Jul. 11th, 2010 12:05 am
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...portmanteau ship names have gone too far when Lizzy/Darcy becomes Larcy.
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I don't know if I've said this here--I know I've said it somewhere, but my brain is really not up to its usual standards today because I'm working off of four hours sleep, a cup of regular coffee and a cup of regular tea that is usually more likely to put me to sleep or make me really hungry than it is to wake me up--but I have a hate/hate relationship with my alarm clock. Well, with any alarm clock. Even when I hear an alarm clock on TV or in a movie, my heart starts beating faster and I feel startled like I do when I'm woken from a deep sleep. I am, embarrassingly, afraid of being woken up by alarm clocks. Heck, I'm afraid of hearing alarm clocks.

If I have to get up early and I set my alarm, I do not sleep. My body jolts itself awake every few minutes just so I can avoid sleeping until the alarm goes off. And even though 99 times out of 100 I will not sleep until it goes off, I am so paranoid I'll oversleep if I don't set it I have to set it anyway. And I don't sleep. It's a vicious circle.

Last night, I finally broke down and downloaded an app so I could use iTunes as my alarm clock. I'd avoided it until now because I have a laptop and I rarely put it to sleep any way other than shutting the lid, but I was so fed up with this issue that I had to try something new. And that something new was waking up to the song "Good Morning, Good Day" from She Loves Me. (Waking up to music doesn't usually help, because it's generally whatever random song happens to be playing on the radio at the time and it startles me just as badly as the cursed buzzing/beeping.)

It worked. It was the most pleasant alarm I've ever woken up to. It even worked through my ear plugs. Unfortunately, my body was still terrified of the idea of an alarm last night, hence the four hours sleep. But now that I know it can be pleasant, even extremely enjoyable, to wake up to such an appropriate song from my favorite musical of all time, I'm going to try to break myself of that fear once and for all. And get on a more reasonable sleep schedule at the same time, hopefully.
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...you temporarily forget how old you are until you read your age on one of your site profiles. :\ SLEEP. NOW.
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November 2009 has been one of the hardest months I've experienced in recent memory. Even though I'm heading into December with my first sore throat in over a year, I'll take that over just about anything else that happened in good ol' 11/2009. Good riddance, November. Time for a fresh start.
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Really? REALLY?! And to think, all the time I wasted climbing UP the hill trying to delay the inevitable, I could have been winning what I thought was an impossible and rigged game... I kind of want to go find an old PC, fire it up and beat that sucker, darn it.

On the Titanic front, I believe I've confirmed that the two meals were indeed on different days. There was a deleted scene with a throwaway line about how ridiculous it was to try to kill yourself by jumping off the Titanic when you'd only have to wait two days and it'd pretty much be taken care of for you. As far as I can tell, it was never made strictly clear in the actual movie, but hey, not everyone goes through the thing and tries to match stuff up, hour for hour. At least until the 'berg hit, then I can see people being picky.


Nov. 24th, 2009 10:35 pm
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I've been cross-referencing the timeline of Titanic with the timeline of events on the actual ship--yeah, don't ask, I'm very obsessivestrange sometimes--and I seem to have hit a snag. As far as I can tell, they lost a whole freaking day in the movie timeline. WTH? Why has it taken me twelve years and countless viewings to notice this? Speaking of not noticing things for twelve years and countless viewings, this scene?

Guess what I never noticed until I watched last night. With the commentary on. And somebody pointing it out to me.

Yep, the Hair-Comb-of-Recovered-Artifactia. Four viewings in the theatre alone and numerous viewings since and every stinking time, since I was eleven years old, I must have been watching the scene like this:

Bloody Garber-induced tunnel vision. Jack/Leo who?

Anyway, back to the timeline...
Click for even MORE obsessiveness. And tables. )

All real life timeline info from this website.
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Warning: Extremely annoying.

It disappeared for months, why is it back? WHY?!

Also, Sandra Lee? Graham cracker crumbs do not belong in hot apple cider. As if it wasn't disgusting enough after you added a glop over-spiced and -sugared butter and rum-extract-infused Cool Whip. I prefer my drinks non-gritty, thanks.

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Lots of ADR on last night's House. LOTS. Bothers the heck out of me. Sometimes I wonder how I tolerate Glee.
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Ah, Sandra Lee, she of the Drunken Christmas Tree and the Antique Dining Chair as Centerpiece... Semi-Homemade has always been ridiculous in a train-wrecky sort of way. It's good if you want to laugh or stare on in horror on the rare occasion she actually wields cutlery. However, her new Money Saving Meals show actually makes me angry.

I've been in such a Sandra Snit ever since MSM started airing. In SH, she made a fool out of herself on a regular basis. In MSM, she seems to think we're the fools. Especially if we've been following SH, as MSM is completely contradictory to everything she's been espousing for thirteen seasons. All she does is compare apples-to-oranges, pricewise, and pulls random prices for food out of who knows where. I know I shouldn't watch her new show if it only makes me mad, but it really is hard to look away. This article sums hits on some of my issues with her, and does it in a deliciously derisive manner. (As an aside, Rachael Ray gets a lot of crap from a lot of people. She doesn't bother me at all and you can say what you like about her, but she does not deserve to be lumped in with Sandra-Freaking-Lee. Rachael cooks food. Sometimes weird, sometimes unappetizing, but food. Real food. She's nothing like Sandra Lee. Sandra is truly in a league of her own.)

One of the main reasons I rooted so hard for Melissa D'Arabian this season on Next Food Network Star was because she seemed the epitome of the Anti-Sandra. That Melissa's show $10 Dinners seems to be in direct competition with MSM is icing on the cake. Anyway, tonight I was watching an interview with Alton Brown on youtube and, well...   

Semi-sane. Semi-out-of-her-freaking-mind. )
Oh, Alton, what timing you have! I was just wondering what you thought of Shamdra. Like I really needed a reason to love you more.


Um, yeah.

Apr. 6th, 2009 08:56 pm
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Several weeks ago, I decided to swear off spoilers for House. I started toying with the idea right around Joy, but it took me a while to build up the willpower needed not to click on the lj cut links. Well, I'm... sort of starting to question whether swearing off spoilers is a good idea. I've got so used to spoilers kind of, I don't know... softening the blow certain plot lines may cause. I mean, really used to it. I've been reading spoilers since The Pretender was on the air. It's just part of the TV experience for me.

Spoilery only in the implication of plot twists. )


Feb. 15th, 2009 07:29 pm
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Do you know what kind of freaks me out? There's a car insurance company using All Right Now as the background music in its commercials. It was also in Snow Cake, playing right at the moment of the car crash. So it has baaaaad connotations for me even when it's not tied in with car related things. But car insurance? Gosh.
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I am so incredibly behind on reading for the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_exchange . Which stinks because I've been looking forward to it for a year. I've been way too distracted by internet multitasking lately. Oh, well. I'll catch up at some point.


Jan. 3rd, 2009 11:41 pm
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What kind of fan-history-completist nutcase felt the need to document in obsessive detail the fanfiction.net postings of an extremely obscure author of a few inconsequential stories mostly posted more than five years ago? You know, sometimes you wish old internet identities would just... fade away. Without someone obsessively documenting their posting habits for no good reason.

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I really, really don't feel good but I really, really can't call out at work because it's going to be really, really insane there and they really, really need help. Please, God, don't let them put me on the cutting counter.
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I just had a bit of an iPod-death scare. Yes, at 5:30 in the morning, what better time? Anyway, my little Granny Smith was stuck showing this lovely little image after I plugged it into my computer:

Which, as it turns out, indicates that the battery was so completely drained it couldn't power the normal display. I didn't recognize it, though, which means that I've had the darned thing for nearly three years and I've never let the battery drain completely. That's... probably not good. And what the heck is the big idea of me forgetting to turn on hold, for the first time, like, ever? Oh, well. I guess I don't get to have my late night/early morning iPod session after all.


Sep. 18th, 2008 09:00 pm
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You know what bugs me? When someone writes something like 'He ran his hands through his head.' No. Just... no. You can run your hands through your hair, but not your head or your face. Heads and faces are solid. You cannot run your hands through them. It just doesn't work, OK? I wish I could ignore it or not notice it in the first place, but it's one of those things I find completely distracting.
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Stop signing me out of every bloody account I have.

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I've got the theme song to 21 Jump Street stuck in my head and I can't sleeeeep


Jun. 6th, 2008 12:37 am
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I just spent a couple hours editing a bloody sims update and my damned firefox crashes for the first bloody time in months, so I lost everything. GRRRR!!! I can't even think about doing it all again right now.


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