velociraptor52
21 July 2013 @ 12:18 pm
My life lately  
I have been away from LJ for way too long.  I've been reading the friends list, so I'm up to date with what's happening.  I just didn't really feel like posting on LJ because I just haven't.

I'm going to talk about some TV shows I've been watching lately:

The Hour )

Mad Dogs )

Also, Top Gear is back!  That means more updates from me because I'll be writing down my thoughts on the episodes.

Top Gear Season 20: The First 3 Episodes )

Another show I've been watching is Hogan's Heroes.  I'm almost obsessed with that show.  I really like Newkirk and LeBeau, and maybe Carter.  There was this one episode in season 1 that had this actor in it and he had been in The Great Escape, and that really amused me, because that's just me.  I'm amused when I see actors from other films/TV shows in another film or TV show.

I've also been watching some films.  This month I watched the film Charade.  It's a 1960s film starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, James Coburn, and Walter Matthau.  I mostly just watched it for Coburn and Matthau.  It was actually a really good film.  It was the first film I've seen that starred Hepburn.  I've never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's, although that's on my Netflix queue, so, yeah, I'm a bit behind in watching classic films.

Spoilers for Charade )

Another film I watched this month was King Rat.  It's a film adaptation of a James Clavell novel, and James had worked on The Great Escape script.  He also fought in WWII and at one point was actually a POW in the Changi prison camp (a camp in Singapore), so the novel he wrote--King Rat--is autobiographical for the most part.  Byran Forbes wrote the screenplay of the film and he directed it as well.  (Bryan was a friend of Richard Attenborough's, and was also in a movie with him.  Sadly, Bryan passed away earlier this year.)

Some spoilers for King Rat )

I also justrecently finished the film The Fortune Cookie, which starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.  It was the first film they were in together--the pair starred in about nine other films together.  And they were best friends in real life as well, which I think is awesome.

I also finished The World of Henry Orient, which starred Peter Sellers and Angela Lansbury.  It was directed by George Roy Hill, who directed the film The Sting, which starred Robert Redford and Paul Newman (and Robert Shaw).  (The film was good--it was a bit weird at first, but then Peter Sellers appeared and everything was okay.  His accent was hilarious :D everything he did in the film was just wonderful and funny.  I like Peter Sellers--he was a good actor.

Speaking of The Sting, there is a theater in Fullerton that put on a production of the stage version of The Sting.  I only knew about it because I saw it being advertised in the newspaper and, being a fan of The Sting, I was curious as to how it would hold up being performed on the stage.  The tickets were only $20, which was wonderful, and Fullerton is kind of close, so I went to see it.

Guys, I have never been in more awe of a play than I was with The Sting.  Everything was perfect about it!  The actors, the stage (I'll get to that in a minute), the music, the 'being faithful to the film even though it's a stage adaptation of a film'.  I loved every second of it.

Where I talk about the play version of The Sting )

For games, I've been playing Oblivion a whole lot.  It's the fourth game in the Elder Scrolls Chronicle series, with Skyrim being the fifth.  I remember being absolutely in love with Oblivion when it came out.  I thought it was a really interesting game.

Under this cut I complain about Oblivion a lot )

My friend is moving to San Diego later this year for grad school so we're trying to do fun trips and outings before she moves.  I'm hoping I'll see her sometimes in San Diego, though.

Anyway, she and I went on a day trip to LA earlier this month.  All we did was drive around and see famous sights and things.  We went to the California Sciene Center to see the space ship Endeavour.  We also went to the cemetery because there are a lot of actors buried in a certain cemetery (which was located near UCLA).

These are the people we saw there:

Pictures from LA )

In other news, hopefully everyone's read by now that Bear McCreary will work on the score for Joss Whedon's TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  TBH, I'm really excited about this news because when I was younger and obsessed with BSG and the music of BSG, I had imagined how awesome it would have been had Bear worked on the score for a Joss Whedon TV show, and now it's actually happening, and all I can say is yay! :D Whedon + McCreary=perfection.

I also saw Ian Anderson in concert again.  The first time I saw IA performing Thick as a Brick it was just so amazing and I really wanted to go back and see it again, and they were playing in LA at the Greek Theater, so I went there:
Pictures from the concert )

I've been doing yoga a lot lately.  I have this list on the Day Zero website and on that list is 'complete the 30 day yoga challenge' or something like that.  So I've been trying to do yoga for 30 consecutive days.  So far it's going good.  I also found a really good yoga app for the iPad, which I downloaded.  It helps because I can make my own yoga sequences on there.

I've recently learned how to do the plow pose, along with the staff pose.  The staff pose is this one--it really helped me to follow the instructions, regarding the 'keeping the elbows tight against the sides' thing, because I hadn't been doing that when I've been attempting the pose before and I've always fallen down.

On the real life front, my mind is in summer mode, and I'm applying for jobs.  In fact, I recently had an interview at Knott's Berry Farm--I'll see what comes out of that, but I'm not holding my breath for a job there, although it would be nice.  I really need to just get out of summer mode--that's the only problem I have.
 
 
Current Music: I've Got a Feeling-The Beatles
Current Mood: apathetic
 
 
velociraptor52
14 March 2013 @ 11:05 pm
Top Gear. Everything Top Gear. And Being Human. And life.  
I've been meaning to post since the last time I posted (which I think was March 1) but life really did get in the way.  So in this post I'll give my thoughts on the last two episodes of Top Gear and the last three episodes of Being Human.

The Top Gear Africa adventure was amazing 0_0 and I loved that we got two episodes.  It didn't live up to the Vietnam special, IMO, but I'm extremely biased because that was the first episode of TG I ever saw so it kind of holds a special place in my heart.  But I think I did love the Africa special more than the Middle East.  And maybe possibly more than the other African special they did.

Top Gear episodes 6 and 7 spoilers )

Being Human

Basically, I marathoned the last three episodes last Sunday.  I was behind for a bit but I luckily caught up with everything so this review will just cover those last three episodes.

Being Human spoilers for the last three episodes of season 5 )

Anyway, other than Being Human and Top Gear, I've also been watching Psych.  Though I'm an episode behind, already.  I'll get caught up this weekend.  In other news, Deadliest Catch comes back in April! \o/ (I think it's April 16th, but I could be totally wrong).  I love Deadliest Catch. I know I can watch it for free with Amazon Prime but it isn't the same because they don't have the Bon Jovi song during the opening credits (you seriously should have seen me when I discovered that.  I was extremely happy when I found out I could watch Deadliest Catch on Amazon, and then I was severely disappointed when it turned out they didn't play Bon Jovi's Dead or Alive song.  IDK why they can't play it.  Maybe some issues with music rights?)

Speaking of shows, this is a list of shows/films I've watched recently:

Behind this cut I briefly mention Hogan's Heroes, Happy Days, The Professionals, and I give a reason why The Great Escape is better than The Magnficient Seven (despite James Coburn starring in The Magnificent Seven, and I like him) )

In other news, I've been playing Red Dead Redemption lately.  I'm planning on finishing it during spring break, but I'm getting a little ahead of myself by playing it so close to finals week (finals are next week.  I have two.  And one paper.  And both of the finals are from 8-10 AM.  I really don't like waking up so early in the morning).

Speaking of school, the classes I'm taking for next quarter is this history/film class (it's a history film cross-listed with film and comparative literature).  I'm planning on it counting toward my medieval emphasis for my European Studies major because there aren't many classes I can take next quarter to finish my emphasis.  It's technically a renaissance history class, but the professor, whom I've talked to already, is cool with it counting toward my emphasis.  So yay about that :)

I'm taking this anthropology class called improv, language, and culture.  I already got an e-mail from the professor where he basically said that in the class we would be learning about improv techniques and tricks (!) and we would be doing improv (!).  And it's an anthropology class :D so, um, yeah, I'm just totally looking forward to this class.  I've never done improv, and IDK how it relates to anthropology, although I have some idea, but yay for fun class!

And then I'm taking another art history class, the European Studies seminar where I have to write a thesis and everything (and I'll probably be super busy), and a film class called basic production (it was one class I really wanted).  It's 20 units, which I've taken almost 20 units before at community college, but I've never done so at UCI, so I'm kind of nervous as to how busy I'll be next quarter.  But it's good, because all my classes are mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The production class only meets on Friday and the seminar could get changed to Monday from Wednesday.  Either way, I'll have one free day during the week.  And the professor of the history class told me she built the class on the idea that it would be a spring class that students could take and it won't be so busy and there won't be so much work in it.

But of all the classes, I'm totally looking forward to the anthropology class :D

As for other school news, I got my class ring!  It arrived today in the mail and looks so beautiful.  I'll post pictures of it because I feel like sharing the beauty of my class ring :P

So...yes.  That's just about it.  I really need to reply to comments left on my journal from a few weeks back (which I'll hopefully get around to this weekend).
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
velociraptor52
16 February 2013 @ 10:52 am
School, The Great Escape, Top Gear, and Being Human  
Oh my god school's been keeping me busy.  Basically, last week it was midterms week--I had two midterms that week, and I had another one this past Thursday, and I've been trying to concentrate more on not procrastinating and studying for tests and so I basically ignored updating my LJ so I could focus on school.

But now midterms are all done so I can have fun and reply to comments \o/

I did drop the comparative literature class a couple weeks back (well, it was during week 2 so it wasn't a couple weeks back)--I didn't really like it, and I didn't need it at all, and I didn't like how the majority of the students in the class were either whispering to each other or playing with their cell phones or not paying attention.  Also, I kind of want this quarter lighter because I know next quarter I'll have this upper division writing class for European Studies and I'll be probably busy with that class.  (I think.)

Another thing that happened this month was the grad expo.  I had the chance to order my cap and gown and all the tassels that go on the cap (I ordered a social science and a humanities one--even though I'm pretty sure I'll only be walking in one of them, because as a double major in different schools I can't walk in both the school of social science and school of humanities.  From what I've read so far on this website about commencement and walking).

I also ordered my class ring :D it looks so pretty (I can only assume) and I can't wait for it to get here so I actually hold it in my hands and (probably) wear it.  I only say 'probably' because when it comes to jewelry I'm crap at wearing them.  I have a ton of earrings that I only wear during special occasions that I don't wear the rest of the time because I just hate how they feel on my ears.  The only jewelry I actively wear--sometimes--are necklaces, but they have to be ordinary looking type of necklaces.  If they look too fancy, then I don't wear them.  If they look somewhat interesting then I'll wear it.  But for the majority of the time, I really don't wear jewelry.  So maybe for the class ring I'll either wear it or maybe I'll hang it on a necklace.  IDK.

I'm really liking my philosophy class, which is odd, because I've hated all the philosophy classes I've taken in the past.  But the teacher makes it awesome, and I'm just actually interested in it.

The only thing I hate about the class is that it's just messing with my mind in a major way.  We're mainly focusing on Augstine and his philosophical theories and this past Thursday in class we talked about his concept of time and creation and OMG my mind 0_0 Augustine is messing it up with his crazy theories.  But it was a good class because it did give me some inspiration for my time travel fic :P (the one I was planning to write for NaNoWriMo and then I didn't)

Anyway, that's enough real life talk.  Now it's time for fannish talk :D

I've been obsessing over The Great Escape lately. Feel free to skip me obessing over The Great Escape )

Now it's time for me to talk about Top Gear and Being Human (both from the last couple weeks).

Top Gear episodes 2 and 3 spoilers )

Being Human spoilers for episodes 1 and 2 )
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: The Rake's Song--The Decemberists
 
 
velociraptor52
01 February 2013 @ 04:38 pm
This is a long post filled with many things  
Top Gear is back!! *flails*

It was wonderful to see the show back on TV (well, laptop. I live in America and I know BBC America will air it on Sunday-or is it Monday?-and they've been excellent at running new episodes in their entire length and, okay, sometimes they show The Shining for some insane reason, but they've been good lately. Although they still haven't shown season 3 of Ashes to Ashes and I doubt they ever will. TL;DR I hate waiting for British TV shows to air in my country).

Okay, back on topic: Top Gear. Amazing :D

Top Gear spoilers )

So last Thursday I watched Lawrence of Arabia with my friend and my brother. I've heard that it's one of the best films out there and that Peter O'Toole is amazing in it. Honestly, though, it was okAy, the scenery was fantastic, but I didn't really like it. I know it's based off an autobiography, and maybe that's the reason why I didn't really like anyone in the film. IDK I just didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I was going to.  Maybe it was the length.  I quite don't like lengthy films, especially if I'm not interested in any character or the film itself.  I couldn't handle watching The Godfather in one sitting precisely because I just didn't care for the film all that much.  It's just hard to make myself watch a film, or TV show, that I know I won't enjoy.

Then last Friday I watched The Great Escape, which I haven't seen in years, and I forgot how amazing it is. That was the first Steve McQueen film I ever saw, and I saw it in my video production class in high school, and after that I think I've seen it two or three more times on my own.  Although I've only seen the ending about two times--I've always hated it after David McCallum's character is killed that I always stopped watching the film at that point.  Plus at that point of the film nothing was fun anymore--I mean they all broke out of the camp, but then they're being chased and being killed and that just depresses me :(

Richard Attenborough though--he looks so young!  I haven't seen him in many films--mostly Jurassic Park.  (I've never seen any of his brother's documentary films so...)  So I just really like him in The Great Escape.  And then there's James Garner and Charles Bronson and other awesome actors.  I just like the entire cast of the film.

I also really want to read the book now.  I know the film is based (loosely) off a book written by Paul Brickhill and I don't have that book.  I may need to go to the library sometime to see if they don't have it.  (Or I'll buy it.)

So basically all I did last week was go to school and watch a lot of classic films.  I haven't been doing that a whole lot this week (the watching classic films thing).  Mostly I've been watching Being Human season 3 (well, trying to finish it.  I'm going to see if I can make it through seasons 3 and 4 before season 5 comes back on Sunday.  Maybe if I drink a lot of coffee tonight and stay up all night and forgo doing any homework then I can do it.  But I really need to do homework, and I can't stay up all night because I get tired at around 12 AM, so that's out).

On the plus side, I only have two episodes to go through in season 3.  So maybe I can make it halfway through season 4 tomorrow.  (I usually watch TV and movies at night.  It's like I really can't watch TV or movies during the day because I just like watching it at night.  And plus during the day I can do homework or read or do land comm challenges or stuff like that.)

My thoughs about Being Human season 3 )

School's been going good.  It's been keeping me busy, though, which is why I haven't updated a whole lot.  I've also been busy with land comm challenges and I've been making icons for myself (one of my Fandom New Years Resolutions was to make 20 icons per month.  I only made about 15 or so last month, because I had forgotten about my resolutions).

Speaking of resolutions, this is what my Fandom Resolutions list looks like:

1. Finish Farscape (because I've been watching it since about 2009/2010 and I still need to finish it.  I must admit, I went slowly through season 1)
2. Finish Man From U.N.C.L.E.
3. Finish Poltergeist: The Legacy
4. Make 20 icons per month
5. Finish fanfic (I start, and I never finish.  Except for drabbles or short stories.  But I have an Inception fic I started a couple years back that I still want to finish, and I have other stories in other fandoms I'd like to finish sometime)
6. Finish Red Dead Redemption and Skyrim (I'm going so slowly through both these games 0_0  I also need to re-play Bioshock and L.A. Noire sometime this year.  I also have Portal 2 that I need to play, and the Ghostbusters game, which I had already played before on the desktop computer but I wanted it for X-Box)
7. Be more active on Livejournal
8. Finish Netflix queue (this is on the fandom resolutions list for some reason...)
9. Re-watch Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and maybe Dollhouse?  It's been a long time since I've seen Buffy, Angel, and Firefly.  I've seen Dollhouse relatively recently (a couple years back) so I don't need to re-watch right away.
10. Post icons and fanfic to Livejournal?  IDK.  I'm usually not much of a share-y type of person when it comes to icons and fanfic.

Hopefully I'll be able to do all of these things this year.  It'd be nice to finish Farscape.
 
 
Current Music: Carry On-fun.
Current Mood: calm
 
 
velociraptor52
11 March 2012 @ 10:35 am
Top Gear and improv shows  
I had such the weirdest dream a few days ago.

my explanation of the dream )

Week nine of the quarter just passed, and this upcoming week will be week 10, and then the week of finals will be the week after.  These past two or so weeks procrastination has become my dear friend, which is the reason why I've been watching so much Top Gear and Whose Line Is It Anyway these past few weeks.  Once spring break comes I'll just hide in my room and play games and catch up on TV shows and read non-educational books.

Speaking of shows, the new series Dirk Gently recently started.

Dirk Gently )

The last episode of Top Gear series 18 is today 0_0 these past six weeks sure have gone by fast.

Spoilers for series 18 of Top Gear )

So last night I hung out with friends I haven't seen literally in weeks (well, I saw one friend one time while coming home from school but the others I hadn't seen in weeks).

We watched some shows.  I finally showed my friends Top Gear (the amphibious cars segment, the one where they had to drive from England to France in an amphibious car).  Mike, as usual, showed My Little Pony (made more bearable thanks to this cognac/mountain dew drink he whipped up.  But seriously, I respect MLP for what it is: a cartoon.  But I don't think I'll ever start watching it religiously.  It's a good show to see once in a while, and it's bright and colorful, but I just don't feel like I have to start immediately watching it).

And the best part about last night was seeing an improv show.  I've never seen an improv show before (in person.  WLiiA doesn't count 'cause it's a TV show and I barely remember anything about the show I saw at California Adventure that had the WLiiA guys, so that doesn't count in my book as seeing an improv show) so I was super excited to see one last night.

And it was really good as well.  It was funny.  The only bad thing is that I stayed up super late last night and so I'm all groggy today, which makes me not want to write this essay for art history that's due tomorrow, or do any Russian homework.
 
 
Current Mood: groggy
 
 
velociraptor52
11 March 2012 @ 10:35 am
Top Gear and improv shows  
I had such the weirdest dream a few days ago.

my explanation of the dream )

Week nine of the quarter just passed, and this upcoming week will be week 10, and then the week of finals will be the week after.  These past two or so weeks procrastination has become my dear friend, which is the reason why I've been watching so much Top Gear and Whose Line Is It Anyway these past few weeks.  Once spring break comes I'll just hide in my room and play games and catch up on TV shows and read non-educational books.

Speaking of shows, the new series Dirk Gently recently started.

Dirk Gently )

The last episode of Top Gear series 18 is today 0_0 these past six weeks sure have gone by fast.

Spoilers for series 18 of Top Gear )

So last night I hung out with friends I haven't seen literally in weeks (well, I saw one friend one time while coming home from school but the others I hadn't seen in weeks).

We watched some shows.  I finally showed my friends Top Gear (the amphibious cars segment, the one where they had to drive from England to France in an amphibious car).  Mike, as usual, showed My Little Pony (made more bearable thanks to this cognac/mountain dew drink he whipped up.  But seriously, I respect MLP for what it is: a cartoon.  But I don't think I'll ever start watching it religiously.  It's a good show to see once in a while, and it's bright and colorful, but I just don't feel like I have to start immediately watching it).

And the best part about last night was seeing an improv show.  I've never seen an improv show before (in person.  WLiiA doesn't count 'cause it's a TV show and I barely remember anything about the show I saw at California Adventure that had the WLiiA guys, so that doesn't count in my book as seeing an improv show) so I was super excited to see one last night.

And it was really good as well.  It was funny.  The only bad thing is that I stayed up super late last night and so I'm all groggy today, which makes me not want to write this essay for art history that's due tomorrow, or do any Russian homework.
 
 
Current Mood: groggy
 
 
velociraptor52
03 February 2012 @ 08:35 pm
Top Gear is back!...and other things  
I recently watched the new episode of Top Gear and it was, simply, happiness.  It's like you don't realize how much you like a show until you take a break from it for a couple months and then you watch it.

(And I still haven't seen season 17 yet--I have the episodes.  I just don't care to watch them at the moment.  Oh, and disregard that whole last post last month where I freaked out about the download thing...because I have been downloading things, so...that was just that one moment where I thought all the sites would be shut down.  Thank God that didn't actually happen.)

To get back to Top Gear: the whole episode was entertaining and I quite liked the cars they drove in Italy.  I'm not an expert in cars--I commute to school and I occasionally drive when I want to go to the bookstore.  I can't tell one car from the other (though there are times when I recognize the sign for the Audi Quattro, and one time I even saw a three-wheeled car.  It wasn't a Reliant Robin, but it reminded me of that episode).  I still have no idea what horsepower is or what the valves do or what a car engine does other than that it makes the car actually work.  But I love watching Top Gear for the guys just doing their stuff.

Which is drive around in fast cars.

And sometimes they make comments that make me laugh.

I watch for the entertainment and for the hope that it'll at least bring some joy.  I don't watch for the cars.

(My friend doesn't understand why I like Top Gear, BTW.  I told her that I didn't watch it for the cars and then I told her it was sort of a bit Monty Python, except less so.  It's a good show.  It's a funny show.  Sure, there are cars, but you don't need to know cars to watch and enjoy Top Gear, IMO.)

Anyway, earlier this week I completed the Why You Should Watch... challenge for [livejournal.com profile] tvrealm and this is my post where I explained why you should watch Red Dwarf.  I usually don't post entries containing things I make, but I just wanted to share with you my reasons why you should check out Red Dwarf.

(Though I'm thinking of changing that.  The only reason I usually date out of order the entires containing icons, fanmixes, etc. is that I just think that you guys--or whoever is reading this--wouldn't want to see stuff I make.)

I watched this video recently and now I want a red bowler hat :/ I have a black one already.  I just want a red one now.

(Yeah...Jethro Tull is, safe to say, my favorite band.  Ever.  I like other bands and singers, but Jethro Tull is probably my number one favorite band.  I don't know why--although I do like the way Ian Anderson incorporates the flute into almost all his songs.  And there's going to be a Thick as a Brick sequel.  I'm sort of 'eh' about that and, on the other hand, I'm looking forward to it because it's new JT music.  It's new music that I haven't heard.  I've heard almost all of their albums so far--except for Rock Island.  I need new JT music that I haven't heard yet that I can fall in love with.)

I also want to see Jethro Tull live.  I had this one dream where I was going to do exactly that--but then it never happened and I woke up that morning feeling quite annoyed by how the dream turned out.  So for now I'm just watching their past live performances on Youtube (which, BTW, the concert they did at Madison Square Garden where they played Thick as a Brick is quite awesome to see.  Just saying).

Just another thing I want to say--I really do think that their album Aqualung is quite overrated.  It's not as great as some of their other albums.  (Also my friend--who's only heard Aqualung through the game Rock Band--thinks it's weird that I should like Jethro Tull.)
 
 
Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: What the Water Gave Me-Florence and the Machine
 
 
velociraptor52
03 February 2012 @ 08:35 pm
Top Gear is back!...and other things  
I recently watched the new episode of Top Gear and it was, simply, happiness.  It's like you don't realize how much you like a show until you take a break from it for a couple months and then you watch it.

(And I still haven't seen season 17 yet--I have the episodes.  I just don't care to watch them at the moment.  Oh, and disregard that whole last post last month where I freaked out about the download thing...because I have been downloading things, so...that was just that one moment where I thought all the sites would be shut down.  Thank God that didn't actually happen.)

To get back to Top Gear: the whole episode was entertaining and I quite liked the cars they drove in Italy.  I'm not an expert in cars--I commute to school and I occasionally drive when I want to go to the bookstore.  I can't tell one car from the other (though there are times when I recognize the sign for the Audi Quattro, and one time I even saw a three-wheeled car.  It wasn't a Reliant Robin, but it reminded me of that episode).  I still have no idea what horsepower is or what the valves do or what a car engine does other than that it makes the car actually work.  But I love watching Top Gear for the guys just doing their stuff.

Which is drive around in fast cars.

And sometimes they make comments that make me laugh.

I watch for the entertainment and for the hope that it'll at least bring some joy.  I don't watch for the cars.

(My friend doesn't understand why I like Top Gear, BTW.  I told her that I didn't watch it for the cars and then I told her it was sort of a bit Monty Python, except less so.  It's a good show.  It's a funny show.  Sure, there are cars, but you don't need to know cars to watch and enjoy Top Gear, IMO.)

Anyway, earlier this week I completed the Why You Should Watch... challenge for [livejournal.com profile] tvrealm and this is my post where I explained why you should watch Red Dwarf.  I usually don't post entries containing things I make, but I just wanted to share with you my reasons why you should check out Red Dwarf.

(Though I'm thinking of changing that.  The only reason I usually date out of order the entires containing icons, fanmixes, etc. is that I just think that you guys--or whoever is reading this--wouldn't want to see stuff I make.)

I watched this video recently and now I want a red bowler hat :/ I have a black one already.  I just want a red one now.

(Yeah...Jethro Tull is, safe to say, my favorite band.  Ever.  I like other bands and singers, but Jethro Tull is probably my number one favorite band.  I don't know why--although I do like the way Ian Anderson incorporates the flute into almost all his songs.  And there's going to be a Thick as a Brick sequel.  I'm sort of 'eh' about that and, on the other hand, I'm looking forward to it because it's new JT music.  It's new music that I haven't heard.  I've heard almost all of their albums so far--except for Rock Island.  I need new JT music that I haven't heard yet that I can fall in love with.)

I also want to see Jethro Tull live.  I had this one dream where I was going to do exactly that--but then it never happened and I woke up that morning feeling quite annoyed by how the dream turned out.  So for now I'm just watching their past live performances on Youtube (which, BTW, the concert they did at Madison Square Garden where they played Thick as a Brick is quite awesome to see.  Just saying).

Just another thing I want to say--I really do think that their album Aqualung is quite overrated.  It's not as great as some of their other albums.  (Also my friend--who's only heard Aqualung through the game Rock Band--thinks it's weird that I should like Jethro Tull.)
 
 
Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: What the Water Gave Me-Florence and the Machine
 
 
velociraptor52
12 November 2010 @ 09:58 am
I don't know how it even happened  
Okay, Monday night.  I'm watching BBC America, oh, look, Top Gear was on.  Because I like procrastinating so much, I watch the episode.  Because I didn't really feel like doing any reading for school or writing for NaNoWriMo that night.  (Seriously, my NaNoWriMo has suffered.  I blame it on Top Gear still and my laziness.)

And then after I watch the episode I'm all, 'omg Top Gear!!! Richard Hammond, James May, Jeremy Clarkson!! omg!' or something like that :/ at least in my mind that was what I was thinking.

yes, it seems I have become obsessed (or just mildly obsessed) with the show.

...that's the last time I watch TV when procrastinating.

(seriously, why, me, why? why become obsessed with it?  My obsessions with TV shows do change every other week now, or so it feels like it.  And it's actually, sadly, true.  This Top Gear obsession will probably blow over in a week or two.  Until then, my mind will be stuck on it.)

so, um...yeah.  That's actually really about it.  Just me saying I've found a new fun show to watch.  Other than that, there's not really a point to this journal entry.
 
 
Current Mood: giddy
 
 
velociraptor52
12 November 2010 @ 09:58 am
I don't know how it even happened  
Okay, Monday night.  I'm watching BBC America, oh, look, Top Gear was on.  Because I like procrastinating so much, I watch the episode.  Because I didn't really feel like doing any reading for school or writing for NaNoWriMo that night.  (Seriously, my NaNoWriMo has suffered.  I blame it on Top Gear still and my laziness.)

And then after I watch the episode I'm all, 'omg Top Gear!!! Richard Hammond, James May, Jeremy Clarkson!! omg!' or something like that :/ at least in my mind that was what I was thinking.

yes, it seems I have become obsessed (or just mildly obsessed) with the show.

...that's the last time I watch TV when procrastinating.

(seriously, why, me, why? why become obsessed with it?  My obsessions with TV shows do change every other week now, or so it feels like it.  And it's actually, sadly, true.  This Top Gear obsession will probably blow over in a week or two.  Until then, my mind will be stuck on it.)

so, um...yeah.  That's actually really about it.  Just me saying I've found a new fun show to watch.  Other than that, there's not really a point to this journal entry.
 
 
Current Mood: giddy