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Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Shark Bait!

I've been worried, stressed and depressed about going back to school next semester and not knowing what's going to happen once I finally graduate. I've been nervous about things and my employment outlook in general. Sigh.
I wish I had an armoir like in The Chronicles of Narnia to escape into.

So, I was surfing the web and I re-discovered this website, Jump the Shark. It's so freaking hilarious. The comments people leave are too funny.

The one that had me laughing the most, and really lifted my spirits, was the page for Saved By the Bell. I used to watch this show regularly, I loved it, despite the nonsensical plots, bad acting, stupid adults, goofy stories and totally improbable situations.

Yes, I hated the PSA episodes like 'There's no hope with dope' and why did Mr. Belding always hang around with the kids and actually ask them for advice? WTF?

And remember when Jessie got addicted to caffeine pills? "I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so...scared!" Classic!

Anyway, I laughed my ass off, mainly because people kept talking about how much the show sucked, yet, they suspiciously knew every plot, even dialogue. Explain please? I am not embarrased to admit I watched, I even laughed a lot of the time. I even watched half of the The College Years. That was bad, really bad.

But saved by the bell was a no brainer, it was stupid and I can't say it spoke much on the lives or complex problems of teenagers. Degrassi Junior High did that much better.

I suppose you could analyze this show, look underneath the skin of Zack Morris to see why, with two parents who still live together and love each, acted as if he never got any attention, used Screech as his whipping boy and spent 95% of his time scheming, lying and cutting classes.

But, why would you want too?
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 8:36 PM   5 buffy fans
Monday, November 28, 2005
"Eye" yi, yi
I was cleaning out from under my bed today and I either got dust or animal dander, (as my cats love to sleep under my bed, in my eye. Now, I'm embarrased to admit that there was so much crap and dust under my bed that it got in my eye, but that's what happened.

Why am I telling you this? Well, my eye started to itch and burn and water and I was freaking out because it felt like something was in my eye. I went to my bathroom mirror, looked in and found nothing. I have long eyelashes and I used to get really bad stys, but now at least once a week an eyelash falls in my eye. It sucks! I look in my eye and I can see the black eyelash on the white part.

Speaking of the white part, (cornea) it was puffy and swollen and I could press on it and feel nothing, like it was a Tom & Jerry cartoon. It FREAKED ME OUT!, my pupil was small and dialated and around my eye was all swollen and there was a little pus. I looked in my medical book and I think what I had was "Allergic Conjunctivitis" I put a cold wash cloth on it and lied down for a while, and it just started feeling better a couple of hours ago.

Funny, that I finally decided to get a much needed chore done and it paralyzed me for hours. I was in bed looking like that blonde chick from Kill Bill with the eye patch--only difference is I can't whistle.

My eye still feels pretty bad, but I can see, which is good. I hope I wake up tommorow with sight and no more pus. Ugh! I'm ready to go to bed now, but I must stay up for "Prison Break".

I guess I should sweep more often, wear goggles or keep my cats from under my bed.

Well, out of those three wearing goggles sounds like the best bet.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 8:00 PM   4 buffy fans
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Where have all the good cartoons gone?

My grandma watches cartoons sometimes (usually "Arthur", which is an exception) She's old and cartoons are something her mind can process easily, so sometimes I watch them with her on Saturday morning and one day I was with my ma and I told mom, "God, the cartoons on Saturday morning nowadays really suck."

I'm an 80's kid and I remember waking up at 7am to watch cartoons and they were actually good. The kids today have no idea what crappy crap they're getting fed these days. There is hardly anything to watch, the graphics suck, they're boring and the selection...wait, what selection!? I would watch cartoons, including the wonderful, educational and always entertaining, Saturday Morning Specials, until 11am or 12:30 in the afternoon.

Not to mention there was so many choices on so many channels I'd miss stuff sometimes. I had a little schedule, I'd get up (or get my ma to wake me up) fix my breakfast, usually cereal, but soon I got crafty with some omlets, and settle on the couch complete with comforter and pillow.

Four of my favorite cartoons were
Muppet Babies, Wildfire, Galaxy High and Jem.

My favorite shows (what I can remember anyway) were the following:

Muppet Babies
Dungeons and Dragons
Pee Wee's Playhouse
Punky Brewster (animated)
Rubick, the Amazing Cube
The Littles
Q* Bert
Dragon's Lair
Pound Puppies
The Get Along Gang
Galaxy High
Puff the Magic Dragon
Life with Louie
The Popples
Land of the Lost
Teen Wolf
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
Schoolhouse Rock
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

A couple of Disney and Satuday Morning Specials, and any others I remember are:

The Journey of Natty Gan
Pippi Longstocking
CBS Storybreak
The Three Stooges (not a cartoon, I know)

(The title of this post is a musical take on Paula Cole's "Where Have all the Cowboys Gone")
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 12:08 PM   4 buffy fans
Friday, November 25, 2005
Post Turkey Post
I don't have anything to say, but I wanted to blog anyway, which is sort of lame in an odd way. I went downtown today and pretty much froze to death. Okay, it wasn't that cold, but it was cold. I didn't do the 5 am shopping spree like the radio was talking about all morning, though I did get out about 7:45 am and went to Best Buy to get The Shield DVD's, which someone else bought for me. So, Squee!

Downtown Chicago is a very fast paced place, I found myself speed walking and didn't even realize it. The cold, plus the pace of the average Chicagoan will practically have you running everywhere. Surprisenly, the traffic was like New York crazy, and it's not even December!

Speaking of NY, I'm pissed and a bit depressed that our beloved and historic Marshall Field's is now going to be named Macy's. Macy's! In Chicago! *spits* Sorry, but I'm not loving this AT ALL. Which is ironic because I barely shop there anyway, but Marshall Field's to Chicago is like the Effle Tower to Paris; the white house to Washington. Okay, maybe I'm going overboard, but you know what I mean.

To make matters worse it's trying like hell to snow. (Hello? Snow? Go home, we don't want you) Though snow is nice for Christmas, it's a pain in the ass the rest of the time. Oh well, I guess that's nothing a move to Arizona can't cure.

I'll blog you all later.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 7:46 PM   3 buffy fans
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Dinner's Ready!

However you celebrate Thanksgiving and whoever you celebrate it with, I hope you enjoy yourself, eat plenty and stay thankful. Now, I don't know about you, but my thanksgiving menu usually consist of (and keep in mind I'm not cooking):

Mac and Cheese
Mashed Potatoes & gravy
Creamed Corn
Cranberry sauce
Sweet Potato Pie
Apple Pie
Cake (sometimes)
Greens (though I don't usually eat them)

But my favorite dishes are Macaroni and Cheese and dressing. My ma usually made the mac & cheese, but she bought a Turkey dinner this year and since she's not that huge on that dish I have to make it myself if I want it, so I hope it comes out okay. She'll help and all, but she's more about the Turkey, ham and greens than anything else.

What's your favorite Thankgiving dish? Turkey? Pizza? Roast? Pumpkin Pie? Scalloped Potatoes? Your mother's cornbread stuffing? Whatever it is I'd like to know.

And one last thing:

Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 11:03 PM   5 buffy fans
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Sail Away with the Slayer

Well, I won't actually sailing with the slayer but I'll be sailing with fans of the slayer. In my local paper I found out that there will be a Buffy Alaskian cruise where fans and side characters of the show can gather and talk Buffy and appreciate the fantastic, memorable TV show that really did redefine television.

The cruise is $1700 and the boat docks in 2007. I'm so there. Although I don't like to make plans that far ahead because I don't know what will be happening in 2007, if I'll even be alive but I'm planning for it anyway. Yes, I love Buffy that much and you should know that by now. *grin* At a bar here in Chicago they had a Buffy marathon where they ran like 30 episodes of the show. So, I'm not the only one who worships Buffy.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 3:00 PM   4 buffy fans
Friday, November 18, 2005
For the love of "Lifehouse"!

I've learned through blogging that a handful of people like Lifehouse's song "You and Me", including me. I bring this up because on Undr's homebound roadtrip he heard Lifehouse more than once.

Within the next couple of days I not only heard it TWICE on the radio, but I saw the video for the first time. Yea! Considring MTV doesn't play videos anymore. I liked it, and now I have the video in my head when I hear the song now. I guess that's better than Clark and Lana dancing to it on Smallville. At any rate, I've been enjoying this song way too much, but I really, really like it. It's a sweet love song. Just call me sappy!
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 2:47 PM   4 buffy fans
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Double Stuff Weakness

I love Oreos, which is funny because I couldn't stand them when I was younger. But I just recently had a package of Double Stuf Oreos and I couldn't stop eating them. Seriously, I'd get one or two, and I'd be right back getting two or three more. They are SOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD to me!

Besides Doritoes and Krunchers they're the one thing that I'd want with me on a desert island. So, here's a little question for you. If you were banished to an island, like LOST, and could only have five of your favorite junk foods ferried in to you, which 5 would they be? Here's my pick:

1.Double Stuf Oreos
4.Cake (anything except Chocolate)
5.Kit Kat
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 9:00 PM   9 buffy fans
Monday, November 14, 2005
Crazy vs. Crazy
I don't know if you watch Trading Spouses or not. I do occasionally, and a couple weeks ago I watched an episode with the D'Amico-Flisher/Perrin Family, (the mother is the one sitting on the couch on the FOX website).
Anyway, if you've seen the commercials they built up the show with her going off at the end yelling about the other family doing "dark-sided" things because they practiced Pagan rituals, and had a solstice and whatnot, and the wife is a hynotherapist. They weren't Christians like her and her family, and she considered herself a "God Warrior" whatever that means.

Well, clearly the woman is crazy, but that's besides the point -- or maybe it isn't. But basically I have an overall gripe mainly because Marguerite's (the crazy mother) friends basically bombarded Jeanne (the hynotherpist other mother) about questions on whether she went to church and what she believed and does she believe in God, and on and on, and they were rude, and I don't believe that you should meet people by going:

"Hi, my name is Jane. Nice to meet you, What's your religion? What are your beliefs?"

Then bascially disassociating yourself from them if they're not like your own. That's just me.

I figure if you MUST be with all Christians, go to an all Christian church and don't bother trying to meet new people because you can't know without asking and if you just can't bring yourself to talk to someone of another religion then you're wasting time.

Maguerite was insane about the other family not being Christian and even tried to convert the children, telling them to 'find God' and whatnot. But they couldn't make a peep about their beliefs or Moon chants or whatever else they did becasue it was 'dark-sided. What if they said Christianity was 'dark-sided'? That would be their opinon just like what she said was her opinion. It was just unfair and I didn't like it.

I don't care what people believe, as long as they don't try and make me believe it. Though, I have serious problems with religions that use animal sacrifices because I love animals and I just don't like it and while I somewhat understand it, I still think it's very inhumane. BUT, I would understand that that's what they do and because of how I feel about animals I wouldn't be able to attend a ritual because of that fact.

But I would never act like Maguerite. That's just crazy all over.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 5:21 PM   4 buffy fans
Friday, November 11, 2005
Not that I watch that WB show "Reunion" but reading PinksandRoses blog made me think of reunions or 'bumping into' old school friend, be it high school or grammar school. I don't do it often, or even occasionally, and I'm actually happy about that. I'm not exactly where I want to be in life and when you meet people they all want to know 'So, what have you been doing?"

Not a question I care to answer. But, I have kept in touch with my good friends from High school and that's cool. But I didn't go to my HS Reunion, didn't really care for it. In HS all I wanted to do was get the hell out. I wasn't friends with a lot of people, so I figured why go back and pretend we're all chummy after 10 years, right?

I have a couple friends in College I keep in touch with and I plan to keep in touch with them a long time. One friend is really cool, we email and talk on the phone all the time. I don't know how you guys feel about HS reunions or bumping into old school mates, but it feels sort of surreal to me.

I ran into a girl I went to grammar school with and she was like 'Hi Gunngirl" and I COULD NOT REMEMBER HER NAME! I just said hey, then I ran into two more times after that. I prayed that would be it because I could never say her name and after three times I just couldn't go 'um, what was your name?"

Anyway, that's a small thought I had today.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 5:00 PM   2 buffy fans
Monday, November 07, 2005
Podcast Nation

I listen to a lot of Podcasts (which is basically your own satallite radio show) and you can find pretty much anything if you look hard enough -- even stuff you don't want to find. My sister has one only on beauty and make-up called The Homespa Goddess Show.

However, the one we occasionally do together is called Previously on Alias... and it's all about the TV Show Alias.

I joined her on her Niptuck Podcast (that you can find through her link) but unfortunetly, we haven't been able to figure out how to have two mics working without getting an echo. So, we've been using one mic and it hasn't been the greatest, so her voice is loud and clear and I'm sort of muffled and in the background.

If I recall, the first show she worked some magic and was able to get it to work, but the first show was the suckiest! Oh well, that's usually how it works. At any rate, if you want to download a show or two or subscribe to us in itunes - all for FREE of course, by all means do it and pass us along to your friends, we always want new subscribers, shoutouts, whatever. You can download itunes for free for Mac and Windows there also.

Also, we haven't done a show in a while, so note they're pretty old.

But, if you do nothing else, can you vote for us at Podcast Alley? Just type in Previously on Alias... and you have to put in your email address and then reply to the link in your email. I know, sort of irritating, but just vote and then whenever you check your email again, just click on the link, I don't expect you to run to your email right after voting. But, thanks a bunch if you vote!
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 2:43 PM   7 buffy fans
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Useless But Fun
Okay, here's a couple of quizzes, so to speak I did. I wish my blog was worth more. Sniff, but that's not a bad pocketful of change.

My blog is worth $3,951.78.
How much is your blog worth?

I thought this one was interesting. I hear the word 'machiavellian' several times a week, in my own life and on TV, especially Smallville.

You Are Somewhat Machiavellian

You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead...
But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.
You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 6:30 PM   4 buffy fans
And it continues...
I stole this from Undr, who stole it elsewhere. Why not right? I got nothing else better to say.

smoked a cigarette
- Yeah, I didn't like it.

been in love - Yes, but I read to many romance novels and watch too many movies. I want a forbidden romance like Buffy and Angel.

shoplifted- Yeah, a few times. Once I stole batteries, a few other times I ripped some pages out of a game magazine to steal the cheats and tips, and some pieces of candy. I also stole a can of cat food out of a small neighborhood store to feed this little kitten with a broken leg I saw on the way there. All this happened last week. Just kidding, I was a lot younger. Honest. The can of cat food was for a good cause.

been in a fist fight - Yeah, but I was scared dork in school and I should have been in more. I let way too many people get away with saying bad shit.

snuck out of your parent's house- Once. (Re: scared dork). It was to meet this guy in the alley behind our house. But he wasn't my pimp or anything.

gone on a blind date - No. I could never, ever do that.

skipped school- A couple of times. I skipped classes more than the whole day, though.

been on a plane- Sadly, no.

eaten sushi- Yes, I don't like it as much as I want too.

been moshing at a concert - Hell no.

had a tea party - Certainly, but I never really dressed up, but they were all fun nevertheless.

slept beneath the stars - Once. It was cool, but I'm not running to do it again.

played cops and robbers- Um, I very much doubt it. I had bunk beds with my sis, so we played some sort of ship/pirate game where the top bunk was the top of the boat and the bottom was inside. We tucked a sheet around the bottom bunk so it was enclosed. Anyway, as you can see I know nothing about boats.

sung karaoke - A few times. I sang "Secret" by Madonna, "The Reflex" by Duran Duran with my sis, and the theme song from "Family Ties" LOL. I should have been drunk, but alas, I wasn't.

been kissed under the mistletoe- No. I must rectify that. And my friggin' Birthday is even in December.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 3:50 PM   4 buffy fans
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Hit Replay

I have another new song obsession, well actually several, but this one is worse than my others. Because of who it is, I'm going to dedicate this post to Undr. The person is Kelly Clarkson. I'm not too embarrased about liking her music, she actually has had some pretty decent songs.

However, if you recall I discovered 'vidding' several weeks ago and am obsessed with doing it, but I just don't see that happening in any near future. So, I've been downloading plenty of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (BtVS) music video's and enjoying other peoples work. I first heard this song in a Buffy and Spike Vid titled the same as the song. "Addicted" This is a link to the mp3 download, not the lyrics, if you so desire to hear it. Type in "Addicted" or Kelly Clarkson in the search box.

I really, really love this song. It's so angsty, passionate and intense, and I like it even more because it completly captured the Buffy & Spike relationship to a T.

I hope you don't think I'm crazy, but I'd actually love to be in such an intense, dark, erotically charged relationship like that. Can't say it wouldn't be a rush. Perhaps not as dark and violent as Buffy and Spike, but I loved them together and can't really explain why. But if I could have my own Spike for a while, I wouldn't complain.

So, for the moment I'm totally Addicted to this song.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 4:27 PM   2 buffy fans
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
So many ringtones, so few calls

I finally got a cell phone, that's it over on the left, and one of the most fun things about cell phones, besides taking pictures, playing games, checking your email and annoying people around you with calls about nothing, is downloading ringtones. I was enjoying myself downloading until I realized I don't even know that many people and wouldn't be getting that many calls anyway.
In honor of Halloween I downloaded the theme to The Omen, but at present I'm now using Gwen Stefani's What You Waiting For. Yes, I'm a big Gwen fan. Other possibilities include Duran Duran's Notorious. The theme to I Dream of Genie; the theme to Super Mario Brothers, and Black Eyed Peas Let's Get it Started.

So, what I'd like from you is a song suggestion. Your favorite or, even better, the ringtone you use if you use one. I'm just curious, that's all.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 2:00 AM   3 buffy fans
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