The Words I Needed to Hear Today, Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway

I just came across this Huffington Post piece, 15 Photos of Ernest Hemingway Being the Ultimate Alpha Male. I’m not terribly fond of all the “Look at this beautiful animal I just killed” pictures, nor am I much of a gun enthusiast, but I do love seeing Papa in his element. Real men are hard to find these days (though I’m proud to report that I managed to marry one of the last remaining few), and I think it would behoove all of the Biebers and Effrons of the world to take a page, quite literally, from Hemingway’s book.

Here’s my favorite shot, and some words from E.H. that I really needed to hear today:

Papa Hemingway

“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.”

Also, can we talk about how Ernest Hemingway was clearly the original Ron Swanson?


The Satisfying Symmetry of Wes Anderson’s Movies

I love everything about Wes Anderson’s movies: his delightfully dysfunctional characters, the clever wordplay in his scripts, his yellow-tinged aesthetic, and his meticulous attention to every last detail. I’ve always thought there was something incredibly satisfying about the orderly manner in which every scene seems to have been crafted, but I could never articulate why until I came across this video from British Film Institute contributor and filmmaker Koganada.

Enjoy, fellow Andersonphiles.

Dinner at Saint-Emelion

Saint-Emelion Ft. Worth

My husband and I were supposed to go to dinner with two of our lovely neighbors this past Friday. They called at the last minute to say they weren’t able to make it, but they insisted that we go on without them so the reservation wouldn’t go to waste.

Saint-Emelion has established itself as something of a Ft. Worth institution in the 29 years since it opened its doors, and I’ve been dying to try it for quite some time. We were disappointed that our neighbors couldn’t join us, but we thoroughly enjoyed our unexpected date night and one of the best meals we’ve ever had. More