It’s about to be 2-OO-6 and I just want to say that each and every one of you who take the time to read my thoughts and drop me a comment here and there make my day, every day. This year has not been my most favorite for reasons I’d prefer to shove in a deep, dark hole, but one very spectacular thing happened: I made friends all across the country, and even a casual drive-by friend or two across the ponds, despite my realization that it is very difficult to make friends outside of school. I’ve been honored to be there to share so many important moments of your life with all of you. The best, the worst, it’s all good because you let me share your experiences. Not at all a comprehensive list, here are some of the very special moments you shared with me that left a mark:
Moving in together with your sweetie Becoming an aunt Getting a divorce from a man who wasn’t worth your time The pink elephant acknowledged Trying for babies Making babies(!!!) Adopting furry kids Book exchange The Busty Nuns – Sister Mary Michael, Sister Mary Kate, and their blinged bibles Getting engaged(!!!!!!!) Going to the ER, but coming out the other end (hehe) just fine O-C-D and other mental excitednessesses PMS Getting a new car (for better or for worse) A great day A shitty day Missing a soldier serving our country Missing a loved one who passed away The shock of that one moment in time that took someone near and dear away Getting back your test results Moving on with your life, despite life trying its hardest to keep you down Getting drunk Getting high Eating too much cheese Eating too much chocolate Doing memes, tagged or otherwise Making a fabulous meal, only to be hardly touched by the evil MIL The last person on Earth you wanted finding your blog? Yah, they found it Secret crushes Celebrity gossip Blogland gossip Sharing in opinions about how the world is really effed up right now We Are Not Afraid PostSecret Gallery of the Absurd LA – we miss you! MaMa – are you back? Oregano – she better have said yes!!!! Lady Bug – glad you’re back, love the new name, and the new hair Dislocating digits Sending snailmail!!!!!! (Kim, Stacy, B – thanks for trusting that I am who I say I am and giving me your addresses P’nut, TJ, Kim, and all the others of us who lost a furry kid Being devastated by world events I can’t end on a low note, so: Getting flowers, cards, gifts, or hugs from your favoritest person
Who knows when each of us will drop blogland for our physical lives, but I will be forever changed for the better by the time I have spent with you. Rock on, my blog friends.
*PS – Yes, that’s the slogan for Honey Nut Cheerios, my favorite breakfast cereal in my formative years.
King Kong The Producers (2005)@ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Æon Flux* Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire* Pooh’s Heffalump Movie*
The Island Nightbreed March of the Penguins* The Black Keys: Live The Dukes of Hazzard Fantastic Four Stealth War of the Worlds Happy Endings The Amityville Horror Charlie and the Chocolate Factory*+ The Devil’s Rejects* Red Dwarf: Series 6* Ginger Snaps House of Wax Oldboy* Bewitched Fever Pitch* The Interpreter Land of the Dead* Batman Begins* Robots Unleashed The Hitcher The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 8 Mile Crash* Mystery Science Theater 3000: Beginning of the End The Longest Yard The Station Agent Gossip The Brown Bunny@ Mystery Science Theater 3000: Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders Dog Soldiers Sahara Mystery Science Theater 3000: Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues Beauty Shop The Ring Two Ray Dark Water (2002, Honogurai mizu no soko kara) Sin City* Cursed Guess Who Kung Fu Hustle 42 Up* Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Trail of the Pink Panther Revenge of the Pink Panther The Pink Panther Strikes Again A Shot in the Dark The Pink Panther Prozac Nation* XXX: State of the Union Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny Hide and Seek Constantine Born Into Brothels* The Corporation Spanglish Million Dollar Baby Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Hand National Treasure 35 Up* 28 Up* Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World of Batwoman Hostage Be Cool Hitch White Noise Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell Seed of Chucky In Good Company DOT The Aviator 21 Up* Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians The Last Shot Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews Team America: World Police Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Against the Moon Men The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou A Woman Under the Influence Artie Lange: It’s the Whiskey Talkin’* Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Unchained Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events The Incredibles* Blade: Trinity Shark Tale Exorcist: The Beginning Meet the Fockers Word Wars*+ Ocean’s Twelve Elektra Sideways@ Red Dwarf: Series 5* Red Dwarf IV* Red Dwarf III* Red Dwarf II* Red Dwarf I* Night of the Living Dead* Kill Bill: Vol. 2*+ Closer I Heart Huckabees@ Kill Bill: Vol. 1*+ Mercury Rising Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents Little Black Book The Missing In the Bedroom Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenagers from Outer Space The Flight of the Phoenix The Girl Next Door Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mr. B’s Lost Shorts Wicker Park@ Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah! The Last American Virgin*+ Around the World in 80 Days (2004)@ Saw Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos: Hands of Fate The Thing The Lost Boys: Special Edition* The Grudge Pumpkinhead Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Open Water@ Alien vs. Predator
I wasn’t keeping track, and the only ones I remember are Pieces of April and HUFF!: The Series*+
Although the meatloaf tasted incredible, it was 85% lean and there was a great deal of nasty fat swimming around it in the crockpot, so I shall not be showing you photos, unless you drop me a comment that you want me to email you a link because you’re totally into meat fat coagulation.
My most favoritest scene from A Christmas Story is Mom asking Randy “how do the little piggies eat?” and he plants his face down into those mashed potatoes and that meatloaf and he just goes oinkety oink oink hog wild. I cannot stop laughing when I see that scene, even though I’ve seen the movie at least 50 times by this point in life.
Today Hay and I made crockpot meatloaf. On purpose! Our house smells amazing. I really cannot wait to eat the little sucker. I took photos, maybe I’ll post one later. For now, just know that the smell of ketchup in a crockpot is delectable.
Speaking of meatloaf and Christmas, did you know you can visit the house in the movie for an annual A Christmas Story party? Me neither! (Well, okay, I know now.) Or, instead of going to the house, you can do a virtual tour. Awe—some. But, you may actually want to go see it, since the Red Rider Lamp Company bought the house off eBay and is restoring it to its movie likeness, and shall eventually make it a public museum. Yippy! OK, and the bestest part of all is that starz on demand has a 30-second version of A Christmas Story in cartoon bunny form, which even includes the meatloaf scene!!
Note: I wanted to include a photo of Randy with his face in the mashed potatoes, but I’m having no luck finding one. C’est la vie, c’est la guerre. Just imagine Randy with spuds and drippy cow loaf hanging off his face, and imagine him snorting in amusement. Ahhhhhhh.
You know when you’re just enjoying the pants off having a cold, don’t have one bad thing to say about the world, everything’s wonderful? Yah, well, some of you might not agree that I’m experiencing that, but I took this Tylenol cool burst cold and flu stuff that B* recommended and I’m pretty darn happy.
Nathan Lane’s interview on Letterman is hilarious. He even makes fun of Tom Cruise and gets booed, which is hysterical. If Nathan just wants to replace his film performance with his interview/musical on Dave, I think he might get a better review!
I heard that Naomi Watts and Britney Spears want to be pregnant, and that Angelina Jolie is pregnant. Oh, and so is Whoorl! What’s in the water lately?!
Today I worked from home, then Hay came home and we went grocery shopping then played cards. And my in-laws are trying to decide what to name their new Pom they just got. They have it narrowed down between a cute girl’s name and a spice. Hay and I both vote for the girl’s name.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re both going to have fitless nights of medicated sleep. A bientôt!
*That’s Bdogg. Do I need to keep explaining this? I’ll just link her everytime. Hi DH! Hi kitties!