Settling is for Pioneers

When people tell me their goals, plans, and dreams I get so excited… I root for them in secrecy. I am like a “Bring It On” cheer squad in my imagination for other people. I want to believe that if someone believes in you, you can do anything. And then it happens…somewhere down the road they tell me they are just not going to obtain that goal… so they are just going to file it away in a file cabinet of broken dreams.

There is something about that moment when someone else gives up on a dream that makes me really bummed. I want to shake them, and tell them all sorts of sayings about never giving up on anything you really want. Like Kirsten Dunst, when she tells that girl that the cheer team may not be gymnastics but the glory of cheer-leading is worth it. And because in my small view of the world, I think that giving up on things that could cause you incredible joy is what makes people bitter and sad down the road. And maybe, just maybe you will become a rodeo star, or make that piece of art, or save up the money for that thing you desperately want. If you do… there may be no one happier than me to see you get it.

I’m beginning to understand that this is my problem. Sometimes people evaluate what’s important in their lives and maybe the goal is on a completely different level than where they want to end up. And you know what, that is okay. But what I want to stress, I suppose is to make sure it’s because you that chose to shut that down that dream/goal, and not because someone else in your life is telling you that you can’t/shouldn’t obtain your goals. No one else should make you feel guilty for having dreams. I think I got a little specific there. And I just want to say I’m not really great with motivation (I’m no Kirsten Dunst here), but no one wants to be on the Oregon Trail with minimal oxen and malaria… if you know what I mean.

Keep your dreams alive.

♥ and lollipops,
♫Lauren

Not the best Piggy Back Ride Giver

I’m 5’0 and have never given anyone a piggy back ride. This is because people as short as me can not handle lifting the height of others in the air. And when we try to do so it ends in dissapointing results. Apparently no one told this to my brother in shortness Jason Schwartzman…

See this illustration:

♫Lauren

25 reasons why Jimmy is Jimmy

Yesterday was Jimmy’s 25th birthday.  To celebrate his I have collected a list of things that make Jimmy *magical*

1.He’s super tall

2. He loves postcards

3. He found watermelon nights:

4. He dislikes this:

5. He is totally a fan of Lady Gaga

6. He prefers woodphone to an iphone

7. He’s the co founder of  taco room

8. He would never drag me to a store to buy video games

9. He is probably singing the theme song to Step by Step right now

10. As a child he loved, Dana the eldest child on Step by Step:

11. One of his favorite films is “Carrie”

12. He will watch any Halloween movie except “halloween”

13. He will watch any movie with Kirsten Dunst… He even watched “Crazy/Beautiful”

14. He seldom wears shorts

15. He’s easy to photograph… here he is with wood phone!

16. He has the weenie dogs

17. He’s drives an awesome custom van

18. In that said van he will not listen to “Apologize” by One Republic

19. If you google his name you’ll find this picture Jimmy is not in

20. His favorite website is stuff white people like

21.  He won’t watch “Mad Men” no matter how many times I ask him

22. He has no aspirations to be a cowboy

23. He totally loves urbanism

24. Because he dislikes umbrellas jutting out of tea houses:

25. He’s a total hipster.

Have a great year Jimmy!

♫Lauren

Spirit Fingers

Tonight’s “Bring It On” reference is brought to you by spirit fingers.

My copy is traversing the US to come my way… apparently there is a warehouse in NewYork Filled with copies of this movie.

My dvd is currently going the distance… like this song by Cake… which you should play while thinking about my dvd.

♫LAUREN

condron.us 

Brrr it’s cold in here

There must be some Torros in the atmosphere.

I finally broke down and purcahsed ‘Bring it On’ online. Because I realize no retail store carries it.

I hae gone to several stores including Best Buy which told me ‘we don’t usually carry movies that old’ and ‘we have a newer version with Hayden Patinerre…’ EWWW… I had to tell several clerks I want the real version with the spirit stick, Big Red… and most importantly real actors… like Kirsten Dunst, and Jesse  Bradford.

And I didn’t want the $34 version with every crappy remake in it. For the love of Cake why is there 4 more of them????!!!!????!!!! And more importantly who watched them????? 

In 2-3 days all my dreams will be alive.

 

Go Rancho Carne Torros… so meaty!

♫LAUREN