Sunday, September 27, 2009


I haven't updated in three weeks, feel free to be mad. Another true thing about high school is there is A LOT more homework and I am neglecting my essay writing duties right now to post this.

Well because it's been three weeks I don't really know what to say. I've just been adjusting to a more concrete schedule in my high school life. It still isn't working out.

Shoot I just broke another rubber band. I think my hair has it's own gravitational pull or something.

Hmmm.... what to talk about. GOT IT!

I saw Fame yesterday! It was REALLY good but not as good as the original. It wasn't as deep. Except for when Kevin... well you'll have to see it, I don't want to spoil anything. But the talent was phenomanal. I mean, it was about the New York High School of Performing Arts so of course it was. I was really impressed by the majority of young actors, and all the adults, of course. And when Megan Mullally did karaoke I cracked up. It's definitely worth seeing.

And there's a couple other things I'm really excited for right now. The 2009 Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie is definitely going to be great. John Stamos is playing Albert and Allie Trimm is playing Kim, it's super exciting! I entered a contest on their website to win tickets. I love the movie and thanks to Mel Mel (my supplier of all things Broadway) I have a copy of the original Broadway cast soundtrack. Which I am listening to at the moment.

And now for something even more exciting, for me anyways! Drum roll please...

This year is The Wizard of Oz' 70th anniversary! And as any of the people that came to my middle school graduation know, this is a very big deal for me. And you know what big deal anniversary's mean.....

Limited edition merchandising! And the ice-cream sundae of limited edition merchandising is...

The Wizard of Oz 70th anniversary box set! This includes a four disc DVD set with a remastered copy of the movie and over four hours of bonus features, a 52 page book about the making of the movie, a reproduction of the movie budget sheet, a copy of the 1939 campaign book, and a watch. And since my Tinkerbell watch just broke I could use this.

And I think I'm getting this for my birthday (that is in 12 days) because I found the ad for it in a magazine my mom was reading. But in case she didn't get it for me.... this would be her subtle hint.

Anyhoo..... yeah. I'm running out of things to say. Glee is amazing but you already knew that.... the House season premiere was absolutley chilling, one of the best episodes yet. Umm... yeah.

Now I SHOULD do my homework before Yom Kippur starts because I don't think I'll be able to function properly on an empty stomach.

Happy birthday to Samuel Adams (the revolutionist, not the beer), Arthur Penn, Meat Loaf, Alexis Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Avril Lavigne.

Ok. Well. Bye.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I AM SOOOO SORRY I did not update last week even though my mind was buzzing with things to right down considering-

This is my first post as a high school student. I know it's a big deal right? So here are a few thoughts about high school:

The campus is huge and confusing, but people are very helpful.
Seniors and juniors will not beat up the freshman. The sophomores on the other hand have anger management problems.
Teachers are oddly specific in their methods.
There is A LOT of homework, or at least in honors classes.
There is way too much going on to do everything (but I highly recommend going to movie night, especially if they are showing Back to the Future).
You will make new friends, but considering I have only been going to high school for eight days, I've really stayed friends with the same people and made brand new acquaintances.
It does not matter where you sit at lunch.
Because there are more kids and more to do, you are likely to find someone with your interests.
PDA is everywhere. There is also the common species people wearing little to no clothing.

I could on forever but I won't. I've actually enjoyed my first eight days of high school. I really like how my school has a block schedule (three classes one day, three the next). On "odd" days I have English (which is my favorite academic subject), dance (my P.E. replacement), and theatre (which is theater). I love odd days, except for PMS-y sophomores in the locker room. But otherwise it's great! Even days have something to be desired. I have geometry(which sucks cause its math), and then I have biology (which is boring yet interesting at the same time), and choir (which is fun and strange)... Anyhoo, all my classes are fun and not fun in their unique ways.

English is great because I love to read and write... but it's a ton of work. Geometry sucks because its math.... but my teacher is really nice and so far it's easy. Dance is fun because it's dance and not P.E.... but my only friend in that class has a broken ankle. Biology is SO much work.... but it's interesting and the people that sit around me are psychos, which is fun. Theatre is absolutely amazing... but nothing. It's just freaking amazing. Choir is fun and musical.... but none of my middle school choir friends are there and my teachers really weird.

So there's a lot of buts, so I will try to focus on the positive. Ugh I'm being ramble-y... I am in such a weird mood right now! I just want to go to a museum so freaking bad!

I know. I'm a geek. But I love museums! Art museums, history museums, science museums.... I LOVE MUSEUMS. A zoo would also be satisfactory at this point.

This is why I need to live in New York. No matter what I want to do I'd have access to it. Except go to Disneyland. Which I'd miss but I'd get over it.

Anyhoo, I'm at my grandparents house and I was looking at this book they have called The History of the World In Pictures, which really isn't the history of the world because it starts in 1850. But then again we didn't have pictures until around then, so it is the worlds photographic history. And I was looking at all the beautiful photos, and I got all obsessive and freaky. And now I'm watching Hollywood Singin' and Dancin': A Musical Treasure (again) and now I really want to watch an old movie.

People just don't do stuff like they used to! No one has the dedication to dance like Ginger Roger and Fred Astaire, or make paintings like Mary Cassatt, and there isn't need to have amazing photographic journalism like Jacob Riis. And no one sings like Judy Garland or Frank Sinatra anymore, because the industry takes cute little girls that can somewhat act and sing and then use the computer to enhance their voice to what the people want (cough cough Miley Cyrus cough cough The Jonas Brothers). Today everyone just sits on Facebook. Which brings me to my social networking rant but I'm on a roll hear so I'll get to that later...

And don't get me started on music! My piano teacher (I've taken one lesson) was taught be Leonard Bernstein. I KNOW! His use of tritones and all the other musical terms that are beyond my realm of knowledge make West Side Story! PEOPLE DON'T WRITE GOOD MUSIC ANYMORE. Today's songs are just singers, if you can even call them that, repeating curse words and sexual terms over and over again to a beat.

Holy crap I sound like an old person. Ummm.... I'm freaking myself out so I'm going to stop now.

Happy birthday (yesterday technically) to Jane Addams, Jo Anne Worely (I've met her, she is so sweet!), Jeff Foxworthy, and Ramiele Malubay (who I've seen perform live). Yay!!

I'm tired. Being obsessive and old lady rant-ish takes a lot out of you. The internet connection is slow here, so I'm not going to deal with hyper links.

I apologize for my freaky old ladyness that's really strange for a nearly 13 and almost 11 months year old girl, but what can I say, I'm a strange kid. Now I'm going to read while listening to Judy Garland sing. Because reading is good for you!