Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lonely days and lonely nights, guess the world knows I ain't feeling right.

So I haven't posted in awhile because My grandma, who I was very close to passed away last saturday.

Going to her funeral and seeing all her young pictures, really made me want to dress like she used too. I know, I know... but thats the only thing that was keeping me from being heartbroken about not seeing her again in this life.

She was actually prettier than any of the women in the above pictures.
Plus she knew her way around a guitar and a shot gun.

Memaw had style.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

What so ever things are lovely

Today is favorite things day. Because when life gives you crap, think about things that make you happy.

George Harrison andddd a toby dog! almost too much.

I love this movie. It's just pretty to look at.

Keith puts me in a good mood.

"Halloweenie" episode of Pete and Pete.

I think I love candy corn, as a result of loving fall.

I miss dressing like this. It's too hot here.

One of my fave movies. "What's the matter fellas? Blue Meanies?"

I'm a sucker for fancy coffee drinks.

I need to wear all of these outfits this fall.

oh yeah, and Jacob.

Judge me if you'd like.
but I'm in a better mood already.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Unda the sea

So sometimes I wish I was a mermaid.
I'm being completly serious.

I think weeki wachee springs mermaid is my ideal job.

either that or librarian.... I know that's a wide range, but it is the absolute truth.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

There's a dark and a troubled side of life, but there's a bright and a sunny side too

My grandma is in the hospital slipping away right now, so I'm dedicating a post to her.
She is my mom's mother. She's 92 years old, having had my mom when she was in her late 40's.
She taught me to make biscuits and gravy and the best spaghetti known to man.

These are the things that remind me of her.

All her pictures of when she was younger totally look like Vivien Leigh.

She used to teach us moonshine songs with cusswords in them, which always made my dad mad. haha

She allllways went to an old lady hair parlor once a week to get her hair "set" or permed I guess...

Grew up in a coal mining town in west virgina

Played guitar and sang hymns and mountain music

taught me to always make cornbread in an iron skillet

She always smelled like Jovan White Musk

She loves the Smokies, but who doesn't?

She was a Pastor's wife but never EVER call her "Sister Zink" or she will cuss at you.
We always called her memaw.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Take a look, it's in a book...

Okay it can be said that I have always been a bookworm.
It's okay to say that now that I'm older, but in school I was just weird and quiet and hung out in the library a lot.
I Especially love Biographies about musicians, Stories about Southern old ladies, and any book aimed at Teenagers.
I Sometimes like classics too... anyways This is my Favorite Book List!:

I know, I know... No one reads this anymore apparently, because everytime I mention it people freak out about how long it is.
My first GWTW experiance occured at my cousin Melodee's house when I was 14. I had actually seen the movie once before when I had mono, but obviously didnt enjoy it that time.
This time we were having a hair dye slumber party and I wanted to dye my hair black.
I put the dye on my head and then got too caught up in Tara and Rhett Butler and left it on for over an hour. My hair looked like a black hole.
So since I loved the movie, I finally read the book last year and I absolutly loved it.
Make fun of me if you want, I care not.

I just realized I also saw this movie before I read the book... hahaaa.
I saw the movie when I was in middle school and really liked it.
I realized it was a book about 2 years ago and of course went out and purchased it. Wow! It blew the movie away, and the movie is great.
Jeffrey Eugenides is an astounding writer. It takes someone who is just that good to take a story that deals with suicide, but not make it a book about suicide.
It's a story told from the perspective of a group of guys who, as teens in a 1970's era Michigan suberb, obsess over a group of 5 mysterious blond sisters. Since the story is told from the boys point of view and never from the girls point of view, they are just as mysterious to the reader as they are to the boys.
This book has a few ackward parts of course, and I would only recommend it if you can handle a book that's not all sunshine and happy endings.

This is the first book I ever read in one sitting. I was in 7th grade and I loved it.
I have since read it about ten more times for nostalgias sake.
A story which most people can relate to about the injustices of social status and how it can get out of hand to the point of violent ends.
The protagonist is of course Pony Boy Curtis, as he navigates us through his neighborhood of "greasers" and the rival gang of "socs".
While greasers and socs now sounds dated the whole concept is still relavent. I also don't care at all that this book is aimed at 14 year olds.
It will have me "staying gold" for a long time.

This one is soooo good!
Told by Melinda a girl going into the 9th grade with " the wrong attitude, a skirt she hates, and a stomache ache."
She is ostracized all her freshman year and retreats internally to the point of hardly speaking.
All her "plain jane" friends from junior high have moved into separate cliques, leaving Melinda completly alone in a sea of passing faces.
This book is also dark at points, but it is very well written and very hard to put down.
Even though I didn't experiance everything that happened to Melinda in the book, it totally reminded me of how I thought and felt at school when I was that age.I highly recomend this one.

I love the Beatles and I love John Lennon, so I picked this up at the Library one day when I had nothing to do. Before I read this I had already read a big, thick John Lennon Biography so I wasn't expecting much from this book.
I actually enjoyed this wayyyy more than that huge bio.
This is simply his and Yoko's last major interview before John was tragically killed.
It shows how normal his whole life was and how happy and hopeful he seemed at the time. He talks a good deal about "Double Fantasy" his last album which was about to come out, and he explains a lot of Beatle songs too.
This book even changed my mind about Yoko a bit... I had a little more empathy for her after reading this. If you are a John fan, this is worth a read.

This book has old lady written allover it. It is funny and makes me think of my grandma and my mom.
I also just think it's funny that this is on my book list.
If you want to read a book in the same vein as an old lady made for tv movie than you should read this.

I have already done a post on the Boyd sisters, so needless to say I am a fan.
I loved this book, it was fascinating to me. George is my favorite Beatle so It was interesting to see what it must have been like to be married to him and also be living in "swinging 1960's London". Patty has lived a very memorble life and crammed a lot in, and written very eloquently about it.
Good Read, and short and easy. All my favorite things rolled into one.

Other Books That deserve mentions in my favorite Catagory are, Love is a Mixtape, The BellJar, and Most rock bios.
I'm currently reading White Oleander for the first time, and my next must read is Smart Blonde by Dolly Parton.
What are your favorite books? And if you don't read books, then why on earth not?