Insert Veronica Mars theme here.


It’s really happening.

In one week, the Veronica Mars movie–a movie I’ve been waiting for since the show went off the air in 2007–becomes a reality. Words can’t even begin to describe my excitement. Back in 2009, I posted that they were trying to make a movie…. and then nothing. Eventually I started to lose hope that we’d ever get closure to the end of the series.

And then, last March, they announced the Kickstarter with an adorable video. And my dreams of a Veronica Mars movie became a reality.

I wish I could put into words the excitement I’m feeling right now. I think Kenton thinks I’m a little crazy considering I’ve been obsessing for… oh, the last year about this movie. I have my tickets, my TEAM PIZ shirt is in the works, and I’m already planning on showing up to the theater at least 2 hours early because I want the best seats in the house. Yes, I may be a little obsessed… but Veronica Mars has never let me down. All I need to do is re-watch the series in the next 6 days (which, with this weekend off, will be no issue.)

Now all I need to do is figure out a Veronica Mars themed manicure, and I’ll be all set.

Oh yeah, and TEAM PIZ all the way.


Hey… if Veronica doesn’t end up choosing Piz (LIKE SHE SHOULD), I’m more than willing to mend his broken heart… just give me a fancy hotel room and a long weekend. ;)

Where are you Christmas… why can’t I find you… why have you gone away…

I haven’t posted in over two weeks. Two weeks. Two weeks is a lifetime on the internet.

The truth is, I just don’t have anything worth posting really. My life is basically been work, work, work. I haven’t seen Andrew in a week. The only thing I could share is the awesome amazing Christmas present for him, but since he reads this that would basically ruin the awesome amazing surprise. I’ve considered an outfit post, but (1) my outfits haven’t exactly been interesting or original lately, and (2) you would probably take one long and instantly think “Jesus, Shannon, don’t you eat anymore?!” Thanks to having the flu, what, four times now I’ve lost a considerable amount of weight (around fifteen pounds). So personally I don’t feel like showing off my resemblance to the crypt keeper on here.

So then, what am I going to write about?

I figured instead of writing about nothing at all, I would try and get everyone in the holiday spirit (okay, and me a little bit too) but sharing my favorite things about this Holiday season. I’ve always been a bit of a holiday Grinch, but there were certain things about Christmas that I didn’t mind. After preforming in A Christmas Carol senior year of High School (I was the Ghost of Christmas Past) I fell even in more in love with the story.

The Cast of A Christmas Carol–2004. Can you see me tucked up into the corner?

But one of my favorite renditions of the story has to be The Muppets Christmas Carol. And I am not ashamed to admit that I have this song on my itunes and listen to it constantly. It really makes me wish that as a group, we could have done a musical version of A Christmas Carol.

I dare you not to let this song get stuck in your head.

Now what other holiday stories chill my frigid, anti-holiday heart?

The Original The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

The Nutcracker.

Batman Returns

Okay, so I know technically Batman Returns isn’t a Christmas movie. But, it does take place around Christmas so in my eyes it counts. And of course there are tons of television episodes of my favorite shows revolving around Christmas that I crack out every year: Veronica Mars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Popular being some of the best. Besides these, I don’t really get into the whole Christmas thing. I’ve never even watched A Charlie Brown Christmas. I’d much rather stick to A Christmas Carol (almost every version, although the Kelsey Grammer musical version from a couple years ago was horrible.) I’m just trying to keep an open mind, get a bit of holiday spirit and get excited. Working retail obviously doesn’t help, but I can hold out hope that Santa has something nice for me this year. After all, I’ve been a good girl.

Sneak out of your window, darling… let’s live like outlaws, honey… we’ll never look back.

Last night, Andrew and I went out on a double date with his roommate and his girlfriend. We had been planning it for Tuesday, but things got screwed up, so we rescheduled for Saturday night. The plan was the usual: dinner and a movie. So Alicia picked us up, since it was pouring rain, and we drove over to Halifax, heading to The Wooden Monkey since it’s one of those restaurants I can so easily eat at. I’d been having a bad bellyache day, so instead of the vegan nachos–which is what I almost always get, my favorite meal ever–I decided I would do something lighter: soup and salad. Unfortunately, the soup of the day contained dairy, so I went with a side house salad, minus pumpkin seeds, and the black bean hummus with veggies and corn chips.

It’s nice being able to go out with other couples for dinner and drinks. We ended up getting a bunch of cocktails which were all fruity and fun. One tasted like sour patch kids, the other like cherries. Andrew had a martini that tasted exactly like white chocolate, even though it was a guava martini.

Our times really didn’t match up very well, because when dinner ended we still had about 2 hours until the movie started. We talked about going to another restaurant for a couple more drinks, but instead we decided that it would be cheaper just to buy a bottle of something, and drink that. So we did. It was so strange, this mix of being grown up–dinner and drinks at a restaurant–mixed with this familiar high school-ish moment of sneaking vodka in juice and pop into the movie theater. (Yuki stopped drinking after the restaurant, so by the time the movie was over he was okay to drive us home.) We saw Up, which was really good, but really sad, and yes I cried… twice.

It was silly, and funny, and made the pouring rain (and my silly choice of wearing sandals) not so bad. We walked through the damp streets, trying to out run the rain to make to the next shelter before the skies opened up, and we got even more soaked. I’ve missed double dates. Andrew and I used to go out on them with other friends, but when they broke up, there wasn’t really anyone around for us to go out with. Alicia and Yuki are always a fun time. I definitely hope we can have another one soon, although maybe at someones house, if only because it’s expensive to eat out. I’ve suggested a barbecue sometime in the future, so it should be a blast.

Now I’m off to make gluten-free cupcakes in honor of Father’s Day, and the strawberry shortcake we’ll be enjoying after our adventures to a chinese resturant. Now there is a resturant expirence to test my anxiety levels. (Thankfully, Mom already called ahead, so there will be a plate of steamed vegetables with my name on it.)

The only question I ever thought was hard… do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?


Long white Zellars t-shirt. Jean vest thrifted from my sister. Pink Duchess jeans bought for $3 at Winners (when I was seventeen!) Sparrow necklace.

Another rainy day, another pair of brightly colored jeans. I have to give Andrew some credit for this outfit since he encouraged me to wear my pink jeans which I haven’t worn in a while. Part of the reason I don’t wear these jeans as often is because I feel like they make my thighs look huge. But I do enjoy this outfit. I adore this vest–it’s a kid’s size 12, but it fits me and I love wearing it. I have a serious thing for shrunken jean vests. Reminds me of Veronica Mars.  This was my going-to-see-the-premiere-of-Star-Trek outfit. I almost wore my “talk Nerdy to me” t-shirt but decided against it at the last minute.

As I said, we went to see Star Trek tonight and I have just one word for you: Epic. I grew up, as many people did, constantly watching Star Trek and The Next Generation and all the other incarnations so I was pretty excited to see the movie. Maybe even more excited than I let on. We also saw it in Imax so it was almost like you were right there, in space, witnessing everything. I don’t want to give the movie away too much, but I will say a couple things. I was almost in tears in the first scene. The casting was pretty much perfect. I really loved the way it captured the spirit of the original series. And Chris Pine is swoon worthy. Oh, and I totally have a crush on Anton Yelchin–he’s totally charming.

So if you have a chance to see the movie, do it! In Imax, especially.

The whole movie going experience was pretty awesome. This one actually had the radio station there, and they gave away free t-shirts and hats (I won neither, sadly). Andrew and Yuki (Andrew’s roommate from last year) ran to the grocery store and picked me up a whole picnic for the movie watching experience. There is, sadly, nothing–aside from Coke Zero–that I can eat at the movie theater. They do sell veggies, sometimes, but the last time I bought those at that particular theater the veggies were rotten. I do think I had way too much aspartame tonight; Coke Zero in the theater, sugar-free vanilla syrup with my soy cappuccino at Starbucks afterwards, and then a large Diet Root Beer from A&W when they stopped for burgers. (Andrew’s veggie burger smelled so good. I’m definitely buying Sunshine burgers tomorrow). But all in all, aspartame overdose aside, it was a really great time.

And now I’m exhausted and off to bed. One week until graduation–ONE WEEK. That is just insane. It also means one week and two days until the summer job search gets very, very serious.  (And it especially means that in about two weeks, I’m doing it: I’m getting my tattoo. That I couldn’t be more excited for.)

Come on now sugar, bring it on, bring it on yeah…

So this morning I found out something very exciting. Something which inspires me to write!

My second favorite show of all time (second only to the great Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is becoming a great feature film: Veronica Mars. I have been waiting for this announcement since the day the CW–those bastards–killed any hope I had that television is more than just reality show whores and really attractive actors playing doctors with horrible scripts and super dramatic relationship problems.

Let me start this by saying that when I was a kid, pre-Buffy, I had two childhood heroes: Nancy Drew and Penny (of Inspector Gadget fame). I can remember being in the second grade and playing Nancy Drew in the playground, pretending to pick at locks in order to “solve” crimes. It’s not an understatement to say that I wrote about a thousand stories as a child involving me and my best friends trying to stop the bad guys, all while looking cute and making witty remarks.

Buffy somewhat solved that void, but when Buffy ended my heart sank. Reruns could only do so much. ‘

And then, in 2004, came the answer to my television problem. A little television program with great writing and that Buffy air to it. So obviously, I immediately fell in love with that show. To be honest I didn’t end up watching the first season until that summer when CTV started airing it. Of course I tried getting Andrew into it initally, but he didn’t really pay that much attention while I just freaked. When the second season started, I was obsessed, although Andrew tended to watch House which was on during the same time slot. Our Tuesday nights never meshed. But the next summer, after buying the first season and, later, the second season on DVD I tried to get Andrew into it. And *bam* it worked. To the point where Andrew, halfway through the first season, borrowed the DVDs and stayed up all night watching the rest of the season because he had to find out what happened.

So at 5am this morning, when I found out on ONTD that the Veronica Mars movie is ago, I had to quiet my fangirl excitement. I’ve been having a total Veronica Mars obsession lately, and Andrew and I are currently re-working our way through the first season again. So finding out that the Veronica Mars movie will becoming to a theatre near me in (hopefully) the not too far off future, I can’t help but get super, super excited. And want to share this news with the world. I can’t wait to find out what happened: Was Keith Mars voted back into office as Sheriff? Did Logan and Veronica end up together? Did Mac and Dick finally end up together? Can I have Piz?

Oh wait, that wasn’t a loose storyline… but can I? I promise to have him home before midnight.

And for those who have never watched Veronica Mars and have no idea the amazingness they are missing (and are not close for me to personally invest them in the television program, like I have been doing with those around me. Up next, my sister and her fiance who I know will appricate it as much as I do) a short video which is going to show you all that you are missing. And hopefully make you go out, rent the first season, and become instantly hooked. So just sit back, relax, and let the magic happen…

ps. Rob Thomas, if you happen to be reading this, all I ask of this new movie is that you throw back to the orginal version of the theme song by the Dandy Warhols. If my boyfriend doesn’t do his Veronica Mars credits dance, then I will have to shed a tear. Oh yeah, and don’t eff this up. Thanks. =)