oh my gorgeous.

Monday, February 6, 2012

you can imagine my delight when i came across this photo yesterday.

anewjewel for jenni

christopher plummer! what a stud.

yesterday was february 5th, and february 5th will always mean a little something to me.  on february 5th, 2009, i hopped on a plane and moved to salzburg, austria – to the very alps seen in the above photo.  i chose to leave austria and move to germany and i'm so glad i did, but sometimes.... i am overwhelmed with homesickness for my musically lively hills.

2009 was such a memorable year -- the year i emailed my parents back in the states and said, "sorry, not coming home, gonna stay here forever" -- but 2012 has some pretty good things in store for me….. just you wait.  operation "living in the present moment" commences....now!

p.s. yes, this post is similar to this one.  it’s fine!
p.p.s. i was talking about this last year, too.  whoops!
Alex said...

As someone who often gets sucked into obsessing over the past...I hear you.

Niken said...

hope you get better soon from your surgery...

i love to trace back through the past too while feeling excited and wondering about the future

Heidi said...

Love the photo.

Check out this photo album that I found from a couple in the 1950's who visited the Alps. Their photos are amazing :)


Rachel Marie said...

I went to Switzerland on a study abroad a couple years ago... and I miss it so much! The alps are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I mentally broke out into, "The hills are alive...with the sound of music..." when I saw that picture. And yes, my mental voice is as lovely as Julie's is.

It's a good thing to take a trip down memory lane every once in awhile. And your blog shows that you definitely live in the moment and for the future. So important to have a balance.

Linda said...

I love Christopher Plummer! It's amazing to think that after all these years he's still acting, still winning awards, and still as handsome as ever. I watched Oprah's interview with the entire cast of TSOM and he was just so charming!

emily g. said...

I'm trying to figure out how to say this without sounding pervy. But I can't, so just know that it's not meant to be pervy. I realized I had "grown up" while watching SoM. I had completely forgotten about the song "something good," b/c, as a kid, it was just one of the boring, mushy songs. When I watched again as a teenager it became my favorite part of the entire movie because I just gushed over Christopher Plummer. As Gemma would say, "What. A. Stud." (British accent implied, obvi)

Anonymous said...




(you get my point)

p.s. I totally live in the past too. No bueno.

K said...

oh christopher. he is one charming canadian stud ;)
did i ever tell you that i saw him and jules (yes we are on a first name basis) when they came to boston to do a christmas concert? i was in the major nosebleed seats at the garden but it was amazing. those two are fantastic.
i also love his role in must love dogs. classic.

Jane {In The Pink & Green} said...

So I just stumbled across your blog and I already love it (and I'm your newest follower btw!) because:

1. I am dying to move to Europe and am trying to figure out a plan of how to make that happen
2. I am in love with this photo...the Sound of Music is one of my favorite movies and Christopher Plummer is a stone cold fox
3. One of your labels for this post is dramatic self-indulgence...definitely me on a regular basis.

So glad to have found your blog! :)

Maria Elyse said...

GAH. Christopher Plummer. ♥ ♥ ♥ What a manly man. If he wasn't like, 70 or 80, I would marry him without hesitation.

Maria Elyse

Unknown said...

I may or may not have started singing. This movie has always made me want to visit Austria! I love what your sister said! We all need to remember that!

Anonymous said...

I love reminiscing about past adventures too - why make the memories if you can't continue to enjoy them later? =)

Unknown said...

Sound of music--what a film!

And I spend way too much time in the past or future--but am trying so hard to just live in the prestn, so I get exactly where you are coming from.

lauren said...

my dream makes SO much sense... psychic austrian tart sisters.

Hannah said...

I completely agree with what you said in this post. I too have the habit of living in the past as well as my future plans, often forgetting to take in the now. Thanks for the reminder, i'm going to enjoy every minute from now on.

From Hannah in Geneva

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