Sunday, May 31, 2009


I'm going to go ahead and ruin the surprise and tell you 2 movies that will NOT ever, ever, ever appear on my Top 100 Best Films list:

There Will Be Blood
Open Water.

Heaven help me. They were terrible - well, There Will Be Blood was terrible. Open Water just terrified me beyond reproach. It's basically a movie about my biggest fear in life.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Oh Geeze

I have it in my planner that I need to blog but I'm pretty drained, not really tired, just drained. So I'm not going to do a movie, even though it's a good one. The list is finally getting into some of my favorite movies!

I had my first shift tonight at Ali Baba's Mediterranean Cuisine. If the money is good, I think it's really going to be cool. It's really a chill place. There are 10 tables inside and 4 outside and with the exception of some end of the week shifts, there's usually only one server on the floor. Granted, only about 7 people came in tonight, but I think the guy walked with about 50 for the shift. The food is pretty accredited - had lots of good write ups in several local papers, but the only thing on the menu I've ever heard of is hummus.

Oh, geeze. Sorry this post is so lame. Like I said, I'm drained.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Charleston After a Week

I have a pretty good lead on a job. The owner of the Brickery in Atlanta knows the guy who owns the restaurant that I wanted to work at the most here in Charleston. He is going to call the owner on my behalf. So yeah, an owner calling another owner to tell him how awesome I am! Hopefully, by the end of the weekend, I will know something. I may work at the Vickery at Shem Creek or Downtown. I spent the day at the pool yesterday in celebration. I'm pretty sick of driving all over the low country to fill out applications and get rejected. So the day at the pool was nice.

I'm also reading some good books this summer! So far they include On Chesil Beach, Fingersmith, and The Known World. I highly recommend each of them. One day, I may do book reviews, but I want to finish my AFI movie list first. It's been awhile, so here's a refresher....

100. The Three Muskateers
99. Independence Day
98. Kindergarten Cop
97. Hook
96. Beetlejuice
95. Mulan/Aladdin
94. Talledega Nights
93. Back to the Future
92. Tommy Boy
91. Finding Nemo
90. Borat
89. Chicago
88. Zoolander
87. Apollo 13
86. Grease
85. The Thin Red Line
84. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red-Light District (2004)

What It Is:
A documentary. I love documentaries. This photographer goes into the brothels in India and teaches the children of the prostitutes about art and photography. It's really sad because the girls are so young and the mothers are determined for their daughters to become prostitutes so that they can have money. The photographer tries to get the kids into schools and get their art shown and sold around the world to get them out of that life. It's moving and beautiful and everyone should watch it.

Why I Like It:

I just love documentaries. This one is particularly well done because you really get the feel of how hard it is to make a documentary and how dedicated documentary filmmakers are to their film subjects. She really cares about the kids and not only teaches the photo classes but sits through all the beaurocratic crap that even the kids parents aren't willing to do. It's inspiring in a non-cheesy, non-after-school-special way.

I Bet You Didn't Know:
Anything about this film. Most don't. This isn't the only documentary on my list so be prepared.

Memorable Moments:
The art show in Amsterdam was a highlight. I also like all the pretty pictures the kids take.

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Hobby

My new favorite hobby = mattress shopping. I wonder how many times I can go back to the five mattress stores nearby pretending to be looking to buy before they don't let me lay on the $7000 beds anymore...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Eventually, I'm going to do a full, all-out, real post. Right now, just wanted to let everyone know that I made it Charleston. I spent all day today trying to find a job. Every place I went to said they were hiring, but I'm a little nervous that I won't be making money anywhere for a few weeks. I have $35 to my name, so hopefully I can get on the floor somewhere by the end of the week, but it's doubtful. Yes, these jobs are for waiting tables and NOT in the legal field. I'll figure that out once I figure out how to pay my bills.

And then I got sick. I feel like poop. I don't know if it's allergies, my teeth, or a cold. I'm going to try and sleep forever tomorrow if the construction guys across the street don't show up at 4am again. Say a prayer that I feel better and get a job or win the lottery (that I'm not playing.)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Just so you know....

....I'm done with my first year of law school. Yeah, I'm pretty awesome!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


If there's one thing that people without money like to do it's imagining what they would do if they had it. And by they, I mean me. Right now, I'm trying to decide between saving up to study abroad for a month next May in Austria or saving up to buy a king size tempurpedic bed. Both cost about the same, and I'm torn. Thoughts? Votes?