I've been trying to hold off on posting for awhile so I can have lots of fabulous and interesting thoughts to express for my first post after the fandomsecrets friending meme. But I can only hold out for so long. Anyway, hello new friends!
--As much as I have no feelings whatsoever toward Demi Lovato, I have to say that this is really cute. The members of ONTD are not my friends, so I put the question to you guys: what was your prom/grad dinner/whatever like?
Here, I'll go first: my prom was really awkward, because I got super-desperate to not go by myself at the last minute, so I asked a sophomore boy who had a giant crush on me to go. I had to go pick him up in my full prom attire, since he couldn't drive. Then once I got to prom it became evident what a terrible idea it was to go with someone who liked me while I felt neutral toward him.
Interestingly enough, my best friend Eric and I were assumed to be dating by much of the school, so when he took another girl, both me and my mom were pissed for a while. My mom actually hasn't let him live it down yet.
But there's a redemptive story! My junior year of college the paper I wrote for decided to have a "journalism prom" at our favorite local dive. I got nominated to be prom queen and won alongside my fabulous friend Louis. My dear roommates bought me a corsage. :D
--There are a bunch of Civil War re-enactors in town, which makes a place already up to its elbows in historical sites even more ridiculous. I was (shallowly) surprised by the number of young, attractive boys sporting Union outfits. I guess I never thought of it as a hobby most take up. But hey, way cooler than saying you spent the weekend playing Call Of Duty or whatever.
--As a result of the re-enactors, I've been inspired to rewatch Ken Burns's The Civil War. Truly fantastic, and since I'm not in seventh grade anymore, I can say that with total objectivity, rather than excitement over getting two weeks of in-class movie days.
--Iron Man 2 was very fun. Didn't like it quite as much as the original, maybe because I was irritated by Mickey Rourke most of the time. Maybe I was just distracted by his hair. I'm a sucker for the Pepper/Tony stuff, even though I know it's eventually Jossed.
--Can we talk about Zac Efron?
After I was able to look past his insane levels of attractiveness, I'm cautiously optimistic towards this. Hate on High School Musical as you will, but dude's got a really great screen presence, and I was an unabashed fan of 17 Again. I kind want to see that movie he was in about Orson Welles...and yet not. Anyway.
This afternoon I will be riding in a parade, throwing shirts. I am not excited by the prospect, but one of the good things about living in a small town is that the whole thing has to be over in 45 minutes. Fingers crossed.
according to my wikipedia, i'm a tenor
...which isn't physically possible.
- sunday morning, rain is falling