Tina Kakadelis
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Quote of the Day: 05.09.2017

Y'all, I just woke up from a nap, so this is gonna be filled with grammatical errors. I can feel it. Autocorrect has already done so much for me in that first sentence.

You'd think I'd learn and know that every Tuesday I'm extra tired because I stay up to watch Supergirl despite my 4 a.m. shift the next day. But every single Tuesday at around 2 p.m., I'm like that gif of the blonde dude. Shocked that I'm somehow exhausted.

Anyway, today's quote comes from Mistress America. It's a Noah Baumbach movie. He's kinda like a better, less shitty of a human version of Woody Allen. At least movie-wise. Yeah, you read that right. I don't like Woody Allen movies. Fight me.

I really like Mistress America, though. It's about Tracy, a freshman going to college in New York City and she's struggling to make friends. Her mom tells her to reach out to the woman that's going to be Tracy's new stepsister. Brooke, the stepsister, is eccentric and exciting and magical in the way some New Yorkers are. It's about the two of them becoming friends and finding their place in the city.

This other quote was too long for the chalkboard, but it's the best part of the movie:

"I think I'm sick, and I don't know if my ailment has a name. It's just me sitting and staring at the internet or the television for long periods of time, interspersed by trying to not do that and then lying about what I've been doing. And then I'll get so excited about something that the excitement overwhelms me and I can't sleep or do anything and I just am in love with everything but can't figure out how to make myself work in the world."