The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

This might be the only movie in movie roulette that’s there because of The Beatles (compared to like fifteen or so that are there because of The Monkees).

The intro was cute. I feel like I’ve seen a similar intro before though. Like An American in Paris didn’t start like that I don’t think, but it was still kind of this almost breaking the fourth wall thing, and I’m just like what, did all movies in the ’50s start like this, because if so, I need to see every movie from the ’50s.

I was pleased when I saw this movie was only an hour and a half, since most movies have been two or three hours.

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Wild at Heart (1990)

We skipped over The Blue Lagoon, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Gandhi, which I believe all had opening shots that involved water, and then we got Wild at Heart, which has its opening credits displayed over fire. It only seemed appropriate to watch with Twin Peaks starting again the next day.

As the opening credits rolled, I said “She/he was in Twin Peaks” about a billion times. And then it said music by Angelo Badalamenti, and I said “he did the music for Twin Peaks“. After that, it was something like casting director, and I was tempted to say “she did the casting for Twin Peaks“, even though I was just making it up.

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I have meticulously kept track of almost every account I’ve ever created on the internet, because that is who I am. My grandma recently gave me a bunch of photo albums with me as a kid, and there are were just entirely too many pictures over too many years of me organizing seed packets. Because that is who I am.

One of the oldest accounts I still have access to is my imood account. My first mood was logged in November 2002, and that mood was “asleep”. I blogged pretty consistently for the next five months, and then not again until September 2009, and only then for about two weeks.

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The first Sweet song I heard was “Little Willy”. Apparently, I liked it enough to download it, but then decided it was kind of weird (probably because of the word “willy”) and deleted it.

In 2008, my family went to some summer festival concerts where Sweet was playing. I got my brother to download me some songs he thought they might be playing, and I found I liked quite a few of their songs. I think a Wikipedia article that I read described them as bubblegum rock, like a mix of The Who and The Monkees, which I thought was amazing, because those were two of my favourite bands at the time.

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California, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – YYZ to LAX to San Diego

My family and I visited California last year, but we found a week wasn’t long enough to see everything we wanted to see, so we decided to go again this year. My brother skipped the trip this year because he’s not crazy about airplanes or vacations really, so it was just me and my parents. My brother ended up getting really sick while he was home, so we worried quite a bit about him, but he’s doing fine now. It’s kind of a tradition now that whenever only some of the family goes on vacation, someone at home gets really sick, because last time my parents went on vacation alone, we had to take our dog Rocky to the hospital.

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