Friday, December 26

happy boxing day, world.

i had a lovely Christmas.
i saw carson sing in big church, went to two separate churches, and stuffed my face with tortillas and guacamole at El Torito Grill on Christmas Eve.
the day itself was full of french toast, paperclips, rain, laughter, and livesaver gummies.

here is my beautiful family.
shannon and i accidentally matched.
today, i woke up at 7 in order to go to DRIVER'S ED (the caps signifies my excitement) because it "started at eight," (so my mother said) but when we got there, no one was there.

it started at nine.
thanks mom.
but father and i made the best of it and got bagels while we waited.

driver's ed itself was not as bad as people make it out to be. i knew four people in the class, and we just watched videos and took long breaks to watch Millionaire Matchmaker and listened to Paul the instructor tell stories. dare i say it was entertaining?

OH! rewind back to Christmas night. Jason and my dad and I went to see Slumdog Millionaire. (what are the chances, today and yesterday's media viewing involved the word "millionaire.")

MAN ALIVE. IT WAS AMAZING.
it's set in India, and it's about this boy from the slums who wins the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. except it is unheard of for a boy from the slums to be so smart- so they assume he cheated and torture him to make him confess. except he didn't cheat. flashbacks to his childhood explain how he knew each answer. he just so happened to encounter situations during his life as an orphan that made him know the answers to each question.

it was so so good. it made my heart hurt.
go see it.
it will change you.

7 comments:

ali said...

how dang good is that movie?! i can't wait to own it...gahhh so good.

Katie said...

i haven't seen that movie yet, but it sounds really good! =D

David said...

hey sorry about this but i just need to know
how the frick do you get to saddleback
my friend and i drove for like an hour trying to find it
we found other ones including the korean edition of saddleback
i guess actually i just need the city

Julie Hibbard said...

...and now I read YOUR blog too. Here's to sweet cyber friendships!

m e g • (an) said...

Wait. Hold up.
Don't you take drivers ed during school? As a class?

Also,
Our movies mass is much too much for blogger to handle, but I will find a way to post them
...someday.

m e g • (an) said...

heatha heatha heatha!
hey.

We have those choices too- well depending on your birthday. If your birthday is before the end of october, sophomore year you can take drivers ed during the summer, and just get it over with. It's only a week too. Then we have another alternative, we can take it during school, which most do. Just as a normal class, for a whole semester. We get the "driving" learning portion done during first term, then it converts to a study skills class. A nice little time to finish up on homework.
Speaking of which, do you guys "range" then "road"?

Jason Leith said...

Soooo true. Slumdog fo' life.