Thursday, September 26, 2013

It Just Feels Wrong

I've recently been introduced to a new form of art: book sculpture! There are thousands of pictures and tutorials available (easily accessible via Google!), and I'm finding them to be quite beautiful. Books are, as a whole, one of my favorite things. Here are a few I'm quite enthralled with, all credits to their creators:

I'm also currently making my own, though it's nowhere near as complex as Alice in Wonderland. I'm using a short story collection of F. Scott. Fitzgerald's. Hint: my theme goes along with "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz". Really an incredible story- it feels almost sinful folding and tearing it!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Play it Again, Sam! (or not)

I've just finished a watched of "Casablanca", that swoon-inducing movie that practically invented romantic clich├ęs. Surprisingly, the ever-quoted "Play it again, Sam!" line isn't actually in the film. Here, however, are several other beautiful lines:
There's the ever popular: "We'll always have Paris."
Or, my special favorite: "...I have a feeling this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Word of the Moment

Vivacious, adjective: [vi-VEY-shUHs] lively or animated

Friday, September 6, 2013

Humming On the Road

A week ago, I made the mistake of saying something like "Everything with Bing Crosby is good!" My friend had just watched White Christmas, eighty-degree weather apparently aside, and I was quite thrilled with the remembrances. It is quite a good movie, after all, and thus inspired me to look up some of Bing's other hits.
Road to Singapore (1940) PosterI watched Road to Singapore, a 1940s film with Bing Crosby (naturally) and Bob Hope. It had a few fun songs, and I'm now quite the Bob Hope fan.
I do not, however, recommend the movie. I'm still rather disappointed that Bob's character didn't get the girl. He was definitely the better person in the film, and, though the girl (played by Dorothy Lamour) was rather stupid, he certainly deserved her. A man who can sing and dance, and talks about making a home with her- and oh, yes, she chooses the one who left with his fiance.
I really don't understand it.
And so, while Bing and Bob are simply marvelous, I cannot add Road to Singapore to any recommendation list. It's good for a laugh, and maybe for a sappy, romantic mood, but it is certainly not any follow-up to the previous night's Field of Dreams.

Screaming about curtains is no match for If you build it, he will come.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Calling

As I said in a post a few days ago, fall is close at hand! I happen to be one of those people who is absolutely giddy about fall, and I'm on the edge of my seat. The cool weather is not yet approaching, but hopefully, it'll begin at about the twentieth- perfect timing! I apologize to people who don't live in the Northern hemisphere, although, spring is a lovely season too.