Saturday, February 21, 2009

Another Weekend in Lovely London

Friday: Twelfth Night at the Wyndham's Theater. Such fun! I invited my friend Lana to come. (She leaves so soon! I'm actually really sad about it, cause I keep becoming friends with people, then they leave two months later.) The play was amazing. The seats were pretty great, too. I love being able to brag that I was six feet from famous, famous actors and actresses. Can't wait for Jude Law to play Hamlet!

Saturday: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Alright, I don't know why I didn't like this movie, but I just didn't. I have a feeling it was a mixture of it starting out slow, Brad Pitt taking himself seriously (honestly, Brad, you're not that deep), me being in a bad mood from public transport, me seeing an advert for a Nicholas Cage film (I hate- I mean, dislike- that man), and the fact that I heard from my Salon owner that it was "A rubbish film." I really is slow, and way too long. Brad Pitt's voice irked me. The old man in love with the young girl creeped me out (I don't care how young you feel!). I just didn't get into it. If I could get into it, and invested in the characters and stuff, I wouldn't have minded the INCREDIBLY cheesy, cliche, corny speeches about how age is just a number, yada, yada, yada. Custumes were great though, and the film did have it's moments of likableness- not brilliance though.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Something's Amiss...

This painting is "Venus and Mars" by the Italian artist Botticelli, most famous for his birth of Venus. I had the opportunity to see this painting in the London National Gallery. Bet your all green with envy.

The story behind this picture is quite interesting, and it ends with love conquering war. (Perhaps my favorite theme.)

However, something is wrong with this painting... can anyone tell me what?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Paris, Je T'Aime

Just got accepting into the Paris Study Abroad Program for this fall with BYU.

Paris, here I come!

Coke, Je T'aime.

Coca Cola ads make the world a better place.

Here are my ton 5 favorite. It was quite hard to choose.

5: Let's Just Be Friends
4: Give a Little Love
3: The Loneliest Guy
2: Happiness Factory
1: What Goes Around

Way Up North