Friday, August 27, 2010

Life is Good Today

This picture-though taken in the summer, describes my life right now. Interpret it as you will.

Sorry it's been forever and a day.
Life is good.
But tiring.
I got to school at 6:40.
Come home at 5:40.
Do homework.
It's a pretty good deal....
Oh! There is something exciting to mention.....
I, RatalieNose was lucky enough to be casted in Snoopy! The Musical, in the role of Peppermint Patty!!!
My good friend Steven got the role of Charlie
and I just know we're gonna have a great time!
The shows in December so I"ll let ya'll know
the exact dates and such when it gets closer.
First football game of the season tonight.
A big group of us girls are driving out there even though it's away.
It's kinda weird....this'll be my last first high school football game.
Crazy huh?
Anywho, that's the latest and greatest of Ratalie.
Love you all!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

High School Happiness Part Two

Yes, oddly enough, going back to school, starting my senior year, falls under "happiness" not "horrors." An interesting twist to my usual school starting attitude.... You might remember my post from a year ago, informing you of all the horrors that Junior year was going to bring me. Well, it didn't disappoint. Last year was one of the hardest my very short life, so I decided to give myself a little break-have a little fun with school.
Here's my schedule:
A-Cantori/Show Choir
2-English 101/102
3-AP Gov
(with the best teacher known to mankind!)
4-Student Council
(Director of Staff and Student Recognition)
5-Honor Choir
but swim isn't till after school so I actually just sit around for an hour-LOVE it!
Holler at your right-brained girl!!!!!
Just thinking about my schedule makes me smile-no math, no science!
I mean, I'll probably pay dearly for this once I get to college...but for now, for once in my life, I'm living in the moment and trying not to get to far ahead of myself!
Goals for My Senior Year
1. Straight A's
2. Swim my 50 free under 39 seconds
3. Sail past Superman
4. Be a friend to everyone-especially people who are having a rough time
5. Finish the Book of Mormon
My Theme Song for the Year: Dynamite by Taio Cruz
"I throw my hands up in the air sometimes.
Saying ay-oh, gotta let go.
I wanna celebrate and live my life.
Saying ay-oh, baby let's go."
This is my year-and nothings going to hold me back.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ratalie Reviews: Summer Movies

This has been a great summer for several reasons.
One of them being there have been so many great movies!
I've seen four in the last week alone, it was great!
So when I do things...I need structure. For these movie reviews, I will have structure, that's when my mind works best.
So I'll give the movie an emotion rating 1-5, depending on how strong of emotions the movie made me feel.
Then I'll say my favorite part or thing about the movie.
Then I'll sings the praises of my favorite actor/actress before I give it an overall rating 1-10 on movie excellence.
Okay here we go:
Okay you all know what I thought about this one...(if you don't know, I LOVED it.)
I saw it for the fourth time on Saturday, it was just as good as the first!
Emotion:4-I cried, wanted to kill people and makeout with others. Tres magnifico!
Fave Part: I have two. Edward and Bella's bedroom/proposal scene and Jacob and Bella's makeout. Am I a teenage girl or what? Bahaha
Fave Actor: Riley. The dude is, first of all, HAWT, but he also behaved exactly like Book Riley would've! Loved him!
Overall Excellence: 8

SO SO SO CUTE!!! LOVED the first two, was super worried about this one but Pixar, once again did not let me down!
Emotion: 3.86- I was angry at Lotso for the majority of the movie and super sad when they all almost died in the furnace!
Fave Part: Again I have two- all of Ken and Barbie's scenes-HILARIOUS. When she was cutting up his clothes I think I almost peed my pants. Also the ending when Andy plays with his toys with Bonnie for the last time. Love.
Fave Actor: Ken. Hands down. HILARIOUS.
Overall Excellence: 9

Bahahaha I laugh just thinking about it!
Emotion: 3- Mostly I was just sad for the girls the whole time, oh and I was ticked at the old scientist dude.
Favorite Part: Watching Gru turn into a daddy!!! SO SO CUTE!
Fave Character(s): The Minions!! For sure!! SO entertaining!!! Love them!
Overall Excellence: 9

Okay, I'm not gonna lie. This one was built up too much for me. The previews looked AMAZING so I had high expectations, and....well it was just a little weird.....
Emotion: 3- I think I should've felt more than I did, afterall it was mostly about death! When Zac threw his little fit and was throwing things everywhere...I mean, it was HAWT definately...but that's about it.
Fave Part: The sailboat race at the very beginning-SO HAWT, plus you see the precious brotherly bond!!!! Oh and when Charlie saves Tess with his body heat. When he first started taking off her clothes I was like "What the???"
Fave Actor: Uh...Zac...duh...him shirtless on the sailboat made seeing the whole movie worth it.
Overall Excellence: 7

I have one word for you: ADORE.
Emotion: 5- I BAWLED. Yeah I'm a baby. But here's the thing, I've always been the Ramona of my family. I even look like her for crying out loud! Near the end of the movie when she gets yelled at by her dad, who had-till that point- always been on her side, I lost it. I really REALLY identified with Ramona, especially with her sadness and frustration of being left behind. The whole last half hour of the movie really hit home with me.
Fave Part: The whole thing! I doubt I could pick one specifc part. All of Ramona's faces are CLASSIC. SO SO funny! Oh! When she boings Susan's curls-I almost died. That part of the book has always been one of my favorites!
Fave Actress: Okay, so I admit, John Corbett was an awesome Mr. Quimby. But the little girl who played Ramona was PHE.NOM.ENAL. She was sooooooo darling and perfect for the part!! Wow I adore her!
Fave Quotes: "YOU have a LOVE life??"
"Who would love a girl named Beezus?"
Overall Excellence: 10

Now for the motherload: the cinematic experience of the century!!! DUDE. I have two words for you: BEYOND EPIC.
Emotion-5-so intense and emotionally draining! I left feeling exhausted! Love it!
Favorite Part: The"Give me a kiss."scene. Priceless. Plus all the cool dreams!
Fave Actors: Oh man I can't just choose one! We'll go top 3.
Leo-LOVE/ADORE/PRAISE him. The man is...indescribably fabulous!!!!!
Joseph Gordon Leavitt- Oh my holy crap. He is sexy and genius and sassy and versatile and I love him. From 500 Days of Summer to this? What the??
And lastly but not leastly- Ellen Freakin' Page. BR.IL.LI.AN.T. She slays me with her talent! The entire cast was downright genius!!!! Okay I lied, one more, the girl who played Mal, dude, she SCARED the CRAP out of me!! She's amazing!!!
Other Fave Thing: Once you get past all the crazy dreams, all the intensity and insanity, you have one of the most beautiful love stories ever written.
For reals.
It's gorgeous!!!!
Overall Excellence: 10!!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

7 Things You Never Wanted to Know About Ratalie

So despite my being an MIA Flakey Blogger....the ever-fabulous Chloe has bestowed this lovely award upon me!!!
I am now required to post 7 things about myself. Since this is the Versatile Blogger award, I will try to make the facts as such.
7 Versatile Facts About RatalieNose
1. Last night I threw a Taylor Lautner Lover's Party-yes it was amazing.
2. For the first fifteen years of my life, I was convinced that I was going to be on Broadway.
3. I once made a list of all the boys I've liked....there are over 3o names.
4. My dream life is to travel the world teaching underprivelaged children how to read.
5. I am in my third year of student council. My position is "Director of Staff and Student Recognition"
6. I'm really good at coming up with plans and schemes....not so good, however, at following through with them.
7. I don't believe in having one best friend.
Now for the matter of regifting this.....
Honestly....if you're reading this post, it means you're awesome and versatile.
So take the award!
Post it on your blog and do the 7 things, then pass it on.
Ratalie Loves You!