Who's That Knocking At My Door?

This is way better than Matt Damon and Ben Affleck combined. I'm not saying it's funnier, I'm saying I'd rather be with Seth Rogen than either of them.

It combines the best of both worlds, some of the Apatow gang and some of the Kevin Smith crowd. What could be better? On one hand I love Elizabeth Banks because of 40 Year Old Virgin. On the other, she's the slut who lied to JD.

(Before you watch I should warn you it's very NSFW because it's not bleeped out like the other ones.)

I'm to lazy to actually embed it here, but go here and you can watch.

I Get Bored

Lately I've been trying to adapt an "If I don't have anything interesting to say, I'm not going to say anything at all" mentality. This means way less memes, mostly.

(Edit- I realized after I wrote this that it came off a little snarky, I didn't mean if you do memes they're not interesting, I just meant they were all I was doing instead of taking the time to actually think about what to write. They're fine if you publish original thoughts, too)

However, I'm stuck inside because we're having some sort of weird ice storm, and they closed my office before I was due in. I worked for about three hours on a 17 page take home exam, in addition to the 4 hours I spent on it yesterday. And now I'm completely and totally bored.

So here it goes. I stole this from lots and lots of people.

8 Things I’m Passionate About
1. My boyfriend
2. My family
3. My friends
4. Music
5. Movies
6. Baking and cooking
7. Food in general
8. Tv (I lead a sad life)

8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die
1. Finish college
2. Travel lots and lots
3. Seriously contemplate having kids
4. Find a career I love
5. Get married
6. Get into a real, genuine work out routine
7. Try being a vegetarian again
8. Ryan Reynolds

8 Things I Say Often
1. Damn it
2. Fuck
3. Thank you for calling ______, how can I help you?
4. That's retarded
5. What?
6. I'm hungry
7. I'm cold
8. I'm hot

8 Books I’ve Read Recently
1. Gone, But Not Forgotten- Phillip Margolin
2. Kill Me- Stephen White
3. Twilight- Stephenie Meyer
4. New Moon- Stephenie Meyer
5. Eclipse- Stephenie Meyer
6. Wild Justice- Phillip Margolin
7. Dry- Augusten Burroughs
8. I Am America (And So Can You)- Stephen Colbert

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over

1. She Says- Howie Day
2. You And I Both- Jason Mraz
3. Silence Is Easy- Starsailor
4. Strange Condition- Pete Yorn
5. Cannonball- Damien Rice
6. Walk In Fire-Doves
7. The Weight Of The World- The Editors
8. Karma Police- Radiohead

8 Things That Attract Me to My Best Friends
1. Sense of humor
2. Kind
3. Intelligence
4. I don't think I'm that picky

8 People I Think Should Do Crazy 8s
1. I don't mind being tagged
2. But I hate tagging people

You're The One I Love

Oops, it's been a week since I've posted. I wish I could say I was really busy, but mostly I'm just lazy. The highlight of this last week was Saturday night. We had a Clerks party, where we watched both 1 and 2. My boyfriend had never seen the 1st one, which I deemed unacceptable.

Anyway, in more important news, I won a Poppy! That's right. I won for the best movie reviews:

Thanks, Poppy!

So on that note, I have a few for you.

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Summary via IMDB:

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures

It stars the always fabulous Freddie Highmore, Mary Louise Parker, Andrew McCarthy, and Seth Rogen.

For me, it was okay. It was well acted, directed, animated, everything. It was just kind of blah. There wasn't anything new added.

I haven't read the books, so I can't comment there. It was entertaining, and there was action through most of the movie. There were no boring parts, no slow spots. It was a perfectly respectable, if not overly generic, children's fantasy movie.

Definitely, Maybe

Summary Via IMDB: (edited down because it was long as hell)

In the midst of divorce, Will Hayes' daughter asks to hear the story of how Will met her mother. Will decides to tell Maya a bedtime story in the form of a puzzle with the names changed so she must figure out which of the three loves of his life became his wife and her mother. As Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it's definitely never too late to go back...and maybe even possible to find a happy ending.

It stars Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, and Rachel Weisz.

I thought it was pretty good. Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher are two of my favorite actors, so I was probably going to like it either way. It was sweet, romantic, enjoyable and mildly funny. As long as you're not expecting it to be anything more than that, it was a good movie.

It was, however, predictable. It was fairly obvious who was the mother of his daughter, and who he loved. Although the plot was a little different than your typical romantic comedy, it still was pretty generic. It also was supposed to take place in the early to mid 90s, and it looked a lot like 2007 to me. They did play 90s songs on top of it though, if that counts

Overall, if you like romantic comedies, it's a good, above average one.

A Simpleton Could See

Yesterday while I was at work, we watched the funeral procession of one of the police officers that was killed in the shootings at the city hall last week. It went on for about a half an hour, completely blocking one of the busiest streets in St. Louis. There were police cars from all over, some from 90 miles away. We all sat in silence until it was over. Afterwards we talked about how great the family must feel to have this many people gather to remember a loved one. Nothing takes the pain away, but I'm sure the support of the entire St. Louis area helped just a little.

Then, today, while I was at the video store some asshat (is that one word, or two?) was loudly bitching the entire time I was there to the clerk about how much of an inconvenience it was to have to wait in traffic for some funeral procession. Did you know that the hour he had to wait took up his entire lunch break? Poor guy. The pain of losing your husband or father must pale in comparison to this fat assed bastard not getting to eat a cheeseburger. Asshole. He even mentioned that it was the police officer's funeral, so he wasn't unaware of the situation. What the fuck is wrong with people?

Strange Condition

I was going to do a review of Strange Wilderness, but that movie does not deserve any more of my time. Let's just say it was possibly the worst movie I've ever seen. Perhaps if I was on whatever drugs the writers, actors, and studio execs. who approved this crap pile were clearly on, I would have enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I was sober. Although I would like to say I still love Steve Zahn and Justin Long, and I'm sorry I called your movie a crap pile.

So instead, I will regale you with conversations I've had at work recently:

Dr.:I'm going to write to Kevin Smith to see if he'll do a Clerks III.
Me: Please don't, he doesn't need encouragement. Two was enough.
Dr.:I don't care, I love Randall and Dante.

Dr.: Man, I can't wait for Harold and Kumar to come out.
Me: Oh my God, I know. We just watched the first one again. We're ready.
Dr.: I just hope the reason it took so long to come out isn't because it sucks.

Me: What should I get my boyfriend for his birthday?
Dr: Tickets to the Blue Man Group
Me: In Vegas?
Dr: Yeah, why not?
Me: So I should spring for the $200 tickets, then say "Sorry baby you have to pay $1500 for airfare and hotel. Happy Birthday!"
Dr: Hell, I'll buy Blue Man tickets if he'll take me to Vegas.


Two police officers, the mayor, two council-people, and three others were shot (and possibly killed) in my hometown city council meeting tonight. Scary. Some whack job who felt his civil liberties were being violated (Apparently he was given tickets for building additions without a permit and parking un-licensed cars on the street. He went to a council meeting and was asked to leave because he was acting like a nut job, so obviously the council is racist ) went into the city council meeting and opened fire.

By the way, someone was killed outside of the pizza parlor where that piece of shit Michael Devlin (who you may remember kidnapped and sodomized two boys, one for four years, and was captured about a year ago) worked. Anyone want to go get pizza with me? This seems like a good luck kind of place to go. It's also the parking lot that's shared with my nail guy. I may not be getting my nails done anytime soon.


Going Tick Tick Tick Tick

I wanted to let you all know the beauty of Tamiflu.

Thursday night I started to have a bit of a cough, but I felt fine. Friday I had the day off work, and I work up at 10 and was back in bed by noon, where I slept for another six hours. My cough had increased and I had a fever. Then Saturday hit, and I literally couldn't stand on my own. My temperature hit 1o3, and I could barely roll over in bed. My mom called my doctor and he called in a prescription for Tamiflu and Zithromax. I started taking it last night, and this morning, I feel so much better. My fever's down, I can stand up and move around, and my cough is almost gone. I love you, Tamiflu.

Anyways... Am I the only one who couldn't care less about the Superbowl this year? I don't know what's up, but I just really really don't care. I have nothing personal against the Patriots, but I'm tired of seeing them in the Superbowl. It's really anti-climactic. And I really don't care about the Giants, either. I don't even want pizza and wings and dips and beer. That could be the flu talking, because pizza, wings, and beer are my three favorite foods.

If I wasn't worried about spreading the flu around, I'd go see a movie tonight. So I guess I'll send my boyfriend up to Blockbuster, since he's not interested in watching Gilmore Girls on DVD with me.

Sorry this was so rambling, but I'm fairly heavily medicated right now.