May 31, 2009

Before Sunset

I know that I've mentioned it before, but I love these movies. I watched this in my sticky kitchen yesterday while I was making lemon squares.
I think I actually wrote in that previous post that I liked the first movie better... but now I'm not so sure. It's fun to watch them as college students... so hopeful, so idealistic, familiar I guess. But their agedness is refreshing. Or not refreshing exactly, but it's like it's new again. Like they're able to be the same by being different. Or is it different by being the same?

May 22, 2009

Japanese Gardens

@ the Huntington Gardens. From Mother's Day, 2009

click to enlarge and have a new desktop!

Darling, I don't know how to tell you this

...but there's a Chinese family in our bathroom.

Quite looking forward to it, thankyouverymuch

May 21, 2009

Goal for the Week

"I will abandon my career as a writer and stand-up comedian and learn how to act leading lady style in a movie.

I will be cast in a movie directly opposite Robert Downey Jr and there will be love scenes.
Robert and his wife will have had a friendly divorce before this and my fiancee will have left me for an extended period of time because he is an international spy in the Congo. He gives me his blessing for me to have the company of another man while he’s gone for what could possibly be forever.

Robert and I will fall in love. And he’ll be exactly as I picture he is in person. And as long as I’m making shit up, I’ll be able to eat all the bread and cheese I want without getting fat and drink all the wine that I want without getting drunk or dehydrated."

-Jen Kirkman

Blue Lips

I'm pretty excited for Regina Spektor's new album. Here's a live version of one of the first singles.

May 18, 2009

The Bird & The Bee

From one of my favorite groups, here are some songs: a live BeeGees cover which really captures how much fun it is to see a show live and a fan made music video (which you may have seen already - probably because it is way cooler and better than the actual music video).

how deep is ur love? the bird & the bee from anne Smogur-Saldivar on Vimeo.

The Bird And The Bee - Again & Again from Data-Base on Vimeo.

May 12, 2009

Guess who, quote provided

"Now, Sherlock Holmes believed that the brain can only hold just so much information... so, if he ever learned anything that was useless to his profession he set about systematically to try to forget it. I like to quote fictional characters because I'm something of a fictional character myself, but my point is that I have something stuck in my brain and because it's in there I frequently get lost on my way to people's houses, I always forget people's names, and I leave my stuff everywhere so my husband, Dick Tater, has to pick up after me. And, at times, I forget parts of my show, which is how this whole thing got started. So now I've written it down, at least. Anyway, the following is the "something" that I have stuck in my brain, which I go about trying to systematically forget publicly, here in these pages, and if you understood that you're in desperate need of medication. It's a poem... yes, as you probably guessed, a poem. By George Lucas.
General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now, he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire. I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack and my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the rebellion into the memory systems of this R-2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only ho-
I can't forget that stupid, fucking hologram speech. That's why I did dope."

May 10, 2009

May 8, 2009

Happy Place

If you haven't seen this movie, please stop whatever you're doing and go watch it immediately. And be prepared to cry. I'm serious.

Case in point: My mom and I had watched almost the whole thing and we were about 15 minutes from the end when my sister walks in. She sits down (keep in mind that she doesn't know anything about the story) and is weeping within 5 minutes, I kid you not.

Update: Have only just remembered your poor performance in le quiz. Something tells me that due to poor performance in said quiz, no one knows to which movie I refer. Love Story. Yes, sappy, yes a little melodramatic, but let's be real here. It was nominated for 7 academy awards and Ali McGraw is perfect as Jenny. Side note: I found the most gorgeous picture of Ali while looking for the one on this post.


Cherry Tulips (let's hope they don't take this video down before you get a chance to see it!)