20 November 2011

Some of the boys I have loved

Patrick Verona, 10 things I hate About You

I thought it fitting to start with one I consider to be my first love. In 10 Things about you Patrick Verona (played by Heath) stole my heart a million times. He smiled, he scowled. He sang and he thought.

RIGHT: Bobby, Home at the End of the World

The Bobby that took on his brother's bohemian ways stole the show (my favourite imaginary is named Bobby). Reviewed as "having no particular ambitions except to love and be loved", he makes it onto the list of people I wish I knew when i was 13.

Andy, The Shawshank Redemption

(I'm paraphrasing here)

ANDY: Are you married? (the speech about how the guard could evade the tax man by signing his earnings over to his wife then..) You could get a couple of cold beers for my men. 

If you've seen the movie you know that he had none (the beer), you also know that he managed to escape.

Seth Cohen, The OC

Before I knew of Dan Humphrey, there was Seth Cohen - fast-talking and adorable.

Orlando, Diary of a Mad black Woman

He inspired the phrase "Now that's a black guy!" 
Dude was on some "If you love me tell me, and trust me not to use that knowledge against you."

Dan Humphrey, Gossip Girl

I met Dan in '09/'10  and I had to watch as he pursued his love of writing and of a girl "out of his league".

Tom, 500 Days of Summer

I'm yet to get fully acquainted with Tom, but I know for a fact when I do he will top this list.

So as it turns out I do have a type, or at the very least a framework. I like: broody, thinker, passionate (Death Cab,architecture, love, writing etc) and my boys don't always get the girl.

A thank you to the minds who wrote these boys and the actors who breathed life into them. R.I.P Heath.

*images found on the web

13 September 2011

The 18 bubble

A lot of important and hyped-about bubbles have burst as far back as mankind has been documented.  Way back in the 1920s the Jazz age/economic boom bubble burst when Wall Street tumbled (cue quote spoken by Michael Douglas’s character on Wall Street the movie). I’ll take you back farther back in history. Eden was a great bubble. Eve and her other half liked being in paradise, but like most excited people they didn’t read the fine print. They stepped out of line and boom! No more paradise.
There was the .com bubble which ruptured so hard many nerds quickly went back to the drawing board. And how happy are we that the burst forced people to rethink and innovate? Try imagining your life without Twitter and Facebook or Tumblr and instant messaging. Bet you’re grateful now!
Wall Street tumbled, yet again, sometime between 2008 and 2009 and put the entire world’s economy upside down. Not China though, not really. China is a rock star –the exception to most rules.
If you are still reading, here’s the point of this post…
I turned 18-years old in 2010. Yay! Right? Nope, not at all. From the time I was 12, 13, 14-years old I had a “Whooh I’m Legal” shindig planned out in my head. I figured that by the time the big day came around I would have met enough artists, loners and partiers to do something radical.  The following were ranked high on my list of possibilities:
1.    Rent a hotel room and trash it.
2.    Go to a casino, play the slots (I’m not serious enough for poker).
3.    Play six numbers in the lottery. I was holding out for a jackpot.
4.    Order an alcoholic beverage.
5.    Vote.
6.    Get my drivers (it requires 18) right?
And all I remember from 13 January 2010 is some guy(whom I’ve probably deleted) wishing me a happy 18th on Mxit.
Guy : Hi
Me   : Hey
Guy : Happy birth day
Me   : Not really
Guy : How old are you?
Me  : 18
Guy : How’s being legal working out for you?
Me   : Very underwhelming.
I was sober, chilling alone, no trashed room, no Lotto jackpot, no voting and no driver’s license. By the end of the day when Bhuvan got around to coming online and asked “So how’s your day?” all I had was “I’m alive”.
So I don’t know about you, but I’m grateful that my life bubble is still in tact.

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