Why do I procrastinate so much?! I have to present my cake paper to the class tomorrow and I still haven’t picked my last cake. I’ve only gotten as far as to opening power point! I haven’t even picked a layout yet! ARGH!
Contemplating climbing in bed to finish watching season 2 of Parenthood so that I can move on to all of the episodes of QI.
edit: I’d watch Parenthood on netflix streamed to my TV in the living room but I have no idea where the remote to my bluray player is, I’m too lazy to search for it, and my bed is just ever so comfortable.
IT DOOOOES!!!! I was totally looking for that movie on DVD when I was at Best Buy on black Friday! I LOVE THIS MOVIE! My mom, bro, and I ALWAYS quote it at Christmas! It’s not Christmas unless you hear us screeching “LIGHT THE LAMP NOT THE RAT!!! LIGHT THE LAMP NOT THE RAT!!!!” at some point!
I had car trouble on the way home and it made me extra mad at the girl who bailed on taking me to the airport because I wouldn’t have been an hour away from home when my car broke down if she had been reliable and taken me and picked me up. My car would have broken down in my town not even 5 minutes from the mechanic. Which I realize is not rational… and yet, there it is right in my head. Blah.
girl, i would have done the same thing. she needs to reflect on how inconsiderate it was to put you in that position.
Thank you for reassuring me that I’m not just being irrational or an asshole here. I also forgot to mention that she was at a party when she text me AND that she didn’t get home from said party until about 15 minutes before I left my house to get to the airport. That was the icing on the unbelievably rude cake. If she was so tired she could have come home and taken a nap for an hour and a half before we had to leave, but instead she chose to stay at the party. Inconsiderate people with skewed priorities upset me.
So before I left Pa. on Saturday I was really pissed. My friend was supposed to be driving me to the airport at 4; she text me at 2:30 saying she was going to be too tired to drive me to the airport, and that she could just pull over and take a nap but it was going to be really hard since she had work in the morning at 10 the next day. I’m sorry, then why did you agree to drive me in the first place? You could have said no. I had 2 other people ask me if I had a ride and if everything was taken care of, and I told them not to worry everything was fine. I could have asked one of them to do it and I know for a fact they never would have let me down. To text someone an hour and a half before they’re supposed to leave when it’s 2:30 in the morning it bullshit. Who the fuck do you think I’m going to be able to find at that time that would be able to drive me? So I’m pissed, and the girl that left me hanging called me twice and text me once the day I left. I have not called her back. I have completely ignored her. Right now I have no desire to talk to her. I think I’m allowed to be mad. I had to drive myself to the airport and I’m having to pay an extra $60 just to park there on top of my gas. It was either that or be an asshole and risk my safety and hers and make her drive me anyway. Anyway, just now she facebook IMed me saying she hopes that I had a nice thanksgiving… and I ignored it. Which is lame and childish… but I just don’t want to deal with her right now. I’ll deal with her when I get back home and I have to.
Recently added to the list of things I don't understand:
Why action movies are marketed only to men. Maybe it’s because I grew up with 3 older boys, but I happen to love action movies. I know people who know me would think its because of the hot men doing kickass things, but it’s not that (although that is an added bonus). I love action movies no matter who the protagonist is; male, female, hot, ugly, I don’t care. I love the way the fight sequences are perfectly timed choreography, and the physical strength it takes to be able to do all the things that they do. I tend to really enjoy the stories as well. I grew up watching Bond and old WWII movies, and I find them endlessly entertaining and awesome. I don’t understand why as a girl I’m supposed to not like them or pretend like I don’t like them, when I wholeheartedly do.
I am a girly-girl, and I’m not afraid to admit that I love action movies.
“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.”—City Of Thieves, David Benioff (via eastatlanta)
Here’s Your Minute-By-Minute Play-By-Play Of Twilight: Breaking Dawn By Dodai Stewart
Last night, I joined the Twihards at a midnight screening of Twilight: Breaking Dawn. Since I first covered the franchise in 2008, I’ve gone to midnight screenings of each one, and I have to say, as events, they are getting more and more subdued. Maybe the fans are growing up. Perhaps vampires and werewolves have lost their bite. (A little - the flick is still on track to be number one at the box office this weekend.) The theater was definitely packed. I took notes throughout the flick. So if you want to know exactly what happens without actually paying for a ticket, read on.
12:06 In the theater. Not a lot of teens… the two ladies next to me are well over 40. And excited. 12:21 The Hunger Games trailer comes on. Screams, applause. 12:22 The screen goes dark and the movie begins with a shot of the moon… There’s excited chatter and then a loud “Shhh!” from everyone not chattering. 12:23 Jacob’s shirt comes off less than 1 minute in! Screams! 12:31 Edward to Bella: “I’ll meet you at the altar.” Some one in the row in front of me goes, “aww!” with an uptick at the end like she’s seen an adorable puppy. 12:36 Bella’s walking up the aisle. The back of her dress is kind of sexy. 12:39 Slow-mo kissing. Goes on for a while. My friend Workhorse audibly rolls his eyes. 12:41 Booboo! This conversation seems to be about whether or not Edward will fuck Bella to death on their wedding night. “You’ll kill her!” 12:56 They’re on a secluded island Brazil and she’s looking at the bed, OMG, honeymoon night! 12:58 She is fucking nervous/excited about getting some vampire penis in her. She’s brushing teeth and shaving her legs. 1:00 Sex! Breaking hymen! Breaking the bed! Wait. That was over way too quick. The camera cut away to the next morning, like a Hays code film. 1:01 He won’t bang her anymore because he’s afraid he will hurt her. They play chess, like the cover of the book! She is horny. Begging for it. 1:07 Product placement: Bella looks at an unopened box of Tampax Pearl. “I think I’m pregnant.” 1:18 Edward looks ill re: demon fetus. “Carlyle will get that thing out.” 1:23 Even though the fetus is killing her, she wants to keep it and so do some of the Cullens. “It’s just a little baby. Possibly.” 1:29 Amazeballs: Wolf conference by some logs. They are snarling at each other. Voiceovers as you watch CGI lupuses emote. 1:32 Booboo ! 1:37 “It’s crushing you from the inside out. The fetus isn’t compatible with your body. It’s starving you.” She looks sickly thin. She’s willing to die so the baby can live, though… 1:43 Mmm, bloodshake! Like a milkshake, but blood. 1:46 Bella lies to her dad: “I’m gong to a medical center in Switzerland… it’s more of a spa.” 1:51 Jacob is doing some betraying of his tribe… 1:53 They’re talking baby names. “Renesmee. Too weird?” “Um….” 1:54 She’s in labor and basically dying. She yells “Get him out of there!” Yes! Exorcise this demon spawn! OMG. It’s happening so fast! Edward bites her pregnant belly! A baby comes out all bloody and covered with bits of blech. Bella says, “Beautiful.” Honey, no. Then she DIES! Bella is dead. She is skeletal. and gray. 1:57 Edward injects Bella with venom. She is still dead. CPR doesn’t work. Jacob says you deserve to live with this. Jacob cries! 1:59 Edward: “You’re not dead come on!” Bites her all over. Suddenly we’re inside Bella’s body looking at her veins and organs and shit is going down. Her blood is freaking out. 2:01 Jacob creeps up on Rosalie and Renesmee and when he looks into the baby’s adorable baby eyes with those long baby lashes he falls in love! And has a vision of some bright future where she’s grown up and wearing a wig. Imprinted. 2:03 Fight breaks out! Vamps vs. werewolfs! Jacob transitions and the over-40 lady 2 seats down from me screams “That’s my man!” Bella is still dead, she looks like crap. 2:06 She starts healing. Smattering of applause. Her veins flip out again. Her whole life passes in front of her. Or us. Whatever. She looks awesome! No longer a gray skeleton but totally pretty! She opens her eyes and they are RED! The end!
Lessons learned: Sex is scary. Fetuses are terrible parasites. A man can fall in love with an infant.
Bwahahaha. Lessons learned: Twilight teaches girls bad things society wants them to think are acceptable but masks it by giving them mildly attractive men shirtless.
I made the mistake of getting in to a Harry Potter vs. Twilight debate. This is a stupid and pointless thing to do, and now I realize why.
For one thing, the books really shouldn’t be compared. They’re different and there is never going to be a definitive winner in this debate, there just isn’t. I understand that we have this desire to pit books and authors against one another (the same way we pit boy bands and female singers against one another as well), but in the end all you’re really arguing is opinions; and as they say, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.That being said, this debate has helped me to figure out some of the reasons why I personally do not like Twilight, but it has also made me realize why I should accept it for what it is and move on.
I have to say that I finished both Harry Potter and the Twilight series, so I don’t feel like my opinion is entirely invalid. I also have to say, that at first I didn’t like Harry Potter. I was against reading it and thought it was for kids; but then I sat down and really started reading them and was forever changed. I was the exact opposite with Twilight. I started off loving them and then after reading the final book and rereading the series, I could no longer see what I was so enamored with.
My answer is this: Twilight is the literary equivalent of a trashy romance novel for teens. There is no depth to the story. It’s the kind of book that you want to read when you don’t want to look for the deeper meaning; because there isn’t any. The book is what it is. It’s a fluffy love story about an awkward girl who falls in love with a “perfect” man. That’s it. It’s the story of their love with a supernatural aspect. There is nothing wrong with reading books that have no real deep underlying meaning. I will proudly say that I have books like that on my shelf and I love them. Harry Potter is the exact opposite of Twilight. Harry Potter is full of deeper meaning and the characters are complex and deeply flawed just like any other real human being. I am not arguing that Harry Potter is the best story ever written, I’m just saying that it has more depth. The only things that really truly tie these books together are 1. Where they’re placed in the bookstore 2. They have a supernatural component to them and 3. They are written by female authors. Other than that comparing Harry Potter and Twilight is just another pointless argument that could go on for ages because it’s all based on personal preference.