July 8, 2012

The Random Post

Above, my mutant Independence Day peach cobbler. It was better than it looks!!

I've been debating writing this post for a while. I don't necessarily like writing random posts because, as you all probably know by now, I tend to get a little long-winded. Ha! I'd love to do an entire post on each little thing happening, but I'm not that long-winded!

So. Here we go. The Random Blog Post. It's full of random things. I'll be skipping from one subject to another. (Don't say I didn't warn you....)

First off, I'm super excited about My Fair Lady at Proms 2012! Anthony Andrews as Professor Higgins!! That's enough to get me excited - listening to Sir Percy, uh, I mean Anthony Andrews' version of Professor Higgins, which has been greatly acclaimed... pictures, at least. (No sound or video clips... but it won't be like that for long!) Can't you just hear him singing, 'I've grown accustomed to her face....'? Can't wait!!!

And I just looked at the updated My Fair Lady page - guess who's also starring as Alfred Doolittle?! Alun Armstrong!! And Jenny Galloway as Mrs. Pearce! *happy sigh* My younger brother is having a friend over, but... I think I'll step out. : P

I just found a way to actually listen in - hope it'll work!!! If not, I shall be one very sad, very disappointed, and very cranky Anthony Andrews fan. : D

Second, heehee.... I don't think anyone at church last week knew I was a Jedi. Ha! *crickets* I guess I should explain.

I am not a Star Wars fan. Never have been, and probably never will be. There's just something a leeeetle weird about "The Force" to me.... Anyway, I just got a new phone (Woot! No Internet, though... I got it so I could text a little faster than I was using a flip phone.) and one of the first apps I downloaded was a lightsaber app. Please don't ask me what posessed me to get it - I don't know. (But just because I don't like the movie doesn't mean I can't like the special effects and music, right?)

Okay, so I've been letting my little brother play with it. And he loves it. He rode in the car for an hour and played with that app the whole time - just changing the colors and type of lightsaber the entire ride! That was two Saturdays ago. I thought I had a good idea going when I told him that he could play with it in church the next day. *sigh* Silly me.

He sat in my lap for the first part of service, then when the sermon started, I pulled my phone out, double-checked the volume to make sure it was on vibrate, and handed it to him. He gave me the hugest and sweetest little smile and then tapped on the hilt of the lightsaber. The laser-blade shot out... complete with the sound effect. AHHH!!! I could feel myself blush as I snatched my phone away and turned it off, then handed him his Bible. Argh. I knew I'd turned the sound off! Weirdness.... My other brother just kept staring at me and silently laughing. *frusterated sigh* After church, Arwen told me that the lightsaber shot out right as Dad turned on the laser pointer and pointed it at the screen. So it looked like the church's laser pointer was equipped with an awesome sound effect.... *facepalm* Thank goodness that our church is really small - only about eight families and seventy-ish people total. So I didn't embarass myself that much... well, not really. *facepalm again* Moving on to a less embarassing random topic....

We've started listening to Adventures in Odyssey again! We had a really nice Christian library where we lived before and they had all of the AiO albums. We listened to almost all of them, then couldn't when we moved two states away. Anyway, we decided to buy a few albums at a conference a few months ago and I've really enjoyed listening again. It's not very often that you get funny, suspenseful, Christian entertainment such as radio dramas or movies! I've been trying to keep tabs on good indie Christian films in development so that I can see them and actually feel good about something I watched in a theater. (I'd recommend October Baby and No Greater Love - two lesser-known indie films. And there's also the Sherwood Pictures films.... But I really enjoyed October Baby - maybe even more than Courageous? Scandalous, I know....) Anyway. My younger sister is auditioning for the AiO Get In The Show! contest and I'm really hoping she wins... and that has nothing to do with the fact that you get a lot of the albums if you're in the top twelve! : P

Some of you may or may not know, but I'm a hopeless TV show addict. Old TV shows, specifically. Hogan's Heroes, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Waltons... I love them all. I also recently discovered Growing Pains! It's really fun to see Kirk Cameron as a teenager. (And after reading Still Growing, I sort of had to watch the show because he talked about it a lot and got my curiosity aroused!) I don't know if I could recommend GP, by the way, because there are a few questionable subjects such as dating. The ones after Kirk became a Christian - Season Three and beyond - are better. You can really tell! (But, if you're looking for a really good TV show to watch, I'd totally recommend The Dick Van Dyke Show. Extremely clean and very funny. But, hey! It's Dick Van Dyke!!)

Ooh, and speaking of movies.... We watched Captain America for the first time a few days ago! I think Captain America is my favorite superhero, too! (Out of the half-half-dozen I've seen, anyway....) Heehee - we were watching it and I kept recognizing people. "Hey, look!! It's Mr. Thornton!! And that guy from Amazing Grace - the Duke of Kent!! And Elrond!! And that guy from the Kit movie!! And Mace Windu!!" But I totally lost it when Dominic Cooper appeared. The mustache threw me off, but when he said, "We are ready," I knew who it was. "It's Willougby!! DON'T TRUST HIM, STEVE!!!" I seriously had my doubts about him for the entire movie... but he was trustworthy. : D He was funny, too.

All in all, I really liked Captain America. My dad used the remote and bleeped out (most of) the language. (Donations to the ClearPlay/TV Guardian fund are welcome....) I really liked all of Steve's values, which were very different than most people's today. And that scene when he told Maggie that he was waiting for the right partner? *sigh* Me likes.

On my novel.... I haven't written since I finished my 50k words! I'm starting to go through withdrawl... I can hear Nikki and Alec calling me... weird, right? I'm going to work on it sometime soon - really soon. Maybe while my younger brother's friend is here.... I don't know. Anyway, excerpts are coming... just as soon as I can figure out how to do excerpts. Does anyone have any pointers on that? I just can't figure out what to put up here! Definitely not the whole thing - it's not nearly ready - but I don't want to do too little. Just how much, though?! : P

And my dress for the ball is very nearly started. Heehee. And the fourth part in my Les Miserables series is in the works! Do not fear - it shall come!!! Soon, too!!

If you've made it this far... you should be commended. Thanks for listening to all my ramblings. : D



Miss Dashwood said...

Ball? Ball? What ball? Who's giving a ball, I long for a ball!
Take me with you!


And YAY about Alun Armstrong/Jenny Galloway being on MFL! It'll be like Les Miz all over again. *happy sigh* I'm planning to blog about it when it's over, are you?

Kiri Liz said...

My family just watched Captain America, too! I think it's the first real superhero movie we've ever seen, and I liked it well enough, but I was very glad that we had the parental guardian. Haha! Mr. Thorton, Elrond... I had the same thought with Mr. Willoughby!! Great minds think alike!! :D

As far as excerpts go, I just randomly copy and paste any passages/quotes from my story that I think worth reading and will invoke curiosity in readers. Any little thing to make them go, "What?! I need to read more!!" ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey!! This is NOT the post your were talking about...you know...THE POST :P jk lol


Alexandra said...

LOVED the random post, dearie!!! Love, love, love.

LOL about the lightsaber app. Sounds purty awesome. :) Minus the embarrassing part. ;-)

ALUN ARMSTRONG AND JENNIE PIERCE?!?!?!?!?!?! OHHHH MY SOUL. This. is. going. to. be. amazing. CAN'T WAIT!!!!! We should all blog our PO...I know I'm going to!!! EEEEP!!!!!!

Excerpts...I usually do half a scene at the most. :) Just whatever it takes to get the point of the scene without doing the whole scene. :)

LOVE YOUR RAMBLINGS. Do it much more often. The end.

Alexandra said...

Jenny Pierce?! WHAT was I saying? Actually, someone was talking to me as I was typing. LOLOLOL. Anyway. :-P


Anonymous said...

Amy - Yes!! A ball! My friend is giving it, and you're welcome to come if you're in Atlanta on the 27th of this month. : D

I know, right?! Yay, yay, yay!! (Ooh, Les Miz with AA.... Who would he be? Valjean?! Teehee... just kidding.) Yes, I'm planning on blogging about it when it's over... and in the middle... and after AA's first song... and his next... and the next... : P Expect a SQEEEEEEE! post during the intermission! : P

Kiri Liz - Cool! We've seen Spider-Man, and my sister and I saw the old Superman. (Captain America was WAY better than both of those, btw....) Yes, indeed. Ha!! Oh, and I forgot - it had JJ Field in it, too! The casting director must have been a period drama fan.... : D

Okay, thanks for the tips! I'll be doing the excerpts post soon!

Haley - No, it isn't. : P THE POST is coming soon. (Typing it up right before this.... It's one of those posts that needs to be built on as time goes on....) : D

Alexandra - Thank you! (Thanks for posting yours, heehee...)

It was pretty awesome... minus the embarassing part, though. They're all really sweet, though, so I wasn't too embarassed... well, not really. : P

I know, right?! Like Amy said, Les Miz all over again!!! Yes, yes, yes! I feel like screaming, "FOUR MORE DAYS!!! WAHOOOOOO!!" My little brother and his friend that was going to be over just got invited to an airsoft gun battle at 10:30 on Saturday. I was like, "Sweet. I'd love to go, but there's really no decision time there. I need to be here at one on the DOT!!" Heehee - Arwen and I are hooking up a laptop to the TV to listen with surround sound. YES!!!!!

Okay, good idea. Thanks!

Heehee... I do love to ramble... : P

Alexandra again - Ha! I do that a lot. : D

I KNOW, RIGHT?!?!?!?!!!!!! I can hardly wait!!!

Thanks for all of your comments!!!