Sunday, May 8, 2011

Books
11. The Dark Sacrament: True Stories of Demon Possession and Exorcism, David Kiely and Christine McKenna. 4-2.
12. Black Hole Sun, David Macinnis Gill. 4-5.
13. The Austere Academy, Lemony Snicket. 4-12.
14. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, Lish McBride. 4-24.
15. Miniature Rooms: The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago, Fannia Weingartner. 4-26.

Television Episodes101. Farscape - 1x15 - “Durka Returns.”  4-2.
102. Modern Family - 2x18 - “Boys’ Night.”  4-3.
103. Community - 2x07 - “Aerodynamics of Gender.”  4.4.
104. Community - 2x03 - “The Psychology of Letting Go.”  4-6.
105. Farscape - 1x16 - “A Human Reaction.”  4-7.
106. Supernatural - 4x06 - “Yellow Fever.”  4-8.
107. Supernatural - 4x07 - “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester.”  4-9.
108. Community - 2x20 - “Competitive Wine Tasting.”  4-14.
109. Fringe - 3x19 - “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide.”  4-15.
110. Supernatural - 4x08 - “Wishful Thinking.”  4-16.
111. Supernatural - 4x09 - “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”  4-17.
112. The Killing - 1x01 - “Pilot.”  4-18.
113. The Killing - 1x02 - “The Cage.”  4-18.
114. Supernatural - 4x10 - “Heaven and Hell.”  4-20.
115. The Office - 7x20 - “Training Day.”  4-20.
116. 30 Rock - 6x19 - “I Heart Connecticut.”  4-21.
117. The Office - 7x21 - “Michael’s Last Dundies.”  4-21.
118. 30 Rock - 6x20 - “100.”  4-21.
119. Community - 2x21 - “Paradigms of Human Memory.”  4-21.
120. Fringe - 3x20 - “6:02 AM EST.”  4-22.
121. The Killing - 1x03 - “El Diablo.”  4-23.
122. Game of Thrones - 1x01 - “Winter is Coming.”  4-24.
123. Farscape - 1x16 - “A Human Reaction.”  4-24.
124. Farscape - 1x17 - “Through the Looking Glass.”  4-25.
125. Farscape - 1x18 - A Bug’s Life.”  4-26.
126. Game of Thrones - 1x02 - “The Kingsroad.”  4-27.
127. Community - 2x04 - “Basic Rocket Science.”  4-27.
128. Community - 2x05 - “Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples.”  4-28.
129. Community - 2x06 - “Epidemiology.”  4-28.
130. Fringe - 3x21 - “The Last Sam Weiss.”  4-29.
131. Community - 2x22 - “Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts.”  4-30.
132. The Office - 7x22 - “Goodbye, Michael.”  4-30.
133. Supernatural - 4x11 - “Family Remains.”  4-30.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

As you may have guessed from the lack of update, the seller accepted a different offer - Laura and I did not get the house.  Now we're kind of back at square one.  It's tough, because houses generally fall into two categories.  There are houses we can afford, but they're in bad shape.  And there are nice houses, but we can't afford them.  This house we made an offer on was nice AND affordable, which is why we were so excited.  We offered $8000 more than the asking price but apparently that wasn't enough.  :(

So, a little bummed.  It's tough to go from already planning on having your own place to being back to living at home, no end in sight.  Ah well.

I've spent pretty much every weekend the past month writing, and it did actually pay off - I finished the second draft of my vampire screenplay in 30 days, which is pretty awesome.  I wasn't sure I was going to be able to juggle writing with a full-time job.  I did, though I couldn't really juggle, like, free time or watching TV or anything like that in the bargain, too.  But I should be in good shape for submissions here coming up, and then I can take a breather for a bit.  That'll be nice.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Haven't posted much here lately.  I'd kind of divided up my posting into fandom=LJ, real life=blogspot.  Except I feel like there isn't much going on in my real life nowadays.  Laura and I are looking at houses, because it would be cheaper - not to mention a better return on our investment - to buy a house than to rent.  Besides, the rental properties in our part of KC are dismal.  We've found a great one that we'd really like to be able to make an offer on, but I'm not holding my breath; nothing else has worked out for us.

Just don't have enough hours in the day.  I still enjoy work, but I wish I had more time to write, let alone read/watch TV/movies/work on Latin/get outside and be active.  If only I had an hour lunch instead of just a half-hour, I would get so much more done.

New March Media
New Books
8. Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1. 3-7.
9. The Sallie House Haunting, Debra Pickman. 3-8.
10. Legionary: The Roman Soldier’s Unofficial Manual, Philip Matyszak. 3-20.

New Television Episodes66. Raising Hope - 1x13 - “A Germ of a Story.”  3-1.
67. Modern Family - 2x15 - “Princess Party.”  3-2.
68. Community - 1x04 - “Social Psychology.”  3-4.
69. Community - 1x05 - “Advanced Criminal Law.”  3-4.
70. Community - 1x06 - “Football, Feminism and You.”  3-5.
71. Community - 1x07 - “Introduction to Statistics.”  3-5.
72. Community - 1x08 - “Home Economics.”  3-5.
73. Modern Family - 2x16 - “Regrets Only.”  3-6.
74. Community - 1x09 - “Debate 109.”  3-6.
75. Community - 1x10 - “Environmental Science.”  3-7.
76. Modern Family - 2x17 - “Two Monkeys and a Panda.”  3-9.
77. Community - 1x11 - “The Politics of Human Sexuality.”  3-10.
78. Community - 1x12 - “Comparative Religion.”  3-10.
79. Community - 1x13 - “Investigative Journalism.”  3-11.
80. Fringe - 3x16 - “Os.”  3-11.
81. Community - 1x14 - “Interpretive Dance.”  3-12.
82. Community - 1x15 - “Romanic Expressionism.”  3-12.
83. Community - 1x16 - “Communication Studies.”  3-14.
84. Community - 1x17 - “Physical Education.”  3-14.
85. Community - 1x18 - “Basic Genealogy.”  3-15.
86. Community - 1x19 - “Beginner Pottery.”  3-16.
87. Community - 1x20 - “The Science of Illusion.”  3-17.
88. Fringe - 3x17 - “Stowaway.”  3-18.
89. Community - 1x21 - “Contemporary American Poultry.”  3-19.
90. Community - 1x22 - “The Art of Discourse.”  3-20.
91. Community - 1x23 - “Modern Warfare.”  3-21.
92. Community - 1x24 - “English as a Second Language.”  3-22.
93. Community - 1x25 - “Pascal’s Triangle Revisited.”  3-22.
94. Raising Hope - 1x14 - “What Up, Cuz?”  3-23.
95. Community - 2x19 - “Critical Film Studies.”  3-24.
96. The Office - 7x19 - “Garage Sale.”  3-24.
97. 30 Rock - 5x18 - “Plan B.”  3-24.
98. Fringe - 3x18 - “Bloodlines.”  3-25.
99. Community - 2x01 - “Anthropology 101.”  3-27.
100. Community - 2x02 - “Accounting for Lawyers.”  3-29.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Books
4. The Monstrumologist, Rick Yancey. 2-13.
5. Incarceron, Catherine Fisher. 2-14.
6. The Curse of the Wendigo, Rick Yancey. 2-26.
7. The Miserable Mill, Lemony Snicket. 2-28.

Movies
7. Black Swan (2010). 2-4.
8. Despicable Me (2010). 2-13.
9. The Bridge (2006). 2-27.

Television Episodes
30. Downton Abbey - 1x01 - “Episode One.” 2-3.
31. How I Met Your Mother - 6x10 - “Blitzgiving.” 2-3.
32. The Office - 7x15 - “The Search.” 2-3.
33. Supernatural - 4x04 - “Metamorphosis.” 2-4.
34. 30 Rock - 5x13 - “¡Que Sorpresa!” 2-4.
35. How I Met Your Mother - 6x12 - “False Positive.” 2-4.
36. Fringe - 3x12 - “Concentrate and Ask Again.” 2-4.
37. How I Met Your Mother - 6x11 - “Mermaid Theory.” 2-5.
38. Downton Abbey - 1x02 - “Episode Two.” 2-8.
39. Raising Hope - 1x11 - “Romeo and Romeo.” 2-8.
40. Modern Family - 2x14 - “Bixby’s Back.” 2-10.
41. The Office - 7x16 - “PDA.” 2-10.
42. 30 Rock - 5x14 - “Double-Edged Sword.” 2-10.
43. Miranda - 1x01 - “It’s a Date.” 2-12.
44. Miranda - 1x02 - “In the Mood.” 2-12.
45. Fringe - 3x13 - “Immortality.” 2-12.
46. Miranda - 1x03 - “Just the Job.” 2-12.
47. Miranda - 1x04 - “Mum’s the Word.” 2-14.
48. Miranda - 1x05 - “Let it Out.” 2-14.
49. Miranda - 1x06 - “What a Dog.” 2-15.
50. Miranda - 2x01 - “The New Me.” 2-16.
51. Miranda - 2x02 - “Before I Die.” 2-16.
52. The Office - 7x17 - “Threat Level Midnight.” 2-17.
53. 30 Rock - 5x15 - “It‘s Never Too Late For Now.” 2-17.
54. Miranda - 2x03 - “Let‘s Do It.” 2-17.
55. Miranda - 2x04 - “A New Low.” 2-18.
56. Fringe - 3x14 - “6B.” 2-18.
57. Miranda - 2x05 - “Just Act Normal.” 2-20.
58. Miranda - 2x06 - “The Perfect Christmas.” 2-20.
59. Glee - 2x11 - “The Sue Sylvester Shuffle.” 2-23.
60. The Office - 7x18 - “Todd Packer.” 2-24.
61. 30 Rock - 5x16 - “TGS Hates Women.” 2-24.
62. Fringe - 3x15 - “Subject 13.” 2-25.
63. Community - 1x01 - “Pilot.” 2-26.
64. Community - 1x02 - “Spanish 101.” 2-26.
65. Community - 1x03 - “Introduction to Film.” 2-27.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Academy Awards Prediction Post

Best Picture: The King's Speech
Best Director: Tom Hooper
Best Actor: Colin Firth
Best Actress: Natalie Portman
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld 
Animated Film: Toy Story 3
Art Direction: The King's Speech
Cinematography: True Grit
Costume Design: The King's Speech
Documentary Feature: Waste Land
Documentary Short: Killing in the Name
Editing: The Social Network
Foreign Language Film: Incendies
Makeup: The Wolfman
Score: The King's Speech
Song: We Belong Together (Toy Story 3)
Animated Short: The Gruffalo
Live-Action Short: Na Wewe
Sound Editing: Inception
Sound Mixing: Salt
Visual Effects: Inception
Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network
Original Screenplay: The King's Speech

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The scroll wheel on my mouse is broken.

I am seriously having a hard time living right now.

Friday, February 11, 2011

I always sleep better when my bedroom is cold, but it's starting to get ridiculous.  My room has always been badly insulated, and the window worse still, but I've never been unable to fall asleep because I've been cold before.  My usual sleeping attire is made up of my enormous winter fluffy socks, long pj pants, a t-shirt under a hoodie; then I sleep under a sheet, comforter, quilt and afghan.  Last night I finally caved and put a second comforter on my bed.

I woke up and I was tired - not because I hadn't slept, but because all my covers were so heavy.  It must have been like exercise while I slept to roll over and such.

I've been thinking about getting a heated mattress pad or an electric blanket, but they can be kind of pricey.  There are cheap ones, sure, but then I see an imaginary set of scales, with money going down on one side while my likelihood of dying in a house fire goes up on the other.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Books
1. The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket. 1-5.
2. Roma, Steven Saylor. 1-18.
3. The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket. 1-20.

Movies
1. Tron: Legacy (2010). 1-1.
2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). 1-4.
3. Babies (2010). 1-5.
4. The King’s Speech (2010). 1-8.
5. True Grit (1969). 1-9.
6. New in Town (2009). 1-22.

Television Episodes
1. Luther - 1x01 - “Episode One.” 1-1.
2. How I Met Your Mother - 6x13 - “Bad News.” 1-3.
3. Supernatural - 3x11 - “Mystery Spot.” 1-8.
4. Lie to Me - 1x07 - “The Best Policy.” 1-9.
5. Supernatural - 3x12 - “Jus in Bello.” 1-10.
6. Supernatural - 3x14 - “Long Distance Call.” 1-10.
7. Pride and Prejudice - Episode 1. 1-11.
8. Pride and Prejudice - Episode 2. 1-13.
9. Pride and Prejudice - Episode 3. 1-13.
10. Supernatural - 3x15 - “Time is On My Side.” 1-14.
11. Farscape - 1x14 - “Jeremiah Crichton.” 1-15.
12. Supernatural - 3x16 - “No Rest for the Wicked.” 1-16.
13. Supernatural - 4x01 - “Lazarus Rising.” 1-16.
14. Pride and Prejudice - Episode 4. 1-17.
15. How I Met Your Mother - 6x08 - “Natural History.” 1-18.
16. How I Met Your Mother - 6x09 - “Glitter.” 1-19.
17. Supernatural - 4x02 - “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Dean Winchester.” 1-20.
18. 30 Rock - 5x11 - “Mrs. Donoghy.” 1-21.
19. Fringe - 3x10 - “The Firefly.” 1-22.
20. The Office - 7x13 - “Ultimatum.” 1-23.
21. Supernatural - 4x05 - “Monster Movie.” 1-23.
22. Modern Family - 2x10 - “Dance Dance Revelation.” 1-24.
23. Modern Family - 2x11 - “Slow Down Your Neighbors.” 1-24.
24. Modern Family - 2x12 - “Our Children, Ourselves.” 1-27.
25. Modern Family - 2x13 - “Caught in the Act.” 1-27.
26. The Office - 7x14 - “The Seminar.” 1-27.
27. 30 Rock - 5x12 - “Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning.” 1-27.
28. Fringe - 3x11 - “Reciprocity.” 1-28.
29. Supernatural - 4x03 - “In the Beginning.” 1-30.

Monday, January 31, 2011

I had the most amazing dream last night.  I went to my writer's group, which was in a Taco Bell.  Geoffrey Rush was also in my writer's group.  We decided to just stay at the Taco Bell after writer's group for the Oscars, which were being held there as well.  Geoffrey won.  We took the bus, and he let me hold his Oscar.

(That's what she said.)

I think it was my brain's way of compensating for the absolutely horrible night's sleep I had.  I mean, it was just an awful night.  I tossed and turned and kept waking up and then tossed and turned some more.  Usually I can pinpoint what stupid thing I did to cause a bad night's sleep (caffeine too late, slept in that morning, etc.), but I can't think of anything.  Ugh, I'm the kind of tired where everything seems sort of fuzzy and like you're moving about half a second behind the rest of the world.

Friday, January 28, 2011

I am just about ready to switch banks.  I always go in instead of just using the drive-thru, and the last three times I've gone in, I have had the teller try to get me to sign up for a credit card.  And they just won't take no for an answer.  The last time, I was finally like, look.  I have one card, I only use it for online purchases, and I pay it off every month.  I do not want another credit card.  I have no need for another credit card.  And I could see the teller wanted to ask me one more time anyway, and if she had, I was going to ask to speak to the manager.

Now they're calling me at home.  I've been called twice this week, and once last week, and once the week before that.  It's starting to get ridiculous!  Like, how many frakking times do I have to tell you no?  It's driving me crazy.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Holy shit you guys, you can get Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Latin.  I am totally going to get this.

AWESOME.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I didn't have to work today.  I was supposed to be able to sleep in.  Instead my day began at 5:15 am.  And I had all these plans, but instead I cleaned house and haven't been able to go anywhere.  (The reasons, I'm sure you'll understand, are many and not particularly something I want to get into right now; not here, at any rate.)

Seriously.  What is this fuckery.  I can't even.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

December New Media

Books
46. The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson. 12-6.
47. Resistance, J.M. Dillard. 12-11.
48. The Sign of the Four, Arthur Conan Doyle. 12-16.
49. Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King. 12-24.
50. The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, P.G. Wodehouse. 12-28.
51. Out of the Dark, David Weber. 12-30.

Movies
39. Tron (1982). 12-19.
40. Repo Men (2010). 12-21.
41. True Grit (2010). 12-26.
42. The Big Lebowski (1998). 12-31.

Television Episodes
425. 30 Rock - 5x09 - “Chain Reaction of Mental Anguish.” 12-2.
426. Fringe - 3x08 - “Entrada.” 12-2.
427. Farscape - 1x10 - “They’ve Got a Secret.” 12-3.
428. Farscape - 1x11 - “Till the Blood Runs Clear.” 12-5.
429. The Walking Dead - 1x06 - “TS-19.” 12-5.
430. Farscape - 1x12 - “Rhapsody in Blue.” 12-9.
431. The Office - 7x10 - “China.” 12-9.
432. 30 Rock - 5x10 - “Christmas Attack Zone.” 12-9.
433. Fringe - 3x09 - “Marionette.” 12-9.
434. The Office - 7x11 - “Classy Christmas.” 12-12.
435. Glee - 2x10 - “A Very Glee Christmas.” 12-16.
436. Farscape - 1x13 - “The Flax.” 12-19.
437. Supernatural - 3x07 - “Fresh Blood.” 12-25.
438. Supernatural - 3x08 - “A Very Supernatural Christmas.” 12-25.
439. Supernatural - 3x09 - “Malleus Maleficarum.” 12-31.
440. Supernatural - 3x10 - “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” 12-31.