Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I just can't HELP MYSELF!!!

Texts From Last Night.

let me shorten that

Word Cocaine

I can't get enough and I can't stop reading it once I start. I've had to start clamping my hand over my mouth so I won't laugh out loud and clue in the rest of the office that I'm SO not working.

My favorites today:

(240): Memo to self- delete texts about butt sex from you before giving my mom my old phone to use.

(540): I just had unprotected sex with a stranger. but i did him wearing nothing but my pearls. so its classy.

(561): I don't think you know how difficult it is to pee in poncho..

and finally because, with the exception of Ferngully, kindof reminds me of myself and some movies and moods I'm in when in a couch movie marathon:

(515): Me= Watching Ferngully. My neighbor= Having really loud sex including multiple orgasms
(712): Oh God
(515): I know, but the worst part is I'm not really sure which I'd rather be doing. Feel free to re-evaluate our friendship


I've been blog-absent a lot. I'm here, I'm reading, but with work so hectic and my laptop at home refusing to work for me, I've been a bit limited. But I'm here and hope to be back on my game soon.

Couple of things for you:
So Long Elle!

Looks as if the closest I'll be getting to law school is watching Legally Blonde the musical. That is if I ever choose to go see it. I had mentioned before that I was going to research law school and I've done just that. I'm not passing on it because I don't think I can; I'm passing on it because I don't want to go through all that at this point in my life. It's a LOT of hard work, incessant reading, and a lot of bullcrap.... and that's just taking the test and applying to law schools. Even after school it's a LOT of work. I could definitely see aspects of the career that I would like, but after interviewing people, reading about the options and giving it a lot of thought, I've decided not to pursue it. But at least I can say I did!

An Awful Waste of Space

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.

This is from Neatorama. It's a time lapse of the sky over Texas back in April. I'm not one of those fanatics who think we're being abducted by aliens hell-bent on probing us in their ships, but I just have to believe that in this infinite universe there has to be life elsewhere. We may never know, we may not ever be contacted, but they're out there. In Carl Sagan's 'Contact' Jodie Foster sums it up well with some pretty basic logic:

I'll tell you one thing about the universe, though. The universe is a pretty big place. It's bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it's just us... seems like an awful waste of space. Right?

Monday, May 11, 2009

...just a full length TV show...

This weekend was one I've long waited for since the announcement of the new Star Trek movie.

I even planned on taking Friday, May 8 off of work, but it didn't work out like I'd planned. I was off work, but I was out sick. Damn that Swine Flu (Swine being me being PIG and Flu being the stomach bug that was in whatever it was I ate that I shouldn't have - but to be honest, I do NOT have Swine Flu... relax)

Given that everyone who knows me directly was expecting me to see this movie, several people were sending me emails and texts asking my take on it. One such text was from Just Kevin who said

"...reviews say it's just a full length TV show... your thoughts?"

Of course it is, I said, all the Star Trek movies have been just that. All movies that come from television are essentially longer versions of the original. Look at Sex in the City. Good movie, but just a loooooooooooooooooooooooooong episode of the original.

It was Sunday before I felt well enough to get up and going and confident enough to leave my apartment and the comfortable 90 foot radius from my bathroom (yeah, that kind of sick). But I needed to boldly go and see this movie.

I found out I needed to correct my statement of agreeing that they are all just full length TV shows inside the first 20 minutes of the movie. To (loosely) quote RadioPeter, This wasn't a Star Trek movie, this was a Star Trek FILM. Is it going to win an Oscar? Doubt it seriously. Did it leave pretty much every other Trek film and (sorry, have to say it) Star Wars film in the dust? Yep!

The new cast did, I believe, a great job of portraying their characters without making a caricature of the original actor. I was very surprised with Jon Cho's Ensign Sulu. Jon has been in the Harold & Kumar movies so it was hard to imagine going from sophomoric stupidity to portraying someone we've known since the 60's. Good job Jon.

While all the attention seems to be on Chris Pine's portrayal of James T. Kirk, I think the true portrayal award should go to Zachary Quinto and his portrayal of Spock. Without giving away the movie, let's just say there's a bit of an alternate timeline set in motion from what we've known to date (public knowledge) and let's say that this time a younger Spock has to deal with something that the enormity and finality of didn't fully take hold in my own mind until later in the movie.

I heard a voicemail from Girlsib as I was heading home from the movie. She'd seen it on Saturday and said "I hadn't seen a perfect movie since Lord of the Rings" I couldn't agree more.

I'll be stepping on board the Enterprise again soon so I can enjoy the experience again and see what I may have missed. This time a small soda will do and I won't miss that tiny bit I missed as I ran like a madman out of the theater in search of the men's room.

Friday, May 1, 2009

My new favorite Blog

Can I just say....

This is the funniest thing I've ever seen and I've wasted about 45 minutes on it because I can't stop! It's more addictive than crack! (so I've heard)

Please, sit back, take a while, grab the kleenex and read.... COMEDY GOLD!!!

Feisty Friday - Part 1

This was waiting in my mailbox. Thanks to my last name doppleganger for causing me to do a spit take with a pop-tart. More FeiFri to come....