April 22, 2008

Bad Movies and Silver Linings

I've always been a firm believer on "There is Always a Silver Lining in Every Cloud".....

We watched 2 movies last night. Well, in this case, the word 'watched' is use in the loosest way possible and envelopes a huge scope of scoffing, ridiculing, snide remarks, total and utter disbelief, peppered with quite a few "WTF!!"s.... you get my drift. ;)



First up at 11pm was Alien vs. Predator 2. What a total waste of resources and money!!!! The first AvP was Oscar worthy compared to this one and like DH said, FOX ought to be shot for putting this kinda crap out there!! I'm guessing that mustard was the condiment of choice on set, as there was a lot of gore for no reason. Guess they had to use an influx of ketchup for something.




Of course, why stop at bad, if you can do worse? Dungeon Siege: In the Name of the King.... I have no words to describe how bad it was. Where would I even start? Should I talk about the utter lack of editing, or the horrible acting? How about the soundtracks during battle scenes, if you can call them that at all. We didn't know whether to laugh or cry. One thing is for sure though, movies like Lord of the Rings, Matrix, Narnia etc have NOTHING on this movie. They're all so.... how do I say this....... GOOD!!! *snort*

DH calls me a perpetual optimist, and the way I see it, and I'm sure he'll agree, that was a totally fun way to spend waste 3 hours on a Monday night!! 3 hours for 2 movies, you wonder??? Ahhhhhhh, the magic of the fast forward button.

Visionless movie execs + bad directors + horrible music = Lots of laugh and fun and ultimately, My Silver Lining.

April 9, 2008

Spanish Rouge Update

Finally sat down and spent a chunk of time to work on this and the first band is done!!!

I ended up using 3 shades of purple instead of the original 2, and it's looking pretty good, if I may say so myself. ;)


I was sooooo tempted to cut this band off and just make a bookmark out of it, but EK and Novia convinced me that the finished product will be too pretty to pass up. So, for now, it will stay on the scroll. LOL!

April 7, 2008

Bordering on the Ridiculous

HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT WOMEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT :

1. She is not a "BABE" or a "CHICK" - She is a "BREASTED AMERICAN."

2. She is not "EASY" - She is "HORIZONTALLY ACCESSIBLE."

3. She is not a "DUMB BLONDE" - She is a "LIGHT-HAIRED DETOUR OFF THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY."

4. She has not "BEEN AROUND" - She is a "PREVIOUSLY-ENJOYED COMPANION."

5. She does not "NAG" you - She becomes "VERBALLY REPETITIVE."

6. She is not a "TWO-BIT HOOKER" - She is a "LOW COST PROVIDER."


HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT MEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:

1. He does not have a "BEER GUT" - He has developed a "LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY."

2. He is not a "BAD DANCER" - He is "OVERLY CAUCASIAN."

3. He does not "GET LOST ALL THE TIME" - He "INVESTIGATES ALTERNATIVE DESTINATIONS"

4. He is not "BALDING" - He is in "FOLLICLE REGRESSION."

5. He does not act like a "TOTAL ASS" - He develops a case of RECTAL-CRANIAL INVERSION."

6. It's not his "CRACK" you see hanging out of his pants - It's "REAR
CLEAVAGE."

April 6, 2008

Online Pregnancy Test

Are you... or aren't you??!! Take the TEST!!

I apparently had a wicked, wild night... one of those you wake up from and remember nothing about and....

Joyce, you're going to be the proud parent of a baby boy, and just look- isn't he just so damn cute! Based on our remote test results, your beautiful baby boy will weigh about 11 lbs, 11 oz and have black hair and brown eyes. Truly a Wonder To Behold!





You little whiskey-sippin' momma, you succumbed to the slick, double-dealin' charm of Boss Hogg. Your child will probably grow up to be a Lord (slum of war).


Who the heck is Boss Hogg?!!! That's what I'd like to know!

Spanish Rouge


I've picked up 'Inquisition' again. I can't quite decide if I'm into it or not... it's a pretty fast stitch, which is great on one hand, but then it gets boring so quickly because it's so repetitive.

Since the last update, I've frogged out both versions of the 2nd color, whilst yakking to EK. This is definitely something I'd recommend doing if you have to frog... the yakking to a friend, that is. It makes time flies and before you know it, all the wrongs are right again. ^.^

I couldn't quite make myself spend the money to get a new batch of silks, so decided to go the route of using trusty DMC, and you know what.... I can't tell the difference at all between the look of silk and cotton in this piece. What I did do is add a 3rd color. This was totally unplanned, however, I'm quite please with how the lighter purple is being showcased and have decided to add this color as the 'highlight' color for each section.

April 4, 2008

A New Look

Don't be alarmed... it's still me. ;) I've decided to go with a new look. So after a bit of time on Photoshop and with a photograph that Satish took as inspiration, I give you, the new Random Ramblings.

Still some coding to do to get it back to where it was, font style and colors still need some work, but that will be for another day.

I have to go to bed now.....

April 3, 2008

Tickle Me Elmo

There is a factory in Northern Minnesota which makes the Tickle Me Elmo toys. The toy laughs when you tickle it under the arms.

Well, Lena is hired at the Tickle Me Elmo factory and she reports for her first day promptly at 8:00AM.

The next day at 8:45 AM there is a knock at the Personnel Manager's door. The Foreman throws open the door and begins to rant about the new Employee.

He complains that she is incredibly slow and the whole line is backing up, putting the entire production line behind schedule.

The Personnel Manager decides he should see this for himself, so the 2 men march down to the factory floor. When they get there the line is so backed up that there are Tickle Me Elmo's all over the factory floor and they're really beginning to pile up.

At the end of the line stands Lena surrounded by mountains of Tickle Me Elmo's. She has a roll of plush Red fabric and a huge bag of small marbles.

The 2 men watch in amazement as she cuts a little piece of fabric, wraps it around two marbles and begins to carefully sew the little package between Elmo's legs.

The Personnel Manager bursts into laughter. After several minutes of hysterics he pulls himself together and approaches Lena.

"I'm sorry," he says to her, barely able to keep a straight face, "but I think you misunderstood the instructions I gave you yesterday..."

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"Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles."

April 2, 2008

Caressed by Ice

So I've been reading again.... Caressed by Ice, the last book in my unread pile, and I must say, this 3rd book of Nalini Singh's Psy-Changelings series is the best one yet.

I've never been one to post book reviews and I don't think I'd start now. ;) But Nalini Singh has really created a nice 'universe' with this series. The books are well-written, her command of the written language is impeccable, and she has an ability to draw you in and hold your attention captive. Well, at least she's done that to me, and I'm a finicky reader.

Give her a try if you're looking for something new to read... it's paranormal romance at it's finest with just the right balance of story, brains, and let's not kid ourselves here, sex. ;)