Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I've seen 101 of these 168 movies (aka I have no life)

SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 168 movies on this list. Put your score in header and re-post.

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
() Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
() Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
Total: 7

(x) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
() Labyrinth
(x) Saw
(x) Saw II
(x) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
() Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total: 8

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
() 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: 8

(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
() Resident Evil 1
(x) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
() Little Black Book
() The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
Total: 7

(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
() The Grinch
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre
() White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
(x) Robots
Total: 6

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
() Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
() Deep Impact
() KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
() Eight Crazy Nights
() Joe Dirt
Total: 6

(x) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
(x) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
() Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
() Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
(x) Final Destination 2
() Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
(x) The Ring
(x) The Ring 2
() Surviving X-MAS
() Flubber
Total: 9

(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
() Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
(x) Ghost Ship
(x) From Hell
() Hellboy
(x) The Secret Window
() I Am Sam
() The Whole Nine Yards
() The Whole Ten Yards
Total: 5

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
() Child's Play
() Seed of Chucky
() Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
() Just Married
(x) Gothika
() Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
() Remember the Titans
() Coach Carter
() The Grudge
() Son Of The Mask
Total: 5

() Bad Boys 2
(x) Joy Ride
() Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean's Eleven
() Ocean's Twelve
(x) Identity
() Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
() Predator I
() Predator II
() The Fog
(x) Ice Age
() Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
() Curious George
Total: 5

(x) Indepenence Day
() Cujo
() A Bronx Tale
(x) Darkness Falls
() Christine
(x) ET
() Children of the Corn
() My Boss' Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
() Frailty
() War of the Worlds (the orginal version!)
(x)Rush Hour
(x) Rush Hour 2
Total: 5

() Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
(x) Calendar Girls
() Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
() 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: 9

(x) Spider-Man
(x)Spider-Man 2
() Sky High
(x)Jeepers Creepers
(x)Jeepers Creepers 2
(x)Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Others
(x)Freaky Friday
(x)Reign of Fire
() The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
() Cruel Intentions 2
(x)The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
Total: 15

() Miracle
(x) Old School
() The Notebook
() Krippendorf's Tribe
(x)A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
Total: 6

Now Add them up and put "I've seen xxx of these 168 movies" in the subject lineand repost.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Jump on the bandwagon

Because I am bored and EVERYONE is doing it, I will do this quiz-like thingymabob. Because I'm bored. And yes, I know I haven't posted in months. And yes, this is technically not a real post. Did I mention I was bored?

1. FIRST NAME? I have many names.
2. ARE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Possibly. But I don't know for sure.
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? It's been so long I don't remember.
4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes, this font is very nice.
6. KIDS : What about them?
7. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Probably not. Because I would be different then.
8. There is no 8, So I made my own! Favorite idea you would like to see made real: Meathooks through a person's collarbone.
9. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? Tell me, what is the difference between a journal and a blog?
11. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No. But I would jump out of a plane. Go figure.
14. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Strong enough for what?
16. SHOE SIZE? Not the kind I want.
17. RED OR PINK? Depends on my mood. And the object.
19. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My Grandma probably.
21. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? ...Why do you want to know?
22. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? I hope you know I changed my song after reading this to sound cooler. "I'm in love" by Counting Crows
24. FAVORITE SMELL? Laundry.
27. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I wasn't sent this. I stole it off a blog.
29. FAVORITE SPORT? The ones I make up.
30. EYE COLOR? Not want I want either.
31. HAT SIZE? The size of the hat.
33. FAVORITE FOOD? Don't have a favorite.
36. HUGS, KISSES OR BOTH? I'm anti-social.
38. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? No one, cause they all already did it.
39. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? The people that don't get it.
40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? Uh.....none right now I think.
41. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? I have no favorites.
42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? I don't watch tv anymore.
43. FAVORITE SOUNDS: There are a lot of questions about favorites.
44. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Rolling Stones, cause of Mick Jagger's big lips.
45. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT? Wouldn't you like to know.
46. WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN? April 20, 1986, St. Louis, MO, in a hospital, 10:55 pm
47. WHO SENT this to you? Uh, no one, remember? I stole it off a blog.
48. The one thing you like most about yourself? If you don't know after reading this, go away.
49.Who is the one person who knows you better than anybody? No one knows the real me!
50. One thing you would like to say to those you are sending this to? This is sad how bored I am.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A couple months without an update and now this? What a jip.">>

Sunday, July 09, 2006

I've got a jar of dirt.

I have been meaning to post, I really have! Well, it's been a long while. About a couple weeks? Ok, so most of this news won't be in order, but I don't think it matters.

Cats have fleas again, which sucks super bad. Jess got them medicine so I'm hoping it won't be long until they're gone.

Charles went to the Demonhunter concert, which I am actually jealous about! I thought I could handle it, thinking "I wouldn't really want to go to any concert that had a mosh pit" (which Charles and all the guys he went with were in). But I am sorry I didn't get to go. Work and, well, no ticket. I told Charles to bring me something and he ended up bringing a recording. Now, this wasn't just any recording. It was the lead singer of Demonhunter saying hi to me! At first I was confused as to what it was, then Charles explained that after the concert he and about thirty other people got to meet the band and he asked the singer to say hi to me! Sounds sorta stupid but I was thrilled.

I went twice to get my license and failed both times. The first time I handled it fine, but the second time I was so pissed. The lady was a total bitch! I should have passed then. I know it. I had all these hopes for it, that I would go get a new job, I was planning on celebrating that night... I couldn't help it, I broke down crying. I scared mom to death cause I drove home crying and bitching (I couldn't make up my mind to be sad or angry, so I chose both) Then I knew that if I went into work like that I would most definately end up regretting either walking out or flat-out quitting, so I called in. My manager got pissed and was like "and YOU want to be a manager?" and I felt like saying "fuck no, fuck the job" but I just said I was sorry, and she told me "I'll remember this". I couldn't take it and just hung up and cried some more. Mom was really nice and bought me a shake from Steak n' Shake to make me feel better. Then she made me feel even better by listening to me bitch about my job. I love my mom. (even though she's nuts sometimes)

The Sunday before the fourth of July there were some fireworks downtown, and I went with Will and his sister to go see them. But there was traffic and road construction, plus we were already late, so we ended up going across the river and watching them from the side of the highway. It was still fun though, Sarah and I sat up on the car and we had a pretty good view, but Will stayed in the car cause he was in a bad mood and had had a bad day. Unfortunately for the fourth, I worked and came home to leftover bbq and no fireworks.

Reasons we love working with David:
(he had just noticed a big hole in the side of my shoe)
David: Why are you wearing your church shoes to work?
Me: (confused) These aren't my church shoes.
David: Yeah they are, they're hella holy.

So maybe it was a terrible joke, but it was funny.

About a couple weeks ago, I had a day off and I was really bored, so I ended up organizing my entire photo collection. I mean that I went through and wrote on the back of all them and sorted it out. Took me forever. I am having dinner with dad tonight to talk about school stuff and money. I'm not thrilled, but it needs to be done.

Oh, and I'm about to be a manager at work. I have most of the uniform, we're just waiting on the shirt. I'm so thrilled. (that was sarcasm)

I hate my job. As soon as I get my license I'm going to find another one. What I really want is to work at a halloween store that is gonna be open soon. It's only seasonal, but I would really like it.

Last night I went and saw POTC 2: Dead Man's Chest. Now, I suggest that if you don't want movie spoilers that you don't read the rest. I'll even space it out, cause I had movie spoilers and it pissed me off. (guys at work, you bastards)

***spoilers ahead, matey***

So the beginning felt a tad bit slow and confusing. It was also sort of boring until Jack Sparrow came in. He was the best thing in the movie. I still hate Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom isn't that great of an actor, but he still looked great. The whole cannibal scene, while it had funny bits, I have to agree with Joe that it was a bit long and pointless. The story really picked up from there and there were tons of silly moments and bad jokes. They mentioned tons of things from the first movie which I found amusing.
I thought that Davy Jones was absolutely amazing (he's done/voiced by Bill Nighy, whom I love and has always done an amazing job). Not to mention he looked great. Those tentacle things were so cool. He has got to be one of the best bad guys ever. Now, the rest of his crew bordered on the strange to just plain eye-rolling. Hammerhead guy was cool, but that hermit crab guy was just stupid. All others fell in between.
Now, the big action sequence where they're fighting on the island, I loved most of it, but it did get a bit long by the time they got to the longboat. Of course, anything that Jack Sparrow did or said I loved. He is just so awesome, and Johnny one else could have done it. Or at least made it so popular and loveable...etc.
There were so many great lines in the movie also. I was pleased to see the two pirates from the first one, I can't think of thier names now. The wooden eye guy and his friend.
I also thought that the imagery in the movie was incredible. Not just the CGI, but the sets! They were so beautiful. And the costumes! And oh my god, the Kraken. Cool cool cool. I have always loved sea monsters, and when I learned that he was in there and I saw him I was blown away. I think my favorite (non-Jack) moment of the film was when the Kraken sunk the first boat in the film. Amazing.
The ending was not what I was expecting. I had it spoiled for me that the Black Pearl would sink, so I wasn't that surprised. What did surprise me was Keira(doing what she did to Jack, that bitch), Jack (that he was actually eaten, I kept expecting him to pop up outta nowhere), and Barbossa(I totally had no clue, I thought Jack was coming down the stairs). And the damn cliffhanger!
I also didn't care for the return of Norrington. Admittedly he was much cooler in this one cause he lost his crusty upper lip and that damn ugly wig, but I still wasn't pleased with just how much they brought from the first movie. A lot of it was good, like most of the jokes, but there is such a thing as overkill. With as long as this movie was and all the stuff from the first movie, and that damn cliffhanger, a bit of overkill. But on the other hand, Jack Sparrow was so great and there were tons of great funny moments....

***end spoilers if you're still here***

I can't make up my mind to like it or not. To be pleased or disappointed. ....But I think I would buy it and watch it again. Yes. So that is my end decision on the movie. And just one thing...

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Phantom of the Opera is there...inside your mind...

So, first things first. Uncle Mike came in Tuesday afternoon and we all visited, shared pictures and videos and later went to dinner. It was great seeing him again. Then Wed morning I worked until it was time for....Phantom!

We had a little trouble finding the theatre cause we had shitty directions, but thankfully a call to a friend's mom who knew where it was set us straight. (T, thank your mom for us again!) We found it successfully after that and now we know where to go next time! We had seats up in the middle balcony but we took our sweet time getting there because the theatre is just so beautiful.

When we got to our seats, we had a pretty good view. Unfortunately there was a lady two rows down from me with really big poofy hair and I thought she would block the middle of the stage for the whole performance, but luckily she leaned back in her seat during most of the play (at other points she liked to scoot around which would block my view for a moment) Other than than, I saw it pretty well.

The play was absolutely amazing. Magic of the stage indeed! Everything was just so seamless and well done. All the parts were amazingly cast. Madame Giry was awesome, I was glad there seemed to be a little more of her in the play than there was in the movie. Meg was delightful, Carlotta a perfect diva with her airs and hard on the ears singing. Piangi (did I spell that right?) was ten times better than in the movie, Messers. Andre and Firmin were awesome, they are my favorite characters (besides the Phantom, of course) Raoul was twenty times better than that twerp they cast in the movie (he sang amazingly). Christine did a good job, but sometimes her singing got a little bit much for me. Maybe in a few years she'll go to Carlotta's role! And the Phantom! T, he was awesome. He was perfect. Marvelous! So much better than the movie. I mean, Gerard Butler is sexy and all, but he didn't quite have the voice for it. This guy, I wish he was on my soundtrack. When they came out for curtain call, everybody clapped for their favorite, but nobody stood up until he came out.

Phantom - John Cudia
Christine - Marie Danvers
Raoul - Adam Monley
Carlotta - Kim Stengel
Andre - D. C. Anderson
Firmin - Bruce Winant
Madame Giry - Patti Davidson-Gorbea
Piangi - Sal Sabella (I think, because there was a cast change)
Meg Giry - Joelle Gates

Edit - Thanks for correct my spelling, Jess

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...

a post! (What did you think it would be? Superman? Don't be ridiculous, he won't appear for a couple more weeks.) Anywho, yes. It's a post. I know I haven't been updating a lot recently. I don't know. Does anyone besides my sister read this? Not that I'm complaining, I love my blog, but sometimes I wonder at the point of it.

Well, right now I'm sitting here, bored and awake too early for a day I am off (9:30 am). I figured I would clean my room to pass some time, because my Uncle Mike is coming over and I want it to look good just in case mom decides to give him a tour (again). But all I had to do was make my bed and straighten my pile of shoes. Then came the sudden realization that - wait, didn't I clean my room a couple days ago? Yup. And it's still clean. Everything dusted and straightened and lookin' pretty. So I hopped on my computer, checked all my webcomics, mail, and other peoples blogs. Now I'm bored.

Yesterday I practiced my parellel parking (finally). After mom picked me up from work we drove down to an empty school lot so that I could practice. She got out of the car after telling me the basics and stood where the bumper of the car in front of me should be. After three times, I had pretty much gotten the hang of it. Not perfect yet, but what do you expect?

Tomorrow is Phantom of the Opera! I'm so excited. I get off work early and I gotta come home and shower and get ready and then we'll be off! I think we have pretty good seats too - middle balcony. It would probably be best if we had lower balcony, but it was hard to find three seats together on the ticket site (stupid site). Oh well. I'd rather be up there than in the lower seats. (My sis told me that they really do crash the chandelier and that would totally freak me out) But the seats are pretty much in the middle, I believe, which is good.

Reasons why we love working with David:
David: My biological clock is way off today.
Me: You mean you're having the urge to have children before it's too late?
David: (pause) Well, that's not exactly the outcome I was looking for, but ok.
(We both laugh)
David: No seriously, it feels like a Sunday.

Oh man, maybe you had to be there, but it was so funny yesterday at work when that happened. I absolutely love some of my coworkers. David is one of them, we joke around so much. I wish I had a tape recorder with me when we're working together because we have the funniest conversations.

Oh! Did I mention (no) that Jessie and I got Are You Afraid of the Dark? For those who don't know what that is, it was a kid's tv program that ran on Nickelodeon way back in the nineties. The show featured a group of kids around a campfire called The Midnight Society and they would take turns telling spooky or weird stories. Great show. My sister and I were hooked on it when we were kids. Naturally it ended (after seven seasons though!) and we never saw or heard of it again. For awhile now, since everything has started coming out on dvd, we've been looking for it. Jessie found it on a site called Limited Classics. It was all seven seasons (99 episodes) for only 44 bucks. Oh baby, we snapped that up. It's not fancy but it's all there and in good condition. So far we've watched three or four of the eleven disks. Great stuff.

Also recently I've been watching a lot of my Batman cartoons. The animated series one (the only true one! ahem.) But I was bored, and when I just want something short to watch I pop a random disk in and just enjoy. That is truly the best Batman ever. And while I was watching it, I saw this one part with the Joker that I just HAD to have a picture of. Much searching on the net and I found it. The scene in the cartoon is basically one of the Joker's goons asks him a stupid question and this is the face Joker gets:

How can you not laugh at that?

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Movies, a Faire, and Plans

It seems forever that I posted...Well, here is a really long list of movies that I have seen recently and my thoughts on them.

The Perfect Man - I watched this last night while I was bored; it was just on tv. Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear. Blah. It was ok while I was watching it but by the end I really didn't like it. My favorite character was the gay guy (that blonde from Queer Eye....what's his name? Carson?) Hilary's movies are definately going downhill.

The Ringer - Johnny Knoxville and a ton of people I don't know. I thought I wouldn't like this. I came in the middle of it while my sister was watching it, and I really enjoyed it, so I had to watch the rest that I missed. Amazingly, I loved it. In fact, I've watched it twice and I still want to watch it. Very surprising for a movie I thought I wouldn't like.

Brokeback Mountain - Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhall. Wow. I wasn't sure what to expect with this movie, but wow. It was amazing. Definately earned it's best picture nomination. The performances are amazing, the movie is incredibly powerful. I feel sorry for anyone who refuses to see it simply because it is "two gay guys." I truly think this is one of the best representations of love in film that I've ever seen.

Crash - Uh, a bunch of people in it. Another that I didn't know what to expect, but damn, it also earned the best picture nomination. I won't say win, because I honestly don't know which one I liked better, Brokeback Mountain or Crash. This film made you think you knew what to expect and then totally went the opposite way, but in a good way. I really felt for the characters and it was such an emotional film.

X3 The Last Stand - Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, etc. Honestly, I thought this was just ok. No better or worse than the other ones. But I have to admit I was disappointed in parts. Angel wasn't in it as much as I thought he would be. And Rogue was really disappointing. (No spoilers!) I mean, it was good, but I don't know. I have mixed feelings over things that happened. Can't really say without giving away stuff that happens.

So I have been seeing a lot of movies lately! In other news, Joe and Heather might be moving into their basement where Joe's mom's room is, and she'll be moving up to his room. But things aren't for sure yet, so wish them luck!

I went to the Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire Sunday with my mom. I'll also be going this next Sunday with Joe and Heather. It was so great! I have some really good photos that I might post later, but don't be too hopeful. I did dress up this year, rented my costume and bought some medival shoes that are actually quite comfy. We saw lots of great shows and I can't wait to go back this weekend.

Also last weekend, on Sat, the family and I (well, most of us) went out to a resort my mom bought into. It was alright I guess. The only thing I'm really looking forward to is the horseback riding. I've never ridden and I would love to learn someday. We pretty much just drove around, ate lunch and walked a bit, then went home.

Then this next Sat, we're having a huge garage sale that I have to help with, then Joe, Heather and I are all going yard-saleing to accumulate more crap. It will be fun, I think (hope?).

In short, or long, I have been busy! Then coming up in a couple weeks is going to the theatre to see Phantom of the Opera and then Joe's birthday! I'm super excited about going to see Phantom. This will be my first time going to a live theatre show! And I've already bought Joe's presents, I just need to get the one in the mail and then I can wrap it!

Oh yeah, and I've been working too. It seems that everything just decides to happen all at once. My calender is totally blank for weeks after Joe's birthday. And I've already started thinking about the next halloween party! I think I will end this post with a very appropriate quote.

"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon