Wednesday, February 29, 2012


so this past sunday was oscar night, and while one movie came away empty-handed in all of its nominated categories, it still has a special place in my heart.


the baseball movie, with brad pitt. based on the true story of the oakland a's and their general manager's attempt to "change the game."

getting to australia was no short trip. (six hours from dc to san francisco and another 14 hours from san francisco to sydney). so i got to watch a lot of movies. moneyball happened to be shown on two legs of my trip. and i watched it twice. not just out of boredom, but because i really liked it.

at one point in the movie, billy beane (brad pitt) is with his daughter, and she plays him a song on her guitar. she has a beautiful voice, and it's a wonderful portrayal of a sweet moment between an encouraging, loving father and a talented, but unsure daughter (in fact, the look on brad pitt's face during minute 1:37-1:42 really gets me).

the movie introduced me to the song, which is performed by an artist named lenka. and the lyrics made me love the song, which does a great job capturing a lot of what i often feel.

here's a clip from the movie....

i'm just a little bit caught in the middle
life is a maze, and love is a riddle
i don't know where to go

can't do it alone, i've tried
and i don't know why

i am just a little girl lost in the moment
i'm so scared, but i don't show it
i can't figure it out
it's bringing me down, i know
i've got to let it go
and just enjoy the show


  1. Alisa Stephens, UMD '06March 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Soooo sweet..daddy/daughter moments are special indeed. So glad to see you writing again and that you're continuing to enjoy life and engage in new experiences. Your words are very touching and a gift to everyone who reads them. I have to add Moneyball to my Netflix must be THAT good for you to watch it twice!

  2. This movie was so much a David vs. Goliath themed story. The "on-base" method of winning games made it hard for Beane's org to function, but it was so effective! The success made it a feel good movie. The dad-daughter scenes were the sprinkle on top. :-D