Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Something's Comin', Something Good.

It's that time of year again!  What time?  The new TV season, of course!  Yay!  I love New TV Season!

This year, I've decided to break up with Grey's Anatomy, despite how much I enjoyed most of it last season.  My Thursday dance card, even with DVR, is just too full.  Plus, I have to make way for new shows to love. This year, my shows are: HIMYM, The Sing-Off (full season YAY!), Glee, New Girl (because I swear it's about me...), Raising Hope, Parenthood, Community, Vampire Diaries, and The Office.  Man, do I love New TV Season.

So... my first happy of the year comes from (der) Glee.  More specifically (der), Blaine.  Darren Criss sang my absolute FAVORITE song from West Side Story last night, "Something's Coming."  I think it's just the most perfect song from WSS.  Tony is so sweetly excited about what's to come, and he doesn't even know what it is but he knows it's going to change him, to make him better.  The music pulses along in the background, and I grin every time I listen to it.  When I heard Darren would be doing this, I was, needless to say, really damn excited.  Upon first listen, though, I was simultaneously impressed and dissatisfied.  I just thought it was done better in the movie.

Then, when I saw the performance last night... well... just wow.  He blew me away... So, for your viewing and aural pleasure, I've included Darren/Blaine's version below, as well as the Richard Beymer/Jimmy Bryant version for comparison.  I couldn't find a video from last night's Glee (or figured that when I found out, it would be immediately taken down), but you can watch it here.  (Thanks, tumblr!)

I'm such a girl.

Monday, September 19, 2011

News, Everyone!

I am officially a reviewer at Wastepaper Prose!  I'm pretty excited about it, because now I have another writing outlet AND it's an excuse to read more books.  My first review is up at the site (spoiler alert: interesting but not my favorite).  Also, check out the How I Know Susan entry before it (just for the background info on how two former classmates use the internet to realize we still exist) and my bio.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Tina Fey is my spirit animal.

I have been told a million times that I remind people of Tina Fey.  Is it the black framed glasses I wear when I'm too lazy to put in my contacts?  My brown hair?  My pale whiteness? 

Yes.  Probably.

However, one of my oldest friends was reading Bossypants recently, and she told me that she thought I sounded like Tina.  She thought I was as funny as Tina freakin' Fey.  That's a serious compliment, y'all.

I'm currently "reading" the Bossypants audiobook, read by Ms. Fey herself.  I don't want to overstate this, so let me say this carefully: this is the best and funniest shit I have ever read in my entire life.  Below are some of my favorite quotes and more reasons why I love being compared to Tina Fey.

"Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it." 
tina fey high five Pictures, Images and Photos

"Gay people don’t actually try to convert people. That’s Jehovah’s Witnesses you’re thinking of." 

"I was a little excited but mostly blorft. "Blorft" is an adjective I just made up that means 'Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.' I have been blorft every day for the past seven years." 

"(By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you may have overextended yourself, you need to examine your f***ing life.)" 

"It's a great lesson about not being too precious about your writing. You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and improve every joke you can until the last possible second, and then you have to let it go. You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it...You have to let people see what you wrote." 

"THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, only opportunities." 
(all of the pics & gifs in this are from photobucket)