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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

Today Tutu came to MN.  We took her to the Zoo up in St. Paul.  It was so much fun.  I love Zoos.

Monday, August 24, 2009

day one.

Today is day one of my 13 week training program for running a marathon.  
run 1 minute. 
walk 2 minutes. 
twelve times.

Wish it was my life...


It’s not that I don’t love my life, because I do.  It’s just that there are a lot of really great movies.  Movies with characters that know who they are, and stand up for what they believe in.  Movies with stories that inspire us to make our own.  Movies that give us something to do while we are home for the 7 week break and have nothing to do...

 (500) Days of Summer.

In case you missed my blog the other day, I loved this movie.  Fabulous!!!

First of all, who could say no to Joseph D-L in that movie?  Second of all, if my life had a soundtrack like that,  I’d be happy.  Thirdly,  I have always loved skylines and have always wanted to live in California. I even wanted to be an architect when I was little.

         I could talk about this movie for far longer than anyone would care to listen, but it was seriously, positively, terribly, horribly, fantastically, wonderfully wonderful.  The clothes, the music, the coloring (that filter that all indie movie seem to have), the chemistry, the cinematography, the irony, the introduction, the narration, the characters, the friends, the emotions… get the point?  

The last movie I felt this much for was the Darjeeling Limited.

The Darjeeling Limited

       For those of you who don’t know this, I have seen a few rate R movies.  For those of you who that doesn’t sit well with, forget I ever said it and skip this entry.

There is something very beautiful about the idea of traveling through foreign lands with your brothers, or in my case I guess it would have to be my sister orbest friends since I have no brothers.  I wrote my bucket list after seeing this movie.  It just made me want to... LIVE.

I am almost overwhelmed to announce that next summer I plan on doing a study abroad humanities trip through europe!!  If anyone want's to come too, do it!  Right now I am just planning on doing it alone, but having a travel buddy would be grand :)




A Knights Tale

       Who doesn’t love a good rag to riches story?  And who doesn’t love a good Heath Ledger?  And who can possibly resist a movie that starts with a Queen song?

       Not only does this movie have HL, action, and an empowering message, but it has a tender love story to boot. 


Everything Is Illuminated

       Sometimes I’m just afraid I will forget too.  Sometimes I want to catalogue my entire life as well.  Sometimes I wish I has a friend as terrible with English as Alex.

Although boring when watched too frequently, Everything is illuminated is a fantastic movie.




Sunday, August 23, 2009

aug. 23. 2009

Today in church we talked about work, and doing it.  Our teacher said, growing up, that during the summer they had two options each weekday:  they could either weed the garden for an hour, or write a one page paper on something out of the encyclopedia--that or enroll in summer school.
Great idea if you ask me.  I think I'm going to start writing a piece a day, educational or not.  I just want to write more.  Outside of journaling, poetry, lyrics.  I also want to start adding more of an ART element to my journals.
I've started reading again, and it's great.  It feels coming home even more like coming home because I hardly ever have/make time to read while I am in school.

I'm going to europe next summer,  I get to take some really great classes next semester, i got a letter from Max yesterday, it's my birthday soon and life could not be any sweeter right now. 

Saturday, August 22, 2009

here's the thing...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten beautiful.

I went and saw (500) days of Summer tonight, and i loved it so much it's insaine.  I have to go to the bathroom so bad, but I have to get this out, so I don't even care.

Can there be a more perfect boy than Tom Hansen?  I want my life to be like (500) days of summer--on the good days.  There was something so real about Tom and Summer, and something so cosmic about the relationship they shared.  I loved Summer for being so true to herself; although, I also hated her for the same reason.  I love that Tom lived in his emotions.  When he was upset he was rude to strangers, he yelled on subway cars.  When he was happy he lived in a musical and danced through the park with cartoon birds.  I think sometimes thats what you need to do.  LIVE YOUR LIFE.

A lot of the time I sell myself short on my emotions, and I think that that is something that needs to change.  If I'm happy, and want to shout it from the rooftops... why not?  
I also believe that any relationship--no matter how terribly it ended--if you can take something away from it, was worth it.   Even if it's just the name of a new band to listen to.  Because who knows, that boy that broke your heart at the tender age of 15 may have just happened to mention the band bright eyes in a late night text conversation, and that band may have inspired your whole persona from then on.

the moral of my strory is PLEASE DON'T SELL YOURSELF SHORT.

we all deserve that story book ending, our perfect match., and the only way we are going to get that is by being our perfect selves.

perfect: adj.  
exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Whatever poison's in this bottle will leave me broken, sore, and stiff.
But it's the genie at the bottom who I'm sucking at; he owes me one last wish,
So here's a present to let you know I still exist;
I hope the next boy that you kiss has something terribly contagious on his lips.


Thursday, August 20, 2009


heath ledger was such a dream come true.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aug. 18 2009

Since I have about two weeks left to be a teenie-bopper, i need to get something out.



It's been a while...

since I've posted.  It's also been a while since I've written in my journal.  Good thing nothing too exciting or monumental happened this semester. 
I'm home now, for the seven week break, and so far it's consisting of a lot of video games, disney channel, and late night television--mainly that 70s show and what I like about you.  And who ever said TV is not educational just wasn't very imaginative, because I, personally have learned a lot about life from watching TV.