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Between October 20, 2000 and November 24, 2005 there were 294 entries and 1707 comments posted at this blog.

finally blogging

Well, I was going to blog Tuesday night, but ended up not having time 'cause I chatted on the phone with Susan for a while and then had to get some work done before heading to bed. And last night had to watch the 2 hour premiere of "The West Wing", so that seriously cramped my time for blogging. But, yay, I'm here! And finally saying (actually I already said this over at Broken Crayons) that I loved the Buffy premiere! It was SO much fun and so lovely. And the ending... WOW. So amazing. I'm so happy to have new episodes to look forward to on Tuesdays. Makes the week much more exciting. :o)

Oooh. Forgot to mention before that I did enjoy "Firefly". I think it has a lot of potential, and I loved all of the characters (even Jayne!), and, of course, the witty dialogue, which one would expect from any Joss show. Other new shows... really enjoying "Everwood". Love the dynamic between Treat Williams and Gregory Smith. Plus, any show that makes me cry that much must be good. I LOVE Delia. She is the cutest kid. What else... "Twilight Zone" was crap. Not watching that again. Taped "Haunted" but I have yet to watch it. Watched "John Doe" after "Firefly", and it was somewhat intriguing. Not really hooked, but I might give it another chance. Didn't like "Without a Trace" tonight... just blah. Will have to try to get used to David Caruso on "CSI: Miami". Really not a fan of his. I much prefer William J. Peterson and the rest of the gang on "CSI", which, btw, rocked tonight, as usual. Oh! Started watching "Scrubs" on recommendation of Rae and am loving it. Thanks, chica! And Susan thinks this is hilarious (it's all her fault, dammit), and I'm quite ashamed to admit it, but I watched the first 2 episodes of "7th Heaven". But ONLY because of the extremely hot guy dating Lucy. I SWEAR. Okay, it is kind of fun to laugh at and wonder what the hell planet those people are on, but anyways. Hmmmmm... it seems like I watch too much TV. Ya think?

Must thank everyone who has sent me feedback on the new layouts for Much Ado and Flights of Angel, and the new Firefly site. I TRULY appreciate it and everyone has been extremely awesome and kind. You all rock!

Freddi's back! Yay! You are all ordered to visit him, 'cause he's wonderful and very sweet.

Hmmm... I think there was something else I wanted to say, but I can't recall now. Ah well. Should go to bed anyway if I plan to get up on time tomorrow morning. Later gators!

anna banana rambled @ 0:45
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30 more minutes!

Less than 30 minutes left... AAAAAAAAH! I can't wait any longer. Must see now! Dammit! Why is time moving so slow?!?!?

Phew. Okay, just had to get that out. Will blog more later with reactions to it. (Btw, if you have no idea was IT is, start watching UPN Tuesdays at 8pm... you won't be sorry.)

anna banana rambled @ 19:40
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Being sick is no fun. And I'm sure this is news to everyone, right? Ha ha ha. Shouldn't have gone to work yesterday. That just made it worse. Throat was killing me by the time I left, so I went home and slept for a couple hours. Hmmm. Still felt crappy and still feel crappy now. Probably due to my horrible night of sleep (or lack thereof) thanks to the fact that I couldn't breathe properly through my nose. Grrr. Anyways, it's all Bryan's fault. He got sick and then had the kindness to give it to me. Hmmmph.

In other more interesting news... new layouts are up at Much Ado About BtVS and Flights of Angel. And a brand new mini-site for Firefly called Orbiting Lights. Whoo! I actually managed to get them up last night, even with my head feeling rather floaty from the medicine. Feedback is appreciated, as always. Also, it's quite possible I missed things, so if you spot any errors, broken links, etc. please let me know via e-mail.

You know what's quite sad? In the little amount of sleep I got last night, I dreamt of working on websites. Apparently that's what cold medicine and an evening on the computer does to a person. Very strange.

Can't think of anything else to say, so I suppose I'll give the Friday Five a try.

1. Would you say that you're good at keeping in touch with people?
Sometimes. It just depends. Sometimes I can be bad about calling people. Which reminds me. REALLY need to call Tu Lan.

2. Which communication method do you usually prefer/use: e-mail, telephone, snail mail, blog comments, or meeting in person? Why?
Meeting in person is always the most fun. I love talking on the phone, though, and I love receiving mail of any kind. However, IM is the method of communication I use most of the time.

3. Do you have an instant messenger program? How many? Why/why not? How often do you use it?
I have AOL Instant Messenger, which I use almost every day to talk to friends. I also have MSN on here, but I hardly ever use it.

4. Do most of your close friends live nearby or far away?
I have some nearby, and some far away. It's a mix of both.

5. Are you an "out of sight, out of mind" person, or do you believe that "distance makes the heart grow fonder"?
It depends. I miss my good friends when they're away. If it's someone I liked but wasn't really close to, I don't miss them that much.

anna banana rambled @ 12:13
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pictures of success

Rae had this very cool idea to recommend songs for download to everyone. So I'm recommending some of my own. smile

1. Vertical Horizon - Give You Back (originally recommended by Susan)
2. Rilo Kiley - Pictures of Success or Teenage Love Song
3. Velvet Chain - Fall Away
4. Stretch Princess - Universe
5. Guster - What You Wish For
or Either Way
6. Jeff Buckley - New Year's Prayer
(theme song on The Dead Zone)
7. Eva Cassidy - Early Morning Rain or Time After Time
8. Azure Ray - Displaced
9. Aimee Mann - Wise Up
10. The Corrs - Everybody Hurts
(originally recommended by Rae)

There we go. Lots of lovely songs I adore. Go download if you don't have them already.

Mmmm. Don't really have much to say tonight. Spent the day cleaning, reading, and working on site updates. What an exciting day, right? Had fun yesterday, though. Kids were a blast, as usual. Eric and Layla have become obsessed with "Monty Python & the Holy Grail" and can now quote most of the movie. Pretty funny stuff! I also had them perform some of "Spaceballs", as they do a great job with that one as well.

Alrighty... have to get to bed soon, so I better do Seven on Sunday:

Seven famous people that you would sleep with... no strings attached, no questions asked, just one night...
1. Ewan McGregor
2. Brad Pitt
3. Joaquin Phoenix
4. Colin Farrell
5. Ben Browder
6. Clive Owen
7. Hugh Jackman

See, Rae? I'm a slut too. smile And Brad Pitt is apparently the whore of everyone on the web. Poor Brad. He's just too damn yummy.

Off to bed. Later gators. (And isn't everyone impressed it's only been two days since I last blogged? Don't die of shock!)

anna banana rambled @ 1:30
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wishful thinking

I think I've become disillusioned with blogging. I just can't seem to do it these days. At least not enough for the likes of some folks (you three know who I'm talking! ;o). Apparently I just don't have enough to say. Or maybe just not enough to say here. Hmmm.

Anyways. We've got a new cat at home, thanks to the lovely Kacie. Her name is Daphne... I adopted her from Kacie last Friday, originally for Bryan & Eileen to keep at Eileen's house. However, they neglected to inform me that they hadn't asked her mom, and it turns out she didn't want another cat over there. Since my mom wasn't pleased about having a new cat, nor was Dawn, I thought we would have to give her back. But my mom has since fallen in love, and Dawn is adjusting fairly well. Dawn is tolerating Daphne, so we're keeping Daphne. She's quite the cutie. Very playful and very loving. So, gracias, Kacie!

Had a lovely day afternoon/evening with Kacie and Allie last Friday to celebrate Little Willow's birthday. Also got to meet KrazyKat, so that was fun. Went to dinner, then saw "City by the Sea" (Eliza for Little Willow's birthday!), which was decent. Not bad, just not great. Eliza, of course, out-shone everyone.

I've spent most of my free time this working on a new layout for Much Ado and Flights of Angel. Only a few select folks have seen... I'm pleased with it. Nothing spectacular 'cause it has to be easy to work with, but I like it nonetheless. What can I say? I'm easy to please! Hoping to have it up sometime before Buffy premieres. Hmmm hmmm. We shall see. Lots of work to be done.

Also need to do a new TtLG layout for Susan. That shouldn't be too tough though... she already sketched out what she wants... now I just have to put it together. And the other new project we just started planning (we're insane)... as well as her Ron/Hermione fanlisting layout. And a new blog layout for Rebecca. Oh lordy. I need more time.

Did everyone see the AWESOME preview for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" last night? I actually sat through "Family Affair" to see it (horrid show... skip it!), but it ended up being worth it for that preview. Mmmmmmmmmmm. Looks SO amazing. Susan and I can't stop raving about it. Plus: Tom Riddle (aka Voldemort) is HOT. Seriously. Doesn't that just seem wrong? Must remember to bring the tape with me tomorrow... heading to Tina & Mike's place with Mom and Dad to celebrate Eric and Layla's birthdays (Eric turned 12 on Thursday, Layla will be 9 on Tuesday). Eric is also a huge HP fan, so I know he'll love seeing the preview.

Well, I think I'm done babbling randomness. Time for the Friday Five.

1. What was/is your favorite subject in school? Why?
In high school it was AP US History, mainly due to Mr. Hicks, one of the greatest teachers EVER. I'm not kidding. He was amazing. Funny, interesting, intelligent. I learned SO much in that class... and I had a blast doing it.

2. Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
Mr. Hicks, obviously. smile Also loved Mr. Porush (AP Chemistry). Again, the class was so much fun. It was tough, but he made the effort to help the 15 of us daring enough to take the class. Ms. James was also amazing for AP English. Studying "Hamlet" in that class was one of the best times in school.

3. What is your favorite memory of school?
Starting the SAM (Science and Medicine) Club with Tu Lan, Leanna, Matt, and Greg. We had Mr. Porush as a sponsor. We had a "Jeopardy"-like contest where 12 teachers competed (we even got prizes donated for them) and raised money from their students. We made $1200 for the Red Cross. It was the most fun I've ever had. Hectic, but oh my... what a blast.

4. What was your favorite recess game?
Hmmmm... used to love tetherball, marbles, dodgeball, etc.

5. What did you hate most about school?
The stress. Senior year, while it had it's moments, was just completely stressful. I took way too many AP classes and I overworked myself. If I hadn't had my friends or extra things like SAM Club, I would not have made it.

So that's it. Such fun, right?

And to end it, here's the darling Daphne smile

anna banana rambled @ 0:07
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random shit

Hmmm hmmm. This has been a very boring weekend. I can't believe I'm spending my lovely 3 day weekend in this manner. It's been so hot here that I've been feeling very blah and not motivated at all. Sigh sigh. Was supposed to go out last night with Karen, Leanna, and some other folks to Comedy Sportz, but I felt really crappy after dinner and ending up staying home to veg out on my bed. Loads of fun that was. Anyways... was rather depressed most of today... don't know why... just one of those things. Probably due to the lack of things I accomplished this weekend. Was hoping to do some major site work, but I couldn't seem to get anything working the way I wanted. I'm just going to blame everything on the heat. Works much better that way.

In other news, I watched the Disney Channel's version of "A Ring of Endless Light". Was rather disappointed. It was cute, but they changed SO much. Some of the characters were drastically different and there didn't seem to be a valid reason for it. Ryan Merriman was quite good, though definitely not my vision of Adam. Mischa Barton managed to pull off Vicky fairly well. Nothing spectacular about her though. Ah well. It was Disney Channel... I should have expected as much. Speaking of Madeleine L'Engle books being turned into TV movies though... Susan informed me there was a preview for "A Wrinkle in Time" on the DVD of "Spy Kids," so, of course, I had to rent and see for myself. Looks SO lovely. Dying to see it and hoping they manage to get it right this time. Though I still find it funny that the actress who played Lucy Butler (Sarah-Jane Redmond) on "Millennium" is playing Mrs. Murray in it. Should be interesting, at the very least. Because I'm insane, some screen caps below... always fun!



La la la. Rae just told me I need to blog at least once every two days. Ha. That will probably not happen, no matter how much I'd like it to. I have been quite unable to think of things to write here for quite a while. Sometimes I'll randomly think of something to put in here while I'm somewhere else, and I always manage to forget it by the time I'm home and wanting to blog. Quite sad, si? I know, I know.

So. Tomorrow is Labor Day. Yay? Doesn't usual matter to me except that I have the day off. Tina, Mike, and the kids might come down for the barbeque, but Tina wasn't sure when I called her earlier... hope they decide to come. If not, I might get together with Leanna... maybe see a movie. Must look and see what's playing. Anything to recommend? Most recently, I've seen Signs, Possession (which, btw, is absolutely wonderful), Minority Report, Men in Black II, Full Frontal, and Austin Power in Goldmember. Hmmm... usually I see more movies than that during the summer. Must work on that.

Anyhoo. I'm out of things to babble about. Go read Rae's blog... at least she has intelligent things to say. ;o)

Edited just a few minutes later. Oops. Forgot to do Seven on Sunday. I suck, I know.

Seven most cherished material possessions
1. My collection of books
2. Dolly
3. My computer
4. My Buffy videos/DVDs
5. My Steven Power painting from Hawaii
6. My many framed photos around my room
7. My hope chest (okay, more like a big plastic bin and various boxes)

anna banana rambled @ 1:22
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Movable Type -- Restless Innocence

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