5 Things I Love this Week

by - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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1. Neville Longbottom- So, the Boy chose a Harry Potter Movie Marathon for his birthday celebration, and I thought I would really be earning some girlfriend points, but the truth is that I really enjoyed all of them (except for the first one which is really slow, boring, and weirdly too true to the book). I haven't read the books, so it gives the Boy lots to school me on. My favorite character is by far Neville because he seems like just such a nerd and so dorky, but he turns out to be so heroic. Harry Potter is really not that relatable because he is so endlessly brave, but Neville actually seems scared which makes him more courageous. Apparently David Yates loves him too, because he gave him a whole lot to do. They lucked out too that the little fat kid grew up to be a bit of a babe, Jerry O'Connell style. The Boy says that Harry and Neville are supposed to be the two possibilities of the prophecy or something, and I would have enjoyed the whole thing with Neville as the chosen one. Plus, I just really appreciate that throughout the whole Harry Potter saga there is a theme that just because it isn't your burden doesn't mean you can't help carry it- he might get the title, but it feels like a story about people standing up for their community as a community, which is a great lesson for kids, since most of us are probably not going to be the big leaders in our world.
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2. Thanks to George Takei for this little piece of dissertation-writing inspiration.
from offbeatbride.com
3.These valentines decorations- these lights are just cut into valentine's candy boxes. They are so cute! I love them!
4. Anais Nin- “I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic -- in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.”

And what might be my favorite quote ever: 

 “I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”

5. Our first ever Apple Crisp! My mom showed me how to make apple crisp, and I think I can still work on the recipe a little bit, but it was a really delicious birthday dessert that felt  healthier than most of the junk we eat on holidays (sure, it's an illusion, but I enjoy it).

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