Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Stephen Sondheim AND Andrew Lloyd Webber

listening to: sweeney todd
obsession of the moment: Halloween 2009. I'm psyched.


Today, March 22, is the mutual birthday of two of my idols, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Andrew Lloyd Webber, now 61, has composed many brilliant musicals for Broadway and West End, such as The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, and Evita. Sondheim, now 79, has created many classics such as West Side Story, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George. Happy Birthday to two of the greatest composers the world has ever known!

Yesterday, I spent six hours at the mall with my best friends. The main reason we were there so long was because my friend Mathilda, who is a year younger then me, was looking for a dress for her 8th Grade Dance. [My 8th Grade Dance pretty much sucked. My friend spent the whole thing crying over nothing, and then left. I wish I could redo the dance, as well as the second half of eighth grade, because there was too much drama for my liking]

the world's ugliest dress.
So, we were well into the scavenger for the perfect dress for Mathilda and we decided to see if Macy's had anything. They had a few decent dresses, and a plethora of hideous, freaking expensive ones. So, while Mathilda tried on her nice dresses, Joanna and I tried on the ugliest ones we could find:

I am modeling this lovely specimen here, I say specimen because I'm the not sure if it deserves the title of a dress. Let's talk about the pattern first. It looks like one of Picasso's painting's vomited oreos all over it. Aside from being two sizes too big, the dress flared out at my knees and made me look like a duck. This lovely pepto-bismo colored, vomit, duck dress can be yours for the measly price of one-hundred and twenty five freaking dollars. (I don't have $125 to spend on a new iPod, let alone the world's ugliest dress.)

gogo boots.
The three of us probably venured to thirty stores, but Mathilda didn't find a dress. I, however, got a purple tube top dress and these gold stappy sandals. Joanna bought the entire mall. Seriously, she spent a ton of money on relatively nothing. I found these chunky white gogo boots and joked that they were totally something a drag queen would wear, which Joanna completely agreed and bought them. I have the weirdest friends ever.

I saw this really, really, really hot guy in American Eagle, and spent like twenty minutes staring at him while I was waiting for Joanna. I wanted to go say something to him, but Mathilda wouldn't let me. So we sort of followed him (and who I assumed was his little brother) out of the store and out to the Verizon booth in the hallway. I couldn't think of anything clever to say though
me: uh, what time is it?
hot guy: what? oh, seven thirty-five.
and then I frolicked away

What an intellectual conversation! I did get a picture of him though:

[but it isn't very good]

halloween 2009.
This is crazy, but I already have plans for Halloween '09. I love Halloween! Last year, me and my friends dressed up as "Drag Queen Boy Scout Strippers in Vegas" and ran around town screaming. This year, we decided that we're going as the cast of RENT (wow, I bet you didn't see that one coming!) Joanna is going to be Mark, Mathilda is going to be Mimi, and I'm going to be Maureen. We still need five more people to go with us, but I'm sure we can recruit. I'm so excited though! See, if we start gathering our costumes now, they'll be perfect. Let's see...I need some leather pants, stripper heels, and a cowbell, and I'm set!

go & celebrate sondheim & andrew lloyd webber's birthday!
-annie


5 comments:

N a t a l i e. said...

urgh. the 8th grade dance was HORRIBLE. why does she have to get so upset over that every single time? ):

haha, i looove the dress. stores seriously have the most hideous things in existence! who the heck would buy that thing? er, specimen? haha a tube top dress? i hateee tube tops. well... that might just be because i have nothing to hold a tube top up. but whatever ;) and haha, where is joanna planning on wearing those gogo boots to? :D

wait... which guy in the picture is the hot guy? if it's the one in the back then i think he looks like a bit of a creeper, haha ;D but hooray for taking stalkerish pictures, i love doing that!

happy birthday to those people!

N a t a l i e. said...

Oooh okay, in that case he is pretty cute looking :) Why is it that no cute guys ever go to our school though?! WHYYYY?!

That's so weird about us both seeing the live mannequins! But yeah, I wonder how many people have picked their noses or scratched their butts or something without knowing they were real, hahaha. And they are creepy in Macy's! I wonder if they come to life during the night and hunt down the people that say they're creepy O.O

aivilo relluf said...

Hah, it's so surprising how much fun a group of girls can have in a mall :P. My friends and I are the same way, just trying on stupid clothes and whatever, it's a way to pass the time. Hahaha I love the name you gave to that dress. The pepto-bismol-vomit-duck-dress. I bet it'd go well with those gogo boots, hahah.
I like how you got a picture of that boy :P, very sneaky-like. Your Halloween's going to be awesome if you spend so much time planning it :).

G r a c i ε ಌ said...

Ahh...the mall...good times.That dress is OK, but not cute at all. But really, 125?! Gogo boots...ha ha.

I have no idea who I am going to be for Halloween this year..in the mean time, keep me posted.

That guy is hot. Even though I'm 12, I am a teeny bit boy crazy. I have had one boyfriend, and not to mention a lot of celeb crushes....and a one on a kid in my class...*sigh*...I better not be turning into Nicole from Zoey101....that chick is CRAZY!

Yeah..ok..I better wrap this up..

Comment back! :)

em said...

Oh wow such pretty dresses:)