Let’s take a time-machine and go back to the awesome sixties, with this beautiful film about the homosexual English professor George. In A Single Man (Tom Fords directorial debut) Ford tells us the story about a man who lost the love of his live and has great difficulty with moving on. I will not reveal too much, but I’ve also read the book (which I loved) and all I can say is that Ford does not disappoint us at all. It’s a perfect rendition of the book. And have I mentioned that it is beautiful? I dare say that, after Lost in Translation, this is probably my favorite film EVER.
Why, you ask? What’s so special about this film? Well, here are 3 very good reasons why you should go and watch it: (more…)
▲ 1. We have been taking our bikes out quite a lot the past few weeks and I just HAD to take a picture of our pretty view along the way. ▲ 2. WE HAVE TICKETS!! I’m finally going to see Stevie!!! It’s still a few months away. Counting down the days. ▲ 3. Awesome picture of our king with his parents (when he was younger -obviously). Lion King? Anybody? ▲ 4. On our way home, when passing Rotterdam.
I deleted my twitter and (public) instagram yesterday. I just felt like it and don’t regret it at all. I also had my second driving lesson, which I actually enjoyed.
(A picture I took after our wine and dine in the park, thanks Kim for tolerating me and my camera-craziness.)
I’ve written several vomit-inducing paragraphs and deleted them all. Let’s just say I’m loving life (gag) at the moment. The past few weeks have been great and YAY, summer is FINALLY here! Feels like I’ve been waiting FOR-EV-ER.
Last week we took a trip to Frankfurt. It was sort of a “things I want to do before I die” slash “we have vouchers, so let’s use them” kind of thing. The first one because of the great importance Frankfurt has had in the ~realm of philosophy~ (my boyfriend wrote his thesis about Adorno) and the second because we had some left over hotel tickets we had to use before the end of july. Even though we were both excited to go on this roadtrip and explore Frankfurt, I think we both couldn’t have predicted we would love this city so much. Yes, I use the word LOVE. I’ll show you why. (more…)
Hi! The character in the above granny collage is joking of course; a liberal arts education will (probably) not make you very rich. But that’s not what this movie is about. Jesse is 35, stuck in a job he doesn’t really enjoy and sometimes wishes he could just go back to college, the place were he still believed that everything was possible. When his old professor calls him and invites him to his retirement party at the campus, he of course jumps to the chance (and in his car). Cue Zibby: a 19 year old college girl who he meets there and sometimes gets a bit too manic pixie dream girl (Elizabeth Olsen takes good care of the character though and makes her more believable then the scrip allows). Without giving too much away: they get sort of infatuated with each other and yes, you could therefor state that this is kind of a love story. Although in the end I’d say it’s more about “growing up”. But you’ll see. It’s a cute movie, great for a rainy day.
Jep, my bathing suit! I went for a swim this thursday (and the one before that) and it was surprisingly fun. ▲ Nathalie came to visit me and here I was waiting for her to arrive at the trainstation. I felt a bit like a tour guide when I was showing her “my” city. We enjoyed the nice weather (which means: ICECREAM) and had a great day! ▲ This may not be the most healthiest drink I know, but it sure is the most delicious one. Pick up your favorite vanilla icecream, throw in some strawberries (or other red fruit), add a little bit of milk and blend it. Especially good when the sun is shining! ▲ Kim bought me a tiara for my birthday, how cool?! She knows me so well! This is pretty accurate.
Last weekend the sun was shining and Kim needed some pictures of her outfit. You can go over to her blog to check out the final results. She also took my new facebook profile picture.
My wallpaper, a movie still from Ginger & Rosa. ▲ We went to the local movie theatre and saw “The Master”. I’m not sure what to think of it, but it wasn’t really my cup of tea, I guess… ▲ I went to the gym! (it felt a bit weird to take pictures, but luckily it was quiet) ▲ Some people ask me why I don’t go to the gym more often when I get to work out for free. Well, it’s simple really: when I go to my gym, it also feels like work. Because I work there. And EVERY time (I’m not kidding) someone will come up to me and “bother” me with work stuff. It sounds a bit dramatic (again, I refer to the “dramaqueen” category this blog has), but sometimes that can be a bit frustrating. Yesterday it went alright, I almost escaped the curse (!), until five minutes before leaving my boss came up to me. And I’m really bad at saying no, so this morning I was standing in front of our old Town Hall handing out flyers… I had fun, but, well, let’s say it proves my point ;-)
Last weekend I met up with Anne, whom I hadn’t spoken to in almost 4 (!) years. Honestly, it felt like yesterday when I was talking to her. Yes, a great way to spend my saturday night :) ♥ Is there someone else here who is following The Office? Am I the only one who thinks Jim is becoming kind of a dick?! ♥ I took me a few times replaying it, but now I’m hooked… Miley, you got me again. ♥ Tonight I’m going to watch Tara perform. She’s playing at a local café and I’m going there with my boyfriend to enjoy some cocktails (and beers, probably). Oh, and champagne of course, because tomorrow I turn 23. Seriously, when did that happen?! ♥ I laughed way too hard when I saw this. I think my favorite is Radimir! ;) ♥ There is DEFINITELY going to be Veronica Mars movie, yay! ♥ “WHEN MEN ARE OBJECTIFIED – EXAMINING JON HAMM” Interesting read. Also: this. I don’t necessarily agree with every single thing that’s being said in these articles, but it is certainly food for thought. ♥ Next week we will explore Frankfurt. Have you been there before? If so, what is a must-see? ♥
To finish up this post, here is one of my favorite work-out songs:
I mean, come on, ain’t no way they can stop me now! (yes, I listen to rap during my work-out) (& yes, I also take myself way too seriously)
Tara and I had too much fun talking about feminism and good music yesterday (lol, that sounds so pretentious but I swear we are no hipsters yo, we aren’t even cool enough to be hipsters), that we didn’t have time to take pictures. We did make plans to record a music-video for one of her songs though, which I think is going to be so much fun. I’ve always wanted to try and record something. That will probably happen next week.
Because I don’t have anything thing new to show you, I wanted to share some older pictures I took of Tara. These are from almost three years ago and I still love them. It was my first “real photoshoot” with my first “real” camera at the time and it went all sorts of wrong because of the bad lighting (I did not yet have my 50mm lense at the time), but I still think they look ok. My intention was for them to be kind of cinematic looking and I think I sort of succeeded!
By all means: I am not a professional photographer, but I really enjoyed creating these and that is what it’s all about right?
Hi! I'm Ashley and this is my diary. I'm 23 years old, live together with my boyfriend and am currently enjoying a year off until I start my studies again in September. I love lots and lots of things and that, together with a little bit of my life, is what I share on this blog. Thanks for reading! Oh and before I forget: yes, I totally ripped off J.K. Rowling while coming up with that tagline about witty girls. Mischief managed ;-) (you see what I did there?)