Jul. 16th, 2014 08:54 pm
eee1313: (Tropic Thunder - dance)
I'm sure all of you have seen this by now, but I just have to say: Weird Al is my new hero.

eee1313: (No. 1 @ everything)
I was going to post other things, but I just saw it online and all I can say now is "Holy crap, Lou Reed is dead." This makes me sad. :(

In other news, this weekend was super Halloween weekend for us. Yesterday morning we took the kid Trunk-or-Treating, which she enjoyed a lot. However, this also meant that for the rest of the day all she wanted to do was eat her candy. (It's now hidden in the laundry room.) Then we went to our homeowners association Halloween party, where she got pizza and cheesy poofs and then a guy came in from the Wide World of Reptiles and showed off snakes and lizards and frogs. There may have been more, but she was getting tired and cranky so we had to leave early. Then last night was the Halloween party at our friends Cinnamon and Andrew's place, and as always it was lots of fun. This year's theme was "Hallowmeme," so I went as Nyan Cat (warning: annoying music) and the Scientist went as Teabonics. I was not the only Nyan Cat, but oddly the other guy dressed as Nyan Cat and I once had eerily similar costumes at another Halloween party. So I think next year he and I will try to coordinate again. Also in attendance: Rickrolling, the Cinnamon Challenge, dog shaming, Tom Selleck waterfall sandwich, Clean All the Things, lime cat, women laughing alone with salad (two of those), trolololo (warning: annoying and awesome music), and Grumpy Cat, amongst many others.

Today we went back to the zoo to see the dinosaurs one last time. The dino banners are down. The kid will NOT be pleased the next time we visit the zoo. Oh well.

What else? Man, I don't know. Right now I kind of want to nap. What's up with you?
eee1313: (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
Yesterday my sister called in hysterics and told me I HAD TO watch this video on YouTube. So I did. And now I'm sharing it with all of you. Because WTF. If you watch this, promise me you'll watch it till the end. Because it's just ... cracktastic.

Of course, after watching this video all I could think of was this.

Comedy gold, people. Comedy gold.
eee1313: (Justando)
Every time I hear the Justin Timberlake song "Mirrors," I could swear he sings about "a hand in a pocket full of soap." He sings this twice in the song near the beginning, about two lines before the chorus kicks in. This is driving me nuts.

I have a pass for 8 free movie tickets which I need to use before the month runs out. I don't have 8 friends who live nearby who can take advantage of free tickets with me. And I can only use the pass Sunday-Thursday, and not on the first weekend of a movie's release. Boo-urns.

HAWKS WIN THE STANLEY CUP!!! HAWKS WIN THE STANLEY CUP!!! Chicago has a team to be proud of again! Wooooooooooooo Hawks!

We took VEE to the pool for the first time this past weekend as our association was having a pool party. She didn't really understand what the kiddie wading pool was for and just sort of stood there in the water. She tipped over once and was very surprised by it. We bought her a pair of water wings so that should she fall over again the next time we take her, she won't go under as easily.

At said pool party, we won a talking Sulley from Monsters University. She doesn't really know what to make of him, either.

I got a backup pair of shoes for [ profile] fava_bean's wedding. Despite the fact that these shoes look fantastic and are probably the most sturdy heels I've ever worn, they run a half size small which means that I can't wear them for much longer than the wedding ceremony itself. Which is sad, because these shoes have an absolute TON of cushioning and would be great if only my foot were a half size smaller. (And no, I can't get a new pair because I'm already wearing the biggest size they make.) So I got these in taupe as a backup pair (they only had that color or black). I saw online that they also come in teal, which could be perfect, but then reviews were all "teal is green, not teal!" So never mind that idea. Besides, I'll wear the nude/taupe again.

My sister gave me Daft Punk's Random Access Memories for my birthday, and I finally got around to listening to it. That was totally not the album I was expecting. It's not bad in the least, but not as dancey-poppy as some of their past, more accessible, music. I was REALLY surprised to learn that so much of the music isn't sampled but is played by live musicians. And the roster of guests is crazy -- Nigel Rodgers, Julian Casablancas from the Strokes, Panda Bear from Animal Collective, Pharrell Williams, and freaking Paul Williams. (Side note: I was always creeped out by Paul Williams as a kid. I don't care that he wrote "The Rainbow Connection," there's still something freaky about the guy.)

And it's now past five in the morning, so I should probably go back to bed.
eee1313: (Critic - hotchie motchie)
I am officially too old for the VMAs. I just find myself confused by most of it.
eee1313: (Spice Girls)
The Olympics closing ceremony is tonight, and I CANNOT WAIT. Spice Girls! Spice Girls! Spice Girls! What was once ironic enjoyment is now nothing but pure glee at the thought of seeing them "sing" together again. Sure, there will be other, better musicians there. (The Who! Madness! Annie Lennox!) But it's the thought of the Spice Girls that has me really happy. And [ profile] deeablo and I have been speculating as to whether or not Take That will be there as well, which means there's a possibility of the Spice Girls AND Robbie Williams. My head may just explode.

Speaking of the Olympics, I am utterly addicted. I have to watch it. I watched women's mountain biking yesterday. And rhythmic gymnastics. And men's platform diving. And the men's and women's relays. And women's volleyball (what happened?). I did, however, get bored with field hockey and turned it off, though.

ALSO speaking of the Olympics, [ profile] shanna_s turned me on to McKayla is not impressed. It's like sad Keanu, but Olympics-style. Some of these crack me up. Especially appropriate for me is this one. Oh, Internet. I love the crap you spew out at the world.

What else is going on? We saw Total Recall the other day. It's ... okay. We saw it for free using the passes we got when The Dark Knight Rises crapped out. For a free movie, it wasn't bad. Colin Farrel was good. The set design was AWESOME. Kate Beckinsale was fine. Jessica Biel... Neither of us knew her character's name when the movie was over. But here's my big question: WHY was it that when the two habitable places left on Earth are the United Federation of Britain and the Colony (aka Australia), only ONE person in the film had a British accent? Even the real-life British guys didn't have British accents! This made no sense to me! Whatever. It was pretty. And free.

It's still early in the morning, so I don't have much else to say right now. I hope you're all having nice weekends. The end.

Addendum: That's odd. None of my paragraph returns worked, so this became one giant, run-on paragraph. Glad I know how to hard code a return in here. Anyone else having weirdo formatting issues like that?

So. Stuff.

Mar. 9th, 2012 09:26 pm
eee1313: (Mercy's Garage)
I am ashamed to admit that I love Selena Gomez's crappy pop song "Love You Like a Love Song." If I had it on my iPod, I'd keep hitting repeat-peat-peat-peat-peat. LOVE IT.

I want to see John Carter. My friend Steve liked it, as did Dean Richards from WGN. Those guys are pretty much the only movie reviewers I trust, so if they say it's worth checking out, I'm in. Plus, I have to show interest in movies based on old-school sci-fi. If us nerds don't show up in droves for the sci-fi that started it all, Hollywood will instead think we're not interested and instead we'll get Transformers 4: Shia Yells Some More. No one wants that.

I have finished book 3 of the ASOIAF series. Favorite characters: Tryion, Dany, Davos, Samwell Tarly. Characters I love to hate: Cersei!!!!, Tywin Lannister, Joffrey. Characters I tire of: John Snow, Catelyn Stark, Arya Stark. Characters I find intriguing, yet I don't necessarily like: Jaime Lannister, Mellisandre. Book 4 is slow going at first, but I'm sure it will pick up. Anyone know when book 5 is scheduled for paperback release?

Speaking of books, I have yet to pick up the latest Patricia Briggs Alpha & Omega book. I may just wait till I'm done with ASOIAF, and by then that book should be in paperback as well.

The baby is starting to get teeth. She likes to chew on things. Still no rolling over, but she'll get there in time.

Work is work. But it's a Friday, so let us not speak of it again.

I have had no time to work on my cross stitch project for my mom. Originally I was thinking I'd give it to her at Christmas. It may end up being Christmas 2013...

That's it for now. I hope you're all well.

OH! Hunger Games in a few weeks. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Is anyone else out there excited about it, or just me?
eee1313: (Aaaaaaaaah!)
I have Wilson Phillips' "Hold On" stuck in my head. I don't know even half of the lyrics. Send help.
eee1313: (Danny Elfman)
I love you, Danny. I really, really do. You have been a major influence on me for decades now, and your music has touched my heart in ways I cannot ever express. That said, $499 for the Tim Burton/Danny Elfman "music box?" REALLY??? I love you, Danny, but not $499 worth.

(If the included book were sold separately, I'd totally buy that, though.)
eee1313: (Danny Elfman)
The end! )
eee1313: (Mastodon will CRUSH you!)
More songs! )
eee1313: (Spice Girls)
So I'm bored and thought I'd do that 30 days of music meme. However, much like [ profile] cincodemaygirl, I'm not doing the original meme. Instead, I'm doing [ profile] tenar's version, which has swapped out some lame questions for better ones. But I'm doing it in chunks, as I don't have the dedication for posting every day.

The first batch of answers. )


Aug. 8th, 2010 10:43 pm
eee1313: (Robbie - smarm)
It seems that one Mr. Robbie Williams has gone and gotten himself married. Good for him! I guess now that he's a) settling down and b) back with Take That, I'll never get that one-off concert in Vegas I told him to do. Oh well...
eee1313: (Spice Girls)
Despite what my icon may make you believe, no, the Spice Girls did not play Lilith Fair this weekend. ::sadface::

All about Lilith Fair. )

(FYI to [ profile] spicedrum: your check is in the mail as of this morning.)


Jul. 13th, 2010 12:32 pm
eee1313: (Serenity - Simon/Kaylee)
1) Tonight, Sean Maher and Jewel Staite from Firefly will be guest starring on Warehouse 13. HOORAY!!! Are you not watching Warehouse 13? You should. It's ridiculously fun. [ profile] sparkeymonster made a list of reasons why the show is awesome. I agree wholeheartedly. This is just FUN TV, people. Go, watch, enjoy.

2) Today is Embrace Your Geekness Day. Go forth and be geeky! Here are just a few things I am geeky about:
a) Firefly/Serenity
b) The Nightmare Before Christmas
c) Mold-A-Rama
d) Devil Ducks
e) InDesign

3) Work is currently stoopid. Nothing that's my fault or really even my problem, but that doesn't make things any less stoopid.

4) I have no A/C in my car. I've been surviving fairly well, but I really need to get that fixed.

5) This weekend is Lilith Fair! I'm excited. Kelly Clarkson dropped off the lineup (boooo), but now Court Yard Hounds, aka 2/3 of the Dixie Chicks, are playing. And Mary J. Blige, Heart, La Roux, and Sarah McLachlan are still on schedule. Also, local artist Katie Todd won a timeslot, which is cool because I like her music.

6) I have a slight headache. That is no good.

eee1313: (Strictly Ballroom - Doug's breakdown)
Why do I have the theme to Footloose stuck in my head?

Tra la la

Jun. 17th, 2010 10:27 am
eee1313: (LotR - fanTAStic)
Today is much better than yesterday. Stupid hormones. Stupid work people jumping the gun and making me and another coworker redo all our work. Stupid me, overreacting to everything. But whatever, it's a new day, the sun is shining, and it's nearly the weekend.

Last night I hung out at the laundromat. Man, those places have changed since I last used them. It's all electronic card readers and no coins. I felt dumb with my bag of quarters. But the good thing about card readers is that the laundromat's main computer can track which washers and dryers are in use, and it's all displayed on a flatscreen TV so you know which machines are open, and when yours are done. Best laundromat ever!

Tonight I plan to exercise (because I was tired and slept in this morning), make jumbalaya for dinner, and watch Ninja Assassin. He's a ninja, AND an assassin! Heh. I also have to wrap gifts for Father's Day, and the Scientist's birthday, and maybe also my mom's birthday. That's not till August, but I don't know if I'll be heading to their place before then, so I might as well take her gifts up this weekend.

I finally loaded the three soundtracks to the LotR trilogy onto my iPod. This makes me happy. Thanks, [ profile] queenofthorns! This should get me through the day of making PDFs.
eee1313: (Sesame Street Fever)
[ profile] cincodemaygirl recently pointed her flist in the direction of this link. It's a TON of old-school Sesame Street songs in .mp3 and .avi formats. This website has songs that are most definitely not available on the market today, and some of these songs I'd completely forgotten until I heard them last night. Best of all are a few links to songs off the Sesame Street Fever album, which we had when I was a kid. [ profile] yakgirl and I listened to that one a lot, which probably explains her early love of the BeeGees. (There was a lunch box involved, as well as a playground fight about Beatles vs. BeeGees. Guess which side she was on?)

Anyway, if you're an old-school Sesame Street fan, I highly recommend checking this page out. There are some really rare songs up there. Also, lots of original versions of the songs, unlike what's available on the albums released today. I don't need the celebrity versions of the songs I loved from my childhood, thank you very much. AND it's almost completely free of Elmo, so that's a bonus. Seriously, though, you can't be upset when listening to the disco version of Sesame Street songs.

ETA: Kind of funny this came to my attention now, as 20 years ago yesterday marks the passing of Jim Henson. It's great that all these years later his work is still so popular and influential. Way to go, Jim.

I am crazy.

Feb. 4th, 2010 12:24 pm
eee1313: (Peter Pan)
So in case any of you are interested, [ profile] miggy is currently doing another round of polls. This time it's

She started with 64 songs, which are currently being pared down to 32 so that she can actually begin the bracket. But people. PEOPLE. In the latest poll the Darkwing Duck theme song is currently beating out Tarzan's "You'll Be in My Heart" by ONE VOTE. Now, despite what you may think of that movie OR Phil Collins OR the fact that the song beat out "Blame Canada" from the South Park movie at the Oscars that year, you have to admit it's a damn good song. And it's DEFINITELY better than the Darkwing Duck theme. I mean, come on. Darkwing Duck isn't even as good as DuckTales, or the most catchy/annoying Disney cartoon theme of them all, Gummi Bears. So really, if you can, go vote and knock Darkwing Duck out of contention for me, okay? Thanks.
eee1313: (Cheeky monkey!)
Last week, my friend Adam sent out this YouTube clip of an old song. It was done back in 1972 by an Italian songwriter/singer/actor named Adriano Celentano. The song is complete jibberish, which I kind of love. It's like if someone who didn't speak English tried to write a song that sounded like English, but came out as garbled weirdness.

Seriously, I have listened to this song at least once a day for the past week. I LOVE IT. And thus, I had to share.

And now, off to get dressed, do some grocery shopping, and then make Chex Mix before leaving for B-Fest this afternoon. Wooo!


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