Randomosity on Fridays

We will seriously have more interesting posts next week. But this week, have a dose of true randomness. February has been busy, busy for us!

Friday Five

1. On Super Bowl Sunday, the sister and I waited outside of a Target before it opened at 8AM with about 40 other girls. Why? We wanted a shot at the super adorable and coveted Jason Wu for Target line. We can say our excursion was a resounding success as we now own a number of these pieces.

2. Also on Super Bowl Sunday, one of my fave bands premiered their new music video. You might have seen a preview for it as a Chevy Sonic commercial. The real thing is wildly creative as only videos by OK Go can be. If you liked the Rube Goldberg machinery of "This Too Shall Pass," you'll totally dig the vid for "Needing/Getting."

3. Wednesday night, the sister and I and our cousin went to see THE WANTED. They're a British boy band that has recently gotten quite a bit of press, making them quite a bit more popular than they were when my sister first stumbled upon them sometime last year. We went for kicks (because we think they're kinda hilarious / and they've got some catchy tunes), and it was pretty fun. I am WAY TOO OLD to be around that many teenaged fangirls though. Don't have the energy needed to keep up. SCHNEIZELEFFORT.

That aside, the show was originally supposed to be at another theater, but due to overwhelming demand + sold out-ness, it was moved to THE EL REY - also known as the THEATER WHERE THE SISTER WORKS. So, it was sweet for my schneizeleffort self because I didn't have to wait in line. It was sweet for the Sister because she was working there during sound check and got to see gorgeous DAVID BECKHAM in REAL LIFE.

She also took this picture (aka met these guys):

The El Rey takes a mugshot of all the artists that play there.

So yeah. Good times. I was half-deaf at the end of that show. Brought back memories of my own boy band, teenybopper days.

4. (This is now Alz sneak-blogging under Krispy's name) I made this manatee recently:

And then I listened to my inner 5-year-old and attacked him with appropriate embellishments:

5. I recently started (re-)watching Samurai Jack since I acquired the first two seasons on DVD.  I remember being largely unimpressed when I watched the first episode premiere, and the following episodes were meh.  So I didn't bother to watch the show except for the time I randomly tuned in to an episode where Jack was chained to a Scotsman with bad teeth and a machine gun for a peg leg.  That episode was awesome.

This was, of course, over a decade ago (omg ten years), and when I caught a couple of random episodes last year when Cartoon Network started airing the show again, I was like, Hey, that was actually pretty good.  And it does seem that the later seasons are much better than the first since I've now watched the first eight episodes of season one and my opinion stands: the episodes are very artistic, but the stylized action scenes frequently go on for too long and the episodes are often very short on plot and/or story.

But the episodes do pick up.  And the Scotsman returns in later seasons.  That's what I'm really looking forward to.

Shopping, fashion, music, TV, manatees!  My, a randomosity post that doesn't mention books or writing at all.  We will try to remedy that next week.  In the meantime, how's your fashion/TV/music taste lately?


Connie Keller said...

I love the new manatee!

And my daughter and I will soon be visiting Target.

As for the band visit, good for you. I went to a concert once when I was in college. Too loud, too crazed, and too many people. I was born an introvert.

As for TV, I just streamed the latest episode of Downton Abbey and was a little disappointed. It's getting a bit soap opera-ish. On the other hand, I love Dame Maggie Smith. She steals the show--lock, stock, and jeweled handbag.

M.J. Fifield said...

I love OK GO. And since I'm a diehard Patriots fan, seeing their video on Superbowl Sunday was kind of the highlight for me.

Margo Kelly said...

Great list! I've just started "re-watching" LOST on Netflix ... I'm enjoying it. :)

Sarah said...

A bejewelled manatee! The opposite of schneizeleffort. As is being at Target at 8am. Did you wear the Jason Wu to The Wanted?

Golden Eagle said...

I love OK Go's music videos. They're some of my favorites. :)

Sophia Chang said...

You saw the Wanted and didn't tell me?!? I will never forgive you and CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(that lead singer is too beautiful. It hurts. Their song is on the playlist I listened to during my rewrite)

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Unknown said...

Ok I don't know how to leave my name on this but damn sophia. i could have gotten you in! didnt know you listened to them! We bought tickets and then when it got moved, i was trying to sell them but people were being lame. BLEHH

- Cat

Lydia Kang said...

Ok, I'm going to have to look out for the Jason Wu stuff at Tarjay.

And I love that OK Go video! They are so creative it kills me.

Lydiatee says hello, by the way. He's basking in the morning sun. :)

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Liked the video. For some reason, I'm all about non-fiction books right now. Probably because I feel hip-deep in my own fiction.

Anonymous said...

That manatee is adorable. It wasn't so long ago that I was a teen fangirl myself and yet, when I find myself amongst them, I swear up and down I never behaved that way.

Danyelle L. said...

The new manatee is adorable! *grin* Isn't the inner-five-year-old the best?

My fashion/TV/music time is all sadly lacking . . .

Anonymous said...

Oh man! We need manatee shop!!!
Samurai Jack reminds me of the good old days on Cartoon Network. lol. can't go wrong with Samurai Jack.

ali cross said...

That was seriously random!

1) Those clothes are so cute!
2) I love OK GO but hadn't seen the video - that was wild!
3) Right on about the band! Fun!
4) Manatees!
5) Decorated manatees!
6) Adult Swim-type random anime and I have no idea because I haven't seen that one.
7) Did I get all the randoms? I have no idea ...

Fun post guys!

Julie Dao said...

The two dresses on the far left <3 Beautiful! Which ones did you end up getting? Dude, I love your manatees... I may have to beg one off you someday in the near future. (Not like I have enough stuffed animals... ahem) I don't watch Cartoon Network anymore, but back in the day, I was a Johnny Bravo fangirl.

Angela Brown said...

I'm digging the Jason Wu gear but I'm still swooning behind the manatee - which from this day forward I shall beautifully call Blingatee for all that awesome shiney. Go Blingatee!