Monday, January 24, 2011

Sorry Natalie, and other rambly ramblings

Soo, I was sort of saying not nice things about Natalie Portman the other day. A lot of this has to do with the fact that I used to think that we were leading parallel lives but hers was the more glamorous one.
We both went to college in the Boston area: I went to Wellesley, she went to Harvard... etc.  AND back then people used to tell me I looked like her a lot, which rubbed salt in the wound.
I should have been Queen Amidala.
ANYway, I don't think that anymore because I'm married to Joey... so I definitely got the better track in life. Well, I guess Black Swan made me a little jealous because I always wanted to be a ballerina. Plus I mean, Darren Aronofsky is the bomb and apparently they like, talk on the phone.
Alright, anyway again... I saw her on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday, and she said that she feels that a big part of where is she today is due to luck, and she's very focused and hard-working because its the least she can do because of the amount of luck she's had.
And I was like, high-five sister.
I am where I am in my life because I work hard, and I'm focused, but I had a lot of opportunities in my life because of luck. I was born into a family with college educated parents who pushed me academically, and who wouldn't let me give up. And I mean, I wanted to give up. Lots.
In 2001 I was all: "Mom, I want to come home from my expensive college I insisted I go to." cue exorbitant sobs.
And she was all: "You have to stay for the semester, we already paid."
And so on. My poor mother.
I don't know if I would have made it like my grandfather did... basically propelling himself out of poverty through college and law school. I don't know if I'm that extraordinary of a person. But I mean, I can at least get some work done.
I don't really have a point... just that I'm grateful to my parents a lot, and to my grandma and granddaddy who carved out this path in my life. Can I get an amen?


  1. Right on, sister - I'm lifting my wine glass to Granddaddy

  2. THANKS JOANNA! If we move back to Texas, lets hang out. I'm serious. And cheers to you Kellyn! Girlfriend I miss your pretty face.

  3. Elizabeth, you are SO MUCH prettier than she is. Don't even compare! Plus, you didn't have luck - you've always had God. And Baby Jesus :)

  4. Ancient Greek philosopher, Tomas Landrius: Luck is the collision of preparation and opportunity.
    - the mom and the dad in texas