During my brief stint on Tinder (that you can read about here), I realized that I have no definitive list of my favorite movies. So, I decided to make one. This was a lot harder than I thought. Most seem to be fairly to very problematic. So if you have good diverse movie recommendations, let me know! I think I need to expand my horizons a bit.
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Anything with Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone is bound to be hilarious. I adore the twist that this movie has (no spoilers) and it makes my heart really happy.
Silver Linings Playbook
This movie does not do a great job at handling mental health, but OH MY GOD I’M OBSESSED WITH IT. I cry at the ending every. single. time. It’s a beautifully happy movie.
Tangled and Frozen
Okay, I know, this is kind of cheating. But they’re both so good and I don’t want to pick between them! Tangled has the best Disney prince – Eugene – the best song – See The Light – and the best overall storyline. Plus Rapunzel’s haircut at the end is super cute. I love the character development. It’s just a great movie. And Frozen. Oh man. I adore this movie so much. It has the best music hands-down, but I’m not as big of a fan of the side characters as Tangled. Still, an excellent movie.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This movie messes me up every time. It is the perfect coming-of-age movie. The casting is superb (even if Logan Lerman looks way too old to be a freshman). This is another movie where I just bawl at the end. Perfect.
Lord of the Rings
I am not sure why I love these movies so much. Maybe it’s the adventure. Maybe it’s the magic. I don’t know. But I love to watch all of these movies (in all their extended edition splendor) every six months. And I get sad when I don’t. So, if you’ve never seen them, I’d highly recommend binge-watching them. They’re so good. SO GOOD. I also cry at the end of these.
What are your favorite movies? Let me know in the comments or over on Twitter!
Well here we are, 31 days, and I’ve written something every day. I’m actually pretty impressed with myself that I’ve made it this far. My plan was to kind of continue this into the school year, but I have a feeling that I’m going to be way too busy to continue. I’ve had fun doing this more than I thought I would, but it’s just gotten to be too much. So, this is the end of me writing every day. Hopefully this exercise will encourage me enough to write more articles in the future! Although I may have to do another write every day for a month sometime in the future…
This 31 Days of Writing Challenge is winding down. So, I figured I should make the last few ones more interesting. So, for your reading pleasure, here is an embarrassing childhood story:
I’m pretty sure my entire family is aware of this story, so I might as well share it online and own up to it. I was around 3 years old, and I was sleeping in a quite tall, big-kid bed. However, my nightstand that was right next to the bed had a sharp corner on it. As a result, my parents stuck my gigantic stuffed Tigger between the bed and the nightstand to make sure I didn’t poke myself. This also meant that anytime I picked my nose, I couldn’t reach a tissue over on my nightstand. As a result, I wiped all of the boogers and snot on my beloved Tigger. I’m still not quite sure how my mom managed to wash all that out…
Until next time…
Today I’ve noticed a plethora of tweets about 7 favorite albums. Since I already did a 7 favorite YouTubers, I figured I might as well go along with this one too! Again, not in any particular order.
“Blue Neighbourhood” by Troye Sivan
This album is my all-time favorite. It’s something that I got really attached to my second semester of freshmen year, and I listen to it anytime I need a pick-me-up. Or not, because you can never go wrong with this album.
“Badlands” by Halsey
I remember being so excited for this album to come out. I adore Halsey, and her music is so wonderful. It’s a great summation of what I feel is my generation.
“Made In The AM” by One Direction
I could not make this list and not include at least one One Direction album. I love my boys, and their latest album is a beautiful nostalgia-filled work of art.
“The Fame Monster” by Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s music defined my entire middle school years. This album is still my favorite one of hers, and it’s just so perfect.
“Talking Is Hard” by Walk The Moon
If I ever need some feel-good pump-up music, Walk The Moon is the place to turn. I love this album for its wonderful lyrics and epic jams.
“Spreading Rumours” by Grouplove
This album is absolutely perfect. It’s full of quirkiness, but remains insanely optimistic and upbeat. I can’t wait for their new album (which I think I’ve mentioned fifty times by now but I’m SO. FREAKING. EXCITED.).
“All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend” by Aurora
This album is so cool. I love her voice and her vibe, and it is the perfect album to listen to at night, or when you just want to feel calm.
Until next time…
My earliest memory was when I was four years old, and my parents and I were on vacation in San Diego. We were at the San Diego zoo, and my mom came out from somewhere, and I got really excited. I ran down a cement hill and tripped and fell. I landed on my left arm, and actually broke it. This led to a night in the emergency room and a great end to our vacation.
Until next time…