Monday, December 12, 2011

Let's talk about lemonade.


It’s finals week, ladies and gentlemen. I’m completely finished with everything due this week, save for one final on Thursday. The next few days will, as a result, be rather boring with nothing to do. But that’s ok because I’ve lately become rather enamored with the Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth. It all started a few months ago when I was talking with my mother on the telephone. She told me that she had recently watched it and loved it and that I should see it. Unfortunately, I never did.  

This all changed when I surprised my mother for Thanksgiving. My father and I had conspired to get me to Seattle without my mother knowing about it. When she saw me she burst into tears. It was awesome. The next day she asked me if I had seen Lemonade Mouth yet. As I hadn’t, we watched it together. It was magnificent.

For those of you who are not in the know, I present my plot summary:
The film focuses on five protagonists. Each of our heroes are well-dressed, attractive, and misfits for some reason. They are diverse, each coming from a different kind upper-middle class background. There are even two minorities, and a racially ambiguous guy. Various circumstances land each of our heroes in detention, where it just happens that they all play a different instrument. Perfect, right? They start a band and learn to be themselves, etc. It’s formulaic and cheesy and amazing.


Also, that singer (center, above) from Little Shop of Horrors plays the passionate music teacher!

I watched it again last night with my roommates and neighbors, one of whom is graduating in just a few days and travelling the world. I’m rather emotional about it.  
 
The cast of Lemonade Mouth, for your convenience.
L-R: Mo, Wen, Olivia, Stella, Charlie
 I’ve developed a drinking game for this movie. However, as it is a family friendly movie, I have designed it to ensure that everyone stays completely sober throughout its duration.

·         Take a drink when the main characters drink something that isn’t lemonade.
·         Take a drink when the characters don’t automatically know the lyrics and harmonies to a song.
·         Take a shot when you spot anyone who isn’t extremely well dressed and coiffed. (Honestly, I'm pretty sure I had zero good hair days in high school.)
·         Take a drink when anyone aside from Wendell thinks it’s weird that his stepmom is ten years older than he is.
·         Finish your drink if Stella’s impassioned speeches don’t make you roll your eyes.
·         Take a shot whenever Mo’s father isn’t a complete stereotype of an Indian man.  
·         Take a drink if you honestly believe that someone can be that bad at soccer.
·         Finish your drink whenever Mo and Olivia wear pants.

Netflix Instant Play, y’all!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmastime is here


I recently sent this email to member of my immediate family. Once I finished it, I realized that I haven’t blogged for a while. Perhaps it’s lazy to post letters on one’s blog and pretend it’s an actual post. Then again, perhaps it’s genius! (It’s not; it’s lazy.) Either way, here it is:

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Hello family,

 I hope you’re well.

I would like to alert you that I have an amazon wishlist, located here:

You can also find it by searching for “Alison Humphreys” under “Find Wishlists and Registries.”

Pay attention to the priority rating, particularly with The Jon Ronson books, Fright Night, and that craft book.

Also, I would appreciate jewelry made by freed slaves – such as from tenthousandvillages.com – would be appreciated, so that I might feel self-righteous all the time. Furthermore, I find the majority of the gifts at relevantgiftguide.com to be delightful.

In a gift card giving mood? I would find great pleasure in cards to Amazon, Target, Regal Cinemas, Harkins Cinemas, Barnes and Noble, World of Warcraft, etc.

In addition to the above, I would also be happy with anything kind of nerdy (mainly pertaining to Doctor Who, aliens, comedy, and/or magic) and/or anything homemade. Or just spend time with me. Take me out to food or a movie. Treat me (and yourself) to manicures and/or pedicures. Let’s go to a museum or the aquarium or a zoo. Basically, family, I like you and would like to hang out with you.

That’s all.

Please respond in kind with your lists. (If you live further away and I am unable to give you something physical, please send me a list of gift cards and your mailing address.)

Love, etc.
Alison