Thursday, March 11, 2010

"I Like to Go to the Barn Because I Like The"

I’m reading some of my old blog entries and, geez, I don’t even recognize myself in some of them. Who knew I was so angry about everything?

Anyway, I’m loving this song after listening to it on the Psych finale last night. I don’t understand the title at all, but it makes my heart hurt.

Band of Horses - "I Like to Go to the Barn Because I Like The"

Oh, look.

Now that I have MacJournal, I might start updating my blog more because I don’t have to log in and all that etc.

I haven’t updated this blog since June. That’s sad.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


A parody of Transformers: Return of Optimus Prime.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"If what we had was good..."

For some reason, watching this video of Adam Lambert's performance makes me insanely happy. It's from his New Year's Eve performance at the Upright Cabaret (and there's about four other videos from the same night, all a-mazing), and I think he's a bit loopy and adorable.

It's criminal he didn't win American Idol, but we all know why.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Monday, March 09, 2009

Saturday Morning Watchmen.

I shouldn't laugh, as it is totally believable that someone would make some kids' cartoon out of Watchmen - they did it to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, after all (shh - I loved that cartoon! Happy 25th anniversary, TMNT!)

Thank you, Obama.

"Today, with the executive order I am about to sign, we will bring the change that so many scientists and researchers, doctors and innovators, patients and loved ones have hoped for, and fought for, these past eight years: We will lift the ban on federal funding for promising embryonic stem cell research. We will also vigorously support scientists who pursue this research. And we will aim for America to lead the world in the discoveries it one day may yield." - President Barack Obama, March 9, 2009

Friday, March 06, 2009

Robert Cornhole invented teeth, did you know?

Thursday, March 05, 2009

I need some new music. I am bored.

Today was quite lovely. I decided to roll down my windows on the drive home, and about half the vehicles I saw, had their windows down, too. Isn't it funny how we all had the same idea? But it was so warm.

I was at the high school for a play, and I started thinking about P.G. We were on stage crew together, and I remember her climbing up into her little hidey hole up near the rafters to work the lights. You know, I don't think I ever saw her angry.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

<3 Adam Lambert.

Hahaha. So this guy, Adam Lambert, is in the top 12 of American Idol. And this is a *tame* video.

Oh, please, please, let him win! It would be hilarious. I love him.

Do you think he'll appear on American Idol one night dressed like this?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


This little guy was decorating Geneva during its Winterfest. President Obama-snow! Cute!

Monday, February 16, 2009


Jennifer Hudson is so good.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

Bush league.

And why wasn't James Harrison ejected from the game? Oh, right, because it's the Steelers.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Another fixed Super Bowl!

Oh, surprise. The Pittsburgh Steelers win another fixed Super Bowl! That's usually how the dirtiest team in football does it.

Love how the Steelers hold on nearly every other play and never got called on it.

Love how the refs conveniently didn't call a penalty on the Steelers player who thought he was LeBron James and was using the ball like a prop, a la "the chalk," after a touchdown. That should have been a 15-yard penalty.

Love how one camera angle clearly shows that the Steelers guy (I don't care about his name, because he can...well, that's going too far) never touched his second foot down on that last touchdown, and yet, of course, the call goes their way.

Love how the announcers show NO OBJECTIVITY and are clearly Steelers fans.

Love how Kurt Warner got called for a fumble on that last play, even though HE WAS CLEARLY THROWING THE BALL FORWARD, making it an incomplete pass that should have still been the Cardinals ball.

Love how James Harrison, "Mr. 'Defensive Player of the Year'" was BEATING on that Cardinals player like he was a UFC fighter or something. Fucker should have been THROWN OUT OF THE DAMN GAME. Sorry, punching on a guy when he's down, then he gets up, and then punching him back down? AFTER THE PLAY!!! COME ON.

But, dirty behavior is par the course for the Steelers.

Interesting enough, here's the blog entries I posted the last time the Pittsburgh Thugs won the Super Bowl. (Note who I wanted to play half-time in 2006, and who played it in 2009?)

From MONDAY, FEBRUARY 06, 2006:

    ...I haven't been this disappointed by a defeat since that putz Kerry blew the presidential election. I'm not much of a Seahawks fan, but as a Northeast Ohioan, it's my duty to root for anyone but the Pittsburgh Steelers. You can bet everyone I watched the game with was in Browns gear. I find it interesting that every damn call went to the Steelers, even a v. questionable "touchdown" by them in the first half.

    I want to work for Budweiser. Their commercials were all ace. Cute or hilarious and positively clever, all of them.

    All Super Bowl commercials can be found here. My three favorites, in order:Do you know what needs to stop? Damn washed up, old British "rockers" playing the effing Super Bowl. Last year Paul McCartney and this year the Rolling Stones? No. Just no. Having the Rolling Stones was especially an insult to Detroit, the home of Motown. Mick Jagger needs to just die already. ("He is dead. Don't you know it's just someone pulling the strings?" -- said by a friend of the Brother's). Mick Jagger's "dancing" makes me want to vomit. Get effing Bon Jovi or The Boss to play, man. Get people to perform at the Super Bowl who actually know what the hell football is and who could actually still even hold a damn football.
From TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2006:
    I love the hijinks of rival fans.

    This weekend me, my brother, and some of his classmates went to the Kent State vs. Akron basketball game. Not only is Akron our biggest rival, but before this weekend, we both also happened to be tied for first place. Needless to say, it was a big game. I was worried for a bit, but we won 63-57. Woot. Good effing game. Crowd of 6500+. That's over sell-out.

    That Akron. They think they are so clever. A bunch of Akron students (read: 180 of them) tried to pose as KSU students. They all came to the game wearing blue Kent shirts and tried to sit in our student section. The ticket people were wise, though, because they knew that KSU students always wear the gold, not the blue. So they made them change seats.

    I, however, had never really been to a game and didn't know this. I saw all of these students in blue shirts cheering Kent, and then after the first time-out, I saw that these students were all cheering for Akron. I was, like, wtf, did I imagine them cheering for Kent earlier? No. During the time-out they had switched their shirts inside out, and they now read things like "Can't Read, Can't Write, Can't Beat Us" etc. (Kent/Can't, right? They didn't invent that.) But we did beat them. So there.

    Rivalries are fun. When the Akron players' names were read, our band all pretended to read newspapers. It was funny.

    As a treat, I will share some more rivalries.

    Harvard University Says: "We Suck."--A group of Yale students hijack a Harvard game when they display placards that spell out "WE SUCK" instead of the traditional "GO HARVARD."

    "Steelers fans roam free inside Browns territory."--The Browns vs. Pittsburgh rivalry is the stuff of legend. A friend asked me if it were acceptable for a Browns fan to root for the Steelers during the Super Bowl, and I told her ABSOLUTELY NOT. If any Browns fan did, move out of the state. Now. All of these Pittsburgh fans are coming out of the woodwork now that they've "won" the Super Bowl, though. This article talks about Pittsburgh fans hanging out in Cleveland bars.

    Here's the most relevant excerpt, that cracks me up (Potopski is a Steelers fan):
      Miller, the waitress, came by with a round of drinks for Potopski's table.

      "They're from a Browns fan," she said.

      "Ah, vodka," said Potopski, raising his glass in a rare display of Browns-Steelers friendship.

      He took a sip.

      "This isn't vodka, it's water," he said. "Yep, that's a Browns fan for you."
    YEAH, PUNK. That is a Browns fan for you. So you were HANDED a Super Bowl win by the OFFICIALS who had Terrible Towels in their pockets instead of yellow flags. Whoopdedoo. Why don't you get the hell out of this state, ya damn traitors?

    "Browns fan who ran onto field in jail for Super Bowl"--"The fan who ran onto the field at Cleveland Browns Stadium during a Steelers-Browns game was sentenced Tuesday to spend Super Bowl weekend in jail." He should be glad he didn't have to watch the Steelers be handed a Super Bowl win by the referees.

YES, it's true again: The Steelers were handed a Super Bowl win by the referees.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers." - President Barack Obama

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cheney pulls back muscle, in wheelchair for inauguration

I immediately thought of Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life.

"Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about...they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well, in my book he died a much richer man than you'll ever be." - George Bailey.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

This video makes me so happy.

"As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me."


Saturday, January 17, 2009

I recently bought the Illusion of Gaia for Super Nintendo. It looks awesome, and I can't wait to play it. Love those old school RPGs.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Movie Quote Quiz

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Pick a quote from each one of them (use for help)
3. Tag friends who would know the movies
4. No googling/IMDb searching when guessing
5. Guess all the ones you know even if someone already guessed it (but don't read their answers to get your answers - that's cheating). Everyone who guesses the movie will get their name by the quote. The person with the most correct guesses out of the 15 wins.
6. If you played on facebook/blogger, you can't play on here and vice versa

The Quotes - I don't have much hope of people guessing many of these correctly, just because I like random movies, so I tried to throw in a few obvious ones, too.

1. Why would a reviewer make the point of saying someone's not a genius? Do you especially think I'm not a genius? You didn't even have to think about it, did you?

(Note: It was hard to pick one quote from this movie! But I figured I should pick lines said by only one character, not a conversation.)

2. "No, I like you very much. Just as you are."

3. "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."

4. "It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you, old man. What's the cargo?"

5. "How do I look? I mean, do I look Amish?"

6. "Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest so long as I live on! I killed you. Haunt me, then! Haunt your murderer! I know that ghosts have wandered on the Earth. Be with me always. Take any form, drive me mad, only do not leave me in this dark alone where I cannot find you. I cannot live without my life! I cannot die without my soul."

7. "You're mistaken, Mr. Darcy. The mode of your declaration merely spared me any concern I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentleman-like manner. You could not have made me the offer of your hand in any possible way that would have tempted me to accept it. From the very beginning your manners impressed me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others. I had not known you a month before I felt you were the last man in the world whom I could ever marry!"

8. Character #1: "Jesus is never mad at us if we live with Him in our hearts!"
Character #2: "I hate to break it to you, but He is - He most definitely is."

9. "Your son has been pretending to be a substitute teacher, lecturing the students, uh, giving out homework, uh. Mrs. Glasser has been ill, there was some confusion with the real sub. Your son held a teacher-parent conference yesterday and was planning a class field trip to a French bread factory in Trenton."

10. "No! I'm madly in love with you and it's not because of your brains or your personality."

11. "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."

12. "Of course I have a secret identity. I don't know a single superhero who doesn't. Who wants the pressure of being super all the time?"

13. "Good. Someday, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But, until that day, accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day."

14. "I killed two people. One was...yesterday? He was just a boy and I led him into quicksand. The other was...well, before Aqaba. I had to execute him with my pistol, and there was something about it that I didn't like."

15. "Neighbors bring food with death, and flowers with sickness, and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a knife, and our lives."

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Books Read, 2009.

I do enjoy keeping lists, so perhaps this little table will inspire me to actually finish a book this year.

FinishedBook TitleAuthorGenrePages
In ProgressSong Yet SungJames McBride??

Saturday, January 10, 2009

If you have the Tiger version of Mac OS X, I would strongly suggest not using OnyX.

Both times I tried to use, it effed up my computer, giving me an error and "invalid node structure" every time I ran Disk Utility.

The first time, I had to wipe everything off my computer and start clean.

This time, I'm trying to get Disk Warrior and see if it can do anything. I don't feel like losing all of my stuff again, thanks.

Friday, January 09, 2009

19-0 (at home)!

Hey, punk-ass Boston Celtics, why don't you schedule some training in good sportsmanship into your practices?

...actually, why don't you just focus on playing basketball, since you've lost seven of your last nine games?

Fourth quarter, six minutes left in the game, Cavs player Ben Wallace is NOWHERE NEAR THE BALL, when the Celtics deliberately foul him.


Because the Cavs are kicking their ass, and Wallace has one of the worst free-throw percentages in the game. The Celtics want to foul him and hope he misses so they can catch up.

They go on to do this four more times.

Wallace makes five out of the 10 free throws. We'll take that. Cavs gets the rebound on one of the misses, and LeBron makes a basket. (Although, on one of the fouls, LeBron had just made a three pointer, so it didn't count.)

But, come. One time, okay. Doing it five times? Four of them for four Cavs' possessions in a row? That is bullshit.

Celtics, you have no class.

("The chant here in Cleveland is 'overrated.'" - announcer on ESPN)

Cavs, 98
Celtics, 83

Thursday, January 08, 2009

These bowl games should be played on neutral turf.

It's bullshit that, when the BCS National Championship game involves the Florida Gators and Oklahoma Sooners, the game is played in Florida.

That's giving a home-field advantage to the Gators, when the home team usually wins.

And the last BCS National Championship game? In 2008, between the Buckeyes and Louisiana State University? Where was it played? In the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana!

I mean, come on.

This year, OSU played the Texas Longhorns in the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona, which is right next to, I don't know, Texas. And who won?

And the Rose Bowl? Penn State played USC in...California. Who won?

Don't be giving one team a huge advantage like that.

I'd like to see these SEC teams play a game in a cold-weather state. Let them come up to Ohio and Michigan and see how they do. Wimps.


Masterpiece Classic on PBS is showing a new version of Wuthering Heights next Sunday!

After the great adaptations of Jane Eyre and the Jane Austen novels, I was hoping one would be done of my favorite novel!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Round up the usual suspects.

This weekend I watched the movie Valkyrie. Yes, that movie with Tom Cruise playing a German soldier (not a Nazi! They are two different things. Learn your damn history, people.).

Now, I am not thrilled by Tom Cruise as a person, but I enjoyed this movie. It was good. I would watch it again.

You may not know, but this movie reunites the writer and director of The Usual Suspects. You know what that means.

A twist at the end of the movie!

I hear you ask, "But iWoman, this movie is a historical thriller set in Nazi Germany during World War II, depicting the actual July 20, 1944 plot of German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler. We all know how history turns out. How can there be a twist?"

There can be a twist because most people probably never even knew that officers in the German army tried at least 14 times to assassinate Hitler. So you don't know all of history, do you, smarty pants?

Now, I will tell you the spoiler here, but only read it if you don't mind being surprised!



Hitler is Keyser Soze!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

The cat is so lazy. I'm sitting in the den, listening to MICE in the walls. Yes, mice. Most cats would be interested in the noise and, I don't know, try to get to the mice. Not this lazy one. He just looks up like it's interrupting his beauty sleep and then goes right on ignoring it. Thanks a lot, cat.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

My new favorite song.

"The Show" by Lenka.

Friday, January 02, 2009

The Terrible Trivium.

Soja, I found that passage from The Phantom Tollbooth I was referring to, that I said I loved.

Now, I don't know that any child could appreciate this passage more than someone reading it as an adult. I'm referring mainly to the last four paragraphs.

Who hasn't been beaten down by the the Terrible Trivium?

The Terrible Trivium
--From The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

    The Humbug whistled gaily at his work, for he was never as happy as when he had a job which required no thinking at all. After what seemed like days, he had dug a hole scarcely large enough for his thumb. Tock shuffled steadily back and forth with the dropper in his teeth, but the full well was still almost as full as when he began, and Milo's new pile of sand was hardly a pile at all.

    "How very strange," said Milo, without stopping for a moment. "I've been working steadily all this time, and I don't feel the slightest bit tired or hungry. I could go right on the same way forever."

    "Perhaps you will," the man agreed with a yawn (at least it sounded like a yawn).

    "Well, I wish I knew how long it was going to take," Milo whispered as the dog went by again.

    "Why not use your magic staff and find out?" replied Tock as clearly as anyone could with an eye dropper in his mouth.

    Milo took the shiny pencil from his pocket and quickly calculated that, at the rate they were working, it would take each of them eight hundred and thirty-seven years to finish.

    "Pardon me," he said, tugging at the man's sleeve and holding the sheet of figures up for him to see, "but it's going to take eight hundred and thirty-seven years to do these jobs."

    "Is that so?" replied the man, without even turning around. "Well, you'd better get on with it then."

    "But it hardly seems worth while," said Milo softly.

    "WORTH WHILE!" the man roared indignantly.

    "All I meant was that perhaps it isn't too important," Milo repeated, trying not to be impolite.

    "Of course it's not important," he snarled angrily. "I wouldn't have asked you to do it if I thought it was important."

    And now, as he turned to face them, he didn't seem quite so pleasant.

    "Then why bother?" asked Tock, whose alarm suddenly began to ring.

    "Because, my young friends," he muttered sourly, "what could be more important than doing unimportant things? If you stop to do enough of them, you'll never get to where you're going."

    He punctuated his last remark with a villainous laugh.

    "Then you must -----" gasped Milo.

    "Quite correct!" he shrieked triumphantly. "I am the Terrible Trivium, demon of petty tasks and worthless jobs, ogre of wasted effort, and monster of habit."

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"Oh, yeah? That's what you think."

I've watched/listened to this video about a hundred times. Love, love, love Kristin Chenowith.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I'm watching the 20 greatest Christmas songs on NBC. This show is effing ridiculous.

Number 19 is "Jingle Bell Rock" by Julianne Hough, that chick from Dancing with the Stars who thinks she's a country singer. I'm sorry, but a song that came out THIS YEAR and sung by someone only five people know is not one of the greatest Christmas songs.

This show is basically an advertisement, and the singers prob. paid to have their songs on the list.

Completely RIDICULOUS. I love Christmas songs, so I'm pretty ticked.

...Josh Groban at 18? Shoot me. And people think they're cool when they sing the lesser known versus. They're not.

Now Taylor Swift is singing "Silent Night." Now, I actually like her, but she is so off key and sounds strained. It's awful. And it is not one of the greatest Christmas songs.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This video never gets old.

"I wanna roll around like a kid in the snow"

I think the Brat is in love with an opossum.

My evidence:

--Twice the opossum has been spotted sleeping and/or eating on the front porch.
--For the past week or so, the Brat has been acting weird at night. Usually, he stays in through the night and gets let out when someone gets up for work around 6 a.m. Now he is waking me up at three in the morning (lots of thanks) to be let out. When he gets on the porch, he starts meowing this awful sound, like he's calling someone. He's never done that before. And when I tapped the window at him one time, he looked at me guiltily - I swear! - and ran who knows where.
--He's all wore out, ragged, and sleepy when he comes inside in the morning and afternoon.

Okay. That's all I have. But I'm so right.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


If you like Christmas songs (and "Africa" by Toto), you'll agree that this version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" by Straight No Chaser is really silly and cute.

A good day.

I need to realize that if I just speak up about what's bothering me, it'll almost always be taken care of.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Sweep the stupid idea!

Pinkett Smith Happy to Help Karate Kid Son:

    Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has a new role - acting as son Jaden's mentor as he stars in a remake of The Karate Kid.

    Jaden, Pinkett Smith's eldest child with her movie star husband Will Smith, is forging his own Hollywood career after winning the part of Daniel Larusso in a remake of the hit 1984 film.

    And Pinkett Smith will be behind the scenes playing a supporting role for Jaden, 10, who has previously acted alongside his father in 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness.

    She says, "I'll probably be playing stage mummy, which is not a role I play very well. My son said, I need you here just as mummy."
The Karate Kid is an effing classic. It does not need to be remade. God. This seriously ticks me off. No originality anymore.

ETA: From here:
    Smith also spoke about his son’s upcoming remake of The Karate Kid, and the news isn’t pretty. Apparently young Jaden, seasoned veteran of at least (but no more than) two movies, is taking a stand on the classic crane kick that not only won Daniel Larusso a trophy but the hearts of Elizabeth Shue, Tamlyn Tomita, and all of America. He doesn’t want the iconic crane move in his movie. Apparently, Jaden wants his Daniel to kick ass with moves taken from video games. The irony here is that papa Will is trying to convince his son not to mess with a classic film by changing something so important…


ETA #2: From here:
    Jaden Smith made his film debut alongside his father in The Pursuit of Happyness, and will also be seen in next month’s The Day the Earth Stood Still. Following in his father’s footsteps, Jaden has already pressured the studio to alter the ending to The Karate Kid reboot. **SPOILER** Reportedly, his character notices familiar traits in his mentor before realizing that the wise, old man is indeed himself from forty years in the future. Smith plans for the film to be the first in a karate/time travel trilogy.
There are no words. NO WORDS.

Bratty, spoiled kids who only get movie parts because of their parents should not be allowed to remake fun, entertaining films and change EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOOD ABOUT THEM. I did not realize 10-year-old kids now (re)write movie scripts.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

For Christmas, we bought my dad an old-fashioned apple cider/grape juice press. He doesn't know anything about it. I just remembered some comment he made in passing last year, so I wanted to get him one.

But tonight during Ugly Betty some commercial had one in it, and he said, "That's what I need." Heh!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

"Bang bang, shoot 'em up, destiny"

So ABC has canceled two of my favorite television shows, Pushing Daisies and Eli Stone. And it's the last season for Boston Legal. ABC always cancels good shows, and yet crap like Private Practice is still on.

Life on Mars is still on. If that gets canceled, I'm never watching any new shows on ABC again. What is the point of getting hooked on something new when it won't last?

But, seriously. Life on Mars is awesome. That last episode, with Sam's dad? What a trippy mind fuck. And you gotta love the 1970's soundtrack.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Black triangle.

I'm not saying it's aliens or anything, but sometime in the late summer/early fall, I saw a "black triangle" flying in the sky. I personally know at least one other person who has also seen it around my area.

I found this video, and what I saw looked nearly exactly like this, the white lights at all three corners, forming a triangle, and a red light. Except I saw it from further away and didn't see the "form" of a ship, just the lights.

I don't know what it was, something to do with the government/military, I don't know, but it was weird.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ew. It's snowing.

...okay, it's sort of calming to watch it, though.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'."
--Bob Dylan, "The Times They are a-Changin'"

It's going to be a long night.