Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Sweeney Todd was absolutely outstanding…excluding the end, which made me feel so miserable. But I eventually accepted the tragedy and I think the ending is just the way it should be. For some reason a lot of people didn’t like it. I thought the acting/singing, casting, costumes, dialogue, music, and directing were fabulous.







Although the blood could have been a tad bit more real looking. I went out and bought the soundtrack (and yes I bought the DELUXE EDITION, which came with an 80 page booklet)…couldn’t help myself. I’m constantly singing the songs, no wonder everyone is avoiding me these days. Va was incredibly funny. She closed her eyes so tightly and placed her jacket in front of her face when the first throat was slit. I just laughed and bellowed out “That looks so fake!” The people who sat next to me were like “Urgh!” Yes, the joys of blood and gore. Here's a clip of one of my favorite scenes...

Hands down, Sweeney Todd has made my list of top favorite movies of all time…and I’m pretty sure that it has surpassed Nightmare Before Christmas and Pirates of the Caribbean. That’s saying something!!

National Treasure: Book of Secrets was great too, though the first one was a lot better.

Va and I went to the Moca (sadly Delilah was not able to come because she ventured off to Vegas…that dirty place…) to see the Murakami exhibition. I wish they let us take pictures, oh well… At least we were able to get some outside.




What amazed me was the use of acrylic paint. On every single canvas board! So smooth… and the detailing! I had to keep reminding Va that the artist IS Asian, and everything an Asian does is perfect. Ha. I’m half, so I guess you can say I’m halfly perfect. Va is 100% and she’s super duper smart…with a mix of major laziness and valley girliness.

Winter session has started. And yet again, I’m attempting to take statistics. This is my third time…I could go for a record! I promised myself not to drop it this time, no matter how tempting it is.

So New Year’s Day came and went. Did you have fun? I’m wondering if 2008 will bring me any goodness. I don’t have any resolutions because they’re stupid and hardly ever work. I’ll try to go the gym on a weekly basis this year, but I doubt that will happen. My mum’s putting me on a less sugar diet because of my over consumption of it. She’s scared that I’m going to get diabetes because my grandpappy died of it (RIP). Hey, it’s not my fault I have a sweet tooth and a fondness for baking. Which reminds me! I baked this incredibly gooey chocolate raspberry chip brownies for the New Year’s Day party. I’m telling you, they went so fast! I tried my best to get a picture of a piece (so, I’m sorry about how terrible it looks).

There was a cute non-vegan cake there.


At the Marriot, by my house, they have an exclusive showing of some local artwork. These were the best, in my opinion.



One last thing to say is that I gouged the heel of my right foot with a pair of scissors that were sticking up from a pile of clothes on the floor (and I thought the heap was harmless!). It’s a nice big cave of a gash probably about 2 inches long and God knows how deep. I don’t think you’d like to see a picture, not your cup of tea I suppose. I can’t really walk properly…but I haven’t told anyone (except for you special people) because I hate it when people have that “Ewww!” or “ARE YOU OK?!!!” None of which I can tolerate to answer or respond to. Life goes on, I can deal with it. I have Sweeney Todd to listen to, not mope around about my stupid foot!

Hope the New Year of 2008 is treating you properly so far!

The End.
(for today)

6 comments:

vko said...

Happy New Year! Sorry to hear about your foot- ouch!!! But looks like you are still managing to enjoy yourself- am taking my sister to see Sweeney Todd this week before she leaves, so I skipped that section in your post just in case there were spoilers.

Hope you feel better soon- lots of vegan baked goods will heal that foot for sure!

Natalie said...

I love that I came to your blog and Hang me Up to Dry started playing! I am so obsessed with that whole album.

I'm glad that your family likes your food. We will convert everyone, slowly but surely!

I'm super squeamish, so I'm going to pass on Sweeny Todd even though it looks amazing.

You look super hot in your pic!

Ashasarala said...

I have yet to see Sweeney Todd. It looks fun, as do all Johnny Depp/Tim Burton movies. I'll probably like it. I'm weird with musicals, though. It's usually hit or miss.

If it's anything like Rocky Horror or Chicago, I'll love it. LoL Okay, I know it's totally not, but a gal can dream!

I have to admit, my stomach curled up into my throat when I read the scissor-in-the-foot story. I've heard about them so many times through friends and it makes me upset every time. I'd prolly pass out if it happened to me. I'm just bad when it comes to cuts and blood.

In any event, I hope it is healing quickly! Take care of it nice and good, ya hear? :)

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Well, my teenagers loved Sweeney Todd and I'll leave it at that. I love Johnny Depp in virtually everything else at least, and dude, if someone from Hollywood looks that good and they're EXACTLY the same age as me, that's something to celebrate - yes we're "old" but old is OK sometimes.

Love the blog, I'll be back!

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