Les Miserables…

2 04 2013

I haven’t written in a month… basically it went like this “ooh I should write about this” and then I never actually wrote about it.  I blame my roommate for being so awesome and making me want to hang out with her instead of running off to the library all the time. But I did want to talk about the Les Mis movie…

I saw it in theaters over winter break after touring the Holocaust museum… but it was such a wonderful movie.  It doesn’t depict everybody having a happily ever after and getting rich at the end, and the “heroic actions” by the characters aren’t huge superhuman things. It’s simple things anyone can do.  I watched the first half of it a week ago, especially since I was in a not so great mood.  It’s amazing that such a “depressing” movie actually makes me feel better. The fact that it is completely music may or may not be a factor in that… Also the song “One Day More” struck me because it’s pretty much every character believing that they are doing the thing that’s right and pleasing to God.  For me it is one of those seeing the whole picture kind of things which I really like.  There was the big political broo ha ha over the Supreme Court’s review of Proposition 8 and DOMA, also Brother Jed the radical preacher was on campus so students were in a fuss over that also. I’m not really into the whole political/spiritual politics debate drama so I felt all out of sorts but seeing the movie helped me feel less emotional with the aspect of, everyone thinks they are right and will go to all sorts of lengths to prove that.

A few quotes that stood out to me…

“To love another person is to see the face of God.”

“Here’s the thing about equality. Everybody’s equal when they are dead.”

“Truth is given to us by God in our time, in our turn.”

“Tomorrow we’ll discover what our God in heaven has in store.”

These might be the cliche quotes but I really like them.  What did y’all think of the movie?

Songs I’m Loving

Anne Hathaway – I Dreamed a Dream

Samantha Banks – On My Own

Les Miserables cast – One Day More



2 09 2012

…was a thinking day.  As an introverted person I need days where I can think about things and figure out things otherwise it seems like a big confusing blob of mess up there in my brain. Today I did that.  I finished the book I was wanting to read and I thought a lot.  I didn’t write in my journal as much as I wanted to but I got the thinking done which counts.

This weekend is Labor Day weekend so tomorrow we are off of school.  That means an extra day to catch up with things and make sure everything is in order, including sleep schedule.

I didn’t go to the football game yesterday.  Big shock since that seems to be the only sport my school can think about.  I did however go to a soccer game on Friday.  Our women’s soccer team is pretty good.  We won 1-0, scoring that one goal in the last ten minutes.  Winning? I think so.  I meant to go to a volleyball game but it slipped my mind.

In other news I have now watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, something a lot of people have been telling me to watch.  It was all it was cracked up to be and I’m sorry I haven’t seen it sooner.  I’m typically not a fan of British humour because I find their accents hard to understand, but now seeing Life of Brian and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I can now say that I love that particular series of movies, and a small portion of British humour.

Hopefully next time… and this paragraph is a reminder for me to do so… I’ll blog about people and how they classify people as their friends and how it baffles my mind.

Songs I love:

Nelly Furtado – Manos Al Aire

Skrillex – Bangarang

Fun – Some Nights

Challenge accepted…

17 03 2012

So in order to encourage more regular blogging, me and my friend Sam have decided to team up to bug each other into regular blogging. You can view his blog at supernerd64blog.wordpress.com. If we don’t complete the allotted weekly blogpost by saturday night than the other party is allowed to post whatever they wish on the other’s blog. I’m going to try and think of some really evil stuff because I’m pretty sure he’ll fail at posting first. :D

I was supposed to go to Georgia for my cousin’s wedding. That didn’t pan out. Unfortunately I was counting on that happening soo much that it was crushingly disappointing when it didn’t happen. It was kinda like the goal of everything and I was planning to just get out of Lubbock. It worked out because I had to learn to just get over the disappointment and find things to do, since I had canceled all my weekend plans in preparation for Georgia.
I met a cute little boy at the airport. He was waiting for his Uncle Jeremy to come home from Korea. I had just been crying from the stress of rushing to the airport and discovering that my flight had been canceled. He was very very friendly and very very sweet. He was six years old and soo cute!
“Look! I have an arrowhead necklace!”

Mom and I went to see the Vow at the theater. That movie made me cry four times so I am unsure whether it or Up is my new favorite movie. I cried three times during Up… It was about a couple who had been married for two months, then the wife has an accident and she wakes up and can’t remember the past five years of her life, which includes meeting her husband. The sad part about this movie was the part was when she didn’t remember him. He was trying so hard to be supportive but because she didn’t remember him she saw him as a stranger not a place of comfort. I could see how frustrated he was about it. It tugged at my heartstrings. It was based on a true story and that was the cool part too. It wasn’t a sappy romantic movie either. Now go see it before I ruin more of the movie for you.

As Spring Break is coming to a close, I did get almond roca, I did not see Philip (which actually turned out fine), I slept a ton and was really lazy, and I got to see Sam and Lauren two of my favorite people who live in Fort Worth. They are always nice people to visit with and I don’t feel weird or pressured or obligated to see them, I see them because I like to. So after all this laziness I’m ready to go back to school and tackle the rest of the semester.

Picture that is my phone background right now and it super inspiring says “You can’t change the world but you can make a difference.”

Songs I am loving:
Manafest – No Plan B
Gym Class Heroes – Stereo Heart
Styx – Renegade

Johnny Depp speaks….

15 01 2012

I think Johnny Depp has a lot of good quotes he has been quoted on.

“If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.”
I identify with this quote completely. I don’t think I’d literally eat somebody since cannibalism isn’t something I am in to, but it definitely gets me riled up where I want to at least destroy a wall.

“My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.”
I identify with the first half of this quote but the second part is where I differ. To me tattoos are too painful to pursue, but I love writing things on myself. It comes off and in a couple of days I get to write something new. It’s also a reminder to get my butt in the shower if something is still on my skin after several days.

“We’re all damaged in our own way. Nobody’s perfect. I think we’re all somewhat screwy. Every single one of us.”
Oh thank you dear Johnny. This is so true. Some people try to paint me as a perfect person, which isn’t true. The people who really matter to me know that I’m flawed but they accept me anyway which I greatly appreciate.

“There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living “for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is same. Only love.”
I completely identify with this view on life. I believe that the kind of love worth living for is not just the romantic type where you concentrate on just finding your soul mate, it is also the kind of love that gives you patience to see past the flaws in the people that you love most.

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.”
That is so true. Music brings people together in ways that are incredible. Great example of this is concerts. Think about how everybody gathers together just to enjoy an artist’s work. Think of how people bond together by how much they enjoy an artist’s music. Think of how people put so much identity in the music they listen to.

“If there’s any message, it is ultimately that it’s okay to be different; that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.”
This is very very very true. Getting to know people who are different than you helps with the judgement part. Once you see the people behind the differences than it makes it all so much more real and love can come in and take over.

“I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.”
This warms my heart. Labels are so overrated. It leaves people searching for identity and trying to box themselves into things.

“if you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn’t have fallen for the second.”
Just something to think about it… This helps me feel that I’ve done the right thing.

Songs I love:
Smashmouth – Satellite
Owl City – Hello Seattle
Superchik – Hero

P.S. I love you

12 06 2011

It’s the name of the movie i am currently watching. I like it but i think it is more of a movie meant for older women, not young ones like myself. Although there is one quote in this movie that made me want to cry.
“You know the worst thing for a parent… second after losing a child? Watching your child head for the same life you had. You can’t stop it. It’s a terrible, helpless feeling. Makes you angry all the time.”
I don’t have a child that I feel this way about, I’m just pretty sure this is the way my mom feels about some things. It really makes me kind of understand her better.Yesterday I watched Penelope and that was a really cute movie. I loved James McAvoy’s character. Watch the movie and see what I mean!

Friday, Terrah and Laura invited me to come with them to Terrah’s apartment. That was fun! First we went to her house so I got to meet her mom, and brothers. Then we went on to Stephenville, and saw Tarleton State University and her apartment. The plan was to go to a guys house and they wanted to dress me up, which I am fine with. They did so and I think they did a really good job! My hair is still straight so I really dont want to wash it… but I really need to shower. Maybe I’ll try my hand at straightening and see what happens. Anyway, the thing at the guys house involved drinking games. I did become the designated driver, although I didnt think they were that drunk.

I am deleting my facebook. They wont actually delete your facebook right away, it gets deactivated for two weeks and then deleted. Why am I doing this? I’m just wasting my life away on it and I really don’t need one. And I’d love to be one of those people who can boast that they don’t have one. Also I used it to get praise from people. I knew if I posted the right things people would say encouraging words and stuff. Which is fine, unless you are doing it for the praise of men. Plus I kinda used it to look at what other people were doing to get gossip and judge them…

Some songs I am loving.
Tinie Tempah – Wonderman
Diddy Dirty Money – Your Love
Adam Lambert – Mad World

Day 2 – My favorite movie

30 05 2010

My favorite movie is Up.  That movie shows true love, puts kids in a good light and all with family fun.  Honestly one day I want to see myself as Carl and Ellie, marrying somebody I was dear friends with and growing old together.  Maybe not quite flying my house out to South America…I also love how Carl learns to love Russell because people don’t treat kids like they should.  Everybody talks down to them and they don’t actually listen.  Anyway this is a very sweet movie, and I cried three times the first time I watched it.

Some of my favorite quotes


Carl: Why don’t we play who can be quiet the longest? Russell: My mom LOVES that game!

Dug: Hi, my name is Dug and I love you



3 05 2010

So we went with Mary to downtown on Sunday. We went to see the movie ‘How To Train Your Dragon’. We were late but they started the movie late. That resulted in us receiving free movie tickets. Then we went to Barnes and Noble and were laughing at FML. We topped off the evening with a trip to the water gardens…in the dark…which is pretty sweet!

How to Train Your Dragon was a very cute movie. It was about the Vikings. Their tradition was to grow up and learn how to kill dragons. Hiccup has a gift that he discovers and harnesses to fit into society in a way nobody saw coming.

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