Monday, April 19, 2010

Rainbows and Bread-and-Butter-flies

So, this afternoon is a pretty good afternoon. The day started out a little rough, what with class schedule mixups that force me to switch around my schedule epically, and getting up early to study. But then, it got much better. After ranting about various issues (friends and stupid computer glitches mainly) to my folks, I felt a bit better, as well as worse, which is a paradox that I will never understand. Then I went to Target and got a card for a dear person, and some milk, and a schmancy new water bottle (its orange!) which made me feel better, as did the walking. Then it was exercism time with Jenika! 30 minutes of the stair climber thing, 10 ubersit-ups, 15 regular sit-ups, 10 pushups, and much stretching later I started to feel the happiness high of endorphins. I then went home, listened to some awesome indie rock/musicals, took a very quick, yet all together lovely 5 minute shower, and got all ballet'd up (I was just feeling like a ballerina this afternoon I guess, high ponytail, high waisted flowy skirt and ballet top, plus orange converse just to be mildly different) to go to my last class, which got out 2 hours early! All in all, I'm in a very happy mood right now! Perhaps not quite a "rainbows and bread-and-butter-flies* mood, but definitely a "flowers-in-a-field" and "whimsy-in-the-air" mood. I hope that your afternoon is as fabulous as mine is turning out to be and that this blog post made you smile a little (even if it was just a description of my day). I'm off to go frolic in the grass, or possibly write my speech due wednesday. Dovisdanae!

*Alice in Wonderland reference, coupled in literature with Rocking-horse-flies.

Sexy: Daisy Chains in Perfect Weather
Unsexy: The sunburn that I hopefully won't get today

Still no nail polish, sorry.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jesus Christ, SUPERSTAR!!

So, this past weekend was insanity personified. Okay, so first, friday. After getting done with classes, I drove down to Phoenix with my 3 friends who were going to the Muse Concert. Before you get too excited, I did not go to the concert with them (although I heard that it was amazing). Instead my mom surprised me with tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar! Starring Ted Neeley!! Now, you probably have no idea who that is, but because I'm a musical fanatic I know that he is the original star of the 1970's movie version of the show. Back then (and I rewatched the movie after I saw the show, to compare) he was young, maybe 25, and innocent looking in his portrayal of Jesus. In the stage show, he was much older, around 65, and slightly more creepy looking when looking through the binoculars. Anyway, despite his appearance, he was amazing. His voice was phenomenal, with a bit of a hard rock edge to it, and then he went and did his signature note, which is so high it sounds unearthly and no human male should be able to hit it and then hold it for so long, so loudly. It was sort of like a musical scream. Epic. I recommend that you go rent JC Superstar and watch it to find out what I'm talking about. Besides Ted Neeley, the rest of the cast was wonderfully talented. I am officially in love with the guy who played Judas, John Twiford
and the rest of the cast was pretty good too. Anyway, after the show we went to the back door so that I could gawk/get a pic/get an autograph with ted neeley. We waited for over an hour, talking with some cute kids and their dad who are big fans of the show, and speculating about this ridiculous lady near us talking about how she's friends with Ted and he wants to meet her mom or something (btw, she was totally making this up, her facts were from the program and his earlier radio interview). My mom and I had heard how nice he was and how he loved coming to the back door and talking with fans, so we were wondering what was taking so long. (We did get to meet Judas though, hot!!) Anyway, soon, after strange-woman tried to sneak in the door, a stage hand announced that Ted would not be coming out tonight. I blame the strange-woman, and so do all the people who were around us, because we think that she was a legit stalker. She ruined it for me, and because Ted is older now, he will probably not do anymore national tours, so I will never have the chance to meet him again (I had to go back to Flag the next morning for a Luau and surprise party of awesomeness.) Stupid strange-woman. I hate her, literally hate her. I've loved Ted Neeley since I saw the movie, but never ever thought I'd have the chance to meet him, and then I did and it was so close, and then snatched away. Grrr. I wrote him an email anyway, and if he's as nice as he seems, maybe I'll get an autograph in the mail.

On saturday Jenika and I went to a Luau thing with all kinds of fun dancing from Maori version of jumprope to oiled up men grunting in an angry manner and stomping to a modern hula. We went because I have a friend who was one of the dancers, she was great btw, and it was really worth it. We also met this nice engineering major girl at our table and got tons of food, the salsa thing was especially magnificent. After that we booked it to McKay for a surprise bday party for our lovely Jaime and it was super fun! There was balloons, Mario Battle thing(supersmashbros?) and cake. Then on sunday I went to JP's house and we watched a movie called I hate valentines day with Nia Vardalos, who is lovely and from My big fat greek wedding. It was supa-cute! You should go rent that too, after JC SUPERSTAR of course. So yeah, Intense Weekend=check

I'm gonna go hum Jonathan Coulton and JC Superstar songs whilst taking notes in class, before jetting back to my flat to finish my essay due at 230. Yeah. BYEBYEBYEBYEBYE!!

Sexy-John Twiford and men who can sing
Unsexy-psycho stalkers who ruin lives(that might be a BIT melodramatic...)
Nail Colour-NONE, I'm such a slacker...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Edinburgh and Back Injuries

So, BAMF is going rather well, now that it's not BEDA anymore :) So, not to complain or anything, but today has been a mildly bad day. Started off with me not knowing that I had a quiz in French this morning. Its a good thing that I love french and am not too bad at it, otherwise I would have failed. As it is, I probably only got a C or B. Boo. Then, sometime during the quiz class I managed to hurt my back and now I can't move the left side of my back or neck without shooting pain! On the awesome side of today, my back is hurting less with time (or perhaps I'm getting used to it), My good friend JP has offered to make me dinner and massage my shoulder whilst we watch the Princess and the Frog, the weather outside today is absolutely 100% gorgeous which is nice because today is barefoot day and me, along with several other students that I've seen around campus, are walking around barefoot in the grass and on the toasty sidewalks. Overall, despite the wretched start to the day, it has turned out to be quite marvelous. Everyone has a sunny and bright demeanor today, even the doctor I saw at the school's health clinic was nice and making jokes and smiling :)

Anyway, I did want to babble about deep things today. There are a select few blogs that I follow written by writers, and it seems that no matter what they talk about, from the most mundane things to intense philosophical queries, they talk about it eloquently and make it seem like a story and the most exciting thing to read ever! They remind me of one of my favourite book series, of which I just finished the most recent one this morning, called the 44 Scotland Street series. It's unlike any other series that I've ever read. It's about the daily goings on of the residents of 44 Scotland Street and their various friends, but it's more than that because its just a mundane life that they all lead, and there are no plot devices. For example, if the author mentions something that might seem like a plot device that will come back later in the book, it might (and it might be a key plot point) or it might be inconsequential and never come back again, but trick readers into remembering it and thinking that its critically important. Also, while these interesting characters are living their mundane lives in Edinburgh, they have very deep philosophical musings on life, the universe, and everything! It's just fantastic that these books and this author take you for a loop and keep you musing and guessing throughout the whole of the book, which has many truly existing people in it, and many real places in it (I know, I've seen the people and been in the places!) That's what these people's blogs remind me of: philosophical musings on daily life occurrences. And that's what I aspire to, to be able to question things in life that shock me, things that confuse me, things that amuse me, and things that I love or things that love me ;)

Anywhoo, I think that perhaps I should start paying attention to what my teacher is saying, cause I may need to use this in my later publication designs.

Sexy: writers who muse philosophic, also, scottish folk
Unsexy: Back injuries
Nail Colour: NONE! omg, lately, this is a shocker, probably paint them over the weekend.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

So, yeah, BAMF

So that idea epic failed...but now I'm taking after Kristina Horner and doing the Blog in April More Frequently, AKA BAMF( I know I know). Anyway, yesterday was fun. And by fun I mean, mostly not fun until I got out of my speech class. I really didn't want to take this class, but it's required for my major and also, probably a good idea for a class in general. But still. SO, yesterday I had to give a speech, and I ended up giving it on why embryonic stem cell research should be federally funded in the US. It was 9 minutes long. It had a powerpoint. It was epic. I did however, somehow keep forgetting that I had notes in my hand, looking at the powerpoint for what to say next, and then getting mildly lost, but I think I hid it decently well. B material I hope.

In other news, I came home yesterday for Easter. My parents and I went to a church service then came home, ordered pizza and watched the newest episode of Bones, which was nice, if a bit sad at first(and by a bit sad I mean I-was-yelling-at-the-tv-I-was-so-upset), but then got very happy at the end. Today, even though its already 320(because my dad and I wasted the morning watching movies and tv...) my mom and I are thinking about going shopping. She wants to get me some sort of easter dress, and I need to get my watch band fixed. Currently it has 3 pieces of tape on it and is just falling apart in general, but I love the watch so much that I can't bear to get rid of it. It's a cool watch okay, it tells the time by saying 10 past 5 or 15 till 12 or half past 9. Yeah, it confuses people, which MIGHT be a factor in why I like it so much...

Okay, well, I'll see you all see, as I'm trying to BAMF (hehehe)

Current nail colour: Night Flight Sally Hansen

Thursday, April 1, 2010


So, I'm thinking that I'm going to do the blog-every-day-april challenge. However, as I am currently insanley busy, if I fail I will just say it was a drawn-out april fool's day joke. Anyway, today has been nice, even if the first part, and right now of course, are incredibly hectic and crazy!! This is going to be a really short post. I promise tomorrow will be longer! (Mostly because I'll be done with my 8 minute speech on embryonic stem cell research, and at home for Easter!) Okay, gotta go, talk at you tomorrow

Current Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Night Flight
Sexy: Paolo Nutini's voice, charm, accent, and cheeriness(I'm on a Paolo binge currently...)
UnFlattering: Writing a speech and being nervous in general