Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Bouquet of Pencils

Why is there a picture of tape measures? I keep all my tape measures in a pile and they actually make me smile every time I look at them. I have several, many more than are shown. I think that must be a sign you are in the right job when the tools of trade excite you.

For some reason it reminds me of one of my favorite movie lines...from You've Got Mail

Joe Fox
: Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.
I love the image of a bouquet of pencils. It is funny how movies always come to mind when you see certain things. One more example,
When I spotted these ornaments in Restoration Hardware I thought about this quote from While You Were Sleeping-Lucy: Okay, there are two things that I remember about my childhood. I just don't remember it being this orange. First, I remember being with my dad. He would get these far off looks in his eyes and he would say, 'life doesn't always turn out the way you planned." I just wish I had realized he was talking about my life. But that never stopped us from taking our adventures together. He would pack up our sometimes working car and tell me amazing stories about strange and exotic lands as we headed off to exciting destinations like Milwaukee. It's amazing how exotic Wisconsin.....isn't But my favorite memories are the stories that he'd tell me about my mom. He would take me to the church where they got married and I'd beg him to tell me more about the ceremony and about my crazy uncle Irwin who fell asleep in the macaroni and cheese, and I'd ask my dad when he knew he truly loved my mom and he'd say, "Lucy, your mother gave me a special gift. She gave me the world." Actually, it was a globe with a light in it but for the romantic that he was, he might have been the world."

Both of these movies have great Christmas scenes, maybe that is why all of this came to mind. What things bring certain movies to your mind?

You've Got Mail - Quote from here - Picture from here.

While You Were Sleeping - Quote from here - Picture from here.


High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love school supplies and all of those tape measures make me completely giddy as well.

I wish I could quit my day job and persue Interior Design full-time. Ah! Woe is me.

Lauren said...

ah & the smell of new books- I know it's sort of random, but I get really excited when I smell the bookstore.

Haven and Home said...

Yes I love the smell of bookstores, and Home Depot too...