I'm not dead! I've just been a very bad blogger. The above photo was from Easter, with my grandmother, sister, and cousin. People used to comment that I always smirk and never smile with my teeth, so there's my toothy smile! Haha.
So! What have I been up to the last few months?
Saw lots of movies! In addition to constantly watching movies at home, I always answer the siren call of the cinema, and there's nothing like seeing a movie on the big screen. Frozen Sing-Along, Groundhog Day, The Lego Movie, Nymphomaniac Volume 1 and 2, Rear Window, Forbidden Zone, Grand Budapest Hotel, The Punk Singer, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Blazing Saddles, The Women, and as of last night, Under the Skin (wow!)
Speaking of Blazing Saddles... We caught a couple screenings at the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood. And yes, we saw Mel Brooks IN PERSON and I just about lost it. He's so sharp and funny! And the next night we saw Anna Kendrick introduce The Women (1939) and she was hilarious. The TCM Film Fest is definitely one of the highlights of my year. I love seeing my favorite movies in a packed theatre full of devoted film lovers. It's bliss!
"This is THEATRE!" Dri and I heard an usher yell that at some girls who were messing around before a show at Segerstrom once, and it was hilarious. I love to quote it. I saw Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Wizard of Oz, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo's Swan Lake, and S'Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical. Coming up next month is Into the Woods and The Book of Mormon and I'm SO excited. There's just something about live performances that gives me happy goosebumps.
Miscellaneous... The "blood moon"! Cosmos! Mad Men! Finally saw the Colin Firth "Pride and Prejudice" and Lawrence of Arabia! Went to the Huell Howswer exhibit at Chapman University! I've been working like a maniac and stressing out a little bit, but I'm trying to fill my spare time with happiness and adventures and new experiences. This year is flying by, but I'm getting excited about the upcoming warmer months and about planning more fun days. Hopefully I'll be a better blogger (I've really dropped the ball in our film blog too, whoops!) but if not I won't beat myself up.