Thoughts on a rainy Friday

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A beautiful sunset after today’s rain
  • When it rains, it pours.
  • Pretty much in a literal sense, these days.
  • Last summer was hot hot hot.
  • This summer has been wet wet wet.
  • I can’t believe it’s already August.
  • Oh wait, yes I can.
  • Peach season!
  • This thrills me more than I can say.
  • Same goes with the wild blueberries.
  • Can’t get them any better than that.
  • Watching the live-action Beauty and the Beast earlier this week was the soul-cleanser I needed.
  • Emma Watson was an excellent Belle; if not for her singing abilities (which were meh), but definitely for her portrayal.
  • And of course, Dan Stevens killed it as Beast/Prince Adam.
  • What a lovely guy.
  • I could almost forgive him for his quitting Downton Abbey.
  • Kidding!
  • No hard feelings about that.
  • Sure, it was sad to see him go (if you’ve watched the show you’ll know what I mean), but Dan’s gotta do what Dan’s gotta do.
  • Because if he hadn’t left Downton, he might not have taken the role.
  • And thus, we wouldn’t have been gifted with the wonderful sass master of a Prince we have today.
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Jerk move, but his expression is hilarious.
  • If Beauty and the Beast was the soul-cleanser I needed, then Wonder Woman was the soul-strengthener.
  • Saw that today, fyi.
  • Now I feel 1000 times more powerful than I did when I woke up this morning.
  • A lot of the movie was summed up to “Diana, no!”
  • Only to be rebutted with “DIANA YES!”
  • Long live the female super hero.
  • Forever and ever.
  • Chris Pine.
  • Not the star of the movie, mind you, but still impressive.
  • Oops, there I go, doing double on the crushes.
  • Must be that kind of week.
  • Who’s next?
  • No, don’t answer that.
  • Ah, the sun is out again.
  • I feel like Diana and Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) would get along great.
  • Because, you know… They both have shields they rely on.
  • And other stuff they can relate to.
  • Actually, I think they would be quite good.
  • That is, if she can ever get past his name being “Steve”.
  • And oh gosh, if he can ever get past her brown eyes.
  • Similar to Peggy Carter’s, if you know what I mean.
  • It’s not about “deserve”. It’s about what you believe. And I believe in love.
  • Stay strong and enjoy the weekend, peeps.

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Seen and heard this month

One! More! Day! Of! January! Since everything and everyone is feeling particularly shitty during this time of political turmoil, I bring you light and positivity in the form of a blog post.

SEEN:

-Moana! Oh my, such a beautiful movie.

Something relaxing. (And holy crap, does the water look amazing.)

-Krispy Creme donuts. Love love love. (I’m all for cream-filled goodness.)

-A compilation of gorgeous scenes in various Disney movies.

-Rain. Mist. Snow… Sometimes all at once.

FELT:
-Confusion, sadness, fear, irritation… But also, at times, happy!

-Cold. Then warm again. Then cold again. Because, weather.

-Stiff muscles…. Again.

Thinking about…

-Hawaii. Or any place where there is a beach and lots of sun.

HEARD:

Favourite line: “It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

Brilliant words from the great Katharine Hepburn

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One of the books I’m reading at the moment is Katharine Hepburn’s biography ME. I’m only a few chapters in, but it’s a fascinating read. Her writing is pretty much a reflection of how she was in life–so much so, you can practically hear her voice in your head as you read. She’s funny, witty and full of character; not to mention as straightforward as they come. The passage below is a motto she lived by, which was passed down to her from her mother:

“Don’t give in. Fight for your future. Independence is the only solution. Women are as good as men. Onward! You don’t have too much money, but you do have independent spirits. Knowledge! Education! Don’t give in! Make your own trail. Don’t moan. Don’t complain. Think positively.”

Now there’s some advice we could all certainly live by.

M.

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