mugglechump: (Enchanted - Giselle)
( Jun. 28th, 2008 06:51 pm)
This is a list of the top 100 money making movies of all time, bold the ones that you have seen and strikethrough the ones that you could not be paid enough to see again.

Movie Mania )
mugglechump: (Summer dance)
( Jun. 11th, 2008 09:03 pm)
Meredith didn't have to be at school until 9:20 this morning because she didn't have an exam first block and she was only going to be at school until 11:20, so she drove me into work and used the car to get to and from school. But... when I went inside the office I found out that a power grid was down and not expected to be back up until the afternoon, so everyone was going home. Fortunately one of my co-workers lives nearby and offered me a ride.

I could have done productive things around the house, but instead I finished a scene with Sharlene and took a nap. I'm okay with that. I feel better rested than I have in quite some time.

I am still working on my drabble requests, but I hope to have them up this weekend. [ profile] elle_blessing posted two that I requested from her today. One is an adorable Katie Bell/Reese Ashley Hogwarts era scene and the other is a wonderfully heated Gwen Jones/Bishop Rasciale drabble. For those of you who aren't aware, Reese and Bishop are OCs from [ profile] caliga_rpg. Go read! Even if you don't follow the rpg, the drabbles are awesome. :D

I'm watching Last of the Mohicans right now. Elle and I were discussing the soundtrack the other day. It really is perfect, very moving. I'm ridiculously fond of the younger sister. Her weakness draws me in. Her death scene is so beautiful, which sounds horribly morbid, but it is. It's so simple and powerful and it gets me every time that Mogwa, evil as he is, tries to stop her. I love this movie.
Saw a fabulous bumper sticker on the way home today:

Hope is not a foreign policy. Just ask Neville Chamberlain.

Odd occurrences of late (note the common denominator of Meredith):

- Meredith drove to Quizno's, parked the car, and waited for another car to pass before she crossed the parking lot to get to the store. As she crossed, the car she'd waited for stopped and backed into her, then drove off. Yes, she's fine. I did get a very incredulous call, though. "Someone ran into me!" Then she opted for the comfort of Coldstone over the numminess of Quizno's.

- Saturday night around 10:30 I heard the door to the apartment open. Assuming it was Meredith, who'd spent the evening visiting her friends from our old house, I called, "Hello." A very male, "Hi, Mom" was the response. I recognized the voice as belonging to Mer's ex-boyfriend Derek, and assumed that they'd hooked up somewhere over the course of the evening and she'd brought him home to hang out. As I was running around in my jammies, I started for my bedroom door to tell Mer I wasn't dressed for company and I'd rather she took Derek home. Just before I got to the door, Derek asked, "Is she back there with you?" He wasn't with Meredith at all. The boy had just walked into my home like he lived here!

- Around 11:00 Saturday night, Mer called to tell me she'd locked the keys in the car. In Leesburg. (Read: 30 minutes away.) We only have one working car at the moment because I haven't gotten the convertible fixed from her little run-in with the curb several weeks ago. Fortunately her dad was able to bring her home and James took me to get the car on Sunday. We had to jump start it because Meredith had locked the keys inside with the radio on.

Other random things:

- Went to see Prince Caspian with James and Sheridan yesterday. Had a good time. Sheridan liked it, but was disappointed that it didn't remain faithful to the book. A hard lesson to learn at the age of 10.

- Speaking of Sheridan, she amuses me. (I know, not exactly news.) The other day I went over to Richard and Tracey's to pick up the lasagna and barbeque Richard had saved for me - Have I mentioned my love for my BIL? - and Sheridan was slicing up a Japanese persimmon. She'd never had one before and wanted to try it. She cut a piece for me, too, and after I'd eaten it she asked my opinion. I told her that I liked it, it was sweet. Sher said, "I like it, too. It's subtle." And it was. I smiled and Mer gave Sher the 'Could you be any freaking smarter?' stare.
I made pirate panty icons and a few text icons. Woo hoo!

Iconses! )

Other items of note (or that I feel like sharing, noteworthy or not):

- Today is my 11th wedding anniversary. Obviously didn't celebrate it, as James and I are separated.
- Went to see Iron Man with Mom, Kenny, James, and Mer. Enjoyed it, although I'm not as rapturous over it as a lot of people.
- Elephants have moved in above me. Graceless elephants. Wish they would learn how to walk without shaking the freaking building. Seriously, I never heard my previous upstairs neighbors. The new ones are clomping around 24/7. Annoying. Might have to say something.
- I do not understand the appeal of Rod Stewart. Can't stand his music.
- I'm out of milk again. I bought two gallons last weekend. Apparently we are some serious milk drinkers. Not really a surprise. Ovaltine FTW!
- I think I'm going to take a 401K loan and pay off the personal loan I have. On the one hand, I hate to deplete my 401K, but on the other hand, it's trading a ridiculously high interest rate for a very low one. The 401K loan is repaid directly out of my paycheck in an amount of time I get to select, AND it doesn't show up on my credit report. Not to mention that I'm paying the interest to myself, essentially, with a 401K loan. Decision: Benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
- I want to scene more. Who wants to scene with me? In Caliga I've got Susan, Romy, Miles, and Sam. In Muove I've got Susan, Romy, and Emma. They're all looking at you with puppy eyes. Play with them.
- Speaking of scening, I'm planning to audition another Caliga character. Yeah, I know. I know.
- Continuing to speak of RPGs, if you aren't playing, are you reading? Why not? Go, read. It's fun! [ profile] caliga_rpg and [ profile] si_muove_rpg. Check 'em out.
- Need to send out snail mail. Badly. Am a bad friend.
mugglechump: (Peace out)
( Apr. 8th, 2008 08:11 am)
FINALLY submitted my fic for the exchange. Finally. Finallyfinallyfinallyfinallyfinally.

Also watched Enchanted. It was very cute. Find it very funny that Edward has Cormac's ego, only he's not sleazy. Wish they'd given his better hair, although it did fit the fairy tale look and the character himself. It's just a shame to mess up the pretty with dorky hair. Patrick Dempsey was love. And I'm proud to say that I liked Giselle despite Amy Adams' evil connotation in my head. An odd thing I noted: In both Enchanted and Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, Amy Adams has a scene where she comes out of the shower/tub and is hidden only by a well-placed towel. If you haven't seen Miss Pettigrew yet and you're a female of sufficient maturity to enjoy a film that is charming rather than in-your-face provocative, you should go.

This is the verbal diarrhea that occurs when Kate has had less than three hours sleep.

I didn't chat with ANYONE last night. Not even a little. Had serious withdrawl. Now I need to get a shower and head to work so I can sit through an unusually long kick-off meeting and try not to doze off. I think this is one of those days where I'll be asking if I can go home now before I even go in. Blerghhhhhhhhh.
mugglechump: (Jaded road sign)
( Feb. 20th, 2008 02:20 pm)
Yep. Second spam post of the day.

Do you ever read something random and have a very personal reaction to it? Today I pulled into the parking lot at work and the car in front of me had a license plate that said 'LKYNLUV'. Completely unbidden, my mind supplied, 'Screw you, braggy bitch.'


No, I'm not bitter. Why do you ask?.

In other news, I didn't get to work until one o'clock today because this morning I noticed my tire was really low. I don't change tires. I just don't. Make fun if you like, it's still not happening. Becky and I have a long standing tradition of her looking at me with incredulity and saying, "You can't change a tire?" and I respond with, "So what, you can't do your own taxes." It's a priorities thing. And kind of a girl thing. There are boys who can change tires generally within easy distance, I don't need to know how to do it. I don't want to do it. So I don't.

Anyway, this really was not meant to be a rant about my lack of automotive skills. Back on track.

So, I decided that there was enough air in the tire to drive it the mile up the road to the tire shop, since I knew the tires were in pretty bad shape anyway. In the end, I bought two new tires and front brakes, spent ~$350, and watched the last half of a Jimmy Stewart/Audie Murphy movie and the first half of The Searchers while I waited. Gotta love old westerns. An older man who was waiting for his car, too, told me that Jimmy Stewart used to have it included in his contract for westerns that he'd get a certain amount of time to play his accordian during the film. I don't know if that's true or not, but he did play it in this one.

And I don't really want to be at work this afternoon. It's snowing. It's supposed to continue snowing for most of the week, I think. Off and on, of course, but enough that it'll make traffic a bear. Good thing I already have the milk, bread, and eggs at home. Everybody knows you can't get through a snowstorm without french toast fixins. Woohoo! White Death 2008 Part III: Tundra of Terror! (James and I like to make up bad horror film titles for each snowstorm in mocking tribute to the morons who flock to the grocery store like we won't be able to get out of the house for weeks. His favorite is White Death (pick a year) Part (pick a number): Arctic Armageddon, while I prefer Tundra of Terror. Seriously folks, ever heard of a snow plow? And this is Northern Virginia for Pete's sake, not North Dakota! We don't get a lot of snow.)

Also, my lateness to work means I missed out on the Project Control lunch at Famous Dave's. I'm irritated that I missed a free lunch, but beyond that I'm apathetic. I'd really rather be home in bed, or staring at my own computer. Or watching The Notebook, which I rented on [ profile] seegrim's recommendation. Stop gasping, I know you've all seen it already.

In Caliga world, I'm excited about the Romy/Terence scene I have to post. Their relationship is unusual, to say the least. Romy's an odd girl. She keeps relationships very compartmentalized. I like her, and other people are starting to, too, which is kind of nice. Now that I have Miles, I really need to figure him out. He's not acting like I think he should. I suppose he'll take awhile to get to know. Susan... Yeah. I'd like to rent her a room in someone else's head for awhile. And one of these days I'll finish my Sam audition and get that turned in.
1. Pick 15 of your favourite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.

Quotes below )

And now I should probably go to bed, as it is nearly 3:30 in the morning.
mugglechump: (Wickham)
( Oct. 19th, 2007 09:56 pm)
I was tagged by [ profile] heyurs to do the movie trivia meme. I discovered loads of fun facts, especially about Love Actually. This film must have been a blast to work on.

[01] -- Look up TEN of your favorite movies on IMDB.
[02] -- Click the "trivia" link in the sidebar.
[03] -- Post a fun and random bit of trivia from each film.
[04] -- Tag five people! (Skipping this bit. Do it if you want to!)

Ten of my favorite movies )
Yoinked from [ profile] lyndsiefenele because it was too fun to miss out on.

1. Post a list of 15 books/movies/TV shows that you've had a massive love of at some time in your life.
2. Have your friends guess your favorite character from each one.
3. You can cross out the show/movie/book and put the character when someone guesses.

1) Lamb by Christopher Moore Biff! Guessed by Gina! And Lys!
2) Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer Alice! Guessed by Lys!
3) Southern Vampire Mysteries (Sookie Stackhouse novels) by Charlaine Harris Pam! Guessed by Lys!
4) Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen Colonel Brandon! Guessed by Lys!
5) McLintock (movie) Running Buffalo
6) The Quiet Man (movie) Michaleen Oge Flynn
7) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Professor Baer Guessed by Lys!
8) The Earth's Children series (Clan of the Cave Bear, etc...) by Jean Auel Thonolan
9) A Great & Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray Kartik! Guessed by Gina!
10) Lost (TV) Sawyer! Guessed by Gina!
11) The Shield (TV) Curtis 'Lemonhead' Lemansky RIP Lem. :(
12) Artemis Fowl (series) by Eoin Coulfer Artie! Guessed by Cyn!
13) Tithe by Holly Black Roiben! (OMG HOT FAIRY!) Guessed by Gina! And Lys!
14) Valiant by Holly Black The Troll Guy (otherwise known as Ravus) Guessed by Gina!
15) America's Next Top Model (TV) Nigel Barker! (OMG HOT PHOTOGRAPHER!) Guessed by Lys!
mugglechump: (Default)
( Jul. 28th, 2007 02:15 pm)
Well, I made a list this morning of things I wanted to accomplish and I've pretty much done everything. It wasn't a long list, mind you, but it's an accomplishment just the same.

James is spending the weekend over at Richard & Tracey's since his mom's in town, so I called him over to help me haul stuff to Salvation Army. I got rid of 3 boxes of clothes, 3 boxes of household items and whatnot, a big bag of baskets (yay alliteration!), a student desk, and a dining room table. Hurray for more space in the apartment!

I also took out three bags of trash, plus one from my car. o.O

I've done the dishes, except for a couple pots. The dish drainer was full and I didn't want to balance them precariously on top, so they'll get done after the others dry.

I've done two loads of laundry and taken a shower.

And I'm eating lunch right now.

Wow! I was more productive than I thought! Go me!

Mer and I went to Blockbuster last night. She's watching bad horror flicks now. Occasionally I can't help making a sarcastic comment about the acting or the supposed plot, which earns me an annoyed 'Do you mind?' look.

Once I'm done eating, I'll head over to R&T's place to visit for a short while. Then I have to go take my brother to the movies. My mom suggested OotP, but since I've seen it and Kenny is pretty easy to please, I think we'll see Ratatouille instead. Besides, the rat movie is likely to be less crowded than the Potter flick. I despise crowded theatres. Mer's coming, too. We're trying to convince my mom to come, but theatres are so loud now that she's not a big fan.

After the movie, we're having dinner with Mom. I think she's cooking, not taking us out, which is always interesting. Having grown up on my mom's cooking, I can enjoy most anything, but she does have some unusual food creations. She does make a good meatloaf, though, as long as she's not feeling too imaginative. *mutters about the sacrilege of green olives in meatloaf*

Looking at my day, I'm starting to feel a little tired. *sigh* Well, I'd better press on!

*hugs* to my Emmie, who lost her beloved kitty, Smokey. And *hugs* to the far-too-numerous friends who are still going through rough patches for one reason or another. We all need to feel better!
I'm copying lovely Urs and posting a movie meme. See if you can guess which movies these lines come from. Some are pretty hard, but others should be easy. Answers are screened.

Movie madness! )
mugglechump: (Bunny Stealth Ninja Pirates)
( Jul. 20th, 2006 10:36 am)
James and I went to see the new Pirates movie last night.

Cut to avoid spoilage )

I'm now dying to see the Will Ferrell movie that was promoed. Is it Ricky Bobby? That looks hysterical. James laughed so hard at the trailer, I was tempted to move down the row from him. Actually, I want to see pretty much all the movies that I saw trailers for last night. I don't even like Kevin Costner or Ashton Kucher, and I want to see their new movie. The Ben Stiller movie is a given. I love him. James will want to see the football movie with Mark Wahlberg, and I'll go along with that. I couldn't care less about football, but I think Mark Wahlberg's a surprisingly good actor.

We ordered Chinese for lunch. I hope it gets here soon, I'm starving.
mugglechump: (Sawyer Mocks You Haughtily)
( May. 17th, 2006 04:13 pm)
I don't remember where I got this. Old age, you know. So, I can't give you the exactly rules, but here's the gist of it.

Here are 30 of my favorite movie quotes (maybe a mini-series or two). Guess what movies they're from. Using a search engine to find the quotes is cheating, and will cause hair to sprout from your ears. People will mock you. It will be ugly.

Read more... )
This morning I finished reading 'Valiant', by Holly Black. I got both her books (the other is called 'Tithe') for Christmas and I've enjoyed them quite a lot. They are urban fantasy novels, technically categorized for young adults but they could appeal to anyone that likes a good story with action and angst and romance. The sequel to 'Tithe', 'Ironside', comes out next year. I'm looking forward to it, I absolutely LOVE Roiben, the new Unseelie King. *sigh*

Other books I've read (or re-read) recently:
'Lamb - The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal' by Christopher Moore
'Pride & Prejudice' by Jane Austen
'Emma' by Jane Austen
'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte

I think there have been a few others but I can't think of them at the moment. 'Lamb' was very funny and a bit irreverant but I believe God has a sense of humor and would not be offended at all by a book like this one. Besides, who can pass up a book that includes a young messiah attempting to circumsize a statue? That's good stuff.

The others I read during a period where I couldn't seem to get enough romance. I actually ran out after finishing 'P&P', determined to buy the mini-series with Colin Firth (yum!). At the first store I went in, the moron behind the counter said, "I think you mean 'Bride & Prejudice'." I may have actually turned purple with rage while explaining as calmly as I could that, no, I was looking for the BBC mini-series based on the classic novel 'Pride & Prejudice' that starred Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. He eventually determined that they did carry it, but he couldn't find it (no big surprise) and I had to search elsewhere. Every once in awhile I am seized with the need to do something or get something RIGHT NOW. That was the case when I went out to buy the 'P&P' DVD. Mr. Customer-Service-Moron is lucky he escaped alive.

A good chunk of my day today has been spent adding songs to the iPod my husband gave me for Christmas. I like it very much, as does Meredith, who is already pushing me to add her music to it so that she can listen to it while I'm chauffuering (sp?) her around. I probably will, there's plenty of space for some of her songs. Most of my CDs are on it now and I'm starting to peruse the iTunes store and some other MP3 repositories. I have been unable to find an MP3 of 'Make a Circuit With Me' by the Polecats though, and it is very frustrating.


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