Friday, November 19, 2010

Believe in the magic that can set you free

Last night (Or technically early this morning) I was at the midnight premiere of Harry Potter 7. My little group arrived at the Georgetown movie theater at about ten and waited in the theater for two hours. I've never been to a midnight premiere for anything in my life and it was a great experience. The audience reacts a lot more to things, mainly because basically everyone was a college student. The whole day, I was acting like Kristin Wigg in the SNL sketch "Surprise Party" and attempting to do my work in class was a fail.

Let's just say, David Yates finally got it right. Everything about the movie was quite good with the exception of some of the crazy-cheesy lines about fire within ones heart. The cinematography was the best it's ever been for any of the movies. I mean, it was absolutely incredible. Everything in the movie was strangely exactly how I had pictured it when I was reading the book which hasn't happened with these movies since the first two. Yates included a lot of what I would consider literary and societal metaphors with the ministry and it's similarities to 1984 and the Nazi regime.

My childhood was complete with this movie (Hence I referenced one of favorite songs when I was six, Do You Believe in Magic). I realized that the first book came out when I was six and the last movie will come out a few months before I turn twenty. Harry Potter has been my childhood and Yates, you did well.

Now, onto Summer 2011!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Ride like the wind at double speed

So it is about a week until Thanksgiving which means that December is a lot closer then one would think. That means that I will be going home a lot sooner then one would think. I've already busted out some Christmas music, on November 7th (I soon realized that it might be a little too early for that).

I'm in the throws of school right now and am procrastinating right now from writing an English/ Drama essay and study for my philosophy test. How does one exactly study for something that they don't understand? Enter in how I feel about Aristotle and you have your answer: not studying and instead planning where to go eat when I go home in December. Right now I have about sixteen places on the list. They consist of:

1) Joe’s taco lounge
2) Café del soul
3) Juanita Juanita
4) Mill valley market (for Sandwichs)
5) D’Angelos
6) Hunan
7) Grilly’s
8) Pizzeria picco
9) The red grape
10) Della santini
11) Pearl’s
12) Stefano’s
13) Bungalow 44
14) Toast (I wonder if Jimmy still remembers me, this was the diner across from where I worked over the summer)
15) Thep lela
16) Whole Foods

Let's just say, I will have my work cut out for me. This list is what I daydream about when I get bored in class (Cough, Philosophy).

Along with all my school work, I am also working on a project for the TA for my drama class. He is a second-year MFA Directing student and needed a bunch of us to act in this five-minute piece that he is directing. It's been a constant ray of sunshine in my life over the last week mainly because every rehearsal has been so entertaining.

Today, I had to make a run to Target to get basic stuff for the dorm and went to Marshall's to get some costume things for this project. Along with those purchases, I made one quite good and hilarious one. Christmas socks. But not just any old Christmas sock. No, these have ice-skating cats on them and are the equivalent to the bad Christmas sweater. Needless to say, these socks made me even more excited for December so that I can wear these crazy socks.

I hope that everyone has a great Thanksgiving!


PS: That last Glee episode has made me want to listen to "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones pretty much every ten minutes. That's the blog title.

Monday, November 1, 2010

We are the Champions


Of course, they had to go to the World Series the year I move back East. It makes me homesick for back home. I'm super happy to see a Bay Area team doing well. It makes California look awesome.

I was never really into Baseball before this, but now I really like it (because I can understand it)

I hope everyone is as happy as I am about this!

Sorry Texas Fans