Saturday, November 24, 2007

[Classics Aren't Classics With Commercials]

As a passionate classic movie lover, I have a very difficult time watching these films on any channel other than TCM.  Right now, I'm watching White Christmas on ABC Family, and because of the commercials, they keep cutting out certain lines that I expect and look forward to.  It's making me downright twitchy!  The worst is that TCM isn't even showing a lot of the Christmas classics this year.  Oh, it's not that the movies they've scheduled aren't completely fabulous, but for pete's sake, I expect to see White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, and It's a Wonderful Life, even if I have seen them too many times to count.  Le sigh.

I think it's so sad that the Hollywood dream of thin as beautiful has caused so many performers to starve themselves.  For example, by White Christmas,  Vera-Ellen had had an eating disorder so long that she had to wear turtlenecks to cover up the damage from starving herself.  She was so beautiful--she didn't need to do that to herself (not that anyone ever should need to; that's not how I meant the statement).   

I'm really getting sick of this sore throat.  It's not bad--I mean, I can swallow with relative ease, and it's not that scratchy type of raw.  Really, it's more like my throat's just been rubbed too much--that kind of raw.  It keeps making me cough, and I can barely speak.  Gosh darn it, I just want to sing at the top of my lungs!  Ah, well.  That's actually why I decided not to become a vocal performance major in college, like I'd always intended to--I get hoarse too often.  

I'm finishing up the Christmas decor.  I traded out the autumn potpourri (pumpkin spice) for the red Christmas selection (apple cinnamon).  After I drop by Pier1 tomorrow after church, I'll be set.  

Ooh, I checked one more thing off my to-do list this evening: I finished posting my six assignments for the portfolio in my teaching practicum class.  I'm hoping to get my Tuesday homework finished early tomorrow so I can get an edge on my Jane Austen term paper (I have an oral presentation for it; otherwise, I'd jump into the Shakespeare one first).  I'm boring you, aren't I?  Sorry.  

I need cough meds... but I think I'll wait until about 10 minutes before I go to bed.  It usually knocks me out quite effectively.

Argh... they just cut out another scene!  Oh, and now I'm hungry again... thanks "sleepless sequence."  

I ordered books today... a grand total of $200.  It's lovely.  Plus, I get to pay two months' rent this week, since I'll be out of the state for three weeks around the first of January.  Here's hoping my parents and I can find a small, inexpensive place in a safe part of town this spring.  I'm not fond of dishing out 2/3 of my monthly income to pay rent.  

Aw, dear old General Waverly!  Grrr... more commercials.

Well, that's all the coherent (ha!) thought I possess for tonight, so I'm out.  Have a stress-free week, everyone!

1 comment:

Amber said...

Oh Em Gee Niki! ;)

I've watched It's a Wonderful Life at least 6 times since Thanksgiving.

It's my absolute favorite! :)