Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Forever Misspelled // Updates


Before anything else, I just have to say: My name is destined to forever be spelled incorrectly. Whether it be its full spelling or my since-elementary-school-basketball nickname [yes, I played basketball, and yes, I stopped once everyone grew taller and I didn't], the list of people who spell either correctly is very short. For all new followers and friends, it is A - L - L - I. Please tell all local Starbucks employees.

But! I had a fabulous day. Christopher and I have been wanting to watch a documentary for months now on the band Foo Fighters, titled Back and Forth. The film is by James Moll, and even though we still have 30 minutes to go, it's so good. I love a good band documentary, and have never even listened to the band before, and...it's great.

We also made a trip up to San Luis Obispo to visit Barnes and Noble, with a very specific goal in mind; in high school, there is much required reading. Of all the books I read [rephrase: was required to read], my favorite was The Great Gatsby. I'm not going to go into all the reasons why it's amazing, but it is. One of the books I was least "in to", and that I just didn't have my heart in, was Fahrenheit 451. For Chris, it was the same two books, but switched! So, he bought us copies of both, and we're going to read each others favorites :) I'm excited to start reading it again tonight - it's been so long since I've read a novel. I used to read all the time, and I think the last book I read was Jane Lynch's memoir...in December.


And, for both the drive up and down the coast, we listened to the Pet Sounds Sessions, and the best Brian tracks of Beach Boys songs because...it's his birthday today! Brian Wilson turns 70 today, and in celebration, I'm ending this post with my two favorite Beach Boys songs :) [It's my absolute favorite to be singing Beach Boys harmonies in the car with Chris, and I think we're pretty good and nailing both of these <3 ]











Aaand, before I sign off: Please check out Miss Darlingheart today - I have a feature, including an interview, on her blog today!

Enjoy! :)
-AW

8 comments:

  1. Oh my dear I think I am guilty of spelling it Ally and Alexandria as I emphasized the ending oops so sorry but if it makes you feel better my beloved mother in law still spells my name wrong: jenniffer not sure how that came about
    I love AW it seems mysterious, exotic and unique!!

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    1. No problem!! :) And yes, there a few spellings of my name that I am pretty confused about haha
      -AW

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  2. The back and forth documentary is fab. You must, must listen to foo fighters their new album is amazing! Get it on your ipod for this summer.

    Laura

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  3. Your blog always have such beautiful photos! :)

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    1. Awh, thank you so much! I think the same for yours :)
      -AW

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  4. I love San Luis Obispo, we have family out there - such a beautiful place!

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  5. Love the photos and beach boys videos! plus I think it must be a Starbucks thing. Once they wrote Jeppica and my name is Jessica lol.

    Btw I'm following you now :)

    www.pinsneedlesfashion.blogspot.com

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