Saturday, July 6, 2013

IT'S CRAZY HOT

Hey all,

It's been a crazy couple weeks. I got a new job, a new apartment, and a perpetual sweat stain. Seriously, it's been so hot lately, I don't remember what it feels like to not be sweating. 

But life has been good (other than the fact that I'm becoming broke faster than I care to admit). This week was Fourth of July weekend, and I realized that I haven't spent the holiday in the same state (or sometimes even country) for four years now. New York's Independence Day was certainly one to remember. We got decked out in patriotic gear and saw the fireworks on the Jersey side of the Hudson. Most spectacular view for a fireworks show I've ever seen. 

Ariana, Jenny, and I dressed for success.

Here's a quick vid I made of my weekend, plus a quick catchup of my life:


Other than that, I've mostly just been hanging out, eating a lot of great but unhealthy food, and seeing shows. Thought I'd give a quick review of the shows I've seen so far:
  • Newsies: Just a super fun musical. The choreography was great, the cast was attractive, and I understood all the nerdy journalism jokes. Loved it. 
  • The Lion King: I had already seen this one on tour, but it was still breathtaking. The sets, costumes, creativity, it's all genius. And who doesn't love the story of Lion King? Or the CIRRRRCLE OF LIIIIIIIIFE song. (Fun fact: that song is how we start most of the road trips in our family. Good times.)
  • Once: Yes, the ending is pretty depressing, yet I still felt hopeful leaving the theater. I loved the raw emotions of the songs and the real-life feel of the production. Definitely one of my favorites so far. I've been humming "Falling Slowly" every day since I've seen it. 
  • Peter and the Star Catcher: SO FUNNY. This prequel to Peter Pan features the most hilarious cast, with the guy who played Capt. Black Stache standing out in particular. They all just seemed like they were having a great time and as a result I did too. And that mermaid scene. My goodness.
  • Chicago: Great songs, terrible message. I guess it works as a parody of the American justice system. Or the glamorization of the 1920s. This musical is worth it, though, if only for the "Cell Block Tango" number. 

What else... Oh! I've been on a SciFi kick lately. I finally got through all of Joss Whedon's Firefly, which was fantastic of course, and I'm halfway through season three of Doctor Who. I've also started Fringe, now that it's on Netflix. Maybe I'm secretly wanting to visit other worlds or something? I don't know, you tell me, psych majors.

Also, here's a new webseries for you all to check out--The Autobiography of Jane Eyre. It's done in a similar style to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and so far the plotting of the particularly dense novel has translated greatly to this format. See for yourself:


That's all for now. I have some ideas for future posts, and since I'm only working part-time right now I should have more time to write!

Peace and Love.

The theme of my summer: 

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