Saturday, November 29, 2008

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis - Love Story

I read about this in People magazine. My admiration for Depp motivated me to check it out. Depp is someone that seems to maintain his uniqueness even among the craziness that is his life. Plus, who doesn't like hearing about a sweet love story?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oh Paris...

So, I keep putting off posting about Paris, because I haven't really had the time, and thought clarity lately to do so in a sufficient manner. Paris...what wasn't wonderful about Paris? I believe that traveling really puts life into perspective. You walk away knowing what truly matters.

Things I realized in Paris:

1. Cold, rainy weather is 100% acceptable in Paris (if you ask me)
2. Traveling alone can be liberating (ok, so I already knew that, but this resurfaced that fact)
3. There is nothing better in life than having a best friend at your side (Jenni, I can't imagine this trip without you---it still feels like a dream!)
4. Trips are always better when you have someone, or people, to share it with
5. You should not wear a dress or skirt on top of the Eiffel Tower
6. French men love American women (if you need an ego boost, book your flight now)
7. Ipods are essential when walking an unknown city
8. Random, unplanned photo shoots are the best
9. That my life was about to change (even if I wasn't completely sure how)
10. That the world is so much bigger than I could ever imagine (again, kind of knew this, but it was reiterated)

There is so much more to share, but I couldn't possibly get it all into one post.

Twilight on the Screen

The movie was good. Edward was beautiful. The book is better of course. I didn't like all of the casting, but I already knew that was coming seeing as I already was aware of the cast. I was very impressed with some scenes: the way Edward looked in the sun, the baseball scene, among others...

What were your thoughts?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

You can call me Al

Something made think of this song the other day. I am not quite sure why, but every time I hear this song it makes me think of my Dad. I can recall one time where we were watching this video on TV, dancing around and singing it. From then on, it was one of our songs (probably the most appropriate). After all, what is a Dad if not your bodyguard?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Salute Mr. Vaughn & Mr. Rudd

Vince might play the same character a lot, but is that a bad thing if you love the character he plays? Vince has charm, and his quick wit and rambling only enhances that. Hats off to you Vince Vaughn, you have my vote.

Paul Rudd. I have liked him since Clueless, through his stint on Friends, and all of the movies he has graced along the way. Don't know what it is about this actor, but he is brilliant. Mr. Rudd, you rock.

Moral of the Story: Humor really is the way to a woman's heart.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall is Nearing Its End

I came back from France to a week of the most magnificent fall weather. As silly as it sounds, I am so incredibly thankful for this. Fall is hands-down my favorite season, and my only fear about my trip to Paris was that upon my return winter would have already set-in. I plan to post some pictures from my travels and you can be sure that I will talk about my trip more. For now, enjoy the autumn leaves that will be disappearing soon. 

"All dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
-Walt Disney

Monday, November 3, 2008


The dictionary defines marriage as "the social institution under which man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc."

I was asked the other day what marriage meant to me. This is quite the perplexing question, especially considering I have never been married. A question that I always assumed I would have an answer to, and yet, here I was presented with that very question, and no words came. Perhaps because it is unexplainable in my mind? Perhaps because there isn't a clear answer? Marriage is different for everyone? Or better yet, every couple? I think it is safe to say that a wedding is very different than a marriage. All I could come up with was "commitment", but can you not be committed sans marriage? Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell style? Is it something we base upon religion? Has it become more influenced by society than it should? Clearly, I have several thoughts on this topic. The only conclusion that I could come to was marriage is a public display of love. You can be in love without marriage, but to have the courage, the faith, and the trust, to standup and say that you will only ever want to be with this one individual for as long as you walk this earth, that's marriage. That's commitment. Maybe the problem with marriage today is society and corruption have muddled the meaning of marriage? What does marriage mean to you?

Saturday, November 1, 2008