Star Trek XI 2008

Spoiler-Free Trek Review

....OH MY GOD I LOVED IT SO MUCH. A few minor leaps in logic, a few curiouser happenstances, but damn. This was just fucking fantastic. I grinned from ear to ear the whole time. This movie is BALLSY and genuinely funny, and moving.

Go see immediately if not sooner. I'm going to see it on IMAX again next Saturday. :D

Oh, Happy Day!

I'd like to wish everyone a very happy Inaguration Day/GTFO-you-shitbag-warcriminal-mental-deficient-BUSH day!

IT'S FINALLY OVER!!!!!!!!!! A new day has come!

Christina, darling...

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Joan!


You are a Joan -- "I need to succeed"

Joans are energetic, optimistic, self-assured, and goal oriented.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Leave me alone when I am doing my work.

  • * Give me honest, but not unduly critical or judgmental, feedback.

  • * Help me keep my environment harmonious and peaceful.

  • * Don't burden me with negative emotions.

  • * Tell me you like being around me.

  • * Tell me when you're proud of me or my accomplishments.

What I Like About Being a Joan

  • * being optimistic, friendly, and upbeat

  • * providing well for my family

  • * being able to recover quickly from setbacks and to charge ahead to the next challenge

  • * staying informed, knowing what's going on

  • * being competent and able to get things to work efficiently

  • * being able to motivate people

What's Hard About Being a Joan

  • * having to put up with inefficiency and incompetence

  • * the fear on not being -- or of not being seen as -- successful

  • * comparing myself to people who do things better

  • * struggling to hang on to my success

  • * putting on facades in order to impress people

  • * always being "on." It's exhausting.

Joans as Children Often

  • * work hard to receive appreciation for their accomplishments

  • * are well liked by other children and by adults

  • * are among the most capable and responsible children in their class or school

  • * are active in school government and clubs or are quietly busy working on their own projects

Joans as Parents

  • * are consistent, dependable, and loyal

  • * struggle between wanting to spend time with their children and wanting to get more work done

  • * expect their children to be responsible and organized

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Thanksgiving! And my brain!

So, hey all. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. old_age and I made a great big meal for the two of us. We did a 17 lb. turkey, my mom's stuffing (WHICH TURNED OUT AWESOME OMG YAY), green bean casserole, candide (typo but I kinda love the pun so I'm keeping it) yams, mashed potatoes, rolls and cranberry sauce. We're gonna be eatin this shit for DAYS. It was a really nice day. What did YOU all do? Please tell me!

Now... I'm just chilling while Chris is on the phone with his people, but I just stumbled onto this video for Kanye West's song "Flashing Lights" and I'm just stunned. This video is seriously like being inside my brain.

Let's do a rundown!
Hot tall bitch strutting in sexy clothes. Check.
The crazy starts coming out when she starts to strip and then burn her clothes. Oh hell yeah check.
More strutting.
Random violence with a shovel. Not my style, but impressive. Check.
Over and onto something else in under 3 minutes. Yep.

So now you all know what it's like inside my brain. SURVIVE BLACK FRIDAY MY PEOPLE. PEACE.
Fallen Angel

Yep, I bawled. And then I smiled... and then I bawled again.

I think sometimes we forget that our problems, serious as they seem, are not nearly as dire as we imagine in the Big Picture. I think that if an (exceptional) 11 year old boy can deal with his reality with such wisdom, peace and class and helping to inspire the good in so many people he never met and likely never knew... I think I needed reminded that strength of the human spirit can do anything, touch anyone, inspire amazing things.

I needed to see this, and you do too. Have a tissue or two handy though.
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