So this week has basically just been more of last week haha - lots and lots and LOTS of boxes. But now I'm home and need to throw myself into intensive oboe boot camp to get ready for next week! I've got a concert Friday, rehearsals for a gig the week after, and school starts - which in my case means hard STRAVINSKY rehearsals. On English horn....bah!
For those of you who don't know about an English horn (it's the one on the left, the oboe is on the right), it's in the same family as the oboe. They use all the same fingerings, so playing English horn is more about fine tuning. And it feels SO different to play on than oboe. And I am definitely more of an oboe player. Some people are really meant to play english horn...I'm not one of them. But I'll suck it up and make some reeds this weekend, and all will be well!
On a completely different note, my mom had to drop me off at the airport a couple hours early so I had time to kill. I got a manicure for my poor hands which weren't doing so well after moving boxes all week. (And...I'm apparently at the same level as a two year old. I CAN'T USE SCISSORS. I was cutting something open...and cut across the entire tip of my pinky. I work with razor blades and knives for a living! And I can't handle a stinking pair of scissors!) And then I got my boots polished!
I wish I had before and after pictures for you, because these shoes were starting to turn the color of grey asphalt. It only cost $10 (including a good tip) and they spent a good 15-20 minutes fixing these suckers up. And the most awesome part of all of this? THEY USED A BLOWTORCH!!! Ummm how awesome is that? Only the coolest most awesome thing ever. So if you guys are ever flying through the Charlotte airport, that boot polish (and shoes are cheaper to get done) is sooooo worth it. Also did I mention the blow torch?
Douglas Adams Poems Discovered - Obviously I have a slight obsession with Douglas Adams. He is only the entire inspiration for this blog's title and the quote that goes with it.
The Daily Prophecy: When bullying isn’t bullying - Hear, hear!
A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction - I'm not entirely convinced by the argument here in its entirety, but I absolutely agree on a lot of points
The 14 Stages Of Book Addiction - So basically THIS ENTIRE LIST. I feel ya #5 though. And #6...and did I mention this entire list is all completely right?
57 Facts That Will Change The Way You Look At Harry Potter - Some of these I think most of us knew, but some I had no clue about! And as always these lists make me all nostalgic and teary-eyed *sniff*
Crossing the Line: Adult-Teen Relationships in YA Fiction and Beyond - Really, really interesting and I didn't have a clue about all of this going on. Well worth checking out.
Challenging the Expectation of YA Characters as "Role Models" for Girls: Guest Post by Sarah Ockler - I absolutely agree. (Although I may have fallen into that trap before, so let's pretend I'm not a hypocrite sometimes)
The Skinny on Harvard’s Rare Book Collection Human flesh-bound volumes R.I.P. on library shelves - Well that's...interesting. (I'd say it's pretty cool but I'm pretty sure half of you are barfing right now)
Mental Health Blog Hop Giveaway - Jess has written a really, really awesome post about the stigma behind mental health. And to put icing on the cake - she's got a giveaway going too!
Tattoos Speak Louder Than Words: SFF Characters with Ink - This list has a surprising variety - any list with both Kushiel (!!!Yay!!!), Sirius Black, and Tamora Pierce's Briar Moss is an AWESOME list in my opinion.
How crucial is social media to our blogs? - Another great discussion post by Mitchii!
Do Not Read in Public! - Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner talks about the dangers of reading books in public (hilarious, and SO TRUE. I can relate. I could tell the person next to me on the plane thought I was a crazy person because of a surprise incident in a book I was reading. I do TRY not to read books that will make me cry in public! But sometimes you just can't know)
The Saddest Perfume Names - The explanations on this are quite entertaining haha
Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty: Equally Authentic (Which Means Not At All) - As someone who is obsessed with fairy tales, Disney movies, and reinterpretations this was a great article!
30 Pilots and Flight Attendants Confess Secrets You Don't Know About Flying - Umm gross. Never ordering coffee or tea on a flight again!
Jurassic World Returning Characters - B.D. Wong. 'Nuff said. (Did I ever tell you guys I met him?! He ate at my restaurant and if I hadn't been late I would have been his server!!!! AGH WHY WAS I LATE?!)
Superhero Shoes - Some of these are pretty cute - I liked the Batman and Captain America ones
Sleepy Hollow Teasers - GUYS GUYS GUYS. Ok you already know that I'm crazy about this show.
Days of Future Past Has a New Trailer and Poster - YAYAYA SO EXCITED!!
Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions - Pretty cool
Lady Knights of Tumblr - Lady Knights of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and personalities? Count me in!
Mark Gatiss Teases a Jane Austen Doctor Who Episode - Yes please!!
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Clip - Awwwww it's so adorable! I can not WAIT for this to come out! Man, this week has been awesome for movie stuff I'm excited for!
OUaT in Wonderland cancelled - I'm not surprised, and I was not loving this series, but it was entertaining I suppose (Kirsty [do you go by Kirsty or Kirsty-Marie?] you might as well skip this spinoff. It's kind of awful and it doesn't have Jefferson anyway. On the off chance you read this)
Jupiter Ascending - Ok I was already interested in it...BUT EDDIE REDMAYNE IS IN IT?! AS A BAD GUY?!
And since I'm in an Eddie Redmayne mood (PLEASE tell me someone else is as obsessed with his mouth as I am so I feel like less of a creep) here is a wholly depressing Les Mis clip! (Disclaimer, don't kill me, but I am actually not a fan of Les Mis. They only cycle through three different melodies for goodness' sake!)
Ahhh he's such a good actor. And has a very pleasant voice. Ok I'm leaving now.