Monday, February 26, 2007

The Oscars last night were such a disappointment!!! The show itself was great. Ellen is hysterical and those dancers who can form different shapes were very cool. My disappointment came when they announced the winners. Pan's Labyrinth lost Best Foreign Language Film. The Departed won Best Picture. I would have loved to have seen Little Miss Sunshine or The Queen win for Best Picture, but THE DEPARTED!! I don't care if Martin Scorsese hasn't won an Oscar for Best Director. There were better movies out there! The things I did like? I'm glad you asked. I loved that Alan Arkin won for Best Supporting Actor in Little Miss Sunshine. He is so good in that movie and you fall in love with him even though he snorts heroin. Helen Mirren absolutely deserved her Best Leading Actress in The Queen. And I love that every time she's won this year, she thanks Queen Elizabeth. I just like her a lot. I also really like Jennifer Hudson. There's something about her that's so sincere and I think that a quality that's needed in Hollywood today.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I'm having issues paying attention in my Bible class. Maybe it's because it's at 8:00 in the morning or maybe because I'm bored. Either way, I don't take normal notes in there anymore. I find myself writing down things that he's either not talking about or just random words that he says that catch my attention. Today was a random word day. Here's my list:


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Okay Ann, I've got another recommendation for you: Tristan Prettyman... her album that I have is Twentythree... very very good.

The Story
by Tristan Prettyman

I’m the icing on the cake
I’m the secret ingredient you’re missing
I’m the sidewalk but I’m not complete
And I’m the reason that baby, you’re trippin
On decisions you didn’t make
I’m the chance you chose, not to take
And I’m the one you wish you were kissing
Pray for clear skies tonight
You better start wishin

So you write the title
And I’ll write the chapters
We can read a story
Of a love gone disaster
You write the moral
And I’ll write the lesson
And we can read of love
That kept us, guessing

Cause I am in question
You are in reason
Soon this will change
Just like the seasons
My leaves will fall
While you’ll turn to cold
And the colors on the ground
Are so bright and so bold
And I’ll make no motion
You’ll hold me tightly
I’ll look at you
As you let me down lightly
The story always ends up like this
Another opportunity
That you’re going to miss

So you write the title
And I’ll write the chapters
We can read a story of a love gone disaster
You write the moral
And I’ll write the lesson
And we can read a love that kept us guessing

But I know you so well
Ohh when are you gonna come around
Ohh but I know you soo well
When are you gonna come around
Ohh ohh ohh
Ohh ohh ohh
Ohh ohh ohh
You want it to be like this
Ohh ohh ohh
I see how it is
Another opportunity that you’re
Gonna miss

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

So... funny story...

I bought my textbook for English online from Amazon because it was so much cheaper. When I got the book, the front cover has a red slash across the top right corner that reads, "This work is protected by US copyright laws and is for instructors use only." So I apparently didn't look closely enough when I was ordering or it didn't tell me which one I was getting. The back of this book says it's not for sale....

... am I going to jail??

Thursday, February 15, 2007

If you haven't read or seen Shopgirl yet... you have to! The movie was one of MANY I saw this summer at the beach with my friends and I knew I had to read to book after I saw it. The book is actually considered a novella (anyone care to explain that to me?). When the story seems a little dark, there's a subtle input of humor that fits perfectly. I was very impressed and it's one of those movies that's enjoyable and still makes you think. It's an A in my book!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Girl Sailor
by The Shins

The gutter may profess its love,
Then follow it with hesitation,
But there are just so many of
You out there for rent

A stronger girl would shake this off in flight,
And never give it more than a frowning hour,
But you have let your heart decide,
Loss has conquered you,

You've won one too many fights,
Wearing many hats every time,
But you wont win here tonight,

You've made it through the direst of straits alright,
Can you help it if plain love now seems less interesting?
You haven't changed an ounce in my eyes,
And I cannot lecture you,

And does anything I say seem relevant at all?
You've been at the helm since you were just five,
While I cannot claim to be more than a passenger,
But, you've won one too many fights,
Wearing all of your clothes at the same time,
Let the good times end tonight,
Oh girl, sail her, don't sink her,
This time,

Just a moment or two from now,
Not a mind will retain even a trace,
Of the thoughts that I struggled to tell
And how our stack of cards just fell,

So settle this once and for all,
The light no longer shows the cracks around my door,
And I have no lantern to light your way home tonight,

You are not some saint who's above,
Giving someone a stroll through the flowers,
You've got so much more to dream of,
Oh girl, sail her, don't sink her,
This time,
This time,
This time.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Right now I should be doing homework.

... I should call my mom back.

... I should go to sleep.

But I probably won't do any of those thing for a while because I just don't feel like it.

Why do I feel like that so often?

Monday, February 05, 2007

My roommate is on a flight to Chicago right now... she's going on a TV show to tell the story of seven kids her mom's organization bought out of slavery in Africa... can you guess what show?