The Emerald City


shameless plug! (and other things)

Posted in friends,introduction,life,plugs by Scaramouche on 31 March, 2007

The Mind of Rick is the blog of one of my close friends. I think of him as a big brother to me. His name is Rick Smith, and he’s a member of the New Democrat Party here in Canada. Check out his blog, he’s got awesome opinions and is a good writer. I deeply, deeply love him and have promised to advertise. <33

In other news, um… I went to see The Last Mimzy today. It was incredible. There was this one amazing climactic moment, and I swear to god I did not breathe. I was just sitting on the edge of my seat, gaping. Totally amazing. But, I shall give no spoilers, for I am not that bad. Rainn Wilson (from the American version of The Office) was in it, and he was SO good. Very, very funny guy. I am going to see it again I believe next weekend or thereabouts.

 Also, today I went to McDonalds for the first time in about two years. Only because the toys in the Happy Meals are Wizard of Oz figurines, and if you know me at all you know that my favourite musical is Wicked, based on the Wizard of Oz. I got an Elphaba (Wicked Witch of the West) figurine, and a Cowardly Lion as well. I’m so pleased that they made Elphaba pretty; you know, not with a hook nose and a pointed chin… she’s actually really beautiful. Which is good. Elphaba is supposed to be a smouldering beauty, and that is how they portrayed her. Downside to McDonalds food: right after I ate it, I got the biggest stomachache I’ve had in ages. Seriously, I was doubled over, moaning in agony. I got over it, of course, but still. Pain.

That’s about all I have to say right now. Remember now, the website is http://mind-of-rick.blogspot.com/. I urge you all to check it out, Rick is an awesome writer. If he can’t convert you to the NDP side, nothing can. He dominates your face. <33 Love you all, goodnight!

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just random things

Posted in irritation,life,music,relationships by Scaramouche on 22 March, 2007

Okay, so this semester at school I’m taking an instrumental music course. It kicks copious amounts of ass. Today, for example, we were doing a Literacy test practice and ended up dancing and basically arsing around, while my friend Esther laughed her face off until she had no face anymore. It was glory. Unfortunately, there is a slight fly in the ointment. A fly named Brendan.

He’s a friend of mine, and he’s not actually in my class, but he signs in anyway because he has a spare. He plays clarinet, and I’m sure he’s good at it, but now he’s trying to learn flute (my instrument). He keeps trying to get me to teach him. He seems to have no comprehension of the fact that I have work to do too! I’m there because it’s my class that I love and want to finish on time. I am NOT there to teach him in his futile endeavour.

Music really is one of my favourite things in the world. I couldn’t live without it. It’s my ambition to be on Broadway (I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned that before, but I’m pretty sure I have) and I intend to make it. I sing. I sing every day and I never stop. I love singing. I’m good, too. I will actually be performing sometime soon. Springtime, I think. I know I’ll be singing “Moon River”, and “Cry Me A River” (the jazz one, not Justin Timberlake) if I can find it. It will be fantastical. Also, probably the first time I’ll be singing for my boyfriend. I’m scared.

<(^_^<) (>^_^)> It dances! <(^_^<) (>^_^)>

drifting away

Posted in change,relationships,society by Scaramouche on 19 March, 2007

You know who they are. They’re the people who used to laugh with you and be your friends. They’re the people who hugged you when you were sad, who made you smile when you were lonely. They’re the ones you thought would be your friends forever.

But it didn’t happen, did it? Years passed, and the friends you swore you’d be with forever slipped away. They became just faces in the halls of life. You’d pass by them and not remember their names, when once you’d have known all their secrets. They change, turn into entirely new people, but somehow you still look at them and remember who they were Before. When life was innocent and the world was yours to explore.

The thing is, they grew up while you remained the same as ever. The girls became beautiful and vain, preening themselves in class and not listening to a word the teachers said, and the boys became taller, stronger, and less prone to undesired squeaks in the middle of a sentence. They all matured, and became People, while you stayed a child. You never knew that people could leave their old selves behind so fast.

It feels strange, leaving them all behind. You realize, though, that they are not the same person. Like jackals, they sense that you are weaker, unwilling to give in to the pressures of becoming Just Like Them, and they attack. You have to eat or be eaten. So you fight back, and end up hating the ones you once swore you’d love forever. It happens and we are powerless to stop it.

It will happen to all of us. Even the best of friends part ways eventually. So seize the moment! Tell your friends you love them and hang on to them as much as you can.  Life is waiting to rip you apart. So when it does, be sure that you’ve lived this friendship as much as you possibly can.

oh hell yes.

Posted in happiness,relationships by Scaramouche on 18 March, 2007

My life RULES. Seriously. I can’t picture a time when I was happier than I am right now. Last night… well, it was brilliant. BRILLIANT. I spent, like, three hours alone with my boyfriend whom I love more than anything, and it was fantastic. I swear to God, I could never ever find someone more perfect than him. I think… no, I KNOW I’m going to spend the rest of my life with him.

It’s love at first sight, isn’t it? I saw him, and… everything just fell into place. Some would say we’re going too fast, and it’s true that we have only been together for just over a week, but… my god, how could it be more perfect? We have so much in common, we love each other, and we both know it. I love him. I love him so much.

There are those, of course, who would see this post and dismiss it as the lovesick ramblings of a teenage girl in the throes of a new relationship. I am telling you, DO NOT think this. I can tell that this looks ridiculous, and that it doesn’t appear to have any meaning… but to me, this has all the meaning in the world.

I love him. What more can I really say?

fascinating.

Posted in introduction by Scaramouche on 16 March, 2007

Well, this is an interesting development. I seem to have acquired a blog of my very own. Now, for the most part, my blogs have been solely on LiveJournal and MySpace, so this should be an extremely new, if not downright bizarre, experience. I was told that this is infinitely better than the aforementioned blogs, so I’ll give it a shot.

By the way, I don’t usually write like this, but under the circumstances I feel it is appropriate. Something about this website demands propriety and dignity, and none of the usual “OMGWTFLOLZORZ” claptrap one usually sees on the Internet. Probably the font I’m using. Good heavens, it feels stiff and English.

Well, I shall end this rather laborious task of writing, as truly anything more I write will be merely cliches and other such nonsense. Adieu.