Sunday, May 29, 2011


Have you seen the movie Amélie? My lovely Italian-speaking friend, Liz introduced me to it.  It's beautiful.
Watch this clip, if you'd like. I chose it because I like the visual interpretation of emotion. I will try not to assume, but I think I know exactly how she feels. I've felt it a hundred times.
"You mean she would rather imagine herself relating to an absent person than build relationships with those around her?"
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain  

Friday, May 27, 2011


I'm really into local music lately.  I've been visiting venues in the area obsessively.  I love watching people perform live.  I like to not only hear the passion of their performance in their voice, but also see it in their faces. I really love this girl's voice.  It's unique and captivating.  She's performing on June 17th at The Underground.  I'm going.

On another note, I cannot tell you how badly I want to go to a drive-in movie now that summer is here.  Summer, summer, summer.  I want to love every moment of it.  If you want in on this, let me know.   

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


A well-made short film.

Pushing Daisies.

"Everything we do is a choice. Oatmeal or cereal. Highway or side streets. Kiss her or keep her. We make choices and we live with the consequences. If someone gets hurt along the way, we ask for forgiveness. It’s the best anyone can do."
- Ned the Pie Maker 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ode to Lucy

My family has the best dog. She's quirky. We love her...adore her, in fact. I was looking at some old pictures that made me realize how tolerant Lucy is. Growing up with five overly attentive girls, she had to be. But I suppose, like any relationship, it's give and take. She forgives me for making her play dress-up and giving her a bath and I have long forgiven her for chewing up that favorite pair of shoes and mistaking an old boyfriend's living room carpet for a Stop N' Go.  

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

People Matter.

Thinking about this article that I read in The Times a while back.  I remember the article so vividly because of the picture.

It breaks my heart.

 An elementary school's graduation in Kesennuma, Japan.  Evacuees moved to make room for the ceremony.

People matter.  People matter. People matter. They are everything. 

That's what I've been thinking about today.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

For the next little while...

I will be furiously reading. I picked up another book and have fallen deeply in love. Currently reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It's been a while since I've been so caught up in a book and it feels wonderful.  I haven't read all of it so maybe I'm letting my amorous emotions get the better of me prematurely, which is usually a horrible thing to do. I'll resurface when I'm finished.

"When she came to write her story, she would wonder exactly when the books and the words started to mean, not just something, but everything."
- The Book Thief    

Also, this is one of my latest favorite YouTube covers.  I found it on a friend's blog and am kind of obsessed with it.  This girl kills it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sad Song

Tonight I was listening to this song. It's been a while since I've heard it. I was thinking about how it is probably one of the saddest songs I've ever heard. But I think sometimes it's good to listen to sad songs. I don't know why exactly.