Friday, May 24, 2013
I should slow down a little...it's not the long weekend *yet*, and I have to survive Friday to earn my weekend. This week has been spectacularly crazy at work and it ain't over yet! Here's a mini-questionnaire stolen from Design Darling to end the week.
All-time favorite movie(s): Auntie Mame (1958) of course!
Blog(s) rocking your world lately: I read waaaaay too many blogs! I should cut back!
Favorite nail color: Coral
Now playing while you work: Not listening to music...watching episodes of "Don't Trust the B" on Hulu!
The last thing you bought: Chocolate chip cookies on my lunch break! Om nom nom!
What you have planned for summer: A mini-vacation at the end of August, and a secret mission that's a bit more exciting...!
I'll be celebrating my golden birthday on Monday, so hopefully I'll have something interesting to update with on Tuesday, haha. And a special shout-out to my amiga Jess for my early birthday present pick me up!
Enjoy your weekend!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
After the death of Roger Ebert, I finally picked this book off our shelf. I had read all three of his Great Movies books and I really admire his writing style. This was a good read, even if he went off on tangents now and again. I was particularly moved by the ending. Here is a man, who is now gone, reflecting on reaching his last days. He could not know how near the end was, but his words were meaningful parting thoughts nonetheless.
This paragraph in particular stuck with me. What a lovely thought!
Here's to kindness!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Hooray for another Star Trek movie! I thought it worked as a whole much better than the first one did (although I liked that one too). But mostly I was happy to revisit my Star Trek boyfriends.
You ladies can keep your Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch, I'm good!
Friday, May 17, 2013
What a crazy week. I'm still stuck in glasses while I recover from my pink eye/allergies/I have no idea, we got a new student who screams bloody murder and kicks really hard, and I'm ready to spend a couple days relaxing with my cute husband.
So, an update?
So, an update?
Saw a production of "Parade" last night in Fullerton, about the Leo Frank case. It was really really well done. The cast had amazing voices and the story was really moving. There's nothing more frustrating than corruption and lies when you're seeking justice. A very sad story, but excellently told.
Bought peonies for the first time! Usually I just buy mums and admire other people's peonies, but I vowed to buy some this year...and I LOVE them. They're so huge and fluffy and pink. I wish they were in season longer!
Is everyone following this Amy's Baking Co. thing? It's such a spectacular train wreck! I'm not one to harass crazy people, but I keep visiting their Facebook page to check out the madness. Stolen photos, claims of hacking that clearly didn't happen...it's all so crazy.
Tonight Craig and I are seeing the Duke Ellington Orchestra, so that will be a nice way to end the week! Hope you all survive Friday and have a beautiful weekend!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Yesterday it was 90 degrees here in sunny southern California, and today's it's supposed to be 80. Just a little taste of the summer ahead of us. Yes, our bedroom gets a little swelteringly hot, but dreams of swimming and shaved ice make me so so so happy!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day to my fabulous mom! She's always there when I need somebody to vent to, or advice, or if I need to borrow some of her clothes or jewelry, haha. She always makes me food if I happen to stop by, she loves game nights, and she likes to have fun, even dressing up with us to go to Disneyland! Plus she's pretty fierce. Love you mom!
Friday, May 10, 2013
As I said in my last entry, Craig and I saw The Great Gatsby late last night (NEVER doing a movie after 9 on a work night again). While the film as a whole was pretty decent, I was LIVING for Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker. She looked like the flapper love child of Zooey Deschanel and Cate Blanchett. I also want all her clothes, especially her loungewear when you first meet her. Swoon!
Okay, I'm done talking about my 1920s obsession! Go see Gatsby this weekend so you can feel like the cool kids, dig the soundtrack, and Charleston away!