Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer...

So yesterday was officially my first day of spring break. But right now, I'm not exactly as excited about this next week as I should be. I spent most of the day yesterday working on reading and questions for my online sociology class. My throat was feeling a little weird yesterday. Apparently, I've got a cold or something, and because of that I didn't get much sleep last night. I'm feeling pretty crummy, which is not good because I do not want to spend my one week off from school sick. Anyway, I'm hoping it's just a little stuffy nose/sore throat thing that won't last very long. Because I've got lots of plans for this coming week! =)

We're hopefully going back to Mt. Airy one day this week. When we went back in October, the Andy Griffith museum was closed for renovations. I know it probably won't be much, but I'm a dork about memorabilia and stuff like that. So we're planning on going back for the day. Also, we *might* be going to see "Alice in Wonderland" sometime. But most exciting of all, I'm going to sew! =) I even finally got around to ordering some custom labels from Etsy to sew in my stuff. I'm really looking foward to getting them, and the seller (Green Beans n Strings) I ordered them from was so friendly and helpful. The design is beautiful. I have a picture of it on my computer, but I'll wait until I get the labels to post them. I'm hoping to make a new spring skirt and some wallets and coasters. And, of course, I have a little homework to do this week. But let's not dwell on that.

In other news, the beginning of this week was perfect. I mean, it got up into the 60's, with sunshine and a slight breeze. Exactly one week ago Tuesday it was snowing (enough for night classes to be canceled. On Tuesday, it was 65 degrees and spring. Amazing. The end of this week has been slightly rainy and cooler, but I still hope spring is here to stay.

I watched "The Bachelor and The Bobby Soxer" again last night (yes, I'm also planning on watching many, many old movies this week). That movie is seriously adorable. It's cute anyway, but it also has some hilarious moments. It's about a teenage girl who falls in love with an older man, an artist. After an unusual series of events, the man is forced to "date" the girl until she gets over him. Cary Grant is amazing. And I love Myrna Loy's sing-song voice. And Shirley Temple is so dignified and perfect for the role. It's a shame she didn't do more movies as a teenager. Here's one of my favorite scenes:

And I love the "Happy Birthday" scene! Perfect chaos.

Until next time,


  1. I don't know if it's any consolation but we traveled down to Florida for the month of March and I spent my first week here being sick with a cold. Mucinex (generic brand), fluids and rest helped me to recover and I'm fine now. I hope you recover quickly too.

    Thanks for the tip about the movie. The girls and I will look for it at the library!

    Have a great spring break!

  2. Hey Kristen! You've been me!! The questions are found on my blog, they're pretty long, but fun!!

  3. Hi, I just found your blog! Love classic movies; I haven't seen this one yet but it looks good!


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