Welcome to Spring Break 2010…it has snowed/might still be snowing here in Chicago.
So, yeah, there’s that whole thing; I know, along with a lot of my other Chicago and nearby-area dwelling DePauw friends, that we’re gonna need things to turn around in the weather department real quick for this to be a good break.
However, more importantly, Spring Break means time away from work and all of those commitments that we have back on campus. I certainly know that I was more than ready to face Spring Break in all of its glory, if only because midterm week was way too long and awful for my likes. That, along with how emotionally and physically draining the opera was, means that this break is coming at just the right time for me.
Started off with a bang on Friday, hanging out with my closest DePauw comrade and a shared friend of ours who was skipping town the next day. That led to a late night, and an early morning breakfast at The Original Pancake House in Lincoln Park. After getting back, I tried my best to give myself some much needed brain dead time, which basically means I got nothing accomplished, something I am completely and utterly fine with at this moment.
I then went and saw the movie She’s Out of My League with one of my oldest friends, and I will admit that I enjoyed it, even though I had a lot of reservations about the plot. A lot of the comedic timing was there, and the plot was somewhat solidly put together, but, sorry for the spoiler if you haven’t figured it out already, a guy that lame never ends up with a girl that hot. It just doesn’t happen.
Now, anyone who saw the movie will probably tell me that I didn’t learn anything from it. That’s not true; I got the whole “you have to see the person for who they are and not put them on a pedestal (or undervalue them)”, but I just can’t reconcile a guy who looks and acts like the character Jay Baruchel played (alright I admit I chose a less than flattering picture) ending up with a knockout like Alice Eve (who may or may not be anything like the character she played) in real life.
Maybe therein lies the problem; Hollywood doesn’t really make movies about “real life”. We spend so much time living the mundane and the routine, why would we want to watch it on the big screen? Yet, in some ways, Hollywood has its glimpses of what real life is, but, in every way shape and form, it isn’t real life. No one could argue that the lives of celebrities are common or routine; in fact, if anything, their lives are the exact opposite of “common”. People in show business spend so much time acting and having people look over their shoulder, it’s interesting to wonder if they ever have moments where they wish their lives were just a bit more mundane. I’d prefer to think that they do, since that would make them just as human as the rest of us (not to imply that they’re not human, of course).
But, here I am, speculating about the lives of celebrities when I have much too much to think about in my own life. Maybe they’d prefer if I start focusing on myself a bit more…and hopefully I will 😀