Monday, November 24, 2008

Judgement House 2008 - Makeup Room

I was in the makeup room again this year & made up the tortured guys. Torturing people is apparently my specialty.

This is Joe, one of the guys I made up every night. I loved doing the slash across his face. All of the blood was done with a medium called "Fresh Scab". Quite fun to play with...

Joel was once again a demon, but this year he was Damien, a higher demon & apparently Satan's right-claw man. No collodion this year - just latex, fresh scab & the creams. Jennalee made up the Damiens, so this was her handiwork.

After completing Joe & Dylan, I would get my own makeup on. Mom said the dark around my eyes was very effective so I got to go with the raccoon look. My hair is nasty due to the shea butter & then mussing it up. It got a lot ickier as the night went on, with Fresh Scab & sweat added to the mixture. Lovely, huh...

My clawed face. I gave up putting anything other creams on my neck since it didn't last very long anyway. The first weekend I put the special effects gel on that I used on Joe & Dylan but I broke out in hives, so I was apparently allergic to something in there. The hives finally completely disappeared a week or so ago. Yay for Benadryl & hydrocortisone creams & sprays!

The Mothership - The Queen of Makeup. She made up the Satans every night.

Some videos from the makeup room. First up is James getting Damien-ized by Jennalee & then Ryan getting Satan-ized by Mom.

We had lots of fun in makeup, just in case y'all can't tell... ;) SUPER SATAN!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Judgement House 2008 - Hell

Our church just finished this year's production of Judgement House. We did the Web of Lies script this year & I was once again on the makeup team & played a tortured person in Hell.

First up, a video of our Hell scene...

The sobbing you hear - that's me. Which is why I'm still trying to get my voice back after 7 nights of constant sobbing & screaming. My hair is still recovering too. It would get fake blood matted in it, as well as sweat 'cause Hell is hot, ya' know. The first Saturday, we had some longer breaks between groups & left the heater running so it was 140 degrees in there for a while. We toned it down after that & kept it between 110 & 120. So the heat didn't help my hair either, but I started slathering it with shea butter before I went in & that would soak in & keep it from getting all crunchy.

And now for some pictures...

One of our Satans on his throne. He brought in a katana for the last night so we played around with that a bit. He also had these freaky contacts that made his eyes all white except for the pupils.

My little jail cell. It would get stinkin' hot in there. Some of the guys who were right in front of the heater said it was hotter in the jail cell than anywhere else. At least we had cushions to sit on.

Richard at the controls. He ran the tech for us again. I'll have a video up in another post where one of the Satans & Richard are playing with the voice changer.

After every group left, we'd gather up & pray for them as they went to the Heaven scene. Doing that had such an impact on the whole atmosphere. Tempers were calmed, as some characters have a tendency to get roughed up a little as they're being dragged out. Even though it was completely accidental, folks would sometimes get upset. There was also a lot of spiritual warfare going on. People were losing their voices, getting hurt, emotions going crazy for no apparent reason. The prayer helped so much, the change was unbelievable. I know it helped me, as my fibromyalgia should've acted up & I shouldn't have been able to walk without my cane. But I didn't even have any major pain until partway through the last night.

Our fearless leader. David is awesome! He had a lot of stuff going on - people calling to complain that Hell was too hot, too violent, too smelly, too loud, too whatever. C'mon folks, it's Hell. It ain't gonna be a picnic. In the real Hell, the demons aren't going to be giving everyone a tufted cushion to sit on, checking to make sure the temperature is to your liking or giving you a massage.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Performing Monkey Numero Uno

I now have my first ever performing monkey. (Confused? Read the little blurb under my profile pic at the top... Got it? Good.) There is a sad little man (?) who apparently feels he needs to display his lack of intelligence & good manners, and on my little corner of the intertubes, no less. Therefore, I have turned comment moderation on to keep him from dragging my comment sections into the sewer system with him. I apologize for any inconvenience to my friends & readers.

Note to my widdle monkey - feel free to leave all the nasty little bits of poo you wish, just know that they will be rejected. And if you think to offend me, think again. I work with teenagers. Teenagers with behavioural problems. I've heard it all, so you don't bother me. Now, if you don't mind -well, actually whether you do or not - I'm off to more important things than you, like picking lint from between my toes. Ta.

Oh yes, I'd like to request a trapeze act next, please.

And to my brothers & Dad - I know you will want to give this little booger a piece of your minds, but anything exceedingly inflammatory will also be rejected. I love you too. :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Hair Obsession

So, I got my pretty little hair sword last week. The more I see & use it, the more I love it! Ain't it purdy? The other one is a rose hair stick from I love these things - they hold so well with less hair damage than elastics or metal barrettes. Plus, when your hair is up, the ends are protected & therefore get fewer splits.

I'm loving the condition my hair is in since I've changed the way I care for it now that I've discovered the Long Hair Community. See that shine! (I am so freakin' thrilled!) Even if you're not looking to grow long hair, your hair can benefit from the care tips you can glean there.
I thought I just had Chronic Big Hair Syndrome(CBHS). Waves that would poof out & flyaways that persistently, well... flew all over. Now that I've learned that CBHS comes when wavies & curlies use brushes & have started using oils, my hair is so different. It still has it's rebellious moments but the shine is phenomenal & it doesn't even tangle as much.

My new routine? I condition-wash-condition (CWC) every morning, although lately I've been experimenting with conditioner only (CO) follwoed by an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse every other day. CWC is putting conditioner on from about the ears down, leaving that & shampooing the scalp only. Rinse everything & condition again. My deep conditioner is about four parts conditioner mixed with one part pure aloe vera gel & one part honey. I bun it, cover it with a plastic shower cap & then sleep on it all night before shampooing it out. After the shower, I carefully comb it out with a wide-tooth comb & then slide a little (seriously, a little goes a long way) coconut oil on. I let it dry a little & then whirl it up in a bun of some sort. When I take it down later in the day, I have the most awesome bun curls! Before I go to bed, I put some shea butter on the length, braid it & then either put my very (not) chic silky headcovering-doohickey on or just use my satin pillowcase. Like I said, the condition has improved so much. I still have lots of split ends that I'm slowly weeding out with Search & Destroy missions (S&D). I plan to eventually get rid of the layers I have. Not a lot of them, but it still makes it hard to braid all the way down. I want to get closer to my goal length first.

Most of the pictures on the hair forum are of the backs of folks' heads. It's kinda funny, but I had to get some while we were on vacation in the Black Hills. Mom got the above shot while we were on the walk up to Mount Rushmore. I've been doing my hair like that for around a year & never knew what it looked like until about a month ago.I asked Dad to get a shot of my hair. I didn't think I needed to tell him that the hair needed to be able to seen by the naked eye, but apparently... ;-)

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Name of the Jeep is...


Eowyn had 17 votes, or 36%. Inara & Kaylee each had 4 votes or 9% and "Other" had 22 votes for 47%. I thought I'd list the names that y'all put in for "Other", along with my guess as to who submitted some of the names...

Jap (I think your Jeep is male!) ~ From a lovely lady at my long hair forum.
Wait, wait wait. Kaylee or Inara, but no Zoe? ~ Zoe should be something a bit more "slinky", tough and brown. Definately brown. Was this you, Pookie?
Mean Green driving Machine
RJ(rick james) ~ Devan, I presume...
RJ(rick james) ~ Yup, it's Devan
RJ(rick james) ~ Oh, it can't be anyone other than Devan
RJ(rick james) ~ Devan!!! C'mon, man!
Captain Hargrove
Fat B*st*rd ~ Okay, this one is either Brandon or Devan. And no, most definately not! *I can't believe I'm actually related to these two...* ;-)
The Newtonator ~ I'm guessing one of the two mentioned above... Again.
Green Automobile
Poopslinger ~ Yeah, that'd be great with all the hobbits running around here - "Auntie LaLa, can we go for a ride in the Poopslinger?"

Well, that was... interesting. Yeah, that's as good a word to describe it as any. Thanks for all your votes & ideas.

Monday, September 29, 2008

*Insert huge cheesy grin here*

I am so completely geeked over what is coming in the mail! Lookie...

It's a hair sword (or stick, if you want to be all technical & not-fun), based on Eowyn's sword from the Lord of the Rings movies! NightBlooming at Etsy custom made it for me & she said it went out in the mail today! I am so completely stoked it isn't even funny! Muahahaha!
Sweet... :-D

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Help Me Name My Jeep!

A little note - if y'all are gonna vote Other, please put a comment with the other name. (I'm looking at you, Flanders & Ramone...)
I got an new vehicle (finally!) after Kaylee, the '98 Dodge Avenger I've had for the past 3-ish tears (<-- heh, that was a typo that I'm gonna leave since it definately applies) finally drove me outta my mind. So, I traded her in on a lovely (I'm talkin' *pristine* here) '97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. The below shot isn't mine but it's identical. She's got 120K miles on her with the in-line V6 so I should be able to drive her for years before she conks on me. By the way, we found out one of the last (many, many) times she (Kaylee) was in the shop that she has a salvage engine in her. A little thing the dealer who sold her to me forgot to mention. I guess now we know how to identify salvage parts now - a yellow ID number written on the part.
Anyway, I would like a little assistance from all y'all lovely people. She needs a name & I can't really decide on one. So, here's a lovely poll for you to use, if you would be so kind...

It'll be open until next Sunday night at midnight. Thanks!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My First Cabela's!

I finally got to go to my first Cabela's on the trip. Peanut & Jer informed me that it was small as size goes, but that's okay. I was tired (can't remember if I had to use the cane that day or not - yes, I bought a cane... at age 29... *sigh*) and broke so I was trying not to tempt myself so I didn't look too intently at anything. I did check to see if they had a Taurus .357 Magnum, which is what a gun dealer friend is looking for, for my first gun. Just to see what the weight & size were like, but no dice.
I got a kick outta the gun library - didn't know there was such a thing, unless it would've been at the NRA headquarters.Take a gander at this pretty little sucker - gorgeous burled wood stock. A mere $37,000. Yeah, I'll just dig through the couch cushions really quick, uh-huh...
Peanut & Jer - Jer was playing around with hats & decided his little wifey should join in on the fashion fun. Love her expression. :-D
Julia wasn't exactly thrilled with the place - it was late. Grammy thought that was fine & just held her sixth grandbaby the whole time.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

South Dakota - the Badlands

Okay, I started this (let me check...) on Monday, it's now almost Friday. Boy, I'm really on the ball here, aren't I? (Insert roll of the eyes here)
So, we (the parental units, Jen, Jer, Julia & me) are on vacation after attending a family reunion in Nebraska with Mom's side. We went from northcentral Nebraska, where the reunion was, to Rapid City, South Dakota. Yesterday we drove over yonder to Wall & then meandered through the Badlands. Gotta say, didn't see anything bad - it was absolutely gorgeous! Wouldn't want to go through that area with a covered wagon but - Wow!

I've seen more sunflowers up here than I've ever seen in Kansas, the so-called Sunflower State...

This land ain't bad at all...
This land - not bad per se, just wouldn't be a happy thing to try to get over on foot...
On the way here, we took a little detour to see where the Massacre of Wounded Knee took place. We were getting back on the road through the reservation when we had an incident. A young dog (a really cute & sweet pup) was in the road, Dad slowed down but the dog tried to run right in front of the van. Dog versus van - guess who won... We pulled over, the pup had gotten himself to the shoulder of the road, but he must've broken his hip. A couple little kids who were playing across the road came over to see what was going on. One little girl made herself to home in the van's side door I had left open when I got out to check on the dog. (We half expected her to climb on in!) The little boy had an interestingly phrased question - "Didja bash into him or run him over?" We've gotten to laughing over that several times since. Anyway, I asked several of the folks hanging around if they knew who the dog belonged to, nobody was any help. One fella finally came over, took the dog & said he belonged to his cousin. I had been on the verge of begging Dad to take him home with us. (Don't think it would've worked anyway) We felt terrible about the poor little guy, but hopefully now he'll figure out to stay outta the road.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Here's a list from today's shuffle mode on my lil iPod. I've linked some of the songs to videos so y'all can hear 'em too, if'n ya' want to.

Secret Agent Man ~ Johnny Rivers

St. Louis Blues ~ Peter Cincotti

Spoonful ~ Etta James

I'm My Own Grandpaw ~ Ray Stevens

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again ~ The Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack

Come Thou Fount ~ Jadon Lavik

Pure ~ Superchic[k]

Sinking ~ Jars of Clay

Follow Me ~ Uncle Kracker

Truth Be Known - Everybody Gets a Shot ~ Newsboys

At the end of the last video, there is an interesting little bit with the drummer & lead singer... check it out. :)


I've been a bad blogger this summer - no posts for what - 2 months? If you're one of the approximately 2.6 people that read this site on a regular basis, I sincerely apologise. My excuses are as follows:

~ Carter Grant was born in July, as was Julia Jane. Yay - more hobbitses for me to spoil!
~ I joined the Long Hair Community (LHC) & am figuring out how to properly care for my hair so I can grow it out.
~ I finished building my gaming computer, with some help from the awesome tech guys at CG Computer Solutions here in town. Oblivion is now so freaking beautiful, I can hardly believe it!
~ And last but not least, lotsa time-wastage on FaceBook (Scramble is quite addicting).

More on all of those topics to come. But for now, it's back to work for me... ( <--- y'all didn't just see that)

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Since the State Fair last year, I've been wearing one of those magnetic anklets that is supposed to be a cure-all. People would occasionally ask me if it worked so a couple weeks ago I decided to test it. Left it off for several days & I ended up in enough pain that I had difficulty walking & standing straight. Guess it does work after all. Wacky...

Playing Hooky

I stayed home from church today since the Lyrica is really laying on the side effects, namely dizziness, and it probably wouldn't look good for me to be wandering around the church looking like I'm drunk as a skunk. The poor kids in Children's Church & Sunday School... "Why did Miss Marla just fall into the wall?"

Speaking of church, our congregation has grown enough in the past couple of years since we finished the new addition that we are outgrowing our building. In August, we'll be going to three services instead of the two that we have now, and doing two Sunday School hours instead of one. Sunday School will be done during the second & third services, which means we'll have the kiddos for an hour & fifteen minutes instead of the forty-five minutes that we have them for now.

And speaking of Sunday School... Mom, Dad & I teach one of the Kindergarten classes - we're the Kindergarten Kittens. Last week Mom taught the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10) and was very clear about the plan of salvation. Mom went over the Wordless Book with them and at the end of the lesson prayed a prayer of salvation. She asked them to come see her at the end of the class time if they prayed that prayer with her for the first time and meant what they said. When she asked them to talk to her later, four little ones came up. She talked with each of them to make sure they understood and apparently they did. We got an email from the parents of one little boy who for sure got it.

That, my friends... is awesome.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


My fibromylagia has been rearing it's ugly head lately. I missed Tuesday, worked only two hours on Wednesday & didn't go in today. Probably won't go in tomorrow either. I did start today on that new med that has been advertised for FMS, Lyrica, so we'll see how it works out. The main side effects are supposed to be nausea & dizziness. I am kinda dizzy-ish, not terribly bad, but I have a humdinger of a headache.

Okay, enough of the whine-fest, on to more important things - kiddos!

My cousins from Wyoming, Anna & Abbie, visited the clan in NE Kansas last weekend, so we popped up for a quick visit. As you can see, the kids were swarming like 'skeeters on a summers day. Seven boys and one little girl. For now...
Ahh, hobbit-powered tractors... The boyos had lots of races, mainly pushing each other on this tractor or with Tonka trucks. There was some major testosterone spillage that day.
Yup, that's my niece... *grin*
The Preggo Ladies - Shelly (who is expecting a boy in July), Peanut (who is expecting a girl, Julia Jane, in August) and Katrina (who is expecting a girl, Kinsey Kay, in October). So Clara will eventually have reinforcements against all those boys.

(This one is titled 'Ack! I forgot to give it a title!')

I have a confession to make - I splurged & got an iPod. A shiny silver 80GB iPod Classic, to be precise. I have all 3 seasons of Bones, in addition to Firefly & lotsa lotsa music. Since all the cool kids are doing it, guess I'll post whatever pops up on shuffle...

1. He - Jars of Clay
2. The Point of No Return - The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack
3. Creepin' In - Norah Jones with Dolly Parton
4. Holy, Holy, Holy - Steven Curtis Chapman, from the Amazing Grace soundtrack
5. The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand
6. Fever - Peggy Lee
7. Life After Death and Taxes - Relient K

And this is how I choose to live
As if I'm jumping off a cliff
Knowing that you'll save me [2x]
And after all the stupid things I did
There's nothing left there to forgive
'Cause you already forgave me
Yeah you already forgave me

Just keep driving
Leave this deceit miles behind me
So far back I'd have to wrap my mind in
Just remind me
I can't try this to pick myself up
And then move on
Think about the life I'll have
When this fragile one is gone.


Never forget
There's life after death and taxes
Forgiveness comes
And all of the rest
Is what passes away
Death and decay can't touch us now

8. Guitars, Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakum
9. Love Song for a Saviour - Jars of Clay
10. Layla - Eric Clapton

Hope y'all have a lovely rest of the week.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Workety Work Work Work...

I have a new job! Yee-Haw! I'm still at the same place, but I'm now a clinical records clerk, which means that I do all the filing for all six cottages. I'm also going to be setting up all or most of the appointments for the campus & I'll be the backup for the food lady when she's gone. This was my first full week filing. I'm actually enjoying it but it is taking me some time to get used to sleeping at night. I was almost asleep the other night when I got the feeling that something was very wrong & I started wondering why it was so dark. It took me a minute to realize it was nighttime & I was supposed to be in bed!

I have run across a couple great quotes in files or just listening to conversations in the offices...

"Can I get in my constipation box?" Umm... that should've been confiscation!

"I’m like Pinocchio… he’s a real boy just like I’m a real girl! I cut my strings! You ain’t no puppet-master!" - told to staff by a client

"I’d rather die as a young boy than to ever fumble this football!" - also said by a client

"I’m your only friend. I’m not your only friend but I’m a little glowing friend, but really I’m not actually your friend, but I am." - written by a client

And the best one, which describes this chick to a T - under Hobbies / Other Interests in a girl's file: "She likes to be as bad as she can"

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tales of Woe Work

I am on my 15th night in a row of working. Only 10 (also in a row) to go until I leave for the church women's retreat with Mom & Belle. I am getting quite sick of this place, due in part to the long hours but mainly just from all the go se (Firefly Chinese for crap) that's going on. So far we have lost 2 overnight staff since they were both no-call, no-shows 4 days in a row & a third who would fall asleep for hours at a time. That fella was moved to 2nd shift.

The kids are being evil - for quite a while, 11 out of 12 were on restriction (basically consequences for being evil). Runners, cutters, people giving razors to cutters, just plain not following instructions or rules... They're starting to improve just a bit since we came up with the idea of not allowing the ones on restriction to use makeup, hair gel or spray, straighteners or perfume. I haven't been here when they've done hygiene, as I'm in the other girls' cottage most of the week, but I imagine they haven't been happy campers. But, if that's what it takes to get them to start following some rules around here, fine.

I was at one of the boys' cottages for several days a week or so ago and one of the other staff sent a kid to ask me what "parle vous Francois" means. Why he sent him to me, I'll never know. Anyway, I answered him & he then asked if I was French. I said that no, I'm English, Scottish & Welsh, which prompted the question "Is that why your hair is so long?" "Um, no... my hair is long because I don't cut it..." Apparently, if you're English, Scottish & Welsh, you automatically have long hair.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Quotable Movie Meme

Yet another movie meme, this one snitched from SWG...

Here's the deal
Look up 15 of your favorite movies on IMDB.
Take a quote from each and post them for your readership to properly identify.
As your movie-savvy readers correctly identify the quotes’ cinematic origins in the comments, strike out the quotes and name the commenter who answered correctly.
If the commenter also identifies the name of the speaker (the character or the actor), he or she gets bonus points in the form of a link to his or her site.

1. "This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then - explode." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds, played by Nathan Fillion, in Serenity - Oh, Hell of Hell in a Basket

2. "Oh, it's nobody's fault but my own! I was looking up... it was the nearest thing to heaven! You were there..."

3. "To be born, or at any rate bred in a handbag, whether it have handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life which reminds one of the worst excesses of the French revolution, and I presume you know what that unfortunate movement led to?" - Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest - Eric of Straight White Guy

4. "It is a great nuisance. I can't find anyone else to talk to. I'm so full of interesting information, I feel like the latest edition of something or other. Well, after some consideration... so much to do, there's only one thing to be done. There comes a time in every son's life when he must, indeed, follow his father's advice: I shall go to bed at once."

5. "Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony." - Dennis the Peasant, Monty Python and The Holy Grail - Walrilla of Walrilla's Wonderings

6. "Speak friend and enter." - Frodo Baggins or Gandalf the Grey, LotR: The Fellowship of the Ring - Walrilla

7. "Oh yes we could. Spoilin' nice fish. Give it to us raw and w-r-r-riggling; you keep nasty chips." - Gollum, LotR; The Two Towers - Walrilla

8. "Certainty of death, *small* chance of success... What are we waiting for?" Gimli, played by John Phys-Davies, LotR: Return of the King - The Night Writer

9. "I just want you to feel you're doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed." - Andre the Giant as Fezzik, The Princess Bride - Walrilla

10. "Dear Diary, Today I tried not to think about Mr. Knightly. I tried not to think about him when I discussed the menu with Cook... I tried not to think about him in the garden where I thrice plucked the petals off a daisy to ascertain his feelings for Harriet. I don't think we should keep daisies in the garden, they really are a drab little flower."

11. "I will simply deny you the crown and live... forever!"

12. "I am no longer astonished at you knowing only *six* accomplished women, Mr Darcy, I rather wonder at your knowing *any*." - Elizabeth Bennett, Pride and Prejudice - Walrilla

13. "Kevin, this is possibly the most adorable creature I've ever been in contact with, and if she turns out to be as good looking as a mailbox... I would be crazy enough to turn my life upside down and marry her." Joe Fox, played by Tom Hanks in You've Got Mail - The Night Writer

14. "Look, I... I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O'Connell, but I am proud of what I am. ... *I* am a librarian." - Evie Carnahan, The Mummy - Eric

15. "So... Here's to the men who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what they knew was right..."

Feel free to Google the actors or characters...

Sunday, February 10, 2008


So, since it's been a while, I'll get y'all caught up on what's been going on...

(I had a boatload of stuff to blog when I was thinking about it earlier, but now it's all slipped my mind. Hmph!)

Let's see, we had two clients from work - ages 14 & 15, steal the cottage car & take a little jaunt to Emporia, about 70 miles away. They were caught there & are being charged with felonies for car theft, obstruction of justice & eluding an officer. In a beat-up Neon, no less. Needless to say, they'll not be back, for a while at least.

Dad went in to get some bumps taken off his head. The lab called back to report that the bumps were cancerous, so he's got to go back in & have the doc dig a little deeper where they were. He, his dad & one brother have all had skin cancer spots removed & Grandpa died of prostate cancer, so he probably shouldn't let this go too long.

I've had a knot under my right shoulder blade for last month. I started taking the pain med that I've been prescribed several times before but ended up having a bad reaction - dizziness, shortness of breath, shaking, headaches, etc. & almost passed out in the doctor's office. Quite lovely. So now I get to go through withdrawal since it turns out the med (Ultram or Tramadal) is addicting. Even more lovely. But it keeps getting better, even the knot since she upped the Naproxen (Aleve) to 3 times a day & the muscle relaxer to twice a day.

I have a new game of obsess over - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Absolutely love it! I played it at my cousin Jay's & then ordered a copy for myself. Once it came I found out that it wouldn't run on either computer, so I ordered memory, a DVD drive & video card from I should be able to get everything finished up when the video card gets here tomorrow.

I also turned 29 last month. It's turning into a slippery slide to 30.

One more thing - I mentioned in a post a while back that Peanut & Belle are pregnant. Well, Kat is now due around October. Three new babies next summer & fall. :-)

The Movie Meme

Wow, it's been quite a while since I've updated this here page. And now that I'm back, here's some useless fluff, snitched from Leslie...

The rules are simple: Copy the list of movies below and mark off the ones you’ve seen. Add ’em up, and include the number in your post title. How easy is that?

I’ve highlighted the ones I’ve seen in boldface. Feel free to do the same.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
Boondock Saints
Fight Club
Starsky and Hutch
Neverending Story
Blazing Saddles
Universal Soldier
Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Along Came Polly
Deep Impact
King Pin
Never Been Kissed
Meet The Parents
Meet the Fockers
Eight Crazy Nights
Joe Dirt
King Kong (1933)
King Kong (1976)
King Kong (2005)

Total so far: 9

A Cinderella Story
The Terminal
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Passport to Paris
Dumb & Dumber
Dumber & Dumberer
Final Destination
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
The Ring
The Ring 2
Surviving X-Mas

Total so far: 11

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
Practical Magic
Ghost Ship
From Hell
Secret Window
I Am Sam
The Whole Nine Yards
The Whole Ten Yards

Total so far: 15

The Day After Tomorrow
Child’s Play
Seed of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
Ten Things I Hate About You
Just Married
Nightmare on Elm Street
Sixteen Candles
Remember the Titans
Coach Carter
The Grudge
The Grudge 2
The Mask
Son Of The Mask

Total so far: 17

Bad Boys
Bad Boys 2
Joy Ride
Lucky Number Slevin
Ocean’s Eleven
Ocean’s Twelve
Bourne Identity
Bourne Supremacy
Lone Star
Predator II
The Fog
Ice Age
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Curious George

Total so far: 22

Independence Day
A Bronx Tale
Darkness Falls
Children of the Corn
My Boss’s Daughter
Maid in Manhattan
War of the Worlds (1953)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2

Total so far: 25

Best Bet
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
She’s All That
Calendar Girls
Mars Attacks!
Event Horizon
Ever After
The Wizard of Oz
Forrest Gump
Big Trouble in Little China
The Terminator
The Terminator 2
The Terminator 3

Total so far: 31

Spider-Man 2
Sky High
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers 2
Catch Me If You Can
The Little Mermaid
Freaky Friday
Reign of Fire
The Skulls
Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions 2
The Hot Chick
Shrek 2
Shrek 3

Total so far: 43

Miracle on 34th Street
Old School
The Notebook
Kippendorf’s Tribe
A Walk to Remember
Ice Castles
The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Total so far: 45

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Total so far: 51

Waiting for Guffman
House of 1000 Corpses
Devil’s Rejects
Mothman Prophecies
American History X

Total so Far: 52

The Jacket
Kung Fu Hustle
Shaolin Soccer
Night Watch
Monsters, Inc.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Shaun Of the Dead

Total so far: 57

High Tension
Club Dread
Dawn Of the Dead
Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
28 days later

Total so far: 60

Kill Bill, Volume 1
Kill Bill, Volume 2
Mortal Kombat
Wolf Creek
Kingdom of Heaven
The Hills Have Eyes
I Spit on Your Grave, AKA The Day of the Woman
The Last House on the Left
Army of Darkness

Total so far: 60

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage, AKA The Ewok Adventure
Ewoks: The Battle For Endor

Total so far: 66

The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Team America: World Police
Red Dragon
Silence of the Lambs

Final total: 72

Supposedly, if you’ve seen over 85 movies, you have no life. I'm getting close here...