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Time:11:38 am
So I've been neglecting this for a good long time, huh?

Basically, updating three blogs/journals was too much, so I've cut out LJ from the rotation. Don't worry, LJ... it's not you, really... it's me. I'm going to break up with Blurty eventually, too. And then, everything will be on my blog once I get around to getting a domain name and hosting and stuff.

So yes, LJ... I'll still check my friends page and see you, but please, come visit me at my other places.
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Subject:I've seen summer movies!
Time:11:12 am
And I figured I should throw my two cents in about some of them.

Starting with pre-summer movies:

Blades of Glory - I liked it, Chris detested it. It's funny if you like either professional ice-skating or Will Ferrell, but not as funny as Talledega Nights.

Redline - Possibly one of the worst movies I've ever seen - and my roommate used to own From Justin to Kelly, people. Half way through, the guys I was with and I just kind of gave up and started laughing at everything. I don't really think that was the filmmaker's intention.

Grindhouse - A-bleeping-mazing. I figured I would like the Tarantino portion more than the Rodriguez, since I've never really loved anything Rodriguez has done, but I liked his bit more than I thought I would. Chris was a bit disturbed by it (and I think by the fact that I loved it). The trailers were fantastic and on two of them, I actually guessed who the director was before it was revealed. Eli Roth (and Jay Hernandez, in retrospect) gave away "Thanksgiving" and Nick Frost gave away "Don't."

Hot Fuzz - Now, technically, we saw this after the next movie, but I want to end on the big rant-fest. Fantastic. Chris thought it was much more of a piss-take than it was intended to be (I listened to a podcast with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright a week or so ago, and it's more homage than mockery), but whichever, it was hilarious. I think Chris and I were the only people in the theater who got a lot of it, but we went at 4 on a Saturday after all the students have left town and the film's been out a few weeks already. I love how well set up (but not obnoxiously so) their films are. Chris hadn't seen Shaun of the Dead yet, so we watched that last night, and I just really appreciate that they take pride in writing their films and making a good movie. Unlike...

Spiderman 3 - The non-spoiler review: It's entertaining, if you switch your brain off. If you know nothing about the comics/cartoon (admittedly, I only really know the cartoon) and don't care about a well-constructed (constructed, not convoluted) plot or characters that actually make sense, you will love this movie. Also, if you're deaf and don't go to the open captioned showing, so that you only see the screen and don't hear the movie, you might like it, too.
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Time:06:58 pm
Testing text message entries.
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Subject:Pictures!
Time:09:32 pm
Not many yet, but I have a few, so I thought I'd through them up. When I get around to making a big entry, I'll throw some of my favorites in, but for now, the only ones I have are a few that Adam took and one teaser from our photographers. I think the one from the phtographers is possibly my favorite photo ever taken.



And a few behind the cutCollapse )

Also, Chris and I have finally got around to booking our honeymoon (/his birthday), and coincidentally Rachel Ray's $40 a day tonight is for Savannah! We're staying in Hilton Head from next Saturday until Wednesday, going to Riverdance in Savannah on Wednesday and staying at the Mansion on Forsyth Park for the last three days. Seriously, go look at that place. I am SO excited.
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Subject:Sometimes...
Time:07:17 am
... the weather in Florida does exactly what you need it to do, exactly when you need it to do it. And sometimes it likes to scare you a bit.

Full rundown of (what I can remember of) the wedding day to come, but for now a few notes before a go back to work.

The weather here has been really up and down lately. I mean, we've not been getting six feet of snow in one day, like in some parts of New York, but for Florida, it's been a bit chilly. More annoyingly, it's ten degrees above freezing one day and sunny and 70 the next. As the five day forcasts started including Saturday 2/17, the forecast got worse and worse. It started Sunny in the mid 60's. Then sunny in the low 60's, evening showers. The the temperature kept dropping. At the rehearsal dinner Friday night, a common topic of conversation was how there were SNOW FLURRIES the night before. SNOW FLURRIES, PEOPLE! IN FLORIDA!!! TWO DAYS BEFORE MY WEDDING!!!!!!! To say I was worrying a bit would be an understatement. I was envisioning "Father of the Bride" and I did not like it.

Friday night was the coldest night in Gainesville since the 1920's. There was ice on our apartment stairs when Chris was leaving the place. He slipped on it and could have broken his leg. HOURS BEFORE OUR WEDDING!!! Okay, I'll stop using the caps lock now. Despite all the bad omens, the day warmed up quite nicely. So much so that no one wanted to be in the tent (marquee for the Brits) we'd rented and quite a few people got a touch sunburnt. It was a darn near flawless day and the one flaw (*cough* caused by Adam and Chris *cough*) was pretty darn funny. The best part about it was the surrealness of seeing different groups of people from my life all come together. High School, Gainesville People, WD people (person), Aston and Expeditors people and Family... it was a weird mix, but everyone seemed to get on quite well and it was a lot of fun.

We have a couple of pictures from some personal cameras, so I'll get some of those up as soon as I can.

Thus ends the first Blurty/LiveJournal entry of Mrs. Crystal Coleman. Yee!
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Subject:Wedding Query.
Time:07:18 am
I know I owe everyone a huge update, but unfortunately, I think every entry from now until the 20 something-th of February is going to be wedding related. Feel free to skip over if you really just don't care.

So, I have an idea that I'm interested in opinions on. For the music that's going to be playing before the processional, we're not having live musicians. We could have our DJ do the music, but then that would take away from reception time and that seems silly. We have decided, since Chris' mum wanted to get us something off our list for a wedding present, to ask her for an iPod HiFi (which should be delievered today, woo!). The plan is to plug that in on the porch and have one of the ushers start a specific playlist (changing it to another one when the processional is to start). I'm wondering about songs for it, though. Do I have to go with instrumental stuff or is it okay to have, say Coldplay in the before wedding music? I wanted to have a playlist of songs that Chris and I like and that mean something to us. So far this is what I'm thinking:

Coldplay - "Fix You"
The Brown Derbies - "Romeo and Juliet (A Capella)" *
Keane - "Bedshaped"
Gene Kelly - "Our Love Is Here To Stay"
Otis Redding - "Glory of Love"
something Billy Joel (I'll pick which one after I SEE HIM IN CONCERT on the 10th EEEEEEEE!!!!!!)

You may notice "Romeo and Juliet" on there and say "Hey, weren't you walking down the aisle to that?" Stupid GarageBand doesn't work the way I want it to, so I can't really manipulate the file to make it the way I want and don't have the money to go down to the school of music and hire someone to record themselves playing it, so I've found a new song to walk down the aisle to. It's a classical guitar instrumental of "Here Comes the Sun," and it's really pretty and I like it almost as much.

What do you think? Is that idea too out there, or something pretty neat?

The first of the guests start arriving a week from today. The wedding's three weeks from tomorrow. Where did all the time go?
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Subject:It's Great... To Be... A...
Time:02:04 am
(Sorry, Devin... er... not really)

FLORIDA GATOR!!!!

2007 BCS National Champions!

41-14



WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

I'm going to pass out now. Went down to University Ave... it was INSANE!
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Subject:We interrupt this non-posting for something HUGE!
Time:07:02 am
Emma, Yahra, Malene, Dar!


EVERYONE!!!

Christmas present... jkrowling.com... room of requirement open... BOOK SEVEN TITLE!!!!





Consider spoilers to be in the comments, so go do the riddles first if you want.
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Subject:Good things, again
Time:12:55 am
When I went for the first audition for this show, before the audition started Josh (the director) took everyone for a walk to get to know where they were coming from, what they wanted to do, tell them a bit about him, etc. Because Josh went from actor to director, I mentioned in that first walk that, eventually, I would like to direct.

The awesomeness of everyone involved in this show really deserves its own entry, but for now the abridged version. We have an acting coach, Maggie, who is trained in the Meisner method ("acting is reacting" etc), and have been doing lots of excercises for character building and cast bonding. The future of the company was abit shaky until a board meeting last week went the way that the group I'm in with wanted it to, so one thing Josh wants to do next year is a series called Coffeehouse Theatre. Small shows, some new works, lowkey things. Maggie wants to do a Greek and/or Shakespeare show for that and she asked me to be a part of it (she says that I "have something"), before I even really told her I had experience doing both. Kay (who plays Mary and is lovely and we are so similiar it's eerie) wants to do it, too. Josh wants to do a Waffle House play, inspired by the hours we spend there after rehearsal, chatting and laughing. Thursday, we got french toast there and today we got pancakes... neither are on the menu at the Waffy Hoo (the people who work third shift love us).

On Saturday, I was sent to buy costumes, but Josh forgot to give me the money on Friday night, so we met up for lunch Saturday afternoon and started talking about directing again and different styles and such.

Tonight, after the pancakes, as we were leaving, Josh said we needed to talk, so we went and talked (and Kay observed). He asked how serious I was about directing and how much I thought I knew already and then offered to have me as the AD (Assistant Director) for all the Coffeehouse shows next year.

YEEEEE!!!!!!!!

The whole production team will be Josh as director, Alicia as producer, Maggie as acting coach and me as AD. I'll get to learn some of each of their directing styles and learn a bit of the producing side, too (which is invaluable). I'm so excited. I can't even explain how excited I am.

Everything happens for a reason. If the Visa hadn't been delayed, I would be getting married next weekend and never would have done this show. As it is, I'm so glad that things turned out this way. I couldn't ask for a more talented, easy to get on with cast than the one I'm in right now. It's the best entry back into the theatre I could have dreamed of.
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Subject:Good Things
Time:01:05 am
First and most important: Chris' visa was approved. He should get it Monday or Tuesday. Yeee!

Second: I got a proposal tonight. At Wal-Mart, I was walking back to the car and I thought I heard "[something indistinct]... marry you." Sure enough, as a street cleaning machine passed, the man driving it said again "Can I marry you?" I still got it [wink]

Reiterating the first: Chris will have his Visa soon and be over in about a week and a half. Yeeee!

Third: The show is going amazingly. I have so much to write about it and the people and the director and the show and future plans for the group and how this is the most amazing group of people I've ever been a part of and that I never want this show to end. And I'm back early (comparitively) tonight, so could have a few moments to do it. but I'm absolutely exhausted and I need to go shop for costumes for myself and Kay tomorrow (as well as do some work on the Lost Wiki and I think I'm supposed to be seeing "Alice in Wonderland" at The Hipp sometime tomorrow). So I'm going to bed now.
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