenup Cafe is your place. Choose from a variety of delectables, including: omelettes, fish and meat dish variations weekly. A few standard items are delectable vichyssoise and the Greenup Salad. And, don't forget about the assortment of coffees and pastries. Afterall, it is a cafe.
308 Greenup Street, 41011. (859) 261-3663. Covington
Hours: Breakfast: 7:30 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinner: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Brunch: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Coffee shop: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

Kaldi's Coffeehouse and Bookstore

Kaldi's stands the test of time in urban downtown establishments, and remaining a favorite gathering place for people from all over town. The ambience is famous for walls of books and local artwork. Enjoy your latte or come prepared to try out its menu including burritos, sandwiches, soups and salads.
1204 Main St., 45202. (513) 241-3070. Over-the-Rhine
Hours: 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

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You might recognize it as the place with funny sayings on their outdoor marquee sign on Riverside Drive. Or the coffeehouse next to the monk fountain in Mt. Adams. But step inside for a friendly face that will remember your name and favorite drink. And they use local bakeries for their pastries and baked goods. Doubly local, that's nice.
2726 Riverside Drive and 1101 St. Gregory Place, 513-321-4200
Hours: Monday through Friday on Riverside Drive; Seven days a week in Mt. Adams.

Lookout Joe Mount Lookout Coffee Roasters

You’re sure to find one of your Hyde Park friends at this Mt. Lookout Square coffeehouse. Relax in a cozy atmosphere or enjoy the outdoor setting with your coffee or tea complimented with an assortment of breads and sandwiches.
3181 Linwood Ave., 45208. (513) 871-8626. Mount Lookout
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Sitwell's Coffee House

Set in the heart of Clifton's Gaslight District, Sitwell's attracts a diverse crowd of all ages. The house’s menu is infused with fresh picks from Findlay Market and an array of coffees, wines, beers and international liquors to tempt your palette.
324 Ludlow Ave., 45220. (513) 281-7487. Clifton
Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Saturday.

 

York St. Café

Pick your entrée while sipping coffee, then finish the meal by trying a heavenly dessert in an antique filled room or listen to a band on the second floor and check out the artwork in the third floor gallery. York St. Café offers it all. The menu offers fresh quality offerings from conversation plates to entrees. In addition, the soups and desserts are sure to please. Check this one out the next time you’re in Newport. It will be on your list of favorites too.
738 York St., 41071. (859) 261-9675. Newport
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Zen and Now

East meets West in this West side coffee hub. Find your inner self and observe Eastern philosophy ambience, live music, jewelry, incense, books and board games. The offering of coffees, espressos and teas is no sacrifice either. You'll be sure to indulge in more…and that's OK.
4453 Bridgetown Road, 45211. (513) 598-8999. Bridgetown
Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.

Note that these are just some of the top picks. If you already have a favorite, add these to your list, and comment below to tell us what tops your list. Try a new coffeehouse each month to broaden your scope of the coffee experience.

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Looking for a resource-rich program to energize your business? Look no further than the WE DO Expo, coming to Cincinnati on Wednesday, October 24. Meet experts and female entrepreneurs with demonstrated success across all business disciplines and absorb best practices so you can keep growing. And learn more about local resources (like Cincy Chic!) that you can leverage to take your career or business to the next level.

The cost for registration is $35 and all paid attendees will receive a free $25 National City Diamond Edition® Visa® gift card. $10 of the registration fee will be donated to ATHENAPowerLink®.

Registration deadline: 10/23/2007
Click here to register!

Agenda:
8:00am – 9:00am
Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am
Get Marketing Savvy. Clear marketing goals, a well-planned budget, effective execution and evaluation metrics are a must for growth. You’ll walk away from this session with new ideas and resources for marketing planning, web design and maintenance, and eBusiness.

10:00am – 11:00am
Harness Your Human Resources. Employees can give you a competitive edge – or not. How do you find and keep employees with a strong work ethic who will add value and efficiency to your company? WEDO’s expert panelists will hone your business administration skills and help you stay current on tax, legal, and employment issues.

11:00am – 12:00pm
Amplify your Assets. Understanding finance and your funding options are critical for success and growth. Discover new insights for deciphering financial statements and assessing cash flow. Learn how to identify funding opportunities from within and outside of your business, from purchase orders to tax credits for training.

12:00pm – 12:30pm
Networking Lunch

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Sharpen your eBusiness Aptitude. Effective deployment of the latest in electronic supply-chain management and order fulfillment tools can strengthen your business – on the front line and in the back office. Whether you’re already operating online or wanting to establish an eBusiness expansion, this add-on WEDO workshop will provide the information and resources needed for the next level of growth.

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 Bras with Flair on the Square

Decorated bras, event on Fountain Square to promote breast health

 

What better way to raise awareness about breast health than through the garments that support them? Cincy Chic (www.cincychic.com), the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati, is proud to host "Bras with Flair on the Square," a unique and fun way of raising awareness about breast cancer.

 

Individuals, organizations and businesses in Greater Cincinnati are encouraged to decorate bras and drop them off, with a monetary donation of their choice, at any Greater Cincinnati Panera Bread location, or the Havana Martini Club downtown on Fifth St. between Race and Vine Sts. Panera Bread is offering a discount coupon for each bra donation, and Havana Martini Club is offering a discount on "Ta-Ta-Tinis" available only to those dropping off a donation. Donations will be accepted from Oct. 1-Oct. 23.

 

From Oct. 20-24, from 11a.m.-7p.m. each day, the bras will be displayed on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati for all to see. The Jewish Hospital will have a call center set up on the square to schedule mammograms for eligible women at the event, La Silhouette will be displaying and selling high-end lingerie, and Kama Salsa will be providing free salsa dancing lessons each day from 6-7p.m. on Fountain Square. In addition, the beauty experts from Avalon Salon and Day Spa will be on the square providing free 10 minute back massages and manicures – all participants' nails will be painted with the signature breast cancer awareness pink hue!


The Jewish Hospital will have a mammogram van on the square on Oct. 23. Women can call to schedule a mammogram for that day (or another day at another location) by calling (513) 686-3300

All donations accepted with the bra drop-offs and for the free services provided on the square will be donated to the American Cancer Society. All funds will be earmarked for local breast cancer awareness programs that directly benefit women in Greater Cincinnati women. Cincy Chic has a lofty goal of raising $10,000 for the American Cancer Society, and with Cincinnatians’ generosity, that will be possible!

 

Cincy Chic suggests donors get creative and express themselves with their decorative bra donations. Organizations and businesses are encouraged to use their logos and creatively express their company or organization's support for breast cancer awareness.

 

"Bra Drives" for bulk donations and company matching of financial donations are also encouraged. In fact, the top three bulk donations will be publicly recognized at the press conference held on Oct. 29 where total fundraising amounts will be announced.

 

With the help of its official media sponsors, WKRQ (Q-102) and WXIX (Channel 19), this event will be heavily publicized and Cincinnatians will be encouraged to view the decorated bras, and take advantage of the free services being offered on Fountain Square. With their support, thousands will see the decorative bras.

 

Breast cancer kills about 400,000 women worldwide each year. This one-of-a-kind event will encourage women to be vigilant of those staggering numbers and their own breast health during October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month), as well as the other 11 months of the year for the rest of their lives.

 

CONTACT:

Cincy Chic Editor, Publisher

Amy Storer

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513.675.3586

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The Heartbreak Kid
Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan ,Malin Akerman, Carlos Mencia, Rob Corddry

 

“The Heartbreak Kid” is a remake of Neil Simon’s 1972 film of the same name. Playing Charles Grodin’s lead part is Ben Stiller. Sybill Shepherd’s role is played here by Michelle Monaghan. There are a few other similarities in this film that is only loosely based upon the original.

One similarity is the premise of this film. Stiller plays Eddie Cantrow, an older, eligible bachelor who can’t seem to find the “perfect woman.” He marries after a six-week whirlwind romance only to discover on his honeymoon that his bride is incompatible, annoying and nothing like he hoped. While still honeymooning, Eddie meets a single woman on vacation and through far-fetched deception, he develops a liking for this new woman — who of course in his eyes is the one he should have married.

This is where the similarities end. Uncle Tito, played by Carlos Mencia, is added as “a porn pushing friendly run of the mill go-to man” who meets all the needs of the guests at the resort where he works. Uncle Tito puts his own penis in Eddie’s wife’s hand through the bathroom door suggesting a hand job as he pretends to be Eddie delivering his wife’s breakfast. Sound funny?

There’s even more banal, vulgarity-inspired dialogue brought to us by Jerry Stiller as Eddie’s dad whose biggest concern is if Eddie is “getting any.” I refuse to quote the dialogue as it is beneath the good taste of this publication.

Breasts are displayed as commonplace. Stiller, as a victim of a sex-starving-dominatrix wife, succeeds in making his predicament look painful.
Unfortunately, the rest of the film was painful to watch as well.

Many, many people at the prescreening were laughing hysterically at the scenes. It made me wonder if this is the status quo? Is this the best Hollywood can give and still call it comedy? Has entertainment been reduced to seeing quadrupled-sized breasts floating in a hot tub?

And what was Stiller thinking when he signed on to do this movie? “I’m sure glad they only film me nude from the waist up!” Although the film was offensive to watch, I’m sure Stiller is laughing all the way to the bank.

Rating: Two Chic Stars

Jan’s Movie Rating System:
5 – Top notch entertainment
4 – Compelling, Heartwarming, Thrilling, Comical
3 – The a) story b) actors c) special effects saved/made this movie.
2 – If you are bored watch it, or wait for DVD
1 – Don’t bother. Too morose, too violent, too blasé, an enigma.

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Is there a secret to finding the path to true love? I believe you need to search within yourself – read and understand the energy that lives inside and then learn to trust and follow your intuition. How many times have you gone into a relationship knowing it is not right? Do you want to stop that cycle, and find the love you seek?

I can help you with the first step in this process. Each aura color* enters into love and relationships a little differently. The rest of the process is up to you: you have to use the knowledge, trust your intuition and use self-discipline. Doing what is right for you in the long run is not always as easy as doing what seems immediate or convenient. But if you take the advice in this Aurascope to heart you will be one step closer to unlocking the secret to love.

RED – Learn to trust your senses when searching for love. Put yourself in situations with you can engage your sense of smell, touch and taste when feeling out a love match. These three senses, when stimulated at the same time, stoke your intuitive powers. You are likely to find a love match in a restaurant, cooking class, art gallery or this season, in a pumpkin patch. Definitely add a touch of red to your nails, lips, and/or clothing –it will help draw the right people to you.

ORANGE – You are likely to meet a love match at a high-octane event where emotions run high – hiking clubs, horseback riding, salsa night, rock climbing, or a sold-out athletic event. Your intuition and sense of self grows stronger when you are surrounded by adventure, excitement and a little bit of danger. Your body will heat up and your face will glow with positive emotion when you meet the right person – listen to your body for signals. Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to someone new when you feel flush.

MAGENTA –
Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Yes, you need a lot of attention. Yes, you like to shake things up. Embrace who you are. You get into trouble with love because you pretend to be something you are not. This brings the wrong kind of people into your life, and when you stop fronting, you scare them away. You are great how you are and the right match is out there for you. There are people as spontaneous, free-spirited and free. Be yourself and they will come into your life.

YELLOW –
You are searching for someone like you – sensitive, considerate, and feeling. The secret for you is patience and communication. You are fiercely loyal and trustworthy – but it takes time for you to completely open up and give yourself to another person. Your love interests need to know this from you. It is alright to admit that your fuse burns slowly, but once you ignite your love burns deeply. Your love is worth waiting for, and you need to find someone who will court you and be patient with you. But it is your responsibility to let potential mates know how you operate or they will get frustrated.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL TAN –
Here is the best advice I can give you…when you feel comfortable enough with a potential mate to invite them over for dinner or a drink, weak the clothes that you lounge around in. Put on your favorite sweats, pajamas or t-shirt and jeans. Put pretense aside and let potential mates know you love to lounge, cuddle, watch old movies, listen to music, take long strolls, visit museums and lay in front of the fire with a good book. Find the person who seems out of place at the next social gathering you attend – they are probably just like you, and would love nothing more than to escape the scene and get real.

LOVING/NURTURING TAN –
This is going to sound tough, but you need to make people earn your time, love and affection. You appear to others as if you are ready to accept everyone, despite their faults and needs. You are always available to listen and give comfort to others. This means you attract wound lickers, and you end up helping people to move on from hurtful relationships….and then they move on from you! Save your love and energy for someone who is whole, and who cherishes the nurturing you provide.

GREEN –
You are able to see what you want, when you want it and know how to get your needs met. You are especially drawn to power, intelligence and success. You may be moody and pout at times, but this only adds to your sexiness. Don’t be envious or manipulative of others; your charisma alone can draw others to you without a spoken word because you are the total package. However, your ability to charm and your need to feel happy all the time can lead to short term decision making. What do you want in the long run? Set aside some time and thing long and hard about what you really want out of a partner. Be honest with yourself, and then you can find true love.

BLUE –
You will fall in love too quickly and give too freely of yourself. Many times you sacrifice your money and time on lost causes. The next time you feel yourself falling in love step back and try to understand everything that could be motivating someone. Your instinct is to love and trust someone who talks about family and friends, and you are a sucker for intricate life stories and sappy pictures of family and friends. Look for mates that don’t have such long and complex histories. Find someone that you can create stories with, and stay away from those who want to draw you into the past.

LAVENDER – You actually fantasize about your “dream” love – you know the size, height and occupation of the right fit. However, you never seem to find anyone as good as the person in your dreams. No one is going to magically make your life complete, take away your issues or give you the attention you need to feel complete. You will always be chasing the next dream unless you fix yourself. The secret to love is to stop dating, and find your own place in the world. Once you have established your own identity you will be ready to share your life.

INDIGO –
You already know the secret to love, but it is not easy to digest. Indigos can never be satisfied by one person or one relationship. You need to find someone who will satisfy your long term needs in life, and then develop relationships around that person to fulfill your other needs. You need different partners to satisfy different needs, and you need to segment your life. This is the key: you may give your time and body to a number of partners, but you can give your heart and sound to only one.

VIOLET –
A total mind, body and spirit connection is essential to your quest for love – settle for nothing but the entire package. Your body will actually vibrate with energy when you find the right love match. When you find the right person you will feel as if you have met before, and you will feel a sense of clarity and peace that you have never felt before. Your life partner will awaken your sense and your mind. When you feel this you will awaken spiritually and sensually, and you should run with the relationship and never look back. But…don’t settle and don’t be deceived. Only a real awakening of the mind and spirit will signify a love match.

CRYSTAL –
You are able to see with great clarity the type of person you want to share a life with, but you prefer to move slowly and deliberately. You require courtship, and are a bit old fashioned – although you may not appear so to the outside world. Don’t worry about showing a love connection that you want to move more slowly – your calming, healing and balanced lifestyle will bring harmony and trust to the new relationship. The right partner will appreciate your needs and embrace the process of winning your love. If someone is pushy, then move onto the next person without looking back.

*If you have not yet had a reading, first click here to take the free, two question Aura Test to determine your color. If you are a solid color, just read the content under your color heading. If you are a combination color, read the content related to your primary color (for example, if you are a Yellow Magenta, you would read the Yellow Aurascope).

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