In my general fandom lurking I came across this meme on unfolded73's journal. This looks like a fun meme to do! Plus, it's something that can fill my journal with interesting things.
General idea is this: over the next 30 days I will attempt to post a response to the prompts. There are lots of questions for TV shows which is awesome as I have found myself watching A LOT of TV recently.
Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death
( Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled )
I have so much to say about my normal babble, I can't remember where to start. LOL I'll just start fresh.
Today marks the first day of my new exercise routine and nutrition plan. I've started the P90X Lean routine. The 90 stands for 90 days. Am I crazy? Hell yes I am. Wanna know what else? I'm also combining it with the C25K program!! :D
I'm going to kill myself. I just know it.
The first workout for P90X was Core Synergistics which brings back memories (good and bad) of public school P.E Class. Oi. Ok, that's not fair. It's P.E. Class on crack. The full routine is 57mins long, and I managed to hit the water break somewhere near the 35min mark. It only proved to me how horribly out of shape I am. It's all good though. I got through the very first half of the very first workout, and now that I've rested a bit and eaten a snack, I'm going to go warm up again and finish the last half. RAWR, I say.
Tomorrow is the Cardio routine which is more promising to me as I know I have the stamina for it. Also: I feel a bit behind with the P90X system because I haven't gotten the small weights I need + an area to do pull ups etc. I'll cross that bridge when I get there. I'm just modding the whole program to fit my situation anyway, and I still feel the workout is totally rewarding by the end. Oh, a better, bigger space is also going to be required other than the small section in my room :/
TV SHOWS! Omg, I have so many now I don't know what to do with myself.
Heroes has ended, and I loved it. Especially since Samuel didn't DIE, just got arrested which gives me hope the non-specials will be stupid enough to lock him up with other specials and BOOM! Escapee Samuel on a revenge path forcing the whole crew to come together a real team/family and protect people. Trope, yes, but I would LOVE IT TO PIECES.
Shows that are required watching if you want to remain friends with me (really so you'll know what the hell I'm talking about more than anything mean ;] ):
White Collar and Modern Family.
White Collar is a brilliant crime-drama because it doesn't treat it's viewers as dumb watchers. It's engaging, witty, strong and every single one of the characters is lovable. Even the bad guys. Plus, the women aren't stupid but successful beings with BRAINS that don't always fall into stereotypes. That being said, I have never had a threesome OTP before, but Jesus Harkness Christ, Peter/Elizabeth/Neal is the most adorable thing ever. Ever.
Modern Family is on the other end of the scale compared to White Collar. It is pure comedy with a heart. Every person involved with the show is hysterical but loving. It's weird because there are stereotypes, blatantly, in the show but that's almost the point and it WORKS. The dynamics of the entire family portrayed is a miracle of silliness and true love. The eps are short at 20 mins roughly, but it's nice to have a show that is pure Fluff With Heart to watch compared to other shows available. Mitch&Cam with Lily = <3
Now, I need to go warm up and finish my workout before rewarding myself with a new show: Burn Notice. Thank you White Collar writers for being a gateway drug :P
I'll share thoughts about the MegaCon Weekend of Awesome and Win that's coming soon later :D
K's real birthday is tomorrow, and I have yet to finish anything I wanted to make her. Well, besides the Awesome Kalua Cake, but really, that was an essential bit of the whole "birthday party" thing. Seeing as I am still dealing with a chest infection that is refusing to listen to reason, I have time on my hands to finish one of the many projects.
Which are mostly fanfic for her.
I have one story, a Ghost Adeventures story, that I could finish. It's been on my mind constantly since I started it and I would love to get it done. It was written for her specifically anyway. It's where the whole "Dude-Man-Bro" joke came from. Oh, and the whole story is based off of Zac decreeing in one ep "There were wars declared on this fort!" Yes, sweetie, that's what it's there for. *pat,pat*
I also have a Torchwood/WoW/Multi-verse story bouncing around in my head. It's birthday themed. Trolls and Jack's coat get involved, and well, things kinda spiral into Hell from there. Especially when Zu'Bafu wants to decorate the cake with his fire totem.
I can draw the poster I had sketched out for her. But god, that would take hours of me bent over the table/board inking since I don't have a proper drawing desk. I don't think I can handle that as I already ache way too much from having to work yesterday.
I'm going to to go reread that Ghost Adeventures story and see if it takes with me atm. Probably my best option.
Also, the latino workers are back at it next door. I swear to god they're repainting the house with a broken car's alternator. That was my alarm clock this morning when I was actually happily cocooned in my bed breathing ok. /sigh
According to the forecast the high for Saturday is 38. As in degrees. The Low? 29. And it's going to rain. I'm not sure that Central Florida is going to be able to handle the extreme weather about to hit us.
Still, at least we won't look like this (taken Thursday).
There's so much to do today! K's birthday is next week, but since that's on a Tuesday and no one can do anything in the middle of the week, we're having her party tonight. I'm cooking again! She wants chicken and rice, the meatballs I made for New Years, and I'm baking her cake.
I say baking, more like experimenting dangerously. The idea seems sound, but we'll see if it can be pulled off.
Kalua Brownie Cake.
Wait for it.
In the shape of a car.
Watch out now! I have Pixar Cars sprinkles and I'm going to use them!! Oh, and the irony of a drunk driving joke has not surpassed me. I'm loling to myself quietly. I'll try and find a working camera to document the monster I'm about to go start making.
I mean, it's been harsh financially, as with most people. It's also been harsh in my entertainment...as with most people. If I'm having a sucktastic day, why do I want to watch my favorite forms of escapism deal with the same crap? Why?! 2009 has been a year for all my favorite characters to fear. From Torchwood, to Fullmetal Alchemist, to Doctor Who, to geez, a few more I can't remember off the top of my head, it's been one big killing spree (or attempts). 2010. You better be the year of Love.
I'm not one to make Resolutions(tm) but I do have hopes to accomplish when new years begin. Let's see, I hope to have a more definitive answer on my graduation date. I hope not to be in debtor's prison. I hope to have worked on at least one film set again. I hope to remain healthy, if not become even better at taking care of myself.
Simple life hopes. :D
As with what's been going on this past Holiday Season, I can safely confirm my family is utterly insane. Isn't everyone's, you ask? Oh no, my friend. My family is it's own specially created floor of crazy. My mom's increased her zoo to 8 cats, 2 birds, 2 hermit crabs, 4 chickens, and a number of opossum/raccoons she leaves food out for over night. That's the tally after one chicken randomly laid down and died in the dirt. However I guess there's some weird universal animal checks and balances going on with my mom. So she gained another cat to fill in the vacancy. The animals are precious and I love them to bits, but dear god woman, enough is enough.
I'm trying to figure out how bad of a person I am by thanking god for some "normal people drama" during the holidays. My poor cousin ended up pregnant this past year and has now found herself practically on her own to raise the baby. Her mother, to my absolutely confused shock, has kicked her out and stopped talking to her. Now, see, the family on my dad's side has always been the ones I look to for normal. They are a little closed minded, Southern (and all that entails with traditions) but have always believed in putting family first. My cousin's mother is not a blood relative, which is the only explanation I have for what's going on. Can you tell I'm glossing over? Oh yes! I am so glossing over, but bear with me. The whole family is really wanting to help my cousin, but the mother is standing in the way. *sigh* Mothers. At least my cousin has her adorable devoted boyfriend there for her. Silver linings!
Also: I am a food ninja!
Bendi is still suffering from Bartonella. It keeps coming and going and the battle is never ending. HOWEVER! I have discovered a new trick. I'm taking pouches of delicious wet food and just pouring it over a couple handfuls of dry food. I still make her the Pokemon Treats from time to time, but since the holidays have seen me not at home very much I'm am so glad she's loving this new way to eat.
Also: I totally caught her chewing on their outside chair. CHEWING! With her TEETH! Which means she can no longer pull the "No mom, it hurts to eat it" routine with me. I'm on to you cat!!
This is what I get for not posting in a while. Lol!
So without further ado:
Title: Just Have Fun
Song: "Let It Happen" by Jimmy Eat World
Summary: The Master reveling in his own brilliance. I was going for serious but an odd humor in it.
Spoilers: Oh, just the entire ending of Series 3. Utopia, The Sound of Drums, The Last of the Time Lords
Chances are as ridiculously pleased as I am with this, I will come back to this at a much later date and tweek it around a bit. It never hurts to go over beginner projects.
My wonderful routine I had established for this semester has been shot to hell in a matter of a week. It is SO freaking hard to get back into it. It also doesn't help that I got scheduled to work 'till Midnight tonight instead of opening. There, again, is something ELSE to ruin my morning routine. /sigh At least my icon is overwhelmingly appropriate ;) lol
I have 10pages of script due Thursday. I have 2 written (in theory). It will get done, but oi again.
I'm also going to blame NCIS for wrecking my schedule. How can a show be so awesome and silly at the same time?! No wonder it's dominated this TV season's ratings for the last FIVE weeks. Grats NCIS! I went back and, accidentally, watched all of season 1. Then watched half of season 2 skipping around 10 episodes to get to the finale. I think it was a good formula considering the epic amounts of episodes there are. I got to know Kate and love her over the course of all of season 1. Then when the inevitable happens at the end of season 2 I was still hit in the gut. I even knew since starting the show she died! Why was I in tears!?
That is the magic of NCIS's writers. I felt like I was watching a TV movie, a good TV movie, for all 3 eps it took to tell the story. BTW, watching Gibbs pace a bit scatter brained in a dark office while McGee and Tony watch nervously, then have Gibbs ask in a slightly broken voice: "I'm going for coffee. Can I get you boys anything?" about damn near killed me. I think it about near killed Tony too as his reaction was a bit priceless to McGee. Also, nice touch Epic!writers by showing Ghost!Kate to all the cast in varying outfits. It really made the story more than just sad coworkers on a vendetta. Although, watching Gibbs on a vendetta is damn entertaining, even if it's briefly thrown out there he was suicidal in his attempts to take down Ari. Subtle. Nice depth.
This, is the way to handle a beloved character death. Maybe because I'm American and it was our system's way of hand holding to accept a new character replacement in Ziva, but Christ. There was closure at least! Gibbs as the Team Dad(tm) was allowed to do something instead of being so emotionally broken he ran away. Yes, unless you're totally ignorant of the way I think, I just swung around to rant more about CoE. Which I'll stop now because it's pointless at the moment.
Moving on back to topic. Schedule=wrecked. I think this was also aided in the fact all last week was repeats of the shows I follow or just weren't on. NCIS, Bones, Fringe ... I think Heroes was the only one not a repeat but I still missed thinking it was. Now it's catch up with my entertainment, but I don't have time because the semester is still moving on. Argh!! I'd like to return my Grown-Up Passport for my older and well loved Childhood one, please.
I'm certain it's a small dose of flu, as I am not throwing up (yet) and only have a very small fever. But I ACHE! My head is really dizzy too. It was probably the smartest idea I have ever had NOT to go to class today (though I really, really, really, needed too) since I would have had to bike. I can just imagine me riding into a parked car, or falling off at a bad spot or something.
Oh well. I got my papers done for classes at least. Still have the epic script to keep working on, and then the 2500 word final paper for Film history. There's still a ton of time for those however.
I'm going to go cocoon myself in my nest now and watch more NCIS. Yes. That sounds like a grand idea.
My cat, Bendi, has a severe case of Bartonella that will not go away. I'm too broke to get her to the vet anytime before the Christmas holidays. She has an appetite, it hasn't left her, the problem is she starts to eat her food until it hurts her mouth and she runs away thinking the food attacked her. Which then you can find me holding her in front of her food bowl petting and coaxing her to eat it again. It usually works and I can walk away after 5 mins leaving her to eat on her own (until it hurts and she flees again)
Here's where I am officially a Pokemon Breeder: I was fed up with her not eating this morning. She looks like an alley cat while her sister is fluffing out....it's really upsetting. I got back from Yoga with a renewed sense of purpose. I grabbed a cup of her dry cat food, threw it into a blender, added milk and water then popped it into the microwave. What was produced was a paste like substance that when cooled feels like meat.
I swear to god.
It took some coaxing to get her to eat it (at one point me literally pinning her and shoving it into her mouth. She's all bones, so it was pathetically easy). Once she ate a few mouthfuls she pigged out and at this moment I can hear her crunching away at the dry food. Thank the gods!!
I think I'm going to experiment with this food paste and see if I can make it like little chewy tablets. I'm pretty sure they're going to look *exactly* like the pellets Brock makes in the actual Pokemon show. Score!
I understand now!
The Job duties are done for the rest of the day. I HAVE A WHOLE DAY LEFT! :O I'm going to watch the shit out of some tv I've missed this week. Bones, NCIS, Fringe ... I'm coming for you!
( Whee! Babble! )
( Long post is long. I know, I'm sorry. Just haven't written anything on here of worth in a while and felt I needed to recap :D )
And now. I'm going to actually do something on my To Do List. I want to make Ianto proud because he's obviously watching over me in some astral Hub. LOL!
( I'm totally calling it now... )
So I made it to class sorta on time. I also was gifted a parking ticket for my troubles. Boo. But, honestly... I should of had around 4 at this point since I've gotten away with parking this last week.
The movie we watched today isn't a favorite of mine. It's going to fall into that category of "Watched once, got the moral, please no more." I'm not certain if it is just this semester but the French are not getting any points with me. First was a mind-fuck of Godard (yes, yes he's brilliant, move along) and now there was this depressing movie about virginity. Ever seen "Fat Girl" dir. Catherine Breillat? I'm really torn on it. I can't say I liked it but then again it was a strong movie for the message it was giving: If men can 'practice' with all sorts of women before marriage, why can't women? Why are women not allowed to lose their virginity when men get made fun of for *not* losing it? Powerful stuff. The film made a good platform for the argument even if third of it is driving down a highway being scared by semi-trucks. No, really. Oh, and another third is watching a young girl fall for the most blatant lines given by a guy who had already admitted to just being horny. Ugh. Still, point made. Score for the film.
Dinner has been made and I am awesome for achieving it! I got a little adventurous in the kitchen by breading some chicken strips (never done before), boiling up some shell pasta, then adding a Cabernet Marinara from Newman's Own. It is DELICIOUS! I was feeling really great about the whole thing up until it came time to add the pasta sauce.
Which is when the glass jar's rim shattered as I unscrewed the lid. Glass, EVERYWHERE!
So now I'm sitting here waiting for another ep of True Blood to load chewing carefully because I just KNOW that one little sliver of glass made it into the shells.
OM NOM NOM