Although actually, the weather has been fairly nice here in the south-eastern coastal US. I'm no longer forced to wear three jackets in the morning.
No, but seriously, I'm ready for summer! I mean, sure, the humidity can kill, but the beach is always fairly nice, and there are ways to beat the heat. If nothing else, spring needs to hurry up.
In other news, I'm going to see a ballet tonight. The Columbia City Ballet's production "Snow White". I'm really looking forward to it! I love ballet....actually, I love live theater in general. My sister is trying to convince me to try out for Guildhall, but every time she almost manages it, my need for detail acts up and reminds me that they only have 26 spots, that I have no training or background in theater (we moved a lot during my childhood, and I was home schooled) and that I have no viable way to fund this insanity.
What can I say? In this, I am a stereotypical Virgo. My back-up plans have back-up plans.
In other news, I finally finished reading the original Percy Jackson series. Yes, I know, I'm behind, but the simple fact of the matter is that my library didn't have all the books and the ones they did have were incredibly popular. Anyway, read them, loved them, but I have a question. Am I the only one who pictures Percy as having longer hair? I'm serious! I've looked at the fan-art and all, no body seems to picture him the same way I do, which is frustrating. Because I kind of pictured him as looking a bit like Greece from Axis Powers Hetalia (ironic, no?) but with black hair instead of brown and sans funny cow lick.
For those of you not familiar with the character of Greece, here's a picture.
I'm serious here though! I kind of pictured Percy as a surfer boy, with wavy hair and a pretty good tan. Why? I don't really know. I mean, yeah, he's Poseidon's kid (and isn't that awesome?) but I think it's more because of his thought process. Everything relates back to the water, he's got a great sense of humor, and he's pretty relaxed. Yeah, he's fighting monsters and saving the world, but he doesn't think he's a big deal and he's going to crack jokes while doing it.
Plus, I just really like when a guy can pull off that look.
I'm going to be honest though, Athena ticks me off, and she always has. I could never understand just where the wisdom was in Medusa, Arachne, and the Golden Apple debacle. She flys off the handle an awful lot, and of course, she never acknowledges that she may have made a mistake. Of course, most of the Olympians don't, but they're not the personification of Wisdom either. Out of all of them, I really think Hestia is the best. She's the first and the last, and the only one that actually has any sense of modesty. Why couldn't she be the ruler of the gods?
I do love Poseidon though. I'd also really love to be his kid, but then you'd never get me out of the water.
I can't say that I have a favorite character, because by the end of the books, I kind of felt like they were my best friends. To be honest, I'm kind of scared to read the new Percy Jackson books, because I know that more characters will die, and that those that don't die are going to be damaged even more. They just can't seem to catch a break. That's the one problem that I have with book series like this, because they've already been through so much, and they don't even get a chance to rest upon their laurels, literally, in this case.
It's like, we've defeated the Empire and made an alliance with the remainder of it, but instead of being able to enjoy a few years of peace, we're suddenly attacked by an alien race we didn't even know existed! Yes, Star Wars reference, but the point is still applicable! I mean, I really want Percy and Annabeth to get their happy ending. I want little seaweed brains and little wise girls running around. Why? Because I'm a sucker for happy endings. And because I think Percy would make an awesome Dad. But I digress. Hopefully I'll get the chance to read the new books soon, and I'll be able to get on and sob about it, and you can just ignore it if you want. I just had a few minutes and thought I'd update.
OH! Also, I'm on youtube! I have a few videos up, so you can check those out.
Love to all,
p.s. The Clash of the Titans, okay movie, awesome soundtrack! Seriously!