Thursday, December 25, 2008

no one belongs here more than you.

no one belongs here more than you., stories by miranda july was an enchanting read from start to finish. i picked it up on christmas morning, and closed it for the last time shortly after christmas dinner. 

the simple, straightforward style of writing is distinctly modern and at times can seem immature. however, i found that perhaps that method was necessary as her fantastic scenarios and surreal descriptions did not need embellishment. in the end the result was a writing one could identify with- it was observational and human. 

my only qualm with this book, and it is of no fault of the author, is that i don't think i read it at the right time in my life. i put a note in the front cover that said: "to be read again when in love."

Saturday, November 29, 2008

camille (1936)

this thanksgiving i had the pleasure of spending with absolutely the most fabulous family in the state of alabama. on thanksgiving day the matriarch of the household provided myself and my best friend with luxurious mink coats and strands of freshwater pearls to wear while watching old movies.

we went on a garbo/barrymore kick and watched both "the grand hotel" and "camille."  the fantastic greta garbo was exquisite in her outrageous dresses, kicking about paris with a very delicious, young robert taylor. 

"so much heart, such little sense," says the baron about garbo's marguerite. it was a fantastic role for the legendary garbo, and one most definitely worth watching. just remember to have your box of tissues within reach of your lace-gloved hand. if you don't weep at the end of this one, you're probably not human.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

it's beginning to look a lot like...

so it's that time of year again: is having their annual holiday sale, with apparel starting at just $5.00. In addition to this, every monday for the remainder of the season, they will be adding a week-long promotion to their repertoire.
i'll keep you posted on the new promotions as they come along.
happy turkey day, readers!