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Sunday, April 30, 2006
Beauty and the Beast

I finally had time, and didn't feel guilty, about looking at a movie. Yes, it came out a while ago. It's a movie I didn't see in the theaters, but thanks to Netflix I finally saw King Kong and I loved it. You all know the story so you know the depressing ending (yes, I cried) but it was soooo good. I didn't even feel like I'd been watching it for over 3 hours.

It was a good remake, lots of action, and very engaging, exciting action. We once again see what happens when Man gets ahold of something. It gets an A from me.

I still have 2 finals so I'm not out of the woods yet. And while I still loath my bills and the fact that I'm still looking for work, I'm pretty happy that I found a career path--finally. It's in healthcare and I have to go back to school though, but I found the classes cheaper at a different college and it should only take me less than a year to finish. I'd like to find something part-time and volunteer at a hospital.

I'd like to think that in a year I'd be on my way to getting out of debt. *crosses fingers* it's a tall order though. I'd like to be more excited about graduating, but it's pretty scary knowing that after that it's all over and I'll really be out there. lol. But, again, I'm happy that I do have my feet on a path instead of being totally clueless. I do have a plan. I'm going to try desperately to stay on that course. Send all your positive energy my way, guys. lol. I need it.

I felt a relief earlier today when I realized I'd gotten through all those papers. ACK! I did it. Whew! Oh Happy Day.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 12:53 AM   4 buffy fans
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Nothing Fancy
Just two finals left. We're down to the wire people! *whew*

An update on the smoking presentation...I overheard my teacher ask the man in my 'group' for a writeup of his role in the presentation. (!) I sat there like I wasn't listening, but he was sitting right next to me and she was sitting on the other side of him. She usually sits next to me during presentations.

Anyway, along with our presentation we had to include a 3 page summary of our roles in it. She said what he gave her really didn't say much and she wanted something else. I sorta felt a little bad because he turned to me and said 'I guess we're gonna be graded indivdually." I can't imagine what he's going to write. He had no role!

I had to tell my mom (we talk too much, ;)) and she said that when he said I could take over that I should have told him it would be up to him if he didn't say anything, but we were both supposed to do our parts. I now think I should have said that, I wonder if he really didn't think of that, that it wouldn't matter if he said nothing. I'd like to read his paper. LOL.

Another thing, on our daily paper RedEye, there was an article about that movie "United 93" and if it's too soon. I say 5 years isn't long enough. 10 years would be okay. Even though the movie (I think) shows the passangers being heroic and brave, can we look at it in that light? Or just be depressed to be reminded. Are they martyrs? I don't know.

Even though I see some good in that movie I still don't plan on seeing it. Ever.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 7:39 PM   6 buffy fans
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Possession Obsession
First, I want to thank those who commented about my presentation, the blog and gave a virtual dirty look to my so called group member. I go to that class tommorow and I already feel this bitterness for some reason.

Really, I just can't get past that I was really surprised that he didn't have anything prepared. I so, SO wish he hadn't been in my group just to see what he'd come up with. Probably nothing. Well, I guess if he'd been in another group with other people he'd have done the same. I should have told him I wanted him to say something, to say his "part" and let him pull something out of his rear end. I mean, come on!

Anyway, I have to ask, is it strange that I have a favorite stall in the womens bathroom at school? On the floor where I work there's a bathroom right across the hall and I like the very first stall. It's sort of corned off with a wall directly in front of it and a wall next to it. It's always clean and I just feel sort of cozy in there. Sometimes I don't wanna get up. heh.l

Even worse, I went in there today and someone was in there. I was pretty bent outta shape. lol.

I'm also a little jealous that princess prissy pants is done with school. I actually still have finals to take. Not fair! But at least the presentations are over.

I meant to post this waaaay earlier, but it's after 10pm. I'm going to get in the bed and watch The X-Files until I fall asleep.

See you all in the A.M.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 10:08 PM   6 buffy fans
Monday, April 24, 2006
I'M FREE! Well, sort of
I did my presentations today. Both of them. *passes out with relief* Okay, I have to tell you about the first one, you remember, the one with the smoking and Joe Camel campaign. Ahem.

Well, I made this blog to use as my visual aid. I also made handouts. So, the man that was in my group is in his 60's. Yes, 60's. He pretty much said that he comes to school to get out of the house, etc. So, he's not technically savvy. No surprise.

But I printed out mounds of info on smoking in the media and teen smoking and I made my little part to say. I gave him info and thought he was going to have something to say. SOMETHING! Wrong! I actually thought he'd prepared something. This was a GROUP presentation. I mean, how do you come to a group presentation and not be prepared to say anything?

So, when we met this morning he goes 'well, if you feel confident that you have enough info and can take it yourself, go ahead. Not that I'm trying to weasel out of anything."

I don't think he's a bad guy or anything, but I did all the talking. He said nothing and even my prof. was waiting for him to say something. What made it so bad was that because I was the only one talking all eyes were on me. I wanted to show these old smoking commercials, but the labtop didn't have Real Player so they wouldn't play.

So, then I accidently closed the browser window and had to get back to the internet and get back to the blog, all this while I said nothing and was basically wracked with nerves. So, there's nothing but dead air while I'm fumbling around with everyone waiting, and waiting.

I felt like an idiot and the class looked bored as hell. Surprisingly, my teacher said I did good and seemed impressed with my blog.

Still, if he had been talking some that would have given me a chance to fumble without being the center of attention. I'm skeptical about how good I did. And yes, I say I because it was I that did everything. I wonder how we're gonna be graded on this.

There's still about a week and a half of school left. Can you believe I'm down to a week and a half? After all that complaining I've been doing? LOL

*Whew* I'm so glad those presentations are over. You have no idea. I can sleep soundly tonight. I didn't even get to blog stalk over the past couple days. So, here I come. ;)
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 9:40 PM   8 buffy fans
Sunday, April 23, 2006
It's the end of the world...in 100 years or so!
I watched this show on Global Warming today on, I think on the Discovery Channel, but I can't remember. The gist? We're screwed. It was a whole lot of information on the 'snow packs' and the changing weather and a lot about the atmosphere's pull on the ocean and this is why we're getting a lot of hurricanes. Though, they said we'd get those anyway.

But I so agree because I remember the winters we used to get here in Chicago. Bitter, crazy cold, and snow up to our chests. Now, we'd get a couple weeks of real cold, on and off again snow and Jan, and Feb with no snow! Crazy!

I'm worried about the Polar bears. They said that the ice is melting and they can't cross over the land to get to food. Damn global warming! I don't want kids in 75 years to have to check out a book to see a polar bear or hawk or sea lion or tiger. *grumble* My mother sends money to animal organizations and she gets SO MUCH stuff for contributions.

She tells me 'I got something in the mail today about saving the Elephants." She gets stuff about dogs, cats, giraffes, and horses to name a few. Man, there's too many animals that need our help. I want to save them all. *sniff*

In other news...

I've been getting emails from my 2010 Canadian Olympic newsletter. I'm still excited and still want to go. Must make that happen. *determined teeth grit*

Also, if you look to your right I added a few newbies to my blogroll. Speaking of blogroll, I'm gonna have to go back to that. The blogroll is convienient. Anyway, these are blogs worth checking out and who I'm proud to add to the Scooby Gang. Haven't sought new blogs in a while, I'm enjoying the new friends.

Take care guys. :D
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 12:13 PM   6 buffy fans
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Those crazy cowboys

I finally saw Brokeback Mountain and Crash. Sheesh, I should get to the movies more often. I really liked both of them. Crash was very good and I see why it won best picture. For so many stories they flowed together seamlessly. Well done.

As for Brokeback Mountain. Well, I think it was a bit overhyped. It was good and yes, there were gay cowboys. It was really a love story -- between two gay cowboys. I read the short story and they stuck to it for the most part, actually they were dead on in some respects. Still, I must say I was expecting some more in the sex department from the way people were going on.

Granted, there were, I would say, two pretty steamy sexual moments. I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen it, but for those who have, I'm picking the tent moment when Jake Gyllenhall is shirtless and when they meet after a few years and Ennis' wife catches them. The kiss was pretty passionate.

Basically, they're apart for most of the movie and we see a lot of their lives away from each other. I love love stories, I'm a sucker for romance, romantic comedies, steamy romances, period romances, all of it.

It was sad, yes, passionate in some places. I don't know if it was romantic since they didn't really romance each other but they were sweet and gentle to each other in some moments the way a man and woman would be. I liked every scene with them, they really were the core of the film. I didn't want to see anything else but them.

I'm glad I finally saw it...FINALLY! Because I liked it.

I also think it was a good move career wise for Heath Ledger.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 10:22 PM   7 buffy fans
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
A little bit of everything

First, I forgot to wish you all a happy easter. *smacks head* So, HAPPY EASTER! Hope you had fun, whatever you did.

To the right of the aircraft is the giant heart I wanted to show you. It's been a part of the museum forever. Unfortunetly, some of the older cooler stuff is being taken out, so far this has stuck. You can walk through it and hear the heart beating. Very cool.

I plan on going to The Container Store for my clear box to put my precious Apolo Wheaties box in. But thanks for the suggestions guys. I went to a friends birthday party and met this guy. Dare I mention Apolo? I did, only because a friend sort of outed me and my obsession. Surprisingly, there wasn't laughing and pointing. He was like 'Oh, I like Apolo." (!!!) I think I'm gonna have to marry him. :) lol

It's crunch time in my classes. BOTH presentations are Monday. *bites nails* My only class Thursday is cancelled, I definetly need that time. Must get cracking.


Here is another pic at the Video Game Exhibit. I had that pac man one! hee. There was Donkey Kong, Frogger, and I think Centepede. I can't remember, but the exhibit took you back. Waaaaay back. Man, remember when you didn't think video games could get any cooler? No? Well, anyway we know better now.

And last but not least, I posted a pic of me sitting on a suspended 747. You can experience a simulated take off and landing but we were too late for that and didn't want to stick around for the next one.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 10:44 PM   5 buffy fans
Monday, April 17, 2006
School Daze
School is hectic again. Surprise, surprise I'm waiting till the last minute to complete assignments. LOL. Well, actually I JUST decided today to create a blog for one of my presentation instead of a PowerPoint. It'll be much easier, but I'm having trouble finding the pictures I need. There's always something. ;)

I think I'll be able to post a link to some pics to Flickr. I have a couple more pics from my Video Exhibit day I'd like post. Nothing grand, but there's also a giant heart at the Museum that you can walk through. I took a pic of that. It's cool, when you get in you can hear it beating. Very cool.

I also found my Wheaties box of Apolo! At Target no less, I didn't even find it in a grocery store. Yea! Very excited. I have yet to get the clear plastic container I'm going to display it in. When I do I'll take a pic and show it to you. Yes, I'm that happy.

I'm also having another Dinner For Five. For those of you who don't know what that is, well, there's a TV show on the IFC where a man hosts dinners with four other people. They're all from different backgrounds, usually actors, though it could be anybody. They talk about everything and it's very entertaining--depending the guests that is.

So, I'm having 3 new dinner parties. The guests can be living or dead. Here's my guestlist:


Dinner #1

Gunngirl
Napoleon Bonaparte
Anne Boleyn
Johnny Depp
Bill Clinton


Dinner #2

Gunngirl
Marilyn Monroe
Antonia Ford (Confederate Spy)
George Lucas
Oprah Winfrey


Dinner #3

Gunngirl
High Desert Diva
Apolo Anton Ohno
Molto Mario
Dr. Michael Baden, M.D. (HBO's Autopsy)
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 7:14 PM   10 buffy fans
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Get your game on!

Friday me and my sister went to the Museum of Science and Industry here in Chicago to see a pretty old exhbit (one year) about the evolution of video games. It was very nice, though could have been better. I could have used some more info on the consoles and some of the popular games for those consoles.

However, I did enjoy myself. For my health class we had to take a field trip and yep, this Museum was acceptable so I killed 2 birds with one stone. I had such a nice day that I was going to link to a couple of images on Flickr, but I can't figure out how to do it.

I was going to be a hypocrite and actually (holds breath) post a pic of myself. I know, I know, who gives a crap and didn't I just preach a whole post about how this was wrong and unnecessary? Yes, I did. But my sis took a fairly decent pic of me sitting on a suspended 747 in the Museum and I was going to just post it from Flickr...just because. But now it seems to be more fuss and muss than I want it to be. It was going to be a little group of pics on flickr but...sigh.

Sooooo, I think I might post that pic later, unless my bravery wanes. LOL

So, this pic is one I took inside the exhibit. Stay tuned for possibly more photo's. heh.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 9:51 PM   7 buffy fans
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Curses!
At work today one of the receptionists asked me to staple some papers together. Okay, easy enough task. But there were like 5 staplers and they pretty much all didn't work, so she had one on her desk and was like 'use this one because I don't know about those others' well, I picked up one and it seemed to work.

So, I checked it for staples. Check. Then I went to close it and it seemed pretty hard to get down, so I pushed really hard and STAPLED MY THUMB!

It was bad. I wanted to yell, but I didn't. The receptionist said 'be careful' but she didn't see how bad it was. At least I don't think she did. I went into the other room and looked at my thumb and yes, there was a stapler.

Even worse was I had to use a STAPLE REMOVER TO TAKE A STAPLER OUT OF MY FUCKING THUMB!

It was bleeding and I got blood on one of the sheets of papers and had to make another copy of it. Very embarrasing. Oh my god, needless to say I was ready to go after that. Ugh. It was really hurting at one point, it was not good.

And now I have to go type.

I need Apolo to come kiss my thumb for me. LOL Wow, it's been a long time since I mentioned Apolo. Aren't you guys lucky? heh.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 6:46 PM   15 buffy fans
Monday, April 10, 2006
Desktop Love
Nothing exciting is happening around here. It's just all school all the time. Whoo, party time! *sarcastic eyeroll* The only good thing that happened school wise is that we had an assignment to interview a health prof. And I chose Vet. I didn't want to do it, wasn't looking forward to it, and my teacher wanted a verification signature. She's such a stickler! *grumble*

Well, I ended up calling the Animal Hospital where I took my cats to set something up. A vet said he'd talk to me right then over the phone (!) so I did it and asked him if I can fax him something to sign and can he fax it back. He said yes. Isn't that great? Well I think so.

So, anyway, in my boredom I decided to post some of my desktops. I change my desktop often, and with a Mac I can have more than one entirely seperate desktop, but currently I only have two. At any rate, this one is my current desktop. I even have some matching icons. It's a Japanese cartoon (anime) called Hellsing:









The others ones are Resident Evil, of course.





And one more...



Click on them all to see them a little more up close. I have plenty more, the next time I have nothing to blog about I'll post some others. Heh, that'll probably be tommorow.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 5:25 PM   4 buffy fans
Friday, April 07, 2006
Thank you! I'm here through next Saturday!
In light of my coughing I have a joke for you:


Two young boys, both 12-years-old, snuck into this old, abandoned house. There was a rumor going around that a coffin was in the basement. "It's really creepy in here," said Dan, looking around the quiet, dusty house. Leon agreed. "Well, we're here now. let's go in the basement," he said. Both boys headed to the basement, and sure enough there sat a coffin of dark brown wood. The boys stared in disbelief, but were proud they were so brave to sneak in to see it.

"Wait until we tell everyone we saw it!" said Leon.

Dan nodded. "They won't believe it!"

"Let's open it up," suggested Leon. Dan wasn't so sure, but at the eager look on his friend's face he agreed. Besides, he was just as curious to see what was inside. The two boys approached the coffin slowly; the dusty, dark basement grew creepier by the minute. The coffin sat still as the two boys, holding their breaths, got closer and closer.

Leon reached it first and reached out with a slow hand to peel open the hood -- suddenly, the coffin bolted upright, standing tall before the two boys. They shrieked and backed up in horror. The coffin, standing on end, began to hobble toward the two young scared boys, moving awkwardly side to side as it headed for them both.

"Run!" screamed Dan, and they bolted up the stairs and out of the house into the night. But to their surprise, the coffin had made it up the stairs and was still following them. It seemed to be gaining speed, almost running as it chased them.

Leon grabbed some rocks and tossed them at the coffin, but it kept coming.

Dan threw some sticks, but it kept coming.

The boys raced out into the road where an old car sat. They grabbed some of the heavy parts of the engine and threw them at the racing coffin, but still it charged, growing faster and faster and getting closer and closer.

Screaming for their lives the boys raced ahead, barely able to catch their breaths. They ran side by side, terrified to look behind him.

"What are we gonna do?!" screamed Dan. "It's gonna catch us!"

"Wait, I have an idea," said Leon. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a box of Cherry Cough Drops. He turned and tossed some behind him.

And the coffin stopped.


BWAH!


Catch you guys on the flipside.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 11:30 PM   7 buffy fans
Saturday, April 01, 2006
I'll take knock-me-unconscious for 1000, Alex.
Ahhh, things were going good. I was slightly getting over my cold. The coughing was getting better, I was making all my classes and wasn't behind and things were pretty much alright with the world.

THEN... (cue dramatic music)

I decided that I could use another dose of Nyquil. Couldn't hurt, right? Of course not. But the devil (or is that the idiot) inside, well, they're pretty much the same person I guess, decided that eating a whole bag of Hot cheese Doodles afterward was a good thing. I'm here to tell you, it's not.

Actually, I was feeling pretty good...until about 5:30 Friday morning. I woke up feeling very bad, nauseus, I-feel-like-I-want-to-throw-up-bad. Finally, I do, and at first what I thought was blood was actually all the Nyquil and Cheese Doodles. Ugh.

After 3 more times throwing up, and one dry heave I-thought-I-was-going-to-throw-up, missing school and work and being literally confined to the bed the ENTIRE day and only able to get down about 4 orange slices and some Sprite and really, seeing a bullet to my head as my only escape, I pulled through. Seriously, things were coming out of both ends for a while. Oh, too much information? Sorry.

At any rate, I did not have a good Friday. Saturday was slighly better. I managed to get up and walk around, which was a HUGE deal, eat a sandwich and drink some tea. My coughing came back full force. I have a doctors appointment next week. And you know what that means? Yep, the coughings going to be gone and he won't find a thing wrong. Always happens.

The kicker? I go to my online class webpage and realize that, my paper? It's due on Monday. Soooo, I just finished the damn thing and I wasn't happy about doing it on a moments notice. Why do I do this to myself? Whyyyyyyyyyy!

Is school over yet? *whimper*

I think I'm going to drink some more tea, get in bed and watch Smallville.

Moral of this story? Don't have Cherry Nyquil and a Hot Cheese Doodle chaser.

One more thing, I was going to have this great, fake April's fools post. But then I got sick and obviously forgot about it. Oh well. I'll get you next time my pretties!
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 9:46 PM   12 buffy fans
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