5.31.2010

Monday Mindspacing Vol. 51

1) People are so annoying acting like they're doing something and/or are better than other people by not watching BET.  That's not new, people.
2) On that same thread, can people stop saying you have to look beyond the surface when you watch 'The Boondocks'?  It's REALLY annoying.  We get it, you watch b/c you're deep.  You don't have to repeatedly tell us how deep you are.
3) I've decided when I start my own herb garden, it has to have among other things, rosemary & thyme because those 2 are the most like eating pine needles when dried.  Not cool.
4) I thought it would be really hard not to talk about my classmates but most of the time it's really not.  I guess because I got used to not talking about my coworkers with any specificity.
5) I've stopped encouraging people to start a blog... because I'll be too irritated when they inevitably give it up.
6) Why when I write Happy Birthday on someone's wall on fb do people sometimes comment on THAT post rather than writing their own?  Complete strangers.  So weird.
7) Why is there a choice on shopping sites to sort prices high to low?  Do people actually do that?  Do I really want the $700 pair of shoes when I could have the cuter $20 pair that's still great quality?
8) Do you even know what my mom said to me the other day?  I told her I had given up on the idea of not going to the grocery store anymore before I leave Gainesville & she said "Girl please! Just eat pb&J!"  Really??? When I balked she said, "Then eat grilled cheese!"  For real???  Your first 2 food ideas for me are foods I haven't eaten in at least 15 years?  Way to NOT be there, mom.
9) I really wish Rashan knew more than 1 person.  I'd really like to be at someone's cookout today.  :-/
10) I'm going on a mini tour of the East Coast this summer & am amazed by how much I'll be traveling in a month.  Really crazy.

**Maybe next week this won't sound like a giant list of annoyances!

5.30.2010

Movies 2010, Week 19

May 23-29, 2010
118) Alfie.  Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Nia Long, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon, Omar Epps.  Stereotypical open with a guy full of himself talking directly to the camera... and then it continued ad nauseum... for real?  That was hands down the lamest part of the film.  Then the fact that there were no real surprises.  Then you didn't care about his character.  Boring.  2.3 stars
119) Precious.  In some ways not as bad as I thought it was going to be, in other ways as every bit as bad as I thought it was going to be.  Shockingly, there was even some humor.  Very difficult to watch at times.  3.8 stars
120) The Cider House Rules. Toby Maguire, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd star in this film set in the 1930s about a boy raised in an orphanage and taken under the wing of the home's doctor.  As the boy takes his own path in life, the story shifts more completely to him.  Engaging and enjoyable if a bit of a slow start.  4 stars
121) Let's Get Lost. Documentary about Chet Baker.  Visually interesting... the story line was a little too lost for my taste.  Very free form.  Fantastic music.  3.4 stars
122) The Man Who Knew Too Much.  The 1956 version of the Hitchcock classic, starring Doris Day & Jimmy Stewart.  Some interesting twists and I definitely never wanted to stop watching.  I was a bit let down by the final moments but it is still absolutely worth watching.  4.3 stars
123) Observe and Report.  Silly mall security movie starring Seth Rogen.  Not for the faint of cursing and male n.udity.  Some amusing moments, thought.  For what it was, 3.6 stars
124) My Sister's Keeper. Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin star in a film about an 11-year-old battling her parents to keep from giving a kidney to her dying sister.  Why do films insist having characters on talk directly to the camera?  It's so ridiculous.  Isn't the point of a film to be immersed in a person's life?  How can I do that if you have each of the main characters talking directly to you?  I didn't enjoy this version of a story told in flashback, either.  Very sentimental.  Worst of all, though, it felt interminable.  Not to mention the completely multiple unnecessary scenes at the end.  Talk about belaboring the point.  2 stars
125) Sex and the City 2. The girls are back... but this time in Abu Dhabi.  Just meh.  The score was horrid.  The first one I never wanted to end.  This one I didn't really care.  It didn't help that I had Rashan next to me saying it was written by TylerPerry!!  There were some clich├ęd overly-dramatized moments.  That's not to say there weren't good moments.  They were just farther apart than I would've liked.  3 stars

5.26.2010

30 Before 30

When I told my mom about this list, she said, you better get a move on, you don't have much time.... FACE, MOM!!  I still have 2 years and almost 3 months!!  Such a hater, that one.  I wanted this list to encompass things that are achievable but still not too easy, some things I've always wanted to do and some things I feel like I should have accomplished by now!  I'm sure you'll see some that you think are unworthy of this list.  To that I say, MAKE YOUR OWN LIST!!  Then blog about it!  :)  The ones with asterisks are the ones I'll need some assistance to accomplish and haven't yet had any volunteers.

1) Get married.  Can you believe I used to want to get married and have my first child by 23?!?  Very glad I didn't.  I'm such a different person now.
2) Get pregnant.  I know you need to hear it, so no comments necessary on 1 & 2. Move along.
3) Go skydiving.  I've always wanted to do this!
4) Ride a mechanical bull for at least :08.  I know I can!  :)
5) Go on a helicopter ride.
6) Go white water rafting.
7) Use my passport again. 
It's been 10 years!!  My passport expires this month. :(
8) Read the entire Bible.  I want this to be something I enjoy and learn from so I want a 1.5 to 2 year plan.  I feel like a one-year plan would make me rush through it.  Do you have a program you love?
9) Run a 5k.  I've been saying this for years so it's time to actually do it!!
10) Take a cooking class.  I would LOVE to do this!
11) Go wine tasting in North Carolina Wine Country.  Gotta enjoy my home state on my triumphant return! 
12) Cook my way through Tyler's Ultimate cookbook.  It's achievable by sheer volume (there are about 100 recipes) but still difficult enough because of the techniques required to be interesting.  And with some of those ingredients, it will be a true stretch of my ability to follow a recipe.  I decided to extend this beyond the end of the year because some of the ingredients are expensive.
13) Go to a gun range and shoot it out!*  Don't ask what IT is!  Lol.
14) Work out 3xs a week for a full year.  I've done it before (for almost 2 and I'd love to do it again).
15) Take at least one picture every day for a year.  Haven't decided when I'll start yet but I'm excited about the prospect!
16) Go to a Carolina Panthers game.  Me & Rah on opposite sides-- him for the Falcons, me for the superior team!!
17) Go to a Duke-Carolina basketball game.  I LOVE Duke basketball!!! Can't wait to make this happen!!!
18) Learn how to hem clothing.  I'm way too short not to know this already & the granddaughter of a seamstress!!  The $48 a woman tried to charge me for a dress I paid $20 for tipped it for me, though.
19) Ride on a hot air balloon.*  This will also require conquering my mild fear of heights! :)
20) Make a house a home via decoration!  I've only lived on my own the last 2 years but as a student moving way too much I only got a start on this but not a real chance to do it up.
21) Tour a brewery!  :)
22) Find my perfect shade of red lipstick.
  Easy in theory and to a man.  Reds & pinks are hard on medium and dark skin.  I'm gonna make this happen soon!
23) Make AND KEEP a budget.  Starting this summer!!
24) Take a dance class for some dance you have to get pretty for! :)  Samba, salsa, tango, so many options!
25) Read 10 classic books I've never read before: Pride & Prejudice, Oliver Twist, Catch-22, Catcher in the Rye, Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, Invisible Man, Lord of the Flies, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
26) Go to an opera!  I've already found a date for Opera Carolina in October!
27) Get my name in the newspaper a minimum of 5 times!  With my film, this is very achievable!
28) Enter a food competition with my own recipe.  So cool!  I'd love to win, too!  :)
29) Watch AFI's Top 100 movies.  I know I should be excited about this but I'm really not.   This might be more like a chore.  I'll have to get some really good movies but there are some long ones.  By coincidence because Rashan did this, I've seen 47.
30) Get a job I love.  I've never had one of these.  I've been happy for periods of times at my old jobs but I can't say I've ever had a job I loved.

5.24.2010

Monday Mindspacing Vol. 50*

1) People who still don't get twitter are weird to me.  I have different audiences on my blogs, facebook & twitter.  There are only a handful of people who overlap with all three and I most of them are people I know or have at least met offline.  I'm the same person in all three spaces but each gives me a different vibe and I give each a different piece of me with minimal overlap.
2) I. LOVE the open for 30 Rock... yeah.... I know that makes me weird... but I find it so cute & delightful!  It's one of my favorite parts of the day!  :)
3) I saw somebody on fb with SillyBandz, those colorful animal-shaped bracelets the kids are wearing these days (lolololol) & now I want some!!
4) I only like the name Eric spelled with a 'c.'  I don't know why but the rest of you should fix the spelling of your name.  I'm talking to you, 'q,' 'k' and 'ck.'  I'm sure there's someone out there who thinks I shouldn't have an 'i' in my name and call myself Ja-mell.  SO!!  You don't like it, give your child the greatest name ever & spell it however you want.  But Eric only.
5) I hate when internet emails say 'JUST FOR YOU!' then I see it's a lie. BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC!!  I have never, ever in my entire life done a search for a book on Palin, vampires or Harry Potter.  EVER.  Hate.  Take a cue from Netflix.
6) Despite my foodieness I love those crackers, sausage & cheese gift sets... I also like the popcorn trios, too... Lolol.
7) People... you shouldn't even TRY to sell everything.  A knitted apple cozy???  Why does my apple need to be warm???  AND FOR $9?!?!  I'll leave it at the store first.  Let them keep it warm.
8) Dear Food Network Magazine, Who cares if grapeseed oil is a healthy substitute for butter?  No one has that on hand!  #cmonson
9) I need a cinnamon roll.  Somebody get on that.
10) I get shocked when people up and have babies & they haven't said anything on fb/twitter/blogger.  How do you keep quiet about that for 5 or 9 months???  Yeah... so I had this kid growing inside me for the first time ever... no biggie.  I guess that's partly because one of my fave bloggers told us she was pregnant the week she found out!  Lol.  I mean... you ain't gotta do all that but can I get some sort of heads up???  Who cares how long it's been since we talked?  We're on a social network!
11) Rashan said he was sleepy when we were watching a movie... then as usual when he says this... that dude was knocked out inside 5 minutes.  It cracks me up!  Lol.
12) I think my crazy love for the NYTimes is wearing off... WHYYYYY??? First, because they got rid of my favorite column, 2nd because the weddings section has been filled with the stories of unspectacularness of late and I'm tired of reading about yuppies in the style section.  Endless stream of yuppies.
13) Just because you like a bad movie you're not automatically deep.  You're not seeing something in it no one else does.  You're just ignoring all the unavoidable flaws.

*Can you believe I've been doing these for almost a year??  In case you're wondering, here's the first one.

5.23.2010

Movies 2010, Week 18

May 16-22, 2010
Okay short of what I needed to achieve this week but getting back into the swing of watching films.
113) Kiss Me Kate. 1960s musical about the production of a Cole Porter musical based on 'The Taming of the Shrew.'  A little too heavy on song & dance even for a musical at the expense of a story line.  Some beautiful singing and dancing but this film made absolutely no sense.  It dragged and dragged and dragged and dragged and dragged.  Did I mention it dragged?  Way too long at an hour 50.  + boring.  2.9 stars
114) Presumed Innocent. Harrison Ford & Brian Dennehy star in a film about a prosecutor assigned to a case.  When his fingerprints are found at the crime scene, he is forced to admit to an affair with the woman, his coworker.  Hyper dramatic open.  Hmm... in some ways very well done.  Great suspense, multiple suspects, some sort of predictability in the end.  I'm not sure what rubbed me a bit in the wrong direction.  3.5 stars
115) Everybody's Fine. Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale & Sam Rockwell star in a film about a widower who travels cross-country to visit his kids when the family reunion is cancelled.  I had low hopes for this movie...  It was very meandering as he visits his horrible kids in scenes that last a little too long with nothing happening.  It took way too long to get to what you knew was going to happen.  Somber and too slow but not terrible.  You at least cared about the characters.  3.5 stars
116) The Major & the Minor. Billy Wilder's first film happens to star Ginger Rogers.  What a start!  To get a cheaper fair, a woman (Rogers) dresses as a child to get across the country on a reduced fair.  Surprisingly amusing.  Propaganda at the open to the tune of: The Dutch bought NY from the Indians and by 1941 not an Indian was around who wasn't happy about it.  Seriously?  But anyway, the girl meets a major who helps her.  Some craziness ensues.  The end was kind of creepy.  They didn't handle the transition very well.  3.6 stars
117) The Dark Corner.  A private detective framed by his ex-partner finds himself framed again in a film noir thriller.  Lucille Ball plays his adoring secretary pretty well.  Some pretty cool twists.  I would've preferred for them to happen a little more quickly.  A rather slow unwinding of the story.  Still, definitely worth watching.  4 stars

5.21.2010

Ready

I'm ready to be done with this trailer for our film (4 more hours MAX).

I'm ready to find a church I love.

I'm ready to leave Gainesville (2 more weeks).

I'm ready to eat some Mexican food (tomorrow??).

I'm ready to get all of this food out of my house (ASAP!!).

I'm ready to go to the beach again (IDK :*( ).

Most of all... I'm ready to GO!!!!  I'm so ready for the next phase of my life.  I definitely have to work on living in the moment but right now I'm thinking it's time for this moment to end.

5.19.2010

Geeked!

The latest on my film is today my thesis partner & I cut it down to 39:57, my goal length.  For most film festivals you need to be under 40 minutes including credits to qualify for the short film category.  At our screening we were at 40:57 so we knew we wanted to cut about a minute.  We got rid of some redundancies, some confusing or unnecessarily long sections, added a few effects, changed some music and today we are at a place where I can say we're done!!!!  SO EXCITED!!  We'll be entering about 5 film festivals in the next 2 weeks and 5-7 more in the weeks after that.  SCORE!!  I'm so excited!  And I just can't hide it!

Tomorrow we work on our trailer and by the end of the week we should have some website stuff squared away!  I cooked for my classmates on Monday (recipes throughout the week on The Record Dish) to make them help me clear out my refrigerator... hmmm... we're meeting tomorrow and I think I'll take them some more food!  Yesssss!  I was looking for a way to get rid of some more food!  We are also having a brewcue-- that's beer brewing session & barbecue.  What??  All over it!  I'm so ready.  I have ground beef, chicken & turkey hot dogs in the freezer all begging to be cooked. 

AND Rachael Ray's mag is a grilling issue with at least 6 recipes I want to try on 3 pages.  DAAAAANG!!  This magazine is off the chain this month!!  Love it!!  Isn't it a beautiful day in the neighborhood???  BTW my godmother was talking about turning on the heat recently (she lives in Harrisburg) and it really shocked me.  It's been in the 90s for 3 weeks here!!  Lol.  No, that is not bragging because the weekend of my graduation?  Felt like 100.  FAIL!!!  Anyway, hope you're having a great day, too!

5.17.2010

Monday Mindspacing Vol. 49

1) It is so cool that Rashan and I found each other when we did.  We had both seen each other's blogs at least a year prior to regularly reading & ignored them.  Neither of us would have been open to dating the other had we met any earlier.  I would've found him too old, he would've found me too young.  (He's still old... lolol)
2) I'm just gonna say this because it needs to be said... EVERYONE CANNOT TAKE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!!!  If you're going to even call yourself a budding photographer, step 1: buy a decent camera.  Don't use your lil 5mp camera or camera phone with terrible lighting and talk about 'get at me for quotes.'  Never.
3) I really, really, really, really want some stuff from my etsy favorites.  It would take me way too long to justify buying all that stuff for myself.  Soooo.... I have a birthday coming up in August!  :)
4) If Rashan doesn't post soon, I'm going to hack into his blog and post for him.
5) One of the ways I entertain myself when watching Iron Chef is to try to name off the different varieties of the secret ingredient before Alton does!  LOL.  Then it makes me feel all smart when I know multiple ones! :)  Yes, I am food crazy.  And I've started cooking & posting on my food blog, The Record Dish again!
6) My life needs more delicious margaritas.
7) I sent Rashan back to Atlanta with all my books, dvds & the majority of my winter clothes and shoes.  He looked at me like WHY DO YOU HAVE SO MUCH STUFF???  Then he said it... lol.
8) One of my biggest fb/twitter/blog pet peeves?  When people spoil tv shows!!!  That is so rude.  Beyond people who live on the West Coast, what if people couldn't be home to watch it and planned on catching the replay or watching it on Hulu the next day or WHATEVER????  So horrible.  Even when I don't watch the show in question I chastise the spoilers!!  My mom doesn't get this about me.  She likes people to tell her EVERYTHING.  Yeah, no.  Sometimes I help her out, sometimes I don't.
9) I really want to watch at least 10 movies this week. Minimum.  I have to get close to something like caught up on this goal of watching 365 movies this year.
10) Has anyone else noticed people on formspring seem to lose interest after a day or 2?  I mean, really.  How many questions can people ask you?

5.16.2010

Movies 2010, Week 17

May 9-15, 2010
This week I got into watching 30 Rock... me and these tv shows.  I might have to amend this years goal to 250 just so I can make it.  Lol.
110) Dead Ringer.  Classic 1964 film starring Bette Davis as a woman who kills her twin sister then steals her identity.  Very awesome.  4 stars
111) Play the Game.  An indie film about a guy with Elvin Thibbodeaux as a wingman.  The guy also has Andy Griffith as the grandpa he's teaching how to pick up women.  Very bad.  Bad music.  Bad acting.  Really bad script.  Completely improbable.  Scenes dragged on interminably.  They jumped around without making any sense.  Way too long.  INCLUDING a double ending.  Fail.  1.8 stars
112) Raising Arizona. Coen brothers film about an ex-con (Nicolas Cage) and his police officer wife (Holly Hunter) who steal one of the local quints.  As silly as you think it would be but more enjoyable than I expected.  Lol.  The end was lame, though.  3.4 stars

5.13.2010

Monthly Goals: May

This is to update you on my April goals and get into my May goals... mad late again.  I'm a DAY earlier this month but for real this time, I'M GONNA be ON IT next month!!  I promise!!  Lol.

1) Work on my relationship with God.  I did not as well on this this month!  BUT I'm going to continue with my devotional this month!  Me and God are gonna be chillaxin on the regs before you know it.

2) Finish my film.  I DID IT!!!  We're working on a slightly shorter cut for film festivals so we fit into the shorts category of more festivals but we'll be done with that by the end of the month!

3) Take the next step in my career.  I applied for another position earlier this month and I will be sending out versions of my film for festivals! :)

4) Try new restaurants.  Great job with this in April & thus far in May.  I'll aim for just 2 more new restaurants.  Again, I don't really have a desire to fall in love with another restaurant here when I'm leaving June 5th.

5) Cook at least 3xs a week, 2 of those new recipes.  I did pretty terrible with this last month but I've already cooked 3xs this week and am raring up for at least one more before the end of the week.  I'm also cooking myself out of house and home next week so I don't have to cart all this stuff with me to Atlanta when I move out.   

6) Watch more movies.  I'm still behind in my movie-watching but working on catching up.  As of right now I'm 21 1/2 movies behind (one's in progress).  I want to get that down to 11 behind before the end of the month.  I'm trying to watch at least 2/day several times a week.

7) Workout more. I was shooting for 3xs a week and that didn't happen... again.  Once a week would be an improvement over my current lack of activity.  I CAN DO BETTER!!  I'm still shooting for 3xs a week for the remainder of the month... starting next week.  What?  Horrible.

8) Statecations.  I have no clue if this is going to happen.  I have plans for Orlando, wanted to go to St. Augustine but it just doesn't seem in the cards for this month.  Ah well.

9) Contact my grandma once a month.  She got 2 cards-- birthday & Mother's Day and a birthday phone call.  I'll also be sending her a package of my stuff from graduation & screening that she'll love.  Very cool & exciting! :)

10) Do taxes and FAFSA.  How have I still not done my FAFSA?  I put the tax return in savings.  FAFSA, I WILL finish you by the end of the week!!  For real this time!!

5.12.2010

Stunned

My friend's mom died unexpectedly and stunned is the best word I can come up with for how I feel right now.  I wish Florida wasn't so far away so I could go sit with her.  Her mom always welcomed us into her home, talked to us and fed us great mom food.  She was a mom you could visit if you were in town even if your friend wasn't there because you knew she'd be so happy to see you.  I can't imagine losing my mom EVER, let alone before she gets a chance to see you get married, have more children & fulfill more of her dreams for you and your dreams for you.  So very sad.

The strangest part is I spent all weekend thinking about my friend.  We don't talk much but she's one of those people who will be there when you need her.  Part of my thinking about her was doing my hair like her this weekend.  I couldn't figure out why she was on my mind like that the rest of the time.  But when I finally went to text her and see what was up and why I was thinking about her like that, I had left my phone in the hotel room & so had Stace.  Then I forgot about it again and I figured everything was okay.  Then it was, but now she needs us.

5.10.2010

Monday Mindspacing Vol. 48

1) I don't appreciate all of you who are turning 30 making me think that far in the future.  Thanks for nothing.
2) Rashan weirds me out when he says my name.  He says it so rarely that I always notice when he does.  It's startling!  I always go, you said my name!  Lol.
3) When people do overhauls of their entire lives, I always wonder what they went through to make them lose it like that & why they don't just do a little at a time.  Might help all those changes stick a little more easily.
4) I love looking at pictures of people's children... mostly because I don't have to change their diapers or listen to them cry.  And they're so cute!  I like reading mommy bloggers, too... but when y'all have one of THOSE days?  I am SO grateful for my single student life.
5) I've also determined 13 seconds is the perfect length for a baby video where the baby isn't doing much but smiling and laughing, maybe just sitting there.  After that only the grandparents & parents care.
6) I hate pomegranate.  I know that's a strong word: pomegranate.  But I mean it.  Eeeeyuck!!!
7) Last week's graduation post was my 1000th!!  Pretty cool milestone.  I hit it in less than 5 years! :) 
8) Now that KFC's sandwich is about 8 weeks old it's time to stop talking about it like it's something new.  Unless you've tried it, let's move on from the chit chat.  Really?  The obesity argument?  That's novel.  People who eat a 'sandwich' that's two chicken breasts, cheese & bacon are either gonna be and STAY fat or never gain an ounce.  Either way, that one thing isn't the reason for their size.  Move it on along.
9) The day I got google reader was the day I reintroduced some sanity into my blogging life.  Bloggers who don't post frequently don't make me feel like I have to check daily.  Just put it on the reader!  The. best.
10) I'm so over your self-congratulatory fake deep tweets.  You know what I mean and if you think I'm talking about you, I am.  'An apple is not an orange and neither is a tomato.'  For real?  And the motivational statements that are a constant loop of platitudes... Stop it.

5.09.2010

Movies 2010, Weeks 15 & 16

April 25- May 1, 2010
Wow... I really only watched one movie this week!  Lol. Not including my classmates' films. 
104) The Glass Menagerie. Tennessee Williams play starring Katharine Hepburn & Sam Waterson.  Interesting... definitely a play.  It ended but didn't conclude.  Know what I mean?  I can't say I wasn't somewhat interested but it just sort of stopped.  3.5 stars

May 2- 8, 2010
A little better this week, huh?  Stace's birthday and Miami meant 0 movies toward the end.  Ah well!  Happy Mother's Day!
105) Lover Come Back. Doris Day & Rock Hudson (*fans self*) star in this 1961 film about an ad exec, the woman who hates him and the intersection of their lives over a product that doesn't yet exist.  There was also a secretary role for Alice from the Brady Bunch.  Silly.  Each of the gags went on too long.  But I did rather enjoy the end.  3.4 stars
106) What's Up Doc? Barbra Streisand & Ryan O'Neal star in a Peter Bogdanovich opposites attract caper about a bag mix-up.  Amusing.  Still silly with one particularly long chase sequence but most of it really works.  3.6 stars
107) Married in America 2. Another Michael Apted's series, this one self-explanatory.  Pretty well-edited but at more than 2 hours, it's too long.  There's enough of this sort of stuff on television now that you're too used to getting this sort of information in small doses.  I hadn't seen the first part & the best part about these series is that it's unnecessary.   3.3 stars
108) OT: Our Town. Documentary about the first play put on at a Compton school in more than 20 years. Really nice job of weaving their lives and the play together.  You were immediately with these kids.  It started to lose some momentum around the title card Act III but things picked back up again.  Very fun to watch these kids put on a play.  3.7 stars
109) Hot Tub Time Machine.  Silly John Cusack movie about these guys with sucky lives who get in an accidental hot tub time machine.  Yes, I knew it'd be silly going in.  I was amused at times.  The end is really what brought it down for me.  Talk about jumping the shark.  3.4 stars

5.05.2010

Graduation Weekend

This weekend was crazy and amazing.  It was very emotional to see my film on the big screen surrounded by friends and family.  It was emotional seeing my parents looking in awe at the poster my sister created for our film before they even saw the film.  A really great night.  Then the next day after graduation, we went to a Derby party.  So here we are!

My co-director & I with 2 of the subjects of our film and the poster for our film.  Me & Rashan at my house.  Then, so Jameil!  Me & my sister at the screening afterparty with my mom peeking through.  LOL.  Then... the derby hats!  Me & Stace killed it!  Loves it! 


And now for graduation pics.  Me & my dad being silly.  This picture CRACKS ME UP!!! LOLOL!!  And one time for the Gator chomp!

Those are the highlights, kids!  I was stressed out part of the time (any time things weren't going my way... lol) but overall, I had a blast and was so happy to have my friends and family around me!  And I'm officially a UF alum.  Now on to bigger & better things.  Tonight, Cinco de Mayo!  CAN'T WAIT!!!  Tomorrow I head to Miami!!  And this fall, Wake Forest, I'm coming for ya!

5.03.2010

Monday Mindspacing Vol. 47

1) I wish I could hide entertainment news from every website I view.  That HAS to be the future-- self-selecting exposure to more online information.  I don't need to know about who's sleeping with who and when and who's apologizing.  When I say I don't care, I REALLY don't care.  That is HANDS DOWN my biggest gripe with CNN, the overabundance of crap 'news.'
2) My no. 2 gripe?  CNN TELLS ME WHAT ARTICLES MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS HAVE POSTED!!!  HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO MY FRIENDS ARE WHEN I'M NOT SIGNED IN TO YOUR WEBSITE, BIG BROTHER!!!????  NOT COOL.  And before you ask, yes, I unchecked that box on the fb privacy settings.  Did nothing.
3) Rashan broke my heart.  He has decided he will no longer drink beer.  GULP!!!  I really enjoyed having a boyfriend who could and would try the beers of the world with me.  No more.  What a selfish, selfish decision he made.  Shortly before I posted this... he changed his mind. YESSSSS!!
4) Kurt on Glee looks old in profile.  Fake high schooler fail.  I feel mean now that I found out he's just 19...
5) RASHAN LOVES ME!!!  Back so quickly from no. 3 huh?... He got me a new digital camera &..... SEASON ONE OF 'A DIFFERENT WORLD' ON DVD!!!!!  I've been waiting for that DVD FOR.EV.ER!!!  I didn't know it started at sophomore year.  Hmmm....
6) I have an empty house for the first time since Tuesday and it feels really weird.
7) Know how I'm celebrating a fabulous screening? (Details to come!)  WITH A TRIP TO MIAMI!!!!! PARTY PARTY PARTY!!
8) I had some great Mexican food Thursday... and I feel it's time for some more.  There's a place calling my name and I don't have anyone to go with!!  On second thought, I DO know someone who provides excellent company locally, though.  Starts with a 'Ja' and ends with a 'meil.'