23 December 2005

Well, yeah, on my better days, I am Lloyd Dobler


I read this on IMDB and thought it was some interesting stuff, although not everything you hear on IMDB is true...

Cameron Crowe says he got Billy Crudup's line: "Well, yeah, on my better days, I am Russell from Stillwater," directly from John Cusack's response to a girl in a bar who asked, "Aren't you Lloyd Dobler?" (his character in Say Anything... (1989))

20 December 2005

Yeah!


Serenity came out on DVD today. So I was so excited to get it I stopped at that evil empire that is WalMart in Troutdale, parked at the back of the parking lot because it was way full with all those fun holiday shoppers and walked through the notorious Troutdale wind and rain to get into the biggest and lamest and busiest WalMart only to find they were all out of Serenity in Widescreen. "Fuck this" I said to the cashier. Oh wait, actually what I really said was, "Hey, do you have any more copies of Serenity in Widescreen?" And he replied, too busy to even look at me while saying it "What I have is what is out there on the shelf." Well thanks for nothing. Thus endeth my time at WalMart, and I quickly ran to the car and drove to my favorite Fred Meyer out there on 39th and Hawthorne and of course they had Serenity in Widescreen as well as Gilmore Girls Season One for only $24.99. "What a steal!" I said to myself, as I accidentally knocked the movie the Notebook and a copy of Serenity Full Screen on the floor. Thankfully one of the nice Fred Meyer shoppers felt inclined to pick them up for me, cuz God knows I was just going to kick them away. Then in line I saw a youngish man who happened to be buying Serenity Widescreen too, and he was hiding something underneath it which I later discovered was The Beatles 1, assumedly a present for his assumed father who he told to go away when he came up to him in line. I proceeded to chit-chat with the youngish man about the rumored Easter egg on the Serenity DVD, probably totally impressing him with my knowledge. Then I bought my respective wares and went on my way. Good times.

17 December 2005

I Love Jake Ryan


See this t-shirt? Ignore the lame-o girl wearing it in the picture and picture me wearing it. Yeah, that's right. Got it for Christmas. Sha-wing!
P.S. Thank you Sara "Windsheimer I mean" Roark

16 December 2005

Why I Love Mal By Cleartrampoline


I love Mal Reynolds because:
A. He is cute, good looking... and has a nice backside.
2. He is funny and has a great sense of humor.
D. He is loyal and courageous and hero-ly.
F. He is manly, you know, like a man.
The End.
P.S. Yes, yes, yes, i know he is a fictional character...

you know what's nice?

Seeing Serenity again in the theaters, for the third time. Hopefully I will see it again before it leaves the cheap theaters and make it an even four. Zing!

09 December 2005

oh how i love the x files


SCULLY: Mulder, it is such a gorgeous day outside. Have you ever entertained the idea of trying to find life on this planet?

MULDER: I have seen the life on this planet, Scully, and that is exactly why I am looking elsewhere.

What's good for you this week?


X Files Season 6, Podcasts, especially The Transmission (all about Lost), NPR: Movies (all about movies), NPR: Pop Culture (only one episode so far but it was really good), TV Guide Talk (all about TV, awesome!), and the assorted Joss Whedony podcasts I listen to too, although I won't go into too much detail there. Also good- finishing finals (I did my final project on Firefly, yes yes, big dork, but it was cool so hopefully I will have that posted on here soon for all to enjoy), and coffee, yum. This is what's good for me.
When I typed in "it's good for you" on google pictures I found this pic about rum. I don't know if I agree though...
What's good for you this week?

Aeon Flux = Good


Saw Aeon Flux the movie yesterday. It ruled. Weird, but not as weird as the cartoon. Charlize Theron was good. I knew I was going to like it, but dang, I really liked it! It was good. Go see it.

06 December 2005

i used to love you, but now i don't


this album is good. in fact, there is not a bad song on here, which in my opinion is a rare thing. weezer, you used to be oh so good. what happened?

a quick little note to the man who stole my car

Dear Sir,
Thank you for stealing my car. Again. I'm assuming it was also you who stole it in July and in January. It has been so much fun waiting around for the police to find it. Boy, and the paying for towing to a secure location! That's been fun too, because we all know I'm just rolling in the dough, that's why I drive such a sweet car. The '86 Toyota Camry might not seem like much to some people, but you sure seem to love it. I hope you enjoy the pack of American spirits I left for you, I know there were only four in there, but I'm sure you appreciate it. Sorry about not leaving the face on my CD player, but I'm sure you will steal it anyways, because, hey, why not. Enjoy the box of organic cereal that was left on the back seat and I hope the cops catch you this time.
Sincerely,
C. "Please Steal My Car Cuz I Love It"

01 December 2005

You know what I like?


Elvis. The song "If I Can Dream" can like, rescue kittens from burning houses and cure disease, it's that good. Check it out.

Who do YOU have a crush on?

So I'm bored, watching Firefly and surfing the internet super highways, hanging out on myspace, and I come across this bulletin that someone on my friend list posted, and its all, oh go here type in your crush and find out if you're compatible. I'm bored so I'm like, ok, funny, this will be like one of those things that has to do with the number of letters in your name or something, but not even, its just some lame prank to get you to type in your crush and then they e-mail it to the person who sent you there. Yup, I was duped. Lame, I mean, it's not like I really care because what the fuck, are we in grade school, you know who I have a crush on? But its just one of those things where you are like, what the fuck, did I really fall for that? I'm lame. I wish I had invented it. This is the kind of this you could really use in middle school to ruin peoples lives with. Ha ha. As for now, long past middle school, I will just be content feeling stupid for actually being bored enough to click on this link and actually typing in the name of someone I have a "crush" on.
Shaking head in shame.

You know what's good?


LOST.
You know what's not good, there isn't going to be a new episode until January!! WTF! I guess I'm going to have to kill the time by catching up on another good show which is on at the same time, 9pm wednesdays, Veronica Mars. Anyone happen to have any episodes from this season recorded? Anyways last night's Lost episode was pretty much awesome. I was never a big Kate person, I was more all about Charlie, you know, cuz I dig the whole cute rock star thing. BUT, this episode made me really apreciate Kate, getting her whole motivations and all, and dang! Anyways I really like Anna Lucia, I know most people don't because she shot Shannon and all, but I dig her. She can hold her own and thats cool. And she didn't MEAN to shoot Shannon, it was an accident. Anyways I gotta go watch Firefly. My roommate has never seen the Pilot. Weirdo!

30 November 2005

There's no place I can be...



Since I found Serenity...

Actually I was at first thinking I was going to yet again post about Firefly/Serenity but I thought against it, don't wanna push it too hard. So instead I will post about one of the coolest chick fronted bands ever, Heart. I think "Crazy On You" is an awesome song. Don't you?

24 November 2005

I've got some words


Sark's back. The end.

Ok, not really the end but I wanted it to have some gusto. Sark's back! Bam! I'm excited! Alias has been a little rocky this season, what with them killing off like the best character on the show, and so to see them bringing back an oldy but a goody like Sark is just, well, I'm just excited. I'll be more excited when they bring Vaughn back. Just you wait. Dang. Anyways I haven't posted a blog in a while, I don't know what the dill is, but I have just been with like this big lack of words. And my dog died. No, seriously. It was sad. It's weird when you have this thing around in your life and its like a person this thing and its like a constant this thing and you can count on it, which I guess is what I mean when I said it is a constant, but this thing is not there anymore, and its, its gone, and I'm sad. Jake the dog (not to be confused with Jake the boy the kid next door) showed up in the world around my 13th year, and let me tell you, he was the best dog ever, and loved to play fetch. And he was smart. And nice. And not dumb like a lot of dogs are in my opinion. Anyways I guess that's all I really wanted to say about that. If I had a pic of him on my computer I would post it but I don't. Maybe later. That's all from me. Think happy thoughts, go pet your pet, and watch firefly and be happy. That is my wish for all of you. The End. Really.

p.s. happy turkey day.

11 November 2005

This is what today is like




This is one of those pictures that you look at and think, Wow. I wish I had taken this.
Listen to this.

09 November 2005

If you like me at all, you will like this


So seriously, why aren't more people going to see Serenity? It is good! I don't tell lies! Go buy Firefly on DVD and then watch Serenity and then enjoy it dammit! But seriously, I just read this post Joss Whedon made on Whedonesque, my daily source for all things Whedon. He is a funny man, and I'm sure I'm one in a million people wishing he was my friend. At any rate, if you are actually my friend, oh those surfin the internet and its respective superhighways, go see Serenity. Get into all things Joss. Well, maybe not all things, just because he wrote some episodes of Roseanne early in his career doesn't mean I'm going out to buy Season Two of Roseanne, but seriously, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is awesome, (the show, not the movie although the movie is good for some laughs and for Luke Perry), Angel the Buffy spinoff is even better, (there, I've said it, I like Angel better than Buffy, both the shows and the characters. Although that doesn't mean I like Buffy any less, I just like Angel more, whatever, I'm getting carried away) and Firefly, is even better than better, it is gooder than good, it's the best. 'Why did it get cancelled in it's first season then?' you might be asking me. To that I reply, well, why did Freaks and Geeks get cancelled, huh? Why do good shows get no viewers and get cancelled before their time? It's because dumb asses like you aren't out their watching the good shows! Wait, I take that back, you are my friends, not dumb asses, I'm talking to those people, I affectionately like to refer to them as 'them'. Those dumb ass Americans who are to busy watching lame shows like the Apprentice and... and other shows that suck. Getting carried away again. So, here's the point, watch good shows, go see Serenity, and keep your eye out for Joss, who is going to be a guest star on Veronica Mars tonight, because when you are in the entertainment business and you like a show they let you guest star on it, I guess. For more fun, check out this post by Joss here, it is entertaining, more so if you are into the 'verse, but even if you are not.

04 November 2005

Abby Someone, Abby Normal



Now it's time for a little movie review slash recommendation. I'm willing to bet anyone bothering to read my blog is of the variety who have seen and loved this movie but I'm going to digress anyway.

"Oh I love, my pretty little flower..."

You know what's good? Young Frankenstein Seriously, COM-E-DY to the max. Young Frankenstein has to be one of the funniest movies ever made, not to mention one of Gene Wilder's greatest performances, in fact I'm going all out, this is his greatest. Every time I watch it I notice something new and hilarious. Wilder goes from calm to crazy in like no time, and it's perfectly funny, seriously. Oh, and speaking of Genes, Gene Hackman as the blind man is pretty hilarious too. "I was going to make espresso!" Oh, and have I even mentioned Marty Feldman? Pure genius, soo funny, "Sed-a-give!" And the Police Inspector with his arm and the throwing the darts and the cheating and the lighting his cigar and the darts in the tire, oh buoy, its funny. Check it out if you haven't yet, you will be happy you did.

"Now throw a kiss and say bye-bye."

30 October 2005

Ding!

Daylight savings are over! Quick, flip those clocks back to their upright positions!

Info

29 October 2005

I muse on music


So remember when I was saying I was going to get into surf music? Like really get into it, like buy a bunch of cds and lps and listen to it like non-stop and become a surf expert? That plan kind of fell though somewhere, I don't remember. Anyways I was thinking about that today after having this idea that I'm going to get into garage. I mean, really get into garage, like buy a bunch of garage cds and lps and you know, become an expert in garage, kind of like the good old days, like how I was once a super expert in all things Beatles, anyways that's besides the point, so I was thinking about getting into garage, and then I rememberd my failed attempt at getting into surf and decided I should start small, you know, listen to some stuff here and there. So... here I will listen to Paul Revere and the Raiders, the song is "Just Like Me" hm, that's good... and there I will listen to The Sonics, the song is "Psycho" and, hm, them's good too. And then before you know it, I'll wiggle my nose and be knee deep and swimmin' in the garage.

To be into Garage like me check out this and this

28 October 2005

STEPHEN KING BREAKS NEW GROUND AT MARVEL WITH ORIGINAL COMIC SERIES BASED ON HIS EPIC

Marvel Comics to launch first issue in April 2006
Premium hard cover collection of the first six issues to be released in Holiday 2006

Spring 2006---Stephen King and Marvel Comics join forces to launch a ground-breaking new comic book series adapted from King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower. King’s unparalleled storytelling power will provide old and new stories that delve into the life and times of the young Roland.

“As a lifelong fan of Marvel comic books, and as an adult reader who’s seen comics “come of age” and take their rightful place in the world of fantasy and science fiction,” says Stephen King. “I’m excited to be a part of Roland’s new incarnation.”

The series will be illustrated by Eisner-award winning artist Jae Lee.

“My life changed overnight when I learned I'd be working with Stephen King!” exclaims Jae Lee. “I know how special The Dark Tower series is to him. I'm incredibly honored that he would allow me to be a guest in his world.”

Keep checking Marvel.com for more information on one of the biggest projects in 2006. And be on the lookout for free bookmarks featuring the exceptional art of Jae Lee, at comic book shops and bookstores nationwide this holiday season.


This is straight from the Stephen King Newsletter (that I dorkily, if that is a word, am a reciever of). This sounds cool as cucumbers. And looks cooler than cucumbers.

27 October 2005

Morning Song

Love set you going like a fat gold watch.
The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry
took its place among the elements.

Our voices echo, magnifying your arrival. New statue.
In a drafty museum, your nakedness
Shadows our safety. We stand round blankly as walls.

I'm no more your mother
Than the cloud that distils a mirror to reflect its own slow
Effacement at the wind's hand.

All night your moth-breath
Flickers among the flat pink roses. I wake to listen:
A far sea moves in my ear.

One cry, and I stumble from bed, cow-heavy and floral
In my Victorian nightgown.
Your mouth opens clean as a cat's. The window square

Whitens and swallows its dull stars. And now you try
Your handful of notes;
The clear vowels rise like balloons.



-Sylvia Plath (October 27 1932- February 11, 1963)

26 October 2005

Invasion


Invasion is the show that is on after lost. "this is just like deliverance" is the quote for tonight's episode. This show is funny, intriguing, and riddled with all of that 'oh gee dad, what is happening and what is going to happen next?' stuff. Check it out.

20 October 2005

Google Me

I just did something I heard about on NPR the other day. I googled my name. At first it was kind of funny, oh Dr. C. from Florida, blah blah blah C. in Sheboygan, but after a while I was like, hm, is there actually anything online that mentioned me by name? ME??? But alas, after reading something like 25 pages of results I came up empty handed, which for some reason is good, and bad. Good because that means no one can look me up and steal my identity over the information superhighway, but bad in the sense that it means I really haven't done anything with my life thus far. No Articles in papers with my name in the by line, no pages about my wonderful singing or my painting and trumpet playing like all those other C. out there in the world who are actually doing something noteworthy. I better get on it, eh? What the f is my scene? I'm not sure. But I'm gonna figure it out, I am. And maybe the next time I google my name I'll come up with something that's actually about me.

19 October 2005

Smallville

I never thought I would say it, but I'm really getting into Smallville. Season One was eh, but Season Two seemed totally awesome, untill I started watching Season Three, which is totally awesomer! Go rent it today. PS. James Marsters of Buffy fame is on the show this season (the main reason I decided to rent the past seasons). Boy do I have some catching up to do!

16 October 2005

Murder She Wrote


Hey all! It's Angela Lansbury's Birthday today! Here's a few reasons why she rules. A. Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and oh, did I forget to mention Murder She Wrote? Shaaaa-wing!

12 October 2005

I love my job

Well love is a strong word, but when you get to work with things like this you gotta thing, "I get paid for this? Awesome!"

New things

This is what I'm reading today...

and this is my new toy...

Good Times.

05 October 2005

Serenity


So I saw this link on whendonesque.com, so if I can't convince anyone to get into one of my new obessions, then maybe this review can. Seriously folks, go see Serenity. It's so good, and I know you may be thinking, "but wait C., I never saw the show Firefly, I'm going to be so confused!" well I'll tell you what, you don't have to see the show to know what's going on in the movie, of course, it helps and makes some of the little things more understandable or funny, like you're in on some private joke, but yeah, you will enjoy it anyways. Seriously! It is good. Friends, you will like it.

27 September 2005

i would like, if i may, to take you on a strange journey


So today was the first day of school. It was A-OK. I have this critical theory class that is basically going to kick my a$$ but I have this desktop publishing class that makes the ol' Pagedesign class look like -insert something that is really hard to do here-. So today is Meatloaf's birthday, which is pretty sweet... "I would do anything for love... but I won't do that..." what is the "that" he is talking about here huh? I'm going to have to listen to that song more closely next time. Anyways I just finished watching all of Firefly and I really gotta say, why didn't I watch this before? I mean, here is what firefly is mathematically: scifispaceshow+ westernmovie+ josswhedon= fireflyistotallyawesome. Check it out before Serenity opens on Friday. Not enough time you say? Well I say do it anyway, you won't regret it. Or you will. Who knows. Here's a little aside. If you don't know how to run a cash register, then how can I expect you to make me a good latte, huh? I cannot. These kids today...

22 September 2005

On lost and other things

Autumn Equinox

Today is Autumn Equinox, day and night are equal. V. Interesting. That's all I have to say about that.

Lost
The season premiere of Lost was on yesterday, and we finally got a glimpse of what is in the hatch. True to JJ Abrams' form, there were more questions raised than answered.
1st of all, What the? Talk about an opening. In the beginning of the episode we see a man (of course we don't know who) doing some familiar morning type rituals, working out, etc. And with the song Make Your Own Kind Of Music by The Mamas And The Papas (had too do a little searching to find out that one!) it seems all kinds of retro, and you're thinking, 'what the? Flashback perhaps?' until we see it pan out of the hatch! Wild. I don't know where this all is going but I like it. Check Lost out, Wednesdays at 9pm. If you want to find out what the kids are talking about, check out this Lost Forum I found, Forums are good for spoilers (if you are into that sort of thing!) as well as info (such as what song was that?) and general musing on show issues. You probably have to register to post, but not to read.
Lost Forum

That's all from me now. I will probably make mention of another show I caught last night, Invasion later on. So check ya later!

20 September 2005

"It's like pornography, you'll know it when you see it."

So classes start next Tuesday, which means I only have a week left before I have homework again. It's kind of like some sick joke that I keep playing on myself every year. Hopefully, and I know I've said this before, but this should be my last year. 8 credits this term, 14 next term, and 12 for spring, and viola! Graduation. So there's that. Here's crossing my fingers to graduation. In other news here are some fun things I have discovered as of late:

ical calendars
This page has some calendars you can download if you have the program ical, although I think it works for other platforms as well. I have downloaded the Lunsol (which has the cycle of the moon) and the movie releases calendar (which details movies that are coming out each weekend). It's totally awesome. They also have a ton of other stuff that I don't really know anything about, or care about. Such as sports calendars and a calendar detailing things from the Lord of the Rings to the corresponding calendar days. Hm, am I dorky enough to get that one??

Now, unfortunately my tv watching has been really cramped as of late, mostly due to my work schedule, but I did get a chance to catch a few of the recently premiering new shows. Here are some highlights (and if I lack to mention a show you were thinking I would have watched, never fear, I have Sara Roark busy on the recording of those I've missed. Full update on that later).

Threshold: Fridays at 9pm on cbs
So I happened to catch this show because I am a lame-o who was too tired to go out last Friday. Now normally I'm like, if a show is scheduled for a Friday that means it sucks ass, but this show was actually not too bad. Now to the trained ear, me saying 'not too bad' means they would hate it and never watch it, but if you are into the some-what-lame-o sci-fi tv dramas like I am then you will concure with my 'not too bad' judgement. The story is all 'oh, what is going on I don't know what will happen next' a la Lost, but to narrow it down to something understandable I would say its like the X Files, only different. Ha Ha. Anyways it has some chick in it that I've seen before... Carla Gugino from Sin City and that show that I never watched Karen Sisco but the thing I find her most memorable from is that awsome movie I have on VHS Son In Law with Paulie Shore. I knew she was destined for stardome! There are also some other familiar faces, such as Robert Patrick Benedict who was Richard on one of my fav. shows Felicity, and some other people I don't have the time to look up on IMDB. At any rate if you should happen to find yourself at home on a Friday night with nothing else to do, watch Threshold.


Bones: Tuesdays at 8pm on Fox
Now this show is up against one of my favs, Gilmore Girls, so it's already got a bit of a strike against it, but since I know my great friend Sara Windsheimer-I-mean-Roark can be counted on for always recording GG, I can watch it. Oh wait, did I forget to mention the best part? David Boreanaz!!!! Thats right, you favorite vampire with a soul is back on tv, and this time he can be in the sunshine with the rest of us. It's kinda wierd, though, to tell you the truth. I mean, he was a vampire for like, 8 years, and all of a sudden he is like this FBI agent who can walk around in the sunlight and eat normal foods. Someday I will learn how to pronounce his name, but for now I'm content watching Angel play Special Agent Seeley Booth, Tuesdays at 8pm. Watch it only if you have someone else recording GG for you.

Happy Tuesday Cyberspace!

16 September 2005

Check this out

i don't mean to brag but...

yeah thats right, all me. well, not 100%... but a finished crossword non-the-less

i slept for zero hours last night

and here are the top three reasons why:
1. and most importantly, the sims new expansion pack nightlife. damn this is some good stuff. my sim can drive a car now and go on dates. awesome.

2. carnivale. this show rules. if you have not seen it, do yourself a favor and go out and rent it today. awesome.

3. after not being able to sleep from afore mentioned reasons, i turned to a trusted old friend, buffy the vampire slayer to wash away those late night early morning hours. Willow is responsible for breaking Dawn's arm because of her drug, i mean magic! addiction. oh the drama!

14 September 2005

i buy things


so today i bought a hot hot hot pea coat at nordstrom rack and leah and i tried on a bunch of shoes. it was totally fun. oh, and we bought laura some hot pink panties. good times.

Barbie is hot hot hot

13 September 2005

ma, i wanna be a blogger

so so so so. since i've pretty much given up on the ol' merry christmas site i thought, what they hey, why not start a new site that i will most definately loose interest in within the year- but that's besides the point folks, i will post something very interesting to make this all worth while. here's a list:

today is ben savage's birthday

today is the premiere of two shows that i want to watch at the same time but will probably watch neither since i will be working:
gilmore girls
bones

today i am listening to this:

modest mouse- building nothing out of something


hope the links work. i am new at this, after all.