Monday, August 31, 2009

Inglorious Basterds

Do yourself a favor and go see it now. You'll thank me later!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Number 81

Some good news today! I had a phone interview for a job, and I got it! It's just a one time thing - I get to be an Antitrust Monitor at an upcoming annual meeting for the Industrial Minerals Association. And one of the people at Top of Mind (David's company) is on maternity leave, so I get to fill in whenever I can there. So, yay! Money! Also, I'm going to win $300 million in a few hours.

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
83. The Natural
82. The Little Mermaid
81. Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

What It Is:
It's that musical. Yes, but I love it all the same. Maybe that's why I love it. The Smith family might be moving to New York in 1904 St. Louis. Esther, one of four daughters, falls in love with the new boy next door John, right as the move is announced. Songs are sprinkled everywhere and the costumes are perfect.

Why I Like It:

Judy Garland. Vincente Minnelli. Esther chasing John, John chasing Esther, are we moving to New York? And then, Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley. This musical feels more modern than many modern musicals.

I Bet You Didn't Know:
Judy Garland recorded "The Trolley Song" in one take.

Memorable Moments:
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (I'm a sucker for Christmas music!)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Look at the Cool Stuff I Do!

This is the flier I had made for my first event as President/Co-coordinator of LSRJ! I'm excited and hope at least 50 people come.
Also, first time I've gone running since I lived in Charleston and I totally ran a 9:45 mile! That's usually my goal time, not my start time. I bet if I keep it up, I can get my time back to 7:37 when I was playing at AASU!
So all in all, yeah, a good day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


This just makes me happy. Click HERE to be happy too!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

What's the Point?

I hate when I get those moods where I'm like "What's the point??" It usually comes after watching a depressing movie or reading news articles online.

On an unrelated note, Blood Diamond is a depressing movie. My last netflix movie was The Last King of Scotland. My next one is Born Into Brothels. After that, I swear, the next ten movies are going to be comedies!!!!

And everyone tell Lauren to STOP PAINTING!


Friday, August 21, 2009

TV is Great

Over the Summer, I discovered a few TV gems that I've been missing out on. Therefore, I shall share them with you.

First: Weeds

This Showtime series follows the life of Nancy Botwin, a suburban housewife with two sons. Her husband dropped dead suddenly, so she must sell marijuana to maintain the lifestyle for her children. Her dead husband's brother, Andy, and her accountant who makes it all possible, Doug, make the show utterly hysterical. It's gritty, not afraid to show glamor and dirt, and wonderful!!!

Second: The Tudors

Okay, so I'm a sucker for historical fiction, especially British historical fiction! I know I prefer the Victorian time period, but who doesn't love Henry the 8th stories!!! The show is absolutely beautiful, beautiful costumes, beautifully crafted, beautiful scripts, drama, etc! It's gripping, occasionally humorous, horribly tragic, and just the best thing ever. I've only seen through wife two (of six if you don't know), and I really hope the show goes beyond Henry to show the reign of Edward, Mary and Elizabeth as well.

Third: So You Think You Can Dance

Okay, I admit. I don't really watch this show. But Lauren made me watch a few clips and I fell in love with this one:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to the Movies

Water Rights is the best class ever. So you know. The others I've had so far, well, jury is still out. Big drama with parking, too. Later, my pets.

Lots of movies this summer, so let's get back to the top 100.

Here's a refresher of what we've covered so far:
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
83. The Natural
82. The Little Mermaid (1989)

What It Is:

Dude, if you don't know, I can't tell you! No, seriously. It's yet another Disney cartoon, I'm sorry to say. I wish I had more non-Disney cartoons on this list, like Secret of NIHM, but only one non-Disney cartoon makes the list. Wait, maybe two. Either way, I'm not telling what they are now. You'll just have to wait. Back to this movie. Basically, Aerial has problems with authority in yet another absent-mother fairy tale where girls are told to shut up and spread their legs in order to get the man and live happily ever after. Despite the horrible message, I still love it!!

Why I Like It:

I think it's because I love all things ocean. I don't like the anti-feminist messages of the movie, but the soundtrack, water, and story just make me happy. Maybe it's the fabric of my culture that I can't split from working on my subconscious. Maybe it's the fact that Aerial is definitely the hottest of the Disney princesses. Maybe, oh who cares! I just like it so shut up!

I Bet You Didn't Know:

The girl that came in second the year I came in fourth in state for Original Oratory in Speech and Debate sang part of "Part of That World" for the opening of her speech. I had tried to sing the year before and met no success because I can't sing well. It made me want to punch her in the face. I kid. She was sweet. But I hated her!

In the opening scene when King Triton arrives at the arena, you can briefly see Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck in the crowd of sea-people as mermen when he passes over them.

Sebastian the Crab's full name is Horatio Thelonius Ignatius Crustatious Sebastian.

Memorable Moments:

"Kiss the Girl" and "Under the Sea"

Saturday, August 15, 2009


In case you couldn't tell, I went on hiatus for the month of July. Mostly it was because I was working 14 hours a day every day waiting tables, so no opportunity to get online and blog.

I'm back in Atlanta. I have a new iPhone. I've cleaned out all my clutter. Look out world! Here comes Caca!