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Blue Valentine

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Over the weekend I watched Blue Valentine (2010), it was alright.

I do think that they did a fantastic job acting it, and Ryan is very hot nowadays, that’s always a compelling reason to watch a movie.

But I think the story’s a little bleh. I know its very real life, but it just didn’t seem movie worthy. Two people from dysfunctional families end up in one, is that really a surprise?

There was a line in the movie though that really stuck out,

How can you trust your feelings when they can just disappear like that?

That is so true, how can you?


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May 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

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Save the world

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I remember, after the reading the complete mindfuck that is The Buddha Said… By Osho, this was my favorite quote.

Someone pointed out to me that I’ve been so busy having fun that I’ve been neglecting this part of my life. How do you say it without making it sound like complete bullshit? Yea.. spiritual side I guess. Time to pay more attention to it.

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May 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

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Young cynics

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“Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.”

Stephen Colbert

This theme of saying yes, moving forward and doing it while you still can has been quite the recurring one recently. stopbeingsocynical

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May 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm

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Never let me go

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Spend a quiet day at home yesterday and ended it off by watching Never let me go (2010)

It was beautiful, sad and very fragile – it completely broke my heart.

“…and I half closed my eyes and imagined this was the spot where everything I’d ever lost since my childhood had washed up, and I was now standing here in front of it, and if I waited long enough, a tiny figure would appear on the horizon across the field and gradually get larger until I’d see it was Tommy, and he’d wave, and maybe even call.”

I really want to read the book.

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April 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm

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He spends weekend nights in one of two ways—one, find a room full of people getting fucked up and try to get more fucked up than all of them—or—two, find a room full of people getting fucked up and lie to one of the pretty girls until she pulls him to his room and through his bed and into the folds of her body. And then, those were those rare girls with whom he didn’t have to choose between these two things. Marley is one of them, with the wreath of smoke painted round her canary hair and her winking eyes, who is pretty enough that he just couldn’t say no to her. She barely has to say anything and he says yes and he swallows the smoke or the pills or whatever it is and then she swallows him and the room swallows them both. The weekend morning—the smell of Marley in his room sits heavier than the hangover, and he knows why they don’t make too many girls like her anymore. She eats men, bursts hearts, shakes trees, holds lit fireworks, gulps down bones, spins the world, etc, and can still manage to find all of her clothing in the dark hours of the morning and close the door behind her without making so much as a noise.


Up in the second-story bedroom, digging at each other’s body with tenderness like we were gently scooping out earth to pot delicate velvet-leafed plants. Something folded out in front of both us—a new language of romance pulling out words we never knew how to speak before it all started. We spoke to each other in looks, and in the subtly of breath and pupils, and every quiet moment spent together my blood was roaring you are she, you are her and your blood was roaring you are he, you are him.


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August 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm

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A day in the life

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On Sat, we headed down for Pinkdot 2010. It was all good fun, but this has to be my favourite part:

On meeting us, with our lovely glasses, Alan’s mum (the lady in the wheelchair) said:

Mum: Should it be up or down?
Us: One is before and one is after 🙂
Mum: I’m glad to see that you girls are having so much fun.

So nice 🙂 I love meeting people like these.

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May 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm

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Quote of the day

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March 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

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