Friday, December 16, 2005

eh eeeh eeeeeeeh!

This lovely distraction from Andrew-

and a silly meme


You scored as Anne!.

Anne!

69%

Emily Howard

53%

Sebastian

38%

Marjorie Dawes

34%

Vicky Pollard

25%

Daffyd Thomas

25%

Ray McCooney

19%

Andy

9%

Which character from Little Britain are you?!
created with QuizFarm.com

Thursday, December 15, 2005

"Never go near a suspiciously normal looking wardrobe if you like Turkish Delight."


Just read a review by JSJ for Narnia-
and without our comparing notes, he and I shared a few thoughts in common.

1st-We both were a little taken aback by the 'tension' between the faun and little Lucy.

2nd-The Queen's costumes are some of the best work we've ever seen, and we both left the theater longing for a certain gown.

3rd-We both felt a teeny bit guilty for swooning when Peter rode into battle.

"Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host."


Using Cold-eeze like an addict,
Spraying Chloraseptic like a perfume counter girl,

This is my Thursday.

Back at work, after being of little voice on Wednesday.

Where as I normally would have just come in, and suffered through it, I am starting to take stock in that idea that you try and beat a bout of illness head on, and burrow away for a few hours, to prevent it becoming something far worse, requiring much more time off than the one day.

I spent the entire day in bed.
With The Flurry.

We slept and slept and slept.

I did wake up around 2ish (I think) and watched the annoying psychic Slyvia Brown on the Montel Williams show.
Annoying because she feels the need to repeat over and over that 'angels' tell her these things.
She either has ESP (extra special powers) or is a really good guesser, as she seems to get an awful lot spot on.

Fell back asleep for a bit, and woke up to watch the latest Project Runway.
This is my favorite reality show.
Last year I feel in love with Austin Scarlett, and Jay, (who ended up winning).
But so far this year I'm not really taken with anyone's work, and no personalities are standing out-other than this guy's crying episode on the runway that continues to amuse.

So no The Movies updates, no Nintendogs to discuss, and not even any overly dramatic friends episodes to regale-

Just a nice, quiet, hibernating day in bed ill, that was just what I needed for a weekend full of events.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

"I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle."



Fair warning-
My evenings are going to be filled.

The Sims will have to find their own simulations,
Fly and Adolf will have to hope someone else in the Nintindogs neighborhood is around to take them walkies.

I got my first b'day gift today.
It's from husband #1, and I'm already plotting what I'm going to do with it.

Deadwood Season 3, Al Sweringen learns Kung Fu!
Harry Potter and the Shockingly Wrong Things Snape is Forced to Do!
BarSluts!The Movie!
Flurry the Talking Dog!

Suppose I'll have to learn how to play the game first, but thats a small issue.

Click here to see the films others have made.

Monday, December 05, 2005

The Forbes Fictional Fifteen



The Forbes Fictional Fifteen

Lucius Malfoy
David M. Ewalt, 12.01.05, 6:00 PM ET

THE NORTH SEA - When Lucius Malfoy was sent to jail over a year ago, the business world assumed he'd slip into poverty, obscurity and eventual madness. Azkaban prison has a way of destroying its detainees, and few observers figured he would be able to remain solvent.

But instead, Malfoy has prospered. The ivory-haired devil’s fortune increased nearly 30% over the last year. It's a major vindication for the 51-year-old wizard, and an indication that Malfoy's portfolio--and his mission to destroy Harry Potter--still has lots of life left in it.

Much of Malfoy's gain can be attributed to surging commodities markets. The price of gold is at its highest level since 1987, up 16% since January alone. Malfoy's stores of gold galleons and silver sickles--among the purest mintings of those metals known--have appreciated significantly.

His stock portfolio has also fared well. Most wizards eschew "Muggle" markets, preferring to invest in Goblin mutual funds or Niffler futures. But Malfoy bucks the trend, holding shares in a variety of companies, including Wal-Mart Stores (nyse: WMT - news - people ), Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) and Halliburton (nyse: HAL - news - people ). "I am constantly on the alert for opportunities to exploit you filthy Muggles," he told us nearly seven years ago (see: “Malfoy’s Malicious Methods” Forbes, Mar. 21, 1999).

And the value of Malfoy's personal possessions has appreciated significantly. Since the return of Lord Voldemort, artifacts and tools of the Dark Arts have become hugely popular, trading briskly in secondary markets like eBay (nasdaq: EBAY - news - people ) and Borgin and Burke's. As the patriarch of an ancient family, Malfoy is reputed to hold a wealth of valuable objects. Despite repeated searches of Malfoy Manor, his home in Wiltshire, the Ministry of Magic has been unable to find any prohibited items--but sources close to the family say they still possess countless treasures.

Despite these material gains, it’s clear Lucius' imprisonment has been personally painful. His wife, Narcissa, has reportedly begun making midnight visits to a "family friend," a tall, thin and greasy-haired professor at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And Draco, Lucius' only son, disappeared this year following the murder of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

"The whole lot of 'em are rotten," says Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody, a former dark-wizard hunter, or Auror, for the Ministry of Magic. "I tell you, it'd be better for the rest of us if they were all turned into ferrets."

More than anything else, Malfoy's stint in Azkaban has affected his political standing. In the past, Malfoy was one of the biggest contributors to political campaigns and causes in the wizard world; a major supporter of the conservative Gurdyroot PAC, The Black Cat Foundation and Ghouls for Better Government. Officials ranging from the merest bureaucrat to the Minister of Magic himself have owed their position to Malfoy--and have been forced to support his pure-blood, anti-Muggle positions.

Now, as a convicted felon, Malfoy is banned from making contributions to political causes. And since he's been positively identified as a Death Eater--as Lord Voldemort's most ardent followers call themselves--it's likely few politicians will continue to associate with him.

But don't count out this cunning conjurer just yet. With Voldemort's power on the rise and the future of the wizarding world very much in question, it would be naive to dismiss the possibility of a comeback by Lucius Malfoy.

"I don't know how long Azkaban's going to hold him," says Nymphadora Tonks, an Auror who was present the night Malfoy was arrested breaking into the Department of Mysteries. "I expect we haven't seen the last of that git."

"to polish one's knob" no more



During my first trip to Paris, I of course went to visit Père Lachaise to pay my respects to Oscar.

When entering the cemetary, there is an information office that provides maps.

Of note by the caretaker that morning was that I should also visit, Victor Noir.

He then, in broken English, relayed that should a lady bestow a kiss, she would be granted with a powerful sex life, to bestow a rub, great fertility.

Imagine my attempt at being polite while assuming his English was more broken than I originally presumed.

However-

I followed the map and read the history and found that Noir was a reporter, shot by Prince Bonaparte, and that his murder was credited with raising the people to overthrow Napoleon III and form the Third Republic.

When you come upon the monument, it is a sculture of Noir, lying as if just murdered.
And where one would expect to perhaps bestow a rub, a prominant addition by the sculptor.

I did not rub.
Many before me had, as the sculpture had been polished due to frequent rubbings.

Years later when I returned with Colin to again visit Oscar, I relayed the story and he said that's where the phrase "to polish one's knob" orginated.
He also said there were stories of young women not only rubbing, but mounting and achieving completion on the statue.
Tip of the hat to all you French women out there.

This morning, Colin sent me the following report...
*****
Statue rubbed wrong way
AAP
06dec05

THE tomb of a romantic 19th century figure has been fenced off over fears the statue is being damaged by female visitors rubbing its groin area.

The tomb of journalist Victor Noir has long been popular with women visitors because of his romantic reputation and the effigy's design, the BBC reported.
Now Pere Lachaise cemetery officials have put up a fence and a sign prohibiting "indecent rubbing". The statue depicts Noir on his back, with a distinct and worn enlargement in the groin.

Legend has it that a woman who kisses the effigy's lips and places a flower into its upturned top hat will find a husband by year's end.

Noir was killed in a duel by Pierre Bonaparte, a great-nephew of the emperor Napoleon.
*****

So there you have it-no more knob rubbing, or mounting, or kissing, or whatever you may have wanted to do on your next visit.

"I realized I was in the throes of a crisis.One that not even the sight of this season's Dolce & Gabbana strappy sandals could lift me out of."


This morning, after catching up on email, and blogs, and boards, I found myself thinking the very odd thought of, "ah the small town, drama free bliss, that will be Oxford"

I've had MANY reservations about moving from the big-action, high-energy, go, go, go, pace of Los Angeles, to a small, studious, quiet environment.
I expected I would miss going out, miss the characters, miss the fact that at any hour of the day, you can find somewhere to dance, somewhere to eat, and somewhere to celebrate.

But, living in a city filled with creative minds, creative types, and people who long to be creative, you are also surrounded by drama.

Drama between friends, between ex's, between work associates, between lovers, between people who should be lovers, pretty much anyone you come into contact with.
And if it's not your drama, it's the drama of your friends.

Which is just as frustrating.

If I like a bunch of people, and value all of them, soundn't they all be able to see the value in eachother and get along?
And it's not like I'm even some high moral person.

I really don't think I expect too much of the people in my life.

If I'm dating you, don't cheat on me-
If I've hurt you, tell me-
If we're friends, be a friend-

Don't kick puppies,
Don't judge me by my shoe sickness,
Don't hate the player-hate the game,
Don't tell me things you think I want to hear,
Don't ask me things you don't want to know-

Is that so hard?

My close friends know that I'll do pretty much anything for someone if they ask.
To the point that Saryn tells people not to ask me for things, because I can't help, but want to help.
But I'm done being a part of everyone's drama.

Stop trying to sleep with your friend's ex's-
Stop exagerating how hurt you are by your break up to try and get attention-
Stop telling your current girlfriend that I want you, because TRUST ME I do not-
Stop forgetting about your roommate at Christmas-
Stop trying to up-sell your adventures and sexual prowless-
Stop pointing fingers-
Stop pouting-

Play nice, or go home.
Or at least play nice till I move homes.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Gifty Wish List 2005



Being December 1st, it is that time of year when Mum asks me to post my wish list online-
Being one of the few people who makes a point of remembering my just before Xmas birthday every year,here I oblige with the b'day/xmas wish list.


There's the wish list,
(those gifts that fall under the $20 range and you don't mind telling your friends you'd like to get)


iPod shuffle hard case set-black, red, and clear-
available at any Apple Store



Mrs. Darcy mug from BBC America online


Culture Shock! A Wife's Guide by Robin Pascoe



Eragon and Eldest, both by Christopher Paolini



A clip on book light


Subscription to Conde Nast Traveler

The Lady and the Panda : The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal, by Vicki Croke



Nail and Ring golf glove-available at Golfsmith or online



and then the WISH list-

(those gifts that you'd love to receive and hope someone else is willing to buy for you so you don't have to shell out the heaps of cash for something so silly)



Harry Potter Scene It! Game


Tiffany and Co Atlas Necklace


Tiffany and Co Logo Ring


Marc by Marc Jacobs, Velvet Quilted Pumps


iPod Nano in Black


Movies game


Dior Detective Bag


Chanel '5' Necklace


Beckett on Film DVD set




Louis Vuitton 'Cruise' wedges