Friday, August 20, 2010
Eat Pray Love: The Mad Libs Version (with Major Hints)
So, one night, you, ________(your name here), find yourself awake and miserable, and not so in love with your _______(adjective - leaning toward the not great) husband. All this, despite a ________ (adjective - think cool or groovy) house, and invitations to ______ (adjective - rhymes with swanky, or maybe it is swanky) New York parties. You go through a nasty _________(noun - rhymes with "of course"), and decide you need to embark on a major _______(noun - think "lip.") to kind of get over everything and rediscover your inner _____ (noun).
You decide on 3 countries with the first initial, "I": ________ (name of country 1 that is famous for art and spaghetti, not necessarily in that order); _______ (name of country 2, known for self-discovery, ashrams, beautiful wandering elephants); _______(name of country 3, known for decadent vacations, parties, and narrow roads where if you are on a bicycle you might get hit but not seriously by inattentive but handsome drivers).
In ________ (country 1), you gain weight eating pasta and desserts, make fun friends who let you take the lead on preparing the _______(name of significant American holiday that concerns the Pilgrims) dinner, and are not upset by your ________(adjective) belly, which forces you to by a new pair of ________ (plural noun - rhymes with "ants") even though to the average moviegoer, you still look pretty thin. While you're having a grand time, you still feel alone, and practice saying this out loud in _______ (native language of country 1) in your ________(adjective) apartment.
In _______(country 2), you learn how to meditate, get bitten by _______ (adjective - think pesky) ________plural noun (think mosquitoes), and get called the nickname ________(plural noun - what you get at the supermarket) by a great guy with troubled past from ________(state in southern US that might have been affected by BP oil spill if book was being written now). You learn how to ________(upbeat adjective) meditate, and end by connecting emotionally with aforementioned wandering elephant.
In _______(country 3), you really let loose and decide you've earned a party or two after all that ________(adjective) introspection. Lucky for you, you run into _______ (famous actor with eyes like dark pools), who only hours earlier had carelessly crashed into your _____(noun involving manual 2-wheeled transportation that is particularly liberating on dirt roads with sunset in background). You get to wear _______ (adjective - something earthy) sari outfits. You fall ______(multiword adjective, like head-over-heals) in love, while working out the remainder of psychological issues with the great _______(name of well-known sage.) Despite a ________(adjective) fight on the beach where you kind of freak out for a few minutes and don't know how to answer: "What's the problem, ______(your name here)?", you realize your ___________(famous actor with eyes like dark pools and appropriate use of Bossa nova music) is the real deal, and you don't have to worry so much about being out of _________(noun - happens when you're trying to hold it.) You and everyone else are thinking: Sail off to the _______ (adjective - sunset related) island already _____ (punctuation of choice, preferably exclamation point.)
In a fitting end, you find your ________(adjective) Word, that symbolizes the physical and spiritual journey you have taken thus far, food included, and best of all, you get to keep the outfits. The word is: ________(highly symbolic, poetic, sequel-friendly noun.)
End of Story, but not really....
Eat Pray Love fans, of either the movie or book, are free to comment here as well as fill in the blanks.