We’re simply meant to be.

“Say it once, say it twice, take a chance and roll the dice. Ride with the moon in the dead of night.'”

As I sit here and watch The Nightmare Before Christmas (Selick, 1993) I think of how much creativity and artwork must have gone into this beautiful film. It’s a Tim Burton designed creation, and in no means is it any less than any other Burton designed film. The strangely obscure masterpiece is one that is filled with love and music, and without being fooled by the title, and by me watching it in summer, it really is a lovely Halloween/Christmas film that warms the soul.

This film is so poetic in how it tells the epic love story of Jack and Sally, and it makes me want to be a part of the story as much as i can. Truth is, we are part of this story, because for some of us, it’s Halloween everyday isn’t it? The truth is, Jack is taking a risk in claiming Christmas but he’s doing it because it feels right, and that’s all you can do in this life, take risks because you feel like it’s the right thing to do. If you make a mistake then pick yourself up and dust yourself off, buttercup. You will be fine.

BUT ENOUGH OF THIS EMOTION, I must bid thee farewell, as my movie awaits. And for all the people that are reading this, including you honey, always trust yourself to do the right thing, because no matter what, you will be okay. I promise.

Live long and prosper.

Home Girl, interrupted.


Have Mercy.

“Whatever happened to predictability?” 

So as you are all aware, I have an unexplainable love for John Stamos that is ever present in my day to day life. I thought it was about time that I shared with the all mighty blogosphere just where this obsession started. Full House (1987-1995, ABC) really is in a league of its own when it comes to American TV sitcoms. It’s cheesy in all the right places but it has the jokes the parents will like too, making sure that it appeals to every generation of audience. It is the perfect example of TV made for the masses because there’s something in it for everyone.

It tells the touching story of a recently widowed single father, who is joined by his brother in law and his best friend when they move in to help him raise his three young daughters. Over eight seasons the show sees every character return each time and the family evolves through a roller coaster of events and emotions. With a barrel of laughs in every episode this show has become my all time favourite past time and as a result I have had many sessions of binge watching the madness.

Without spoiling it too much, because I do want you all to watch it if you haven’t already, i’ll just say that it really does hit home in terms of reminding me of how i grew up and some of the things me and my siblings got up to. It reminds me that family is the most important thing in life, whether that family is blood or not. Honestly, you will enjoy it from the laughter to the tears and all the kids, parents and dogs.

In my own saga, I have a little update for you all. I have a date next week! Not with the guy I was fawning over, because that would be easy, and it wouldn’t be called a crush now would it? So I have a date, with someone nice who i’ve been talking to for a while. I also go on holiday next week so that’ll be awesome. And then when i come back, i move out of home into central city, (flash reference) haha. So everything’s moving and changing, and i can’t wait. This summer is going to be amazing. Hope you all enjoy it too!

Live long and prosper,

Home Girl, interrupted.

And Hell is just a Sauna

‘Secondly, don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want. Go for it.’ 

It’s just gone midnight here, and i’m awake pondering the reasons why my life doesn’t resemble a golden age teen flick. Where is my high school sweetheart holding a boom box outside my window? Or my Patrick Verona just being absolutely fricking perfect? I don’t hesitate on the thought of wanting my life, especially my love life, to arrive at a happily ever after. But back in the real world, of course things are not that easy.

Whilst my own saga is bound to continue behind the scenes, on which you will get regular updates don’t worry, I would just like to talk about the original love story of my childhood for a minute. 10 Things I Hate about You (Junger, 1999) is absolute perfection for all the right reasons that aren’t just Heath Ledger. I think I was around ten or eleven when I first saw this film, and that was about seven years after it was released. I fell in love with it immediately. I’m aware the original story comes from Shakespeare’s tale of The Taming of the Shrew, but this modern day adaption is truly timeless. It’s witty and emotional in all the right places, and it counts as a classic must see. It always taught me that i’m not second best to anyone, and I shouldn’t settle. Let it teach you too, sometimes people need reminding that they are good enough and they shouldn’t have to settle for anything less than they want or deserve.

With films that are my favourites, like The Breakfast Club or The Lost Boys, and obviously this, I always assume people have seen them because I know them line by line. If that is not the case, which may well be possible, do one thing in the next few days and watch this film. You will laugh, and maybe cry but it’s all worth it in the end. Trust me.

Until next time, when the love story of my own is updated.

Live long and prosper,

Home Girl, interrupted.