Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
In the past week or so, I've been trying to at least do something. My sister gave me a Wii fit for Christmas and I've been pretty good about keep up with it. It sort of follows the same principles as Weight Watchers does - it gives you stamps for weighing in everyday and upgrades you after a certain number of tries. The "trainers" try to keep you motivated etc. I'm actually enjoying it so far and hope to keep it up. BTW, I am a hula hoop champion.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Got a little Cap'n in me
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Questions No One Asked
What is the best movie you've seen lately?
American History X. I know, it's an older movie and it's kind of creepy. But it was very powerful. My Netflix list tends to be in groups. For example, I'm currently on my gangster type films. This happens because when I type in something I want to see and that "similar movies" list pops up, I click on stuff. That's how American History X came to be on my list. It came after Green Street Hooligans (which I've mentioned previously due to my new found love of this guy) and Scarface, which I actually found somewhat boring.
Sandlot, Little Big League, Dodgeball, Elf, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter 1, The Godfather, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars (episodes 4-6), She's the Man, A Christmas Story
And many, many more.
What was the last book that you couldn't put down?
"True Colors" by Kristin Hannah. It's about 3 sisters and how they fight and are jealous of each other and how they deal with things in different ways, but under all that they're sisters first. It was pretty good. I also just finished "Wench" by Dolen Perkins- Valdez. It tells the story of a slave in the 1850s and was a different perspective than some other books similar in nature. The best part of that was googling 'wench' and seeing what popped up.
Before that I read the classics "Little Women", "Little Men", and "Jo's Boys" by Louisa May Alcott. It's a resolution of mine to try and read some classic novels I've never read before. I almost wrote a post about these books because LMA uses the word 'lover' a billion times and it makes me laugh because her context and mine are so totally different. Dating etc. was so chaste in that time period and 'lover' meant someone who you would potentially marry, not someone you were doinking. Plus, they barely even held hands - that wouldn't have been proper. There were some other quotes in there I wanted to post, but I had to return the book to the library and didn't have time to write them down.
My next classic is "Gone with the Wind" and good lordy that's a long-ass book. I've got 2 others to read (technically 3 because I have to finish the one I'm reading now) before I get to it. I'm guessing a renewal will be in order.
What is your favorite thing to do with friends or family?
Play games, especially board games. There is no comparison - I've been places with both, done cool stuff, done stupid stuff, but when it comes down to it, my absolute favorite thing is to be with friends or family (or both) with a couple of drinks and a stack of games, a deck of cards and some music. You learn more about people over a game of spades than you do at a concert. You laugh more over a Bud Light and a round of Taboo than you do at a movie. I haven't found anything that replaces games and I'm not sure I want to.
Did you get a new camera?
For Christmas 2 years ago. I don't know what kind it is and I don't use it nearly as much as I should.
Trick question. I love Christmas and my birthday is in January so I enjoy that part of winter. Snow is beautiful and I don't like 90+ degree weather. But there is a feeling of gloom during the winter - it's freaking cold, it gets dark early, everything outside is dead. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it comes around, but I'm kind of glad to see it go too.
Are you a Mac or PC?
PC. Our first computer in 1985 was an Apple 2E and I've never had an Apple since. Mac is not as user friendly as everyone says - stuff isn't where it should be. I will admit that they are pretty to look at and apparently don't break down as often, but they are too dang expensive for me.
Do you plan to get any more tattoos?
Yes. I planned on getting one for my 30th birthday but as I still didn't have a job, I couldn't really justify the expense. I still want to get that one (although my mom and my sister yelled at me about it), plus I figure I will get something when my future children are born. We'll see I guess.
What are you going to cook for the Pioneer Woman's website next?
Nothing. I don't even know what that is and I'm not sure if I want to. I am, however, making a pasta dish I saw on Rachel Ray last week. This brings up the point that I've been to 3 different grocery stores and none have fusili. I didn't think it was that uncommon of a pasta type. Strawberries were on sale for $1 though, so that made up for the lack of pasta choices.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
The other day I watched "Sex and the City: the Movie" for the first time. I figured I should watch it before the 2nd one comes out. I enjoyed the movie and cried at the end because I was jealous - of the fake people. This happens sometimes when I watch "Friends" episodes too. I so wish I had a group of people like that - those people that know all their is to know about each other and are there for everything. A tight knit unit.
Not that I don't have friends - I do. I have some of the best friends a person could ask for (you know who you are) not to mention family. But we're far apart from each other for one, and with the exception of a small group, we're not all friends with each other. I've got a person here, a person there and while they know about each other and may have met at one time, we're not a cohesive unit and that's what I feel like I'm missing.
Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my friends for anything, and I'm happy. I just always pictured myself in a group of close people, with game nights, who are all up in each other's business, etc. Who knows, maybe it will happen at some point, but I don't really keep up with anyone before college except through face book, so I'll never have that lifelong friendship. I suppose I could just work on getting all my friends to move here and meet each other. Although they are so different, which is one of the reasons why they are so great, that I don't know if I'd even really want that.
So I guess I'll put my "Friends" fantasy on hold and see how it all plays out. For now I'll just tell my peeps I love them and I'm glad they're my friends.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
So, now I am annoyed and really want my subs, so I plug in my Garmin and get the phone number to the next Subway to make sure they have bread when I arrive. I get there, the line is longer than the one before, but guess what? They have bread! And kept making it while I was there, meaning my above analysis of the first Subway having stupid employees/managers was probably correct. So, I got my subs, and a coupon to use later, I just had to drive an extra 20 minutes. Oh well.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Also, this bird made a variety of noises. It was the car alarm of birds. First tweet, tweet; then chirp, chirp; then TWEET chirp; then baby screaming, repeat for half an hour.
I'm not a hunter and don't really like guns, but I wanted to shoot that thing. Shoot it dead.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Shave and a haircut
Today I have found a third man to join their ranks. His name is Charlie Hunnam. I watched a movie called Green Street Hooligans and was introduced to my new current pretty boy. I imdb'd him and found out he is in the series Sons of Anarchy. He looks like 2 different people. Here is pretty Charlie. Here is hairy Charlie. Guess which version I prefer.
Well today they came back and removed more brush. This is annoying for 2 reasons. The first being that the trimmer hitting rocks is a god awful noise and ruined a perfectly good nap. The second, and longer lasting, is that this time, the brush removal left my neighbor's house in full view. We have a chicken wire fence separating us and the brush covered the fence and went up quite a long ways - 10 feet or so I'd say. They cut it all down except for a few trees, which they trimmed. Now I can see perfectly into my neighbor's backyard and vice versa. The reason this is a problem is because I often let the dog out in the morning sans pants. Now that someone can clearly see me, and more importantly that I can see them seeing me, I will have to put on pants. This angers me. I mean really, I've lived here for 3 years and this is the first time anyone's done this. I feel like they are trying to sell the house or something because it's added a ton of acreage to the yard. I just hope they put up a fence. A really tall fence.
Friday, April 02, 2010
Also, strawberry smoothies are awesome.