Keep the change ya filthy animal

“This is it, don’t get scared now.”

It’s December 25th guys! (well technically it’s boxing day, but when I started this post it was christmas day.) You’ll be glad to know i’m feeling loads better. I took a break and just worked on making myself feel like i’m a whole person, instead of trying to do too much and spread myself too thin.

I am back, and i will be more up to date with this, especially since i had a timetable mess up at university, and i was doing an extra class and stuff. But it’s fine, i made it haha. Just about. I have spent this christmas working, my job was in a christmas grotto at the local mall, and then i had university work to do. So i haven’t really had a second spare, but the whole thing has helped me keep my feet on the ground. Anyway, today’s movie is obviously Home Alone! (Columbus, 1990) And this is because it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Remember when you were a kid? and everything seemed so much bigger than it actually is? Finishing school for christmas was the best thing in the world, and getting to watch movies was a perk of the holiday because you got to stay up late. Then when you grow up, it all just seems the same as every other day. But that’s only because of the lack of christmas spirit and the short amount of time there is too. When you’re a kid you have holidays for at least a week before christmas, but this year i’ve worked everyday of the festive season, including christmas eve. I just want to say make time for moments of childishness and innocence. Get those christmases back like when you were a kid if you can. It restores the christmas spirit too.

This isn’t a long one, just because i feel a bit braindead from doing essays all day, but it’s just to let you know that i’m here and i’ll be here. So if you have any ideas of films you’d like me to write about, or anything you want to say, including just hi if you want to, then let me know. I’d love to know what everyone’s watching.

I also got Life of Pi and Halloween on DVD for christmas. Happy Bunny.

Be kind to one another this festive season.

Live Long and prosper,

Home Girl, interrupted.

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That’s in bestsellers, right next to Twilight.

‘Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life.’

That is all I have to say. Easy A (Gluck, 2010) strikes again haha. Not really, but (and I apologise that I keep going on about it but I love it so much) as you know the flame of the eighties movie is still very much glowing in my life, especially since I turned 21! Yeaaaaah, that happened, happy birthday to me I guess? I’m also currently supposed to be getting ready to go out for the night but i’ve decided to write my post on here while i’m still here and functioning, because as you know from my last post, I don’t really work that well when I get home from nights out.

So I feel like this week has been a difficult one, just with everything being overwhelming and intense. And I just need some time to adjust to everything, like this is how stressful things will be until i graduate now. In the midst of missed classes (that I didn’t know I had been entered for) to actually being drunk for the first time and kissing a complete stranger (also not my proudest moment), I just need to take a breather from this whirlwind that happens to be taking over right now. If you are in a whirlwind, then take a breath because you’re going to burn out if you don’t.

I’m reading a book at the moment called ‘How to be mindful’ and paired with my ‘Calm’ book it helps with my anxiety disorder and day to day life in general. I read something in it today that touched on exactly what i’ve been trying to say. It reads:

‘Open your heart and soul to forgiveness, both for yourself and others. Holding on to resentment or anger only fuels other negative emotions. Be open to healing and love.’

I don’t know about anyone else but I needed to hear that today, and this week in general. I’d like to think the human race is good at forgiveness and love, but I know people forget sometimes. So let me remind you of this, forgive yourself for that thing that happened, or that situation you found yourself in the other day. Because it’s over now, and you dealt with it then so there’s no need to fall back into the past just to feel that pain, anger or resentment all over again. We should learn to cross bridges when we come to them, to not care about what other people think of us, and to cut ourselves some slack every now and then. We aren’t perfect, but that’s the fun of it. If everyone was the same then the world would be a much less interesting place to be. Learn daily, live fully and love wholly.

No, my life is not directed by John Hughes, (you all knew this was coming so don’t roll your eyes!) and there is no knight in shining armour standing outside my door to save me from my troubles. But you know, that’s okay, because essentially I am The Breakfast Club, I am Pretty in Pink, I am Sixteen Candles and I am The Lost Boys. I am whoever I want to be, you are entitled to be who you want to be, but just be a good one. Be happy, and kind and loving to the world, because that’s what we deserve to have from one another. So have that epic soundtrack ready for the best movie you’re about to see. Yours.

Live Long and Prosper.

Home Girl, interrupted.

Life lessons at 4.19am

So this post is a little disjointed and unlike the rest as I just got in from a house party and it’s late and I’m dying. But, the point is, this is just something you need to know. 

When it comes to people, generally there’s gonna be someone you have a crush on, my god there has to be. My lesson to you all is: 

Do not go fricking duckie style (pretty in pink) on the person you’re crushing on. Seriously, it’s a crush for a reason. Not because it hurts or whatever, but because for some reason you’re just not compatible enough to be together. Who knows what the reason is, don’t dwell on it. It’s just not meant to be. 

And if you’re lucky enough to have a crush on a person who is a good friend of yours, LET THEM BE YOUR FRIEND, because I don’t know about anyone else but I would rather have a person that I care for so much as my friend than not at all. For god’s sake do not be that person that gets upset over a person they were never with. 

I promise you, you will find your perfect person, and they will be standing outside your window with a boombox, ready to sweep you off your feet via lawn mower. Until then, enjoy the people around you, I swear there are no others like them. Love them with your heart and not your head. And if by any chance you’re reading this, you know who you are, then note that I slept peacefully knowing that tomorrow I’d still have one of my closest friends in my life. You do you sweets, I got my friend in you, that’s all I ever need. 🙂

Live long and prosper, 

Home Girl, interupted. 

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.