For Christmas, I got the movie The Decoy Bride. Here’s the trailer, just to get you up to speed on what I’m talking about:
It’s a very predictable film, but incredibly sweet and funny, so it’s worth a watch. Plus, David Tennant is the love interest, so it’s hard not to enjoy it.
The reason I loved this film was because it felt very relateable, or rather Kelly MacDonald’s character was relateable. The first time I heard her line about “hotter than I look,” all I could think was “That’s exactly how I feel about myself.” When I’m not near a mirror, I tend to think of myself as a lot prettier and a lot slimmer. I also tend to think that I’m witty, clever, and generally delightful.
Today was a rare day when, once I got dressed and did my makeup and hair, I actually felt pretty. Not hot or anything like that, but definitely more attractive than usual. To that end, I decided to make today’s photo a first for me. I decided to take one of those infamous bathroom mirror shots. Although, I don’t think I did it right, because I wasn’t holding the camera when I took the picture. So, here’s the photo:
Now, I could’ve cropped the picture, but I thought the hair straightener sticking out into the photo was such a “classy” touch.
The days are starting to get cooler. It’s inevitable, of course. North Dakota is land of much cold. Apparently, we were spared from having a super cold last winter; there was really only one day I remember it being completely unbearable. Much as I dread the cold, after such a hot summer I’m treasuring the chill the in the air.
I’ve mentioned before that I really love my job, and today was no exception. Things were a little slow this afternoon, but that was okay because I got to do shelf reading. Basically, I have a row of books that I get to go through book by book and make sure they’re all in order. I realize that this probably doesn’t sound terribly fun, but I find it to be a soothing activity. (Yes, I’m just that weird!) Working in the library, I frequently find myself feeling very small (and not just because I’m so short I have to have a stool to reach some of the books). It’s a marvel to me to be surrounded by the words written by so many people. Thousands and thousands of people who all wrote something that will outlast them. Today I encountered something written hundreds of years ago. The author is long gone, but they wrote is still needed by someone now. How amazingly epic is that?
Speaking of books, here’s something delightful I found on Pinterest: