Well, today bites. Hard. I wasn't a fan of today. Bad things happened. None were drastic, but there were enough little ones to add up to one mildly drastic one. GRRR. But now that its almost evening, I only have one more class to suffer through, I got my edited senior photos on a USB in my pocket, I'm soon to be headed off to a farewell party for the sweetest person I know (its okay, even though its a surprise, there is literally zero chance that she'll read this), and later on its trivia night, I'm starting to be in a slightly better mood. *Sigh* I wish this semester was over already. Until next time!
We're almost done! Only 10 more days! But I really liked this, it's the first time I've actually stuck with something involving the internet. I have yet to finish a NaNoWriMo, my youtube channels haven't had a video posted on them in months (a year?...) and I use my twitter once every 4-5 months. I'm excited that I've stuck it out this far, and only had a little bit of a lull in the middle there. In other news, I watched Lemonade Mouth tonight, and I liked it. While the romance wasn't always epic, and the plot didn't flow as well as I wanted (sometimes they just threw stuff at you), it was pretty decently acted, they all had nice voices, the ginger kid was adorable in addition to being an excellent rapper (I know I know, cradle robber, I can't help it, he's cute! and ginger!), and the songs were epic. I actually bought the album on iTunes and am currently listening to it and bopping my head. You should at least give the songs a chance. Here: the rap in this one is awesome! See you tomorrow!
As promised, here is my Alice and Wonderland preliminary wedding plan. Maybe I'll copycat it out and do a HP one next week...
Theme: Alice and Wonderland, emphasis on the Mad Hatter Colors: Whimsical wildflower colors, emphasis on magenta and sage Flowers: Bouquet of wildflowers like calendula, and orange roses Decorations: Long tables with sage tablecloths. Mason jars filled with wildflowers. Twinkle lights all around area. chairs with bows on the back. Floral plates. Favors: Pocket watches for groomsmen, Key necklaces for bridesmaids, potpourrie in a sewn bag for guests Father/Daughter song: Butterfly Kisses First Dance: Smile-Uncle Kracker Endless Love Rituals/Traditions: knot tying ceremony, cocktail hour, bouquet toss, throw rose petals instead of rice, something old... Little Details: guest book, photobooth with paper flowers, small top hats/bows/fascinators. Cake: Topsy Turvy, whimsical. No polka dots, multi coloured. Dress: The top of this one and the bottom of this one:
30. Film you were obsessed with this time last year: Dogma
okay, so I have other favorite actors too (McGregor, McAvoy, Zahn, Fraser, Grint, Radcliffe) but Bruce will always hold a special place in my heart. Same goes for films of all genres. Also, some of these film genres overlap, so cut me a little slack if you don't think Star Wars should be counted as action because it's clearly sci-fi, I put it there and that's where it's staying. So, what do you think people?
I know I said I'd do another wedding post, but I haven't done it yet...But, I did remember that one blog post I was gonna do earlier! Okay, the list is TV shows that I've started but haven't finished yet!
Skins-good, but must only finish the season, cause then all the characters changed Misfits-little crazy and scary at times, but I love it and need to start it again Merlin-LOVE IT, really need to start it again Secret Diary of a Call Girl-my guilty pleasure show, purely for fun Primeval-SPOILER ALERT!! Too many characters died for me to TRULY care anymore Monarch of the Glen- SPOILER ALERT!One of my faves died and I haven't got over it yet Battlestar Galactica-starts out slow, need to get into it Nevermind the Buzzcocks-SO FUNNY!! QI-again, SO FUNNY!! 21 Jumpstreet- Cheesy, but adorable! Plus Johnny Depp in all his teenage glory Big Bang Theory- Good for a laugh Heroes- Stupid, stopped watching after Season 1 and so should you Farscape-I quite liked this, but then I sorta forgot about it...
So, my friend (actually, many of my friends...) just became engaged. What is it about spring? I can count 5 couples who've gotten engaged in the last month (CONGRATS!!) 3 couples who are engaged, but not married yet (June, Oct, Nov), and 3 couples who got married within the last six months (YAY!!). Is it the age that we've all reached that is causing all these people to get married? Or is is just spring makes us feel even more romantic than normal? Or is it this year where people are just getting married all over the place? Idk, do you?
Anywhoo, in my last post I mentioned that I was looking at wedding themes. Now, I am a bridesmaid for a wedding in June, but my bride and friend is a very independent person who knows exactly what she wants (high five!) This does, however, mean I have very little input in what is going on in the wedding, which I don't mind, but would be happy to help if asked. I did get to pick out my dress though, its gorgeous! So, this new close friend that got engaged last weekend, I have a vague hope that I will get to be in the bridal party. Even if I'm not, I would still really love to help plan, cause I like planning events, especially weddings, I just haven't gathered the courage to ask her yet. If she's reading this, which I doubt but you never know, then I don't even have to ask! haha. Anyway, all these weddings, especially hers, have got me in the wedding planning mood! Two days ago I looked up a bunch of themes, and came up with these possible winners based on her personality: Black and White-not my fave, but cool nonetheless. Fairytale-again, not TOO much her style, but we could have fun with this. Garden-my favourite for her, its relaxed, filled with nature, beautiful, fairylights, etc... Rose-could be beautiful with all different kinds of roses, real, pictures, silk, you name it! Peacock-she likes blue and it could be eye-catching for sure! Vintage Travel-she likes to travel, and the color palette, like an old suitcase with stickers, is relaxed like her Casual Elegance-another favourite of mine, with colors of either royal blue and lavender, or light blue and royal purple.
Then I came across this theme, which is so exciting and fun for me! I'd always thought that I'd want a garden themed wedding, maybe even "Secret Garden" themed, but this blew my mind, and there's so many variations that I can absolutely make it my own. Alice and WOnderland! Of course, being a Mad Hatter myself, I'd focus on that aspect. No queen of hearts red or croquet for me! Okay, next post I'll fill you in on all the things you can do for a wedding theme like this, and I encourage you to type it into google anyway! Super fun! Now I just need to find a groom...how do you do that again?
So I caved, I looked at which number I'd be on now. Also, I had a really good idea for a blog post while I was copying the pictures into the last one, and I forgot :( So, until I remember, have a list of stuff on my desk
1. Candles for ambience 2. Computer and accoutrements, duh 3.Reeses easter cups, because everyone needs a little candy in their life 4. A dying bamboo plant :( 5. A zebra shaped computer screen cleaner, he's so cute! 6. A book about the do's and don'ts of traveling the world 7. A tardis for my usb's 8. 5 cds to put into my computer; delovely, billy holiday, once, good charlotte, selena gomez 9. The girl who played with fire by steig larsson 10. and eeyore mug filled with pens, including my peacock mock feather pen and a pair of scissors. 11. A mini set of drawers for all my office needs 12. a ball of yarn and an unfinished blue scarf :) 13. The ever-present hat that keeps wandering around my room 14. Last but not least, a notebook, who is open to a page on wedding theme ideas!
Oh man, it's the 16th and I don't want to check which blog I left off on (12? 13?), So here you have it, blog "whatever". There's a reason I was busy yesterday, I was having my senior photos done! My friend Laura is a photographer, and a great one, and she and I spent 4 & a half hours yesterday wandering around downtown taking pictures! Here are some faves, what do you think?
Have any faves? I know I do! (Keep in mind, these will be edited for cropping, flyaway hair etc...)
I'm supposed to be doing homework right now, but I thought I'd take a few minutes to write a quick blog. Also, I'm watching 21 JumpStreet, which is a surprisingly great show! So, now I have to do some homework. First, I'm gonna edit my mock Press Release. Then I'm going to order a book online, then I'm going to diagram two essays on an opera and Invisible Children, then I'm going to do an online merch quiz, then I'm gonna take a shower, maybe do a load of laundry and eat dinner somewhere in there, then I'm gonna go to a choir sectional practice, then a meeting. yay. Music and hw time! wish me luck, I'll update you later on how this vegetarian thing is going...
I have just gotten back from a documentary screening about the organization "Invisible Children". I just have to say, I am so moved, inspired, and, yes, a bit sad. This organization helps raise money and awareness for the war against the terrorist group the LRA, which abducts children and forces them to fight in their war. The LRA fights in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda. Not only does this kill and maim the children in the army, but it destroys their emotional well-being, childhood, youth, displaces and destroys families. The LRA is run by Joseph Kony, and a bill that passed in Congress a few years ago helped put together a resistance/protection plan, which helps alert villages of the LRA using radios, rescues lost children and rehabilitates them, as well as spurring the gov't to find and arrest Joseph Kony.
On April 25th I will be staying silent for 25 hours to represent the 25 years that this horrible civil war has been going on, destroying families and lives. Up until then, I will also be raising money (the goal is 25 dollars) to send over there. I know people always hear about things they can donate to overseas, and I almost always think that helping ones own country first can help other countries in the future, but in this case, I make an exception. There has been little media coverage of this travesty, so many people don't know about it, despite the extreme efforts of Invisible Children. If there's any amount that you can donate to me to pass on to Invisible Children, that would be awesome! And the first person to donate 1 dollar or more will get a bracelet hand-made in Uganda. You can also pledge to be silent on April 25 to raise awareness and funds. Here's the site, check it out!! www.invisiblechildren.com Okay, I'm off my soapbox now :)
*I had to sneak a Doctor Who reference in there somewhere, I'm so excited!
Here I am, it's 11 o clock at night, I'm cranky because a)I don't want to do any more projects, but I have to b) I know I have to buckle down, but don't want to c)I want to take a shower, but wonder if I should because of the hour d)I want to just graduate already! and e)I want some freaking beef or something! It's only been a week, but I really want meat again. Well at least we've learned something kids: Madeline is not meant to be a vegetarian senior, she gets really cranky when she is. Oh well, only a month to go. I think I'll go have a cutie now (unfortunately I mean the orange. A real cutie to hold would be nice though...add that to the complaints list that is tonight's blog of self-loathing. :) see you tomorrow!
So, I'm just a BEDA fail, I'm so sorry! I'll do two today, maybe 3 and 2 or 3 tomorrow. Hey, so there's this new tv show coming out in June or July that actually looks good, despite the fact that it's on ABC family. It's called 'switched at birth' and it's about two families whose children were accidentally switched at birth, and leah thompson is then shocked to find out that her biological daughter is deaf. She seems to treat her like a cripple, because she's trying to help, but doesn't know the first thing about deaf teenagers. She's doing this while her own daughter gets more and more alienated by both her mom and the new strange addition to her family. It also looks like there's some funny bits, but drama too! After Pretty Little Liars, Wildfire, Secret Life of an American Teenager, and Make It or Break It I'm rather excited!
I know I know, but I got several bits of news yesterday that bummed me out big time, and I just wanted to sit at home, eat chips and salsa, and watch reruns of the nanny. Anyway, this weekend should be pretty fun, even though it won't be quite what I expected. I'm going dancing tonight, which I'm excited about, and maybe tomorrow my family and I can go see Arthur, which we really want to see (at least my mom and I do). That's all I can be bothered to write right now, I'm just not feeling it. I'll write another post when I get into Phoenix. The snow really isn't helping my off-kilter mood any either. humph. See you laters.
So, I'm about to hop in the tub for a quick shower, but I remembered at the last minute that I need to do this before I go to bed! I know I promised a funny one today, but I just can't seem to get the ol' funny bone a workin'. So, instead, I will inform you that today is my one month long foray into copycat-ism. Namely, I am full-on copying my friend and trying to go vegetarian+fish for a month and see how it goes. Tonight I had a ready made pizza with goat cheese, spinach, and tiny tomatoes. It was delicious and I got to share it with my roommates! I also bought a bunch of meat-free food to last me until I graduate :) I'll update each blog at the end with what I ate that day. Yay! Hopefully this will help me to be healthier (not as much red meat, fish for protein) and to lose weight as well! Wish me luck!
So it's late at night, but still before 12, so here's my promised movie review. The movie I saw was called NASHVILLE and it starred Henry Gibson (the reason I wanted to see the movie in the first place, I love him), Lily Tomlin, Shelley Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Keenan Wynne, Keith Carradine, and a bunch of other people who I don't know, but there was a bunch of them. 24 main characters was the count I think. Well, this movie was a sort of musical, but with songs that had a point, not just singing random songs to sing. They were all country-esque songs and most of them were delightful, funny, or beautiful. There were a few that made me want to hug the singer out of pity though... Anyway, the story followed all these people and how they interacted with one another. You may think this sounds like a southern, 1970's Love Actually, but it definitely is not. There were your weird oddballs, like Goldblum, who didn't talk, but instead constantly drove around on his big ass motorcycle or did magic tricks while smiling like a fool. There's Shelley Duvall, the perpetual tease with an affinity for wigs, and there's Barbra Jean (real name Ronee something) the country singer who had a mental breakdown, but is still kind of adored. You also have your normal characters like Lily Tomlin, the white gospel singer with a secret, or Haven Hamilton (my boy Henry), the washed up but still kind of famous/loved Opry star who thinks he's bigger than he is, or Keith Carradine,the handsome, soulful rocker who wants to break from his band and go solo. It had a sembelence of a plot, but really it read more like a truly gifted and in-depth documentary. It ends abruptly and doesn't really flow, but if you throw away all conventional movie-going expectations, I bet you'll really enjoy it, just like I did
Whoops! Only day 5 and I've already forgotten two days, I'm failing! I'll make up for it with a movie review later tonight. It's hard you know. I read so many blogs; ridiculously well-written ones, poignant ones, creative ones, and silly ones, and I always feel like I have to talk about intense issues like love at first sight or perhaps "THE FUTURE". Today I'll hold to that trend, but tomorrow I"m gonna do something silly, promise! Right now though, I wanna talk about body image. I'm writing this while in my fashion merchandising class, surrounded by thin, chic, well-dressed people. It doesn't help my self-image that I have a cold and have to keep blowing my nose, but that's beside the point. It's hard to be positive about my own body and style in an environment like this. I'm currently working on losing weight (and not truly succeeding). I tell myself that it's because I'm not in the correct area for the age/weight/height chart thing in doctors' offices. While this is one reason, another reason, and a bit bigger one, is that I have both a lack of body confidence and the desire to have my dream body. I just want to say that even though I have these body image issues, I think everyone does, and, as long as we don't get too hung up on them, they can actually be healthy! But there needs to come a point where you let go of the issues before you get to obsessed. Don't forget, you're beautiful/handsome and I love you!
So I'm sitting here watching reruns of NCIS and taking a break from homework/shooting the breeze. I don't feel really well today, so I've been lazing about a lot. Once I finish this blog I'm gonna get back to my science homework though. So, I've discovered a new TC show (even though it's actually an old show) that I have fallen in love with. The Monarch of the Glen! It has the good things about a soap opera, without the horrible cheesy things that annoy people, namely me. Plus, there's romance, humor, and Scottish accents, not to mention several of the main characters wear kilts, one of them all the time! MMM... So, it's on Netflix, I recommend you watch it!
So this is my second blog of the day, due to my epic fail of yesterday. I was just musing about something. Last night I went to an opera at my school called l'elisir d'amore, the elixer of love. The singing was magical and the actors made all the right faces at all the right times, and there was even a funny kissing scene, but I was iffy about the 'love' part of the story. It got me thinking, what about love at first sight, or love blossoming when the object of desire becomes unavailible? A lot of stories, especially those written in the 1700's and before, deal with this, but does it actually exist? Can we fall in love with someone right away, when you don't even know the little quirks that make them who they are? My belief is NO. I believe you can fall in LUST at first sight, and I have ;) but not love. What do you think?
Alright, so I know BEDA started yesterday, but it was a holiday (kinda) and I got distracted by my homework and my scots* to do any blogging. Anywhoo, I was reading blogs today and some of them were about things to be inspired by, and it got me thinking, "what am I inspired by lately?" So I decided to make you a quick list. Ready?
1. A bracing breeze in the spring time that chills the bones and wakes up the face 2. Remarkably good indie movies, see: Driving Lessons, Howl, Saved 3. Home and Garden Television, I love designing my own imaginary places after that 4. Art History, I can't help it, I love that stuff so much! 5. Music, in almost all its forms, inspires me. I'm almost always humming something, and if you know me long enough, you'll realize that my default song is set to the "don't worry be happy" verse 6. Flowers, especially wildflowers and not so much roses unless they're unique roses, make me feel beautiful 7. Trees do as well, especially Willows, Cherry Blossoms, and Japanese Maples 8. Pictures of Faraway places that I want to visit 9. A really good, sweet, interesting, or crazy book, ie: anything written by Cornelia Funke, the Alchemist, Ella Enchanted, Austen, Jemima J and many more 10. Last but not least, people inspire me, you inspire me, and I thank you for that.