Saturday, November 27, 2010

Turkey Day

I had a wonderful holiday. It was absolutely fabulous and made me appreciate the true meaning of the holiday: being thankful for the blessings in my life.
Thanksgiving morning, I woke up to see Grandma and Paw Paw off for the night before digging into the turkey grandma cooked for me before they left. An hour or so after my lunch, my friends rallied up and came over, determined to not have me alone for the holiday. We went out and window-shopped for a bit before separating for the night.
The next day was our appointed girls day. Around noon, we met up at Ross and went on a destructive shopping spree at the outlet and Richland malls, all of us getting a thing or three. After having a blast at the Richland mall, we went to Summer Palaca (our favorite restaurant) and ate up. After that, we came back to my place and had our sleepover, gossiping about old school friends, playing truth or dare, and having in-depth conversations before passing out around 3 or so in the a.m.
This morning, we all had a photo shoot before Krissy went home. Then Amber, Kat, and I went to Walmart and drove around for a bit before they left as well. It was a good end to a great holiday period.
I'm so glad and lucky to have seen my friends while they were here and get a huge chunk of their time. I missed them like crazy and I can't wait to see them again soon! I sincerely hope everyone had as good of a holiday as I did.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)

Before I do anything else, I have to congratulate Rhys Ifans for proving me completely wrong. He made Mr. Lovegood's character one of the hottest people in the movie and if I were there, Luna would have a step-mom before his screentime ended.
Okay, now that I got that out of my system, the movie was epic. I cried many times during the movie, not just for the characters we lost, but also for the sufferings for the others. This installment really pulled on the heartstrings. It still made time for the epic mini-duels. I totally want to Stupefy someone, Harry made it look so cool. The movie cut out a few unimportant things and surprisingly covered a lot of ground for the first part. It looks like the second part is just going to be the Gringotts break-in and the battle over Hogwarts. The producers completely cut out Phineas Black's character to my slight happiness.
Now for my hot list. Poor, poor Luscius Malfoy. Poverty doesn't suit him. The entire time he looked like he needed a spa treatment and a shopping spree. Everyone looked like crap, to be honest. I get it, there was a war going on, but Hermione (who looked super hot in this one) looked like she was the only one who said "You know what? I'm taking a shower, Dark Lord be damned." Even the ever-delicious Severus Snape looked pretty run-down, and I usually never have anything bad to say about his appearance. The only casting disappointment was Bill Weasley. Come on guys, he was supposed to be hot, not sick and dying.
Overall, everyone should see it. It was awesome and now I can't wait for part two. Hurry up!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I had to blog about it

So I just found the biggest Harry Potter fan ever. No seriously, I did. This guy puts the "fan" in "fanatic". I can't even tell you all the ways he proves his claim. Lord Voldemort himself tweeted about the video. See for yourself.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CMA Awards

Man, they have the CMA's like four times a year. This is getting ridiculous. I don't even like country music.
So anyway, I watched the CMA's last night and I must say, Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert committed some major robberies. Miranda did earn a few of them, I'll admit that, but the only reason Lady Antebellum won any awards is because they tricked people into liking the one song anyone's ever heard from them, and it wasn't even a good one.
Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, and Carrie Underwood, artists who deserve awards almost every time they're nominated, went home with nothing. Really, CMA people, really? They were lucky Brad Paisley got Entertainer of the Year or I would've had to go on a rampage. I repeat, I really don't like country music as a whole, but there are several artists who deserve that clear crayon-shaped award they were passing out, and all of them either received very few or lost out to Lady Antebellum or Miranda Lambert. This was so ridiculous, and I know the AMA's are going to be even worse if Beiber, Swift, and Cyrus are up for awards.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Me Day

Yesterday afternoon, I decided I due for a major Me Day. I've been too stressed out and overworked and I deserved at least a few hours to dedicate to making me feel awesome. So I cleaned the bathroom and my room and went to work.
First I took a long, hot bath. I used some bath salts my grandma gave me and played my nature CD as I soaked. When I got out of that, I gave myself a mani-pedi and got dressed in some comfy clothes to watch Madea's Family Reunion the play. For those few hours, I didn't think about anyone else but me, and it was awesome. It wasn't perfect since I was so unprepared, but it was good enough to keep a smile on my face for the rest of the night.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Horrible (Yet Awesome) Night

Oh Ra. Last night, Michael, Erica, and I went to see Paranormal Activity 2. If anyone remembers, I cried my eyes out and couldn't sleep for months after seeing the first one. When I realized there was a second one, I knew I had to see it for closure. Unfortunately, this was not meant to be.
Mistake 1: We went to see it at night. Mistake 2: I sat next to a guy who worked as a monster for the haunted house and loved to scare people. I can't ruin the plot of the movie, but I will say it's not really a sequel. If you see it, you'll get it. So I cried during this movie. Twice. And I mean bawling. Then after it ended, Michael jumped at me screaming and I had to fight not to crawl on Erica to escape. Then when we were leaving, he jumped out at me from around a corner and I tried to run. I got him back later though; he tried to scare me when we were at Erica's apartment and, on reflex mind you, I totally whacked him on the shoulder. He wasn't upset, thank Ra, but I still felt bad.
After the movie, we went to Common Grounds, a local coffee place, where Michael was buying me coffee as thanks for taking him to work all month. There I met the girl I'm supposed to marry. And when I say met, I mean I stood in line and watched mesmerized as she bustled behind the counter to make us coffee. Common Grounds itself was a magical place to be. I can't really describe it, but it was so peaceful and artsy that I have to go back one day. There were tons of gorgeous people there too, so yay :).
After all of this, we picked up Erica's mom and took her to Denny's and Walmart, both adventures not worth mentioning. Once again, Paranormal Activity 2 ruined all the sleeping at night progress I made and I sat up waiting for Paw Paw to wake up so I knew it was safe to pass out. I sense a pattern reappearing.