Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights...

I went to the Museum of The Moving Image today to see the Jim Henson exhibit. If you are in the NYC area and have ever cared about anything Muppet/Henson related, you MUST go see it. I grew up on a lot of things Muppet-related, especially Sesame Street, all of the Muppet films (AND Labyrinth & The Dark Crystal), Fraggle Rock, even Muppet Babies so I was really excited to go see an exhibit about the creation of the characters & worlds that I grew up loving.

I was also fortunate enough to pick the weekend that they were screening my favorite Muppet film "The Muppets take Manhattan" - I was 5 years old again and loving every minute of it. The production designer of the film & one of the costume designers were in the audience and did a Q&A session afterward. It was great to hear some of the experiences they had while working not only on the film itself but with Jim and the rest of the Muppet family.

While in the gift shop, this conversation took place:

Me: "I don't really have a favorite Muppet. I like Gonzo, Animal, Cookie Monster & Rowlf a lot but I can't just pick a favorite."

Carrie: "I'm pretty sure your inner spirit animal is Animal from The Muppets."

Me: "Yeah, that sounds about right."

I had to get it - my 'animal' instincts just couldn't resist.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

insomnia wins this round.

it's 5:30am. i've been up for about a half hour for no valid reason. my alarm isn't supposed to go off for another hour and a half (and again a half hour from that). i've had a lot on my mind the last few days (weeks even) so my lack of sleep right now is not surprising. that doesn't make it any less annoying or inconvenient though.

i just got reintroduced into the fantastic world of graphic novels. i had forgotten how amazing they can be.

my father and i definitely have a love/hate relationship right now. he loves me and i hate him.

ringworm is a bitch. i've learned more than i ever wanted to know about it in the last week or so. fact: ringworm has nothing to do with worms but has everything to do with being AWFUL.

i dislike talking on the phone. i especially dislike having to make phone calls at work mostly for lack of privacy - if i absolutely have to make a personal phone call during the work day, i end up locking myself in the bathroom or going into one of the emergency stairwells. the only person that i feel comfortable having a long conversation with on the phone is my mom.

i just had one of the best birthdays i've had in a long time. spending it with amazing people definitely helped make it that way.

i'm pretty sure i have found one of the last genuinely good guys left in the world.
i hope i don't scare him away.

all this talk of football & seeing back to school (and even halloween!) stuff in stores makes me want to scream. and learn how to stop time.

i have insanely talented friends.

i need to buy new tap shoes soon. breaking those in are going to be a bitch.

i recently learned that my cat snores. it's hilarious.

bruises and aches from The Cyclone rollercoaster out on Coney Island are little reminders days later of how awesome it is. and also of how old i'm getting.