Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hopefully the screen shows up...

I love this song!
I know it was stolen from "The Pirate" but its still good!

Trivia from the movie...
This Scene!
For the "Make Em Laugh" number, Gene Kelly asked 'Donald OConnor to revive a trick he had done as a young dancer, running up a wall and completing a somersault. The number was so physically taxing that O'Connor, who was smoking four packs of cigarettes a day at the time, went to bed (or may have been hospitalized, depending on the source) for a week after its completion, suffering from exhaustion and painful carpet burns. Unfortunately, an accident ruined all of the initial footage, so after a brief rest, O'Connor, ever the professional, agreed to do the difficult number all over again.
Only 19 when cast to play the film, Debbie Reynolds lived with her parents and commuted to the set. She had to wake up at 4:00 a.m. and ride three different buses to the studio; sometimes, to avoid the commute, she would just sleep on the set.

While the film makes a central point of the idea that Kathy's voice is dubbed over Lina Lamont's, what is not told is that, ironically, in some of these songs - notably "Would You" and "You Are My Lucky Star" - Debbie Reynolds, the actress who plays Kathy, is actually dubbed by Betty Noyes.

Gene Kelly had a 103-degree fever when he danced to the title song.

The rain consisted of a mixture of water and milk so it would show up better on film but it caused Gene Kelly's wool suit to shrink.

Donald O'Connor admitted that he did not enjoy working with Gene Kelly, since Kelly was somewhat of a tyrant. O'Connor said that for the first several weeks he was terrified of making a mistake and being yelled at by Kelly.
another good song
After they finished the "Good Morning" number, Debbie Reynolds had to be carried to her dressing room because she had burst some blood vessels in her feet. Despite her hard work on the "Good Morning" number, Gene Kelly decided that someone should dub her tap sounds, so he went into a dubbing room to dub the sound of her feet as well as his own.

Mess ups...

At the end when Kathy will sing "Singin' in the Rain" for Lena, Lena is asked "What key should the song be played in." She says "A-flat". The band leader says, "Singin' in the Rain in A-flat", and then proceeds to conduct the song in E-flat.

Don Lockwood: Cosmo, call me a cab.
Cosmo Brown: OK, you're a cab.

Cosmo Brown: The price of fame. You've got the glory, you gotta take the little heartaches that go with it. Now look at me: I've got no fame, I've got no glory, I've got no big mansions, I've got no money! But I've got - what have I got? Don Lockwood: I don't know, what have you got? Cosmo Brown: I gotta get out of here.

Rod: Lina, you're a beautiful woman. Audiences think you've got a voice to match. The studio's gotta keep their stars from looking ridiculous at any cost. Cosmo Brown: Nobody's got that much money.

St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer to Obtain Favors

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)Imprimatur


Archbishop of New YorkNew York, February 6, 1897

(Along with your own prayers, please keep my professor's husband in your thoughts!)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Happy Feet

So, me and some of my so called "friends" (lol!) went to see Happy Feet over thanksgiving break. It was....different. All of the previews made it look very cute and creative, but after watching the was just weird. I mean, yes, there were funny parts that made us burst out laughing but it seemed like these parts were meant for the adults to understand. I know that they have these jokes so that the parent dont get bored during the kids movie and some of them are great, but others went tooooo far. besides these jokes there was something i just couldnt ignore, there seemed to be a big metaphor throughout the whole movie. conservatives vs. liberals. Im not saying dancing is evil! dancing is great! but in the movie the older penguins were all about singing and didnt want anything to change, they seemed to be portrayed as evil and bossy while the younger dancing penguins were just trying something new. The singing was kinda part of their "penguin religion" there is also an example of showing religion as made up with another penguin. In the end, I just felt that there was stuff in the movie that hinted some politics towards kids.

Besides all of that stuff, the funny parts were awesome! Here is a trailer!

Got this on facebook...

Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two together. After we boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who'd been invited to sit in First Class (across from me),and inquired if he was heading home.
No, he responded.
Heading out I asked?
No. I'm escorting a soldier home.
Going to pick him up?
No. He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq . I'm taking him home to his family.
The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that, although he didn't know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his passing to the soldier's family and felt as if he knew them after many conversations in so few days.
I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said, Thank you. Thank you for doing what you do so my family and I can do what we do.
Upon landing in Chicago the pilot stopped short of the gate and made the following announcement over the intercom.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had the honor of having Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family.I ask that you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door to allow Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellowsoldier. We will then turn off the seat belt sign."
Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as it was brought off the plane, and his action made me realize that I am proud to be an American.
So here's a public "Thank You" to our military Men and Women for what you do so we can live the way we do.

Red Fridays
Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red everyFriday.
The reason?
Americans who support our troops used to becalled the "silent majority." We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops withdignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that ... every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something red.
By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States one very Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game inthe bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent" majority is on their side more than ever,certainly more than the media lets on.The first thing a soldier says when asked, "What can we do tomake things better for you?" is ..."We need your support and your prayers." Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity,by example, and wear something red every Friday. PLEASE SEND THIS ON.

Monday, November 27, 2006

I'm copying Chris-I have a Christmas song...

Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
from tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse’s lineage coming,
as men of old have sung.
It came, a floweret bright,
amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.
Isaiah ’twas foretold it,
the Rose I have in mind;
With Mary we behold it,
the virgin mother kind.
To show God’s love aright,
she bore to men a Savior,
When half spent was the night.
The shepherds heard the story proclaimed by angels bright,
How Christ, the Lord of glory was born on earth this night.
To Bethlehem they sped and in the manger found Him,
As angel heralds said.
This Flower,
whose fragrance tender
with sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor the darkness everywhere;
True Man, yet very God,
from sin and death He saves us,
And lightens every load.
O Savior,
Child of Mary,
Who felt our human woe,
O Savior, King of glory,
Who dost our weakness know;
Bring us at length we pray,
to the bright courts of Heaven,
And to the endless day!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Funny stuff...

"I think we should attack Carrie, she's plotting against us"-me
"How do you draw a chicken, I mean turkey?"-Jessica D

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Movie of my life...

So, here’s how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, or just put a bunch of cds in the player without looking and choose random songs.)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every scene in your movie, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool
7. Add a new question at the bottom.

This is what I got...

Opening Credits: “The Blues” – Switchfoot
(I guess this would be a cool song for the opening makes you think about things..hmm.

Waking Up: “The Passenger” – Iggy Pop
(This could work out I guess…it’s a good song to wake up to when it’s still dark outside.)

First Day At School: Anchors Away – Five Iron Frenzy
(Hmm…I guess…no, I don’t know how this could work out)

Falling In Love: “Where is the Love?” – Black Eyed Peas
(Hmm..well, it does say the word love in it.)

Breaking Up: “Renegade” – Styx
(Again...I don’t know.)

Senior Prom: “All I ask of You” –The Phantom of the Opera
(Awww…I love this song. Wait a sec! I went to prom with Chris! Eww! Now I hate it! Lol!)

Life’s Going Okay: “I’m not that Girl” – Wicked
(I guess life isn’t going ok…)

Mental Breakdown: Kamikaze – Five Iron Frenzy
(Oh man! I’ll have to remember not to have one of those!)

Driving: “King of New York” – Newsies
(I guess if you were driving through New York or something.)

Getting Back Together: “In Love With The Eighties” – Relient K
(Hmmm….getting back together with the eighties...the movie of my life is really pathetic!)
Wedding Scene: “When there was me and you” – High School Musical
(I think I’m going to cry! Lol!)
Final Battle: “Pharaoh Story” – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Death Scene: “Sugar We're Going Down” – Fallout Boy
(Ummm….uh huh.)

Funeral Song: “Litany of the Saints” – Matt Maher
(I guess this one makes sense.)

End Credits: “Otherside” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
What to you think of the person you got this questionaire from?: "So Long-Farewell-Goodbye” – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
(I saw this on The Cow’s blog so I guess I’m saying goodbye to someone I’ve never actually met in real life…weird.)

Friday, November 10, 2006

Although our dark career
Sometimes involves the crime of stealing,
We rather think that we’reNot altogether void of feeling.
Although we live by strife,
We’re always sorry to begin it,
For what, we ask, is life
Without a touch of Poetry in it?
Hail, Poetry, thou heav’n-born maid!
Thou gildest e’en the pirate’s trade.
Hail, flowing fount of sentiment!
All hail!
All hail!
Divine emollient!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Saw this on a t-shirt...

Top Seven Reasons to Fall in love with Jesus
7. Because the hokey-pokey is not what it's all about.
6. 100% divine + 100% human = 200% sweet!
5. Because I just saved alot of time in Purgatory by switching to Jesus.
4. Because stop-drop-and roll will not work in Hell.
3. Because failure is not an event, it's a person...but at least Jesus still loves you!
2. People say justice is blind. Ray Charles was blind, therefore...oh forget it! Just love Jesus!
1. Because He first loved you!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Hai/ku/ is/ the/ best
I /love/ how/ ea/sy/ it/ is
It's /wick/ed/ awe/some

hahaha! sorry! i just felt like being weird!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

great song!!!

Riding down the streets of envy, looking for some recognition /
That would make me really happy /
If they desired my position
Prom-time princess, beauty queen; see all the admiring faces /
Chasing after blind ambition, they don't see the King of Heaven's graces
Chorus: Cause what I want is you; what I need is truth /
Will someone tell me that for a change? /
Nothing ever holds in a world lukewarm /
so come and fill the empty space inside of me
Wish upon a falling star /
and dream of your perfection /
It fades away held up against your failures /
and dying self-opinion /
Beauty's on the late night TV /
showing off the next big thing /
Turn it off -I'm lost /
I forgot who I was /
Jesus, won't you tell me I'm worth something?
Chorus: Repeat twice