But whatever. After we left the office [2 hours of driving to get to San Francisco + an hour of waiting in the office = a 5 minute visit w/ this doctor! GAH SO FRUSTRATING!!!!], my father and I got pearl drinks and some Chinese baked goods and headed for home [another 2-hour drive, ahhhhhh].
I was pretty well-rested after returning home though, having taken a nap in the car. Naturally, the first thing I did when I got to my room was turn on the computer and visit Facebook. The first link on my newsfeed: the video for Lady Gaga's "Alejandro."
First thing's first: Lady Gaga. Stop it.
For the longest time I was so irked by her constant overtly flamboyant presence in popular media. My flaming hate for her reached its peak when she performed on SNL wearing some ridiculous, moving metal contraption that kept on bumping into the piano during her acoustic version of Poker Face. However, I do have to give her props: not only does she dare to wear amazing McQueen creations, but she is constantly pushing the boundaries of popular music and I really respect her for taking such risks. This video was really no exception:
The general consensus among my friends is that they like it, but that it was all just very weird. We all were kind of wondering what the video's actually about, and some people offered ideas such as "lady gaga was in love with a nazi but shes a jew. either that or nazis killed her jewish boyfriend and shes mad at the nazis..." or "it's about gay rights." I read a beautiful article written by my friend Kelsey about how the video's about "loss of innocence and becoming a strong woman, mixed in with gender bending and fighting the system."
In this article on MTV.com, "Alejandro" director Stephen Klein explains that the religious imagery 'represents the character's battle between the dark forces of this world and the spiritual salvation of the Soul.'
My thoughts: I really have no idea. I just know that the video's strange and interesting and intense and really well done and very, very Gaga. To me the video seemed more like a "piece of art/film" that you'd see in some obscure art museum rather than a typical music video, but I really liked it and do believe it's one of those pieces of art that will be remembered for being so shockingly good.
Lol Mike Chang I see you thar flailing.
It's alright, all there is to fear is Quinn yelling "LET ME GO" at her baby during delivery [wink].
On another note, the season finale of Glee was fantastic! I adore all of the songs they covered during this ep (even if they did sadly butcher Bohemian Rhapsody: and why the hell would they mix the performance of that song with clips of Quinn having her baby?!?! IT WAS SO WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS), and they found a really good way to add closure yet set up the show for next season. I commend the writer's decision to make Vocal Adrenaline win Nationals [for seriously: the episode would have been far too perfect if New Directions won]. Other than that, I really don't have much else to say about the ep, so I'll stop while I'm ahead.
Nothing much else has been happening to me lately. I've been steadily working on the scarf I mentioned last post while watching eps of "Bambino!" which is a Jdrama starring Matsumoto Jun, Sato Ryuta, and lots of really attractive-looking food. Also: I think this boy is really adorable in the drama.
Listening to: MBLAQ - Y.... oh wait the song just finished. Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco
About to: Watch another ep of Bambino.
Wearing: School jacket, track shorts, and a yellow t-shirt (all of which i wore as pjs last night)