October 9, 2008

Today's Events and Cinematic Genius

The first important thing to state in this post is that I got up at 9:00 am today. This might make me sound lazy to some, so I won't mention that that's about an hour and a half earlier than I've been able to get up for a long time now. EMBARRASSING.

Well, not really embarrassing. I have a reason. On average, I've been going to bed around 11:30-12:00 each night (give or take). However, I literally can't get comfortable/fall asleep. I want to sleep. I want to get comfortable. But it seems like I've had more tummy-awareness lately. I do sleep with a body pillow (a Snoogle, to be exact) which helps somewhat.

Anyway, my best sleep apparently happens from about 4:00 a.m. on. I just can't seem to get out of bed in the mornings. It's like having mono....always tired.

As I said earlier, I got up this morning around 9 and was definitely proud of myself. I ended up touching base with Roseann and I ended up going to the Canton Flea Market to check it out for the first time. My observations:

1. Parking is a nightmare. I was overwhelmed, and I do not do well in unknown vehicular situations.

2. The crowd was like Disney on steroids. Thick and almost un-navigable. I was floored.

3. The heat was terrible. I'll leave it at that.

So, had all of those things been a tad different, maybe I would've had a better experience. It was frustrating, because I think I probably could've found a few good things, but today it just wasn't happening. But I got exercise! (Did I ever....I had to hike at least 2 miles to my car, twice.)

I then went to see Rivers and her Disney pictures. Adorable. It made me so excited.

I came home and made homemade clam chowder. It was rather good, if I do say so myself. Kurt and I watched "My Fair Lady." He had never seen it (!!) and it's one of my absolute favorites. Please allow me to elaborate:

Audrey Hepburn is superb in this movie. From the time I was little, my grandfather and I would watch it (yes, I would sit through all 3 hours). It exposed me to British humor very early, and it becomes more and more funny as I get older. The role of Eliza is my dream role. If I could play Eliza Doolittle, I could die happy.

Rex Harrison: Genius. This is the most witty and clever musical, both in lyrics and speech, that has ever been written (in my humble opinion). He delivers every line with perfect British snobbery and humor. And he's my newest crush, now watching it as a 23 year old. Dreamy.

The costuming and sets are to die for. If I were on Project Runway and made it to Bryant Park for Fashion Week, my line would be based on the Ascot scene in this movie. Unbelievable. It was actually very edgy fashion for that scene if you look closely. Obsessed.

One of my favorite lines (of the millions I have): "The difference between a flower girl and a lady is not how she behaves; it's how she's treated." That's one of the more serious lines, and I won't even get into the humorous ones. I've always loved well-written pieces that you have to listen closely to in order to get it. I love the use of language in this film, and the vocabulary is enormous. Americans just don't understand how English should be spoken. I'm such a snob.

So, your homework is to watch this movie and report back to me how lush it is. Well, I already know that, but you need to see it. It's mandatory if you read this blog.

Have a "loverly" evening :o)

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Heather said...

I love My Fair Lady! I could quote so many things from it and sing all the songs!

Rebecca said...

I love this movie. Have you ever really listened to the words of "On the Street Where You Live"? It is so romantic, and sweet! My sister and I have watched every single Audrey Hepburn movie. We love her!

Christy said...

OH! I am going to watch it with Laura Grace tonight. You know, I have never even thought about showing it to her!!

I bet she will love it, I am so excited now!

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