Thursday, January 27, 2011

My List

I know a lot of people think I am crazy for loving Fall and Winter so much and disliking Spring and Summer. Here are my reasons why:

Fall/Winter Loves:
  • snow is so pretty
  • easier for my hair to look good (no humidity)
  • better clothes! I love sweaters! and layers!
  • tights
  • no pastels
  • beautiful leaves in the fall
  • boots
  • cashmere
  • my birthday
  • can wear more makeup
  • scarves
  • santa

 Spring/Summer Dislikes*:
  • allergies. OMG they're the worst. this should be X 100.
  • sweating
  • melting makeup
  • frizzy hair
  • pastels
  • people wear way too little clothing
  • beer warms up too quickly
  • I'm not in school anymore so no summer break
  • seeing people's feet

*This doesn't include the beach or pool. I LOVE the beach and pool! More than most people...and I know that's confusing for someone who wants it to be 20 degrees, but in the middle of August when it's 100 degrees, I can't be at the beach 24/7. Going to work and sweating on the way is horrible. I'd rather it be cold.

+Title from The Killers

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Free Fallin'

Originally uploaded by wvs
This makes me love snow even more! This is exquisite.

+Title From Tom Petty

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Days Were Golden

The Golden Globes are tonight and I am quite excited. I have seen several of the films, watch a lot of the tv shows, and really love some of the nominees. So, here is each category with my picks/wants.

Best Motion Picture Drama:
  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception-This movie took over when it came out. Amazing. I hope it wins.
  • The King's Speech
  • The Social Network- I think this one might win since it won the Critic's Choice
Best Actress In Drama:
  • Halle Berry
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Natalie Portman-If she doesn't win, then I really hope Michelle Williams does.
  • Michelle Williams

Best Actor In Drama:
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Colin Firth- He was amazing, though.
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Mark Wahlberg
Best Comedy/Musical:
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Burlesque
  • The Kids Are All Right- I didn't even see this and know it should win.
  • Red
  • The Tourist
Best Actress Comedy/Musical:
  • Annette Bening
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Julianna Moore
  • Emma Stone- I'd love to see her take it:) But I think Annette Bening or Julianne Moore gets it.
Best Actor Comedy/Musical:
  • Johnny Depp (Alice In Wonderland and The Tourist)
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Jake Gyllenhaal 
  • Kevin Spacey- No idea, but maybe he'll get it?
Best Supporting Actress:
  • Amy Adams- I hope and think she'll get it.
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Mila Kunis
  • Melissa Leo
  • Jacki Weaver
Best Supporting Actor:
  • Christian Bale- I haven't seen it, but he won the Critic's Choice.
  • Michael Douglas
  • Andrew Garfield
  • Jeremy Renner
  • Geoffrey Rush
Best Director:
  • Darren Aronofsky
  • David Fincher- He'll get it.
  • Tom Hooper
  • Christopher Nolan
  • David O. Russell
Best Screenplay:
  • 127 Hours
  • Inception- I think this should win.
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • The King's Speech
  • The Social Network- But this might, too.
Best Original Score:
  • The King's Speech
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • 127 Hours- So good!
  • The Social Network
  • Inception
Best TV Series:
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Dexter
  • The Good Wife
  • Mad Men- I'm torn. I think any of these are worthy. I'd also like to see Dexter win or The Walking Dead.
  • The Walking Dead
Best Actress Drama:
  • Julianna Margulies
  • Elisabeth Moss- She had some great moments this season.
  • Piper Perabo
  • Katey Sagal
  • Kyra Sedgwick
Best Actor Drama:
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Michael C. Hall
  • Jon Hamm- COME ON!
  • Hugh Laurie
Best TV Comedy Or Musical:
  • 30 Rock
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Big C
  • Glee- I bet Glee wins.
  • Modern Family
  • Nurse Jackie
Best Actress Comedy/Musical:
  • Toni Collette
  • Edie Falco
  • Tina Fey
  • Laura Linney- Love her.
  • Lea Michele
Best Actor Comedy/Musical:
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Steve Carell
  • Thomas Jane
  • Matthew Morrison
  • Jim Parsons- He'll get it.
And I skipped a few categories. Yes, I know. 

+Title from Sunny Day Real Estate

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Read My Mind

I am a big fan of teen books. I know some people scoff at my loving them and act like I am not reading "real" books, but to them I say, "You're the one missing out." There are exquisite gems in the teen section of books. Some of my favorite books I have ever read are categorized for "young adults".

My favorites are the love stories. There is something so sweet and exciting to read about first loves. I got sick of reading stories about adult women who were either cynical or going through a divorce. In teen novels you get to experience the joy and simplicity of a first love.

Some of my favorite books are ones I have read in the past year or so:

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater: When I finished Shiver I immediately ordered a copy to be sent to my sister. This book took my breath away.

All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab- The depth of characters in this book and the pain that was translated through the words was so exceptional. I was incredibly impressed by this book.

Delerium by Lauren Oliver- I was lucky enough to get an Advanced Reader Copy of this and was SO EXCITED because I loved her first book. This book is about love, but the type you discover as the main character does, too.

Have you read any of these?


+Title from Jimmy Eat World

Monday, January 03, 2011

Colder Than The Coldest Winter Was Cold

Writing Prompt: The Smells Of Winter

This morning I walked outside at 630am and was greeted by chilly air and the reminder that all is right in the world. The air was cold and I could smell winter. It didn't smell like snow, but it was that beautiful, refreshing non-odor that accompanies only the coldest of temperatures. I slowed my steps on my way to my car to fully enjoy it. I was bundled up so the cold didn't get to me, but even if it had, I like to soak it up while I can. Some people turn their heads toward the sun to soak up its warmth, but not me. I'm a slave to frigid temperatures. I want to wear two sweaters and a scarf. And gloves, and maybe even a hat. I want my nose to get cold and my breath to be seen in the air. Sometimes I drive with my windows down for as long as I can stand it. If I'm not worried about staying warm, then it's not cold enough.


+Title from The Dandy Warhols