Sunday, November 16, 2008

A smidgen of self-recognition...

Check me out - I am famous! Also read about LEEP and how wonderful this organization is!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Medically and Spiritually Cleared?

After a deferral scare, the Peace Corps has decided that I have no medical or mental health problems and that it would be safe for them to send me to a far off land! I am now waiting for them to officially extend an invitation my way for service in the Pacific Islands. WOOT! Apparently the process can still be competitive and someone else may be nominated for the position I was previously nominated for. Fingers are crossed, but I've done all I can. It's out of my hands now.

I've been going through an old movie phase and have watched a lot of Audrey Hepburn movies. I can't decide what my favorite is so far - but I am leaning towards Sabrina. Audrey Hepburn plays the part of Sabrina, a chauffer's daughter. She starts off being in love with a man she doesn't know. She also does not have a lot of confidence in herself at this early point in the film. So she takes the chance to go to culinary school in Paris and falls in love with Paris and becomes more autonomous. When she returns, she finds herself falling for a different man, the brother of guy number 1. This man she gets to know, and is not simply in love with the idea of him, but who he is. Lots of women get so caught up in trying to get a guy to like her (like Audrey Hepburn does with William Holden) that she does not take the time realize she has a choice, and she should not have to wait for a guy to pick her. In the end, she chooses Humphry Bogart. You go girl!! My other Hepburn favorites: Breakfast at Tiffany's (of course!), Roman Holiday, and Funny Face (ahh Fred Astair).