Friday, June 18, 2010
Just a warning for some people (Ahem, Sam): This is a really gooey post about a book series that I love so much, I felt the need to write about it.
About 10yrs ago, Harry Potter made me fall in love with reading again. It sparked something inside of me that made me long to be apart of a magical world. The story is so well written and so clever and so much fun and I absolutely adore the characters. Today marks the grand opening of the theme park in Universal Studios. I actually teared up reading the articles about it and still have goosebumps seeing how excited people are for it. It's pretty amazing that a story about a boy wizard could stir up this much extravaganza and excitement.
Last weekend they finished filming the final movie (Deathly Hallows Part 1 comes out in November, 2010 and Part 2 comes out in 2011). That adds up to 9 and 3/4 years of filming. I learned that fun fact from Entertainment Weekly and thought it was very cool (if you don't know why that's cool, the platform to get onto the train for Hogwarts, is platform 9 3/4). It's bittersweet to think that they are all done. I can't wait to see the final films, but I don't want it to be over. I suppose that's how all you Star Wars people felt after Revenge of The Sith came out, eh?
I will not be watching any of the clips that are released between now and when the movie comes out (Dawn and I have made a pact not to partake in such things). Not seeing clips and stills beforehand will make it so much more enjoyable when I finally do get to see the film. Yes, I have already read the series (twice) and I already know what happens, but that's not the point. The point is that I want to see the film in it's entirety on the big screen. Not in small doses.
If you have never read Harry Potter or think it's just a story for little kids (it's not), you really should check it out. It takes you to another place and it's FUN. One day I will be able to visit the theme park and show Charley how much the series means to me. But until then, I can live vicariously through other people's experiences and wait for my turn with the Sorting Hat.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Here is the video. Hopefully it won't be removed or anything.
Last night was also the Season 3 premiere of True Blood. How excited was I for this? So excited in fact, that I wore my Bon Temps Football shirt all day, kept talking about how much I was looking forward to it and made sure I had the channel on 20 minutes beforehand so I wouldn't miss anything. It started, Jeff and I were enjoying it and then the cable got all wonky. The volume kept going out and the picture would get all digital and distorted. It would stop for a few minutes and then do it again (at the best parts of course. coughERICcough). I got an idea of what the episode was about, but missed most of the dialogue. SO INFURIATING. ALL day I was looking forward to it. ALL day. They were showing a replay of it at 11pm, so I read for an hour and decided to try and watch it again. 20 minutes into it, it started doing it again, only worse this time. It completely froze (on an Eric part, and that was kind of okay with me) so I turned it off and went to bed angry. Damn you, BrightHouse Cable! Jeff wrote a "stern" email to them. We'll see if they respond. Don't mess with my True Blood watching. you pickin' up, what i'm puttin down, BrightHouse people?? Hopefully I will get to see an uninterrupted replay of it. What I saw of the preview for next week, it looks awesome and if it messes up again, I will go down to BrightHouse and show them how angry I am. Gah!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
John Stamos is coming to Glee. THE Uncle Jesse is coming to Glee!!
If you watched the finale last night (which was awesome), you may have noticed Emma talking about the Dentist she was seeing. John Stamos will be playing her Dentist/flame next season as a recurring role.
This show just keeps getting better and better. I think this is fantastic news and cannot wait for a sing-off between him and Mr Schuester. SO. MUCH. FUN.
I won't say too much about the finale in case some people haven't watched it yet, but it was so well done. The people behind that show are so clever and smart and the cast is just amazing.
Also, Kurt was wearing a sailor hat. For no reason at all. It doesn't get much better than that, people.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday was Charley’s birthday party. He was very excited and loved having everyone over to celebrate with him. The rain even held off for us (thank goodness!) and I think it has to do with Charley and I rubbing the necklace that Jeff’s grandmother gave me years ago and chanting “NO RAIN!” over and over again. Charley thought I was being silly, but damnit if it didn’t work! Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us! It truly means so much to us to have you guys enjoy spending time with C as much as we do. I left all the decorations up (because they are expensive and I am getting my money’s worth out of them) and Charley woke up this morning and said “thank you for my decorations, Mommy. I love them!” And now they will stay up even longer! Also a big thanks to everyone who was brave enough to eat my cake! I slaved over that thing and was just happy it didn’t turn out to be a sloppy mess. Charley’s face made it all worth the stress of it the first time he looked at it. Which means he will probably talk me into doing it again next year too.
Dennis and I went to see She&Him last night at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. It was an interesting, very fun evening! Zooey Deschanel is adorable and cute and so talented! Her voice is amazing live and we both loved the show! We did not however, love the crowd. In fact, as soon as it ended, I stated that it was probably one of the most annoying crowds I have ever been a part of. We almost witnessed a fight, a dude almost passed out, there was a girl clearly trying her hardest to sing OVER Zooey and my all time favorite at any concert; the ill timed clap-along that people do. The worst was the girl who stood RIGHT in front of me as the show started. RIGHT in front of me, as in, my nose was in her rats nest hair. Yes, it literally looked like a rats nest. I don’t know what look she was going for, but it was wrong. Also, she had just had it permed. I know this because my nose was in her hair and being a girl who used to get perms ALL the time, I remember that chemical smell all too well. Blech! They also had crazy camera/phone/recording device police lurking throughout the crowd. I have never been to a concert where they were so strict about it. I saw at least 3 people get yelled at for it as the show went on and Zooey Deschanel even commented on the flashes and instructed people how to turn them off. Haha.
Also, we noticed there was no smoking. Thumbs up to that no smoking ban they just passed! But let me tell you, that gives way to LOTS of other unpleasant smells. LOTS. Every 30 seconds there would be a new smell to decipher, but hey, at least we didn’t smell like cigarettes when we went home!
Tomorrow is the season finale of Glee and I am crazy excited for it!! Also, True Blood starts this Sunday. To say I can't wait is an understatement. I'm really, really excited for it. Also, Eclipse is only 3 weeks away. Yippee!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I’m giving in to peer pressure (to the 3 whole people who have been telling me to do this) and attempting to start my own blog. Let’s see how this pans out, shall we?
I have been saying that my very first post would be about the LOST finale. Why? Well, let me tell you… Because I have had to explain the ending to SO many people in the last week. I know everyone has their own take on it and that’s the beauty of the story they created, but overall, I think quite a few people have come to the wrong “generalization” of what the series was about.
****BEWARE! LOST SPOILERS BELOW. IF YOU AT ANY TIME PLAN ON WATCHING THIS PHENOMENAL SERIES, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER.****
There is my spoiler warning, for you!
Again, this is just my take, but It seems the people who enjoyed the finale and watched the series from beginning to end (like myself) and the people who were total nerds about it (like myself and my brother), share the same “idea” of what the series came down to…
First and foremost, THEY WERE NOT ALL DEAD THE WHOLE TIME. The show, as a whole, was NOT about them being in purgatory the whole time. They did not die when Oceanic 815 crashed. Everything that happened on the island happened and mattered. Christian did a pretty amazing job of explaining all of that at the end.
“I’m real, you’re real. Everything that has ever happened to you is real. All the people in the church, they’re all real too. Everyone dies sometime”
So yeah, in the end, they were all dead in the sense that they all died eventually. Because everyone dies eventually. The sideways world was their “purgatory” of sorts because it was a place they created together. It showed that the relationships they formed with each other were the most important things to them. Their “happy place”, if you will.
As far as the island mysteries and all the questions that didn’t get answered, I have no explanation for any of that. While I have always been intrigued by the island and the weirdness of it all, it was never what was most important to me. I always cared about the characters and what happened to them and they resolved their stories perfectly. Yes, I said perfectly. I loved it. A lot.
So, there you have it. My take on The End.
On a completely unrelated note… Please, please do not pay money to go see the new Karate Kid movie. Please??