hp gof dvd

Picked up the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD! WHEE. There’s so many great special features that I’ve only had the chance to watch the following:

Deleted Scenes
I’m a sucker for trio scenes so the deleted scenes were great — specifically this scene by the fireplace and this scene on the school grounds (look at how cute they are with their scarves!).

Interviews with the Cast
I never realized how shy Rupert was in interviews. It’s so cute how hesitant and reserved he is when answering questions. Dan and Emma, on the other hand, are enthusiastic and eloquent. They really are a lot like characters in some ways. Some interesting tidbits — Dan has a crush on Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, Dan is looking forward to doing the kissing scene with Cho Chang in the OotP, and Emma reveals that she had such a hard time getting through the scene in CoS where she runs through the Great Hall to hug Dan that they had to freeze the hug by a few seconds when editing the movie because all the takes were too short (aww!).

Preparing the Yule Ball
This feature totally made me smile! I loved seeing the kids all dressed up but seeing them practice the dance choreography was golden. 😀 And poor Dan. Both he and Mike Newell commented on his absolute lack of dancing abilities. Heh. But my favorite part was when various people were talking about Hermione’s big entrance down the stairs and Dan said “Emma was never ugly, she’s always been quite beautiful, so I was kinda like you’re just even more beautiful.” LOVE. It must be my Harry/Hermione love turning itself into Dan/Emma shippiness. 😛

Anyway, Project Runway (spoiler)!

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feb books

OMG. The Project Runway reunion show is HILARIOUS. BEST THING EVER. It also made my Zulema hate flare up and I officially think Daniel Franco is creepy. Also, what was up with Guadalupe? She was drunk or stoned. Probably both. Oh man. That was SO MUCH fun.

Anyway, books! Here’s my update for February…

03. General’s Daughter by Nelson DeMille, 512 p
I am loving Nelson DeMille’s books right now. This is an engaging and actually, really sad military detective story. I loved all the layers to the mystery and just COULD NOT put it down. Highly recommended.
04. School of Dreams by Edward Humes, 400 p
I only read this book because it’s about my former high school (a small public magnet school in southern CA — Whitney High). I wanted to see what a journalist would have to say about WHS after spending a year amongst the students. It definitely didn’t capture *my* high school experience but that’s not what it’s about. Instead, the book is a study about the reasons for Whitney’s success and why its students do so well. It’s an interesting read.
05. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, 432 p
This was recced to me by Sarah. It was a much darker book than I thought it would be but I loved it. My only complaint is that some things aren’t fully explained (ie. the purpose of the Order and what Gemma means to them) but I assume that’s because this book was always meant to have a sequel. I don’t know if I can wait for Rebel Angels to be released in paperback — I want some answers!

Right now I’m reading another Nelson DeMille book called Spencerville. So far, so good. 🙂

project runway

Didn’t watch the Super Bowl but I do want to say that I think Hines Ward is cuuuute.

So I found a new show this weekend… Project Runway! I only saw the last 4 episodes but I’m totally hooked. I can’t believe I managed to stay away this long. It’s about Fashion! And Clothes! Otherwise known as stuff I love! Right now my favorite designer is Daniel. From what I’ve seen, he would have an awesome runway show. I also really like Chloe. Her designs are simple and not really anything mind-blowing but there’s just something very relatable and wearable about them. They would translate really well to “real life.” The PR show is this coming Friday at Fashion Week. I can’t wait to see the designs for the Top 3! I blame this new obsession all on Rob (yes, my boyfriend!) and Nicola. THANKYOUVERYMUCH.

I am now caught up on One Tree Hill… am I the only one who cringes during scenes between Brooke and Lucas? And no, not because I don’t like the pairing… but because it seems so awkward to watch Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray in romantic situations. I know they’re professionals but they’re getting a divorce! That just seems harsh.

And because Alie said so… 😉

Ground Rules: Name your Top 20 List Of Lust, in no particular order. Your neighbor or grade school teacher doesn’t count. The list can be male, female or mixed. They can be real life celebrities or characters in a movie or TV show. For example, you might want to gag Mariska Hargitay, while still lusting after Butchy McFabulous Olivia Benson. Tag 5 people on your flist to do this meme.

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