Sunday, January 31, 2010

sunday ramblings


I don't know why I keep choosing to post on Sunday. And my posts are getting farther and farther apart. Gahh curse Facebook and Polyvore! I need to post more often for the people that read this silly stuff.

I have no idea how I did it, but I got through midterms! Math, Science, and Spanish. They were all open-notebook, though, but a good majority of the grade got good scores.

Right now I'm reading my brother's copy of The Lightning Thief, and it's actually pretty good. The movie comes out on February 12th. You can watch the trailer here.

Well, I'm off to New York to do a favor for a friend of my mom's, so this is where I say...

Happy Sunday!
and sorry for making such a short post.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

take me with you



Today, I used my Polaroid for the first time in two months. I took two pictures, this one being the best (the other one was very blurry). I only have five things of film left. I pretty much worship Urban Outfitters for selling Polaroid film, minus the fact that they charge $24 a pack. Which means, my dears, that I have to stop going to the thrift store after school and spending my cash on button-down shirts and Sting CDs. Photography comes first. Always. (I hope I don't jinx that)

Please please please with a cherry on top don't get mad at me. Why? Because I saw The Lovely Bones last night. I thought that it was a very powerful movie. I cried at one part, being the sap that I am, even though I try to cover it up by wearing black nail polish (epic fail). I was impressed with Saroise Ronan, but Stanley Tucci gave me the heebie-jeebies. Two thumbs up and a "rock on" to Peter Jackson as well for beautiful graphics! But I must say that I am a bit disappointed that a lot was left out from the book. But of course, the books are always better than the movies. Well, maybe not for Twilight, because many people think that Stephenie Meyer is a bad writer. Including Leon, a young college student majoring in English that is currently a student teacher for the eighth graders. He has a sharp tounge, and I (along with my friends) find him very funny.

Oh wait! I almost forgot. I did happen to catch the Hope for Haiti program on HBO. I'm impressed with George Clooney for pulling all of those strings. And I got see Robert Pattinson sporting a small bushy beard. Julia Roberts got on my nerves because she kept innerupting the donators she was talking to on the phone. That woman is only on my good side because I love Steel Magnolias.

So yes, that is my weekend summed up in three paragraphs (probably more than that). I still have a math test to study for, so I better get to that before my procrastination gets even worse.

I hope you all had a nice weekend!

~Grace

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

accidentally on purpose

Hello, fellow bloggers!

It's been ten (yes, ten!) days since you've last heard from me, and during those long ten days I managed to occupy my time by doing the following things:

~being lazy. As in, watching my Heathers DVD a thousand times, quoting Winona Ryder and ransacking Tumblr photography blogs, and wishing for my hair to grow four inches overnight. And guess what? Some wishes take a very long time to come true. Eight months, to be exact.

Oh, and last Saturday, at approximately 3:30, my mom spontaneously decided to go to Boston. So we threw some clothes and tolietries in a bag and hopped on a train at Penn Station. Thank goodness it was a three-day weekend. Now, time for pictures!



Our hotel, which was quite lovely.


Pretty self-explanatory, don't you think so?


Charles Street. My mom has never said "quaint" and "charming" so many times before in her life, I assure you.

I apologize for not posting a lot of pictures. I tried to find the best ones. Yes, it was a very short trip, but a nice one. Have any of you been on fun little vacations? If so, tell me about it.

Anywhoo,
I did happen to get a part in the play. A very small part, but perhaps a memorable one. I am Ensemble #4, and I have to dance with the prince (who is played by an awkwardly tall eighth grader) at the ball. But...according to Mr. Ed Monk, I have to perform a short spastic dance, hug the prince and scream I LOVE YOU! in creeper-like fashion. And then I run off the stage while the kindergartners giggle. Applause? I think not.

In other news, I got pulled out of school early today to go to Poets House (located in the World Finacial Center) with my seminar group. I buried my iPod in my blazer pocket and my friend Jack begged me to let him listen to "Paper Planes". Poets House was actually very calming, and I photocopied some pages out of chapbooks for poetic inspiration.

Well, I guess that sums up my missing ten days. Back to the drawing board.
Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

we're all pretty bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it.

Yup. I quoted The Breakfast Club.

I joined Facebook about two months ago, and boy, it is addictive! No one really gives a flying fish about what you have to say or what you're doing, and your friend requests are only accepted because people just want 500 friends on their lists. And yet I still go on. Every day. Sigh.

Anywhoo,
The school play auditions are on Thursday. It's another fairy tale, known as Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother. I don't really think it matters if I get a part or not.

The local musical theater program is doing a production of Jason Robert Brown's 13, which was taken off Broadway last year. I'm obsessed with the song "Bad Bad News" and often watch the French Woods production on YouTube. Aren't I such a creeper?

My weekend has been pretty boring, although I did see Up in the Air with my mom last night, being the movie addict that I am. George Clooney was good, as always, and Jason Reitman (the awesome dude that directed Juno) co-wrote the screenplay. 

I really despise Sundays, because when it's 9:30 p.m. you remember the last time that you checked the clock, and the time was 1:00.

Back to class tomorrow. That means my two days of relaxing are over!
Yes, laziness has taken over, I'm afraid.

Friday, January 1, 2010

why hello there, 2010, how do you do?

As you can tell by the title, it's a new year.
All I gotta say is....
thank god for small miracles. (literally, despite the fact that the Miracle on the Hudson was a gigantic miracle)

I personally wasn't a big fan of 2009. It wasn't exactly a thriving year for me. Yes, good and bad things happened here and there, as that tends to happen every year, but still. 2009 didn't rock my fuzzy orange socks.

However, I did accomplish some things that I'm pretty darn proud of, such as..
  • buying a Polaroid. (compliments of four crumpled dollar bills and a tiny hospital thrift store)
  • managing to hear from/talk to at least every family member, if not a lot of them.
  • kickin' ass with my grades, even though I highly dislike the fine stastistics of Mathematics.
  • landing a role in the school play at the last minute and looking like a huge dork onstage.
  • and....seeing my very first Broadway musical, Rock of Ages.
What can I say? Some things need to be written down, even if they can seem annoying hearing them more than once.

I did manage to watch a lot of movies due to my mom's crazy decision of getting a Blockbuster card, paying an extra five dollars for HBO on demand, and the opening of the movie theater. Even though no one knows what I'm talking about when I mention Gray Gardens or  Love, Actually, it pays off. Why? Because there's nothing better than watching the lives of truly brilliant (sometimes) fictional people.

I've traded in a very bad haircut (I'm talking catostrophic), some itchy and rather tight skinny jeans, and beat up Converse for a pair of Dr. Martens, skirts of many lengths, and a much more manageble 'do. And guess what? It all worked out.

Bring it on, 2010. I'm ready. Are you?

People who bother to read this