7/26/10

Movie + Math= Headache

I went to see Inception this weekend...the movie with Leonardo Dicaprio. Umm, this is how I will describe that experience.


I was never good in math in high school or college. Never. Ever. There were times when if I really focused and paid attention to every single detail of how to solve a problem, I could do it. It took immense focus.  I couldn't take my eyes off the board.  I couldn't pass notes, daydream or check my pager*. I had to literally zone out everything around me. I would really feel accomplished if I followed along with the teacher and understood what was going on...for THAT practice problem.
Here is where things go downhill. Don't ask me to tell you how I got that answer. Because I wouldn't know. I would probably just stare at you with my big brown eyes and only above a trembling whisper would I say, "I don't know but I got the practice problem, right."
  
You would probably feel sorry for me and notice a tear forming on the cusp of my eyelids and just rub my shoulder and say "Aww darling, that's okay. I know you tried." (Which is how I passed any math class in my life.)

That's what I had to do to follow the movie Inception. I had to pay really close attention and not talk during the movie even though I really wanted to at times so that I could get it. I needed to get it. And I got it. But I don't ever want to get it again. I was satisfied that I understood the movie in the end but don't ask me to explain it to you. I can't. I won't. Did I enjoy it? It held my attention. Will I see it again? No. People usually go to the movies to relax, not to have a nervous breakdown because of overstimulation of the brain! 

I will just say this, go see it. Go at your own risk or if you have a rocket science degree hanging on  your wall:)


On to the outfit, You've seen all of this before but not together.  I thrifted this dress for a buck a long time ago but I had it altered majorly. The dress was about 2 sizes too big but I kept seeing potential in it.
After all the nips and tucks, even my alterations lady said that I should have just gotten a whole new dress! I'll admit, I'm a persistent little something. I had it shortened, the scoop neck made into a v neck, gathered the sleeves to make it more flattering, made the back into a v neck...ALL KINDS of stuff! It's not one of my favorite alterations jobs but I really just wanted to rock the I Love Lucy scarf so this just dress was the "winner, winner, chicken dinner!"

It'll do.

*P.S...pagers/beepers sound so ancient now!

15 comments:

Sing said...

Cute shoes.
And yes that movie was mind numbing. I was like wow, this is doing a lot. I want to meet the man that wrote that joint, because he has got to be a walking head case.

Juanette said...

I want to see that! As soon as I meet someone "movie worthy," hell "anything" worthy right about now! *wink*

I have to get this scarf thing together so I can rock it, you make it look fab, I am loving the whole vibe of this 'fit!

kengeb said...

why could I tell from the commerical that I was not feeling this movie. Too much thinking for a summer movie

FashionAddict said...

This dress is so gorgeous on you! Love it with that belt :)

Life with Kaishon said...

That is exactly how I got through math every single year. I better not go to the movie. I think too much already.

Charlie said...

love the funny way you describe the movie. and the outfit is gorgeous! that dress is perfect on you!

Claire Kiefer said...

I think you look adorable in that dress. You always know just what to do! As for Inception . . . man, it seems like everyone and their brother's talking about it! I'm not really a movie person, but I gotta admit that I'm wanting to see this one since everyone's got my curiosity flaring!

And beepers . . . still remind me of drug dealers and prostitutes. Hahaha!

Sunny said...

I like the dress and am a little jealous that you have even the creativity to think of fixing up something. (I just see things as they are- on the rack. lol)

I want to see the movie, although since I've read the mixed reviews, I'm a little nervous!

Brittany said...

I didn't think the movie was that difficult to follow. Some people walked out of the theater about halfway through tho, so maybe it was a lil tough.

Writing Without Periods! said...

I didn't like the movie either...however, Leonardo and I really connected over my popcorn and diet coke.
Ha!
Mary

Full-Figured Diva said...

That dress is super cute!! You look adorable!

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Elaine said...

Oh, I am the same way!!! That movie was sooo stressful to watch. I got a headache too.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Mish Dish said...

Yes, you are a fashion bombshell! Love the dress, the shoes and the new blog banner and background. I had to laugh at your Inception experience. I just saw the film last night and I almost had a nervous breakdown. I couldn't fall asleep last night...to worried about a dream inside of a dream in side of a dream...WT%
XOXO Mish

Anonymous said...

I love your style. Can you tell me a few of the places you shop here in Houston? I have yet to find a good thrift store. Thanks

Savonne said...

So, thhe shoes are so cute, I love a good tie up wedge and the dress is absolutely cute and sweet.

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