Archive for August, 2011

Foolishly Seeking True Love: Dallas Edition

Posted by    |    August 29th, 2011 at 7:00 am


Written and directed by Jarrett Lee Conaway and produced by Graciela Muriada-del Toro, Foolishly Seeking True Love is a little more than three minutes of charm, cleverness, and beauty. This pair’s vision of a love story unfolding in a small window of time is impeccably executed, stemming from how hard it can be to date in L.A.  (It isn’t much easier here in Big D, unfortunately.) According to the writer, “That whole notion of true love and love at first sight, it just seems in the city people act like that’s a naive thing, like it can’t happen. But I kind of wanted to have something that was kind of like this magical realism, kind of a piece about love in modern cities.” (more…)

Just Another Day in Paradise

Posted by    |    August 23rd, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Siblings are genetically inclined to argue. It’s a predetermined factor that is instantly triggered at birth. Whether it’s because one took the purple crayon before the other could use it or one spilled something on a dress they borrowed from the other’s closet, being upset with your family member is natural.

I am one of three girls in my family. What does this mean? Let’s just say that I’ve experienced my fair share of attitudes. To make matters more interesting I am a twin. This is an awesome gift, but at times it might just be the death of me.

Cue the saying, “you love hard, you fight harder.”

Having a twin is like having a built in best friend. My twin and I have done everything together from the get-go. We played sports together, had the same friends, watched the same TV shows, and, yes, we were even dressed alike at one point.


All the Signs Are There

Posted by    |    August 15th, 2011 at 8:00 am

A Female’s Perspective:

Taking risks is never easy.  As a human race, we like comfortable, easy moments that make us feel warm fuzzies and totally at peace.  Unfortunately, those adjectives rarely ever apply to dating.  Dating is the exact opposite of a comfortable, worn-in, t-shirt that you can’t wait to put on at the end of the day.  It’s more like wearing a corset or a tie, tied as tight as it can go until you find yourself gasping for air.  The short film Signs is a poignant portrayal of the anguish one goes through when trying to find solace in anything when you’re lonely, and the gut-wrenching moments birthed in meeting someone new. (more…)

Being Young Has Nothing To Do With It

Posted by    |    August 10th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

T-minus 65 days.

In those days exactly I will be a married man, ripe at the age of 22.

Now the response to tying the knot at such a young age is, and always seems to be:

“But you’re so young.”

And I won’t deny this. Yep, we’re a little young.  A little green to living life, but when the person you are embarking on this new adventure with is at the same place you are spiritually, socially and mentally, moving forward is thrilling.

Friend Fallout

Posted by    |    August 8th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Four strands of rope...“You’ve changed.”

Words that are often uttered amongst friends after the two groups realize the other isn’t the same anymore.

People naturally grow apart when there is no time or effort invested, and that’s because people honestly do change. Music, activities, likes/dislikes, preferences – everything – is cultivated by our surroundings and those in them.