"...she is an unmarried woman of [nineteen], and as such should expect little more than a crust of bread washed down with a cup of loneliness." -pride and prejudice and zombies
maybe it's just my current relationship status talking, but does it seem like everyone has a love buddy or what!? all the people are getting engaged. all the people are getting married. even all the freshmen are holding hands already. relationships. relationships everywhere.
i'm happy for all you in domestic partnerships, i am. and i am definitely not trying to get married right now. it's just sorta lame when the boy i would hold hands with lives 1,000,000 miles away in central america and i have the empty-mailbox-blues.
this screenshot became my desktop picture today...
and one other thing that doesn't start with c.
a missionary friend's description of trying vegemite:
Imagine dropping a dollop of crusty dark chocolate into a pool of tar. Then, retrieve that tarred chocolate with a dirty diaper, throw it into a bucket of salt, and then let it sit on the sidewalk for about three days. That's Vegemite. Don't ever try it. I feel like I should repent cause nothing so foul and profane has ever touched my lips before.
i have been listening to RED all day. because taylor swift is wonderful.
as i was listening to "red" while at work, my mind couldn't help but wander to her "ours" music video, which features the one and only matt saracen (and which i watch almost weekly).
"Human beings become fully alive only when they have something meaningful to push against."
it was talking about beats in plot to make round characters. but it also is just about life in general, you know? also, this week has been pretty good so far. i have gotten free donuts two days in a row. success.
this past week was a blur. i barely remember any specific events that happened. i pack a lot of ish into each day. it's cool, it's college. but this week, i'm hoping to actually remember some of the stuff that happens instead of being a college robot.
last night i had "good night ladies" from the music man stuck in my head. it kept replaying over and over. but instead of the line at the end: "we're going to leave you now," my mind kept saying, "we're going to kill you now." ok... good night, ladies. we're going to kill you now. that's cool.
i'd rather not pester you lovely people, but i have a weird favor to ask of all of you.
i had an assignment for one of my classes, and one requirement was to post it on a social media platform and ask for feedback.
the assignment was to pick a part of ourselves that we identify with, then find a piece of media/art/whateva that represents it. we then had to figure out what parts of the existing piece doesn't reflect our views, and then manipulate it to reflect our identity better.
i picked the fact that i did ballet and other dance for a lot of years. when i was younger, i thought i would be doing ballet forever, and would end up teaching it or something similar. i still somewhat identify as a dancer, because i did it for so long, and thought i'd be doing it for much longer.
i took this degas painting and repurposed it to reflect my current views of dance. it's a really exclusive world. you have to start it early and be committed. you can't very easily stop doing ballet, and then expect to just start it up again after taking a hiatus (like i did). i still love ballet and dance so much, but i don't necessarily fit in that world anymore.
now, feedback? it's part of the assignment to ask for some. i welcome whatever you guys want to say about this, even criticism!
i saw this halloween-ish jack black/will ferrell/jason segel disney ad recently and i fell in love with it.
i want to go to disneyland and ride the haunted mansion ride a few times now. that's all.
(this disney ad campaign is awesome.)
my favorite moment of the sherlock holmes 2 credits.
i'm thinking about holding a contest. one in which you guys send me funny robert downey jr things (reminiscent of this and this and this) (and brissa sent me a link to this, which was hilarious also)
and i give a prize to the sender of my favorite one.
if you run across a good rdj pic/gif/video/whatever, leave me a link in a comment box or email it to me (my email is in the "about" tab).
this is a completely random idea i just had. and maybe all of you will be too shy to send me anything.
all i know is i could use more rdj-related humor in my life. and you probably could too.
yesterday we stopped at fish lake on our way home from cedar city (where we watched two really amazing plays). i've been to fish lake about 20 times in my life, but always in the summer. it's beautiful in the fall too.
i'm starting to get this urge to make a lot of fall-inspired art. if only i had the time to cut out a lot of tiny pieces of orange paper and cardboard and glue them together. consequently, i'll probably just be posting a lot of fall-inspired art created by other people on my blog. i'm also wanting to watch every halloween movie. and go see the dancing skeleton.
completely separate from that: i have this really wise professor. wiser than dumbledore, i daresay. i always leave his class with my mind going 1000 miles per hour (and going loudly, i might add). i have never thought so hard about life and humanity and literature and films and my own behavior and attitudes and beliefs before taking that class. it's causing me to examine everything i do and read and view and observe and create. and it can be exhausting. and totally humbling at the same time. now just articulating all my thoughts into words...
that was a lot of words for only one picture. if you made it through the whole thing, i commend you.