Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Personal Day

One thing I am going to miss about college is the ability to decide to sleep in or skip a class if you don't feel like going. Today was one of those days for me. I didn't feel like going to a class and instead went to Westwood to get a haircut and read at Damon and Pythias.

I really needed a day like today to just enjoy half a sandwich, some onion rings and a very tall $2 Red Hook beer while alternating between reading my new issue of The Economist and a book about the Legislative Branch for a class all the while listening to some Silversun Pickups and Fleet Foxes.

I may be excited about the prospect of working (contingent on me finding a job, and a job that actually interest me), but I will miss days like today.

Recommendation: Rent the movie Adaptation. I love Charlie Kaufman's work (he also wrote the wonderful Synecdoche, New York and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). I usually don't like cheesy quotes about love and stuff, but one line that stuck out to me that wasn't cheesy in context when re-watching Adaptation was:

Donald Kaufman: I loved Sarah, Charles. It was mine, that love. I owned it. Even Sarah didn't have the right to take it away. I can love whoever I want.
Charlie Kaufman: But she thought you were pathetic.
Donald Kaufman: That was her business, not mine. You are what you love, not what loves you. That's what I decided a long time ago.

2 comments:

Aubrey said...

OMG, that is so true! We don't get the ditch option as working people. I'm excited to get out of here, but sometimes I forget how hard the 9-to-5 is.

Sarah said...

If I am what I love...then I'm a grilled cheese.