Monday, June 30, 2008

"You look familiar to me"

I have heard the above quote at least once a week since I was in university. I don't know what happened in those years that made me look so "familiar". I've heard it so much that I don't even try to figure out if I actually know the person anymore. I just assume it's a mistaken identity and dismiss the claim even before it's been made.
And here's the funny thing....I am not always mistaken for the same person. I have been home, in Toronto and even Niagara Falls and been confused for someone else. And it is never the same person!
So, I know the theory about doppelgangers, but my question is can you have more than one? Or am I just so average looking that I look like many people? And have people who really do know me gone up to a stranger and thought she was me?
So many questions......

Monday, June 23, 2008

My passion

I am a fan of quotes....lyrical, movie, tv, just about anything written down or said I love. I love that someone can string words together and it can just inspire you. It can inspire you to laugh, to love, to cry....just to think.
So, considering my facebook page can no way contain all of the quotes I have admired and enjoyed over the years I thought I would start writing them down here. There is no rhyme or reason to any of this. When one pops in my head I am going to write it down and send it into cyberspace. Maybe when they are all put together they will make up me as a whole. Who knows.....

"He's an asshole. Anyone with a haircut like that, you know he's an asshole."
- Weird Science (movie)

"Can I tell you something personal?"
"I mean, we're in the shower. How much more personal can you get?"
- Surf's Up (movie)

"He's a dirty trashcan full of poop."
- Surf's Up (movie)

"Dave likes to wear dirty underwear."
- Alvin & the Chipmunks (movie)

"Fifty years from now, when you're looking back at your life, don't you want to be able to say you had the guts to get in the car?"
- Transformers (movie)

"I crashed my van into Jesus!"
- Saved (movie)

"Of course I'm home. I'm always home. I'm uncool."
- Almost Famous (movie)

"Here is a line that you won't understand
I'm half of the boy but twice the man"
- Who did you think I was (song)

"Here eyes were so blue, they looked like weather"
- It'll all work out (song)

"Like the ocean needs the moon to take the tides away
All we need’s a little time to chase the blues away
Sun is out and it feels like it’s always gonna stay
Let this last forever, turn tomorrow into yesterday"
- Into Yesterday (song)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Pivot Questionnaire

If you watch "Inside the Actor's Studio" regularly you probably will agree the best part of the show is the Pivot questionnaire. (For anyone who hasn't seen the show it is a series of questions "made famous by Bernard Pivot".) And if you're anything like me you have thought of the answers you would give if you were ever asked by James Lipton.
Well, I'm never going to be asked by James Lipton, but I thought what's the point of a blog if you can't write down what you want. So, here are my answers to the Pivot Questionnaire...

1.What is your favourite word?

2. What is your least favourite word?
"Do you really need that?" (I know it's a phrase not a word, but anyone who truly knows me will know why I hate it.)

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually, emotionally?
Love in every way, shape and form it comes in.

4. What turns you off?

5. What is your favourite curse word?
"He's a dirty trash can full of poop." I know it's not really a curse word, but I just love it!

6. What sound or noise do you love?
Okay, I don't know if I'll be able to describe this properly, but the sound of a finger sliding on a guitar string. Not just someone sitting there sliding their fingers up and down a guitar, but when it happens while someone is playing a guitar. Complete heaven!

7. What sound or noise do you hate?
Actually silence drives me bonkers more than anything else. Complete silence can drive me over the bend.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I always wanted to work in the movie archives.

9. What profession would you not like to do?
Anything that involves me working alone in silence.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"Have you lost weight?"

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I have a problem

Anyone who knows me knows how I feel about men and facial hair. I love it! I love it so much that part of my husbands wedding vow was that he would never shave his beard off. (Okay, I kid.)
I know I am part of a minority when it comes to the clean shaven vs scruff debate, but I didn't think anything of it....until tonight.
I just saw a commercial for the new Adam Sandler movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan and I thought he looked cute! Adam Sandler! The man who admits to having the most egg-shaped head around! How did a hair cut and a beard make me think he looks hot?!
This isn't the first time this had happened. I once saw a SNL retrospective and thought David Spade was cute!
Obviously, the problem is me. I have become so obsessed with facial hair that I now think any man with a bit of scruff on his face is yummy. There has got to be a 12 step program for this, right? Oh, I'm in trouble!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

It's official......I'm old

I've always been a person who looked forward to birthdays. I never had a problem with them or the idea of growing older. My 30th birthday came and went and I felt no different, 31 was easy, problem, 33...a piece of cake. Now, in two days I am turning 34. I'm having a problem with that.

I think it has to do with a number of factors all fusing together right now.

First off I was sick for a whole month this May. That has resulted in me just feeling lazy and tired a lot.

Second, for the last three years there have always been students at my work and they were the ones I talked to. Now, they have all left and I miss them terribly. I miss that aspect of my personality that was brought out when my youngins were around. They made me smile. Since they have all left I have to act my age which is no fun.

Third, I am quite aware that as I enter my 34th year it is closer to mid-30's and eventually my 40's and as young as I might feel 40 is old...there's no other way of looking at it.

So, I am finally here. I am a full-fledged grown up.......and I hate it.

Monday, June 2, 2008