Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Five (31)

1. Hey! I got into an MFA program! That's some exciting news! I'll share more info on here once everything is all finalized, but...yay!


2. I came home yesterday to find that my sweet dog Gunner had a bloody face. I was SO sad. It seems like he got some tree sap or something sticky stuck in the fur right under his eye and it made the fur all matted. Then he was scratching it at and the scratching ripped the matted fur from his face, causing it to bleed. Then the blood mixed in with the matted fur mess and made a bloody matted fur mess, which made for one sad looking doggie.

Isn't this the saddest face you've ever seen? Luckily you can't see the bloody matted fur mess in this pic...it's under his left eye

My poor boy. It didn't even seem like it was hurting him all that much, he just seemed embarrassed about it. He got a little bit of blood on the (white) couch, and he damn near killed himself trying to lick it away so I wouldn't see. (Out, damned spot!) It took some effort, and some coaxing with treats to get him to come out from where he was hiding under the table, but I finally got him all fixed up and as good as new. Or new-ish. We won't talk about what had to happen to his adorable face and haircut to get that matted fur mess figured out. I have a feeling poor Gunner is going to be embarrassed for a little bit longer.


3. Did you guys know they are making another movie version of Romeo and Juliet? I know, I totally agree that they pretty much achieved perfection with that Leo and Claire Danes version, and I was ready to write it off, too. But then I took a look at the cast list and saw this little gem.

DAMIAN LEWIS as Lord Capulet

I love Damian Lewis. He's ridiculously hot. I mean, come ON. British ginger? Hot ginger with an accent? Red hair and from England?! There aren't enough noms in the world. And it looks like a British cast, which means DAMIAN LEWIS SPEAKING IN HIS HOT BRITISH ACCENT.

So, needless to say, I am now TOTALLY ON BOARD with this new version of Romeo and Juliet. And I am drooling over how badass the scene when Lord Capulet rages on Juliet is going to be with Hot Damian Lewis's mad acting skillz.

"Thursday is near; lay hand on heart, advise. 
An you be mine, I'll give you to my friend; 
And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, 
For, by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee, 
Nor what is mine shall never do thee good: 
Trust to't, bethink you; I'll not be forsworn."


I know not everyone shares my love for all things ginger, but come ON

(Is anyone else LOL-ing over the fact that Claire Danes was Juliet in the Leo version and now Damian Lewis is playing Lord Capulet, Juliet's dad, in this version and they are both in Homeland together? Or is that just me?)

(And does anyone else feel old swooning over the DAD and not the love interest? The senior citizen discount is right around the corner for me.)


4. I fully realize that I haven't yet blogged The John Green Experience. Don't worry. It's still coming. I could never forget about my face time with John Green. I'm just trying to decide if I should blog the PG version or the PG-13 version. (Yes, there is a PG-13 version. Ha.)


5. Do you guys have a good feeling about February? Because I totally have a good feeling about February. I know it's only been a little over a week, but things have just been so positive so far. Good things have been happening, I've been feeling good and happy. I hope I don't look back at this post at the end of the month and wonder what the heck I was thinking, but, seriously...I've been in a good writing groove, work has been pretty mellow, I have an awesome student teacher, I got that MFA news...I just feel good things brewing. Let's keep it up, February!

Happy weekend, all! xoxo

27 comments:

  1. Good February? Everything is aligned for you to have a good 2012!

    Poor Gunner. Glad everything is okay with him!

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    1. I hope so!

      Oh man, Gunner is NOT okay. :-( Poor guy had to go to the vet and get staples in his face! I'm so sad about it!

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  2. Jessica, not only do I share your first name, but I also share your love of the ginger men. I am lucky enough to have married one who, also lucky for me, has been compared to Damian Lewis on more than one occasion. Oh, that boy... If he had a British/Irish/Scottish accent, I don't think I'd ever let him out of my sight!

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  3. Congrats on getting into the MFA program! So excited for you. Can't wait to hear more about it. Sounds like February (and this year) are going well for you. So far February hasn't been great for me, but I'm hoping things will turn around soon!

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    1. Things will be turning around for you any day now!

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  4. Yay for good Februaries! Congrats on the MFA program; can't wait to hear more about it.

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to share once I get it all figured out. Yay!

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  5. I'm not sure about February, but I think good things are coming this year, for sure!

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  6. Aw, man! I hope the fur baby is back to his regular self ASAP. Congrats on the MFA news, too! It HAS been a good February for you so far!

    Whenever someone mentions the Leo/Clare version of R&J, I feel compelled to point out that the soundtrack to that movie BLEW MY FREAKIN' MIND. All these years later, it's still a go-to writing album for me.

    And yeah, I'm digging the British ginger as well... :)

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    1. YES. The soundtrack to that movie is so, so amazing. I love it so much. Some of the songs STILL give me chills!

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  7. G-boy's sad face is just too much!
    Where did this dog come from? He's out of this world good!

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  8. Congrats on the MFA acceptance!

    Also, I vote PG13 version.

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  9. Yay on the MFA :D Congrats and cannot wait to read more about it soon! Your dog is really adorable and that sad face of his could break anybody´s heart...

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    1. He has the sad face down pat, doesn't he? He has all the expressions, actually. He's a very expressive boy.

      I'll share all the MFA details as soon as I get them figured out!:-)

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  10. Congrats on getting into the MFA program! I like your positive outlook for February :) And Damian Lewis--yes! So good in Band of Brothers. And have you watched Homeland? I was impressed with how clever it was.

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    1. You know, I never even watched Band of Brothers. I only discovered him through Homeland, which I LOVE. I can't wait for the second season.

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  11. Congrats on getting into an MFA program! That's really exciting. :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it. Hopefully everything works out and I can start this summer!

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  12. Actually, I'm swooning over Daddy Dearest also, so you can't be *that* old =) Also, I just looked up the love interest, and he's, like, 19. Which is sort of creepy. So, um, no thanks.

    Congrats on the MFA program!

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    1. Yeah...Romeo is a little younger than the typical love interest, so that makes me feel a little less like an old woman. Haha.

      Thanks!

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  13. I'm all in for a wonderful February! Here's hoping...

    Congrats on the MFA program! Very exciting.

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  14. Congrats on the MFA program, Jess. That's so exciting! Can't wait to hear more details about it. And, I'm with you, I love the gingers.

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  15. I am excited about the new R&J, if nothing else for just a new adaptation that I might use clips of in English class. :-) I LOVE BAZ LURHMAN and the 1996 R&J but I think that a new one needs to come along like this every once in a while to peak a new generation's interest. I am excited about Ed Westwick as Tybalt! I concur about Damian Lewis, as well. Is he old enough for Capulet, though?

    Congrats on your MFA program!

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