I recently re-watched Amelie, which is one of my favourite all time movies. It's a positively delightful movie and I'd recommend it if you haven't watched it.
Anyway, I immediately started thinking about how much more fun our lives would be if they were narrated like Amelie's. For example, my voice-over would go something like:
Laura is a former magazine editor who is trying to figure out how to be a proper adult.
She has always been neurotic and slightly twitchy.
Laura Ly doesn't like asymmetrical fries (AKA "demented" fries);
using a dishwasher;
or the words "jeggings," "purse," "lol," or "rofl."
She likes to randomly recite lines from The IT Crowd;
sing the Spiderman theme song in public;
empty out her stationery box,
clean it thoroughly,
and finally, put everything away carefully.
I personally think that it would make meeting new people a hell of a lot more awesome. No more chit-chat, let's just get to the meat of our neuroses!! Then, instead of wasting time on talking about the weather (YAWWWNNNN), we could be talking about why you secretly hate forks (or spatulas or llamas or whatever). Way better.
Plus, if you secretly wanted to take over the world, we could discuss that in earnest. As it stands in a currently-voice-over-less world, it's a little difficult to bring that up in a polite conversation. "Hey, how about those Knicks and-what-is-your-plan-for-world-domination-and do you think they'll make the playoffs?"
What would your voice-over be?
|A Fall-themed letter from Jay. Sadly, it looks nothing like leaves and such where I am. Instead, it looks like the Abominable Snowman exploded in my backyard.
|By special request, Felicia's letter was recieved by The Hulk. But he wants to make it perfectly clear that he's a superhero, not a model. And while he's posing for photos, the world is at risk.
|Incoming from Jess
|Letter #1 from Patty
|Letter #2 from Patty
|Both of Patty's letters contained cool envelope/folder enclosure neatness! She also taught me a cool trick to use up my excess envelopes, which is something I was grumbling about in a previous post.
|Writing inspiration from Mary
|Jelly Belly goodness from Miki. All the fun of a sugar rush, without the guilt.
|A letter from Bonnie Jeanne
|A weirdly blurry photo of a postcard I sent Julie. To be fair, it's not blurry if you squint. A lot.
|Outgoing for Natasha!
And that's it from me. If this were a movie, my narrator would say "Now Laura is going to go cut and fold some paper and then cut and fold some more. Laura clearly needs to get out more."
I hope everyone has a wonderful week.