Tuesday, February 15, 2011

truths for mature people.....

a friend sent me these....and you know what? i'm pretty sure they are all true :-)

Truths For Mature Adults

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your
computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize
you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure
I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the
person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work
when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the
rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray ? I don't
want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if
I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I
did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to
answer when they call.

15. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or
Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

16. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

17. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

18. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and
smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

19. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to
prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and

20. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty,
and you can wear them forever.

21. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not
know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys
in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey -
but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away,
in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and
the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men
to realize that their brain is also important.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

it is, after all, extra money.....

if you are not on facebook, then you probably dont know that i have been working weekends this month. all month. and at least saturday the 5th of may, maybe even the 6th. not sure yet. but i do know for sure that regardless, that will be the last weekend. we have katie's open house to go to at fairgate on the 12th of march, and i refuse to miss that. we will be there to sample all of the food options, select table settings and linens, maybe see florists and bakeries. and hopefully there will be a list of officiants for her and tim to check out. and i will get to meet tim's mom. i have briefly met his dad, but have yet to meet his mom. and katie and tim have only been together for 6-1/2 years! its ok. we will have plenty of time to get to know them. k & t may have already decided on a bakery though. divine bites downtown. i had orginally thought of them, but then we tried cupcakes at a different place downtown, and those were really good too. we had them at our work staff party for christmas, and i took one home to give to katie. she really like it. it was a snickerdoodle cupcake. we stopped in to buy some, but she was out of cupcakes. in the middle of the afternoon. all she had was a couple brownies. as my mom said, you budget in your waste. who runs a bakery that runs out of food? she said something about it being "winter" and that she doesn't make as much because sales are low, but you know what? you donate to a shelter or sell things day old like the other bakery was doing. but to not have anything in your case at all???? then she told katie that she would be at the local bridal show and to stop by there and she would have samples. so katie went that weekend. guess who was not there? nope. the woman did not go to the show. so katie decided that she didn't feel like she could trust her to do the work. the other bakery was there though, with samples. k & t both liked the cupcakes, so looks like they may be using them. there is also a new cupcake place out in battle ground, but not sure that i want to drive all the way out there. kinda hoping they will be at the open house, but since they are new, not sure that they will be. she does like divine bites though. and she said the ladies were very nice. other than that, katie has picked out save the dates and invitations. we are ordering the save the dates next week. should have done this last month, but we're still within the 6 months before the day of the wedding :-)
did i tell you that we bought her dress? back in november. its beautiful! cant wait until its done and we can go to the fitting! i would upload a picture of her in the sample dress, but tim might see. dont want that to happen :-)
**but i will email pictures if you want to see!**

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Oscar Time

Time to make my predictions for Oscars.
Admittedly, I still have not seen True Grit.
But I don't think I need too to make my predictions.
I am going to see it by myself Thursday though.
Can't get anyone else to go with me.

So here I go......

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”
  • James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
  • John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone”
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone”
  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
  • Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
  • “The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
  • “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction

  • “Alice in Wonderland”
    Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
    Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Inception”
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
  • “The King's Speech”
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
  • “True Grit”
    Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh


  • “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
  • “Inception” Wally Pfister
  • “The King's Speech” Danny Cohen
  • “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
  • “True Grit” Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
  • “I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
  • “The King's Speech” Jenny Beavan
  • “The Tempest” Sandy Powell
  • “True Grit” Mary Zophres


  • “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
  • “The Fighter” David O. Russell
  • “The King's Speech” Tom Hooper
  • “The Social Network” David Fincher
  • “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature)

  • “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
  • “Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
  • “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
  • “Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
  • “Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • “Killing in the Name” Jed Rothstein
  • “Poster Girl” Nominees to be determined
  • “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
  • “Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
  • “The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Film Editing

  • “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
  • “The Fighter” Pamela Martin
  • “The King's Speech” Tariq Anwar
  • “127 Hours” Jon Harris
  • “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Foreign Language Film

  • “Biutiful” Mexico
  • “Dogtooth” Greece
  • “In a Better World” Denmark
  • “Incendies” Canada
  • “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria


  • “Barney's Version” Adrien Morot
  • “The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
  • “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
  • “Inception” Hans Zimmer
  • “The King's Speech” Alexandre Desplat
  • “127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
  • “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)

  • “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
  • “I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
  • “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
  • “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Picture

  • “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
  • “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
  • “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
  • “The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
  • “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
  • “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ce├ín Chaffin, Producers
  • “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
  • “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
  • “Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • “Day & Night” Teddy Newton
  • “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
  • “Let's Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
  • “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
  • “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “The Confession” Tanel Toom
  • “The Crush” Michael Creagh
  • “God of Love” Luke Matheny
  • “Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
  • “Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing

  • “Inception” Richard King
  • “Toy Story 3” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
  • “Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
  • “True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
  • “Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing

  • “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
  • “The King's Speech” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
  • “Salt” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
  • “The Social Network” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
  • “True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
  • “Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky and Joe Farrell
  • “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
  • “Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
  • “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • “Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • “True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • “Winter's Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini(would like to pick this one though)

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh
  • “The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
    Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
  • “Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg(would like to pick this one too)
  • “The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

So there it is. Most are just guesses after reading bio's online. It's hard to pick things like documentaries when we never get to see these. I really think that the Academy needs to let a group from the general public vote on these too. People who actually pay to go see a movie. They will tell you the truth. My favorite movies this year were Black Swan, Winter's Bone and Hereafter. But they are not going to win many awards. The King's Speech will. I hope Social Network doesn't. It was OK, but not as great as it was made out to be. I did like King's Speech, and I'm totally OK with the awards it will win. 127 Hours was really good too. But I don't think it is an Academy type of movie. King's Speech is.
But then again.....
I could be totally wrong :-)
My bet on correct picks: 14/24

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

fast food no more.....

(note to self: come here more so that it won't take you 3 tries to remember your password)

i have given up fast food.
and diet soda.
i have not had either since january 1st.
funny thing too...it was taco bell.
the bell is being sued for saying their products include "beef" when in fact it only contains 35%.
i'm trying to eat healthier.
i go home for lunch.
make a sandwich or something.
well i was pretty much always going home for lunch, but now i don't stop at wendy's first.
if there was nothing in the house to make for lunch, then i would grab fast food.
now i make sure that there is something there to eat.
i still need to make changes though.
i want to go organic.
i want to buy only organic meat.
i had been buying organic hamburger for some time, but i don't think my store is carrying it any more.
i will have to look again.
the last few times i bought hamburger i couldn't find it.
another change i made was i am eating breakfast every morning.
i skipped breakfast a lot.
all month i have been eating cereal.
special k or cheerios.
and so far the milk has not been hurting my stomach like it used too.
i used to cramp up whenever i had milk.
but so far i seem to be doing ok :-)
i also started drinking a glass of blueberry juice.
another thing i am going to try is taking hydrochloric acid.
i just bought the newest book from suzanne summers called sexy forever.
i bought it for the title :-)
all kidding aside, she talks about the changes that women over 40 go through.
i have been exercising with my sister terri for a year now, and neither of us were losing any weight.
since giving up the diet soda and fast food, i have lost 8 pounds.
now i was not eating and drinking that stuff every day, but sometimes it was 2-3 times a week.
that was too much.
anyway, in the book she talks about how when you reach 40 you stop producing enough acid in your stomach to digest your food properly so it turns to toxins stored in fat, making you fatter.
since my gallbladder was removed i don't even have acid going into my stomach to help in digestion.
so i think this is something that is important for me to give a try.
i am going online today and order some.
i will let you know how i feel after taking these for a while.
and if i am losing any more weight :-)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

wow. the year is done. and i have not been here.

i have one more week until this year is over.
i have not even been here for a month.
i will be out for the next week and unavailable to blog.
so i will try....try....to come back full time starting in january.
but not the first.
or the second.
maybe the second.