Saturday, October 10, 2009

When in boredom...

Watch videos like these.

Return of the King is a long movie. To save yourself the time, why not just watch this?

Who knew that our friend Inigo Montoya had a lightsaber? (Note: The Inigo Montoya video is rated PG for violence and brief language.)

How to survive an alien attack.

If you thought that wedding entrance dance was awesome... this. Personally I prefer this one.

Don't you just love cold weather?

No, seriously. I'm not being sarcastic. I really and truly love it when it's cold out. Cozy clothes, hot chocolate, fire in the fireplace, yummy pumpkin bread and baking lots and lots of cookies, snuggling down under two blankets at night....yes, fall and winter are indeed my favorite seasons.
Technically fall starts in September. Yeah, right. Weather-wise, fall didn't start here until yesterday when it all of a lovely sudden turned chilly! Now, according to my amateur guess, it's around 58 out there. So awesome! Emma, Grace, Lucy and Ben are all playing outside right now in long-sleeved shirts and coats and I have just finished drinking a cup of tea. Yayeth! The only thing though, is up in New England where I used to live, fall trees are beautiful. Here, they are...not. The leaves don't change until late in the season, and they mostly just turn brown or yellowish, and fall right off after a couple of days. I miss the pretty reds and gold, unlike some lucky people like Serendipity over at Musings And Antics, who also wrote about fall recently. Oh yes, and no snow in the winter, although if we're lucky some things might get iced up. Eh. You can't have everything. I'll stop complaining now.

Still, though, I'm so happy that it finally feels like autumn! \^o^/

Thursday, October 8, 2009

For homeschoolers who've heard "Wicked":

Because everyone knows that homeschoolers are unsocialized, here is a parody of "Popular" from Wicked about a girl who desperately wants to be.....well, popular.

Whenever I see someone more socialized than I

And let's face it -who isn't
More socialized than I?-

My tender heart tends to start to weep

And when somebody calls me a dork

Sometimes it drives me quite berserk

But I know, I know

Exactly what they mean.

And even in my case


With dreams that some might say it's nuts to chase

Don't worry

I'm determined to succeed

School kids, take heed!

For yes, indeed




I'm gonna be popular

I'll make use of the proper ploys

When I talk to boys

Silly ways to flirt and flounce


I'll learn 'bout what shoes to wear

How to fix my hair

Everything that they say counts to be

I want to popular!

I'll "hang" with the right cohorts

I'll be good a sports

Know the slang I'm supposed to know

Better start, think

I've got a pretty long way to go.

I'm tired of being called a nerd so verily*
Because I read Shakespeare voluntarily
Whoever heard of enjoying history
I have been enlightened
Now it is no mystery
The reasons that I'm not

But soon I'll be popular
And then I know that you will see
A brand new me
Instead of dreary who I am

(Not "are")
There's nothing that can stop me
From becoming popular
Laa laa, laa laa!
I'm gonna become popular!

Ever since the first grade
I've had no friends
I am so unloved
History books remind me that
I should think of
Celebrated heads of state
Or 'specially great communicators
Did they have brains or knowledge?

Don't make me laugh!
They were popular!

It's all about popular
It's not about aptitude
It's the way you're viewed
So it's very shrewd to be

Very very popular
Unlike me.

And if you don't believe
I have it in me
To be more socialized

Sit down and watch me do it!
You're not gonna believe your eyes!

Laa laa, laa laa!
You may be popular,
But not as popular as
I will be!

*I know, this line makes very little sense. I needed something to rhyme with "voluntarily". Suggestions?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My latest obsession...

Wicked!! OK, so I've never seen the show nor have I read the book. But I've heard the music and watched some of the songs on youtube! That counts for something, doesn't it? I mean seriously. If I've been singing "Popular" in the shower I think that's fairly significant.
In fact, I'm listening to Popular right now!
"And though you protest your disinterest, I know're gonna grin and bear it! Your newfound popularity!" And the "real thing" as seen by myself on youtube (cheap, I know but it's the best I can do at the moment :-P) is soooo much better than the soundtrack.
And "Defying Gravity"? Ah-ma-zing. Same about the soundtrack.

So if you care to find me, look to the Western sky! As someone told me lately, everyone deserves a chance to fly!