So, uh, you know how I said that I’d try to update here more often since Christmas is over and I can’t use school as an excuse for another 2 weeks? Yeah.. sorry about that…I’m not dead! Don’t worry! I just had things to do, people to see, places to go, etc. etc. etc.
Now, where was I… Oh yes! Christmas! Merry Belated Christmas, everyone! I hope Santa left you lots of wonderful goodies under your tree (or, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, here’s hoping that your respective holiday was wonderful and you received anything that you wanted/needed)! Personally, I had a wonderful holiday. I got a nice copy of Gray’s Anatomy (the textbook, not the show), some new clothing and shoes and a pair of earrings by a designer that I love (my mom went to high school with her, and I’ve gotten some of her pieces for Christmas the past couple of years. They’re so funky. I’ll post pics later). My brother got me a necklace of Tony Stark’s arc reactor from the Iron Man (which, being the nerd that I am, is now one of my new favorite pieces of jewelry), and I got him 2 books that he hasn’t put down since.
Funny story time (well, I think it’s a funny story)! A couple days before Christmas, a friend of mine from high school tagged me and another friend in this picture since all three of us are fans of Doctor Who. I commented on it saying that I wouldn’t mind finding Matt Smith (who’s in the picture) or Benedict Cumberbatch (who plays Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock; I’ve mentioned him before when talking about my massive paper I did and the surveys that I sent out) underneath my Christmas tree since I love both of their shows, think they’re fantastic actors and, well, I find them visually appealing (don’t judge). Conversations occur within the comments of the picture, yadda yadda, this isn’t the funny part.
So fast-forward to Christmas morning: on top of my little section of presents is an 11″ cardboard standee of Matt Smith as The Doctor. I go to unwrap the gifts I gave my brother, and, lo and behold, one of them is the Star Trek: Khan comic book with Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover. So, technically, I did get Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch for Christmas ;D.
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow’s New Years Eve already… I feel like we just started 2013 not that long ago. It’s crazy…
So, in honor of the New Year, which brings SEASON 3 OF SHERLOCK FINALLY (!!!), here’s a little pic that inspired the title of today’s (tonight’s?) post. Tumblr user ShockingBlankets has, in my opinion, some of the cutest Sherlock art, and has an entire series of gifs titled #NotDead, where Holmes reveals the fact that he is alive to Watson. You have to click on the picture for the gif to play (yay technology). So, enjoy!
Happy beginning of December! Wow, it’s weird thinking I started college only 4 months ago… Where has the time gone? I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lots of family and great food! I know I loved seeing everyone back home, even if it was just for a few days.
So, to continue with the series (which I hope everyone’s enjoying), I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes.
For When I’m at a Road Block:
“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”~Sherlock Holmes (The Sign of the Four).
For me, this kinda demonstrates that nothing is truly impossible. There’s always a small chance that anything can happen, and, sometimes, you just have to hold on to that glimmer of hope.
When I Need Reminded Why I Want To Go To Medical School:
“You ‘never interfere in the affairs of other peoples or planets’ unless there’s children crying”~Amelia Pond (Doctor Who, The Beast Below)
This was actually the basis for my one college application essay. I’ve wanted to go into medicine since I was 4 (yes, really. I’ve known since that early of an age that I’ve wanted to be a doctor. I have photos to prove it, too), and I’ve always loved working with kids. Since I primarily want to work with Type 1 Diabetics (who are typically diagnosed as children), I’ve said that, basically, I want to answer their cries.
When Life Just Seems Hard:
“Don’t Dream It. Be It”~Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sometimes I just need that little bit of a push in order to remember that I can be whatever I want to be. Nothing’s Impossible. You just have to work for it.
When You Need To Smile:
“Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Rhyming is hard
Look, Ma! I’m actually attempting to keep up with a series I’m starting!
Today I figured I’d do a nice transition from music into movies. Shall we begin?
Last movie I watched: Technically, it was The Rocky Horror Picture Show since one of our campus theater groups did a version where they acted it out while the actual movie was projected behind them (it was a phenomenal performance). But the last movie I actually sat down and watched was part of Inglorious Basterds. We didn’t finish it (it’s on my to-do list), but what we saw was very good.
What I desperately want to watch: This list is
embarrassingly long. But my top two three four right now are Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World. I am a huge sci-fi geek (hence STID), and I just thought TFE looked really good. As for IM3 and Thor, I absolutely LOVE comic book movies, and these are the first Marvel movies that I haven’t seen in theaters.
What I can’t wait to see once it comes out: Sticking with my love of comic books, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is near the top of the list. As is the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor, which I am deeming as a movie just because it’s over an hour and will be shown in theaters.
All-Time Favorite Movie. Ever. Ever. EVER.: Without a doubt, my favorite movie that I bought specifically to bring with me to college, is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Why? BECAUSE IT’S MONTY PYTHON! Who doesn’t love British humor? Plus, you can quote it in so many situations! Person ticks you off? “Your mother was a hamster and your father smells like elderberries!” Disgusting bug in the bathroom? “Fetch the holy hand grenade!!” You get hurt doing something? “It’s only a flesh wound!” AND PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND THE REFERENCES!
So, does anyone out there in internet-land have any other movie suggestions?
Well. It’s November, which means that stores officially have crossed over to Christmas territory. So, in order to celebrate the occasion, I figured I’d start a series where maybe once a week I’ll share some of my favorite things.
Today’s topic: Music. I have a very, um, interesting array of musical tastes, so let’s go!
What I’m listening to now: Adagio for Tron by Daft Punk (because I have a weakness for movie scores)
Most Played Song on my iTunes: Love Interruption
by James Wolpert (yes, this was originally recorded by Jack White, but I love this version so much more. Plus, James is from the area I grew up in, and I actually saw him in a community theater show when he was in high school)
Favorite Album: This is tough, but I love American Idiot by Green Day (because, well, it’s Green Day! They were supposed to have been my first big rock concert, but Billie Joe went to rehab and my show got canceled)
Favorite Playlist: The 2013 Doctor Who Prom as performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (again, going back to my love of film and tv scores. Fun Fact: I listened to this live on the radio while mowing the lawn because I thought they were announcing the new doctor that night. They didn’t, but now I have a dream to go see one of the Proms live (either DW or Sherlock, if they ever decide that it’s prom-worthy)
Favorite Song To Belt At Random Times Just Because I Can: This changes all the time. I have been known to attempt to sing instrumental music (it’s not pretty). But my all-time belting song would probably have to be this. Admit it. You know you have to sing ALL of the parts to this. I don’t think it’s healthy to not feel that need.
So, what about y’all? Comment down there with your favorite songs!