Archive | May, 2011

A Pick-Me-Up

25 May

I know that I promised to keep my personal life out of this blog, but already I am about to fail. It just so happens that recent events have inspired this post. I will be as vague as possible and try to keep the sappiness out of it for your sake…

So, when a chapter of your life ends (specifically dealing with one person), or in my case, a whole year of your life ends,  it is very hard to know what to do with yourself. You may choose to do one of the following (not limited to these options):

  1. Get extremely angry and throw something.
  2. Cry
  3. Sit and dwell.
  4. Not care and move on.

Now, it is very typical for #1 and #2 to occur, and when attempting to convince yourself that you are looking like a pathetic slob you are likely to do #3. Unfortunately there are few of us who are able to fully achieve #4. It just doesn’t happen. Most of the time, you end up looking like this…

Yeah… not so pretty. Just a truth; the chocolates just make you fat and have cavities. That is, if you are too miserable to brush your teeth. I have tried to avoid this stage and at least I have not succumb to the chocolates. (Though, who doesn’t love chocolates?) I have discovered that the only cure (so far) to my misery has been laughing at others’ misfortunes. Yes. It is terrible. They are not great, grievous misfortunes, only the ones that you may laugh at later. So, if you happen to be in need to some enlightenment, it wouldn’t hurt to lower yourself to reading something such as Seventeen Magazine and laughing at the absolutely ridiculous stories from readers. Trust me, it will make you feel good about yourself. Very good. That is all.

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An Introduction and Miss Austen

18 May

Being completely new to the entire blogging experience, I thought perhaps the best way to begin this blog was to explain a bit about it. I made this blog not to vent my life’s trials and tribulations to the entire world (because frankly, it may be quite monotonous…) but to share a few happy thoughts, guilty pleasures, and the delightful little things that we find joy in every day.

For my first post, I had to begin with a little bit from my favorite movie and one of my favorite books, Pride and Prejudice. Miss Austen was simply a genius when it came to capturing women’s (and men’s, although they don’t like to admit it) attention. I really love both adaptions of the movie, but the second portrays the story so artistically and tends to make me so shamelessly giddy. I mean, look at this face.

How could anything be more perfect? Anyhow, let’s take a look at the infamous Mr. Collins, the ultimate stalker and fumbling suitor.

This look positively says, “I find you highly attractive, and I believe that I will bestow upon you the honor of being my wife.” Oh, how charming. In fact, Mr. Collins “was not a sensible man, and the deficiency of nature had been but little assisted by education or society” (Ch. 15, Pride and Prejudice). Most definitely a charmer. He even compliments the ladies on their cooking. The modern woman loves to be complimented on the potatoes that her cook prepared! All joking aside, Mr. Collins’ pursuit of Elizabeth leads to one of my favorite quotes from the dry Mr. Bennett:

“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.”

Just beware of the many Mr. Collinses of the world. That is my advice for the day. Oh, and don’t listen at doors…