Sometimes life experiences, however ordinary, must needs be shared with our bloggy friends, right? In the spirit of generosity, then, here are some pictures I've found recently that I really enjoyed, and interspersed among them will be sweet nothings vaguely relating to what I've been doing/enjoying lately.
Now, obviously, this gown needs some work in the upper regions *ahem*, but still. Is that picture not all ooh-and-ahh-beautiful?!
I haven't seen it yet. But I want to.
I really like looking up random awesome pictures related to movies, etc. This practice is particularly helpful for brainstorming future blog headers or future profile pictures, no?
Watching Gilmore Girls is therapeutic. I'm just saying.
I read this article recently that was expounding upon the benefits of annotating in your "core collection" books (as in, the ones that have really impacted you the most), and I've been rereading Ivanhoe doing just that. Do you know, I do believe I've gotten even more out of the subtle philosophical insights of Wamba and the impassioned interchanges between Rebecca and Bois-Guilbert through underlining and highlighting, or possibly scribbling small notes in the margins. (Part of that may of course be due to the weird sense of aesthetic pleasure I get from seeing portions of text underlined/highlighted, but that is beside the point.) So yes, annotating. Good idea;)
Thanks for the link, ButterflyBailey!:D
Speaking of Viggo Mortensen, have any of you ever seen the film 28 Days? If so, what are your thoughts? I think it's pretty good, myself. It's really tough to watch at times, and it's especially difficult to see Viggo as a struggling sex addict (don't freak out; I promise all will be well), but hey, it's real and poignant and humorous as well.
Plus, I mean, it's Viggo Mortensen and Sandra Bullock. Together.
Sometimes, I just sit on the spare mattress below my loft (which is also where my bookshelf is located), and I simply drink in the sight of all me precious bookies. I admit it. Weird, I know, but also strangely calming and fun:D
Do you ever find yourself thinking or talking to yourself in movie lines? (I strongly suspect that at least some of you do *wink wink*) I've found myself doing it a lot recently. For instance, when I'm in the bathroom in the morning and I look in the mirror, I usually think to myself, "Oh, I've got terrible dark circles under my eyes--and me so young," which of course is from That Darn Cat (pretty hilarious movie, by the by).
YOU GUYS NEED TO WATCH EVITA. Pretty please? For me? There are so many tingle-inducing parts in that movie. The instrumentation, though. There are times when it becomes too much for me:D The end, for one thing, is one of the saddest, most bittersweet things I have ever seen, but it is also SOSOSO amazingly worth it because that waltz beforehand, and--I just can't. Too many feels.
And I love Che. I love Che muchly.
I hope to begin rereading The Lord of the Rings soon--very much looking forward to that (and to annotating, of course) :D
Watching movies and/tv shows with other people is the best. Ofttimes I like to watch things by myself, but sometimes something is just too wonderful and you have to experience it with someone else, right?
Legends of Western Cinema Week is nigh upon us! Emma and I are getting soooo pumped:D I hope you are, as well! Boy-howdy, are we gonna have us a good time.
BAHAHAHA--I'm sorry. But that's funny. It just is.
So I finally caved and watched Love Never Dies at the recommendation of some extended family members. Verdict: I'm not a huge fan of the plot, to say the least (though it is regrettably realistic), but the MUSIC. Oh. My. Word. "Till I Hear You Sing," "Once Upon Another Time," and "Love Never Dies" all thrilled me to no end. I don't think I'll ever like it as much as the original Phantom, nor do I think I'll ever be able to watch said original production in the same way, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I can live with it, and the ending to LND, though still sad, is technically a little bit more cheery than that of PotO--if we're looking at it from Erik's perspective.
Well, m'dears, I must away
ere break of day, but in closing, Y'ALL DA BEST. I love you all. Hugsies.