Sunday, May 23, 2010

Practically Perfect

So the past couple weeks have been practically perfect.

My Mama and I went to the Fabulous Fox Theatre to see Mary Poppins. I had been dying to go and I finally finagled my Mama to go with me. I managed to snap a few pictures before security came over and told me to put it up.

The Fox's ceiling is my favorite. It looks like the night sky with twinkling stars and moving clouds. Pretty high tech for a theatre that was built in 1920s.

I realized that I love Mary Poppins as a character, but she would be nothing without Bert.

Another highlight is one of my besties, Stacey O, came down from North Georgia for the weekend too. It was my hometown's annual festival, the Geranium Festival.

Reason number 1 for going?

The tomato and vidalia onion sammich.

Reason number 2?

Funnel cakes!

Is it sad that we went just for the food? I think not.

Other than that, I've been able to spend time with some of my best friends. I'm trying to cram in as much time as I can before I move for grad school in August. With good friends and family, my life is practically perfect.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Neutron Star Collision

As ya'll know I'm absolutely obsessed with Muse. I can't tell you how much I love them. Their new song Neutron Star Collision is from the Eclipse soundtrack. Can you believe we only have six more weeks until Eclipse! I can't stinkin' wait. Anywho, the music video premieres from Neutron Star Collision tonight at 8 pm on MTV, but you can watch it on the link above now. Or you could just listen to the song below.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Celebrity Crushes

So I may be a few days late with this, but Busy Bee Lauren has been doing some top tens and I decided to play along. These are my top ten celebrity crushes in no particular order.

1. Robert Pattinson

I've been swooning over RPatz way before the whole Twilight phenomenon. As
Cedric Diggory he captured my heart (I know it sounds cheesy) and cracked me up
in the backstage behind the scenes video. I about fell over when I saw him in
Vanity Fair. I couldn't possibly leave him off of my list.

2. Jimmy Stewart

He is the epitome of awesomeness. I love me some Jimmy Stewart. When I
picture him, I picture a genuine person who treats a lady they way they're
supposed to be treated.

3. Joel McHale

I have always loved Joel McHale. He is funny, adorable, and man have you seen
those guns? I wish I had a pocket-sized McHale to provide social commentary
everywhere I go.

4. Matthew Bellamy

With his guitar skills and his sexy voice, Matthew Bellamy would make me break
my no dating guys shorter than me rule.

5. Dick Van Dyke

Whether it be a Bert in "Mary Poppins" or Robert Petrie in "The Dick Van Dyke
Show", he is always a favorite. I love myself some funny men.

6. David Tennant

You may make fun of me for being in love with Doctor Who, but how can you not
love a guy who wears a coat given to him from Janis Joplin over a pin-striped
suit, paired with Converse and some lovely nerd glasses. Plus have you ever
heard him say banana? It makes me happy!

7. Jason O'Mara

I loved Life on Mars, especially since Jason O'Mara was the main character.
He's gorgeous (kind of looks a bit like Steve McQueen to me). He's also Irish
and says tink and tank you, which is so adorable.

8. Tom Sturridge

I think I have a thing for British people. I fell hard over Tom Sturridge in
Pirate Radio. If you haven't seen it, do it now.

9. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Even if he does have a ciggy in his mouth (which I don't approve of), I love him.
I loved him in 10 Things I Hate About You, 3rd Rock from the Sun and he stole my heart in 500 Days of Summer. Then seeing him dance in this She and Him video cemented his cuteness.

10. Rupert Grint

Oh how I love Gingers. I think Rupert is adorable...after all, I named my car
partially after him. I also think it's adorable he drives an ice cream van.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Under Pressure

Before I get into this post, I would like to acknowledge the fact that my posts aren't usually this heavy. It is a bit of a tangent and may not flow very well, but this issue has been irking me lately, so here goes nothing...

Bullying has been a big topic lately. I don't think kids today are more cruel than when I was growing up, I just think that they have new outlets to bully people through. Kids have always had the ability to be cruel. I was teased for always having a book with me, for having a last name that when the emphasis is placed on the wrong syllable makes it sound like a dirty word to a child, and for being quiet. Luckily I had a great support system of family and friends that helped me through the rough patches. And thankfully I still do.

It would be logical to think that once a child grew up, their way of thinking would grow up as well. WRONG. Whether it be the work place or at some other social setting, bullies still exist in the grown up world. I don't know what I would do without my support system to ground me. I am lucky enough to have great people surrounding me that understand why I don't really like to drink, that I am not the "typical" twentysomething that likes to party on the weekends, and who is considered "prudish" by today's standards. I really appreciate those people in my life.

Remembering what it feels like to be bullied, all bullies want to do is pressure a person into becoming so insecure about themselves that the person wants to change everything in their being. However, it is really the bullies who are under pressure. It is the bullies who are insecure with themselves. So insecure that they must pick and nag on others to make themselves feel better.

For those who have ever been bullied, or still are, I think The Sick Puppies' "Odd One" has a pretty good chin up message. You may be going through a rough time at the moment, but "Don't let someone tell you you're no one." One day it will be okay, what others think is not important. As long as you are happy with yourself and surround yourself with positive people, it will be okay.

To end on a less serious note...Edward Cullen does not approve of bullying.