the anti-blogger

I am the anti-blogger. I do not have blog-worthy weekends ever. I don't go out on the town, I don't dress up, I don't have girls nights because eww girls and eww getting out of my pajamas. I don't brunch, because I'm not sure I fully understand the appeal, and I rarely go shopping or go out to eat. It's a miracle I have anything to blog about ever, really. And when I do go out on the weekends, aside from church, I never wear makeup or any kind of respectable clothing choices. When I'm home, I'm wearing mismatched pajamas with my frizzy hair up in a bun. It's delightful.

What I'm trying to say is that I do about the opposite of everyone else on the internet.

Weekends are my time to do all the things I want to do when I'm not at work, i.e. nothing. I sleep in, sometimes until 10 or 11, even though I hate sleeping the morning away, but I figure I see enough sunrises during the week and nothing is better than a slow morning. I drink a lot of coffee, and my eating schedule is all out of whack. James and I sit next to each other on the couch for hours, but we're usually not talking to each other. We're deep in the throes of our respective books, a WWII book for me, and a Vietnam War book for him. We go back and forth between books, Netflix, napping, and the refrigerator. It is bliss. It is everything unblog-worthy, and I am A-OK with that.

This weekend was extra lazy due to a stressful week. I got home from work Friday night just as some storms rolled in. James was working late, so I lit a candle, curled up on the couch with dinner, and decided to watch The Breakfast Club because SOMEHOW I have not managed to see it, despite 80s movies being the best ever. It was everything I had hoped and dreamed it would be. And that movie started the great movie marathon weekend that I have still not recovered from, as I am craving more movies. We spent all weekend with fall candles lit and the windows open to let the 60 degree breeze come in. I stayed true to myself and lounged on the couch nestled in a sea of quilts wearing clothes unfit to be seen in public and eating junk food when the mood struck. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to function in society again? I never once set foot outside all weekend and I am so not ashamed of that. I love being a recluse.

Now a word about some of these movies:

1. I will be watching The Breakfast Club again asap. Loved it. Anthony Michael Hall forever.
2. It was also my first time watching Pretty In Pink. Loved it, obviously.
3. Don't watch Safe Haven. I don't know what came over me. Bleh.
4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off is the best movie ever and if you disagree I will cut you. It's been one of my favorites since I was a kid. "I have a test today on European Socialism. I mean, what's the point, really? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So who gives a crap if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists; it still doesn't change the fact I don't have a car." 
5. 10 Things I Hate About You. This movie is tied with about 7 others for my favorite. Also, Heath Ledger. Heath Ledger singing with the marching band. It profoundly affects me every time.
6. James walked in to find me watching Clueless. Turns out, my anti-pop culture husband has seen it half a dozen times and remembered the details better than I did.
7. Serendipity is my favorite for always, like the others. John Cusack just gets me. I'm weirdly obsessed with him and have been for a long time.
8. I will watching anything that has Gene Kelly dancing or Frank Sinatra singing, and Anchors Aweigh has both. I watched this on Turner Classic Movies one day in high school when I was home sick from school, and it's been a favorite ever since. Young Sinatra is the cat's meow. I'm just sayin'.

I really wanted to watch Sixteen Candles (IT WOULD RUIN MY REPUTATION AS A DUDE - I'VE NEVER BAGGED A BABE) and Say Anything (John Cusack, ok?), but I don't have them and neither does Netflix. I will be taking care of that immediately.

You girls can have your fancy nights out and brunchy Sundays. I'll stay home with my 80s/90s movies forever.


  1. Your first paragraph described me and your weekends sounds perfect! I left the house for about a grand total of about 5 hours this weekend, other than that I was doing pretty much the same as you read,watch films and eat junk. I'm so glad you reminded me I needed to watch The Breakfast Club, I loved it.
    As for the other films you watched I've only see 10 Things, Clueless and Safe Haven. I didn't mind Safe Haven, I watched it when I was on leave on a weekday afternoon and there were only 2 other people in the cinema, bliss! I also spent the majority of the film thinking "I want to live there."

  2. I would rather stay in and watch movies than just about any other weekend activity as well. I proudly don my beat up college sweat pants until the minute I *have* to put on something more acceptable and walk out the door.

    Ferris Bueller is the best. Ever. My husband has never seen it and that makes me sad.

  3. ha, hah. I've seen only one of those movies--I'll be sure to check the other ones off my viewing list, perhaps. Also, I was home sick all weekend with a cold. Actually I'm still sick :P

    You and your husband sound so cozy! Love it!

  4. We do nothing on our weekends either. We went out to breakfast yesterday morning, and the waitress asked what our plans were for the day. We had a nice long awkward pause before saying we were going to go to the running store to get me some new shoes and energy gels. Then she looked like she was waiting for the rest of the story. Nope, that's it... here and the running store. Not leaving the house for anything else.

    I secretly think that most people have lazy weekends, and that they make it look like they're crazy busy all of the time. Nobody has that kind of energy after working all week long.

  5. I like nothing weekends. Though my "nothing" means vacuuming, dusting, dishes, laundry, whatever... I have a very hard time sitting still!

  6. I'd rather do your weekend than anyone else's weekend.. let's be honest. Kind of a dream scenario.

    I just watched The Breakfast Club for the first time (sort of, first full time watching beginning to end!) during the summer and I really liked it too!! FERRIS BUELLER THOUGH...BEST EVER. Cameron is my favorite, I think.

    Also, there's a Serendipity cafe in NYC... JUST SAYING.

  7. I haven't seen 1 and 2 or 7 and 8 before....I only recently saw Ferris Bueller and loved it. We don't have netflix any more so tv time and movie have become much more limited.

  8. The Breakfast Club is one of my all time favorites. As well as many other 80s movies. And Heath in 10 Things I Hate About You...ugh. Just ugh. (that's a very good ugh)

    ps- your weekend sounded uh-mazing.

  9. First off, I am happiest when I am at home doing nothing. We spent our last night of vacation last night eating candy in bed at the hotel and watching the Emmys. Party. Animals.

    Also, Ferris is my favorite movie of all time. When I was little I was known to say I wanted to be him when I grew up.

  10. I started the Breakfast Club last night and got about half way before I had to turn it off and go to bed, BUT I don't know how I'm going to accomplish anything today because I'm DYING to see the rest of it.

  11. First of all - I honestly don't understand people that are all about the crazy weekends. Weekends are for resting so I'll spend them on my couch reading and/or watching football thank you very much haha.

    Now, movies -- Oh, the brilliance that is the Breakfast Club. I LOVE that movie. Love it so much.
    I love Heath Ledger, I just wish I could watch that movie over and over again and get paid for it haha.
    Also, it's completely ok to be obsessed with John Cussack. Or so I tell myself haha

  12. I'm pretty sure Say Anything is my favourite 80s coming of age movie ever. I love John Cusack.

    I wish I had watched that many movies this weekend. I also wish I'd had your weekend. That sounds so lovely.

  13. So, I'll be the cheese that stands alone...I kinda love girls nights. Brunch isn't for me, but going out to dinner is. Then again, I have no face-to-face human contact if I stay home all weekend. NICO ISN'T MUCH OF A CONVERSATIONALIST!


    However, I'm the person who is all, "Oh you're having a fire tonight? Let's make it a sweatpants fire, okay? Great!'

    1. I CAN VOUCH FOR THIS. I requested Alissa make her birthday party have a mandatory dress code- sweatpants only.

  14. John Cusack forever! He is so handsome and all his movies make me nostalgic for my simpler more angsty days of youth. Better of Dead, Say Anything, High Fidelity.....anyway, also 10 Things I Hate About You has long been at the top of my list as well.

    Also I bought fall candles this week and had a creepily similar weekend with the windows/candles/movies/WWII book, except instead of movies it was Breaking Bad and my book was "The Book Thief," again.

  15. If only I lived closer...I would've crashed your girly movie marathon in a heartbeat.
    Serendipity...forever one of my favorite chick flicks. John Cusack + Kate Beckinsdale = perfection. It's just so cute.
    I haven't seen Safe Haven, but I love me some Nicholas Sparks. I'm sorry, it's the hopeless romantic/easy reader in me. But Julianne Hough?!?! I'm scared that no actor combo will ever top Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams for me.

  16. I would force you to have girls nights but we can all wear sweatpants and eat cheese.

    I sleep in so hard on the weekends Justin often thinks something is wrong with me. SLEEPING IS MY LIFE.

  17. Sounds like my kind of weekend! You've got me wanting to get Netflix again so I can watch a bunch of these!

  18. Thank you for the shout out to lazy weekends. I look forward to sleeping in and doing a whole lot of nothing, The last 2 weekends have consisted of sleeping in, cleaning, and watching large amounts of football. Not exactly what makes a great blog post lol.

  19. Your weekend sounds like bliss. However, I do love me some brunch. Your weekend+brunch=best weekend ever.

  20. I do even less than that. True story.

  21. Loved all of this.

    And your weekends sound a lot like my weekends AND weekdays, haha. GLORIOUS! (ah, the joys of being a grad student = in my pajamas way more than I ever should be.)

    I find your blog entertaining and wonderful just the way it is. I don't want it to be like other blogs.

    And that's quite a movie list. I still haven't seen The Breakfast Club either. But I love, love, love Clueless. So much. Forever. (Still waiting for my life to turn out like Cher's, haha.) :)

  22. What I'd give for a weekend like that. We have 3 kids so there is NEVER a slow weekend around here!

  23. A lot of times I feel like an anti-blogger too. I'm so busy working ridiculous hours (especially in the fall) that I have nothing to talk about either. We really are BFFs with my husband's brother and his wife and they are the only people we regularly hang out with. We're all close enough that we show up at each other's houses in sweats, no makeup, whatever we want, with chips and movies/Wii games haha. You can't really blog about that more than once ;)

  24. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    I would comment, but ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh THE BIKE where's THE BIKE. I just die.


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