Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Friday, August 10, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
I don't buy into the whole cloudy or rainy=bad thing though. Rainy days mean I don't have to feel guilty about spending a day playing Wii or watching cheesy movies. Especially in the summer when I feel like I should spend every moment possible outdoors. Plus I loved grilled cheese, and rainy days seem to be the best for those also.
Besides, the Hill of Tara wouldn't have looked nearly as cool if it had been sunny out:
Granted, we did almost get killed by lightning in the downpour that started shorty after these were taken, but that's a whole different story...
Friday, August 03, 2007
*Expert's comment from History's Mysteries: The True Story of Braveheart
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I'm guessing this is too subtly ironic for them too:
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
In addition to any other festivities that I might join in, I watch 1776 every year because, regardless of how cheesey it may be to others, it makes me feel all patriotic and I love the songs. I'll be singing "But, Mr. Adams" constant-LEE the new few days, much to the dismay of my coworkers.
I think I have a special attachment to the holiday because I grew up near Philadelphia and my parents regularly took us in to Old City to see Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, etc.
It's really incredible to be at Independence Hall on the 4th, and Philadelphia typically puts on a great party for about a week.
Except for last night. Twits.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I have a "funny" story about the previous post. (I'll try to be brief, but 8 years later I'm still a tad bitter, so bear with me.)
Sixth Sense was released during a very busy time in my life, so I didn't get to see it until about 5 or 6 weeks after it released. I had heard there was a twist, so I was REALLY careful to avoid reading, hearing, or seeing anything that gave it away. One day I was reading something totally random and unrelated - like an article in National Geographic about melting polar caps - that wasn't it, but it was similarly totally unrelated to anything to do with the movie - -and the article said something about Bruce Willis being dead.
I was SO careful! My bitterness was such that for a year or two everytime I went to the video store I'd randomly blurt out "Kevin Spacey is Keyser Soze!", because I wanted others to suffer right along with me.
If you think that was wrong, don't worry: karma has caught up with me.
There are 18 spoilers on the shirt, most of which I already knew about because I:
Saw the movie (Luke's Father, Verbal is Keyser Soze, Dil is Actually a Man, Neo is the One, etc.)
Read the book (Snape Kills Dumbledore)
Saw it on the cover of People 4200 times (Kristen shot J.R.)
Saw Spaceballs (It Was Earth All Along)
Saw Drop Dead Gorgeous (Soylent Green is Made of People)
Would see the movie if I didn't think it would keep me from sleeping for a month, so I had Network God tell me the ending instead (The Villagers Sacrifice the Policeman, Donnie Dies)
Spoiled when I read something totally random and unrelated like an article in National Geographic about melting polar caps (The Kid's Therapist is a Ghost)
Don't care unless the 1 is the bad guy because he was pretty hot in Love Actually (299 Die)
Tyler Durden isn't real.
So I googled it.
I have watched the first hour or so of Fight Club like 8 times, which apparently isn't enough to recognize the font, the symbol on the shirt, or the damn name. Guess I don't need to bother watching the rest.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I expect the undying thanks to come pouring in any second now...
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
- I want her jewelry, and I'm not even into jewelry. But it's so pretty and sparkly (In my head it's like a five year old is saying that).
- I want her hats too. Also I'd like to have an occasion to wear them to.
- Dude - He winked at the queen. It's like the Mr. Bean sketch has come to life.
- Apparently one of the downsides of not having formal state functions is that when you do your staff is so out of practice that they make it look like the most cliche cheesy wedding from the latest issue of Bride's.
- Do you think if the Founding Fathers had a time machine and were able to see what this country has elected as president that they would throw up their hands and say, "Screw independence! Tea tax? Sure! Stamp Act? Why not? Crazy George III is still a more reasonable and less embarrassing ruler than 43, even if he does talk to trees!"
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Until recently we had no working outdoor lights because every time we changed the light bulbs in them they would pop. So we would have friends come for dinner and they would have to, like, bring flashlights just to be able to get to our door.
So a few weeks back we got a new set of outdoor lights.
I don't think you can really get a clear idea of this from the picture, but let's just say that we have received several notes from the Coast Guard thanking us for our commendable efforts to keep ships clear of the New Jersey coastline, which is a mere 100 miles away from my front door.
Seriously - does it not look like a mini sun?
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
The same night there was a beautiful full moon peeping out from the clouds:
So lovely and serene, isn't it?
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Cause as much as I love my scarves, and I'd love socks, I NEED that unicorn. The aliens are a very close second...
The friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds.
Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought this was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not.
He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him.
So the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to "persuade" them to close. Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop.
Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that:
Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
It's not that said co-worker is a wacko with ADD, its just that they have a stone age brain. I'm sure that this knowledge will help me be more understanding the next time I have a conversation with them that makes me want to tear all my hair out one strand at a time.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Occasionally I break the well known rule and judge a book by its cover. This often ends in disaster, but every once in awhile it pays off beautifully. Several months ago The shiny cover of the Amulet of Samarkand, the first book in The Bartimaeus Trilogy, caught my eye and I bought it on impulse.
I tore through the book in two days, and the rest of the trilogy within a week. They were fantastic: snarky, funny, clever, and intelligent.
It’s amazing to me how many really good children’s books are available out there – many of them much better than anything I can find in the regular fiction section. I’m not sure if there are that many more good “young adult” books that when I when I was younger, or if I was just too busy reading trash like Sweet Valley High (yikes, how embarassing).
A year and a half after creating this blog I figure the time has come for me to actually start writing in it. In this time I have realized:
1. It will never have a coherent theme.
2. It will never be as funny as those of my friends.
3. It will never display the depth of knowledge and/or obsession seen on other blogs.
I finally came to the realization that none of this matters because:
4. It is unlikely that anyone unrelated to me will ever read it.
Since my relations are already aware that I am incoherent, dull, and shallow, I feel that there's really no harm in making the attempt. So here goes…