Sunday, December 24, 2006
It makes me somewhat proud of the human race when I consider the fact that today was actually a less busy shopping day than yesterday. Way to be not quite as last minute, last-minute-shoppers! Although I did sell some Hannukah-themed gift cards today, and since today is the last day of Hannukah, I think those people might actually win (lose?) the last-minute-shopper award.
I know it's last minute, but here is my gift to any and all of you reading this.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
PS. Did you actually try to click that link? Fool.
Friday, December 22, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
That was the only class that I was truly worried about (Ds are failing in major classes) so I was ecstatic to see that I passed. Woo!
Now lets just hope that the rest of my finals go as well.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Adam: "I could eat an entire house of chicken nuggets right now."
Becky: "The whole house? Like shingles and all?"
Adam: "Well, not like a big house. Just a one story ranch with no basement."
Me: "No basement?"
Adam: "Yeah, I don't like basements."
Becky: "And basement nuggets would be muddy."
Adam: "Ew, yeah. I don' twant muddy nuggets. I'm really hungry."
This story isn't really funny, but it is amusing enough to me to warrent it being posted on here. I am really amused now by how lame my input into the conversation was. Although, to be honest, I don't really remember exactly how it went except that Adam came up to us and announced he wanted a nugget house. And also that Becky thinks basement nuggets are muddy nuggets.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I accidentally ran over it when I was leaving for class. Having a glacier wedged up under the front end of your car prevents the car from moving, so I didn't make it to class. Instead I spent the next twenty-five minutes bashing the glacier with ye olde hammer.
Here's a shot from under the car. You can see how the glacier was stuck up under... the machine parts on the underside of the car. I don't know what it's called, I'm a girl.
I'm inventing a new label for this post because the best way to describe this incident is simply "Annoyance."
Saturday, December 02, 2006
It was made by one of the fine contibutors to a TWoP pixel challenge. If I wanted to, I'd go back and link to the actual page. But I don't want to, because every second I spend at the computer is a second I spend away from my children. And by children I mean Nintendo 64.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Popcorn or candy?
You really need both. The sugariness of the candy is a nice vacation from the saltiness of the popcorn. And we all know that when we're seated in a darkened theater we constantly stuff our faces like nobody's watching. Because they aren't, they're watching the movie. We're free to be as gluttonous as we want! If I really have to choose one, I'll have to go with popcorn, as long as I'm allowed to have a very large Cherry Coke to replace my candy.
Name a movie you've been meaning to see forever.
The Crow. I don't really have any overwhelming desire to see it, but it is my roommate's favorite movie, and I always get the "are you for real?" look when I remind her that I haven't seen it. I've also never seen Back to the Future 2, which is really sad, because I've seen 1 & 3 more times than I can count. And Kill Bill Vol 2.
You are given the power to recall one Oscar: Who loses theirs and to whom?
Ok, I haven't seen Pollock, and I don't know anyone who has, so I can't really comment on Marcia Gay Harden's performance in it. But, unfortunately for her, she won over Kate Hudson in Almost Famous. And now that I have the power to give the Oscar, Kate gets it. It's a great performance in a great movie. Sure, Kate was only 19 at the time and she's got years ahead of her to win an Oscar. But knowing that she was only 19 just makes the performance seem that much better. The scene where she argues with William about Russell? She goes through every emotion possible in about five minutes. It's so good. All I have to say is... "What kind of beer?"
Steal one costume from a movie for your wardrobe. Which will it be?
Penny Lane's outfit from when she first meets William Miller in Almost Famous. I'd also like to be able to make all my entrances the way she does in that scene. I'd love to make that kind of first impression. Edit: I'd also really like to have these boots, please.
Your favorite film franchise is...
I'm going to go ahead and say that the John Hughes/Molly Ringwald movies were a franchise. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink are pretty much the best teen movies ever.
Invite five movie people over for dinner. Who are they? Why'd you invite them? What do you feed them?
James Dean. Young Marlon Brando. Wentworth Miller. Brad Pitt (circa Legends of the Fall). Angelina Jolie. What do I feed them? Lots of alcohol. Why'd I invite them? One word: orgy. I originally had Natalie Portman in as the other girl, but I replaced her with Angelina Jolie because I think she'd be more into the whole orgy thing. Because you need to be reasonable when you're planning an orgy where three of the people are from other time eras.
What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater?
A lifetime of having to have a small child sitting behind them in the theater that can't stop from asking really loud questions and kicking the back of your chair.
Choose a female bodyguard: Ripley from Aliens. Mystique from X-Men. Sarah Connor from Terminator 2. The Bride from Kill Bill. Mace from Strange Days.
Mystique from X-Men. C'mon. She's freakin' awesome. Also I haven't really seen any of the other movies, except for Kill Bill v. 1. But I haven't seen the second one, and all I really remember about the first one is how ugly Uma's feet are.
What's the scariest thing you've ever seen in a movie?
All of the possession scenes in The Exorcism of Emily Rose. This film is also known by me and Abby as "Scott M. Is A Dirty Dirty Liar." He convinced us to watch it by saying "it's not really scary." Ass.
Your favorite genre (excluding comedy and drama) is?
I'd probably have to go with the "coming of age story." I think that's what you would classify Almost Famous as. Done well, a coming of age story can be great. Also- Whatever genre you would put Shaun of the Dead into. It's a romantic comedy... with zombies. RomZomCom? I love the mixing of the genres.
Least favorite genre (I added this question myself)
A genre I don't like is film noir, especially where it pertains to the movie Brick. Maybe my expectations were too high because I'd heard such good things about it, but I came away feeling like the movie tried to be smarter than me. I took an intro to film class, I know how film noir works, I know what a femme fatale is. So there really wasn't any mystery there for me. I knew pixie was in on it the whole time, and I really don't like that actress. She's on Heroes now and she's terrible on that too. (Plus she got to make out with Mohinder, so there's some jealousy issues there for me. I love him.)
You are given the power to greenlight movies at a major studio for one year. How do you wield this power?
I would say that I would put a movie version of Why Moms Are Weird into the works, but since there is a tv project in the works, I'll have to think of something else. I'd say a movie version of Why Girls are Weird , but anyone who has read the book will agree that it wouldn't translate well onto the screen. I'm going to have to go with finding good family films to put into production. Serioulsy, have you seen the derth of "kid's" movies that have come out recently? Some try too hard to be for both the kids and the parents that they usually miss horribly on one side. What ever happened to the Beauty and the Beasts and the Lion Kings and the Little Mermaids of the world? C'mon Disney! Work with me! Also- Scarlet Johansen gets cast in NOTHING. She's talented and pretty, but seriously girl, you need to learn how to avoid overexposure.
Bonnie or Clyde?
Bonnie. I want her wardrobe. Georgie and Dillon were dressed as Bonnie and Clyde this year for Halloween and I was immediately jealous that a) I hadn't thought of it and b) I don't have a boyfriend to be Clyde. Fingers crossed for next year! [Georgie and Dillon are characters on General Hospital, not real people. In case you were wondering.]
So. What are your opinions?
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
Now, of course, I was a fair distance away from the accident, so I can't be certain that any of the firemen or police officers were hot, I'm just making a sweeping generalization. [Unfortunatly for you, you have to miss out on my awesome men-in-uniform stick figures because of the way the picture gets cropped. Bah.] I also want to say that in the battle between streetlights v. semi-trucks, streetlights are holding their own. That pole didn't buckle at all, it just stood there like a champ. If lamp posts had the ability to show emotion, I think this one would have been portraying annoyance at the fact that a semi had the nerve to crash into it.
So yeah. I spent a good part of my day making that picture.(If 5 minutes can be considered a good part). I don't have any classes this week, so I'm sure there will be more pointless posts like this one.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Preach it, Bob.
For other annoying grammar no-nos, check out this Tomato Nation column.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Do you see it? Ah well. The reason I bring this up is because I was goofing around on myheritage.com the other day. For those of you that don't know, you upload a picture and they tell you what celebrities you look like. I'm sure the process is very scientific, but I was a tad surprised that Rachel Leigh Cook wasn't one of my look-alikes. Then again, this isn't 1999 so I'm not really sure RLC counts as much of a "celebrity" anymore.
So here are my results. (The only reason I chose that picture of myself is because it's the most recent picture of me, I'm not all squinty, and my picture of me and Joe doesn't work because the system doesn't recognize my face as human. So there's three reasons.)
Let's get started. Just go ahead and assume that "I don't see the resemblence" applies to all.
75% Audrey Tautou- I may be the only college student/ movie fan who has not yet seen Amelie. I'm not really proud of the fact. I feel like it's a movie I should see, but the only person I would watch it with is my Abby, and she lives out of state 9 months of the year and when we are together we're too busy renting Michael Schoeffling movies to bother with artsy French flicks. But we have seen Dirty Pretty Things and she was wonderful and very pretty in it.
74% Julia Louis-Dreyfus- Nope. I guess she was funny on Seinfeld and she just won an Emmy, so I guess that's cool.
71% Katie Couric- Hahahahaha. Apparently I look bubbly and slightly crazy. I'm going to blame this match up on the fact that my face is so shiny in that picture. That's right. Blame it on the glow.
71% Lalaine- She's best known for playing a character named "Miranda" on Lizzie McGuire. Coincidence!? Yep.
70% Kelly Clarkson- She's very talented, but again, I don't see it.
67% Rachel Bilson- She's in the new movie The Last Kiss with Zach Braff. The jury's still out on whether or not I'll go see it in the theater or wait for it to come out on DVD. But, hey, I love ZB.
67% Christy Turlington- I've always thought she was very pretty, so I've got no complaints about this match-up.
66% Sarah Michelle Gellar- It's Buffy! I'm a little bit of a Joss Whedon whore, so I won't complain too much about this one. But, as with all of these: I don't see it.
If you're bored, go ahead and try it for yourself: http://www.myheritage.com/FP/Company/tryFaceRecognition.php
Friday, September 15, 2006
This trailer for the movie "Little Children" should win an Oscar. It's that good. It's like a short film. It's intense and dramatic, well acted and terrifically edited.
There are no words that could possibly describe the awesomeness of this next clip. It's just... wow.
I just bought the second season of The Office. I love Creed. I love Creed almost as much as I love Toby.
The Creed Mixtape (Abby must watch this, Creed gives a shout-out to HK)
Michael v. Toby ("I hate so much about the things that you choose to be.")
Ok. Make fun of me all you want, but I watch General Hospital. I enjoy it. Here's the ending montage from yesterday's episode. Lulu is getting an abortion at 7 o'clock. You see clips of the baby's daddy and his family waiting (they wanted the baby) and of Luke visiting Laura, per Lulu's request, and clips of other Port Charles families. And a really good song.
On a related note, Lucky Spencer is a completely different character than when he was played by Jonathan Jackson. The writing and the acting has ruined the character. If you don't believe me, go to youtube and just search for "general hospital lucky liz" and watch the ones before 1999. Here's the last clip between Lucky and Liz before Lucky "died." So sweet.
I've just come up with a really good entry but I'm not going to write it now. It has everything to do with a strange journey I went on trying to find a specific Sex and the City clip on youtube. The clip I wanted was from the episode with the new Yankee. In the episode Carrie has just broken up with Big and she has convinced herself that she's over him. While out on a date with the new Yankee she runs in to Big and she realizes that she's not over him at all. There's a moment where Big touches her arm and everything slows down and her heartbeat gets louder and I love it because who doesn't know that feeling? Well, I couldn't find that clip but it reminded me of how some of the passages in this one book illustrate those feelings. If you have the opportunity, please pick up Why Girls are Weird by Pamela Ribon. It's a great read and she's a great writer. The main character is, at times, so like me that it was uncomfortable for me to read. It's like the same feeling I got the first time I really listened to the lyrics to Rilo Kiley's "The Frug."
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
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Monday, September 04, 2006
Miranda: steve irwin is a smart man
Abby: ahahahahahah i laughed so hard. it was wrong, but that guy had it coming
Miranda: yeah i heard it on the radio this morning.
Miranda: i was amused.
Abby: the people in my room when i heard were sad. not even a little amused.
Miranda: not even a little amused? c'mon. it's tres amusing. sure, it's sad and all. but seriously.
Abby: i know. i dug myself straight into hell trying to convince people it was funny.
Miranda: you were going to hell anyway.
Abby: true enough
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Anyway, here is a conversation from earlier today when I was watching the tape of yesterday's episode. Note my constant misspelling of "Dillon" and "Quartermaine."
Miranda: oh lulu and dylan are about to have a "my body"/"my baby" throw down....I know.
Erica: OH BAJEESUS. There might be boxing.
Miranda: i think so. dylan definitely seems like the type to beat up a pregnant girl. although, honestly, i think lulu could take him.
Erica: i think she could too. i have a feeling he might turn and flee if she pulled his hair.
Miranda: yeah. lulu's hardcore. she'll fight dirty.
Erica: she'l kick him in the nards. totally.
Miranda: yeah. it's definitely gonna happen.
Miranda: i really don't like maxie. i'm gonna slap a bitch. she keeps trying to break up lucky and liz. i'm not happy 'bout this.
Erica: she's a ho. most def.
Miranda: she's evil. and she has a stupid name.
Erica: she does. she should die.
Miranda: yeah! she should catch lung cancer from alexis! i mean... lung cancer is totally a communicable disease. or-- hasn't maxie had a heart transplant? time for her to have another (unsuccessful) transplant. or am i thinking of a different character?
Erica: nope, maxie had a heart transplant when she was younger. think it's too late for her body to reject the organ?
Miranda: no, it's never too late, i say. and i'm a doctor.
Erica: woot. go operation: die maxie die.
Miranda: it's really annoying that grandpa quartermaine (sp?) keeps refering to lulu's baby as "the quartermain heir." it's... creepy.
Erica: he's creeptastic.
Miranda: yeah he is. he's always angry at somebody. it's like they only bring him on to be angry.
Miranda: and dylans mom is also a crazy bitch
Erica: yes. yes she is.
Miranda: Lulu & Dylan are about to start boxing!
Miranda: i thought for a second that lulu had dylan convinced but he's still against the abortion.
Miranda: carly and jax have been having the same argument for like 3 days.
Miranda: it's really dull
Erica: lol. it takes someone like a week to sneeze on a soap opera, so i'm not surprised
Miranda: yeah. i think by the time lulu decides to get the abortion she'll be about 27 months pregnant. like an elephant.
Miranda: oh yeah. i'm intrigued by this storyline. on one hand i completely understand why she wants an abortion (probably the best idea, all things considered), but on the other hand, they would have an adorable baby!
Erica: they would. it would be witty with fabulous hair.
Erica: they might have ryan reynolds
Miranda: yes. ryan reynolds quartermain.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Erica: Quit stealing my brain thoughts!!
Erica: It's like beating a dead horse.
Katie: It's beating a hundred and fifty million infinity horses!
[While watching 'Prison Break']
Erica- "I did not hear what I know he just said..."
Me- "What did you hear?"
Erica- "I know he said something like "I should be out seeing my family right now" but I heard "I should be ass-raping my family right now."
"It's a Mother Fucking Walk-Off!!" - Danny V, Project Runway
Mal (on TV): "She'll break atmo..."
Erica: Did ya hear that, she'll break atmo.
Me: You'll break atmo.
Erica: You *are* atmo, and I *will* break you.
"Alright. I'll try a more serious note. You taste like cancer in a bottle." - My sister.
Erica: All I heard was "bananas."
Me: Um... no.
Me: "So. How's about that sports team of mutual interest?"
(About the "Summertime" song)Erica: Makes you want to hump your cousin.
"Please, please stop talking about Tom Skerrit's old man, wrinkled, mustached, hand-holding, whistling balls!" - Ok, I said it, but Erica started it.
"I'm stuck in the door and I have a handful of vaginas." - Erica
Laura: True or False- They tested Saddam Hussein's DNA to see if it was really him.
Me: They couldn't just look at him?
Laura: All those overseasians look the same.
Me: All "overseasians?" So someone from Denmark looks the same as someone from China?
Laura: Yeah. They all look like Saddam Hussein.
"People in glass whorehouses shouldn't throw stones." - Roseanne
"We're triathletes. We run, we bike, we also... do the third thing." - Three To Tango
Me- I could marry Scott. He cooks, he cleans, he also... does the third thing.
Laura- I do the third thing too. I do it really well. I do it naked.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
mobile17.com lets you make your own ringtones using .m4a (iTunes) and .mp3 files. For Free! The only cost is like whatever it costs to send a message to your phone, which is a hell of a lot less than buying ringtones, and you get to choose where the song begins and ends. So far I've made 6 ringtones:
Fight Song! By Joe Firstman ("I threw 100 punches, got this big black eye, I got banned from Indiana, felt like I was gonna die, so I screamed 'rah rah rah rah rah... You should have seen the other guy!'")
The Frug by Rilo Kiley ("And I can hate your girl. I can tell you that she's real pretty. I can take my clothes off. I cannot fall in love. And I can do the frug. I can do the robocop. I can do the Freddie. I cannot do the Smurf. She cannot do the smurf!")
One Line by PJ Harvey ("I'm watching from the wall, as in the streets we fight, this world all gone to war, all I need is you tonight. And I draw a line to your heart today, to your heart from mine, one line to keep us safe.")
Better Son/ Daughter by Rilo Kiley ("And sometimes when you're on, you're really fucking on and your friends they sing along and they love you. But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap and it teases you for weeks in its absence. But you'll fight and you'll make it through, you'll fake it if you have to, and you'll show up for work with a smile.")
Portions For Foxes by Rilo Kiley ("I know I'm alone if I'm with or without you, but just being around you offers me another form of relief. When the lonliness leads to bad dreams, and the bad dreams lead me to calling you, and I call you and say C'MERE! And you're bad news...")
Glendora by Rilo Kiley ("It's New Years Eve, I'm in Glendora, I'm the only living person in Glendora. Heading East, on the freeway, I left my prom dress at a bus stop in Duarte. I switch the rules, you take advantage, you know I always like to play the victim. And would you fuck me, 'cause I'd fuck me. Am I your wetnap? Freestyle walkin'. I cry cry cry then I complain come back for more, do it again.")
I should probably stop sometime soon, but I just can't. At this rate I'm going to have more ringtones than phonenumbers in my phone.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Taurus prefers to drink at a leisurely pace, aiming for a mellow glow
rather than a full on zonk. Since a truly intoxicated Taurus is a one-person
stampede, the kind of bull-in-a-china-shop inebriate who spills red wine on
white carpets and tells fart jokes to employers, the preference for wining and
dining (or Bud and buddies) to body shots and barfing is quite fortunate for the
rest of us. This is not to say that the Bull is by any means a teetotaler --
god, no. A squiffy Taurus will get, er, gregarious (full of loudmouth soup, some
would say) and is extremely amusing to drag to a karaoke bar when intoxicated.
Yeah. That's me. Where's the booze? Put on some Benetar and let's rock this joint!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Hey you!This email really didn't require me to write a novel back. If you read the following and think it's not too bad, you must have missed the part where I cut myself off because I realized I was going on a bit.
so i realized that i still haven't sent you your
keys yet. i suck. sorry. and then i realized that i dont have your address
anymore. could you send it to me, please? i'll send your keys soon, i
hope camp was fun. over yet? we finished on Saturday, but i'm
staying for a few days to volunteer and hang out.
ONLY 2.5 DAYS LEFT OF CAMP!I'm awesome.
So yeah. I'm so ready to get out of here. It sucks that I never got a chance to visit. Believe me, I never had time. I think maybe I had one or two weekends where I didn't have any plans and I spent those weekends SLEEPING! Oh, joyous sleep.
So anyway. I hope camp went well for you. I wish I could have worked at Stronghold. Maybe next summer they can finangle a way to make me spending 3 months at Stronghold be my senior internship. Hey, it could happen. Ok, probably not.
So anyway, my address right now is ________Wilmington IL 60481 but I'm going to be at school soon and my address there will be ________ Normal IL 61761. At least I'm pretty sure that's my address. If not, that's where my Entertainment Weeklys (Weeklies?) are being sent, so my keys could hang out with my magazines.
I'm helping teach a pom camp right now and there is one girl that looks like a little mini Amy Curtis and one girl that looks like a little mini Jenny Lewis. It's crazy. I've managed to learn miniJenny's real name (Elena) but I can't remember miniAmy's name. I think it's Kayla. I beg of you right now do not name your child anything resembling the name "Kate." Last week I had a class with 7 girls in it and we had a Kaitlin, a Katie, and a Kaylee and this week we have 2 Katies, a Kate, Kayla and on and on and on. Just stay away from the letter K. It's dangerous.
So I'll leave you now with a very humorous story about a pom camper. So last week we had a group of 7 five year olds. On the last day I bought them chocolate cupcakes. As the last girl came up to get her cupcake she looked at me in a very sad way and asked me:
"Are these cupcakes healthy?"
I didn't know how to respond. I just looked at her and said "... they're chocolate cupcakes."
"But are they healthy?"
Then her mom came up and said "Yes, Delaney, they're very healthy." I played along: "Oh, yeah. It's the sprinkles that make them extra healthy." Her mom told me that apparently she's been on this health food kick for about a year. She's FIVE! I've never met a five year old like that before. I ran into her and her mom the next day at a special event and her mom pointed out that Delaney was eating a "healthy" Blow-Pop. She said that Delaney was so excited that I had brought healthy cupcakes as a treat. Kids are weird.
I have other stories to tell you (and I'm sure you have some for me, unless you actually spent the summer under a rock), but this isn't the time or the place.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Just for the record: I am not a writer for America's Next Top Model. I'm not a writer at all. Or a model. But I love a good cause that doesn't involve saving animals or the environment (both of which I'm trying to destroy).
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
But anyway, my real reason I came back to post was because Abby set her house on fire. It reminded me of a story.
Once, about five or six years ago, I was sick. (I know, shocking, I usually have a perfect immune system, like Dwight Shrute.) So, yeah. I was sick. And 15. So you know I was all kinds of lazy and inattentive. Also I was hungry. Seeing as I was suffering so greatly, I really didn't want to make anything that required more kitchen utensils than a toaster. So I popped a toaster pastry (it was like a poptart but it had a flakier crust) in the toaster and settled back on the couch to dive back in to whatever THS-esque show I was so engrossed in. By the time the second commercial break rolled around, I realized I never heard the toaster pop up. I look over to the kitchen, and the room is fuzzy. Because it's filled with SMOKE. I run in, and there are FLAMES shooting out of my TOASTER! What's a girl to do? I went and got my daddy. He put the fire out and bought us a new toaster. I've been outsmarted by quite a few appliances in my day, but that toaster was the only one i've caused to burst into flames. So far.
What really sucks though is that I work as a camp director, which means about 75% of my job is yelling at campers and communicating in other ways. And today I lost my voice. Awesome. This is going to be heaps of fun.
I need to go take more medication.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
So I have a few blogs.
I might have a problem.
Is there a blogger's annonymous that I could go to?
See, the problem is, I've always enjoyed the idea of a blog, but I never could come up with a name that I really liked. There were the thousands of endless variations on my own name (see my old blogger account and my myspace) or random pop culture references (xanga). All this is good and fun, but really nothing could really encapsulate oo big word the feeling of the online journal I wanted to create.
Then one day I thought of the magnet that my best friend, the lovely Miss Abby, holds near and dear to her heart. The magnet reads: "I'm only as strong as the coffee I drink and the hairspray I use." Possibly the truest words ever found on a magnet. This phrase has truly become my personal motto.
So just remember this: If you ever find yourself wondering how you're going to get yourself through the day, take another swig of coffee and a few more spritzes of hairspray and you just may find the strength to pull through.
Abby's gonna be jealous that I thought of this before her.