about the words you choose for your songs.
It is taking too much time.
Other times people love music so much
I want to preface this by saying that I actually had a really great night at work. Great tables, great people and great money....sometimes you just need to vent. I work as a server (or waitress, if you want to be less politically correct) and there are a few things that really grind my gears.
Over the past two weeks I have spent a lot of time at the parks with friends and have made a few observations. Theme parks are a very interesting place to people watch..you see people from every walk of life at every stage of their lives enjoying this incredible place.
The most interesting observation that I have made over the past few weeks was that when men become fathers they gain some sort of ridiculous, super-hero type strength. I watched dozens of men pick up their children with reckless abandon and toss them around like rag dolls while their children giggled with glee. I also saw a man pick up his child and hold him like a tray of drinks underneath the sign for Splash Mountain for a photo op. It was like the kid weighed 2 lbs!
I wonder how men can do this? What is it in their genetic makeup that gives them the strenght? At what point do they get comfortable enough with their children to know that they won't hurt them? When children are first born their fathers are so concerned with hurting them but when the kids reach a certian age the fathers really start to shine and bond with their children.
What do you think?
"A woman becomes a mother when she's pregnant, a man becomes a father when he sees the baby for the first time." ~Juno
Once upon a time you have a friend that will be with you for the rest of your life. You've been through everything together....the good times and the bad, highschool, university and the ackward times in between and after. Friends that you don't see for months, years even, and when you get back together it's like no time has passed (but you do have a whole lot more to talk about!).
These are the friends that you must really cherish. The ones that know all your stories, the ones that know your phone number off by heart, the people that can drive to your house on autopilot and the ones that know what you want from Tim Hortons.
You are going to need people like this in your life. People that feel like home when you hug them. They will be there for you when you feel so alone and confused about who you are and they will remind you of your sparkle. When you are together you can see yourself reflected in their eyes, the you that they love and will always love, the you that they met on the first days of highschool when you were scared and ackward (and so were they).
I am so fortune to have a handful of friends that I have had since highschool that I treasure and adore. Find yourself some and hold on tight.
"It's the friends that you can call at 4 AM that matter." ~Marlene Dietrich
I was resistant to see this film, resistant may be an understatement...I believe that my exact words were 'if I ever see 'He's just not that into' I might have to kill myself'.
Back in 2005 I read the much hyped book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Instead of making me feel empowered and beautiful it left me feeling empty, embarrassed and defeated. Is this really the way that men felt? Have I been making an ass out of myself this whole time? Apparently the answer is yes.
Okay. What now? You sit around and wait for 'it' to happen? Isn't that tantamount to waiting for your White Knight to rescue you from the tower? I believe in putting yourself out there and you know what happens when you put yourself out there? You get hurt. And it sucks. A lot. However , as Gigi (the film equivalent of me) says "I may do a lot of stupid shit but I also know that I am a lot closer to finding love than you are." And that is what made me think that maybe this movie wouldn't be all bad. In the end it was about having hope...or faith. Faith in yourself.
The movie made a few other good points about love and dating. For instance, Drew Barrymore's character was experiencing the exhaustion of being rejected by 'seven different types of technology' stating that technology is necessary because 'people don't meet each other organically anymore'. Justin Long's character enlightened women everywhere by telling us that the 'spark is bullshit', it's just something that men invented so that they can have sex with women on the first date and later blame it on 'the spark'. Ouch...and oh my God yes.
In the end, all the story lines were tied up nicely with marriages, passionate kisses and optimistic new relationships. I wonder if that was supposed to erase the audiences new knowledge that they have wasted years of their lives on fruitless relationships? It didn't do that for me but it was still a cute film.
P.S. I would like to pose a question...is it ironic or pathetic that during the movie 'he's just not that into you' I text messaged the guy who is 'just not that into me'? Oh well, at least I'm self aware.
However, in the end, I have decided that the best quote and most fitting quote I found was...."other things may change us, but we start and end with family."
Tattoo shop...here I come.