Movies!

Mar. 6th, 2011 07:18 pm
piplover: (Merlin)
I just saw the Eagle, and all I can say is, where is the fanfic?  I mean, really!  Two hot guys, in Rome, on  a QUEST, with built in H/C?  OMG, people, point me to the stories!  

The movie was good, if a bit cheesy, but I liked that.  I would recommend this film to anyone who doesn't mind a lot of cheese with their stories.  
piplover: (Hello Adipose)
Hello, all!

This past weekend kind of sucked, but I think it's getting better.  I've had a migraine, stomach ache and back ache the past few days, thanks to the weather going from one extreme to the other.  Every time the air pressure changes I feel it!  

On Friday my mom's pug finally died.  The poor thing was on its last legs, and she was going to have him put down on Saturday, but he decided to go on his own terms and time, and passed peacefully.  Saturday, there was a funeral for a friend's son who overdosed. I didn't know him, but my mom had been his teacher and was just broken.  She really had a wretched weekend!

Hopefully the rest of 2011 will be better.

I went on another date with my friend M, though I'm not sure I should call it a date. He hasn't given any indication that he wants to take things that way, and since I'm fine either way, it doesn't bother me.  I just don't know what to call our time together, lol.  We had dinner at Red Robin and then went back to his place, where he showed me his World of Warcraft and Anime collection.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again:  embrace the geek!  

If nothing else, I feel comfortable being my own geeky self around him, so it's all good.

I wanted to get some writing down, but have just felt horrible.  Work is only made possible by the copious amounts of Vicoden I have taken, because sitting for too long is just agony.  But hopefully things will settle and I can get my mojo back.  I have two stories I'm writing for the Australia flood auction, one Sherlock BBC and one SGA. Also, I'm working with [livejournal.com profile] enkiduts on a story, and I have to get my section done.  I have a start on it, but haven't been really able to work on it in a while.  Hopefully that will change, as well.

What else is going on?

I saw the King's Speech.   I loved it!  The acting was brilliant, the story lovely in it's simplicity, and the fact that it was based on real events just made my little historian heart sing.  Definitely one to buy when it comes out.

Also saw Tangled, way back at the beginning of the year, and loved it, as well.  Haven't really seen anything else, though I'm hoping to drag M to see Green Hornet this weekend.  Nothing else looks really good out there right now.  

Oh, one other thing.  I'm working on getting my plane ticket to England, but OMG, the taxes are ridiculous!  The plane ticket itself is only about $400, but the taxes they apply are over $400!  Seriously, it's crazy!  I don't want to pay $800, with over half of that taxes!  So I'm hoping my sister can work her magic and find me a good deal, otherwise I'll just have to bite the bullet and purchase it now. 

Anyway, that's about my life in a nutshell. 

Yay!!!

Nov. 13th, 2010 10:55 pm
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The giant Sherlock Holmes story is finished!  I need to go back and edit the hell out of it and touch up the last bit, but the most of it is finished!  I found a beta, and just have to get in contact with her. As soon as I start beta-ing it I'll start posting.  OMG, it's  huge!  As it stand right now it's just over 85,000 words and 200 pages.  It will probably be a tiny bit longer when I get to fixing it up.  Whew!  I can't wait to start posting.  

I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to be writing again, and honestly, I think this is some of my best work.  I hope you guys will read it, if just because I think it's a pretty good story, lol.  

In other news, I saw Secretariat today.  I had no clue about the horse or anything, so I was holding my breath during the last race and cheered when he won.  Wow!  What an amazing tale!  

I think I'm off to bed now.  Have a good weekend everyone!

Sigh

Jun. 20th, 2010 10:56 am
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Really don't wish to be at work today.  My mouth doesn't want to talk, my stomach is hurting, and I just... hate Mondays, lol, even when they're on Sunday.

Saw A-team with brother and his fiance last night.  It was just as good the second time, lol.  Still cheesy and silly and full of the crack that made it such a fun series.  Could have done without the forced romance, though.  That had me rolling my eyes and just wishing for those parts to be done with already.  I'm an incurable romantic, but it seems that most movies are just sex, sex, sex, and the women usually have me wanting to bash my head in.  I'm sorry, but you don't need to be a bitch to be strong and powerful.  If you switched genders, half the time what is supposed to come off as perky and smart is just downright vicious and sexist.  It drives me nuts. 

OK, mini rant over, sorry. 

Mom is doing some landscaping, and it has become a family affair to move rocks around and help plant flowers.  Now the weather is mostly cooperating we're trying to get it all done before it begins to get hot.

I'm working on a Sherlock Holmes story now.  It feels so good to be writing again, even if I still doubt the quality of it.  I'm trying to write at least 3 or 4 pages a day, and keep reminding myself that I can go back and edit and add and change things.  So far, I'm pretty happy with the results, and hope I can do the idea justice.  

Not really much else going on.  I got my movie and book, and loved Without a Clue.  It was cracky and silly and fun, and just a good laugh. 

What are you all planning for the rest of your weekend?

SNOW!

Dec. 31st, 2009 01:53 pm
piplover: (As it should be)
It is snowing outside, big fluffy flakes that are covering everything.  I don't want to think about driving home in it, but it looks lovely.

Trying to decide if I want to brave the weather and see Sherlock Holmes again tonight with a friend.  Not that Sherlock Holmes isn't totally worth it, but if it starts to ice over, I think I'll have to forgo the pleasure of the good detective's company for another day. 

Don't really have plans for tonight, other than the aforementioned movie.  I don't usually party or drink that much, and the idea of a nice evening in, snuggling with my kitties and watching one of the movies I got for Christmas, sounds pretty appealing.  Then again, so does Sherlock Holmes with a friend, lol.

Anyway, I hope you are all safe and sound and enjoying your New Year's Eve day.  I can't wait for the New Year to start and all the adventures it will bring!  Take care, and see you next year!
piplover: (Happy fan!)
Went with my mom to see Sherlock Holmes today and OMG I loved it!  

Review under cut for spoilers )
piplover: (Friendship)
Today was hell, but I survived and am looking forward to my three days off. Yay! Which brings me to what I'm thinking of doing tomorrow.

I've seen Star Trek XI 4 times now. I want to see it 5. I love that movie. I make no excuses for it. It has a cheesy plot, Uhura bugged me, Chekov was too young. But I love it like crazy and can't get enough of it. Why? Because it's fun. Because it reminds me of when I was younger and couldn't get enough of Star Trek, either TNG or TOS. It lets me dream and hope of being better than I am, because damnit, the world gets it right eventually and I want to be a part of that.

My family think I'm a little odd, but you know what? I'm ok with that. I'm happy. I enjoy being a geek and watching these characters interact with each other and fight the bad guys and win. I don't want to be thinky and grumpy on my days off.

So, back to the point of this. I think I may go see Angels and Demons tomorrow and chase it with a Star Trek 5th viewing. Then spend some time with my mom, who's going on vacation for two weeks for the first time in I can't remember on Thursday. And maybe invite boy over to have some fun and be a geek with.

Anyway, after today I am definitely sleeping in tomorrow, and just relaxing. I really don't mind dealing with customers, but honestly, people, don't call the person who's trying to help you an idiot or curse at me or yell at me, ok? At least they were really cool and gave us free candy to help with the hell of it all. Snickers, yuuuummm!

Anyway, just wanted to say hi to everyone and see what you were up to. I'm pretty limited on LJ on the weekend, as I work from 7 to 6 or later and can't surf. Anything big happen I should be made aware of?

Ok, off to bed to dream of Trek and tribbles and Dr. McCoy. Hmmmmm, Bones...

Night, all!
piplover: (kitty)
Just got back from Transformers and OMG! I am so hyper I can't even begin to tell you!

*Does the Kermit flailing arms*

Spoilers ahead! )
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If you haven't seen it, then you need to go rent The Pursuit of Happyness. Wow! All I can say is I haven't left a a movie feeling that hopeful, that happy, and that inspired in a long time. The fact that it is a true story only makes it more so. Go, enjoy!
piplover: (happy)
So, the nitty gritty of it is that I won't be fired if I call in sick on Saturday, but I probably will get written up and get a lecture. At the worst, I'll have to go home and "think about if I really want to keep my job." Umm, yeah, no brainer there. Even if they do break their own laws and fire me, I already have another job lined up with the store across the street. So if it comes down to it, I really only lose the health insurance, which I can replace through the college. So.... I'm going to Canada on Saturday!!!! I already booked a hotel room, just 4 minutes away from the theater. Yay! And only 35 dollars when split! So, yeah, I'm happy. The only thing I'm slightly worried about is the drive up there, just because I always worry when I have to drive longer than 15 minutes anywhere, lol.
I'm so looking forward to this. I haven't actually gone out and done anything with, you know, live people since Feb. So this will be great. Now if I can just convince myself I'm not a fat blob and DH is going to recoil in horror the moment he sees me I'll be happy. Yay! I'm going to Canada!
Thanks to everyone for the words of caution and the advice. Love ya!
piplover: (Fear)
Ok, so here's my dilemma. I just got tickets to go see A Dog's Breakfast in Vancouver, BC. David Hewlett will be there along with his fiance and his dog. I am really, really looking forward to this. Now here's the dilemma: The show is on Sunday at 1215pm. I have to work Saturday until 10pm. If I work Saturday and leave after work, I won't get to Vancouver until about 5 in the morning. Or, I could leave here at 3 in the morning to get there on time. Why don't I call in sick? Because I have been told that if I call in sick one more time, they might fire me. See? Dilemma. Some of you might think it's a no-brainer - lose job, don't go. But I really don't like my job, hate it in fact. The hours suck, I never have time to do my homework, and I'm exhausted. On the other hand, it gives me some extra money so I can pay my bills, and I have health insurance now. But....I hate my job. And I already bought the tickets. If I drive up Saturday day, then I won't be driving at night, can stay in a hotel, see the show and then drive home afterward rested and alert.
Or should I just call the tickets a bust and not go at all, even though I am so excited I could spit and really, really, really want to go? I just don't know. I'm really leaning towards the just call in sick and to hell with Walmart option, but any input would help. Also, I just found out that I can get health insurance through the school or privately, but it's really expensive. Sooooooo....any suggestions? The show is on the 25th of this month, so I have about a week to make a decision. Help me, Flist, you're my only hope!

PS This is totally, completely, 100% off topic, but does anyone know where I can get a copy of Robyn Thurman (Koschka's) Real Ghostbusters stories? I am tearing my hair out trying to find them. Thanks!
HUGS!!!
piplover: (hope)
Just watched Wedding Wars on A&E. A very cute movie that dealt with the issue of gay marriage wonderfully. I wish there were more shows out there that presented both sides of the issue in such a way as to be aproachable to all people.
My family thinks I'm very strange for being so passionate about gay rights. They keep asking if I'm gay, or bi and just not telling them. They just can't seem to understand why I would be so - firm - in my belief otherwise.
I don't know how to explain to them that for me, gay rights is as important to our country as black rights, or women's rights. A very large minority of people are being desicriminated against, simply beccause of something they do that is outside the norm. Black people were treated poorly becuase they looked different. Women are still seen as second class citizens in a large part of the world.
So why is gay rights my call to arms? I don't know. I do know that when I was younger I, too, had a lot of prejudice. Then I read a book that was written with a gay character as the lead, and it literally changed me. One of my best friends when I was younger was gay. We used to do everything together, and I trusted him like I rarely trust anyone. We drew apart over time, but I still think of him fondly.
I don't know if I'm going anywhere with this. I know there are a lot of people out there who oppose gay marriage, who oppose gay people in general. I can respect that, just as I am forced to respect the right of people to hate black people or women. But I think it wrong when our country wants to make bigotry legal. This is supposed to be a land where everyone is equal. And sadly, I'm finding it more and more a land where you are equal only to those like yourself.
I know my family will never understand my passion for something that does not affect me directly. But all I can say in answser to that is that something that hurts my fellow man, does affect me. And I would hope it always will.
piplover: (happy)
I had a good day today. Saw Pirates of the Carribean 2, which just totally rocked. Got my hair cut, and a tire changed on my car, so I no longer have to fear death from flying rubber on the freeway again. Also, and this is the big thing, I wasn't tired.
That may sound a little weird, but here's the thing. When I got out of the military, I was totally exhausted. I mean, I would wake up around 10, have breakfast, putter around the house, then take a three or four hour nap. I did that for like, three months.
I guess I was really sleep deprived while in the Army, but as I was so busy doing stuff and running around, I didn't notice. When I finally stopped and just relaxed, it hit me big time.
I think I'm finally over it, lol, one year later. I have energy again, I can go the whole day without a nap, though I do love them still. And I'm not sleeping in until 11 or 12.
It feels good to feel alive again.
piplover: (soldier)
I just started watching Renaissance Man and can't help squeeing over the fact that it was filmed at Fort Jackson, where I went to Basic Training. I keep seeing things and places that I remember, and can't help yelling, "I've been there! I've done that!" And then, because I've been so brainwashed, the inevitable outburst of, "They can't do that! The Drill Sargents would never let that happen!" follows.
Is it rather sad to anyone else that my idea of a fun Friday night is to pop some popcorn, have a soda, and watch a movie?

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