Saturday, July 9, 2011

day 199: A Little Disappointed

Yesterday, I was on twitter {shocking, I know}, and I found an article {via @ohdearitsLayla} about books that are coming to the big screen. I'm not going to mention every single book because you can take your happy butts over here and read it!

I will say that the one I was most excited about was One for the Money - the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I seriously heart those books!! Hurry and read them all before the movie comes out in January because I am a little disappointed by the casting choices.

 source :: buzzfeed

When I originally saw that the book had been made into a movie, I squealed with glee...out loud!! I have been desperately waiting for this to happen. As soon as I saw the ad, I scooted over to imbd.com as quickly as possible. Then, my heart stopped.

When I imagined Stephanie Plum while reading the books, I pictured a brash woman who had seriously ditzy moments. Stephanie Plum is supposed to be on the short side with brown curly hair and from JERSEY. When I think about actresses who might portray her well, I imagine Sandra Bullock and Marisa Tomei. But that's not what the casting directors went for...

source :: haircutfashion.net
 
Never once have I pictured Katherine Heigl. Not once. And, now I'm sad. Don't get me wrong; I love 27 Dresses, but she tends to play the same characters over and over again. {insert sad face here} I'm sorry, but I really hope she doesn't ruin this series for me.

Then, I scrolled down the page some more to see which hunky men are going to be playing Joe Morelli and Ranger. I was not disappointed. They are seriously drool-worthy.

Jason O'Mara {playing Joe Morelli}
source :: imdb.com

He's perfect perfect perfect!!! He looks just as I imagined the character would in real life. Be still my beating heart.

Daniel Sunjata {playing Ranger}
source :: spinoff online

He's a little younger looking than I anticipated, but that's okay because he's very pretty.

Now I'm going to "patiently" wait for January 2012 to come...
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Friday, July 8, 2011

day 198: Music @ the Ceremony

{warning: this is a video heavy post!!}

It's a bazillion days later, and I'm getting back to my wedding recaps. {finally} I stopped because I was waiting for some pictures from my photographer. They have not had the best of luck with technology this 2011 year. Their SD cards and external hard drives have gotten corrupted causing them to lose precious memories. =[ Never fear though, I have all that I need! But, I'm not posting {very many} pictures today; I'm posting YouTube videos with our song choices!

We received so many compliments on the songs we chose for our ceremony that I have been busting at the seams to write this post. Why it has taken me so long, I don't know. I think it's worth the wait.

For our musical accompaniment, we had some "young-ins."  They are younger than Mr. GrapeJuice and I but supremely talented.


Our pianist is still in high school. Yes, you read that right. He's in high school!! I knew of him because I taught his younger brother a couple years ago, and he used to attend the school I teach at now. Below is a video of him playing piano and pvc at his high school talent show this year. {dear baby gods, when I have children, please let them be this talented. thanks!}



Our singer is in college now and is a close friend of ours. We met her brother in college and just adore the whole family! They are sweet as pie and so loving. And her voice...it's like butter! Yummy, melting butter. I just can't get enough of it!! I was so happy that she agreed to sing for us on our big day. It meant so much. Here's a sample song of her work. She's currently in Europe and blogging about her adventures. {check it out - here!}



Now that I've shown you the wonders that made our magical day that much more special. I want to share with you the songs that truly made our day unique. I can honestly say that I'm not a fan of Canon D. It's waaaaaay over done. My sister used it at her wedding, and just about every other wedding I've been to has used it too. Therefore, I wanted to be different! We were so "radical" in our music choices that even our pianist was shocked. He loved the choices but was taken aback by them for a Catholic church wedding.

For our processional of the grandparents, parents, bridesmaids, and groomsmen, we had our pianist play "At the Beginning" by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis {from the movie Anastasia}.


My processional song was "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz because that is our song. =]


The lighting of the unity candle song was the chorus of "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars.


The bride and groom recessional song was "All You Need is Love" by The Beatles.




The wedding party recessional song was "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas.



I hope you enjoyed our music as much as we did!! This is something I would never change about my wedding day. It was perfect, and I still love the compliments we got about it! =]

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

day 196: Glutton

I admit it: I'm a glutton for punishment. I put myself in situations where I think I want to know the answers, and once I get them, I hate the feeling of knowing. Knowing what other people may not know and knowing that I can't talk about it without hurting someone. And, I'm the kind of person who dwells {probably more than I should} on what I know. Now, I'm hurting. I've put myself in this position of knowing and hurting because I thought I could handle it, and it's beginning to affect my personal life. I feel insecure and not good enough. I'm completely despondent, and I can't make it go away.
 source :: cambiodefractal via flickriver

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

day 190: Platform 9 3/4

Yes, my title is a Harry Potter reference. Does this post have anything to do with Harry Potter? Not necessarily. {but I am rather excited about the final movie coming out!!}

I picked that reference because it refers to a platform that isn't there but is there...like my half birthday and our 6 month anniversary.

For those of you who don't know, I was born on March 31. When I was a little girl, I was seriously convinced {don't ask me how because I don't know} that my half birthday was Halloween. I thought that was pretty sweet because I loved to dress up!! No one corrected me, and it wasn't until I was in my early twenties that I realized I actually don't have a half birthday. Six months from March 31 doesn't exist. Why? Because there are not 31 days in September!! {boooo! hisssss!}

source :: chick talk dallas

Fast forward a little bit to my wedding date - New Year's Eve. {yes, I'm that cool} What month is six months after December? June! How many days are in June? ...30... Are you kidding me?! Not only do I not have a half birthday, but now I don't get to celebrate my 6 month anniversary with my husband?! {face palm} Poor planning, Cassie!!

 source :: 123RF

So, today, my husband and I will celebrate our almost 6 month anniversary. If we were a really cute couple, we'd wake up at 11:59 and give each other a quick kiss when the clock changes from 11:59pm on June 30 to 12:00am on July 1. But we're not, and we'll both be sound asleep at that time.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

day 189: My Loves (right now)

In my recent month off, I've come to love some websites and I spend a lot of time on them. Like...more than I probably should and more than is strictly necessary.

I love that I can keep all my ideas in one place, and I seriously heart all the education & classroom ideas and inspirations I have found on the site. I think my two largest boards are "In My Classroom" and "Yummy." Food & kids - I guess those are my weaknesses. 
Please be sure to check our my boards!

I know I've all ready talked about my love of Netflix, but I just wanted to reiterate it! Because of their awesomeness, I have been able to start at the very beginning of Numb3rs and watch all the seasons. It's been really cool to watch it from the beginning and see the progression. I spend most of my days doing this when I could probably be doing something to better myself, like visiting a local park.

By definition, I would consider myself to be a Nosey Rosey. I like to know what's going on with others, but, unlike some {none that I know}, I don't stalk. That's not my thing. I just like to be involved. If everyone is outside while I am inside, you bet your bottom dollar that I'm going to go outside...just so I can hear what people are saying. It's how I get my info! My husband always assigns me investigative tasks on the Internet. He says if there's something to be found, I could probably find it. Back to the point though...I heart my twitter girls! They are supremely awesome!! Just take a look at my sidebar. They created and organized Operation Layla for a girl they had never met but loved and understood.
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