on saturday we've got the annual mu v. ku border war. Or in this case the border scrimmage since ku isn't exactly amazing this year. So it'll be fun to go to cause a big group of us got 4th and 5th row tickets.
Unless you live under a rock, you're probably aware that Harry Potter opened at midnight last night. I've never been to a midnight showing of anything, so this being Harry Potter I had to go. It was such an amazing experience for so many reasons. 1. it was like 99% college kids who were really excited 2. i'm not a night person but was able to stay up till 4 for this movie 3. IT'S HARRY POTTER. Aside from the amazingness of the movie (which I will spare you from me going on and on about it) my favorite part was how interactive the crowd was. People cheered loud and laughed loud. It was so nice to be with a crowd like that, cause we've all been watching a movie and a funny part comes up and you can't laugh as much as you want cause the crowd sucks and doesn't wanna laugh. We cheered at Dobby the house elf being amazing and laughed at the Weasley twins being hilarious.
Alright I can't resist at least a little review. There were two main things that made it amazing. First off is that it actually followed the book really well. You already had these pictures of the scenes in your head and they played out exactly on screen. And second was the subtle humor added into everything. There's a lot of death (don't yell at me for "spoiling" it cause the book has been out forever and it's your fault for not reading it) and it was nice to have comic relief intermittently. But, like I said it was subtle: the awkward walk, facial expressions, and all those little things.
And yes this picture is of Hermione cause she's b.a.
this is my plug for a friend's business. Though I haven't gotten the opportunity to order any yet I plan to when the opportunity arises. Sugar art cookies is their web site and if you wanna see all the albums of their awesome cookies here's their page on facebook .
So when I'm driving friends around I often get "Nice rolling stop" to which I respond "Why thank you it's the St. louis stoptional" What is a stoptional you ask? Well let me tell you.
My friend Matt invented the word a while back, so all credit goes to him. It basically describes the art of the rolling stop. And we all know about rolling stops, but not everybody knows that it's an art form. It has been mastered by nearly every St. Louis driver. The process: You gently slow down to a stop sign, and upon seeing that there is nobody around, gently roll through it. The key is in the smoothness of stoptional or else it's just a rolling stop. Everybody can do a rolling stop, and then punch the accelerator after the sign, but only St. Louisians are able to do it smoothly and with fluidity. Because seriously, when it's 1 am and you're on a country road who really wants to stop all the way at the sign.
Stoptional (n.) (stop-chi-nul): The art form that involves almost stopping at a stop sign, and smoothly exiting. Often seen in St. Louis drivers.
Just thought I'd give you an update on life at the moment. I'm sick as a dog (which if you think about it dogs don't really get sick and horses "healthy as a horse" tend to get hurt/sick a lot ). Anyways back to the point, I don't think playing in our RUF rec league basketball game helped my cold any.
But the main thing is that I've figured out living arrangements for next year. I can't wait to get away from this obnoxiously loud apartment complex I live in at the moment. There's a main group of us RUF folks and I'll be housing with 7 of them next year. And by house together I mean we're gonna try and find two 4 person apartments right next to each other. One of the girls knows of a few people who are hopefully moving out of some apartments that are right on top of each other next year. Plus they're on the edge of campus, which is a requirement cause it's really inconvenient living far away. The only potential drama is the fact that we won't know for sure until December/January when they do or don't resign their leases. It'll be fun and interesting especially considering one of my best friends is a girly, sorority girl. So I guess people will have to get use to the sight of my cleats and football sitting 5 feet away from high end makeup stuff.