Sunday, May 31, 2009

May New Media

Books
18. The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro. 5-2.
19. Saint Antony’s Fire, Steve White. 5-5.
20. Let Me In, John Ajvide Lindqvist. 5-9.
21. Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift. 5-9.
22. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Eight, Volume One: The Long Way Home, Joss Whedon. 5-25.
23. Swiftly, Adam Roberts. 5-26.

Movies
29. Wait Until Dark (1967). 5-2.
30. Grey Gardens (2009). 5-6.
31. The Hunt for Gollum (2009). 5-7.
32. Star Trek XI (2009). 5-10.
33. No Reservations (2007). 5-20.
34. Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1997). 5-24.
35. Terminator Salvation (2009). 5-29.
36. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). 5-30.
37. Quo Vadis (1951). 5-31.

Television Episodes
236. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x02 - “Family.” 5-1.
237. Dollhouse - 1x11 - “Briar Rose.” 5-1.
238. Little Britain - 3x03. 5-1.
239. True Blood - 1x05 - “Sparks Fly Out.” 5-3.
240. Star Trek - 1x13 - “The Conscience of the King.” 5-3.
241. True Blood - 1x06 - “Cold Ground.” 5-4.
242. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x03 - “Brothers.” 5-5.
243. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x04 - “Suddenly Human.” 5-6.
244. True Blood - 1x07 - “Burning House of Love.” 5-6.
245. The Office - 5x25 - “Café Disco.” 5-7.
246. 30 Rock - 3x21 - “Mama Mia.” 5-7.
247. Star Trek - 1x14 - “Balance of Terror.” 5-9.
248. Little Britain - 3x04. 5-10.
249. True Blood - 1x08 - “Fourth Man in the Fire.” 5-10.
250. Dollhouse - 1x12 - “Omega.” 5-11.
251. True Blood - 1x09 - “Plaisir d’amour.” 5-11.
252. Star Trek - 1x15 - “Shore Leave.” 5-12.
253. True Blood - 1x10 - “I Don’t Wanna Know.” 5-12.
254. True Blood - 1x11 - “To Love is To Bury.” 5-13.
255. True Blood - 1x12 - “You’ll Be The Death of Me.” 5-13.
256. Little Britain - 3x05. 5-14.
257. The Office - 5x26 - “Company Picnic.” 5-14.
258. 30 Rock - 3x22 - “Kidney Now!” 5-14.
259. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x05 - “Remember Me.” 5-15.
260. Dexter - 3x01 - “Our Father.” 5-15.
261. Dexter - 3x02 - “Finding Freebo.” 5-16.
262. Little Britain - 3x06. 5-17.
263. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x06 - “Legacy.” 5-18.
264. Glee - 1x01 - “Pilot.” 5-19.
265. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x07 - “Reunion.” 5-20.
266. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x08 - “Future Imperfect.” 5-20.
267. I, Claudius - E02 - “Family Affairs.” 5-21.
268. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x09 - “Final Mission.” 5-22.
269. I, Claudius - E03 - “Waiting in the Wings.” 5-22.
270. Dexter - 3x03 - “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” 5-23.
271. Star Trek - 1x16 - “The Galileo Seven.” 5-24.
272. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x10 - “The Loss.” 5-25.
273. Dexter - 3x04 - “All in the Family.” 5-25.
274. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x11 - “Data’s Day.” 5-25.
276. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x12 - “The Wounded.” 5-26.
277. Star Trek - 1x17 - “The Squire of Gothos.” 5-27.
278. Star Trek - 1x18 - “Arena.” 5-31.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The reason you haven't seen me post about sleep paralysis in a really long time is because I haven't experienced it in a really long time, which has been nice. I mean, I enjoy a terrifying hallucination of an evil monster sitting on the edge of my bed whilst I remain incapacitated as much as the next guy, but the break has been enjoyable.

Last night, I had a really wonderful - charming, actually - dream about this huge guy breaking into our house and strangling me while I tried to gouge his eyes out. I woke up sharply right in the middle of that, frozen, pretty sure the guy was still in the house. So that's always a great way to start your day, you know; mind-numbing fear.

In other news, we opened up the pool this week, so of course we've had highs around 60 and lows at night almost dipping into the 40s. I mean, I love cool weather, but I also enjoy swimming, so it's kind of a toss-up at this point.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Time for some new music! Laura and I discovered these bands because Richard Ayoade directed some of their music videos. I shall link to a few of those, as well as offer downloads of some of the songs. If anything particularly strikes your fancy, let me know; I have full albums.

First up, The Last Shadow Puppets. "Meeting Place," and "The Age of the Understatement." They remind me very much of British 60s music, especially The Buckinghams. They're also a very good band to listen to at the gym if you like to pretend, whilst you're on the treadmill, for instance, that you are running around in a James Bond movie.

Next, Super Furry Animals. They're harder to describe, as the album I have doesn't necessarily have a single cohesive tone. Sometimes they remind me of Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie, other times, the more extravagant bombast of The Moody Blues. Really fun stuff, though. Here's Ayoade's video for "Runaway," (with Matt Berry, whose very face makes me laugh), and links to "Battersey Odyssey," and "Let the Wolves Howl at the Moon."

Finally, Vampire Weekend. I accidentally brought over the same song as the video I'm going to link to, but all their stuff pretty much sounds like this. Which I like, so that's a good thing. "Oxford Comma," and the video to the same.

If you're unfamiliar with Ayoade and Berry, might I direct you to The IT Crowd. A few clips. "I wonder if it's loaded!"

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Star Trek icons! BECAUSE IT HAS EATEN MY BRAIN.

1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6.

7. 8. 9.

10. 11. 12.

13. 14.

Monday, May 11, 2009



Heh, this looks pretty funny.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My favorite things about spring:

--Helping my Grandpa put in his garden, which includes tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and herbs; we also plant new flowers every year. Today I went over and we put in some calosia.

--No more socks.

--Sleeping with the bedroom window open.

--Flowering trees.

--Reading outside.

--Thunderstorms!

Friday, May 1, 2009

April new media.

Books
11. Stalking Louis Curtiss, Wilda Sandy. 4-4.
12. The Sons of Caesar: Imperial Rome’s First Dynasty, Philip Matyszak. 4-7.
13. Sin City: The Hard Goodbye, Frank Miller. 4-8.
14. Forty Signs of Rain, Kim Stanley Robinson. 4-12.
15. Winkie, Clifford Chase. 4-13.
16. Caesar’s Women, Colleen McCullough. 4-27.
17. Sin City: Booze, Broads, & Bullets, Frank Miller. 4-29.

Movies
23. The Duchess (2008). 4-4.
24. Frost/Nixon (2008). 4-8.
25. Time After Time (1979). 4-12.
26. The King and I (1956). 4-17.
27. Grey Gardens (1975). 4-19.
28. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982). 4-20.

Television Episodes
176. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 3x17 - “Sins of the Father.” 4-1.
177. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 3x18 - “Allegiance.” 4-1.
178. Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace - 1x05 - “Scotch Mist.” 4-2.
179. Little Britain - 2x01. 4-2.
180. Dollhouse - 1x08 - “Needs.” 4-3.
181. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - 2x14 - “The Good Wound.” 4-3.
182. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - 2x15 - “Desert Cantos.” 4-4.
183. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - 2x16 - “Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep.” 4-5.
184. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - 2x17 - “Ourselves Alone.” 4-5.
185. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - 2x18 - “Today is the Day.” 4-6.
186. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - 2x19 - “The Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter.” 4-6.
187. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - 2x20 - “To The Lighthouse.” 4-6.
188. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 3x19 - “Captain’s Holiday.”
189. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - 2x21 - “Adam Raised a Cain.” 4-7.
190. Star Trek - 1x10 - “The Corbomite Maneuver.” 4-8.
191. The Office - 5x20 - “Dream Team.” 4-9.
192. Parks and Recreation - 1x01 - “Make My Pit a Park.” 4-9.
193. The Office - 5x21 - “The Michael Scott Paper Company.” 4-9.
194. 30 Rock - 3x17 - “Cutbacks.” 4-9.
195. Dollhouse - 1x09 - “A Spy in the House of Love.” 4-10.
196. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 3x20 - “Tin Man.” 4-10.
197. Heroes - 3x20 - “Cold Snap.” 4-11.
198. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - 2x22 - “Born to Run .” 4-11.
199. Little Britain - 2x02. 4-12.
200. Star Trek - 1x11 - “The Menagerie Part I.” 4-12.
201. Star Trek - 1x12 - “The Menagerie Part II.” 4-13.
202. Little Britain - 2x03. 4-13.
203. Little Britain - 2x04. 4-15.
204. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 3x21 - “Hollow Pursuits.” 4-15.
205. M*A*S*H - 5x10 - “Hawkeye Get Your Gun.” 4-16.
206. The Office - 5x22 - “Heavy Competition.” 4-16.
207. 30 Rock - 3x18 - “Jackie Jormp-Jomp.” 4-16.
208. Little Britain - 2x05. 4-17.
209. Little Britain - 2x06. 4-18.
210. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 3x22 - “The Most Toys.” 4-19.
211. Big Love - 3x09 - “Outer Darkness.” 4-20.
213. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 3x23 - “Sarek.” 4-20.
214. Heroes - 3x21 - “Into Asylum.” 4-21.
215. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 3x24 - “Ménage à Troi.” 4-21.
216. Heroes - 3x22 - “Turn and Face the Strange.” 4-22.
217. Big Love - 3x10 - “Sacrament.” 4-22.
218. True Blood - 1x01 - “Strange Love.” 4-22.
219. The Office - 5x23 - “Broke.” 4-23.
220. 30 Rock - 3x19 - “The Ones.” 4-23.
221. Heroes - 3x23 - “1961.” 4-24.
222. Heroes - 3x24 - “I Am Sylar.” 4-24.
223. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 3x25 - “Transfigurations.” 4-25.
224. True Blood - 1x02 - “The First Taste.” 4-26.
225. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 3x26 - “The Best of Both Worlds Part I.” 4-27.
226. True Blood - 1x03 - “Mine.” 4-27.
227. Heroes - 2x25 - “An Invisible Thread.” 4-27.
228. Dollhouse - 1x10 - “Haunted.” 4-28.
229. Little Britain - 3x01. 4-28.
230. True Blood - 1x04 - “Escape From the Dragon House.” 4-29.
231. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 4x01 - “The Best of Both Worlds Part II.” 4-29.
232. Little Britain - 3x02. 4-30.
234. The Office - 5x24 - “Casual Friday.” 4-30.
235. 30 Rock - 3x20 - “The Natural Order.” 4-30.