Thursday, April 26, 2007

i'm obsessed.

Since I've been sick, I have been so unmotivated to do anything. So, to take up my lazy ass time, I have been playing Kingdom Hearts. When I lived in Calgary, I started playing it when we had borrowed a PS2 from some friends, but the thing you need to know about me is that I am horrible at video games.
Pathetically so. You know those people who move the controller in the direction they want their characters to go as well as pushing the buttons?
Yeah. That's me.
I used to get so discouraged by the constant teasing of my siblings and peers, that I quit playing video games altogether. When I moved in with the kids in Calgary, the pressure was much less and I started to dig video games again. Now, I have a husband who is a super gaming nerd, so I figured it was time to let the late blooming begin.
Which brings us back to Kingdom Hearts. Equipped with the strategy guide [my husband likes to buy them!], I have been attacking the game when I'm home alone and am actually very pleased with my progress. I just completed the Monstro level and I have only ONCE requested help from Joel and even then, it was only to jump to ledge I have having trouble with. Other than that, I have been doing this solo - bosses and all.
I feel accomplished. When you take into consideration it could take me upwards of an hour to defeat a single level within a world of Super Mario Brothers, you can see why I feel so satisfied.
Now, onto Atlantica! Hooray!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Let me get up on the soapbox a minute...

Today and tomorrow mark the seventh anniversary of my car accident. See that picture? That was me seven years ago tomorrow.
That's just the damage you can see.
I'm not going to get into any of the details, place any blame, or spend my time lamenting the specific pains this anniversary reminds me of.
I just want to take this moment to ask each and every one of you guys not to let this happen to you.
Do not get into a car with someone who has been drinking. Do not let your friends get into a car with someone who has been drinking. Don't get behind the wheel if you've been drinking or let someone you love do the same.
I can't stress this enough. Even if you survive an accident, the pain and damage stay with you for a very long time. I may appear to be fully healed but the effects of this accident are still with me seven years later.
You might not think it's a big deal to have a few drinks and then drive home, but it is. Please, don't let yourself have to experience this firsthand. Or even worse, be responsible for someone else's nightmare. It's not worth it. Call a cab, have a designated driver or even call a friend or relative to come and get you. They might be mad, but I can guarantee they'll understand. They'll appreciate that they're not coming to see you in a hospital like this - or in a morgue.
Okay, I'm done preaching. I just hope you listened.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

mr. crazy bags for a head man.

next year's hottest halloween costume.


Oh man.

Thursday night we went to see Muse, who were touring with My Chemical Romance. I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew they were going to be fantastic because I'd seen them before, but this time around, they weren't the headliners and so they only got about 45 minutes of stage time. They definitely made good use of it. Shark texted us from the floor - "Holy Fuck!" And he was not embellishing. Opening with 'Take A Bow', they didn't do a lot of stage banter, just a lot of rocking, which I appreciate so when you've only got 45 minutes of listening time. They played a few older tracks like 'Hysteria' and 'Stockholm Syndrome', but sadly, the smaller stage setup didn't really allow for the band to go into a few of their more piano driven songs. I wanted to hear songs like 'Bliss' or 'New Born', but it just wasn't in the cards. We were treated to a lot of guitar noodling and riffing between songs and during one song they floated large confetti-filled balloons over the crowd which randomly popped, spitting out their insides! The set ended with me wanting more. A LOT more.

Even though they're touring with My Chem, I really suggest that you see Muse if they stop where you live. They're fantastic. If they don't convert you to fandom, I'll eat my hat.

Joel and I are not My Chem fans, but we stuck around for the first part of My Chem's set. They did the show in two separate pieces - the first was the entirety of 'The Black Parade' and after a short intermission and a change of clothes, the second was a collection of older songs. They opened 'The Black Parade' with a dark stage. One spotlight shone down on a gurney [finally looked up the spelling of that one] which Gerard jumped out of after singing a few lines.

I think if I were a My Chem fan, I probably would have pooped my pants at this show. It was very much larger than life - fireballs shooting out of the stage, cannons shooting confetti out over the crowd, strobe-lights, columns of sparks shooting down from the ceiling - it was very very visual an effect filled. However, despite all of this spectacle, couldn't help but notice that Gerard Way is totally entering his Fat Elvis phase. The last time I saw him in person, he was wandering around backstage at NBT just a few months ago in December. I know that Gerard doesn't drink, so he must be eating like shit now that they're touring, because I was watching him running around in his marching band outfit thinking, "I thought black was supposed to be slimming." I know it's the pot calling the kettle black here, but I was just surprised. I mean, you're in those suits, which have to be very hot while fireballs are shooting out of the stage giving off enough heat that I could feel it from where I was sitting [fairly close to the stage, but not close enough you'd think you'd feel that heat] and underneath those lights - you'd think that would be an excellent workout by anyone's standards. *shrugs*

We left at the beginning of the the second part of their show. I was gonna stay and hang out as we were sitting with a bunch of people from the station, but I was tired and a little drunk, so I left with Joel. He had to leave early to head off for his overnight shift. He drove me home and picked up some Mountain Dew.

After I got home, I called my sister, who was very excited that she and her man got their loan approved for the place they wanted to buy! They are now going to be homeowners! Very cool! Congrats again to Jayme. Hooray!

I woke up the next morning feeling a little gravelly in the throat and in posession of a stuffy nose. At first I just thought I had strained my voice at the show, but as the day wore on, it became painfully obvious that I have a cold. I'm not amused. I made it about 6 or 7 months without a cold and now I have two in less than two months. Garbage! So far, I don't feel tooooo bad, just stuffy and achy, I have a bit of a cough and my ears keep popping. My muscles feel all tight and my back is killing me.

And I don't have a day off again til next weekend! I'm off to look after Gavin and Addie tonight, so I'm taking it really easy today.

You like Haiku?

Haiku2 for cricketless
will probably be
pretty bustling despite my
intention to sleep
Created by Grahame

Thursday, April 19, 2007

138 - a cut above the average loser with no life.

SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own facebook/blog account, paste this as a note. Then, put x's next to the films you've seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun.

(x)Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
(x) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane
Total: 8

(x) The Princess Bride
(x) Anchorman
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 16

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(x) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 23

(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
(x) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
(x) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 32

(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots
Total so far: 40

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
(x) Joe Dirt
(x) King Kong
Total so far: 48

( ) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
(x) Flubber
Total so far: 45

(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
(x) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
(x)The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 51

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child's Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
(x ) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 57

(x) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
(x) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean's Eleven
( ) Ocean's Twelve
( ) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
(x) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(x) Curious George
Total so far: 65

(x) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
(x) A Bronx Tale
(x) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
(x) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds
( ) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2

Total so far: 72

( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
(x ) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
(x) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 81

(x) X-Men
(x) X-2
( ) X-3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
(x) Sky High
(x) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
(x) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
( ) Shrek 2
Total so far: 93

( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
(x) Old School
( ) The Notebook
(x) K-Pax
(x) Krippendorf's Tribe
(x) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
Total so far: 99

(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 105

(x) Baseketball
(x) Hostel
(x) Waiting for Guffman
(x) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
( ) Highlander
(x) Mothman Prophecies
(x) American History X
( ) Three
Total so Far: 112

( ) The Jacket
(x) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
(x) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(x) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 118

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
(x) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
Total so far: 122

(x) Kill Bill vol 1
(x) Kill Bill vol 2
(x) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
(x) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 126

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
() Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 132

(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix Reloaded
( ) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
(x) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
(x) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
(x) Hannibal
Total: 138

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Cojones and Funk.

Yesterday was kind of a suck of a day. It had its ups and it had its downs. I swear there was something in the air that was affecting a few of us out there.

I was in a horrible funk. The balls some people have just freaking astound me. The casualness that unwanted parties use to try to infuse themselves back into one's life is disgusting. Insulting. It's like someone contracted asshole amnesia or something.

And that's all I'm going to say on that matter.

I was also on babysitting duty from 8:45am til about 11pm. The baby went down peacefully for his morning nap, but refused to take his afternoon nap until 4pm and was cranky both before and after. I wanted to cry and whine too.

When I moved on to the next household, I was faced with a picky little boy who refused to eat dinner, hurled green beans at me, purposely knocked down the Jenga tower after we each pulled two blocks, and would rather run around in his underpants than put on his pajamas. Surprisingly, he became much sweeter the closer we got to bedtime.

Then, after I got home, I was exhausted and cranky and had words with someone who was trying to do right, just at the wrong time. I both felt mean and justified - not the prettiest combination - but all turned out well in the end.

I tell you. We all had a bowl of Grumpy Flakes for breakfast yesterday and those puppied did not sit well. Hopefully we've eaten Let's Just Get Along Krispies for breakfast today.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Pinkie Pie.

You Are a Pinky
You are fiercely independent, and possibly downright weird.A great communicator, you can get along with almost anyone.You are kind and sympathetic. You support all your friends - and love them for who they are.
You get along well with: The Ring Finger
Stay away from: The Thumb
What Finger Are You?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Life is good.

Today a four year old told me that when I laugh at something funny I sound like Jane Jetson.

This pleased me for two reasons - one: Jane Jetson rocks. two: It does my heart incredibly well to know that there is a four year old out there in this day and age of a lot of annoying and terrible children's television prgramming that actually knows who the hell Jane Jetson is.

Also very nice, I got a cheque for $220 from the Alberta government for health premium overpayment - too bad part of it is gonna get eaten up by the conversion, it's still a nice little windfall.

And, I finally have my social security card. I can get a real freaking job.


*ahem* I mean, HOORAY!

No one is more pleased about this last development than Joel.

And you? How are your lives going, my pretty little ones?

Friday, April 13, 2007

The internet makes the world oh so tiny!

Okay, today through Facebook I was reunited with one of my childhood friends whom I haven't seen since I was in the first grade! Turns out she went to college with a friend of mine from highschool!

I recognized her name from a comment she left on said friend's wall, so I mentioned how funny it would be if it was the same girl - and IT WAS! How freaking crazy is that?

I called my mom to ask if she remembered her, but she wasn't home. Dad was and at first he didn't know what I was talking about until I asked him if remembered how at her birthday party one year her dad took us for a ride in a helicopter and then he did.

And on top of everything, she actually remembers me too!

Facebook never ceases to amaze me. LOVE it.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

God damn, I wish I could go to Bonaroo this year!

01 Icky Thump
02 You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)
03 300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues
04 Conquest
05 Bone Broke
06 Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
07 St. Andrew (This Battle Is in the Air)
08 Little Cream Soda
09 Rag and Bone
10 I'm Slowly Turning Into You
11 A Martyr for My Love for You
12 Catch Hell Blues
13 Effect and Cause

Release Date: JUNE 19TH!

This and Spoon's new record are my big excitement this summer. Can't freakin' wait. BTW, if you're a Spoon [also playing Bonaroo...] fan, sign up for their email list at their website - it's gonna be one of the only ways to find out touring info this time 'round.

Monday, April 09, 2007


new hair color.

comments? questions? suggestions?

i suggest i need a new hair cut.

holy crapshaithe.

i love this man.
also, it's raining.
and the princess is in another house.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Musical Droolings

Spent my day tracking down the soundtracks to each half of Grindhouse. I can't believe this movie opened at number four this weekend. Okay, I grant, it's not exactly a family-friendly weekend flick for Easter viewing, but I thought that the young hipster population would be chomping at the bit for this movie. I'm not even part of that population and this is already my third blog entry extolling the virtues. That, and many people I've talked to about it have told me they intend to check it out.

Planet Terror's soundtrack is mostly comprised of the movie's score. It's a trippy electric blast of paranoia with a few airy oases. You definitely don't want to listen to this one while out in the dark. We're also "treated" to a song or two sung by Rose McGowan. On their own merit, her throaty singing is pretty lackluster, but when reminded of the movie's context and her appropriately wooden character, the songs fit right in. I have a feeling the main title music of this flick is going to become nothing short of iconic. Just hearing a few seconds of it makes me ready to start the ride all over again.

Death Proof's soundtrack is again a killer Tarantino collection. I highly recomend it. Of course, I'm thrilled they include some dialogue - especially "Whatever - However" between Tracie Thoms and Zoe Bell. [I swear, I have a platonic crush on Zoe Bell. You saw the entry] Never has a soundtrack filled with so much unfamiliar music hooked me so much -scratch that - never has any soundtrack hooked me like this. Tarantino has such a way with music - to a point where it was almost distracting for me in Death Proof. I guess it's just a testimony to my widening musical palette as I age. My ears are so open these days. Actually, I've spent today tracking down the other Tarantino soundtracks. I'm starting to think that I would love to raid his record collection - the man must have a SICK personal stash.

"Miss Kristy, what does ambush mean?"

I love those Nasonex commericals with the bee that sounds like Antonio Banderas. "Nasal allergies? OH NO!"

Super dorkiness.

I get to spend like no time with my husband today. We hung out for like 15 minutes this morning and after he gets off work, he's going to Orlando to see The Decemberists, so he won't be home til around 1am.

Oh well. I gots shit I can do. Soap opera catch-up, laundry, clean the bathroom, write some postcards and hair dye. I'm sure I can insert some random jackassery in there somewhere. I havn't actually bought the hair dye I need today yet, but I'm thinking of going in a different direction. We'll see what I come up with after a jaunt to Walgreens.

I have been super obsessed with You Tube lately. If you're on Facebook, you've likely been the recipient of a you tube link of some odd variety. 80's TV theme, Golden Girls shopping for condoms, Mario saves Milli Vanilli, and all of such nonsense. It's amazing the kinds of things you can find on there. Such random crap. Crap! Crappity! Crap! Oh so delicious.

The last two nights have been pretty fun. On Friday, Nicole came over for dinner and the beginning of the You Tube fascination [thanks, Nicole + Milli Vanilli]. We tried to watch Dexter [awesome Showtime series - check it out], but the on demand service was not working, so we ended up going on a quest for more Americone Dream - which took us about an hour. It was finally located at the Pinellas Park Wal-Mart. Listening to Joel and Nicole singing Motley Crue was an interesting experience. To say the least.

Yesterday, I sat for Gavin and Addie. We spent a good hour throwing waterballoons at their fence. Good times, however, tying waterballoons is a pain in the ass. Later, I introduced the kids to Jenga. They really liked it, but Addie kept forgetting what it was called - Blinga? Gondola? Hilarious! She also found the blocks rather tasty and kept trying to lick them. We also watched my Donald Duck DVD for the umpteenth time as well as both Ice Age movies. We also played Simon Says - which neither of them quite fully understand. Gavin would say "Simon Says jump up and down" but then when we did it, he would shout, "I didn't say Simon Says!" And I always got them when I gave a command without Simon Says. Maybe that one has to wait a bit longer.

As the night wore on, they kept insisting they were not tired, but when bedtime hit, Addie fell asleep before the first storybook was read and Gavin was passed out not long after the second.
Again. Love those kids.
Anyways, I see it's already 3 o'clock and I have done virtually none of the things I need to get done today. I'm off to Walgreen's.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

What happens when you cross a plumber and a butler? Thanks, You Tube!

This + this = this most delcious crap!

I love the 80's.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Everybody's Doing It, Why Can't I?

Soundtrack To Life


So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...

Opening Credits: Fast As You Can - Fiona Apple [nice, a little upbeat.]

Waking Up: It Wasn't Me - Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins [Hmm..waking up from what kind of last night? haha]

First Day At School: I Summon You [Demo Version] - Spoon [interesting. maybe summoning mom to come pick me up?]

Childhood: Parallel - Bad Religion [love this song, but not sure what to make of it in relation to my childhood...]

Falling In Love: Fly Trapped In A Jar - Modest Mouse [one wing wasn't even enough to leave. profound.]

Fight Song: Clean Sheets - The Descendents [oh man, this is the big fight that changed my life! creepy.]

Breaking Up: What's The Matter With Kids? - NOFX [going a little batty afterwards?]

Prom: Footloose - Kenny Loggins [Oh. My. God.]

Life: The Kids Aren't Alright - The Offspring [frenzied.]

College: Nth Degree - Morningwood [well, it was a non-stop party. the royal we? perhaps me and my girls?]

High School: Gold Dust Woman - Hole [I got the soundtrack this song was on for my 16th birthday!]

Mental Breakdown: Sweet Adeline - Elliott Smith [aw, it's a poignant breakdown.]

Driving: Send His Love To Me - PJ Harvey [maybe one of the million times I've taken the Greyhound.]

Flashback: Stuck In The Middle With You - Steeler's Wheel [how cheesy]

Getting Back Together: Let Forever Be - The Chemical Brothers [the title fits]

Wedding: Consequence - Incubus [well, it wasn't a shotgun wedding, so I don't know.]

Birth of Child: 1999 - Prince [hahahahaha. the first lyric starts "don't worry, i won't hurt you..."]

Final Battle: Shiver - Coldplay [it was a really wussy battle. emo. tears. slap fight.]

Death Scene: One Night Is Not Enough - Snow Patrol [did I commit suicide? sad.]

Funeral Song: Needle In The Hay - Elliott Smith [CLICHE. I AM RICHIE TENENBAUM.]

End Credits: Where's Your Mom? - Chixdiggit [in heaven. i died.]

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Another thing to love about Grindhouse....

I have a lot of respect for Zoe Bell - a stuntwoman who plays herself in "Death Proof".
A lot.
She's the shit. She also doubled for Uma in Kill Bill.


Grindhouse last night was awwwwwesome.

Yes, that was five w's. and well deserved. I'm not gonna tell you what I can without giving too much away.

First off, I had no idea that Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" was a zombie movie, so that right there was big bonus points. "Terror" was fucking great. It literally had me cheering for the characters. Everyone's a character with something going on underneath the surface and madness descends quickly. Normally, I hate gore and this one is oozing, popping, bloodily graphic, but something about it is actually easy to stomach. It was crazy, shocking, and also a whole lot funnier than I expected. Tarantino's cameo as "Rapist #1" [check if you don't believe me] is fantastic and provides one of the biggest gross-outs in this feature and that's all I'm gonna say about that. And that infamous gun for a leg? Sweet.

"Death Proof" at first, however, left me a little confused and worried. After the pace of "Planet Terror", and the rest of the fake trailers [in all there were 4], you're really geared up for the big guns. And those big guns are not to be seen. This feature comes down to a little gun towards the end, but that little gun is really besides the point. Basically, you're sitting there waiting through something that has that classic Tarantino feel [and a killer soundtrack as always] - wondering how this fits into the whole Grindhouse theme and quite frankly feeling slightly bored. Someone dies and the story shifts. You're still waiting wondering what the heck is going on and how this story fits together when you're slammed in the face with a thrilling, fast paced, tooth and nail situation where the tables quickly turn - gunning you towards an ending that you don't see coming and that I guarantee will make you laugh and cheer.

I fucking loved this movie. If you are a Tarantino/Rodriguez fan - Go. See. This. Movie. NOW!

Well, tomorrow. I promise you it will not disappoint.

p.s. - I got a copy of the above poster at the showing!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Super Secret Squirrel.

Cripes. I mention babies and children and then I find out two more people I know are knocked up. What's in the water these days? Congrats to Meryl and Heather.

Tomorrow is Joel's birthday. As previously mentioned, we are going to the sneak preview of GRINDHOUSE plus dinner. I heard they made fake movie trailers for the "intermission" portion between the two films. I'm excited. Does anyone know the running time of this monster? It might be a late night.

My friend Rita is coming over. Maybe I should put on some pants.

Still haven't heard anything about my social security card, but we went out for a bite with Andrew and Theresa on Saturday night and Andrew mentioned he might be able to help me snag a job where he works. That might be sweet as we could car pool and it would be a 9-5 Monday to Friday type deal which is very appealing to me at this point.

Had dinner with the in-laws on Sunday night. It was good - roasted potatoes, salad and three kinds of meat. Joel's dad is fond of cooking things in his smoker so they fill it up to the hilt when cooking - hence the three kinds of meat. We got to take home the leftovers, so it isn't all bad. We tried to introduce them to Arrested Development after dinner, but I don't think they were really into it. Oh well.

Joel starts his new job tonight at Bic. He had to take a drug test to get the job and they said the hair on his head wasn't long enough so they shaved both his armpits. I'm pretty sure the hair on his head was longer than the hair in his pits, but listening to him whine about armpit stubble was pretty funny, so it doesn't bother me. :) I hope they switch him to the 3-7 shift so he can work with Nicole. I think he'll like the job a lot better if they do.

It's been very interesting since I've gotten onto Facebook. I've gotten back in touch with a lot of people I haven't talked to in the better part of a decade! It's kinda cool. People are really all over the place, yet they all seem to be on Facebook. Heck, even my mom is thinking about joining! I hope she does, I think it would be hilarious!

Anyways. I love Americone Dream as you can see by the picture. Stephen Colbert, your cold hard ice cream truthiness is music to my mouth.

Rita should be here soon. Pants. Must put on pants. Catch everyone later.