2.18.2008



This weekend we did a lot of movie watching and I can proudly say I am no longer "the only girl on earth who has never seen Amelie". I know there is a big collective gasp happening right now. How is it possible that such a girly-girl like me, took so long to see this movie? In a word, subtitles. They put me to sleep every time. And, what should be a normal 2 hour movie watching experience could take days filled with me falling asleep, waking up, rewinding to figure out what was happening, only to fall asleep again, and then finally give up.

So, making it through Amelie, even with all its quirky goodness was quite an accomplishment.
But, it seems the movie marathon has lead to me having horribly, vivid dreams. For example, Friday, I dreamed I was dating Ryan Seacrest, which is right at the top of my "signs you may be crazy list". And, that isn't even the worst one. These dreams are taking up so much energy I feel very unrested when I wake up, and through most of the day. So, I am determined tonight to have a normal nights sleep. Which I think means I will have to do the unthinkable...not watching t.v. in bed. (I am sorry Jimmy Kimmel, I will be back for our nightly rendezvous very, very soon.)

Luckily, I am prepared with sweet gifts from my valentine, a stack of lovely books, including the one shown above, "Simple Sewing with a French Twist ". Now I don't sew, or even have a sewing machine, but I am so charmed by the photos, and the thought of someday making my own curtains, or chemise. Certainly thoughts of a life in the France can't help but bring me sweet dreams.

10 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

This is the PERFECT book for my cousin. Thanks for the tip!!

jen said...

This gave me a good giggle... I have been having re-occurring dreams of Bobby Flay {chef on food network} during and since my last pregnancy. Dreams are such strange creatures - I love trying to pick them apart - now... what's the deal with Ryan?? ;) lol!

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

LOL about Ryan!!! Once you get into sewing, you'll love it. Enjoy your new book.

eternalvoyageur said...

Ok, so now I am the only girl in the world that hasn't seen Amelie...

High Desert Diva said...

I've never seen Amelie either! You're now ahead of me.

That book looks fab, and I don't sew either

~Stella said...

I'm so out of it that I didn't even kow Amelie had subtitles. I hear it mentioned all the time. And I always think, "I should really see that movie sometime".

Have fun with dreams of France!

STella

jen said...

great. now i'm the only girl that hasn't seen Amelie. damn you, subtitles.

Swirly said...

My dreams have been rather vivid and strange lately as well, but fuzzy enough that I can't quite remember them in the morning and at various moments throughout the day I keep trying to figure out what happened. I hope you have been having sweet, restful dreams this weekend!

perfect bound said...

How is it that I haven't seen it either? Way too much American Idol and not enough culture, I suppose. How does culture with a side of Seacrest sound?

Pomme said...

Oh, I hope that you enjoyed Amelie! Although I admit to being a sucker for subtitles and anything about Paris & France!
Another book you may also love is "My French Life" by Vicki Archer. I finally found this in Canada...and I'm green with envy. A woman takes her husband and 3 kids to live in the South of France.... sigh!