May 31, 2005

Random Thought #1

This is the beginning of my random thoughts series, which will probably come out whenever I have a random thought, which is, sadly, often. Speaking of witches... (hey that was a GREAT segway! dammit how do you spell that?)

I was thinking about the movie, and show, Bewitched that is coming out soon and wondering how 'the creators' came up with wiggling one's nose as a way of casting a spell. Seriously. Only someone blond and perky could get away with it. Any self respecting brunette wouldn't be caught dead doing something as insensible as wiggling one's nose for any other reason than it itches. Us brunettes would be smarter - for example giving no physical clue we were casting a spell and managing to look shocked when it happened.

Darn perky blonds are ruining the world for the rest of us... wiggling one's nose indeed!

Posted by 10lees at 08:25 AM

May 25, 2005

Making Fun of the 10lees

Ok, so I was telling someone I am getting to know that my friends make fun of me a lot. He then asked what they make fun of me about, and I pondered that and couldn't come up with any good examples. So please share with me all the things you make fun of me about (or if you don't make fun, please enlighten me).

(And it's not like I feel 'picked' on at all, just that occasionally, my friends will mock me.)

Posted by 10lees at 02:31 PM

May 24, 2005

Star Wars: Episode III
10lees Turns to the Dark Side

Please be warned, this is sure to contain Star Wars spoilers. If you haven't seen the movie you may want to read an earlier post.

I went and saw the movie during work on Friday, that's right - I got paid to see it, so it wasn't as bad as if I hadn't gotten paid to watch it. And I have a few comments regarding the overall film, so this isn't a cohesive review - mainly a smattering of thoughts that ran through my mind during or after my viewing of this crappy ass movie.

Theme 1: Consistancy anyone?
There were several nonconsistant sequences, but I will pick on the three that are most problematic.

Padma's hair: What was up with that? Why was she brushing her hair with a paddle brush in her first scene? Don't they have any makeup artists to share with Lucas the fact that if you have curly ringlet type hair and you brush it with a paddle brush it will immediatly look like a large frizzy bush? Also why did it keep changing lengths? (On a side note, who sleeps in a pearl nightgown?)

OwiWan Jedi Ways: Apparently I am not the only one who needs a few lessons in the good side, because ObiWan says to Anikan at the end that only the Dark Side speaks in absolutes. Uh, ObiWan I hate to interupt your preaching, but the Jedis only allow one to mess with the good side, the Dark Side gets to play with both. I think I would switch over too, especially since you're 'theology' isn't consistant.

Padma's Death: WTF?? In Jedi Leia remembers her mother, and it is implied that it is her real mother. Apparently Lucas can't remember his own story line! Upsetting, plus it's not like the couldn't have TOLD Darth that Padma was dead, obviously he didn't go looking for her. (Ok so the burial might have thrown him off, but you can fake that!)

Also on a side note: why didn't anybody realize that Anikan was Padma's children's father? They were living together, was it that hard to figure out??

Theme 2: Character Development?

My favorite character in the movie was the dragon like creature that ObiWan rode on that one planet. Otherwise, there was not character development. Was there any speaking done that was longer that two sentances by one character? I think that is a prerequisite for character development.

Theme 3: Surprises!

Hmmm, let me rack my brain... there weren't any. Sad, I know. The whole point of this movie is to get us from point A to point B and there were no surprises. The thing that made the first movie sooo good was that Han got frozen, Luke got his hand cut off, Luke found out Darth was his father, Leia found out she was Luke's sister, ObiWan died, Yoda was a puppet, and loads of other things. GEESH Lucas, you could at least give a good script writer your ideas.

So in a rating of A to F I would give this movie a D-, not worthless but pretty darn close. Please feel free to add in your own sentaments.

Posted by 10lees at 08:55 AM

May 17, 2005

Worst Pick Up Line

There are some generic pick up lines out there, including 'I lost my number, can I have your's?' and 'I lost my teddy bear, will you sleep with me?'. However I heard this one the other day and while it is hilarious I would also say it's one of the Worst Pick Lines ever.

Is that a keg in your pants... because I want to tap that ass!

Please feel free to share your own (and I hope you haven't heard many).

Posted by 10lees at 01:23 PM

May 15, 2005

A Relaxing Weekend

This weekend was just what the DR ordered. I needed to get some relaxation in and it was perfect! I was able to leave work early on Friday because of working extra hours in the beginning of the week, and I went home and made myself a wonderful quiche. (Quiches are awesome!) Then on Saturday I did nothing except watch the marathon of America's Next Top Model on VH1. I have to say that is a very addicting show, but I loved watching it all in one day as opposed to over weeks and weeks. Today is Sunday and I am up visiting my parents and paying my bills, exciting I know, eventually I will go home and clean, which is even more exciting.

The big event this week will be the release of the new Star Wars movie, I know that everybody is waiting with baited breath for that to come out. (What is baited breath anyway? Breath that smells like bait?? That can't be good... ) My department (at work) is actually taking me to see it on Friday, I think it will be good as I've heard good things. I am just praying that this sequel (prequel?) avoids the campiness of the first two new installments. I was very dissapointed at Jar-Jar and other things... I am guessing it has to be better because it is Anikan become Darth Vader and you can't really sugarcoat that right? I heard James Earl Jones is coming back for the voice, does anybody know if this is true?

In dating news I have been on a few dates with a new guy, he is sooo great - which really every new person you date should be great because nobody should show their flaws off right up front. However, I am thrilled to be dating him and we will see how it goes. Now I just need to keep him from seeing how neurotic I am, hehehe...

I hope you all have a great week!! Perhaps soon I will be hit with some inspiration for a great article, until then I apologize.

Posted by 10lees at 12:32 PM

May 12, 2005

College and Love

Why when you get out of college is your life suddenly boring? It seems as if in college you crammed in all the living you could and then once you are out all you are doing is working and going home to your cat. Occasionally you will go out on a few dates, but you are never sure if this person is the 'one'. Is there even a one? Or is it just a matter of falling in love with someone? I know that I have never believed that there was one perfect person out there for me, maybe because I have never met anybody that 'completed me' and I (quite honestly) don't think there is or that I should rely on another person to make me feel complete. Perhaps there is someone who will make me sure of myself and make me comfortable and make me happy and someone I whole heartedly love, that's what I want. But love is such a finicky thing, it always seems to be hard to come by and it always involves being able to trust. I wonder if I am capable of falling in love again.

I still have friends that are getting married, friends that are single, friends that are married and friends that might be (unfortunately) getting divorced. (and it was the one relationship I could claim any sort of credit for too... dammit!) Through it all I have lived through these friends, but I have never understood what it is that makes one so determined that you do love this person. I am afraid I wasted my chance on love a long time ago, and that I'm never going to capture it again...

Maybe I just have these questions when I am dating someone new and have had so many crappy dating experiences that I wonder if he will be right... or not. And which would be worse, falling in love and being rejected, making him fall in love and being the rejector, or falling in love with each other and being married forever...

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, but I have loved and lost and I am not convinced it was better....

Posted by 10lees at 10:28 AM

May 09, 2005

The End of the World is Near!!

I need no more proof that the world is close to the end than the reasons listed below:

1. There are planes, these are the 'iron birds' reference in Revelations.

2. Jennifer Garner is having Ben Affleck's baby (clearly the AntiChrist).

3. I am dating a guy who has a daughter with the same name that one of my close friends has chosen for her daughter... whoops!!

4. The potential King of England (Prince Harry) smokes pot and cheats on his school work. (Cause this has never happened before, maybe Bush should've tried this - he might've gotten better grades).

5. I am still unmarried.

Please, feel free to add your own...

Posted by 10lees at 07:48 PM

May 04, 2005

Visiting Friend!

This past weekend Nick came out to visit me and have me show him around town. It was a ton of fun and we got to go out and do lots of things. I even took Friday off so we would have more time to explore the area, so here is a recounting of what we did:

Friday: we drove over the Narrows bridge to get to Poulsbo, a quaint little seaside town that we visited. There were a few antiques shops that we stopped into as well. Then we took the ferry back to the city, Nick had never been on a ferry (can you imagine!!) and so we walked around on the boat. He was amazed how many cars could fit in the giant ferry.

Saturday: we went down to Pike's Place Market and walked around a little bit, then we bought some seafood (Halibut and shrimp). We drove up to my mom and stepdad's houseand had them cook us the food. Apparently the shrimp was very very good, but I didn't have anything because I don't like to eat bugs.

Sunday: we decided to be even more adventurous than our trip to Rainier last time and instead drove all the way down to Seaside Oregon. Nick got a great picture of the Tsunami Evacuation route signs this time (we got the Volcano Evacuation route signs last time). We also saw Mt St Helens on the way down, which was exciting. Overall going down to Seaside is not something that should be accomplished in one day, an overnight stay would've been better.

So that was my weekend! I apologize for everybody who was not able to get me to pick up my mobile and I think I've called almost everybody back, but if I missed you please remind me. I miss all of you, and if you travel out to see me I am sure you will have tons of fun with me!

Posted by 10lees at 01:30 PM