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Hey! I meant to write this post several days ago, but time kind of got away from me. Thanks to everybody who commented on this post earlier in the week and helped me figure out which picture of Cosette to use for the paper. I ended up using Picture #1. The photograph came out in today's local paper. I may have snagged a few copies. :)

One of these days I'm going to have to scan the picture and post it here.

Also, thanks you to the many people who congratulated Cosette on her winning the pet of the month and commented on how pretty she is. I meant to thank you individually, but yeah, this week has been INSANE.

And now it's time for a random link dump.

Scientists speculate that they may have found rock formations on Mars that contain fossilized early life. The rocks themselves contain carbonate that, according to the article, is what life eventually turns into once it's buried. Fascinating stuff. It's unfortunate that they're not going to be able to land any vehicles there for several decades because of a combination of uneven terrain and budget cuts at NASA.

Guillermo del Toro announced that he is going to do a screen adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. James Cameron is going to produce it and supposedly this movie is going to be in 3D. Muwahahahaha! (Via [ profile] popfiend)

Lastly, this cat macro from icanhascheezburger amuses me. The expressions on the two cats' faces are priceless!
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- "In Back to the Future Doc Emmit Brown sets clock in the DeLorean to a day 25 years in the future. Today is that day." Here's the original post in question.


Jun. 2nd, 2010 12:20 pm
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I keep meaning to write this stuff down, but I oftentimes get distracted and never get around to it. This weekend was jam packed. Here's what [ profile] doomsey and I did:

Had dinner at my in-laws' house.

Went to a birthday party at a friend's house. Watched the Blackhawks game, drank wine, and had Hot Sex. The drink! Not the act! Get your mind out of the gutter! Oh...and I just tried googling it to see if I could get a picture of the bottle. Not a good idea. Let's just say that you can find it at your local liquor store and leave it at that. And for those who are curious, it tastes kind of like a Mudslide, only with more cinnamon. It's yummy if you like sweet drinks.

Went to my in-laws' house to celebrate what would have been [ profile] doomsey's grandfather's 100th birthday had he still been alive. This was originally planned for Monday, but got changed at the last minute.

After dinner, [ profile] doomsey and I headed to Scott and Aimee's house. [ profile] doomsey fixed their computer-- turns out that it was a program that was slowing the computer down and not a virus like they had feared. We also sat and talked until about midnight. It was fun.

In the afternoon, we invited [ profile] doomsey's mother over to watch the latest Doctor Who and Doctor Who Confidential. Spoilers below the cut )

Went to Jason and Jori's house for horror movie night. They were showing Dead Snow-- a Nazi Zombie movie, a Zombie Nazi movie, or whatever you want to call it. [ profile] doomsey didn't care for it, but then again, [ profile] doomsey was never a big fan of horror movies. What I particularly liked about the film was the mixture of horror and comedy. There were also many references to Terminator, Indiana Jones, and Red Dawn. Minor spoilers below the cut )
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* Comedy Central's South Park is made to censor image of the Prophet Muhammed in a bear suit. -- *rolls eyes* Oh please. (From [ profile] val_royeaux)

* Toxic Airborne Fungus From Oregon Spreading Across West Coast -- There is a fungus among us. (Via [ profile] rm)

* It's been a quite day. I spent most of it catching up on LJ, studying, or reading. In the evening, [ profile] doomsey and I watched the movie "Up in the Air." I remember that NPR did a story on the filming of this movie quite a few months ago. This is the first movie where they were able to film at an honest to goodness airport security checkpoint. I heard they were allowed to use the space in the wee hours of the morning, and that it was a rush to get everything filmed in time before they had to surrender the space back to airport security. They also charter a plane, hooked a camera up to it, and shot film while flying over the countryside and the different cities mentioned in the film. It was supposedly quite challenging (and somewhat expensive!) to get the shots they were looking for.

(Meant to post this last night, but enh. I was being a slacker).
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* I had a good time at a friend's baby shower this afternoon, as I got to sit and chat with many of my friends. Towards the end of the day, I ended up sitting at a table with a bunch of other friends who have health problems. Someone pointed out that most of the people sitting at that table were defective in one way or the other. The one older lady at the table remarked that she felt so young compared to some of us....

* At the baby shower, we got playing cards as party favors. Instead of diamonds, clubs, hearts and spades, the suite had rubber duckies, baby carriages, pacifiers, and rocking horses. I made an ESP joke and asked one of my friends what card I was holding up: it was the three of pacifiers, and obviously my friend got it wrong. Then, she asked, "but is the three of pacifiers a pacifist?" *snicker*

Yeah...I guess you just had to be there.

* The weather was gorgeous so I went for a three mile walk after I got home from the baby shower. [ profile] doomsey didn't come with this time because he had walked to the library--a four mile hike both ways-- while I was at the shower. When I got back, [ profile] doomsey made dinner and then we watched a four hour Japanese film called "Love Exposure." It was one weird ass film, and I'm not sure whether I liked it or not. The plot seemed kind of disorganized and four hours of that was a bit too much for me. On the other hand, the movie was humorous at times and often poked fun at itself. Also, the outlandishness of many scenes reminded [ profile] doomsey and I of "Kill Bill."
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* This video, called "Epilepsy Dancing," is based on temporal lobe epilepsy in which suffers have a kind of daydream during the episode. I think it's visually stunning. Unfortunately, you have to have a YouTube account to see it; some idiots flagged it because it has OMG BOOBIES! (Link swiped from [ profile] willowing)

* Someone on my friend's list is in the middle of a study abroad program in Spain and for one of her Spanish classes, she had to watch a movie based on the novel, La familia de Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela. In the movie, the protagonist snaps, killing a dog and horse during his break with reality. And it's not a special effect either. The director had the actor shoot a dog and stab a horse to death on screen. Let me repeat that. They killed a dog and a horse to make this movie. Now, I'm okay with people going hunting to feed themselves and their family, as long as they're using that animal's life to sustain their own, but I don't at all approve of killing animals merely to make an artistic statement. If I had been in this person's place, I would have told the professor that there was no way I could watch the movie without getting upset and, therefore, I wouldn't be coming to class that day. This is one of the rare cases where I would have taken a hit on my grade. I'm just too much of an animal lover to watch something like that. Which brings me to a poll...

[Poll #1542764]

* Raked up some of the snow mold...thatch...whatever you want to call it. And now I've got a nasty blister on one of my hands from all that raking.

* And it looks like my crocuses that I thought were M.I.A this year have finally re-appeared. Going to have to get pictures of them before the flowers fade.

* I wanted to work on turning over my garden this week, but that might get put off so I can start studying for my German midterm.

* Wow...the right-wing in this country has gone completely and utterly bat-shit insane: Sarah Palin posts about not retreating but reloading on her Facebook page and Democratic congressmen who voted for the bill are receiving more threats. I know many of us liberals were ticked off when George W. Bush was president, but were we ever this bad? *shakes head* After this, there is no way in hell you can convince me to vote a Republican for office. If I don't like the Democratic candidate, I'd rather vote Green. (Links swiped from [ profile] ginmar and [ profile] gehayi)

* And look what we have here. One of the douchebags who is advocating stone throwing. (Link snagged from [ profile] ambitious_wench)

* California voters to decide in November whether to legalize pot -- I wonder what the chances are of this actually passing... (Many thanks to [ profile] ladyfox7oaks for originally posting this)

* In Stephenville, college play featuring gay Jesus stirring emotions -- More douchebaggery. At least one of the actors in this play was disowned by his family after refusing to quit the production. So sad. (Link swiped from [ profile] tx_cronopio)

* I'm honked off by all the crap that's going down in the news. Time to call it quits and go to bed.
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* [ profile] doomsey and I visited friends last night. After dinner, we played team Trivia Pursuit and won the game. Tee hee.

* I've lost my voice. Damn.

* Went to a friend's house this evening for Horror Movie Night, which they hold every Monday. This week's movie was Repo! The Genetic Opera. I've been meaning to see it for a long time now, and I wasn't disappointed. Speaking of movies, I'm half tempted to introduce this group to the movie, The Forbidden Zone. I think they might have a taste for odd stuff. I watched The Forbidden Zone when I was a junior in high school and I thought it was one of the strangest movies I had ever seen. I think, if I were to watch it again, it would still qualify as being one of the strangest movies I've ever seen.

* Tomorrow is going to be problematic if I don't get my voice back. *sigh*
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* On Friday night, [ profile] doomsey and I went to Rock Band Night at a friend's house. And I thought parties at our friend James's house were wild. This was crazy because much drunkenness was involved. (I didn't drink much though because I had a cold and I wasn't feeling up to it). One guy showed up with a flask of whiskey. And this was no ordinary whiskey. No, this brand of whiskey was not outlawed during Prohibition because it was used for medicinal purposes. o_O He then proceeded to drink most of the flask of whiskey, occasionally sharing a shot or two with his friends. O_O How this guy avoided alcohol poisoning, I do not know. At any rate, at one point in the evening, he took off his pants to sing a song on Rock Bank. He had apparently threatened to do this before she showed up for the evening and he was making good on his threat. The good thing: he was wearing a pair of card-themed boxer shorts underneath his pants. The bad: He had a boner. O_O!!!! It was very difficult to ignore this last thing as I was playing the drums next to him. By one o'clock in the morning, the whiskey was gone and he was completely blitzed. Just before [ profile] doomsey and I left, he whipped out his dick and showed it to whoever was in the room. Well...okay then.

* I've discovered that I can both play the guitar and sing on Rock Band if I a) have both set to easy and b) know the song very well.

* Saturday evening was much more sedate. [ profile] doomsey and I went out for all you can eat sushi with some friends. Then, we went back to their place where my friend A. showed me her cat and her pet corn snake named Ernie. Did I mention that snakes were awesome? I would be half tempted to get one, but [ profile] doomsey doesn't want any more critters.

* Way behind on reading LJ. Between not feeling good, having work, and having a quiz to prepare for in my German class next week, I haven't been online very much. I wish I could shake this damn cold.

* Tengo un gato en mi cabeza. Nobody believes me. (Video swiped from [ profile] slime711)

* This guy does a very good analysis of Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. And now I have a hankering to watch that movie again. His analysis of Bambi is also supposed to be very good, but I'm holding off on reading it because I haven't seen Bambi in many years and I want to watch it again.

* Okay...hitting post now because my web browser is screwing things up...
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* [ profile] doomsey and I went to Sam's house last night. We ate pizza and watched the new Miyazaki movie, Ponyo. Very cute. I highly recommend it.

* Today I looked out the window and saw a hawk sitting on our fence. I went outside and took pictures. I was surprised at how close he let me get to him. Some of the pictures turned out beautifully. I'll have to post them later. (I also got some cool hawk pictures on my walk through the snow on Thursday).

* I've had hard palpitations last night and again today. Seriously not happy. They're PACs (Premature Atrial Contractions) so they're harmless, but it's still uncomfortable. Anybody have any ideas of how to get rid of them? I'm at a point where I'm ready to pour myself a couple of stiff drinks...
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* [ profile] doomsey and I went to see Avatar this afternoon. I thought it was amazing. It's a very beautiful film.

* Our server crashed last night, so most of the pictures on my picture-a-day posts have disappeared. [ profile] doomsey is going to try to get it back up and running tomorrow. In the mean time, I've decided to start putting some of my pictures on Flickr. The most recent week's pictures are there.

* Cosette's appetite has been down this week. It started out with her being barfy, but she's not throwing up anymore. Now she's just picking at her food. She eats, but she's not hoggie dogging it down like she used to. She won't eat her dry food at all anymore unless I put moist food on top of it. I don't know if she's being a finicky eater because her IBD is acting up or if it's her wonky kidneys are making her feel sick. I'm hoping that she'll be better again next week so I don't have to drag her furry ass back to the vet again.
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* Don't start imitating wolf howls when you're anywhere near [ profile] emygination's dog, Lucy. She will start licking your face........a lot.

* [ profile] doomsey and I went out with Sam, Gracie, and their daughter Claire to a new all you can eat sushi restaurant called Yummy Gourmet on Saturday afternoon. Their sushi was slightly better than Sushi Para's and they had much better service. It's also a bigger restaurant and can accommodate more people.

* Saturday evening, [ profile] doomsey and I saw The Watchmen. Speaking of movies, one of these days I should watch Repo: the Genetic Opera. I've been meaning to see that one for a long time.

* This afternoon, I had a *horrible* asthma attack right before I had to leave for work. I was in a rush to get things done before I left, and I think I did too much running up and downstairs. It ended with me having to take my rescue inhaler. I *hate* taking it because it's a stimulant, and I get very jittery afterward. Then, when the "high" wears off, I feel very drained. On the bright side, at least I'm not drinking caffeine anymore. What I hated the worst was having to take my inhaler after drinking a soda. I would get extremely jittery, so much so that I would hardly be able to write.

* Obnoxious paperwork is obnoxious.

* Will it never stop raining? My pictures of the day last week were boring because it pretty much rained the whole damn week, and I couldn't get outside to take pictures of the fall foliage.

* I thought I had more to say, but I guess not.
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Last night, I wanted Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst. I thought it was a good portrayal of what life was like at court, and it seemed to follow the events of her life pretty closely. I'm also very happy that they didn't portray her as saying, "Let them eat cake," because I've read that she never actually said that. Lastly, I like how they used a combination of classical music and modern music for the score. It made for an interesting twist. Now, one of these days, I have to get around to watching The Other Boleyn Girl.
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Stolen from [ profile] bookishwench.

A note, I might have seen some of the older ones and not remember them. My dad used to watch a lot of horror movies when we were young...

Which Horror Movies Have You Seen? )
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Let's see, Friday night was dinner with the in-laws at Amada's Cafe. Once again, I ordered chilaquiles. Mmm...chilaquiles.

Saturday afternoon was [ profile] doomsey's Christmas party at Maggiano's. Like past years, the food was delicious. I particularly liked the sponge cake with vanilla ice cream and chocolate. Mmm...sugar coma. I got the chance to geek out with two daughters of [ profile] doomsey's co-workers about knitting. Apparently, they've both taken up knitting and were interested in learning more. They knew the knit stitch, but they didn't know how to purl. I gave them a quick demonstration and then suggested that they should find some how-to videos on YouTube. I also pointed them to Ravelry.

Late Saturday evening, [ profile] doomsey and I watched "Let the Right One In." I've been wanting to see that one for a while now. Spoilers: Random Observations about the Movie )

On Sunday, [ profile] doomsey went to see "The Christmas Carol" at the Goodman Theater with his folks, and I went to my parents' house to celebrate my sister's birthday. It was fun spending time with my nieces. E is surprisingly verbal, and watching her use language and learn new words is entertaining. Oh, remember how I said that E learned the word, putz, on Thanksgiving Day? Well, last week, she called the furnace repair guy a putz. Fortunately, she didn't say it to the poor guy's face. I knew that was going to happen one of these days.

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Yes. I do think that he should get the Oscar. He really nailed that part. When I saw the first trailer for the Dark Knight, I didn't know who the actor was and I had to look it up. And during the movie, I couldn't believe it was Heath Ledger playing the part. He acted so differently! Essentially, he became that character, and that's precisely what talented actors do.
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Compared to other weekends, this one was pretty uneventful.

On Friday night, [ profile] doomsey and I got Mexican food, thereby satisfying my craving for chilaquiles and horchata. Then, we got together with some friends to see Hancock. I thought it was a funny movie, but you had to be able to suspend belief, especially towards the end of the movie.

On Saturday night, [ profile] doomsey, his family, and I went out for sushi. Then, we found a movie theater that was playing Iron Man (also a good movie).

[ profile] doomsey and I ended up not doing much on Sunday, which was nice for a change. Lately, our weekends have been booking up, and it was nice to do nothing for a change.
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Friday evening, [ profile] doomsey and I went to Emilio's Tapas in Hillside for dinner to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary. The food was delicious. While they don't have as big of a selection as Cafe Iberico in the city, the food they do offer is delicious. It's also less difficult to get to and you don't have to wait an hour to get a table in the evening.

On Saturday, [ profile] doomsey, [ profile] judygs, and I went to [ profile] blondibritecake's house for Doctor Who night. The theme for this evening was regenerations. In other words, we watched the episodes in which the doctor was killed and regenerated into a different person. We watched the ninth turn into the tenth, the third turn to the fourth, the fourth to the fifth, and the fifth to the sixth (I think). By the way, the "Planet of the Spiders" story arc was very amusing. During the episode with the chase scene, I was starting to wonder if I was watching an episode of Doctor Who or The Three Stooges. By the way, since when does a Model-T chase and manage to gain on a space-aged hovercraft? But the highlight of the episode was when an airboat (one of these guys except it had an inflatable bottom) ran over a sleeping bum. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the next theme will be The Master. :)

On Sunday, [ profile] doomsey and I met up with S, G, and a bunch of other friends for all-you-can-eat sushi at Sushi Para. Afterwards, we saw The Dark Knight on IMAX. All in all, I thought the movie was good, and I was very impressed by Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker. Now that Ledger is gone, I wonder what they're going to do about the third movie. Are they going to try to find another actor to play The Joker, or are they going to replace him with another villain? Over dinner, I told [ profile] doomsey that Johnny Depp could probably pull it off. [ profile] doomsey argued that Depp would play it too over the top, which Ledger didn't do. What do you think?


Jul. 26th, 2008 12:56 pm
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The person who linked to this site is evil! Evil I tell you!

Must. Finish. Baby. Blanket.
Must. Not. Get. Distracted.


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