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

teenage wasteland

Sooo... I really wanted to blog last night, but I ended up fiddling around with various website things and just lost track of time after SVU ended. Ah well. Speaking of SVU... yay for new episodes! How I love when TV seasons start again. Anyways, spoilers are below, so if you haven't watched Tuesday or Wednesday night premieres, skip the next four paragraphs.

Gilmore Girls - It's funny that I watched the series premiere (on my brand spanking new Season One DVD set from Susan... gracias, chica!) on Monday because, to me at least, it seemed to have a lot of parallels with last night's premiere. I'm mostly talking about Rory being an extreme brat (for someone so smart, she does some really stupid stuff sometimes), but other than that, I loved the episode. Yay Luke/Lorelai! Susan and I have been itching for them to hook up. bouncy I hope Rory gets over herself and starts listening to Lorelai. Also, Dean is lame. Sorry, nothing more to say about him than that. Grr.

One Tree Hill - I wish I had saved my IM conversation with Susan last night because all my funny OTH comments were in that and I've since forgotten them. Ummm... I hate Deb and hope she's planning to leave Tree Hill very soon 'cause I can't take much more of her. Also, what is up with her extreme tan? She looked like George Hamilton! Yick. The Haley/Nathan stuff was, of course, very cute and sweet. Still not sure about the marriage thing, but I loved Haley's parents. They were too funny and they actually listen to their daughter - amazing! Lucas is still a freak, but I do like that he and Nathan are becoming friends. Blech to Keith/Deb. I hope that's not going anywhere. Die, Deb, die!

Law & Order: SVU - Lea Thompson was so very freaky in this one. But despite everything, I just couldn't feel too sorry for her. I mean, she'd never known the little girl, and I'm of the belief that the people who raise you are your parents, no matter what biology is involved. I'm not adopted, so maybe I don't have a lot of perspective on this situation, but I've never felt that DNA has much to do with who should have custody. If the parents who've been raising you are kind & caring, like the couple in last night's episode, they're the parents that matter.

CSI: NY - Meh. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Gary Sinise, but this episode didn't do a whole lot for me. Maybe because I already knew about his wife having died on 9/11? I mean, every summary for the show mentioned that, so there was no way to miss it. I didn't get a feel for many of the other characters and I didn't think the case was that intriguing or involving, whereas on the original CSI, I'm almost always invested in the mystery Grissom & Co. are solving. Ah well. I'm definitely going to give it more of a chance because, again, I LOVE Gary. And, side note: I am so thrilled that "Baba O'Riley" is the theme song for the show. One of my favorite Who songs!

I haven't yet watched Lost (taped it and will watch when I'm done blogging here) because I was at a talk/book signing with Clive Barker tonight at Hicklebee's. For those of you who don't know, I am a huge fan of Clive Barker & am lucky enough to run his fanlisting. So that should tell you how thrilled I was to go to the event tonight. wink I went with my brother Bryan, who is also a fan. The talk was really well done & Clive was very well spoken and interesting. Lots of fun tidbits and stories: for instance, his newest book (which is why he's touring), Abarat: Day of Magic, Nights of War, took a while to be released because when he originally finished writing it, he read it aloud to himself, as he does with all his books, but hated it so much that he threw it away and re-wrote the book. We got a chance to chat with him for a few minutes while he was signing (I thought it was very awesome that he actually chatted rather than just signing and sending you on your way), and he was very gracious and fun to talk with. We asked him the possibility of another Book of the Art (to follow up The Great & Secret Show and Everville) and he said this is the order he plans to write things in: a short book to kill off Pinhead from Hellraiser because he's so tired of it, the third Abarat book, the third Book of the Art, and then the fourth & final Abarat book. Very cool. I can't wait!

So anyways, we didn't get home till 8:40pm or so, and that's why I haven't yet seen Lost. smile I also taped Smallville, but that can wait until Friday (I still think their Lois Lane looks WAY too old to be 18).

Okay, I'm starting to feel like this entry is getting way too long, and quite possibly very boring, so I'll try to wrap it up, but first, because a few people asked in the comments on the last entry, I LOVED "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" and Lucy & Kathy loved it as well. And Jenah, I definitely think it's okay for Alex - there's no blood & gore, no sex scenes - just old fashioned humor. If you love old sci-fi movies & the humor of the 30s and 40s, you'll love this movie. If you don't, well, you're just weird! wink Kidding, kidding. To each their own, I know. smile

Okay, folks. I want to watch Lost and since I've got to be up early for work tomorrow, I better get started on it! Hope you are all well! wave

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not always rainbows & butterflies

I've been meaning to blog for a few days now, but as usual, I haven't been able to think of anything of interest to say, and still can't, so this will be a boring one, folks. Sorry!

Felt pretty crappy today... headache and nausea. Always fun, right? I'm just hoping it's completely gone by tomorrow. I can't wait for the weather to start cooling off here, because I'm still too freaking hot. Damn lingering summer weather.

I can't wait for the weekend... I have to work on Saturday, but I'm (hopefully) going to see "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" in the evening with friends, and on Sunday, Dad and I are heading to the Stanford Theatre for "Arsenic and Old Lace" (Cary!) and "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein." Should be fun.

I spent last weekend working on Susan's new layout, which we posted at Somewhere in Between on Monday, so be sure to take a look and leave her comments. 'Cause Susan loves comments. wink

I've been trying to motivate myself to update my big sites at, but I've haven't done it yet. I have some updates ready for posting, just pushing myself to finish more before I get them up. I just find myself being so lazy when it comes to those sites. I definitely won't be closing them, but getting updates done is a chore. Sigh sigh. I'm a bum, what can I say?

Anyways... should get to bed... need rest. Later gators! alligator

Oooh... and I almost forgot:

A very happy, but sadly belated birthday to Tlace!

And a very happy, hopefully on time (but who knows with the time difference), birthday to Sasha!

Love you both! hug

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good times are killing me

Rae and I had a fun music swap tonight. Well, it was mostly her sending me new mp3s, but I sent her my playlist so it's her turn to receive tomorrow night. Fun fun! I love new music. I now have loads of Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse, and most of the "Wicker Park" soundtrack to keep me happy. Gracias, chica! smooch

Moving on, since Kim and Des asked about it in earlier comments, here's the explanation for what EKT is:

EKT is slang for the word random. It was made up by Susan and I (and used most faithfully by Little Willow, who rocks for picking it up) at PBP 2003. The reasoning behind it is that while wandering around towards the ballroom at the American Legion Hall, we were passed by none other than Eddie Kaye Thomas. We were so surprised to see him there (because, as far as we knew, he had no connection to BtVS, Angel or Firefly) that we decided we would refer to anything random as "Eddie Kaye Thomas." This was later shortened (I think by Little Willow) to EKT since "Eddie Kaye Thomas" was a bit too much to say and/or type. wink And there you have it! So now you all have no excuse not to use it. Yes, Susan and I are weird, but whatever. It's fun. Btw, we later discovered that Eddie Kaye Thomas actually DID have a reason for being at PBP: He was helping to film a documentary for Adam Busch's band, Common Rotation.

I went to see TWO movies in theatres this week. Craziness, I know. Especially since I don't usually get to the movies that often. Rachel (my brother's girlfriend) and I saw "Vanity Fair" on Wednesday and both loved it. I've heard that Becky wasn't as nasty as she was in the book, but since I haven't read it, that didn't bother me a bit. I thought Reese Witherspoon did an excellent job and the costumes and sets were gorgeous. So very pretty to look at. And today Jeffy and I finally saw "Garden State." Also a good movie - very funny and sweet. I love Zach Braff (yay Scrubs!) and the soundtrack was excellent. Must buy that.

What else... what else...

Is anyone else disappointed at the lack of promising looking new shows on TV this year? The four new shows I plan to check out are CSI: NY ('cause DUH... Gary Sinise + CSI!), Lost (JJ Abrams, David Fury AND Dominic Monaghan? Worth checking out for those three.), Jack & Bobby (concept is interesting and Susan says the pilot was excellent), and Joey ('cause FRIENDS. Though I'm still very wary about it.) And that's it. Sheesh. I really wish Marti Noxon's show Point Pleasant had been picked up. It sounded so interesting and far from the norm. But apparently TV is no longer about being original. Sigh.

Alrighty... I think that's it from me. Gracias to everyone who left me nice comments and well wishes in response to me having a headache. Feeling much better now. hug Yay for the holiday tomorrow!

Edited @ 12:21am Since it's now officially past midnight here in CA, thus making it September 6th...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALLIE! birthday party

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boom goes the head

I can't take it anymore. My head is going to explode. If November 2nd doesn't come soon enough I may end up going insane. Seriously, people, I just can't take it.

P.S. This blog has been brought to you by an extremely headache-y Anna.

P.P.S. I have 3 Gmail invites... who wants 'em?

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Movable Type -- Restless Innocence

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