Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My life is now complete.

Chocolate covered raisins? ... check.
(i'm eating them. They're not in the video.)

One of the most epic Disney songs ever? ... check.

Darren Criss? ... check.

I'm a happy camper.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I should probably post something, so here goes...

I like hula hooping.
No, really!
It's one of my favorite things to do.
I can go for a really long time.
My record is 35 minutes, but I can probably go longer.
It makes me feel happy.
I should probably go out for a run later.
I'm not a slow runner, but I tire quickly.
Which is one of the reasons why I don't like to play mid in field hockey.
On that subject...
(that's my field hockey stick.)
He's getting all chipped, though.
It makes me sad.
And I can't tape the bottom because there are these stupid dents in the back that are supposed to help with hits or something.
curse you, stupid dents!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Boy, i'm feeling good today, Mikey!

... today's a good day.

Everybody liked my script. ( I think )
I didn't fall down the stairs.
I only missed one question on all of my DRQs.
We're having asparagus for dinner.
(My favorite vegetable!
I get to open birthday presents a day early!
The sun is out.
I danced around the kitchen with my sister.
I ate a Peanut Butter Patty.

Life is good.

Keep smilin'!


p.s. if you're just tuning in, be sure to read all my blog posts from April! Thanks!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cool movie quotes.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakuel--------------------

Dr. Rubin: You threatened to climb inside them and build a nest.
Simon: Umm... that was out of line. I'm not even sure that's physically possible.

Theodore: [upon Dave asking where Aunt Jackie is] She's practicing her pole dancing.

Alvin: Don't make me kiss you. I will.
Simon: err...
Alvin: Choo choo! Make out train is leaving the station!

Alvin and the Chipmunks-------------------------------------

Simon: We're talking chipmunks, Dave. We can get out of a cat carrier. Not even hard to do.

Simon: We put a few toaster waffles aside for winter.
Alvin: And we're not sharing!

The Chipmunk Adventure-------------------------------------

Dave: Now let's see... shirts, pants, overcoat, socks... am I forgetting anything?
Alvin: Me!
Dave: Alvin, we've been over this a million times!
Alvin: Please, Dave! I need a little culture in my life! The Eiffel Tower, the Sixteen Chapel, the Louvre in Rome!
Simon: The Louvre is in Paris, Alvin.
Alvin: You see? I don't even know where the Louvre is!

Simon: I can't believe you decieved Miss Miller for a package of Tutti Frutti, Theodore.
Theodore: Two packages!

Simon: Alvin, land the balloon by the fountain.
[the balloon lands in a tree]
Simon: Like I said, "in the tree."

Simon always gets the best lines.

Lilo and Stitch-----------------------------------------

Lilo: I'm sorry I bit you... and pulled your hair... and punched you in the face...

Lilo: [creating voodoo dolls of her playmates] My friends need to be punished.

Mr. Cobra Bubbles: Thus far, you have been adrift in the sheltered harbor of my patience.

Pleakley: Oh great! He's loose!
Jumba: His destructive programming is taking effect. He will be irresistibly drawn to large cities, where he will back up sewers, reverse street signs, and steal everyone's left shoe.

Stitch: Aloha!
Gantu: Ah! You're vile; you're foul; you're flawed!
Stitch: Also cute and fluffy!

Nani: [talking on the phone] I think it might be a koala... an *evil* koala. I can't even pet it! It keeps *staring* at me, like it's gonna eat me!

Mr. Cobra Bubbles: Let me illuminate to you the precarious situation i which you have found yourself. I am the one they call when things go wrong, and things have indeed gone wrong.

Lilo: You rotten sister, your butt is crushing me! Why do you act so wierd?

Lilo: Did you lose your job because of Stitch and me?
Nani: Nah. The manager's a vampire. He wanted me to join his legion of the undead.
Lilo: I knew it!

Lilo: Don't worry. She likes your butt and fancy hair. I know. I read her diary.

Rescue lady: You have to think of a name for him.
Lilo: His name is... ”Stitch."
Rescue lady: But that's not a real name...
[Nani gesturing "NO"]
Rescue lady: in... Iceland. But here it's a good name! "Stitch" it is.

Nani: You are so finished when I get in there! I'm gonna stuff you in the blender, push "puree," then bake you into a pie and feed it to the social worker! And when he says, "Mmmm, this is great, what's your secret?" I'm gonna say...
[Mr. Bubbles hooks his foot around hers and pulls her away from the dog-door]
Nani: ...Love... and... nurturing...

Pleakley: Help! I don't like the ocean! Ahh! Oh, look, a friendly little dolphin. They helped sailors during the war... It's a shark! It's a shark and it ain't friendly! Looks like a dolphin... Tricky fish! Tricky fish! Octopus, will you please help me? An octo... the octopus is worse than the shark! I hate this planet!

Lilo: Stitch is troubled. He needs desserts!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

A brief rant (or why i'm fed up with how to draw books)


Art class gets me so perturbed sometimes.
I hate it when people come in and are all like,
"Hey! Look! I can draw (insert anime character here)!",
and draw it all over everything in sight,
regardless of the fact
that they only know two poses
and the eyes of the figure are pointing in two different directions.
don't look at the eyes, kids!
They'll give you nightmares!

It's not talent if you only learn how to draw using how to draw books;
it's called
Now, I will admit
i've used my fair share of how to draw books,
but only as references.
No copying straight out of the book for me!
No sir!
Besides, the world gets awfully boring
if you can only doodle 1 character in 1 pose.
I respect you more if you've never opened a how to draw book and are a horrible drawer
than if you just copy out of the book well.
My drawing process is something like this:

1) locate a few reference pictures of the subject.
2) practice drawing the subject in the poses shown (NO TRACING).
3) do a rough sketch of the subject in the desired pose (again, NO TRACING).
4) use a lightbox to transfer (okay, trace) the drawing onto a clean sheet and add color.

This is the process if you use a how to draw book:

1) look at the perfect, finished drawing of your subject, colored and shaded in Photoshop.
2) squint at the first step.
3) attempt to match the first step exactly.
4) get frustrated and squint at the first step again.
5) repeat steps 2-4 until you are somewhat satisfied, then continue on to step 2.

I'm assuming if you draw the SAME FREAKING THING 50 times a day, it will eventually turn out looking something like the professional drawing on the page.

But not really.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Buddy tape time!

my fingers have been taped together, so it is hard to type or play piano.


yep, that's pretty much my life at the moment.

Oh, I almost forgot...


Thursday, April 8, 2010

WICKED on tour... a review.


(besides all of you, that is.)

so! Review time!
The auditorium was, to be honest, not quite up to the standard I had expected. The house didn't open until almost 15 minutes before curtain, the acoustics were off, and you could hear the rain pounding on the roof during quiet moments.
(speaking of which, what the heck happened to sunshine and 80 degrees? There was SNOW on my roof this morning.)

besides that, however, the show was fabulous.

Vicki Noon as Elphaba was good casting, though there were times when she stepped out of character, and was like, "SQUEE! I've finally been promoted from standby!". She has some seriously INSANE pipes, however. She handled the more lighthearted side of Elphaba well, which made the character more fun, as opposed to a Carmen Cusack type (who was still cool!), who placed more emphasis on the "woe is me/ sarcasm" side of Elphie.

That was a long sentence.

Natalie Daradich a lovely G(a)linda, though you could tell she'd been trolling YouTube, watching other actresses' performances. She did add several unique things to the character, though including some "magical wiggling" (AKA grinding with Elphie during "Popular". Which was hilarious.)

Chris Peluso as Fiyero... meh. He looked to much like Jim Carrey to pull off the whole swankified hunk thing, in my opinion. Plus his hair was weird. He did some nice work during the second act, though.

Everyone else was great, except

She was super cool!
And super awesome!
(she played Nessa.)
I has a picture with her!

I was sorely tempted to rip her sparkly shoes off, cackle, and run away.

But, alas, I did not.

So, if you get a chance to see Wicked while it's nearby, GO!
( I didn't! Don't worry!)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

iTunes is getting a roundhouse kick to the face.

and so is Blu Ray.
and so is the library, for not having Ghostbusters OR Who Framed Rodger Rabbit OR the first Back to the Future on DVD.
as you may have guessed, i'm prepping my iPod at the moment for a 3 hour trek to visit my lovely cousins.
yeah, it's cool.