Saturday, September 2, 2017

Twin Peaks Freak

Guys, the Twin Peaks: The Return finale is upon us! Are you ready? Because I'm not.


WARNING: this post is spoiler heavy. I won't be discussing things in depth, just highlighting some of my favorite moments. Regardless, there will be spoilers galore. 

I am a true David Lynch fan. At age 12, I snuck into our living room and watched my Mom's VHS copy of Blue Velvet and loved it. I had a crush on the man when I was 14. Mulholland Drive is my favorite movie of all time. And of course, I loved Twin Peaks so very much. 

I was in disbelief when I read that there would be a 3rd season! So many emotions.....
I had no clue what to expect, though I was pretty sure Season 3 would not be a nostalgia laced trip down memory lane. It turns out I was correct in this assumption. 
Twin Peaks: The Return has been a strange journey, that's for sure. I decided to go along for the entire ride and trust where Lynch and Frost were taking us. From the maddening, drawn out questions of "When will Cooper wake up?" "Where is Audrey?", to the WTF moments of the glass box, "Mother", Buella, Tuplas, Woodsmen, Tammy's walk, and Gordon's convulsing French lady friend. Honestly I loved it all, with the most recent episodes being particularly gratifying. So, here are a few of my favorite things from the return.
Dougie Jones/Real Coop...me and Aron strongly relate to Dougie in our older age. 
Scary, sun damaged Evil Coop/Mr. C. I can relate to him as well, as far as the astronomical amount of sun damage my skin has suffered this summer. 
Creation of Bob/The Fireman and Senorita Dido/The Creation of Laura in Epsiode 8.
Ahhh Epsiode 8. I both loved it and was completely baffled by it. I said "What the fuck am I watching?" a minimum of 5 times that night. It frightened me, asked new questions, and made me think. That's what I will miss most about Twin Peaks, how much it makes me think and question, long after the episode is over. 
Without a doubt, my favorite character in The Return is Diane. You thought she was just a tape recorder, a figment of Cooper's imagination? Well, she wasn't, not exactly....
(thank you Game of Nerds for these awesome GIFS!)
Laura Dern's portrayal of Diane was equally cool and heartbreaking. The scene where she interrogated Bad Cooper about what happened the last night they met suggested that he raped her when she believed he was still Good Cooper. 
This is confirmed in the scene from Episode 16, after Cooper orders Diane, via text, to kill Gordon, Tammy, and Albert. She tells them the entire horrible story. She is shaken, begins to tremble,  says's she is not her, she is in the sheriffs station. She draws her gun, and Tammy and Albert shoot her. Instead of collapsing in a bloody heap, she flies(?) toward the ceiling and disappears! She's a ding dang tulpa!
Next thing we know she is in the black lodge, Mike is there, telling her she was manufactured. 
"I know," she says, and her final words are...
She disintegrates into a smoke and turns into a tiny gold seed ball.
I don't care if you're a tulpa, Diane. You're still cool as hell in my book. 
Candie....Candie!!!.. I love you. 
I'll end this post with a thank you to Catherine Coulson, who played Margaret Lanterman, "The Log Lady". Your performance in The Return was transcendent. Thank you for all of the joy that you gave. RIP beautiful soul.

Twin Peaks peeps, brace yourself for the final part of our journey tomorrow night! I have my mini cherry pie and ice cream ready to go. I'll probably be back with a short post of my Twin Peaks fashion/merch in the next week or so. 

Adrienne  

Friday, September 1, 2017

Summer

Hello again!

I'll be honest, I'm not really much of a Summer person. I adore Spring, and early Summer is nice, but by the time mid-July sets in, I am done. Needless to say, I'm pretty thrilled that today is the first day of September!

But, I wanted to share (or document, since no one is likely reading this blog), some of our late Spring and Summer adventures.

In May, I attended Nashville Boogie with Sophie, Aron, and Amber. Nashville Boogie is a rad annual rockabilly weekender. I attended briefly last year and had a blast!
First day, I wore my Voodoo Vixen dress and attempted my first wet set. 
Winkles was into the crinoline.
I met the lovely and sweet Sabina Kelly.
Saw some sweet rides.
Aron, Sophie, Amber and I headed for for day 2 on Saturday.
Sophie boogying.
Me and the lovely Taylor Nicole.
Me and Daisy Delane's sweet Edsel.
Trying to get a family pic LOL.

Boogie was a rad time! I bought too much stuff, saw the pinup contest, and heard some great music!

We made a trip to FL around the 4th of July. You can cut the humid Florida air like butter, but it is worth it to see everyone. And I love the ocean.

We visited Shawna, Misti, and Chris and I showed them the joys of Snapchat.
Little Baby Angels.
Beach time.
Grandma time
Oh yes, Sophie also started dance class! My tiny dance just loves it. 
And...I'm officially obsessed with Twin Peals the Return. 
Happy Almost Fall!
Adrienne 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Cheekwood In Bloom

Hello Again!

Yes, I'm back with another post! I'm surprising myself this week. 

Two weekends ago, Aron, Sophie, and I checked out Cheekwood In Bloom. This was our first time visiting Cheekwood, a beautiful botanical garden and art museum located in Nashville.  Cheekwood In Bloom is a Springtime event showcasing the beautiful blooming flowers and trees, along with activities such as outdoor yoga, activities for little ones, and yes, a beer garden. Ahhhhh, the beer garden...

It is no secret that spring is my favorite season, especially here in Tennessee. The dogwood and cherry blossom trees, the tulips, the daffodils all take my breath away. It is a magical time for me. 


Attempting to take a scenic photo with a toddler is always good for a laugh. 
Cheekwood in bloom is filled with blooming tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and much more. 


Daffodils and ducks. 
The views are stunning.  
Family time
Sophie contemplating the statue.
As most parent's can attest, "adventures" with toddlers don't always go as planned. Sophie is generally an extroverted child, but is slow to warm up. She spent much of the visit a bit overwhelmed by the "newness" of the place, and the hoards of strangers.

But, by the time we made it to the beer garden, with it's food trucks and jazz music, she was fine. The girl appreciates jazz, I guess.
I managed to take a proper Mommy and Me outfit pose before our adventure:
Me: Dress, cami, leggings: Forever 21 Plus
Shoes: DSW
Sophie: All Target

Until next time!
xoxo, Adrienne

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I'm Still Here

Hello Again!

It's a been a year and a half since I posted on What Lola Wants (I am still pretty active on Instagram). Is blogging dead? Probably. Do I care? Not really. I miss sharing my fashion and life nuggets, so here I am. Will it be another year and a half before I post again? I hope not!

My Sophie is 3 years old! How in the world did that happen?

We are on Spring break this week. Springtime in Tennessee is lovely, everything is in bloom.
Taking my Threenager to the playground. No photos, please!
I actually took outfit photos with my tripod! Who am I?
Sweater: MAK cardi Lola Rocks Clothing
Mickey print dress: Torrid
Leggings: Old F21 Plus
Shoes: DSW

I have a few more posts in mind, so I'll be back in the next few days! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Adrienne 
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