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Samantha
18 June 2009 @ 04:06 pm
Seriously, the weather has been apocalyptic lately. One minute it's warm, the next it's cold, one day sunny, one day rainy (like today)--argh! Too much! So, who was the one that woke up this morning and said, "Hmm, I think God isn't angry enough, let me do something about that"? red_maven, I'm looking at you.

Anyway, because of the insane weather, it's been a mess out there, which is thoroughly aggravating me. A little bit of water and everyone in the subway loses their minds. Not to mention my umbrella broke, so I had to get a new one at lunch or face death by drowning. It's just not my day, lol.

BUT, some good stuff did happen. I started watching The Listener for the first time and I'm happy to say I loved it. The main character, Toby, is quite dreamy and his laid-back sweetness puts a good twist on the psychic avenger theme. And the subplots about his past should also make for an interesting hour, as well.

Also, I seem to have gained a little popularity on Twitter. Warren Ellis tweeted, "I am convinced that all the women on my followers list are bots who want to pulp my brain for joint lubricant." So, I replied, "The store was out of vaseline, so what's a girl to do? *turns on bone saw*" And he retweeted it! This is what I love about that man, he is the only celeb that will sometimes reply to something I say. Yes, it's only the second time, but so what? It's still cool! And it's being retweeted by other people, too, which is neat. It's too bad I don't care about gaining followers, or I'd be ecstatic at this turn of events.

Final awesome thing that happened: I finally bought the necklace I've been obsessing over for ages. It's a silver cast pendant with the door to the Chalice Well etched in it. If you know your Welsh folklore, the stream there is dark red and represents to some the red dragon of Wales. If you're Christian, then you might know the legend that the water is red because the blood of Christ that was carried over in the Holy Grail runs deep in the stream. Either way, it's a pretty neat place. You can check it out here if you're interested. Anyway, someone designed a pendant on the door of the well, and I've been going back and forth on whether to buy it. But I gave in today and boy am I glad! I should hopefully get here in a week or so! I'll post pictures when I get it! Promise!

Aaaand, that just killed enough time so I can get out of work now! Thanks for being my accomplices!
 
 
Samantha
09 June 2009 @ 01:44 pm
If you haven't seen this, watch it now! Mark Paul Gosselaar comes onto Jimmy Fallon to promote his show, "Raising the Bar" dressed like Zack Morris. He agrees to the Saved by the Bell reunion and even does a quick performance with his band, Zack Attack! OMG, this is a must see! Bleach his hair, and it's like he never aged! Seriously, this amazes me!



Excuse me while I swoon some more!
 
 
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: Uh...Zack Attack!
 
 
Samantha
03 June 2009 @ 06:56 pm
You know, I've been reading rumors that Joss wants to bring Summer Glau into Dollhouse now that Sarah Connor got cancelled and, while that makes me happy beyond belief, it brought up something that is bothering me right now. Why isn't he bringing Sean Maher into anything?

Joss is notorious for reusing actors he's worked with. He put Alan Tudyk and Eliza Dushku in Dollhouse, as well as Mark Sheppard (Badger, from Firefly). He had Nathan Fillion on Doctor Horrible and Buffy. Adam Baldwin was in Angel and Firefly. God knows he would have brought Jewel in for something if she hadn't been working on Stargate Atlantis. Of course, there are people he hasn't put into a project since, but most of them are working pretty steadily, going their own way. But Sean, since acting in Firefly, has been in two made-for-TV movies with a possible third on the way. That's all he's done for the last three years. So why not bring him into Dollhouse, at least as a guest role? Maybe he can be a Doll, or an FBI agent. Or a client. Something. I just want to see him work. Is that silly or pathetic? I really adored his character on Firefly. I'd love to see him do another show.

I guess I'll just have to keep hoping.
 
 
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Current Music: My Moves are White (White Hot That Is) - Cobra Starship
 
 
Samantha
11 May 2009 @ 11:31 am
So, I'm watching Buffy, well, not really watching it, but listening to it on Hulu as I work (a pastime I enjoy), when it went to commercial. Seeing as how I wasn't looking at the screen, I didn't realize that anything had changed and so when I heard, "When you're a cyber-warrior, you don't have to go out into the desert to be in the field," and I thought, for some bizarre reason, that it was Xander being sarcastic and started to laugh. Then I look up and no, it wasn't Buffy. It was a commercial for the Army. Now, even more than before, I just can't take them seriously. Oops. =D

I totally just got the first three seasons of Doctor Who (2005) on DVD! It is much awesomeness and I find that, on second viewing, the first few eps with Christopher Eccleston are not as boring as I used to see them. It took me three episodes to get into the show the first time around. When the pilot consists of mannequins coming to life to kill people and the only weapon to stop them being "anti-plastic," well, it's kind of hard to take it seriously. But now that I'm as in the show as I am now, I can see it for the charming wackiness that is ever-present in the show. And now I can't say "Fantastic!" without sounding like him.

Seriously, I feel like my mind is melting. I always have something I want to say here, but I can never remember come time to type. I think my job is making my brain short out. Too much data entry, never enough sleep, you know?

Saw the ex two weeks ago. The guy who broke up with me last summer. For the first time ever, he worked at Starbucks on a Saturday that I'm volunteering at my old job. I was so shocked to see him that I actually walked back out of the place and had to stand outside. After a few deep breaths, I willed myself to go back in. It's not like I'm still hung up on the guy or anything, but I haven't seen him in almost a year and the last in-person conversation we had left me crying, so I have a right to be a little nervous. As it turns out, I didn't need to be, since the conversation we had was not awkward at all. It was actually quite pleasant. Though I think at one point he might have thought I was trying to ask him out again. Oh well. At least it didn't leave me feeling cold and upset. But it was still odd to see him after so long.

Also went to see a PEN Festival Cabaret (with the indomitable Aaron) where playwrights, poets, spoken word artists, and authors perform some of their greatest hits. Got to see James Franco (*gasp* I know!) and Parker Posey in a great dramatic scene about New York, William Moseley read out a chapter of one of his books, Nick Laird read aloud a few poems. The only part that I did not enjoy was when Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson did their performance piece. Oh my God, save me from aging hasbeens. Now, I know that's not a nice thing to say because many artists can go on creating beauty for years after their "prime." But in this case, I won't apologize. The piece was a monstrosity of experimental music with either nonsensical prose performed by Laurie Anderson, or poetry about growing old that is badly sung by Lou Reed. To make matters worse, it lasted for over 20 minutes. Is it possible to get post-traumatic stress disorder from a performance? If so, I have it! (Apologies to anyone who actually has PTSD as this is not a jab aimed at your or the disorder, but rather Lou Reed's incapability to create something enjoyable.) I wish there was a way to illustrate the horrors because no mere blog post will ever do.

Ok, back to mopping up what's left of my brain off the floor. Watch your feet!
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
 
 
Samantha
20 April 2009 @ 10:25 pm
I am going crazy here! While I am enjoying my lovely new computer, all is NOT as it should be. This whole thing with iTunes has me running around going bananas! First, I can't update the program. Then I can't uninstall it. I tried uninstalling Quicktime first and no luck. Then I tried to find an alternative to iTunes, but the sound doesn't work. Now I have Quicktime back, but iTunes still won't import or burn CDs. And to add insult to injury, now my iPod isn't recognized on the computer because the driver isn't functioning correctly! I am about ready to pull my hair out!


*cough* And, erm, how is your evening going? =D
 
 
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: How can I listen to music when iTunes doesn't FREAKIN' work?
 
 
 
Samantha
14 April 2009 @ 09:46 am
OMG you guys, in a couple of days I'll be 24! That's right, I'm one year closer to my quarter-life crisis. Looking forward to that one. How should I handle it, though? Gotta save the sports car and trophy wife for my mid-life crisis. So, what shall it be? Not doing the daredevil thing, where I try to experience life in its extremes. Going sky-diving and rock-climbing is not for me. I'd like to actually live to see my mid-life, you know? Also, it involves getting up, which, as a rule, I don't do. Oh well, I guess I have another year to think on it, right? In the meantime, I'll just keep freaking out about what to do to celebrate this year. It's good to have a hobby.

In other news, got my new computer! It's all shiny and pretty with a HUGE screen and enough memory that I can actually download stuff again! It's like...being reborn. It makes me SO happy! Is it sad that I get so enthusiastic by a machine? Naaaaaah. I just don't know how I feel about Windows Vista yet. It's pretty cool and it has some fun stuff to it. But if it starts to seriously fuck with my computer, I'm switching to Ubuntu or something. Seriously, I'm not letting anything ruin my enjoyment!

And say what you will about Zac Efron, I thought this was hilarious!


I'm glad he's starting to leave the tween genre a little. I keep hoping that he'll move into scifi given his days (alright his one episode) on Firefly.
 
 
Samantha
30 March 2009 @ 09:29 am
Much happier post today than the last one. Which is kind of funny since I don't really have much good news. cut for people who don't care about what's been going on latelyCollapse )

On the upside of things, the office is less stressful today. Maybe it was just me being tired and cranky that ratcheted up my nerves at work. Now I feel like I can sit at my computer and not have to worry about whether I'm bothering anyone. Also, I found out that Neil Gaiman is doing two panels for the PEN festival in NYC in about a month, so I'm totally excited and gearing up for that. Colm Toibin is also going to be there, which should be interesting. He wrote several books, one that I read called The Master, which is a fictional account of the life of Henry James. He wrote Portrait of a Lady and Turn of the Screw, I believe. Beautiful writing, but no real story. I kept waiting for him to get to the point and then the book ended. But I have another book of his, so I'll check it out and maybe I'll go see what he has to say.

Am reading John Barrowman's autobiography, "Anything Goes," and am having an amazing time with it so far. It's so entertaining and engaging! The best part are the footnotes, which do not clarify anything. I love that. After I'm done with this, I'm going to read Amber Benson's book, "Death's Daughter."

Oh! Also, saw Watchmen twice: I don't know how long this review will be, so I'm cutting it just in case. Also, don't read if you don't want to be spoiled.Collapse )

Anyway, long story short, I enjoyed the movie. I'm still not sure if it should have been made, but I'm glad that Snyder, a real fan and not a Hollywood sockpuppet, made it.

So, that's how things have been. How about you?
 
 
Current Mood: calmcalm
 
 
Samantha
I just had the most wondrous and startling discovery in a while. It might not be so wondrous or startling to anyone else, though. Unless they're fans of NCIS. And Disney movies.

Ok, so Sean Murray, who plays Tim McGee on NCIS, also played Thackeray Binx in the 1993 hit (in my mind, anyway) Hocus Pocus! You know, the kid who tried to save his baby sister and gets turned into a cat in the beginning of the movie? OMG, I had the biggest crush on him! When he was a boy, not a cat, of course. And finding the clip on youtube just about made my day! I love it when my childhood collides with my not-childhood (I know there's a word for it--don't make me say it).

Enjoy the loverly-ness of seeing McGee, er Binx, confront the witches:


 
 
Current Mood: sillysilly
 
 
Samantha
Today, I feel like death warmed up in the microwave. Seriously, for the past three days I've been waking up at least an hour before my alarm because I was too hot and my throat was killing me. I can't keep going on less than 7 hours of sleep. Now I'm dragging my ass around, trying to do as little work as possible without people noticing, lol.

It's funny, though, despite feeling like crap, I did wake up enough to notice a bunch of teenage girls standing around in the lobby of my building. They were all holding bags from z100 (they broadcast from here) and some were just crying. I was wondering who could have been the guest on the morning show to make all those girls tear up. My first guess was the Jonas Brothers. Or some kind of teen heartthrob-y type person. Turns out it was Miley Cyrus. I understand getting ferklempt (sp?) over someone you've had a huge crush on, but Miley Cyrus? Give me a break, lol. But it was kind of fun to watch. I still hold out hope that one day I'll share an elevator with someone famous. Cross your fingers for me.

Am looking forward to some good ol' fashioned sleep this weekend. Who is with me?

Also, who is going to walk into the madness that is Watchmen opening weekend? I know I'm not! Too many people, too much aggravation. But I can't wait to see the movie! Maybe next week.
 
 
Samantha
So, last night I downloaded the first episode of Law and Order: UK. Not sure how that's going to go. I've been a fan of the original Law and Order since high school and it's going to be a little jarring to see such a landmark show not set in New York. But it does have Freema Agyeman in it, so there's always the possibility that the Doctor will pop in out of nowhere and expose the rapist/murderer/embezzeler/nogoodnik to be a Cyberman/Dalek/Slitheen/nogoodnikfromspace. One can hope, anyway.

Have been watching Dollhouse. I like it, but I feel like Joss is trying a little too hard this time around. He's good, we know he's good, he doesn't have to force it. But Eliza Dushku is dreamy, the premise is interesting, and there's already slash potential. So, I'm in. Plus, it's starting to become a bit of a tradition to watch it with Tony, so that's another plus.

Ok, yeah, about the boyfriend. Cut for those who just aren't interested in hearing about my relationship.Collapse )

And now back to work! *sigh*
 
 
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