Forget dogs; spaghetti is truly man’s best friend. Here are 19 easy ways to make it.
gildedbadger and I took our friend Katie to this huge, wonderful, home-like bookstore (that we’d only gone to yesterday) today because she’d never been there (granted we only went there to begin with because they had a book last semester that gildedbadger wanted, and we made it within minutes of them closing - and then we vowed to come back and explore the whole store, and we did). Their YA section needs to be improved upon, but their fiction section is beautiful, their art section is absolutely glorious, and their used books are cherished antiques that I will eventually get my hands on. Also, their children’s section has novelization versions of Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and now two days in a row, we’ve stopped and did impersonations of Helga Saintclaire, Preston Whitmore, and Cookie. Because they’re wonderful.
Well, gildedbadger continuously talks about “book dates,” were people go on a date to the bookstore and buy one another books. Basically the last two days have been us trying to pick out books to buy one another because we’re both avid readers and just general lovers of books and this particular bookstore (it’s a family owned business, a booming one at that, which is hard to come by these days). As long as they have Star Wars in iambic pentameter when we finally do go, gildedbadger already knows she’s getting that.
We joked a lot about the cheesy mystery novels they sell (and laughed so hard we were almost rolling on the floor in public yesterday at them), and kind of agreed she’d get me one with a title that’s a twist on a Tennessee Williams play (A Streetcar Named Desire/A Sheetcake Named Desire). Today, though, I found a book by Hemingway about writing.
Now, I haven’t read a lot of Hemingway and I don’t really know specifics about him, but there’s just something…. Call it love at first sight, if you want. I don’t actually believe in it, but if I did, I’d say I fell in love with Ernest Hemingway at first sight. True, I’ve never actually seen him - which would be really hard, considering he’s not alive anymore - but there’s just this….allure to him. And I know fans of Hemingway will say that he was just a crotchety old man that wrote stories about misogynistic men and war, and I won’t disagree. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the idea I have of him in my head, which is actually something I don’t like to do - fall in love with the idea of someone - but I have him in my mind. He’s in the back, but always there, and whenever he’s mentioned I just… I don’t even know. I wouldn’t say my heart skips a beat or whatever, but I just think about the crotchety old man with the six-toed cats and the large home in Key West. I think about the mustache - and then Tom Selleck, for obvious reasons - and the man that loved living in Cuba when he could, and the completely probable fact that he died because he couldn’t go back to Cuba (something I think my 10th grade English teacher told me that stuck with me) and I feel like I’m going nowhere with the reasons why I love Hemingway, but I know the feelings are there.
Well gildedbadger found a book about a woman that goes to Paris and falls in love with Hemingway, probably about fifteen minutes after I’d found the book written by him about writing, and most likely ten after we’d talked about Midnight in Paris, and I told her that that was the book I wanted.
This post doesn’t actually have a point. It’s just a story. And lots of Hemingway fangirling.
Sexy bed hair:
Flustered around attractive people:
Trying to be one of the fore mentioned attractive people:
► Name ➔ paige
► Will you answer all questions truthfully ➔ yes
► Are you single ➔ unfortuantely because i’m gorgeous and i just want someone to cuddle/watch movies/make out with
► Are you happy ➔ sure
► Are you Italian ➔ nope
► Are you German ➔ nope
► Are you Asian ➔ nope
► Are you angry? ➔ nope
► Are you Irish ➔ not that i know of, but i swear my dad is
► Are your parents still married ➔ yes
► Birth Place ➔ philadelphia
► Hair Color ➔ medium brown
► Eye Color ➔ brown/green but mostly brown
► Birthday ➔ december 14
► Mood ➔ ugh period but actually pretty alright
► Gender ➔ female
► Lefty or Righty ➔ righty
► Summer or winter ➔ summer
► Morning or afternoon ➔ midday
TEN THINGS ABOUT YOUR LOVE LIFE
► Are you in love? ➔ god i wish
► Do you believe in love at first sight? ➔ not really. love takes time.
► Have you ever broken someone’s heart? ➔ no
► Are you afraid of commitments? ➔ not really
► Have you hugged someone within the last week? ➔ yup
► Have you ever had a secret admirer? ➔ not that i know of
► Have you ever broken your own heart? ➔ i don’t think so
► Love or lust ➔ love
► Lemonade or iced tea ➔ lemonade
► Cats or Dogs ➔ bostons or hedgehogs
► A few best friends or many regular friends ➔ a few best friends
► Television or internet ➔ internet
► Pepsi or Coke ➔ water
► Wild night out or romantic night in ➔ romantic night in with cuddling and feeling one another up and me singing all the disney songs while they look at my chest because did i mention i picture movie nights as being completely naked?
► Day or night ➔ night
TEN HAVE YOU EVER
► Been caught sneaking out ➔ haha i’m not that cool
► Fallen down/up the stairs ➔ sure
► Finished an entire jawbreaker ➔ i don’t think so
► Wanted something/someone so badly it hurt? ➔ always
► Prank called a store ➔ nope
► Skipped school ➔ yea
► Wanted to disappear ➔ maybe not wanted to, but wondered about
► Smile or eyes ➔ smile
► Light or dark hair ➔ gingers
► Shorter or Taller ➔ taller because i’m like 5 foot so
► Intelligence or Attraction ➔ both
► Hook-up or Relationship ➔ relationship
► Funny and poor OR rich and serious ➔ just be whoever you are. i don’t really care about money when it comes to people i want to surround myself with
► Last Phone Call ➔ my mom
► Last phone call you received ➔ mom
► Last person you hung out with ➔ chelsea and alexa
► Last thing you ate ➔ ice cream
► Last thing you drank ➔ water
► Last site you went to ➔ tumblr
► Last place you were ➔ i’ve been in my bedroom since like 2:00 this afternoon
► Do you and your family get along ➔ for the most part
► Would you say you have a “messed up life” ➔ not really
► Have you ever run away from home ➔ nope
► Have you ever gotten kicked out ➔ nope
favorite saved url: idk i don’t save urls so my current one
the next movie you’re planning to watch: probs beauty and the beast
the last movie you watched: frozen
the book you’re currently reading: harry potter and the goblet of fire
favorite male fictional character: i am so in love with sirius black. it’s rather serious.
favorite female fictional character: idk like belle probably
the number of songs on your iPod: well over 2,000
that one song that’s been stuck in your head all week: basically anything from frozen
the fictional character you identify with most: belle
favorite word: HA
I did a thing with my chrome and it’s adorable. Also Wall-e is sitting on a booster seat.