Thursday, November 06, 2014

Do strangers really have candy?

It has been a long time.  I have really neglected my blog, but life has been busy.  There never seems to be enough time to get anything done, but that might be a topic for another post.

It's funny to me that I find that it is often easier to be nice to strangers rather that people I actually know.  It really doesn't apply with my close friends, but to my acquaintances.  I realized it just the other day.

I was in a clothing store and was able to strike up a great conversation with a fellow shopper and a store employee.  I really enjoyed talking to both of them and I felt so great about the conversation.  It wasn't a deep conversation by any means - we just chatted about the items in the store, how to put outfits together, and the discounts we received for our birth month.  It just seemed so much easier to carry on a conversation with these two random people. I felt like I was free to smile and just enjoy being there.

No, of course, it could have something to do with the fact that I was off on a work day and out shopping.  Maybe I was just in a better mood for that very reason.  Maybe it was easier because these two people did not know me at all.   They had no history of me and made no judgments toward me.  I could just be the person I wanted to be in that very moment - a normal, happy woman out for a day of shopping.  If only life could be so easy breezy all of the time. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Golden Globes 2014

Well, it certainly has been a long time.  It has been so long that I wasn't sure if I would even remember my password to login.  It certainly does not look the way I remember it looking.  I guess I just need to post more often.

Let's talk about The Golden Globe Awards this past Sunday.  I love award shows because I love the glamor of all of the wonderful dresses.  I also love to see my favorite stars win and hear their speeches.  This show was wonderful for me because I really think The Hollywood Foreign Press celebrates some underrated actors.  It is always a nice surprise to see who wins.  Several of my favorite actors were surprise wins -  to me at least.

I was thrilled to see Amy Adams win for American Hustle.  She is one of my favorite actresses and it is really nice to see her be recognized.  I also loved seeing Robin Wright win (Buttercup rules!) and Amy Poehler get long overdue recognition.  Amy P. is so great on Parks & Recreation.  I was also nicely surprised to see Matthew McConnaughey win for Dallas Buyer's Club.  He gave a great speech, too.

I am so fired up now.  I have a long list of movies to see: American Hustle, Dallas Buyer's Club, Her, The Wolf of Wall Street, and so many more!  Bring on the Oscar nominations tomorrow morning.

I would be remiss to forget to mention my favorite dress of the night - Ms. Amy Adams again.  Love the color combination on her as well as the great necklace.  Gorgeous!