Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Why Did It Take Me So Long To Find This Blog?!

I stumbled across the most awesomeness (Yes, that is a word. It is too! Because I said so... so there.) blog yesterday:

I know I'm seriously late to the party here, but I'm sure I'm not the only one. You SERIOUSLY have to read (at the very least) her New Moon in 15 Minutes recap. If you don't end up laughing so hard you accidentally snarf your Vitamin Water (and I totally did this. Really. I'm still feeling the blueberry-pomegranate burn in my nose.), I can't be friends with you any longer. This chick is brilliant.

While you're reading it, make new tabs out of all her included linkies so you can go back and read. Pure. Unadulterated. Awesomeness.

You're welcome!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I May Be Growing Old, But I Refuse to Grow Up

I've finally gotten off my rear-end and planned my birthday shindig. Here are the deets for Saturday, Nov. 28th:

We're starting off at Rave Motion Pictures-Yorktown 15 (Hwy 6 @ Yorktown Crossing). Supposedly, New Moon is showing at 4:45pm. NOTE: I say "supposedly" because advanced tickets for that date haven't been released yet. However, that's the time it's showing this Saturday. Online tickets are now up! If you buy them online, you get a free download from iTunes of "Satellite Heart (Air Mail remix)" by Anya Marina off the movie's soundtrack. Get there early so we can all sit together! If you have Twilight attire, wear it! I'll be there in my La Push Cliff Diving Team shirt!

I only have two requirements to attend this part:

You MUST have read Twilight or seen at least seen the first movie! I'm NOT missing a shirtless Rob Pattinson to explain what's going on. ;-)

. No stinky boys allowed at the movie part. They are welcome to join us later (see below).

After the movie, say about 7pm, we're heading to my house where we will dine on Italian dishes (token Volterra reference), eat vampire cupcakes and get our drink on! Boys ARE allowed here and no previous Twilight experience is required.

I happen to own the Twilight board game. Although, the game itself completely sucks, it has serious potential in becoming an awesome drinking game. Might just have to try out that theory at the party!

Lighting birthday candles is almost as fun as setting James on fire!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

And the TwiCrack Just Keeps Coming!

OMG, Michael Sheen is going to be super-creepy as Aro!

Yep, Big Brother axed this one too. *sigh*

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another New Trailer!

Sorry, looks like Summit pulled it. Ya snooze, ya lose.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Big, Bad Wolves

I have to say that after seeing this, I'm feeling much better about the CG-wolves! Thank you, Summit for listening to us!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Extended New Moon trailer

I'm getting this from MTV, so I would hope it wouldn't be taken down by Summit! Enjoy! Personally, I love it when Edward tells Felix, "You can go to Hell."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

30 Seconds of Twilight....With Bunnies

With the new New Moon trailer running rampant out there, not to mention the VMAs tonight, I thought it was a good time to revisit the Twilight movie. I'm guessing that you, like me, have a lot of other stuff going on in your life that might mean that you don't have the time to sit and re-watch the 2 hr. long movie. Ahhhh, bunnies to the rescue!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New New Moon Trailer (without the end cut-off or screaming fangirls)!

Sorry. Vid was taken down by Big Brother Summit. I guess we'll all just have to DVR the VMAs tonight. Yeah, like we weren't going to do that anyway!

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Jasper Flashback: A (Potential) Rant

I was catching up on my TwiCrack yesterday when I came across this on

I am praying for this not to be true. Please, for the love of Sam Houston, do not let this be what they are using as the backdrop for his conversion to vampire-hottie-dom.

I really don't want to sound like a purist or anything like that, but the whole scene took place about a mile south of H-town on the way to Galveston. And, you know what? I was pretty jazzed about that (no pun intended). Why? 'Cuz I was born and raised in this god-forsaken part of Texas! I could picture in my head EXACTLY what the whole scene looked like because I freakin' live here!

For all you people who have never visited the fourth largest city in the US (yeah, betcha didn't know that, eh? Houston gets NO respect.) or even had to change planes here (and if you've flown Continental, you probably have), WE DON'T HAVE MOUNTAINS! We are F-L-A-T. Like the chests of all those 12-year-old fangirls at Hot Topic. We have trees, bayous (creeks and rivers... depends on how much it has rained) and golf courses. We're even pretty darn green, unlike the desert-like landscape of the above picture. It rains, on average, 46" a year here, granted half of that is often all at one time (see Hurricane Ike for further reference).

See? Flat!

SIDE: There was a VERY short-lived TV show in the eighties set in Houston. I can't even remember the name of it. But the gist of it was that these cowboys were out in the canyons/mountains herding "dogies" when they were struck by lightning. The lightning transported these cowboys into the future. I remember watching the opening scene of the show (The family was gathered 'round the tv set. We were all excited that someone would actually set a tv show here.) when they stumble to the edge of the canyon and look down to see a modern downtown Houston. We all burst out laughing! It was a huge joke in town. People would laugh about their weekend plans, saying they were going to head out to the mountains to get in some skiing.

Speaking of Ike, it hit Galveston. You know, the place where Major Whitlock was evacuating people from the island? Because of the Battle of Galveston? Seems historically incorrect to have him in deep West Texas (where the mountains and desert are).

I know, they'll just re-write some lame reason for him to be out on horseback, riding around in the desert... where nobody lives. Still. To this day. Why? Sure, it's beautiful out there, but nothing is out there, but hikers and UFOs. Seriously! I've driven through it! You can GoogleEarth it. And to be fair, I did have to quickly dodge a rolling tumbleweed while driving 83 mph on I-10. That was unreal. I thought that kind of thing only happened in cartoons.

I've never been to Canada, or the Pacific Northwest for that matter, but there HAS to be somewhere up there (or at the very least a clever camera angle) some way to do this scene without the stereotypical "I'm in Texas, so there must be desert and canyons and stuuuuff. Hey, Joe! See if you can get some tumbleweeds!" Summit uses computers to make the werewolves... CGI some accurate landscape or something.

Don't even get me started on the potential accents they might be planning to use (too late), with one notable and majorly important exception: Jackson Rathbone. I have to give Catherine Hardwick some major credit here. Thank you for casting the Texan vampire with someone who grew up here! This is the main reason neither I nor anyone else I know who grew up in the Texas/Louisiana area can stand to watch True Blood. I tried. Really, I did! I even tried to convince myself that "it's so bad, it's good" (and I'm a big fan of that genre: see Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and The Rocky Horror Picture Show). But the atrocious fake accents just put me off my dinner (that and the corny cha-ching noise you hear when their vampire fangs come out). It's like hearing fingernails on a chalkboard, or maybe a metal fork scraping against a metal mixing bowl. Actually, for you peeps from NJ, it's like hearing people pretend they are from the Garden State... by way of Long Island. SIDE: Had a roommate from Long Island once, along with a roomie from "Basston" and another roomie from New Orleans. We posted a piece of paper on our living room wall where we would write our favorite "localisms" like: "Ba: a place you go to drink" or "Ka: what you drive to get to the Ba."

New PE? Hmmmm....

I know that only a few days ago I was salivating fantasizing thinking about how awesome it would be to have a mini-RayBanward doll action figure. I mean, Texas is a pretty sunny state... well, sort of. There is the local saying that if you don't like Houston weather, wait five minutes. It will change. This is mainly true in the summer months due to the heat. So, yeah, like I said, it's sunny here (just bring an umbrella with you)!

Then I came across this on

Oooooooooo! Who wants a New Moon Edward doll? Meeeeeeee!!! His feet look like they would help him stand up a lot better than the current PE does. Which is not at all.

Is it just me, or is Bella looking kinda butch? She reminds me of that Linda Hamilton chick from the Terminator movies. Doesn't she? I'd totally kill for arms like that, tho.

UPDATE (comments from the peanut gallery, ie. my son... who turns 10 on Sunday. Happy birthday!): He just walked in the computer room after I posted and glanced over my shoulder.

Son: Are those the new dolls?
Me: Yup, from New Moon.
Son: Bella looks freaky.
Me: I know, right?
Son: Yeah, but Edward looks really freaky. It's like he's got on too much make-up.
Me: Well... yeah.
Son: And Jacob, he looks like he's been tanning too much.
Me: He's Native American. He's supposed to be tan.

My son just looks at me funny and walks back to watch more iCarly.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blog woes

I don't know what the heck is going on with my blog. Maybe it's punishment for me not blogging like a good girl? Anyway, I need your help!

When I published last night, I noticed that half my images disappeared. Crap. That sucks... fekking blogspot. When I got to my work computer today, to upload a picture that I couldn't find on my laptop, not only were the pictures THERE, but also the ones I replaced last night! That's right. Double pictures. "WTF?!" I said out loud, in my office, with the door wide open.

However, when I got home this afternoon and pull up my blog to delete the doubles, what do I find? No doubles. Looks perfectly normal!

I'm beginning to suspect my laptop may not have recovered from the stupid virus as well as I thought it did. Right now, I'm debating whether or not I should just take a picture of it and photoshop "FAIL" across it?

This is where you, the reader, comes in. Please let me know what you see! I need outside opinions... or glasses. Which would suck, since I had LASIK five years ago. Just post what's-what in the comment section, if you please! Thanks!!!

Speaking of "FAIL", please enjoy the following image from FailBlog that made me snicker today:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yep, I suck (pun not intended)

First off, I need to apologize. Profusely. I haven't blogged in ages. There are many reasons I could give you: I got busy with work (yes, true, but only recently); I got busy with my son's soccer (also true, but honestly, I've had time); blah, blah, blah. I could even tell you how I stupidly tried to "bit-torrent" Dreamweaver CS4 two weeks ago, downloaded a virus that I thought I got rid of only to have it be a Trojan virus called "Total Security" and totally K-I-L-L-E-D my laptop (that I managed to revive only yesterday). SIDE: TOTALLY panicked on that one! All my RPattz/Remember Me/NYC trip pics are on this thing and not uploaded anywhere (with the exception of maybe 7 of them on my Facebook account).

Truth be told, I was lazy, not feeling very creative or loquacious, and was completely sucked in to another book series called Outlander (Thanks, FTF!). Sorry, hot Scottish men in kilts captured my complete and utter attention for a while.

Do you blame me? Would you turn THIS down?

I've even been taking PE pictures! *mumble* I just haven't posted them...ahem. Yeah. I know. I suck. I'm sorry.

So, as a start, PE, my son and I went to a private listening party Monday night for the new MUTEMATH CD (which is sooooo good!).

For you Twilight people out there, they are the band that did "Spotlight" on the soundtrack. It's the song that's in the background when RayBanward (my personal fave) and Bella get out of the Volvo at school. Yes, "Spotlight" is on the new CD.

Mmmm, RayBanward... that reminds me: I really need to find a way to justify buying the mini-RayBanward to myself. I just can't bring myself to buy it because I totally don't want the mini-Bella that comes with it. I'm sure she'd just whine, as she does, about having to be at the bottom of my purse all day. PE doesn't complain, even if his feet are constantly tangled up in my headphones cord.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Return of the Superhero Stalkers!

Holy mother of pearl.... Remember these guys?

No? OK, go back two posts and scroll to the end of it. Yeah, THOSE guys. My own personal Justice League, who spent the afternoon appearing to follow me around the Central Park area. It was obvious, then, that they were not Rhodes scholars. I guess displaying a complete ineptitude for operating a CD player wasn't enough of a public display of their intellectual incapacity for them.

NYPD Arrests Superman While Batman Bears Witness


About a month and a half ago, New York City closed a section of Times Square to traffic -- partly to create a more kid-friendly environment. Little did they know that this new outdoor space would provide the backdrop for a disturbingly violent encounter between New York City's finest and DC comics' World's Finest.

Maskim Katsnelson and Frank Frisoli are street entertainers who perform as Superman and Batman, respectively. They were doing an interpretive dance to the theme from the Superman movies last week, when cops confronted the two about not having a permit to play amplified music.

During the discussion that followed, police allege (and Frisoli and other on-lookers confirm) Katsnelson hit a lady cop in the face. The authorities chased Superman through a crowd of people, before taking him down and hauling him off to prison in full costume.

Katsnelson spent a night in the slammer and underwent psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue (Frisoli may have narrowly escaped a visit to Arkham Asylum). Asylum's request for Katsnelson to provide his side of the story went unanswered.

After the jump, the police subdue the Last Son of Krypton in NSFW fashion.

Friday, July 10, 2009

4th of July in Brooklyn... a.k.a. I'M ON A ROOF!

I'm on a roof!
I'm on a roof!
Everybody look at me
'cuz I'm standing on roof!

I'm on a roof, mf'er
Take a look at me!
Straight swinging on a hammock
You know you should be me!

I've got my pea coat
And my Weber grill,

I'm flipping burgers on the roof,
Drinking beer that's chill.

I'm the king of the world,
on a boat roof like Leo!

If you're on the flo'
Then you're sure not me-o!

For those who don't get it.... (NSFW, btw. This is the uncensored version)

PE in the Big Apple

Sorry for not posting sooner! I've been back a few days, but I took a fuckton of pictures! It took me two days to sort through those and then a day or so to finish reading the book I had for the trip decompress.

PE seemed to really enjoy himself in NY. He did some of the normal touristy stuff, like walking the Brooklyn Bridge...

... going to the Shake Shack and White Castle (which we don't have here in the South. And that's probably a good thing. I was sick for at least an hour after THAT little visit through their drive-thru)...

... and climbing buildings. PE is so much more impressive than King Kong, don't you think?

He also met some new people!

Tickles make Buddha happy!

PE also picked up some pointers on being a local, like riding the subway...

... and doing subway-type stuff, like reading over people's shoulders.

I'm sure, by now, some of you are wondering where the picture is of PE at the Remember Me filming. Um, yeah. Erm, well.... you see, there isn't one (please don't hit me!). As AWESOME a picture as that would have been, that would have totally outed me as one of the bazillion fan-girls that were standing around salivating.

Those puddles aren't made from rain water. It's fangirl drool.

We did see some interesting, and sometimes disturbing, things on our trip. Some we didn't get pictures of, like Elvis riding his bike on the Brooklyn Bridge in his white jumpsuit. But some we did.

The sign says, "Time flies when you're having rum."
I'm adopting this as my new personal motto.

This kid has the coolest kite ever! Couldn't get it off the ground, but cool none the less.

Some artist set up a Hello Kitty sculpture garden near Rockefeller Center. For some reason, and I can't even begin to imagine what the guy was thinking, the artist thought it was a good idea to have several of the sculptures crying. Yeah, small children love to see that kind of stuff.

And last, but certainly not least, Superman and Batman. Superman looked so much like Andy Samberg that I thought they were shooting a Digital Short for SNL. They spent most of their time trying to get the sound to come out of their external speakers on their jambox. It was pretty obvious these guys don't work for Best Buy. The basic result of their endeavours was people ducking down, clutching their ears as LOUD squeeks, squalks and feed back were the only things coming out of their "high-tech" sound system. For all of 3 minutes, music actually emitted and they got-down-with-their-bad-selves. They also seemed to follow me around different areas of Central Park. Ever been stalked by two superheros? Kinda creepy.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's the Best Daaaaay Everrrrrrr!

So, I'm roaming around NY this weekend taking pictures, right? My sister tells me that there is awesome people watching near a bunch of tattoo shops near Washington Square. Sounds good to me!

I hop the D train from Brooklyn and get off at 4th St. I see the Washington Square park about a block away. That's cool. I've never seen the big arch from When Harry Met Sally in person before. That's when I see a NYU flag. Oh, so this is where NYU is. Huh. Oh look. Purple barricades. How cute, they match the flag. Then I see some tents and trailers set up. See where I'm going with this?

Cool. Movie set! My sister said they are shooting a bunch of movies right now. She also said it's something that everyone should experience. That's when I see Claire from Lost. My husband loves Lost, so I tried my best to take pictures of her getting out of a Bronco and going into an NYU building. Nothing else happened, so I went about my business and went around the block to take more pictures of buildings and stuff. So, I came around the other side to take some pictures of a guy doing work in a hole in the middle of the street. That's when I see two trailers... and three giggling girls standing next to some guys with really big camera lenses. Hmmm, this could be interesting.

So, I ask the girls what's going on. "OMG! Robert Pattinson is in one of those trailers! Squeeeee!" I can't believe my dumb luck. I found the set of Remember Me when I wasn't even looking for it. Hey, I've got a big camera and multiple lenses.... So, I start hanging with the paps, and they totally include me. Then the paps and people starting growing in number. And growing. And GROWING. And then the deluge hits. Total monsoon! So, I decide waiting for RPattz just isn't worth it. Really, my stomach decided for me. By then, it was 2pm and I hadn't eaten yet. I run across the street to a cafe, grab a really yummy turkey and brie wrap and sit down next to a really interesting old lady who then tells me the history of the Village, her favorite movies, all about Coney Island, etc. Totally worth ditching the rain.

So the rain stops and I start to head away from the set and back into the park. That's when I see my new pap friends gathering on the corner. I join them and so do a bunch of fan girls. What was really cool was then some tall movie set guy ushers the fan girls away and leaves me and the paps where we were, telling the fan girls that we were professionals and knew what we were doing. Dude! I'm totally in!!! So, basically, I found myself across the street from Robward during his filming.

I thought we were all about to get totally screwed at one point because some pap named Steve kept pissing off the director by walking into his shot. It was almost a Christian Bale moment and was threatening to put up sheets, etc so NO ONE could see. Long story short, I got to watch Robward film a scene for about 15 minutes in relatively close proximity. IT WAS SO COOL!!!

Honesty, tho, watching the mayhem, I feel pretty sorry for the guy. All the attention was really overwhelming and seemed to be weighing heavily on him. He never looked up. Not once. And he kept doing the super sexy nervous-habit-hands-thru-the-hair thing he does.

I took a ton of pictures, and they are all black and white (I was shooting "fine art" stuff originally). Here are a few:

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane

PE and I have packed our bags. We're catching a flight at the ass-crack of dawn tomorrow morning on our way to spend 4th of July weekend with my sister and her husband in New York.

My plan is to spend most of the weekend taking pictures. See, once upon a time (ya know, when dinosaurs roamed the earth?) I perceived myself as an artist. Then I had kids. Yeah, right out the ol' proverbial window that idea went! But, every once in a while, I get a wild hair to soil my artist roots... so to speak. So, if anyone has any ideas what would be cool to photograph out in NYC (mainly Manhattan or Brooklyn), let me know.

But in all honesty, I'm just really looking forward to the weather. It's been, like 150 degrees here every day with no rain for 3 weeks. I understand that in NYC, it's been raining every day and 78. Sounds like a little slice of heaven! No, I won't bring an umbrella. I'll be the idiot walking around with her arms out to her side, face lifted to the sky, trying to catch rain drops like snow flakes on her tongue.

So, I'm off to bed. Actually, FIRST I'm going to scarf down my last few chicken dumplings and then maybe a few bites of Ben and Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. THEN, most definitely, I'm going to bed. I need to get up at 3am so I can leave at 4am to catch my 6am flight.

Monday, June 29, 2009

PE Gets Angsty at the Festival

Yesterday, I found myself helping a friend out by volunteering at her church festival. I was tapped to help out at the face painting booth, which is cool 'cuz once upon a time I was an art major in college. Also, I'm always up for an excuse to draw on small children. We weren't sure if any victims people were really going to show up because this festival was originally supposed to take place the first weekend of May, when it was "cooler" outside. Unfortunately, thanks to the monsoon that hit in April, that wasn't going to happen. The fair grounds are set in the middle of a reservoir. That reservoir didn't recede until a few weeks ago.

So, instead, the church moved the festival to the end of June, when it's fuckhot outside. How hot is "fuckhot?" Let me give you a visual. This is what my temp gauge in my car was saying after I left the fairgrounds (at 6pm):

Yep, that's 105 freakin' degrees! (In truth, it had said 106, but by the time I got my decrepit iPhone to actually switch to the Camera App, it had gone down one degree. I really need to get a new one, one of those awesome, new 3Gs iPhones.) At least, the festival was under a pavilion structure thingy, so we were out of the direct sun. That also meant we weren't getting any type of breeze. Safe to say "sweat" was the general theme to every one's attire yesterday.

It was kind of slow going for a while. At least I had paint to play and draw on myself with. Oh, and glitter! Yay! One of my friend's daughters was pretty bored, so I decided to put a little child labor into action (not too abusive or anything; she's in 8th grade). I handed her PE and my iPhone and told her to have fun, but they better be good photos! She didn't disappoint. It would seem that PE was angsty, probably brought on by the stifling heat, and decided to take it out on some stuffed animals:

Hmm, I wonder if you taste anything like your cousin, the mountain lion?

Having been defeated by the lion, formerly known as Lunch, PE moved on to easier pray: a fluffy, pink bunny.

Nom, nom, nom.