Monday, February 28, 2011

My brain makes film clips

Sometimes, usually when I'm listening to music on the way to/from school/work, I start to imagine everything that's happening around me as a movie scene. Today, I walked home from my advertising class and the scene that popped into my head, that I was living, was so vivid. So I jotted it down in my phone real quick:

"And I wanted to be on a bike. Riding fast. Really fast. As the sun was about to set and it was just warm enough in February to feel wind in my hair and on my face. And the scene would be shot from all angles as Sufjan Stevens played in the background (specifically Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois). Pinks and light blues and oranges. Close ups. Wide angle shots. I'd get to the bottom of the hill and it would cut to me throwing open a door and finding the man I was hoping to see. Sitting on a maroon couch watching TV in the dark. We stare at each other and..."

That's as far as I got. I got a little thrown off when the song I was listening to changed and when I actually had to walk inside my apartment. After writing this out it kind of reminds me of the beginning scene of Donnie Darko...But whatever.
It's just so weird.
When I have those 'visions'-if you will-I just want so badly to be in the film industry. I want to direct and write and be artsy and just create beautiful things. But then I think of the people that I know that are in the film program...and I feel like there's no way I would survive. For one, I haven't seen 10,000 movies and don't often indulge in international movies/boring artsy ones. For two, I'm not trendy enough. I don't have enough money to shop at urban outfitters/anthropology/thrift stores that charge $60 for somebody's grandma's blazer. NOE. No no no no no. I have enough money to buy clothes that hopefully fit me and look cute. I mean I do try to follow the trends but...come on. There's no way I can keep up with you richies. Thirdly...I just don't have any experience.
But that's the problem I have with every major I'm considering. I get discouraged because I feel inexperienced. DUH THAT'S KIND OF THE POINT! Sigh...

So...I've been considering English with a media arts minor? Something about creative writing...
I'll figure it out guys.
I turn 20 in 15 days.

Friday, February 25, 2011

I have another blog

If you were wondering.

http://emilyrigbyartsyblog.blogspot.com/

I had to make it for my advertising class.
Which is going pretty well.

Also,
I just realized that this semester ends in like...less than two months...and I still need to declare a major...
And that's kind of crazy to me.

Why am I so indecisive? Why do I have my thumb in so many pies? I'm a child. And I turn 20 in 18 days. WHAT? Yeah.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bieber Believer

Listen. Just Listen.

Here are 4 Reasons why you should calm down and stop hating Justin Bieber:

1. He is legitimately talented
Unlike his tweeny predecessors, JB's got pipes. His voice, although a bit premature, has substance. He sang for the president for Christmas...HELLO. And have you seen him play the drums? (Here he is playing when he was like 10. Impressed? You should be.)


2. He has a sense of humor
Maybe you've seen him on SNL? Singing with Tina Fey?

Or in the newest digital short with Andy Samberg?

If the cast of your favorite web videos are fraternizing with him, shouldn't you maybe stop thinking that he's a brainless child?
Jimmy Fallon also does a skit about Bieber which you should probably watch if you haven't.
And did you see the Super Bowl commercial he did with Ozzy? Where at the end he's dressed as a hobo and says that Justin Bieber "looks like a girl" ? Come on guys. He's hilarious. It's not like he thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread.

3. He is the American/Canadian Dream
JB is a perfect example of the American dream. Anybody can make it here with hard work and, well, luck. He was brought into this big music world out of a Canadian youtube nobody fluke. It's not like his dad was Billy Ray Cyrus so he had an automatic entrance to fame. No. Some producer saw THIS and took a chance on an unknown kid. And then Justin Timberlake and Usher had to battle over who would become his new agent or whatever. And Usher won, and JB just so happened to become totally famous. Do you really think he would've made it this far if he wasn't talented? He's riding on NOBODY's coattails. Accept it.

4. He's attractive
Look at that face!

I personally believe that this is a reason so many people hate on JB. They don't want to take an attractive kid seriously. And guess what. He doesn't look like a girl. He's just YOUNG. You could argue that all young boys look like girls. And guess what. He has gone through puberty. Or at least some of it. What kind of stupid person honestly believes a 17 year old kid hasn't had a few bodily changes? Come on.

So I might be getting a little excited because I might be seeing Never Say Never at midnight tomorrow... But either way. JB deserves this. I realize that many of you may see this and not be affected at all, but I hope that some of you, knowing me and my character, will take some of this to heart. You don't have to enjoy his music, but I really don't see a reason to HATE.
I could go on and on...but In conclusion:
Stop the drama.
and also this:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dreamlife

So I may have watched Bride Wars last night after the super bowl.
And maybe it made me cry/want to get married really bad.
And I also have this insatiable thirst for Say Yes to the Dress. Every time it's not on TV I get so disappointed.
Anyway....put all these things together and you get disaster.
I've never really been one to dream up a big fantasy wedding. A lot of girls I know practically have everything planned out in their mind. What dress, what hairdo, what month, what color scheme...
I've never really cared that much.
But lately...
I've been dreaming of expensive gowns and Tiffany's...
All I want to do is go wedding dress and ring shopping! And cake shopping...ha.
Here are some un-realities that have been floating around in my head lately:

Dress #1

It's a lacy flattering dream...And it only costs $1,099...?

Dress #2

Form fitting and original and so pretty. So fluffy I'm gonna die. And only $729

I also dream of wearing the same dress my sister did just because it's so perfect...but I'll try not to let that happen.

And the grand finale:


$9,200

Haha. haaaaaaa.haha.