"Between the click of the light and the start of the dream."
- from No Cars Go by Arcade Fire
Just some things:
1) No, unfortunately, I didn't go to the midnight release. I knew one thing about the viewing of this movie, and that was that I needed to see it with my good friend Naomi, because she and I have been attending midnight Harry Potter releases together forever.... and you can't mess with tradition. The original plan of us meeting halfway for a midnight release (she goes to school three hours away from me) failed for a few reasons. Therefore, she is coming saturday and I will be seeing it Saturday night. I'm okay with this, because 70% of the midnight release fun has always been waiting with the same friends at the same hometown theater. As stupidly nostalgic as this sounds, it would have been so... weird... to go here with random college friends. So, tomorrow is the day! I am quite excited! I've heard many good things, and this is a wonderful contrast to the usual complaints. I'm terribly excited for the soundtrack, as well. :]
2) Starbucks is having a buy one holiday drink get one free from 2-5 pm yesterday till Sunday, just so you know! I'm a fan of not spending money, so I thought I'd share this lovely festive info. Egg nog lattes, gingerbread lattes, carmel brulee lattes, peppermint hot chocolate, peppermint mocha, etc. Basically, christmas in a cup.
3) Groupon is becoming bigger every. single. day. You should create an account. They just added like 30 more cities, and their nationwide deals are becoming more frequent. What does this mean to you? You don't even have to live in a big city with snazzy local dealers. Yesterday I bought a $25 Groupon for $50 worth of merchandise at American Apparel. You can use it anywhere, and the expiration dates are plenty comfortable. It doesn't expire until February! Today I think the deal is like $25 for $50 at Nordstrom Rack, and the other day it was $20 for $40 at The Body Shop. Big companies are taking advantage of this, guys. Good deals. The only thing is, I get really excited about all this money I'm saving, until I realize I wouldn't have spent the money at all without this deal. Sneaky, Groupon, sneaky. I have fallen into your trap.
4) I thoroughly enjoy Glee. I mean, I've seen all the episodes, but last season I labeled it as a "guilty pleasure." This season, however, has just been pumping out such quality material. Somewhere between hearing Damian Criss lead a heart-melting accapella version of "Teenage Dream" and Gweneth Paltrow making singing and dancing in the rain seem glamorous, appealing, and downright wonderful, I decided that Glee legitimately deserves unashamed praise. They've finally settled down their outrageously shifting plot-lines, and spent more time producing the song and dance routines. This move is so smart. Lately the new shows that are on tv seem to think if they don't have someone getting married, pregnant, or dying every other episode (often all in one) they will have a smaller fanbase. As I was watching this weeks episode on Hulu as I was working out, I was just smiling during both "Forget You" and "Umbrella/Singing in the Rain." While gasping for breath. I have this problem too often. Watching shows that make you laugh while you are in the middle of an intense workout in which you are already short of breath only makes you look like a complete dork. True story.
5) Our friends who live in the first room when you enter the hall have big, flashy mint shaped christmas lights that play jingle bells when you turn them on. Let's just say every day has its fair share of mood brightening dance breaks after coming back from blustery walks. The fun thing is, they're some of the only people on our hall that we know. This means our twirling, finger pointing, and sporadic dance moves get a lot of strange looks. :]
(How did you like HP 7.1? Please spare the details. :])