11 November 2009

delaware...

this'll be quick, because uncle sugar's on holiday today. and i've big plans to boss him around.

i was so lazy last night. no run. just reading. don't you dare be impressed. i'm still mucking through october vanity fair and vogue.

on a side note, i love me some stellar magazine writing, don't you? could've spent the evening floating in hamish bowles' first sentence of his kelly wearstler article. the only line i love more is his final sentence in november's contribution. tears.




anyway. michelle williams. i've never been a fan. sure, i've found her interesting and intriguing at various moments throughout the years and i admire a genius pixie and i really admire a woman who marches right up to her grief and says don't be fooled by my tears...i'm here to kick your ass.

but, for the life of me, i can't get ryan gosling's words about her out of my head:

she's like montana. if you want to get anywhere in montana, you have to sit tight. you're on montana time. it's very beautiful, but it's vast. if you want to get somewhere with michelle, you really have to be patient. she's so vast. you really have to sit back and enjoy the view. there's so much ground to cover.

how's that for a compliment? and beyond that? what i can't seem to shake from my little brain big heart?




we should all have someone or sometwo think we're as great as a state.

tell me which state you'd like to be. i think i choose delaware. so i can wear tall shoes and still look up to you. read hamish bowles daily here. and heidi adams lives in dallas. her work makes me tilt my head to the side and stare at it for minutes and minutes on end.

18 comments:

Kelly said...

what an epic compliment. i won't be forgetting that one any time soon.

xo
kelly

krista said...

i just realized that i had completely tilted my head to the side when i looked at those photos.

i want to be maine. the crab to my cake. i like to think that maine fills in the blanks that being a california native has let loose.

Amanda said...

Totally epic, Kelly...I love, love, love it!

Brandi said...

We should all be so lucky to get such an incredible compliment in our lives. I think I'd like to be Oregon (current obsession at the moment) -- I like the deep forests, the coastlines, the mystery and drama of its stillness, the days spent in flannels and cottons, and the nights spent in starlight.

Anonymous said...

i want to be New Mexico because i love new things and margaritas. the name covers both nicely i think.

Mamma said...

That is an incredible compliment.

I think I'd like to be Wyoming or Texas--rugged and beautiful.

DeMo said...

I want someone like Ryan.

I think I'd be Washington: a piece of the sea, a piece of Canada, and a piece of the mountains.

Simply Mel said...

I'll take California because its rugged Northern coastline and rich soils of Sonoma only get better with age.

Richie Designs said...

well I was thinking of the Soundgarden lyric. Lookin' California but feeling Minnesota' but that only applies after a night of champagne.

but then I was thinking Nevada, a state with a miniskirt and stripper shoes but nah that doesn't fit either,

I think I might say New York, a little country but a whole lotta city

la la Lovely said...

talk about a compliment....I don't think I know anyone that could even come up with something like that..well mabye my sister could. Yes, she could. Anything that thoughtful and interesting said about you would be something wouldn't it. I have no idea what state I would be. That is something to think about!
x Trina

Melissa de la Fuente said...

how incredibly beautiful....so well thought out and well put. I have no idea what state I would like to be....but, I love your pick, and these photographs....gorgeous.
xo
Melis

CMN said...

I was pretty impressed by that compliment when I first read it too. It's the sort of thing you have to stop and go back and read again. "Did he really just say...? And what did that mean...?" And then you stop and ponder and say "Wow. That was seriously cool."

And then you end up wishing someone would say YOU were a whole state. Which, of course, is where we are all today. I think I spend most of my days being the state of Denial. Or maybe the state of Confusion. Sometimes it's the state of Denial of Confusion. Or is it the other way around?

Check out Vogue-November, page 222 - William Wegman. I LOVE that idea! There's genius in it for certain.

mrs. darling said...

what a beautiful compliment to give someone. i wish someone would say i was like hawaii...beautiful, lovely and graceful like the hula. but i think instead they might say i am like oklahoma (where i live)...a little wild and unpredictable, untamed. one moment the weather can be perfectly calm and in an instant everything changes.

karey m. said...

i am digging all your answers. and totally smiling.

taking the day to visit you, by the way! yes, you...

and have i thanked you for not only popping in, but leaving me a note? i will later. xoxo.

The Lil Bee said...

First of all, Ryan Gosling is in my top 5. There is something about him that is just so...mmm. And now? Seeing that he has a brain and a heart under that hot piece of tail? SMITTEN. God, I can't imagine what state I'd want to be. It's sad, really, how little creativity I have these days. My first inclination is NY, my home state, because of the extremes...in weather, personality, terrain...and I'm an all-or-nothing, extreme kinda gal.

Also, I love Anon's response! (The New Mexico bit, not the viagra spam bullshit bit).

DeMo said...

Confession. I found maya angelou on your blog. love it.

I also love your blog. I just found it yesterday, and am attached.

Mrs.French said...

first...I do love her:
http://blissfulb.blogspot.com/2009/01/girl-crush-michelle-williams.html

second...I have been to Montana many times and can't think of a prettier state to be like...

I like to think I am like little old North Dakota...quiet, sturdy, and comfortable being what I am, nothing more, nothing less...ok maybe not so quiet....:)
xo t

Relyn said...

OH, I do love this question. I have to ponder. I'll be back.