Thursday, November 29, 2007

Buying a Puppy

Yesterday, I put a deposit down on a little female Cavachon. She's adorable. Even Melody thinks so, and that's what I call an accomplishment.

When I first arrived at the house last night, there was one puppy that I wanted immediately. He woke up, and pushed his sisters out of the way to come over and lick my fingers. I can't begin to tell you how sad I was that he was a boy. The second one I wanted was all excited to see me (a person, really, she probably didn't care much about me specifically). The other two were adorable, as well, but much more shy. Those two weren't doing the whole pushing/barking thing.

In any case, I decided on the "middle" girl. She's not the biggest girl, nor the smallest, she has neither the most nor the fewest red spots, her fur is long (and non-shedding, yeah buddy), but neither as curly as her bigger sisters' nor as straight as the littlest sisters'. They'll probably be less than 10 pounds when they're fully grown. *cute*

I can take her home in 2 and a half weeks. I need a name. I kinda want a name that starts with an "A." So far, these are the names that have been suggested: Airi, Aliera. Suggestions are appreciated.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Love Actually: Focus on Karen

Oh yes, it is totally that time again. If you don't like it, that's too bad. Karen is played by Emma Thompson... you've probably seen her somewhere: like as Sibyll Trelawney in The Harry Potter films, or as Nanny McPhee in... well, Nanny McPhee. She's a phenomenal actress.

At the very beginning, she's talking to her two children, a girl, Daisy, and a boy, Bernard, who are excited about having just received their parts in the Christmas play. Well, Daisy is. Bernard's kind of an arse. She thinks so, too.
"We've been given our parts in the nativity play, and I'm the lobster."
"The lobster?"
"In the nativity play?"
"Yeah. First lobster!"
"There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Christ?"

I love that Karen helps David with advice on his son. Granted, her advice isn't always very comforting, but that doesn't make it bad. "Get a grip. People hate sissies. No one's ever going to shag you if you cry all the time."

Karen is also the Prime Minister's sister. She calls him up to admonish him - even though he's her big brother, while he's being all patriotic, and she's working on her kid's costumes. She's listening to Joni Mitchell (amazing!) in the background and explains to her husband, Harry, (Alan Rickman, also known as Snape)that Joni taught "your cold, English wife how to feel."

Karen's no fool. She knows Sarah is in love with Karl - and good thing, too, or Sarah never would have danced with him. Karen is also aware that Mia is someone her husband should watch out for. His protestations and "ignorance" don't add up too much: she knows Mia's young and beautiful.

That said, I wonder if Karen knows, when she sees her husband looking at the necklaces that he really is going to buy one - and that it's not going to be for her. I wonder if she doubts at all, until she learns that that is what's happened.
I have to say no, because of her expression of surprise and happiness when she pulls out the necklace - gosh, that would suck.

And then... when seeing the CD? Yeah, good to know her husband listened, and remembered that she likes Joni Mitchell... but the necklace. Gosh, I'm sure any other year, she would have been thrilled that "Mr. But you've always loved scarves" got her something personal... I think that would make it worse, actually.

I also love Karen's reaction at seeing her big brother/the Prime Minister at the children's concert. Oh, and she warned poor Natalie... and I love her expression when she - and the whole rest of the world - sees them making out.

And then, comes what I would call the Ultimatum - when she confronts her husband about giving the necklace. And there, she says one of my favorite lines, a line that I always think of when I think of adultery.
"Would you wait around to find out if it's just a necklace, or if it's sex and a necklace, or if, worst of all, it's a necklace and love? Would you stay, knowing life would always be a little bit worse? Or would you cut and run?"

Monday, November 26, 2007

Pulling My Hair Out

Clean clean clean.

Melody and I ACTUALLY cleaned out the office today as well as some of the boxes from the kitchen. And we know where we're gonna put other things... kinda. Like the different stands, my Espresso machines, etc.

Took a look at a puppy today. I want a girl dog. It was a boy dog. Boys are bad. Anyone who's a girl knows that...

I want to drag the desk into the office... tchao.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hitman (The Movie)

While Bethany and I waited in line at Circuit City during Black Friday, Mike and I were busily making plans for Friday evening. Plans? Hitman.

Needless to say, I wasn't thrilled. His quick text explanations more confused with each additional message, and "video game" wasn't sounding like much of a plot. Or very interesting. I thrive on plot.

Surprisingly, it was good. I'll outline the beginning because I'm too tired to do all of it...

The story starts out with several young boys getting their heads shaved, and getting bar codes tattooed into their heads. They're all trying not to cry. Each boy is white, and they're all wearing white. The rooms are white, and all the people in the room are wearing white. I immediately thought "cult."

Later, the boys were walking down the hall in 2 straight lines. Like "Madeline," but there was no trouble-making Madeline to make it fun. Troublemakers were disciplined. Some... punished by death. By their own "classmates."

Imagine coming home, into your office, putting your gun on a table, and tripping over a body. You swear, turn the light up, and there, sitting in front of you is a man you've been tracking for the last three years - whom you thought you had three months ago. He tells you you have a nice family, and assures you that they're safe. And then, he asks you if you think you're a good man. You say yes, of course, and then he reminds you that you've killed people. You agree.

Then he asks you a question that he says will determine if you will live or if you will die, "How do you determine whether or not you should kill a good man?"

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love traditions, even if they're not really traditions.

Every Thanksgiving from high school on, I have spent the night at Bethany's house (except the year I was in Paris), and then, the next day, we've gone to the Turkey Bowl.

Last night was no exception. Slurpee run, movie accompanied by work, a walk, another movie, and sleep. Turkey Bowl in the morning.

Traditions have a comfort in them, even if they're odd traditions.

Best quote from the Turkey Bowl this morning, "Bethany, you look like a Smurf!"
That quote, in and of itself is hilarious, but the thing that got me laughing: she was wrapped in a red blanket.

Congratulations, Drewie!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Butler Did It

It has been busy. Even so, Melody and I were able to go and see "The Butler Did It" at Grace with Celi yesterday.

I love Grace plays, normally, but I really wasn't a fan of last night's play. In my opinion, it wasn't at the normal caliber I've come to expect of Grace Plays. And that's not because of the acting. The acting was fantastic. The play itself was just really over-the-top cheesy. Funny, yes. Quite a lot of it was funny, but it just wasn't amazing. My favorite character was, hands down, Chastity (or was it Charity) Haze... not really sure on the last name's spelling, but she was great. The other characters all annoyed me to a certain degree.

That's not that it was terrible. The scenes were amazing, the set-up was adorable, a lot of the way they did things was fantastic. As I said, the acting was marvelous... the play was just too full of cheese. Or something.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


It has been an incredibly long week. I'm writing for some new blogs for work! celebrity gossip blog a look at the positive things celebrities are doing Hot and trendy things in the world of fashion a combination of hottogs and famezee a travel blog a look at different television shows

I'm doing a lot of work. But I like it, so that's good, right?

And now, I need to decide where I'm going with the Novel...

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Halloween was, sadly, rather uneventful. We had one child, a cute little boy dressed as Superman, come to our door.

This was probably only sad because Melody and I, despite ourselves, were actually prepared. We had 6 mice, 4 bags of candy, 2 spiderwebs (complete with spiders), 2 gargoyles, 2 costumes, and one (amazing) candy bowl.

But, had we not been prepared, it's very possible we would have children.

Nanowrimo starts today!!! I can't wait to get started!!!!! I want to get some work done, first. Today's goal: 3,000 words.