Archive for April, 2010


*lands with a thud*

Well, I’m back from falling off the face of the earth. Starting next week, I’m gonna be a better blogger, but I’ve enjoyed my time off. In that time I found a cool tumblr that shows vintage comics, like this:

Flirt Comic

Random.

The blog has these random little snippets from vintage comics. Never fails to intrigue me.

Anyway, till next week kids!

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One-Oh-Oh

100

Holy crap. I did it. April 10th is the 100th day of the year and my 100th post of the year. Most of my posts totally sucked, but I still finished something I started. And that’s pretty awesome for me. It’s fitting that today I tried to do a little spring cleaning (it’s gonna be a long project), because this blog is gonna be the kick off to some more changes. I’ve decided to not keep blogging every single day, opting for substance over stats. But I’m going to blog at least once a week.

Anyway, no Chuck post tomorrow, but I will post it on Monday (probably). For now, I’ll let you know that I spent the day enjoying the weather and completely not worrying about posting. So in honor of that: Pic Spam!

Party Dog!

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Cheers!

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Party Dog!

Original Party Dog Returns!

Later Gators!

Mighty Mini Post! (pt. 6)

Ok, y’all, yesterday was my 100th post (not in total for the year), and nobody visited my site! It’s the first time in months that my blog didn’t receive a single hit and I feel… Forlorn? Eh, it happens. So let me see if I can post enough key words in this awesome blossom Mighty Mini post to get some hits, shaaaaaaaaaaaaall we?

  • Tonight, I’m off to the orchestra! Hence the earliness of this post. It also is what I was rambling about yesterday that seemed to go over so well. I mean, seriously, who knew that Beethoven was no longer the cat’s meow?
  • So, early reports for the movie Date Night is that it’s a terrible script, but works really well on the drive of the two awesome leads (Steve Carrell and Tina Fey). I was worried it would be terrible, but it looks like it may be worth a gander. If anyone checks it out, lemme know if it’ll be worth the cost of admission.
  • Please explain Justin Beiber. I feel like, if there is only one thing I have learned from the new Twitter homepage, it’s that apparently, this kid is all anyone ever tweets about. And apparently the Jonas Brothers fans hate the Justin Beiber fans? Calm down, girls, they’re both obnoxious.
  • Project Runway!!!!!!!!!!
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    Heidi and Tim, awesome overload.

    So who’s been watching this season? Don’t lie. Yea, it’s crazy.So, Major Spoilers for last night’s episode of Project Runway, but the announced who was going to Bryant Park. Sadly, adorable Anthony didn’t make it, but expect great things. Mila and Jay are “tied” and will have to make a collection, but then compete to actually get to the final show. Mila will most undoubtedly color block everything. Emilio and Seth Aaron are guaranteed in for the finale. It should be a great show! As a subpoint, Nobody tell me what happened on Shear Genius! I’ve DVRed the episode, but haven’t had time to watch. Hopefully Brie did not win, considering she’s a hang with Orange Fanta colored hair.

  • Chuck. I know, I know, I talk about this show all the time. But it’s “on the bubble” so to speak and it needs to be saved. Chuck has made it to E!’s Save One Show final round and the show needs your votes. Please go and vote for Chuck to save it for another season. Click here to support one of the best shows on TV.
Save Chuck

Don't Jump!

  • Let’s see, more things to get hits to my blog, ah, yes: SPOILERS, LOST, FINALE, SHOW, TV, 24, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, ETC. ETC. ETC.
  • Speaking of “All Tyra, All the Time,” I thought about auditioning for America’s Next Top Model when they were in Raleigh. But then I realized that I could never live with such an insane group of people. I’m not even kidding, I’d probably have a panic attack.
  • Check out Hash Tag films. You can submit your films, photography, etc. For North Carolina folks! Click here to visit the local wonders!

I think  that’s a pretty hefty Mighty Mini post, don’t y’all?

In other news. This gif may have changed my life. Enjoy, other Family Matters/Carl Winslow fans.

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    Tomorrow night, I’ll be quietly astounded by the sounds of an orchestra. There are only a few songs in the program, which always amazes me. I’m so used to concerts where the artist will play ten songs that I feel like a program with only four songs seems lacking. But then I remember that each song is usually about ten minutes long (if not longer) and there’s usually a little history given about the piece.

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    When I was in Paris, I remember running (literally running) up the stairs to make the orchestra program I had to see for class. The ushers teased cheered me on, “Vite, vite, mademoiselle, vite!” I sat down right at the emcee was announcing the beginning of the show. The subway practically breaking down and causing me to almost miss everything didn’t cause nearly as much of an adrenaline rush as the music. It was beautiful and intense. Most of the music came from French composers (it was a French culture class), but regardless of the origin, it all felt heavenly.

    I don’t claim to have the most sophisticated palate when it comes to music. But music can be a lot like food. Sure, I may consume a lot of junk that pops and fizzes and holds a little substance, but when I’m presented with something that is sumptuous and filling and delightful, it stops me dead. Great timeless music, like food, can capture your heart and still your soul.

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    Very powerful stuff.

    Beethoven is guaranteed to hold my interests and catch my breath. While he’s not the only composer for the evening, the program itself is called Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto. The final song will be the Emperor Concerto which is… wonderful. The man was intriguing and his music astounding. Saying anything else would be unnecessary. Great works speak for themselves, besides, you can read about him, if you’d like.

    To end the evening, I leave you with the Emperor Concerto and the soothing Moonlight Sonata.

    Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight.

    So, at work, they got an iPad to test and run updates on and yadda, yadda. Weird, I can’t see a reason to test out the eReader functionality or download the hottest new releases, but what do I know?

    Anyway, it was moderately interesting and VERY pretty to look at, but what I really wanna know is…

    WILL IT BLEND!?!?!

    Yay! Trips!

    So, next weekend I’ll have to go to my Alma Mater for work.Crazy, right? I’ll be helping give a workshop/presentation to a bunch of physics teachers. I’m probably less nervous than I should be, but oh well.

    Because of this exciting event, I get a day off (since I have to work on a Saturday) and I’ve decided that my mom and I need to get away.  Yay. So the following friday after next weekend, my mom and I will be a girls weekend! This was all decided at about noon today by me, my mom agreed later, but eh, semantics. Anyway we wanna go to Asheville and hang out at the Biltmore.

    Biltmore

    So pretty!

    But!

    We’re thinking about doing the “Brews Cruise” that takes you around Asheville to a few of the local breweries. We obviously wanna go to the Biltmore, but we’re trying to figure out where to stay and what else to do.

    So, I’m shooting it out to y’all.

    Any suggestions for the area of Asheille?

    He can kiss away the pain
    He will stand by you forever!
    He can take your breath away…

    Oh wait, sorry, this isn’t schmaltzy song karaoke.

    Episode 3.12 of Chuck was titled Chuck vs. American Hero and I have a heard time thinking of American Hero without thinking about Enrique Iglesias’ timeless ballad “Hero” or G.I. Joes, Real American Heroes! But hey, enough about early aughts song-smiths and childhood classics, let’s talk Chuck, shall we? Before I get into any potential spoilers for the uninitiated to the Chuck saga, let me send out a plea…

    Please watch Chuck. It’s another show “on the bubble” this year and despite the (decently) strong ratings the first half of the season, the show has been trying to regain momentum after the drop in ratings after Daylight Savings Time.  It doesn’t help that the show has to compete with gag Dancing with the Stars… of course it doesn’t hurt either that NBC’s ratings are so overall terrible that the slump in ratings for Chuck isn’t that horrendous in comparison.

    But still, watch Chuck! Especially if you are a Nielson family. And if you know a Nielson family, hijack their box for one night and play Chuck. The powers that be of scripted shows and not poorly danced pseudo-celebrity reality competitions will thank you.

    Also, the cast was at WonderCon being Ahhhhdoooorabul and also asking for your viewership. Case in point:

    Zac and Josh Daddies!?!?!

    To borrow a phrase from the internet: "lol, whut?"

    Now since the cast has promised an AMAZING episode tonight (plus all of the critics who saw the screening last night concurred) let’s talk about vs. The American Hero, shall we?

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    So today was Easter! Praise Him!

    In honor of this amazing day, I went to church, iced my cake, took a nap, and spent all evening with family. It was such a great holiday that I didn’t mind the pollen or having to run to Wal-Mart (patewie!). I also broke lent by gnoshing on some sweets. A few Dove chocolate pieces, a donut, some peeps and some cake!

    Not at the same time.

    I am not a pig. I did eat a delicious ham, though.

    The Sparkling Raspberry Champagne Cake was awesome! I used raspberry sparkeltini that’s really inexpensive (around 6.50) and really delicious. I also used some strawberry flavoring and real raspberries. It was a light and scrumptious desert. I also liked that the frosting I made for it was nice and fruity and the splash of champagne made it super airy.

    Anyway, since I spent so much time resting, I figured I’d give myself a break from my Chuck blog (which I’ll have finished before tomorrow’s episode) and just revel in the very good day.

    Enjoy your blessings and take some time to rest.

    I also watched the awesome movie Splash, and guess what I found:

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    You’re Welcome

    G’night everybody.

    Happy Easter

    Stained Glass Resurrection

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    Stained Glass Resurrection

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    Matthew 28

    The Resurrection

    1After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

    2There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

    5The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.7Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

    8So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

    Prompt me- pt. 13

    Woah, yesterday was my 90th post, which means that this is my 91st post. Which means that after this post I only have 9 more days left to go. That’s crazy. I knew this process would go by fast, but somehow things have made sense at the pace they’ve gone at.

    Ok, so I don’t know if this will be my last prompt, but we’ll see. So anyway, let’s get at this! Prompt now. Writing after the cut!

    I can’t figure out if they’re real smart or just really, really lucky.

    Original Here

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