no death cab for me

I woke up this morning to find out that the Death Cab for Cutie concert on 11/13 is sold out. WTF. The tickets went on sale at 10am and I logged on to Ticketmaster at 11:30. This sucks. I was looking forward to it — I haven’t been to a concert since Justin Timberlake and Matchbox 20 in 2003 (!!!). *sigh*

Oh well, at least there are other things to be happy about, like…

The new Harry Potter trailers!!! They are here and here. The Yule Ball and Triwizard Tournament scenes just make me incredibly happy. And I can’t help but fall in love with Viktor/Hermione. I adore the way he kisses her hand and twirls her around at the Yule Ball. SOCUTE. And seeing Harry all stutter-y and nervous as he’s talking to Cho Chang… SQUEE. I am SO. EXCITED.

The audio section of the official RENT site has been updated with clips of the entire soundtrack. YAY. I’ve been anxious to hear some of Rosario Dawson’s solos and I’m pleasantly surprised. Listening to the clips makes me want to pre-order the soundtrack. November’s going to be a great month for movies. 🙂

In TV news, I watched the series premiere of Everybody Hates Chris. There was a preview DVD in last week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly so I thought I would check it out. It is freaking HILARIOUS. The father is already my favorite character (he has the BEST lines) and the kid that plays Chris is a total natural. I hope the show does well — I would love to have a sitcom on my TV schedule again. Anyway, it premieres this coming Thursday so check it out!

I spent most of my Saturday watching my Popular season 1 DVDs. I think I watched maybe 2 episodes when the show was originally airing and I didn’t really care for it. But I got the DVDs as part of a free promotion almost a year ago so I thought it was time to finally take them out of the packaging. I popped the first disc into the DVD player and ended up watching 9 episodes… straight. It is *much* better than I remember. It’s funny, though, while I like the show, I don’t really love any of the characters. Well, maybe Harrison — he’s awesome. The girls are just so difficult to empathize with. Especially Sam (Carly Pope). I want to be on her side but then she does something so petty, I just want to smack her. She drives me crazy. Nicole (Tammy Lynn Michaels) and Mary Cherry (Leslie Grossman) are so awesomely bad, though. I can’t stand them but I can’t help but laugh at their antics. I read that the second season was a huge disappointment compared to season 1 (something about network involvement — stupid WB!). It’s such a great, campy show… it’s too bad.

Anyway, I’m excited for the Emmys tonight. I want to see Kristen Bell perform! Aww. 🙂

Forgot to mention that I added a few new wallpapers to last weekend. I finished those wallpapers *months* ago and recently found them on my hard drive. I really wish I had the motivation to make fanart. I haven’t made anything in ages. I miss it.