Life of Amy

CogSci, Knitting, and Other Shenanigans

the way were once were June 13, 2007

Filed under: random,rant — Amy @ 7:30 pm

I’m discovering that, though I thought I was over it, I continue to have unabashedly “fangirl”-esque moments. I thought I was over this, but I guess that I’m wrong. Oh well. Every now and then I’m allowed to be crazy, amidst all this trying to be mature. Heck, I’m 21. Maturity might have to wait.


totally f****d

Filed under: music,theatre,videos — Amy @ 2:03 am

Disclaimer: please do not watch this video if you are offended by strong language.

On to the video. This song is just … well, watch it. I’d say that’s how I’ve been feeling lately, albeit for different reasons.

In an appropriate addendum to this post, Mark Morford of the SFGate/the Chronicle has written a piece on the word f**k. Appropriate, indeed.


good music for all seasons June 12, 2007

Filed under: links,music — Amy @ 3:06 pm

Timothy Daniel’s new CD, Wonderment, is shipping now! I can’t wait.

Right now, I just can’t get enough of Spring Awakening. It seriously gives me chills.


where’s my heart

Filed under: college,random,rant — Amy @ 1:44 pm

It’s days like these when I wonder if I have the heart, the drive, or the stamina to finish this out. To succeed. To not just be “so close and yet so far.” (Sorry Frankie Valli!) I want to be in the home stretch, but I’m scared. Just needed to put this idea somewhere. Maybe it’ll light that desperate flame.


big props for spring awakening June 11, 2007

Filed under: links,music,theatre,videos — Amy @ 2:55 pm

Spring Awakening won 8 Tony Awards.

This is an amazing cast. Check them out! Seriously!


tony talk June 10, 2007

Filed under: music,theatre — Amy @ 5:02 pm

I should have better things to do, but I’m watching the Tonys. I caught the lead-up, but I have to wait for the rest because I’m on PDT tape delay. Bother.

Spring Awakening and Coast of Utopia took home the greatest amount of Tonys for musical and play, respectively. The show took a risk this year by having no host, but the only thing that could have made it better is Hugh Jackman. I love that guy. I also love the cast of Spring Awakening. They’re a huge inspiration, and they deserved all the accolades they received. They probably deserved even more, too, particularly because theirs is a group effort with an amazing ensemble. This only solidifies my desire/need to go to NYC, stat.

First, however, I need to finish this paper that plagues me so. See what I mean about the doom?


doom? sure! June 9, 2007

Filed under: college,random — Amy @ 8:20 pm

Quick update: I need to finish this paper; I am obsessed with Spring Awakening; I need to study; I want to go to New York; I am considering a grad school in Political Science/International Relations; I want to move to NYC; I am excited for this summer; I need to stop doing this and get back to what I need to do.

I have a thing for impending doom. I have no better words.

Ohhh … but my roommates are teaching me how to ride a bike! (No, I don’t really know how yet, but I’m getting the hang of it. Next up, driving a car! I can’t do that either.)