Sunday, April 29, 2007

So Excited

As my friends and family know, I am a pop culture junkie. I sometimes drift off into daydreams where I am working in the entertainment industry (mostly working for TV Guide or Entertainment Weekly), just so I can be there for the newest stuff. One of my favorite parts of pop culture is the movie trailer (only when they don't give away the entire movie, which happens all too often). Since most of the movie trailers that I get to see in the cinemas here are dubbed in Czech, my entertainment value goes way down. I usually depend on Coming Soon to get my trailer fix, but I just discovered today that iTunes also has movie trailers available. And they're free. And I can download them to my computer and watch whenever I want. And I can get trailers formatted for my video iPod. I know that sometimes I'm slow on the uptake, but this has made my week! I watched the latest Spiderman 3 trailer, the POTC: At World's End trailer, Harry Potter & OOTP, and Ocean's 13. That's just the tip of the iceberg. I feel that this is going to be dangerous knowledge.

Did you know that Harry Potter comes out July 13, in IMAX too? I'm gonna be home then, and I am so going to see it at the IMAX theatre. It will be an early birthday present for myself.

So so excited!

Friday, April 27, 2007

How Cute!

Look at today's Daily Puppy, Laverne. How cute is

Normally I'm not one for Bostons, cause they have bug-eyes, but Laverne is a little charmer.

Look, she even pierces ears for free:

Well, somebody had to go to doggie jail for that heinous crime: piercing without a license!


Ok, so yesterday got progressively better. I talked to my mom and sang happy birthday to her, the washing machine repairman came and fixed the washing machine. (That was a very interesting experience--he spoke no English and I speak no Czech, so we communicated with a lot of gestures.) And, I ended the day with a worship team meeting for Faith Community Church (planted by this World Harvest Team ) which was wonderful. There is a team visiting from their home church in Charlotte, including parts of their worship team. The night ended in an impromptu jam session! I wish I had brought my camera.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

New link!

I have added a new link to my sidebar: Alton Brown is best known for his show, "Good Eats," on the Food Network. He has another show on TFN as well, Feasting on Asphalt. Luckily for me, he's blogging about his experiences as he goes!
Today is my mom's birthday. I'm sad I'm not able to celebrate with her this year. Last year, I fulfilled one of her ambitions/dreams for her birthday. She wanted to have box seats to some sort of theatrical performance, and I got us box seats for the Gem City Ballet's Spring performance, I guess. Box seats are not all that they're cracked up to be. We sat in the box seats on the right side of the Victoria Theatre, and parts of the ballet performances were cut off due to our seats. I prefer sitting in the middle of a row, be it on the floor or in the balcony, to box seats.

Anyway, I'm sort of down today, cause I miss my family. :(

Monday, April 23, 2007


I stopped by the Albert at Karlovo namesti this evening to pick up some fixins for my meals this week. I even got 3 of the yummy blackcurrant yog(h)urt drinks, but I forgot to bring a bag to pack up all my stuff in. As the checkout ladies (or trolls) scare the crap out of me, I managed to not get an actual albert bag, but used a produce bag to pack my groceries. This was a bad decision--the bag with my 3 yog(h)urt drinks in it fell as I was stepping out of the tram at I P Pavlova, scattering 2 drinks under the actual tram. I'm sure they got squished as it rumbled by on it's way to namesti Miru. :(

Friday, April 20, 2007


I'm surprised my eyeballs are still in their sockets. Sunny and I went to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie tonight. Totally my choice, so Sunny has me to blame that we will never recover those two hours of our time.

Anywho, I didn't realize that the entire movie was CGI, but when I did I was afraid that it would be dubbed in Czech and that we had wasted the free movie passes. Fortunately for us, it was in English, but that was it's only saving grace. That and the fact that Sunny got a free TMNT poster.

The movie itself was very eyeroll inducing in the extreme. The only thing of note in the movie is that Master Splinter likes to watch his "stories," including Gilmore Girls! I can totally see him as a Luke/Loralei shipper. ;)

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Glasgow, here I am!

I made it! I am in Glasgow, as we speak (or as I type and you read). I'm super excited to see the dancing this weekend, and to see my friends as well.

I've seen a few people here at my hostel who are also in town for the worlds. I talked to a woman and her daughters who were here from Illinois, I presume, because they were with the Trinity school. Her daughter's teams took 2nd in mixed ceili, I believe, and 2nd in coreography. Apparently, her son is competing as well. What a talented family!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

W-O-R-D Up!

Check out this video made of AWESOME: German Country Band covers Cameo's Word Up

awesomeness, I say

In Glasgow in less than 24 hours! I can't wait :)

Monday, April 2, 2007

Come On!

Entertainment Weekly has an extended Stupid Questions with Gob Bluth himself, Will Arnett!

I need to watch Arrested Development again.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Fun with Family

Skype is such a wonderful invention. I just spent 30 minutes talking with my two cousins, Heather and Anna, who are visiting with my parents back home. What makes it even more special is that we both have webcams, so it was a video call. This has made the distance between home and Prague bearable for me. It's been a long time since I've heard from my cousins--the last time I spoke with them was at Christmas, so it was very nice to hear from them (and see them!) today. The highlight of the conversation was when Heather described who she thought was my brother at church today:

"I thought I saw Zachary, but it was just an old man with his head shaved."

Hee! Apparently my brother recently shaved his head, although I'm not quite sure how she could mistake an old man for my 19 year old brother.

I love those girls.

Happy Birthday, Dot!

Thursday night, Sunny, Shanna, Laura and I went to a wonderful Italian restauarant ( Trattoria Cicala ) to celebrate Dorothy's birthday. We ate some wonderful authentic Italian food (I had tortellini filled with cheese in a spinach & cream sauce--excellent!) and just had a very fun evening. I heartily recommend this restaurant to any Praguers.