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Eragon. It's the only movie I've ever wanted to get a refund for. I sat through it, but barely. I mean, where the book was bad in the "Oh please please please stop describing every flower and sunrise" sort of way, the movie was bad in a "what, what just happened? WHAT ARE THEY SMOKING?" kind of way. For example, where the book detailed what happened during the X number of months where the dragon was growing up, the movie had the dragon suddenly explode into adulthood. You know, instead of doing a time montage or fading to "X number of months later" or something sensible.

Terrible, terrible movie.
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Eragon. It's the only movie I've ever wanted to get a refund for. I sat through it, but barely. I mean, where the book was bad in the "Oh please please please stop describing every flower and sunrise" sort of way, the movie was bad in a "what, what just happened? WHAT ARE THEY SMOKING?" kind of way. For example, where the book detailed what happened during the X number of months where the dragon was growing up, the movie had the dragon suddenly explode into adulthood. You know, instead of doing a time montage or fading to "X number of months later" or something sensible.

Terrible, terrible movie.
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So I'm babysitting my cousins, and having a blast. My uncle left us money in case we wanted to do anything, so of course we had to spend it, right?

The first thing they wanted was McDonalds for lunch. Yay? They got fun toys in their happy meals, though, so all was well with the universe. They even got the same one, so they didn't have to negotiate a trade. Those usually end in casualties and/or tears, so that was happy.

Then they wanted to see a movie. The vote wa between "Race to Witch Mountain' and "Monsters Versus Aliens". Naturally, they couldn't agree on which movie to see, so I cast the deciding vote for "Monster Versus Aliens".

Guys, that is a FUN movie. It was a cute movie on it's own, with the usual "yay teamwork and friendship yay!" story, but it also had lots of really awesome references for the adults. And they weren't naughty references! It was all nerdy stuff like "CODE NIMOY! CODE NIMOY!" and "By Hawking's chair!" It was AWESOME.

So yeah. Good times. I love being the cool older cousin. I really love babysitting my cousins. I can have fun with them and it's cool because they are getting old enough that I can let them get away with some stuff but not have to worry about them going crazy. My cousins rock :D
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So I'm babysitting my cousins, and having a blast. My uncle left us money in case we wanted to do anything, so of course we had to spend it, right?

The first thing they wanted was McDonalds for lunch. Yay? They got fun toys in their happy meals, though, so all was well with the universe. They even got the same one, so they didn't have to negotiate a trade. Those usually end in casualties and/or tears, so that was happy.

Then they wanted to see a movie. The vote wa between "Race to Witch Mountain' and "Monsters Versus Aliens". Naturally, they couldn't agree on which movie to see, so I cast the deciding vote for "Monster Versus Aliens".

Guys, that is a FUN movie. It was a cute movie on it's own, with the usual "yay teamwork and friendship yay!" story, but it also had lots of really awesome references for the adults. And they weren't naughty references! It was all nerdy stuff like "CODE NIMOY! CODE NIMOY!" and "By Hawking's chair!" It was AWESOME.

So yeah. Good times. I love being the cool older cousin. I really love babysitting my cousins. I can have fun with them and it's cool because they are getting old enough that I can let them get away with some stuff but not have to worry about them going crazy. My cousins rock :D
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GUYS, YOU ALL NEED TO GO WATCH SITA SINGS THE BLUES RIGHT NOW. It is such a pretty movie to watch.

Be sure to click the little button to watch it fullscreen, too. It neeeeeeds to be full screen.

Also be sure to shake your fist at record companies who are keeping this movie in "copyright jail". The movie includes a bunch of songs by Annette Hanshaw, and the companies that bought the rights to her songs after she died are wanting huuuuuge fees from the lady who made this movie. Never mind that Annette Hanshaw died two months (and two days) before I was even born, they want a jillion dollars in fees from this lady who independently made a movie. It's stupid and ridiculous, especially since it's not Annette Hanshaw's descendants getting the fees, it's just record companies who bought the rights and had nothing to do with the actual production of the songs. LAME.
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GUYS, YOU ALL NEED TO GO WATCH SITA SINGS THE BLUES RIGHT NOW. It is such a pretty movie to watch.

Be sure to click the little button to watch it fullscreen, too. It neeeeeeds to be full screen.

Also be sure to shake your fist at record companies who are keeping this movie in "copyright jail". The movie includes a bunch of songs by Annette Hanshaw, and the companies that bought the rights to her songs after she died are wanting huuuuuge fees from the lady who made this movie. Never mind that Annette Hanshaw died two months (and two days) before I was even born, they want a jillion dollars in fees from this lady who independently made a movie. It's stupid and ridiculous, especially since it's not Annette Hanshaw's descendants getting the fees, it's just record companies who bought the rights and had nothing to do with the actual production of the songs. LAME.
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I cleaned today. I went on a mad cleaning frenzy. I vacuumed, I rearranges, I made three trips to the dumpster with loads of junk, I rearranged my bookshelf, I reclaimed my closet*, I cleaned my kitchen, and I just generally tidied things up. Dang it looks nice in here. Now I just need a light bulb for the main light in my living room and I'm set.



I also knit my flat swatch for Rogue. I love these colors together. I'm doing the sweater in the heathery brown color, and the cables in the red, green, and blue. I need to sit down with the pattern and color in my charts or something so I can figure out which colors are going where. I'm thinking about doing something pretty with the pocket, but I can't decide what. I've got intarsia down pat now, so maybe I'll make a design on the front or something. I just need to figure out what it will be.

I knit the swatch while watching Indiana Jones. I have never seen these movies before, and when I told this to a coworker she brought me all three of them the very next day. I watched the first two tonight, and they are very much fun. I'm going to watch the third tomorrow while I knit the round swatch, and I'm looking forward to it :D

Of course, while I was watching them, any time they played the theme song I could only hear these lyrics, which was interesting.

*A while ago I had the bright idea to stick my cats' litter box in my closet, since I don't use it for clothes and stuff. That was not a bright idea after all. It didn't work out. This is why I later bought the golden dome litter box and just closed the closet door until I felt like tossing the old litter box. Which I did today. And then I vacuumed and went to town with the Febreeze.
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I cleaned today. I went on a mad cleaning frenzy. I vacuumed, I rearranges, I made three trips to the dumpster with loads of junk, I rearranged my bookshelf, I reclaimed my closet*, I cleaned my kitchen, and I just generally tidied things up. Dang it looks nice in here. Now I just need a light bulb for the main light in my living room and I'm set.



I also knit my flat swatch for Rogue. I love these colors together. I'm doing the sweater in the heathery brown color, and the cables in the red, green, and blue. I need to sit down with the pattern and color in my charts or something so I can figure out which colors are going where. I'm thinking about doing something pretty with the pocket, but I can't decide what. I've got intarsia down pat now, so maybe I'll make a design on the front or something. I just need to figure out what it will be.

I knit the swatch while watching Indiana Jones. I have never seen these movies before, and when I told this to a coworker she brought me all three of them the very next day. I watched the first two tonight, and they are very much fun. I'm going to watch the third tomorrow while I knit the round swatch, and I'm looking forward to it :D

Of course, while I was watching them, any time they played the theme song I could only hear these lyrics, which was interesting.

*A while ago I had the bright idea to stick my cats' litter box in my closet, since I don't use it for clothes and stuff. That was not a bright idea after all. It didn't work out. This is why I later bought the golden dome litter box and just closed the closet door until I felt like tossing the old litter box. Which I did today. And then I vacuumed and went to town with the Febreeze.
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So, first off, let me just say that I am an absolute sucker for stories where the main character hopes for something and works for it and wants it so bad he can taste it and hopes hopes hopes...

So yeah. August Rush made me cry. My heart went out to that kid, and by the end I was sort of just sitting there flailing about, rooting him on.

But BEFORE the end, I totally knit almost an inch of the cuff of my [livejournal.com profile] craft_olympics socks. I had to cast on twice, but then it was all 1x1 ribbing so yay. Perfect for movie-watching.

Next up is Astronaut Farmer, I think, and more knitting. Yaaaaaaay knitting <3

edit: Astronaut Farmer is love.
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So, first off, let me just say that I am an absolute sucker for stories where the main character hopes for something and works for it and wants it so bad he can taste it and hopes hopes hopes...

So yeah. August Rush made me cry. My heart went out to that kid, and by the end I was sort of just sitting there flailing about, rooting him on.

But BEFORE the end, I totally knit almost an inch of the cuff of my [livejournal.com profile] craft_olympics socks. I had to cast on twice, but then it was all 1x1 ribbing so yay. Perfect for movie-watching.

Next up is Astronaut Farmer, I think, and more knitting. Yaaaaaaay knitting <3

edit: Astronaut Farmer is love.

Knitting!

Aug. 6th, 2008 09:53 pm
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So I'm starting to get really excited for the [livejournal.com profile] craft_olympics. I've got my yarn and my pattern, and I'm rarin' to go. I am going to try to find Size 1 double-point needles tomorrow, but I'm prepared to use my (slippery!) Addi Turbo circulars if I have to.

And now I'm just working out my movie playlist. You see, I plan on watching movies while I knit, because that is just what you do when you do a lot of knitting. My list:
~Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (I finally own this on DVD!)
~Netflix movies I've been holding forever: August Rush, Astronaut Farmer, and the Futurama movie
~Amelie
~The entire Wonderfalls series
~The entire Pushing Daisies series
~Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The BBC TV series and the movie)
~Princess Bride
~Garden State
~Alice in Wonderland (from Netflix)

If I don't finish these socks, it won't be for lack of videos.

Knitting!

Aug. 6th, 2008 09:53 pm
jesso: (KNITTING)
So I'm starting to get really excited for the [livejournal.com profile] craft_olympics. I've got my yarn and my pattern, and I'm rarin' to go. I am going to try to find Size 1 double-point needles tomorrow, but I'm prepared to use my (slippery!) Addi Turbo circulars if I have to.

And now I'm just working out my movie playlist. You see, I plan on watching movies while I knit, because that is just what you do when you do a lot of knitting. My list:
~Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (I finally own this on DVD!)
~Netflix movies I've been holding forever: August Rush, Astronaut Farmer, and the Futurama movie
~Amelie
~The entire Wonderfalls series
~The entire Pushing Daisies series
~Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The BBC TV series and the movie)
~Princess Bride
~Garden State
~Alice in Wonderland (from Netflix)

If I don't finish these socks, it won't be for lack of videos.
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This weekend was kind of busy!

Except for Friday night. Friday I came home and was asleep by 6pm. I woke up at 10am the next morning. Whoasleep.

Saturday afternoon, I took Hawking to her first vet visit. I got her all signed up for the Kitten Plan, and they gave her her first shots after doing some tests. She was NOT a happy kitty. She's pretty whiny anyways (she gets really pathetic when she is tired and wants in my lap) but when they took her back to draw her blood and do the "fecal exam" she yowled as if they were murdering her. I knew it was coming because a coworker took her brother and he did the same thing, but it was still sad to hear. But when they brought her back into the room it was funny because her leg and butt were wet from the rubbing alcohol swab, and it was pretty obvious she'd put up a fight. I knew she would, she's a feisty little thing. They they gave her ringworm some other kind of medicine (apparently she had ringworms something) and her shots, and she whined about both (I think she was more complaining about being held still, because she didn't noticeably flinch at the shot like it hurt her) and then clung to me so they wouldn't CRUELLY TORTURE her anymore. Poor thing has no idea she has to go back in three weeks. She was fine as soon as she got home, though, and took right to tackling Tesla's head as if she'd never been gone. I'm sure Tesla was thrilled to have her back.

By the way, Hawking thinks her name is STOPIT. Tesla was doing something the other night, and I said "STOP IT" in my Serious Voice, and from across the room I hear Hawking's little "Mrow?" and I laffed.

Saturday night, I went to Tom's Burgers with [livejournal.com profile] sparklyaria, [livejournal.com profile] gutterballjen, [livejournal.com profile] kandigurl, and [livejournal.com profile] auracel (Brandy, Jeni, Jess, and Megan, respectively) for dinner and had a delicious burger, then Jeni, Brandy and I went to see Prince Caspian and I completely fangirled over Reepicheep. I LOVE YOU REEPICHEEP. It made my heart happy to see him on the screen, complete with red feather on his circlet, and OMG THEY HAD TINY MOUSEY BAGPIPES and yeah that was pretty much awesome. Also, I really kept waiting for Caspian to deliver Inigo Montoya's line.

THEN. I slept, and today I did a whole lot of nothing (reading mostly) and then went to babysit for a coworker and had fun playing with the kiddo. And then I came home and now I should go to bed before work tomorrow but I don't wanna. I was practically falling asleep while I was babysitting, and now I'm wide awake. Thanks, brain.

EDIT: Okay, so apparently it was NOT ringworms that Hawking had. Ringworms are the highly contagious, makes-fur-fall-out Bad Things. She had something else I can't remember. My memory fails SO HARD.
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This weekend was kind of busy!

Except for Friday night. Friday I came home and was asleep by 6pm. I woke up at 10am the next morning. Whoasleep.

Saturday afternoon, I took Hawking to her first vet visit. I got her all signed up for the Kitten Plan, and they gave her her first shots after doing some tests. She was NOT a happy kitty. She's pretty whiny anyways (she gets really pathetic when she is tired and wants in my lap) but when they took her back to draw her blood and do the "fecal exam" she yowled as if they were murdering her. I knew it was coming because a coworker took her brother and he did the same thing, but it was still sad to hear. But when they brought her back into the room it was funny because her leg and butt were wet from the rubbing alcohol swab, and it was pretty obvious she'd put up a fight. I knew she would, she's a feisty little thing. They they gave her ringworm some other kind of medicine (apparently she had ringworms something) and her shots, and she whined about both (I think she was more complaining about being held still, because she didn't noticeably flinch at the shot like it hurt her) and then clung to me so they wouldn't CRUELLY TORTURE her anymore. Poor thing has no idea she has to go back in three weeks. She was fine as soon as she got home, though, and took right to tackling Tesla's head as if she'd never been gone. I'm sure Tesla was thrilled to have her back.

By the way, Hawking thinks her name is STOPIT. Tesla was doing something the other night, and I said "STOP IT" in my Serious Voice, and from across the room I hear Hawking's little "Mrow?" and I laffed.

Saturday night, I went to Tom's Burgers with [livejournal.com profile] sparklyaria, [livejournal.com profile] gutterballjen, [livejournal.com profile] kandigurl, and [livejournal.com profile] auracel (Brandy, Jeni, Jess, and Megan, respectively) for dinner and had a delicious burger, then Jeni, Brandy and I went to see Prince Caspian and I completely fangirled over Reepicheep. I LOVE YOU REEPICHEEP. It made my heart happy to see him on the screen, complete with red feather on his circlet, and OMG THEY HAD TINY MOUSEY BAGPIPES and yeah that was pretty much awesome. Also, I really kept waiting for Caspian to deliver Inigo Montoya's line.

THEN. I slept, and today I did a whole lot of nothing (reading mostly) and then went to babysit for a coworker and had fun playing with the kiddo. And then I came home and now I should go to bed before work tomorrow but I don't wanna. I was practically falling asleep while I was babysitting, and now I'm wide awake. Thanks, brain.

EDIT: Okay, so apparently it was NOT ringworms that Hawking had. Ringworms are the highly contagious, makes-fur-fall-out Bad Things. She had something else I can't remember. My memory fails SO HARD.

Ho Hum

Apr. 27th, 2008 10:57 pm
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Man, I've not posted a thing since Thursday. I feel like I need to post, so I will recap my weekend.

Headache, podiobook, Juno, books, cooking, Mario Kart, Rock Band, Animal Crossing, and Battlestar Galactica )

Anyways. Bedtime. Possibly after a little Mario Kart.

Ho Hum

Apr. 27th, 2008 10:57 pm
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Man, I've not posted a thing since Thursday. I feel like I need to post, so I will recap my weekend.

Headache, podiobook, Juno, books, cooking, Mario Kart, Rock Band, Animal Crossing, and Battlestar Galactica )

Anyways. Bedtime. Possibly after a little Mario Kart.
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Pirates are knitters because they like yarrrrrrrrn.

Also, I am a dork.

ANYWAYS, LOOK WHAT I HAVE DONE SO FAR:


Extreeeeeem closeup here.


Each stripe is one foot. That's 3.25"! Most of that I did yesterday at Coffee Haus. I went to Coffee Haus once I realized that it is pretty much impossible to knit with a kitten in the room. While I was there, this guy Oscar we met a few weeks ago showed up, with some of his friends, and we had much fun pestering Bearded Coffee Man. JENI, BRANDY, MEGAN, JESS, GUESS WHAT. THEY ALL CALL HIM STEVE. VICTORY. Muahahahahahaha.

It was awesome. That was pretty much the highlight of my weekend.

Today, I watched "Thank You For Smoking" and "The Virgin Suicides". "Thank You" gets a resounding "meh" from me, and "Virgin Suicides" was better, but not by much. One tried to be too witty, the other tried to be too artsy. GUESS WHICH IS WHICH. Anyways, those will be going back to Netflix tomorrow.

I should go to bed. GOOD NIGHT.
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Pirates are knitters because they like yarrrrrrrrn.

Also, I am a dork.

ANYWAYS, LOOK WHAT I HAVE DONE SO FAR:


Extreeeeeem closeup here.


Each stripe is one foot. That's 3.25"! Most of that I did yesterday at Coffee Haus. I went to Coffee Haus once I realized that it is pretty much impossible to knit with a kitten in the room. While I was there, this guy Oscar we met a few weeks ago showed up, with some of his friends, and we had much fun pestering Bearded Coffee Man. JENI, BRANDY, MEGAN, JESS, GUESS WHAT. THEY ALL CALL HIM STEVE. VICTORY. Muahahahahahaha.

It was awesome. That was pretty much the highlight of my weekend.

Today, I watched "Thank You For Smoking" and "The Virgin Suicides". "Thank You" gets a resounding "meh" from me, and "Virgin Suicides" was better, but not by much. One tried to be too witty, the other tried to be too artsy. GUESS WHICH IS WHICH. Anyways, those will be going back to Netflix tomorrow.

I should go to bed. GOOD NIGHT.

Hairspray

Mar. 22nd, 2008 04:35 pm
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Ok. So.

Hairspray is amazing.

Oh man.

(I spent about the last 30 minutes of the movie going "eeeeeeeeeeeeee" because of all the cute/awesome/YES)

((I rate it FIVE BILLION THUMBS UP))

(((ALSO: John Travolta wins as an overweight mom, holy cow)))

Hairspray

Mar. 22nd, 2008 04:35 pm
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Ok. So.

Hairspray is amazing.

Oh man.

(I spent about the last 30 minutes of the movie going "eeeeeeeeeeeeee" because of all the cute/awesome/YES)

((I rate it FIVE BILLION THUMBS UP))

(((ALSO: John Travolta wins as an overweight mom, holy cow)))

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