Bridget Jones’ Diary

Book Vs Movie: “Bridget Jones’ Diary” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

“Bridget Jones’ Diary” 

The Margos go way back to their 20-something youth to discuss the lovely and talented Renee Zellweger and her most celebrated role as Bridget Jones.

In this episode we talk about author Helen Fielding’s background and how her friendships influenced the book and the film. We compare and contrast between the 1997 novel (that began as a weekly column at The Guardian) and the 2001 film that also stars Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

In ths ep we discuss:

  • The story behind Bridget Jones and how Helen Fielding created her (at first) anonymously produced work.
  • The obsession with looks and weight that is mentioned throughout the novel.
  • The awesomeness of all of the leads
  • How much Margo P. loves the fight scene
  • How little Margo D. likes the music choices
  • The not so awesome sequels

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Book Vs. Movie Bonus Mini Ep with Sonia of the Dorking Out Podcast 0

 

Book Vs. Movie Bonus Mini Ep

“Top 5 Chick Lit to Chick Flicks”

It’s a bonus mini time and in this ep Margo D. is joined by Sonia of the Dorking Out with Chris & Sonia podcast and the two decide the best chick lit noels that have been adapted into film. What did they pick? What are YOUR picks?

Clips from the show:

  • “The Best of Everything” Hope Lang & Sue Carson
  • “Bridget Jones’ Diary” Renee Zellweger & Colin Firth
  • “Clueless” Alicia Silverstone & Wallace Shawn
  • “He’s Just Not That Into You”
  • “Legally Blonde” Reese Witherspoon
  • “Little Women” Winona Ryder & Gabriel Byrne
  • “Mean Girls” Lindsey Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams & Lacey Chabert
  • “Pride & Prejudice” Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethen & Donald Sutherland
  • “The Devil Wears Prada” Meryl Street & Anne Hathaway
  • “Valley of the Dolls” Patty Duke & Susan Hayward

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Every $25 donation?we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

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Check out this NEW episode of Book Vs. Movie!

Brooklyn Fit Chick News: @RunRocknRoll Brooklyn Half, Belly Dance DVD Giveaway & More 19

Brooklyn Fit Chick Weekly Notes

Rock N Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon Announcement (I May Sign Up for this One!)

Fitbloggin Secret Meeting in NYC

“Book Vs Movie” Podcast News

Plus: Belly Dance Workout DVD Giveaway

Enter to Win This DVD!

Enter to Win This DVD!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Since this is a holiday weekend I have decided to keep things short and sweet and get to the good stuff right away. Next week I will be back with a new Vlog when I can promise to NOT look bloated from too many holiday meals. Well, maybe I can’t promise THAT but I will be here no matter what. Pinkie Swear!

Anyhoo—let’s do it!

  • Rock n Roll Half Marathon Brooklyn Announcement: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon has been announced for next October (2015) and will begin at Barclay’s Center and finish in Prospect Park. All kinds of top notch musicians and bands will be playing along the route and that may be the one thing to get me excited about a run. So this means there is a half marathon taking place right in my backyard. I can walk there and walk home. So what I am really saying is—I am thinking of signing up for this half marathon even though I am crappiest runner in the word. Are any of you out there interested in joining me? Let me know and we will get a training schedule going on. Really! I mean it. Please think about signing up with me (pretty please!)
  • Fitbloggin NY Meet Up: This coming Saturday, December 6th at 2 pm will be the time and date for NYC (tri-state) area Fitbloggin’ peeps to get together. If you belong to the secret group on Facebook you know the place we are meeting. If you don’t but still want to join send me an e-mail and let’s chat. brooklynfitchick@gmail.com
  • Book vs. Movie “Bridget Jones’s Diary” If you want to try out a new podcast that is NOT Serial be sure to check out Book vs. Movie podcast where Margo P. (aka “She’s Nacho Mama”) and me will talk about Bridget Jones’s Diary. The drop date will be this Friday, December 5th in the evening and will be available on iTunes and Sticher. We are SO excited about this book and film and think it is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. In the meantime feel free to “like” our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. (Namaste!)
  • Belly Dance DVD Giveaway: This week I am offering the Element DVD Belly Dance Workout as my giveaway with dance expert Jacqui Lalita. Check out the clip below to get an idea on what you can win.

 

More Information about the Element: Belly Dance DVD giveaway:

COULD BELLY DANCING BE THE BEST ANTI-AGING, STRESS RELIEVING WORKOUT? NEW “ELEMENT BELLY DANCE” DVD MAKES IT EASY TO LEARN AT HOME!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – According to professional dancer and instructor Jacqui Lalita, “Belly dance has been hailed as the dance of longevity because it has so many healing benefits. It is thought to improve circulation, digestion, maintain healthy joints and a strong lower back. It’s a truly empowering practice that builds self-confidence, relieves stress and adds joy to our lives.” Lalita stars in the new “Element: Belly Dance” DVD coming to stores and Amazon for $14.98 (suggested retail price) beginning December 2, 2014 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Lalita makes it easy for anyone to learn the basic steps right at home with the Foundation segment. She then links the steps together into two dance workouts. As with all Element DVDs, “Belly Dance” was filmed in a lush, tranquil location overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Belly Dance Foundation covers the most commonly used moves like belly circles, hip drops and undulations. The Slow and Sensual Belly Dance Toning program is 23- minutes of graceful linked steps and arm movements. Belly Dance Burn is more energetic 21-minute program made up of two fiery belly dance combinations and a playful drum solo. The programs are designed to appeal to women of all fitness and ability levels. They tone muscles and improve flexibility.

Jacqui Lalita teaches belly dancing workshops, dancer retreats and teacher training sessions all over the United States and the world including Egypt, Turkey and Bali, With over 13 years of teaching experience,  she began her study of Oriental dance at the Mid Eastern Dance Exchange in Miami later joining their faculty. She is originally from Rhode Island.

{Just a note—Anchor Bay Entertainment is not sponsoring this post and will ship the Belly Dance DVD directly to the winner. This giveaway is only available in the Continental United States.}

If you want to win the Weight Watchers Stability Ball Kit featured in the Vlog above you must do the following (Continental United States only, please!)

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested.
  • Send a comment on Twitter and say “I want to win the Belly Dance by @anchorbayent from @brooklynfitchik”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

I will pick one winner at random on Monday, December 8, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 102: Amazing Fighters of Sexism, NYC Fit Bloggin Meet Up and More! 1

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #102

The Amazing Erin Brown and The Awesome Karl Stefanovic,

 NYC Fitbloggin Tweet-Up Date!!

Plus: Book vs. Movie Podcast “Wizard of Oz” Is Live!

Me

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is everyone today? I had a crazy busy weekend and could not seem to find the time to get to this post but darn it—I am going to make it happen today. This week I want to present a couple of my favorite news stories and posts from this past week plus I drop a hint about the next NYC Meet-Up for Fitbloggin Peeps. Oh, and we have a new episode of Book Vs Movie where we talk about the Merry Old land of Oz so let’s get to it—shall we!

  • The Fabulous Erin Brown: I am a longtime fan of Erin Brown who is an inspirational gal who describes herself as “ Writer. Lecturer. Wellness junkie. Bad ass mother. Woman. I am Erin Brown.” Erin is a feminist and is a tireless supporter of women and protector of body images. If you want to learn about this fantastic lady and why I worship her…check out this post in particular. Erin is out to bash the body-shamers to bits!

  • The Awesome Aussie Karl Stefanovic: If you don’t know about Karl—he is the host of Australia’s version of the Today Show and this righteous dude was tired of hearing his female co-hosts get criticized for their appearance so he took on the task of wearing the same exact suit every day for a year (he only changed his tie) to prove that men are judges far less harshly for how they look. Well guess what—not ONE person noticed he was wearing the same outfit every day. No one. You can read all about his here from the Buzz Feed article and check out this clip from his colleague Lisa Wilkinson who spoke out about sexism in the media industry.

 

  • NYC-Fitbloggin Meet-Up: I am a little nervous about posting this as the Fitbloggin group on Facebook is “super-secret” but if you are a member—I am setting up a drinks date for Saturday, December 6th at 2 pm for the NYC area fitbloggin peeps. If you want to join us go check out the details on Facebook!

 

  • Book vs. Movie Takes on “The Wizard of Oz” The lovely Margo P. and I had a fun chat last week for our Book vs. Movie podcast talking about the crazy differences between the book and movie The Wizard of Oz which you can listen to by subscribing to us on iTunes! Our next episode will be about the “Rom Com” classic Bridget Jones’ Diary. Can’t wait to dive into that one!

Now on to this week’s Vlog and giveaway details!

 

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Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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