A MinD in MoTown

Talkin’ that blah, blah, blah.
April 14, 2010, 3:09 pm
Filed under: I clearly have nothing better to say

I’m taking the easy way out here and tossing a few bullet points your way…

  • I am obsessed with Adam Lambert and “What Do You Want From Me.” Why? Well really, I have no idea, but I cannot get enough of him and this song. And to think I didn’t even check out American Idol when he was on. But the proof of this obsession came the other night, around 3 a.m., when I watched his performance on Palladia instead of sleeping…
  • I’m applying for an on-air radio station gig and it requires a three-minute video. I’ve been working on this video since Monday and it’s been sucking up my free time – who would’ve thought three minutes would require so much work? – but expect a posting solely about this venture in the very near future. Perhaps even tomorrow.
  • It’s only Wednesday and half of my 40-hour work week was completed before I even arrived this morning.
  • Remember my blog about the word “soon” and my impatience waiting for an email from my grad-program coordinator? It’s been one month and “soon” has yet to arrive. Gah.
  • My paycheck this Friday? All extra money. After putting some aside for my June vacation to the OBX, I’m thinking a new tattoo might be necessary.
  • Another earthquake today, this time in China. Oh, and a volcanic eruption in Iceland as well. Please tell me I’m not the only one wondering if impending doom is on its way? With one natural disaster after another in recent months it’s truly becoming difficult not to imagine something worse lingering around the corner. Am I preparing for the end of the world in 2012? By no means, but obviously something is environmentally off and it’s seemingly a matter of time before a major disaster occurs.
  • I like Kesha. A lot. It’s true. Don’t hate.
  • I cooked my parents and boyfriend dinner on Monday – slow cooker root beer barbecue beef sandwiches. This is, indeed, a rarity. But everyone loved them and nobody died. I consider this a success! Now onto the next recipe…
  • I’ll soon be relocating to my own .com. Exciting stuff, I know. Watch out for additional information in the coming weeks about my big move – including a blog-name change. Eep!

Sooner or later.

I’m not exactly the type of girl to have every moment of every day pre-planned. It’s actually rare for me to have plans whatsoever. And I certainly don’t mind living by the seat of my pants sometimes. However, when it comes to big-ticket items – events, holidays, milestones, deadlines for much-needed information, etc. – I prefer things written in stone well in advance.

One thing I practically loathe is the word “soon.” How vague is “soon”? And by whose definition does that follow? Because, as I have learned time and time again – including this most recent stint as I await a vital email from my graduate program coordinator – my perception of “soon” is clearly quite truncated from the designation of others.

What fairly-vague terms do you hate, and why? “Soon” is definitely high on my list!

“Writing” a Blog Post … via Pham.
January 19, 2010, 6:47 pm
Filed under: Block de writer, I clearly have nothing better to say

So, in typical fashion, I was lacking my own creativity and stole a blog post from Pham (sorry darlin’!). But clearly, if it was worth pilfering for my own use, it was obviously a pretty damn good idea to begin with.

Feel free to ask for any clarification. My penmanship's slightly lacking.

Pham’s original post asked that you do this, too, and post a snippit of your own handwriting on his blog. Or you can be a thief like me and continue the robbery trend by posting it to your own site. Whatever cooks your noodle.

Team Jacob.

On Thursday, at midnight, I did it. I stood in line with hundreds – seven theaters worth, so that’s my assumption – of teenage girls, book-loving adults, whipped boyfriends and a few others to see New Moon.

And I loved it! Maybe it’s because I started the evening with some SoCo and Yuengling, but the book portrayal was pretty close and Taylor Lautner truly embodied the character of Jacob Black to a tee … and we remember how I feel about Jake, right?

Like many others who saw the first saga film, Twilight, my expectations for #2 were rather low. But with a new director on board – and previews that seemed a bit more promising – my anticipation got the best of me and I bought my ticket a few days in advance. And to say I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome on the screen would certainly be an understatement. Though when you’re expecting subpar, I suppose it’s rather simple to go above and beyond.

Although there were some obvious flaws – including the rather-forced Volturi/Italy scenes, (though it was that way in the book as well, but moreso in the movie) and the slight differences between the book and film (I get it, time constraints, but the movie should always stay as close as possibly to the book context) – I think New Moon was summed up pretty well on the big screen.

….. My rating? 3.7/5 …..

With that said, seeing this movie at midnight (despite the liquid courage) made me more certain than ever that I loathe teenage girls. I’m clearly beyond that point in my life – thank God! – and highly annoyed by masses of them surrounding me at once. I easily could have done without the Ooooing and Ahhhing whenever anything remotely male or sexual occurred. But I knew what I was getting myself into and I’m still fairly glad I took the first opportunity possible to see the latest Twilight installment.

I’ll probably go see Eclipse at midnight, too. I’m super awesome like that. Now, how many months do we have left…? June 30, 2010 cannot come soon enough. I’m already jonesing a Jacob-fix!

P.S. I’ve always been this big of a dork. This is just more proof of that.

I love this tee-shirt!

Ah, Happy Valley.
October 9, 2009, 2:05 pm
Filed under: I clearly have nothing better to say, WE ARE...

Well folks, I’m yet again out of town, enjoying a four-day weekend in central Pennsylvania – Happy Valley/State College/University Park/PENN STATE, to be exact.

We Are...!

We Are...!

And right there, within Beaver Stadium, is where I’ll spend several hours Saturday (woohoo, I get to go to a game), cheering on my Nittany Lions!

So try not to miss me too much. I’ll return to the blogosphere on Tuesday. ‘Til then, catch me on Twitter (and take in this weekend’s crazy shenanigans!) and have a great weekend!