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Friends with Kids

Friends with Kids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, who stars in the film. Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Edward Burns, Megan Fox and Jon Hamm star in the film. Jason and Julie, longtime best friends now in their mid-30s live in the same building in Manhattan. Not romantically involved, they are close friends with two childless married couples, the placid Alex and Leslie and the sex-obsessed Ben and Missy. During the next four years, after both couples have children, their marriages suffer. Following a chaotic birthday party for Jason at Alex and Leslie's place in Brooklyn and Julie discuss how it would be better to have children first, to'get it out of the way' since'time is running out', only meet the person that you wanted to marry. After more discussion, they decide to have a child together, despite never having had romantic feelings for each other, to continue to date other people, to find'their one'. Although their friends predict disaster and Julie adjust to their new relationship with baby Joe far better than their friends had imagined.

Jason and Julie begin dating again and enter into budding relationships with young actress Mary Jane and divorced father Kurt, respectively. During a couples winter getaway in Vermont, Ben calls Jason and Julie's thought process and parenting skills into question. In the ensuing argument, Ben decries their arrangement as untenable in the long term and humiliates Missy. Jason defends his decision to have a child with Julie, saying that he loves her and that she was the soundest choice of person for him to start a family with. After returning from Vermont and Missy separate and divorce. Shortly thereafter, at Julie's birthday dinner out, Jason is surprised to find that she invited only him. Julie tells him that Kurt wants her to meet his children that weekend but that this new degree of commitment has made her realize that she is in love with Jason, along with Joe, have become her closest family. A stunned Jason tells Julie that his love for her has never been romantic and has asked Mary Jane to move in with him.

Heartbroken, Julie leaves the restaurant, soon moves out of her Manhattan apartment to Brooklyn, putting some space between herself and Jason. A few months thereafter and Mary Jane break up over their differing feelings about children, both Julie and Jason return to dating others. Several months at a bar with Ben, Jason confides that he does have feelings for Julie, but that their messy split makes acting on such feelings impossible. Ben disagrees, noting the differences between his and Missy's sex-based relationship and Jason and Julie's long-lasting friendship. Shortly before Julie's next birthday, after dropping 2-1/2-year-old Joe off at Julie's house after a day out, Jason presents her with a present: a photo scrapbook of the couple, the three of them, consistent with Julie's prior statement that Jason and Joe were her family, they reminisce over several of the photos and put Joe to bed, after Jason says a few things about'staying the night'. Jason's emotional shift and words make Julie emotional and uncomfortable, so she sends Jason home.

He leaves, but returns, tells her what he said to her a year ago was all wrong. He realized it—she is the love of his life, she is his'person', "and that's just the way it is", she tells him she can't be with someone who isn't'into' her, he, after a passionate kiss, offers to have sex with her to prove he is into her, in every possible way. She accepts his offer, passionately kisses him back, they tumble onto her bed. Adam Scott as Jason Fryman Jennifer Westfeldt as Julie Keller Jon Hamm as Ben Kristen Wiig as Missy Maya Rudolph as Leslie Chris O'Dowd as Alex Megan Fox as Mary Jane Edward Burns as Kurt Lee Bryant as Elaine Keller, Julie's mother Kelly Bishop as Mary Fryman, Jason's mother Cotter Smith as Phil Fryman, Jason's father Ilana Levine as Mom in Restaurant Brian D'Arcy James as Husband in Restaurant John Lutz as Jason's Colleague at Work Derek Cecil as Pete Friends with Kids was directed, written and stars Jennifer Westfeldt; this is her directorial debut. Her then-partner, actor Jon Hamm agreed to play a supporting part and help produce her feature film.

The idea for Friends With Kids had been floating around after Westfeldt and Hamm noticed that friends were starting to have families and'all but disappearing from their lives.' Cast member Adam Scott admitted that the couple's suspicion was not baseless, as he and his wife had become "the worst friends to Jen and Jon because we were so busy" after getting married and having children. She was encouraged to move forward with her idea after an informal reading of the screenplay took place at her and Hamm's home in late 2010, it was always planned that Hamm would star in the movie, but in a role where he would not be paired-up with his real-life partner. However, this left only a few months open between when Hamm finished doing the fourth season of Mad Men and would resume for a fifth to get Friends with Kids off the ground and ready to shoot. According to one of the producers, resources for the production were easy to find. "The impossible algorithm is to line up the cast, the calendar and the cash in such a way that you get to make the movie", said co-producer Joshua Astrachan.

"It just never is that easy to put an independent film together."Principal photography lasted for four weeks, beginning in New York during December 2010 and carrying out into early 2011. With a budget of less than US$10 million, F

John S. Arrowood

John S. Arrowood is an American attorney and judge. In April 2017, Arrowood was appointed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals by Governor Roy Cooper, to replace Judge Doug McCullough, a Republican who resigned one month before he would have reached the mandatory retirement age, he ran for a full term on the court in 2018 and won, becoming the first gay person elected to a statewide office in North Carolina. In August 2007, he was appointed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals by Governor Mike Easley, replacing Judge Eric L. Levinson, who had resigned to accept a federal appointment. Arrowood was defeated in the subsequent 2008 election. Born in Burnsville, North Carolina, Arrowood moved to Caldwell County after the death of his parents, he graduated from Hudson High School in 1975. Arrowood graduated magna cum laude from Catawba College in 1979 and received his law degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1982, he worked on the Court of Appeals staff and practiced law for many years in Charlotte, North Carolina before serving as a state superior court judge from March through August 2007.

Arrowood has been a member of the board of the North Carolina Railroad, the N. C. Banking Commission, the N. C. Rules Review Commission, the N. C. Arts Council. Since Arrowood was appointed to fill an unexpired term, his seat was on the ballot in November 2008, he was defeated for a full term by Jr.. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Court of Appeals in 2014, seeking the seat made vacant by the retirement of Judge John C. Martin. Arrowood came in second out of 19 candidates. Arrowood is gay and was the first LGBT judge on the NC Court of Appeals. Press Release from Gov. Easley News & Observer: Arrowood named to Court of Appeals Official biography Arrowood Campaign site News & Observer: Cooper appoints Democrat to fill NC appeals court seat after GOP judge makes surprise early retirement

Hidabu Abote

Hidabu Abote is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Shewa Zone, Hidabu Abote is bordered on the south by Kuyu, on the west by Wara Jarso, on the north by the Jamma River which separates it from Dera, on the east by Degem; the major town in Hidabu Abote is Ejere. Notable high points include Mount Ileu; the 2007 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 82,994, of whom 41,215 were men and 41,779 were women. The majority of the inhabitants said they practised Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 99.1% of the population reporting they observed this belief. Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 89,863, of whom 45,278 are men and 44,585 are women. With an estimated area of 497.82 square kilometers, Hidabu Abote has an estimated population density of 180.5 people per square kilometer, greater than the Zone average of 143. The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 64,809, of whom 32,340 were men and 32,469 women.

The two largest ethnic groups reported in Hidabu Abote were the Oromo, the Amhara. Oromiffa was spoken as a first language by 98.09%, 1.87% spoke Amharic. The majority of the inhabitants professed Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 99.04% of the population reporting they practiced that belief