Friday, June 29, 2007
However by about 10:40 my fears were put aside and Aaron did good. He pretty much wrapped everything up nicely with a big bow on top. Just when I thought they were going to kill Jordan (ya I had a pillow ready in hand to either cry into or throw at the TV), the doc says everything is going to be fine and Danny shows up with baby in hand to show Jordan. And even cuter, Jordan had adoption papers already ready for Danny to sign, adorable. Then finally, just when Tom was about to give in to hiring ransom negotiators the army rep who had been with him hands him the phone and Mark (Tom's brother) is on the other line, alive and well and rescued, sweet. And finally Jack admitted that he felt bad for firing Matt and Danny five years ago and that he had nothing wrong with them, it was just part of the job. So with that he told Simon he didn't have to apologize...so of course Simon finally agreed to apologize.
And lastly, the build up of them all. Matt and Harriet. It's been building up all season and it finally came together, granted I don't know if I would have made it like Aaron did, but it worked anyways. Throughout the episode both Matt and Harriet admit to other people that they are the only ones they have ever truly loved (awww) and from there they slowly realize that there is no reason for them to not be together, religious differences or not. So basically Harriet comes back from the hospital and Matt is sitting in the stairwell relieved that the ridiculous night is over and he mutters "Thank God" and Harriet comes back from the shadows in a deep voice saying "Your Welcome." Haha, I thought that part was pretty funny. From there, some words were said and they kissed and got together and asked everyone if they would mind if they were together and of course everyone said "No", all basically knowing that it was inevitable.
And the show ended with Danny smoking a celebratory cigar and Matt up in his office vowing to make a friend out of the giant timer in his office that lingers overhead. So I'll say this, I don't hate Aaron Sorkin anymore, granted I got pretty close. He did a lot in 28 minutes that restored my faith in his story line skills and that made for a much happier Thursday evening.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
And I pretty much love it. When I first saw it I didn't buy it, but then I saw it again at a Hard Rock store and I was pretty much compelled to own it. And I just thought I'd share.
I think I also have a nice soft spot for them because as odd as it sounds Spice Girls reminds me of college (and not sixth grade). This is only because there were several nights of dancing on furniture with my roommates singing (can be interpreted as horribly screaming) "Wannabe" at the top of our lungs. However the main reason Spice Girls=college is because of the fabulous Halloween where five of us got together and we dressed up as the fabulous fivesome, it was amazing. We had the hair colors, the outfits, make up, the only thing we didn't do was where those eight inch platform shoes(only because we wanted to make it through the night in one piece, haha).
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
But here's the video clip from when I saw Josh at the Troubadour last month, and I'm probably one of those random screaming voices, stellar:
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
If only I liked Heineken....
I recommend all of his songs, but "Tidal Wave" is today's favorite. Josh Kelley, you rock.
(courtesy of imdb.com)
And with that said, what I read this morning was that the judge threw the case out! Woo. I'm just glad the judge was smart and realized what a complete moron this guy was. The pants man gets my nod for idiot of the week, woot.
Friday, June 22, 2007
I can only imagine how much those tickets will cost, but I may just have to find a way to go anyways (maybe test my radio ticket winning skills again?haha). I just know it'd be a fun concert to say the least, woo, who's going with me???
So basically the movie starts out with Cary Grant leaving Katherine Hepburn, basically walking out on her and they are in a fight and she breaks his golf club and then he shoves her in the face (haha). Then it comes back from black two years later with a wedding announcement for Katherine Hepburn and some new guy. Then Jimmy Stewart comes into the picture as a reporter from some skeezy paparazzi kind ofmagazine that, with the help of Cary Grant, tries to get the inside scoop to the Katherine's wedding. Basically the movie goes on like most movies of the 40's, random humor that is still funny today, some crazy wedding outfits, a change in love interest, Cary and Jimmy looking pretty, Katherine going on long spiels, and so on. And I liked it. I won't give away the ending because it's funny and cute and I'm not one for spoilers.
And afterwards I looked up the movie online (like I usually do nowadays) and discovered it won two Academy Awards, Jimmy Stewart for best actor and best screenplay, amazing.
Anyhoo, I recommend The Philadelphia Story, it's funny, cute, and hello Jimmy, Cary and Katherine, ya that's a trio right there.
Okay time to get to some work. Happy Friday.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Idgie: One time there was this lake, and it was right outside of town. We used to go fishing and swimming and canoing in it. And, uh, see, one November, this big flock of ducks came in and landed on that lake. And then they temperature dropped so fast that the lake just froze right there. And the ducks, they flew off, you see, and they took that lake right with them. Now they say that lake is somewhere over in Georgia. Can you imagine that?
Granted for a long time I did have a list of older movies I wanted to see taped on the back of my door, so I could always see it and just cross them off as I saw them, yet I don't know where it is now. But after the special last night, all I could think of was how many movies I haven't seen! The only thing that made me feel better was that at least I knew of most of the movies and could say at least one person that was in it, a key phrase or some minuscule fact relating to it. So needless to say I am not at a total loss when it comes to old, classic movies, I know some stuff, I just haven't necessarily seen the movie.
So basically you can just assume that my summer will either be spent at a movie theater or catching up on movies I missed lately, or hanging at a video store looking for some of those "classics" I need to see, haha.
So for anyone that's curious, the AFI's top ten list went as follows (and I've only seen one):
1. Citizen Kane
2. The Godfather
4. Raging Bull
5. Singin' in the Rain
6.Gone With the Wind
7. Lawrence of Arabia
8. Schindler's List
10. The Wizard of Oz
and to check out the rest go to the AFI site: http://afi.aol.com/cgi-bin/afi-top10/top100.cgi
Okay, I'm off to finish up the work day and go start on that list of movies I need to see, happy movie watching Thursday everyone!
I just love summer. For Several reasons....
More of a reason to drink margaritas....
Time to lay out by the pool....
(granted none of my friends' pools look like this, haha)
or le beach...
And summer is just a key word for BBQ....
which makes my dad and boyfriend quite happy since they are quite the BBQers, haha.
But that's it. I love Summer. Although I'll be working the whole time, it'll still be great. I'm excited. Road trips. Parties. Weekends. BBQs. Visits. Relaxation. Baseball games. Lovely.
(and unrelated, seven years ago today I was on a plane to Germany, wowzer)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
RENO, Nevada (AP) -- A golfer's attempt to get out of the rough and back on the fairway started a grass fire in Reno, Nevada, that burned about 20 acres near a golf course, officials said.
The golfer had knocked his ball into dry grass beyond the course on Monday afternoon, officials said. When he tried to play back to the fairway, his club struck something that created a spark.
"He was totally honest about it," said Reno Battalion Chief Curtis Johnson.
About 50 firefighters responded to the blaze as it spread through tinder-dry grass, and engine trucks were brought in to protect nearby homes.
No buildings were damaged and no one was injured, officials said.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
However he also points out, that that is very unlikely. Studio 60 is a good show, but an expensive one, and in my opinion NBC has just become kind of stupid (with the exception of Heroes, brilliant, and Scrubs. So as much as I would like to rally for Studio 60 I don't really know how much good it would do. Heck I have signed a petition or two to bring it back, but it's not like we can send a million pounds of peanuts to NBC and say "come on, bring it back!" and have them listen. I love television and I love movies and I basically love Hollywood as a whole, but sometimes they are just stupid. I'm going to miss Studio 60, and Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford and Amanda Peet and Sarah Paulson, basically all of it. But alas, Aaron you tried and NBC won.
Just please make the end of the season end on a good note, please. I still haven't seen last night's episode, but I really want this show to end on a better note than it's at right now. Make me laugh. You can do it, I have faith.
But I remember I saw a preview for this movie Crazy Love a while ago when I saw Waitress and for some reason I felt like looking it up again to see what the heck it was really about, since the preview didn't give too many details.
But here goes, in a nutshell: It's a documentary about the seriously bizarre relationship between Linda and Burt Pugach. Basically Burt was a married man when he came across Linda and basically became obsessed with her. They had an affair, she broke it off, she later became engaged to another man, he became enraged and hired thugs to throw acid at her, which left her nearly blind and somewhat scarred, Burt went to jail for 14 years, when he got out he proposed to her (twice!), she eventually said yes (because her fiancee left her after seeing how scarred she was and she had no other romantic prospects) and they are still together.
So I guess the movie chronicles this and other weird aspects of this "love story", I have no idea. But Crazy Love is definitely a good title, since these people are clearly crazy.
I really don't know what else to write besides that. I could go into a whole concert review, but really, where is the fun in that? However I will say that that concert was absolutely fantastic. I knew every song they performed (with the exception of one/two new ones). I basically sang as loud as I could and danced like a crazy person, it was great. And I must say, I knew from the very beginning of the concert that it would be awesome, they started out with "Hey Girl", one of my top three O.A.R. songs, ah, amazing. Haha.
Man I really intended on a much better recap of such a great night, but I think I am just so exhausted and my brain is fried that I can't think of anything that creative to say really. However, another amazing thing about last night, it was like a flash back to college. Drunk college age kids everywhere singing and dancing without any hesitation, yes it was just like college.
Ah. I love O.A.R....Okay real attempt at the concert: They played a nice mix of new and old songs, and did a lot of new renditions of songs from the latest live CD (and I have heard them all so I could sing along even if it was a "remix", haha). They basically played music non stop, which small intermissions of talking to the crowd, but basically sang and played their Ohioan hearts out, it was awesome. And they played basically all of my favorites, "Anyway", "Lay Down", "Love and Memories", and ended with a lovely rendition of "Crazy Game of Poker." Okay enough of my rambling, time to get to work.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Ah! I can barely contain my excitement. I love them. I have seen them in concert three times before, however I feel like this show has to be the best. The first time I saw them I was just getting into them, so I knew like four songs and that was it. And on top of that they were one of four performers on stage that night, so they didn't get to do a whole set. The second time I saw them they performed at UPenn, now that was fun. I went with a friend of mine who doesn't listen to them, but went with me anyways. It was a fun concert, don't get me wrong, but their newest CD had come out recently and they were basically playing songs from that (and I hadn't heard that CD yet!ah!). So it was a good concert, but not great. And the last time I saw them was when they opened for Dave Matthews Band last summer in Arizona. Now I love Dave, but I love O.A.R. more, so I was so excited for them. However, when trying to get into the concert, one of the guys that I was with couldn't get in because his ticket was having problems. So I pretty much missed all of O.A.R. and could faintly hear them over the crazy crown of people at Cricket Pavilion. I got in just in time to hear them play "Love and Memories" and another song and then they were done.
So needless to say, I am ridiculously pumped for the concert this Thursday for many reasons. One reason being that I have basically all their songs (well I think I do, if not at least 94% of them) and know pretty much all of them too. And if I don't know the words I can at least pretend like I know the beat, so that will work. Second reason, I have never been to the Wiltern but I hear it's great and a small venue and I love small venues and I love standing room only. Third reason, my boyfriend is coming back home just to go to this concert with me, haha. He's an O.A.R. fan too(he was actually a fan before I was), but just not as big of a fan as I am, haha. Anyhoo, I just wanted to share my excitement/love for O.A.R! Woo!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Diane Kruger, you are a lucky woman. Haha.
Friday, June 8, 2007
After rumors and gossip and the season finale, it's finally come out that Isaiah Washington was "let go" from Grey's Anatomy. After a very controversy-filled season Dr. Burke got the boot. I can't say I'm too too surprised though. The Grey's finale left it open for both Dr. Burke and George to leave, however it has been confirmed that T.R. Knight (aka George) will be back next season. Well I don't really know what to say, except that Grey's has lost two key characters. So hopefully the plot lines will still be as strong and even funny and the show won't suffer. I guess we'll just have to wait and see in the Fall. Fingers Crossed. Good luck Shonda.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Paris Hilton. You are a whiny biotch and I hope you know this.
Okay. On a much happier and not so bitter note, QUACK QUACK! Haha. I really don't know that much about hockey, heck I've only been to two games in my life and the whole time I was there I was comparing plays to The Mighty Ducks . But woo eeee for a California hockey team for kicking ass and taking home the Stanley Cup. Woo! Congrats guys! And another woo to Trevor Hoffman! Although I am a Dodger fan, I like Trevor Hoffman (mainly because he is my aunt's favorite player) and good for him to be the first relief pitcher to ever have 500 saves, that's amazing. Congrats Trev. So with all that said, here goes Thursday. Woo.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
I just can't stop thinking about all the movies that are coming out this summer (and how much my wallet isn't going to like me), so I thought I'd share what I'm looking forward to and help you look forward to them too and hope they are coming to a theater near you, woo:
What I really want to see:
- Ocean's 13 (6/8)
- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (6/15)
- Evan Almighty (6/22)
- Evening (6/29)
- Transformers (7/4)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (7/11)
- The Bourne Ultimatum (8/3)
- Rush Hour 3 (8/10)
- Penelope (8/17)
- Good Luck Chuck (8/24)
- The Nanny Diaries (9/7) * not really summer, but i want to see it anyways*
What I might be seeing:
- A Mighty Heart (6/22)
- Hairspray (7/20)
- Stardust (8/10)
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Other than that all that was weird that I saw today was a smart car on the road, those are so funny, I love them. And I also saw old shirtless uber tan man reading the paper, however he also had a hat on today (and it wasn't even sunny), haha.
Oh man crazy I say. Until tomorrow....
- He dropped out of high school at 16 (even though he was a straight A student).
- He has an 18 year old daughter.
- He wrote letters to Tupac Shakur when he was in prison to help him laugh, because he was Tupac's favorite actor.
- He has the most MTV awards (9) than anyone else.
- He was the first actor to hit the 20 million dollar mark (crazy!)
So I had full intention of writing about my adventures driving to work today (basically how there was a huge accident, I thought it'd be smart to get off the freeway two exits before my work, and ended up taking a forty minute detour around eagle rock, superb).
However, people.com has made me oh so happy again. So I just had to share the beautifulness and awesomeness that is Keanu Reeves. It's a pic of him on the set of his new movie "Night Watch" where he is an LAPD officer who gets framed for a murder, or something like that. Not like the plot really matters to me, it's a guarantee I'll be seeing it in theaters.
Oh Happy Tuesday!
Monday, June 4, 2007
Those are just some of the sites I have come across so far. Oh Midwest, how I heart thee.
Friday, June 1, 2007
The quality isn't super great. But enjoy anyways. Happy Friday!
I mean honestly, the show started out kind of funny with the announcer calling the show "Studio City" instead of "Studio 60" but after that, there wasn't much humor left. Matt's drug problem was getting worse and his assistant noticed and called him out on it, Tom's brother who's in Iraq hadn't contacted his family yet, and Jordan and Danny were arguing about the show and the war. For a show that's about a comedy show, there was very little comedy in it last night. It was like watching the Grey's Anatomy finale all over again, just in a studio and not a hospital.
Ultimately the show ended even sadder than it started. Danny confronts Matt about his drug problem (since he is a recovering addict), so that was emotional, Jordan reveals that she hasn't felt her baby kick all day (so Danny makes her go to the ER) and lastly the most depressing of all the story lines to me was with Tom's brother. The show ended with the news that Tom's brother had been captured along with two other soldiers and was being held hostage in enemy territory. Not only was he being held hostage, but it was being broadcast on the news and sent to the studio directly. So let's just say that by this time I was pretty much streaming tears, not sobbing or anything, just a steady flow of tears. I think the show just got too real for me, hence so freaking sad, and the fact that my oldest cousin is in Iraq on his second tour doesn't really help much either.
So needless to say I was pretty much left with my mouth hanging open again as Aaron's comedy show turned depressingly real. I think I was even more sad that there were no previews for what next week would be like. I think I need to mentally prepare myself to either cry again or maintain that sliver of hope that Aaron will use the last three episodes of Studio 60 to bring back the fast paced comedy that started it all. You can do it Aaron. Fingers crossed.