Will you be my Valentine?

One of the many new movies coming out that I want to see – Valentine’s Day.

It looks like it might be similar to Love, Actually (one of my favorite movies), so I am hoping it will be great. While I love movies with that “fairytale” kind of love, I appreciate the ones with messed up, awkward love even more. It makes them more real. It makes you feel like you are living in the movie itself.

Like I said to J a few days ago, I think this movie has the great potential of making me feel depressed about my love life. Although I probably won’t be seeing it with a date this Valentine’s Day, I will still go. My friends and I can splurge on Ben & Jerry’s after it. Can’t wait.

Embrace your Quirks

A few weeks ago, I read a magazine article discussing how men fell in love with girls’ quirks.  The guy writing the article loved how one girlfriend always used to wear red converses.  He loved how another always used to eat the same kind of pie for dessert.  Made me realize that you should really embrace the weird little things that make you unique…someone could be falling in love with that quirk. Some things that I will no longer worry about? People giving me strange looks when I read a magazine starting from the back cover.  People commenting on how I sometimes snort when I laugh too hard. The fact that I sometimes don’t want to fix the mousy brown frizz-fest on the top of my head…also known as my hair. I will also no longer feel ashamed pulling my hand away when someone holds it the “wrong” way.

So, girls (and guys), go out and be your quirky self.  Someone will love you for it!

“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night.”
-Harry Burns, When Harry Met Sally


Keep Writing…

“Hello, Miles. It’s Maya. Thanks for your letter. I would have called sooner, but I think I needed some time to think about everything that happened and… what you wrote to me. Another reason, um, I didn’t call you sooner is because I wanted to finish your book, which I finally did last night. And I think it’s really lovely, Miles. You’re so good with words. Who cares if it’s not getting published? There are so many beautiful and… painful things about it. Did you really go through all that? Must have been awful. And the sister character – jeez, what a wreck. But I have to say that, well, I was really confused by the ending. I mean, did the father finally commit suicide, or what? It’s driving me crazy. Anyway, it’s turned cold and rainy here lately, but I like winter. So, listen, if you ever do decide to come up here again, you should let me know. I would say stop by the restaurant, but to tell you the truth, I’m not sure how much longer I’m gonna be working there, because I’m going to graduate soon. So, I’ll probably want to relocate. I mean, we’ll see. Anyway, like I said, I really loved your novel. Don’t give up, Miles. Keep writing. I hope you’re well. Bye.”


“Your Love Glass is Half Full”

Everyone seriously needs to go see this movie, especially those skeptical about love.

Paper Heart follows Charlyne Yi on her quest to find out what love is and if it truly does exist, even if she hasn’t found it yet. A non-believer herself, she interviews people across the country about their own meanings of love and their love stories. All the diverse stories are truly touching. (One of my friends cried during the movie…even though she will not admit it.)

On her quest, Charlyne finds a romance of her own with Michael Cera. This awkward friendship turns into an even more awkward love…and it is amazing.

Paper Heart is playing in select theaters, so go find one and see it today!

Unloved Ones…

I’ve found almost everything ever written about love to be true. Shakespeare said “Journeys end in lovers meeting.” What an extraordinary thought. Personally, I have not experienced anything remotely close to that, but I am more than willing to believe Shakespeare had. I suppose I think about love more than anyone really should. I am constantly amazed by its sheer power to alter and define our lives. It was Shakespeare who also said “love is blind”. Now that is something I know to be true. For some quite inexplicably, love fades; for others, love is simply lost. But then of course, love can also be found, even if just for the night. And then, there’s another kind of love: the cruelest kind. The one that almost kills its victims. It’s called unrequited love. Of that I am an expert. Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other. But what about the rest of us? What about our stories, those of us who fall in love alone? We are the victims of the one sided affair. We are the cursed of the loved ones. We are the unloved ones, the walking wounded. The handicapped without the advantage of a great parking space!

~Iris, The Holiday


Time Travel

I loved the book when I read it a few years ago, so I was very excited when I heard that it was being made into a movie.
The Time Traveler’s Wife is set to hit theaters on August 14 and stars Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana.

The love story of Henry and Claire is absolutely heartbreaking and beautiful. As weird as the situation may seem, you want this couple to be together more than anything. I won’t lie…I cried.

Summer Days

I really want to see this movie, 500 Days of Summer. It stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Looks absolutely adorable, yet heartbreaking.

500 Days of Summer is now in theaters (limited release). Can’t wait to check it out!