talkingsoup: (fantastic!)
...but I did end up seeing "Time Crash" which is the best fucking episode of Doctor Who ever, even if it is 8 minutes long.

...celery.

Just got back from the Trio's where we spent the past few hours playing Telephone Pictonary. I think I actually lost weight from laughing so much.
talkingsoup: (fantastic!)
So yesterday was Julie's birthday, which conveniently fell on the same day that Cloverfield came out, so of course we went to see it.

It waaaaaaas pretty much the most intense movie I've ever seen.

Roar! Overture. SPOILERS INCLUDED )

We wandered around the mall after that. I went to Best Buy and bought Amelie, Hairspray and Little Miss Sunshine with my gift card, then Kate, Molly and I went to dinner at a Japanese place, while Julie went off with Michelle. Back at the apartment Sharona came over, Michelle brought cake and we all watched Ratatouille, which is adorable and brilliant, and probably one of the best Pixar movies, up there with Finding Nemo.

I actually woke up that morning really early because I couldn't sleep the night before, so I spent the better part of the morning watching Cardcaptor Sakura. Yes, that's right. I've never seen it before, and from what I have seen I can say it's adorable and actually really kind of nice. I've pretty much avoided CLAMP, except for the movie X which didn't exactly give me a good opinion of them--but Cardcaptor Sakura isn't too bad. It's cute without being disgustingly sugary. At the same time I'm hoping that something serious happens at some point or another, to give it a bit more...importance, I guess.

Anyway, today I managed to sleep well so I got up at a more reasonable hour (read: 3). Kate and Molly cooked dinner, Julie went off to "do stuff" (lol) and I hung out. Pat came around to give me the first two Phoenix Wrights and Sweeney Todd in concert. Kate made an awesome cake. Michelle and Sharona came over again for dinner and then we all watched Return of the King and made fun of Legolas and his "I burned the brownies!" face.

No drinking involved, but that's all good.

So anyway, I'm 21. Doesn't feel much different. *shrug*

Very happy though. I got Tales of the Abyss and a Scrabble set :D
talkingsoup: (L cake)
So I got a job.

At a totally random company, too.

See I got this letter--it was sent pretty much all over town--asking for people to apply to a company called Vector. I called in, figuring what the hell, and got an automatic interview. Turns out the company is a branch of a major cutlery (knives) distributor, Cutco. I filled out an application, stayed an hour for a group interview, and scored the job.

So pretty much, I'll be going to people's homes--on an appointment basis--and selling knives. Uber speshul knives, too (they're actually pretty sweet). Kinda like Ginsu knives, except you wouldn't want to cut cans with them. They're pretty much just really nice kitchen knives.

I'm actually kind of looking forward to it, though I'm nervous. This is a very direct-to-person thing since I'm going to people's homes and convincing them to buy knives, and I get shy around new people. But the training is supposed to be pretty intensive and should teach me how to handle it, so it should be okay.

It's also $17.70 per appointment, so I'm not really complaining. I'm just wondering what the rate of getting appointments is.

Anyway.

Yesterday and the day before the fam and I went to the Red Sox-A's games. Sox lost both times, though they played a much better game on the second day. Ortiz and Ramirez weren't hitting for shit the first game. And I've become quite intrigued by two of the Sox pitchers, Okajima and Papelbon. Okajima is from Japan, obviously, and doesn't even look at the plate when he throws the pitch. And Papelbon has a death glare rivaled only by Samuel L. Jackson.

I love my Beantown homeboys.

Today I baked a cake for my Dad's birthday, which was a few days ago, and for Father's Day pretty much. Oh my god, I spent hours making this utterly beautiful black forest cake with raspberries instead of cherries (we all hate cherries). It was a very pretty cake when I was done, though Kate's cake with marzipan apples takes the...the cake. Or something. But I spent a lot of time on the cake and decorated the top with rings of strawberries and freaking shaved bits of chocolate, and I made the whole goddamn thing myself, and it is delicious, if I do say so. So much for dieting, lol. Also made couscous for dinner and tried to replicate the really nice Campus Center recipe, with apples, cinnamon and raisins. It would have been better if the couscous hadn't come out so pasty.

Yay food.

Meanwhile, Steve, Liz's boyfriend, has officially left for boot camp (he's a Marine), so Liz has been in quite a funk. Nothing I can do can cheer her up, and I think the only thing that will help her is time. By the time he gets back, in 13 weeks I think, I think she'll be okay. And she'll probably be a lot better with his future absences. See, this isn't just a relationship, it's a Relationship. I didn't used to like Steve, but they're really in love with each other. I can't dislike him. He makes Liz happy.

^_^

I'm almost done with Okami and I've started KH again because I'm just crazy like that.
talkingsoup: (kthxdie)
God, I just want this cold, gray, flurrying winterness to end. I want my spring back. I want to wear my skirts outside (and go buy new ones, since I only have two right now). Fuck you, weird April, you've ruined my childhood.

Very awesome weekend, though. In ASIC apparently we're going to switch to watching Paranoia Agent instead of Chrno Crusade, which has gotten less than fanatic reviews. It got infinitesimally better last week, but really, it's just so...generic and hard to see and dumb. So, Paranoia Agent, which let me tell you right now, ASIC is going to have a HELL of a lot of fun with. After that is Jubei-chan, which I'm actually kind of looking forward to seeing. I've never actually seen any "magical girl"-type anime, so I'm kind of interested to see what they're like; plus, I've heard good things about Jubei-chan. I saw it pop up in a few AMVs and I remember thinking, "that looks interesting."

Friday I hung out with Pat and we watched Casino Royale, which was good, and we had a generally good time. XP

Later that night, being Good Friday, we watched Jesus Christ Superstar, and I really want the soundtrack. We also compared/contrasted bits and pieces of the 70's version with the newer version, and I have to say, overall I like the 2000 version better. The Jesus in the 70's version was much better generally, but really, you can't pass up the Caiaphas of the 2000 version, or the Herod. Woot! We had much fun, and I'm pretty sure we had a giant cookie too, though I can't remember.

Saturday ended up mostly being a workday up until 6ish, when Pat and I went with a group of ASICers to see Grindhouse, which was horrifyingly awesome. And let me say right now, this movie has to be viewed altogether and at once, and definitely in a group. I have a newfound respect for Rodriguez and Tarantino.

I was totally intending to get more work done after that, and I did, though not as much as I was hoping. Mostly because of the impromptu dance party that happened shortly after I got back. Sophia, Julie, Molly and I, all wearing froofy skirts and spinning around and dancing to music. It was a lot of fun. Afterwards we really did order a cookie, since Molly could eat it by then (Lent was over!) and watched Heroes with Sophia, and it wasn't till later that I could get some work done. Lol, it was an awesome night, though.

Sunday was, obviously, Easter, so I slept in, did some work, and then went to a multi-cultural Easter dinner in someone's apartment with Sophia and the others. There was challah bread, spanna (?), which is like a spinach-feta-phyllo casserole thingy, apples and cheese fondue, spring rolls with shrimp, absolutely wonderful potato salad, and garlic bready-type things. All of it was spectacularly good, oh my God, and most of it was also Greek since Sophia did a lot of the cooking. For desert was a really kind of awesome brownie and Hevlah, I think it's called, which is like a sesame candy covered in chocolate. It's really good. Sophia came by later to watch more Heroes.

And then it was Monday and I wept.

Now for movie reviews!

Casino Royale )

I have a huge amount of candy in my drawer right now, from the Easter basket my mom sent me and the one that Molly gave to everyone. Sophia also gave me some jelly beans. The Peeps in my drawer are staring at me, waiting to be eaten. I don't even like Peeps that much.

Grindhouse )

It's gonna be a busy week. Got a test on Wednesday, along with my portfolio due for Women and Writing, and a rough draft due in Sociology of Religion. Ugh. I really, really want to get the next chapter of my fic out before next week though, because I haven't really been fair to the readers, not posting in so long. It's been about a month and a half by now. I need to come up with ideas and get it up by Sunday at the latest. That's my non-school goal for this week.

Muchly

Sep. 17th, 2006 01:56 pm
talkingsoup: (squee!)
I is happy.

Shoebox is in a Wall Street Journal article about fanfiction and...stuff. Wow. It even mentions Jaida's poetry book, which I just pre-ordered. Hoooo-boy. The link to the House fics in there is really good too.

Oh man, y'shoulda heard me last night. I literally screamed. We were scared I'd woken Molly up nextdoor. I think she was confused when I kinda fell by their door, unable to breathe for laughter.

^.^ ^.^ ^.^

Through that House link we also found the 100 Situations challenge, which I'm seriously considering doing. And on the subject of fanfic, chapter 6 got a whole bunch of reviews in the day after I posted it. *so flattered*

Went shopping yesterday, muchly. Target for general necessities and fuzzy socks, the chocolate shop for, well, Borders for a One Piece fix (I have no inhibition) and Best Buy for Shambala and my mom's B-day gift, House season 2. (The bloopers are hilarious. Btw, is it ethical to watch someone's gift DVD before you send it to them?)

Had lots of bags to lug up to Hood, but oh well. I saw Barry on the bus, too, which was weird. That'd be Kate's ex, who is generally considered to be something of an asshole, as the exes of your friends generally end up being.

Conquerer of Shambala in English is *love*. FMA, Cowboy Bebop, FLCL and Samurai Champloo are the few animes I really like better in English. Wolf's Rain and Trigun aren't bad either.

I have to write an essay for German.

I've gotten back into the Mot groove! I've gotten to a scene I really wanted to write for a long time. Happiness.

Julie's TLK fic is updated too! It's a good chapter too. Hm...don't have the link on me, but you can get to it through my page.

Got Julie to watch the Cowboy Bebop movie, too, which is so-so-so much love. Vincent, man.

Changed fishy water today.

Still six socks on Julie's wall. It's been a week!

Oh, and Kate's back from her brother's wedding. She made the cakes. Which is why her new nickname is "Cake." And since Max handed me a paper that says TOAST on it, he is "Toast." Cake and Toast. Which spawned other nicknames. Julie is Pudding, I'm Cheese, and Molly is Waffles.

It's warm here now and we have a pretty view of the lake.

We watched the making of the Conquerer of Shambala, or something, and dude, the guy who does Hohenheim's voice has like, piercings and, well, it was a shock. As it was with most of them. And Vic is a sweetie, isn't he? He was crying when he was talking about the end of the show when...certain things happen.

I've got songs for more people.

Tagrang's song="Falling for the First Time," Barenaked Ladies
Dark (of Spirits) song="So Far Away," Staind

And Kaz finally has a song! "Sympathy for the Devil," the Stones. Yeah, what!

There was something else I wanted to say but I can't remember it now. Hm.

Happy-happy for Jaida and Rave ^.^

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