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.
VERONICA MARS. It’s SO GOOD! Granted, with the 3rd season it went a bit downhill, but the first two seasons are great. The first season evolves around the death of Veronica’s best friend Lilly and the second season is about another dramatic turn of events… I’m really jealous if you have those two still left to watch. If you like a little bit of mystery and a kick-ass female lead (Kristen Bell is great as Veronica!) you will definitely like this, trust me!
Let me know what you think about it if you do :)
By the look of my text-books (click on the sentence if you want to see them, I made it a hyperlink, whoooo), you’d probably think I need some professional help. Covering your text-books and sticking everything together with tape that has flowers on them? And you’re what, a fifth year university student? Yes, it does look a little crazy. But come on, I can’t possibly be the only person on earth who is a little crazy, has an obsession with cute stationary and who thinks Elle Wood kicks ass. Right?
For the few people who are not acquainted with Elle Wood, let me tell you something about her. She is a Harvard law student, wears a lot of pink, uses pink fluffy pens, and although most people consider her to be a dumb blonde, she TOTALLY kicks ass (and yes, she’s fictional, but that’s beside the point). Although the story of the movie Legally Blonde isn’t something new (and of course a bit cliché), I do love it, because for me it is about female empowerment. Who says you can’t be “womanly” in a very “manly” and “serious” profession? I don’t want to wear a pink suit to work (I look awful in pink!!), but I do want to have the option. Being a woman and loving all the stuff that comes with it (if you feel like it), doesn’t mean you’re not serious about your education or work. So, when I felt like covering my text-book and using my big pink pen, I thought about Elle, and I just did. If Elle can do it, I can do it! ;-) And now I have cute books!
(Of course, covering my text-books with cute paper is not a big political statement or a way of spreading the above message, I just love pretty things. It did give me a good excuse to watch this funny movie again and it also gave me a good idea of how to react when someone will comment on my pink pen ;-) Like Elle says when someone makes a snarky comment about her pink suit: “I like your outfit too, except when I dress up as a frigid bitch, I try not to look so constipated”. Good idea right? Haha! Just kidding. Oh, and of course it was a great excuse to make a small collage. Yay!)
September knocked on my door and let itself in without waiting for me to answer it. Wow, can you believe it, how rude! ;-) I wasn’t prepared for this! Tomorrow school officially starts and with that, my eight month vacation will be officially over. I’m excited, but most of all already exhausted with all the working and keeping up with the social stuff. Yesterday evening I was brushing my teeth untill I noticed I couldn’t find the lid for the tube. I searched about fifteen minutes for it, only to discover that it was hiding in the sleeve of my bathrobe… pfffff! (Also, that’s probably the only downside of wearing big bathrobes! Other than that, they are lovely. Trust me, you should try them).
Since I came back from Sweden I have a hard time adjusting to my life again. I know I sound like a dramaqueen (newsflash: that’s because I am!), but it’s the truth. I have a job again, I try to meet up with everyone (I HAVE SO MANY FRIENDS….. HA-HA! no not really, I just have a hard time keeping up with the whole 2 of them, and let’s not forget my imaginary friends of course) and it seems like most of my days are over before I even know it. In Sweden my life was simple (I made it that way) and here I feel the pressure of everyday life weighing on my shoulders again. I talked to a few people about it and as it turned out, my feelings aren’t that weird for someone who just returned from a stay abroad (pfieuw…!). I’ll just have to put up with it I guess!
But, let’s not forget all the fun stuff I have been doing besides earning big bucks. As you can see I had a lot of fun the last couple of weeks! For that, I don’t have to be in Sweden :)
Not pictured: handing in the second version of my thesis (yay!), going to the dentist (eek!), drinking multiple pretty mojito’s, going to a gardening centre (and feeling like a Stepford wife), wearing A LOT of dresses because of the really nice weather, going out to dinner with my mother and her boyfriend at a really cute italian restaurant & doing fun stuff with my man (it’s so nice to be back!). It was a happy week for me :)
(Also, click here for the delicious tiramisu recipe by Annemerel.)
So, ok, I know I’m a day later with this than promised (Bear with me! My internet was failing me yesterday!), but here it is: my playlist, especially made for us dramaqueens who sometimes like to pretend they are playing the role of Charlotte in Lost in Translation. I made a cheesy collage to go with it, just for fun. Now, because my internet was failing me & because I turned out to be a bigger internet geek than I thought, my playlist is a bit short. But, here they are anyway, eight songs that are (in my opinion) dreamy and perfect for staring dramatically out of windows.
1. Girls – Death in Vegas
2. The Cure – Pictures of you
3. Kevin Shields – City Girl
4. Air – Alone in Kyoto
5. New Order – Ceremony
6. Neil Young – Old Man
7. The Radio Dept. – Pulling our weight
8. Jesus & Mary Chain – Just like honey