Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse and other Kaboodle

Sorry if my life seems to be really boring right now. Believe me, you're not the only one to think that. If my life were more interesting, I'd post more and I'd have more readers. But this will have to suffice for now.

At the moment, I am missing out on an event that won't happen for another 3 years. Yes, my friends. Its the Lunar Eclipse. Not as cool as the Solar Eclipse, but still sufficiently awesome, the Lunar Eclipse is when God kills a particularly annoying soul in heaven and bathes the moon in its blood. Okay. Not really. That was really morbid and gross. Its just when the moon does something scientific and turns red after being in the shadow of something. I don't remember all the technical terms, but when something turns red, why bother knowing them?!

Not sure if it'll be this brilliant down here in Columbia, but right now its got a reddish tint. Still cool. Anyways, if it weren't so cold, I'd be sitting out there, staring at it with my mouth hanging wide. But its freezing. And I don't enjoy being cold willingly. So yeah. Lunar Eclipse. The science geeks can finally geek out and be considered normal.
that didn't make much sense.

So. My life, eh? Its been going fine. As of Monday, our family has embarked on our own version of The Biggest Loser. You're all probably wondering "Why is she participating? She's already skinny!" My carnal answer: I want the prize! My supportive answer: I am considered a "trainer" for my sister, Sarah. I motivate, push, and shove her into good eating habits and exercise habits. I haven't been doing much pushing yet, but I know by the end of the six months, she'll be sick of me.

Besides that, Damn Yankees has sucked up my life. It opens in exactly 2 weeks from now, and I'm wigging out. So is Steinhaus. In a sense, she has a right to be a pain, but all of us(the cast and crew) are getting sick of her(as usual). We're sick of her passive aggressive attitude and condescending comments. But in the end, we'll appreciate her prodding when we produce a magnificent show. GAH! Its going to be so great! I am so excited for it! And for the possibility of what next year's fall musical will be(can't tell you what, but it is one of my sibling's favorite musical...)

Gotta go check up on the Lunar Eclipse. Then drink hot cocoa and type up some of my story(its back in progress...I hope.)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Girly Stuff. Guys, Don't worry about reading!

So, tonight I watched The Jane Austen Book Club and though it wasn't the best movie in the world, something stood out to me: my lack of knowledge in the Jane Austen department. Cinema-wise, I've seen many renditions of her novels such as Emma, Sense and Sensibility, several Pride and Prejudices and whatnot, but as far as literature, I've only gotten through half of Pride and Prejudice and put it down when her wordiness got the best of me. Does this make me a bad fan? Uncultured? Or just impatient? Are her six novels worth reading?

From this movie, I got the gist of all six, already being familiar with three. But after watching them on screen, should I take the time to actually read them? I need advice from those who have taken time out of their lives to read her books and tell me the worth of all of them.

I also noticed, from this movie, the hardships of relationships. All her books are all about relationships, and it seems, in the majority of them, their difficulties. How is someone who was never married herself so knowledgeable in relationships? Its just mind-boggling to me. And its a wonder she wasn't more cynical about them. I know the story in Becoming Jane isn't exactly true, but if something like that happened to me, I'd be a very bitter author indeed. But maybe she channeled her emotions into something more optimistic. It just goes to show Jane was much more mature than I was...

Anyways, the movie wasn't AMAZING but if you're looking for something entertaining its worth a watch.

P.S. Here is my desired schedule:

1. Orchestra(of course)
2. Musical Productions 3(what did you expect?)
3. Human Genetics(I needed one more science, and I hate Chemistry and Physics)
4. Tech Theatre 1(get my practical art done finally)
5. AP Statistics(She wouldn't let me do College Algebra. Its 2 steps down from my math class now)
6. Write To Publish(This was a tough decision between this and AP Lit. This was an inspiration at the last minute)
7. AP Music Theory(Just in case I want to have a music major)
Alt: Film Study

Anyways, just thought you'd like to know(to those who read my blog, anyways...:-P)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Review of the Past Month

Here's the rest of 2007 and the Beginning of 2008 in a nutshell:

-Had a great rest of the break. YAHOO!
-Turned 17. Rated R movies and Shopping at the mall after 7 PM, here I come!!
-Performed Much Ado About Nothing as the Messenger. All three nights went well without any major screw-ups.
-Changed my schedule. Don't have the AP US History and English block anymore. Now I have AP English with Mrs. Creach and US History with Mr.McCarthy. Bye Bye, Mr. Deken!
-AUSTRALIAN OPEN! Results: Maria Sharapova def. Ana Ivanovic 7-5 6-3 and Novak Djokovic def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(2)! They were the ones I wanted to win from the very beginning(because I shamefully assume Hewitt won't get that far...sad, I know. I'm a bad fanatic)

-Lived life. And loved it, for the most part...

So now, it's February. I'm having to decide my schedule for next year after finally settling into my new one this semester, and it's nerve-wracking. This is my last Secondary School schedule I'll have to set up, and soon I'll be applying for colleges. And, if you're curious, I have two in mind: BYU(duh) and University of Missouri-St.Louis(UMSL). Either one will benefit me greatly. I just hope I can make a decision soon.

Also, the musical is in a month. HOLY COW! Soon I'll be on that stage in full make-up playing the role of a lifetime(well, at least an entertaining role) and having some good ol' fun. Once thats over with, life will, hopefully, be slightly more calm.

Anyways, I have nothing left to say. Sorry for the month of completely nothing. My life isn't always spent on the computer, thankfully, like it used to. I have things to do, people to see, naps to take. Love you all!