( There is an island, where rivers run deep... )
Also, even though I'm not nearly as funny as bizarrevictoria, I'm feeling the urge to do a snarky summary of Escape from Polygamy. Is that something anyone would be interested in reading? I promise it will be amusing (ish).
Answer to last Sunday's song: She's in Love, from The Little Mermaid Broadway show. Abby got this one right!
ETA: Put a song quote in the title. Forgot that before, sorry!
Stolen/encouraged by letsgokomets :)
Some of the pics below the cut are DEFINITELY not safe for work.
( List 10 celebs who could get it without asking twice. Include photos! )
Answer to last Wednesday's song: Cabaret, from Cabaret. No one guessed this.
It's a project/musical that Joss Whedon did, starring Felicia Day, Neil Patrick Harris, and NATHAN FILLION.
I personally like Act II better than Act I, as I found Act I rather dull until Nathan appeared. AND HE SINGS. But they're both pretty funny, and Act III goes up tomorrow.
If you like Joss, Nathan, Neil, Felicia, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, or any combination thereof, go watch.
In an unrelated story, I think I broke my toe at practice last night. I was kicking a hose to unroll it, and now my toe is quite puffy and slowing turning purple.
ETA: Anyone who has seen it, does it seem to you like Dr. Horrible would fit right in with Jonathan, Warren, and Andrew? I love Joss Whedon.
So now that I have see Once on This Island twice, I can post some thoughts about it.
I liked and disliked a lot of little things about it, but overall I enjoyed watching it, and it was very well done.
As per usual, the preceeding was only my opinions, not solid facts, and your mileage may vary.
In Genetics Lab:
Professor Lippert: This Taq Polymerase is very expensive, so be careful.
Chris (one of my lab partners): How expensive?
Professor Lippert: 50 dollars for just one of these little bottles.
Chris: (after Professor Lippert has walked away) 50 dollars? That's not expensive. That's less than crack costs!
Me: I do not even want to know how you know that.
Abby: I hope if aliens ever come and demand a sacrifice, we give them Melissa Joan Hart.
Me: (after several seconds of going BWAH?) ... Go to sleep, Abby.
Upon Returning From Class:
Abby: I missed you.
Me: I was gone for an hour!
Abby: Come on. I miss you when you leave to go pee.
Also, Nora and I took a practice GRE the other day, and the word 'jejune' was on it, and I had never heard that word before EVER, and then it was in one of the songs in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels last night. Therefore, watching musicals will get you a higher GRE score. Tru fax.
Finally, Abby has taken a vow of silence. I don't know why, (neither does she) and I don't know how long it will last, but there you go.
A brief (spoilery) review of my thoughts:
-It took me a bit to get into it. But it took me a bit to get into Spring Awakening too, and we all know where that went. I started really feeling DRS right around the song about putting a chimp in a suit.
-I'm in love with the song about Oklahoma. (Not a tree or a Jew, to ruin the view...)
-I really, really, REALLY liked the French guy. He was seriously the best part. And the funniest part. And I liked how he did get with the girl.
-I thought I didn't know anything about this musical, but I forgot that Janeea totally told me that the girl was playing them both. I remembered that I knew that partway through Act 2, and I liked it. A lot.
-The girl that played Christine was a bit too nasaly for my taste.
-There were definite Phantom moments. :)
-The set was very sparkly. I approved.
-I can has soundtrack now plz?
And speaking of screaming, I went to NYC this weekend and saw Spring Awakening.
In any case, it was a lot of fun, the Healys deserve a medal, Spring Awakening is phenomenal, and if you want to hear more about the play, I can tell you in person. If you’re sure you want to know. :)
Ah. A new semester of college, and a new set of classes and teachers to quote in my livejournal.
Professor Lippert: Ok, everyone go around the room and tell me your name, and one genetic thing about your family.
Class: *does, saying things like brown hair, blue eyes, ability to roll the tongue*
Colin: Colin, and I have diabetes.
Professor Lippert: Oh. That's great!
Class: Ummmm... *laughs*
Professor Lippert: What can I say? When you love mutants, you love mutants! (By which he means that most diseases and things, including diabetes, are caused by mutant genes. Which he studies.)
And Singing for the Actor is going to be so awesome. I know all but like, three people in that class, and today we all sang Do, a Deer (is that even the name of the song?) and Tomorrow (From Annie), and acted out every word and did big cheesy motions, and it was so great. The two songs I picked to sing are Donna from Hair, and Maybe This Time from Cabaret, which I don't really know that well, but Cathy thinks I can do it, so I'm gonna give it a shot.
Seriously, I can't sing, but I had soooooooo much fun today, and I love being the center of attention, even if my voice is nowhere close to as nice as the other people in the class.
Mom and I just got back from our trip to Williston to see Sweeney Todd (because it's pretty much the only place that movie's playing in the state of Vermont) with Emily.
And I liked it. Did anyone really think I wasn't going to like it? I mean, I wasn't like blown away by anything, mostly because I knew everything that was going to happen, but I enjoyed watching the subtle changes from the stage show. They didn't change anything in the plot, and that is how it should be.
Now, as for the music, I will be the first person to tell you that the movie's singing was inferior to the Broadway singing, but who didn't expect that? Also, the little kid who played Toby was FANTASTIC. Seriously, he was so cute and his singing was so good. And the songs/verses of songs that they cut didn't bother me too much, except that they cut all the group singing in God That's Good, which is the majority of the song. But that was the only cut that really irritated me.
- Maybe someday Timothy Spall will get to play a character who is 1. clean and 2. not evil. (Though he plays dirty and nasty SO WELL.)
- Emily's reaction to the ending was exactly what I'd hoped for, and it was so worth driving up there to see it with her.
- Alan Rickman still has an awesome voice.
- I like Helena Bonham Carter, and I like her acting, but she doesn't have a career as a singer. And she's no Angela Lansbury. It's not that HBC was a bad Mrs. Lovett, but she wasn't as... lovable as Angela Lansbury. (Yes, I just called Mrs. Lovett lovable. Deal with it.)
- I LOVED the By The Sea sequence. I wish it was longer. They were even wearing the navy and striped bathing suits.
- When Sweeney was singing to his razors, it looked like he was going to start making out with one of them.
- I also liked the fake fake fake Tim Burton blood. And how Johnny Depp was COVERED in it.
- Anthony was weird. His eyes kind of scared me, and I was like, "Anthony, you're supposed to be the non-creepy person in this movie. STOP IT."
- Johanna seemed too young to me. But eh. It worked ok.
And Finally: I went to this movie expecting to see blood. Lots of blood. And I did. But the worst part was Mrs. Lovett's meat pies in the very beginning, with the bugs. That was the the only part I almost couldn't watch. Blood, murder cannibalism, all good. Bugs in the pies? Ugh.
Put your music player on random and write out the first line (or two) of the first twenty songs you hear. Post the results in your LJ and have people guess!
I skipped the songs without words, ones I don't know the words to, and ones no one would ever get ever, like the one from Puck's Potion.
Also, this makes it really clear what kind of music I listen to.
I drive along blasting "Henry Ford" from Ragtime, and dance/act it out.
Also, the baby finches have left the nest. *tear*
And, I had day one of my orientation today (which is supremely ironic cause I started work two weeks ago) and there's lots I want to say about it. But I think I'll wait till after I get through day two tomorrow.
2. Choose one (1) song from your music library whose title starts with the first letter (or number) of your screen name.
3. Repeat this process with each successive letter (or number) in your screen name until you run out of letters (or numbers).
4. Post up your results.
5. BONUS POINTS: Upload your mix (whether it's individual songs or a .zip of all the the songs) and include the mix in your post.
L La Vie Boheme - RENT
E Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
I I Feel Pretty - West Side Story
A Affirmation - Savage Garden
1 100 Years - Five for Fighting
3 3 am - Matchbox 20
1 1985 - Bowling for Soup
In other news, Godspell is going fantastically, but the music keeps getting stuck in my head. :)
Ok, I'm just going to come right out and say it: The Halloween dance sucked. I don't know why I go to dances anymore. They don't play any music I can even stand to hear, much less dance to. But I looked hot, as did my suitemates and Co. We kicked so much ass with our costumes.
Which brings me to my rantish-thing for the night: DRESSING LIKE A SLUT/WHORE IS NOT A GOOD COSTUME. I do not know how many girls I saw in very short and/or tight outfits who weren't supposed to be anything other than skanky. (And the ones that were slutty nurses/firemen/etc. were only mariginally better.) It really irritated me.
Oh, but these two boys went as a giant penis and a giant hand. Yeah. That was pretty amusing, if I do say so myself. (And I do.)
Anyways, a bunch of us left the dance after like an hour, and went to a townhouse where Katie K. and her boyfriend were Harry and Hermione. I was really impressed with their costumes, as well as Jon Anderson's Ace Ventura. It was great. And Gary was the milkman, while his girlfriend was someone else's wife who he'd knocked up. I thought that was very creative.
Have I mentioned yet how annoying drunk people are?
So, I was Elpheba, and Brendan painted me green. And when we got back and I finally washed it all off, I was like "I've been de-greenified!"
And then Nora and I watched Ever After and went to bed. So it really wasn't a bad night, even with the crappy dance.
It's almost time for the Halloween dance! And I'm being Elphaba, Abby and Brendan are Christine and the Phantom, and Jenn and Jasiu are Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf. Oh, and Abby's friend Justine is Mrs. Lovett. Musical dorks much? YAY!
Kirstin is a faerie, Ashley is a cat, Emily is a twister board, and Nora is going as Kirstin. Heh. I'm so excited!
Time to get dressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Random Events of My Life
- The only reason I got dressed today was becasue it's Kirstin's birthday and we had a little party for her. That means I got dressed at about 6:00pm.
- Emily made us key lime pie for Kirstin's party, and I've never had that before, but it was DELICIOUS.
- My Catholic college is currently showing The Birdcage on the movie channel, and we now also get LOGO, the gay channel. (Both of which I consider good things, just weird given the context.) And I was channel surfing at 3:00am (don't even ask) and Queer as Folk was on it and I watched it and it was SO FUCKING GOOD. God I love Hal Sparks. It's an amazing show. GAH.
- My philosophy professor wore a purple and yellow striped tie the other day, and when he
- I am a huge dork.
- I tried out for the directing scenes, and the cast list goes up tomorrow. AHHHHHHHHH!!! I'm so freaking nervous. I really need to be on a stage again. It's not that I don't like stage managing, because I do, but I'm also an attention whore and I need to be SEEN.
- Blackfriars came and did A Midsummer Night's Dream and it was SO AMAZING. And Puck was a satyr. How cool is that? But they cut the character of Snout, and I don't know why. Oh, and the other show they're doing this season? Cyrano.
- The Monty Python show goes off book tomorrow night... That's all I'm going to say about that.
- We watched Sleepy Hollow tonight. I don't know how, but I'd forgotten just how beautiful Johnny Depp is. Yes, I have 3 posters of him on my walls, but he's so much better in motion.
- That movie always reminds me of Hannah. I LOVE MY HANNAH! I MISS MY HANNAH!
I'll be back tomorrow if I think of anything else. Peace!
ETA: Somehow I forgot the part where we, as a suite, with boys, watched Alice In Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy. That's right kids, we watched Alice in Wonderland porn. From the 70's. And it was actually sort of good, like with a followable plot. I'd watch it again, in fact. But there were musical numbers! With choreography! And only one of them was about a penis!
Oh, I love my suite.
( The Great Chicago Road Trip of 2006 )
For Sarah, Janeea, and Maybe Matt:
Here's all the links (that I can remember) that I promised to post:
The H/D one where Harry has a cold
All the Sheafrotherdon stuff I've read, which I highly recommend
V for Vendetta in 15 Minutes (so that my icon makes sense to Sarah) </a?
It starts out the same as the ending in the movie, but then it cuts to all of them singing the finale in the spotlights, the way they sing "Seasons of Love", only Angel isn't in his spotlight.
And that gave me goosebumps.
But then he comes out, not looking like Angel, and he touches Collins and Collins laughs and Angel takes his spotlight and they all finish the song and it brought me to tears.
It was so fucking beautiful.
(Someone, probably Renee, told me that that's how they do it on Broadway, but since I've never seen it on Broadway...)
Oh, and last night I had to go wtih Emalee and Aunt Rose to the hospital because Emalee sprained her ankle. Again. I swear, I'm gonna lock that girl up in a padded room. (And Em? It was your right ankle last time. I looked at the picture on Facebook.)
P.S. I changed my icons again, mostly just because I want to show off some Firefly ones.