thanks to both wise man and elle for answering my advent calendar cry of despair. i can't wait for dec 1 and the mediocre chocolate that waits for me behind each little perforated paper door.
i finally got around to seeing the new hairspray- you know, the movie that is based on a musical that is based on a movie. i thought it was ok- i always like dancing in movies, james marsden was fan tab as cornie collins, and i always loved that one of the main characters has the same name as my grandma (edna). at the same time, it answered the age old question of 'can a musical have too many songs?' with a resounding yes. if you are only going to see one hairspray, make it the original.
oh and elle and i have already figured out what we are going to be for halloween next year (this year we were mini m&ms, complete with white shoes and plastics four fingered gloves.)
we look like this in our normal lives (or we did five years ago).
it goes left to right, bani, me, elle. bani was my fantastic roomie in australia and we would include her in our halloween costume if she wasn't being smart in texas.
so, in about 11 months, we will look something like this
elle as anne shirley and me as diana barry from anne of green gables! bani can be the random girl on the left if she wants to be, but we aren't forcing her.
here's a bigger shot of elle/anne:
this is from earlier in the movie than the first shot, before she falls in the river and is rescued by gilbert blythe. mmm gilbert
i actually couldn't find any screenshots of anne's best friend, diana barry, from aoff (anne of green gables for you newbies). but i found MANY shots of her as a doll.
i think we are a perfect match. of course, not everyone will automatically recognize us, so elle is going to carry around a slate (which she broke over hottie gilbert's head) and we were thinking i would carry around some money since they always talked about how rich her family is.
now we just have to buy ridiculously big girlie dresses from the turn of the century.