On Monday, I saw the new movie Jurassic World in 3D. It was about two kids who went to visit their aunt in the Jurassic World theme park. Their aunt ran the park and she was one of the scientists who took care of the dinosaurs. The park had all kinds of attractions such as a dinosaur petting zoo, underwater show, and vehicles that drive drove people around. In the underwater show, an aquatic dinosaur ate a shark all in one bite! I would HIGHLY recommend seeing this movie before it comes out on Red Box.
Last night I went to the midnight premiere of Catching Fire. It was amazing! I had never been to a midnight premiere before — the whole experience was so exciting. I was excited the whole day looking forward to seeing the movie. It did not disappoint. The movie was so awesome. I thought it followed the book better than the first one. Not saying the first movie was bad by any means. Catching Fire had my attention the whole time. Katniss’s outfits, Peeta’s kindness, and Haymitch being Haymitch really holds your attention through the whole movie. I am ready to go see it again. I also want to read the Hunger Games books again. The movie makes you love all the characters and the storyline so much more. Go see Catching Fire!
The first time I read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” I hated it. Now you should know that I rarely use the word “hate” because it’s such a strong word. However, I really, really disliked the book. I guess I wasn’t prepared for a book exposing all of the 1920s immorality. However, as this book was on my required summer reading list, and since I’d have to take a test on it for my high school college credit English course in the coming fall semester, I read it for a second time. And the second time I read it was the time I fell in love with “Gatsby.” Everything just came alive to me. The lavishness of Gatsby’s parties, the Jazz Age music and dance, the heat of the air conditioning-less summer in New York, the intensity among Nick, Jordan, Gatsby, and Tom as they sat in a parlor in the city, the ever-omniscient eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg – I immediately understood why this book is considered an American classic. Now, my copy of “Gatsby” sits in a prominent place on my bookshelf among my other favorite books such as “Jane Eyre” and “Como Agua Para Chocolate,” aka “Like Water for Chocolate.” (But, in case you’re wondering, I have the Spanish version of that book because it’s a Mexican folklore/romantic tale and because I was super into learning Spanish when I first read it.)
About a year ago, I heard that this book was going to be made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby. I impatiently waited to see it. And last night, I saw the movie for the second time. I went with my friend, and we had an absolute blast. Everyone in the theater with us was very into the movie, and, at various points throughout the movie, you could hear the entire audience gasp, sniffle, cry, and laugh.
If you haven’t yet seen the movie, I definitely recommend it. And if you’ve never read the book, I recommend that you read it at least twice. It’s totally worth it.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into
Wow, I’m more than half way done with my first year at Fontbonne. I plan on hanging out with my friends that are coming back into town. We normally play video games and meet up to do something fun, like seeing a movie. I also plan on helping my dad finish rebuilding our deck and build a fire pit.
I’ve got another busy week ahead of me, which is the way I like it. Especially when the week is spent doing things I want and choose to do.
Wednesday night, FAB (Fontbonne Activities Board) is hosting a free event at Wild Country. So, I will be line-dancing the night away in my cowgirl boots!
Thursday night there is going to be a “Meet and Mingle” event at Fontbonne. Professionals that work in the fashion industry will be here to talk about their careers and open to any questions that students may have. Although this may not seem very fun, I am looking forward to it. I am hoping to learn about more internship opportunities. Plus, it’ll be a great event for networking.
Friday and Saturday I will be working. But that’s okay, because after I get off Saturday, it will be movie night in the meadow! As part of my internship, I will be helping set up for the event. This will be the fourth time this semester that Fontbonne has played a movie outside on the giant projector. So far, we’ve watched The Hunger Games, The Avengers, and 21 Jump Street. The title for this Saturday is yet to be announced. Students had the chance to vote this time. Some of the choices were Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Little Rascals, Goonies, Lion King, Fever Pitch, etc. I would like any of them, but Monsters Inc. won my vote. I LOVE Disney Pixar films. And, the Monsters Inc. sequel is coming out June 2013, so I’m already getting pumped for that!
Have a great week. It’s important to work hard, but don’t forget to play every once and awhile too!
Thanksgiving is done. Black Friday is long gone. It is time to throw up those Christmas decorations and start watching Christmas movies! Every year after Thanksgiving we put up my tree to some Christmas tunes and bake cookies to “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” I would have to say it is my favorite time of year! I count down the days until snow, hot chocolate, and Christmas lights. I LOVE that Fontbonne really gets into decorating around campus! It really helps me stay in the Christmas spirit! Happy Christmas Season to All!
So.. I feel bad for not really introducing myself in my very first blog, but I was just really excited to get started on it. I apologize! My name is Brittny Radley and I am a sophomore here at Fontbonne University! I am majoring in Elementary Education (but also thinking of maybe switching to Secondary Education-Psychology). It’s a long decision process, but I am just making sure I make the right one. I play Women’s Soccer here at FBU, and I enjoy it very much!
So this past week I went and saw Paranormal Activity 2 with some of my Fontbonne friends. And let me tell you, I was a very scared girl that night! I came back to my dorm and every sound I heard my heart would pound! I saw the first one last year with the same people, and I believe the 2nd is scarier, just to warn everyone! If you are going to watch it, be prepared to jump AND scream. I did both…the WHOLE movie. It is a perfect movie for this time of year though. Either this “home video” style horror film or maybe a visit to St. Louis’s #1 haunted house, The Darkness, is a good choice for this Halloween!
I also just attended the Blues game on Friday, October 22, as they took on the Chicago Blackhawks. It was an amazing game to attend. If you have never been to a Blues game, I definitely suggest you go to one! They are always so exciting and entertaining. We ended up winning 4-2, which means a free Big Mac for everyone that was at the game!! This game was the 3rd sell out game this year, which is just so amazing! I love being in atmosphere of the Scott Trade Center on game day, and I love hearing those three words that will never get old: “LET’S GO BLUESSS!!”