Friday, April 20, 2007

7 things I dont particularly love about me..

1. How I bite my nails
2. How I often let laziness win
3. How I am incapable of making decisions
4. How little self discipline/self control I have in me
5. How I still compare myself to other people
6. How I verbally put myself down in front of others (I am not fishing for complements. I really have no idea why I do that)
7. How I really, really cant spell.. at all..

Hope this isn't too emo. For the record, I do like me.. for the most part.. I just think it's good to recognize your flaws.. sometimes...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


I still really like eating Cheerios out of zip lock baggies! umm umm, good!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

De Nadie

Everyone in the world should see this documentary. De Nadie is a documentary about courage and also about the injustices suffered by thousands of people from Central America. They are robbed, tortured and raped, and sometimes also murdered, in Mexico. It was first released at Sundance in 2005 and I just saw it a week ago. Watching the Central Americans featured made me think of the hundreds of people I meet in El Salvador and all of the horrific things they suffered. As far as the immigration issue, I was able to see first hand the families that were left behind and what life was like for them. I even meet a few people who returned battered and handicapped from Mexico. I know this is a delicate issue, but I think everyone should think about that this film has to say.. As for me, I want to go line up by the railroad tracks in Mexico and pass some sack lunches on to the travelers!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

play it again, Sam...

It's almost embarrassing how many times I have watched Casablanca. You can really say a movie is "great" when it has endless replay value. I don't know what it is about this movie.. maybe it's because my first encounter with the film was so "romantic". I first saw this classic on a huge white screen, over looking the Lake, outside on a blanket at Lake Las Vegas. The scene was something out of a movie... For me, it was defiantly love at first sight. And I'm sure it's because this film is simply incredible! Consider for a moment all of the amazing famous lines that come from this movie.. "Here's looking at you, kid" "Round up the usual suspects" "Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship" "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine"
"all the world is going crazy and we pick this time to fall in love" and probably my favorite "We'll always have Paris." They almost won an academy award for the screenplay and in my opinion, they should have! People who have never even seen this film quote it!! I love when Ilsa says "I don't know what's right or wrong anymore, you have to think for the both of us." Who has not felt like that? I know I have. It's just amazing that Rick was able to decide what he did and let Ilsa go. How do you do that? How do you let someone you love go, even when you know it's probably the best thing?...