I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!
In the movie “French Kiss” with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline there’s these two scenes where they discuss the fact that he’s not a fan of people and not a very ‘happy’ person. Part of the reason is that he doesn’t express his feelings. Now I do express my feelings – just ask anyone. I’m pretty open about how I feel at the moment and how I feel about a person. Which makes it easier for people to know where they stand with me, I’d like to think.
But I’m not an extrovert. So in a similar way to Kevin Kline I’m not a huge fan of people and not what you would classify as a ‘happy’ person. You know, cheerful, positive, energetic, bouncy….’happy.’ I’m sarcastic, acerbic, intelligent, quirky, with a dry wit. I’d like to think I’m kind, but I’m also awkward and aloof. Hey, that’s me, what can you do?
This is all to say, that I’m going to be “One of those grumpy old [people] sitting in the back of the cafe going, *said in French accent* ‘My ass is twitching. You people make my ass twitch‘”
Watch the movie, you’ll get it.
What do you think of when you hear ‘hot mess”? Is it someone in disarray but who has some semblance of charm or beauty? If so, I’d like to think that you’d think of me. Hopefully.
This odd, nerdy, and yes, often klutzy girl can be found trying to take a picture with her backpack falling off. Catching her hat, like it’s supposed to magically save the backpack. Opposite directions really!
C’est la vie. *sigh*
Simple life. Simple style. Simple schedule. True, that most of the time I fail to achieve that ‘simple’ in life. Most of the time, I’m such an overachiever that I feel miserable if I’m juggling less than three *metaphorical* balls at a time. Most of the time I can hardly wrap my head around what our week looks like, much less our month. But I feel that this idea of boho- not the over done, over accessorized, over priced boho – this idea of loose, easy and simple fits with me. Fits with what I would ideally like to achieve.
A romper, a hat, some booties…and away we go juggling.
Sarah Silverman shared some insight into being a grown woman. One of those tidbits, was *I’m paraphrasing* that you don’t need a designer bag, “You put shit in it. Get a backpack.”
As much as I’ve tried to be cute with purses, I always carry a lot with me – camera, tripod, scripts, wallet, etc.etc. – and I think I’ve finally accepted the fact that I just need a backpack. It’s better for my back, and leaves my hands free for all kinds of adventuring.