Saturday, October 4, 2008

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

FANTASTIC MOVIE! I am glad we decided to see this instead of Burn After Reading (which I still want to see). It was a perfect date night movie and Todd was so adventurous afterward. Too bad we live in stupid Boca Raton and have no big city to walk around and get lost in.

I am becoming a serious Michael Cera fan. He is just funny, and I can't imagine him being a different person outside of his persona in movies. That has just got to be how is in real life. Kat Dennings was sarcastically fabulous. Norah is the type of person I like to hang with. I love smart asses. There isn't a plot to the movie. It is just a fun loving, lighthearted romantic comedy that makes your heart smile. I loved the gay band mates - what a riot. Loved the dialogue between the two about what to name the band. And the scene where one of the gay boys gives Kat a bra to get rid of her "uni-boob" (how that woman ever had a uni-boob is beyond me) and then Nick notices that his friend has that "same bra" later in the movie. haha! (No sex scenes here ladies n gents. Besides, can you imagine Cera in a sex scene? LMAO. I feel dirty even thinking about him that way. He just shouldn't....ever. The point they brought it too was bad enough.) Norah's friend was a complete mess. Her freakin piece of gum became it's own character. All in all, I loved the flick. I am easy to please.

Todd was surprised to see the car Nick drove. It's a Yugo, which I knew nothing about. Hubs schooled me on the way home. Quite the interesting history. Check it out.

We had some good Asian food after. Todd had green curry and I had UNAGI! YUM!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Brooke Fraser

Last night, the topic in Human Behavior class was empowerment, so professor asked what empowered us. I told him my drive for educating ppl about genocide, however that is expressed in behavioral terms. The turning point for me was seeing the movie Hotel Rwanda. After class, Sharon told me about Brooke Fraser, a New Zealand songstress who visited (and continues to visit every year) Rwanda. She met a man there who urged her to meet an orphan named Albertine. Albertine touched Brooke deeply, and they asked her to tell the world about what she saw in their country. She made the promise, and released an album named Albertine, named after the sweet orphan. The title track shares the name, and the song is beautiful


I am sitting still
I think of Angelique
Her mother’s voice over me
And the bullets in the wall where it fell silent

And on a thousandth hill
I think of Albertine
There in her eyes what I don’t see
With my own


Now that I have seen
I am responsible
Faith without deeds is dead
Now that I have held you
In my own arms
I cannot let go ‘til you are

I am on a plane
Across a distant sea
But I carry you in me
And in the dust on, the dust on my feet



And I’ll tell the world
I will tell them where I’ve been
I will keep my word
I will tell them, Albertine


I am on a stage
A thousand eyes on me
I will tell them, Albertine
I will tell them, Albertine

The lyrics "now that I have seen, I am responsible" are so inherently true across all social issues. It is our job to educate other about injustices. We can't turn a blind eye. We have an obligation to humanity to try...

SO GET WITH IT! Help Darfur, the DRC, Burma, Iraq - and countless others!
STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition
Genocide Intervention Network