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Care to Dance?

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Der Kinderreigen (Children's dances) by Hans T...

This is exactly what I expect Saturday to be like....

Hello! I had classes until almost 6 and then youth group after that. Life is crazy busy sometimes, guys.

So apparently I’m going to a dance on Saturday. This will be interesting. As you may know, I’m in high school but I go to college. I’ve never really had a traditional high school experience, complete with dances, school events, and um…other kids.

However, not all my friends are as nontraditional. I mean, sure, most of them go to the local art school, but that’s still much more traditional than my education.

Anyways, one of my friends found himself without a date and asked me if I’d be his fallback. And I said yes. I’m just nice, I guess. 😛

It’s “Spring Fling” with a beach theme. From what I can figure, spring fling is semi-formal, not super-dressed-up formal. Which is nice. But I’m still a bit befuddled about finding something to wear. One of my friends has offered me the use of a sundress that sounds perfect. So that’s good and stuff…

Ahhhhhh, I’ve never been to a dance. I mean, I’ve been asked but things have always kept me from going. I don’t even dance particularly well!!! The good news is, I have a lot of friends at this school so that should be fun. The bad news is, 2 of my 3 nemeses also attend this school (my other nemesis works at a theater and has a very distinctive voice…it’s complicated.) Betcha didn’t know I had not one but 3 nemeses, did you? :O

Have you ever been to a dance? Was it a good experience? Bad experience? Do you have any advice? Let me know in the comments!

I have to go read “The Hobbit” now (for school!!!! Yay!!!!), so I’ll ttyl.

 

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Sporadic (Slightly Philosophical) Thoughts

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Ok… 1, 2,  3 GO!

  • da Vinci believed the greatest source of inspiration for artists was cracks in the wall. (Yes, was not were. I know my grammar 😛 )
  • Elrond from the Lord of the Rings series is only half elf according to The Hobbit
  • Why is the plural of mouse mice? I mean, seriously…
  • While I’m asking questions, why do fools fall in love? 🙂
  • If were a color, I’d be blue
  • Mankind is the only creature who wastes life asking what the meaning of life is.
  • How would one paint with all the colors of the wind?
  • Carl Sagan once said that to make an apple pie from scratch, one must first make the universe.
  • Looking through my music makes me feel like a hipster.
  • Ending doesn’t always lead to beginning or vice versa.

Tonight is one of those nights when I’m thinking of everything and nothing. My brain is like a sea of scattered thoughts. That sentence fills my whole quota for pretentious similes. Blah

It may be because I’m  young or stressed or both but I find myself flitting back and forth between the serious and the ridiculous. The concept of settling on either side doesn’t seem to have occurred to me.

The Hobbit

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“In a hole in the ground lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort. “

Despite the fact that I (still!) haven’t read Return of the King (it’s on my list, I swear!), I am a huge LoTR fan.  I love the books and the movies. I have to say that I think Peter Jackson did a fantastic job transferring Tolkien’s words into images. So, I was completely excited when I found out that he was going to direct a movie version of  The Hobbit. And it’s going to be two parts!!!!!

I can’t wait! I’m really happy with the casting too! Some characters like Frodo and Legolas are returning, which is something I didn’t expect. Martin Freeman is going to play Bilbo and Ian McKellen is returning as Gandalf, but I’m more excited about rumors. It is rumored that David Tennant will be playing Thranduil ans that Leonard Nimoy will be the voice of Smaug! How amazing would that be? 

If those rumors are true, then it will be  LoTR with a (small) sprinkling of Star Trek and Doctor Who. And since Christopher Lee, who plays Saruman, was also Count Dooku, I guess you could say it has a bit of Star Wars too! My inner fangirl can’t take much more! Oh wait! The movie is going to be in two parts! Two! *Swoon.