Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Paris, Baby!

 Last week, Mr. Humphries and I "redboxed" the movie "Midnight in Paris," starring Owen Wilson.


I was skeptical about it because I have never been a huge Woody Allen fan. But hey, it had Paris in the title so I had to get it. It was so lovely. It's about this writer who goes to Paris and ends up going back in time to meet some of the greatest writers and artists from the 1920's: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso, Dali, and others. They help him write the novel he has been working on.

Which led me to this brilliant idea... (you feel this one coming?)....I need a trip to Paris! So we promptly turned our passport applications in on Friday. Supposedly, they should be back within two weeks or so...and as soon as we have them in hand, we are jumping ship! I mean jumping on a plane;) We will distribute the children among family, pack for two weeks, and DO IT!

Lately I have been feeling uninspired, weighed down, lost in the doldrums. Really, those are just really nice ways of saying I feel totally freaking crazy and caged. Not just with kids, job, life issues, but with revisions! Life gets like that. I know I am not unique. But I refuse to let my dreams stay on hold for one more year. 2011 was a year of hard work and unfulfilled goals. 2012 will not be that way! Vive le Paris.


Do you need a break? Where would you run off to if you could?

27 comments:

  1. Ah I'm so jealous! I've studied French for five years and I've been DYING to go to France. I hope you have an amazing time :)

    Oh and the distribute the kids among family members part had me cracking up :D

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  2. That is so awesome!!! Hope you have a great time! I should watch that movie :)

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  3. That's amazing!! I would love to do something like that :)

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  4. So happy for you! That should be amazing!! If I could run off anywhere it would be Europe. Probably England so I wouldn't have to worry about the language thing. Have fun!

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  5. Lots on my mind too, but hey - through the uncertainty in life is where we find our freedom.

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  6. Oh, wow, how amazing! I have always wanted to go to Paris-- to anywhere in Europe, really. Way to go for your dream! I hope you get filled with inspiration.

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  7. Wow. How wonderful. I think I would go to Hawaii (she says while looking out the window at the snow falling).

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  8. I feel for you about the revisions! They are NEVER ENDING! I hope you can find your mojo again. When you do, would you tell me where I can find mine? I'm tired of feeling like I'm going through the motions, ya know?

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  9. I loved that movie--I've seen it twice already.

    Have wonderful time in Paris with your husband! It's where I'd chose to go if I could.

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  10. I am in the bogged down boat too, but Paris isn't in my future...may just have to settle for a pedicure.

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  11. I would love to go anywhere in Europe. Italy and Greece are my top choices. And England. And France. *sigh* Won't ever happen. :P BUT, I can live my life vicariously through your posts! :)

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  12. Oh man - I am green with envy. One day I will finally make it to Europe and hit Germany, and obviously, Paris!
    I have been filling caged up too though, so I am currently planning a family getaway to San Diego. Yeah - spring break - is too far away, but at least I have plans to escape for it! Can't wait!

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  13. oh! I didn't realise that movie was about a writer!! Now I want to see it... hehe.

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  14. Good for you! Paris is SO AWESOME! Really truly. I'd love to go back.

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  15. Loved that you are going to Paris~~enjoy!

    And oh, yes, a break...to anywhere, please. Or at least some where warmer than here :o)

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  16. We really liked that movie too. Paris looks amazing. No doubt you will find plenty of inspiration there.

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  17. I am so stinkin excited for you! So very excited. I would go to Hawaii or Scotland. I wish I could just jump ship right now and do it!

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  18. That is AWESOME! I am a big fan of booking international flights, especially on a whim! I went to Paris a few years ago-- it's wonderful (other than all the French people.... oooookay only joking sort of). You should hit up some other countries while you're in that area of the world!

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  19. You should take a trip to the Nations Capital too... I heard some awesome people live there! Just sayin!

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  20. Have you ever read Anna and the Frech Kiss? Very Parisy. Is Parisy even a word?

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  21. My REPLY button doesn't friggin work! I want to reply to you guys so bad! I will keep trying...maybe it's my Mac.

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  22. Paris is WAY high on my list, but I've spent time there, so probably London cause I've never been.

    OR, this time of year, a deserted beach and a shack sounds about perfect.

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  23. I trip to Paris will help rejuvenate you. I could really use a trip to Europe, I love it over there.

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  24. How exciting! What a cool trip that will be. Paris is a fun place. Right now I want to be by a warm beach. :)

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  25. Cheers to a dream fulfilling 2012! Very exciting about your trip to Paris. Hope you find lots of inspiration when you're there!

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  26. What a great idea! Love just going for it and doing it, instead of planning endlessly. Have a wonderful time.
    If I were to hop on the plane tomorrow, it would be to Lake Garda...Ciao Italia :-)

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  27. Oh, how I wish I could pick up and go to Paris for two weeks. I did see the movie "Midnight in Paris" because I love Rachel McAdam's, like you I am not a huge Woody Allen fan. My Australian Shepherd won my attention over the movie, maybe I should give it another shot?

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