31 March 2006

Searching Searching

So about a month or so ago BF invited me to live with him once he moves in may. So the last few weeks we have been looking. First the roommate wasn't coming with, now he is. So first we were searching for a two bedroom, now a three. Looking is exhausting. I haven't moved in 4 years really, 3 yrs ago May I went from a two bedroom with a roommate to a one bedroom in the same place so that doesn't really count. Back when my old roomie and I chucked in into Antioch from Murfreesboro she really took charge of the move. Donna is good like that.

I have been calling places all morning and have a bunch of appointments set for tomorrow. We just have such specific search criteria: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, near Hillsboro village/green hills area, on the bus line, $1200/month or less. We've even been looking at houses. You'd be amazed how many 3 bedroom houses only have 1 bathroom.

I am ready for a nap. Ugh.

27 March 2006

A New Project

So I have been reading a lot of different blogs recently and decided a need some sort of project or goal for mine, as well as just using it for a place to bullshit. I have been thinking for the last few weeks about this. I have read some really interesting ones, involving an atheist going to church, a family's trip to India, English language pet peeves and proper usages, raising humanist kids, and a skier in Colorado who takes great pictures. Just a few random ones I have read.

I thought and thought. I am a reader so I thought about reading all Shakespeare's plays or everything Dickens wrote but I already read too much and am trying to do that less. I like music but catching up on my CD collection would be expensive. I considered going to all the historical markers in Davidson County but decided that would be a while and use too much gas.

then it came to me. I am really into movies. There are plenty of older ones and classics I haven't gotten around to seeing. I have a netflix account, so I decided to watch all the Best Pictures, in order, beginning with the first one from 1927. Some I have seen; I feel for completeness sake I should watch those again. BF said I should also watch the nominated ones from the same year but they used to nominate a lot more than 5, so no way. I perused the list from Wikipedia and found some surprises.

Movies I am surprised I won't get to see:
--Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Gone With The Wind won in 1939
--Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Suspicion: Never seen Kane and something called How Green Was My Valley won that year.

Some I am NOT looking forward too:
--The Greatest Show on Earth: 1952. a circus movie. Enough said.
--West Side Story: 1961, a musical, ugh. I had to sit through some of this in high school for some reason as it's based on Romeo and Juliet. All I can say is gang-bangers don't dance. period.
--My Fair Lady:1964. Another musical
--The Sound of Music: 1965. What the hell was wrong with the 60's? Wasn't there supposed to be great cinema then? Am I just confusing it with the 70's?
--Rocky: 1976. Never mind. I suppose the first one isn't that bad but has been tainted by all the horrible, very bad, no good sequels.
--Annie Hall:1977. I heard this was the first romantic comedy. I hate romantic comedies.
--Shakespeare In Love: 1998. cross dressing romance. Having never seen it, I just can hope they don't sing.

A few that I am glad I don't have to watch:
--The Wizard of Oz: I remember, long ago, when there was no cable. You had to watch whatever movie happened to be on TV. For some reason the Powers That Be apparently felt that this needed to be shown constantly. in crappy scraggly-ass signal static vision. If I had to watch I would cheat on this one and throw Dark Side of the Moon on.
--Love Story:1970. Love means never having to say you're sorry? Only if you've never been in love.
--Working Girl: 1988. I may share her first name but I can't stand Melanie Griffith.
--Jerry Maguire: 1996. Another romantic comedy. Thank goodness I'll be watching The English Patient instead. Romantic tragedies are so much better.

My first movie, Wings, is now on its way to me courtesy of amazon resellers.

25 March 2006

BF Is Funny

Sometimes stuff happens and I remember why I like BF so much. It is his sarcasm, his off-the-cuff comments, his insane sense of humor. He may not be the lovey-dovey guy that I sometimes wish he was but when it comes to making me laugh I couldn't ask for better.

Today we went to the mall; first we went into Linen's and Things to look for a wine rack (BF is trying to get into wine) and then we went to Victoria's Secret. The only thing I ever buy there is underwear because their bras don't fit me right. BF is cool about going into places like that, possibly because I so rarely drag him with me to anything girly. So I pick out some underwear and am checking out when I notice 3 boys who were about 11 or so just wandering through the store. BF sees me look at them then walks up with a huge smile and says
"They came up and asked me if I was shopping for my wife. I said no, I just like to come in and touch things."
I about died laughing then. I kept telling him he better hope their mothers didn't hear him (apparently they didn't) and that I couldn't believe he said that to kids. I told him he needs to watch out that he doesn't contribute to the delinquency of minors.

Love him anyway though.

24 March 2006

Drunk Blogging

yes, I am at home, drunk, at 9pm on a Friday night. BF and I are watching the UCONN game. BF cooked fajitas tonight and I am working my way through a bottle of wine. Just chilling.

My new work schedule starts on Sunday. Now I get to be Customer's Bitch from 7 am to 3:30 pm. At least I won't have to eat dinner at 10 at night anymore. I was getting damn sick of that. I so need a new job. BF wants me to go back to school but I don't know. It's been so long since I was in school don't know if I would manage well.

I found out my brother and his wife are having a boy. He's due the end of July so I need to figure some time out in August or September to go see them. My little niece turns 2 in October so maybe I'll go for that. I found some cute LSU baby socks I am going to send to them and realized I just can't send 1 present anymore; I need to send one for each kid now. I like being the cool aunt. Shelby is getting the soundtrack for the Curious George movie, mainly because I love Jack Johnson and that is a great kids CD without being childish too much. I've listened on Napster and it's nice. Perhaps next I'll start sending the They Might Be Giants CDs.

As I have probably mentioned before, BF is a huge Matrix fan. He bought the big special edition box set with all the commentaries a couple years ago when it came out. One of the commentaries is by Cornell West and Ken Wilber. So, since I am interested in philosophy I am working on A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber. So far it is cool but not light reading at all of course.

Finally a quote, since I haven't had one for a while
How low am I? I am not yet so low but that my nails can reach unto thine eyes, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Act 3 Scene 2

Makes me feel good when I am feeling short.

20 March 2006

Found!

Thanks NIT!! They had the Snakes on a Plane trailer updated today so I finally got to watch. Oh it looks bad!! :) Really bad. I have seen better CGI on Star Wars fan films. Either this is a way early cut that will be improved on or I predict this will be the biggest unintentional comedy of the last few years. Last big unintentional comedy we saw was Jeepers Creepers.

Still winning my brackets over on Yahoo. YIPPEE!! Just by a point right now; everything looks pretty good although UCONN and Boston College were fucking with me on Sunday. I am beating BF, BF's dad, and BF's brother. Fun!

Went to see V for Vendetta on Saturday. On IMAX. So ultra fucking sweet. I have been craving this movie ever since BF heard it was coming out. BF is the biggest Matrix fan ever. He got the comic several months ago which I finally read about Christmas. I love Alan Moore's stuff in general and this one is just so topical. We always hang for the credits and at the end was the typical blurb about how any similarity between the movie and any people, places or events is purely coincidental. ***SMIRK*** While the original dealt with Margaret Thatcher's England in the 80's there were definitely enough tweaks and updates to make it very obvious who and what they're condemning. Will definitely be seeing it again; even BF wants to see it again and he NEVER goes to see movies twice in the theater.

Currently: rewatching the pilot of LOST.

17 March 2006

Late Night Blogging

Went and hung at Bosco's tonight. BF has a mug there and we usually go on most Fridays, while BF sometimes goes other nights too. Pretty fun crowd there but of course was crazy busy. Had to leave because I had a tummy ache. I only had 2 beers early but I think I went to long without eating, then when I ate it just made it worse.

I heard Snakes on a Plane had a trailer out but I cannot find it anywhere. UGH!

I am winning my brackets so far. I'm on Yahoo Tournament Pick'em with BF and a few others. I always suck really bad, having just 1 team in the Final Four which doesn't go any further. This year I tried to be serious. I pulled up Dick Vitale's picks, threw in some stuff I read of ESPN about 12 seeds beating 5's every year and your Final Four teams total seeds needing to be between 7 and 15, added a dash of who I had heard of and BAM I am number one in our group so far.

Happy St Patrick's Day!!

14 March 2006

Funny Vid

I am definitely a guy's kinda girl. It's not just the football, basketball, beer drinking and swearing. It's the little things, like knowing the difference between an Autobot and a Decepticon, being able to defend the position that Leia in a metal bikini is so way hotter than Padme in her dominatrix outfit, knowing who the original X-men were, knowing how many Robins there have been, appreciating the excellence that is South Park. guys at work are always bringing me stuff to read ranging from The Sentry graphic novel to The Big Book Of Bad. so much so that i am pretty much not reading much of my own stuff i bring anymore. Today someone brought me a link to this vid. so very very cool.

but while there, i also found a link to this one, which is also funny. the quality on it is not so great tho; I bet it would have been equally cool with the Street Fighter 2 background music.

And thanks to Nashville Is Talking for linking to me last Thursday!!

13 March 2006

Made It Through The Weekend Fine

BF and I survived the weekend together. Had a good time and I will probably post pictures in the next few days.

couple quick things.

Chef is leaving South Park! Seems like this is a bad breakup; I shudder to think what they'll do to get rid of the character. My bet is a very messy, embarrassing death.

I so like Boondocks. Apparently so does someone who runs concessions in Illinois, now I can eat a Luther!! I wonder how many homemade ones have been eaten since that episode came out and how many of those people were stoned when they ate them! I don't even eat red meat and I am curious if these are any good. Does anyone know?

Snopes proves The Colbert Report wrong!! Last week Colbert mentioned a report that said that the natural blonde was dying out and proceeded to plan out how we can advance the blonde race. Very funny stuff. Although I know it is a fake news show, that really was a fake news item. Turns out there was never any study that came to that conclusion or one done at all.

I am exhausted. Going to crash now and watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

09 March 2006

I Love Best Buy

So after buying my new computer on Saturday, I opened the paper Sunday and saw it was on sale for $100 less. But in fine print on the same page it also said "excludes previous purchases". hmmm. I figured I would take my receipt back and give it a shot though, as it was a significant amount to come back. So due to my work schedule and other stuff going on I had to go this morning to see about the refund. I was there right at 10 when they opened, receipt in hand, ready to make a fuss about the price.

I was nice to the service desk girl; explained my new computer had gone on sale the day after I bought it and could I get the difference back? She took my receipt, scanned it, and said "oh, it's actually 200 less. Total refund is 218.92, do you want that on the Best buy credit card or gift card?"

WHOA! SWEET! AWESOME! In 5 mins I cut my Best Buy credit card bill almost in half.

On another note, BF and I are going camping this weekend. Not camping camping but staying in a cabin at a state park. Should be fun. No internet or TV for about 3 days. Will I survive? Will I kill BF? I will update on Sunday with the answers.

04 March 2006

New Computer


Hooray! I bought a new laptop today. Much love to BF for helping me pick it out and purchase, as the guys at Best Buy, though nice, probably would have talked me into buying a bunch of extras that i didn't really need.

it is a Gateway MX6421 with an AMD Turion processor, 512 MB DDR, 80 GB HDD, etc etc.

Am too terribly excited. The girl who was checking me out asked about what i was going to use if for and i had to fish about for an answer. Technically i didn't absolutely have to purchase a laptop as a new desktop would have been better for cheaper probably. I really did want the portability though, as BF just has a desktop and this will work well for plane/car trips. Also, until we move in together in May it will be ultra-nice to be able to tote my computer now to BF's to use with all my stuff on it rather than fight him for his and still not have my bookmarks, lists, etc on it.

currently: watching the UNC-Duke game

03 March 2006

Oh Crap

What is the word where you remember you need to do something on a certain day/time, forget it then remember afterwards? Is there even a word for that? plain old "forgetting" isn't right because i remembered before i forgot.

BF's birthday was on the first. My parent's anniversary was yesterday. I remembered i needed to call them on Wednesday but forgot to yesterday. This morning i was taking BF to work and remembered on the way home. Now i feel all bad. :( They have been married for 32 years. which means i will be 30 in July. *sigh* I will give them a call later today.

ah well. i am a sucky daughter. Have to go shower then do laundry. hooray for friday?

01 March 2006

Water Water Everywhere?

Reading Truthout this morning. Looks like the post-apocalyptic Mad Max future is creeping closer every day!! Two articles under this link; the first about where water war may spring up going forward, the second about the British Armed forces looking at contingency plans for such water wars. that is all going to suck. really really suck.

Can't we just put up a bunch of desalination plants? You know, like in Sim City?

BF's birthday today. He's all old. :) I managed to get out of work at 4 and we ran around and ended up eating at PF Chang's in Cool Springs. went by Best Buy to look at the laptop i am going to get this weekend. Yay!! am so excited. I have never bought a computer; i always got second hand ones when other people bought new ones. so this is going to be cool. I have $580 in Best Buy cards so will have a good chunk paid for already. Will probably get this one, but this one is ultra-sweet. will see what i end up getting.