Sunday, February 27, 2011

My second favorite kind of Oscar

Unless you have been living under a rock in rocksville, you know that tonight is the Academy Awards. One of the most important days of the entire year if you are me.

Here are my oscar predictions-

Leading Actor-
Will win- Colin Firth
Should win- I would cut off my pinky finger for Jesse Eisenberg to get this award. It's not just because he is my intj crush but because he deserves it. If you don't think so, just watch the scene where Eduardo says to him "You had one friend!", Jesse subtly flinches and it's the best bit of acting ON EARTH.

Supporting Actor-
Will win- Probably Geoffrey Rush although this is a category I'm not completely sold on.
Should win- Umm... Yeah. Christian Bale who I love to hate.

Leading Actress-
Will win- Natalie Portman.
Should win- Annette Bening. She's classy and lovely and in The Kids are All Riht when she sings Joni Mitchell, you just can't help but adore her.

Supporting Actress-
Will win- Helena Bonham Carter
Should win- It breaks my heart to say this but I don't think Hailee Steinfeld should even be in this category when she is very clearly a leading actress in True Grit. However, I think THIS award should be given to Helena Bonham Carter because she's quirky and delightful and did a great job hiding her real personality in her role and that's what acting is all about to me.

Animated Feature film-
Will win- Toy story 3
Should win- How to Train Your Dragon because it is everything Toy Story 3 wishes it were

Art Direction-
Will Win- Probably Inception
Should win- I'm tied on this one. I think if Inception were going to win anything, it should be this but it's about time that the Harry Potter crew get some love.

Will Win- The King's Speech
Should Win- The social network. duh.

Costume Design-
Will Win- Probably The King's Speech
Should win- I am Love

Will Win- OH LORDY, it better be David Fincher
Should win- See above.

Will Win- Inside Job
Should win- Exit Through the Gift Shop. A movie I watched 3 days ago and have not stopped thinking about sense. What is art? Who is Banksy? How cool is this movie?

Documentary short subject-
Will Win- I have not seen any of these so I'm just going to randomly pick. Will win- Poster girl

Should win- see above.

Film Editing-
Will win- The King's speech
Should win- THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Hands down.

Foreign Language Film-
will win- Biutiful
Should win- Dogtooth

Will win- The Wolfman
Should win- The wolfman

Will win- The King's speech and its lazy score.
Should win- Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross produced a score that I have on my ipod, I love it so. If you don't believe that Trent Reznor is oscar worthy, listen to "in the hall of the mountain king" from the movie and talk to me about it again.

Music Original Song-
Will win- I see the Light from tangled
Should win- I LOVED tangled and I think it deserves this.

Best Picture-
Will win- The King's Speech
Should win- I would cry and throw up and vomit and die if the social network won. Which I believe to the bottom of my heart that it should. This movie is a snapshot of real life right now. This movie is about friendships and fitting in and doing something new and important. This movie is what every. single. movie should look like and be like. Enough said.

Short Animated Film-
Will Win- Day and Night
Should win- The Gruffalo

Short Film Live Action-
Will win- Na Wewe
Should win- Wish 143

Sound Editing
Will Win- Inception
Should win- I'm okay with Inception here.

Sound mixing-
Will win- Maybe the social network. maybe.

Visual Effects-
Will win- All of these movies are kind of blah. So, Inception?
Should win- HARRY POTTER.

Adapted Screenplay-
Will win- The Social Network
Should win- You know the answer.

Original Screenplay-
Will win- The King's Speech
Should win- In my dream world, this is the only thing the King's speech wins

Friday, February 25, 2011

kind of like sixteen candles

{found here}

I forgot to mention, last week at my birthday dinner, the waitress went around to take everyone's order (all 15 people) and then left before she took mine.

All I could think about was how it was something that would happen in Sixteen Candles.

So excuse me while I go wait outside for Jake Ryan. 

Snowy Friday

If you watch the news for my area, you would know that we were supposed to get anywhere from 3-6 inches of snow in the past few days. Which is a really big deal if you are me. 

I've spent an unmentionable amount of time at the window praying to sweet baby jesus that I wouldn't have to go to work/school/outside my bedroom and alas, it just never showed up.


Now, on to the blanks. Link up here if you'd like to play.

1.   I am currently obsessed with    mittens. I bought a pair a few weeks ago at the mall and I sewed some cupcake buttons on them and now I refuse to leave the house without them.

2.  Today I am    slightly stressed and excited     because,  today is my current boss's last day of work, I'm anxious for what's going to happen next week/forever and excited for things to come. At least that's what I'm trying to tell myself. 

3.  The age I am is    22     and the age I feel is    most of the time, I feel like I'm still in high school. Still dealing with the same drama and issues. But some of the time I feel like I'm 60 and everyone's mom, taking care of problems and dishing out nurture a little more than I'd like .

4.  My favorite place is     at home in my bed. Snuggling and warm and reading a good book.

5.  Something I have been procrastinating is     working on my math unit plan. It's a partner assignment and I'm just not feeling it. What started as a completely manageable project has stacked up so much, I might have 6 lesson plans to write and fancy up in a week. 

6.  The last thing I purchased was        a sandwich last night. There was noooo way I was making dinner.

7.  The thing I love most about my home is      the little things I have collected over time. Framed pictures that my friends have drawn me, pictures from important days, drawings my students have made me. You know, the important stuff  .

Thursday, February 24, 2011


{Found here}

On Wednesday of last week, I had my official birthday dinner (this is the dinner with friends, not my family dinner. That blessed event is not even worth writing about). 

We went to an amazing Chinese restaurant and sat at a huge round table. It was neat to look around at the collection of people that were there. People that I brought together. My best friend's boyfriend was gossiping with my school mom who had never met before. My school best friend was whispering to my life best friend. 

I looked around and thought to myself, this is my family. This weird group of people who are definitely not perfect but perfect enough for me. These people are the ones that I call on in times of catastrophe, that celebrate every single event in my life with me. 

This may not be what a text book or a church or a dictionary calls a family, but it's what a family means to me.

Monday, February 21, 2011

On Wisconsin!

I interrupt scheduled posting to bring you this video which I have watched and shared about 100 times in the last ten hours.

The stuff going on in Wisconsin right now is breaking my heart. I cannot wrap my mind around how this can be a solution. 

To the teachers in Wisconsin, keep fighting and know that you are valued and fundamental to your state and our country and if there were any way possible, I would be there right alongside, fighting, singing and making my voice heard with all of you.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


                    Last Tuesday, I turned 22.
I rang in the new year of my life with my practicum class (nothing can beat receiving a birthday book filled with pages that say "I am glad you were born because"), then ate ice cream at work and celebrated with a paper crown made by one of my work kids. At school, we had a potluck and it was lovely.
22 is going to be the best year yet. I can feel it. It is already off to a great start. 22 is the year I'm going to New Orleans, 22 is the year I'm going to make an honest attempt to start living my life, start pushing the pieces together and make something for myself. 

22 is here and it's now and it's every single moment. and I'm excited to share it with each one of you.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The mature version of valentine's day

Read my last V-day post here.

Growing up, I HATED Valentine's day. I thought it was a day devoted to gross lovers and girls like me were supposed to sit at home in the dark and watch reruns of Gilmore Girls.
But then, something changed. I think I can pinpoint it to the first day I spent Valentine's day (known as V-day to the cool kids, aka me) in the classroom. Those little creatures were so full of unconditional love, something swelled up inside of me. And I realized that it's not about spouse love or gross, probably doomed boyfriend love. V-day is about celebrating the people that love you. Completely, wholly. 100% without judgment.  

I thought about this a lot when I went to lunch and to see Gnomeo and Juliet (seriously. don't ask) with my best friend and his boyfriend. Yeah, you read that right.

I thought about it more as he whispered things to me in the dark of the movie theater. As there was a reference that only we got and we silently looked at each other and burst into fits of giggles that would be expected from the likes of 14 year olds.

I thought about this when I saw that my mom carefully iced a line of The Social Network onto my birthday cake this year. 

And some more as my best far away friend sent me a text about my favorite author. 

Valentine's day is about love for all kinds and I just hope that every sad, single person this year realizes that.

Love to you all.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Glimpse into my life

I have super talented and amazing friends that constantly make me feel guilty for not being nearly as talented and amazing as they are.

I have a friend that I go to whenever I am feeling ambitious and want a new profile picture.

He's done some great stuff for me (blowing bubbles, heart kisses, laughing, all of it) so we met up about a week ago and he said "what's on your mind" and naturally I said THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

and this is what he did with that...

Which makes me feel warm and fuzzy and I love it so much.
That's all. I'll return with content when midterm week is over.