Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Moon Movie Review

Well, New Moon was about what I was expecting. I went with my sis and a friend, and we ended up laughing through quite a bit of the movie, even though most of it wasn't meant to be funny. The whole thing is just one big cliche. And I seriously weep for any teen girls who think Bella is a wonderful role model. She's just... nothing. She keeps saying that she can't believe Edward would fall for her, because he's so hot and has all his mad vampire skillz and she doesn't have anything. And frankly I can't believe it either. What on earth does he see in her? She has no defining characteristics other than that she's supposed to be a bit of a klutz and kind of beautiful, but other than that she's not really funny, smart, or athletic. She doesn't even seem like she's that fun to be around. There's this one part in the movie where one of the Volturi tries to read her mind and he says, "I sense nothing", and I leaned over to my sister and said "That's cuz there's nothing there!". Bella just sits there and lets her life and the men in it take her wherever. At one point sis leaned over to me and whispered, "Can't she even fucking drive her own truck?" Because either Edward or Jake was usually chauffeuring her around in her own vehicle. And the guys seemed to spend the majority of their time with their shirts off. At the end we decided that the best worst part (cuz there is no "good" part in this movie) was when it showed the vision Alice has of when Bella will become a vampire, and it showed her and Edward running gaily through the woods, and Edward was wearing this weird pants and vest with a white shirt that looked somewhat effeminate, and it was soooo bad. Just about everyone in the theatre laughed at that point. So, did anyone else watch this movie? What was the best worst part for you?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Buy Nothing... Ooops

I was reminded this morning by Saskboy that today is Buy Nothing Day.

So I promptly went out and spent over $500.00.

Eeeee. Ha ha. Whoops. I have to say that I definitely did not honour Buy Nothing Day this year. Friday is my only day off work, and I had things to get. But there are many other days of the year that are Buy Nothing for me. I try very hard not to buy stuff that I don't need or don't really like. And, in addition to my wild spending spree, I also took a bunch of stuff to the Sally Ann, which included a vacuum cleaner (which came with my new apartment, but I already own an awesome one), some clothes I don't wear, and some VHS. (I got rid of my TV and VCR when I moved into my new apartment.)

So what did I spend the $500.00 on? Well, I got me some warm snow boots for about $110.00. I don't own a pair currently, and now that I'm close enough to walk to work, I'm going to need some warmer footwear this winter. I also dropped about $320.00 at amazon, purchasing various books, CDs and DVDs, mostly for Christmas presents. And I bought a birdfeeder and some sunflower seed to put in it. The feeder also has suet cages on either side where I can put the home-made suet cakes that I made last weekend. According to my friend KE, once the birds taste the home-made stuff, they'll turn up their beaks at the store-bought stuff. I plan to hang the feeder somewhere outside my living room window where the birds will provide hours of entertainment for my housebound kitties. So, even though I was naughty and consumed a bunch today, I think it's all stuff that I needed and I will use for a long time.

In other news, I got my H1N1 shot tonight. I was thinking about going to the gym afterwards, but my left arm started to ache where I got the shot. So I decided to skip the gym. It is still hurting a little bit now. I hope it won't get any worse.

I have found a new fantasy series, recommended to me by one of the teens at the library (she has excellent taste in books) which I am devouring hungrily. The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher. It's really, really good, if you're a fan of epic fantasy. Lots of battles, cool magic, and great characters. I've just finished the second one. There's been six written, the newest one out in hardcover on Dec. 1. So defs check it out if you're into fantasy.

Later tonight I am heading out to see New Moon. I think the books are awful, and the previous movie was so bad it was funny, but I just have to go and see if it's any better than the book was.

And my kitties are both asleep. My apartment is in a very old house, and the heat comes in through those old fashioned radiators that sit against the walls, and the one in the living room is right in front of the window, and is the same height as the window sill. So Avery lies on the window sill and drapes her arms and legs over the radiator to soak up some heat. And George is curled up on my lap. Which doesn't sound very funny at all, but if you'd known him a few years ago, you would laugh and laugh and laugh.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Accidental Blonde

Standing in front of the bathroom mirror the other day as I pulled back my hair to put it into a ponytail, I noticed that some of the hair around my face was lighter than the rest of my normally dark brown hair. A lot lighter. Almost, in fact, blonde. And I was quite upset because I like my natural hair colour, and I think that blonde streaks look tacky anyway. And since I had not been to the hair salon in quite awhile, I was racking my brain trying to think of how I had acquired these streaks in my hair. The sun, of course, has been known to lighten hair, and I had been walking to work lately (thanks to my beautiful new apartment!) but I really thought I wasn't out long enough for the sun to make a difference, and why would it be just the hair around my face? Then I finally figured it out. I picked up the container of Clearasil Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Pads that I'd been using on my face for the past two months, and sure enough, right on the label: 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide.

Oops. I have now gone back to my regular face wash. So let that be a lesson to anyone with dark hair who is using that product: use it very carefully and DO NOT let it touch your hair!! Or like me you will be stuck with tacky looking streaks around your face. I'm not fond of hair dye, so I'm just going to have to live with them until they grow out. :(