Saturday, April 26, 2008


Today I turned 23!! Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me!

My birthday from about 2pm on was wonderful. Before that: awful. Here's the timeline:

2:30 am-- The TV upstairs is turned up INCREDIBLY LOUD, so loud it wakes me up. I had to go upstairs and turn the volume down myself, and nobody was even watching it. It was an interview with Donnie and Marie Osmond, which I feel adds an interesting surrealist touch.
7:30 am-- I still haven't slept much because I've become inflicted with the worst craps ever. I take two midol and crawl back into bed.
9:00 am-- The cramps haven't gotten any better, so I came back upstairs, took 3 advil and a sleeping pill. I ask mom if I look older. She says "Well... you look a little rough. I guess that's like looking older." I crawl back into bed again and finally get some sleep.
1:00 pm-- I wake up, crawl out of bed and up the stairs. Grandpa is here and he makes fun of me for not getting out of bed earlier. He has no idea. Shower, style the hairs, make the deviled eggs, and then
3:00 pm-- Family comes over for dinner. I open some presents, one of which is a hardcover copy of To Kill A Mockingbird. I love it so much I want to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.

I was kinda groggy all day. I claimed that the grogginess was because the sleeping pill hadn't worn off, but Abby thinks that the sheer amount of drugs in my system was what caused the problem. Apparently she's worried about drug interactions. Strange. And besides, I asked my mom how much I should take, and I trust her because she is a medical professional. Her motto is also "Better Living Through Chemistry" so maybe I shouldn't trust her all that much.

Finally, this is my 100th post. Cue the marching band. I've posted some random stuff lately in an arbitrary yet successful attempt for my 100th post to fall on my birthday. Huzzah.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Since I so often loan my books out, I've decided to start marking my name on the inside cover. Not just so that when one of my friends has a book they'll know it's mine, but also so that I can recognize when a book on my shelf isn't mine. For example, the other day it took me forever to remember if High Fidelity was mine or Abby's. At one point one of us owned HF and the other owned About a Boy, and then we switched. I couldn't remember if we had ever switched back. Finally I remembered that High Fidelity was Abby's, because I bought it for her along with Johnny Cash's autobiography Cash by Johnny Cash.

Now, I have a set of bookplates my mom bought for me when I was little that we never used. I think they're adorable, but I also think they're a little too young for me. I may use some for my children's books that I've kept, like The Magic Grinder and Bridge to Terabithia. Here's what they look like:

Cute, right? But you see what I mean about being too young? I'll probably hold on to them to use when I have children of my own. I think I also have a set of ballet bookplates that I could use, except that I have no idea where they are. I think for now I'll just pencil my name on the inside cover and not worry about bookplates for the time being.

Anyone have an opinion they'd like to share?

Speaking of books I own, I ordered some books off of and one of them arrived this afternoon. I was thrilled, but I was less than thrilled that the seller put his ebay id in the return address instead of his name. Which would be fine if his ebay monicker weren't Mr. Magic. My mom was confused when I recieved a package in the mail from "Mr. Magic" in Rhode Island. I had to explain to her that this guy was just lame and that I hadn't bought any porn or anything. Also, how lame is it that his id is "mr. magic?" Well, I guess they can't all be awesome like mine. I'm mtcfc. In case you were wondering: Yes, it does stand for 'Miranda The Crime Fighting Cheerleader.'

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Thank you very much for your candor."

So I saw the trailer for Hamlet 2 today and was more than a little amused. The basic premise is a failed actor turned high-school drama teacher writes the sequel to Hamlet in an attempt to save the drama program. Perhaps you're wondering how there could be a sequel to Hamlet since, as Catherine Keener points out in the trailer, everybody died at the begining of the first one. Well, the answer involves time machines, light sabers, and Satan french kissing President Bush. That last one might be art imitating life. Hamlet 2 also features the most inappropriately catchy song I've heard in a while: "Rock Me Sexy Jesus." It was stuck in my head most of the day. And is it just me or is there something a little "Little Shop, Little Shop of Horrors" about "Rock Me Sexy Jesus"? I think it might be intentional.


Friday, April 18, 2008

She's just being Mileeeey

So I finally got my haircut. My split ends were in horrible shape, I was almost embarassed to have to show them to the stylist. And I finally got my Rory Bangs!

Unfortunately, after I left the salon I saw a poster and realized that aside from color, I now have the exact same haircut as Hannah Montana.

Me (apologies for crappy quality, my digital camera was upstairs but my phone was right there):

Hannah Montana:

Despite my semi-secret love for the song "See You Again," this whole haircut thing was unintentional.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What changed: TV, the Internet, or Me?

Remember back in September when I was bitching about how Television Without Pity changed their layout? I don't know if you know, but founders Sars, Wing Chung, and Glark (or Sarah Bunting, Tara Ariano, and David Cole) left the website. I don't know if it was a condition of the buyout or if they decided not to renew their contracts (Gawker has some thoughts). But, my point is, Bravo redesigned the site again, and it's even more different and less user-friendly than before. I went on their the other day to see what episodes from Season Two of ER were recapped (they didn't start regularly recapping ER until like the 3rd or 4th season, but they did retroactively recap some eps from the first seasons. These recaps obviously have a much later "published" date than "air" date.). Now, you used to be able to sort the recaps by published date, air date, [something else I can't remember] either oldest to most recent or most recent to oldest. Now apparently I only have the choice to either look at the 10 most recent ER recaps or all of the recaps listed in decending order by published date. It was really hard for me to pick out the season two recaps since I had no idea when they had been writen. I know I don't really like change, but this is rediculous. I want things the way they used to be.

I used to go to TWoP every day. Even if there wasn't a show I was keeping up with, I would still check out the site to see if there was anything else of interest. Nowadays, I just visit the site whenever I want to look at an old recap for ER or House or whatever random show I'm watching. I visit maybe 3 times a month.

I'm not really sure what's changed. Sure, the layout and design sucks, but the content is still the same. There is the fact that I'm really not watching many shows that aren't in syndication on TNT, and most of those shows aren't recapped anyway. So I have less of a reason to go to the site.

And let us just ponder for a moment why I haven't been watching much tv. There are some shows I intentionally stopped watching (Heroes, Guilty Pleasure Gossip Girl)because I fell behind while in Hawaii and then the long writer's strike made me feel like I hadn't watched the shows in forever and I didn't want to be behind. I'm planning on catching up on DVD, or maybe I'll check out what this whole thing is. And then there are the shows I just completely lost interest in. I'm looking at you, Prison Break. Also, I've been checking a lot of TV-on-DVD out from the library. It's a great way to watch the shows I want to see without having to pay to buy or even rent the seasons. Renting may be replaced by hulu, we'll have to see. TV-on-DVD takes up a lot of time, time I would normally spend watching TV-on-TV. Then there's the fact that I've been developing hobbies that don't require me to sit on my ass in front of a tv. You know, hobbies that require me to sit on my ass in front of a computer or sewing machine.

There used to be several shows I would follow religiously, and then read the recaps on TWoP. Now, I don't. I don't really know what has changed.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Movie Quotes Revealed

For the most part y'all did a good job guessing the movies from the movie quote extravatacular, but here are the ones no one got:

#2: "Just look at the face: it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who's lost a bet."

Answer: Shaun of the Dead, when Dianne is giving "Act like a Zombie" lessons.

#5: "Big flag burning to get to?"
"Actually, it's my weekly evil-conspiracy and needlepoint group. You wanna come?"
"I left my thimbles and socialist reading material at home."

Answer: Stranger than Fiction, when Harold and Anna are flirting on the bus.

#7: "I wish you had stayed."
"I wish I had stayed too. Now I wish I had stayed. I wish I had done a lot of things. I wish I had... I wish I had stayed. I do."

Answer: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, at the very end when Joel is remembering how things went the night he met Clementine.

#8: "It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!"

Answer: The Godfather, Part II. Fredo never does get the respect he wants, but he does get a bullet to the back of the head because he's so fucking stupid.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Jumping on the movie-quote bandwagon

I've stolen this from basically everyone on the forum, but I love movies and quotes. And also I know how it breaks Abby's heart when I don't post.

Here's what's up: Pick fifteen of your fave movies. Go to IMDB and find a quote from each movie. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess. Fill in the film title once it’s been guessed.

These are your rules: No Googling or using IMDB search functions (Don’t cheat!)!! Leave your answer(s) in the comments!!

Alrighty, here goes:

#1: "Pudge controls the weather." Lilo and Stitch (cathy)

#2: "Just look at the face: it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who's lost a bet."

#3: "Did you know without Trigonometry there'd be no engineering?"
"Without lamps there'd be no light." The Breakfast Club (Melissa)

#4: "Good-looking people don't have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we're smarter. " Almost Famous (miss abby)

#5: "Big flag burning to get to?"
"Actually, it's my weekly evil-conspiracy and needlepoint group. You wanna come?"
"I left my thimbles and socialist reading material at home."

#6: "Way I remember it, albatross was a ship's good luck, 'til some idiot killed it. Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint." Serenity (clav)

#7: "I wish you had stayed."
"I wish I had stayed too. Now I wish I had stayed. I wish I had done a lot of things. I wish I had... I wish I had stayed. I do."

#8: "It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!"

#9: "A gun rack... a gun rack. I don't even own a gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. What am I gonna do... with a gun rack?" Wayne's World (kort-ni)

#10: "I really love Rudy. He is totally enamored of me. I mean, I've had other men love me before, but not for six months in a row." Sixteen Candles (Melissa)

#11: "It's the only way to leave. 'I don't love you anymore. Goodbye.'"
"Supposing you do still love them?"
"You don't leave." Closer (Abby wan Kenobi)

#12: "I got a question. If you guys know so much about women, how come you're here at like the Gas 'n' Sip on a Saturday night completely alone drinking beers with no women anywhere?"
"By choice, man." Say Anything (You were right, Melissa!)

#13: "That boy Elvis sure talks a lot of poon." Walk the Line (Abigayle)

#14: "Because you love her I will forgive you for that. Once! You say that again and we're not brothers." Legends of the Fall (Melissa)

#15: "You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!" The Princess Bride (kort-ni)

Monday, April 07, 2008

I'm still alive

You can stop panicking. I know I haven't posted anything in a while, and there are some very good reasons for this.

Reason #1: Nothing has been happening. Really. It's been pretty boring 'round these parts.
Reason #2: I've been talking with Abby on the phone more than usual, so I've been telling her all my good stories. Since I'm pretty sure she's the only one who will read this, I didn't think it was worth my effort to type up what I've already told her.

So, until something more interesting comes along, peace out.