Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sleeping Beauty and a tag...

Last night, me and Mom went to a musical tribute in town. It featured local talent and was held in this awesome old movie theater that was renovated a few years ago. I got in free (because the community college sponsored it), but all of the money from tickets went to help Haiti through a local charity. Honestly, I didn't want to go because I was still feeling sick. But I'm so glad we was great! There was a local band, several vocalists, a jazz quartet, and an African drum/dance group, among other things. And all of the songs were either oldies or Broadway tunes. The jazz quartet played four 50's songs, and the singer was dressed in a suit and Sinatra hat (minus the cigarette). They were really good, but on a few songs, like "Fly Me to the Moon," I just wanted them to break lose and get into it. They were a little subdued...that song is supposed to be swinging, and they made it sound like a lullaby. Anyway, it was a great night. =)

Today I watched "Sleeping Beauty." Does that make me a complete dork? I'm okay with that. I adore *most* things Disney. I mean, old Disney, not High School Musical/Hannah Montana. So I got the platinum DVD for Christmas, and I just got around to watching it. I had forgotten how beautiful that movie is. Or maybe it's just the fact that I was watching it on a clear DVD instead of an old VHS tape this time. But it was so much better than I remember it being. The colors are lovely! And I love the music. And the special features were fascinating. Old-style hand-drawn animation amazes me. You know the famous dancing scene? Where Aurora is singing "Once Upon a Dream" in the forest, dancing with her imaginary prince when the real one shows up? The animators worked on that scene for well over a year and it cost over $10,000. You have to admire their patience! Another special feature showed how there were several main artists, and at the beginning, they all drew how they thought the princess should look. Then they put all of their drawings together, picked the best features from them, and put the features together to form a princess that everyone had input in. Then they make a reference board with the princess from all different angles, so when the artists are working individually, all of the princess Auroras have continuity. Am I a complete nerd that I find that interesting? =) I can overlook some of the ridiculousness. I can ignore the fact that Aurora and Prince Phillip fall in love after spending roughly 5 seconds with each other, or that apparently if you live in the forest in a little cottage for 16 years, all of the woodland creatures will become your friends. And the fact that Prince Phillip looks like a grown-up Peter Pan (which is, of course, impossible, as Peter Pan doesn't grow up). I can watch the movie just to admire the beautiful forest and scenery details.

To conclude this bizarre and random post, I am going to do a tag that Amber sent this way. Thanks, Amber!

1. High heels or boots? Boots.

2. What time did you get up this morning? 8:00. I usually get up at 7:00, but time just changed, so technically it was still 8:00, right?

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? "A Christmas Carol," way back in December.

4. What is your name? I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

5. What is your favorite TV show? "I Love Lucy." Followed by "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Full House."

6. What do you usually have for breakfast? Bread from the local bakery with honey, bacon, eggs (from our farm), and orange juice (and a glass of water). My dad is a big breakfast fan so we have that pretty much every morning.

7. What is your middle name? Ann. Ugh. I dearly wish there were an "e" tacked on the end, so it wouldn't look so incomplete.

8. What food do you dislike? Celery, bananas, tomatoes, onions, and the list goes on and on.

9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Can't really pick a favorite. I've been listening to my iPod on shuffle a lot.

10. What characteristic do you despise? Arrogance/rudeness.

11. Favorite clothing? Jeans. I also secretly like wearing skirts (usually) because they make me feel so feminine, but I only wear them to church.

12. Anywhere in the world on vacation? Europe! Europe! England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, France, etc.

13. Are you an organized person? Yes, almost obsessively in some cases.

14. Where would you retire to? Right here.

15. What was your most recent memorable birthday? Probably my 16th. A big surprise Elvis-themed party.

16. What are you going to do when you finish this? Go read my Bible and write in my journal.

17. What is your Birthstone? Diamond, or the cheap version of it.

18. Person you expect to publish this first? I don't know...

19. When is your birthday? April 21st.

20. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning person. I don't like to stay up very late and I am one major grump if I don't get enough sleep.

21. What is your shoe size? Somewhere around 8 1/2.

22. Do you own any animals? Yes, the cat Jack.

23. Any news you'd like to share? Negative.

24. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? The pink Power Ranger. Then a teacher or a writer.

25. What is your favorite flower? Daisies, sunflowers, and yellow roses.

26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? I don't know? This week is spring break. Maybe next, my birthday.

27. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Yellow. Or that pretty dark pink color that comes in the big box.

28. How is the weather right now? Cool and wet.

29. Last person you spoke to on the phone? I couldn't tell you. I despise the phone. Probably my brother, last night, to let him know me and Mom were on the way home.

30. Favorite drink? Water. Raspberry/mixed berry smoothies. V8 Fusion- Acai Berry. Yum.

31. Favorite restaurant? Red Lobster, maybe.

32. Hair color? Medium brown.

33. What was your favorite toy as a child? Books, or my bunnies (these flat blanket things that I slept with forever). When I was older, my Josephina AG doll.

34. Summer or winter? Winter.

35. Chocolate or vanilla? What kind of question is that? Chocolate.

36. Coffee or tea? Tea, but only sweet ice tea. I don't drink it much.

37. Wish you were still young? Good grief, I'm only 18.

38. Do you want your friends to publish this? Sure.

39. When was the last time you cried? I'm not sure.

40. What is under your bed? A flashlight (for power outages), a baseball bat (for prowlers). I'm prepared. A box of scrapbook stuff/vintage magazines I cut up. A box of "Peanuts" comic strips and a box of letters/cards. My old keyboard. A tin can of buttons.

41 . What did you do last night? Went to the awesome musical tribute!

42. What are you afraid of? Getting out of my comfort zone, being around strangers, bugs, public speaking, snakes, icy roads, crowds, driving in unfamiliar places, sleeping in a pitch-dark room, criminals, and changes.

43. Salty or sweet? Sweet.

44. Best quality you have? I don't know. My general quirkiness? Is that a good thing?

45. How many years at your current job? Don't exactly have a job, other than helping around the farm during the summer.

46. Favorite day of the week? Fridays or Saturdays.

47. What four people will you tag? I tag anyone who wants to be tagged! =)

Until next time,


  1. haha nice! I love your answers. So, I want to be tagged! lol

    Haven't heard from you in awhile. Hope all is well...although it seems that all is.
    God Bles,
    Bleah Briann

  2. I'm not exactly sure what to do on tags. Do u want us tojot answer all the questions??

  3. Wow, thanks! Tagged by Kristen eh? I feel special. :)

    You should keep in touch with moi more often. LOL,
    Love you..God bless,
    Bleah briann!


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