Monday, September 20, 2004

The Amazing Race! Arrested Development! Arrested Development! The Amazing Race! Yay! Happiness!

but, fcuk u all pachino. bah.

Anyways, Emmys was pretty good, although I was disappointed The Sopranos won. Fashion wasn’t all that interesting, nothing really stand-out gorgeous or hideous that I saw. I was reminded how much I love William Shatner. Hee. I do have to say, though, I was interested this morning to hear on the news how Arrested Development was the second lowest-rated show to win the Best Sitcom Emmy. The lowest rated? Sex and the City. However, the reporter was quick to point out that since it’s on HBO and not on a broadcast network, it doesn’t really count.
Excuse me? More people watch Arrested Development than Sex and the City? They have gone on and on about how AD is so low-rated, and how Sex and the City is just such a cultural watermark (Or is that phrase cultural landmark? I have no idea.), and taps into the psyche of today’s urban woman, blah blah biddy blah, so amazing the show is, yes. And yet more people know who Steve Holt is than know who Big is! (I don’t know who Big is.) Anyways, I completely boggled at the TV, because I didn’t know that Sex and the City had so few people, relatively speaking, watching it, and here the entertainment media was trying to make me feel like an out-of-touch loser all these years for not watching it. Ha.

So, I’m applying to be a substitute teacher in my school district here. Seems like an okay job. I had to go downtown to the health center to get a tuberculosis skin test, though. You’d think it would be enough to just say, yep, don’t have the TB, no blood in my lungs, yea verily. But no. I also have to get my transcripts sent in, and get fingerprinted for a background check. You’d think that we’d recently had a sex offender at our school or something.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Why didn't Colin and Christie get eliminated? Why? WHY. I just hope they don't intimidate the other two teams into not yielding them, because it appears that's the only way they don't come in first place.

Survivor was good. I'm, afraid about spoiling people, though, so I'll just say that I'm glad the team that went to tribal council didn't just kowtow to the people who decided to alliance up first. Smrt, these people are getting.

I don't CARE about the hurricanes anymore. Stop TALKING about them, news people. Blah blah high winds rain blah blah blah. WE GET IT.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

This weekend we went to Walmart (as we are wont to do about twice a week), and saw a sign that notified me that Eternal Sunshine is coming out on DVD on September 28th. I actually said "Yay!" out loud. I had figured rather pessimistically that they were going to wait to release it until later in the year, for Oscar season, but thankfully they're doing it now. It's bad enough I have to wait until December 14th for the ROTK Extended Edition. What is that all about?

Caroline, if there is any show you want me to tape for you, let me know. I'd be happy to do it. Or two shows, whatever. I mean, it's probably something I'll be watching anyways, so it would be no trouble. I can't imagine your family is able to cover all sixty hours of TV you watch a week, so...

Saturday, September 11, 2004

This past Wednesday, my friend Courtney drove up from her college, which is south of KU, and Laura and I and her went out for coffee. Afterwards, we went to Borders, where I bought the Prisoner of Azkaban soundtrack. I got back to Laura’s dorm, took off the plastic, finagled off that stupid tape thing at the top, opened the CD case…to reveal the Van Helsing soundtrack. I was completely and totally flummoxed. I probably stared at the CD for thirty full seconds. I flipped the case back closed to make sure I picked up the right CD. I looked at the stupid tape label. I looked at my receipt. The wrong CD was in the case. Totally, totally bizarre; I have never had this happen before, or even heard of it happening to anyone else.

Went back to Borders yesterday, took it in, and the cashier was like, “Yeah…I know how this happened. He’s going to get into trouble.” I didn’t hear any more details, but went back and got another copy of the soundtrack. Noticed that the price was five whole dollars less than what I paid not even 48 hours before. So I exchanged my CD and got five bucks back. And this time, the Harry Potter CD was the one inside, which was a special bonus.

Great soundtrack, by the way. Very medieval, which I found out from reading the insert was inspired by the “Double Trouble” Hogwart’s Choir song Cuaron requested during production. Now, I will listen to a man with a pan flute all day long, so I’ve already listened to the soundtrack twice and really, really love it. I’ve kind of bagged on John Williams in the past, in that I think a lot of his more recent work has been ripping off his earlier work, but most of this soundtrack is very fresh sounding. I recommend it.

Friday, September 10, 2004

Movies I am looking forward to:

I Heart Huckabees: When I first saw the trailer before Garden State, I just thought it looked odd, but it's really grown on me. Any trailer with good music is a plus, but this film just looks interesting, unique and rather charming.

Finding Neverland: Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. That's about all I need to know. Plus, it's been getting truly awesome reviews and is currently at the front of the Best Picture race.

The Life Aquatic: I liked Rushmore, and I liked The Royal Tenenbaums, so I will probably like this. Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Angelica Huston, and Willem Dafoe. I'm a little worried about the digital sea creatures, but the rest of the trailer looks cute as hell.

Batman Begins : This doesn't come out until next summer, but Christian Bale playing the Caped Crusader? All hot and tormented? Yeah, I'm in.

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Yay! I finished the re-design! Yay! Finally!

I'm visiting Laura this week at KU, so I have access to the high-speed internet, which let me download a trial version of Dreamweaver, which let me finally put this thing together. I just wanted to try something new. Now, I'm not totally done yet, as I want to find a place to put an icon, but I just wanted to get the son of a bitch up already.

All my fandoms smooshed together in one happy bunch. Pretty.