seven on sunday
Feeling somewhat more rational. Love Rae. Chatting with her is comforting. Anyways, not back for much 'cause I don't feel like doing a lot of talking. Just wanted to do Seven on Sunday. So, seven favorite soundtracks (not including score albums).
1. Moulin Rouge v.1
2. The Commitments
3. Forrest Gump
4. Moulin Rouge v.2
5. Pulp Fiction
6. The Blue Brothers
7. Vanilla Sky
Off to sleep. This day has been emotionally exhausting.
in loving memory
So tired and so depressed right now. Spent the weekend at my aunt's with the kids, which is not the depressing part. Actually had a lot of fun with them, as usual. Came home today in a happy mood, only slightly tired from the twins having woken me up early this morning. Dawn was sitting on her bed in my room so I greeted her, then went to the kitchen and asked my mom if Midnight was around. Mom just looked at me and said "Sit down." I knew right then. I asked if she was dead, and my mom said yes. Have spent the day crying and will probably do a lot more. She was such a wonderful cat and I loved her so much. She was hit by a car yesterday afternoon, probably on her way home because Mom says it was just starting to rain. Dad buried her in the backyard with the flowers. Mom gave me her collar to keep. I just keep hearing her loud meow (she had such a wonderfully obnoxious meow) in my head and realizing that I'm never going to hear it again.
Midnight had incredibly soft fur and would purr as loud as possible while sitting in my lap. She had extremely sharp claws and had a habit of digging them into my leg whenever she was happy. She was queen of the cats. For Midnight, everything had to be done her way. She was very independent, but she also loved being with us. She loved to take over our chairs. The computer chair in the living room was one of her favorites and she would frequently sleep there while we were watching TV. Ocassionally she'd wake up and start yapping her head off, about who knows what. Dad and I always said she was telling us about her dreams. It really did sound like that. She hated having her picture taken. While Dawn is very photogenic and doesn't care how many pictures I take of her, Midnight ran at the sight of the camera. Had to catch her unawares to get a nice picture of something other than her behind going away from me. I hate talking about her in the past tense. It doesn't feel right. I miss her so much.
making it just in time
Whoo... making it just in time before Sunday is over. 'Cause you know I have to do Seven on Sunday for Rae. This week it's my favorites bands:
1. The Beatles
2. Dave Matthews Band
5. The Who
6. Pink Floyd
7. Fleetwood Mac
There we go. Rae should be happy. ;o)
Had a very boring day. Spent the whole time finishing PHP stuff for Much Ado and Flights of Angel. All done and uploaded. Yippee! Quite happy about that.
Can't remember if I mentioned this before, but Kristina is now helping me run Flights of Angel. Because she seriously rocks. Don't know what I'd do without her. So, thank you for everything, chica.
X-Files was so depressing tonight. *Note - if you haven't seen the ep and don't want to be spoiled, skip to the next paragraph.* I was looking forward to a nice, fun episode (even though the promos were all doom-y) with the Lone Gunmen, but the promos ended up being right. Yup, they went ahead and killed the Lone Gunmen. All three of them. So depressing. I love those guys. But overall, it was a fairly good episode. Loved seeing Jimmy again. Did anyone else watch the Lone Gunmen show and enjoy it? Or was I the only one? Just wondering if anyone else is out there. Hmmm.
Alrighties... time to stop rambling and veg some more. Too tired from sitting in front of the computer all day to do anymore work. Toodles.
I am quite ecstatic right now, as I just found out this morning that Baz Luhrmann's production of "La Bohème" is coming to San Francisco for it's only US preview before heading to Broadway. Yay! Must get tickets as soon as I can. There's NO way I'm missing that. Seriously. It's Baz and Puccini. How can that not be amazing? Woot woot! (Yes, I am literally jumping up and down with happiness).
La la la. What else? Was going to tell the goggle story, but Rae beat me to it. *Pout pout* C'est la vie.
Need to get tickets for the Shakespeare Festival soon. Really hoping Tu Lan can go. If she can't, I'll have to try to find someone else to drag with me 'cause Mom doesn't want to go this year. The problem is that it's kind of expensive. Paying for tickets to 3 or 4 plays, plus hotel and food adds up to a bit. And no one else is as obsessive about going as I am.
Can't remember sharing this before, so I'll do it now. The adorable puppy to the left is Shasta, Bryan and Eileen's new dog. Yes, she is a pitbull. But a total sweetie and very cute. Bryan's been bringing her over quite a bit and I think Mom has become very attached to her. I love her, but am, and will remain forever, a cat person. Dad is the same. I think Mom is a bit more of a dog person because she's never really been big on the cats. She doesn't mind them, but she doesn't adore them like Dad and I do. Bryan is most definitely a dog person. No doubt about that.
Alright... before I run off to do some real work, the Friday Five:
1. What's your favorite TV show and why? Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Did anyone think I would answer differently? And why? Well, duh. It's witty, it's intelligent, it's entertaining, it's action-packed, it's poignant, it's heartwrenching, it's hilarious. The actors are all amazing, the writers are some of the best in the business. You just can't get any better than BtVS.
2. Who is your favorite television star? Oh lord. That's kind of tough. I love a lot of actors, but if I had to pick favorites, I guess I'd say Alexis Denisof and Gillian Anderson. David Duchovny as well, if he was still on The X-Files regularly.
3. What was your favorite TV show as a child? How young are we talking? I can't remember watching a lot of TV when I was young, but I always adored Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.
4. What show do you think should have been cancelled by now? X-Files. Well, not canceled, but it should have ended gracefully two years ago. Ah well. Can't have everything, can we?
5. What new show do you hope escapes the axe this season? I think 24 is the only one of the new shows I watch that hasn't been renewed. Though I heard it's close to be renewed, so yay for that!
i love books
Well, I spent the majority of today on the computer. Quite sad. Working on converting Much Ado to PHP (and after that, Flights of Angel) and it's taking forever. Have to change all the subpages to work with it. But I keep telling myself that after this, I'll never have to fiddle with the subpages to change the layout or menu. So yay for that. Will all be worth it. Right now it's just taking ages.
La la la. Watching random things on TV... E! has what I assume is a rerun of Last Call with Carson Daly. Conan O'Brien is on and it's quite funny. Cute story about a college age Conan picking up Bill Cosby in a station wagon. Hehehe. Hope Rae has seen it. LOL. Carson just gave Conan a small guitar... very cute... Conan is threatening to wear a Hawaiian shirt and play it like a ukulele.
Started fiddling with a new layout for this blog last night. Yup, I'm a dork. Not planning to use it for a while though 'cause I'm still very attached to Olivia. But there's something in waiting. Unless I think of something even better and use that instead. Wouldn't put it past me. I'm weird that way.
Getting sleepy, so I shall sign off with the Seven on Sunday. My 7 favorite books. And may I say, that was incredibly hard. I had to eliminate books I adore just to get it down to 7. Not fair. So, in no particular order, except for the first one:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
4. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
5. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle
6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
7. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Loads of honorable mentions, including: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin, everything else by Madeleine L'Engle, A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, The Stand by Stephen King, and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Did I mention that I love books?
la la la
I think I should just convert this to a place where I post caps of hot guys all day long. Wouldn't that be fun? Alright, I'm kidding... I wouldn't do that. Already have Clandestine. But for today, at least, I must share Brad Pitt in "Seven." Sigh sigh. Love that movie, and him in it.
There we go. Much better.
Soooo... work is back to being a sauna. Really not fun. They keep coming out to fix the thermostat, then it breaks or goes wonky or something, and it's steaming. So crappy. Eric and I were dying today. It's practically impossible to shelve in the adult and children's stacks because they're so stuffy and humid. However, we did have a meeting today with the library supervisor... he finally came by to meet with the staff and we all complained about it. So hopefully something will be done. Though I'm not getting my hopes up because he didn't seem like an action-taking kind of person. Sigh sigh.
Started surfing random X-Files sites the other night. Have been watching old conspiracy episodes for the past couple months because of the finale coming up in May. Love that show. But it also depresses me to see how much it has changed. Take the last new episode for instance ("Improbable" - which was written and directed by Chris Carter). It wasn't as bad as some of the others, but it wasn't even close to what the show used to be. At least it had some humor though. Burt Reynolds was quite entertaining. The show has seriously been lacking in that since Mulder left. Anyways, it just seems like they have no idea where the show is going these days. They've lost control of the story and even the non-conspiracy episodes seem to have a poor sense of direction. Ah well. At least I have the old episodes. Love the show in that respect. Can't wait for the Lone Gunmen episode this month... I enjoyed the Lone Gunmen show and was quite disappointed it was canceled. But now I get Jimmy back. So yay for that. And David is coming back. Thank goodness for that.
Alrighties... must go do some actual work and stop rambling about The X-Files. Later later.
I am so comletely bored. Really have nothing productive to say, other than to state that Hugh Jackman is quite a hottie.
Watched Swordfish tonight. Not a bad movie. Not a great one either, but it was entertaining. Useless enough way to spend my evening, right?
I just can't seem to find enough time for all my sites lately. Have seriously been considering giving a couple fanlistings away. Hmm hmm. But I love them all. Definitely keeping any Buffy/Angel related ones. And Funny Guy too. 'Cause I love Jon too much. I adore Muppet Love, but it's getting to be a bit of work. And Best of What's Around too. Really would like to keep Dream a Little Dream, but I just don't know. So, any takers? E-mail me if you're interested and we'll see what happens. I'm not promising to give them up... just want to see what type of response I get.
I think the past week drained all enthusiasm from me. I literally can't think of anything to blog about. Quite pathetic. Was just so tiring working so many hours. Not used to it, I guess.
Alright, before I truly bore everyone to death, I'm just going to go and leave you with Seven on Sunday 'cause I can't think of anything else. My seven favorite movies:
2. Gone With the Wind
3. Star Wars Trilogy
4. Moulin Rouge
5. The Matrix
6. Shakespeare in Love
7. It Happened One Night
Rae says I'm cheating with the Star Wars Trilogy, but oh well. I love those movies all together. They work as a set. Honorable mentions go to Breakfast at Tiffany's, Dark City, L.A. Confidential, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Dogma, Labyrinth, A Fish Called Wanda, and Schindler's List.
And now, I'm off to attempt to be productive, but will probably end up vegging. Yay me!