I think the neighbors heard me laugh
"I never made it as a screenwriter. I tried to do what I loved and I failed. But the important thing is, I’ve found reasons to like every job I’ve done since then. I had a friend who committed suicide recently. He opened up his wrists in a bathtub. You know what he said to me once? He said: ‘I’m jealous of you because you can find a reason to enjoy anything you choose to do.’"
"My wife and I have been married 16 years."
“Any particular reason?”
“I was just never sure I wanted to have a child. And I always thought that with a decision that big, it was better not to guess and be wrong. I’ve just always had this anxiety about fulfilling myself and accomplishing my dreams. I love kids, and I love my friends’ kids, but I just didn’t think there’d be room in my life for a child. Some of the parents I know think that not having a child is a selfish decision to make. But then again, a lot of those same people, after two or three beers, have told me that they envy my freedom.”
"I’m the original John Lennon! I was born 18 months earlier."
"I like to flip through old books to see if I can find any handwritten notes. Once I found one with a love note from 1917."
"When I was 19, my girlfriend and I were going to study in Paris. Our boyfriends came to the docks to see us off. Right as we were getting on the ship, my friend’s boyfriend said to her: ‘If you go, I won’t wait for you.’ So she turned around and decided to stay. My fiance saw this and told me: ‘I won’t wait for you either.’
I said: ‘Don’t!’”
"What was the happiest moment of your life?"
"Well, it’s not now."
"I was running for the Long Island Railroad when I was eighteen years old, and tripped and fell between the tracks just as the train was starting to move. Everything below the knee got shattered and had to be amputated. The funny thing is— I’d been spending all my time worrying about being drafted to Vietnam. I learned at an early age that the bad things that happen to you are rarely the ones that you’re worrying about."
"I ran away to California for a week without telling anyone. I wanted to remove myself from everything, to see if I could work out some things in my head. But it actually created more problems. I learned it doesn’t really work that way."
"How do you mean?"
"Just that if you can’t figure out your problems in your present circumstances, you’re probably not going to figure them out by running away from them."
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Hello. Being an adult is weird but i'm learning to cope. If you're new, Hey. If not, Hey. So yeah. This is what I do when I'm bored: post random stuff and rant. Yes. Ask me anything on your mind, Please, I'm bored so do it! It's weird having an uncommon name because you don't usually meet people with the same name as you. I'm Serena by the way. If you know anyone with that name, tell them to say hi.