Monday, July 06, 2009

Since We Last Spoke...

...I know I pretty much fell off the face of the blogging planet after the untimely death of Michael Jackson. This was due to, as is often the case, my real offline life beginning to take a very real toll on my financial situation. I'm in this weird post-college graduation limbo where I'm trying to be an adult and get a real job, despite feeling like I'm eternally 16 and a wannabe-sixth member of the Saturdays. I can't really explain it. The posts will continue soon, just not at the somewhat overwhelming rate they were previously, due to the fact that I finally found a job (more on that in a second). However, here's what's happened since I last officially blogged.

-Obviously, Michael Jackson passed away. I do believe the timely tributes to him via MTV, E!, BET and VH1 were necessary and called for, however I wish they focused more on his masterpieces that were his full length videos and songs. I must admit however that being in Times Square at night, completely lit up by lights and hearing "Wanna Be Startin' Something" is very very cool. It's sad that it took his passing for the everyday people to appreciate his genius.

-In more random celebrity news, I was shopping around Rockefeller Center this past Saturday, and was waiting in line at Dean and DeLuca to splurge and get a coffee, when I noticed the cashier staring blankly at the customer behind me. I heard a woman say something quietly and sternly to her young son, and didn't think much of it. I opened my purse to pay and some of my change fell out on to the floor. I heard the woman behind me go, "Oops! Dropped some!" I turned and went to pick it up, but she did it before I had the chance to and stood up and it was effing Kelly Ripa. She was there with her youngest son, Joaquin. I almost died. I told her thank you, she said no problem -- we're best friends now. Check me out on "Regis & Kelly" next week. Ha. I wish.

-I don't know if I mentioned this on the blog before or not, but there is (was?) a major motion picture behind shot literally in my front yard here in Manhattan. Although I wished it was something ridiculously cool, it is in fact The Sorcerer's Apprentice, starring Nicolas Cage, that is due out in July of next year. My two roommates and I have taken to sitting out on the sidelines when we have nothing to do at night (they usually tape around 11PM) and watch various (random) scenes being shot.

I'm not exactly privy to what this film's about, so I'm assuming it's a remake of the portion of "Fantasia" with Mickey Mouse and the brooms that carry water on their own? Anywho, I have witnessed scenes in which mailboxes blow up, Nic Cage (yes, I saw him, in person -- he waved to me. Haha!) chasing down a bad guy, and the leading lady of the film (I'm assuming) Monica Bellucci doing random dance moves on top of a fountain in Bowling Green Park, with the water surrounding it lit up on fire. I'm interested to see how that translates to screen, because it didn't look too impressive to me. I don't know if this is set in a different time period and not in modern day New York, as all of the main characters were in period costumes...

-We recently got NetFlix. It's a beautiful thing.

-My 4th of July was pretty uneventful. The big fireworks show was on the West Side, instead of the East Side, and all the good seats were taken by like...11AM. So I watched them on TV. Kinda lame.

-I recently secured a temp job (yes, I'm gonna be one of those people in the work place). I hope to write an article every night (probably won't happen, we shall see), so look for more entries more centered on the influx of new music that keeps floating out into the ether...

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