I have an inability to blog. It's really quite pathetic... I just can't seem to motivate myself to get over here to write. La la la. So, was everyone frightened away by the insane comments on the last entry? That's Rae and Tarina for you!
I went to the world's most boring training session on Friday... okay maybe not the MOST boring, but it was certainly extremely dull. Four hours of sitting around listening to people tell me how to work a program I could have figured out in less than an hour. (The library system I work for is switching the software we use so we all have to be trained on the new software before July. Snore.) Maybe the session would have been better if the people training us had actually known the ins and outs of the program, but they seemed to only know the basic bits that they were told, so I wasn't getting any quality tidbits. Really quite sad. That's my library though!
Saw "The Matrix Reloaded" on Saturday. Unlike many others (at least from what I've read so far), I actually enjoyed it. Not nearly as much as I enjoyed the original, but the original was phenomenal, so it's kind of hard to come that close. But Reloaded was fun with more awesome fights and stunt sequences (with the exception of the Neo vs. hundreds of Agent Smiths which used WAY too much computer animation). The ending was just "HUH?!?!?!" and I'll definitely need to read a transcript to wrap my brain around all that info we had thrown at us, but all in all, I had a great time. So the movie has my recommendation!
And I know you're all going "Hey! Where's all the Buffy chatter?" It's coming! It's coming! My quickie reviews of the last three episodes since I didn't get a chance to post them last time:
"Empty Places" - ARGH. This episode left me cranky. Just ask Susan. I was crabby all night after that episode. Rona needs to DIE. And what was up with Anya's little rant during the group insanity at the end? Buffy hasn't "earned" it? Oh please. The girl has died TWICE saving the world. And not only that, she didn't ASK to be who she is and have the powers she does. But she accepts her situation. Anya should too. Anyways... most of the episode was decent, but the group scene at the end was just anger-inducing. I loved that Buffy just passed the leadership to Faith afterwards. Made me very proud of her. The Willow/Xander scene at the hospital early in the episode was lovely. Made me cry. OH! And Clem! I love Clem! And Kacie, I immediately thought of you when I saw his car. Hehehehehe. Rating: 7/10
"Touched" - HA. Buffy was right! And Spike was tolerable! Whoo! Actually, Spike had a lot of nice and insightful things to say. If only I liked his character better overall. Bah. Oh well. Couldn't believe Willow's excuses for why Buffy was gone. That was just wrong and I was thrilled to see Spike call her on it. I also loved that Buffy and Spike just held each other. 'Cause I don't want anything more between them. It was beautifully done and I'm glad it didn't go any further... unlike the rest of the gang... Willow/Kennedy... SO blah. No chemistry at all. Kennedy is just a twerp and doesn't come close to Tara. I miss Tara. And Faith/Wood? Oooooookay. Not my thing, as witnessed by this. Anya/Xander was just funny, but seemed out of place since they already had their "one more time." Whatever. Scythe=PRETTY. Yay Buffy! Rating: 9/10
"End of Days" - This really didn't feel like a second to last episode. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed it. It was a decent episode. But it didn't feel like we only have one more left (btw, I'm still in denial of this despite the fact that I only have about TWO full days left... and now I'm getting all teary again... just mention Buffy to me and that happens). The Xander/Buffy scene was just lovely. But I still want closure for the core four. I hope we get it. The Buffy/Faith scene was also perfect and just what I wanted between them. The Guardian was just... interesting. And Angel! B/A smoochies! Yay! Not that I'm a fanatical B/A 'shipper, but man, that just makes me happy. Rating: 8/10
So, there ya go. Jenah asked and she received!
Btw, I'm still completely spoiler free for the finale. And I plan to remain so! I won't be checking my e-mail from now until late Tuesday night in order to avoid having it ruined. And I'm almost done with my BtVS marathon. Can you believe I did it? I can't. Working on "Dirty Girls" right now and tomorrow I'll finish up with "Empty Places," "Touched," and "End of Days." And come Tuesday (which I took off from work, along with Wednesday... those of you who aren't BtVS fans, don't laugh... you just don't know how much it means) I'll probably watch my top five while spending the day freaking out. And at 8pm, I'll sit down and watch my last new hour of BtVS and hopefully be left with the same satisfaction I get everytime I finish reading Return of the King. But no matter what, I know I'll be crying my heart out at 9pm and then I'll call Susan and take comfort in talking with her and remembering how much this show has brought me. More than anything else, BtVS has brought me friends. And there's nothing more important than that. So if that doesn't tell the non-Buffy folks what the show means to me, I don't know what else would.
Okay. I must stop rambling and crying... need to get to bed... so to end on a more pleasant note, here's the Seven on Sunday.
1. Nothing beats the taste of pumpkin pie.
2. I sleep most comfortably on my stomach or back.
3. Three famous people who's hair I wish I had are Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Reese Witherspoon
4. Somethings I wear everyday, aside from underwear, are my contacts.
5. I can't leave the house without my purse.
6. The last book I finished reading was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.
7. When I'm done with this, I'm going to read a bit and go to sleep.