Sunday, June 29, 2008

Whoa - ask me what I did today!

NOTHING! Omg, I suck at life, LoL! It was kind of nice to just lay on the couch all day and watch TV and movies. I watched TAIB (see below) and Persepolis. I read the book in college and was fascinated by it. So, I was very happy to see they made a movie. The movie was very true to the book, although much was left out since they combined the 1st and 2nd books. But, very well done. 

I totally didn't touch the laundry. Boo. But, my BFF Jenn and I decided we are going to get lives. So, that means doing stuff and getting out whether we want to or not! Even if it is just going out for coffee or something little. Just, you know, interaction with the real world. What a novel idea. 

Well, that is all for now. I am going to brush my teeth and GO.TO.BED.

"The Air I Breathe" Review

So, lazzzzy Sundays call for movies! Jay went to visit his family and the dog was bored, so I popped in this movie. Honestly, I knew nothing about this movie except: 
A - it was a story about how people were connected (a la "Crash") 
B - it did not get great reviews
C - Sarah Michelle Gellar was in it. I admit, this was the only reason I got it. I have an undying love for all things Buffy. 

It wasn't half bad. It wasn't "inspired" or even a totally new concept. It was based on the idea that there are 4 cornerstone emotions: Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow and Love. Ok, I can get that. The 4 main characters represented these emotions, natch. Basically, you cannot know Love without Pleasure, nor Sorrow without Happiness

Forest Whitaker was Happiness. He is an excellent actor, but his scenes were a little hard to watch b/c his character was depressing. (Weird, right? For the guy representing Happiness, his scenes made me cringe!) But, I guess that was the point - he could not be truly happy until the end, until he was released. 

Brandon Frasier was Pleasure. He was very dark, very mysterious. I likey! He was pretty instrumental throughout the whole film. His story leaves you wondering what at all is pleasurable about his life, but you get it once you find out about his past. 

Sarah Michelle was Sorrow. I love her. She can do no wrong in my book. She was very good in this film...she took her character and made her grow. She was actually a very central figure throughout the whole movie. She kind of tied everything together. And, her ending was my favorite, as it was the one with the most closure. 

Kevin Bacon was Love. I felt bad b/c he kind of got shafted as far as screen time. It was almost as if they kind of threw his story in there at the end. Poor thing. He was ok. He didn't really have room to spread his wings. 

It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine....

I love it. It is no secret to the people that know me that I love bags and shoes. Well, I haven't bought a bag in a while. And, as I was browsing online as I sometimes do, I stumbled upon this little gem. It is the Louis Vuitton Mahina XXL in black. It makes me all squishy and smiley inside. Does that make me shallow? Oh, well! Deal with it! 

SO, ack, do I buy it? 

Lazzzzy Sunday

It is after 1 PM and the day is already gone. I have to do laundry and then wake up tomorrow and start all over again. I don't know why I don't just do the stuff I need to get done during the week, or even Friday after work. This way, I won't have to worry about it on Saturday and Sunday. I am always procrastinating! 

I procrastinate with wedding planning, too. There are 1,000,001 things I could be doing. But, I guess b/c they aren't the "big" things, I put them off. And the more I do this, the more I will have to do closer to the wedding! WTF is wrong with me?!

I really hate the monotony and repetitiveness of the Monday-Friday grind. I guess we all do. I know I could totally do different things after work, but honestly, I don't feel like doing anything. We've been trying to watch different movies and I have been reading up on Paris. But, other than that, forget it! I guess it is nobody's fault but my own. And, I know if I did different things during the week that I wanted to do, it would make going to work that much easier. 

Take right now, for instance - I am watching a reality show about Denise Richards (which is surprisingly amusing. And she is surprisingly likable on the show) while I could be folding and putting laundry away. THEN, I would be done with it and I could relax and not worry the rest of the night. But, instead, I choose to type about it! AHAHAHHA. I just need a motivator, a booster. Maybe I will start being more motivated tomorrow (b/c you always start life-changes on Mondays, right?) 

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Things I am loving right now

1) The FLAIR app on FaceBook - Ok, seriously? How simple is this? It is basically an online cork board that you can put different buttons on. You can pick your own flair, people can send you flair, you can send them flair back. It is simple, yet amuses me every day. It is a great way to express yourself without really having to think too hard - you see a button that exudes "you", click "add" and voila! I have a lot of flair and am running out of room on my cork board - that is my only complaint.  

2) DVDs - I have always loved movies and DVDs are not new to me. I don't live under a rock. But, with Summer programming on TV (BORING) and Jay and I being cuddle bums, we have watched a lot of movies that would have normally sat on our shelf un-open. It is a great way to spend time together and also get to know each other better. We like to somewhat discuss the movies afterwards, no matter how fluffy they might be! 

3) StyleMePretty, ArtofLove, TheBrideCafe, PinkCakeBox and random other wedding blogs - I am having so much fun planning our wedding. So far there has been minimal stress. And, I have stumbled upon some of the most beautiful work ever. Weddings can be so truly tacky, but they can also been stunning. There is so much work that goes into a wedding - if you have not been married or are not in the biz, you most likely would not think twice about it. BUT, us brides know what's up. These blogs have amazing photography, design ideas, color palettes, attire, cakes, everything! If you ever need to just relax or get some creative inspiration, I totally recommend these sites. Even if you are not into something wedding related, it is just amazing to see what people come up with. You can give someone a color scheme or a theme and they can create a whole new world with it. Simply gorgeous. 

4) General Tso's Chicken - Hahaha, yes, as in the Chinese dish. We found a great place by us (Precious Chinese on Hamburg Turnpike in Riverdale - what what!!) that makes it delish every time. I feel like we have it every night. It is just that good. 

5) Old Movies - the classics - Some faves: Casablanca, Rebecca, The Women, Streetcar Named Desire, An Affair to Remember, Sabrina. The costumes are gorgeous. The stories are timeless. The acting is over-the-top and superb. There comedic timing is impeccable. And there are no crazy special effects, or green screens, or $10000000 budgets. Movies the way they should be - telling a story through the characters. The actors make it work, not the post-production teams adding everything in. 

My first blog...

So, a girl I know from an online message board has inspired me to blog. (Thanks, Marni.) It seems like a good way to vent, express my joy, ramble on, brainstorm ideas, just whatever. So far, so good, eh? I call it the diary I never had. 

I always tried to keep a diary, starting in junior high. I wrote about dumb things: boys I liked, boys I hated, boys I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole, girls I hate, girls that were my friends but I didn't really like. Normal, pre-teen hormonal crap. Then, I would always stop after a week or two because I found better stuff to do: flirt with the boys I liked, be mean to the boys I didn't like (which I will later in life learn means I really DID like them and this was how to really flirt!), throw myself into re-invention (My skater phase, my gangster phase, my stoner phase...)

Well, I am still hormonal, definitely adult and not-so-normal. I am goofy as hell! I wouldn't have it any other way. Also, I have figured out who my real friends are - I love all the ones I have now! 
And, the boys - well, there is this one guy....he has my heart. Always has, really, and always will. So, I am marrying him - 10.24.08. Yikes - really close! He is my best friend. I know a lot of people say this about their significant other, but we were friends long before we were lovers. 

So, here I sit, typing away on this gorgeous day! It is really hot and muggy out, though, so maybe I will stay here for a while. It is therapeutic already. I am amazed. 
I hope you all enjoy my ramblings thus far and continue to enjoy them. Xoxo!