Guilty — Nah, don’t really feel guilty — Pleasures

Am I crazy for liking the song “Infra Red” by Placebo? It’s so catchy! BUT… As far as I can tell, it’s all about creepy stalker violence — um, not my usual cup ‘o tea. Have you seen the video? I like the beginning with the badass dude in the car, but as soon as they start showing bugs I have to stop watching. Watch it on You-Tube here, if you don’t mind disgusting bugs.

That brings me to the next seemingly out-of-character thing I’ve liked recently. A few weekends ago I had sat all weekend doing absolutely nothing. Jeff had been off jet-setting somewhere, so when he came over on Sunday to hang out, he wanted to relax, but I was stir-crazy and couldn’t wait to get out of the house. I wanted to go to a movie, and my first choice was naturally Little Miss Sunshine, but Jeff wanted to see the latest action-adventure blockbuster-y type of thing. I typically steer clear of that genre; car crashes and gratuitous violence = not my style. BUT, I reeeeally wanted to get out of the house, and so I eagerly agreed to go see Crank. And y’all, it was so good! Not only was the lovely and talented Amy Smart knock-your-socks-off adorable, the whole thing was hilarious! I felt like I was on a roller coaster the whole time — like a fun, old-fashioned amusement park roller coaster, where I just scream and laugh really hard the whole time.

And speaking of laughing really hard, my new favorite movie is, and you will not believe this: She’s the Man, starring Amanda Bynes. The whole thing is toooootally ridiculous, but so so so so funny. Amanda’s accent and facial expressions when her character Viola is pretending to be a boy are SO hilarious — I can’t explain it. And as a special treat, David Cross from Arrested Development (May it rest in peace) plays the ridiculous high school principal. There’s one scene in which he calls Viola (disguised as Sebastian) into his office and sings, “Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome, Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome to Ilyriaaaa!!!” At one point I had to pause the movie just because I was laughing so hard. And to add icing to the already tasty cake, if you watch the special DVD features, there’s a section where the director talks about little things from Twelfth Night they added in that you otherwise might not notice (because the movie is loosely based on that Shakespeare play, in case you didn’t know).

Aaaanyway, here’s to enjoying things, and laughing! By the way, I’m off to Chicago tomorrow for work. It’s my first business trip. Hahahaha! I’m taking a business trip! Man. I’m a grown-up.

One Response to Guilty — Nah, don’t really feel guilty — Pleasures

  1. Maggie says:

    I just watched She’s the Man and loved it too! But the truth is, I am a huge Amanda Bynes fan and you know I’m tired of being in the closet about it!!

    P.S. The boy facial expressions were funny, I’m actually cracking myself up at my desk right now thinking about them.

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