My Bloody Valentine!

Last night, Chris and I went to see My Bloody Valentine.

I went on Fandango and ordered the tickets. I really wanted to see the 3D version and requested theaters that supposedly had the movie in 3D but when we got to the theater we were suprised to discover – no 3D.

Just to let you know, the Regal Hunt Valley theater in the Baltimore area DOES NOT have the 3D version of My Bloody Valentine!

The movie was gory and quite good. It stars Jensen Ackles (star of TV’s Supernatural) who must have gone to the Keanu Reeves school of acting because I am quite convinced that he has only one facial expression. It also stars Betsy Rue as Irene, and if you want to see quite a lot of Betsy Rue, you will not be disapointed. I think she has a scene where she is completely nude for at least ten minutes. And you get to see everything. When I say completely nude, did I forget to mention the heels? Do women really wear heels while having sex? I can’t answer that, but I wonder if that actress feels uncomfortable or akward about her role. At least her costume budget was cheap!
The story itself centers around a mad miner with a really large pick. He went mad down in the mines and surfaced with a madness that causes him to hit a myriad of people with this large weapon, all the time wearing a mining mask and breathing like darth vader. Needless to say he is captured and shot and then buried under rubble, or is he? Ten years later in the same mining town, a suspicious character comes back, in full mining gear, gas mask and large pick. Has the dead come back to life? Or is something else afoot?

Anyway, there are plenty of scenes where wildly flung picks, bullets, punching hands, shards of glass, bits of gore, and balls of fire fly at the screen. And it would have been something in 3D, but you can’t ask for everything.

But it was enjoyable. And as the theater only had Chris, myself and one other person, it was quiet and no one bothered me with talking. Except for Chris. He seems to think every movie is of MST3K quaility. I had to shush him at least four times.

The next big thing will be the remake of Friday the 13th! And this stars Jared Padalecki, also of Supernatural fame! We will see if his acting is any better than Jensen Ackles. We shall see.

January 31, 2009 at 1:47 am 3 comments

The Sheet of Ice

It is Wednesday morning. I am feeling a bit better. Thanks for all your kind words. Still stuffed up, but hanging in there.

Last night we had an ice storm, and the ground is covered. It is really slick out there. And, the library decided not to open until 11:00 today! This almost never happens, so it must really be bad out there. So I have time to drink more coffee, clean off my car, ect.

I was supposed to have a story time this morning but now it is cancelled. I was rather excited about it. I had several books on snow picked out and a whole pile of puppets. I was going to do animals you find in North America that are active in the winter. I had a rabbit, a squirrel, a wolf, a bobcat, a porcupine, an owl to name a few. I even made coloring sheets of a grey wolf to pass out and a picture of what wolf tracks look like in the snow! It was gonna be awesome!

But I guess I can save it for another day. I think I will still put the coloring sheets out and some kids can get them later. I am sure most of the schools are closed today, so we might see the kids.

John Updike has passed away, so last night I found all of his books that we had in the collection and put them out on display so people could get them. Funny, I don’t think I have ever actually read him, but supposedly he is good. Maybe someday.

That is all for now. Stay warm!

January 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm 4 comments

The Sheet of Ice

It is Wednesday morning. I am feeling a bit better. Thanks for all your kind words. Still stuffed up, but hanging in there.

Last night we had an ice storm, and the ground is covered. It is really slick out there. And, the library decided not to open until 11:00 today! This almost never happens, so it must really be bad out there. So I have time to drink more coffee, clean off my car, ect.

I was supposed to have a story time this morning but now it is cancelled. I was rather excited about it. I had several books on snow picked out and a whole pile of puppets. I was going to do animals you find in North America that are active in the winter. I had a rabbit, a squirrel, a wolf, a bobcat, a porcupine, an owl to name a few. I even made coloring sheets of a grey wolf to pass out and a picture of what wolf tracks look like in the snow! It was gonna be awesome!

But I guess I can save it for another day. I think I will still put the coloring sheets out and some kids can get them later. I am sure most of the schools are closed today, so we might see the kids.

John Updike has passed away, so last night I found all of his books that we had in the collection and put them out on display so people could get them. Funny, I don’t think I have ever actually read him, but supposedly he is good. Maybe someday.

That is all for now. Stay warm!

January 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

Under the weather.

Sorry I have not been chatty.

I have been sick. It has been going on now for five days.
I think it might be a really bad cold. I am stuffed up completely, my throat hurts, I can’t sleep because when I lie down, everything stuffs up even worse, and it makes my throat really hurt when I wake up from dozing.

Anyway, today I added a cough to the mix, which usually means it is on the way out. I can only hope. I have been paralyzed on the sofa for days on end. At least the dog comes over and licks me when I look really pitiful.

And trust me, i have been looking quite pitiful.

I just want to feel better!

January 26, 2009 at 10:11 pm 3 comments

A historic day.

yes, we all know it is historic!

And what can I say that hasn’t already been said, by better people than I!

So, I will say nothing on the topic of the day and hum silently to myself.

Having a three day weekend was quite exciting, even though I did not accomplish anything. I really wanted to read, and I meant to read, but I ended up not even cracking a book.

It is all because of this affair I am having with television shows. I watched Medium, I watched Cold Case, I watched Merlin, and Jonathan Creek, and No Heroics, and when i was done with all that, I discovered I also like Supernatural. When you watch a lot of television, there is no room for reading!

You would think that I would soon run out of things to watch, but oh-no. There is always more to be seen, from the Mentalist to Desperate Housewives, to Gossip Girl to the Ghost Whisperer. And these are just a few of my favorites. I have become glued to the boob tube.

And Life on Mars needs to start up again, and I will soon need a new episode of Fringe to keep me going.

What is happening to me!

I think I need an intervention.

And what is the deal with McCafe anyway? Did you know you can now get a cappucino at McDonalds? And that it is almost three bucks? For a McDonald’s cappucino?

Good Lord!

Anyway. That is all for today.

January 20, 2009 at 10:45 pm 5 comments

Leaky Sink

Yesterday I had to deal with a sink leak.

That is to say we called our handyman Dean, and he came and fixed the sink. It was rather expensive, and I think in the future, I may check out a book and see if I can fix the thing myself! But, maybe I better rethink that, I probably would make it much worse!

Anyway, something was cracked just under the sink and was causing a torrent of water to flow freely all through the cabinet. Something had to be done! Luckily the sink is all better now, and we can get back to our regularly scheduled program!

This week has been going well so far. (other than the sink). I have a three day weekend coming up that I plan on enjoying. I don’t really have any plans, just hope to hang around and read a bit and maybe watch some TV. I see a trip to Holy Frijoles in my future, if I can talk Chris into going, and probably pancakes will fall into the plans somewhere, they usually do.

Nothing like pancakes!

Not much of an update today, I know, but I am still here, tapping away at my keyboard. What else can I say?

Hope midweek finds everybody well!

January 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm 3 comments

Clam Chowder

No, this is not an attempt at a recipe!

I have heated some clam chowder (Campbell’s) and am having it for lunch.

This is to say that I have had a relaxing weekend and not much has happened in my life to report.

I actually kept it almost a computer free weekend. I really didn’t check email, or blogs, or news, or anything, really.

Though I did not get as much read as I would have liked. I have several new books piling up on my bookshelf, and really need to get to them.

Including a new one by Jo Nesbo and a new one by Ruth Rendell. And I still have not read the latest by P.D. James, so I must be slipping. Not that many of you ever comment when I have a book related post! But I am thankful for those that do!

I think the woman that wrote the Rose Labyrinth is really into numerology because there are so many number puzzles and instances of numbers it is starting to make my head spin. I get a little woozy around math anyway, so I don’t see myself as a numerologist. I am only about 100 pages from finishing so I hope to be on to the next book soon.

We have a three day weekend coming up and some friends and I are going to go out to dinner on Monday night and that should be a really good time. A night out, just the girls.

Chris is at jury duty today. I don’t think he is having a very good time and I also don’t think he will wind up on a jury. He has some strong opinions, and I do not think a criminal would want him trying a case. Chris takes a hard line with criminals!

But he does get a day from work! and I think he gets to leave around 3:00. I wonder if they provide lunch for him? I have never had jury duty. I don’t think I would make a good juror either. My mind tends to wander when I get bored.

Oh well.

Hope everyone is having a lovely week!

January 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm 2 comments

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