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Saturday, May 22, 2004

Last night I saw the move Mean Girls.

Mean Girls is a movie about a 16 year-old girl, Cady, who has been homeschooled her entire life. She moves to Evanston, Illinois (a north suburb of Chicago) from Africa, where her parents have been doing research of some sort. Cady has to learn to adjust to high school and the North Shore. Neither of which would be easy to do alone, but together are extremely difficult. Because she is pretty, she is immediately solicited by The Plastics, a group of girls who look like Barbie dolls, and are simultaneously loathed and admired by the rest of the school, North Shore High. Cady also befriends two artsy people, a gay guy, and a goth-like girl. The artsy friends decided that Cady will pretend to like The Plastics, but actually spy on them, and ruin them. Instead, she really turns into one of The Plastics, blows off the artsy friends, and is hated by the entire school. But in the end she joins Mathletes, wins the state competition, is voted Spring Fling Queen, admits her mistakes, and ends up with The Boy, because it's one of those movies.

Those are the basics of the story. I decided to go see it because I like stupid teen girl movies like that (my favorite movie is kind of Bring It On, and I'm only a little embarrassed to admit it. I like all the tumbling in it, okay?) I also went to see it because it was based on the North Shore of Chicago, which is where I am from. I had heard some people say that it wasn't far off from the truth, and I also wanted to see if they made any fun North Shore references.

And, I have to say that it was hilarious. I was giggling almost the entire time. (Incidentally, I was also giggling during the supposed serious moments, but that's what they get for creating a movie titled Mean Girls.) There were a few North Shore references - one of them being a mention of "Old Orchard Mall", which they show as an indoor shopping mall, but is actually an outdoor mall - insignificant point, but interesting to me nonetheless. They also mentioned Northwestern University a few times, which is in Evanston.

In regards to the characters, they did act very much like all the North Shore spoiled brats. While some parts definitely were exaggerated, others really weren't very much. For example, the head Plastic's mother wore a pink velour sweat suit, had a boob job, and wanted to be "cool" so that all her daughter's friends would like her. The daughter hated it, the other friends really did think she was cool - this is very North Shore. I see way too many 45 year old mothers wearing "trendy" clothes, tight shirts, and styling their hair and makeup teen-girl-perfect, instead of mother-appropriate-perfect.

The end was very contrived (is that the right word?) and fakely perfect. But that's okay. Because it's a stupid teen girl movie. It was funny. It amused me for a while. And I went to the cheap theater ($4.50 for students, instead of the $8.50 the other theater charges for students. Another example of North Shore ridiculousness, though I suppose theaters are that expensive everywhere, right? I don't know), so it was worth it.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 5:16:00 PM °°°

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Wow, I didn't realize that the Google gmail accounts were such a precious commodity. People are selling their invitations on eBay, and swapping them for random things at the gmail swap website.

I have a gmail account. That's what I get for still using Blogger. They offered a free account to Blogger users a month ago. I like the account, though I don't think it's worth a $100, or even $40. Some people really really want these gmail accounts.

Unfortunately, the link that says I can invite other people to join doesn't work (it's supposed to activate after 2 weeks or something - I've had gmail for about a month), so I can't sell my invites for a ridiculously high price. Oh well.

At least I get to be one of the "cool kids" with a gmail account.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 5:34:00 PM °°°

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

I am home from school, and have very little to do.

It's a good thing I am usually busy, because today was incredibly unproductive.

I watched:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Buffy rerun
Buffy rerun
Gilmore Girls (season finale, in which Lorelai and Luke KISSED! I haven't been following the show for a while, so this was a complete surprise to me)
American Idol
E! True Hollywood Story of Mary-Kate and Ashley

I think that's more television than I have watched in the last 2 months combined.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 10:43:00 PM °°°

Monday, May 17, 2004

Posted by Serene Chaos at 5:04:00 PM °°°