Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Reflections

So this year has been a serious roller coaster, and most of it has been high. The few lows that happened I'm actually glad they did. They made me realize the person I want to be, and what I want to strive for. And for that I'm grateful. As the year comes to a close, I thought I would highlight some of the accomplishments/happy moments I've experienced. It's better to dwell on the positive right?

In no particular order:

1. Finishing the entire Harry Potter series on book as I promised myself I would do. This was a huge accomplishment for me, and yes I'm way behind the times, but I'm proud. And also now a bigger fan than before.

2. Rekindling old friendships. Two amazing women came back into my life this year, and I'm so glad they did. This is a shout out to Jordan and Angie. I love you both!

3. Moving. For some this isn't as big of deal, but for me it was a fresh start. I left behind the old baggage with my previous place. And man was it baggage. With this new place I was able to open myself up for change and I see it everyday.

4. Game Nights. This is my attempt to become more social. I tend to be a homebody which I love. But I realize I need to get out and do things too, and this is one thing I'm loving. Probably because it involves wine and people I love.

5. Standing up for myself more and not worrying about what others think about what I've got to say. Everyone has their opinion and I've learned it's ok to express mine as long as it's healthy to myself.

6. Taking my love for writing one step further by collaborating on a blog with dear Jordan. It's been exciting and overwhelming and that's a good thing (shameless plug:

I'm so glad for the experiences I've had this year whether they were positive or negative. I've learned from them, and that's a good thing!

Happy New Year to everyone, and let's make 2013 great! (We did survive the apocalypse after all).

I also thought I'd share some key picture moments from this year. Some or most I have probably shared somewhere on a social network I participate in, or even on this here blog. But this is about reflection, so enjoy!

In which I started collecting fortunes that made me look toward the future

In which I further solidified my geek status and got my own TARDIS

In which Lily tried to interrupt everything I do with her cuteness

In which one of my best friends Jennie came to town and
I took a picture of her with Apollo Ono at Subway
because that's what you do.
In which I voted and pissed off a bunch of people
In which I sunburned the hell out of myself and then hung out with
one of my best friends the amazing Angie
In which I even further solidified my geek status
and tried liquid art by drawing a Dalek.
In which Angie brought me back delicious beer from Oregon
for watching her adorable kitteh Sookie

In which I started cooking more and made some pretty damn
tasty soups
In which Melissa (my sister) and I were screwed by the wishbone

In which I bought adorable things and spent next to nothing for them.

In which I attended my first Black Friday as a shopper with
one of my best friends Jordan. Also in which we were photobombed
maybe on purpose.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Little Venting Here, A Little Appreciation There

So it's been an interesting couple of weeks, and I'm starting to wonder if standing up for myself really pays off. The reason I wonder is because over these past couple weeks, it's done the opposite. I'm afraid of what may happen at work, and I'm tired of having to worry. I'm not getting along with a couple of my co-workers and it's because I won't let them bully me. Is that so wrong? So why is it that I'm feeling like the outcast? That because I won't let someone rain on my parade, I get to feel like crap? I'm ready for the new year, to start fresh and purge myself of the negativity. I'm a good person with good qualities dammit! And people just keep trying to bring me down.

This negativity seems to be following me at home as well. I'm tired of the ungrateful. I'm finding I put myself out there a lot just to get hurt. Why is it that I'm so eager to help those I love, but they're not as eager to appreciate it? Instead I'm taken advantage of and then faulted for it when I speak up. Life is so frustrating right now.

Ok, my bitch session is done. On to happier things! Like Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday because you get to stuff yourself silly and not feel bad about it. DON"T feel bad about it people. It's one day of the year, so live it up! And then onto the greediest day of the year, Black Friday. I will be participating in the crazy greediness this year, and I'm actually a tad excited. I know what I want, and will be going for it in full force. Yay for sales!

I hope everyone enjoys their Turkey Day!

And even though I complained a bit above, I just need to say that I am very thankful for the family I have even though some frustrate the hell out of me, they are there for me when I need them. I'm also thankful for the job I have, even though at the moment it's coming with a lot of heartache. My job does put a roof over my head, which I am also very thankful for because the roof over my head also comes with a nice comfy bed for which I long to go lie in soon and sleep. I love sleep! AND saving the best for last, I'm so very thankful for my friendship with Jordan. She gets me, and I get her, and it's awesome.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Extra! Extra! Read All About it!

You may have noticed I've been absent a while. Maybe you haven't. The reason for my absence is that I've been doing a little side project with my dear friend Jordan, and our plan is to make it a full fledged website someday. To make this become a reality, we are asking you my readers, to go visit our new blog called Forever a Couch Potato. Where we recap TV shows, movies, books and video games in our own unique way. We are really excited about this new blog, and as it's in the infancy stages, we see this becoming something we can be very proud of, and already are. And as fall TV has started, our recaps will cover several bases, and hopefully hit on shows you watch or want to watch. So please take a moment to go visit, bookmark it and come back again and again. Tell your friends about it, and help us make this as big as we hope it will one day be.

I will continue to post on here once things have calmed down a bit. I promise.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Your Help is Requested!

Ok kids I've got a poll for you. Please tell me which name you like the best for a Televisional Blog:

Forever A Couch Potato
My DVR Is Full
Glued To The Remote

I really need your input, so leave a comment here, on Facebook, or any other way you can contact me. I appreciate your help!

I Have A Dream (Not The Speech)

I have this dream. I would love to have a job where I'm doing what I love. I know a lot of people have this dream, and some are actually living it. I want to be one of those people.

In the past I didn't talk a lot about what I really want to do for a career, because for some reason I thought people would give me negative feedback. Those that I have shared with have never done this, yet I still felt I would get it from someone. I don't pretend to be logical all the time. And now I don't care if I do get negative feedback, I'm going to share with all:

Everyone knows by now I'm sure that I'm a TV and movie junkie. This being said I have always wanted to go into film editing. I feel with all my TV watching experience, that I have a good eye for how a scene should look and play out. I have wanted to do this from a young age. As I have grown older, my wants have shifted some. I would still love to go into film editing, but I'm also finding that I really love to write. I love to share my thoughts and views. Especially about the things I love, which mostly happen to be movies and TV with books thrown in on occasion. I would love nothing more at this point than to be a professional critic. I know, the word critic usually leaves a sour taste in a person's mouth, so let's say entertainment reviewer, and I think I could do it where it would be more entertaining than informative. I just don't know if I could get a large enough following for it to work.

I've often thought about making this blog into a review-type blog of the shows, movies and books I indulge in, and wonder if I should go about doing so. I know that I have done the occasional review, and to be honest they haven't really been that in depth. This would change. If I am to do this sort of thing, I would ask my current readers to help spread the word, and to use your influences to help make my dream become reality. I would one day like to get paid for writing, and hope one day this will be a reality.

It also seems that people are either afraid, can't or don't care to comment on my posts, I would hope you will take the time to leave a comment, whether it's positive or negative. I think this would help facilitate my dream. I want to entertain not only you, but myself, and get paid for it one day. I also need to say thank you to those that do read this little blog, and I hope you enjoy it enough to stick with me for the long haul.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Why Malcolm in the Middle is another of Walter White's Lies

I turned on the TV the other day and Malcolm in the Middle happened to be on. So I watched a few episodes. It was then I decided that Malcolm in the Middle is a prequel to Breaking Bad, and is just another of Mr. White's lies. I've concluded that Hal Wilkerson is his real name and Walter White is an alias and that he is leading a double life having had a family before Skyler.

To support this hypothesis, below are a few similarities and assumptions of these similarities that I have noticed:

- Both Hal and Walt marry head strong women.

- Hal fights with a bee in the car, Walt fights with a fly in the lab. He conquered the bee and the fly heard about it and decided he would see what he could get away with. The fly lost too.

- Hal is continually in his underwear, so is Walt. Something he just can't seem to give up.

- Malcolm (son of Hal) is a chemistry genius. Walt is a chemistry genius. Malcolm really inherited the genius, Hal just didn't want to let on.

- Francis (son of Hal) knocks out the power with a balloon touching the power lines. Mike does the same thing. Walt told him how to do it from it happening in the past.

- Hal won't take no for an answer when Dewey can't get his free game from getting a hole-in-one on the 18th hole in mini golf. Walt won't take no for an answer ever because of past incidences like this.

- Hal is conniving to get his way, so is Walt. They both manipulate situations to better their needs.

- In both marriages an unexpected pregnancy occurred.

- Malcolm had a disable friend, I believe this gave Hal/Walt the preparation he needed for when Walt Jr./Flynn came along.

- The theme song for Malcolm in the Middle is the anthem of Mr. White's world. Seriously. " Yes, No, Maybe So, Can you repeat the question? You're not the boss of me now (repeat a hundred times), and you're not so big. Life is unfair."

Of course these are just a few similarities I have noticed. I'm sure there are plenty more to support my theory.

Basically what it comes down to is I have figured that the boys drove Hal crazy and caused him to kill his whole family. He meets Skyler years later and creates a new family under a new identity. He tries to manage his anger, but then gets sick and decides he has to provide for his new family unlike his previous family and his anger is uncontrollable more than ever.

I feel I could be completely right with this. You decide. And maybe this will be how Breaking Bad ends with his double life coming to light?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Some Thoughts

Sometimes I want to shave my head, and other days I want my hair down to my butt. It all depends on the day and the weather. Most of this summer I've wanted a shaved head. If I could pull it off I'd seriously consider it one day.

The bun directly on top of the head is not a cute look. It looks homely and unattractive. Pebbles lived in the prehistoric times and that's where her hairstyle should stay.

The t-shirt under everything not meant to have a t-shirt under it look is old and annoying. If it's a sleeveless, or strapless shirt, then wear it that way. If you can't, then don't buy it. It looks stupid with a shirt under it.

I'm really excited for the iPhone 5 to come out next week. And I really hope it doesn't suck. I want it to be my next phone in December.

I started reading a new book series called Frankenstein by Dean Koontz. I'm on the first book and am about 130 pages into it. So far it's not what I expected it to be. That is all I will say for now.

I'm very excited for fall TV returning. There are a couple new shows that I've had the chance to watch the pilot, and I'm interested to see how they go from there. If you want to, you can check out all of NBC's new shows online right now, either through, hulu plus or if you have comcast on demand. So far my favorite new ones are The New Normal and Go On. You should check them out.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Walter White Scares Me

So for the past two weeks I have been watching this little show called Breaking Bad. If you haven't seen this show you should stop reading as there will be spoilers and instead you should go watch the show.

To start off I have been avoiding this show. It's about cooking meth, something I have nothing in common with. It's an intense drama, something I'm not too keen on. I don't like shows that stress me out normally, but after a lot of encouragement from both my brother and my friend Jordan, I broke down and started to watch. Cut to two weeks later I'm all caught up. This show was as addicting as the drug they cook and sell on the show. I could not stop watching.

With this being said I feel like I should offer my theory of how this show will end. So again if you haven't seen the show or aren't up to speed then stop here and go watch the show. You've been warned.

Ok to begin. Walter White is a serious psycho who scares the hell out of me, yet I can't stop wanting to know what he will do next. There aren't a whole lot of likable characters in this show. Walt being one of them. I'd say my favorites are Hank, Saul and Mike. And unfortunately Mike met his demise last week, so that leaves me with Hank and Saul.

So here is my theory as goes: Hank puts two and two together after finding the Walt Whitman book. He then devises a plan to find out everything he can about Walt's involvement with not only Gale, but Gus and Mike. Hank will find out that Saul is linked to all of this as well and Saul will cave and give Walt and Jesse away to save himself.

Meanwhile Walt has told Skyler that he is out and done with the cooking. Skyler wants to believe him, but is unsure. She ends up leaving Walt when she finds out Hank knows.

Walt now knows that Hank is on to him and decides that he will have to take care of it and tries to take Hank out. He fails miserably and gets caught. To avoid prison time he turns states witness to help take down anyone who is a threat to him.

Why do I think this? Because as my good friend Jordan pointed out, in the beginning of the season 5 premiere you see Walt a year from now seemingly on the run, but there is a brief shot of where it looks like he might be wearing a wire. So this leads me to think that he has decided to work with the Feds now.

I'm still trying to work out him coming back to New Mexico and getting a car filled with guns, but I think Skyler finds out he's back in town and decides her life won't be safe again until Walt is dead.

Meanwhile to wrap up the other characters, Jesse has worked a deal with the DEA himself and is now a CI. Saul has skipped town after ratting everyone out. Walt Jr has followed in the footsteps of Hank after finding out his dad is a monster and is now the mailroom kid for the DEA. Hank and Marie move on up as Hank gets the biggest promotion of his life for capturing "The Heisenberg". In which Marie decorates the new house in everything purple. After Skyler succeeds in killing Walt, it's ruled self defense and she doesn't serve any time and goes back to working at the car wash making it a legitimate business.

I will be glad if even a portion is right, but this is my theory with help from Jordan's own thoughts. We will have to wait till next year to see how it all pans out, and I'm sure in that time several theories will come to light feeding and maybe possibly morphing my own. Man this show is great.

I hope you're ok with me sharing some of your thoughts Jordan!

Book Review: Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows

Well I've finished Deathly Hallows. Well roughly three weeks ago actually. Sorry I'm so late on my review.

Let me just preface by saying I think the movie adaptations for this book are probably the closest of them all. I felt like I was watching both movies while reading the book.

So we start out in the Malfoy's mansion where Lord Voldemort has taken up residence and they are discussing the Order's plan to move Harry. Then Voldemort kills the muggle studies teacher of whom we barely know of, but is impact-full as it begins the running theme of intolerance for difference.

Soon after we cut to Privet Drive where we get to say goodbye to The Dursley's (good riddance). And then The Order shows and the action begins.

The first half of this book was more exciting than I thought it would be after seeing the movie and finding it slow. There were parts left out of the movie that added to the suspense and again made me enjoy the book far more. The second half of the book was amazing and I didn't want to say goodbye.

Having seen the movies I knew the majority of deaths that I was going to have to encounter. This didn't mean it made it any easier. I cried a lot in this book with the deaths beginning with Hedwig and ending with Fred, Lupin and Tonks. It got increasingly difficult to read the book through tear-filled eyes. But I soldiered on and finished the book.

The end was far less creepy in the book than in the movie when we leap into the future and adult Harry is sending his own child off to Hogwarts. After reading the last sentence of the book, my first thought was "why doesn't she keep writing and move onto the next generation of wizards?" I think that would be genius. And for selfish purposes of mine I think she should do it. I feel so many withdrawals right now.

Putting those feelings aside though, this book was amazing and honestly the entire series was one giant ride that I will I'm sure hop on again and again. I really don't know why I took so long to read the books, but I'm glad I finally did.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Reminiscing (not the song)

How often do you reminisce about the past? How much is too much? When is it healthy or not healthy?

I've been thinking a lot about past friendships and how certain events and circumstances shape those relationships. Some dwindle quietly, some end in a ball of fire and some are still there. And no matter how they end they in some way have shaped you into who you are today.

The friendships I have been reminiscing about in particular are the ones that were happy for the most part. Ones that disappeared long ago, but wonder what it would be like now if they were still there.

I've managed to stay in touch with a few friends from high school, but not closely and honestly high school was not my favorite time. I had a few good friends and out of those few only one have I kept in real touch with.

My first job created a lot of friendships of which the majority again dwindled away. Some I have rekindled and one I'm really glad is becoming stronger.

Friends come and go and are in your life for a reason and leave for a reason. But without friends life would be so lonely. I cherish every friendship I have and treat them like family. True friends are very hard to come by and I have learned the hard way one too many times that the true ones are few and far between.

Even then I still can't help but wonder how would life be if I still had the good and bad friends in my life. I do have to say I'm glad my life is at the stage it's at and am grateful for all the lessons I have learned, but there are those very few friendships I truly miss. These are the ones that get me reminiscing and wondering the most.

So that begs the question of how exactly healthy is it?

I personally feel it's natural to ponder, but doing so often makes you lose touch with reality.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Book Review: Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince

I literally devoured this book. I read it so fast and loved it so much. I bawled my eyes out at the end and gripped the book so hard in frustration through the rest. I know the truth about Snape as I've seen the movies, but reading about his wish-washy ways still angered me. The explanation of the Horcruxes was very helpful, as I don't recall much explanation of them in the movie, or I just wasn't paying attention and found myself confused over them in the movies. And Hagrid caring for Aragog was sweet and yet disturbing (big spider hater here).

I loved the Pensieve parts where they went and watched Tom Riddle's life, it was like learning about someone you actually knew, where after you look at them in a different way. You wanted to have sympathy for Voldemort, yet you know that it's completely wrong to do so.

And ugh. The death of Dumbledore was hard! I knew it was coming having seen the movie prior, but it didn't mean I was any more prepared for it when it came. The way it was written was both sad and beautiful. And I enjoyed reading about it more than I did watching it.

All in all this was a really good book, and I'm already delving into Deathly Hallows with a review soon to come.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Serious Time

I've had a lot on my mind over the past week. And one thing in particular has stood out and stayed with me. The loss of too many due to alcohol in some way. And by too many, I mean more than zero deaths. Unfortunately I've had to say goodbye to two wonderful people in less than a year, and it's made me think about how sad substance abuse really is. People always think it will never happen to them, but that's when it strikes. Neither death was truly intentional, but neither wasn't at the same time. And all I ask is that you be careful. I'm being selfish right now because I don't want to lose anyone else I care about to a bottle of vodka. The occasional drink is fine, I do it, but if you're going home every night and drinking yourself to sleep, then you have a problem. I just ask that you realize it and look at your life and know that you have people who love and care about you that will help you. Those that encourage the drinking are not the ones who care, they're the ones who support your problem.

I know I have no right to preach, lecture or what else, but having lost two amazing people and knowing several more with an addiction, it's just made me think how precious life is. There's nothing so bad that a friend/family/professional can't help with in a more effective way than what you think that bottle can do. I'm not trying to upset anyone in particular, or anyone for that matter. I'm just expressing what I've been feeling, and I needed to get it out.

I've said my piece. I love you all.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Book Review: Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix

Well I have finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Well I finished it on Tuesday to be exact. And I just need to say I loved this book!

For those that don't know, or don't remember (because let's face it, I took a long reading break), I have been reading the Harry Potter series for the first time. I actually made it a New Year's goal this year to finish the series before year end. And by golly I think I might do it.

This book had me captivated from the very beginning. I did not want to put it down. There was so much of this book left out of the movie (and honestly I've only seen the movie once), that it felt like it was all for the first time. From the Dursley's to Harry's hearing for using magic in front of a muggle, to Umbridge (ultra bitch) to the Death Eaters, to Voldemort, I was pretty much pissed off the entire time I read the book. I was so angry for Harry! I know they're only characters in a book, but you get so involved that they become your family. I wanted to kill Umbridge. If I were Harry, I would have said "fuck you all" and done the death curse on her. It's a good thing I'm not Harry. The book would have been a lot shorter, and less interesting. The politics in this book reminded me why I don't like politics or religion. You always get the crazies. Fudge was so frustrating in this book. His constant need for power and adoration was nauseating, and only fueled my continual anger while reading. Harry was portrayed how a teenager would have been at that age. The teen angst, "I hate the world" attitude, is so typical of a 15 year old, and J.K. in my opinion captured it perfectly. And losing Sirius was heartbreaking. Needless to say that although I was angry the entire time I read the book, it was by far my favorite so far. I still have two more books to read, so that could change. 

I've started reading Half-Blood Prince and am about 230 pages in, I'll be giving you my thoughts on that when I'm done. 

Happy weekend!

Again I have no idea why my words are highlighted, and frankly it's making me Hulk-out a bit.

Monday, July 16, 2012

100th Post! Get It While It's Hot!

This here be my 100th post. I've been writing this diamond in the rough blog for a little while now and have managed to share with you 100 times. When I started this blog back on Halloween night last year, it was because I was lying in bed unable to sleep. I had so many ideas going through my head and I thought to myself, "I should just start a blog". So I did. I am so grateful to those that have chosen to read my ramblings. You're all amazing to have stuck with me. 

For this 100th post I wanted to make it something special, but honestly couldn't think of one thing in particular, so I thought I'd share on what's been going on lately:

1. One of my best friends in the world has been in town and I have loved every moment I've had to spend with her. I thought I'd give her some love on my blog. Shout out to you Jennie Swain! I love spending time with the Salisbury family, I love them like my own. Thank you for letting me be a part of the fun.

2. Some new shows I've been watching:
                           Drop Dead Diva This isn't necessarily new, but it is to me. It's a really cute show, that can make me mad at times. It's about an aspiring model who dies and comes back in the body of a lawyer who is her opposite. I liken it to Legally Blonde in many ways being a girl who knows fashion and pop culture, but is brainy.
                          Twenty Twelve This is only an ok show. I love British tv, but this one kind of missed the mark for me which really disappointed me because Lord Grantham is in it, and it's narrated by David Tennant. It had super hit written all over it, but I think it fell flat a bit.   
                          The IT Crowd - I loved The IT Crowd, it was completely silly, but I found myself laughing really hard a lot. It's another British show about an IT team at a corporate office, and the shenanigans that ensue.

I will soon be starting Breaking Bad at the request of many. I was only able to watch the first couple episodes of Falling Skies and haven't seen anything further than that. I'm hoping Netflix will have it on there soon. And I'm still from time to time trying to watch Battlestar Galactica.

3. I finally started reading Harry Potter again. I started the 5th book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix yesterday. It's been very enlightening so far, as there is so much left out of the movie already. I'm excited to see where this book takes me. Everyone who has read it has warned me that Harry is super annoying in this book, and I can already see it and I'm less than 100 pages in. So that will be interesting as well.

4. Yoga has been going pretty well. I'm taking it on Saturday's only right now as that's when the beginner class is, and I feel most comfortable in that class. When I'm more in tune with the poses I will probably go back to Sunday's doing the all levels class (which honestly isn't for all levels).

5. I spent a good part of my Saturday this weekend watching the Comic-Con coverage Live on G4. Thank you G4 for being awesome and providing this coverage for those of us who are too poor to travel to the actual convention. The best part of the coverage was that John Barrowman co-hosted. Love him! (see my posts about Comic-Con and John Barrowman).

6. We recently took my grandma out to dinner for her 83rd birthday. We went to Olive Garden and had a good time. She is hard of hearing and has been all her life, so when you speak to her, you have to speak loud. You can imagine how it was going at a restaurant with other people talking. We were yelling and I'm sure it was quite a scene. Needless to say I think she enjoyed the night out, and she made us all some raspberry jam. Yum!

As you can see my life is not of the most exciting, but I thought I would share the highlights. Happy 100th post to me, and here's to the next 100!

P.S. I have no idea why part of my words are highlighted. That is not my doing, and I can't fix it. argh.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Comic-Con Depression

With sadness I am yet again not at Comic-Con this year. I have wanted to go every year for a very long time and have never had the chance. This year proves to be the year I've most wanted to attend. A big chunk of my shows are hosting panels there and all of the exclusive swag and previews are killing me to not be able to have and see. Well luckily some things are being released soon after the debut at Comic-Con, and this has helped a little, but I still want to have the amazing experience of hearing the stars of my shows discuss upcoming stories. And I know it would be amazing.

I'm going to share a couple things that have happened so far at Comic-Con here on this very blog. I feel like if I can cover some of the happenings for others in one place it will help the sadness of the others that couldn't be in attendance.

So here we go:

Firefly Panel Live Blog: (Not live anymore)

Firefly Cast Reunion Photos:

First Two Minutes of Dexter Season Premiere: (Thanks Jordan for finding this you rock!)

Doctor Who:

And no Chris Hardwick isn't on Doctor Who, but he's
wearing a Dalek so it counts.
Series 7 Insight:

The Walking Dead Season 3 Preview:

Once Upon A Time Season 2 Preview:

So John Barrowman co-hosted the live coverage of the Comic-Con on G4. It was sweet! Four hours of interviews, previews and floor coverage. Although some of it was cheesy and dumb, it was the best I could get with not being there. I'm just glad they covered it just for me this year.

Sequels, Sequels, Sequels

So I just saw that there is going to be a Taken 2 movie. I'm trying to figure out where this movie can go. Let's be honest, it's most likely not going to be up to par with the first. I also heard that a Jurassic Park 4 is in the works and many more sequels to come I'm sure. Why is it that Hollywood feels the need to beat us to death with the same movie over and over? How many times can people get trapped on an island with dinosaurs? Sometimes Hollywood, there is too much of a good thing (*cough Transformers cough*).

The lack of originality in Hollywood is daunting. The slightest amount of money that is made on a movie seemingly warrants a sequel. No Hollywood it doesn't. And this new fad of remaking every movie ever made before 1990 needs to stop as well. They are called classics for a reason, leave them be.

There are so many books out there with original stories that can be adapted to film. Not that I'm a serious proponent of Hollywood destroying a perfectly good book, but if they are looking for original stories, go to the library and do some research (some writers and directors actually can transfer from book to film pretty darn well).

I was hearing that they were thinking of making a sequel to Dumb and Dumber to star Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey. Um, the first was great, the "prequel" was horrid just from the previews, and then to try a sequel is just dumb (no pun intended). Jim Carrey apparently thought so as well, as he has since pulled out. It might be good for a few laughs, but won't be as good as the first.

I'm not going to say I haven't enjoyed a sequel of a movie, but it's far and few between. And there are those movies with multiple sequels where they just dwindle in quality the more they make. A few examples would be Indiana Jones and Lethal Weapon. By the time they reach the fourth movie it's just crap.

Hollywood needs to learn when to say stop. I know it's more about making money than putting out quality, and this is where it's gone wrong. A little thought and time put into the process would help a ton. Maybe we could get some original stories that way.

I'm not holding my breath.

P.S. Sorry for the disappearing act. I will be better at this blogging thing.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Couple Things....

A couple things for those who don't follow me elsewhere* (which you should), I started doing yoga which has been an ass-kicker. It's not as relaxing as you would think when you're a beginner. All is well and I'm sore which means I'm workin' it!

Speaking of yoga, I've been going with my awesome friend Jordan** (you should follow her too) and it's been so nice to get to spend that time with her. I hope we can spend more time having other fun.

And talking about fun and following me at other places, I have a tumblr that you should follow***. If you've never used tumblr, I liken it to a combination of a blog and a pinterest. You can post your own things and reblog other people. It's a lot of fun. So do it!****

There is nothing wrong with some shameless plugging.

The end.

*meaning facebook, twitter and tumblr
** and
****I'm also on twitter @maccagirl1

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Little Bit of a Vent Update

So to update everyone on my back; I've been to the chiropractor twice, and am on the road to recovery! I feel a world better than I did, and I know if I'm patient, I'll be back to normal and able to do the things I want and need to. It turns out my SI joint in my right hip popped out and so my hip bones were rubbing against each other and causing the pain in my lower back. Thankfully I found a good chiropractor that has helped put the joint back where it belongs, and in a few days I should know if I need to go back for one more session or if I'm good to go with what he's done. All I know is that I hope I don't have to go through that again, and if by chance I do, I'll know what the problem is and not suffer for two weeks before getting it fixed (enter ashamed face here).

Thanks to everyone for enduring my orneryness over the past couple weeks!  I hope we are all still friends.


Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Little Bit of a Vent

So I've been absent again for the past couple weeks. I've been in a super frustrated mood. And it's all because I threw my back out. How did I do this you ask? By doing nothing! That's the worst part of it all. I wish I had some kind of cool story to tell of how I injured myself, but all I have is, I got out of bed and wanted to cry and collapse. Yeah not as interesting.

Anyway because of this stupid injury it has put me in a bad mood and angered me. I can't do the things I want to do (like vacuum), and the things I can do, I'm limited on how to do them. I can barely walk around a store without having to take a break. I feel so helpless!

Needless to say I have been working very hard to nurse my poor back, back to health, but it's been slow, and I'm an impatient girl. Tomorrow I'm going to the chiropractor to see if I can get myself adjusted (in hopefully more ways than one) and not feel crooked and in pain anymore. My awesome brother who I can't even explain how proud I am of him, has been so kind as to provide me the help he can in his massage therapy ways. I'm just hoping by this weekend, I can be back to myself so that I can go enjoy me some fun at Pride. Otherwise I will be laid up on the couch yet again. ugh!

I hope you enjoyed my venting! Luvs to all.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2000 and Beyond!

I would just like to give a shout out to my 2000th viewer/reader whoever you are. Thank you to all of my readers, I hope that I really do entertain you all. Now on to 3000!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I went and visited my grandma on Mother's Day this past Sunday. And as usual she asked how I was doing, to which she got a "good, good" from me, and I got a smile from her. She then asked if I have a boyfriend, and I said "no", and in return I got a sour/sad face with a slight "ooh". I'm not quite sure how I should have reacted, but I feel I handled it like a boss by just smiling.

With me being at the age I am and unmarried, I get the question a lot when I run into long lost friends/neighbors/co-workers, etc. And I get a lot of different reactions, but mostly I get the response "well that's ok". Yep, I know it's ok and here's why:

I've embraced my singleness.

Do I get lonely sometimes? Yes. Do I wish I had someone to snuggle with that isn't covered in fur? Yes. But I have ways to compensate until the right guy comes along.

I feel at the age I am I have the right to be a little picky on who I want to eventually spend my life with. Just because most of the guys I come across are divorced with children (no kids for me), or have never seen a real woman, doesn't mean I have to settle. I know that there is the right one out there, and I can be patient. And if he happens to be divorced with children, then so be it. Although he better be damn near perfect in all other ways.

I'm not single for lack of trying either. I've tried several different dating websites with either no luck or horrible results. I've tried the blind dating scene with about the same results. And with my non-religious and non-bar-going (well from time to time) status, it makes it that much harder. Which in turns makes me a little discouraged, until I remind myself how awesome I am and that most guys are just too dense to realize this.

But seriously, just because I live in a state where the average age to marry is 19, doesn't mean that I'm an old hag who will never experience love. It just means that I'm well seasoned, and more prepared for real life. And there's nothing wrong with that.

So no fear grandma, I will one day find my prince charming, it's just taking longer than my siblings, friends, cousins, co-workers, oh hell the rest of the world, but one day he will come.

And to all a good day!

P.S. Below is a link to a fun article/blog post from on this very subject. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


There's this psychic that appears on the radio station I listen to in the mornings, and she has been discussing the planet Mars and how it has been in retrograde. She had also said that the retrograde would end in May.

Now you may ask, why is this important? Well as she explained it, while Mars was in retrograde people felt apathetic to social activity and completing necessary tasks. But now that it's over people are wanting to re-engage in their activities and completions.

This may sound like a bunch of hullabaloo to some, but to me it explained so much. Much of this year I have felt apathetic. I didn't want to do much of anything and honestly thought I might be depressed. Then May came and everything changed. I've been wanting to be social, rekindle old relationships, make new ones, and just get things done.

I had no idea why all of a sudden I felt this surge of energy and necessity to move forward until I heard this psychic explain this. I'm so glad I heard about this because I really do believe that it's why I was feeling the way I was.

I've always been one to accept change as it comes, and to be able to handle it just fine, but I wasn't. I was acting crazy and irrational at times and I myself didn't even understand why. I really didn't want to do anything. But this month which has seen the beginning of what's to hopefully come a lot of change, I'm ready and excited to welcome it with open arms.

I felt the need to share this insight with anyone else that was possibly feeling this same way. And I hope this has offered up a little help for you as it did for me.

I finally feel like myself again and it's fantastic!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


With season finale's beginning for the current TV season, it's hard not to feel a little lost on what to do while our shows are on hiatus for the summer. Luckily some networks have caught on to this and have created summer programming. This has helped me get through the lull of when I'm not out enjoying the sun or working. Let's just say my DVR is in constant recording mode year round. I know it's a sickness, but one I enjoy.

Well this current season not have I only had to prepare for season finale's, but also series finale's of a few favorite shows, and I don't like it. Earlier this year I said goodbye to an all-time favorite, Chuck (I really don't understand why these networks decide that they need to cancel smart shows, but they do). And soon I will have to say goodbye to House, Eureka and Desperate Housewives. I'm torn on how to feel about House, seeing as how I've mentioned before (here) my mixed feelings. I'm still finding myself crying at the end of each episode and I know I'm going to want more, even though I know the show has run its course (damn you first world dilemmas!). As for Eureka, even though I only started watching the show the first of this year, it has fast become a favorite, and to find out that it's too coming to an end saddens me greatly. I can't explain how much this show is the ultimate geek show. I'm not as heartbroken about Desperate Housewives. I've mainly watched it because I always have. It's a guilty pleasure that's lost its luster, but alas another show I'm losing.

And in knowing that I'm losing these shows, I thought that I would take some time to discuss what I call TSAS (TV Show Abandonment Syndrome). This syndrome occurs when you're way too emotionally invested in a TV show that's future has been severed. TSAS has many symptoms like; uncontrollable crying, depression, the need to watch past episodes over and over, and the need to fill a void. These symptoms will pass over time and typically diminish when you have found a replacement TV show. There are some residual symptoms though that can last years depending on how emotionally invested you truly were in the show. These residual symptoms are the ones that should be addressed. The best way to keep these at bay are by watching the series repeats. This way you get your fix, but you are also coming to terms with knowing that there will be no new episodes, and you will eventually accept this and be able to move on.

This has been so, for me, with the show Friends. 10 years of my life were spent watching this show, planning for a new episode every week by scheduling my social calendar around the day and time slot for the show. 10 years I spent doing this, and when the show came to an end, TSAS kicked in. It took years for me to curb my symptoms, but I am better now. I can go months without needing to watch an episode now. Although, I do from time to time need to fall back on Friends and other favorites to help my TSAS stay at bay. I similarly had this same issue when Smallville ended last year. I ended up watching the entire series from beginning to end to help my TSAS, and it did.

I can feel my TSAS is on the verge of rearing its ugly head again. And I've got to figure out a way to deal with it, because this particular season has been a lot harder with the fact that I have more than one show that is going away for good. And let's not even start on the surprise cancellations that usually happen between now and the Fall (for which I refer to the .gif below as provided by the awesome Wil Wheaton).

So I'm asking all my readers out there to help me discover some new shows to help me avoid a major TSAS inflammation. And in return I will continue to help anyone else that suffers from this affliction, by writing about the great shows I watch that you may not be watching. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Awesome In Every Sense

The moment I saw this it made me grin like a lunatic. I can't explain how much I love this mash-up of two of my most favorite things. I love fan art!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I have been horrible with my blog as of late. I just haven't felt the writing bug recently, and therefore haven't been writing. The other reason would be that I just moved. So the first of this month was spent packing every night, this past weekend moving the stuff and unpacking everything, and the rest of this month will be spent cleaning the old place so that my lovely deposit can be returned to me. So with this being said, I will likely be absent for the rest of the month. Although, if I do find something worthy of sharing with you, I will do so. In the meantime thanks for standing by, and I will return to my normal broadcasting very soon.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Noun Time #3 - Famous People That Shouldn't Be - Edition 4

It's Friday and you know what that means! My day to go off on another "celebrity". This week we will be talking about Kate Gosselin.

Can we just talk about how annoying and self-serving this woman is? Yeah she had six babies at once, so have other women, and they aren't out to make a fast buck, even if they could use it. Instead they are at home focusing on their multiple children of the same age and trying to raise them to be upstanding citizens (or I would like to think). And all the while what does Kate do? She gets a show with her at the time husband (I could go off on this d-bag too) that is supposed to be about family, and turns it into a show about her. One way this happened was by her being a giant biotch to her husband and talking down to him every chance she got. I still remember watching an episode (one of very few I've seen) where she was yelling at him in a grocery store in front of other shoppers. How embarrassing is that? And to have it filmed?

So after her husband smartens up and divorces the woman, she continues to drag on a dying show, so she can afford her crazy hairstyles and live it up (never mind the kids....). And then when the show didn't work anymore, she would make the rounds on talk shows and even get a stint on Dancing with the Stars. Seriously? She's not a star! She's a camera whore who wants all of the attention on her. These poor children who have to endure a self-indulging mother and father....

Ok so in my search for a picture of her and her crazy hairstyle of the past, I found this. WTF?? These are all pictures of her. She claims she's never had plastic surgery. Uh huh. I wonder how the kids are doing living on apples and cheese sticks so their mother can get her fix.

Ok enough of that.

I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend for those that celebrate, if you don't then have a great regular weekend!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Noun Time #2 - Things I Find Funny - Edition 5

If you follow Wil Wheaton or follow Star Trek: TNG you will probably at some point have heard about the Legend of Sparks McGee (if not click here for an explanation). Briefly to explain, Sparks McGee is Wil Wheaton's vision of how Wesley Crusher should have been. Ever since he spoke of this, the Internet (as he calls his fans and followers) has made several comics, drawings, etc. depicting the adventures of Sparks McGee. I find it quite funny and thought I'd share a few I have found via Tumblr.

P.S. If you don't follow Wil Wheaton you should. At least on Twitter or Facebook, but he also has a blog, and a Tumblr. He's quite amusing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What Everyone Thinks I Do Per The Doctor

Today seems to be a Doctor Who day. In all fairness I haven't really posted much about my favorite pass time lately. So I think it's only fair to dedicate one day to The Doctor. 

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Fish Fingers and Custard

Happy Fish Fingers and Custard Day!

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So The Doctor would have you believe. And therefore he's right. 

Doctor Who Minimalism

I thought this was cute and wanted to share with my fellow Doctor Who fans.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Noun Time #1 - Oh The Places I'll Go...Or Want To...Edition 5

I'm picking back up where I left off on the series, with our Monday Noun Time. We will be going to a place I've been to before, but dream of going back. I loved this city so much, and enjoyed every moment of the six wonderful days I spent there. A lot of people don't have a taste for the city, but I'm definitely one of those that know I could live there if I had a ton of money, because you will need it to be able to afford the city.

I bring you to New York City:

I'm posting pictures that I took myself instead of stock photos off the internet. I thought that this way it would be more enjoyable and personal. All of these photos were taken August 2003.

Central Park

So many street performers everywhere you go. Which is awesome.

Love is all you need

 Trump Tower where everything is gold plated


 On top of the Empire State Building

 Strawberry Fields

 I spent my day with some Celebrities in wax form

 And I spent my night with some live celebrities

 What the trade center looked like 2 years after 9/11

I have sooooo many pictures of my trip I wish I could post them all, but I thought I would share some of the best ones. I had a blast while I was there, and wish I could go back in a heartbeat.

Below is a video compilation of the short videos I took with the digital camera I had at the time. I'm not going to pretend it's high quality as it was only a 2MP camera at the time, but I'm still really glad that I took what I could. Enjoy:

The atmosphere, the rush and the amazing lifestyle are what attract me to New York City. And it always will.