"stomp the yard" is pretty much the best movie ever made. it just might be the quintessential dance movie in the teen-idiom. it has everything! there's a socially conscious storyline, the redemption of the main character, an emphasis on character building AND academic achievement, class issues, a romance that builds naturally and seems believable, likable characters, and most importantly, dance sequences that are effin AWESOME. there's like 10 different dance offs. i LOVE dance offs! i also LOVE people dancing in choreographed groups. steppin' is like military-based dance moves that also involve a percussive element. anyway, the next time people accuse me of over-intellectualizing movies and never enjoying fluff, "stomp the yard" is my ace in the hole.
it was also the perfect movie for our day of schluffing, whereupon i subsisted on a diet of cupcakes and pizza and coke and tv or tv-on-dvd. things i realized while watching much more music's "50 greatest guilty pleasures of all time": pop stars of yore were always way uglier (see air supply), way older, and way more normal looking than the pop stars of today; also, bonnie tyler's "total eclipse of the heart" and its accompanying video centre around an older woman's lament about feeling an inappropriate and insurmountable love for a much younger (like, young teenaged) boy. gross!
we also started watching "heroes". it's AWESOME! totally entertaining and it totally sucks you in. it's also much scarier than i had thought it would be.
tonight for dinner we're having those fried calamari sandwiches which had been postponed from a while ago. with sweet potato oven fries and a spinach salad.