Friday, July 25, 2008

Nerd Alert: I Want To Believe.

Okay so clearly I've been stoked about the X Files premiere for ages. I understand that this comes with a label, and this review will probably be an embarrassing reveal of how incredibly nerdy I really am.  Oh well.  Ain't no shame in it.

If you are planning on seeing the movie and don't want to know anything don't read this because basically, I'm going to spoil it for you.  Because I have no filter and though I may try, I'd ruin something.  There's the disclaimer.

First and foremost, I have to say that Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny still rock my world.  The acting was perfect, and I love the direction that they took the characters.  Even if it was more overt than normal, the relationship was still stellar.  Scully was a beast in this movie.  It was sweet.  

As I told several of you, I was slightly disappointed at first.  I didn't really grasp why they'd left out the stuff that made the series so cool, like, um, aliens and conspiracies.  The more I think about it, the more I'm appreciating it.  Was it as good as it could have been? No.  But I think at the core of the show is the search for truth, and they hold true to that search.  It's just taken on a different form.

The show has always brought Scully's Catholic faith - and lack of faith - into the plot lines.  A pedophile priest named Father Joe claims to have visions that can help the FBI find a missing agent. Scully, who now works as a surgeon at a Catholic children's hospital, is pretty clear that she's not interested in what he has to say. She sees him praying for salvation and practically rolls her eyes. The following exchange goes like this:
Scully: Do you think God hears your prayers?
Father Joe: Do you think He hears yours?
Scully: I didn't bugger 37 alter boys.
Burn.  She's "done chasing monsters in the dark", which ultimately brings her to leave Mulder at the unibomber style abode he (they? I wasn't clear on this...) is living in.  But not before they make out a little.  

Bottom line, I'm for sure going to see it again.  It's sooo not as bad as the reviews it's getting.  I just hope that a) there's another one and b) it has some aliens and conspiracies in it. :-)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Dark Knight rocked my world.

Okay so everyone has heard that the new Batman movie was unbelievable. So I'm going to skip that part. Basically, your life is incomplete if you don't see this movie. Bottom line.

What was I NOT a fan of? The INSANE old lady sitting next to me. My friends and I walk into the theater. Of course, there are 6 sold out showings of this movie at Green Hills - it's absolute chaos. We stroll in like 10 minutes before it's supposed to start and clearly, there are not 4 seats available. So we split up. This lady from the back hollers at us and points to a couple seats, so T and I head to the back. Our first sign to run should have been the look of relief on the face of the guy sitting next to us. He was entirely too grateful to have two people between him and Bertha. (Note: Bertha wasn't her real name. At least I don't think it was. That would be unfortunate. It seems appropriate for my purposes though.)

So Bertha rambles on about the movie. I mention that I'm tired. Being as it's after midnight and I have already been awake for 18 hours and worked and went to school all day. She goes "SUCK IT UP! It's BATMAN!" I was like, great okay. Then she notices that the sound is off. Obviously, it was supposed to be, as they were walking through, checking tickets, etc... the previews haven't even started. But she was upset. So, naturally, she takes her shoes off and wanders around for someone to inform.

She comes back. She overhears me telling a story to T about someone who told me to shut up. I hear "Yeah, GREAT IDEA." At this point I'm pretty sure I dug my nails into his arm and told him I was going to take the old lady out. Unsatisfied with the theater's response for her request for volume, Barefoot Bertha started wandering around again. I made T switch places with me while she was up. So naturally, when she returns, she starts talking to him instead.

I overhear something about him keeping me quiet. Bertha's plan for silencing me was to tell T to kiss me so I couldn't talk. I believe there was a lecture about keeping the phones in pockets so she wouldn't have to deal with the glow. Some cussing people out around us to shut up. The movie finally starts, and apparently wasn't good enough for her to stay through to the end - she rolled out about 3/4 way through.

Incredible. If I run into a Bertha tonight at the X Files premiere, roomie's gonna have to hold me back, because I might cry if I get kicked out.

Johnny and June

This may be one of my favorite songs.  I adore Heidi Newfield.  I was slightly disappointed in the video though.  She's like, yeah I'm hot, imma just be pretty.

Oh well.  I'm still a fan, Heidi.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm Really Boring.

No, for real though.  The reason I haven't blogged is because I'm pretty sure that nothing funny has happened to me lately.  I don't do anything anymore.  I go to school.  I go home.  I write papers.  I cook for my roommate.  I watch X-Files.  I go get the occasional popsicle.  But really, do you want to read about that?

I mean, I'm not gonna lie, Las Paletas popsicles are sooo blogworthy.  One of my friends and I had one last week, and she told me she had dreams about it.  They're that good.  But... I'll spare you that.

I've knocked out two of the four summer classes.  Finance: complete.  Management Communications: complete as of like, 7 minutes ago.  That's a lie.  I'm in class blogging.  But let me just say, we rocked that paper.  Some of the finest 22 pages I've turned in.  Okay not really.  It was severely boring.  But it's A work, fo sho.

T-17 days to graduation.  Holy crap.  I have no idea where time went.  It blows my mind.  I'm pumped though.  Bring it on.

Wanna hear something sadistic?  I'm going to get a second degree.  I haven't talked myself into a masters yet, but I have decided that at least I want an english degree in addition to my BBA. And NC State is CHEAP.  Like, we're talking 25% of what Belmont's costing me.  

So, that's about it folks.  I'm lame.  I go to school and work and eat popsicles.  Oh, and drive a lot.  The Nissan's going in this week for an oil change.  Which explains why I spent $600 last month on gas.  Good grief.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Conversations with mom...

100% casual tone:

Me: What are you doing today?
Mom: Looking at my website. What are you doin'?
Me: I just got a popsicle.
Mom: I just got a divorce.

Apparently it's finally official. 

Monday, July 7, 2008

Zeb - as in Zebulon.

So I went to a wedding this weekend in Nashville, NC. Ironic, I know. So the night begins with a torrential storm. Sideways rain. Leaves and sticks blowing across the highway. Suzanne's car blowing across the highway, etc.

This was supposed to be an outdoor wedding, mind you. But aside from a flock of geese landing during the lighting of the unity candle, it went off well. Amazingly, the rain held out until 5 minutes after the ceremony, and we were all indoors for the reception. So we do the dances and eat the food, eat some cake.

Then it's time for the bouquet toss. A group of about 8 of us get up front and Ashley tosses the bouquet. All the bridesmaids stand still. Apparently the plan was that all the bridesmaids were going to step back and let Becca get it. Well, Becca didn't go for it either. So... I did... and got it. Then it's time for the garter toss.

The most awkward guy up there is a shaggy blonde guy named Zeb. So Zeb, of course, catches the garter. Suzanne goes "You know, I've been to some weddings where the guys that catches the garter has to put it on the girl that catches the bouquet..."

Before I could say that I was glad that wasn't happening, the DJ calls my name into the mic. Zeb and I head up to the dance floor and I get seated in the chair so Zeb can put the garter on me. It may have been one of the most awkward moments ever. I'm sitting in the chair in front of all these people - keep in mind I know like, 3 people in the room - and Zeb kneels in front of me and slides the garter up over my knee. Good thing I shaved, or it could have been even more awkward. 

We exchanged an embarrassed introduction and side hug... then called it a night. 


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A 27 Dresses moment...

Dress shopping. Everyone in my world is getting married. Therefore, I shop for dresses. Some snapshots from the Roadcap/Dorn wedding bridesmaid outing...

"Adjusting" - they definitely didn't have my size in that style... Maybe if I pull it up and in? 

I liked this style.  Not in black, obviously.  Oh that one on the rack is the right color, let's try that one...

Oh they don't have my size.  Of course.  Why would they?  That would be convenient.  That's fine.  I clearly was not excited about changing anyway...

Okay let's get a close up... do I REALLY like this color? Alyssa, take a picture of us .

Yay we're done for the day... 

Decisions made: 0

Alas, we still have a year, love. ;-)