Friday Standings: State of the Union

Because I like making lists. Lists are cool.

Beverage: mochaccino from this ‘new’ coffee house that my friend and I discovered yesterday, and have asked two of our friends into visiting. And by “asked” I mean forced (not that they minded… much).

School: Yeah, this week was fine in terms of school. I’m sort of caught up with homework and such, and I am actually enjoying Media classes.

Music: Kelly Clarkson’s “What Doesn’t Kill You”

Crush: this dude right here


Hype: My friends and I are excited for the the new Avengers movie coming up. I, myself, am looking forward to Robert Downey, Jr. and that dude who plays Loki… and the Incredible Hulk. I just like the color green, okay?

Random: second-hand books stores are great. I bought Andersen Fairy Tales, Grimms’ Fairy Tales and a Doctor Who Traveler’s Guide all for less that £4, so win-win for me.

So this pretty much sums up the week for me. Well, it sums up what is at the forefront of my mind right now, specifically. Have a good weekend, everyone!


Celebrity Crush of the Moment: Blake Ritson


Blake Ritson is my new celebrity crush, or I suppose to be more specific it’s his character Edmund Bertram in the TV film adaptation Mansfield Park (2007). I watched the film last night (instead of working on homework, etc. but whatever ;D) and suffice to say I am in like.

Not in love, but something akin to that.

As the second son he has no prospects in inheriting a large fortune, and so he’s had his sights set on being in the clergy. He certainly looks it, I suppose… he dresses so much like Mr Collins (from Pride and Prejudice) it’s a little disconcerting. Thankfully he’s not as creepy. Ritson’s facial structure and wide eyes doesn’t help in certain angles, but I really do think he’s okay looking — either that or his acting skills was really good to make me swoon the way I did when I was watching the movie.

Don’t believe me? Watch this short clip of him — and his amour, Fanny — at the end of the film. Skip ahead until the breakfast scene because that’s where it’s the most endearing.

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Celebrity Crush of the Moment: Ethan Peck


Forgetting that he had that small role in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, I first encountered Ethan Peck in the television sitcom remake of 10 Things I Hate About You — oh, did you know there was a TV sitcom? I didn’t until I saw it on Wikipedia -_-‘ Anyway, his character is the bad boy Patrick Verona… and what can I say? I’ve become a cliché and have fallen for the rebel.

I dunno if it’s the bad boy persona (but I’m sure the leather jacket has a huge part in it), those full lips of his, his bone structure or the fact he looks too adorable to play a rebel (in my opinion, anyway)… but either way, he’s one smokin’ tamale. Or whatever it is you kids use these days. In the words of Shakespeare:

Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day?

…because man, you’re hot.

Okay, so the second line isn’t exactly Shakespeare, but you get my drift. Below are some more pictures of Ethan in his role of Patrick Verona.

Okay, so maybe I’m crushing on Ethan’s character than Ethan himself. But don’t you just love the smouldering eyes?? The tough-yet-sensitive attitude? ? The fact that he actually genuinely LIKES Kat and that they are soooo good together?? *le sigh* Ohh, to be in a Shakespearean romance… (Though, I’d rather not be in a tragedy if I can help it >_<)

Apart from the snappy, witty dialogue... why do I like the show so much?? Ohhh.



Celebrity Crush of the Moment: Will Smith


I may not be familiar with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air beyond the fact that my friend has recommended it to me a couple of times, but this scene that I stumbled upon really made me cry. I could relate to it, you know? I’ve just had a bad day and I need all the reassurance I could get, and lo and behold! I see this clip! *grin*

I can do this, you know? Survive life and all the mess it hands to you.

There’s a role model here in Will. I mean, he’s got a brilliant work ethic, a total family guy AND he’s acting range is pretty wide. From Fresh Prince to Pursuit of Happyness? Yeah ^_^ One of these days, I might just watch Hitchcock and see what all the fuss is about.

Celebrity Crush of the Moment: Dougray Scott


Knowing me and my slight obsession with stories set in history, it’s no wonder I’m making this post right now. I watched Ever After on TV last night and not only did I realize that it’s one of the movies I’ll never see myself tire from watching, but I also realized that Prince Henry look positively dashing.

Dougray Scott in his role as Prince Henry

Of course, being a crown prince and all, he had to be positively dashing. And charming. And sinfully good-looking wearing his costume.

Yes, I know that I’m gushing way too much over Dougray’s character, Prince Henry, and not enough on Dougray himself. I’m sorry — I can’t help it! I’ve searched up Dougray Scott on Google Images, but all I got was of him with short hair and modern clothes…. well, except for that one with the kilt. I am aware that expecting Dougray to look and dress like what he did on Ever After is kind of irrational, but what can I say? He looked dashing. I dunno if it’s the way Prince Henry looked or just the way the film was shot, but honestly: wow.

Here’s an excerpt from the movie when the prince proposes to Danielle (Cinderella). It’s quite romantic, if I do say so myself.

Apparently, Smart is the New Sexy

And I totally agree.

I’m not a follower of  TV shows, and if ever a particular show catches my eye, I wait until the season has ended and get a copy of the entire thing. So whenever I catch The Big Bang Theory on TV, I just flip the channel to see what else was on. But just last week, a friend of mine recommended the show as a total must-see. She even posted the link to watch it online on my Facebook wall.

I’ve recently finished watching the entirety of Season One and now I’m trudging through the beginnings of Season Two, but get this: I’m already head over heels in love with geekiness! (Not that I wasn’t before >.<)

If you haven’t heard of The Big Bang Theory before, here’s a quick overview:

Leonard, an experimental physicist who has an IQ of 173 and received his Ph.D. when he was 24 years old, shares an apartment with his colleague and friend Sheldon, a theoretical physicist who possesses a master’s degree, two Ph.D.s and an IQ of 187. Even though both left their homes and live in a rented apartment, they are the prototype of those genius geeks who share all sorts of passions such as comics, computer games or quantum physics which don’t make them very popular.

But things are about to take an unexpected turn… Penny, an attractive blonde, moves in an apartment, across the hall. Leonard falls in love with her at the first sight. Although he admits she is rosy about the gills, Sheldon doesn’t agree with her presence in their life. A waitress at the local Cheesecake Factory and also an aspiring actress, Penny will show them, step by step, how little they know about the life outside the laboratory.

Of course, let’s not forget Leonard and Sheldon’s other friends, Rajesh and Howard. The former is a particle astrophysicist who cannot speak in front of girls — well, really hot girls who smell nice. And the latter? Howard is just creepy. Very creepy. While I’m in love with Sheldon’s OCD-ness, Leonard’s hung-over-ness (??) with Penny and Rajesh’s awkwardness with the ladies, Howard is just CREEPY.

Well, this is me going off to watch more of TBBT. See ya’s! ^__^

Celebrity Crush of the Moment: Eric Bana


You won’t believe how my days have revolved around him recently. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not, but I’ve been seeing this guy in TV everywhere. I’m not exaggerating (okay, maybe I am… just a smidge). Nevertheless, it’s freaking me out a little bit.

First I saw him in Hulk a couple of days ago. Then I saw him in The Time Traveller’s Wife — a wonderful movie, a must see. And after that, I saw him in Funny People with that ridiculous Australian accent. (That was unnerving, I tell you, despite knowing he’s originally from Australia.)

Oh, and he was in Hanna as well.

It might have been a coincidence, but just right now I think I saw him in Inglorious Basterds. I’m not ever sure if he was in that movie, and I can’t make sure because I don’t feel like searching it up on Google. (Shame on me.) Anyway, I doubt he was in that movie with Brad Pitt (Troy is another matter). I’d go and watch it to check, but I don’t really want to.

Still, Eric Bana is some serious eye candy. This post might sound like me complaining, but I’m not. It was just weird seeing him everywhere, that’s all.

Celebrity Crush of the Moment: Jude Law


After watching the sci-fi action thriller Repo Men, I just totally fell in love with Jude Law. Well… not really in love in love. It’s more of a crush, really. I’m sure it’ll pass. But pass or not, I know that I’ll still respect the guy. I’m not familiar with his work, but I really liked him in Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man, Due Date) and come on, after seeing him in action in Repo Men, how could you not be hooked?

I’ll be waiting for him (along with Downey, Jr., another of my celebrity crushes) in the big screen. I heard they’re doing a sequel of Sherlock Holmes.

Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law

Smoldering eyes. Can anyone say swoon?

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows… It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

#19 – A picture and a letter

I’m forgoing the picture and instead just took a picture of a letter because frankly, I had no idea what a picture and a letter means.

In the age of e-mails Facebook, it seems like there’s no room anymore for the good old-fashioned handwritten letter. Apart from school-related letters that are really addressed to my grandparents (but I open them anyway), I never receive any mail. And even if for some wacky reason that I do, it’d most likely be typed and how written by hand.

Not to turn this into a Harry Potter related post, but that’s one of the many reasons why I like the HP universe so much. I like the pieces of parchment and the quills and the ink pots, and I like the owls and the — wait, I don’t really like the waiting for the letters to arrive part. =S

Anyway, as a girl who has strict beliefs on the written word, I would love to receive a handwritten letter one day. I vowed to myself once that I’d get myself a stationary set — complete with fountain pens and all — but I suppose procrastination gets the better of us all. ^_^

a letter

WARNING: Do not open... pfft =P

I wrote that letter above during one of my fits of melodrama. I won’t say much, but it’s a letter addressed to Future Me ‘warning’ myself that falling in ‘love’ was a dangerous thing, especially if the object of my ‘love’ is someone I can’t be with. About two paragraphs into the letter, it became a rant about how he makes me fall in ‘love’ with him even though I try not to.

Yeah, it kinda defeated the purpose.