Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Liebster Award

I've been nominated for the Liebster award by the lovely Hannah from hanniemc! Thanks Hannah :)

Here are the rules:
-Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
-Answer the questions given by the nominator
-Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers and link them
-Notify all the bloggers you nominate
-Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer

Here are my answers:

  • If you could play any instrument, what would it be and why?
    - Well I already play guitar, so I'd have to go with drums. I have a deep yearning to learn how to play drums. 
  • How long did it take you to decide on your blog name?
    - It took about 2 minutes. "Djhearteyes" is my username for my 8tracks account so I just used that. I wish I had gone with Forever Bedhead instead though. 
  • Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly and why?
    - I'd rather be invisible as long as I could turn it on and off as I pleased. Think of all the backstage areas at concerts I could sneak into. 
  • Who would you like to play you in the film of your life?
    - I'm feeling either Anne Hathaway or Anna Kendrick. 
  • Are you a morning or night person?
    - I'm definitely a night person. It usually takes me ages to get out of bed! 
  • If you were a vegetable, what would you be?
    I'd be broccoli. It's the only vegetable I like. 
  • If you could change your name, what would you like to be called?
    - I honestly would not change my name. It's a part of who I am and I've always been very fond of it. 
  • If you could only ever say one word again, what would it be?
    - I'm not sure if this means say one last word and then never be able to talk again, or if it means only say one word repeatedly for the rest of my life. As in Groot form Guardians of the Galaxy. I'm gonna go with the Groot theory and for that my answer would be I have no idea. I probably would just give up talking.
  • Name one of your best and worst habits.
    - One of my best habits is being able to create a mental schedule/list of things I need to get done. One of my worst habits is picking endlessly at my skin. 
  • If you had to lose one of your senses, which one would it be?
    - If I absolutely had to lose one of my senses it would probably be scent. My sense of smell is so bad already anyways I feel like I wouldn't be loosing much. 
  • Do you know the meaning of your name, or were you named after anyone in particular?
    - My full name means "beautiful in the eyes of God". I wasn't named after anyone; my parents just wanted me to have a Hebrew name. My middle name was the name of my great grandmother I believe. 
The bloggers I have chosen to nominate are:

The questions I have created for them to answer are:
- Where would you like to be in 10 years? All logic put aside. 
- Do you like 80's music? If so, what is your favorite band from that era?
- What is your favorite social media site?
- Would you rather be apart of the X-men or the Avengers?
- What is your favorite article of clothing currently in your closet?
- How has your day been?
- If you could marry one celebrity, who would it be?
- What is the first thing on your "recently watched" list on Netflix?
- Who is the last person you texted and what is your relationship to that person?
- What are some podcasts you frequently listen to?
- If your mortal enemy approached you, how would you fight them?

Thanks again to Hannah for nominating me! I hope you lovely bloggers have fun answering these questions! 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Don't dream it. Be it.

I'm not sure how many of you have heard of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you have never heard of this, you probably won't understand anything I'm about to talk about but it'll be a fun story anyways. Also if you haven't heard of it, stop what you're doing and go find it online somewhere and then watch it and be amazed (and possibly a little weirded out).

I have been a fan of Rocky Horror since I was thirteen years old. I believe I heard about it from Tumblr, just like I do most other things. Last night I got to go to the live show for the first time ever and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

When I started high school, I found myself making friends with all of the theater kids. I didn't really like theater, but half of them were in chorus with me and my cousins told me that theater kids are the coolest so I went with it. At one of our theater events, someone started playing Time Warp (from the movie) and a whole group of my friends broke out into the dance, but it wasn't the dance from the movie. They added all these other moves and lines and I was so confused. I asked them afterwards where they learned all of that stuff from and they proceeded to tell me all about the indie movie theater down the road that did midnight showings of Rocky Horror. I've tried to go multiple times since that day, but every time the plans fell through.

That is until last night of course. My boyfriend texted me during school asking if I would want to go to the showing that night. Our friend Sarah had told him about it and he was intrigued. I said hell yeah of course I wanted to go. I had been dreaming about this moment. We spent the rest of the afternoon working out rides, who was coming, all that good stuff, and when 11:30 rolled around off we went.

Once we arrived, we met up with my friends Matt and Austin. We entered the theater and a girl from school (one of the aforementioned theater kids) marked all of our cheeks with giant red V's in her lipstick. V stand for virgin, which in this case means someone who's never been to a live show before. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by half-naked people, mostly naked people, and just strange looking people in general. We were also greeted by Sarah and four other friends from school. The group of us grabbed some front row seats (technically third row seats), bought some prop bags, and waited for the show to begin.

the boyfriend with his Virgin marks feat. Matt's hand

Around 12:30 a man in a kilt got up on stage and explained the rules to us (my favorite being no smoking in the fucking theater and no fucking in the smoking theater). After he explained everything, the virgin initiation began. There were a lot of us that night, which I was very happy about. The cast packed all of us tightly together and all we had to do was grind on each other for about 5 seconds. Funny and painless. Then, the movie finally began.

The way the live show works (at least in my town. I'm assuming it's the same for all of them) is the movie plays on the screen, and then people act the movie out on the stage in front of the screen. They had props, costumes, and their lip synching was crazy good. While that's going on, this other guy shouts funny lines at the movie. It's hard to explain, but it's great. Trust me. Then there are the scenes where you're supposed to use the props. You throw rice during the wedding scene, put a newspaper over your head during the rain scene, hold up a lighter during the "there's a light" song, throw toilet paper for when Brad yells "great scott!", and other fun things like that too.
The big thing I had on my mind though was the underwear run. There's a point during the movie where the cast yells "Underwear run!" and anyone who wants to strip down to their underwear and run two laps around the theater is welcome to do so. My boyfriend had been really excited about this part all night so all four of us stripped down and did it. It was so much fun. I can not begin to explain how great it was. We were of course allowed to remain half-nude for the remainder of the show so I did that for a bit but eventually got really chilly.
The rest of the time there was great. I learned the mysterious Time Warp ways that freshman me so yearned to learn. I watched the cast in all their lip synching glory and just had an all around great night with my friends.
If you ever have the chance to go to your local showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show, by all means go. Bring your friends too. It's quite the experience.

super cute picture of us, the super cute couple, post-rocky

the title is from the song "Rose Tint My World" from the movie 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

At Least I Know I'm Free

These past two weeks have been glorious. Factors that contributed to said gloriousness:
  • A friend's sweet 16 party

It was a great party. It was held in a private room at a Mexican restaurant with a 10/10 DJ. His music progression throughout the night went from really cool Alt Rock, to middle school dance songs to really trashy Rap. So there was something for everybody. My friends and I munched on burritos and tiny cupcakes, then proceeded to dance the night away.   

  • the UNC vs. UofL basketball to which I got COURT LEVEL SEATS 

I've been to a few basketball games before, but this one was without a doubt the best one I have ever been to. Four rows back from the court, my two favorite teams playing each other, and the energy of the crowd was through the roof. In the end UNC won 72-71. They scored that last point in the last 15 seconds. It was insane. The picture of the bike dudes was from the half time show. They had some professional BMX guys, which was incredible to watch. 

  • multiple 2-hour delays for school due to winter weather
This one is self explanatory. Icy roads equals school starting two hours later than usual which equals me getting more sleep and allowing me time to pick up a croissant from Starbucks on my way to school. 
  • A very emotional Young Feminists club meeting
Four of my good friends started a club at school called Young Feminists. I, along with a lot of other students, are a member of said club. This past Thursday was the much anticipated "Body Positivity" meeting. I wasn't really sure what to expect from this meeting, but what I got was so amazing, eye-opening, and emotional. My two best friends spoke about their sexual assaults (just to clarify, they were two separate sexual assaults), which I was really proud of them for doing. Then one girl did a spoken word poem and another spoke about her past eating disorder. After everyone who wanted to share their story did, we wrapped up the meeting with a discussion about body representation in the media. By that I mean we talked a bit about different types of body shaming, then watched two "All About That Bass" parodies and Lily Allen's "Hard Out Here" music video. 
It was such am excellent meeting though. It really brought to attention that things like sexual assault and eating disorders are real and happening. It also defined the club as a school safe space, which I thought was extremely important. 

Ellie and I got quoted on the board. That was cool too. 
  • my schools annual "One Acts" performance
Lastly, my school's theater department had their annual "One Acts" performance. Basically, One Acts is a series of short plays (typically only one act, hence the name) that the International Baccalaureate theater students write and/or direct. I don't think any of them this year were student written, but they certainly did a fabulous job directing them. I had a few friends who were starring in them as well. There were five performed the night that I went and the subjects of the plays included a woman who overhears her own murder plot, what teenagers are thinking when they're awake at 4 am, a crumbling marriage, cannibalistic congressmen (that included a student smoking a real cigar onstage and kissing his fellow actor. The whole thing was fantastic), and three fetus' who are waiting to be born. They were all amazing and I was really freaking impressed. 

The cannibalism play ended with the two guys who kissed each other waving giant American flags and the rest of the cast singing"Proud to be an American" by Lee Greenwood. 


So you could call that an sort of life update/current events kind of post. Life's been pretty interesting lately. I hope yours has too. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Anxiety got the best of Me

School starts back up again tomorrow and I might possibly be looking forward to it a little bit. Mainly because I get to see all of my friends and show off the clothes I bought over the break. 
Here are some pictures I took this afternoon during a relatively shitty outing. Not because the company wasn't lovely but just because of where my mind was at the time. 

Another quick note: today I discovered NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts and have been binge watching them ever since. They are awesome and you should go watch them.  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Even flowers have their dangers

Oh look it's 2015. How'd that happen?

New Years Eve was an excellent night. This was the first year I actually went downtown and stayed until my city's local ball drop.

It was a whirlwind of a night including such highlights as:
- Italian food
- Tiny cups of ice cream
- One of my friends getting so drunk that she puked and spent the rest of the night sleeping in my other friends bed
- A giant group of teens/young adults/people of my generation swarming around the christian protesters that make an appearance every year and arguing passionately with their leader
(it was amazing and involved one guy screaming "gay porn in the best porn")
- Me getting to wear my new jellie shoes out on the town
- Crashing on Skylar's couch whilst eating cookies and watching some NYC times square coverage

Then the ball dropped and we kissed our significant others while everyone cheered around us. Fireworks began going off several blocks down and lit up the sky. For the most part I couldn't feel my toes but that was okay because a lovely feeling of optimism and anticipation for the year to come was filling me up. 

The group of us made our way out of the area to go locate the two friends who had gotten separated from us right before midnight. There were so many people trying to leave and who were coming from both directions that it got extremely claustrophobic in a small amount of time. Eventually the crowd thinned and everyone found each other. 

Since New Years Eve, it's been pretty quiet. Today I took my boyfriend to go see Into The Woods with me again because I absolutely love that musical. If you haven't seen it please do that. The only other thing on my mind is that I have one day left before it's time to go back to school and I am not in any way prepared for that transition. 

(the title is from 'I Know Things Now' from Into The Woods. It's one of three songs from that musical that have been circling around in my head for the past two hours)  

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