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jean ralphio
18 September 2010 @ 04:00 pm

Like many others, the call of Tumblr finally got through to me, and I've been spending more and more time there and less here unfortunately.

I started to find LJ a little slow and dull, most of the communities that initially caused me to sign up and create a journal in the first place are no longer very active, or in some cases, my interests have just changed. Simple as that.

I'm still keeping this journal, however! And will still be reading my friends list ♥

The REAL reason I'm posting though is...

Is anyone else here on Tumblr?? Please post your name and I'd love to follow you. I'm just starting out and I'd love to have some friends over there!




current mood: awake
current music: watching Real Madrid play!! Vamos!
jean ralphio
18 August 2010 @ 09:03 pm
Well, I've been on a bit of a hiatus the last few months.

Apologies to all and to myself. I let me down. Just couldn't bear to sit down and write something. I realised today, however, that I'm in danger of losing this journal if I don't update (some new LJ rule, right? going through and deleting unused journals?).

And I still very much enjoy reading friends' entries and being a part of online communities ♥

I have a back-log of things I wish to mention and post:


b) I have not yet seen Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Am doing so tomorrow - SO FUCKING EXCITED. I know I'm gonna love it... that cast + Edgar Wright directing?? SO IN.

2. Inception. Was clearly awesome. Loved it. Christopher Nolan continues to be one of my favourite directors (along with Edgar Wright, actually...)

3. LISTEN TO ROBYN. She makes absolutely perfect pop music! Here's "Hang With Me" uploaded on Mediafire - LISTEN! AND DANCE!!

4. The Arcade Fire's new album The Suburbs ... fantastic piece of work. Do yourself a favour and buy it!

5. I SAW THE BLACK KEYS LIVE. AKA I SAW THE GREATEST LIVE BAND LIVE. I have never sweat so much in my life. Seriously, it was a total sweat-fest but seeing them was worth every drop. So much love ♥♥♥

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I... think that's it? Can't think of more right now. Maybe the bottle of wine I'm ingesting right now is affecting me, who knows. GOODNIGHT.
current mood: accomplished
jean ralphio
27 May 2010 @ 07:12 pm
EVERY LOST FAN SHOULD WATCH THIS. All those unanswered questions still bothering you?? Well, this doesn't answer any of them! But it's still quite entertaining!

current mood: amused
jean ralphio
23 May 2010 @ 08:24 pm
Hey, guys. So....

Lost is ending tonight.

End of an era! And certainly the end of my favourite show for the last six years.


current mood: nervous
jean ralphio
14 May 2010 @ 11:56 pm
Robert Downey Jr on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson....


Too much charm and charisma to handle, you guyz. TOO MUCH.

PS: Saw Iron Man 2. Liked it.

PPS: Is anyone else out there watching Parks and Recreation? I don't know many others who are watching it and I'm worried it'll get cancelled or something! GUYS. WATCH IT. No, seriously. It's awesome. If, for nothing else, watch for this cutie right here. (His name is Chris Pratt, hello new crush!)

PPPS: I'm still watching Lost and The Office, my old favs, just not writing about them week to week anymore. Reason being, for Lost, there's not point, as I never have any clue what's going on anyway, and for The Office, it isn't as good anymore :(

PPPPS: This Crystal Castles song is fucking great!

current mood: awake
current music: Crystal Castles - Celestica | Powered by Last.fm
jean ralphio
01 May 2010 @ 11:43 pm

This article from The Onion is brilliant, and so funny if you are familiar with hipster-favourite music website Pitchfork.... Headline: "Pitchfork Gives Music 6.8"

Oh yeah, and I'M FINISHED MY SEMESTER! PASSED MY EXAMS! Haven't got all my marks yet, but my highest grade so far is a 93 in my Documentary Film course. HUZZAH!

will.gif dancehappy picture by prunejuicebob

Okay, that's all. Gonna go watch The Ricky Gervais Show now! ♥

current mood: pleased
jean ralphio
23 March 2010 @ 12:29 am
Still alive.

Just in school. So, actually... maybe not alive. (Dramatic.) Just so drained I can't be bothered to write anything personal! But I took a loing, satisfying nap this afternoon so the urge has seized me.

+ Olympics happened here in Canada in February, several weeks ago. That was fun. I have an inkling that it wasn't as fun for anyone else other than Canadians, but I'm perfectly okay with that. How often do we get such a huge focus on us? Answer: never. So it was fun while it lasted.

Plus, I'm one of those "every four years" figure skating and hockey fans, so I enjoyed Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir winning gold in Ice Dancing and Team Canada winning GOOOOLD in both men's and women's hockey. Those were fantastic moments, ones I'll never forget.

I'm not a patriotic person, really. But it felt nice to feel pride for my country which is often overlooked and underestimated.

+ EVERYONE SEE A SINGLE MAN. Possibly my favourite film of last year (competing with Bright Star and Fantastic Mr. Fox, which btw has been WAY underrated!). Colin Firth is absolutely amazing, so heart-breaking and beautiful. I seriously loved this film, so much so I wanted to watch it again almost immediately after it ended.

+ Songs that keep me happy these days:

Spanish Sahara -- Foals
Reptilia & Heart in a Cage -- The Strokes
Good Intentions Paving Company -- Joanna Newsom
Rules Don't Stop -- We Are Scientists
Anchorage -- Surfer Blood

+ Phoenix's song Lisztomania sung by a school choir of fifth graders... This is gorgeous, and so lovely to see kids enjoying singing so much. It's obvious what a difference it makes when you have a dedicated and talented music teacher!

ok byeeeeee

current mood: calm
jean ralphio
09 February 2010 @ 11:34 pm
I'm sitting here listening to Hot Chip, eating chocolate, and making gifs at Gifsoup when I should be working on a paper due tomorrow. NOT GOOD. Plus, I just realised I have to sign up for the "Premium" account if I want to save and use them! I made good ones too... :( Good grief. (Anyone know another (free) website I can use to make gifs?)

Also: my friend finally got me to see Avatar with him... Verdict: "Eh."

That is all.

current mood: high
current music: Hot Chip - We Have Love | Powered by Last.fm
jean ralphio
23 January 2010 @ 07:25 pm
Two completely separate but equally amazing videos/songs I've been watching repeatedly recently:

This is a beautiful version of one of my favourite Coldplay songs (A Message). I think it sounds gorgeous and love the sight of them all strumming away on guitars. Love ♥

And, then... THIS. I can't even describe what's going on here but it's a lot of fun and A LOT of awesome:

current mood: blank
jean ralphio


This is so good! This is why you're my favourite, Death Cab! Taking awesome 80s anthems and making them into awesome moody indie rock! Bonus: Paul McCartney approves!!

So, THE CRIBS. Saw them play last Friday night! Had a great time, except for being constantly annoyed by all the old white guys standing around, clearly just there to see Johnny Marr (the guitar-God from The Smiths currently providing some sweet sweet guitar work with this band.)

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current mood: weird
current music: MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker (Feat. John Legend) | Powered by Last.fm