Just a few random things:
1. I love Mandy Patinkin as Saul on Homeland (Mandy Patinkin, Holla!). I really love Mandy Patinkin, though, because of his musical theatre talent. He's been nominated for three Tony Awards and won one (for Evita). My favorite role of his is Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden. Of course I was about eight years old when I saw him in the show on Broadway (it was the first Broadway show I ever attended) so I don't remember seeing his performance live, but I listen to the Broadway cast recording all the time. I pretty much have the whole thing memorized. Mandy has one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard.
Here's the show's performance on the Tony Awards. They did a medley, which includes an excerpt of my favorite song from the show, "Lily's Eyes." Listen to how awesome Mandy is (and notice how young he looks!).
2. Halloween! I went to my friend Kim's party over the weekend, which was an 80's-themed party. I wanted to be Andie from Pretty in Pink (one of my favorite 80's movies) but couldn't find a perfect outfit, so I went for more of Pretty in Pink as a concept. It was fun. Here are some of our costumes: