Wednesday, January 02, 2008

I'm obsessed/addicted/whatever

I saw Across the Universe again today. I loved it even better than the first time. And I'm absolutely smitten with the lead character, Jude, or Jim Sturgess in real life.



Completely adorable, English accent, and he sings. Is there a better combination? I don't think so. The Beatles will always be my all time favorite band. I don't know what it is about their music, but I can't get enough of it. Mostly I think it's comforting. There was a time when I was in 7th and 8th grade when my best friend Melissa Gaskins and I were completely and utterly obsessed with The Beatles. It was ALL we listened to. To this day, I'm not very well versed on popular music during the years from 1994-1995. We had a running list of every Beatles song we knew of, alphabetized. We cut out pictures of Beatles paraphernalia and had a whole collection of all things Beatles. We didn't really have any worries--we were almost teenagers and the only thing we had to be concerned with was surviving gym class and practicing our flutes. So whenever I listen to them, it takes me back to a happy time.

And then I get so sad thinking about how they ended, and how much more music they had in them. I remember thinking when I was younger how I could write a musical using only Beatles songs. Too bad somebody beat me to the punch. I love rock operas, musicals. Some top favorites? Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, and now Across the Universe. I would see Across the Universe again right now, and I just watched it this afternoon! It comes out on DVD Feb. 5th...hmm....just in time for my birthday....

I can't believe my last week of "retirement", as Derrick is calling it, is quickly coming to a close. I can't believe I will start working on Monday. Full time. It's been so long! I still have to remind myself that I'm only working 3 days a week, so that's not so bad. What's even scarier is that I scheduled to take my state boards the other day. I now have a month and a day to study my butt off before I take the test that will determine if I get to keep working or not. Yikes!

When I'm not obsessing about Across the Universe, I'm reading Eclipse. I finished New Moon last night and promptly continued right on to Eclipse. I wish I could make myself read faster, and I'm already a pretty fast reader. I find myself always skipping down the page to see what's happening next, then having to go back and fill myself in. I hate it. But I love Edward. Derrick always asks me how Edward is, is he still "dreamy", do I love his "marble body". It's funny. And yes, he is still dreamy, and I do love his marble body. Ha. No doubt I will instantly start reading as soon as I'm done posting this.

Which is right now.

4 comments:

David and Jodee said...

My BBF Molly and I used to listen to the Beatles day in and day out. I had a couple shirts of them and posters all over the room/locker etc. They are the reason my pa and I are so tight. They really are amazing...p.s. don't ask about the scarf! Geez...

Caitlin said...

I'm a beatle fanatic too! So, thanks for the review on Across the Universe -- I still have yet to see it because Dave is a jerk and he doesn't "believe" in the magic that is the Beatles. Shame.

SyXbiT said...

working only 3 days a week.
lazy bum

Silvs said...

You know what's quite a shock? Getting used to the full-time work schedule. I remember this last time when I went back to regular full-time hours it would just kill me by the time I got to the end of the week. Then again, three days is a little different.

I'm on book 5 of Harry Potter. I'll probably be moving on pretty quickly to that Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse series...love that young adult literature.