August 24, 2010

Reality Bites (1994)....randomly, uh what?

I loved this movie. Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, and Ben Stiller; his directorial debut (yes, I just looked that up on Wikipedia).

This movie was an iconic one for me. Not just for the storyline, but for the fashion, style, and vibe of the entire film. From the My Sharona scene in the gas station, to Lelaina's addiction to a telephone psychic, this movie epitomized my life at the time. Twenty something's, not knowing what the hell to do with their lives, or how to do it.

It was a time of grunge, flannel shirts, and Dr. Martens. I still have my pair. The pair I bought at a shop on Melrose Avenue on my 1st trip to L.A. in 1995.

You guys are probably wondering where i'm going with this...well, it all started on my drive home from work tonight, the new Smashing Pumpkins song was on the radio, and I started to think back of that time. I realized that that time was not so different from my time now. Well, in a weird sort of way. Back in '94 I had just graduated from college a year earlier, and was trying to find my way in the "real" world. Now, my daughter is just over a year old, and I'm once again trying to find my way in a even MORE real world.

It's made me realize that I need to pay more attention to what inspires me. Sometimes I have this little voice in the back of my head that shoots myself down, I can't really explain what exactly it is, but something keeps holding me back from what it is that I really should be doing, but yet I have no idea what that is exactly.

So, I find myself here, explaining all of this you guys, wondering if you understand what i'm talking about or if this is all just pure gibberish to you? Yeah, I know this post is totally random, and when I started it I was going to go into this whole style post about 90's fashion and decor trends and how I still like them but now it has just turned into something completely different.

Don't you hate it when that happens?

Ok, so now that I got that off my chest, stay tuned for some posts that are actual related to decor. :-)


CK said...

That little voice is in my head too. I've been working hard to ignore it, not listen anymore. I am about the same age (39), different stage of motherhood (3 girls ages 9, 12, 16), but I miss my Docs Martens and this post title grabbed me immediately. It's perfect.

Tracey said...

Loved that film. I'm still trying to work out what to do with my life. 31 and 3/4 years on and two sprogs under my belt but not much else! Well i lie. Of course i have done lots but i'm still waiting to find my calling!

Anonymous said...

I love also this film! I have seen it more than 10 times at different ages and it always represents a part of myself!:-)

Anonymous said...

Don't ask me how I ended up on this old post but I saw it and have to point out the there is an even better movie set around the grunge scene in seatle and when i was young I only watched it for all the cameo's: