Friday, November 19, 2010
So last night was a pretty big night. Millions of people the world 'round lined up in front of millions of theaters in anticipation of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part One (the seventh installment out of eight movies.) Of course, being a fan of the books, I was one of the millions.
This isn't a movie review. Just some observations...
1. No matter how great a movie is (and this was a damn good flick), it will never compare to the book.
2. Ron got buff.
3. Why is Mundungus Fletcher wearing a seedy looking 80's shirt? It fits his character but still just... why?
4. Emma Watson looks best with long hair.
5. Some people shouldn't be allowed to watch movies in theater.
6. Hedwig didn't die like that. (Even though it would be cool if she did.)
7. Redbull + Caramel Frappucino + m&ms + popcorn + Nerds + Twix = a big fatty stomachache. No. Bueno.
All this to say, it was definitely worth the money, the three hour wait, and going to bed at 5am... and waking up at 7am.
Oh, to be a working college student...
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
(copyright to Disney)
I turned old on Friday.
The big two-oh. One year before I turn 21. So close, yet so far *sigh*
So instead of feeling elated, I was mostly just overwhelmed at turning two decades old. I know. There are older people out there and they feel quite young. But getting jolted out of teenage-dom is just weird. Since that's what most of my life has consisted of. Anyway... I feel like writing. And even though it's going to be long and boring, here goes! hehe
It started at midnight of 11/12. I was exhausted from the week's happenings and accidentally fell asleep around 8pm. I was awakened at exactly 12:00 a.m. by a shout of "IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!" and a showering of bright green balloons. One of my best friends (Love ya Cyd), and some awesome girls on my floor had poured into my room to wish me a happy birthday :)
I opened my present, which turned out to be this pretty fantastic zen fountain thing. Which I LOVE, and is currently running on my desk :D And Cydney wrote me this awesome card that basically sums up our whole friendship: some tears, lots of laughter, great memories all around.
Then I knocked out again ahahaha.
The next day was my actual birthday... so of course I went to DISNEYLAND!! <3 It was all Christmas'd up so the whole family drove out and we spent the day there. Won't bore with the details, but we went on all the good rides, saw some of Fantasmic!, and ate at Cafe Orleans. Love the birthday, love the fam <33
When I got back to my dorm room I saw that my door was decorated with Tinkerbell wrapping paper and streamers :) I seriously love my friends. Then I walk in and Bails (<3), had thrown confetti all over my desk and given me a great birthday card. So fun. and then the door opens and in comes my bestie with a Funfetti birthday cake, 20 candles and all, accompanied by the other girls. So they sang happy birthday, we popped some apple cider and had a good time :)
So I literally celebrated from midnight to midnight! it was WONDERFUL.
And then I woke up at 6:30 this morning and spent 11 hours working an event for high schoolers promoting journalism. It was fun. Event planning and PR = pretty much amazing. haha.
I am so blessed to have friends who remember/care about me and take the time to make me feel special, family who's willing to take a whole day off to celebrate with me, and just... wow. It was so great. I'm still smiling from it all.
Tomorrow is the final bday celebration. Cydney, being the crazy good friend she is, is taking me to see Usher at the Honda Center. VIP seats and all. She's pretty much amazing. What the heck haha. So I'm stoked!! :D
Life is good! God is good! YEE.