Sunday, 5 August 2012

We're recreating a faux pas!

Watching "Modern Family" has been fuelling me with all sorts of bizarre new quotations, which I love. Today's title is one of those. I can't say I've personally committed, let alone recreated, any faux pas recently, but I have watched a film focused around exacerbated faux pas, a.k.a. political incorrectness, a.k.a. (in this case) racism. I almost couldn't believe that it had taken me this long to get around to seeing "The Help," but then I remember what being a full-time student feels like and subsequently let myself off the hook. 

This really was a great movie, but I unfortunately feel that it may have been over-hyped, and for me failed to entirely live up to it. Don't get me wrong, I saw an interesting plot and fair to excellent acting all around, but it was missing a grit, depth, or directness that would have taken the film to the next level.

I also viewed the 2004 tennis-based rom-com (clearly a popular genre) "Wimbledon." This was another one I'd meant to watch but had simply slipped my mind. I was reminded of it, oddly enough, while watching a men's singles Olympic tennis match, and actually watched the film the same afternoon. I feel that particular day has helped me learn my tennis watching limits and have no desire to see another match for quite some time. Along that vein, did anyone catch the men's 100m sprint final today? How about women's diving? The men's 100m is definite one of the highlights of every Olympic games, but diving is my personal favourite event to watch.

I wasn't going out anywhere important yesterday, but it was hot, and out of sheer laziness I neglected to straighten my hair. My solution for this was wrapping a scarf around my head, which I have decided is not just for long-haired girls!
Scarf: purchased in Sorrento, Earrings: Mexx; Top: Old Navy
I bought this scarf on a trip to Italy; a vacation I was reminded of again today when I began reviewing the language in anticipation of classes beginning in September. You probably think this makes me extremely keen, but consider this: I am one of the few students minoring in the language who don't come from an Italian background (one of my classmates had his own mother for an Italian teacher throughout high school). This will be my third year studying a language which most of the others have been learning over the past 20-odd years of their lives. Plus, they have family and friends (and trips to Europe) to help them practice over the summer. All things considered, I don't really think I'm jumping the gun at all. Unlike Sun Yang with his false start at the men's 1500m freestyle final. Oh snap.



  1. haha I love modern family too- its so funny!

    Anna xo

  2. you've a really lovely blog <3 it's really fantastic <3 may we can follow each other? :D

  3. I followed you! I found you on the BBU Blog Hop! Could you please maybe follow back?

  4. Loving your scarf, and jealous of your trip to Italy <3

    Visiting from the blog hop, I'm your newest follower :)

    Stop by my blog if you get the chance <3

    xo, Jersey Girl

    1. Thanks so much :) Definitely the experience of a lifetime! I'll be over to check out your blog!

  5. Nice scarf! I absolutely love your freckles!!

    I found your blog via the bloghop and I'm following you! Hope to see you soon on my blog :)


  6. you look super pretty! i like ur make up!

    Good luck in italian class! =)

    1. Thanks! I'm trying my best to stay on top of it!

  7. Found you via the BBU blog hop....followed ;)