Wednesday, December 12, 2012

So Close, Yet So Far (but mostly close)

Another week, more miscellaneous adventures and that much closer to winter break!

I'm ashamed to call myself movie buff when I tell you that I saw Signing in the Rain and It's a Wonderful Life for the first time last week, but I'm a firm believer in both movies now seeing as they can actually turn a frown upside down. Literally.
I also made a return to The Grove on Friday where my friends and I celebrated the last day of classes with- what else?- FOOD. But this was special food, straight from the Fat Cow aka Gordon Ramsey's new restaurant. Best mac n cheese I've ever tasted, although I will have to pass on reading the nutrition facts of that bad boy.

We also happened to save someone's life on Saturday night... and as badass as that might sound, trust me it wasn't that great. The 'victim' will remain nameless, and without getting too deep into the less-than-savory details of the debacle, I will tell you that it involved a McDonald's, a missing shirt, and LOTS of napkins. 

On a lighter note, I was blessed by the Lord of the Rings gods and had the privilege, nay, the honor of seeing an advanced screening of The Hobbit in IMAX 3D last night. This experience felt like it was out of a fairytale (besides the 2 hours of public transportation required to make what should have been a 20 minute trip to the theater, but hey, who's complaining?), and we not only got into the movie for free, but also got free food and collectible movie posters. Granted, the movie wasn't as mind-bogglingly, life-changingly incredible as the trilogy, but cut it some slack it's a prequel for crying out loud. I thought it was amazing, and I will stand by it when I tell you that if you have $11.50 to your name you should go see this film... unless it's your last $11.50 in which case the money is  probably better spent elsewhere.    

The only other thing worth mentioning is finals week. Actually, I changed my mind, I don't want to talk about it...

And with that I leave you. Good luck with whatever you got goin on right now, and as usual any comments, questions, or concerns will be processed by a team of highly trained squirrels and responded to immediately!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Let it be Winter

Rain in LA?! WOW. It really must be getting close to Christmas!

You know what that means: it's time to power through last-minute assignments, irrelevant work tasks, imminant looming finals, and an ever-so-stressful application to journalism school... yay.

But you know what, everyone is going through this crazy, pre-holiday meltdown phase too (hopefully), and if you're not then it's time to get out of that cardboard box and get a job.

In all seriousness though, it can be tough. If you're about ready to drop out of school and use your entire life savings to take a trip to Norway like I am, just try to remember these words of wisdom:

There is always time for you to try a new path in life.
And yes, that's from a fortune cookie, but that doesn't make it any less true. If you hate where you are then quit, change, leave, do something if there's a chance it will make you happy.
On that note I'd like to invite you to listen to one of my favorite songs at the moment in the hopes that it will give you that boost to keep on truckin'. Good luck and check back in next week if you haven't spontaneously combusted by then!