Posts Tagged With: Movies

;-) Just Read!! lol

I was a DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Essay finalist back when I was in the 6th grade.  Debbie Wilson challenged creativity when she taught me English. Even at Southwest Mrs. Craig was tough on complacent writing.  I remember writing as one of the few things I enjoyed in school.  Somewhere along my course in life, I forgot the pleasure I once found in writing.

Anyone that reads my blog knows…I love movies!  Blogging is like many things in my life, the result of being inspired by a movie.  When I watched “Julie & Julia”, I thought…. I can do that!  Okay – I am not so foolish to think my ramblings will one day be a movie.  Like Julie, little things involving my blog excite me.  I am thrilled to share my movie inspired stories, my political opinions and even exposing the pains of my past including lost unrequited love and childhood trauma.  One scene Julie (referring to her new blog) screams, “I just got my first comment!” quickly followed by, “oh, it’s just my Mom!”  My few comments began with close friends, then from friends I had not seen in years and now I even have comments from strangers.  Each comment excites me because it is evidence someone read what I wrote.

Another Julie & Julia inspired idea was the paypal link on the blog.  She actually had donations!!  lol  Now I feel foolish for having put it on my blog.  One day some publisher may pay a large retainer for me to write a book using my paypal ink! lol  But when (and if) someone donates… that will excite me as well.

Here is where I will ask a favor – no I am not going to ask you to donate lol – I am going to ask if you have read this far….you must enjoy my blog a little.  I am going to ask that you subscribe to my blog and if you are not already on my facebook fan page to join my fan page .  The links to do any of these things is in the sidebar on the right.  Living with a disability and being in a state of early retirement – I need to feel I am accomplishing SOMETHING and writing is how I can still feel I offer something to society.  I mean come on… Britney Spears is famous and I think I am as talented a writer as she is a singer!!  lol  The reality in that statement is there are some people who do really like and enjoy her music… so I am looking for my audience.  So to maybe I can even ask more or too much…. maybe if you have continued reading to this point…. you may recommend my fan page and blog to your friends?

Some of the markers in this writing journey :

  • December 29, 2010 – Blog began
  • January 5, 2010 – First Comment
  • January 31, 2010 – 50 Visits In One Day
  • March 23, 2010 – First Movie Review
  • April 7, 2010 – First Stranger subscription
  • May 26, 2010 – Over 100 People “Read Innocence Taken” in 2 Days
  • May 27, 2010 – Record Day With 80 Visits in 1 Day!

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500 Days Without Snow

This is the story of boy meets boy…but you should know up front….this is not a love story!  That is a variation of a line in the movie “500 Days of Summer”.  Some movies should NEVER be viewed on an airplane.  “Secondhand Lions” was a mistake to view on the plane…. but not for me.  I had my headphones on watching “Secondhand Lions” on a Delta cross-country flight and the passenger next to me did not have headphones.  As I watched the movie (plot spoiler if you have not seen “Secondhand Lions”) the Lion gets shot.  I am watching the movie and thoroughly enjoying it, when the passenger next to me taps me on the shoulder and asks with a tear in his eye, “Is the lion dead?”  The man was watching the movie with no audio and was moved to tears at the scene.  I watched “500 Days of Summer” on my return flight from Bogotá after ending a relationship there. For me… “500 Days of Summer” was another movie NOT to be viewed on a plane!

It is a great movie, do not get me wrong, but in “500 Days of Summer” even the main character’s name is Thomas; making it an even more personal experience for me.  But as the movie begins, viewers are warned….”This is not a love story”.  As I watch the movie, I am thinking this is a great love story!  I even see parallels in my own “love” story.  This movie did not speak to me about my recent Colombian break up, but the love I have for someone in Las Vegas and this current breakup was a reminder how difficult it will be for me to love someone as much as I do my ex in Vegas.  Then as the movie turns darker (not violent or horror), I see even more parallels.  I see a man named Thomas pining for his lover that does not return his love.  Even as we learn that she had been honest and up-front about the situation from the beginning, “I do not want anything serious” she had said.  I see Thomas in me – Thomas.  We root for Thomas to have his love and as the movie progresses and ends… we begin to understand why.  He remembers things only the way he wants to remember them… not as they ACTUALLY were.  For the real life Thomas…. he still does not know why and is crying on the airplane (and blogging) for the world to see his lonely pain of love rejected!

As the movie counts the 500 days with Summer (the girl’s name is Summer), I realize to look at my calendar.  As I do… I come to a painful truth… the day I started this blog was day 500 from the last time I saw my love… my ex.  It snowed that day , the last day I saw my love… my ex…in Las Vegas and it was a record-breaking snow.  As I cried on the airplane and even now as I watch again and again on dvd – some movies should not be viewed on an airplane.  The last time I saw my ex, it snowed … so for me… it has been 500 Days Without Snow.  My personal movie still has not had its happy ending, but I did begin by telling you…. “This is not a love story!”

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