About this template

This template was inspired by album art, horn-rimmed glasses, cartwheels, Doc Martins, Morrissey cardigans, roller skates, rolled up jeans, Aqua Net, and several 80's movies — including every one with Molly Ringwald in it. It is intended for lightweight blogging, sharing online finds and creating a general sense of fun on the intarwebz.


About Amélie

The template name comes from the French film Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulaindirected by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Amélie is a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. After she drops a bottle cap that knocks into a bathroom wall tile and loosens it. Behind the tile, she finds an old metal box of childhood memorabilia hidden by a boy who lived in her apartment decades earlier. Fascinated by this find, she resolves to track down the now adult man who placed it there and return it to him, making a promise to herself in the process: if she finds him and it makes him happy, she will devote her life to help bring happiness to others.