Thursday, July 31, 2008

SYTYCD - Week 7

This is going to be short because seriously this was the best part of the evening (and should have been at least 4 times as long).

and this was the second best part of the evening...

and America SUCKS!!!

Seriously, what are you stupid? Those are your two bottom boys and you send Will home? There is no way America can be trusted to pick a president if they can't get such an easy and obvious choice correct.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Plan D?

Have you ever been thwarted at every turn? This is how last saturday went.

Plan A: Go see The Dark Knight
Result: Every showing sold out.

Plan B: Go Mini Golfing
Result: Course was torn down and condos were built.

Plan C: Go kite shopping
Result: Shop closed. Stated Hours on Saturday are 12-5:30, it was 3:30pm.

Plan D: Go find a new game to play together.
Result: Success!!! Of course by this time it was been hours and hours later.

We even had a Plan E and F, just in case. The way the day was going I'm surprised we didn't have to come up with a Plan G.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

buc - adj. [buhk]: (1) when internal artistry meets physical expression

You might be thinking to yourself, "what?" And that is what I was thinking almost every time Lil' C opened his mouth last week as guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. But apparently his job wasn't to judge... "This is what I’m here for…to give you a deeper insight." Okie dokie. Insight away.

"You can’t let that bleed onto the skin of the dance floor, because we can see those wounds and they are deep."
Translation: If you mess up keep going so we don't notice.

"It is a gumball of emotions."
Gumball? Really? I'd have gone jawbreaker maybe, you know because of the layers.

"You guys maintained a nice balance on the fulcrum of character."
Good job?

"You guys are the mediators and the intercessors to communicate and manifest what the choreographers see."
Now THAT is a dancer's job description if I've ever heard one.

"A dancer’s heart is sort of like the mediator’s railroad between music, expression, ingenuity and the dance floor."
I wonder if he knows he used 'mediator' twice.

"It is really difficult to locate the avenue of gain when you are being chauffeured by loss and every opportunity is one step closer to perpetual evolution."
I have no idea what that means but I think it is my favorite.

Oh Lil' C. Come back soon.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

SYTYCD - Week 6

Yeah, I skipped a week but all I can remember from that week is Katee & Joshua's Bollywood routine which was loads of fun, go look it up on youtube if you are interested. Also, Comfort was kicked off (finally yay!) but Jessica dropped out due to "injury" (three broken ribs? please girl, take an aspirin and get back out there) and now Comfort is back so week 5 was kind of a wash.

Week 6 though, as far as performances go there was only one. You know how sometimes everything comes together and luck is absolutely 100% on your side? Yeah that is what happened last week when Katee pulled Will's name out of the hat - I believe I remember begging for this - and then Will pulled Pas de Deux out of the hat, and then the Pas de Deux is choreographed by the greatest modern ballet dancer of our (all?) time.

It. Was. Beautiful.

Yeah they messed up at one little part but as Nigel said, if they had danced it perfectly where could they possibly go from there?

What did I hate about it? Try the HORRID musical composition, what was that crap pause in the middle? Talk about disrupting flow.

Seriously America? You are kicking off Kherington and not Comfort? I know she got a little bitchy backstage last week but I can understand her frustration, the jazz routine was good stuff (although it should have ended with fuetes in unison with Mark like how the dance to the same song ends in Center Stage). I'm not so much sad that Kherington is gone as I am mad that Comfort is still there.

Gev is gone. You thought I'd be happy huh? I was actually a little bit sad, Gev's solos are actually pretty awesome and quite frankly I was emotionally prepared to see Mark go home. I am glad that Mark is still in it though, I like his quirkiness.

My Dream Top 4:
Joshua & Will
Katee & Chelsie

I think Chelsie is the dark horse. I always forget about her - I just had to pause for a minute to remember her name - but I always really enjoy her routines and in fact I can't remember a time that I didn't like her.

Congratulations Kristin!!

One of my closest and oldest friends had her first baby yesterday morning. Congratulations Kristin!! I feel old.

Kristin and I met in 7th grade PE (who knew something good could come of that???) when we both had injuries that required us to sit on the stairs and do nothing while everyone else ran the mile and played paddle tennis. Eventually I got a doctor's note that said I couldn't do anything for over a month so I had to go to the library for "independent study" instead and Kristin recovered and had to run the mile and play paddle tennis but in those times sitting on the stairs we became friends. Strangely we also had 8th grade PE together I think, wasn't that when it was me, Kristin, Krista, & Krystal? Yeah, fun times.

I can't remember why, or whose idea it was, but for some reason we decided to try out for Color Guard together in high school, we both made the team!! (That would seem more amazing if everyone who tried out hadn't made the team but we are ignoring that fact for the time being). By the end of high school we had spent sooooo many hours together, been awarded gold medals together, done countless Spanish projects together, shared leadership positions together, choreographed routines together, and performed and counted upon the other to perform beautifully together.

Despite all that by the end of our Senior year we had drifted a bit, both finding other groups to join outside of Color Guard and after high school we stayed in touch, went to lunch, still enjoyed each other's company and friendship but I was worried that it wasn't the same, that we weren't ever going to be as close and I didn't know how to fix it. Luckily Kristin did, she had what I'll call crazy idea numero uno and asked me to be the maid of honor in her wedding. I didn't cry when she asked, mostly because I was too stunned and honored to form any sort of a reaction but I was happy about it. Pretty much from that moment it felt right again, I felt like I had one of my best friends back and I was excited. I'm still excited that I got to be there on that special day with her (and give an impromptu speech that we decided I didn't have to do but the DJ and wedding Gestapo/coordinator made me do) and that I got to surprise her for her baby shower. I'm excited to go home and meet Luke for the first time even though children don't like me but mostly I'm excited that Kristin and I are close friends again and that she is happy and that she found her husband and that she has her perfect little beautiful baby boy.

I am not excited that I feel old. Kristin, remember how young we once were?

Fortune Cookie - Part 2

Today I got a fortune cookie that says, "You would prosper in the field of medicine."

That is what I'm talking about. Not only is it kind of a fortune (if I was planning on going into the field of medicine) but it is slightly appropriate since I'm studying Chemistry, a field very closely related to going into medicine.

Also, I think this I my mother's way of getting back at me for holding that fortune cookie related grudge since I was 4 years old. My mom always tells me I should be a doctor.

Monday, July 21, 2008

I Made Pretty Blue Sand Today

Ok, technically I made tetraamminecopper(II) sulfate monohydrate but I’m guessing you don’t know what that is. I know what that is and I’m really proud of myself for knowing what that is but for the purposes of this blog I’ll just tell you that it is pretty blue sand that smells like cotton candy. Like REALLY pretty blue sand, like I wanted to take it home in a jar and put it on my dresser because it is a really intense pretty dark royal blue sand and it smells like cotton candy. Unfortunately they made me throw it away in the Acidic Inorganic Waste container under the fume hood. Stupid rules.

I actually really enjoyed school today which is nice because this class has been nothing but discouraging so far. Today's lab was fun and interesting (and even though I wasn't sure, it turns out I did the Pre-Lab questions correctly yessss!) and I even enjoyed today's lecture, it makes me feel a little better about things.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fortune Cookies

One of my current pet peeves at the moment is fortune cookies that do not contain fortunes. I don’t mean they are empty, I mean they have some bullcrap proverb or saying in them instead of a fortune. When I eat a fortune cookie I want to know that that at some point in the indeterminate future I am going to receive good news in the mail, or that changes in my work lie ahead, that is the whole point to eating a fortune cookie!!!

This was my “fortune” today:

Good Health is Important. Eat Your Vegetables.

W. T. F.????

Ps: Mom, I still totally remember when you lied about my fortune when I was 4 years old. I haven’t forgotten yet. In fact, that may have been when my obsession with the fortunes in fortune cookie began, so yeah, maybe I blame you.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Where's Our Stalker When We Need Him?

There comes a moment when you and your best friend are standing outside staring down at two cars with the hoods open, holding jumper cables, that you realize something. You have no idea what to do now. You just hook it up right? Wait, don't you have to make sure they go the right way or like the battery explodes or something? Oh look directions on the jumper cables....negative ground what? Is the red positive? Does it matter? I don't know. Hang on, I have a manual. Ok it says don't do that. Huh?

Dammit, just call a boy.

Thank you Michael. Kailey's car started and she is on her way to buy a new battery.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

SYTYCD - Week 4

This is about last week’s episode that I had to wait until last night to watch because Kailey was out of town.

Favorite of the evening:
Twitchington’s Contemporary: LOVED IT! This was all about Twitch the whole way through.

Runner’s up:
Will & Jessica’s Jazz: Really all because of Will and because I'm a sucker for a clothing trick. I would love to see Will dance with Katee (though I DO NOT want Joshua kicked off) because I think Katee is the only girl that is anywhere near his level of perfection.
Katee & Joshua’s Contemporary: How does Mia Michaels do it? Seriously. How does one person exist with this much creativity week after week???
Chelsie & Mark’s Foxtrot: It was pretty and fun, really enjoyable.

Least Favorite:
Courtney & Gev’s Broadway: Ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh. It seemed like the longest routine of the evening and I was bored out of my mind.

Runner Up:
Katee & Joshua’s West Coast Swing: This should have been great. I mean it is K&J being choreographed by Benji! Too bad it was boring and looked like they were marking it the whole way through. But the judges liked it so maybe it was different in studio. The hip thing at the end almost saved it though. Also, Katee’s outfit was horrid. – Speaking of outfits … Wardrobe: meet me at paragraph five.

What. The. Fuck. (sorry mom) was that black and white atrocity that Cat was wearing on Wednesday night????? Slight redemption with Thursday’s red dress and the fact that Mary looked like a normal human being as opposed to a leopard print disco ball but COME ON!!! Those bows made me want to vomit a little.

Results: Really sad to see Kortni go though we were pretty sure that was going to happen once she was put in the bottom three. Really glad to see Nigel not buying into the whole Comfort Love thing that seems to be going on. Just because she is a hip hop dancer doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t have to be amazing in other styles (see Twitch doing contemporary or Joshua doing anything), time to either become awesome or go home. Gev’s solo was amazing so I’m fine with him not going home … this week.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Excuse You

Michael and I went to see Wanted this weekend. I really enjoyed it, of course I tend to enjoy Angelina Jolie’s action roles quite a bit (hello Tomb Raider anyone???) plus it had James McAvoy in it, and I might have a slight movie star crush on him…MAYBE.

Ok, but the weird part is that through the entire movie the girl next to me burped. Like every two minutes. It was pretty quiet, Michael didn’t hear her, but it was a tad distracting. Now, I’m a burper (as Michael is beginning to realize) and I live with a burper (to Renee & Janelle: has she always said “babies” when she burps or is this new?) but every two minutes in a movie theater????? Seems excessive to me.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

mm Hmm

So this is what happens when summer happens. TV shows go on hiatus and I am reduced to being excited about a blog (Burn Notice hurry up!!!). A blog with a trailer. Of course it is written and directed by Joss Whedon and stars Nathan Fillion and Neil Patrick Harris so we can safely say that I would be excited about this even during the HEIGHT of the regular TV season.

I give you.....

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: The Trailer

I Met Myself Today

And I’m a little creeped out by it.

Whose life does this sound like?
Graduated High School in 2000.
Did some college, focusing in History.
Went to work in business and had a good career at a really great company but decided that she didn’t really want to do that for the rest of her life.
Decided to go back to school to get a science related degree.
Moved to Austin because she couldn’t afford to pay rent and work part time while going to school (from DC).
Has a boyfriend getting his Ph.D in computer science.

Um yeah, on top of that. She is the girl who got the other 70% on our last test. Something happened in class today (we were lab partners) and I had a really sarcastic comment about it but I held back because I didn’t really know this girl but then she proceeds to make almost the exact comment. We went to the cafĂ© to get a drink between lab and class and we have the exact same wallet (Target of course). Oh yeah, and her name is Valerie.