Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Funny Story

Tonight I was watching a movie with my brother and I don't know how or why I thought of this, but I did.

A few years ago, it was probably the summer before senior year, mom, AJ, Gentry, and I were in Ocean Isle, NC at the beach for a week. Well, Myrtle Beach is only about 30 minutes or so away. So we went to Broadway at the Beach with my Aunt Kathy, shopping for the day. And we decided to go see Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. We'd all seen the first one and decided that's what we were going to do.

So anyway, near the beginning of the movie, if you've seen it, you know that Tibby and Brian have sex. And if you haven't seen it, well then there you go. So anyway, Brian comes out of the bathroom and he goes, "It broke." And everyone in the theater is going "oh no" and such. Ahahhaa. Well, AJ, only going into third grade turns over to my mom and asks, "What broke?"

Commence freak out mode...

Mom: His toothbrush.
AJ: Oh... (a few minutes later) Why are they so upset over a toothbrush?
Mom: His grandpa gave it to him.
AJ: Oh.

Well, of course mom is sitting next to me and I'm nosy and want to know what they are talking about. She tells me this whole story (as the movie is going on) and I start cracking up. Gen, on the other side of me wants to know what's going on. I tell her. She cracks up. So naturally, Aunt Kathy wants to know too. So we're all sitting in the theater cracking up and there's this serious scene on the screen and people are giving us funny looks.

So anyway, the movie goes on, we laugh, we cry, etc. etc. And the best part was us talking about the movie on the car ride home.

Gen: That was so good!
Me: I know I really liked it.
Gen: I started crying at the graduation part, and kept on for the whole movie.
Me: I know! I saw.
AJ: Darn shame about that guy's toothbrush though.

And commence laughter yet again.

Like I said, I have no idea how or why I thought of that story, but that's just one of the many things my family and I laugh at on a regular occasion.

Hope that gave you a little giggle (:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Photo Bucket List

So my friend Ashley just posted her "Goddess from the Abyss" photoshoot and the pictures are phenomenal! Please go check them out (:

It got me thinking about what kinds of pictures I want to take, because I definitely have always wanted to do a "wreck the dress" water shoot, and know the perfect place to do it. So, I comprised a list of photos I wanted to do this summer. So I bring you, my summer photo bucket list (:

Summer Photo Bucket List:
1. Water shoot at the rocks in Petersburg - Yes, in Petersburg! My aunt and I found this place a few years ago. It's hidden back behind a trail. There's rocks and tiny waterfall-ish things and it's beautiful! There's also a bridge that's overgrown with vines and such. Really pretty!
2. Fashion Shoot - I really want to get lavishing dresses or funky clothes and just walk around downtown Richmond shooting "fashion style". I just think it would be fun to experiment with poses and runway looks. Ahahaha!
3. Paint play! - AnnaLeah is willing to be my model for this one. I just want to cover her in paint and take pics. I mean, how cool! And also I want to cover her hands with like bright purple or blue paint and add glitter. What else is being a girl for?
4. Skateboard pics - Mom found this cool skateboard park for AJ in Hanover and I am totally willing to follow them and take pictures of the guys (and girls) at the skate park doing super-cool-mega-awesome stunts and tricks.
5. Fairytales - For a few years, Ashley and I have been discussing the Red Riding Hood photoshoot and we've never done it. This summer OR fall I really want to get it done! I am soooo excited about how we are going to do the original pictures and then modernize the shoot with more modern clothing and such.
6. Yearbook - I got this idea from online and now I can't remember where it was or find the picture that inspiried it. But I definitely want to take "yearbook" pictures of all my friends in different attire to capture different personalities. Just for fun. I know I want all the classic stereotypes, jock, cheerleader, goodie-goodie, punk, emo, girly-girl, dramatic, etc etc. So if you volunteer your face, just let me know ;)
7. Movies - Okay, this isn't photography so much as it's a MOVIE! I recently visited my account that I've had for forever when it just to be called another name that now escapes me. But I've had it since I was in high school and I've always used it to play around with screenwriting. So this summer I want to take two or three of those short-movie scripts and turn them into something. I don't have any good editing software on my comp, but this is for fun anyway, so who cares if it stinks, right? Pahaha! I do remember Jeffy wanting to help out with one silent movie I wrote called "Boys with Kite", and if I do end up filming this, you'll see what all of that was about! Hehehe.

So, there's my bucket-list for the summer. I know I won't be able to do all of these things, but having options never hurt anyone, right?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Movie Monday: Snow White Edition

So tonight I went with Jordan to see Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth, and I have to tell you that it was by far way better than I even imagined. I went into the theater intrigued by the commercials and previews, but skeptical because of K.Stew's acting in previous movies, followed by my unassurance of Chris Hemsworth (having never seen him in a movie except for a brief scene in Thor). But even if I had hated the two (which I didn't!) I would have still loved the movie because of Charlize Theron. I can honestly say that I could have picked no better actress to play this role. She was beautiful and wonderful and well... crazy! And I have to say Chris and K.Stew did brilliant jobs as well. There was one scene in the movie, towards the end that Jordan and I looked at each other and both had goosebumps because of Kristen's little "monologue/speech" and I won't give any details, but oh my gosh it was brilliant!

On the completely opposite side, allow me to mention that in April, I went with my aunt to see Mirror Mirror, staring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins.... I really don't have much to say about it. It wasn't dreadful, but it wasn't all that great either. The humor was... inconsistent, in the way that sometimes the humor was unintentional and funny, and then other times the humor was forced and disagreeable. And maybe I cannot explain it very well, but maybe if you've seen or see the movie in the future you can understand what I mean. And then, there was this completely unrelated puppet scene that really scared the heck out of me, that didn't really go with the theme of the movie at all.

So, if you're going to watch a Snow White movie, go for Snow White and the Huntsman because I loved it, Jordan loved it! We loved it!