Friday, March 31, 2006

I can't WAIT for this movie!

Suffering Man's Charity

Been Awhile Since I've Been Tagged

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18 and find line 4.
I don't have a book anywhere near me!

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, what do you find?
air

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
The Today Show

4. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Jesus Jones - Right Here Right Now

5. When did you last step outside?
when i came into work this morning

6. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
my email

7. What are you wearing?
(lol @ ashley's answer) jeans, tshirt, loafers

8. Did you dream last night?
of course. everyone dreams every night. it was a bad dream. i dreamed (sexually) about a friend's husband - that i don't even like. :( Sometimes I hate my head.

9. When did you last laugh?
about 30 minutes ago. felt nice. :)

10. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
a Singing In The Rain replica poster.

11. Seen anything weird lately?
yes. yesterday. look at yesterday's post.

12. What do you think of this quiz?
it's a quiz

13. What is the last film you saw?
I think it was The Family Stone. I can't remember too well. Which is such a change from how I used to be.

14. If you turned a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
a house, gifts for my family, a really really nice computer, something (not sure what) with boston terrier rescue and invest the rest

15. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
i dunno. i'm such an open book.

16. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt and politics, what would you do?
i'd make much stricter animal cruelty laws and create more positions for a.c. officers

17. Do you like to dance?
sometimes

18. George Bush.
not a fan.

19. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Presley Gray is my first choice. (gray is a family name)

20. Imagine your first child is a boy, what would you call him?
Alexander Serge- we'll call him Xander (these are family names too)

21. Would you ever consider living abroad?
i've thought about it. long term it doesn't really appeal to me. short term - a couple of months - i could.

22. What would you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
you're home

23. 4 people who must also do this meme.
i think pretty much everyone has already been tagged.

Last night, The Office made me laugh my ass off when Ryan gave this blank stare into the camera after overhearing Dwight & Angela's bizarre conversation. So much said with just a look! It was fabulous.

Supernatural gave a Buffy shoutout! That was awesome!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Not Much To Say Except....

Did you hear about the guy who found a Louis Vitton bag full of 1 Million dollars worth of jewelry and cash and he RETURNED it? Wow. There are still some wonderfully honest people out there.

I saw the strangest thing today. There is some road construction going on near my office. They have 1 lane closed and there were 2 tractors parked there. Well, in between the two tractors - in the middle of a busy intersection, on the hot ashphalt - this construction worker was doing push-ups. It was seriously weird looking.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I Want I Want I Want

It seems like I'm always saying "I want". I'm really not that greedy. Well, maybe I am. But I reaaaaaaally want a new computer. My memory is so low in my Gateway that I can't load InDesign, Photoshop or Dreamweaver on it. If I could - and I could play around with them at home, then perhaps I wouldn't spend so much time on them at work instead of doing actual work. Then again, maybe I wouldn't. Maybe I'd just become obsessed with InDesign and sit in front of it until my thighs turned to jelly and my eyeballs become the color of a bloody mary. Not likely though.

A friend requested some Kendra avatars. Behold the first in my series...
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This made me think though...for a show so big on continuity - they never mentioned Kendra after season 2. Which is sad to me. It would have been nice to see her as The First in season 7.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Slowly Getting Thru Tuesday

I've been in and out of working and playing today. Which is pretty good for me. Isn't that pathetic? It's probably completely due to the fact that my David board has been slow.

Kali Rocha who played Halfrek/Cecily on BtVS has a new show coming on tonight that is going to air after Scrubs. I like her very much but this show looks like it's going to suck ass.

There is an animal living in the wall behind my desk. It must be a cozy spot because each year I have an animal there - this is the 3rd year in a row. I've named this one Itchy. I'm fine with Itchy as long as it stays in the wall. The moment it comes out - I'm going to have a problem with him.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Lovely Randomness 2

Today is Nathan Fillion's birthday. Now, he just needs to come over here and let me give him his present.
*if only*

My David Boreanaz board is going really well. People are signing up fast thanks to a link at a very popular DB source site. I'm having a lot of fun talking to people all over the world. It's amazing the way the Whedonverse connects people.

Interesting casting for HP: Order of the Phoenix. You can find a list at The Snitch

Thursday, March 23, 2006

My Mind Is Full

Momma and I finally talked a couple of weeks ago about her boyfriend. She started the conversation by saying, "I know you're just worried about me, but I need you to trust me to make good decisions for myself." And I told her that I do trust her but that I am also scared because I don't know the guy and I'm worried about her compromising her recovery. We talked awhile over different points and she assured me that she was blunt with him about her recovery coming first. That made me feel a lot better.
I met him this past Sunday. He seemed extremely laid back. Pretty rednecky but nice I guess. He loved my dogs and they seemed to love him right away. My Abby, who never lets people pet her until they've been over at least 10 times, was snuggling all up to him and let him rub her head. I gaped.
Well, last night Momma sorta let it slip that he is living with her. Here comes the scary knot in my stomach again. I knew she'd be like this ~ balls against the wall, all in. It's just moving so fast. She was talking about her irks about living with someone again and I just responded with, "Yeah, it's hard to adjust to living with someone when you're used to living alone." But in my head I was thinking, "Oh Lord. Please don't let her get crushed by this."

I showed my house to another person last night. She seemed to like it very much. She's actually rented a home on my street before so she knows the neighborhood and likes it. She has two kids that go to our schools and so she wants to be in our neighborhood for them. When asked if we had any one else looking at the house I said, "Yes, we have a lady who is checking out her options." So, she said she was going to talk with her mortgage lender and get back to me this week. I'm praying she comes through.

I've had to start eviction procedures on our tenants. It's so un-fun to evict someone but I'm worried about the clean-up and the re-renting portion. I told my husband that he needs to be prepared because it's going to be unbelievably stressful to me to work on selling my house, keeping the lawn mowed, keeping it clean, etc...AND interview prospective tenants, order background/credit checks, keep that lawn mowed, keep that house clean, etc...That's just a whole lot for one person to do while they work full time.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Happy Monday Morning To Ya

and what a loveeeeeeeely morning it is!

Not really. It's pretty cloudy but that's one of my favorite lines from Singing In The Rain. If you've never seen it - shame on you.

I had a lazy weekend. I did things but I never left the house and never got out of my sweatpants. Bathed all 3 dogs. That was fun. You'd think that it was torture. I don't get it. Lucy will jump in a creek/pond/lake but freaks out in the bathtub.

Friday night I went to Target and bought my Harry Potter dvd. So I watched that twice over the weekend. I was impressed with the bonus features on the dvd. They had deleted scenes which I believe, is a first. I was dissappointed with zero JK Rowling interviews/feedback. It seems they were really trying to make this film stand apart from the books. I liked the interviews with the 3 main characters though and I liked that they were asked what they look forward to acting from books 5 & 6. There were a lot of behind-the-scenes features which were quite cute. Daniel Radcliffe seems like a really funny guy. He said he looks forward to kissing the girl who plays Cho. That made me giggle. And that Robert Pattinson ~ what a cut up! I also got the impression from the behind-the-scenes clips that Mike Newell was really wonderful with the kids.

Watching the film again, I was able to pinpoint the things that bothered me. I believe that the mystery was lacking in this film and that is largely due to the deletion of Ron, Harry & Hermoine discussing the unraveling clues as they usually do. Without their scheming you really don't get a sense that anything unusual is going on. I think that is a huge gap. There is such a disconnected feeling from the first part of the film with the camp scene to the middle part which is all about hormones and tasks to the last part which is back again at the crux of the story.

I still don't think Brendan Gleeson's Mad Eye Moody "look" was right.

I am blown away by Ralph Fiennes performance as Voldemort. I mean, really, he is incredibly fantastic. He was, exactly as I envisioned Voldemort and incredibly scary. I noticed that he had a forked tongue - something I missed in the theater. I wish this scene had played out a bit more and I don't think Radcliffe played the fear quite well enough but it's still a highlight in the series.

I get angry every time I see Gambon's Dumbledore though. I think Harris was a bit too quite and ancient but Gambon is incredibly too aggressive and loud. I imagine Dumbledore as being a middle ground between these two portrayals. I seem to be alone in this though. Most people seem to think that Gambon is perfect as Dumbledore.

But despite these flaws, I love the film. I think it's amazing, the way the kids have improved and I love the small touches that make it funny - such as all the moments with Fred & George. And the reaction of Magonagall when she sees Ron's dress robes (lol). Amos Diggory makes me cry every.single.time.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Lovely Randomness

I made a post at Divas. I know. Who'dve thunk it? It's been, like, ages.

I'm going to start making more of an effort to check out other/new blogs because this place is DEAD!

I'm also making a resolution (I know it's March - so what!) to start "opening" up to different styles of music and movies - things off the beaten path. I'm going to start trying to listen to all of my friends music suggestions that aren't on the radio and I'm going to rent more foreign films. It's not that I haven't enjoyed these things before, I have. It's just that I haven't seeked them out before. I shall now.

I've had my older brother on my mind a lot today. I haven't talked to him in months. I'm gonna call him and tell him that I love him.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

My 1 Year Anniversary

I just realized that yesterday, March 14th was my 1 year Blogger Anniversary! I cannot believe that I have maintained a blog for an entire year of my life. I've decided to repost my very first post:

My List of Hotties:
My husband ; I-get-to-actually-have-it hottie
David Boreanaz ;Grraarr hottie
Zach Braff ; Simply Perfect hottie
Ewan McGregor ; Dishelved hottie
Tom Welling ; Save Me hottie
Harry Connick Jr ; Please-Sing-To-Me hottie
Clive Owen ; Should-Be-The-Next-Bond hottie
Conan O'Brien; Super-Nerdy Hottie
Topher Grace
Owen Wilson
Jude Law
Wilmer Valderama
Christopher Kennedy Masterson
Christian Bale
Matthew McConaghey
Tobey Maguire
Denis Leary
Matthew Fox
Jason Isaac
Breckin Meyer
Jeremy Sisto
Jim Carrey

Old/Dead Hotties:
Elvis Presley
Cary Grant
Gene Kelly
Paul Newman

Another New One

this one I can play with a bit more and I can develop more of my own artwork for the background.

James Blunt

I had heard the song You're Beautiful and thought it was nice.

But I caught the video for the first time a couple of weeks ago. So extremely simple. Just James Blunt looking directly into the camera and undressing very slowly throughtout the song.

I don't know why, but I found him utterly captivating. Something about the simple performance was just brilliant.

I've since seen him perform on Ellen. Again I found him extremely compelling. I'm not sure why. I think he's cute but not gorgeous. But I find I can't tear my eyes away when he's singing.

He seems to exude a vulnerability I guess, that I find appealing.

BTW, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE VIEW THE BLOG IN MOZILLA BECAUSE IE IS A PIECE OF CRAP AND WON'T DISPLAY THE TEMPLATE RIGHT.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Drastic Look for Me

new template. obviously. you like?

I know what you're thinking...No giant pictures of David Boreanaz?

Don't worry. I'm thinking of ways to modify the template. ;)

EDIT: Wow. This template looks quite different in IE. (I set it up in Firefox)I don't like the way it looks in IE! :(

Who you talking about? ME?

It's so funny how our perceptions of ourselves aren't often the same as others are of us.

Due to some federal bigwigs coming to audit our company - the boss gave the mandate that we must all "look professional" today (i'm sure the men won't notice the paneling curling off of the walls and the broken molding that hangs off precariously.)

So I, who wears jeans and t-shirts and oxfords pretty much 24-7 had to go to the store last night to purchase a skirt.

And this morning, I come in; feeling uneasy because I know everyone is going to say "wow" due to shock at seeing me "dressed up". Ash smiles at me and says, "You look nice." I reply, "Thanks. I feel awkward." She inquired as to why and I said, "Well, you know. I'm just not very feminine and it feels weird to be kinda girly." (I feel so inept. Like an elephant in a tutu.) Ash looked at me with a puzzled expression and said, "I think you're very feminine. Not in the way you dress, but in the way you carry yourself."

And there you go. Me= one perception. Best friend= different perception. How come people can be so "off" on viewing themselves? Is it being too self-aware or not enough?

Abby is taking her medicine against her will. This means, I have to put the poor 8lb. chihuahua in a headlock and quickly gag her with antibotic. But now, my big girl, Ariana is limping. I checked her paws and see nothing so I'm hoping that she's a little sore from running outside so much during the pretty weather. Now that she has started to go gray on her face, I think about her getting older. I worry about her getting more frail.

I showed the house again this morning to a potential buyer. She seemed to like it okay. She said she was looking for her mother - which would be good because my neighborhood is older, with few youngsters in it. Lord, I pray someone will buy it soon.

I'm thinking of selling my dining table. I hate to. The thought makes me sad because I love my table. But honestly, we don't use it much and we're just going to store it in Greenville because of lack of room. And who knows how long we'll be in this tiny house. It's in great shape - barely been used really but I don't know if I could get $500 for it - which is what I'd want, because people rarely are willing to pay that much for a used item.

Blogger just isn't what it used to be. It used to be a fun "community" of sorts. Although now, it's nice to use it as a true journal too.

I really have a lot of work to do so I need to focus. I also need to do some marketing for my house. So, if I stay on task, I've got a busy day!!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Bobi & Bladders

So I got to meet our beloved Bobi last night. He was just as wonderful as I suspected he'd be. Quite the sweet goof ball. :)

I had to take my chihuahua, Abby, to the vet this morning. She has a bladder infection (poor baby). I have to now administer antibiotics to her twice a day. She's thrilled (note:sarcasm). And it cost $160.00!! Yeah, I know. OUTRAGEOUS!!

Today's work:
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Sunday, March 12, 2006

My Treasures

These are two of my very favorite items.
My grandpa found this 70's metal Grease trash can on a trash pile. It was obviously used; got dents and normal wear & tear. He had my best friend, Darin, get it sandblasted and I received it as a christmas present in about, oh '99 I think.

The camera of course takes very bad quality photos so the faces in the cartoon depictions are blurred out but they are actually in very good condition.
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I don't remember where the belt buckle came from. Either as a gift from Darin or a flea market.
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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Going Away

but only for a couple of days. I've decided to take a mini-vaca. To my home. I miss my husband and all my belongings. I'm going to drive to Greenville tonight and surprise him. I won't be online for a couple of days (unless I check out the local library and get on a pc there).



A couple of pictures of me getting some lovin' of the furry variety.
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I SWORE

that I was going to be productive today. I wasn't going to browse the internet and I was going to work really hard all day. Well here it is, 4pm and I've done squat. I think I answered one email. Hell, Peter is more productive than me. [Office Space reference for you lame asses that don't know what I'm referring to.]

Only Bobi has joined my forum. DO IT NOW or I'll break your knuckles! David Boreanaz Obsessed It doesn't matter if you're not really obsessed with David.

I was watching the today show this morning and they began a report on lung cancer research (due to Dana Reeves passing *sad*). But here's what bugs. Every cancer research company says that their form of cancer is THE leading cause of death. I'd like to know the for-real statistics. Not that one neccessarily deserves more support than others but I don't like all the false information flying about, ya know?

This particular company was claiming that lung cancer is the no.1 killer yet breast cancer research has much more financial support because lung cancer has developed "a bad rap" ~ people assuming all lung cancer patients were smokers and knew the risk and therefore are somehow less deserving of help. Gotta say, I think she's right.

Monday, March 06, 2006

New Obsession 2

I created a forum. The David Boreanaz board I chat on has way too many rules and restrictions so I created one in hopes everyone will chat there and be free to talk however they want about whatever they want.

Sign up. I created categories for Non-David things.

XOXO

David Boreanaz Obsessed

Back To The Grindstone

Ow. I fell this morning. On the concrete driveway. I was just walking in loafers across a flat ground. My ankle just went out from under me. It scared me more than anything - I have some scrapes on my elbow and my knee but I'm okay. It was just weird to be walking along, la la la and boom!

I had an open house yesterday. I feel that it went pretty well. We had 5 couples come through which is pretty average for an open house in this area. One lady seemed extremely interested and brought her spouse back for a second look. So I've got my fingers crossed.

I'm just so ready to be done with this.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

And You Thought I Am A Big Fan

but these people are REALLY Buffy/Angel fans. There are lots of people who have fan tatoos but this one takes the cake for me:



There are some really cool ones. You can see them all at And You Thought You Were Obsessed With BtVS

Heads Up

*second attempt at a post because blogger is acting like a fucker today*

Just so you know, Bobi & I are starting a band called "Dynamite Aereolas". I know. Totally kick ass name, right? (thank you Scrubs!) I'm going to sing 70's tunes and play the tamborine. Bobi will play the cello and occassionally break out in some bluegrass. We're going to be incredibly eclectic. We shall be the kings of the independent music world. Who wants to be our groupies?

It's gorgeous here today. It's sunny and about 70ยบ. I want to take my dogs to the park, lay on a blanket and sleep in the sunshine. But instead I'm stuck in this barn with harsh fluorescent lighting and curling paneling. Why am I being punished?

Did you watch Scrubs last night? The first ep was much better than the second in my opinion but my new favorite line came from the second ep:
As Dr. Kelso stares down a brownie: "You bested me again, you chocolate bitch!"
The first one though...oh my gosh, I laughed my ass off!
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