Here is part two of my favorite music videos! If you haven’t seen PART ONE CLICK HERE. These videos are humorous, serious, and overall ones that I really enjoy.
As March draws to a close and we begin another month, we should reflect on some of the best things that happened in March.
March was a really great month for me. I got to travel to the big city, watch some really spectacular films, and celebrate an awesome holiday like St. Patty’s.
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TOP POSTS FROM MARCH
- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
- Pretty Woman
BIGGEST EVENTS THAT HAPPENED
- The Hunger Games
- St. Patty’s
- Spring Break
What was your favorite thing that happened in March? What is something you are looking forward to in April? I know I’m looking forward to my 17th birthday!
I’ve been so fortunate in my life to be able to travel to multiple fabulous locations. I’ve seen good places and bad places, places full of history and places making history, and places that take your breath away or make you hold it in. And today I want to share my favorites with you!
GAVIOTA BEACH (Santa Barbara, CA)
Considering how nostalgic I’ve been lately, it’s no surprise this is one of my favorite haunts from my childhood. A beach not far from where I lived in my early elementary years, we’d travel here every weekend or so and have fun playing in the beach and making memories. I love California beaches, and this one is fantastic!
TIMES SQUARE (NEW YORK, NY)
With billboards and hobos and crazy traffic crowding you on each side, I love Times Square. It’s so busy with life and people that I can’t help but love it! When I went to New York in 2008 I remember how much I enjoyed watching people walk by me. Times Square is definitely a great place.
ORIGINAL STARBUCKS (Seattle, WA)
I’m a coffee/tea drinker. And we all know that people like me cannot get enough of Starbucks. So being able to travel down to the original Starbucks is a definite treat! I went there a few months ago and waiting in line for 15 minutes was definitely worth being able to say, “I came, I went, I conquered”.
PIKE PLACE MARKET (Seattle, WA)
This one sort of goes with the original Starbucks, considering it is inside Pike Place. Every time I go to Seattle I love to walk down to Pike Place and look at the hustle and bustle. They have fresh food (with freshly caught fish being thrown everywhere), beautiful flowers, quaint restaurants, and a beautiful view of the ocean. I could spend every day, any time in Pike Place, that’s how much I truly love it!
GINO’S PIZZA (BUELLTON, CA)
The best pizza my family and I have ever had. I went back there for Spring Break last year, after a total of 6 years away and the people still remembered us! If you want good pizza, arcade games, and a friendly environment, I definitely recommend this place.
PLANET HOLLYWOOD (New York, NY)
If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, then you must know what a cinephile I am. Planet Hollywood is my shrine to the world. With costumes and props and film posters and food, I love it! Some of my favorite exhibits were the Peter Pan costume and the piano from Big.
BROADWAY THEATRE DISTRICT (New York, NY)
One of my greatest memories ever was watching The Lion King on Broadway. This entire district is filled with acting, costumes, and dreams coming true. It’s so gorgeous and lovely and is just really dear in my heart.
P.S. Don’t forget about Spring Fling week! I will be posting pictures of my daily Fling outfits on my Twitter! Check it out –> @teenenthusiasm
- Pirate Radio: My absolute favorite film ever! It’s filled with raunchy jokes, creative personalities, fantastic music, and some of the best one-liners you will ever hear. I love it with every fiber of my being. It captures everything about British radio in the ‘60s, but with an interesting and fun story line. And nothing is better than fun history! To know more, I wrote a post a while back about the film, so click that to really get the nit and grit of it.
- Peter Pan: This film is the reason I love acting. There is nothing I can say bad about it. The youth, the creativity, the complete lack of limitations make Peter Pan just the best film ever. I’ve always wished that Peter Pan would swoop down and fly me to Neverland. I want to stand on the clock tower overlooking London. If I could choose one place to live, it would be inside Peter Pan’s world.
- Pretty in Pink: Andrew McCarthy and James Spader in the same film. How could I not enjoy it? A film about people from different sides of the tracks becoming romantically involved while their friends are trying to keep them on their appropriate sides just makes my feet tingle. It’s wonderfully romantic and the costume design is impeccable. I love this film and it’s fantastic love triangle.
- Grease: My second favorite musical (my first being Broadway’s She Loves Me) Grease is the epitome of realistic ‘70s high school musical. If you loved High School Musical but wished that it wasn’t by Disney Channel, that it was a bit more raunchy, John Travolta had played Troy Bolton, and that their was actual kissing, then watch this. Because it is amazing!
- Moulin Rouge: A new film on my top 10, there is no doubt that I adore it. The set design is breath-taking, Ewan McGregor is very cute, and the costumes are beautiful. The tragic story of a man falling in love with a dancer and having to fight for her against a duke, while a play that is parallel to that storyline is being put together, is just beautiful and will make you cry. I love it!
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: My favorite Matthew Broderick role, this is the perfect film for a sick day off of school. Ferris will bring you on a trip of breaking the rules and taking advantage of life. Who wouldn’t want to take a Ferrari out on the town instead of going to school? The best film for a sick day, or any day actually!
- Rocky Horror Picture Show: I love watching this with my friends. Tim Curry is at his element and the music has created a revolution. My parents, when they lived in Pasadena, California, used to live near a theatre and every Saturday they’d have Rocky and transvestites walking by their house. One of the best cult films I have ever seen.
- Driving Lessons: Rupert Grint and Julie Walters play a phenomenal duo in this inspirational film of becoming your own person, standing up for what you know is right, and just having fun. Julie Walters is definitely playing one of my favorite roles as a retired actress who never truly retired as she teaches Rupert’s character to forget his cheating mother and actually enjoy life.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: My favorite Harry Potter film as stated here. As according to Entertainment Weekly this week, it was polled to be the second most popular Harry Potter film. Between the introduction of a new villains and some memorable creatures, it is the only Harry Potter film that I watch as itself, not as part of the series.
- Something’s Gotta Give: I love all Diane Keaton films, and this is no exception. She plays as an incredible playwright who learns she can let go as she plays hostess to her young daughter’s boyfriend, ladies’ man Jack Nicholson. And of course the addition of Keanu Reeves as the adorable doctor just puts you on the edge of your seat.
It’s the beginning of April and I’ve realized that I really haven’t given you all a real good look inside my brains as to what my favorite things are. So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite things.
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO – Girls and Boys in Love
Nothing is more entertaining than a bunch of people coming out of the ground!
FAVORITE BOOK – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I would be lying if I didn’t admit what a wonderful piece of American literature this is. Full of angst, love and confusion, even J.D. Salinger can’t beat this.
FAVORITE PIECE OF CLOTHING – THE SWEATER
It’s warm, comfortable and you can wear it a million different ways!
FAVORITE BAND – ONE NIGHT ONLY/McFLY
Both are British, have great pop/rock songs, and know how to make a pretty eye-catching album cover.
FAVORITE KITCHEN APPLIANCE – The Toaster
Did no one else watch ‘The Brave Little Toaster’? That movie is absolutely the reason I think toasters are so incredibly epic.
If you would like to know more of my favorites, please say so in the comments. And if you have ideas for other blog posts, post those below too. I love to do blogging challenges, so feel free to say whatever!
So, as part of one of my favorite parts about being a writer/journalist, I asked some of my friends if they would answer some questions for me. These questions came off the top of my head and the answers are truly incredible. So please enjoy yourselves and read!
Note: C = Casey Barns D = Destiny Post M = Morgan(myself) V = Victoria Varner
1. Who is your role model? Why?
D: Mark Zuckerberg. He’s not even 30, and he’s a millionaire. What can I do by the time I’m 30?
C: My mom would have to be my role model. She went through so much, but she stayed strong right to the very end. I admire her so much for that.
M: There are plenty but one of my largest is Leighton Meester. She received lots of rude talk about her parents history and yet kept a high head and did what she loves and didn’t let it get to her.
2. iPod or Cell Phone?
D: iPod Touch. You can pretty much use it as a phone. I am right now. Haha
M: iPhone. Two in one.
C: Cell phone, for sure.
3. What is your favorite quote?
C: “Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says ‘Sh**, she’s awake!’” – Unknown
D: “Fairytales don’t tell children dragons exist, they already know that. Fairytales simply tell children dragons can be killed.” – GK Chesterton
V: “If dance was any easier it would be called football.” – Unknown
M: “Whoa, whoa! Watch out, who is that freight train of confidence?” – Jesse Eisenberg
4. Who would you want to spend a whole day with?
D: I would love to spend a day with Hitler. I just wanna know what’s up in his crazy head.
V: Either Morgan or my friend Tyler
C: My boy.
M: Jesse Eisenberg. Or Julie Andrews. But I’d also love to spend a day with Audrey Hepburn. Can I spend a day with all three?
5. What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you?
D: I fell in love. It’s a crazy thing. Haha. I actually have no idea.
C: My life. Everyday something new and crazy occurs.
M: Repelling down a 356 foot rock wall. I shall never repel again.
6. What is your favorite food?
M: Olives. There is no doubt.
7. Who is your favorite singer/band?
D: It depends on my mood, but I find myself reverting back to Ellie Goulding.
M: My favorite band has to be One Night Only, one hundred percent. And Ellie Goulding is by far my favorite singer. She’s bloody wonderful.
C: Hey Monday.
8. Would you ever shave your head to get food?
D: If I had NO other choice…And I was gonna die, I guess so, yeah.
C: As much as I love food, no I would not. I love my hair too much. I’d just be all sneaky and whatnot and find some other way to get the food.
V: I’m not sure, maybe if I was starving.
M: I think I would. Put me in that situation and then let me answer.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this questionnaire. Hopefully I will get to have another of these one day and get the honor of opening it up to all of my readers. And in the meantime, why not try to think of questions you’d like me to ask? Thanks so much for reading. You all are extremely great.