Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 471: Wonderful Dreams Part 1

Sometimes you just have a really great dream. I mean we've all had these moments, right? Either you meet your favorite person, or your biggest dream comes true or you spend a night in the castle suite at Walt Disney World. Yeah, anything like that. Maybe it's just a dream about food. How should I know. But the point is, sometimes we have great dreams.

And then there are the times you have really strange dreams. Where it's like "What in the world was I thinking about before I went to bed?" We've all had those too, and things just get really weird and all we can do the next morning is try to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

The point? There are good dreams, and bad dreams and strange dreams and happy dreams and dreams few and far between. So since I've never really talked about my dreams before, and some of them really do have to do with Disney, I figured I would share a couple of the stranger ones. This is bought on, actually, by the fact that my roommate and I have both had really great dreams within the past few days, which is always a bonus when you're a sleep deprived college student in the first place.

Lately I've had a bunch of Once Upon A Time dreams, and that shouldn't be a surprise considering how important it is in my life right now. It's not even the show, it's just the fact that it's one hour a week that I get to spend with my friends, every single week. It's nice to be all together and not worry about the next test or paper that's due. But I've been having these for a while, hence the one that, for some reason, is saved on my phone:

I was in this theater and we were watching the new episode (I have no clue which one), and Adam [Horowitz] was there too. But the new episode was really confusing because we went to Oz and all this weird stuff happened. Like Emma had a Scottish accent and Hook killed Neal (but Hook wasn't a pirate. They were like soldiers). And then I was talking to Shovell because apparently I hadn't finished watching the episode so I didn't know the end yet and she was like "You're not gonna like it!" So I keep watching and then Regina in her evil queen attire goes to this garden in Oz called the Garden of True Love where there's these little rings and they have the names of two people who are True Loves and she finds one that says Emma and Neal and then breaks it. So I text Shovell and I'm like "Regina is my favorite!" 

Meanwhile, Red is somewhere doing something and is in the theater and hides this doll that kind of looks like Rumple's, under the seat in front of me because someone is looking for it. So I then am like "I'm gonna make sure it stays hidden." Other than that I've got this jumbled mess. I talked to Adam, there was magical nail polish, Henry was missing, and the nail polish enabled me to talk to ApprenticeEh (Figure that one out). I don't know. 

This really was a weird dream now that I write it all down. 

I also had another dream that involved Once and HIMYM. Here's the short version: Basically, I met Jennifer MOrrison, who was super nice in my dream (And in real life too I suppose. I wouldn't know. I've never met her. Someday....), and Lana Parrilla and indirectly Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin and HIMYM people but missed Colin and became the Blitz (go watch HIMYM) all because I wanted to take a shower because I didn't feel well and then do my makeup so I wouldn't look ridiculous in pictures. Also, JMo was wearing a green dress. 

And that sums that one up. Actually, I think I'm going to split this blog post into two parts so it doesn't get too long. But we'll finish with my most recent Once Upon A Time inspired dream: So for some reason and by miracle of life, I was at this diner eating lunch with Colin O'Donoghue. I have no idea why or how, but we were. All I really remember about it other wise is he laughed at some point (because I remember that of course), and we talked about the time in Episode 2x05 "The Doctor" when he was tied to the tree. Also, Ginnifer Goodwin was there and she was telling Singing in the Rain jokes. The best part of the dream though? Colin and I split a hamburger. It was great. 

So those are my Once Upon A Time inspired dreams. Tomorrow, since this is already a really long blog post and why not just make it two days, I've got a real wonderful story about Pirates of the Caribbean, and then there's the random Boardwalk dream I had this week too. Plus, if my roommate will let me share, I'll tell you the story of her dream she had the other night too. Haha, this just in, she's letting me tell you. So that will be tomorrow. ;)

Have a magical day and sweet dreams!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 470: Disney Night

If you thought I was going to miss Disney Night on DWTS, you are surely mistaken.

Although I missed the first 20 minutes or so because of an alto saxophone lesson, I made it back to my dorm room to see most of the show, which made me smile like I haven't in quite some time. Seriously, I texted one of my friends saying that the smile on my face just wouldn't leave, and I was serious. Had anyone other than my roommate walked into the room they would have been very confused, I'm sure. But my roommate is used to this weirdness.

You may remember that I followed the last season of DWTS, mostly because of Bill Nye the Science Guy, but you may not know that I've been following pretty closely this season too (it's just that my Monday nights are pretty busy so I generally can't wait). Candace Cameron Bure is on this season, and you probably know her as DJ Tanner from Full House. If you've been following me for a long time you'll also know that Full House is one of my all time favorite TV Shows (actually it probably is number 2 after Once Upon A Time). I've seen every single episode at least once, and I intend to rewatch them at some point too.

Either way, I'd like to say that I LOVED Disney Night on DWTS. The costumes were absolutely beautiful, the music was brilliant and the dancing was pretty darn good too. I think I'm in good company when I say that my favorite dance of the night was James Maslow and Peta Mugatroyd, who danced to Let It Go. It was just absolutely beautiful.

Of course I also loved Candace's dance with The Little Mermaid's Under the Sea. They had some of the cutest costumes if you ask me. Like they were seriously adorable. I also loved the Mary Poppins theme Charlie and Sharna had going on, although I didn't get to see their dance since they went first, and as I said before, I didn't start until about 20 minutes in. The costumes there were adorable too.

Why they haven't done a Disney Night until now I have no idea, but I hope it continues. The entire show was just brilliantly done, and it just brought a little bit of extra magic to the competition. I am, personally, a bit sad to see Cody go, as I really didn't think he would be leaving, and I loved his Lion King themed dance, but it is what it is.

Will I be watching next week? No, other than following Candace's adventures of course. Gotta vote for DJ Tanner! Woohoo!

Have a magical day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 469: The Jolly Roger

The feels are too much.

Spoiler alert for 3x17 starts now.

So I've been looking forward to this episode for months. Since I found out that it was obviously going to be Hook centric because, well, it's called "The Jolly Roger." I knew that we would get some sort of flashback to the last year, and we would obviously be addressing Hook's feelings for Emma. But I never expected this. Not in a million years.

The episode started great, and gosh there were a lot of great moments, but I don't know if it's possible to want to, at the same time, punch Hook while also hugging him. Like seriously that's how I felt. He goes from one side to the other faster than you can say his name, but I guess it's because he's heartbroken. He says it flat out that he is. You know, when he


Yeah, that time.

And Zelena. No. I want to strangle her. She seems to be from the deepest, darkest depths of hell and I want to MURDER HER. How dare she do that! No. NO NO NO NO NO. Just NO!

Poor Hook.

And so, here are screenshots. I apoligize in advance for the incredible amount of Hook this week, but I want to point out that while this episode was beautifully written, Colin's acting here was basically the definition of perfection. In fact, Megan and I are having a conversation right now about how if it weren't for Colin, this episode wouldn't be as good as it is. Because as much as you can be an actor, to bring all these emotions straight to the surface? That's hard. And he does such a wonderful job of it.

So maybe I went a bit overboard (no pun intended) on the screenshots. But can we just take a moment to appreciate once again how wonderful this episode is? Not wonderful in the way of "YAY!", wonderful in the aspect that it's one of the most beautifully written in all of the series. It most certainly ranks in my top five episodes, if not in the top three (gaining that third spot with only Good Form and Going Home above it). That is an honor right there. 

Plus, sometimes I just have to include the hilarious stuff along with the emotional heartbreaking moments. My thoughts? Who doesn't love froyo? Hook and his spyglass HAHAHA (until the end). The Jolly Roger is obviously a metaphor for Emma. I'm proud of Hook for turning down that woman, and disgusting man. Also, that time when Emma Swan was a literal 5 year old. Don't touch anything. Yeah right. That twirl Eric does with Ariel? Best one I've ever seen. And Charming, you are an idiot. That's the last time you spend the day with your grandson! Seriously, you know you just proved a pirate to be a better caretaker than you are. Granted, he was teaching Henry the art of cheating, but at least he wasn't risking lives. Mary Margaret's expression perfectly describes how all of us felt during that scene. 

And finally, my #1 thought: I wonder what Adam and Eddy could be up to. Hmmm..Hook either has to A) Kiss Emma or B) Not Kiss Emma and everyone dies. Huh...why in the world are we setting up a plotline that involves these two kissing. I have no idea! (Actually I do...but I'll let you figure that one out yourselves). Next week, and the weeks to come, however, shall be mighty interesting. 

If I can ever figure out how to fix my broken heart. 

Tonight's Disneybound was inspired by our favorite pirate (or the man he really is rather): Killian Jones! This is by far, once again, one of my favorites up to this point. I am seriously in love with this one. Would I wear it in public regularly? Probably not, but for one day it was pretty fun! 

Have a magical day...but before we go, here's a real gem I screenshotted but didn't share before: