From Miami to LA and the Chi

I'm going to try to keep this one short and sweet Blogstalkers.  (A big thanks to Katie at Words For Worms for reminding me of this conversation.)

Sort of recently Ryan and I were at one of my work parties and he was meeting most of the people I worked with for the first time.  We were standing near the bar with the small group of people at my job that actually knew about my blog.  And this conversation happened.  While I was standing right there.

*Names have been changed to protect the guilty, ahem, innocent.  Except for you John, the world needs to see you for who you really are.*

John: So, in real life is Lauren as crazy as she portrays herself to be on her blog?

Ryan: You work with her, you tell me.

Jane: But at work she's usually pretty serious, with just, like glimpses of crazy.

John: Haha yeah, remember the one time she got caught in the copy room with her laptop trying to teach herself that dance routine?

Jane: OHMYGODYES.  And then she tried to hide her laptop so no one could see what song it was!  And it turned out to be something by the Cheetah Girls!

John: *does stupid and not accurate dance more* Fuego Fuego!

Ryan: So yeah, that's pretty much what it's like at home like seventy to seventy-five percent of the time.  Like the other day she was watching Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix for the one thousandth time and I was in the other room and heard her mutter something to herself about how "you'd think a big movie studio could afford leg-lengthening surgery."  So I walked in and asked her what on earth she was talking about and it turns out she thinks Daniel Radcliffe needs to be made taller.

Lauren: *can't handle this conversation any longer* *blurts out* Harry Potter is TALL in the books!  And has green eyes, not blue, but that is an entirely different story.  *And then huffs off to the bar to replenish her gin and tonic, hold the lime, olives on the side.*

Sidenote: I think Daniel Radcliffe is a brilliant and perfect Harry Potter.  I just wish he were a bit taller.  I mean, come on Warner Brothers, at least have him stand on blocks or something.

Oh and in case you were wondering.  Yeah.  Not one of my prouder moments.



24 comments:

  1. I have been caught in the toilets at work rehearsing a dance routine on more than one occasion. I was going to write a blog about it! Noooooo!

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    1. And also, totally agree, he is not tall enough. It bothers me. They could have measured his parent when he got the part.

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    2. It's a weird contradiction in my head. Like I can't see anyone else playing Harry Potter because he is so wonderful at it, but sometimes, especially the Ginny scenes, I'm sort of bothered.

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    3. I love that you said that you are "bothered." Have you seen this??

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RomtlKowQs0

      This is actually the best. OMG you are going to think I am so lame. Sorry. Hopefully you will appreciate it.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx1XIm6q4r4&feature=related

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  2. Hahhahaha this is my new favorite post. Thanks for the shout out, I feel like a celebrity blogstalker now! (This story is even funnier the second time around, because the first time you didn't mention Raven Symone's secondary vehicle to stardom, the Cheetah Girls!)

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    1. Glad you like it! Thanks for the reminder! I was almost not going to ever ever mention the Cheetah Girls thing, because it still embarrasses me, but whatever.

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  3. I just finished watching the Harry Potter's the other day. Seriously, the poor kid is short. And what's with the eye color? Contacts are like $30 a box and even if he couldn't wear them, the editors can't just change his eye color on the film to make us happy? What is that?

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    1. The eye color doesn't bother me that much and I totally appreciate the fact that he was cast as a like, nine year old, so no one knew how tall he was going to be really, but as a total devotee of the books, sometimes I get sad about these things.

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    2. I'm actually a little worried about his acting skills. He was pretty silent in the last two films and in Woman In Black, he was really, really quiet and mostly stood around. Like I sort of wonder if he had amnesia and people were saying, "Daniel, you're an actor." And he's like, "Um, no, don't think so." And they're like, "Don't worry, just stand there and look pretty, we'll take care of the rest."

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    3. I've never seen anything he's in but the Harry Potter movies so I'll have to take your word for it!

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    4. OMG, that is hilarious. Sooooo funny!!! Unlike my comment. But I don't have to be funny, because you are - I just need to acknowledge it.

      And I don't get the "taller" thing. I read all the Harry Potter books. (I will read all-the-books!!!) (sorry for the hyperbole-and-a-half comment-bomb). Anyway. I don't have a picture of him re: height. None. I guess I never thought of him as super SHORT, but also never thought of him as super tall. I just never really pictured height at all really, when reading the books. But I also think I have a horrible imagination. So there is that.

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  4. Have you played with Pottermore yet? Cause I have and I LOVE it.
    And in case you didn't know Netflixs has all THREE of the Cheetah Girl movies! And a ton of other Disney Channel movies! How do I know this? I perused the 'Just for Kids' section. Just for kids my ass, Netflixs!

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    1. I JUST signed up for it like a week ago and haven't been back yet. Now I know how I'll spend the next hour.

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  5. Monica9/27/2012

    That dance looks like a compilation of different zumba routines. Have you tried doing Zumba before? It might help you learn the moves.

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    1. Nope never done Zumba, sounds like I should try it. If nothing else, it'll give me a new story to tell on the blog right?

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  6. Illicit dancing in the photocopy room? It happens to the best of us, don't sweat it.

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    1. Haha I was teased so much about it. I don't work there anymore, so I no longer sweat it.

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  7. Anonymous9/27/2012

    I love, love, love the Harry Potter books and movies. I just purchased the entire set of e-books because it's easier to re-read them on my Nook versus lugging the big books around. Of course, I didn't tell my husband that I bought the set again. Oh well, what they don't know, right? And yes, it's always bothered me too that he is so short. If they can make Tom Cruise look tall, why can't Harry Potter look tall?
    Carol Dickerson

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  8. Amanda W.9/27/2012

    I never actually noticed the height thing but probably because I was too busy glaring at his obviously-not-green-eyes-even-though-"Harry-you-have-your-mother's-eyes!!" ALL THROUGH THE MOVIES.

    I'm only midly calmed down when I watched the first documentary thing on the Ultimate Editions (they are like HEAVEN if you don't have them AHHHHHHHHHH early Christmas present because my husband felt bad for me after surgery last week), 1) Dan did a ready from the first book on Harry's intro, and when he got to the part with the green eyes, he actually stopped and gave the camera this LOOK and it was HILARIOUS- like, "I KNOW I didn't have green eyes" and I felt in that moment that he had been getting grief for that for years, and 2) when poor little Dan was 10 or whatever on the first day of shooting, they tried to put the contacts on his eyes and he literally couldn't wear them, he's allergic or something. And apparently it's much too expensive and time consuming to go back and change his eyes to green digitally in every scene.

    So. Hmph. Totally understand. But I could go on about HP movie stuff for ages.

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  9. If they could put Tom Cruise on blocks, they can certainly do it for Daniel!! I mean, COME ON!!

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  10. Look, all I'm saying is... The Half Blood Prince Movie..WTF?!

    I don't even own it cause I was that mad. This coming from the girl that has the books in hardback, paperback, digital, on CD, and MP3 and all the movies but 6.

    Random rant, sorry bout that.

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  11. So, I am just trying to envision you hiding in a copy room learning a dance routine with the laptop propped up on the copier.

    And..... It totally made my day. lol

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  12. OMFG! I am peeing in my pants laughing at the thought of you in the copy room trying to learn that dance!!!!

    As for Harry Potter - sweet Jesus. I love him, too!!!
    I'm pretty sure that I have undiscovered wizard powers too.

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  13. I feel you with the Harry Potter thing. Accuracy is everything people! The other day I had an argument with pretty much my entire family on my mother's side, as well as my husband, and I totally won. The subject of this heated debate, and my argument for it's truth? Eagle owls are a thing, because Draco Malfoy has one.

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