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 I have roughly 1000 words between me and summer.

Its just now noon. 
Today I have already taken my fitness final, talked the bookstore into buying back my biology book (+$70), deposited my $600 federal refund check into the bank (though its really only $300 because of something or another..which blows), cooked lunch, did dishes, and swept and mopped the floor (first time mopped since we lived here in 5 months...gross).

Now I just need to finish this paper for advertising and imagery, have a few friends or maybe dad look over and revise it, and then send it off and I'm DONE, SON!

Once this paper is done, today will be a good day.
Its my last day of finals, its cinco de mayo, I'm 21, and I'm going to go out and drink with friends to celebrate all of the above! 

Im also having this documentry on The Kills, "The Kills: I Hate The Way You Love" on repeat in the background since its only on the internet for free for a week. At some point I need to look that up and get a copy. This is an amazing documentry. And I think it came out in 2004, so there may be another one in progress. 

Okay, I've got to stop procrastinating and get this done so I can enjoy today, summer, life.

Michael Theis
Fri, May 1, 2009 @ 3:14PM
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Weekend Round-Up - 05-01-09

What a Jordan Hudkins may look like.

It's the last day of classes for Shepherd students. Final exams begin on Monday. Guaranteed, many of the younger set will be holed away in their dorms fastidiously studying, but even nerds need study breaks. Enter the Weekend Round-Up:
Do you know Jordan Hudkins? You don't? Well then I can safely assume that you are not a college aged hipster woman attracted to guys with an irreverant self-depricating sense of humor, cause they all have crushes on him. All of them. You're lying if you say otherwise, but it's kinda like being a hipster I guess: Real girls with crushes on Jordan Hudkins would never admit to having a crush on Jordan Hudkins, those that do admit to having a crush on Jordan Hudkins are just doing it to shame their parents.

Anyways, Jordan Hudkins is a central member of every band performing in Shepherdstown this weekend. No lie. He kicks the weekend off with a double-header tonight at Tony's, featuring The Demon Beat, with Hudkins on percussion, and the public debut of one of his many side projects Jude Universer, a pop band that sounds like one part The Moldy Peaches (for whom Jordan Hudkins plays alto kazoo) mixed with 90's superband Cake (those trumpets? All Hudkins). Show starts at 9 p.m., cover is $5 at the door, 18 and up.

At the Blue Moon tonight you can see some good ole pickin' courtesy of the Woodshedder's featuring Jordan Hudkins on the triangle. They're kinda like the house band of the Blue Moon. Show starts at 9 p.m. (Jordan Hudkins can manipulate spacetime). The 'Moon gets back into action the next night with a visit from Johnny Neel and Steve Ciafala and Jordan Hudkins, playing country, blues, and classic rock. Show starts at 9 p.m. as well, cover charge for both shows is $5, 21 and up.

The Meck Host's two bands this weekend, a rarity of late. New roots band Herb and Hanson and Hudkins play Friday, followed by Jordan Hudkins' foray into rock-a-billy with the Hellcombers on Saturday night. Cover charge is $5, 21 and up.

But is Jordan Hudkins all contemporary American music? Heck no. Jordan Hudkins is a multi-faceted musical dynamo whose breadth knows no limitations. You haven't lived until you've seen Jordan Hudkins engage in the ritual tri-tonal meditation chants of the Tibetan Buddhists, which you can do tonight at the Frank Arts Center. As part of their closing ceremony The Mystical Arts of Tibet featuring Jordan Hudkins presents Sacred Music, Sacred Dance, where Jordan Hudkins takes the audience on a magical journey through eastern spiritualism and culture. Show starts at 8 p.m. (again, he can manipulate spacetime)general admission is $15, with senior and student discounts.

Same place, same time, but the next night, you can see Jordan Hudkins lead the Masterworks Chorale in a stirring rendition of Carmina Burana, a little ditty Hudkins wrote for his Music 101 final a few years back. Jordan Hudkins, you god-man, how do you do it?
Winners announced on Sunday, February 24th.

Best Motion Picture of the Year

No Country for Old Men (2007): Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin
Other Nominees:

Atonement (2007): Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster

Juno (2007): Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick, Russell Smith

Michael Clayton (2007): Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent

There Will Be Blood (2007): Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood (2007)
Other Nominees:

George Clooney for Michael Clayton (2007)

Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Tommy Lee Jones for In the Valley of Elah (2007)

Viggo Mortensen for Eastern Promises (2007)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Marion Cotillard for Môme, La (2007)
Other Nominees:

Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Julie Christie for Away from Her (2006)

Laura Linney for The Savages (2007)

Ellen Page for Juno (2007)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men (2007)
Other Nominees:

Casey Affleck for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Philip Seymour Hoffman for Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Hal Holbrook for Into the Wild (2007)

Tom Wilkinson for Michael Clayton (2007)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton (2007)
Other Nominees:

Cate Blanchett for I'm Not There. (2007)

Ruby Dee for American Gangster (2007)

Saoirse Ronan for Atonement (2007)

Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Best Achievement in Directing

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007)
Other Nominees:

Paul Thomas Anderson for There Will Be Blood (2007)

Tony Gilroy for Michael Clayton (2007)

Jason Reitman for Juno (2007)

Julian Schnabel for Scaphandre et le papillon, Le (2007)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Juno (2007): Diablo Cody
Other Nominees:

Lars and the Real Girl (2007): Nancy Oliver

Michael Clayton (2007): Tony Gilroy

Ratatouille (2007): Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco

The Savages (2007): Tamara Jenkins
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

No Country for Old Men (2007): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Other Nominees:

Atonement (2007): Christopher Hampton

Away from Her (2006): Sarah Polley

Scaphandre et le papillon, Le (2007): Ronald Harwood

There Will Be Blood (2007): Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Achievement in Cinematography

There Will Be Blood (2007): Robert Elswit
Other Nominees:

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007): Roger Deakins

Atonement (2007): Seamus McGarvey

No Country for Old Men (2007): Roger Deakins

Scaphandre et le papillon, Le (2007): Janusz Kaminski
Best Achievement in Editing

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007): Christopher Rouse
Other Nominees:

Scaphandre et le papillon, Le (2007): Juliette Welfling

Into the Wild (2007): Jay Cassidy

No Country for Old Men (2007): Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

There Will Be Blood (2007): Dylan Tichenor
Best Achievement in Art Direction

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007): Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Other Nominees:

American Gangster (2007): Arthur Max, Beth A. Rubino

Atonement (2007): Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

The Golden Compass (2007): Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock

There Will Be Blood (2007): Jack Fisk, Jim Erickson
Best Achievement in Costume Design

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007): Alexandra Byrne
Other Nominees:

Across the Universe (2007): Albert Wolsky

Atonement (2007): Jacqueline Durran

Môme, La (2007): Marit Allen

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007): Colleen Atwood
Best Achievement in Makeup

Môme, La (2007): Didier Lavergne, Jan Archibald
Other Nominees:

Norbit (2007): Rick Baker, Kazuhiro Tsuji

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007): Ve Neill, Martin Samuel
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

Atonement (2007): Dario Marianelli
Other Nominees:

The Kite Runner (2007): Alberto Iglesias

Michael Clayton (2007): James Newton Howard

Ratatouille (2007): Michael Giacchino

3:10 to Yuma (2007): Marco Beltrami
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

Once (2006): Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová(“Falling Slowly” )
Other Nominees:

August Rush (2007): Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack, Tevin Thomas("Raise It Up")

Enchanted (2007): Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz("Happy Working Song")

Enchanted (2007): Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz("So Close")

Enchanted (2007): Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz("That's How You Know")
Best Achievement in Sound

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007): Scott Millan, David Parker, Kirk Francis
Other Nominees:

No Country for Old Men (2007): Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland

Ratatouille (2007): Randy Thom, Michael Semanick, Doc Kane

3:10 to Yuma (2007): Paul Massey, David Giammarco, Jim Stuebe

Transformers (2007): Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Peter J. Devlin
Best Achievement in Sound Editing

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007): Karen M. Baker, Per Hallberg
Other Nominees:

No Country for Old Men (2007): Skip Lievsay

Ratatouille (2007): Randy Thom, Michael Silvers

There Will Be Blood (2007): Matthew Wood

Transformers (2007): Mike Hopkins, Ethan Van der Ryn
Best Achievement in Visual Effects

The Golden Compass (2007): Michael L. Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris, Trevor Wood
Other Nominees:

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007): John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Charlie Gibson, John Frazier

Transformers (2007): Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl, John Frazier
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Ratatouille (2007): Brad Bird
Other Nominees:

Persepolis (2007): Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi

Surf's Up (2007): Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Fälscher, Die (2007)(Austria)
Other Nominees:

Beaufort (2007)(Israel)

Mongol (2007)(Kazakhstan)

Katyn (2007)(Poland)

12 (2007)(Russia)
Best Documentary, Features

Taxi to the Dark Side (2007): Alex Gibney, Eva Orner
Other Nominees:

No End in Sight (2007): Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (2007): Richard Robbins

Sicko (2007): Michael Moore, Meghan O'Hara

War Dance (2007): Andrea Nix, Sean Fine
Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Freeheld (2007): Cynthia Wade, Vanessa Roth
Other Nominees:

Corona, La (2008): Amanda Micheli, Isabel Vega

Salim Baba (2008): Tim Sternberg, Francisco Bello

Sari's Mother (2006): James Longley
Best Short Film, Animated

Peter & the Wolf (2006): Suzie Templeton, Hugh Welchman
Other Nominees:

Même les pigeons vont au paradis (2007): Samuel Tourneux, Vanesse Simon

I Met the Walrus (2007): Josh Raskin

Madame Tutli-Putli (2007): Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski

Moya lyubov (2006): Aleksandr Petrov
Best Short Film, Live Action

Mozart des pickpockets, Le (2006): Philippe Pollet-Villard
Other Nominees:

Om natten (2007): Christian E. Christiansen, Louise Vesth

Supplente, Il (2006): Andrea Jublin

Tanghi argentini (2006): Guy Thys, Anja Daelemans

The Tonto Woman (2007): Daniel Barber, Matthew Brown
Anyone have any ideas as to what I could be for Halloween???

....anyone even still check this shit?

...Personally I've strayed...
Livejournal, are you still around??
I feel like my life is finally coming together.

More later.


I fucking can't wait. I will lose so much money to this movie. If I could reserve tickets now, I would.
Till Monday.

....I want to see you all.

Give me a ring or drop me a line somewhere here on the interwebz.

And if I don't meet up with Ashlee, I'll blow someone's goddamn brains out.
<3<3 Leah
...I don't know whats going on with my life anymore....

...What the hell life...just what the hell??