Tag Archive: Movies


I really couldn’t help but laugh at this. I first saw it as a commercial before I watched a different clip on YouTube, but I had to find the video alone to post.
Well done, writers; well done.



On Valentine’s Day, hubby and I watched ‘Evil Dead’ (I wanted to watch that Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, but had class) and ‘The Princess Bride’.

Every time I watch that movie, and I mean EVERY time, I tear up – if not full-out cry.

Princess Bride is everything a movie should be.
It’s funny, romantic, exciting, and creative. The casting was spectacular, the score was incredible.
I love it.



25th Anniversary cast photo

The past few days, I’ve been thinking about the movie. I clearly remember when it came out… and knowing that we just past 25 years just kinda makes me feel old.

And you know what?

I think I’m ok with that.

It was SPA happy hour tonight – onthe 17th of every month, my Irish “family” gets together for a little get-together. We hit up a different place each month. This month was a small group of people. Only 6 showed up, but it was great. We’re the “older” kids, so we could bond over that.

I love my St. Pat’s people.
They deal with the same b.s. that I do.
The drama, the catty princesses, the red tape. They get it.

These are some of my best friends.

And now I’m home.

I had class tonight. We started our new, 8-week, winter session for Egyptian/AmCab. Shimmy layers, veil work, it was awesome.
I love veil work.
It’s so graceful and flowy (is that even how you spell it?) and delicate. Things that I am generally not.
I wish I could incorporate more veil into my ATS dance.
Veil is stunning and dynamic.

Also… I may be a tiny bit intoxicated.
That’s a hard thing to type when you’ve had several oatmeal-coffee stouts.
FYI – Hinterland Coffee Stout is total amazebawlz.

Three pints shoudln’t hit me so hard, but I’ve been fairly dry.
I hit it kinda hard during my trip to the Dells, but I haven’t had this kind of quantity of beer in weeks. Because I was sick, I didn’t drinl at all for, like, 3 weeks. Then, I was at 1 beer a week.

Tonight was 3 pints in 2.5 hours.
I feel good-drunk.
Not, I’m gunna puke or anything.
Just… I feel good.
And hungry.

Luckily, I have the greatest husband in the world.
He’s making me breakfast right now – eggs, hamm, potatoes.
I love him.

And now we’re watching “The Rescuers”. Not the ‘Down under’ bullshit. Oh, no.
We’re talkin’ dark, depressing, and exciting, pre-Little Mermaid.
Total win.

Gotta watch now.
And eat.
Good night friends.

I’m in a bit of a mood… It’s been a rough couple of days.




I am what I am. I would tell you what you want to know if I could, for you have been kind to me. But I am a cat, and no cat anywhere ever gave anyone a straight answer.


I’m in a “The Last Unicorn” mood.
I’ve been listening to (not really watching) YouTube videos, and I’m about to pop in the dvd.

“The Last Unicorn” is one of my favorite books. Ever. Of all time.
And the movie is one of my favorites.
No shame – I cry. Every. Single. Time.

The absolute romance and magic are everything I loved as a child, and love still. When my parents were going through their divorce, I watched the movie constantly.
And now, when I am feeling a little down, I grab the book or some ice cream and the dvd. It’s one of the few cases where I enjoy the movie as much as the book.
And it’s the reasons why I love

(Note: Their description is crappy. It’s Rose’s Theme (Bad Wolf), not the Dr. Who theme.)


One of the most relaxing things in (my) life is having a cat purr near or on you.

As I type this, my Wookie is sitting on my legs – doing that kneading thing cats do – going off like an out-board motor. I can hear her purr, and I can feel it vibrating through my legs. It’s like a mini-massage!

I have a bit of a hangover this morning. We decided to play a drinking game last night while watching The Fellowship of the Ring. We would take a shot (not a full shot, more like a small swig,  thankfully, or I may have needed medical attention by now) of Jameson every time Frodo gave Sam and endearing look or said “Oh, Sam.”
I was also drinking beer (Vine Park Brewery’s Black IPA, mmmm….).

Yeah, my head’s a little foggy.

So the fur-monster is a needed relief. She’s warm and soft and very calming.

I’m quite thankful for the little things.

This is how my kitties make me feel.

Some day, when I decide to grow up (a little), I might make the conscious decision to stop drinking so darn much in one evening.
We’re not talking binge-drinking, by the way, because I won’t do that. Hubby and I went and hung out with some friends that we haven’t seen in a while and kinda made a big night of it.
We grilled, we had some beers, watched a movie (“Wet Hot American Summer”). Then we drank some more.
My girlfriend is pregnant, so she had water and juice, then called it a night around 2330. We we there until just after midnight.

I did, however, make the decision to drink lagers, rather than stouts or reds. I drank several cans of New Belgium Shift. It’s very good… easy to drink, not filling, nice bready-flavor. I recommend it if you prefer something light.
And for a hot night like last night, it was perfect.
But, like I said, I drank several. I usually like to cap it at 3. I had 5.
So, not a binge, but definitely more than I should.

Now my head feels light.
There used to be this great hangover remedy called “Wake-up Call”. It was an Alka-seltzer product. Best darn thing for feeling better. Unfortunately, they recalled it.
Now, I use Alka-seltzer Plus Cold  formula. It helps with the intestinal distress and a bit on the head, but nowhere near what “Wake-up Call” did. At the very least, they could have repackaged it as a migraine medication. That stuff was awesome for migraine relief.
For now, though, I’ll sip my citrus-flavored fizzy water and relax for a bit before undertaking any huge projects.
I have some sewing I want to get done… the friends we visited yesterday are expecting their first baby in the fall – I have some baby blocks to put together. 🙂

Oh, and I managed to pop my knee out of place last night. Just for a brief moment.
I was starting to get up from my seat so the four of us could get ice cream – not Dairy Queen or mass-produced stuff, home-town creamery style. 🙂
As I unfolded my leg from under me, we all heard a crack. My pal in the kitchen thought his wife slapped my leg. Hubby, who was on the chair next to me, thought I smacked myself.
And then they saw my face.
I’m sure it was a sight to behold. It wasn’t quite as painful as I expected, but hurt enough for some tears.
Fortunately for me it wasn’t quite out of place… it just shifted enough to threaten.

I spent the rest of the evening in a brace or with an ice pack. It’s not badly bruised, mostly just a bit stiff and swollen.

Overall, though, the evening was great.
I enjoy spending time with those two. We’ve been friends for a long time, and they (so far) haven’t let time change who they are.

Happy Towel Day!

“If you want to survive out here, you’ve got to know where your towel is.”

I have read most of Douglas Adams’ books. My best friend got me hooked in high school.
I usually keep a towel in my car – just in case.  🙂

If you haven’t read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you really should. The book is much better than the (new) movie. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy the movie; it just missed so much. I think the BBC series was better.

” All my life I’ve had this strange feeling that there’s something big and sinister going on in the world.” –Arthur Dent

For a long time I recall thinking that. I guess nowadays, though, I don’t think of it so much as sinister, but just bigger than me. It’s actually quite comforting.

Ooh, also…. Alan Rickman as the voice of Marvin?! That guy could read me the dictionary any day. ::swoon:

Well…. Friday kind of got away from me.
We had dinner with friends and then had a mini pub crawl.
Karaoke is super-fun when you’ve had that much to drink. And I kind of hit it hard.

Still, there’s nothing quite like being a little irresponsible when you have to blow off steam. It was the first time in a while that I’ve been able to truly relax.

Waking up was difficult, though.
I woke up pretty early (around 7 am), only to go back to bed for another 3 hours. Then, we went home and slept for another 4.

We met with some other friends for dinner, which was lovely, then we caught The Avengers.
FYI – Go see that movie. It is AWESOME.

We has a pretty heavy storm while we were out. Rain, a little hail, power shortages all around the Twin Cities area.
I got home tonight to read on Facebook that one of my cousins’ houses sustained damage. A tree in her yard got struck by lighting and littered shrapnel all over the yard and siding. Crazy.

Overall, I’d say it was a good day.


Oh, ladies (and gentlemen, if you’re into this sort of thing), check out this awesome Avengers-inspired makeup. Seriously pretty.