Friday, March 28, 2008

What Color Green Are You?

I stole this little "Green" quiz from C. I thought it was fun. Thanks C.

You Are Teal Green

You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you.

Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.

While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.

Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.

Fabulous Film Friday


Who loves Kevin Spacey???

I do, I do! So of course today's feature film has to include a Kevin Spacey film. And I have always thought Kate Bosworth was worth mentioning.

I don't care what any of you say, but Blue Crush is still one of my favorite movies to watch on a Sunday afternoon. But, back to 21, it is supposedly a true story and I love watching films that glorify actual events.

Movie synopsis from Yahoo! Movies:

The true story of the very brightest young minds in the country - and how they took Vegas for millions. Ben Campbell is a shy, brilliant M.I.T. student who -- needing to pay school tuition -- finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the school's most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa leading the way, they've cracked the code. By counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big time. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and by his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor, Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isn't illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos' menacing enforcer: Cole Williams.

And of course the movie trailer:

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Jewelry, Scrapbooking, and Lovely Company

I know, I know. Everyone wants to know how wonderful of a time I had in Paris. But, since I have been home, I have had more important and more exciting events controlling my life. I assure you though, I will have plenty of Paris photos and anecdotes to share with you shortly, but this entry is far more needed.

This past week has been spent running around, sitting around, eating around, shopping around, and getting to know my half sister and her getting to know our ENTIRE family…or so it seems to be the ENTIRE family. In addition to the fun getting to know you of the big sis, I have never spent so much time with my Aunt and my cousins. And this past week has been wonderful.

Without going into grave detail about this past week, I will keep this blurb down to the likes and dislikes. Let me start with my dislikes: Jewelry and Scrapbooking!!!!!

I have discovered this past week that I am the complete opposite and most contradicting form of ALL the women in my family. I am the runt and the elephant in the room in my insecure views of me with my family. Most females and especially the women in my family love jewelry. I certainly am blessed to not have this trait, which will allow for a more fruitful bank account balance now and in the future…in retrospect, I will probably spend the “what could have been jewelry” money on traveling, so I probably will be less fortunate in the end. But matching rings is what these women want and even though I am not a jewelry fanatic, the rings are pretty and are pretty neat…I guess. So my sis bought one to match and I will continue to think about it.

Now, let’s talk about scrapbooking. The idea is great. The final product is timeless. BUT the process, the cost, and the obsession are absolutely not for me. So, this means… obviously, that the wonderful world of scrapbooking is right up the alleys of the lovely ladies that share the same bloodline as I.

So, after a little jewelry shopping and scrapbook store shopping (YES! They have actual stores…more than 1…dedicated strictly to scrapbooking! Ack!) I am still alive and in great spirits. I will even offer one positive to both addictions: There is actually a ring I am considering only because my sis bought one and it would be kinda neat to have matching rings. Scrapbooking does have some pretty paper. That’s it. That is all you will get out of me.

So, more importantly, what is my point and my likes? Although I do not enjoy these things and bad habits :)LOL... I do absolutely and without any doubt enjoy and love the company. I will jewelry shop and scrapbook shop with you lovely ladies anytime just because y’all are a riot to be around. You make me laugh, you make me happy, and you make me so grateful to have such a normal and loving family.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Fabulous Film Friday

10,000 B.C.

I think this movie looks pretty kick ass. I am not normally a fan and I rarely get excited about films that have obvious fake oversized wicked looking animals that will later be either your friend or foe...take your unexpected pick. Historical films or films about the future that I cannot and will not be able to ever fathom as realisitc rarely ever make my movie likes either. I prepared...that I never wanted to make it to the theater and I never got my panties in a wad about the Star Wars films, the Lord of the Rings films, or Harry Potter. I know...blasphemy is me. Get over it.

BUT! I am super stoked about the new movie 10,000 B.C. This films looks way wicked cool and say the least. For some reason I like the word "wicked" today. Work with me.

Synopsis (from yahoo):
A young hunter is forced to lead a small group of hunters to pursue a band of mysterious warlords to the end of the world to save the girl he loves.

The above synopsis kinda lacked/sucked. So I went to the 10,000 B.C site and found a much better description:

From director Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow”) comes a sweeping odyssey into a mythical age of prophesies and gods, when spirits rule the land and mighty mammoths shake the earth.
In a remote mountain tribe, the young hunter D’Leh (Steven Strait) has found his heart’s passion – the beautiful Evolet (Camilla Belle). But when a band of mysterious warlords raid his village and kidnap Evolet, D’Leh leads a small group of hunters to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. As they venture into unknown lands for the first time, the group discovers there are civilizations beyond their own and that mankind’s reach is far greater than they ever knew. At each encounter the group is joined by other tribes who have been attacked by the slave raiders, turning D’Leh’s once-small band into an army.
Driven by destiny, the unlikely warriors must battle prehistoric predators while braving the harshest elements. At their heroic journey’s end, they uncover a lost civilization and learn their ultimate fate lies in an empire beyond imagination, where great pyramids reach into the skies.
Here they will take their stand against a tyrannical god who has brutally enslaved their own. And it is here that D’Leh finally comes to understand that he has been called to save not only Evolet but all of civilization.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Centropolis Production of a Roland Emmerich film: “10,000 BC,” starring Steven Strait, Camilla Belle and Cliff Curtis.

No wonder I think I am going to like it! It's a damn love story!

Steven Straight: Where did this little cutie come from??

And Camille Belle...Isn't she absolutely adorable??

Here is the trailer from you tube. I found one with Greek subtitles and thought it was only appropriate.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

What Would You Do With $200 Million

Do you play POWERBALL?? I normally don't only because I forget to buy a ticket. I'd actually love to have a bad habit of getting a POWERBALL ticket every Wednesday and Saturday. But the POWERBALL is up to $200 MILLION with a take home cash value of $99.2 Million!!!

So, what would you do? First, would you take the lump sum of $99.2 million or have them disupurse it out over however many years?

I would tell them to take their dumb taxes and give me the rest now!! But what would I do with almost $100 million?

1. Pay off my house.
2. Pay off my car.
3. Pay off my parent's house.
4. Pay off all debt I have and my parent's have.
5. But new home with land for myself and buy my parent's a new one too.
7. I'd probably buy a vacation home somewhere.
8. DONATE. I'd definately donate money to various charities. Mostly for starving and underpriviledged children and diseases that need cures.
9. Invest.
10. Live a comfortable lifestyle but not luxurious. I want that money to draw INTEREST, baby!
11. Write. I'd sit on my butt and write for a good time.

Sadly, I would expect my frugal ways would still emerge and exist on a daily basis. I'd give more money away and spend it on others rather than on myself.

What would you do with almost $100 million??!!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

You Know?

You know those days that feel completely off kilter and you feel like you are functioning out of your own body and mind. I made a comment to someone today that was the only thing that made complete sense to me..."I think my mind took the day off and failed to send me the memo."

So, true. I was forgetful. I forgot in just a few moments what I wanted to say more than once. And I normally remember the most mundane of details. I left something at work only to realize it half way home. I absolutely needed it, so I had to turn around and head back to my about crapping all over my own cornflakes. I completely lost my entire day in doing "stuff" rather than enjoying the nice afternoon. Then I had to come home and work late on other obligations to bring home the bacon. The worst of it all? I know I was rediculously productive today, but nothing feels as if it had any significance. It's already forgotten. I think I am on overload and it is way past my bedtime.

I am ready to move on to a new day and hopefully I can remember it.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Horoscopic Thoughts

Yes, I am one of those optimistic, hopeful, and rediculously gullable people who enjoy reading their horoscope everyday. No, I am not a devil worshipper and I am not a least not in the mystic sense. IT'S FUN. So, this is my "Quickie" horoscope for today: Your ideas are just as good as anyone else's ideas -- promote your thoughts today.

Here are my thoughts:

1. I regularly "promote" my thoughts everyday. Sometimes too much. Does this mean I should promote them twice as much today? Because whoever gets the brunt of that ranting is surely getting the short ass end of the twig. sucks for you.

2. I came across this photo and article on yahoo. My thoughts? I'll give you the censored "G" rated version: Dang, shoot, holy poppy sticks. and firefighters are so giving.

Firefighters Charlie Schmidt, left, and John Stewart, both of Vancouver, Wash., fire dept., pick up their gear and head out after resting following racing up 1,311 stairs in competition Sunday, March 2, 2008, in the Columbia Center tower in Seattle. More than 1,000 firefighters from throughout the U.S., as well as Canada and New Zealand, raced 788 vertical feet up 69 floors in the 17th annual stair climb at the tower, in a benefit for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

3. I am extraordinarily hungry today. More than usual and I am normally always pretty hungry. What am I having for lunch? A lean cuisine. Probably why I am always so hungry, huh? But if I eat two lean cuisines, would that defeat the purpose? or is it still better than eating a whataburger burger, fries, and a chocolate milk shake? Because although I absolutely dislike fastfood, it is sounding quite tasty.

4. Should I feel guilty for writing this blog while at work? nah.

5. Countdown to Paris trip: 6 days, 3 hrs. Still need to get a purse that has a strap to wrap across my chest (diagnally). Not like you really needed that crappy description. But, it is what it is.

6. Sometimes I wish I was my dog. Spoiled and adorable and not having to lift a single paw for work and get to sleep all day. Then I wonder if I would really be satisfied with such an unrewarding life. Perhaps.

7. I wonder how the election will turn out tomorrow. I know who I voted for...even though this candidate did not win my state. Actually, every election I have voted in, my choice candidate lost my state. But, I would be happy with either democrat when it comes straight down to it. McCain is way too old. I can't believe the logic on the Republican side. At least choose a candidate that doesn't have a strong possibility of croaking very soon. I am with Chuck Norris on that issue.

8. Speaking of Chuck Norris. Have you checked out chucknorrisfacts? Check it out if you want a laugh or if you are super bored.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

A Good Tune for a Sunday Afternoon

There is a morning radio talk show I regularly enjoy for good laughs on my way into work. Have you heard of Lex and Terry? They are in Texas...I think around the Dallas area and I also think they are broadcasted on one of the satellite radio services. Anyway, they try to find new musical bands that are cool and unique...when not doing there normal practical jokes and giving truthful advice. They have some hilarious regular segments if you take it for what it is...a reason to laugh. They are definitely not for the easily offended.

So, they found this band Odis and I just think this little Asian guy can absolutely rock out. He's great and this song just makes you want to bounce your head and move around however you feel natural. Check it out!