25 February 2010

Amelie-inspired silliness

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Movies, Random, travel

I’m feeling a little silly today, a definite sign that it’s been a long week :) So I’m indulging my silliness with a little inspiration from one of my favorite movies, Amelie.

I love this movie. It makes me fall in love with Audrey Tatou and want to move to Paris stat.

I could only hope I would meet a cute Parisian boy like Nino (but would prefer he didn’t work in a porn store.) If you saw the movie, you know who I’m talking about.

I could gush about this movie for hours but one of my favorite parts of the movie is when she steals her father’s garden gnome and has it travel worldwide, mailing her father photos from various landmarks. Again, if you saw the movie, you know what I’m talking about.

So this weekend while I was in Houston, I got a little slap happy at the end of each day and took the horse toy that the Four Seasons gave me and took a few Amelie-inspired photos around my hotel room.

Take a look:

Sitting in bed, snacking on Texas Chewie Pecan Pralines (she had a long day and didn’t give up sweets for Lent)

Reading USA Today’s Life section (she loves her entertainment news)

Left her alone for too long and she found the mini-bar key. That’s gonna cost me. Such a boozer

My personal favorite: Updating Twitter. She’s so social media savvy!

Yeah, I got a little zany but come on, she’s updating Twitter and hitting the mini bar. How cute is that??

I never was a big stuffed animal person, but I think I’ll keep her around. But introducing her to Bubbles could be tough. She is very territorial.

Pretty sure I sound crazy now, I should go :)

Does anyone have big plans for the weekend? Or what was your favorite stuffed animal growing up as a kid?

Movie review update: Yes, I’m back to movie reviews today and I finally got to see A Single Man, Tom Ford’s directorial debut, check it out!


  1. Macy Rome says:

    Textiles commonly used include plain cloth and pile textiles like plush or terrycloth. Common stuffing materials are synthetic fiber batting, cotton, straw, wood wool, plastic pellets or beans. Stuffed toys are made in many different forms, often resembling animals, legendary creatures, cartoon characters or inanimate objects. They are often used as comfort objects, for display or collecting and given as gifts, such as for graduation, Valentine’s Day or birthdays.’

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  2. confession: I’ve never seen Amelie, so the gist of this post is totally lost on me.

    but seeing her with your macbook is totally amping up my decision to get one.

  3. I’ve never seen “Amelie”.

    How was “A Single Man” … I wanna see it!

  4. Rebekah says:

    This? I love :o)

  5. Kyla Roma says:

    LOL Yes!! I love this post, especially the one where she’s reading the paper. What an old fashioned girl ;)

  6. Erin says:

    Amelie= perfect movie for me to watch right now:) I just booked a trip to France/Germany for May! Thanks for another good post:) Loved the “posed” shots!

  7. Marjolein says:

    Oh I love Amélie!! And the photos you posted are very cute.

    I’m going to keep a low profile this weekend and relax a bit before work starts again. I actually just got back from France (2 hour drive from where I live :D) and need sleep now!

  8. Her says:

    I can’t believe I’ve never seen Amelie. I adore the actress in it, and really need to get on that asap.

    Adorable pictures!

  9. katelin says:

    haha i totally forgot we talked about doing this, love it. especially a fan of the twittering, nicely done horse, nicely done.

  10. Nora says:

    How freakin’ cute are those pictures!? I LOVE THIS POST (<– why am I shouting? I don't know. probably cause it's Friday & i'm tired!) I loved Amelie. Such a great movie. Maybe I should watch it again…

  11. Lil' Woman says:

    That is hilarious…tell her not to drunk tweet though…that will just cause too many problems.

  12. Kate says:

    I loved Amelie! I also just added Coco Before Chanel to my Netflix queue — I can’t get enough of Audrey Tautou.

  13. that is sooo cute!

    when i was a camp counselor my co and i when we took a group of girls hiking/canoeing brought small stuffed animals and took pictures of them on the adventures! and then when i hiked in ireland one of the lads always had a rubber duck and he would get photographed as we hiked… and the one day he was ducknaped and the ransom photos were great!

    and amele is such a great movie!

  14. Chelsy says:

    I loooooooove Amelia. And I love this — totally cracked me up. Especially reading the newspaper. It just looks so…natural! He he he.

  15. Glenda says:

    Reading this post made me want to watch Amelie again! I had to laugh when I remembered that scene of the traveling gnome. And hilarious photos by the way. =)

  16. jenn says:

    hahaha – i love this! i was actually laughing. they GAVE you a horse? amazing! and any horse that hits up the mini bar is a friend of mine. :)

  17. Lacey Bean says:

    Too cute! I love it :)

  18. Stephanie says:

    Those pictures are hilarious, although I have to admit I have never seen Amelie. I don’t really do “artsy” and I think that movie falls squarely under the artsy umbrella. But I can stil give you props for a cute pic!

  19. Andhari says:

    Haha those are really cute Amelie-inspired pictures. Love the twitter one!

  20. Heidi Renée says:

    My fabulous weekend plans include buying cat food. I KNOW, I am SO glamorous.

    My favorite stuffed animal is–what else–a cat. Or at least he was a cat when I got him in 1983. Now he is more of a green blob.

  21. Lucy says:

    Love this! Where will the horse turn up next???

  22. Jamie says:

    hahah this is super cute, Jess. I love it!

  23. Erin says:

    Amelie is a very cute movie! I love your homage with the stuffed horse.

    I have a stuffed polar bear named Snowy that I’ve had since I was 5. My license plate even references him :-)

  24. Heidi says:

    oh em gee that is hilarious and reminds why I think you’re effing fabulous :)

    I do agree with barbetti – make that chick work for her booze!

    PS I do hope she’ll (& you!) be coming out East for BlogHer :D

  25. mandy says:

    Love it! I’ve never seen Amelie, I should rectify that. I have a few stuffed animals that I keep around.

  26. phampants says:

    There’s a puff ball bee that I often carry when I travel. I take pictures w/ every country/place I go.

  27. barbetti says:

    What a lush! Make her work for that booze!

    Did you give her a name, though?

  28. I really like the mini bar one!