Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"everything i ever needed to know in life i learned from killing smart people and eating their brains."

Generally I am not a fan of Zombie movies (perhaps that is why I don't have a boyfriend) but this looks like a good one.

Monday, August 24, 2009

"I have decided to create a supplementary persona named Francois Dillinger."

Because two Michael Cera's are better than one...enjoy!

"And every song sounds like a love song, and every kiss feels like your first..."

It is difficult to write eloquently about someone who writes eloquently for a living.
So instead of writing an entry about how incredibly inspiring, talented, kind and gentle this man is...I will link you to his website so you may find out for yourself.
You're welcome.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"...don't worry about anyone else, the best people are themselves..."

i see them everywhere, wondering what's next
and i think it's kind of fun seein' them walk around downtown
and they got the new band records
and they want everyone to check 'em

want everyone to see that they did it first
want everyone to know
want everyone to care
but it's fun when we don't care, so i tell them like this

oh no, oh no, here we go again

it's the life of the perfect scenester
and now they listen to emotional music
when they used to like punk rock
or maybe now they like junk rock
and swore they never liked punk
and they always talk about shows
but i never see 'em
and when i do they're just bummin'
still haven't figured out that

and we just can't wait for what they got next

and they do it for the girls
yes they do it for the girls
but it's all the wrong girls in control of them
don't worry about anyone else
the best people are themselves
and we don't think you know yourself

“Everything popular is wrong.”

I find it intriguing that no matter how old you are or how secure you think you've become with can still be made to feel horribly uncool. For the past few years I have been toying with the idea of fitting in with a certain crowd. I've observed these folks from a far, hanging around on the outskirts of their lives, making tiny changes in my personal style and attitude to bring me closer to their 'cool'. However, tonight, being surrounded by these mythical creatures I realized that they are no cooler than me. They are just people, in fact, up close they seem to be shockingly insecure and dysfunctional people. They might wear different clothes or listen to different music but what it boils down to is that we are all just black coffee. We all start out the same but its what you add that makes it different, not better, or worse...just different.

Friday, August 21, 2009

"He's gonna marry me."

(aka How Sloane Peterson from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Taught me how to be an Awesome Girlfriend.)

P.S. Yes I know I hugely ripped this recommendation off of Gala Darling but it was TOO brilliant.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

“Where words fail, music speaks.”

Thank you for giving me the gift of music and the knowledge that I possess a talent that is more important than I'll ever know.

Patricia Marlene Bohemier: April 9, 1946 – August 17th, 1999
"Ten years ago today, It seems like yesterday, God shone His light, He set your spirit free, Your unwavering courage, Your calming and gentle ways, The tomorrow’s you will never see, Your legacy was your faith, We cherish each and everyday, These memories we have of you."

Friday, August 7, 2009

"All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense."

Sitting by the pool today I observed a pair of teenagers flirting. Despite the fact that the girl seemed EXTREMELY annoying, it was entertaining to watch her attempt to woo this young man. In a pool, surrounded by various family members, she made awkward conversation and did not stray more than three feet from her 'beloved'. The young man also made his efforts by picking up the poor gal and throwing her into the pool...numerous times.

It was awkward and brave and inspirational.

Sometimes I wish I was still able to put myself out there like that but after being hurt, embaressed and humiliated so many times...*sigh* I applaud you, young lady.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"You see us as you want to see us..."

Dear Mr. Vernon,

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.

R.I.P John Hughes

Who's excited to go to Edmonton???

"If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair."

Hawaii is beautiful. So beautiful that it is hard to believe that it is a part of the United States of America. The islands are rich with culture and tradition and ,although there are parts that are undeniably tourist-y, for the most part Hawaii is a vivacious and stunning state. It's impossible not to be intrigued and inspired by the traditions and practices of the islands...this is my favorite one so far...enjoy!

Wearing a flower in your hair...
"On the left ear it means you are married, engaged or with someone, on the right ear you are free. The Hawaiian name for flower is "pua" ( pronounced "poo-ah" ). Hibiscus is our state flower and its Hawaiian name is"aloalo" pronounced "ah-low-ah-low". For the plumeria it is "melia" pron."may-lee-ah", but melia also means quiet ocean. As for Gardenia it is "kiele" pron. "key-eh-lay". Women also wear puakinikini flowers and others. I would say the most common is the Plumeria."