Daily Archives: December 31, 2011

Day 30: While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping w/ Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock plays the average girl so wonderfully well. She’s funny and endearing, you secretly root for her throughout each of her films with the exception of Speed 2. While You Were Sleeping is in itself a fairy tale for everyday women. Who doesn’t secretly eyeball the the hell out of a mysterious man you see everyday? Like most women, we envision our life stories right before our eyes in the hopes of maybe even receiving a deserving glance. I’m more than guilty of doing this with plenty of good-looking men. I guess I believe in the whole idea of “you just never know.” There’s that whimsical enchantment that exists for me, the random share of interest, that somehow manages to grab his attention. My good friends and I joke about all the romantic “novels” I’ve pursued in the past four years of being single. We start discussing about how we meet and the unexpected adventure we entail to prove our love for each other. It’s fun and a little heartbreaking. Because like all fairy tales, it’s not real. He never did look back as he walked by. Nor did he ask me what book was I reading or how beautiful the day look. There are all my own little fairy tales, mini novels, with complete strangers who I’ve dubbed as my prince charming. At least in While You Were Sleeping, she doesn’t get her prince charming, she gets someone real. Someone she didn’t expect, someone who admired her for everything she was despite lying to his entire family (um, yikes).  Continue reading

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Day 29: Secretary

Secretary w/ Maggie Gyllenhall

It’d be odd for me not to reflect upon the year as it ends. I’ve been thinking about this particular post all day and decided what to write about while I did a shit job of painting my nails. This is the time of the year where we decide if 2011 was crap and decide what we’re going to do to make 2012 better. We make resolutions hoping to make them happen past the month of January. It’s where every gym is over capacitated and everyone’s that much nicer.

2011 has been an astounding year. I remember starting the year off wanting and hoping to have a relationship by the end of the year. Instead, I lost one of the most important relationships in my life. My grandfather past away this past summer. It is by the far the greatest heartache I could ever have. This year also meant I turned 21. No more fake IDs, no more being friendly to the bouncer unless they deserved it. I met great guys – all of which could’ve been great potential partners. I met new friends, all of which made whatever I was doing that much richer.  I’ve reached my low of lows and my high of highs. All of which culminated in such a weird, awkward growing experience. Anyways, 2011 was crazy and cheers to even more crazier years. Continue reading

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