Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year, Superheroes!

I've wanted to do this weird little post for a while now and today seems like the perfect day.

What are your Superhero powers? Let me tell you where I'm coming from with this - I've always imagined that if aliens or terrorists took over our country/state/city/planet, I'd need some sort of super skills to cope. I can't run very fast or jump very high, but there are things I can do that would come in handy. These are my superpowers.

I am like a camel in that I can hold my pee for long periods of time. I've trained myself to not get up at night. This wouldn't really help me if aliens were attacking, but at least I wouldn't have to pee myself to stay hidden.

I'm pretty good with the whole flirting/seduction thing. I'm sure I'm quite rusty as it's been years, but I could probably infiltrate the bad guys with my feminine wiles.

I can move a crowd quickly. If the aliens/terrorists were coming, this might be helpful to force people along to a safe place. When I was a flight attendant, we had to be able to clear a plane in 90 seconds. I can do that.

I can direct water very well. When I turn on the water in the tub in the morning, I grab handfuls and shoot the water at stray pieces of hair or soap to flush them down to the drain. I am pretty damn accurate. This would only help me if the aliens were the kind in that Mel Gibson movie that were averse to water. Still.

So, what are your superpowers? And, obviously, they don't have to be real superpowers. Just whatever skills you have that would keep you alive (or at least not pissing yourself) if the bad guys were coming after you.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Movie Resume Meme

Objective: To utilize my movie-watching skills for the betterment of mankind.

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Joe Dirt
(x) King Kong
( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
(x) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
( ) Flubber (orignal only)
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
(x) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child's Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
(x) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean's Eleven
(x) Ocean's Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bourne Supremacy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled (original only)
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
( ) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
(x) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(x) Christine
(x) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
(x) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3
(x) X-Men
(x) X2
(x) X-3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday (original only)
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick

(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Kippendorf's Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
(x) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old-virgin
(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Baseketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
(x) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
(X) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(x) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
(x) Hulk
( ) Dawn of the Dead
(x) Hook
( ) Chronicles Of Narnia
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
(x) Kill Bill vol 1
(x) Kill Bill vol 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
(x) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
( ) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix Reloaded
(x) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
(x) Team America: World Police
(x) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
(x) Hannibal
( ) Battle Royale
( ) Battle Royale 2
(x) Brazil
(x) Contact
(x) Cube
( ) Dr. Strangelove
( ) Enlightenment Guaranteed
( ) Four Rooms
( ) Memento
( ) Pi
( ) Requiem for a Dream
(x) Pulp Fiction
(x) Reservoir Dogs
( ) Run Lola Run
( ) Russian Ark
(x) Serenity
(x) Sin City
(x) Snatch
( ) Spider
(x) The Sixth Sense
( ) The Village
( ) Waking Life
( ) Zatoichi
( ) Ikiru
( ) The Seven Samurai
( ) Brick
( ) Akira

There are some true classics that I have not seen. That's a damn shame. But we have many, many movies in our queueueueueueue, so we'll get there. Tropic Thunder is next!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Birthday Present to Myself

Yesterday I bought tickets to go see the Pogues at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. I can't even tell you how excited I am.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Woohoo! Or, I Love a Meme!

This is from the god known as kona.

1. Five names you go by:

* Tracy Lee
* Tray
* Wifée
* Santolos

2. Three things you are wearing right now:

* pink butter socks (that's what I call those fleece things)
* pink snowflake lounge pants
* white butter shirt

3. Two things you want very badly at the moment:

* sleep
* another vacation

4. Three people who will probably fill this out:

* Toast
* 'shift
* Mish

5. Two things you did last night:

* read a chapter of The Lord of the Rings
* made sloppy joes for dinner

6. Two things you ate today:

* Roqamole dip (guacamole with roquefort cheese)
* celery with peanut butter and raisins

7. Two people you last talked to on the phone:

* bank customer #1
* Toast

8. Two things you are going to do tomorrow:

* put up and decorate the Xmas tree
* find a place to watch the Jets play

9. Two longest car rides:

* from Easthampton, MA to Commerce, GA to NOLA to San Antonio, TX to Carlsbad, NM to Flagstaff, AZ to New River, AZ to Bakersfield, CA to Sunnydale, CA to LA, CA to Phoenix, AZ and then finally settling in LV, NV
* from Weatogue, CT to New Jersey to Outer Banks, NC to St. Augustine, FL to Key West to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Savannah, GA back to Weatogue, CT

10. Two of your favorite beverages: (see #5?)

* Coca Cola decaf
* margarita (good tequila buzz and salt - can't be beat)

And finally: a clip from my favorite movie:

Gotta love a easy meme and a visit with your favorite movie. Peace.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I Love Living Near ESPN

I just met Kenny Mayne at the grocery store! That is so cool. He's very nice and I shook his hand and blabbered about how much I love his "Dance Center" segments and how my husband says that Sportscenter with KO was some of the best sports television ever. Woohoo!