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Karen
14 March 2011 @ 09:16 pm
So the game is: You go to your Facebook profile, you pick the first five names, and these are the people on your team for the zombie apocalypse.

Amanda McGinn - Amanda would be good in a fight. She's a quick thinker, decisive and has a fabulous head of hair with which to hypnotize the enemy. She could easily throw the zombie offenders off kilter by correcting their grammar while belly-dancing circles around them. Plus she prolly can swing a bat.

John Petrick - I have always maintained that in any emergency - such as the zombie apocalypse or a burger shortage - you want to be wherever John Petrick is... mostly because he's gonna be where the zombies aren't (and, hopefully, where the burgers are). John doesn't waste time saying "how d'you do, Mr. Zombie?" He gets the frak out of Dodge and you best hope you can keep up. Plus he can really swing a bat.

Sr. Male Teller Joshua Davies - Josh will be the fast-talking, cooler-wielding, ace in the hole Jack of all Trades that any zombie fleeing group could ask for. Little but mighty, Josh would be John's natural right-hand man and little buddy. Plus I bet he's good with a bat.

Marcus Martin - No one can assist zombies to the ground like Officer Martin can. It's always good to have the law on your side in these instances. One flash of the badge, those pearly whites and the "guns" and surely the enemy will surrender - at least the female contingent anyway. He's most certainly skilled with a bat but he might be best used manning the manly machine gun and providing cover during a swarm.

Becky Leonard - Every team needs someone to act as bait, right? :D
 
 
my mood is: amused
my music is: nuthin
 
 
Karen
29 November 2010 @ 09:48 pm
1st RULE: You do not talk about FIGHT CLUB.
2nd RULE: Be honest! Don't keep shuffling forward for "cooler" songs. This is a 'getting to know you' exercise.

Once you've been tagged...

(1) Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer.
(2) Go to SHUFFLE mode.
(3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up -title and artist. NO editing/cheating, please.
(4) Choose 20 people to be tagged, including me. Because people love being tagged, even if they say they don't.

Go to NOTES under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, enter your 15 Shuffle Songs, Tag 20 people (under the post), then click Publish.

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1) Selling the Drama by Live on Awake: The Best of Live
2) Holly Holy by Neil Diamond on Neil Diamond: Gold
3) Glide by Stone Temple Pilots on No. 4
4) Pillar of Davidson by Live on Throwing Copper
5) Halo by Foo Fighters on One by One
6) Brain Fever by David Wilcox on Over 60 Minutes with David Wilcox
7) Keep on Loving You by REO Speedwagon on The Hits
8) Goodnight Saigon by Billy Joel on Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel
9) With Or Without You by U2 on U218 Singles
10) Dancing in the Sheets by Shalamar on Footloose
11) Must Be Crazy for Me by Melissa Ethridge on Never Enough
12) Reuben James by Kenny Rogers on 20 Greatest Hits
13) Life Without You by Stevie Ray Vaughn on Greatest Hits
14) Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz on Greatest Hits
15) Leave by Matchbox Twenty on Mad Season

Apparently I have a lot if Greatest Hit compilations.... and apparently my shuffle loves Live cuz I, admittedly, skipped several Live songs and at least one more Neil Diamond song.
 
 
my mood is: frustrated
my music is: conan
 
 
Karen
28 November 2010 @ 09:42 pm
There's really no rhyme or reason as to why I've decided to do this... and these things are in no real order and are completely and totally subject to change.

Movies:
Star Wars - the original unfancified version
Aliens - for Bill Paxton alone
The X-Files: Fight the Future - pretty agents, pretty colours, pretty everything
Navy SEALS - I've seen it no less than 100 times... for reals
Die Hard - Bruce Willis + Alan Rickman = FTW
The Silence of the Lambs - still scary as hell
Chasing Amy - the best of the Kevin Smith flicks
Clue - I hated her SO much... FLAMES... flames...!
Tears of the Sun - anyone seen this? Anyone? Thought not
Lake Placid - if I had a dick this is where I'd tell you to suck it


Episodes of The X-Files:
Irresistible - who does your nails, girly girl?
Bad Blood - he said/she said at it's finest
Duane Barry - do NOT call Duane Barry a liar
Ice - better than The Thing... sorry dear
Beyond the Sea - look! Scully isn't a robot!
Small Potatoes - you're a damn good looking man
Via Negativa - cuz I like John Doggett
Grotesque - possibly the most underrated episode ever
Redux I & II - pretty much explained everything
Dreamland I & II - there is no Sadam Hussein! His name is John Gilnitz


Funny Ladies:
Betty White
Carol Burnette
Tiny Fey
Amy Poehler
Bea Arthur
Sandra Bullock
Kristen Wiig
Carrie Fisher
Madeline Kahn
Kirstie Alley


The end.
 
 
my mood is: bored
my music is: return of the jedi
 
 
Karen
20 September 2009 @ 05:49 pm
With like... an HOUR to spare, I have my Emmy predictions. I was, obviously, bored... while I wait (impatiently) for news of my new niece's arrival (literally ANY MINUTE now).

Shall we begin?

Yes. Let's shall.

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That's it! And I made it in time. :D

- karen
 
 
my mood is: thoughtful
my music is: billy joel
 
 
Karen
11 August 2009 @ 10:24 pm
Traditionally, fall has always been my favourite time of year. The obvious reason is that my birthday is in the fall... but it's more than just that - especially as I get older and those damn birthdays keep a'coming. I enjoy the cooler weather, the changing of the leaves... I even looked forward to going back to school. It was a time for new beginnings blah, blah, blah... In truth the real reason fall is my favourite season (lookit me rhyme) is television. New shows start up. Old shows come back. It's the best. I miss my shows in the summer months. I've been relegated to watching the same 22 episodes of Supernatural over and over and over again. I have them saved to my Zune. I have them saved to my DVR. I have them on memory stick to watch them on my computer or X-Box... and as awesome as Supernatural was last season... I've seen these particular 22 episodes enough. More or less.

But in a short 4 weeks, NEW episodes of Supernatural will be here. It's an uncharacteristically early start to the fall TV season, apparently. No complaints! Turns out, though... the new season is even earlier! Like... it starts NOW!

Over the course of two days I had the opportunity to see not one... but TWO pilot episodes for two new comedies set to premier this fall. How did I get so lucky? I'll never tell.

Comedies had been taking a beating for a while. There was never anything decent... it was all about hour long serialized dramas for me for a while. And then a funny thing happened... a funny thing called How I Met Your Mother... followed by a funny thing called The Office, another called 30 Rock, another called The Big Bang Theory and yet another called Better Off Ted. I'm confident these five shows are five of the funniest on television right now and after watching these two new shows... my hopes for yet more awesome comedy are alive and well.

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blah blah blah about Modern Family...Collapse )

All in all, I'm sure Modern Family will fail and be cancelled quickly. Community will probably last one season. And I'll be irritated again. But I'm glad that I got a chance to sample the goods, so to speak... to help tide me over until September 10 when Supernatural comes back.

 
 
my mood is: bored
my music is: innagadadenothing
 
 
 
Karen
30 July 2009 @ 12:51 am
bad: 88 degrees at 10am this morning
good: John's car started on the first try
bad: no A/C in John's car
good: extra long movies to choose from at the theater (Harry Potter, Transformers, Public Enemies)
bad: the power going out during your previews
good: getting sit in the cool theater waiting for the power to come back
bad: getting kicked out when it appeared the power would take a while
good: pass for a free movie
bad: getting home to find out the power came on seconds after I got kicked out of the theater
good: Transformers was already started when I went back... off to see Ugly Truth FOR FREE and without having to use my FREE PASS
mediocre: The Ugly Truth
bad: back out into the 100 degree heat
good: steak... wrapped in bacon...
bad: heading back out into the 100+ degree heat to see Transformers
good: FOR FREE with my FREE PASS
bad: Transformers. OH MY GOD how bad? OMGSOBAD!
good: Monroe movie theater A/C... you can hang meat in there! I can remember what "cold" feels like again
bad: coming home to my house at 88 degrees
good: there's a nice breeze outside
bad: 84 degree at freaking ONE AM!!!!

So how was your day?

 
 
my mood is: hot
my music is: fans. lots and lots of fans.
 
 
Karen
29 June 2009 @ 12:57 am
I have another book under my belt. This one isn't even by Stephenie Meyer or James Patterson! It was this month's selection for The Well-Read Heads (tm) - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Most of you know... I'm a moderately emotional person. I take things personally when I shouldn't. I am overly empathetic... I cry during long distance commercials and game shows. As such, I've more or less strategically avoided movies and literature about the second World War and the Holocaust. I don't know exactly who ENJOYS reading books or watching movies about the Holocaust but there are many fine pieces of literature and cinema available if you do.

Chances are I have not seen them. I have not read them.

I'm like my mom this way.

So when it came time for me to suggest a book for book club, I surprised myself by adding The Book Thief to the list AND by hoping it would win the popular vote amongst the Well-Reads. It did and then it fell to me to read it.

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my mood is: pensive
my music is: notathing
 
 
Karen
14 April 2009 @ 08:32 pm
Dear Adam Lambert,

You are NOT a "rock star" so please stop trying to be a rock star. Born to be Wild - one of Canada's GREATEST rock exports EVER was not meant to be screeched, shouted, yelled or screamed. Dood. For real. That's a stoner rock anthem. No screeching required.

And please don't think that I will ever forget what you did to Satisfaction because I won't. I'm not the hugest Stones fan but that performance truly offended me as you dared to "improve" on Mick Jagger which is, frankly, ridiculous and you don't have enough rock star in you to even come close to matching Jagger's swagger.

Ditto Ring of Fire. I'm with Randy Travis... that performance made me cringe because it's a song that does not need "improvement" especially watered-down, rock-star-wannabe improvement.

And while you're listening, I implore you to stop trying to confuse me by admirably performing Tracks of my Tears (aka - the best Motown song EVER!) and Mad World (which inexplicably has made me want to listen to Tears for Fears... who I generally dislike with great prejudice). Please stick to your screechy, annoying, scream-y, over-the-top, wannabe routine so that I can continue to curse your existence on this show without distraction.

That is all.

All my like,
Karen.
 
 
my mood is: distressed
my music is: bryan adama
 
 
Karen
12 March 2009 @ 01:46 pm
So I'm watching 24 on hulu.com right now because it is currently unwatchable on my POS DirecTV DVR which will soon - tho not soon enough - be replaced by a shiny, NEW HD DVR...

On hulu.com, 24 is brought to me with limited interruption by DirecTV.

Oh irony. Why do I love thee?
 
 
my mood is: amused
my music is: 24
 
 
Karen
25 February 2009 @ 11:31 pm
The person who put this together is officially my hero. I give you... every alias Dean & Sam have ever used... every time they've flashed a fake badge... and it's all set to one of the greatest songs ever recorded.

If'n you're reading this from Facebook, here's the direct link to youtube.

Highlights:
"Mr. Campbell... Mr. Raimi..."
"Teddy bear doctors..."
"Because it says 'bikini inspector' on it..."
"Agent Ford... Agent Hammill..."
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my mood is: amused
my music is: the who