Yesterday we experienced programs to see the movie “Amsterdam” with our new friends who live close to the corner. Yes, they are California transplants, also. It appears our neighborhood bought loaded with us throughout COVID.
Our neighbors acquired the movie tickets and built reservations for dinner. I was seeking ahead to the motion picture simply because it stars Christian Bale and Margot Robbie. It’s directed by the exact guy (David O. Russell) who did “American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” Also, we in no way go out on a weeknight, so this was unusually pleasurable for us.
My spouse obtained a text from our neighbor that his spouse got unwell and they would not be ready to go. They were being likely to the health care provider as an alternative. So they emailed us the electronic tickets. Then my husband experienced an appointment in Phoenix. I was likely to satisfy him at the motion pictures 30 minutes away. Then he texted me that he wouldn’t be capable to get away in time to make it to the movie.
Oh well. Ideal laid options. Exactly exactly where did the saying “Best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray” come from?
I appeared it up and this is what I discovered:
best-laid schemes/designs, the
The most careful plans sometimes do not succeed. It was probably already a
cliché by the time Robert Burns used the phrase in “To a Mouse” (1786): “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley [go often astray].”
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
What strategies have you experienced go astray currently?
Have you observed “Amsterdam?” Did you like it?