Wednesday, March 24, 2010
That, my friends, is what you do at school...which has been occupying most of my time. I'm almost done with seventh grade...will that mean that this blog will be called "grade eight momentos"? No, I certainly hope not! I need to think of a new blog title before the school year ends (yes, I know changing your blog title every few months or so is annoying, and I'm surprised that I've kept the current title this long). I am lacking creativity at the moment, which is kind of ironic considering I have a three page volcano report and a literary essay due in a month or so.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
It's pretty much been a movie weekend for me. Last night I watched Fried Green Tomatoes, which was quite good, and today I saw Remember Me. The weather has been dreadful and rainy, so getting wrapped up in the stories of fictional characters can often cheer you up, even if those stories happen to be sad.
So yes, I saw Remember Me today, as mentioned before. The movie was okay, I suppose. It's just one of those movies where you expect something depressing or shocking to happen in every scene (which it did). The story seemed to go on and on, until the huge hair-raising ending came along. I really did enjoy the actors' performances. Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin (from Lost), and Ruby Jerins carried the film very well, while Pierce Bronsan portrayed the usual workaholic dad in the big suit. I do suggest this movie, however, and give 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Alright, moving on...
I've been seeing pictures from Lady Gaga's new music video all over the web, and it's kind of amusing, yet annoying at the same time. I'm not really a huge fan of Lady Gaga, because I happen to think that she is a huge poseur. So many people love her because she is different, but constantly dying your hair and wearing flashy revealing outfits isn't really appealing to me. She keeps changing because her fans will get tired of her if she stays the same way for more than three months, which proves that a good majority of our generation is impatient and must always be entertained with cliché pop songs about love and whatnot.
Well bloggers, it's about that time.
Stay tuned for further critical thinking.
Monday, March 8, 2010
ME! Muahaha! In all of my poised glory at Columbus Circle last Saturday.
Sorry about that. Here's what really happened at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards:
- Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin co-hosted, as mentioned in a previous post. They had a few laugh-out-loud funny moments, but otherwise you would just sit on your couch thinking "eh, yeah, not really funny. just let the hip young folks present the awards!".
- Katherine Bigalow pretty much kicked some major butt, the "major butt" being James Cameron. The Hurt Locker won a total of six awards, including Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Original Screenplay.
- Oh, and the Academy made a tribute to John Hughes, which pretty much made my night. Seeing the Brat Pack reunite was a sight for sore eyes.
- Jeff Bridges won for Best Actor! I was very happy for him, and his speech was heartwarming. Such a caring old soul.
- Sandra Bullock won for Best Actress, and I was really shocked. I thought Meryl Streep, Carrey Mulligan, or Gabourey Sidibide would have won, but all of the nominees were great anyway. Go Sandra!
This year's show was pretty good overall, and everyone looked stunning. Sam Worthington from Avatar wore a $20 pair of shoes, which I think is pretty cool.
Today we had surprisingly nice weather for the beginning of March, and a few people didn't even wear their winter coats. I'm ready for all of the nasty wind and snow to be gone, but not ready to say goodbye to tights because sooner or later I'll start telling myself that I look like whore if I wear high wasted skirts.
I'm not really sure if any "academic adventures" are in store for me this week, but I'll keep you posted if anything seemingly exciting happens....maybe I'll throw in a couple of crappy pictures. (:
Monday, March 1, 2010
I have a sudden fascination with The Office. It's funny how the show is in the sixth season and I just notice it now (oblivious much?). My favorite character is Dwight Kurt Schrute III.
Anywhoo, today is the New York priemere of Robert Pattinson's new movie, Remember Me. My friends and I want to see it when it comes out next week. I guess it looks pretty good, but Summit Entertainment (the same company that has the rights to the Twilight franchise) made the movie to introduce Pattinson as a "real" actor, even though he has done other movies.
On Saturday, my mom took me to ICP, which is the International Center of Photography. I looked at a couple of galleries, and I'm still thinking about taking a class there. And I got my hands on some more Polaroid film. (:
If your calendars haven't pointed it out for you yet, it's the first day of March, which means that spring is near. The Spring Fling has already been planned, and everyone is uber excited. The theme is Rock n' Roll, and will be held from 7-10, which proves that we're real party animals.
Tomorrow the whole middle school is seeing a play adaptation of The Giver. I never read the book, but from what I've heard it's pretty good.
Well bloggers, I'm off. Remember to never leave the house with your shoes untied.