Monday, January 31, 2011

Stupid Teenagers Must Die!

Stupid Teenagers Must Die! was a challenge from MY fiance's brother. Just playing, love you hun. :-)

This had to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen. First off, I could barely hear it. All of the sound seemed like it was in the background, even when they were talking and during important points. This almost made me turn it off in the first few minutes.

Past that, the movie was about a group of teens who go to the home of a famous murderer who killed his whole family. It's a parody of the 80's horror flicks complete with a jock, the "bad" kid, the nerd, the goth, and a few of the popular boppers (two of which are girlfriends).

That's about it for the storyline really. Teens in a house, there is a murderer, and it gets ridiculous. I don't wish this on anyone else, except those accepting the challenge. If you watch this and make it all the way through, give yourself a point.

For next weekend, I put up 3 movie for this weekend's challenge. I'm sticking with movies that can be found streaming on Netflix. Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you look at it), Twilight, Cabin Boy, and Open Water are not streaming. They would be on the list if available though. We need your suggestions to help expand this challenge. Also, what were your thoughts on Teeth or this movie if you are keeping up with the challenge.

Quote: "Julie, you just threw a big knife at Kane and almost killed him." -Sissy (/sigh)

Friday, January 28, 2011

A Good Cause

First of all, Abby at Above Water is doing something amazing. For every comment on her post today (Friday January 28, 2011) she is donating $1 to her favorite charity, Soles4Souls. They give shoes to people in need all around the world. A great cause and all you have to do is show her a little love. :-)

And now, something for you. Jennifer at Ramblings and What Not  is holding a contest. Once again, all you have to do is comment on this post and you are entered to win your choice of a book off her list. This contest expires February 2nd, so head on over and enter for your chance to win.

To address numerous commenters (word?), I had to sit through the first hour of Twilight on a deal with a friend. It was horrible for me, and I did turn it off. Not a good deal at all, he finished and loved the book he had to read the first 3 chapters of. Also, Cabin Boy was an awful movie too. This weekend, I think I will be watching Stupid Teenagers Must Die as it was challenged by one of the soon to be brother-in-laws.

That is all for today. Monday I will give you my mini-review of Stupid Teenagers Must Die and have a poll up so you can decide our next Unwatchable Movie. Have a great weekend.

Quote: "A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own." Latin Proverb

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Sick Note

The Sick Note by The Dubliners. This made me laugh out loud at work, great stuff. Enjoy it and all its glory.

Quote: "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot." -Albert Einstein

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Unwatchable Movie Challenge #1 - Teeth

I credit this challenge to the donut boys at They came up with a great idea and have only been through three of these movies. The unwatchable movie challenge was simple. One member of the group challenged the others to watch a bad movie. It had to be on Netflix and the person issuing the challenge had to also watch the movie. Simple, right?

And so the fiance, my cousin and I decided this was a great idea (kind of). I picked the first one, and so we sat down to watch Teeth on my Wii. This was not the worst movie I saw (it helped that I wasn't the only one sitting and watching it). There have been a couple of movies that I have turned off because they were horrible, so this wasn't as bad as it could get. Teeth is definitely a movie I will not watch again or recommend to anyone.

For that reason, I'm issuing this challenge to everyone. I plan on updating this challenge every week, most likely on Monday. I want you to suggest movies for this challenge as well. It would be easier if it is available through Netflix, doesn't need to be though. Also, you have to watch the movie you challenge with me as well. My cousin is 16 also, so I'd like them to stay R rated at the highest. Have a great with this movie and I look forward to challenges for this.

Quote: "Dentata. It's Latin for teeth." -Dawn

Thursday, January 20, 2011

First or third person?

I just wanted your opinion today on which you preferred. I have a couple of ideas for some fun short stories, but was not sure which view to use. I have written both ways and kind of prefer both reading and writing third person myself. The last few books I have read have been first person and I really enjoyed them, so this just adds to the confusion.

I plan on writing/editing a couple of really short (hopefully under 500 words, but they could take off) excerpts or ideas or whatever this weekend. I'll do one in each style and put them up next week.

Other than that, if there are any questions or topics you want me to comment on tomorrow, just leave them down in the comment section.

Random quote: "Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." -Jane Howard

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


First off, I had another fun dream last night. This one had Jack Sparrow trying to figure out how to steal this ship that was being used as part of a house. It was pretty ingenious really, still on the water, a hallway that attached it and decorated really nicely. Elizabeth Swan somehow ended up on the ship as he finally got it to cast off. There was a problem with it taking on water though. Jack was trying to figure it out and said we had a few hours. Elizabeth pulled something up and made it start flooding faster, prompting Jack to say we only had about 30 minutes.

They sent me off to get light by using a candle. I passed butlers and maids that were stuck on the boat now and found another lit candle and some matches. I tried so many things to light this candle but it would just go out instantly. I woke up being frustrated over that.

We need more tolerance and unity in this world. Amy at My heart shaped blog had recently posted about world peace and it made me think about what was needed to achieve this. There is a lot involved with this, but I want to talk about what I think are major issues. The first problem is prejudice and oppression. These kind of go hand in hand. It's happens not just on a large scale, but also small to the point where it can be a block of families. The poor family who won the lotto and moved into a rich neighborhood and don't belong. The synagogue that goes up in a Christian neighborhood. The Americans who move overseas. All of these are scenarios where prejudice and oppression can foster and grow out of hand.

The other major issue I came up with was sovereignty. This happens a lot because countries and even states feel they have the right to choose what is best for their citizens. Take for example gay marriage in the states. There are states who feel it should be outlawed everywhere. You have other states who don't want it, but don't care to impose their rule on other states. And then there are a few who allow and want to keep it that way. This causes so many clashes is still being discussed by the federal courts.

Another example would be in joining the EU, you give up some of your decision making. I actually like the idea of the EU and NATO as it pushes for unity across the continent. There will always be opponents, but some things have to be given up for the greater good. If we as a people start getting pushed around or stepped on, there is always revolution to try and start over.

What is your greatest concern if the world as we know it unites under one banner?

Random quote: "Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed." -Mao Tse-Tung

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blog Ideas

Recently, I've been looking for a new layout for this blog. Not sure what exactly I want it to look like. Probably close to this with dark colors, maybe a green or blue also. Something like Tron but not so 80's-ish. Does anyone have a place or person who they could link me to for a new "flashy" layout?

Aside from that, I want to create an about me page. I got this idea of having someone or few people ask me questions and those answers are what will consist of my about me page. Maybe even an interview (not real formal). Any thoughts on this?

Nothing new other than more Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 being played, Plants vs. Zombies is almost 100% complete,  and reading The Gift by James Patterson. I'm looking forward to finishing one of my goals this year that quick in the 100% completion of a game in Plants vs. Zombies. It is amazing fun and even my 8 year old cousin is hooked on it. I recommend it if you haven't tried it already.

Random quote: "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." -Martin Luther King Jr. A day late, sorry.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Kendra at RiBbOnS and PeArLs felt that I deserved an award, and I'm thankful and flattered. There were some rules for it, and I've already fulfilled the first one. There is another rule that I am against doing just because I feel it is not my duty to tell people what to do. They will either do it not and I don't want to be let down when they don't do it. So Rule 1 of thanking and linking back is done. Rule 3 and 4 really of tagging people and posting on their blog that I gave it to them is not. If you want to take this, I'm offering it to the first 15 and will be posting your name and blog here.

Now for the real reason for it, Rule 2, posting 7 things about myself. This is a little lower than the surface, so enjoy.

1) I currently live with my well as some of my family. This creates an "interesting" environment. The biggest problem is my brother and sister are slobs. They make messes, leaves things where they are and not putting them back, not replacing stuff. This creates a lot of tension between people, which leads me to number 2.

2) I am a very calm person. So calm, that I can't remember the last time I truly got angry. When people get angry, I start laughing. This is makes me a horrible person to have around in very emotional times. Crying, worrying, anger, around any of these I will either tense up not knowing what to do or laugh.

3) I'm a procrastinator. This gets me in a lot of trouble, I'm currently trying to break it though.

4) I'm currently using EA Active 2 for the Wii with my fiance. It definitely makes you move, and hurt, a lot....

5) I listen to podcasts to pass the time at work. I'll plug VTWProductions here. :-)

6) I already failed my water only goal. It's just tough. I am down to only 1/2-1 can of Sprite or the like a day though.

7) I consider everyone my friend until I am given reason to not trust/like someone. Even if you give me a reason, I usually forgive them after a short time.

That's all for me today. Have a great day.

Random quote: "He who commands the past, conquers the future. He who commands the future conquers the past" - Kane

Friday, January 14, 2011

In which I answer your questions.........

Sort of. This is not a new concept, but I was going through my comments and felt some of them deserved direct responses. I'll get a banner and everything for it. Edit: Follower + Friday were taken in a different combination, no idea how I let that slip from me, so I think I'll call it "Commentor Collection." Comment Friday makes more sense, but not as catchy. Without further waiting, Commentor Collection! until I come up with a better name. :-)

Oddyoddyo13 from Dani's Letters writes: "Fabulous answer, but I had just one question....pineapple chunks? Never heard of those before...Like dried pineapple? With sugar?"
-Well Oddyoddyo13, I'm not sure where exactly these are available, like if it's just a regional or national product, but they are just pineapple pieces in their own juice. A favorite snack of mine.  Along the side is a picture of the exact product. :-) I definitely recommend it.

Tracy of Forever Endeavor writes: "I once had this dream about this girl and an incredibly beautiful boy who sparkles in the sunlight, lying in a meadow. I wanted to write it down when I woke up, but someone beat me to it!"
-Tracy, I really hate when that happens. :-)  This did kind of happen to me. I had a pretty decent idea, started writing out things and building the world and all. THEN Terry Brooks (one of my fav. authors) put out Armageddon's Children and I pretty much scrapped everything because it was the same stuff, but would never stand to his quality. That was a pretty depressing day, I almost didn't read it because of that.

Lastly Faye.Buckley of We Are Who We Are writes: "I love reading about how you are so inspired by something you love! It is so uplifting and I really enjoy it!! I love that we can both share hw passionate we both are for something! Even though we have nothing in common, we end up with something in common... Passion for something we enjoy!! :)"
-Faye, I'm glad you found something I said to be inspirational. I try to be as uplifting as possible everyday to everyone I know.  When you get past the outer layers of anyone, you find out there is a lot more you share with them. So next time you meet someone, don't completely pass them up. They might actually hold the key to enlightenment or happiness for you. :-)

Three seems to be a great stopping point. Hope everyone has a great weekend. If you have any questions or other comments, feel free to leave them and every Friday I will be picking out a few like this. Have a great weekend all and thanks for the comments. :-)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

50 Questions

 Sharayah at Sugar snow :) had answered 50 questions and left it open to her followers to do the same. I had some interesting answers I felt, so here they are.

1. What color is your toothbrush? Blue, green, and white.
 2. Name one person who made you smile today? Everyone of my comments from you make me smile

3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? At work.

4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Same, at work since 7 am.

5. What is your favorite candy bar? Kit Kats, as long as they count.

7. What is the last thing you said aloud? "See you at lunch."

8. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla, yep, pretty boring.

9. What was the last thing you had to drink? Cherry Crush (My fav, but last one I'm hoping. Switching to all water.)

10, Do you like your wallet? Yea, it's pretty nice.

11, What was the last thing you ate? Pineapple Chunks.

12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week? Nope.

13, The last sporting event you watched? Part of the wild cards games for the NFL.

14, What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? Theater, lol.

15, Who is the last person you sent a text message too? My cousin, Kylie.

16, Ever go camping? Yea, as a kid. Honeymoon will be in a cabin, so kind of like camping.

17, Do you take vitamins daily? No, I use to up until about a month ago. Need to start again.

18, Do you go to church every Sunday? Nope.

19, Are you tan? Or pale? Pale now, as soon as spring I start getting more color.

20,Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? This is really tough. I think I could eat pizza for longer over Chinese food. Pizza wins.

21, Do you drink your soda with a straw? Nope, unless I'm at a restaurant. 

22, What did your last text message say? "No I can't, finals :("

23, What are you doing tomorrow? Work, then playing Magic: the Gathering at night with my other nerd friends.

25, Look to your left, what do you see? A stack of papers.

26, What color is your watch? Flesh colored, oh wait, I don't have one.

27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?---------->

29, Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? Go in, don't trust them.

30. What is your favorite number? 13, my birfday number!

31, Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? Fiance.

32, Any plans today? Maybe a wake, writing and reading after work.

33, How many states have you lived in? Just 1.

34, Biggest annoyance right now? Bosses, lol

35, Last song listened to? "Heat" by Apocalyptica.

36,Can you say the alphabet backwards? "The alphabet backwards" Yep, I can. :-)

37, Do you have a maid service clean your house?  Nope, although we feel like it sometimes.

38, Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? My vans.

39, Are you jealous of anyone? Nope, I've very satisfied with life. :)

40, Is anyone jealous of you? I'll always have haters. :-)

41, Do you love anyone? I'm pretty sure I do, it's too tough to know.

42. Do any of your friends have children? Yea, quite a few.

43, What do you usually do during the day? Work, or sleep, lol.

44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now? Not hate, strongly dislike though.

45, Do you use the word 'hello' daily? Of course.

46, What color is your car? Red, like fire truck red.

47, Do you like cats?  I'm a cat person, yea.

48. Are you thinking about someone right now? Always!

49, Have you ever been to Six Flags? Yea, not my scene though.

50, How did you get your worst scar? Can't remember, but mine is on my finger. I do know someone who has a scar across their eye though from a bike tire, and not my fault, his brothers.

That's it. Hope you learned something about me. Any fun memories these questions brought out in you? Feel free to use these as well if you want.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dream recording

Not a night has gone by this past week without me playing out a mission on Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. This was the influence to my dream last night.

I was a new general for the Soviet side (side I've been playing recently) and they didn't trust me because I was an American. I swore I was loyal to them and that I would do anything they wanted me to. They put me on some paper pushing job and showed me to a desk. I decided to walk around rather than sit around and do nothing.

I found some room with a ton of computers and some people playing on them. This other general Zhan started questioning me and asked if I wanted to test my abilities against her. I said sure and it was over pretty quickly. I had crushed her and I asked if she wanted me to submit the results. She said no but I was told to by a superior officer.

They asked me how I knew so much and I quoted The Art of War by Sun Tzu. I personally have never read it but I guess I had in my dream. They were both impressed and Zhan asked if I could teach her more. This is where I woke up.

I'm inspired to read The Art of War now. Has a dream ever inspired you to do anything?

Quote: "For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill." - Sun Tzu

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Review, Really?

We are 11 days into the new year and I have surprised myself by finishing 2 books already. I'm on my way to my reading goal, and thought I would drop in with a mini-review. It's going to be more a raving of how great it was though.

Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw of Zero Punctuation fame (internet famous) is his first book and his humor translates over quite well in this format.

Mogworld follows are Jim, a newly undead, in his adventures in this bizarre world. His noble quest is, well, not so noble quest, he wants to properly die. It seems as this is not just a problem with him, everyone in the world is immune from death. Jim and a couple of his undead companions seem to be the only ones who come back to the same body they left, which means they have to be extra careful about losing limbs.

The humor in it is amazing. I literally laughed out loud. Most of the jokes are Jim's witty remarks or quick observations. One thing seemed extremely dragged out for me, but it was just the way one of the characters was.

All in all, it was a great read that I couldn't put down. I recommend it, especially if you are a gamer or fantasy fan. There are some obscenities, but maybe 1 word for every 100 pages. I'm not sure if non-gamers would enjoy this as much as I have, but if you are looking for something not so serious, I'd say give it a try.

Any book recommendation for my next read?

Quote: "And then some git brought me back to life" -Jim, Mogworld.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wash Tribute

A tribute to Hoban "Wash" Washburne, the pilot of Serenity on Firefly. He is one of the best characters and Colene's favorite over at The Journey. Here are a few clips and even more quotes from him.


"We gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero." -Wash

"You want a slinky dress? I can buy you a slinky dress. Captain, can I have money for a slinky dress?" -Wash

Kaylee: "Captain seem a little funny to you at breakfast this morning?"
Wash: "Come on, Kaylee. We all know I'm the funny one."

Wash: (sarcastically) "Yes, Jayne. She's a witch. She has had congress with the beast."

Jayne: "She's in Congress?"
Wash: (amazed) "How did your brain even learn human speech? I'm just so curious."

That's all for now. Anyone who has not seen Firefly / Serenity, I was told that Firefly is streaming on Netflix and there are 4 free episodes on hulu including 2 of my favorites, Jaynestown and Our Mrs. Reynolds. Have a great weekend everyone.

Question for readers: What would you name a spaceship if you had one?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pirate/Knight Party

My friend is having a birthday soon and he came up with an epic idea I had to share. Well, maybe it's not that epic, just doing it for the lulz.

He's trying to get enough people to buy a whole section of Medieval Times for his birthday party. There is one requirement to attending though, you must dress as a pirate. This is not where the fun ends though, oh no. He also wants to bar hop after Medieval Times still dressed as pirates. I'm not a drinker, at all. Also not one for bars, at all. And cosplaying is beyond the realm of stuff I will do. This just sounds too fun though. He wants us to come up with pirate names also, but this is optional.

I'm thinking of going with the name Patch, wearing the appropriate covering over my eye. This makes me worry about my depth perception and I might need to drive without it on.

I ask you, what is your pirate name?

Random quote: "Mountains are molehills when you got this kind of skill."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Didn't remember any dreams last night. I did however watch a few Firefly episodes, so I will be leaving you with some of my favorite quotes. This was inspired by a post by one of my fellow bloggers at The Nerd Archives.

"Ah, curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"

"Ten percent of nuthin' is...let me do the math here...nuthin' into nuthin'...carry the nuthin'..."

"Do you know what the chain of command is here? It's the chain I go get and beat you with to show you who's in command."

"Dear I was pompous and my sister was crazy." (flips page) "Today, we were kidnapped by hill folk never to be seen again. It was the best day ever."

"If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater."

"We gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero."

"Hey, I've been in a firefight before! Well, I was in a fire. Actually, I was fired from a fry-cook opportunity."

"Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back! Wife or no, you are no one's property to be tossed aside. You got the right same as anyone to live and try to kill people."

"Every planet has its own weird customs. About a year before we met, I spent six weeks on a moon where the principal form of recreation was juggling geese. My hand to God. Baby geese. Goslings. They were juggled."

Do you have any favorite quotes from movie, tv, books, or music? Let me know. Thanks

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dream from last night

Last night I had one of the most disturbing dreams I have had in awhile. It played out more like a movie and had Rob Schneider in it.

The beginning I completely forgot, but somehow this family was locked up, a father, mother and son. The son was at the oldest 13 but was in the same cell area as his dad. The first day they were thrown in there, the dad was paranoid and ended up hitting his kid in front of other prisoners. Rob told the father that the prisoners don't appreciate that and they would let this one slide, but weren't happy at all. The father was still all worried and not much happened that day.

The next day, the mother was released and the father and son were soon to follow but didn't know this. The father once again hit his son, but then beat his son more until Rob stopped him. The guard came by and let the kid out but kept the dad there. As the son was leaving, you see a bunch of prisoners box in the father.

The next scene was the father, mother and son all walking back into the prison. The mom was crying and holding her son's shoulders. They passed an infirmary and to holding area. A bunch of the prisoners were there along with Rob. The mother started asking what happened to her husband and the father grabbed Rob by the collar. Rob pointed at this one television screen and the credits started to roll. *STOP NOW IF YOU HAVE A WEAK STOMACH* During the credits, it showed the father getting cut up and eaten by the prisoners. As the credits continued, you see a bunch of prisoners with bloody uniforms who are sick in the infirmary. Then I woke up.

I actually covered my eyes in my dream to not see the gross parts. So one more reason to avoid prison, cannibals.

Hope your dreams have been more cheerful. :-)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Pretty deep topic today

"Everyone feels rejected by family or friends at some point. Tell about one such time."

To give a little back story, my father and mother divorced when I was young. I was around 6 or 7 when my mother finally gave up the court battles and my dad ended up with full custody. Not long after that he moved away and we were left with our grandparents. It was pretty ugly between both sides of the family and it pretty much cut off all communication to my mom's side.

Now, a few years ago around Christmas, I contacted my mom wanting to know more the whole situation. We kind of got closer and she seemed fine. It was not until this past summer that everything hit the fan. The only person on my dad's side who knew I talked to her was one of my uncles. I didn't think everyone else would understand. 

My sister sent a letter to our mom saying she wanted to invite our mom to her wedding, but wasn't sure everything would be civil. In response, my sister got a letter putting her down and selling me out. My brother and I also go letters from our mom, but each was different. I felt like I would be kicked out of my aunt's house and almost disowned by my dad's side. 

I didn't talk to anyone and just went from work to my room for the next few days. Finally my aunt talked to me and she said she understands. There is still a lot of details I can't tell my sister unless I want to destroy her, which sometimes I feel like. Since that happened, I haven't had any contact with my mom, so I guess I'm still feeling rejected by someone in the family.

TLDR; Dad's family hates mom's side. I talked to both and got sold out.