The Queen Mother

I always found it rather ironic that THE Queen Victoria (you know, of England, Empress of India, and all that jazz) did not get along well with her mother. Because, surprise surprise, I don’t get along with my own mother. And of course you’re all gonna say “That’s just a teenage thing. You’ll get over it eventually and realize your mom was right all along.” Let me tell you, that is WRONG. It’s become something of a joke in my family that my mother and I get along better when we’re in different counties. It’s also becoming something of a family tradition: my mom couldn’t stand her mother and got along well with her grandmother, and I get along great with my mom’s mom but my mother…not so much. Which in turn makes me fear that I’m going to have a daughter that gets along with my mother and Lord help us now, the world does not need two of my mother.

Okay, I have to be honest. She’s not a terrible person. She’s a lovely woman and she has many friends and somehow manages to kick butt and take names. Its just that we are so opposite. And while we do occasionally get along, she usually ruins it by just being her. I do love my mother, don’t get me wrong, I just can’t stand her most of the time. Luckily for me, she’s not home frequently due to unfortunate family circumstances, but I just found out yesterday she’ll be home on a more permanent basis for the time being. I was already going insane before, and now  I have serious doubts that I’ll be able to survive the next few weeks. I just have to keep looking forward to the end of the year when I get to move away (again) and return to my university studies. That’s only in what…66 days? Just barely more than two months from now…will I make it?

Stay tuned for the next exciting day in the life of royalty.

 

xoxo Queen V

I Think My Clock Deserves A Speeding Ticket

Where does the time go? Last week went by so fast! Halloween is in only 17 days! Although that really doesn’t mean much to me this year, as I have absolutely no plans to do anything. Oh well. There’s always next year. Anyway, I was lucky enough to have CA come visit me this weekend and I can’t believe how much we did in the approximately 28 hours that she was here. It was an incredible weekend, and definitely something I needed to help distract me from, well, from my life. It’s not that I’m depressed. I’m not. Really. But having every day be pretty much the same thing, and having to be the “responsible and mature” adult in charge of an 18 year old and a 14 year old gets really old really fast. So its been great having Lady here last weekend, and CA here this weekend. And next weekend, I get to go home again and see my Elvish Queen.

Normally, I would take this time to discuss something that happened to me recently, or discuss some interesting piece of news, but so much has happened it would be easier to finish one of the novels I’ve been working on for years. And technically, I’m supposed to be entering reports at work right now. So you’ll all have to wait for my next post, which will probably be something entertainment related.

 

xoxo Queen V

What’s absolutely cool about this post is that it is relatively close to today’s daily prompt. This week I was lucky (or crazy) enough to get tickets to ACL. For those of you who don’t know what that is: Austin City Limits Music Festival. It’s a bunch of really great bands all playing in a park over the course of three days. Personally, I don’t know that many of the bands, except the headliners, which this year include: Muse, The Cure, Kings of Leon, and Eric Church. But I’m still really excited to get to spend the day with Lady, who drove down to spend the weekend with me. Unfortunately, we had to miss most of Friday’s line up due to my working and Lady’s having class and then making the four hour drive here. BUT. We got to see the band we absolutely most wanted to see all weekend: Muse. It was such a perfect night. We thought we actually weren’t going to make it to see them, or at least be really late. Due to some unforeseen circumstances (parking realllyyyyy far away from the free shuttle, the shuttles stopped running at 8, and then walking foreverrrr to get to the stage where they were playing), we almost just gave up. I am so glad we didn’t. The stage they were supposed to perform on had technical difficulties, and they didn’t get started until we joined the crush of people gathered together in the dark to jam to fantastic music (or as Lady would say, Muse-ic).

There’s just something about listening to live music by a band you like with thousands of other people in the dark just enjoying life. My 9th grade self would be in awe of my now self. In 9th grade, I absolutely adored Muse. I wrote all my high school papers listening solely to Muse and Linkin Park. I didn’t know some of their newer stuff, but their really popular ones were just incredible to listen to and be a part of the crowd of fans singing and dancing along. Last night was definitely worth every ounce of trouble I went through to get there.

Today, I’m heading out to day 2 of ACL, and I have high hopes that today will be a fantastic memory.

 

xoxo Queen V

 

P.S. I’m leaving you with this

I want to introduce you all to someone spectacular. She’s one of my very best friends in real life, and in my Royal Court I’ve come to think of her as visiting foreign royalty. Quite possibly she’s the Queen of the Elves. I know, I probably sound crazy. I DON’T CARE. Welcome to the Royal Court. I do things as I wish. I’m the QUEEN. Anyway, back to my Elvish Queen. One of the only people I rank above myself in terms of hierarchy. Though mostly I consider us equals, sometimes I do let her call me peasant (yes, in real life.) Anyway, she has just started a blog on wordpress and you should all go check it out HERE. Just to warn all of you, sometimes she will do something of a guest appearance on my blog and talk about really awesome things and do a much better job of it than myself. So that’s that. 

An Introduction

Rush

Let me just say that I COMPLETELY ADORED this movie. I really really did. I didn’t expect to love it. I thought, “hmm, that might be good. Plus Chris Hemsworth is hot. I’d like to see it.” And then I went and saw it last night with a friend and my mind was blown. It was awesome because there were only the two of us and one other person in the entire auditorium so I could freak out as much as I wanted during the entire film.

Okay, to get this part over with. The negatives. It was rated R, which I typically don’t mind. The language was fine and beautifully handled for maximum impact. I personally thing language in a film can be used creatively and for wonderful artistic purposes. However, the nudity bothered me. I just didn’t find it necessary to further the story. Also, the whole gory aspect was gross. I don’t really mind, and I can always look away during the grossest parts. So I did. But even the blood and guts aspect was beautiful. Okay, negatives over.

THIS MOVIE WAS FANTASTIC. The actors are all phenomenal, and I don’ t think Chris Hemsworth has ever looked more perfect. Even his feet in that one scene were perfect. And I don’t want to leave out Daniel Bruhl. He was equally as fantastic…Okay, I have to mention this. I won’t be doing this movie or post justice if I don’t. The chemistry between Hemswirth and Bruhl was so unexpected and PERFECT. Halfway through the movie, I was practically chanting, “They’re in love” over and over and over. My new favorite brotp (forgive my tumblr slang). These two actors really brought the drama and feelings of the film to life.

This is definitely one of my new favorite films and I certainly hope it wins a bunch of awards because it absolutely deserves it. I give Rush a 9/10. In the meantime, I’ll just leave this here…

Rush Movie Poster