March 22, 2010

On over-using phrases.

Posted in Misc Musings, Rants, Uncategorized tagged at 11:22 pm by Dani

I have this one professor who says “if you will” at the end of every sentence. An example I jotted down in class tonight: “There is a band of clouds, if you will, around the equator. These clouds create albedo, if you will.” You know what, Professor? You really need to stop wondering if we will. Because honestly, we students WILL pretty much accept and regurgitate anything you tell us. We want A’s. So to answer your question once and for all: Yes. I will. Please stop asking.


March 14, 2010

On my choice of a name.

Posted in Celebrities, Misc Musings, Rants tagged , at 10:06 am by Dani

I considered long and hard how to name myself on this blog. I considered using a username-style alias (waytosomewhere) or something meaningful and clever (Ms. Who). I went though all my dvds and my dvr trying to find a character I identify with. I briefly considered using my real name or my middle name. In the end I settled on Riley. Why? So glad you asked! Let me tell you:

Firstly, and most simply, I just like it. I’ve always had a thing for  androgynous names. Secondly, I heart the Olsen Twins, particularly in their television series So Little Time. And I always liked Riley soooo much better than Chloe. They use these pseudonyms in some of their movies too. One of my favorite scenes from Winning London is the one where Riley is in the air duct, and says to her designated cutie, “the name’s Riley, not ‘kiddo.'” That line has always spoken to me in a cookie-cutter-tweenie-girl movie way.

So Little Time DVD cover. Riley is the on the right.

In conclusion: Androgynous names = good. Olsen Twins = my preteen idols. Riley = the better twin.

And I leave you with this, the best cinematic scene of ALL TIME: