So, this is the cover of the third Hunger Games book, if you haven't seen it. What do you think? Myself? I saw it more as a deep blue, or perhaps silver, a color that would compliment the other books. Ah well. Minor details. The title is interesting, no? No book description available yet. No super secret sneak preview of chapter 2, either.
Next... you know that awesome show Glee that we're all obsessed with? Fox is holding an open online casting call (see HERE) so they can add random people to the cast who aren't Rachel, Finn, Quinn, Kurt, or Mr. Shue. What do you think about that? I am not recommending that any of you audition or anything (said gently), but still check out that link. The original casts' casting calls are on there. I sure do like that Mr. Shue. Sigh.
New season of Glee starts April 13th. I am planning to decorate a Glee-themed cake in celebration, so... should we make it a contest? Whattya say? Consultation prizes to all the losers and everything. Thank about it.
In international movie news... I took the kids to see the Lightening Thief last Monday. I didn't get a chance to read it (despite a few recommendations) before I saw the movie. I have mixed feelings about the movie. It had entertainment value, but the storyline felt rushed and understated.
The oddest part for me was Percy's super nonchalant reaction to something major that happened (without giving anything away--you'll know when you see it). The sword fight scenes in camp looked like they were choreographic by the non-Emmy nominated choreographer of Xena Warrior Princess.
(Keep in mind, this pic is pre-facebook. Xena's duckface was cutting edge.)
The actress who played Annabeth reminded me of Lucy Lawless too, actingly speaking. (Wasn't crazy about her, liked most of the other actors tho.) Certain parts of the movie had a made-for-TV vibe. Plastic weapons, pleather shin-guards.
Despite all that, I saw the book's potential in the movie. (Cord said it way different, too.) So I'm reading it now, about halfway through, and can confirm that it is leaps and bounds better than the movie.
Now, American Idol.
The top 24 contestants have been chosen. You can get a fairly spot on run-down of the top 12 boys HERE, and the top 12 girls HERE. The following are my top picks, all subject to change if they make one wrong move.
SexyFace (aka Casey)
Based 70% on looks, and 30% on style.
Garcia (aka Andrew)
Based 100% not on his neck tattoo.
Tod&Rick (aka Todrick)
Based 50% on sense of humor, 50% on voice.
Eric (aka John?)
Based 70% on a hunch, and 30% recognizing him from Twilight.
Dickens (aka Aaron)
Based 50% on his Charles Dickens-sob story, 50% on David Archy Deja vu.
Dirty Teeth (aka Crystal)
Based 0% on her teeth, 0% on her unkempt dreads, and 100% on her singing style.
Didi (aka Didi)
Based 100% on her singing with a guitar, with her eyes closed in rapture.
Bushy brows (Siobhan)
Based 25% on her eyebrows, 10% on these leg warmers she wore one time, 25% on the pained expression she makes when she hits a high note, 15% on her hybrid SUV name, and 25% on her voice.
What are your feelings? How much to do agree with me?
Slim Fast is back on the shelves after a ridiculous two-month recall. I don't know the details of the recall, something to do with nutrition, but I have unconditional love for my breakfast and its absence has only made my heart grown fonder.
Speaking of champions... we had a cake decorating contest at our cub scout Blue and Gold banquet last night. Here's Gus with his cakes (which are the spitting image of pinewood derby cars).
Other, more awesomer cakes won the contest. But, hey, we're all participants, right? Participants are number one!!
Have been reading too much. Have read 17 books in January. Have dirty house. Have dead inside feeling. Have slight belly. Have need exercise. Have been missing Slim*Fast. Have been missing good old days. Have been missing blog. Have been missing you. Have book in my hand. Have cake in my mouth. Have need help. (!)