On Father’s Day, I saw two independent films with my parents. One of them was a movie about a man whose dad confesses that he is gay after his wife dies called The Beginners starring Ewan McGregor (from Moulin Rouge!), Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music), and Mélanie Laurent (from Inglorious Basterds). The cast was amazing but I was disappointed by the film itself. The beginning of the film was promising but there wasn’t much of a story from then on. Perhaps that’s why it was called “The Beginners” (pun definitely intended). On the plus side, the dog and the drawings were cute, as well as some of the outfits that the female lead had on.
This is a quote (or at least I recognized this) from a song by the band Vampire Weekend called Campus. I first heard of Vampire Weekend when they weren’t that big (at least not on the west coast). My friend invited me to a concert of theirs in downtown LA when I was in high school and I decided to go with her even though I had no idea who they were. Yacht opened for them (a fun group but everyone was confused because they didn’t have any instruments). Everyone was dressed pretty “preppy” and I loved it. The music, the people, the atmosphere. I bought their album and listened to it while I was touring colleges across the country (Campus seemed extremely appropriate). They have a very unique sound that I can’t even really put into a specific music category and I don’t particularly want to because they are that unique and because my dad read a description of their music in the LA Times to me and I remember the description being so spot on that I couldn’t live up to it. I’m sorry that I don’t have the quote to put on here. To end my rant: listen to this song. You won;t regret it.
I am reblogging this because 1.) This is Rachel McAdams 2.) I love Rachel McAdams and 3.) This is an amazing picture of Rachel McAdams. I know it sounds very stereotypical for me to like The Notebook but, I do. I think it was very well filmed. I love the colors, the costumes, and the storyline mainly. I didn’t cry the first time I watched it (I’m not really much of a movie crier) but I did a million of the other times after that. The same thing happened to me with P.S. I Love You. I find Rachel to be a very talented (and stunning) actress. I would also encourage you to watch her in Morning Glory and Sherlock Holmes. I have been dying to see Midnight in Paris, I’ll let you know what I think of it when I do.
I realized that it’s been a while since I have posted anything and so much has been going on since then! I thought I would go back to the original intent of my blog, which is to share my interests and update people on my ever-changing, yet surprisingly consistent (in it’s roots) life, as opposed to just posting cool pictures and links that I “Stumble Upon.” When thinking about what I would start this revamp with, it eventually hit me that the obvious choice was Stories I Only Tell My Friends: A Memoir by Rob Lowe (the actor). Since reading a portion of it in Vanity Fair while I was in San Francisco for Easter Break (more about that later), I was hooked. For those who don’t know, I am not an avid reader because I am picky about what I read and I read pretty slowly. But when I do read, I am reminded of why I should do it more often. THIS BOOK IS SPECTACULAR. First off, I am impressed by his writing/method of story telling. Although not flawless, it does a great job of sucking me in. He is very easy to relate to even though his experiences seem other-worldly (which I think is exactly what makes a good book). Second, it’s Rob Lowe. Need I say more? Plus, he is an actor so obviously he speaks a great deal about the film industry, which is one of my biggest (if not the biggest) interests. When I read a book, it puts me in a certain mood/mind-set and I revert back to it when it comes to my daily life situations and how to act in them. This has certainly been an interesting one to revert to. Being a memoir, it makes me look from the outside into what is going on, giving me a fresher perspective and an alternative point-of-view from my usual one and my future posts will probably be written with this influence on them for a while. To sum, this whole post up, I’m back and you should read Rob Lowe’s book… and watch his movies which I have begun to do.