Boosting Joe. #MondayRecommends #NailArt

Sara and I rewatched Joe Versus the Volcano this week, and I’m happy to say it held up. Neither of us can understand why this happy (and moving) little film doesn’t have a massive cult following. Meg Ryan plays three women who are so different it’s hard to believe they’re all her. Tom Hanks is at his funny/touching best. The whole thing is weird and wonderful.

It shares a premise with Alec Guinness’s Last Holiday but, like the remake of Guinness’ film starring Queen Latifah, it has a happy ending. I like happy endings, me. Bitterly ironic can go suck eggs.

Sara and I couldn’t agree more with this review on Combustible Celluloid:

Playwright John Patrick Shanley made his movie directing debut with this defiantly strange, totally under-appreciated, yet completely wonderful romantic comedy.

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Highly recommended.

My nails this week are Winnie-the-Pooh, because Winnie-the-Pooh!

Yeah, a little bit of smearing there. Such is life.

All the products this week are from Maniology. The base color is Winnie, the stamping polishes are Annato Clay and I See Blue. Piglet is reverse stamped with Flashdance. The gold flakies are Honeypot. The plates are MXM089 and MXM090. Maniology has just released two additional Winnie-the-Pooh plates, as well.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone or something of very little brain.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Boosting Joe. #MondayRecommends #NailArt

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      Marian Allen

      November 14, 2022 at 2:15pm

      I don’t MIND sad endings, if they’re justified, but I hate endings that look like they’re going to be happy and then a bitterly ironic twist of fate happens…. Roll credits. Pfui.

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