Saturday, December 29, 2007

Friday Movie Fill-Ins

1. "I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses." (Of course I know this one. Potterhead, much?)

2. "Why is the rum always gone?" (Hey, I was a Pirates fan before it was cool.)

3. "Harold, *everyone* has the right to make an ass of himself." (I have no idea what this is from, but it seems I got it right by pure guessing. How cool is that?)

4. "Nine companions, so be it. You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring." (And you will make it very clear that Sam and Frodo get Brokeback with each other.)

5. "Nonsense, I have not yet begun to clean the house." (Just who do you think you're dealing with? OK, I know what this is from, but it's no fun. I mean seriously. 'I have not yet begun to defile myself''?What is that about?)

6. "Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere." (Regardless of an intense limp. Run, Forrest, run!)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to perhaps sleeping, tomorrow my plans include mucho room and house cleaning and Sunday, I want to pick Harper up at the airport (squee)!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

My Christmas Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Christmas-y Things I Did This Year

1. All night starting at midnight Rockin' Shoppin' at Alderwood Mall. It was a semi-traumatizing night of trying to shop in mall more crowded than most concerts I've been to.

2. A night of Christmas movies with STUN, which included The Ref and Die Hard.

3. Going up in the mountains with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins for the hunting of the elusive Christmas tree.

4. Decorating my grandparents freshly hunted down tree with my pack of cousins, a night that included dancing, board games, gingerbread houses that were soon turned into Mayan ruins, and a Barbie movie.

5. Decorating our Christmas tree with everything we had to the Talking Heads cd, Stop Making Sense, a detailed account of which can be found here.

6. Chloe and I "stealing" dad's debit card and making our way to Alderwood Mall for some Christmas shopping of our own. We bought presents for mom, dad, and each other, my mantra for the day being "I hate Christmas", which is, of course, nowhere near true.

7. Mom, Chloe, and I hopped the Express Bus to Seattle one evening and delighted ourselves with the lights, the pre-Christmas madness, and a ride on the Qwest carousel, which was lovely. I freakin' love kiddie rides. After we'd had our fill and I'd had a grande organic milk vanilla latte with extra foam (yeah, coffee junkie/snob, I know. It's a problem, I'm dealing with it) we hopped the bus home.

8. A day before Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve baking spree, which included chess pie, rocky road fudge, and Granny Rosie's Christmas cookies.

9. A few-days-before-Christmas present wrapping marathon, which resulted in minor back problems for three family members.

10. Christmas Eve at grandma's house. What can I say? Dinner, washing dishes very slowly to torture the younger children with the wait for present opening, "caroling", presents, bickering, clever insults, getting stuck at the kids table after years of being allowed to sit with the big grownups, joy of presents, and the yearly wrapping paper fight and inevitable clean up.

11. After Christmas Eve at grandma's house. Chloe and I immediately set about stocking up for our all-nighter of barricading ourselves in my room to wait for Christmas morning. We stocked up on chess pie, cheese, chocolate, and Martinelli's to sit and watch five episodes of Family Guy before finally going to sleep at one am with an alarm set for 6:45.

12. Christmas morning. I woke up fifteen minutes before the alarm and woke Chloe up. In less than five minuted we had called mom and dad and told them to come get us, us not being allowed to leave the room until they were there. While we waited Chloe and I entertained ourselves with a horrible warbled version of Silver Bells.

13. Then came the present un-wrapping, which brought three pairs of glorious shoes, a ton of t-shirts from my much beloved Threadless, Fight Club, V For Vendetta, pajamas, round looms, and joy. For mom's account of the day, go here.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Spirit!

Your Christmas Sprit Level: 60%

You have a lot of Christmas spirit, and it's evident to most people who know you.
You love most things Christmas, and you do your best to make sure everyone has a great holiday.

While you like the more commercial aspects of Christmas, you truly know what the spirit of Christmas is about.
You're all about giving, being kind, and sharing the spirit of Christmas with everyone you know.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Friday Fill-Ins in Technicolor

1. Snow is some of my favorite weather.

2. I'm looking forward to Christmas Eve, Christmas morning, and no Driver's Ed until January.

3. The Qwest holiday carousel in Seattle is the best ride ever!

4. One of my favorite old tv shows is Soap.

5. I'm done with Christmas shopping and feling guilty.

6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is the Christmas lights and the presents.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to feeling better, tomorrow my plans include present wrapping and Sunday, I want to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Heroic Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen of My Favorite Movie/TV Show Hero/ines

I realize now is the time for Christmas Thirteens, but, hey, I'm rebelling and going random. Next week we can do something Christmas-y.

1. Dustfinger, Inkheart

2. Captain Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly, Serenity

Mal Reynolds

3. Lestat de Lioncourt, Interview With the Vampire


4. Richard B. Riddick, Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick


5. Ripley, Alien/s

ripley alien

6. Blade, Blade


7. Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer


8. Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel


9. Roy Mustang, FullMetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

10. Han Solo, Star Wars III -VI

Han Solo

11. Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean I - III

jack sparrow

12. Alice, Resident Evil I - III


13. Seth Gecko, From Dusk Til Dawn

seth gecko

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ho-Ho-Ho Me-Me-Me

Got this from the mother and thought I'd pass it along to bring some Christmas cheer to my little old blog.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate any day, even though I do like egg nog.

2. Does Santa wrap the presents or just sit them under the tree? Wrapped, in special only-for-Santa wrapping paper, left in front of the fireplace.

3. Colored or white lights? Colored. Everything colored. I even have them hung in my bedroom.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Never in my memory. That'd be pretty badass, though.

5. When do you put your decorations up? First week of December usually. This year it was four days ago.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Everything.

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? Getting our rats from Santa one Christmas, then the next letting them run wild in our tree, just as we have with our new(ish) rats.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I think I was about seven and I asked mom and dad for the truth, so they told me. But, you know, I think there's more to Santa than existing or not existing.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Christmas Eve is for large family gathering and some of the gifts, Christmas morning is for the real presents.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Lights, ornaments, angel, presents.

11. Snow: Love it or hate it? Love it unless it screws up any plans I might have.

12. Can you ice skate? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah. Not so well.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Rats from Santa, computer from Santa.

14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you? Presents, haha. And the build up to it, the traditions, the happiness it brings everyone.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Jeeeeeez. Uh, let's go with whatever Grandma makes.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? 12 Days of Christmas, sleeping in the living room at least once with the tree lights on, stockings.

17. What is on top of your tree? A lighted angel.

18. Which do you like best, giving or receiving? Recieving. You think I give anybody presents? Nope, mother dear takes care of that.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Christmas Wrappings and Mr. Grinch.

20. Do you like candy canes? When they're hung on the tree. Alright, I like them when they're off the tree, too. Always in moderation.

21. Favorite Christmas movie? Love Actually, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Ref.

Monday, December 17, 2007


After a year of inactivity Chloe and I have dusted off our old, neglected Neopets and the accounts that go along with them in order to collect all the prizes the site's Advent Calendar offers and in so doing got sucked into the vortex of doom that is Neopets. As of now we are fully and entirely addicted again, after having kicked the habit and staying clean for a year. For the past three days we've spent almost every waking moments earning, using, and saving our Neopoints. We're going crazy over here. I am using all my points to buy the things needed to get avatars, which I have always been obsessed with collecting while Chloe spends her time earning as many Neopoints as she possibly can. The two of us have decided to give each other Virtual 12 Days of Christmas presents and I'm enjoying searching for, haggling for, and buying Chloe's presents. On the left is my Christmas Kau, my Neopet, and on the right is a Snot Snake, one of Chloe's upcoming gifts. It's edible.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday Fill-ins (with my twisted Christmas lyrics)

1. Away in a manger, no room for a woman about to have a baby. I still say that the hotel people shoulda let her in the goddamn hotel, even if she didn't get a room.

2. Dashing through the snow, on a pair of broken skis.

3. Hark! The herald angels give off a heavenly glow. Every one knows that.

4. It's coming on Christmas morning! That's when the really good presents come.

5. When I was small I believed in Santa Claus, though I knew it was the greatest thing ever. I miss believing in Santa.

6. That Christmas magic's brought this tale to a very happy ending.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to see I Am Legend, tomorrow my plans include decorating my Grandma's Christmas tree and Sunday, I want to watch Christmas movies with STUN!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (with needles!)

Thirteen Piercings I Want

1. Second nose piercing in the same nostril.

2. Septum

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3. Lip ring (but, then again, everybody and their brother has one, so mebbe not)

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4. Tragus

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5. Tongue

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6. Gauges (for now look to his ears, but if you want to see more of the pretty boy go here.)

7. Industrial in one ear

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8. Smiley

9. Bellybutton (on all four sides)

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10. Conch (ignore her plugs, look to the barbell)

11. Back corset (kidding, I swear)

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12. Hip bones

13. Clavical
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Monday, December 10, 2007

Get ready to duck

Can't have Christmas without a few snowball fights!

Non-Crappy Starring You! eCards on JibJab

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Oh! I'm hit! Erm, tagged, rather.

I've been tagged. I'm officially 'it'. Thanks to Miss Qacei .

Once you've been 'tagged', you have to write a blog of 10 weird / random facts/ habits/goals about yourself. At the end choose 10 people to be tagged , listing their names and WHY you chose them. Don't forget to leave them a comment ( You're IT ! ) and to read your blog. You can't tag the person who tagged you, since you can't tag me back - let me know when you've posted your blog so I can see your answers.

1} When I discover something I really like I do it ALOT for a day or two, then barely at all after awhile. For instance, I watched the extended version of Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and discovered I liked it much more than the non-extended one, so I watched it three times in one day. Or like all those headers I made.

2} It either takes three hours or me sitting down for more than five minutes for coffee to kick in and me to get hyper. Then I just talk alot and really fast.

3} I love talking on the phone, but I hate picking it up and calling someone. I'd prefer it if they called me. Same with letters. I love getting and writing them, but I won't make the first move.

4} In books, my favorite characters are always the silent, strong, interesting men who either won't reveal their past or have a tragic past. Like Dustfinger in Inkheart and Inkspell by Cornelia Funke.

5} My favorite stuffed animal is a moose name Kurt Cobain.

6} I have more pens that don't work than pens that do.

7} I have a box that I decorated that has every paper (or non-paper, but small) item that is at all important to me in it. Like letters that campers sent me,

8} I lovelovelove getting my face painted and painting other peoples' faces.

9} I'm going to spend my sixteenth birthday in Italy.

10} Chloe and I are going to move to Ireland as soon as I turn eighteen.

The people I'm tagging:

1. Ronnie
2. Mary
3. Gillian
4. Diana
5. Randi and Kauleen
6. Kelli
7. Harper
8. Chloe
9. Frank
10. Chelsea

I'm rebelling (like always) and being lazy (like always) and not telling you why I'm tagging them. Just guess. *sticks out tongue*

Don't Exploit the Ninja!

That's righhtttttt.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

K Thx

The 42 Days of Christmas

I went somewhat crazy for making headers for my blog, including one Christmas one. So, starting December 8th every day I'm going to put up a new header, then, when we're all done, you get to tell me which one was your favorite, k? Here's a schedule:

12/8: Without Me
12/9: In a Tire
12/10: Pretty Cunning
12/11: Hello, I'm _____
12/12: Son of a . . .
12/13: Maturity
12/14: Vewy Quiet
12/15: Serious
12/16: As Soon as I Get You Alone
12/17: Oh, No, She Didn't!
12/18: Upped Standards
12/19: Everything You Do
12/20: Funnier Than . . .
12/21: Wicked Cool
12/22: Mad Deep
12/23: Don't Panic!
12/24: Strange Things
12/25: Rats In Our Trees
12/26: Your Pants
12/27: Sexy Back
12/28: Ice
12/29: I Rock
12/30: Was That An Earthquake?
12/31: Fictional Boyfriends
1/1: Conform
1/2: Dark Mark
1/3: Heart
1/4: Loserface
1/5: Pretty Much Gangsta
1/6: Good Hugs
1/7: Me? Sarcastic?
1/8: Strawberries
1/9: Under My Clothes
1/10: Nemo
1/11: To Err Is Human
1/12: Ice Cold
1/13: Vampire
1/14: Batman
1/15: I May Not Look Like Much, But . . .
1/16: My Mom
1/17: Magic Potion
1/18: Bass From the Speakers

On the eighteenth of January you can post your vote in the comments of a post I'll put up that will include all 42 headers and the winning header will do nothing but feel validated. It's just something fun for me.

So vote if you're my friend.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Asher is so creepy

But he makes sweet, sweet music.

(Wee Hours of) Friday Fill-Ins

1. I lovelovelove Christmas.

2. Blue and red and green is/are my favorite color(s) for the Christmas tree lights.

3. The candles in the window have nonexistent bulbs. There are no candles in our windows. I'm the only candle person in our house adn they never go in windows.

4. The Ref is one of my most favorite Christmas movies. And, of course, who could forget The Nightmare Before Christmas?

5. My favorite Christmas lyric(s) is/are every word in The Grinch.

6. I'm dreaming of a white, but not so white Christmas that I can't get to the movie theatre to see Alien Vs. Predator 2.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to The Golden Compass, tomorrow my plans include doing Chloe's hair for Good Yule and going to the Minshull Family Christmas Gathering and Sunday, I want to drive to my heart's content and practice what my driver's ed intructor said I should practice!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

How I Roll

Your Pickup Line Is

If I were to ask you for sex... would your answer be the same as the answer to this question?

Thursday Challenge: Red

Thursday Challenge is a place for photographic fun and learning. A theme is announced on the site each week. You may either take a new photograph related in some way to the theme or select one that you have taken previously.


This is Laefe, my dæmon, as in The Golden Compass. I'm super excited for the movie because I love the book, so I'm a-gonna hit up the movies tomorrow.

If it doesn't load you can go here to see it.

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Places I've Been Kissed

1. By a fire

It was nowhere near this cool.

2. Against a wall

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No foot-pop, but close enough.

3. In a hotel room
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Yeah, I guess. But indoors. In a hotel. And in color.

4. In a field
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Yeah. Except we weren't emo. Or scene.

5. In a gross, dirty cabin sitting on the floor
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Not even close. I wouldn't kiss someone who liked the Yankees and was proud of it.

6. On a couch

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Yeah, but I wasn't a slut.

7. In the back of a hearse

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I'm not even kidding. Except My Chemical Romance wasn't there. Neither was a coffin.

8. At the Rocky Horror Picture Show

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It was just not in the theatre. It was outside the theatre.

9. In a car

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I wish.

10. In a bedroom

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If only it was that cute.

11. In a game of Spin the Bottle
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Pretty much. Except there was a guy, no biting, no game pieces, and it wasn't Spin the Bottle, it was Spin the Can of Hairspray.

12. Sitting on a floor with a piece of ice in my mouth

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I suppose . . .

13. By a huge tire

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But it wasn't a tire swing. Just a tire.

And one for luck . . .

14. On a train
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It just wasn't a subway train.

And we'll continue next week with thirteen places I wish I'd been kissed