Do you guys ever think that dating Steve Martin would be like dating Steve Martin’s character in Shopgirl?
“Excuse me, Miss, would you like to be in an unequal, toxic relationship? I’LL TAKE ONE OF EVERYTHING!”-Steve Martin
“Can you see that? It’s the demise of your self-worth.”-Steve Martin
“I’m sad because I don’t know how to love :(“-Steve Martin
“Hold still while I strangle you. Metaphorically and, you know, literally.”-Steve Martin
For the record, I love Steve Martin. This movie made me cry (“Big surprise, bozo.”-You), and the book was really fantastic, too. He seems like he wouldn’t be a very good boyfriend, though. I mean, there’d be a lot of banjo, for starters.
All I’m saying is this is probably one of the best sitcom intros of all time.
But it ALWAYS makes me think of Wayne’s World, which (hear me out!) is a pretty lady-positive movie. I mean, yes, Wayne does treat crazy Lara Flynn Boyle kind of poorly, but the object of his affection (the lovely Tia Carrere) is so fierce.
Something I might as well tell you guys now is that I really, really love Wayne’s World (one and two). “A gun rack? Yeah, right. I don’t even a gun.” It’s classic.
I just spent 45 minutes taking in a boxy thrift store denim shirt so that I could recreate a shirt I saw at J. Crew.
This is the face of a woman who just saved herself $90. Also this is the first post of my new blog called “Screw You, J. Crew,” wherein I just recreate their outfits out of stuff I find for almost free. Seriously, it’s a denim shirt. Give me a break.
At my computer
Standing up at The Knitting Factory while a band was playing
In a movie theatre
At my desk, pen in hand
On many, many sofas
On the floor while working out
On my parents’ living room floor
On my boyfriend’s office floor
Occasionally in a bed, if I can make it to one before passing out
A few nights ago, I spent the night at my parents’ house. The next morning, I got this text from my mom while I was at work:
“I just thought it was weird that you were laying upside down on your bed fully clothed huddled under a comforter with all the lights on at midnight. I wish you would have taken some cupcakes.”
So that’s what life is like for me lately. I fell asleep upside down, AND I forgot to take cupcakes.
Image via Daily Mail
I wrote about A Mango-Shaped Space on HelloGiggles this week, and of course I managed to talk about Nabokov. Somehow I always manage that. Listen, some people use their college educations to “get jobs” or whatever. This is how I use mine.