sondheimmcgeek: (Default)
God, it's been so long since I've done quizzes. Some of these were yoinked from [ profile] catthewonderdog

gURL.comI took the "Chinese Elements" quiz on
I am...

The ancient Yin-Yang scholars saw fire types as adventure-seekers who like constant change. Do you love a good party--and sometimes getting into a little trouble? Fire people have a way with words and friends enjoy listening to their stories nearly as much as they enjoy telling them. Read more...

What chinese element are you?

gURL.comI took the "The Nine Muses" quiz on
My muse is...

Melpomene is the patron goddess of tragedy. Melpomene is often represented by a tragic mask and is sometimes depicted with a crown of cypress leaves and a club. Despite her tragic side, Melpomene means "The Songstress" because her chanting and singing inspires listeners. Read more...

Who is your muse?

gURL.comI took the "The Animal Spirit" quiz on
My animal spirit is...
The Mongoose

The mongoose is the only animal that would risk life and limb for a loved one. The mongoose also uses its speed to escape danger when it finds itself in a tight spot. According to shamanistic wisdom, mongoose people value relationships over everything and are the most loyal of friends. Read more...

What is your animal spirit?

gURL.comI took the "Women Warriors" quiz on
My woman warrior is...
Joan of Arc

If you're anything like her, you're probably a passionate person who relies on her spiritual side to make important decisions. Whether it's taking on your parents about curfew or your school about their grading policies, you take the time to look at both sides of the conflict and search out your true beliefs. Read more...

Which woman warrior are you?

gURL.comI took the "Retro Runway" quiz on
My fashion is inspired by...
the '30s

It seems like you know a thing or two about making something out of nothing. Your style era is the 1930s and we're guessing your favorite store isn't in the mall; rather it's the local thrift or vintage shop. Read more...

Which fashion era do you belong in?

gURL.comI took the "The Aura Color Personality" quiz on
My aura is...

In the world of auras, violet is the color of visionaries. Violets are inspired individuals who are filled with enormous amounts of compassion for the human race. They are usually committed to great causes--think environmental or peace activism--that they think will save the world. Read more...

What color is your aura?

gURL.comI took the "

handwriting personality
quiz on

my handwriting style is...

dreamy doodler

Your handwriting shows that you are first and foremost an individual.

Read more

What does your handwriting say about you?

gURL.comI took the "The Color Personality" quiz on
My personality is...

You're a cool and collected blue... According to color psychology, you're the very picture of serenity. You're probably great at keeping calm and clear-headed when others are freaking out... Read more...

What color is your personality?

gURL.comI took the "

if you were a fashion designer...
quiz on

I would design like...

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Taylor

You probably love the idea of chilling at home with Mac 'n' Cheese and lots of good two-box-of-Kleenex movies, right? We'd bet that you could join Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Taylor in designing the soft, fuzzy, loved-by-the masses Juicy Couture sweat suits.

Read more

Which fashion designer are you?

gURL.comI took the "

if you were a silver screen siren...
quiz on

I am...

Doris Day

Vibrant, perky and light-hearted, Doris Day was the epitome of the girl next door during the 1950s. Doris lit up the silver screen in movies like The Pajama Game and Pillow Talk.

Read more

Which silver screen siren are you?

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gURL.comI took the "Body Movin'" quiz on
My dance style personality is...
Swing Dancing

Do you exude energy in whatever task you take on? Are you willing to take risks, even if it means asking your crush for that first date? If so, you might want to try swing dancing. Paired with a big band sound, swing dancing takes a lot of energy. The body is constantly moving and can be flying through the air for certain lifts, jumps and throws (see what we mean about risks?).Read more...

Which dance style fits your personality?

sondheimmcgeek: (Sweeney)
So I went to see a doctor today about my cyst. He explained to me that the infection was pretty much a bad case of in-grown hair. He then spent some time cleaning the cyst and trying to get the debris (i.e. hair and gook) out of it. He said I will either have to take antibiotics or get surgery. He gave me a shot and said to see him in a week. If e thinks I need the surgery, I'll need to have it soon so I have time to recover (2 weeks).
sondheimmcgeek: (splink)
So I'm back in Louisiana now!

After dinner I had two long awaited martinis (minus olive juice on the second one) so I'm a bit tipsy [read: drunk] right now. Sorry.

You know, lately, I've seen a lot of stories from people whose parents are awful (though I've only seen it from their point of view, so admittedly it is biased) and I just want to say how much I love and appreciate my parents (even if my dad still hasn't listened to the cd of A Little Night Music which was one of his Christmas presents from me).

Right now, as I'm completley drunk, I want to say to everyone on my f-list (and anyone who isn't, but who still read my LJ) that I really love you guys and I appreciate you all. Seruiously, you have all touched me and made my life better in some way. <3

PS: Thank God for spell check ( and my grammar nazi tendecnies) or this entry would be a complete mess.


Jul. 10th, 2007 07:36 pm
sondheimmcgeek: (daria)
Hey, so I got some pics Colleen Condon took from Manifest and I'm going to post them here.

Click here for sexiness! )
sondheimmcgeek: (ugly fucker)
So I was finally stamped at [ profile] classic_r_stamp and like [ profile] friskywallabee, I'm really surprised:

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Now nothing against John or anything, but I really don't think I'm a John Lennon. If I'm any of the Beatles, I think I'm Paul. *shrugs* But hey, maybe I just see myself differently than others do.

So last night on adult swim they were having a six hour Family Guy marathon from 10:00pm to 2:00am. Unfortunately, I had work this morning at 7:00am, so I couldn't stay up until 2:00am, so I figured I'd watch until midnight and tape the rest (because there were a lot that I hadn't seen before). I figured I'd use the tape I'd taped the Tony's with because my parents had taped the show at home on DVD (this tape was back up in case they forgot...don't judge!)

So I went to bed at midnight. A little while later, I wake up and the tv is on, even thought I'd turned it off. I get up and turn it off and notice it isn't recording anymore. I was too tired to do anything about it, but I was puzzled. When I woke up this morning, I realized I had forgotten to rewind the tape. That's why it stopped recording. Don't know if this is how the tv got on, but I was a little pissed.

On a better note, I have another song I want to add to my list of songs to learn. It's from The WIld Party (Lippa version) and it's called An Old-Fashioned Love Story )
sondheimmcgeek: (censored!)
Here is further proof that I am a nerd:

So today at work I had to go get change for my register. Now American Girl Place is huge, so I really don't know anyone else who works there outside of cafe. When I get to the service desk (where I go to get change) I notice that the nametag of the guy getting my change reads "D'artagnan."

Me: If you don't mind my asking, are you named after The Three Musketeers?

Him: Haha, as a matter of fact I am :)

Girl working with him: Really? I didn't know that!

Me: Yeah...I'm a literature nerd.

Him *as I'm walking away*: So what's your name?

Me: Oh, Colleen. Yeah, it's not literary.

Him: *laughs*

Me: *laughs* *then thinks "were we flirting?"*
sondheimmcgeek: (Chenoweth)
So, how did I spend my 4th of July? Well, I'm glad you asked!

First I did a little grocery shopping. After I ate some lunch, I went to a Dunkin' Donuts because I had a coupon for a 99 cent soft serve ice cream cone.

I walked to Nordstram rack because there was a sale going on. I ended up getting a top for $27 and a head scarf for about $5.

I knew that I wanted to get dinner from somewhere because it was the 4th of July, so I went up to this place called Heaven on Seven which claims to serve authentic New Orleans food. I'd never been there and I wanted to see if they were still open. They were, so I walked home to deposit my shopping bag and get some money. I decided to call in an order from there than walk to pick it up. I got a Cajun Burger with fries and gumbo and bread pudding. The bread pudding was...well...disappointing. I mean, I've definitely had better. Of course, it's hard to do better than Commander's Palace.

I came home and got all excited because 1776 was coming on Turner Classic Movies. So Robert Osbourne was introducing it:

Him: Now before they released the film to theaters, Warner had a private screening...

Me: With Richard Nixon.

Him: ...with his good friend Richard Nixon...

Me: Made him remove Cool, Considerate Men

Him:...who objected to one of the film's songs. Warner removed it and trimmed a few other scenes Nixon objected to. Well, don't tell Mr. Nixon...


Him:...but we've inserted these scenes back into the film for tonight's viewing.

Me: *parades around apartment*

Seriously, though, I was so excited because Cool, Considerate Men is one of my favorite songs from the stage show. Also, seeing some of trimmed scenes made some of the continuity much clearer.
sondheimmcgeek: (censored!)
So, everyday on the front page of IMDb they have a quote from a movie or tv show and you can guess what it's from. Today's quote:


I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace; that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a Congress! And by God, I have had this Congress! For ten years, King George and his Parliament have gulled, cullied, and diddled these colonies with their illegal taxes! Stamp Acts, Townshend Acts, Sugar Acts, Tea Acts! And when we dared stand up like men, they have stopped our trade, seized our ships, blockaded our ports, burned our towns, and spilled our BLOOD! And still, this Congress refuses to grant ANY of my proposals on independence, even so much as the courtesty of open debate! Good God, what in hell are you waiting for?

Me: OMG I so friggin' know this!!! It's Cut in case anyone wants to try and guess it )

sondheimmcgeek: (Reefer Madness)
So today I told Sophia (my manager at American Girl) that I'd be leaving July 16 and not coming back until September 1 (which is when the summer season employees wouldn't really be needed anymore). I also told her I'd love to be considered for a permenant spot, but I understand if I'm not.

She was so sweet and understanding about it! She said she would miss me, but completely understands. She also told me to call when I get back and she'll see if they are understaffed or anything.

<3 I hate that the jobs I really enjoy are the ones I have to leave early because I'm either coming to Chicago or going back to Louisiana. Bah!
sondheimmcgeek: (best kept secret)
Yoinked from [ profile] cici_chan

How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days?
None, really.

What is your favorite instrumental song?
"Classical Gas"

What's a last name that you like?
Uh...Robinson I guess...

Main Course
Name a popular movie you’ve never seen.
Citizen Kane (and yes I know the ending already)

Fill in the blank: Nothing makes me ___________ like ____________.
Nothing makes me excited like Sondheim

So I've found three songs that I really want ot work on with Sharon in private voice next semester:

"I Remember"-Evening Primrose
"I Want to Go to Hollywood"-Grand Hotel
"Hard Candy Christmas"-Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
sondheimmcgeek: (Peter/Jason)
Hey guys. Sorry if this is TMI, but menstrual periods SUCK!

So I had a couple glasses of brandy and coke and I've compiled a list of men (living or dead) I'd do marry:

Seth Green
Seth McFarland
Conan O'Brien
Stephen Sondheim
Buddy Holly
Charlie Chaplin
Buster Keaton
Zack Braff
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Rivers Cuomo

I've also decided I want to be Dorothy Parker. And I want a flask that I can randomly secure to my thigh with a garter belt and wear under my skirts.
sondheimmcgeek: (Sweeney)
I am so fucking sick of people acting like it's a crime to not like Andrew Lloyd Webber. And what's worse, if you like Stephen Sondheim then they automatically assume your reasons for not liking Webber are somehow connected. As though the idea that you could possibly just not like the music is unfathomable.

Basically, there is this girl on the IMDb Musicals board who is getting pissed off. There was a "Sondheim vs. Webber" thread and, witht he exception of maybe three or four people, it was unanimously Sondheim. She pouted and said she liked the results better when the same question was asked on the Webber board.

Uh, no shit Sherlock. Of course Webber is going to win out on his own board (though wouldn't it be hilarious if he didn't ?XD).

Then someone asked which we thought was worse: Sondheim's Bounce or ALW's Starlight Express. I said Starlight Express. Reason being I think that Bounce is about as good as a lot of the musicals coming out right now. However, for Sondheim, it was a huge dud. Starlight just bad. And then the whole "Well, it's for children" arguement came out. But even for a kids show, I think it's bad.

So then she starts ranting about how she's getting irratated by the ALW hate on the board and that there is no need to pick on Webber. She also brings in the whole "Starlight Express ran for X amount of years and the composer of Les Miz likes ALW!!!" Blah, blah, blah. I mean, I realize it sucks for your opinion to be in the minority. Seriously, I do. I know I hate to see people rip on Sondheim. But you can't just tell people not to dislike the music they dislike. I don't care how long his shows run and what other composers like him. I'm not going to just suddenly turn on a dime and say "OMG ALW ROCKS LOLOLOL! PHANTOMPHAN PHOR EVRR!!!!"

Yes, I know the first couple of years of high school I was all about Webber. But then I realized I didn't really like the music. I realized that it was some pretty music, but no substance and that really wasn't what I wanted in a musical.

I know some of you are Webber fans, and that's cool. I'm not here to say "OMG ALW SUCKS STOP LIKING HIM ONW!" I mean, people have differen't tastes. it's no the end of the world. I just wish I wasn't attacked for not liking him. Because really, outside of the REALLY dedicated Musical Theater fans, I'm the one in the minority.
sondheimmcgeek: (Default)
Today as I was walking down the street wearing my khaki skirt. The one that's really thin and flowy. Anyway, I stepped on a vent and suddenly my skirt was in my face. I felt like Marilyn Monroe. Luckily I had shorts on underneath.

Later, in Fiction Writing, as we were writing out some rough drafts, I randomly began writing in cursive which I haven't done in years. I decided to write out all of the letters, upper and lower case, in cursive to see if I remembered them all and I found I had forgotten how to write an upper case 'Z' in cursive. Sad, no?
sondheimmcgeek: (Peter/Jason)
So this 15-year-old kid in India performed surgery on a woman (under his father's coaching) to try and get into the Guiness Book of World Records. Of all the news stories I've read about this, only one made a Doogie Howser reference. WTF?

So Spirituality and Empowerment is over. Woo! Here's a little word of advice: If you're going to take a Fiction Writing class over the summer, make sure your other class isn't writing intensive. In fact, try not to take any other classes at the same time.

Luckily I managed to write and send my Secret Summer Slash fic for The Refuge with three days to spare.

Gah! Work. Class. No life.

*is dead*
sondheimmcgeek: (Chenoweth)
XD So I just saw the worst attempt at sarcasm ever.

On IMDb I replied to another girl, Nina, that she shouldn't worry that someone was bad mouthing her because said person (whom I shall dub "OhShitNit") was only making an ass of herself.

OhShitNit's reply to me: "I'm making an ass of myself? Really?! Oh my gosh, and here I was thinking I was a girl, not a rear end!"

LMAO! I still can't get over how bad it is!
sondheimmcgeek: (romeo and juliet)
Oh em Gee!

[title of show]

That is all.
sondheimmcgeek: (shoes)
Ok, so I have four and a half pages of notes. I wasn't sure if I should post them in order or categorize them. I guess I'll go in order. Please note they will be little cohesiveness in my thoughts.

My recap )

And that ends my recap.
sondheimmcgeek: (Chenoweth)
Tony Awards tonight!

My predictions )
sondheimmcgeek: (daria)
Today in Sprituality and Empowerment I presented my altar.

My cloth: The shawl my mom got me for Christmas from the vintage clothing shop

My light: A candle I had in the apartment (I know, boring)

My nature: A flower I picked on my way to class. Yesterday, when I was walking home I saw a butterfly. When I bent down to look at it it didn't move and I touched it and it didn't move, so I thought it was dead. I ran up to my apartment and grabbed a sandwich bag. When I ran back down and put the sandwich bag over it, it started to move. I know it was probably going to die soon, but I didn't have the heart to kill it. I ran to Walgreens to see if they had a Polaroid camera, but they didn't. It would have been a great nature for me too!

My four items representing me: A Mardi Gras mask (to represent my hometown), The Perks of being a Wallflower (to represent my love of reading), Sondheim Sings Vol I (to represent my love of music/musical theater and just cause I love the guy), the Red Eye opened to the puzzle section (to represent my love of puzzles).

We were doing meditation using certain senses, including hearing and Bill (our teacher) asked if he could play one of the songs form Sondheim Sings, so he played Anyone Can Whistle while we meditated.

PS OMG I want to go to afternoon tea at the American Girl Place cafe. And get a doll to sit next to me! Who's with me?
sondheimmcgeek: (rise)
So what am I soing right now? That's right, I'm putting off my homework!

OMG I found sheet music for "I Remember" from Evening Primrose along with a CD of the accompaniment and it's perfect in my voice! Definitely learning that with Sharon next semester.

It got me thinking, though, that I've never seen Evening Primrose. Yes, I have the studio recording with NPH (*swoon*), but I really want to see the original TV broadcast with Anthony Perkins and the girl who played Lisel in The Sound of Music (movie). So I poked around on youtube (no luck) and IMDb. On IMDb I found two websites that sell it. One says the video is of okay value and I can't find it on the other site.

...Should I buy it? *ponders* God, I want to.
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