Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Boy CrAZy!

First it was John.

Everything was John this, John that.

John, John, John.

When she found a woolly bear caterpillar she even had to name it John.

Then it was George.

Oh My.

I knew everything about George because George was all she could talk about.

Howard was a brief interruption but soon it was back to George, George, George.

And more George.

But now?

Poor George. He's been replaced.

He's been replaced with Peter.

My daughter is completely enamored of Peter.

Now before you go getting the wrong idea I need to explain.

Leisl isn't just "regular" boy crazy. She's pretty oblivious to the boys she has actually met in real life.

She is ga-ga over the "boys" she hopes to meet one day.

John is not a neighbor or church friend. John is John Williams, the composer of the Star Wars score (and other Hollywood hit films) fame.

George is George Lucas.

Yes, most girls dream of southern California, Disneyland and Cinderella's castle while my daughter is dreaming about northern California so she can visit Industrial Light and Magic-- home to Lucasfilm Entertainment.

She has her fascination with Howard. As in Howard Shore, the composer.

Ah, but through Howard she "met" Peter.

Oh, wonderful, brilliant Peter... sigh.

Now she's trying to figure out how to get to New Zealand!

Why New Zealand?

New Zealand is home to the production studio of Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

She has practically memorized the documentaries from the regular and extended discs.

If you go into her room late at night you can hear her mumble things in her sleep like,

"Cross coverage." "Check the gate." And "Everything is under control."

I roll my eyes and tease her, but I actually get a huge kick out of the fact that she can rattle off a list of contemporary composers without hesitation.

She can identify their music "in three notes."

[Are you old enough to remember that reference?? Name That Tune]

Anyway, I love it that she admires the costume designs of this person and the art direction of that person.

At this point her "boy craze" is more endearing to me than worrisome.

But I do keep her passport locked up, you know, just in case.



Kim (aka- Kanga-mom and sometimes Rabbit-mommy) said...

I love that she has a passion! She has her eyes pointed ahead and she is so optimistic about her world.

I look forward to reading her name on the big screen someday!

Anonymous said...

Um, Mom? You missed a couple-

James Horner (music for Braveheart, Titanic, etc.)

James Newton Howard (Dinosaur, King Kong, The Dark Knight)

Harry Gregson-Williams (The Chronicles of Narnia)

and Hans Zimmer (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Pirates of the Caribbean)

Y'know... only a couple!


Lainie said...

I find it amusing that you know all the music and the composers and most of these films you have never seen.

Or should I say "scene." LOL I crack myself up :D

Anonymous said...

I know... but that's just me, eh?


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