March 18, 2015

A New Leaf


I will be trying to draw some new things and post them here.

January 23, 2008

There Will Be Blood

*****

Remeber that feeling you got the first time you saw The Godfather? Remember that? That feeling of just being completly blown away by the strength of a character? By the strength of an actor?

It's that.

Go. Now.

July 30, 2007

Stellar Summer Weekends

This weekend I worked at the Shakes Friday and Saturday. Always fun there. Got a little stilly with some actors at the bar on Friday... ended up taking random ass 'sexy' (fully clothed:) pictures and kissing a gay man:)
Saturday at the Pier again, sushi on the lawn in the shade. Bowling at Fireside for Mike's birthday. To some Mexican restaurant at something like 2am. Food. There was this boy at the bar and he just kept smiling at me everytime I walked by but, he wouldn't say anything. Finally, we were going to leave and so I walked up to the bar, with the purpose of asking for a bolsa (what's that Jesse?) and this guy who had been looking at me had The Onion in his hand, so I snuck it out of his hand and started reading it... well I didn't read any of it obviously. So we start talking at the bar and everyone is leaving (Erin and Nathan went dancing. Brenda, Matt, Casey and Rachel (who visited!) went home). Steve (this guy) and I go sit on a bench in Logan Square and end up talking for about an hour. Then we go to his house and sit on his third floor balcony and drink a bottle of wine and watch the sun come up. So that was pretty awesome. We slept. He took me to breakfast the next day and then we had a nap. Who knows if this guy is ever going to call me. Who knows. Regardless, it was a pretty wonderful spontaneous 12 hour date, at least 6 hours of which were spent sleeping. One hour was spent lying on the couch listening to the Postal Service.

No time for video games of movies this weekend. I still haven't seen fucking Ratatoille:(

July 24, 2007

OMG!

Holy Fucking Christ! Chicago Shakes just asked me to do Cymbeline! That means about 3 months solid work in a theatre. In fucking Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.

I am freaking out.


whew... ok.... bit calmer now.

I will be doing wardrobe for the run of the show

Want to take a virtual tour??

July 23, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Well I didn't get to start reading until Sunday Morning at about 12:30am, as this is when I finally got home from work. It took me (no exagerations) 2 HOURS! to get from Navy Pier to my house. This should have taken me about 45 minutes. I waited for a bus for 40 minutes and then the bus was packed and 2 tiny kids squished into the seat next to me and then one of them fell asleep on me (I didn't mind this, of course). There was a lady in front of us with this crazy topiary bush thing that was wacking people in the face! Some guy kept pulling the cord for the bus to stop and for some reason the bell sound kept happening (usually it will only sound the bell once and everyone who pulls on the cord after that will not hear a sound) anyway that shit kept dinging and dinging. AHH! Anyway...

Finally got home and read for about 3ish hours and then fell alseep on the couch:) I wanted to read this one slower. I wanted to let it sink in. Usually I finish them in about 6 hours of so and, it's usually the same evening/morning I have gotten the book.

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It ends happily. I should be happy.... but I am not. I think this may sound a little silly but, I feel sad. I have been reading these books for about 7 years now. How exciting it was to be apart of this global phenomenon. How amazing that people were this excited about books! Everytime a new one was coming out, I looked forward to the excitment of the midnight party. It was awesome to see grandma's and 9 year olds talking about the same characters and with equal passion! It's over now, and I will miss waiting for it to be over. Does that make sense? I'm sad there isn't anything left for me to find out.

July 21, 2007

Harry Potter....

We (Casey, Matt, Brenda, Nathan, Skylar, and I ) all went and the ladies + Matt picked up our books. I haven't opened mine. I haven't even opened it! Can you believe it! I had some other things to do and they could not be postponed. I'm at the Shakes now... and I will be here til atleast 9! Which means I might get home at 10:30. So I might get to open Harry Potter tonight..... No one tell me anything.


I had a pretty fantastic week this week. A little odd but, very spontaneous and silly.

July 20, 2007

yikes!

No time for real posting, Batman!

Harry Potter tonight!!!

I'm not good at following my own advice:)

Playing Guitar Hero on hard! (Badly)

Trying not to fall asleep at desk.

Tired of internet. Got so bored I imed some one random and would only typ3 to them in 1337 (I would hate it if someone did that to me:) Pwned!

Read about String Theory today


I'm very smiley today:)

Cheers!

July 17, 2007

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. meh.

I am so fucking bored in this fucking office. I want to dig my eyes out with spoons. Slash at Portfolio Managers with highlighters. Heave reems of paper at Marketing Professionals. Fuck me.

July 16, 2007

Harry Potters....

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: ***
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: **
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: ****
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: **


(wait for it...)













Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: * * * * *

Holy FUCK! Look kids, I don't like to go see movies from books. Even when it's good, I still feel a little sad at the end. It's so hard to capture the essence of a book on screen, especially if you feel like you have to put EVERYTHING in the movie. You can't go too far off on your own, inventing the world either to fit your needs. You can't just be adding characters and changing huge plot elements. Fine line for directors. I'm pretty hard to please. Well, no fear here children. This movie was stunning. I watched at least three-quarters of this movie with my mouth hanging open. None of the other movies have managed to find the spirit of the book like this one. The third one was great. We are all aware that Curan can direct and that he has a vision. I had never heard of this David Yates fellow before but, he totally got it. The third and fifth books are very similar in tone. Things are dark and tense and Harry is feeling alone, sometimes hopeless. Dumbledore shuts him out, Ron and Hermione *can't* understand. Harry is awash in these angsty teen-age feelings x10, as he figures it is he who must destroy Voldermort. Yates borrowed some of Curan's visuals as well, using Hagrid's Hut in a scene and the giant pendulum in another. I am not going to complain about there being no quidditch. I'm pretty glad they left it out. Harry doesn't play much in the 5th one anyway. There were soooo many subtle details for us long time Potterists. Ron and Hermione glance at each other a bit more. When Harry is about to kiss Cho, Ginny see what's happening. They are in the Room of Requirement. Ginny is leaving and has a moment of hesitation, when she knows what's going to happen between Harry and Cho and WE know that Ginny doesn't like this at all. Tiny looks that convey everything. The scenes at the ministry were phenomenal. The hall of mysteries was scary and dark (it reminded me a bit of the ship in Event Horizon) and seemed alive. Luna was amazing. Wispy and perceptive but aloof and silly. Umbridge was also portrayed wonderfully. I was worried that she wasn't fat enough but, regardless, her character was spot on. I was shaking at the end. I mean physically, I was so excited, amazed, and just utterly shocked by how good this movie was. Seriously, I felt like I had just gotten laid...and it had been a while....

Most of you who were going to see this would have done so without my review. I'm just glad America is going to see a movie that's worth it this time around.

July 5, 2007

Dawn of the Dead (the Remake)

Dawn of the Dead (2004): ****
I had seen this before but, some of us watched it last night. I love zombie movies. Seriously. This one is pretty great. The directors cut, or unrated version (whatever), gives you a bit more character and a bit more gore. The extra character stuff was nice. I like to get to know my assholes and bitches before they are ravaged/sawed/zombified/impaled... you get the picture. Reasons to see this zombie movie in particular: 1) pimped shuttle buses with chainsaw holes of slashing those pesky hanger-on zombies 2) Shear volume of zombies 3) Ving 4) No happy ending. Also if you enjoy subversive political statements. Ahhhh... politics and zombies... who would have ever thought someone would go there?


Other news:

I am so ridiculously in love with Psychonauts. Holy-Gosh-Wow! I have maybe 4 more levels (I'm in the Asylum, currently) and I just can't get enough!

I haven't been sleeping, or rather, I have been sleeping but, my dreams are full of tasks that I can't accomplish and I spend all night trying to get these dream-things done, only to wake in the more compelely exhausted. yuck.

My 4th was low-key, baby. Mostly Video games and naps and Harry Potter on cd (ohmyfuckingchristit'slike16daysaway!)