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Being 12 hours ahead of EDT is really difficult—I feel like I’m missing everything, which is strange, because I’m actually experiencing everything 12 hours BEFORE they do. THEY’RE the ones who are missing out!


#15: The Art of the Steal (2009)

a fucking amazing movie with so many “you’re shitting me—that really happened?” moments.

lots of thoughts: the philadelphia “cultural” establishment is a joke; no one cares about your wishes when you die; fighting for something you believe in takes enormous energy; political momentum can be far too great to be stopped by right…

Masons, when they start upon a building,
Are careful to test out the scaffolding;

Make sure that planks won’t slip at busy points,
Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints.

And yet all this comes down when the job’s done
Showing off walls of sure and solid stone.

So if, my dear, there sometimes seem to be
Old bridges breaking between you and me

Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall,
Confident that we have built our wall.

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

I was dead tired last night on my way home, and stood the entire 40-minutes subway ride home so that I wouldn’t miss my stop. I had my eyes closed for much of it, but at some point, I opened them, and looked around, and saw this poem. And it sounds supremely corny, but it woke me up.

#14: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

i couldn’t have loved this movie more, though i’m sure the circumstances of the viewing were no minor boon to the experience (sigh, dating is tough).

(and now we’re all caught up to the present)

#13: 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

here are the women that sing the best parts of all of the songs you love. you’re welcome.

#12: Under the Skin (2014)

the movie would have been so much cooler had there been an actual actress in it

#11: Muppets Most Wanted (2014)


#10: Lego Movie (2014)

(i’m a little backed up here…) Everything is awesooooooome

quesadillas are my spirit food.



29 Life-Changing Quesadillas You Need To Know About

Oh god so gooooood.

full disclosure: i love the way men smell (the good smelling ones).

i don’t suppose this is surprising, considering that i am a heterosexual woman. but the desire to experience a clean, tidy, masculine smell, along with my current (and, at this point, perpetual) single status, led me last week to sephora to find my olfactory mate. twice in one day, to be precise (two different locations - i’m not an idiot).

at first i thought i’d buy hermes’ terre d’hermes, but it was simply too reminiscent of a recent dalliance and i couldn’t see living with myself spraying it everyday, meditating on the idea that, “no, of course i don’t still want him; i’m an independent woman and can smell however i want, even if it’s his scent” and keeping a straight face (even if it were true, it’d still be kind of creepy…).

but after lots of ambling, and lots of testing (there are SOOO many smells…that i do not like) i found l’homme by yves saint laurent.

now, i can often be found lifting my shirt to my nose and breathing in deeply. and wanting desperately to cuddle with myself.

i am an independent woman.

#9: how to train your dragon (2010)

dragons are just like cats. except that you can ride them.

i desperately want someone to love and take care of. and have love and take care of me.

Was that part hard? Finding girls who genuinely wanted to be with Flav?
Cronin: One of the biggest questions you always get is, “Well, come on. Could they really be into Flavor Flav?” Always, the answer to the question, “Were they really that into him?” is yes. When you take a group of people, take them away from their homes, take away their cell phones and television, and their phone calls are bugged — and there’s this one guy who shows up and decides whether you’ll get to eat a nice dinner tonight or whether you’re going to be in a limo with him — it’s like Stockholm Syndrome and they become very quickly caught up in it. You’ll actually even see that when somebody gets eliminated from one of these shows, they kind of snap out of it very quickly. Like they suddenly realize, What was I thinking?

"How Flavor of Love Cast Hottie, New York, and Other Memorable Contestants" | vulture.com

FINALLY, someone admits the psychosis these reality dating shows create among the contestants.

i’m pretty sure i want to have an outdoor dinner party for my birthday. string up some lights, make a really great meal, invite some really dear friends, sit out under the stars, drink wine, and welcome 31.

i have another 6 months to think about it, but, you know, never too early.


  • rooftop celebration

(via icovet)

#8: afternoon delight (2013)

it was boring me and i almost turned it off, but then it stopped boring me and now i’m kind of glad i finished it. also, key (from key and peele) is in it as a hot husband/dad. the character fit. also: marriage is hard when you don’t really do anything with your time and boredom is destructive.