February 8th, 2009
|10:19 pm - Writer's Block: Know by Heart|
Have you ever thought you knew the words to a song and then been shocked to find out what the lyrics really were? What was the song? Did you like your version better?
Oh, I do that all the time though I can't remember being "shocked." Sometimes I have a hard time distinguishing the words. One of the most recent ones was the one by Leanne Rhimes, I think it's called Nothing Better to Do. I had some words completely wrong.
February 7th, 2009
|06:26 pm - Jacen and Anakin Solo included in NJO comic!!!|
A comic book set in the time of the New Jedi Order??? I don't believe it. I mean, it's WONDERFUL, but I just can't believe they would actually do it. Anakin and Jacen back plus a few new characters. I can hardly wait to see what they all look like.:)
Current Mood: happy
February 6th, 2009
|10:46 pm - I really dislike these kind of days...|
Have you ever been surrounded by people and yet felt so lonely that you didn't think you could stand it anymore?
Current Mood: lonely
February 5th, 2009
|10:23 pm - Griping about my shows...|
I missed Smallville...and it doesn't repeat anywhere.:(
And somebody needs to let somebody else write the Supernatural shows. I don't know what is going on but the last four have not been right.
February 1st, 2009
|10:11 pm - I love the Amelia Peabody books!|
I am rereading Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. It is bringing a smile to my lips. I'd forgotten exactly how wonderful the characters of Amelia and Emerson were. And I love the descriptions of the different places. I was trying to remember how old I was when I read it the first time. Young, maybe not even in my teens. I read anything I could get a hold of from the small library we once had in our town, under the disapproving eyes of the old librarian. She was extremely religious and did not think it was right for a young girl to be reading books meant for adults. And I'm talking about the Elizabeth Peters books or ones by Mary Stewart or the romance books like Nurse Lorrie falls in love or something like that. I believe she spoke to my mother about it but for once my mother took my side.:)
January 7th, 2009
|09:09 pm - Writer's Block: Doctor Who?|
26-year-old actor Matt Smith was anointed as the eleventh Doctor Who this week. If you were in charge of casting, who would you cast as your ideal Doctor and why?
Well, I think David Tennant's pretty good and the new guy looks interesting. But if it had to be somebody else...Thomas Dekker from The Sarah Connor Chronicles pops to mind but he'd be a very young doctor wouldn't he. And I don't know if he could do the accent. Simon Baker, but I'm so infatuated with him right now that I could picture him doing anything. Richard Armitage would be wonderful.
January 6th, 2009
|12:05 am - I feel like I've been on a starvation diet without my two boys...|
The next new Supernatural episode is January 15 and is called "Family Remains."
BuddyTV.com has a slideshow for the episode:
Current Mood: calm
January 5th, 2009
|07:36 pm - Some guy with a crooked face named Matt Smith is the new Doctor Who...|
Now there's a new Doctor Who for the Doctor Who series. I'm not sure how I feel about that since I'm a latecomer to the fandom and just got semi-attached to the most recent Doctor Who. The new one will be played by Matt Smith who's mostly unknown and in his mid 20's. But we won't see him until next year after David Tennant finishes this year. The first look I got of him I thought "No!" Then I looked at him again and I thought "Well...maybe." Now I'm thinking (1) He's kind of cute and appealing and unusual looking, (2) He's young...what could the writers do with a young Doctor Who?, (3) I want to see this!
You can read about it at:
There's a video interview with him here but it won't let me watch it, says it's unavailable in my area:
Current Mood: cranky
January 4th, 2009
|11:49 pm - My fangirl side is definitely showing...|
I watched parts of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. I don't know why since I have them on disc and could watch them at any time.:) Then I swapped over and caught the last bit of Stephen King's Desperation. It's been years since I read the book but I'm thinking the movie doesn't match up too well with it. But isn't it like that for all King's books? If they're made into a movie, plot has to be changed. Remember the end of The Mist? And as much as I love Silver Bullet, it's not much like the story it's based on, Cycle of a Werewolf.
And then there were all the Battlestar Galactica previews that had me wishing I had the DVD sets so I could rewatch the whole thing. Sunday there's supposed to be a show on SciFi called Battlestar Galactica Essential Elements and then the new episodes are starting January 16.
I really don't want to go to work tomorrow. I'm not rested and it's turning colder again after feeling like springtime for two days. Then I have a billion errands to run afterwards so it'll be after dark again when I get home.
Current Mood: tired
January 3rd, 2009
|07:01 pm - Close your eyes for Luke Skywalker & the Shadows of Mindor SPOILERS!|
Nick Rostu is in Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor! Whoever decided to put him in it is a genius. One thing this book did was address rumors, not real life rumors but what would have been rumors in the Star Wars universe such as Anakin Skywalker being killed defending the padawans at the Jedi Temple (Nick Rostu believed this one), the Emperor being a kindly old man who Vader betrayed and killed, and everyone seemed to believe these holodramas floating around like Jedi's Revenge. Poor Luke was about to have a brain cramp or something over them. And the whole time Nick's with Luke he's mentioning how wonderful Anakin was and then bad mouthing Vader, not realizing they're the same person. Han almost a mini-breakdown when the Falcon's stolen. There's lots and lots of fighting. The only thing that bugged me was that stuff they sank into that Shadowspawn was controlling, really weird.
If I hadn't just read Wild Space I would have considered Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor the best I'd read all year.
Current Mood: exhausted
January 2nd, 2009
|07:18 pm - You can ignore this post, I was just cleaning the house...|
Here it is the day after New Year's and I decided I'd better do a little cleaning before I go back to work. Besides I think I'd rest better in a clean house. I pulled several bowls of unknown content out of the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. I knew they were there, I just kept postponing the moment of rediscovering them. Then there were apples in the basket on the counter. They still looked very pretty. But then I picked one up and it was soft. It was a lot soft. My stomach did flipflops and I threw the whole basket out. I figured the bad one had probably contaminated everything else.
I collected dustballs. Where does this stuff come from? The house is closed most of the time. I suck up everything I can find and still there's dust growing and sticking together. Like some horror movie, Attack of the Dustballs From Outer Space.
January 1st, 2009
|07:58 pm - Happy New Year my wonderful almost non-existant flist...I should really do something about that!|
I'm trying to keep up with when all my favorite shows are coming back on. I've scribbled two or three notes about it all but have lost them so I'll try to keep a list here. If times are listed they're probably in my central time.
What I know so far:
Jimmy Kimmel Show - Thursday, January 8 (Jensen Ackles guests!)
Sanctuary - Friday, January 9 (9 PM) (this is the finale and I don't want to miss it)
Battlestar Galactica Essential Elements - Sunday, January 11 (10 PM)
Supernatural - Thursday, January 15 (8 PM) (New episode!)
Battlestar Galactica - Friday, January 16 (9 PM) (Final season!)
Lost - Wednesday, January 21 (8 PM)
Burn Notice - Thursday, January 22 (9 PM)
Moonlight - Friday, January 23 (8 PM) (SciFi was smart and decided to show the reruns since vampires are The Thing now)
The Closer - Monday, January 26
December 26th, 2008
|11:36 pm - SPOILERS for Wild Space and beware 'cause THEY'RE NOT BEHIND A CUT...|
I started reading my copy of Wild Space early this morning, carried it around with me all day, and finally finished it. It's GOOD. No, it's more than good. Karen Miller must read fanfiction, she has to 'cause there's no other explanation for it. I'm an Anakin/Padme fan myself but if you like Anakin/Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan/Padme, Bail/Padme, or Obi-Wan/Bail, you could definitely see some of it and you wouldn't have to squint too hard. The depth of the characterization was amazing. I love Anakin even more. Padme was at her best, not like she was in Revenge of the Sith. Obi-Wan held my interest and I almost forgave him especially during the moments he realized Anakin's mother had died. Guilt city there. All the injuries and the angst and the crying...apparently the Jedi don't really understand their "no attachment" rule themselves. The only complaints I have are that the Obi-Wan and Bail story took up almost the whole second half of the book and it would have been nice to have more breaks from that, not that it wasn't good but it seemed neverending for a while, and I WANT THE NEXT BOOK RIGHT NOW!
Current Mood: sleepy
December 20th, 2008
|10:55 pm - The Curious Apprentice, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Rated G|
Just a short little blurb starring Ahsoka...
TITLE: The Curious Apprentice
FANDOM: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
CHARACTERS: Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker (just talked about)
RATING: Rated G
WORD COUNT: around 385
DISCLAIMERS: No, I do not own these characters
SUMMARY: Is it really reasonable to think that Ahsoka wouldn’t know Anakin was slipping off to see someone every time he was on Coruscant?
( The Curious ApprenticeCollapse )
Current Mood: calm
October 3rd, 2008
|10:53 pm - Yes, I am a Star Wars fan girl to the end...|
Did you SEE the first two Clone Wars episodes? Though the look of the characters is somewhat jarring, the feel and the sound of it was all good Star Wars fun. I like that the Anakin in this series is the one we never got to see, just heard about being between the events of Attack of the Clones and his fall in Revenge of the Sith. He's heroic and smart-mouthed and reckless and BRILLIANT as a leader. Obi-Wan didn't get much screentime, some snarky comments mostly, hopefully we'll get to see more of the Skywalker-Kenobi duo later as this is also the time period when they would have started changing from master-apprentice to friends. I'm still not sure about Ahsoka, she's more likeable than I though but I still think she was brought in just to attract a different age group to the show.
Current Mood: cheerful
April 27th, 2008
|01:18 pm - Oh my, if you could SEE the visions running around in my head...|
Did you READ this?
Ewan McGregor To Join Angels & Demons
It doesn't sound like the casting's definite for Ewan but...a priest...I'm picturing him...and keep seeing Dean and Sam but my he's going to look good.:]
Current Mood: giggly
April 4th, 2008
|11:08 pm - I really don't understand why I have to be foolish and let some people get under my skin...|
There's a girl at work, she's been there maybe four or five months, she has no clue what she's doing. I look at her and I see red. Not just because she doesn't know what she's doing but because she's constantly chattering to somebody and it's the kind of talk that kind of stirs up trouble...I saw so and so going into this place last weekend...I saw her talking to him and wondered why they were standing so close...blah, blah, blah. Now I'm not against a little gossip between friends but I firmly believe this girl does it to keep everybody stirred up and to distract from them seeing SHE HAS NO CLUE WHAT SHE IS DOING AND CAN BARELY EVEN TURN HER COMPUTER ON AND REALLY DOESN'T CARE. Okay. Now maybe I'll feel better since I've bitched about her.
A Poison Tree by William Blake
I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
And I waterd it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.
And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.
And into my garden stole.
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see,
My foe outstretchd beneath the tree.
Current Mood: cranky
April 1st, 2008
|06:03 am - Do I have to leave the house today?|
April Fool's Day, huh? And I feel like death warmed over. I DON'T feel like playing all day. When I walk everything is tilted, like half the room is uphill. Do you suppose I have a sinus infection? My ears and throat doesn't hurt anymore but I'm dizzy and nauseated.
Current Mood: sick
March 24th, 2008
|06:55 pm - I certainly did not take after my clean freak little granny...|
I've been outsidde all afternoon scratching around in the flower beds and trying to see if anything's growing yet. I walked in the house to get a drink and looked around at the clutter and mess and this poem came to my mind and made me smile.
Messy Room by Shel Silverstein
Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.
His workbook is wedged in the window,
His sweater's been thrown on the floor.
His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,
And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.
His books are all jammed in the closet,
His vest has been left in the hall.
A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed,
And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.
Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
Donald or Robert or Willie or--
Huh? You say it's mine? Oh, dear,
I knew it looked familiar!
Current Mood: tired
March 1st, 2008
|10:45 pm - Every time I read this I think of my childhood and how simpler decisions were...|
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Current Mood: lonely
February 17th, 2008
|12:18 pm - Dull Sundays...|
The phone has rang all morning, isn't that always aggravating. It's not too bad outside today, a little windy but not real cold. I need more sunshine though. My two small Japanese magnolia trees are starting to bloom. Usually they bloom early but I'm thinking it's still a couple of weeks too early. They actually bloomed already before Christmas when we had several days that were very warm, I suppose they were fooled into thinking it was almost spring.
I don't know what comes on TV tonight, I've lost track of my shows when everything got weird during the strike and they were hit and miss with airing things regularly. I don't think anything much is on tonight though and I don't watch the reality shows, one less thing to be hooked on. Maybe a movie. I think I have a couple I haven't watched yet and I'd also like to watch Disturbia again.
February 16th, 2008
|10:44 pm - Saturdays are weird and Jumper...|
Saturdays are suppose to be relaxing, right? Not around here. It's a hurry-up-and-see-what-kind-of-madness-you-can-cram-into-one-short-day kind of day here.
But my son and I did get to see Jumper this afternoon! I expected to like it but it was even better than I thought it would be. Hayden was perfect for the role and just as handsome as always. Actually all the characters were great...well, except for Diane Lane. Her part kind of fell flat and wasn't explained very well at all. And she just didn't look right. I suppose I'm still thinking of her as she was in Streets of Fire, one of my favorite movies but no one else has heard of it. Afterwards I looked for the novelization at the store but they didn't have it. Surely one was made? And it seems they've left the story wide open for a sequel, hopefully it will do well in money making so that'll happen.
February 15th, 2008
|10:21 pm - Let's get this week over with...|
Well, at least Valentine's Day is over with. I bought some obligatory gifts and handed them out and tried to look happy. But I'm glad it's over with.
And the cat is suspiciously plump. The calico, not the brightest out of the bunch. But my son loves her and I didn't think I could afford to get her fixed a few weeks ago when I should have since she was old enough, so now I guess we'll pay the price. I love cats but unfortunately the dog does not and things could get sticky.
I've tried to write all this past week but it just isn't working. I've lost it, whatever it is. Hopefully it's temporary.