When Flyboy is away, I get complete control of the boob tube. Winning! We like a lot of the same shows (Bravo included), so this isn't really a problem -- except for when he wants to watch hours of Gold Rush. Side Note: For those familiar with this show, I just can't stand that one old man's annoying voice. It's awful!
Now, I'll get back to the point of this post. While I'm by myself, I really like to have some sort of background noise. It seems to make the time go by faster and keeps the pups and me from obsessing over every little noise. I mostly see it as an opportunity to play episodes of the New Girl repeatedly. It's almost as though Schmidt, Jess, and I are just hanging out -- douche bag jar included. Anywho, this past week I watched Midnight in Paris again. Swoon! I just adore that movie. It's the kind of film that makes my mouth hurt because my smile is so ginormous. It's a double barrel kind of grin -- one that is far from being attractive. I guess there's just something so wonderful about Paris, the city's beautiful scenery, history, art, and literature. Some of my favorite worlds collide in one film, and it's enchanting! I'm always sad to see the movie end, but with each viewing I feel reinvigorated and inspired.
Sadly, I don't have any future trips to Paris planned. Le sigh! But it's left me bound and determined to find some sort of local activity, hole-in-the-wall eatery, or hidden shop, that will hopefully ignite this same kind of creative fire inside me. This weekend I have one goal, and that's to achieve my double barrel smile. It would be ideal if Flyboy returns before the weekend is over. And to be completely honest, if this were to happen, a double barrel smile is inevitable. I would be elated to share a Sunday on the beach together with a copy of The Paris Wife at hand -- that might be just enough to satisfy my French fix for now!
After all of this rambling, you deserve to feed your inner Francophile...
|Always A Good Idea / The Three Sisters / Le Tour Eiffel / Archie Grand Notebook: Artists I Met And Liked
|The Essentials / Paris Watercolor / Madeline
An American in Paris
|Repetto Flats / J.Crew: Clothes & Accessories / Essie Clambake / Mini Camera / Parisian Chic
A French State of Mind
|Americans in Paris / The Paris Wife / This is Paris / Paris, Paris / Lunch in Paris / The Sweet Life in Paris
Paris Perfect Films
|French Kiss / Julie & Julia / Funny Face / Amelie / Midnight in Paris / Forget Paris
The Lights of Paris
If this post doesn't leave you feeling wanderlusty, I don't know what will!