Friday, January 22, 2010

Hello again, dear friend.

Have I ever told you that You've Got Mail is one of my very favorite movies? 

I have discovered as I've gotten older that I like movies for weird reasons.  My #1 reason is usually because of a pretty set--Meg Ryan's apartment is about as close to perfection as I can imagine (though I often wonder where her junk is... I really am stuck on the whole de-junking thing).  She also has a fabulous apartment in Kate & Leopold.

Maybe it's just a thing I have for Meg Ryan's homes in movies, but in The Women, she had a fabulous home, and her wardrobe was great.  I think I already wrote about it.  Yep, I did here.  (That movie is weird, though--there are no men in it at all.  None!  Weird.)  Anyway, when my hair's longer, I'm going to spend time curling it so it will look something like this:

But messier, because everyone knows I'm not good at having curly, non-frizzy hair.  (I don't really care about having perfect hair.)

ANYway, back to what I was saying.  I've noticed that a lot of lines from You've Got Mail fit with my life lately.  It's just the little things... bouquets of newly sharpened pencils... nothings turning into somethings...  This probably all points to one thing:  I've seen this movie too many times.  I can think of a quote from it to fit almost anything in my life. 

This is all to say, I'd like to have a penpal.  I like writing letters.  I'm not good at doing it in a timely fashion, but I genuinely like getting to know other people's stories, their backgrounds, and sharing myself with other people.  Anyone need a penpal?  Or an e-mail pal?

Also, I would like to have an apartment like Meg Ryan's in any given movie of hers. 

I bought tulips this week, and they're spread all over our main floor living spaces.  I love tulips.  They smell so good, and they're so pretty.

This weekend, I'll probably edit photos (surprise, surprise) and watch movies on my computer simultaneously.  It will be a good weekend--I just know it!

What are your plans?  Do you like Meg Ryan, too?  (If you don't, that's ok.  Just don't tell me or we can't be friends.)  (I'm kidding.)  (Kind of.)  (Ok, I don't like her plastic surgery as of late.  And yet.)


Micaela said...

always a fan of Meg Ryan's. "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally." A more recent one- "In the Land of Women." Did you see that one?

"The Women" was fabulous. I can't imagine having to go through that in "real life" but she did it well in this movie. And "you've got mail" - the end gets me every time.

Any weekend filled with movie watching makes for a great one. (esp. in pajamas and bed head)

Old fashioned letters are delights. You're sharing a piece of you candidly and you take the time which is genuine.

You can write me, pal


Heather J said...

oh i love you've got mail. Jeremy and I caught it on t.v. the other night and i had to watch it. i agree, it does have many great lines. the end totally gets me every time. i may have had a few tears this last time i watched. it's perfect.

Mike and Megz said...

I love Meg Ryan and I think You've Got Mail is a classic. Mike has never seen it and ever since finding this out... I have felt a little more distant from him. ;) j/k Well, mostly. One of my favorite things about Meg Ryan is always her hair-- I loved her hair in The Women and in You've Got Mail (and they were totally opposite!).

Anyway, just thought I'd comment because I love this post. I see that you labeled it "scatterbrains"-- well keep it up because I thoroughly enjoy reading your scatterbrained thoughts! :)

kitchendoor said...

AUGH, I LOVE THAT MOVIE SO MUCH. It's my all-time favorite--I still have a VCR specifically because I only own this movie on video. There is literally no situation in which a You've Got Mail quote is not appropriate ("The Godfather is the I Ching! The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom!").

I'm a crap emailer, but I do love to do it. So if you're looking for a pen pal, you know where to find me. :)

Adrienne Hansen said...

I always love Meg Ryan's hair. ALWAYS. Is Baggie eating your tulips?

amy g said...

so I have a confession...after I saw you got mail I went and cut my hair like meg's. love her.

Yeah, that's my pup who isn't allowed to live with me. sad hu! I rescued her my freshman year of college and she has had to live at my parent's house ever since due to student housing rules and such, bummer. She's awesome though!!