The Corpse Bride
The Nightmare Before Christmas
(basically anything tim burton)
Nightmare on Elm Street
The Thing (the remake)
House on Haunted Hill
Little Shop of Horrors
…There are a few TV series getting me even more into the Halloween spirit!
Once Upon a Time/
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
The Tomorrow People
Witches of East End
The Vampire Diaries
The NBA season starts off tomorrow with a few games I am really excited to watch! The Miami Heat game, L.A. Lakers game without Kobe Bryant because of last year’s season ending injury, and the Oklahoma Thunder who are also without one of their stars Russell Westbrook leaving Kevin Durant to carry a heavier workload.
Miami Heat are looking like they could win the NBA championship for the third season in a row. Kevin Durant is expected to be the leading scorer in the league, but will be competing with Lebron James.
Dwight Howard has left the Lakers to join the Houston Rockets to join up-and-coming star James Harden, who played against the WSU Cougars when he played for ASU. I think it will be interesting to see how Howard fits with this team because of his rough season with the Lakers last year where it seemed like he just couldn’t get in sync with the team.
Former WSU star shooting guard Clay Thompson is continuing his NBA career with another good season with the Golden State Warriors. Thompson and Stephen Curry are two of the most dangerous three-point shooters in the league.. Not too shabby coming from WSU!
Controversy has risen on the WSU campus recently. In my crisis communication class we have been talking about the Athletics Department deciding to hand out “Cougador” masks at the Halloween football game this Thursday. Some students have decided to voice their opinions about this campaign being offensive by crating Facebook pages for ‘cougs against cougador’ and online petitions to put a stop to the masks. However, the Athletics Department met with the WSU student leadership and Latino groups on campus and both parties did NOT find the campaign offensive. MLB and NFL teams have used this tactic previously and have had a lot of positive response from fans. It leads me to wonder, is there any subject in today’s society that will not stir some sort of controversy?
In other football news, the Seattle Seahawks play the St. Louis Rams tonight. The Rams’ quarterback Sam Bradford, is out for the season due to a torn ACL which means the Seahawks have a great chance to beat the Rams tonight. A new quarterback for the Rams will have to attempt to battle the Seahawks defense, one of the most dangerous in the league!
In unrelated news, an interesting story I heard on the radio this morning was about singer/actress/dancer Julianne Hough apologizing for her costume over the weekend. Hough dressed as “Crazy Eyes” from the television series Orange is the New Black and went out in blackface for the costume. Hough tweeted that she is a huge fan of the show and did not intend to be disrespectful or demeaning, I also am a huge fan of the show and can definitely see the humor and innocence of the idea for a group of girls to dress as the characters, but it seems sort of obvious that it was a bold move and certainly a risk to go out especially as a figure in the media to scrutinize that costume.
With graduation only 6 weeks away I have been finding it almost impossible to keep my head in the game and focus on finishing out the semester strong. I am so excited to finally graduate from college and start the next chapter, but I am also determined to finish my final semester with (hopefully) all As! I only have four classes that I am taking to complete my major in public relations as well as both of my minors in fine arts and psychology so I feel like it is totally do-able and based off of my midterm grades not out of reach. I had an A, two A- but the fourth was a C+ I’m hoping that the last was only because there wasn’t much to go grade at that point. On the flip-side I am nervous to finally be out of school because I will be forced to face “what comes next” which I am still completely unsure of currently. I have been procrastinating terribly at sending my resume out (I should have been doing that all summer). Honestly a part of me would be satisfied with a little break in between graduation and starting a “real job” but I know that will only last five minutes before I start getting anxious to get started. It seems like everyone else graduating in December, at least the people I have talked to in my major, already have something lined up so I’m starting to feel the pressure the closer graduation approaches. Then again, it always seems like the best things turn up when we least expect it.
Halloween is one of the holidays you can have the most fun with, because you get to dress up! I have to admit it is probably the most fun in college and after that the dressing up part seems to become less important and there are less reasons to as well. Couples’ costumes are always my favorite, whether they are done with a significant other or a friend, because they are usually the most creative or most recognizable. Here are some of my favorite couple costumes for this year.
old-school gangsters (and/or flapper girl)
batman and cat-woman (or robin)
zombie bride and groom
pebbles and bam-bam
nightmare before Christmas – jack and sally
peter pan and tinkerbell
the great Gatsby – Gatsby and Daisy
Disney Princesses and Princes
Mario and Luigi or Mario and Princess Peach
Bonnie and Clyde
Summer time transitioning to Fall
staying in on rainy days
spur of the moment plans
the people I work with
date nights/getting all dolled-up
my best friend
spending time with my family
slurpies (especially at the movie theater)
white coffee (not just white chocolate)
laughing so hard you start crying
the fact that I can still do a heel-stretch
motivation to work out