Friday, October 22, 2010

The Rocky Horror Glee Show.

So I should probably say first that I've never seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show... and that maybe makes me sound like a weirdo for wanting Glee to do it so badly, but really, this post is about TRADITION.
You see, last summer (The summer before this summer, just in case that wasn't completely clear. I know that I get confused when people say "last __" because you never know exactly, and... and this was a rant.) I went on a tour with my orchestra to New York. On that tour, we went on a dinner cruise that had dancing, which was good and fun and all, but I realized that our generation
has no dances.
You see, they were playing older songs like Thriller and Time Warp and all the "older people" were getting up and doing the move-by-move that they had learned when they were kids! And it made me think- we have nothing like that. We have no specific dance that everyone knows that is special for our generation-
what are our kids going to laugh at us about??

So the reason I love that Glee is doing a remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show is because it's an important piece of culture that we are MISSING OUT on. We have no "Time Warp", and it's really pathetic when I dance to it by myself and no one gets the reference!

... and here's Glee's version of Time Warp- it's catchy, fun, and just a great song to dance to. (If you're creeped out by the beginning, skip to 0:23)
Want to see the original? Find it HERE.

I mean, don't you want something that brings your whole generation together?
Sorry, but I'm not really proud of being tied together by "Soulja Boy".

PS: if you're still having doubts about this Halloween episode, can I just say that Finn's playing Brad Majors?

I thought that would convince you!

Oh, the Joys of Birthdays.

Birthdays are like holidays.
They only come once a year (or twice if you're Chuck Norris, as a friend tells me) and are filled with fun and games.
Minus the games, because it was on Wednesday, a school day. And minus half the fun, because I had to stay up until 12:00 finishing my homework.

But it was still epic.

I was sash-ed "the Birthday Girl" for the day by Mahsa (the beauty in the purple shirt with yellow writing) and felt very regal as people turned their heads to stare at my queenly presence.
I enjoyed wonderful cupcakes and a cake baked for me by some great friends, and in all just felt loved.
(Not to mention, this was my first "Facebook birthday". Who knew I knew that many people?)

However, Lawrence Tech University has to take the prize for most awesome present.
First of all, it's a college- and it knew my birthday!
No, I wasn't considering applying, and yes, they got my e-mail and birth date off of the PSAT... but it was still cool.

I "clicked here" for my special birthday message, and out popped a little hamster on a new tab.

That's cute, I though to myself.
I don't really get why it's a hamster, but it's adorable! And pink!

And then, out of the corner of my eye, I spied a random creepy face poking out at me. And it loomed into the shot.
WHAT IS IT? I thought, frantically.

Um.. this is just scary.
Where did the hamster go?
Did the scary man kill him? Why is he creeping on me??

And thus, Lawrence Tech University gave me a birthday that I will never forget. Go Blue Devils!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Meet My New Love, Sam.

Yes, I've been a slacker blogger for a bit... all I can say is that life is majorly in the way.
And by life, I mean school. I'm currently reading both Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights for my AP Literature class, finished a 7 page essay on My Antonia, and had a Calculus and French test on the same day- not to mention the looming college apps.
Oh, and trying to have a social life? Yeah. Kind of hard.

It's just- busy.

This Monday Melody is brought to you by the (kind of) famous Sam Tsui, a Youtube phenomenon who is an AMAZING singer and has some great covers out there- Love the Way You Lie Mashup (my personal favorite), For Good (from Wicked- makes me cry every time.)
Oh, and did I mention he's going to be in a movie?

This song is one that he wrote himself, and has an extremely cliche- but so adorable- video.
I'm in love!

"Don't Want an Ending"

You're swooning too? Yeah, I thought so.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bad Boys Donate Blood.

So apparently October is the time for donating blood, because the posters are back up at our school. Yes. At first I was a little apprehensive- I mean, last year's posters were pretty gory- but now I'm just a little confused.
And I'm assuming the theme for the drive is "bad boys"... at least that's what I'm going to infer from these posters:

Is this really true? Are we going to insinuate that bad boys are the ones to donate blood?

I was especially confused at this one.
Are they waiting at the drive to prey on young, unsuspecting "good" girls? Are they actually donating blood? Are they going to steal the blood or something?
And most importantly- if I can truly find myself a greaser at this drive, please direct me there right away... kaythanks.

I'm also going to assume that this is for the ladies. Because no self-respecting man is going to go to a blood drive to meet his fictional enemy in the flesh.
Haha, I think my favorite part is that the poster doesn't say "Edward Cullen wants you to donate", no, it's way more direct. Edward wants YOU.
(And your blood, I'm assuming.)

Last but certainly not least-
What IN THE WORLD is this supposed to be?
Um, was I not well informed by this drive, which is in actuality a KISSING BOOTH?
Okay then.

What would YOU do to get people to donate blood?
Me? Just tell me there are cookies and I'll be there. Seriously.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hi! I'm ________.

It's come to my knowledge that I'm not super familiar with everyone reading my blog.
And that sort of bugs me.
NOT because I think you're a 50 year old man creepin' on me, but because I love to make friends and it stinks knowing that you may know me, but I don't know you!

Here's my little metaphor that will probably bomb and burn into flames (In the bad sense of the word. Not Katniss fire.)

Right now, I'm like Ross. Partially because he's awesome and dorky, partially because he can (apparently) lift one eyebrow and I'm jealous.
YOU, my lovely reader, are like Phoebe. See, we're essentially friends. We read the same blogs, drink the same milkshakes, etc.
But we're not sitting next to each other Monica-Ross-Rachel friends... yet.
(Yes, I understand that Monica and Ross are sister and brother. They're still close- who else would live within a 100 foot radius of their sibling for 10 years? Oh, I also understand that Rachel and Ross are an item. That's not really what I'm looking for either... just to clarify.)

Please excuse that verbal diarrhea.

What I'm trying to say is....

(sticking out hand)
My name is Allison.
I like dancing when it's not called for, grammar (because it's always called for), music- all of it, and family and friends and school and everything mostly.

What's your name?

PS- Please please try and help me not look like a lame-o. Say hello! I truly want to get to know your beautiful self!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Einstein Had a Heart, Too.

To give some background behind today's post, I'll just say that I took the SAT's (for the very last time) this Saturday. And that when you're stuck in a room from 7:50 am to 1:00 pm, you start to analyze every little thing about the room- from the handwriting on the board to the posters up in the class.
This quote was on a poster next to the teacher's desk, and it just stuck with me. Perhaps because it's poetic, perhaps because it's about love, perhaps because the genius Albert Einstein came up with it and it totally shows that he wasn't just a brainiac.

It's just so witty and sweet!
I love how the big science-y word of "gravitation" juxtaposes the "falling in love", and how no one would really ever expect Einstein to be quoted about love.
I also love that he doesn't try and explain or calculate love, like he knows that there's no scientific equation that will prove correctly each time someone will love another!

I guess I just like that he realizes the spontaneity of love.
Who would've thought?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

One of These Days...

... I'm gonna get one of those writer planes (or become friends with someone who's a pilot, because apparently renting a plane like that is really expensive) and write "gullible" in the sky.

And it will be the time for those people who always look up when their friends say "Hey look! Gullible's written on the ceiling!" to redeem themselves.
Not that I'm one of those gullible people... well, not usually... but I think it shall be very amusing.

Everyone will be tapping their friend to tell them about the phenomenon in the sky, but their friend won't believe them! Why not? Well, remember the boy who cried wolf? By the time the person's friend actually looks up to see "gullible" in the sky, it will be too late- the word would have dissipated already! And maybe it shall be the cause of many arguments between people....

... and I shall have been the cause!

*cue evil laughter*

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Built for Two.

When I was young, my family went to see a dinner show, none of which I really remember except for one song:

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do,

I'm half crazy all for the love of you,
it won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage,

but you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two!

Apparently it's actually a really classic song called "Daisy Bell", but I'd always hum it and sing along (and still do sometimes- actually, that's what inspired this post!)
Anyway, it's the line "a bicycle built for two" that had me in stitches- my little 5 year old mind thought the concept of a bike for two was hilarious, and I didn't really get what it meant. Now, of course, I understand it to be a tandem bike:
Although, of course, that's not really as fun as saying "bicycle built for two", right?

I took it upon myself to find some other "built for two" things they have on the market these days- I mean, if it's for two people, it's gotta be pretty cute, right?

Smittens. I think the name is incredibly clever, and essentially says it all. Just think- you're walking with your boyfriend/husband/(or in my case) best friend, and it's super cold outside. But you want to hold hands!
Why would you want to be lame, and hold hands in separate mittens? Now you can hold real hands, and still be warm!
Plus I bet it looks pretty spiffy.

And this is priceless. The "umbrella built for two". Maybe it's just the models, but this looks adorable beyond belief. Plus, you don't have to worry about getting wet with too small of an umbrella, or getting separated in the crowds- you're always connected!

So is it just me? Is this cute, or is it cute?

Monday, October 4, 2010

License to... Do Something.

So remember that time that happened a few months ago that we shall call "The Great Disappointment"? That time when the DMV made it impossible for me to get my driver's license and to be socially acceptable for my age?
Well- fear not, good people, I have defeated the monster that is the DMV.
It took 2 incredibly long hours, only 7 minutes of which were actually spent driving, and a lot a lot of standing around.
But I did it.

The victorious knightess, after being crowned "She-who-got-her-license-a-year-late-but-at-least-she-got-it".

It actually wasn't as bad as everyone made it out to be. Perhaps I just got lucky, but after the first awkward minutes of the proctor lady checking all the "pre-drive checklist" while I was in the car (and she was walking around it), it was essentially a breeze!
She happened to see my copy of My Antonia, a book that we're reading in AP Lit, and it sparked a conversation about school and colleges and siblings that lasted the entire drive. It was awesome. The only thing that really confuzzled me was this:

Why did she not fill out that top part? I mean, she handed it to me with a "Congratulations, you passed!" but now I want to know what I did wrong! I can make no sense out of these scribbles... can you?

So maybe it's not as cool as having a license to kill....
...but I still think that you shouldn't want to be on my bad side.

PS- Best birthday wishes to the most wonderful mommy in the world, who turned an extremely young age this weekend on the First of October!