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Can I just...can I talk about this for a minute?

When Lord of the Rings came out, we all kind of looked at each other and said "Wouldn't it be awesome if they made The Hobbit, too?" and laughed it off because that would just be too epic and we were so lucky to have the LotR films as they were, flaws and all.

Then there started to be rumors that oh, maybe they will make, but we found out they had chosen a different director so it wasn't going to be the SAME. But then things happened and that director dropped out, and PJ stepped up, and we rejoiced because life was so wonderful.

And then they announced it would be TWO MOVIES.

Then we realized that the only characters to carry over are Gandalf, Bilbo, and Gollum and you could maybe justify Legolas, and if you really stretched you could cast John Rhys-Davies as Gloin, but there would be no reason to include the four main Hobbits. But THEN they announced that Elijah would be back, granted as a framing device, but still!

We just keep getting luckier and luckier and we used to talk about these movies like they would never happen at all and GAAAAH I am just so happy for this fandom and I cannot WAIT.
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What you have:
[x] You own over 10 bottles of nail polish (probably more like 40? *counts* GURG...108...not counting topcoats/nail art stuff.)
[x] You own a designer purse (it says Dolce and Gabbana, but it may very well be horribly fake...I don't care, it's purple and sparkly!)
[ ] You own perfume that cost over $60
[ ] You had/have fake nails
[ ] You have more hair products and body products than you can use
[ ] Your pet is a Chihuahua/Pomeranian/Yorkshire Terrier/Siamese/Shih Tzu/ mini anything
[ ] you have clothes/shoes/accessories for your pet
[ ] You have enough clothes to cover an entire refugee camp
[ ] you have enough pictures to create your own wallpaper (...yeah but it's over half Lord of the Rings, so...I don't know if that's really what they mean here)
[ ] A pink comforter, carpeting, walls or sheets
Total So Far: 2

Do you:
[ ] Spend more time at the mall than you do at home/work (that would require me to spend 8 hours a day at the
[x] Have had a hair color that is not natural (purple streaks)
[ ] Have "blonde moments" at least once a day (not THAT often!)
[ ] Buy stuff because it's awesome and then never wear/use it (I use it all!)
[x] Constantly keep your phone at your side (I feel more naked without it than if I was to actually forget pants, I think.)
[x] Dance around in your room when nobody else is home
[x] Have a name for your car
[x] Know what celebrity is dating who and who broke up this week (but really only as a byproduct of reading Go Fug Yourself)
[x] Refuse to go out in public without makeup (brows and mascara at the very least, preferably also eyeliner, and if there's time I like to do proper eye makeup)
[x] Prefer to be called "princess" (Sarah actually means princess, so this is just one of those naturally-occurring nicknames, but it's a context thing--there are certain ways it could be said to me that would make me stabby. Mostly I just like hearing it from Dad.)
Total So Far: 9

Do you love:
[x] Makeup
[x] Glitter
[ ] The color Pink
[x] Jewelry
[ ] Mirrors
[ ] Chick flicks
[x] Shoes
[x] Rainbows
[x] Unicorns
[x] Disney Movies
[ ] Stuffed Animals
[x] Purses
Total So Far: 17

Do you shop at:
[ ] Coach
[ ] Forever 21
[ ] Victoria's Secret
[ ] Guess
[x] Claire's
[ ] Express
[ ] Delia's
[ ] Hollister
[x] American Eagle (I've been in the store once and my sister bought me a cute summer top, but only after I put it back because I didn't think it was worth my money, lol...she was all "but it's so cute!")
[ ] Abercrombie Fitch
[ ] Aeropostale
Total So Far: 19

Do you say:
[x] Whatever
[x] Oh my gosh/goodness
[ ] Hun (if I use this word, it is spelled "hon" as in "short for honey," not this idiotic phonetic spelling.)
[x] Fugly
[x] That's hot (usually in an ironic way, like when someone belches. And yes that is the proper definition of ironic.)
[ ] Dunzo (WTF?)
[x] Darling (hi, new pictures of Darren...)
[x] Bff
[x] Cutie
[ ] Hottie
[x] Skank(y)
[x] Totally
[ ] For Sure
[x] Fabulous
Total So Far: 29

Do you read:
[ ] Cosmopolitan
[ ] Glamour
[ ] Marie Claire
[ ] Elle Girl
[ ] Teen Vogue
[ ] People
[ ] Us Weekly
[ ] Star
[ ] Self
[ ]
[ ]
[ ] Seventeen
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ] Pink Is The New
Total So Far: 29 (I've probably read something from all of the above at least once, but I do not follow any of them regularly.)

Do you love these:
[ ] Legally Blonde
[x] Elizabethtown
[x] Mean Girls
[ ] Now & Then
[x] The Notebook
[x] A Walk to Remember
[ ] Sweet Home Alabama
[ ] Where the Heart is
[ ] Just my luck
[ ] John Tucker Must Die
[ ] Center stage
[ ] Bring it On
[x] How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
[x] Mona Lisa Smile
[ ] My Girl
[ ] Wedding Date
[ ] 10 Things I Hate About You
Total So Far: 35 (My severe lack of movie-watching is showing...again)

Do you really enjoy:
[ ] America's Next Top Model
[ ] Project Runway
[ ] Desperate Housewives (Ugh, dienowplzkthxbai)
[ ] The Simple Life
[ ] 8th & Ocean
[x] Sex & the City
[ ] Grey's Anatomy
[ ] The O.C.
[ ] The City
[ ] Nip/Tuck
[ ] Gilmore Girls
[ ] Degrassi
Total So Far: 36

Take your total and multiply it by 2. Then repost this as "I am #% Girly." With the number you got as the percent, of course.
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It just occurred to me at work today that Single Ladies was NOT in the Glee movie. =(

Glee 3D

Aug. 14th, 2011 07:16 pm
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I'm pasting my reply comment from a previous entry:


I might actually see a movie in theaters a second time, for the first time ever.

Worth $10 JUST for the Warblers' three songs+Born This Way. Easily.

AND AND AND the 3D was DONE RIGHT and was AMAZING. OMG. I actually feel slightly compensated for not getting to meet Darren IRL because it was SO SO REAL LOOKING. OMG.

Only sad thing: they didn't really show the between-song skits. So no Klaine proposal. =(

Also: if you go, SIT THROUGH THE SLUSHIE CREDITS, THERE'S ANOTHER SONG. I was the only one that stayed, and so I'm sitting there in my good seat and all the other people that were down by the door were scrambling to find another seat real quick to watch it.


The whole conceit is that they really are in character whole time--the backstage interviews were Kurt, Rachel, and Mike (etc), not Chris, Lea, and Harry. To us it's Glee Live, to the people in the movie it's the New Directions/Warblers International Tour, intercut with some stories from fans of how Glee has changed their lives and what they've learned--which, honestly, was kinda Lifetime-movie-ish and I could've done without, because I would've much rather seen the skits. KLAINE PROPOSAL. WHY WHY WHY?

Also, I'm a bit sad--Kurt and Blaine don't sing together, unless you count the Big Group Numbers where they let Darren onstage. Kurt is not in the Warblers during their three songs.

Kurt's solo--I Want To Hold Your Hand--was really sweet. He kept pausing in the middle of it to say "Hi there!" to people in the front row. =)

What else, what else...? Oh, Holly Holiday was there and did Forget You, which makes me wonder--did Gwyneth Paltrow do the whole tour? Really? She didn't have a movie or anything? Or did she just pop in for a show or two and that was when they filmed?

Okay. Can't really think of anything else more specific than capslock and flailing, other than I'm definitely getting the DVD when it comes out.


Aug. 12th, 2011 07:22 pm
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Glee 3D at 9:30, wearing my Dalton uniform again. (This time with better hair since I won't be outside, sweating it curly in 100+ degrees.)

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I have the first four. Saw the fifth in theaters and not again since. Haven't seen 6, 7, or 8 at all. (Please tell me the Neverending Camping Trip of DOOOOOM is a bit less tedious in the movie than the book? Because...good book, but it took a while to slog through.)

It's a shame, really--if I'd gone to the theaters, I could've seen myself going in cosplay. And Harry Potter's never even been one of my mega fandoms, you know?

Though of course nowadays when I hear the name, I think of Darren singing "I'm Harry freakin' Potter!"

Also I need to reread the series back-to-back, because I never have--I read the first five, then had to wait a while for six to come out in paperback, then had to wait for seven to come out at all. I waited to buy the paperback but I borrowed a copy just a few days after it came out.
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I don't care what the weather is like, a movie is ALWAYS a treat (yes, even a boring, crappy movie, in a theater) and being on the beach is ALWAYS miserable.
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If you've been tagged or you are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions, writing your own response, and tagging other victims. You have to tag me, too. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you - but not in a creepy stalker kind of way.

1. What time did you get up this morning? 10:50. I know because it was before the alarm went off. (Had to be at work at noon. =) )
2. How do you like your steak? Medium-well. Maybe medium if the place looks clean. =)
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Coraline 3D!
4. What is your favorite TV show? Lost.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? I can think of at least three feasible answers to this question, and that's not even narrowing it down to specific cities.
6. What did you have for breakfast? Malt-O-Meal knockoff Frosted Shredded Wheat.
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Italian, I think.
8. What foods do you dislike? ...this list could fill a book, honestly.
9. Favorite Place to Eat? When money is no object, El Chico's. When money is kind of an object, Chili's (Cody and I ate there the night we got engaged).
10. Favorite dressing? I don't really do salad. Or anything mayonnaise-y.
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? 1990 Chrysler LeBaron convertible. =) That car is almost 20, people.
12. What are your favorite clothes? I have a couple of outfits I love, but I think my favorites are the ones that lend themselves to being worn with an awesome pair of shoes. I get more excited about coordinating an outfit (picking jewelry/makeup/shoes/etc to match) than I do about the clothes themselves, if that makes sense.
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Japan.
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Half full, generally. Unless I wasn't planning on sharing and half is now mysteriously missing...
15. Where would you want to retire? IDK. I have a feeling that Cody is going to insist on being close to our families, if they're all still more or less in one place.
16. Favorite time of day? Twilight, though it has nothing to do with the books.
17. Where were you born? Mountain Home. BRMC to be precise.
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? I *might* tune in for skating during the Winter Olympics. Maybe. That's about it.
19. Who do you think will not tag you back? IDK and IDC. =)
20. Person you expect to tag you back first? See above.
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Eh.
22. Bird watcher? Sometimes, with my client. They have a hummingbird feeder right outside the kitchen window.
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Oh, definitely a night owl.
24. Do you have any pets? I have a fish. Speaking of which, I need to feed him.
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Not really. The most exciting thing going on right now is that (if all the trades go through on bookmooch) I'm less than 10 books away from having the whole set of Animorphs books. Wedding planning is surprisingly meh at the moment. (Need to get the DRESS going!!)
26. What did you want to be when you were little? So many answers. The most awesome one was President.
27. What is your best childhood memory? Mom built me an awesome tent when I was five or so. I think we left it up until we moved from that house, that's how awesome it was.
28. Are you a cat or dog person? Cat! Dogs terrify me.
29. Are you married? Legally, but we haven't had the wedding yet. =)
30. Always wear your seat belt? Yeah. The only exception to this would be driving from my apartment to the dumpster/mailbox area at the front of the apartment complex.
31. Been in a car accident? One time when it was raining super hard, I knocked off my side mirror by smacking against a woman stopped in the turning lane. We never were sure if she wasn't over far enough or if I swerved into her lane.
32. Any pet peeves? Stupidity. Poor grammar in particular.
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Pepperoni.
34. Favorite Flower? Jonquils (my birthflower), if I have to pick. Anything clean and simple. But flowers are something I appreciate more in pictures than in person.
35. Favorite ice cream? I go through phases, but I do love me some chocolate chip cookie dough. =)
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Hm. Probably Wendy's, honestly. Sonic if we have the money to get non-soda drinks.
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Twice, actually. Took it in Yellville instead of Mountain Home the third time. =)
38. From whom did you get your last email? Offbeat Bride Tribe.
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? It's already maxed out! Thanks, unemployment! =P
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Huh. Not really. Not anything huge anyway.
41. Like your job? If I had more hours--!!
42. Broccoli? If I have to. It's better when cooked with carrots.
43. What was your favorite vacation? Nova Scotia!
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Cody, of course. Lol.
45. What are you listening to right now? www.memory by Alan Jackson.
46. What is your favorite color? Purple!!
47. How many tattoos do you have? None. YET. It's kind of like when I wanted to get a second piercing in my ears...I felt kind of deviant for wanting it until I realized just how many people have them.
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? None. =D
49. What time did you finish this quiz? It's 8:08.
50. Coffee Drinker? Yeah, sometimes I like a little coffee in my sugar and cream. =) 10x better with ice!

geek quiz!

Jul. 17th, 2009 11:48 pm
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Cody will surely put me to shame. I'm gonna make him do this on Facebook. =)

If it's bold, it applies to me:

THINK YOU'RE A GEEK? Can you/have you:

1. Properly secure a wireless router.
2. Crack the WEP key on a wireless router.
3. Leech Wifi from your neighbor.
4. Screw with Wifi leeches.
5. Setup and use a VPN.
6. Work from home or a coffee shop as effectively as you do at the office. (Probably more as there are no coworkers to walk to the bathroom with. XD)
7. Wire your own home with Ethernet cable.
8. Turn a web camera into security camera.
9. Use your 3G phone as a Wi-Fi access point.
10. Understand what “There’s no Place Like” means.
11. Identify key-loggers.
12. Properly connect a TV, Tivo, XBox, Wii, and Apple TV so they all work together with the one remote.
13. Program a universal remote.
14. Swap out the battery on your iPod/iPhone.
15. Benchmark Your Computer (know what it means)
16. Identify all computer components on sight.
17. Know which parts to order from, and how to assemble them into a working PC.
18. Troubleshoot any computer/gadget problem, over the phone. (For the stuff people would actually call me with, anyway. They know to ask for Cody if their computer is dying. But, like, the kind of problems Mom has? Or even Dad? Yeah.)
19. Use any piece of technology intuitively, without instruction or prior knowledge.
20. How to irrecoverably protect data.
21. Recover data from a dead hard drive.
22. Share a printer between a Mac and a PC on a network.
23. Install a Linux distribution.
24. Remove a virus from a computer
. (I cannot guarantee any data. XD)
25. Dual (or more) boot a computer.
26. Boot a computer off a thumb drive.
27. Boot a computer off a network drive.
28. Replace or repair a laptop keyboard.
29. Run more than two monitors on a single computer.
30. Successfully disassemble and reassemble a laptop.
31. Know at least 10 software easter eggs off the top of your head. (If DVDs counted...)
32. Bypass a computer password on all major operating systems. Windows, Mac, Linux
33. Carrying a computer cleaning arsenal on your USB drive.
34. Bypass content filters on public computers.
35. Protect your privacy when using a public computer.
36. Surf the web anonymously from home.
37. Buy a domain, configure bind, apache, MySQL, php, and Wordpress without Googling a how-to.
38. Basic *nix command shell knowledge with the ability to edit and save a file with vi.
39. Create a web site using vi.
40. Transcode a DVD to play on a portable device.
41. Hide a file in an image using steganography. (I understand the principle but would have to look up how.)
42. Knowing the answer to life, the universe and everything.
43. Share a single keyboard and mouse between multiple computers without a KVM switch.
44. Google obscure facts in under 3 searches. Bonus point if you can use I Feel Lucky. (Good and getting better. Today I found out the brand name of the makeup I bought at a yard sale, with only color names to go on. =D)
45. Build amazing structures with LEGO and invent a compelling back story for the creation.
46. Understand that it is LEGO, not Lego, Legos, or Lego’s.
47. Build a two story house out of LEGO, in monochrome, with a balcony.
(Given adequate bricks.)
48. Construct a costume for you or your kid out of scraps, duct tape, paper mâché, and imagination.
49. Be able to pick a lock.
50. Determine the combination of a Master combination padlock in under 10 minutes.
51. Assemble IKEA furniture without looking at the instructions. Bonus point if you don’t have to backtrack.
52. Use a digital SLR in full manual mode.
53. Do cool things to Altoids tins.
54. Be able to construct paper craft versions of space ships.
55. Origami! Bonus point for duct tape origami. (Ductigami)
56. Fix anything with duct tape, chewing gum and wire. (Almost. Give me duct tape and super glue on the other hand...)
57. Knowing how to avoid being eaten by a grue.
58. Know what a grue is.
59. Understand where XYZZY came from, and have used it.
60. Play any SNES game on your computer through an emulator.
61. Burn the rope.
62. Know the Konami code, and where to use it. (Konami makes DDR! I should know this!)
63. Whistle, hum, or play on an iPhone, the Cantina song. (It was Kristy's ringtone for so long I should at least be able to whistle it.)
64. Learning to play the theme songs to the kids favorite TV shows.
65. Solve a Rubik’s Cube. (Generally in less than 3 minutes. Less than 2 if I get lucky and get to skip a step or two somewhere.)
66. Calculate THAC0.
67. Know the difference between skills and traits.
68. Explain special relativity in terms an eight-year-old can grasp.
69. Recite pi to 10 places or more.
70. Be able to calculate tip and split the check, all in your head. (So long as no one gripes about a few pennies, I could if I had to.)
71. Explain that the colours in a rainbow are roygbiv. (INDIGO IS WRONG. A truly accurate source will list only SIX colors.)
72. Understand the electromagnetic spectrum - xray, uv, visible, infrared, microwave, radio.
73. Know the difference between radiation and radioactive contamination.
74. Understand basic electronics components like resistors, capacitors, inductors and transistors.
(Sorta. In theory.)
75. Solder a circuit while bottle feeding an infant. (lead free solder please.)
76. The meaning of technical acronyms.
77. The coffee dash, blindfolded (or blurry eyed). Coffee [cream] [sugar]. In under a minute.
78. Build a fighting robot.
79. Program a fighting robot.
80. Build a failsafe into a fighting robot so it doesn’t kill you.
81. Be able to trace the Fellowship’s journey on a map of Middle Earth.
82. Know all the names of the Dwarves in The Hobbit.
83. Understand the difference between a comic book and a graphic novel.
84. Know where your towel is and why it is important.
85. Re-enact the parrot sketch.
86. Know the words to The Lumberjack Song.
87. Reciting key scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
88. Be able to recite at least one Geek Movie word for word.
89. Know what the 8th Chevron does on a Stargate and how much power is required to get a lock.
90. Be able to explain why it’s important that Han shot first.
91. Know why it is just wrong for Luke and Leia to kiss.
92. Stop talking Star Wars long enough to get laid.
(But what if your partner is turned on by the idea of the gold bikini?? ...not that I'm implying anything. Ahem.)
93. The ability to name actors, characters and plotlines from the majority of sci-fi movies produced since 1968.
94. Cite Mythbusters when debunking a myth or urban legend.
95. Sleep with a Cricket bat next to your bed.
96. Have a documented plan on what to do during a zombie or robot uprising.
97. Identify evil alternate universe versions of friends, family, co-workers or self.
98. Be able to convince TSA that the electronic parts you are carrying are really not a threat to passengers.
99. Talk about things that aren’t tech related.
100. Get something on the front page of Digg.
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You Are A Car

You're the type of person who likes to do things your way. You're a little stubborn.

You're very expressive and a true individual. You don't like to compromise.

You are a very private person. You value your alone time.

While you may seem self centered to some, you are actually very cooperative when you need to be.


- X what you saw
- O what you haven't finished or saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved
- Strike what you disliked/hated
- Leave unchanged if neutral

[x] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[x] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[x] Bambi (1942)
[x] Cinderella (1950)
[x] Dumbo (1941)
[x] Fantasia (1940)
[x] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[x] Mary Poppins (1964)
[x] Peter Pan (1953)
[x] Pinocchio (1940)
[x] Sleeping Beauty (1959)
[x] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
[ ] Song of the South (1946)

[x] The Aristocats (1970)
[ ] The Black Cauldron (1985)
[x] The Fox and the Hound (1981)
[ ] The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[x] The Jungle Book (1967)
[ ] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
[ ] Oliver and Company (1986)
[ ] Pete's Dragon (1977)
[x] The Rescuers (1977)
[x] The Sword In The Stone (1963)
[x] Robin Hood (1973)

[x] Aladdin (1992)
[x] Beauty and the Beast (1991) I think I could probably STILL quote it from beginning to end, literally. When I couldn't fall asleep at night I would try to do so, in my head
[ ] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[ ] Hercules (1997)
[x] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[x] The Lion King (1994) (Okay, hate is a bit strong, but I was Not Impressed.)
[x] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[ ] Mulan (1998)
[ ] Pocahontas (1995)
[ ] Tarzan (1999)
[x] The Rescuers Down Under (1990) (This and Beauty and the Beast were the only two Disney movies I actually owned growing up. The rest we rented. Remember renting? Back before torrents? When entertainment wasn't free?)

[x] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
[ ] Bolt (2008)
[ ] Brother Bear (2003)
[ ] Chicken Little (2005)
[ ] Dinosaur (2000)
[x] The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
[ ] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[ ] Home on the Range (2004)
[x] Lilo & Stitch (2002)
[ ] Meet the Robinsons (2007)
[ ] Treasure Planet (2002) (MUST. SEE. EVENTUALLY. GAH.)

[x] A Bug's Life (1998)
[ ] Cars (2006)
[ ] The Incredibles (2004)
[x] Monsters Inc. (2001)
[x] Finding Nemo (2003)
[ ] Ratatouille (2007)
[x] Toy Story (1995)
[x] Toy Story 2 (1999)
[ ] Wall-E (2008)

[x] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
[x] An American Tail (1986)
[ ] An American Tail: Fieval Goes West (1991)
[x] The Land Before Time (1988)
[x] Anastasia (1997) (I want to watch this one again, now.)
[ ] The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
[ ] Rock-a-Doodle (1991)
[ ] The Secret of NIMH (1982)
[x] Thumbelina (1994) (I THINK so; we are referring to the one featuring Elijah Wood as Tom Thumb, yes?)
[ ] Titan AE (2000)
[ ] A Troll in Central Park (1994)

[ ] The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)
[x] Chicken Run (2000)
[O] Corpse Bride (2005)
[ ] James and the Giant Peach (1996)
[ ] The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
[x] Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
[x] Coraline (2009)

[ ] Antz (1998)
[X] Happy Feet (2006)
[X] Kung Fu Panda (2008)
[ ] Madagascar (2005)
[ ] Monster House (2006)
[x] Over the Hedge (2006)
[ ] The Polar Express (2004)
[x] Shrek (2001)
[x] Shrek 2 (2004)
[x] Shrek The Third (2007)

[ ] Arabian Knight (aka The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995)
[x] The Last Unicorn (1982) (This is one of my all-time favorites, actually. The book, too. But how is this an import?)
[ ] Light Years (1988)
[ ] The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
[ ] Persepolis (2007)
[ ] Waltz With Bashir (2008)
[ ] Watership Down (1978) (I just read the book last month!)
[ ] When the Wind Blows (1988)
[ ] Yellow Submarine (1968)

[ ] Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
[ ] Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
[o] Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
[ ] Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
[ ] Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
[ ] My Neighbors The Yamadas (1999)
[ ] My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
[ ] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
[ ] Only Yesterday (1991)
[ ] Pom Poko (Tanuki War) (1994)
[ ] Porco Rosso (1992)
[x] Princess Mononoke (1999)
[x] Spirited Away (2002)
[ ] Whisper of the Heart (1995)

[ ] Millennium Actress (2001) (I saw the trailer and it looked pretty good. Need to download.)
[ ] Paprika (2006)
[ ] Perfect Blue (1999)
[ ] Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
[ ] Memories - "Magnetic Rose" part (1995)

[ ] She and Her Cat (1999)
[ ] Voices of a Distant Star (2001) (I have these last two on a single DVD, obtained from the Salvation Army, and have yet to watch it. I fail.)
[ ] The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
[ ] 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)

[ ] Akira (1989)
[x] Appleseed (2004)
[ ] Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007)
[ ] Arcadia of My Youth (U.S. Title - Vengeance of the Space Pirate) (1982)
[ ] Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003)
[ ] The Dagger of Kamui (U.S. Title - Revenge of the Ninja Warrior) (1985)
[ ] Dirty Pair: Project Eden (1987)
[ ] End of Evangelion (1997)
[ ] Fist of the North Star (1986)
[ ] Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
[o] Ghost in the Shell (1996) (I've seen maybe 4 eps of the series anyway)
[ ] The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
[ ] Lensman (1984)
[ ] Macross: Do You Remember Love (U.S. Title - Clash of the Bionoids) (1984)
[ ] Metropolis (2001)
[ ] Neo-Tokyo (1986)
[ ] Ninja Scroll (1993)
[ ] Patlabor the Movie (1989)
[ ] The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
[ ] Project A-ko (1986)
[ ] Robot Carnival (1987)
[ ] Robotech: The Shadow Chronicle (2006)
[ ] Silent Möbius (1991)
[ ] Space Adventure Cobra (1982)
[ ] Steamboy (2004)
[ ] Sword of the Stranger (2007)
[ ] Unico and the Island of Magic (1983
[ ] Urotsukidoji: The Movie (1987)
[ ] Vampire Hunter D (1985)
[ ] Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (2000)
[ ] Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force (1987)

[ ] American Pop (1981)
[ ] The Animatrix (2003)
[ ] Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)
[ ] Cool World (1992)
[ ] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
[ ] Final Fantasy: Advent Children (2005)
[ ] Fire & Ice (1983)
[ ] Fritz the Cat (1972)
[ ] Heavy Metal (1981)
[ ] Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
[ ] Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
[ ] Lady Death (2004)
[ ] A Scanner Darkly (2006)
[x] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) (I seriously didn't figure out until, like, last year that that was a penis joke)
[ ] Street Fight (Coonskin) (1975)
[ ] Waking Life (2001)

[ ] Animal Farm (1954)
[ ] Animalympics (1980)
[ ] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie (2007)
[ ] Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
[ ] The Brave Little Toaster (1988)
[ ] Bravestarr: The Movie (1988)
[x] Cats Don't Dance (1997)
[x] Care Bears: The Movie (1985) (Katchan and I used to sing one of the songs from this movie, over and over and over!)
[x] Charlotte's Web (1973)
[o] Fern Gully (1992) (We paused it to go have dinner, got distracted...the next time I came over the tape was gone.)
[ ] G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
[ ] Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)
[ ] He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985)
[x] The Hobbit (1977)
[ ] The Iron Giant (1999)
[ ] Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
[x] Lord of the Rings (1978) (It has its kitsch value, but's so cheaply made. Sigh.)
[ ] Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)
[ ] My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
[ ] Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982)
[x] The Prince of Egypt (1998)
[ ] Powerpuff Girls: The Movie (2002)
[x] Quest For Camelot (1999)
[ ] Ringing Bell (1978)
[ ] The Road to El Dorado (2000)
[ ] Rock & Rule (1983)
[ ] Space Jam (1996)
[ ] Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
[ ] Superman: Doomsday (2007)
[ ] The Swan Princess (1994)
[ ] Transformers: The Movie (1986)
[ ] Wizards (1977)
[o] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) (I THINK I saw it in full as a child, but have little to no memory of it.)
[ ] Wonder Woman (2009)
[x] Balto (1995)
[ ] Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

You Know You're a 90's Kid If...

You remember watching:
[ ] Kenan and Kel
[x] Doug
[ ] Ren & Stimpy
[ ] Pinky & the Brain
[ ] AAAHH!! Real Monsters
[ ] Rocko's Modern Life
[ ] Animaniacs
[ ] Gargoyles
[x] Hey Arnold!
[ ] Out of the Box
[ ] Bear in the Big Blue House
Total: 2/11, but I know OF all of these, I just didn't LIKE most of them, and a couple were banned in my uberChristian house. So I'm counting 11.

[x] You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"
[x] You just can’t resist finishing this: "In west Philadelphia born and raised..." (
Total: 2/2

You remember:
[x] Step by Step
[x] Family Matters
[x] Dinosaurs
[x] Boy Meets World
[x] Full House
[x] You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch  cartoons
[ ] You remember reading Goosebumps
Total: 7/7 (again, I didn't read them myself, but I was aware of them)

When everything was settled by:
[x] "Rock/paper/scissors"
[ ] "Bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish"
[x] "Miss Mary Mack"

[x] When kickball was something you did everyday
[x] You used to listen to the radio all day long; Just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time on a tape.
[x] You remember Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis NES!
[x] You remember The Original Game Boy
[x] You always wanted to send in a tape to America’s Funniest Home Videos... but never taped anything funny
Total: 7/8

You remember watching:
[x] The Magic School Bus
[x] Wishbone
[x] Reading Rainbow
[ ] Ghostwriter

[x] You remember when Yo-Yo's were cool
[x] You remember those "Where’s Waldo" books; and "I Spy"
[x] You remember eating Warheads and Splashers Gushers.
Total: 6/7

You remember watching:
[ ] Batman the Animated Series
[x] Aladdin
[x] Ninja Turtles
[ ] Ghost Busters

[x] You remember Ring Pops
[x] You remember when everything was "da BOMB!"
[x] You remember boom boxes vs. CD players
[x] Making those little paper fortune things, and then predicting your life with them
[x] You played and/or collected Pogs
[x] You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere you went.
Total: 8/10

You watched the original cartoons of:
[x] Rugrats
[x] Wild Thornberrys
[ ] Power Rangers
[x] All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand (Oh god, I have a huge collection...old school, when she drew unicorns and kittens, not, before she sucked.)

You collected:
[x] Beanie Babies (I had like two...that was a wacky craze!)
[ ] Pokemon cards
[ ] Silver dollars
Total: 1/3

You remember when:
[x] Everyone watched the WB
[x] Everybody knew all the Pokemon by heart
[x] Digimon was still on
[x] If you even know what an original Walkman is
[x] You know the Macarena by heart (the dance, not the song, I'm presuming)
[x] "Talk to the hand"
[x] You went to McDonald’s to play in the playplace and it was still sanitary (I'm with the girl I snagged this from, it was NEVER sanitary--we just weren't aware of it like we are now)
[x] Before the MySpace frenzy
[x] Before the Internet & text messaging
[x] Before Sidekicks & iPods
[x] Before PlayStation3 or X-Box 360
[x] Back before X-Box period
[x] Before SpongeBob (Spongebob makes my brain cry T_T <= ditto Luther!)
[x] When light up sneakers were cool
[x] When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs
[x] When gas was $0.95 a gallon (or less! I personally remember it being in the 80-cent range, possibly the high 70's now and again)
[x] When we recorded stuff on VCR
[x] You had slap bracelets
[x] You actually played outside until it was dark
[x] Way back before we realized all this would eventually disappear
[x] Post this if you smiled at least more than 5 times
Total: 21/21

Grand Total: 66/73 WOOT!

Star Wars

Mar. 22nd, 2009 03:54 pm
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So as I said in my Facebook status, Cody and I watched all six Star Wars movies, in episode order, over Thursday and Friday night. (I-IV on Thursday and V and VI on Friday.) To clarify for the geeks, these were the "remastered" versions--Hayden Christensen appeared at the end of Return of the Jedi. That didn't bother me, as the new computer animation stuck out like a sore thumb in most cases. It's Lucas' baby to alter as he pleases, the OCD side of me is actually really glad that they put Hayden in because now it matched. ("Same character, different actor" is one of those things that really gets under my skin. If your actor won't or can't come back, then write them out one way or another.)

Thoughts? Nothing amazing to discuss, really. Even though I'd never seen one all the way through (A New Hope had been on cable at one point and Mom and Dad had watched it, and I sporadically caught a few scenes, but the only part I really remembered was the trash compactor scene), I knew the basic gist of all the plot points. (SPOILER: Darth Vader is Luke's dad!! ZOMG!)

I don't know why people whine about the newer movies being so terrible, other than maybe the existence of Jar Jar Binks. Lots of action and stuff. Good overall.

Anyway. I'm off to reread [ profile] iharthdarth. Some of the jokes might make more sense now, lol.

Oh, and call me nuts, but I actually want to see the animated Clone Wars movie now.
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Yay Facebook memes.

The Bucket List
Place an X by all the things you've done and remove the X from the ones you have not.

Things you have done during your lifetime:
(x) Gone on a blind date
(x) Skipped school ('cause I was sick, not random class-ditching)
( ) Watched someone die
(x) Been to Canada
(x) Been to Mexico
(x) Been to Florida
( ) Been to Hawaii
(x) Been on a plane
( ) Been on a helicopter
( ) Been lost
( ) Gone to Washington, DC
(x) Swam in the ocean
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
(x) Played cops and robbers
( ) Recently colored with crayons
(x) Sang Karaoke!!!
(x) Paid for a meal with coins only (McD's)
(x) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't (usually eating =( )
( ) Made prank phone calls
( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose (scared a dog shitless doing it, too!)
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Danced in the rain-naked
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe (haha in Radio Shack)
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone (while driving to class, or we never would have been up that early)
(x) Blown bubbles
( ) Gone ice-skating
(x) Gone to the movies
( ) Been deep sea fishing
( ) Driven across the United States
(x) Been in a hot air balloon
( ) Been sky diving
( ) Gone snowmobiling
( ) Lived in more than one country
( ) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(x) Seen a falling star and made a wish
(x) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
(x) Seen the Statue of Liberty (from a LONG way away)
( ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
( ) Been on a cruise
(x) Traveled by train
( ) Traveled by motorcycle (ridden, but not TRAVELED)
(x) Been horse back riding
(x) Ridden on a San Francisco CABLE CAR
(x) Been to Disneyland OR Disney World
(x) Truly believe in the power of prayer
( ) Been in a rain forest
( ) Seen whales in the ocean
(x) Been to Niagara Falls (I was too little to remember though)
(x) Ridden on an elephant
( ) Swam with dolphins
( ) Been to the Olympics
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
( ) Saw and heard a glacier calf
( ) Been spinnaker flying
( ) Been water-skiing
( ) Been snow-skiing
( ) Been to Westminster Abbey
( ) Been to the Louvre
( ) Swam in the Mediterranean
( ) Been to a Major League Baseball game
( ) Been to a National Football League game

25 random things about me
(yeah, yeah, but it was going around on FB as well)

1. I think I'm the last person alive to have never seen Titanic. Even my parents finally watched it, when it came on TBS or whatever and all the naughty bits were edited out. I'm tempted to keep it that way out of sheer contrariness.

2. I hated mac and cheese growing up (and still hate the cheese-from-powder crap) and Mom fed me cottage cheese instead. I was 12 before I realized this was weird.

3. I still see traces of social awkwardness in myself from having been homeschooled, and I hate it, though I wouldn't trade my superior education.

4. I want to have a nice, solid swing that doesn't hurt my butt.

5. I have a lot of weird beliefs, but I am very passionate about them and their rightness. (For example, I believe it's wrong to take up an offering during a church service--there should be a place where people can drop their donations discreetly, instead of encouraging people to make a show of it.)

6. People can talk about how pretty Arkansas/the Ozarks is/are, but honestly, other than in brief glimpses, I don't really see it. I think I'm ruined for it. The most gorgeous tree/rock formation/waterfall is never going to get as much of a reaction as a nifty skyscraper, or even a small but beautiful architectural detail that catches my eye.

7. I've miscalculated my taxes two years running, but both times it was to my favor and the feds just sent me a bigger check than I was expecting. I still think I'm gonna all the papers to the free H&R block people at Wal*Mart this year.

8. I hate the fact that I live in a place that's so NOT diverse that I feel compelled to stare at African Americans when I spot one around here. (It's just here, not me. I don't do it in St. Louis.)

9. I have the same birthday as Albert Einstein, which also happens to be Pi Day.

10. I have never changed a diaper and it is a life goal for me to be able to say the same on my deathbed.

11. My crush on David Bowie (well, YOUNG David Bowie) is entirely my fiancé's fault. And I think his is worse. =)

12. I love Japanese candy--as Kristy put it, the textures tend to trump American candy--but I think I'll pass on any further durian candy.

13. I hate the fact that my dad was right about the mail not being any fun anymore when you're a grown-up 'cause all you get is bills. Though here lately I've been getting wedding catalogs!! =D

14. I think I've used this every time I fill one of these out--I don't own a single pair of white socks. Actually, I have very few socks that are a solid color. =)

15. I like Burger King's advertising--"Have it your way," etc. All the packaging is like "You're the boss and you are awesome because you get things custom." If only everything in life was like that!!

16. I am a plant killer. I can't help it.

17. I just learned to ride a bike last Saturday, and it made all the negative thoughts I was having about my impending birthday go away.

18. I think someone could learn more about me reading between the lines than they ever could listening to me explain myself--like, reading the things I put in memes or surveys like these, or reading the Wall of Avatars on my MySpace (which I need to redo).

19. The fact that the directions to my house include "stoplight" and "turning lane" make me happy, as does the fact that I can see a stoplight from my back window.

20. Linear distance measurements really mean nothing to me, you have to tell me How Long it takes to get somewhere for it to make any sense to me.

21. I now love watching TV that I saw advertised as a child and wasn't allowed to watch--or even the ones I WAS allowed to watch but didn't understand. My favorite of them is Frasier. I relate to Niles. =)

22. I'm now collecting Rubik's-cube-like puzzles. I have a Pyramorphix (well, it's a knockoff), an Alexander's Star, and a picture cube, along with some other puzzles of similar sorts.

23. This is how old I'm going to be this year! I swore some years ago that if I had no prospects by this age, I was going to pay for online dating. Lucky me, that's some money saved!

24. I once nearly won an essay contest. The prize would have been a trip to Italy. One of the women on the committee to read the essays stopped me in the halls some weeks later and told me I was the second choice.

25. I'm going to bed now.
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Gacked from [ profile] kiashyel

1. leave me a comment saying, 'interview me'.
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. update your LJ with the answers to the questions. (You must do this, even if it's filtered for my eyes only!)
4. include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. when others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Her questions, and my answers:

1. If you could only listen to one CD for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
I'd have to make a mix CD. I'd just have to. It would have some WWS, two of the songs Cody made for me, and...IDK. I'd probably agonize for days and end up regretting either forgetting or including something. (Of course I could just cop out and say I'd be perfectly fine with one CD because I usually listen to downloaded music on my mp3 player anyway and very rarely handle any kind of physical media. =P) If I had to had to pick out an existing album, it would probably be WWS's self-titled CD. =) There's a little something on there for more or less every mood.

2. What fictional character do you most identify with?
Éowyn from Lord of the Rings--I've thought about this quite a lot, actually. =)

3. Tell me something you would like to accomplish in your life, be it great or small, realistic or improbable.
I'd like to get a novel published.

4. What is your favorite scary movie? Or, what movie scared the piss out of you as a child?
Haha--I was a very wimpy little kid, so we won't even go there. But I really like The Ring--it's more of a mindfuck with very little gore, the way horror ought to be. I won't watch something like Saw or Hostel. (And I was totally just commenting more or less the same thing to [ profile] tyrel_roo a little bit ago, lol...)

5. If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would you choose?
Oh. Oh God. I might come up with something different if I thought about it for a while, but the name that immediately leaps into my head is Neil Gaiman. And yes, I think he even beats out Tolkien. Dinner with Tolkien would probably devolve into nitpicking over details or reading a list of questions from everyone I know or (most likely) a heated argument over why he made Frodo sail over the Sea. I have no such gripes with Gaiman. His books always end how they're supposed to. XD

And, gacked from [ profile] gamgeefest:

01. What are your nicknames? Pretty much just the sweet nothings Cody calls me and Rena for online. Sometimes Strobel/Strobelite from the people who I worked with at TB.
02. How does your hair look currently? Red, past my shoulders. Needs to be dyed again and the split ends trimmed, but I'm not willing to pay $15 for the latter.
03. What's new in your life right now? Wedding planning. XD
04. How many colours are you wearing now? Three. Blue jeans, brown t-shirt with orange graphic.
05. Are you an introvert or extrovert? Mmm, depends, but I make an effort to be extroverted when the situation allows.
06. What was the last book you read? I just finished K-PAX by Gene Brewer. Currently reading some Animorphs books I got in exchange for the old books of Cody's that we sold. =D
08. Who is your favorite super hero? Batmint. Not a typo.
09. Is there anything that has made you happy these days? Cody!
10. What's your current obsession? planning.
11. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? About 30 minutes if I pick out my clothes the night before.
12. What websites do you visit daily? LJ, Go Fug Yourself, Facebook, email. Others but not necessarily every day.
13. Do you write fic? What was the last fic you wrote? Yes, and it was a chapter for D2D.
14. What's the last thing you laughed about? Cody, though I'm not sure what the LAST funny thing was.
15. What's the last song that got stuck in your head? Hmm. Probably Idioteque by Radiohead, it's certainly the first one that leaps to mind because it's gotten stuck in my head like a zillion times recently. "Dammit, Cody, Idioteque is in my head again. I hate you." (It's one of "his" songs.)
16. What's the last movie you saw? Hmm. DVD player is gone and Playstation doesn't like the new (to me) TV, so it's hard to remember, but I think Cody and I watched Labyrinth. My man is in love with David Bowie, but he won't admit it. I'm okay with it. =)
17. Do you buy or download the movies you watch? Download. XD
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the rules
1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quotation from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO googling/using IMDb search functions. Cheaters go to hell (even if you don't believe in it).

1. "The city has fallen silent. There is no warmth left in the sun."
"It is only the damp of the first spring rain. I do not believe this darkness will endure."
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (I think this bit is actually from the extended edition now that I think about it) [ profile] gamgeefest and [ profile] smiley_face86

2. You are rude, and mean, and sloppy, and frizzy--and I don't like you at all!

3. "I'm telling you right now British women do not age well. Eight years ago she was a luscious treat, you know, she probably looked like, you know, Baby Spice, now she could look like..."
"Old Spice."
Serendipity [ profile] littlelaiken

4. I think we've all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually...ecumenically...grammatically. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [ profile] smiley_face86

5. Oh god, I'm engaged to a Douglas fir! The Last Unicorn [ profile] solarflare1103, via IM

6. There are times when we're dirt broke, hungry, and freezing, and I ask myself, why the hell am I still living here? ...And then they call. And I remember.

7. I never cared for Stroganoff!

8. I am an actress, Mr. Robinson, not a doormat. Do not attempt to wipe your boots on me.

9. Puppies...grow into dogs...that get old...and DIE! Josie and the Pussycats [ profile] smiley_face86 on her second guess =)

10. I'm the man that loves your sister.

11. What is it with reporters? You take one person's tragedy and force the world to experience it...spread it like sickness.

12. What about you, Blanche? Are you making anyone miserable on a regular basis?

13. Well, then, let them see. It's an engagement, not a crime! The Phantom of the Opera [ profile] kitty0_o

14. "So, when you say 'go,' you mean, just go?"
"Uh, begin, commence, start moving... theoretically you have been racing for about forty seconds now, and so far Mr. Schaffer is winning because he's nearest to the door."
Rat Race [ profile] gamgeefest

15. I have to go back for Sarah!
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LJ is loading hella slow on the computers here at Cody's school (he's taking his Accounting final now, and we're going out to visit his grandparents after he's done, which could be any minute now, lol), so hopefully this goes through.

I think it's kind of hilarious that while he's taking his Accounting final (his least favorite class by far), this pops up on GraphJam:

song chart memes
more music charts


And, because I am the bored and have checked up on everything I dare check on a public computer (DA? Not so much), here is a quiz ganked from [ profile] tyrel_roo's Facebook:

movie quizzy
1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times: There's a lot, but...IDK. Return of the King.
2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in a theatre: I'm lucky to see them once in theaters.
3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie: If there's someone from Lord of the Rings in it, or possibly from Lost, it will usually up my curiosity at least. Other than that, Breckin Meyer or William H. Macy.
4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie: Any of these Disney Channel teenyboppers. (I do want to see Hairspray, but that's about it.)
5. Name a movie that you can quote from: Lol, I'm constantly referencing movies/TV. The Princess Bride, just to name something.
6. Name a movie musical that you know all the lyrics to all the songs: Hmm. Getting close with Phantom of the Opera and Rent, but I suppose the only one I could do beginning to end would be Beauty and the Beast. (Yes, the Disney version.) I wore that tape out, I think. Lol.
7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with: Josie and the Pussycats.
8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see: Hmm. K-PAX. It makes you think. And yay Kevin Spacey. (Also, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, because it's one of two movies that's actually made me cry. I NEVER cry over movies.)
9. Name a movie that you own: I have like a hundred DVDs. IDK. Failure to Launch, lol.
10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops: Hmm. Usually I'm more impressed the other way around, when an actor can sing. (Lindsay Lohan is among my "guilty pleasure" music.) I can't even think of any singers I like to see acting. Mandy Moore's okay, I guess, but I much prefer her music to her movies.
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? Lol no. I'd go, though.
12. Ever made out in a movie? Haven't been to a movie since I've had Cody. So no. I WANT to though.
13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't gotten around to it: This list is longer than this quiz. Gone With the Wind comes to mind.
14. Ever walked out of a movie? If I'm not at least 75% sure I'm going to love it, I won't pay the money to go see it. So no.
15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theatre: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. (That's the OTHER movie that got tears from me, and the only one where I cried in the theater--I didn't see A.I. until several years after the fact.
16. Popcorn? No, thanks.
17. How often do you go to the movies? Lol. I think four times a year would be a fair guess at my average. Usually it's over something like a Harry Potter or Narnia. Again, I won't spend the money unless I REALLY want to see it. (This year I think I've been to the movies a bit more; I know Sam and I went twice and then there was SatC and Narnia...and isn't there a Harry Potter this Christmas? Or is it next summer?)
18. What's the last movie you saw in the theater? I THINK it was Sex and the City. It's been a while.
19. What is your favorite/preferred genre of movie? Hmm. Fantasy, sci fi, rom-coms...IDK.
20. What was the first movie you remember seeing in the theater? The Ring. (No, I'm not kidding.)
21. What movie(s) has/have changed your life? Hmm. IDK. Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition was pretty epic, if for nothing else because it got me to switch to DVD, lol. And then Kate and Leopold greatly influenced D2D. I think The Last Unicorn was influential, too, but in ways I can't pin down with words.

You Look Like a Sagittarius

It's likely that you have bright, sparkling, intelligent eyes.

Your eyes are the first thing that people notice about you.

You are probably quite tall and athletic.

You are the type of person who looks young for a long time but then seems to age overnight.

Like most Sagittarius people, you are probably very honest and comfortable with yourself.

It's almost certain you've lived a pretty wild life, but you have no regrets.

Redheads DO have that suddenly-old thing going on; we tend to go grey very quickly.

Hmm, I clicked "athletic build" because that's a polite way of saying "no chest," so I went back and unchecked it and got this:

You Look Like a Scorpio

It's likely you look very dramatic and perhaps even exotic.

You have very intense (and sometimes haunting) eyes.

You are neither thin nor fat. You have a strong build.

You tend to gain weight easily, but you usually just put on muscle.

Like most Scorpio people, you are passionate... probably to a fault.

You are stubborn, jealous, protective, and very emotional.

I am too fat. =P

You Should Fly on a Trapeze

Some people may call you a daredevil. Others would call you an adrenaline junkie.

But for you, it's not about the risk - it's all about the reward.

You crave freedom. And flying on a trapeze is the closest you'll get to that freedom.

The rush of doing something humans weren't born to do is amazing. And you're willing to put your life in danger to experience it.

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What This Outfit Says About You

You are a stylish example for all. You are very put together.

You are glamourous and modern. You're the type of person who starts trends.

Besides wearing the right thing, you often say and do the right thing.

You are the perfect mix of wit and poise.

Your high end fashion designer match: Michael Kors

Your must have accessory: A gold watch

Ew, gold. Lol. I DO wear a watch every day, even though I have a hard time reading it (no numbers on the new one) and end up checking my phone for the time. Lol.

Memes gacked from Katchan under the cut. )
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Google is an effective jobseeking tool, but I didn't expect this... I'm SO applying. Hee. (I've wanted a moon condo ever since The Time Machine.)

Also, if you've ever noticed a "holiday" Google logo: they archive them. Yay! Downside: apparently the LotR-themed "fan logo" is just a spoof and was not, in fact, ever used. =( I thought maybe it was from one of the premiere dates.
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EW 100 New Classics meme

Below is the Entertainment Weekly's list of 100 Classic Movies of the past 25 years.
Bold the ones you've seen.
Underline the ones you plan to.
Strike out the ones you hate and refuse to watch ever again.
Italicize the ones you absolutely love.

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard (1988)
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler's List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998)
23. Memento (2001)
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)
28. Wings of Desire (1988)
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004) (sadly, I've seen 1 and 3...)
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988)
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
53. The Truman Show (1998)
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big (1988)
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
73. Office Space (1999)
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
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How many times has someone on your friends list posted about something & you were really confused, but you didn't want to ask because you knew you SHOULD know? How many times have you felt 'guilty' asking a LJ friend a question that should be 'obvious'?

Well, here's your chance.

If you've missed a few things, missed an entry and are confused, ask me anything. Even something EXTREMELY basic, like where I live! I'm not allowed to get even slightly irritated at any of the questions--we've all missed things before. Even if there are things you don't think you've missed, but you're just curious about, go ahead and ask. I'll answer ANY question.

February 2012



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