Monday, December 7, 2009

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

I've always liked Zooey Deschanel. She's pretty much the only thing I remember from Failure to Launch, she seriously stole the show. (Not that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Mconahaugh {good lord how DO you spell that man's name???} put on much of a show.)

She plays a lot of instruments and records music with M. Ward, under the name She & Him, and she is married to Ben Freaking Gibbard! Oh yeah and she is in a jazz cabaret. Which is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

I still haven't seen (500) Days of Summer, which everyone keeps raving about, but she is adorable and a fabulous actress in everything else I've seen her in. (I highly recommend Tin Man, it's awesome.) She encapsulates the quirky, intelligent, beautiful, vintage-clad girl every girl on earth seems to want to be, including myself.

all photos are from weheartit

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Currently Reading:

These lovely books:
So far I like it, the writing style is really fluid and lyrical. I am thoroughly engrossed to say the least. It's very psychological at times. In this way it reminds me of Crime & Punishment (and not just because the author is Russian).

I actually started reading this one before Lolita but decided to read Lolita first. I may decide to try and read all the books that this little Iranian book club read before I read the book, I'm not sure yet. Lolita seemed like a prerequisite at the very least.

My boyfriends mom gave this book to me, as she grew up in Alice Springs, AU. It seems really interesting so far. When I googled the book to find the cover for this post I found out it's a movie as well. After I finish I may try and rent it.

Started this over the summer but let it fall to the wayside behind Paulo Coelho' s "The Witch of Portobello" and Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere", amongst other books. Will get back to it someday so I can complete the Ender Saga. I think I'm feeling the Classics (or books that are considered "literature" at least) because I'm not bogged down with school reading. When I was in school reading boring textbooks all the time I needed a good science fiction escape, but now I want to learn as much as I can, because I'm not getting the intellectual stimulation I'm used to.
A once and always bibliophile

Friday, December 4, 2009

Inspirational Photo Friday

Yet another friday! Goodness this week just flew by.
So last night friend and boyfriend and sister and I all did Tarot cards. Well more like tarot cards that believe in god and seek their power from angels. It's a long story.
But one of the cards I drew said to "Spend More Time Outdoors", which is perfect because I've been aching for some good forest time. (Though I can't find any good forests in the heart of Orange County. Sad Day.) But as such the theme of these photos are forests and greenery and the good ol great outdoors.
Enjoy. :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy December!

Here's to fires in the fireplace, my moms hot applecran cider, pea coats and scarves, and holiday cheer.

And now to start playing Sufjan's "Songs For Christmas" like it's going to save my soul.