Friday, July 27, 2007

six degrees of kevin bacon . . .

i heard a rumor that hollywood is going to remake the movie "footloose." i am not sure how i feel about this - how can you one-up an 80s classic? "footloose" is one of my favorite movies and i'm not sure that the kid from high school musical is up to the task of taking on the bacon. "footloose" has a special place in my movie collection for a variety of reasons, one of them being that a large part of the movie was filmed in my hometown. one could say that i am just one degree from kevin bacon.

while i was in "bomont" the other day, i decided to document what was left of the buildings used in the movie for posterity - seeing as how the movie is about to be completely disrespected by some hollywood teen idol wannabe.
Exhibit A:
the historic church where ren first meets ariel
the church door handle that the bacon surely
must have touched at some point during filming
kevin bacon stood here . . .
Exhibit B:
the site where the hi-spot hamburger joint used to be, which is now a blockbuster. this is where ariel is caught listening to (gasp) crappy synthesized no-name 80s pop. coincidentally, the hi-spot was also the place where my parents would hang out in high school.
Exhibit C:
the infamous lehi roller mills where the town that outlawed dancing couldn't stop one tank-topped kid's dream of holding a prom in a flour mill basement.
there you have it - the original "footloose" will live on in the hearts of those who know. for more movie magic, check out the music sherpa's post on Steel Days - the carnival featured in the photos is the very same one that was used in the movie "the sandlot" when the kids get sick on the carnival ride after chewing tobacco. i was there that fateful night - but alas, they wouldn't let me be one of the extras that got to have buckets of puke thrown on them.

Friday, July 20, 2007

book club

we had the first book club at the music sherpa's house and i'd say it was a great success (especially the treats - yum!) the next book is Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl. you may have a hard time tracking this one down at barnes and noble and borders, but most libraries have it. here is the link to amazon. if you want to check out the expeditions on the web, click here.

kon-tiki is one of my favorite books and i'm excited to read it again. keep in mind thor was an anthropologist and scientist so his approach is very matter of fact, but he's surprisingly good at telling a story. i hope everyone likes it!
p.s. if anyone else wants to come to the book club, you are invited - post a comment on this page and let me know.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

a perfectly good waste of time

so apparently the personality test from wasn't quite correct about me being an ENFJ. i took another test - this one from a more official psychology website and came up ISFJ - which was a bit closer to my actual personality. so i went back to the site looking for the personality test to take it again and instead found a bunch of useless quizzes.

for example:
What's Your German Name?
Your German Name is:

Veronika Konstanze

What Dessert Are You Most Like?
You Are a Brownie

Decadent and intense, you aren't for the weakhearted.
Those who can deal with your strong flavor find out how sweet you really are.

What Crappy Christmas Gift Are You?
You Are Socks!

Cozy and warm... but easily lost.
You make a good puppet.

You Are 20% Redneck

I'll slap you so hard, your clothes will be outta style.
You ain't no redneck - you're all Yankee!

Your 80s Hunk Is

Jason Bateman

all in a days work . . .

Monday, July 2, 2007

i am always interested to see what kind of results i get in personality tests. i tend to get a different diagnosis every time - ESFJ, INFJ, etc. but reading the description is pretty much right on. i can be loud, and sometimes inappropriate, but i don't think i'm bossy. i would change that to highly opinionated - is that the same thing?

You Are An ENFJ

The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.

In love, you are very protective and supporting.
However, you do need to "feel special" - and it's quite easy for you to get jealous.

At work, you are a natural leader. You can help people discover their greatest potential.
You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.

How you see yourself: Trusting, idealistic, and expressive

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Bossy, inappropriate, and loud