bienvenue automne

Fall is here, and you know what that means?  Cooler weather (at least for AZ), October break, Sufjan Stevens concert, and--my favorite--Halloween!  It's an all-around good situation.  Not to mention Gossip Girl, Glee, and Bored to Death are back.  Also, HBO's new series Boardwalk Empire is pretty snazzy. (Other people seem to think so too, considering it is already signed on for another season after just one episode.)  I love the Prohibition era.  It is so intriguing.  And yeah, I love the clothes.  With a passion.  Sequined headbands for life!  That said, welcome Fall!

Easy A gets a thumbs up

My dad and I saw Easy A today (yeah, my parents are the cool, young type).  It was very clever, fun, and completely hilarious.  We laughed so hard.  I would point out specific moments of hilarity, but I wouldn't want to spoil the fun!  I will just say that Emma Stone was great--it makes me proud that she is from Arizona!--and Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci, who played Olive's parents, were a riot.  Loved it!

mr. flowers

Okay, nerdy confession:  My iPod has a name.

I can explain myself, I swear.

In sixth grade, something magnificant happened--I got my first iPod.  It was a Mini, it was lime green, and at the time, it was the smallest, most wonderful gadget I had ever held in my hands. I held it gently in my hands; it was so small, I was afraid I'd crush it.  How things change!

The first CD I downloaded onto it was Hot Fuss by The Killers.  This was fitting, since Hot Fuss was my first actual CD, one that wasn't a movie soundtrack or affiliated with some Disney Channel star.  (Thankfully it introduced me to a whole new world of music, one including The Strokes, Interpol, and Death Cab for Cutie.)  I would listen to that CD every night, Brandon Flower's voice singing "Everything Will Be Alright" as my lullaby. 

So naturally, my iPod was dubbed Mr. Flowers.  Of course.  And let me tell you, he was a faithful iPod.  As the other iPods got skinnier, brighter, and more colorful, he remained loyal for over four years.  Now he is replaced by a skinny purple Nano, but the thought of my sixth grade self, listening to The Killers on my precious, fragile Mr. Flowers always makes me smile. 

Anyway, watching this video for Brandon Flowers' solo album made me think of this, because it brings me back to my Killers-obsessed self that is always waiting patiently for me to pop in one of their albums and sing along to every word.  Enjoy!

school spirt & happiness

It's that time of the year again!  I have to say that I LOVE football season.  And basketball season.  And soccer season.  Basically, I am a high school sports junkie.  TV sports?  I can take it or leave it.  But there's something kind of wonderful about high school sports.  Even the kids who you wouldn't expect manage to find their reddest t-shirt to wear on game days and the campus is painted red with spirit. If so much as one or two people don't wear red, they are the ones that stand out in a classroom.  Although my favorite part is being on the field, almost getting ran over by a "plethora of Toros" as the announcer would say, while taking pictures for yearbook.  You know you got a good shot if you're almost killed in the process.  Life is good.

i ♥ noah and the whale

Have you ever come across someone where you're like, WHOA.  It feels like we've known eachother forever and I just learned your name...

Well, that's how I feel about Noah and the Whale.  Just take a look at this music video.  Pure bliss.  Plus, they got their name from the movie The Squid & the Whale and are devout followers of Wes Anderson.  How perfect are they?   LOVE LOVE LOVE.

going the distance

Yesterday I saw Going the Distance with my mom and Nicole.  We loved it!  It was such a fun watch, full of jokes and good music.  It was also a lot more realistic than 95% of chick flicks made today.  I've always loved Drew, but seeing Justin Long with her (they date on and off in real life) made me fall in love with him too!  So sweet.

kaylie the girl with a hat on

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

Lately I have been questioning EVERTHING.  Not to mention kind of freaking out about getting into the school I want to, how on earth I would even pay for it if I did, and if I'm really cut out for the real world.  So I thought it would be nice to sit back and remember some of my favorite quotes.  And know, I'm just Kaylie, the girl with a hat on.  (BTW:  Best.  Short film.  Ever.)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.  -Buddha

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”  -e.e. cummings

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

next stop: Labor day weekend

Farewell To Summer from Starr Crow on Vimeo.

Three days off...Time to finish Eat Pray Love (Can someone please pay ME to travel across the world to write about it?), antique shop, and perhaps do some sewing? 

Life is good.