Wednesday, November 17, 2010

American Beauty

I was out for dinner with a good friend, she's amazing. She's very zen and I learn alot from her. There's loads more to tell about her but I'll save that for another post.  We were chatting over dinner about what we've each been up to lately and the changes in life.  Maybe we weren't even talking about that very thing but in my mind it was the evolution of my life over the last year.  She makes all things in my life feel very zen.  I am surrounded by these thoughts constantly these days.

Driving home I realized I might be Lester Burnham.  You remember him from American Beauty.  Ok, I'm not Kevin Spacey and I'm not in an unhappy marriage with Annette Benning, but his transformation in the movie is how I am feeling in general.  You finally find the courage to just not care anymore, you do what you want and screw everybody else.  I'm not there yet but I'm in the car.

Except I don't smoke pot.  I'd try it but I need to lose weight, I don't need a reason to eat more!

That's all I got!


Matty O said...

so what you are saying is that after dinner with your friend you drove like a maniac over to mcdonalds to get some late night goodness?!

She said I need a goal said...

Matty, I'm saying I do that NOW because I've changed, and I sing American Woman. ;-)

Pamela Hutchins said...

Yeah, but have you ever tried to run to American Woman? Much too slow ;)
Good for you, Adena. Go girl go!

Caratunk Girl said...

I love it. Do what you want and screw everyone else. That is embodied in my favorite quote:

There will invariably be people who do not accept you. And in that case you must be your own badass self, without apology.

~Katie Goodman

ShutUpandRun said...

Can I start calling you Lester?

I love those zen friends.

JohnP said...

Go for a run.

That is all. KThnxBye.

She said I need a goal said...

SUAR - yes please call me Lester! I think I might be getting toegether a give away on my page of her products so more people can be zen.

JohnP, buy your wife a bike. kthnxbye

Ironman By Thirty said...

Absolutely love that movie! In my top 10 of all time.

You just want to look good naked don't you... haha

Lester Burnham: I figured you guys might be able to give me some pointers. I need to shape up. Fast.
Jim Olmeyer: Are you just looking to lose weight, or do you want increased strength and flexibility as well?
Lester Burnham: I want to look good naked!

She said I need a goal said...

IBT, I completely forgot about taht scene, I love it!! YES I just want to look good naked. hahahaah