Tuesday, April 1, 2008

So, it has been a very long time since I have posted.

I'm sorry -- I just couldn't help this. I've been so busy with school work and extra curricular activities.

The sorority is taking up a lot of time, but I can't complain about that. I love everything I do in it. This week is actually our Initiation Week, so we're more busy than usual. I'm insanely excited.

My classes are going fairly well -- I just want to die in my Analysis and Criticism class. It's going to be the death of me.

I've finally declared my official major. I'm a Telecommunications major with the Film and Television Studies Option, as well as a Film minor and a Political Science minor. Odd mix, no?

As a final note before I go off to a Greek Week activity --

I miss cooking.

The end.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Humorous Pictures
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My favorite I Can Has Cheezburger EVER

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Tuesday morning.

It honestly feels like Monday morning, I've decided.

It really doesn't help that I don't go to bed until 4 a.m., and then drag myself off my loft at 7 a.m., as my cell phone is screaming High School Musical at me. Yes, High School Musical. I enjoy it. It's almost a guilty pleasure, but not quite, as I admit to liking it. Catchy songs, some funny jokes, Zac Efron, what more could you ask for? And the second one was a lot more entertaining. Better songs, more funny jokes, a grown up Zac Efron... I can't help it. If you walk into my dorm room, you would see that, since I have a Wall-of-Efron.

I think dorm living is a very interesting concept, if you think about it. Universities jam pack thousands of kids on campus into large buildings they call dormitories. In these dorms, or 'residence halls' as my university calls them (supposedly, dorm has a negative connotation), there are anywhere from 20 (in your larger halls) upwards to 80 (in your largest halls) on one floor! And most residence halls have multiple floors.

Now, I do recall during high school, I would complain as to how little privacy I had at home. Boy, do I know lack of privacy now. With 63 other girls on your floor, and around 300 more living in your dorm, something is wrong if you have any privacy. In all truth and honesty, I sometimes get more than most college students.

See, my roommate is a very nice person. But we're just into two different things. I'm in a sorority, which takes up a lot of time, and she's not. Plain and simple. I have a small tight knit group of friends (referring to outside the sorority -- there are 60 sisters who I all love dearly), and she has a larger group of friends. They enjoy hanging out in our dorm lobby, and I don't. I prefer hanging out in the sorority suite, or in my best friends dorm a floor above me. Therefore, I get a lot of privacy in my room when I want it. What do I do with all that privacy? Sleep. Homework. Sleep... Nap. Rest my eyes.

I'm tired, can't you tell?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Academy Awards

Tonight is the Academy Awards! I much prefer watching this award ceremony more than any other (minus maybe the Tony's... but that's because I'm one of the biggest musical theatre geeks of all time...). So I'm very excited about this evening.

Now, it is time for my predictions. Except this time, I am posting who I think will win, and who I want to win. I will post later how well I did.

Actor In A Leading Role:
Prediction: Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Want To Win: Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood

Actor In A Supporting Role:
Prediction: Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men
Want To Win: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War
Winner: Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men

Actress In A Leading Role:
Prediction: Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Want To Win: Ellen Page in Juno
Winner: Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose

Actress In A Supporting Role:
Prediction: Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There
Want To Win: Saorise Ronan in Atonement
Winner: Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton

Animated Feature Film:
Prediction: Ratatouille
Want to Win: Ratatouille
Winner: Ratatouille

Art Direction:
Prediction: Sweeney Todd
Want To Win: Tie between There Will Be Blood and Sweeney Todd
Winner: Sweeney Todd

Prediction: There Will Be Blood
Want to Win: There Will Be Blood
Winner: There Will Be Blood

Costume Design:
Prediction: Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Want to Win: Sweeney Todd
Winner: Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Prediction: There Will Be Blood or No Country for Old Man (I can't decide)
Want to Win: There Will Be Blood
Winner: No Country for Old Men

Documentary Feature:
Prediction: Sicko
Want to Win: Sicko
Winner: Taxi To The Dark Side

Documentary Short:
Prediction: La Corona
Want to Win: La Corona
Winner: Freeheld

Film Editing:
Prediction: No Country for Old Men
Want to Win: There Will Be Blood
Winner: The Bourne Ultimatum

Foreign Language Film:
Prediction: Beaufort
Want to Win: No Preference
Winner: Die Fälscher

Make Up:
Prediction: Norbit (As sad as that sounds... those fat suits were awesome...)
Want to Win: Pirates of the Caribbean
Winner: La Vie En Rose

Music (Score):
Prediction: Atonement
Want to Win: Atonement
Winner: Atonement

Music (Song):
Prediction: "That's How You Know" from Enchanted
Want to Win: "Raise It Up" from August Rush
Winner: "Falling Slowly" from Once

Short Film (Animated):
Prediction: Even Pigeons Go To Heaven
Want to Win: No Preference
Winner: Peter & The Wolf

Short Film (Live Action):
Prediction: The Substitute
Want to Win: No Preference
Winner: Le Mozart de Pickpockets

Sound Editing:
Prediction: There Will Be Blood
Want to Win: There Will Be Blood
Winner: The Bourne Ultimatum

Sound Mixing:
Prediction: No Country for Old Men
Want to Win: No Country for Old Men
Winner: The Bourne Ultimatum

Visual Effects:
Prediction: The Golden Compass
Want to Win: The Golden Compass
Winner: The Golden Compass

Writing (Adapted Screenplay):
Prediction: There Will Be Blood or No Country for Old Men
Want to Win: There Will Be Blood
Winner: No Country For Old Men

Writing (Original Screenplay):
Prediction: Juno
Want to Win: Juno
Winner: Juno

Best Picture:
Prediction: No Country for Old Men
Want to Win: There Will Be Blood, Juno, or Atonement (I can't decide....)
Winner: No Country for Old Men

I'm a little biased. I fell in love with There Will Be Blood immediately. So we'll see how it holds up.

Edit: I didn't do too horrible I guess. 12 out of 24. 50%. Woo!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Worst Thing To Me.

There is one thing in life that I absolutely HATE doing.

I hate letting people down.

Honestly. I feel my worst when I know someone is disappointed in me. And that's how I feel right now.

I'm in a group at school, and it was my turn to make the flier for this week. Now, I'm by no means an expert in Photoshop. To be honest, Photoshop and I do not get along, whatsoever.

So I made the flier and I thought it looked GOOD! I was pumped, I was thrilled. But then I posted it on our forums, and alas, the writing was completely GONE. It killed me. So then my computer I was using at school decided to die, so I said i'd post it the next day. So I went to the library to fix it, and I tried to post it, and alas. It wouldn't post.

So finally, I suckered up and downloaded a 30 day free trial on my laptop, knowing it is the most reliable source, and made a new one. And posted it today. On Saturday. This was due on Wednesday.

I feel absolutely horrible. Horrible, horrible. Because our leader said we all need to talk at our next meeting.

But I couldn't really do it any other time, because I am absolutely swamped here. I mean, I'm taking classes, working 5 days a week, one of those classes I'm on the verge of failing (long story), and if I fail it I lose my scholarship. Not to mention, my sorority is taking up a lot of time since I'm a new member. Plus I have homework to complete, and I have to sleep. Even if it is just a few hours.

I can't do this anymore. It's such a stressful week.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Argh. College.

So, I love my college. I really do. I'm full of school spirit. I own so many teeshirts that have my school plastered on them that it is an integral part of my wardrobe (but what college kid doesn't have 299 teeshirts?). However, there is one thing I LOATHE about my college:


Seriously. I'm from warmer climates. I even lived in Mississippi for a while. I HATE THESE SUBZERO TEMPERATURES. Today it hasn't been that bad. It was around 4 degrees when I walked to class, with no wind. The wind is what kills me. And my school is like a wind tunnel.

Y'know, for being such a great architectures school, they really sucked it up big time when planning out my campus. Seriously. There are around three massive wind vortex's on campus, and it drives me insane. Take for instance yesterday, when I was walking to my car so I could go to Greek 101. I walked through a wind vortex, which was bad because it was already 4 degrees, with 50 mph winds. So that made it like, -20 degrees. ARGH I hate it. And now it is snowing outside. And my friends call me a winter idiot, because I slip and slide and fall every time there is snow.

Enough about that.

I actually received a comment yesterday about my Grammy's blog. Thank you Dlyn for actually stopping by! =)

As for Amy Winehouse, I really do think she gained some sort of sympathy votes. Seriously. Yes, she has a great voice, there is no denying that. But like you said, she is a train wreck. That poor girl needs some help. Honestly.

And you sort of have to shake your head when you think about how the Record of the Year award went to a song about not going to rehab because you like your drugs too much. Seriously, now. What is the world coming to with songs like that? It just makes me chuckle.

I don't think she deserved all of those awards, but that's just me. It just seemed like an off year for the Grammy's this year.

However, I DID like how everyone called out Kanye West. He has good music, in my opinion, but he is SO COCKY. I'm very glad Vince Gill and Usher put him in his place. Especially Vince Gill's comment about receiving a Grammy from a Beetle. Ha. That made me laugh.

What I'm REALLY looking forward to is the Academy Awards. That's one of my favorite award shows (apart from the Tony's, but that's only because I'm a theatre fiend). I'll be having my predictions up about that one fairly soon.

Well, I must head out into the cold, cold, snow. I hope I don't die of hypothermia.

Much love,

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I love watching the Grammy Awards. I think the best part is having my own predictions, and then seeing if they are right. So here we go. Kat's Predictions for the 50th Grammy Awards.

Best R&B Female
My Prediction: Alicia Keys
Winner: Alicia Keys

Best New Artist
My Prediction: Taylor Swift
Winner: Amy Winehouse

Song of the Year
My Prediction: Umbrella (Rihanna)
Winner: Rehab (Amy Winehouse)

Best Rap Album
My Prediction: Graduation - Kanye West
Winner: Graduation - Kanye West

Best Rock Album
My Prediction: Foo Fighters
Winner: Foo Fighters

Best Country Album
My Prediction: Let It Go by Tim McGraw
Winner: These Days by Vince Gill

Best Rap Song Collaboration
My Prediction: Umbrella by Rihanna ft. Jay-Z
Winner: Umberlla by Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

Record of the Year
My Prediction: What Goes Around, Comes Around by Justin Timberlake
Winner: Rehab by Amy Winehouse

Album of the Year
My Prediciton: Kanye West
Winner: Herbie Hancock

Meh. I didn't do too hot this year. Oh well.

Happy Grammy's everyone!