You've Seen This Entertainment Through And Through

Avitable came up with this meme after EW released it's top 100 movies of the last 25 years. You put the ones you've seen in bold, and leave the others regular. Avitable also put asterisks next to the ones he liked a lot, but I'm far too lazy for that.

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard (1988)
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler's List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998)
23. Memento (2001)
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)
28. Wings of Desire (1988)
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988)
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
53. The Truman Show (1998)
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big (1988)
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
73. Office Space (1999)
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

I Watch The Sun Go Down

There are no words.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Or Am I Just Coping?

So, I'm halfway through my month of working 6-7 days a week. I know this doesn't sound insane to most of you, but I'm used to working part time, generally three, maybe four days a week. Except for a few Sundays I have off, I'm working every day. That's because technically I gave three weeks notice to my old job, because during my last week, my manager is out of town, and I didn't want to leave them completely stranded. Some days I'm splitting between the two places, opening at one, and closing at the other. Thankfully they're located close to each other.

I've been making the transition better than I thought I would. I'm learning quickly at the new job, although it is a lot different than I'm used to.

My old job was half retail, half medical office work. Sure, on the weekends we'd be really busy and have to haul ass, but most of the time it was fairly slow paced. There were only five of us that work there, including the doctor and my manager.

This new job is quick quick quick all the time. It's a huge store and a huge staff. There's nowhere to sit, so I have to stand eight hours a day. This might not sound that bad, but I'm used to sitting at least half of the day now. I'm assuming I'll get used to it, right?

This calls for shoe shopping, because all my shoes are apparently really uncomfortable.

The Hardest Part Was Letting Go

So, today I started my new job today. Oops, did I forget to mention I got the job? Well, I did. Although most of you were only willing to hire to me to do dirty things, some one trusted me.
I had to sign a confidentiality agreement, so I guess that means no blogging about it. I don't want to be Karled, so I guess I'll honor it.

This was a lot harder for me than I thought it would be. I may not have loved my old job, which, hey, I guess I can talk about now. I work(ed) for one of the biggest optical chains in the country, mostly selling glasses but also assisting the doctor. I haven't technically quit yet, although I need to do so tomorrow.

Anyway, I may not have loved it, but I was good at it. I worked there for four years, and I knew all the ins and outs. There are parts of my job (mostly the computer aspects) that other people don't even know how to do. I'm in demand, and other offices often want me to go fill in there, especially when they have new employees so I can help set the standard.

Now I'm the new kid, and I have no idea what I'm doing. At least I know the basics of home design. I can tell the difference between Queen Anne, Mission, and french country. I also know the basics of retail sales and P.O.S. systems, so that helps too.

But still. I don't know anyone's name. I don't know where anything goes. I don't know the answers to any questions. I don't know what other colors that comes in. I don't know how long it will take to ship to you.

But I'll learn. It's just a hard transition for me to make.

More Bacon Than The Pan Can Handle

No, the title has nothing to do with the post. Don't get excited. I just like the song.

I'm a copier, what can I say. Also, I'm really lazy. I've seen this all over, but I believe the first time was at Karl's.

The concept:
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.

The questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food? right now?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. What is your favorite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What is one word that describes you?
12. What is your flickr name?

So Much Work

I had a job interview at a home decorating store today. It's owned by a larger, well known home improvement chain, so their hiring standards where in line with the parent company's.

I first had to take an online test before I could qualify for the the interview. Those are easy enough, just don't say you lose your temper easily, or steal when you feel angry at the company. (Although, I'm angry at my company, so I stole all the Twix out of the mixed candy bag. Don't tell.)

So I received the call for the interview a few days ago, and scheduled the interview for today.

The interview itself went fine, with the usual questions. The job honestly sounds great. It'd be similar pay to what I make now, but it a much more related field to what I'm going to school for. They sounds fairly relaxed, especially compared to my current employer.

Then I had to take an IQ test. I'm not super worried about it, because I consider myself to be moderately intelligent. It was timed however, which is a little weird to me. I've never been on an interview where you have to take a timed IQ test. You had to answer 50 questions in 12 minutes. They said no one ever finished it. I came pretty close, but no.

So I guess I'll know in a few days.

Would you hire this person to sell chaise lounges and throw pillows?

The Weight Of The World

It’s funny to me how variable our opinions on weight can be. Fat, skinny. Chunky, thin. It’s all relative.

I, like most people, have put on a little weight over the last few years since I’ve been out of high school. Not an exceptional lot, it’s less than ten pounds. However, I hate the way it sits on me. It’s all in my hips and thighs. I have a small frame, so the extra weight is really evident on me. I’ve also gained a size (or two, depending on the brand). I was a four or a six, now I wear up to an eight.

Trust me when I say I worry about this weight a lot. Obsess, possibly. I work out and eat (mostly) healthy, but the weight is stubborn. At this point, I’m really just hoping to maintain more so than lose.

On Saturday, my boyfriend, his brother, and his brother’s fiancé were discussing weight. My boyfriend’s brother said he’d be happy if he just lost his gut. His fiancé said she’d be happy if she were “Amanda-sized”.

This blew my mind.

Here I am, constantly looking down on myself, beating myself up for weighting more than 130 pounds, while someone else is envying me. I knew she had put on a few pounds, but it turns out she weighs closer to 180. I honestly would have thought we weighed about the same. That’s how distorted my perception of myself is. There’s a 45 pound difference between us, but I still thought we were the same size. That’s kind of fucked up.

But what can I do? How can I make myself see myself more clearly? I can't stop seeing the chubby thighs and the way my stomach rolls a bit when I sit down. I know in my head that 135 pounds isn't huge. I know that a size eight isn't gigantic. I see other size eights and think they look fine, healthy even. I can't feel the same way about myself.