Wednesday, August 31, 2005
I Need A Napkin Please...
Also, someone's idea of why Dracula owes Spike 11 pounds: here
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Busy Little Beaver
Friday, August 26, 2005
Joss & Harry Potter
Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity mastermind who many Potter fans have said they'd love to see direct a Potter film) - recently took part in a chat with Empire Online in which he addresses the question (transcript on the Australian Serenity site):
Iaamond: Joss, what can a Browncoat do to get you directing a Harry Potter movie?
Joss: ihaamond, awesome question, as I was just thinking about this last night...They would have to wait until all the books come out, as I refuse to see any Potter film till I've read them all, because she writes better movies tha[n] anybody shoots. When she's done, I'll go back and watch them and wait for the call to direct number seven.
Over on Whedonesque.com (where I found this interesting little tidbit), fans were debating whether Joss would make a good director for HP or not. 1. I think it's entirely unlikely to actually happen. 2. I think he'd rock. Too bad Joss can't do the film adaptation for HBP. Can you imagine the scene w/ Draco crying and the fight between him & Harry? OMG, that scene would be bloody brilliant! I think Joss would bring out the best in those actors. Plus he has a HUGE following in England - you would be able to hear the cheers from around the world.
I'm anxious to see how he handles big screen directing. One of my online friends in England has already seen Serenity and she said it was fantastic.
Okay, the geek in me can't shut up now.
No Snappy Title For This One
My baby brother turns 16 today. Damn, we're getting old.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Yep. I CHOSE To Marry Him
While on my way home from work last night my very non-romantic husband caught me by surprise by telephoning me simply to tell me he'd missed me that day and to hurry home. Feeling mushy I arrived home to the storm of my girls (that means my dogs came flying out to the driveway to greet me). I noticed that Lucy Lulu had a note sticking out from her collar. I thought, "Oh my goodness! Did my husband actually write me a little love note?" I eagerly removed it and read, "Please bring the trash can back from the curb."
I should've known better.
Rowan, I am the one on the left. Not my most flattering photo - almost didn't post it. I have 3 brothers & I sister. (See below) From Eldest to Youngest: Jon, Me, Josh, Nora & Rivers.
Jon (the one in the hat) & I have the same Mom & Dad. Josh has a different father. Nora & Rivers have a different Mom. But I rarely think of them as half-siblings. (Nora & Rivers are in the picture w/ Jon. Josh is pictured w/ his son Lucas.)
Thursday, August 25, 2005
The Slayer Is Punning
Mark your calendars people! Sept. 4th is Crystal's birthday! It's just around the corner and to make your lives easier I have linked my wish lists:
Random Thoughts of the Morning
Last night I dreamed I was chatting it up with Natalie Portman about the film Closer. We went to a restaraunt in the park and at the table next to us was Ewan McGregor and two of his buddies. He & I were making eyes at each other. Well, Natalie & Ewan were in Star Wars together so they are buds. She invites him & his friends to join our table and they do. Now, the eye flirting was starting to get pretty intense and I just knew this was going somewhere and then.....alarm clock. I have never hated it more.
Currently listening to "A New Deep" by John Mayer. Now I've heard a lot of hate against Mayer but damn, I dig his cds. I'm all about lyrics and his just move me. Maybe it's because he's young and from a city not too far from here but I can relate to most of what he says. Plus he doesn't hurt my eyes.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Goodbye to Blog World
I'm just grateful Danius has decided to forgive me for saying that Smallville sucks. I expect these two will keep me busy for awhile so I won't be blogging for awhile.
*Disclaimer for the incredibly naive: I will not really be going to Minn. as I am happily married - I just flirt a lot which my husband is aware of. And I'll still be blogging.*
Bobi interviewed me:
1. How did you meet your husband?
my best friend worked with him and introduced us.
2. Curds or whey? If both, why?
neither. I'd have staked annoying, whining ass little sis.
3. Which celebrity would you be and why?
Ewan McGregor's wife so I could screw him as much as I wanted. ;)
4. You're going to a deserted island for no discernible purpose. What and who do you bring with EXCEPT creature comforts. (car, pillows, underwear: unacceptable)
what the heck good would a car do you on an island? i guess if you're a pansy that can't walk around the island...Let's see I guess I'd have to take my husband because (forgive the cliche) he is my best friend. and as far as the object, it'd probably be my elvis cd's because they make me happy. of course, then i'd also have to have a solar powered jam box....
5. What's your favorite Hair Band?
In the 80's it was Motley Crue. In the 90's it was Guns N Roses. I don't like Motley Crue anymore but I do still like most of GNR's songs.
If you'd like to be interviewed, let me know.
I also got tagged by Shanshu:
Seven things I...
Plan to do before I die:
1- visit Alaska
2- live somewhere other than here
3- have a child
4- stop biting my fingernails
5- try acting
6- build my dream home
7- visit Europe
Things I can do:
1- read Harry Potter books over and over
2- bowl at least 100
3- remember to send a card out for every friends/family's birthday
4- do the Billy Idol lip curl
5- quote Grease verbatim
6- spend all day in the bed - happily
7- laugh until I cry
Things I can't do:
1- speak spanish (even though my husband is spanish)
2- stop biting my fingernails
4- stop fantasizing about tv shows/famous people
5- tolerate animal abuse & littering
6- be as wonderful as my Grandma was
7- win a game of checkers
Things that attract me to the opposite sex:
1- Nice face
4- Strong family values
6- Hot body
7- A sexy voice
Things I say most:
3- "What the Fuck!?"
4- "I KNOW!"
5- "buffy this.." "buffy that..."
7- "that's cool"
Celebrity crushes: (I have to narrow this down to 7?)
1- Ewan McGregor
2- David Boreanaz
3- Zach Braff
4- Jack Black
5- Alexis Denisof
6- Conan O'Brien
7- Dennis Leary
I'm only tagging Ashley
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
The Slayer Is Punning
His habit of calling everyone "kid" is annoying but overall cute little entry. I linked his blog here.
I'm sitting here taking bites of my sandwich and the guy keeps bringing me work to do. "Crystal, can you scan this for me?"
How rude. I'm going to have to get a "Out To Lunch" sign and hang it on the front of my desk.
Monday, August 22, 2005
Movie Review IV
Even More Pictures
told me I was starting to freak them out with all the facial shots so I
stopped. I hope I'm not freaking you guys out.
Movie & Weekend Review III
My weekend was so blah. My husband & I rode around Greenville with our dogs looking at properties for sale - we got lost and found the ghetto. We stopped at this one property and walked around the yard, got back into the car and "ouch! Damn, that's a flea! Holy shit, they're all over me!" All of us (dogs included) were covered in fleas. I HATE those little bastards. Thankfully we had a can of OFF! with us. I proceeded to soak my body & clothes and then all of the dogs, my husband and my car. I developed an extreme headache from the smell. It totally ruined our outing. :(
I watched 28 Days Later last night. I loved it. The lighting was fantastic and the scenes of a deserted London were moving. I layed in bed thinking of it for awhile - how horrible it would be for that to really take place.
I then had the CRAZIEST dreams! I dreamed that Buffy was fighting The Beast (from Angel) and of course, I was one of the scooby gang and I was trying to help her out. At one point we were swimming underneath a sunken building. Then I dreamed God was going to flood the world again and I was watching the modern day Noah build his ark and prepare his family.
I guess after watching 28 Days Later I was just in apocolypse overload.
Friday, August 19, 2005
Bad TV w/ Good Guest Stars
It could be a fantastic show if they would just change their writing style. And give Lex something more to say than "You don't love me Daddy!" in his one room even though he's supposed to live in a mansion.
Anyhow, I'm starting to get of track....James Marsters. So he's going to be back on tv. Cool. Very cool. Here's where it gets a bit yucky for me: they've put in a character who's a sorority head and they named her, what else, Buffy. Not only is she named Buffy (cheesy enough already), they made her a vampire! How lame is that? Just makes me want to see the real Buffy stake her ass.
I'm not famaliar with the comic history of Superman but has there ever been any demonic foes/elements in his world? It just seems odd for them to bring in a vampire character when the show has always been more sci-fi rather than fantasy.
So, I was excited all day yesterday about Howie Mandel's hidden camera show premiering and damn if I didn't forget to watch it last night.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Movie Review II
I loved it. I love films that are studies of human behavior. Rowan, I can see where this film would be right up your alley. I didn't feel like Clive's character was nasty. I felt what he did was very true. Sure he was a bit manipulative but he had been very hurt. I disliked Jude's character more for some reason. I felt his treatment of Natalie Portman's character was just so horrible.
Man, who knew Julia Roberts could say such dirty words, huh?
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Lucy Lulu has been spending the majority of her recent days shoving a slobbery tennis ball in my face and making deep-throated growling noises to force my attention upon her toy.
Abby has taken to napping pretty much 23 hours a day.
Ariana is, as always, begging to go for a ride
The cat, Ophelia, has haughtily decided to NOT participate in the photo session. Her picture will be posted at a later date.
Of course there are times when EVERYONE crashes:
Gnat Be Gone
The rules say: List five songs that you are currently digging - it doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words...or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions and the five songs (with artist) in your blog. Then tag five people to see what they're listening to.
Well, I rarely listen to Top 40 music so my listens might seem a little odd. I've uploaded them if you want to take a listen:
LA Song ~ Christian Kane (from an episode of Angel but it didn't get included on the new Angel soundtrack. BOO!)
Sweet Transvestite ~ Anthony Stewart Head (the watcher's version from a London production)
Hands On The Wheel ~ Willie Nelson (I'm very much a lyrics person & this song is just achingly beautiful)
Pavlov's Bell ~ Aimee Mann(perfect soft rock)
Oh My Gosh ~ Basement Jaxx (Ashley introduced me to this song and I instantly loved it. Very fun.)
So there's my list however offbeat it may seem to you. I love putting a mixed list together - all different kinds of genres, eras, etc.. and then put the player on "random". It's like a surprise every 2 minutes! :)
I don't have nearly as many blog friends as Shanshu but I think I can manage 5 people:
The Slayer Is Punning
My ex-stepmom (who is a crazy bitch but that's another story for another day) is a very spastic person and always moves like 90 miles per hour and has very little patience. She therefore always detested having to take time to prepare a meal. My siblings & I always had something from each food group but it wasn't prepared well. We'd have a meat (w/ no seasoning), canned green beans and canned corn with instant tea (have you ever HAD instant tea? it's disgusting!). But the thing we had to eat the most was frozen fish sticks (cooked, well heated, in the oven of course).
To this day I cannot eat fish sticks. I'm now 28 (well I will be in 3 weeks) and I recently thought that perhaps enough time had lapsed that I could eat them again. So I bought a pack. I prepared them. I took one bite and said, "Nope. Can't do it."
On a different, totally unrelated note: I want to give a shout out to Rowan. I love all the blogs here and so many of you guys make me laugh (a little too much considering I do most of my blogging during work hours) but Rowan gets some heavy discussion going that I really love digging into. Maybe it's because I can relate; being married in your 20's, messed up childhoods, sex, etc..
So, thanks Rowan for bringing it to the screen every time. You're blog world's Aristotle among a bunch of George Carlin's.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Thanks For the Memories...Not
He really was the most depressed cheerful person I know. My first really serious boyfriend and it took me a good solid year to completely get over him.
Of course now I look back and think
What kind of fan would I be if I didn't mention that today is the 28th anniversary of Elvis' death?
No, I don't light candles. No, I don't watch a marathon of his movies. No, I don't travel to Graceland. But I probably listen to one of my Elvis cds. They always put me in a good mood.
I wish I had a dollar for each time someone has snidely asked, "So, you think he's alive?" yuk-yuk-yuk.
I keep an 8x10 picture on my desk of Elvis blowing a kiss (this one actually: ) and this strange business rep came in the other day and immediately took this haughty nature and began quizzing me on my Elvis knowledge. I was all like, WTF?
Like, 10 years ago, when Chik-Fil-A first started their whole "cows promoting chicken" advertising campaign it was kinda cute. 8 months later - not so much. And now 10 years later, most DEFINATELY not. I'm sick of the dumbass cow commercials.
Now Listening To: Double Team by Tenacious D
Monday, August 15, 2005
Could my weekend be any LESS boring?
My weekend was okay. Friday night I had a nice date with my husband and an awesome prime rib. Saturday we lazed around, ran errands and took our dogs to the park - one of our very favorite things to do. Sunday was, as always, dedicated to clean-up and yard work - our least favorite thing to do.
I'm so boringly normal.
My friend Beth told me that Scrubs won Most Overlooked Show of the 2004-2005 Season from the Television Without Pity staff. Yay Scrubs! (whole list here)
Friday, August 12, 2005
| The One True Slayer |
88 Bites of Slayage
Damn. Not only have you died twice doing what you do, but no one
understands your burden and you find yourself disturbingly attracted to
vampires. You are the ultimate repository of what it takes to be the
Slayer, and no one can tell you otherwise. If you don't own all seven
seasons on DVD, it's cause they haven't been released in your country
yet. I am in total awe of you, and maybe just the tiniest bit creeped
|My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Ultimate Buffy Test written by Iguanita41 on Ok Cupid|
My First Obsession
These books were my first fantasy worlds. They were uber-cool, gorgeous and popular - everything I was not. I loved the idea of them so much that anytime I played a game with my friends or alone, my name had to be Jessica Wakefield. Now, I can't remember any of the stories. I think I might pick one up from the library sometime just for old time's sake.
Minute Man Movers "Family Owned & Operated"
Do these people know what the purpose of a slogan is? A slogan should inform people what service you provide & also entice customers to your business. Why would "Family Owned & Operated" do either? Okay, so you're all one big family. Are you The MANSON family?! I don't know you from Adam, so bragging that you're a great big family does nothing to inspire in me that you know what you're doing and that you are going to do it well and at a good price. Now, if the slogan said, "Moving You Fast At A Great Price" - THAT would've made sense to me.
BTW, I'm a little behind commenting on everyone's blog - but I'll make it around - don't worry! I know you're all panicking but as Conan would say, "Keep Cool My Babies!"
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Washed Out Pic
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
New Box Set
Actually, that's not true. I still need 3 seasons of Angel. Anyhow, I've only watched the first 6 eps so far but it's fantastic. When remembering season 5 you tend to remember the extremely serious last half which marked a change in the whole series but I'd forgotten how incredibly funny the 1st half is. Buffy vs. Dracula is hysterical and may just be Nicholas Brendon's best performance. And somehow I'd forgotten how hot he looked in this season - nice tight shirts. In seasons 6 & 7 they have him wearing hugely baggy pants and shirts and he just looks like a doof. Must've been the alcohol. From Buffy vs. Dracula:
Riley: I've lived in Sunnydale a couple of years now. Know what I've never noticed before?
Giles: Uh, a castle?
Riley: A big, honking castle.
Dracula to Xander: You are strange and offputting.
Xander: I'm supposed to deliver you to the Master now. There's this whole deal where I get to be immortal. You cool with that?
Xander: Where is he? Where's the creep that turned me into a spider eating man bitch?
Buffy: He's gone.
Xander: Damn it! You know what? I'm sick of this crap. I'm sick of being the guy who eats insects and gets the funny syphilis. As of this moment, it's over. I'm finished being everybody's butt monkey!
Buffy: Check. No more butt monkey.
You know tonight I was listening to my mp3 list at random and came across an oldie but goodie...Yankee Rose by David Lee Roth. Anyone remember that one? That really still is a great tune. I was also listening to Bith by Meredith Brooks. That song had so many paradies made of it but I love what it says. And I'm not afraid to admit it!
And now, I shall leave you with a hilarious quote from The Real Me (5.2)
Giles: Just not used to automatic transmission. I loathe this just sitting here, not contributing. No, no, no, it's just not working out.
Buffy: Giles, are you breaking up with your car?
Giles: Well, it did seduce me. All red and sporty.
Buffy: Little two-door tramp.
Angel: My people -- before I was changed -- they exchanged this as a sign of devotion. It's a Claddagh ring. The hands represent friendship, the crown represents loyalty... and the heart... Well, you know... Wear it with the heart pointing towards you. It means you belong to somebody. Like this. (Angel shows Buffy his hand and the claddagh ring he's wearing)
Monday, August 08, 2005
A Decision To Make...Not My Forte
I am one of those hated cell phone users. As a matter of fact, I don't have a home phone. It's less expensive for my husband & I to use our cells. I hear that most home phone companies are setting up their plans to be flat-rates for long distance but I'd still want to take my phone out & about so I'll just stick with what I have.
My husband & I were discussing our possible move from Columbia to Greenville (where he is now working). Greenville is 1.5 hours northwest of Columbia. Making this decision may be no big deal others but I'm stressing over it. I've lived here all my life. The thought of leaving my job (which I've had for 5 years) and finding another one stresses me out, much less having to "discover" a whole new area. But what scares me the most is leaving my family. My grandparents are growing old and aren't in the best health. As it is now, I see them at least once a week. Sure, 1. 5 hours isn't far to drive but I know it's farther than I'm gonna want to drive each weekend (plus with the current gas prices..). My Mom will be sad if I move because for the first time ever she wouldn't have all of her children here in the same town. And then lastly and perhaps what worries me the most - my brothers and sister. I've never been far from them. True, we don't see each other everyday but it's comforting knowing that they are nearby and would be at my door within a half hour if I needed them. Two of my brothers recently had sons. I always imagined I'd often have my nephews and that my children would grow up with them - closer than cousins & more like siblings.
I don't know if I have the courage to leave the comfort of the only place I've ever known.
I like too many colors and styles. This is a problem because I have a hard time choosing designs for my home, blog, etc... Plus I get bored easily and want to change things (my furniture gets rearranged quite often). So, because of these unfavorable characteristics - I have a hankering to change my blog template. I've narrowed it down to a few that I like but I can't seem to narrow it down to one. Plus, I picked a title of course, that will make no sense to a new style blog that doesn't have pictures of Buffy on it. Should I go ahead and change my template anyway? Whadda ya think? I need feedback people!
Sunday, August 07, 2005
My Most Disturbing Dream Ever
I was being shown around a club house with a pool as a possible location for a party I was going to throw. It was a young Asian boy that was showing me the place and he had a sweet golden retriever with him. The area around the club house was hilly with a wide expanse of open pasture and in the distance a line of trees leading into a forested area. I started to notice large trucks with military men passing by and then I saw a Japanese soldier running by. The golden retriever ran up to him, barking. The man turned with a gun pointed - I yelled because I was afraid he'd shoot the dog. I then realized he was going to shoot [i]me[/i]. I started to turn but it was too late. He shot me directly in my heart. I didn't feel the bullet - I just knew I was hit. I fell forward onto the ground that was mostly dirt. I began coughing up little trails of blood. The blood then became thicker and I began to feel like I was choking. I thought to myself, "I'm dying." Then I let myself go. I closed my eyes and at the moment of death..
I woke up.
Friday, August 05, 2005
The Best Complaint Letter EVER!
Dear Continental Airlines,
I am disgusted as I write this note to you about the miserable experience I am having sitting in seat 29E on one of your aircrafts.
As you may know this seat is situated directly across from the lavatory, so close that I can reach out my left arm and touch the door.
All my senses are being tortured simultaneously. It's difficult to say what the worst part about sitting in 29E really is. Is it the stench of the sanitation fluid that is blown all over my body every 60 seconds when the door opens? Is it the woosh of the constant flushing? OR is it the passengers asses that seem to fit into my personal space like a pornographic jig-saw puzzel?
I constructed a stink-shield by shoving one end of a blanket into the overhead compartment - while effective in blocking at least some of the smell, and offering a small bit of privacy, the ass-on-my-body factor has increased, as with an evil glare passengers feel free to lean up against what they think is some kind of blanketed wall. The next ass that touches my shoulder will be the last.
I am picturing a board room full of executives giving props to the young promising engineer that figured out how to squeeze an additional row of seats onto this plane by putting them next to the lav.
[picture here of toilet next to seat]
I would like to flush his head in the toilet that I am close enough to touch (and taste) from my seat.
Putting a seat here was a very bad idea. I just hear a man GROAN in there! This sucks!
[picture w/ caption: depiction of man's butt in my face
Worse yet, is I've paid over $400.00 for the honor of sitting in this seat! Does your company give refunds? I'd like to go back where I came from and start over. Seat 29E could only be worse if it was located inside the bathroom.
I wonder if my clothing will retain the sanitizing odor...what about my hair! I feel like I'm bathing in a toilet bowl of blue liquid, and there is no man in a little boat to save me.
I am filled with a deep hatred for your plane designer and a general dis-ease that may last for hours.
We are finally desending and soon I will be able to tear down the stink-shield, but the scars will remain.
I suggest that you initiate immediate removal of this seat from all of your crafts. Just remove it and leave the smouldering brown hole empty, a good place for sturdy/non-absorbing baggage maybe but not human cargo.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
What I Do For Fun...
Favorite Buffy Episode
Best Buffyverse Death
Favorite Angel Episode
Best Angelverse Death
Top Buffy/Angelverse Male
Top Buffy/Angelverse Female
Best Buffyverse Villain
Best Angelverse Villain
Top Buffy Tear-Jerker
Top Angel Tear-Jerker
Best Buffyverse Season Finale
Best Angelverse Season Finale
Best Overall Season Finale (Buffy & Angel)
Best Buffy/Angelverse Outfit
Best Buffy Character
Best Angel Character
Funniest Buffyverse Moment
1. Xander & Harmony fight (The Initative, sea.4)
2. Everyone figuring out who they are (Tabula Rasa, sea.6)
Funniest Angelverse Moment
Scariest Buffy Episode
Scariest Angel Episode
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
I Think She Wants To Play
Lucy is a very very playful dog. Now, don't get me wrong, when she's ready
to sleep - she sleeps (and snores and farts and kicks you). But she is
just obsessed with her ball. My husband who loves being outdoors and
having grown up in South America isn't bothered by the heat. Therefore,
he's the one who always takes Lucy outside to play every evening. He's
not here now, as most of you know. His work only allows him to come
home on the weekend. So I've got Lucy doing this to me a lot:
having had a sprained ankle I couldn't walk last week and this week I'm still
hobbling so I haven't been able to play with her as vigorously as she'd
like. My poor Abby. My little chihuahua must now endure her sister
standing in her face consistently barking until Abby is so annoyed
she'll have to play.
Lame Attempt at Avatar Art
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
But I have added some blogs to my "Slaying Blogs" list because I've recently acquired some great blog buddies.
Monday, August 01, 2005
I've Returned To The Land Of The Living
Today I drove to work and my ankle is protesting but I don't even care. I'm happy to be out and about like a normal girl.