Fangirl Friday- March 2

Fangirl Friday is hosted by my awesome pal Evil Eva over at Nancy Drew is My Homegirl. It’s where we spazz over our latest obsessions.

1. Man or a Muppet- You guys, how adorable is it that this song won an Oscar?  I loved this movie (and all of the songs) and I loved the acceptance speech because…accent alert… I didn’t realize that Brett McKenzie was from New Zealand.

2. Spreading the Adam Love-So it’s no secret that I love Adam from If I Stay/Where She Went.  He is totally and completely swoonworthy on every level.  This week I got my friend Tammy (this is a different Tammy from the one I mentioned last week. I surround myself with Tammies) finally got a chance to read WSW and her reaction was stellar.  I mean, she loved it OF COURSE.  But when I walked over to her car in the school parking lot the other day, she was in the middle of reading it. She didn’t say hello or anything. She got out of the car and said...SPOILER ALERT. CLOSE YOUR EYES IF YOU HAVE NOT READ IT…”SHE.  HAS . HIS.  GUITAR. OMG.”  I was like, I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yea for spreading the Adam love!

3.  Did you realize that it’s March?  March means The Hunger Games. It’s almost here.

Just. Sayin.

4.  The Princess Diaries– I don’t think it should matter that I’ve read this book so many times I can possibly recite it.  Or that I have a ginromous stack of books on my nightstand. Books I haven’t actually read. I still decided to read it the other day. Why? Because what could be better than seeing Michael tease Mia about her postnuclear Armageddon  life mate choice of Josh Richter (bad choice Mia!) or  reading about all of those moments when Michael is tutoring Mia in Algebra and their knees sort of brush together? Or course, all she’s busy doing is freaking out about her breast size (I hear ya, girl) and about how bad it sucks that she’s a princess–but she comes to her senses eventually.  Those books never get old for me.

Look out War and Peace cos this shizz is epic

5. Romeo & Juliet- The Baz  Luhrmann version.  I was thinking about the fact that Luhrmann is doing The Great Gatsby (holy crap I love that book) right now with Leonardo DiCaprio and that got me thinking about how much I loved his version of Romeo and Juliet. Of course I love the Franco Zeffirelli version too.

Oh my goodness. Aren't they beautiful?

But for some reason, the BL one spoke to me a little more. I loved the casting and the music and the imagery.  It was perfect.  I’ve been listening to the soundtrack alot lately and I’m primed to watch it today while everyone is at school (since there is no episodes of The Vampire Diaries until March. What. The. Heck?)

And can I get a sigh for Leonardo DiCaprio? I’m so 90’s.

8 thoughts on “Fangirl Friday- March 2

  1. Candice’s Fangirl Replies:
    1) Muppets + Oscar = AMAZING!!!!!
    2) Need to read. Need to read. NEED TO READ!!!
    3) I seriously thought the Hunger Games came out on 3/8 only to find out last night that it comes out on 3/23. Epic Fail. But more time for me to get my costume ready for the movie!
    4) I want to reread Forever Princess now! I seriously get the tingly toes just thinking about how swoony Michael was in that one!
    5) Baz Luhrmann is my FAVORITE! I was a freshman in HS when his version of Romeo and Juliet came out and, since R&J is the Shakespeare play all freshmen read, we got to watch it in class – mostly because the one from the 60s had nudity in it. GASP!

    And that ends Candice’s Fangirl Replies 🙂

    • There was some buttage in the old R&J. I may have rewound my VCR (remember those?) when I was a teenager, just to make sure. And yes, I think you should most definitely re-read Forever Princess. Michael is always swoony but when he texted Mia “I’m not sorry and I’ll wait” I wanted to DIE. Nothing better than a makeout with a hot guy who created a robotic arm to prove to the world that he’s worthy of your love. 🙂

  2. i was OBSESSED with the Claire Danes/Leonardo DiCaprio version of Romeo and Juliet!!! i watched it (via VHS, baby!) soooo many times. It payed off though. When we read Romeo and Juliet in high school, i totally aced the test on it. Thanks Baz Luhrmann for making Shakespeare totally watchable!
    i had SUCH a huge crush on Leo! That scene at the Capulets party when they first meet? And of course the balcony scene. Le sigh!

    Also, Michael Moscovitz 4ever!!! 🙂

    • Oh that part when they first see each other. And he’s dressed as Prince Charming!!! And then that look on his face as it changes from a smile to confusion when he says all slowly, “She’s a Capulet?” I love that movie!

  3. I saw The Muppets film last weekend at the cinema (it only came out here last month, so I’d been waiting for ages to see it!). Loved the whole thing, and I was so pleased to see that it won an Oscar for Man or Muppet.

    And the soundtrack to Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet is excellent!

    • I love that you said “cinema.” 🙂 I think my husband and I loved that movie even more than our kids, I guess because we grew up watching the television show. It’s just such a happy movie. We need more of those.

    • Thank you Aly. 🙂 I took that picture so many times because I needed (yes, NEEDED) to have Jellicoe and at least one of The Princess Diaries visible. There were so many book in that stack. It was a mess!

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