Monday, March 7, 2011

i don't want to take advice from fools

I've been in a nostalgic-for-high-school haze today.  It started when I put on this outfit and was instantly reminded of Liv Tyler in Empire Records.  Dear lord, how we loved that movie!  I'm generally not one for quoting films, but there were so many one-liners from it that my friends and I used to say.  Anyway, from then on through the rest of the day I've had several Gin Blossoms songs (ahhh the 90s... I seem to be saying that a lot recently) stuck in my head and been wrapped up in thoughts of home.

How is it that my memories from high school are so much clearer than my memories from college or even the past couple years (hah, no, not too much alcohol)?  Maybe it was because the pace of life was a little bit slower or something.  Sometimes I think it's because we were constantly listening to music (generally the same stuff, over and over) and that music then sparks my memory when I hear it.  I don't really listen to music as much here in LA and I get the sense that a lot of the people I hang out with like very different types of music and therefore we never just sit around and have it on.  I miss that.  All my friends in high school were either in band or chorus (we may or may not have been major dorks...), so there was always some kind of music on.  From stuff you'd hear on the radio to show tunes and classical symphonies.

Eek, I sound like I'm in a funk!  Really, I'm just a little wistful and a whole lot groggy.  Coupled with the not so great weather is the fact that last night I didn't sleep very well.  I kept having nightmares, which I don't get very often, but when I do they're super horror movie-esque.  I remember two from last night.  The first was very sci-fi (hello, too much X-Files) and these unseen aliens were slowly taking over peoples' bodies.  So we all ran to a big abandoned hotel and holed up there.  It all seemed to be good and I was in a room with a couple people and a dog.  All of a sudden the dog got really still and was looking at the closed bathroom door.  As we all turned to look, you could see the shadow of a figure walking behind the door.  That's when I woke up, quite terrified.  I watched episodes of The Office for about an hour until the sun started to rise and then I was able to fall asleep again. 

Only to have a zombie apocalypse nightmare. 

Ugh.  Zombies are my biggest irrational fear!  I don't know what it is about the concept, but it just terrifies me into thinking it could someday happen.  When had an article about why a zombie outbreak wouldn't work, I literally took it as seriously as if it came from The New England Journal of Medicine.

cardigan: Marshalls, skirt: Free People, diy cropped tank: boy's Hanes, tights: Urban Outfitters, earrings: Target, owl necklace: Forever 21, white oxfords: Steve Madden- Tastee


  1. ooh, I am in love with your tights + skirt. I adore the unfinished detail at the bottom, just gorgeous. And eep, to the zombie nightmares. Have a lovely & nightmare free Monday. xx veronika

  2. You are gorgeous! love the fluttuant skirt ; )
    I've got a giveaway during these days, feel free to enter if you like it! I'll be pleased : )

  3. i love your owl necklace!
    in response to your comment on my blog, i absolutely love growing up near the beach. it's one of those things that means i won't ever be able to NOT live near the beach. except for the next four years. i chose a small college town in PA, so I'll be missing my beach escape. Luckily it's only 1 1/2 away, so I can still come home when i need my fix :)

  4. I am absolutely, 110 percent obsessed with your tights. Seriously. Especially because the amazing colour and pattern aren't immediately apparent, but then you see them up close and bam! They blow you away. Wishing you a night of Zombie-free dreams :)

  5. Hey Melina,
    I totally identified with this post! I remember my high school days as if they were yesterday. And yes, I grew up during the 90's as well. Good ol' 90's when music was still pretty good.
    Have a great day and hope you have better dreams tonight!


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