31 December 2004
29 December 2004
Jerry Orbach, most remembered (by me) as Jennifer Grey's father in Dirty Dancing and the romantic candelabra Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, has passed away as a result of prostate cancer at the age of 69. He's probably most remembered for his role as Lennie Briscoe in the Law and Order series. My heart goes out to his family and all who knew him.
22 December 2004
I've seen three movie reviews of Phantom of the Opera today. The first I saw was at the Post Dispatch, then IMDb, then in the Riverfront Times. Screen It doesn't really have a review of the movie, but it does give some information on it.
At any rate, all three reviews have said basically the same thing: Phans will most likely adore it and non-Phans will most likely abhor it. I've watched this go from conception to casting, and am looking forward to seeing the final product, no matter the outcome.
21 December 2004
That was weird, going back to my old high school after graduating three years ago. There was a holiday reception todayfor the alumni, which they're hoping to be able to continue. We got together in the auditorium to tell the Seniors (Class of 2005) about what to do now to prepare for college and life after high school. I only saw about five or six others from my graduating class, and they were all people that I never talked to. But I did hang out with Lar (who brought Book with her) and Kristen for the most part, and talked to Breka and Suzy Q, a friend of Lar's that I knew in band. It was a small turnout, but it was kinda neat to see some people that I went to school with and see how much or little they've changed. I saw Mrs. A, my home-ec/family living teacher and said hi to her. Kristen is studying to be a home-ec teacher and plans t0 take Mrs. A's job when she retires in a few years.
Kristen, Lar, and I went out and ran some errands afterwards and had a girl's day out of sorts, which was fun. I still have to buy a gift for my mom (They were out of what I needed! I'll have to call around tomorrow, I guess.) and need to think of getting something for JR. I have an idea of what to get him, I just need to get out and do it.
14 December 2004
I bought Mira an 18" Spiderman figure with 67 points of articulation. Translation: he's very flexible. Practically all his joints are movable, even his fingers! See, when he was a kid, my husband longed for toys like this; sadly, he was gipped. But a week or so ago, he found out about this Spiderman toy and was floored. So I bought it for him as an early Christmas gift. He's been having way too much fun with this, putting Spiderman in all sorts of positions. If I get pictures, I'll be sure to post them.
Well, it's finally finals week! I've survived one final and have another on Thursday. I was up by 7:15 this morning so that I could leave at 8:20. My voice teacher said we could bring family if we wanted to, so Milly (see cast of characters) and Mira came with me and supported me, even with Mira's back hurting. That was so sweet of him. ^_^ I went, I sang, I survived! Everyone else did a wonderful job as well, and we were finished in an hour (a whole hour early). Now I have to come up with an outline for my final paper that I'm typing in class for my final on Thursday. The topic is, "Should college composition II be a requisite for your field of study?" She says we can bring an outline for the paper, which I intend to do, but we cannot bring in a paper and rewrite it for the final. All this should be done within two hours. I don't think I'll need all that time, but you never know.
I looked at my schedule and as of today, I have 4 days the rest of the year where there is nothing going on. All my Mondays are free so far, then I have a final on Thursday, a niece and two nephews coming for a week on Friday, Milly's birthday on Saturday, a flute performance on Sunday, an alumni reception at the high school on Tuesday (21), a progressive dinner on Thursday, the kids leave Friday, then my family might be coming over for dinner that night, Saturday is Christmas Day, Tuesday (28) we're having company over for dinner, Wednesday night is a wedding reception, the next day is another wedding reception, and the day after that is New Years Eve. *whew!* I need to rest just thinking about all there is going on!
Wish me luck!
08 December 2004
There's not a whole lot going on in life. Finals are next week, and I'm happy about that. But other than that, it's just been life. So here's something to tide you over and get your fix of me. A quiz result! If you need something to do, quizilla is a nice plave to go.
You have the Vermeer girl look. A Vermeer girl
appealed mostly to the old masters of the Dutch
school, who painted pictures of everyday life
as they knew it. With her fine, fair skin, she
suited a light, natural, dewy make-up. The
Vermeer Girl loved homely things, such as
homemade soaps and candles. The following
artists would have liked to paint you; Pieter
de Hooch and Jan Vermeer.
'Pretty As A Picture' - Which Artist Would Paint You?
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