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Just saying...

Nov. 30th, 2010 | 08:31 pm

Nestle's Dark chocolate hot cocoa mix tastes just like regular. But it's been that kind of day.

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Jul. 17th, 2010 | 07:52 pm

Hello, neglected journal. It's not that I don't love you anymore. It's that my life is running too quickly.

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Review of Clone Wars episode, Hidden Enemy...

Feb. 8th, 2009 | 10:26 am

*WARNING: Major spoilers for "Hidden Enemy"*

Here's my review of the "Hidden Enemy" episode I did for theclonewars. As always if I've missed something or goofed something up, let me know. Comments are welcome and I'd love to hear what you thought about the episode!

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Who keeps messing with my show?

Feb. 5th, 2009 | 10:55 pm

Supernatural was just uncomfortable to watch. Sam's all sneaky and Dean's all quiet and suspicious. Where is all the brotherly love?

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My review for The Clone Wars episode "Trespass"...

Jan. 31st, 2009 | 04:52 pm
mood: contentcontent

*SPOILERS!!!* This is a review of the last episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "Trespass." I don't often write reviews but wanted to with this episode. You'll have to overlook any spelling errors, sometimes names are hard to catch and I'm horrible at remembering names for different ships and other equipment. But if you haven't seen the episode and don't want to know what it's about then...DON'T LOOK!

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Comments and agreements and disagreements welcome!

Also posted to theclonewars.

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Writer's Block: Regime Change

Jan. 20th, 2009 | 07:27 pm
mood: tiredtired

Today marks the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. Obama's campaign was built around a message of change. What changes would you most like to see in the next 4 years?


I'd like to see the economy on more steady ground, of course. But I'm also hoping that people will learn to stand together and stop separating from each other because of their race or beliefs.

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Writer's Block: Tricky Questions

Jan. 13th, 2009 | 03:47 pm
mood: crankycranky

What is your first reaction when someone says "I need to talk to you"?


My first reaction is that it's going to be bad in some way, shape, or form. People are more likely to seek you out to give you bad information or to ask you to do something you probably won't want to do.That's kind of sad but that's how it often is.

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To be honest I really don't want to do anything but it seems a waste of good free time...

Jan. 11th, 2009 | 08:35 pm
mood: restlessrestless

Well, the LSU Tigers lost to Alabama, though not by a lot. I haven't really been keeping up lately but I did remember to look for the game on TV today but I couldn't find it anywhere. It was probably on that expanded sports package I don't subscribe to.

I should be watching the Golden Globe's. I did briefly to catch a nice glimpse of Robert Downey, Jr. but he looked as gloomy as I feel. Carrie was on another channel but nobody would watch it with me. I looked at my library books but they didn't appeal too much right now. Maybe I should just go to sleep and hope my new attitude for this year kicks in soon.:)

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If you like creepy horror movies then I would recommend The Unborn...

Jan. 10th, 2009 | 08:52 pm
mood: happyhappy

A couple of friends and I went to the evening showing of The Unborn. It was only rated PG-13 and I'd heard it was the creepy kind of horror movie instead of the gory kind so I was anxious to see it. It was good, not the best I've ever seen, but certainly good enough. This girl learns she had a twin that died before birth and she comes to believe he's after her but later learns that it's something different that's after her. But throughout the whole movie I kept looking at the guy who played her boyfriend, Mark. I knew him from somewhere and it tickled my brain throughout the whole movie. One of my friends said, it's the guy from House of Wax, talking about Chad Michael Murray, but I said no, I'd KNOW if it was him though he looks similar. I had to look him up when I got home and he is Cam Gigandet who played the bad vampire James in the Twilight movie. He's the one they called the Hunter and he was after Bella and lured her to the dance studio. I knew I'd seen him recently. And the great Gary Oldman was also in The Unborn playing a rabbi. He looked about like he does as Gordon in the Batman movies, not my favorite look for him.

An added treat was a trailer for the new Friday the 13th film...yay, Sammy!...which I wasn't expecting. One of my friends was groaning. She's the one who thinks my obsession with the Winchester boys is borderline lunatic, especially since I made the mistake of once telling her I read slash fanfic about them. She's already been complaining about Dean being in the My Bloody Valentine remake.:)

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I'm just fangirling about some of my shows again...

Jan. 9th, 2009 | 10:39 pm
mood: calmcalm

The Clone Wars show is really a treat. If you haven't watched it because you think it's silly, you really should give it a chance. That 30 minutes always puts a smile on my face. The show tonight was the second part of the space pirates story. I loved the pirates especially the leader Hondo. Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Count Dooku get not only locked up together but locked together with some kind of blue lasso things. Obi-Wan was mediator between Anakin and Dooku but couldn't help being sarcastic every time he opened his mouth. Jar Jar was around just enough to torture the poor Clone Troopers. Ahsoka wasn't shown much though it looks like she'll be the star of next week's episode when Anakin is out of action.

No Crusoe? But it doesn't even come on Fridays any more does it? I WISH THEY'D QUIT SHUFFLING MY SHOWS AROUND! I had a hard enough time remembering the original times and days. I think The Sarah Connor Chronicles moves to Fridays and I'm hoping that will not be a death sentence for the show. Was it not doing well where it was at? Speaking of Fridays, remember Moonlight? CBS had it on Fridays and then canceled it even though it had a large following. Now everything vampire is popular and I bet they wish they'd kept it. But anyway, it's suppose to start rerunning on the SciFi channel plus the DVD set will be out.

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I will forever be a Star Wars fan girl...you know it's true if I watch the anime version...

Oct. 10th, 2008 | 10:36 pm

Is that what it's called...anime? I'm not very knowledgeable about it. At first, when I watched the film, it was strange, but I eventually got used to it. Hey, as long as it's Star Wars, it's good.:)

Yay, Plo Koon! I can't tell what's you and what's your mask/breather but I like you.:) Ahsoka needs toning down, I expected her to break into a valley girl impression any minute. Anakin, I do so still love you dispite your Who nose. Obi-Wan, the Jedi with the chiseled beard. Palpatine is squicky though. Ewwwww...old man nasty.

There was a preview of that new Ember movie playing. I suppose it's a kid movie but I thought it looked interesting. But what the hell is Bill Murray doing on it? He looks out of place.

No work tomorrow! I'm so relieved I could scream. I am still tired, my mind more than my body, and I would be pleased as punch if tomorrow was a long, calm day at home.

Ummm...did I ever say I bought Order 66? Sure did. Scraped the money up out of the bottom of my purse but I bought it.

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SPOILERS for Supernatural and others...BE WARNED

Oct. 9th, 2008 | 11:59 pm
mood: sleepysleepy

Oh, I just thought the previous Supernatural shows were good. This was the best episode yet which is strange to say because it was the most stomach turning one yet too...

Dean and Sammy spoilers...Collapse )

I caught the last half hour of Smallville, hoping to catch a glimpse of Sam Witwer's new character but it was not to be, instead...

Oh, my God, Clark!Collapse )

And CSI...oh, wow. This was Grissom's best show. He was powerless and it hurt.

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And I watched Eleventh Hour. This show hasn't gotten near enough publicity. It was GOOD. Rufus Sewell was great as Jacob Hood. Big chemistry with his co-star too (uh...and the cop who was helping them...:])I found eleventhhour_us which has some information about the show.

And...yes, I was staying awake on Dr. Pepper and determination...I watched Life on Mars and I liked it, unexpectedly funny, and the lead guy much more likeable (and cute!) than he was in previews of the show I'd seen. The woman cop though, the one in 1973, was too...I don't know...more like from the 50's or something, I don't know how to explain it. Not a bad character, she has possibilities, but her cutesy attitude grated on my nerves after a while. I much preferred possibly kidnapped-and-dead present day girlfriend, I can't think of her name but it'll eventually swim to the surface, she was from The Cosby Show. Check out lifeonmars_tv.

How am I going to watch this many shows every Thursday? I'm exhausted already...:)

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Just one of those days when life seems unbearable and I feel clueless about everything...

Oct. 8th, 2008 | 09:40 pm

Usually I'm not one to feel on the verge of tears all day. But today that's how I felt. All damn day. If I'd been smart, I would have taken the day off work and just hid away at home until the feeling passed. But there were things that had to be done today. And have you noticed that during the times you just want to blend in and not talk to anybody unless absolutely necessary is when everybody will want to talk to you?

Finally, I made it home, cooked supper, showered, got dressed again, and took the kids to their class at church. I didn't go in, just pointed them to the door and stayed in the car. Thank goodness it's getting dark earlier now so nobody noticed. I hope. Pssst. Did you see? She's sitting out in the car. Couldn't even come to church with her children.

I did see part of Bones. And it did make me smile, especially Booth and Bones' different views on religion. And I love the psychiatrist (psychologist??? councelor???) they have to see.

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Where are my shows??????

Oct. 7th, 2008 | 06:20 am

Whaaaaat????? No Fringe tonight? No Mentalist? I have to watch the presidential debate???? *head starts to throb painfully*

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Here lie spoilers for SCC and Heroes...cover your eyes if you object!

Oct. 6th, 2008 | 09:24 pm

Sarah Connor Chronicles continued wonderfully...well, except for Sarah stuck with babysitting duties again. Not that it isn't somewhat interesting to see her in a different light but enough's enough. Loved the flashback scenes. Poor John is so trapped though. I know he's taken a lot of bashing recently for his lousy attitude...but...he's a teenager and they're often moody and unlikeable...and, most importantly of all...this kid's trapped with a future he doesn't want. His life's already planned for him and that must be an awful feeling.

Heroes was slightly confusing. But then I was more than slightly sleepy and could possibly have missed a few minor details. Does anybody ship Sylar/Claire? Or am I the only twisted one?

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I'm still in love with Supernatural!

Oct. 3rd, 2008 | 06:54 am

Okay, my mind is still spinning from watching Supernatural last night. And I was just expecting it to be a sappy going back in time and seeing how dorky the parents used to be kind of show. Uhhhhh...no. That's wasn't exactly how it was. It was mind blowingly wonderful:]

Short review here...SPOILERSCollapse )

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Is anybody besides me tired of hearing about Clay Aiken?

Oct. 2nd, 2008 | 09:36 pm

Clay Aiken is gay. So what. I'm happy for him. It's his life. Does he want all this publicity? If not, leave him alone already.

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Last night's episode of Fringe and my review...SPOILERS

Oct. 1st, 2008 | 07:04 am

Fringe has turned out to be one of my favorite new shows. Here's the review I posted at fringe_tvseries:

Last night's show was called The Arrival and its description at Wikipedia said: "The team investigates a strange cylinder, found in a deadly explosion at a construction site in New York City. The cylinder was in the middle of the explosion and was completely unharmed. Olivia uncovers a correlation between different disturbing events."

What I thought...SPOILERSCollapse )

What are your thoughts on last night's episode?
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Monday is apparently TV night cause that's where I've been...glued to the TV

Sep. 29th, 2008 | 10:33 pm

You know when you just hate to go to bed because you know that morning and work will come much too quickly? Well, tonight is one of those times. All day I kept thinking of things I was going to do this evening and tonight. Especially since my other half is working out of town again for a few days. But I've done nothing but lie on the couch and watch TV. So far I've seen The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Heroes, and Life, missing Prison Break and CSI: Miami, but I think I can pick those up on another channel if I can stay awake.:)

The Sarah Connor Chronicles has me so confused. Now don't get me wrong, it was a wonderful show but I'm not sure I understand everything that's going on...read moreCollapse )

Heroes is new for me, I've heard praises about it for a while and finally watched part of the show last week and of course now I'm curious. I'm still learning names and trying to figure out who the "good guys" and the "bad guys" are. More here...Collapse )

And I didn't realize how much I had missed Charlie Crews until I watched Life. I don't know what to think about the new boss man on the show but sparks are flying between him and Reece.

Maybe I can convince my ancient VCR to record Prison Break for me cause I sure could go to sleep...

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I think it could possibly be Monday morning which means I have to go to work...

Sep. 29th, 2008 | 05:36 am

Well, at least it was a nice calm weekend with no strange surprises. That's what I need right now...calmness. I do not want to argue over some nitpicky nothing. I do not want to "discuss" the same situation for the thousandth time. I want all people with their 800 and 888 numbers and their five minute long recorded messages to quit goofing up my answering machine. And I thought they weren't allowed to call on Sundays? Apparently that's changed.

Last night I stayed up to watch You've Got Mail. I love this movie! I couldn't find anything else that interested me enough to watch before that. Tonight's another story, however. Sarah Connor Chronicles, Prison Break, and Heroes. And something else too but it's slipped my mind for the moment.

But I after work I need to go to the dry cleaner's, pay a couple of bills, and pick up some stuff at the grocery store. It'll be hard to get back and comfortable before 7:00 but I'm going to attempt it. And no husband! He's working out of town and I won't have to listen to him moan and fuss because of what I like to watch. He's just jealous anyway and wants all attention on himself. Why, I don't know, I've watched him snore before, I can find better things to look at.

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Bits and pieces of my Saturday...

Sep. 27th, 2008 | 10:51 pm

I cleaned out my closet today. At least better than I usually do. Packed up two big bags of stuff to go to a local organization that helps homeless or displaced families. I save things forever but some of this I finally acknowledged I would never wear and I couldn't think of anyone who wore the right sizes. And some of this still had tags on it. I was just dumbfounded by how much money I've wasted.

Then this evening while it was cool I raked up...to the dismay of my offspring...several nice piles of leaves and pine straw. You never heard such whining. Kids today are so lazy. Now notice I'm not saying they're not smart, they are very smart, but they're lazy and don't want to do anything inside or out that might have to do with cleaning. I told them that if they thought they were going to grow up and be rich enough to hire somebody to do all the work around their house, then I wanted to move in with them.

And our poor high school football team has, as of last night, lost at least 5 games in a row. They look discouraged. Heck, I'm discouraged for them, though I'd never say it to them. And they're not just losing, they're getting STOMPED every time.

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I wonder if I'd bother anybody if I threw a temper tantrum...

Sep. 25th, 2008 | 11:03 pm

I missed it. *thumps head hard onto top of desk* We had to watch a football game. I had to or I'd have been in hot water. But I missed Supernatural. Only the second damn show of the season and I missed it. And Smallville, mustn't forget that since it's got its hooks back into me by getting Sam Witwer.

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Mold in the nose...I don't think so

Aug. 1st, 2008 | 10:38 pm

A friend of mine says she has mold in her sinuses. Mold. And here's me listening all big-eyed with my nose red and pouring buckets. I mean really...is that possible? I know she's had sinus problems from hell the past year but can mold really grow there and is it the same kind we see growing on other things? Surely not. Anyway, I'm practically drinking Robitussin by the cupful (not really though it does seem that way cause it tastes NASTY) and that's why I'm a faucet but, believe it or not, that's preferable to thinking my head's exploding from the pressure and breathing through my mouth so much that my mouth has a split behind my lower lip.

I know my flist just loves all this personal info about my health calamities...:)

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To see or not to see...

Jul. 31st, 2008 | 10:29 pm

A friend of mine saw Hancock and she said it really sucked and wasn't at all how she'd thought it would be. But she often doesn't like what I like so I'm not sure whether to see it or not. Opinions, anybody? Somebody? Helloooooooo...?

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I really, really like Burn Notice...

Jul. 29th, 2008 | 11:19 pm

I love the show Burn Notice. And it was completely by accident that I watched it since I really don't need any more attachments but now I think I'm hooked. Michael and Fiona...amazing pairing, the sparks just fly off them. And she is...well...kind of scary. But in a nice way if you can call scary nice. And Michael has a mom! How nice to know he's human after all.

And I think I'm coming down with a cold, ANOTHER one. Sniffle, sniffle, drip, drip.

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Just rattling on...

Jul. 27th, 2008 | 10:07 pm

Well, we were going to see Hellboy II this evening but my sister, who has absolutely no imagination, didn't want to so we ended up eating Italian which I usually don't but I must have been feeling mellow today. Now I wish I'd gone to see the movie. Doesn't Beast from Beauty and the Beast, Ron Perlman, play in it? And dear sister used to watch that show, I remember that well. Friday's was when it came on and that was grocery evening and we were always in a hurry to get home to see the show. And tacos, my mom would make them and mix the refried beans in with the meat. They were wonderful. And every time I've tried to make them like that they've tasted like crap. Thinking back now, I wonder why there wasn't more fuss when Catherine became pregnant with Vincent's child. It just seems like something the...well, I can't remember the right name...but those who always fuss about some things on TV, like gay characters or too much skin showing or something.

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Tired tonight...

Jul. 25th, 2008 | 09:07 pm

I am tired. I have a friend in the hospital getting all kinds of tests run on her kidneys and went to sit with her for a couple of hours. She was kind of groggy at first but perked up a bit after they finally brought her something to eat. I didn't realize before how pale and thin she's been getting but maybe the doctors will figure out how to help her.

What's on tonight? Don't know. hey, I found a new show I like, Flashpoint. I think it was on CBS. Don't know any of the actors but they're really great. Looked around and found a community, flashpoint_fans and joined.

And I saw Dark Knight! Very good, and I liked Christian Bale's "Bruce" better in this one than the previous. Just something about the look in his eyes. I also liked the new girl, can't pull her name up right now. And of course now I'm seeing why everyone's saying Heath Ledger should get an Oscar. The only thing I didn't like was the inaccuracy of Harvey Dent's injury...a person with burns like that is not going to be up and running around and that's not how it would look and there would be lots of swelling and seepage...and I'm probably grossing somebody out.

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A jumble of thoughts...

Jul. 10th, 2008 | 08:12 am

Hello, hello. I need to wake up but I'm groggy this morning. I made pancakes! Haven't eaten them yet but I'll get around to it. No work for me today, I just wish I didn't still feel like crap. Some summer virus thing and my stomach still feels alarmingly weak.

I've already watched I am Legend on PPV and now they come back with an alternate ending? That really sucks. Maybe I can find it someplace on the Internet and watch it. I'm thinking the ending has to be better cause the original was kind of depressing.

Did I say I saw The Incredible Hulk? I did and it was AWESOME. And to think I'd been reluctant to see it.

I was watching about the volcano erupting in Hawaii...it's here:
Mount Kilauea Erupts. Fascinating sight. My mind just boggles at the idea that this was how Hawaii was formed over many, many years.

It rained yesterday evening, hopefully enough that I won't have to water anything. The soil is very dry because we had a drier winter and if I don't keep my bushes and shrubs watered they won't flower prettily next spring. I just can't be one of those people who have NOTHING in their yard except manicured grass. A friend of mine has that. I think she may have one tree in the front and maybe a small one on the side of the house but she didn't even plant them, her father-in-law did. Her husband mows every Saturday and it's a perfect expanse of green. She says it pleases her that she doesn't have to mess with anything outside and that she has no desire to grow anything. For me it's the complete opposite and when I try to explain the feeling I get when I'm planting and digging and watching things grow, she just looks at me like I've got three heads.

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Ugly legs and reading and movies...

Jul. 1st, 2008 | 07:53 am

How can it be July already? I feel like I'm on the fast train to somewhere and I want to get off for a while.

My legs are STILL sunburned from a few days ago when I went swimming with a friend. I had used sunscreen often but apparently I now need to use the super duper extra strength kind or just stay out of the sun altogether. And I don't tan pretty anymore, my skin is just weird now. Anyway, the sunburn doesn't really hurt anymore, it's just still puffy and red in places and I can't shave my legs which is making me nutty.

I picked up a couple of books at a carport sale. A New Jedi Order book I didn't have, one of the Dark Tide ones, can't remember which ones and the first book Vector Prime. I was very pleased and parked them in the shelf by my others. My sister was staring at them one day when she was over and said wasn't I a little old to read that stuff. I said no and apparently quite a lot of people agree with my taste for them since Star Wars novels are often on the best seller lists. She's a non-reader anyway. I think she's read one book in the past three years and only because she was curious about the author having the same odd last name as our grandmother's maiden name. And she said she liked the book, an excellent mystery, but she wasn't tempted to read anymore. I don't know...maybe I was adopted and the family hasn't told me yet cause I really don't have much in common with them.

I wanted to see The Happening but missed it. I'm not sure if I want to see Hancock, the character kind of grated on my nerves during the preview. Hellboy II looks interesting but I'm leery of trying it, I'm afraid it'll be silly. Batman needs to hurry and get here along with The Mummy.

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Friday morning...

May. 16th, 2008 | 08:19 am

I'm reading a book by Reginald Hill called The Stranger House and so far it's a strange book, I can't get a handle on where it's headed. Have I read anything by Hill before? I don't know...have I? His name's familiar but I can't pinpoint anything.

My yard is calling to me, can you hear it? It's saying "mow me, mow me, you stupid woman, while it's cloudy and under 90 degrees..."

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Supernatural ramblings and spoilers so hold your hand over your eyes...

May. 15th, 2008 | 10:13 pm

Oh, my poor, poor Dean. That last sight was just horrible. And what was that in his mouth?

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Why am I up at this horrible hour? Thinking about Supernatural of course!

May. 9th, 2008 | 05:29 am

I've been up so long that I'm ready to go back to sleep now. The dear husband had to be at work very early this morning and he's one of those who makes a LOT of noise when he's up, very inconsiderate of the rest of us trying to sleep. Coffee making, doors banging, microwave opening and closing and beeping, TV blaring. I think he's losing some of his hearing, the hazards of working around machinery for so many years.

Supernatural last night...I missed the first part, kids' ball practices, and was lost when I finally shoved everyone aside and stuck my nose to the TV. The doctor was suitably creepy and I'm assuming Sammy somehow wanted to save Dean from his soon-to-be-fate by using the doctor in some way. The side story with Bela was interesting and I always love seeing Bobby, but didn't everything seem awfully RUSHED? It's like the writers were trying to squeeze in some more info before the end of the season. I've heard that Bela won't be back next season and that certainly fits with the last time we see her.

Smallville anyone?

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An unexpectedly nice Monday...

Apr. 7th, 2008 | 07:52 pm

Well, I must say that today was definitely a better day than some recently. Everyone at work was relaxed as was everyone at home. You know that goes a LONG way in making anything better. No more major shakeups at work either...but keep your fingers crossed that that will continue.

We're going to watch a late softball game in a little bit, it's still warm out and so far the mosquitoes haven't sprouted yet. And no, I'm not playing, I'm watching a family member.

We went to see The Ruins last night. Usually stuff doesn't bother me too bad but there were some parts in this that had me hiding my eyes...not scared but grossed out of my mind. I won't spoil the movie for those of you who didn't see it yet because even with the gross stuff it was a good film if you like horror movies and that's what I consider it to be. I had actually gone to see Shutter but it wasn't playing anymore, don't know why the theater only showed it for a week.

Reading...I haven't done much the past few days though I've a stack a mile hile sitting by my chair.

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Long, lonely Saturday...

Apr. 5th, 2008 | 04:20 pm

I'm watching Battlestar Galactica, I always seem to miss it on TV, wrong time for me or else too nervous to sit and watch something anymore. But I'd almost forgotten how much I really like this show. The sound's not really cooperating though, I think my computer needs an overhaul.

It's a dreary and lonely feeling day, cold and I'd wanted to be outside. Emma's getting ready to have her kittens, poor thing was almost as big around as a basketball. I don't know what I'll do with them all. One lady at work wants a calico one but it's not likely she'll have one.

I've got a crockpot full of chilli simmering, I put it on this morning, that way everyone can eat when they want and I don't have to cook anymore today, I can just sit and contemplate how weird my life has ended up. Maybe I need a big dose of vitamins or something to get me out of the blahs.

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Stormy weather...

Apr. 4th, 2008 | 08:09 pm

Well, we didn't blow away today but I was certainly beginning to wonder if it wasn't our turn. The bad weather came out of nowhere, I don't even think we were under any kind of watch or warning yet. At 9:30 this morning it was as dark as night with that creepy eerie calmness that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Then the storm blew through but once again we missed the worst though there were trees down and the power was off several hours, reports of a small tornado touching down here and there. Some of the roads were blocked for awhile because of downed trees on them or flooding. The water was all the way up to the bottom of the little bridge I cross going home. I'm always afraid we'll have a tree on the house, we have a few pine trees around us, the tall slender ones, though we've cut some in the past.

On the news they've been showing people being rescued from their stalled out cars when they try to drive through water. Don't know why they try, guess they're like me and trying to get home where they feel safe.

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April Fool's...

Apr. 1st, 2008 | 06:58 pm

Did I ever tell you that I met the biggest asshole in this part of the U.S. on April Fool's Day? And married him. Oh, at the time I thought it was a wonderful, exciting day...you know how you feel when you meet someone "special" and you're ecstatically happy and terrified and walking on air. It was only much later that I realized a really big joke had been played on me.

Well, I got to work this morning and apparently Ms. Boss had spent the weekend pondering how best she could screw up our schedules and get us to do anything and everything not in our job descriptions. The fallout was bad. One of the other workers threw everything down and walked out right before lunch, never to return. If I didn't have the hungry hunters (aka those who now hold my student loan accounts) I would have been right behind her. Do you ever dream of freedom? To me that would be the best thing, not money though that would help, but the freedom to say no, I don't have to do that.

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Muddled thinking...

Mar. 11th, 2008 | 10:20 pm

Yes, I know I haven't been around but work is amazingly crazy recently and I'm dead tired when i finally get home.

My sister taped the Reaper and a couple of comedy shows, can't think of their names. Reaper (Sam, very funny CW...ha, ha) was better than I thought, unexpectedly funny and a little sarcastic and the lead guy, can't think of his name, was appealing. The other shows were okay but nothing I'd go out of my way to see. We really do have different tastes in most things, my sister and I. She constantly bashes Star Wars and thinks I'm insane for still being a fan after all these years and spending my money on comics and books. I tried to get her to watch my Battlestar Galactica and Supernatural DVDs with me but she said she was bored before they were even over with. AND SHE SAID DEAN AND SAM WEREN'T CUTE. The girl has no taste, she really doesn't. And how the hell did she become the "older sister" anyway? She was a first class b**** all her teenage years and early 20's. It just never ceases to amaze me how people can flip-flop on you. Oh, don't get me wrong, we get along wonderfully now, she's more of a friend than a sister sometimes and always going out of her way doing something for me. But sometimes it is kind of creepy like she's a pod person or something.

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Crappy day...

Mar. 4th, 2008 | 10:12 pm

Today was...not the greatest. Work was aggravating, people were out sick (God, I hope I didn't give them that mess I had...guilt, guilt), and nothing would go quite right. Then driving home I'm almost to the gate and there's a spot on the side of the road...I can't see worth crap, my prescription needs changing again...and I get it into my head that it looks like my cat. I'm serious, my heart actually lurched in my chest and I was thinking that would just top off the shitty day for my baby to be run over on the road, even though I knew I'd left him inside unless somebody else had let him out though I've told them not to. But it wasn't him, it was some kind of wadded up paper type something, but I was unsettled for a while after that and would't let him outside though he begged very hard and then finally stalked off and got on the loveseat with his back to me. But I just felt it was the day to be careful.

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Saturday woes...

Mar. 1st, 2008 | 08:01 am

I'm still reading Revelation but I don't want to talk about it yet...

I should be getting dressed, a friend called and asked me to go shopping and get something to eat for lunch and I excitedly said yes but now I feel regrets. I kind of wanted to stay home and do NOTHING. And it's f****** cold outside, I thought it was almost spring and it's colder now than in January. Must be the result of global warming...that's what I keep thinking ever since I watched The Day After Tomorrow a couple of days ago. I'd already seen the movie when it was first out but for some reason it didn't make much of an impression on me then. Now every time the weather changes or it seems too hot or cold for the time of year, I think of that movie and how frightening it would be if things get progressively worse. Another thing hanging ovver our heads. If we're not mixed up in a war then the planet will get us anyway.

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Lonely Thursday night...

Feb. 28th, 2008 | 09:15 pm

PLEASE bring my Supernatural back...Thursdays are just weird without it. I don't want to see Smallville and gag on the Clark/Lois togetherness, of course I'm not sure if it came on tonight anyway, I didn't even look. Reaper...I haven't tried it yet, but I've heard okay things about it. I just left the TV off and it was so eerily quiet, everybody off doingtheir own thing.

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I got it...

Feb. 26th, 2008 | 07:49 pm

Ha! I got my book...the month's not a total loss after all. Of course I'm talking about Revelation. I haven't even skimmed through it yet, just stared at it. Don't you love new books? The cover's so bright and shiny and I love the way they smell. But not the books I check out from the library, they usually smell like stale cigarette smoke and even the pages turn drab. I suppose Death Star's not out in paperback yet? Should have bought it in hardcover but I was afraid I wouldn't like it, now the store doesn't have anymore.

I'm tired, still not over last week, and I'm seriously thinking about going to bed early even though it seems a shame not to read my book after I drove completely across town to get it.

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Old music loves...

Feb. 25th, 2008 | 08:38 pm

My sister made me a CD with a bunch of old songs I love...Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear the Reaper, Creedence's Bad Moon Rising and Suzi Q, Kansas' Carry On My Wayward Son, and a bunch of others, like I Shot the Sheriff, which rarely play on the radio. Another song I thought of today was Devil Woman by Cliff Richard. I was young when I first heard that and I LOVED it. Another one from the 80's I liked was When the Rain Begins to Fall by Pia Zadora and Jermaine Jackson. Nobody I know will admit to ever hearing the song much less liking it. I wonder what happened to Pia Zadora? She was so strange and wasn't she married to a much older man? Or am I thinking of someone else? Michael Jackson's Billie Jean and Smooth Criminal though it's a no-no to like his music now but I still have fond memories of those songs. Madonna's Into the Groove from that movie she was in.

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Still sick...

Feb. 20th, 2008 | 09:25 pm

Horrible, awful week. I think I might have the flu. I came home at 10:00 this morning and just crawled on the couch, shoes and jacket still on and slept until after 1:00. My sister came by and brought me Nyquil and snacks and juices. Nice girl, very different from the mean little snot I grew up with. Anyway, the Nyquil helped in some ways but it gave me this crawly skin feeling that's driving me nuts.

I tried to read but my eyes hurt. Tried to watch TV but that was no better and ended up laying there with my eyes shut. I'm so sick of all the political stuff already. Too bad we can't just pick a few good things about each candidate and make them into a new person. Anyway, I'm very, very undecided. I'm finding myself worrying more about this election than I did previous ones. I don't know if it's because I'm older or because it seems like things are worse and everything's on the verge of falling apart and we need a good leader.

Anyway, I don't think I'll be going to work tomorrow. I must have looked really bad this morning cause they told me don't come back until you are a LOT better.

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I don't feel so well...

Feb. 18th, 2008 | 09:10 pm

I feel like shit. I felt fine this morning but by late afternoon I felt like I'd been run over. It's some kind of cold/virus thing I suppose but the worse symptom so far is I HURT all over. And I can't miss work tomorrow. Any other time but not any this week.

And I'd kill for a Dr. Pepper but I was in such a hurry to get home that I forgot to stop and get one. I suppose I could make tea. I drank water all day and I don't want anymore.

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Reading and movies

Feb. 17th, 2008 | 08:14 pm

I'm re-reading Attack of the Clones. Why, you might ask, because I pulled it out of the shelf, blew the dust off and thumbed through it, realizing that I had a different view of the characters than when I'd read the book years ago. Some parts seem the same as what was on the film but others are very different. The latest Legacy of the Force book is due out later this month. I'm really starting to enjoy that series though at first I wasn't impressed. And surprise...the characters I'm enjoying the most are Luke and his son Ben. Jacen...oh, uh...Caedus seems more like he has a touch of insanity than a bit of darksidedness. Those temper tantrums are spectacular and I'm sure are suppose to be reminiscence of Vader's but Caedus can't hold a candle to his grandfather. It's very sad though because I did so love the character of Jacen, second only to his deceased brother Anakin.

And now there's a new film, animated but at least it's Star Wars. I think it fits in between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith but I don't know if it's before or after the other animated series that was on for a while. And there's a possibility that Hayden Christensen is interested in doing Anakin's voice! Speaking of Hayden, the previews of his Jumper movie look very exciting, hopefully I can see it next week. I never did see Awake, apparently our theater didn't see fit to show it.

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Weird day

Feb. 16th, 2008 | 07:55 pm

Half the people were out sick today at work, well except for one lady who got to go on a business trip to Las Vegas with her husband. Shit, I'd miss work too for that. Anyway, everybody was tripping over themselves trying to keep from doing everybody else's missed work, me included I'll admit. Mostly because the missing in action happen to be some of the hard to please kind. A fight broke out on the sidewalk outside. Men can be such ignorant asses sometimes (yes, I know women can too but men have a unique style)...one was calling the other fat boy and one was saying how he could best all of them together and the bragging went on and on. And these were just "normal" guys from around town, one owns a business, two others work together at another. It would have been laughable if they hadn't actually started throwing blows resulting in bloody noses and broken glasses. Crazy.

Anyway, the rain started on the way home, my road was a water covered mine field of potholes. You'd think I'd have all the locations memorized by now. The umbrella table in the back yard was blown over and some limbs down in the yard. I'm glad I didn't buy those ferns one of the store's had out already cause they would have been torn to shreds and then spending the night inside cause the temperature's dropping fast. I hate cold, I really do.

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Everyday musings...

Feb. 15th, 2008 | 06:56 pm

Happy late Valentine's Day. Mine wasn't the best but then I didn't expect it to be this time around. Actually the whole holiday seemed rushed to me, everybody exchanging things but no real happiness in the event involved. Maybe it's just my distorted view these days...

"Duma Key" by Stephen King. Read it. Even if you slacked off on King's books, this one will keep your attention. It's long but worth the time. I checked out "Lisey's Story" (I think that's the name) and if I'm not very mistaken I've checked it out twice and returned it in the past year or so. Don't know why I can't read it. I guess because it doesn't sound scary or eerie or creepy or much of anything when I read the flap cover.

The hose vent thing has come off the back of the dryer, kind of feels like a steam room in the back of the house. I'm fairly certain that it's not a good thing for that to be off but I'm also sure I can't fit myself into the narrow spot behind the dryer which is wedged between the washing machine and a freezer. I don't want to wriggle it out because then I don't think I can get it back in even if I managed to get the hose back on it. I've never thought of myself as helpless and once I wasn't intimidated by anything. My mother would probably say I'd finally developed good sense but my friends would probably have different words for it.

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