taerowyn: (Amused)
With my birthday party, I was entertained seeing all my different groups of friends intermingle. There were current work friends, those from a former job, CO people who have also moved to Boston, school friends, etc. Just these disparate worlds connecting in odd ways at one venue.

So today, when I was reading a friend's post talking about actors on shows that hang out and are friends (Firefly cast springs to mind), I started to think about the different groups that could gather at a party cause of a actor/director/writer's job connections and then what kind of fun connections/crossovers could come out of it.

First thing that sprang to mind was David Hewlett (SGA) working with Joss Whedon (Firefly) cause of the Jewel Staite connection (which doesn't seem too big a stretch seeing as backstage info from both shows seems to indicate people get along great).

What's would your dream "party" connection be?
taerowyn: (Messages of Loss)
And I'm in Reverse Christmas Mode...yet again.

Although it felt like a long weekend, I'm still not ready to face work again tomorrow. Friday evening was...ok, I'm having to think harder about this than I should...oh yeah! Watching Dead Like Me. I do enjoy that show, though the lead actress has a very oddly-shaped mouth. I've already discussed my Saturday. Today I did some budgeting and went grocery shopping. Went to the movies and then watched more Dead Like Me while doing some homework (again, they shouldn't be allowed to give you homework from a full-time job *whine gripe moan*)

The movie I saw was Murderball. Boy Roommate had been gushing about it for about a month so I finally decided to go. It was indeed quite good. It's a documentary about quadriplegics who play wheelchair-rugby. The stories are told really well and it's just a terrific film, but I really lost it at the last five minutes. By then, the "plot" of the movie is over, but it ends with the team going to a veterans hospital to show the kids coming back from Iraq with missing limbs that there's still an active life ahead of them. I was crying then and I'm tearing up now because these veterans really are kids. There's one who doesn't even look old enough to drive and he's there missing a leg cause he got sent off to war. I just...I have no words to describe how that scene made me feel. Totally not the point of the movie, but definitely the image that is sticking with me right now. Anyway, if you get the chance, you should definitely check out the movie.
taerowyn: (Moderation)
Oh [livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs...

So the website for Kitchen Confidential is up. It's been a long time since I've been looking forward to a new TV series and it's all [livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs' fault. All her talk about the book got me to read it and it was phenomenal and now I too am impatient for the show to begin. You should all go read the book and then you too can look forward to the new TV season for the first time in...well... a long time.

And I know...it's FOX...but it's not FOX's news division. And yes, I accept the fact that I'm a total hypocrite. Shut up!

Sneezes

Jul. 16th, 2002 12:37 pm
taerowyn: (Default)
Whenever I have a particularly violent sneeze, I always think of a scene in on of the first "3rd Rock from the Sun" episodes.

Sally (Kristen Johnston) sneezes and one of the guys asks her what the heck that was. She leans up against a wall with a fairly sated expression on her face and says "I don't know, but I want another one."
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Yesterday my coworker was telling me about an article on Fred Thompson and how he's the Kevin Bacon of the Hollywood/DC set; the whole six degrees of separation thing. Like:

Former U.S. Rep. Ben Jones, D-Georgia, who played Cooter on "The Dukes of Hazzard" and is running for a House seat in Virginia, was in "Primary Colors" with John Travolta, who was in "Pulp Fiction" with Bruce Willis, who was in "Die Hard 2" with Fred Thompson.

Well, that reminded me of The Oracle of Kevin Bacon. I haven't futzed with that since freshman year of college when I'd use it as a study break. I forgot how addicting it could be. One cool thing I found was a friend from high school is 3 degrees from Kevin Bacon and is actually in the International Movie Database (also addicting). I was moderately impressed.
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Watched West Wing last night, basically the only show I really keep up on. What can I say, it's nice to dream.

Anyway, part of the storyline was a school in Saudi Arabia burned down with 14 girls in it. The girls were not allowed to leave and rescuers were not allowed to save them because they did not have the proper attire to be seen in public and the religious police would not allow it. I was a little riled about Saudi Arabia being the target, but my dad was very upset (FYI for those who don't know, we lived there for 4.5 years in the early eighties.) I asked what was so upsetting and he proceeded to make this very good point (which I'm pretty sure will rile some of you.)

Dad's thoughts )
taerowyn: (Default)
Why must they always take something bad and make it even painfully worse?

Easy there

Jan. 27th, 2002 01:56 am
taerowyn: (Default)
OK, yeah it's a crappy show, but hey, here's an idea, just don't watch it. No reason to get all fired up.
taerowyn: (devil)
Why?!

Tee Hee

Dec. 5th, 2001 09:27 pm
taerowyn: (Default)
Cartoon Network was showing Pac-Man. I think we have that episode
somewhere on BetaMax. The amusement almost makes up for the fact that I
am w-a-a-a-i-i-i-t-t-i-i-i-n-n-g-g f-f-f-o-o-o-r-r-r-e-e-v-v-e-e-r-r-r
for everything to download as AT&T is stupid and I am stuck with
dial-up. Grrrrrr to technology, especially when it fails (she says while
typing at her computer).

End of Day

Nov. 14th, 2001 03:31 pm
taerowyn: (Default)
Ahhhh the end of the work day draws near. Although we didn't receive a single order today, I still accomplished quite a bit. I prepared and packed up 50 copies of our latest book and will be taking them to Mail Boxes Etc. to ship out today. I hate going there because I'm always dropping off mass quantities of stuff that they make no profit on because we already pay for it here (either with our postage meter or on our FedEx account). Guess I could work on the theory that hey, that's their job, but I still feel a touch guilty.

So now, with everything accomplished, I am fully planning on spending my last half hour goofing off on the web. Don't condemn me too much, other than "straightening up" there really is NOTHING I can be doing. No orders to fill, all the bulk mailing is done, the temp is stuffing envelopes, I've finished all my projects and everybody has left for the day so there's nobody I can assist in anything. I be done. Now I get to go home and clean...not such a bad prospect, both my car and my room desperately need it.

OH! The fax is ringing, perhaps it will be an order and I will have something to do instead of this random stream of consciousness typing.

No such luck, it's some random essay assignment for one of the women who works here. Odd.

Haven't been out and about much as of late. Last time I went out was Sunday night for coffee and pizza with friends. One friend brought her 18-month-old daughter...too cute. My mom would be happy to hear that I am beginning to waiver a bit on my "NO CHILDREN" stance. I think a large part of that is that I have found myself interested in a career I could manage. I firmly believe in raising kids yourself, sans daycare etc. It just seems to me that a lot of problems arise when parents aren't there for the kids. Don't get me wrong, my brother and I were "latch-key" kids from ages 11 and 7 respectively, but for the years before that Mom was ALWAYS around and I think that meant a lot. So, because of this belief I never wanted kids because, let's face it, I'm just too selfish to give up a large part of my life (i.e. my career) for years on end. But if I do end up becoming a journalist, hopefully I can freelance for those key years, watching the kid(s). This makes me happy because, truth be told, I do adore kids, and the thought of raising one, seeing him/her experience things for the first time, reading it all my beloved books from youth, and just having that kind of a connection with someone...

Not that I'm ready and rearing to go or anything. My mom wants grandkids ASAP, she just doesn't want me or my brother having kids anytime soon. I try to explain the inherent problem with this view, but you try using logic with my mom :oP

Guess I've rambled enough and should start closing up shop here. Enjoy your evening all and if you get the chance, get yourself hooked on West Wing...don't we wish the White House was such.

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