Tuesday, August 24, 2010

girls in movies who inspire me: part 1

I'd be lying if I said that I never watched a movie and immediately tried to emulate a character or a feeling from the movie. Some people, you just want to be them. These are those girls, each inspiring to me in their own way:

1. Natalie Portman as Sam in Garden State
Sam is quirky and loving, serious but carefree, honest but a chronic liar, all at the same time. She has a real zest for life. She has burial services for her animals (identify). No, not just burials, an actual graveyard. She tap dances. She doesn't ride in sidecars. She's your new friend Sam.

Lines to remember:
Sam: Wow! I cannot believe you're not retarded!

Sam: OK, so... so... sometimes I lie. I mean, I'm weird, man. About random stuff too, I don't even know why I do it. It's like... it's like a tick, I mean sometimes I hear myself say something and think, Wow, that wasn't even remotely true.

Sam: I have three Dobermans, and if I didn't kick them in the balls on a regular basis, I'd never get anything done.

Sam: If you can't laugh at yourself, life's gonna seem a whole lot longer than you like.

Sam: This is your one opportunity to do something that no one has ever done before and that no one will copy throughout human existence. And if nothing else, you will be remembered as the one guy who ever did this. This one thing.

Sam: I haven't even lied in like, the past two days.
Andrew Largeman: Is that true?
Sam: No.

Note: Even though Natalie Portman is pretty much my favorite actress, I'm 92% sure that I would still like Sam if she had been played by someone else. I'm just really glad she wasn't.

Stay tuned for another inspiring girl, next time on "girls in movies who inspire me."

Saturday, August 21, 2010

oh hey!

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A few random things I've been up to:
-living in hippie headbands (Figure 1 and 4)
-listening to The Xx radio constantly because it's always that good
-laying in the grass
-drinking iced cinnamon dolce lattes on repeat (abusing treat receipts)
-daydreaming about portland (Figure 3)
-painting my nails all different colors cause i can't decide on one (Figure 1)
-not capitalizing my letters in these bullet points
-doing art projects (Figure 2)
-being in the sun AMAP (as much as possible)

Can't soak up summer fast enough. It's already the end of August! (concerned face)

Life goes by so fast. I think we're meant to appreciate each moment.