2 nights ago, a friend and I drove up to the crash site.
There was a private memorial going on and, after, Vin Diesel went up to the cop car, took the mike like a rockstar and gave a heartfelt speech, ending with:
"Thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciate him."
Then Vin left.
The cops put down the barricades and it was mayhem as…
…everyone rushed up to the memorial!!
Candles, pictures, poems, flowers galore and the crowd…mostly young.
My friend put down our bouquet, then took 2 twigs from the tree that the Porsche crashed into (so sweet) and we called it a night.
I was first introduced to this studly wonder in my favorite teen film- "She's All That."
Apparently I was the only girl who couldn't understand why Rachel Leigh Cook was more into Freddy Prinze Jr. than Paul Walker?! (Or maybe I wasn't.)
I caught sight of the golden boy once in person, when I was new to LA and serving appetizers at a John Varvatos party.
He was literally the best looking man I ever saw!!
I tried to act cool, you know, like ya do, but when he asked me for whatever-was-on-my-tray, and took a bite, then looked into my eyes and...smiled.
That was it!!
I almost dropped that tray.
Held it together to savor the eye contact "moment."
Anyway that was a good minute of my life well spent.
And here's another life now sadly cut short and you realize how fleeting it all is and how important it is to treasure every second and love, love, LOVE people!!
Aaaand reminiscing on my teen crush is a good segway into…
I was going to post the 1, 2, 3, psych stuff on "what chemistry is" and decided, screw it!!
I'm gonna detour and go with the flowww.
I mean, you can find "facts" and whatnot on chemistry by Googling it.
And from what I "researched" there was nothing new- smell good, look good, be open, but be a little mysterious and more importantly...
Which is that magic ingredient that unfortunately you can't bloody fake!!
So, instead of psycho-banter, I'm going to talk about chemistry in...
"What's Your Number?".
No Shakespeare but the movie's pretty cute and Anna Faris' character- Ally- is pretty fantastic and (more importantly) so incredibly relevant!!!
Cause she is the girl that has forgotten about the importance of chemistry and, instead, like so many girls nowadays, is on some super-rational mission to find Mr. Right.
The trigger incident is literally her reading an article.
But is that so far-fetched nowadays?
I mean, I've seen more bizarre reasons we filter out "Mr. Not Right" and it's not really any different from majorly over-doing it on the health food and saying you can only eat green stuff that grows on a certain farm in a certain part of California.
Yes, suddenly Ally was sticking to her "common sense" plan a little too much and not letting herself fully enjoy the totally hot chemistry developing between her and Colin...
….who, by the way, looked incredible naked and wasn't half-bad on the guitar!!
Yesiree (spoiler alert!) when Ally is finally at her sister's wedding with the "perfect guy," who is handsome, rich and endorsed by her mother, she realizes it's her twisted philosophy that has brought her to this point where she now feels...
With Mr. Apparent Perfect.
And the climax is basically the lead recognizing that having chemistry with Colin is waaay more important than having a good image with another guy.
Y'okay, I'm hungry, I need a breakfast burrito and I need to re-write this script and a bunch of others so I can finally get my butt in gear for 2014, stop being a p*ssy and release my stuff out into the big open wide world on January 1st.
(Yes, I realize that is a pretty dramatic self-imposed deadline, but after emerging from my dark "Girl Interrupted" writing phase, it seems pretty fitting!!)
That means no more "researching" Charles Manson and Ted Bundy interviews on YouTube (brrrrr) and back to writing and absorbing the lighter things in life!!
Like "Love Actually."
Which I plan to watch tonight.
The only thing missing in that otherwise perfect movie.
Is the perfect Paul Walker.
Is the perfect Paul Walker.
Rest In Peace beautiful man!!!