Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
2. Avatar. Like many people, I went and saw it in the theatre opening weekend. And then I went home and had a dream about shopping at WalMart with blue alien people. And that was kinda creepy. Like the time I had a soft-core sex dream about that hot 17-year old from Twilight. Also creepy. And hot. But more creepy than hot... So, yeah...um, actually I’d really just be okay with not having dreams about anything creepy anymore.
3. End of the Year Lists. Not only is New Years fast approaching, but we’re ushering in 2010 people. That’s right, we have to neatly list all the best and worst of everything. But wait!! Not only do we have to list things from this past year - we have to make lists for the entire last decade!! In all honesty, I love lists. Like, for example, a list of things that have been on my mind a lot lately...
4. People that unfriend me on facebook. I don’t know why I let it bother me. I guess my thinking is that if we actually hung out socially in high school, and you have 324 other friends, why are you unfriending me?! Fuck you, Steve. I mean, if the girl that I willed “a pliers to get the stick out of your ass” to in our senior wills can be my facebook friend, how the hell are you going to get all selective on me? I get that we weren’t bestest friends, but obviously I pissed you off at some point and I guess what really bothers me is that I have absolutely no recollection of doing it. And if I am going to piss someone off, I at least want a good story to accompany it.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Slippers for me.
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
First week back from vacation. Yuck. It’s dark by 4pm now and the snow is starting to creep down the mountains. I really wish I could get amped about winter. I try. My basic ice skating skills class starts on Friday. I joined a book club and a knitting group. Trap league starts after the holidays, same with the volleyball league I signed up for... I am trying. I wish I already knew how to ski because learning how to do something where you fall down a lot kind of sucks. Plus, it’s expensive. I wish I was just still on vacation.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Step two: learn how to shoot. I joined trap again this year so I am working on that one.
Step three: watch someone else actually shoot a duck to see if I think I can handle it. Check. I haven’t actually gone yet, but the plans have been made. We’ll see.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Must.get.loris. (Did anyone else immediately think that it's even funnier because it almost rhymes with clitoritis?) Where do you purchase one? It's probably illegal and you have to steal them or get them off the black market from asshole poachers, but still, I want one...
Thursday, September 10, 2009
If I was a guy, I'd totally go with this one:
And Pint is going to be rocking this one this year:
Friday, September 04, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Anyone that knows me AT ALL, knows why I HAVE to find these people and become their BEST FRIEND.
I'm kind of sick of knitting presents. I want to make something for ME.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I was reading about the new James Cameron movie, Avatar, this morning. Stories about this stupid film are all over the Internet today. I wanted to see what all the sci-fi freaks were going ape shit for but the trailer is not out until Friday, and even then only 'select' audiences will get to see it. But fortunately for me, Avatar: The Last Airbender has a very similar title and there are previews of that movie all over the web and surprise, surprise - the trailer actually looks GOOD. Plus, Dev Patel (that kid from Slumdog Millionaire) and Jackson Rathbone (I know, I know, enough with the Twishit - but it's hard to go cold turkey) are both part of the cast.
I don't get why Cameron is trying to be so secretive about his stupid alien movie. I never get why studios try to keep everything on lockdown. I am now way more excited about The Last Airbender than I am about your post-Titanic 3D alien shit. Sure, Sigourney Weaver is awesome and I will probably end up liking the movie. But you'd get a lot more people excited if you weren't so selective about who gets to see it. Plus, why would you bill your film as something that could 'change movie making forever'? Isn't that kind of setting yourself up for failure? Cuz I am expecting a LOT now and I would have been just plain excited about seeing a potentially good movie if you weren't hyping it up so GD much.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Also, the next time you have a hair dresser that apparently idolizes Elvira, just walk away. Just walk away, KaDonk...
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I'm expecting a lot from your comment to this post, Becca. Don't let me down. Camel balls and an alien dildo. I don't think I could have given you any better material.
Monday, August 10, 2009
You. Are. Right.
It is not easy being witty all the time. Apparently, I have been placating my blogging urge with posts about Twilight and knitting. I know, I know. I am sorry. I understand I am not 12-years old (ie - enough with the Twi-shit) and I am not 80 either, so I will try to keep the knitting blah, blah, blah on Ravelry...
However, I have also accepted the fact that I am *gasp* not that funny. So if you are looking for funny, visit The Onion. I don't think I ever claimed to be funny. This blog is clearly meant to be about whining and bitching, things I know I am good at.
Obama Axes Pentagon Plan To Build Billion Dollar Tank In Shape Of Dragon
Thursday, August 06, 2009
This is not nearly as awesome as her dance last night, but you get the idea:
Friday, July 31, 2009
Then I started trying to clean the blueberries. Let me assure you, making jam is not going to become a hobby of mine. Pulling fruit worms out of blueberries one at a time is really, really boring. And kind of gross. Ok, really gross. I didn’t realize that wild blueberries had fruit worms. They are tiny little inch-worm looking things that you have to soak out of the berries. And some of them die before they get completely out so you have to go through the berries one at a time and pull worms out of probably a third of them. Yuck.
My goal was to make jam and knit something for everyone in my family this year for Christmas. Well, I have been slacking on my knitting and now I’m grossed out by making jam. Making your own gifts, I have decided, is way over rated. Thank God for gift cards.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Ok, so obviously my plan won’t work. But it is truly sick how much power and control a few mega-corporations have over our entire food supply. Sick. I wanted to literally throw something at the screen when they started talking about Monsanto. According to their website, “Monsanto is an agricultural company. We apply innovation and technology to help farmers around the world produce more while conserving more.”
Help farmers, my ass. Moe Parr really appreciated all your ‘help’ when you sued his ass and forced him to retire after 50 years in the seed cleaning business because he couldn’t afford his legal fees anymore. I felt horrible for this man. That part of the movie made me cry. It is just.not.fair.
Monsanto genetically modifies soybeans – the seeds – so that they wouldn’t die from pesticides. And because they’re genetically modified, Monsanto can legally patent their seeds and sue any farmer that saves those seeds from one year to the next. Monsanto soybeans account for some astronomical percentage of all soybeans grown in the US. If you are drinking soymilk, tofu, yogurt, or edamame chances are you are eating their product.
So, maybe you are thinking, why don't they just buy non-patented seeds? Well, that is exactly what some farmers do. But you better hope your neighbors don’t have Monsanto seeds either. One farmer was also sued because Monsanto seeds blew into his field. Seriously. Farmers are so in debt producing heavily subsidized crops for monopolies that require certain farming ‘standards’ that their hands are tied. If the only corporation buying soybeans is Monsanto and you are a soybean farmer, what are you going to do? If you only make $18,000/year how are you going to fight a billion dollar company?
Food, Inc. also goes in to meat production, the evils of corn, and the industrialization of the food industry. It was absolutely appalling watching some of the egregious ethical violations some mega-companies don’t think twice about.
Thank God there are still people like Joel Salatin. I wonder if he has a 30-something son that I could marry? Food, Inc. made me realize how much miss doing environmental work. I’m not leaving Juneau anytime soon, but I think eventually that is going to be what gets me. I wish there was a way to do really meaningful national work from a really beautiful rural area. It sucks that you either have to give up nature or career. I love my job, but it’s not my passion.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This is my favorite new couple, the best new choreographer (and one of my favorite former dancers), and it was definitely the most well danced routine last night. Jeanine is my favorite female dancer and I’m really hoping people will see through Kayla’s way over-hyped dancing and keep Jeanine in the show. If you watch this clip and don’t want to be a dancer, then this show obviously isn’t for you. I absolutely adore it and every year I say I’m going to start taking dance lessons. I never do, but wouldn’t that be awesome?
Anyway, here’s what I am hoping happens:
Melissa, Jeanine, Janette – Top 3 Girls
Brandon, Ade, Jason – Top 3 Boys
That would be the best Top 6 ever!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
However, I do have a problem recommending Twilight to younger girls. There are quite a few things that I absolutely hate about the story. Why, why can’t there be a good teen fantasy with a strong female role model?
Wait! Don’t fret my four readers - I think I found just such a book! I was rooting around in the back of the library and found some books that were a few months older than the rest that hadn’t been reviewed yet. On a whim, I decided to go for those books. And boy am I glad I grabbed them!
Graceling, by Kristin (and she even spells it correctly!) Cashore has received my highest recommendation to date. And I don’t say this lightly but I think this book is a stepping stone to authors like George R. R. Martin and Guy Gavriel Kay. The heroine, Katsa, is strong and self-sufficient and intelligent. And the main male character is completely fine with that! A man that respects and admires a strong woman? Gasp! Graceling should be required reading for any girl that reads Twilight!
Monday, July 06, 2009
Commodore Lieb mastering the art of the hula hoop, always a good time: