Back to the future

Friday theme

I first watched Back to the Future when I was about 8 and my family was staying at the Time Share we had in Taupo. I shared a room with my sister and we had a TV in our room. So, we went to bed and watched TV.

The Time Share had it’s own channel, and the people who ran the place would hire some videos and play them back to back on this channel for about a week. (This is how I have seen the second half of Willow about a hundred times and the first half about three.) So, Back to the Future was on, and I didn’t know anything about it except that I liked Michael J Fox. I’d had a huge crush on him since Family Ties. So my sister and I watched it together and really enjoyed it, and then when it got to the end it said “to be continued…” and I got really upset. I don’t think I’d ever seen a movie before that wasn’t an entire movie.

I’ve seen lots now, or course. It’s kind of the trend right now in fact. What with Lord of the Rings and Kill Bill. 8 year old me couldn’t really cope with it though. I had been cheated out of resloution. Of course, I didn’t lose any sleep over it or anything.

Costume making is frustrating. Big thanks to Margie for lending me her sewing machine after mine stopped. I hate trying to make things fit me, and I hate when hems don’t work.
Dress-making sucks, unless it works fine, and then it’s wonderful. *sigh*.

email joke

It isn’t really in my nature to post these, but this one is just so right. I can imagine it working for whiny cats too.

An exasperated mother, whose son was always getting into mischief finally asked him,
“How do you expect to get into Heaven?”
The boy thought it over and said, “Well, I’ll run in and out and in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, ‘For heaven’s sake, Dylan, come in or stay out!'”

and here’s a funny list. Who can resist funny lists? Not I!

Things to do while watching Lord of the Rings.
� Stand up halfway through the movie and yell loudly, “Wait… where the hell is Harry Potter?”
� Block the entrance to the theater while screaming: “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”
� At some point during the movie, stand up and shout: “I must go! Middle Earth needs me!” and run and try to jump into the screen. After bouncing off, return quietly to your seat.
� Finish off every one of Elrond’s lines with “Mr. Anderson.”
� When Aragorn is crowned king, stand up and at the top of your lungs sing, “And I did it…. MY way…!”
� Talk like Gollum all through the movie. At the end, bite off someone’s finger and fall down the stairs.
� When Shelob appears, pinch the guy in front of you on the back of the neck.
� In TTT when the Ents decide to march to war, stand up and shout “RUN FOREST, RUN!”
� Every time someone kills an Orc, yell: “That’s what I’m Tolkien about!” See how long it takes before you get kicked out of the theatre.
� Remove the top off your drink, then proceed to light the straw on fire and tell people in the seats around you about a great battle that took place in your cup long ago.
� Wonder out loud if Aragorn is going to run for governor of California.

…and finally something that could keep me entertained for hours and hours badgerbadgerbadger.


Home sick from work today, as my hayfever went mental this morning. I could NOT stop sneezing.
Had a sleep in and watched Dr Phil and have been working on my fairy dress. My machine had another paddy so I’m having a break just now.
Dr Phil was cool, it was about twins and how it’s such an intense version of everyone’s sibling friendships.
Got some links for interested roleplayers:
Kevin sent me this, which is a site about a changeling game. It has some pretty funny quotes. I laughed. It’s also good to see that there are all-female roleplaying groups around.
Woops. Thought I’d try and link to the Buffy Game’s swiki site, but it looks like I can’t. Ah well. Probably for the best since anyone can log in and change it. I added a funny quotes page there after being inspired.
Now all I need is for Svend to update the Working South of the Border webiste so I can send him all my quotes to add to that too!


He would lick the nozzle of her Pump bottle while she was in the bathroom.

Can I make this image creepy without it seeming like a euphemism?
Find out next week

The problem I have with wanting to write a stalker story is that I naturally want to make it a man stalking a woman. This is based on some of the TV I’ve seen. But the people I know in Real Life who have stalked other people have all been female. There’s lots of stories about female stalkers too. I’ve seen ’em. Including the Alicia Silverstone/Cary Elwes atrocity “Crush”. (I only watched it for him. He’s lovely.)

So why do I want to make the man stalk the woman? I just don’t know.

A day in the life.

Wake up just before alarm, due to weird dream or sunlight. Alarm goes off at 7.40am. Moan about in bed for circa 20 minutes. Try not to be awake/Doze to Concert FM.

Get up have shower, return to room. Open curtains, this will wake up Lee, causing him to possibly get up.
Mooch about looking at internet, or reading while eating breakfast muesli. Eventually go to work. Work is 10 minutes away…actually it’s a bit more and that’s why I’m always a bit late.

Work. 9-10 is pre-opening and we do things like collect reserve books, clear the overnight returns, shelve, tidy up. Meetings happen at this time. Storytime preperation.

Work day consists of: average of two point five hours on the desk dealing with public. Shelving, Stock rotation (finding books on shelf and sending them to other libraries prompted by The List.) Lunch time one hour, two tea breaks at 15 minutes each. In which I eat junk food and drink water.

Most days I’ll have either a class visit to do, or storytime.
Work finishes 6pm. I go home tired, bug Lee to cook or get takeout, or help him cook. I am a cooking wuss. I just never feel like doing it.
Then either people come over for roleplaying or Lee and I watch something. Never TV, always something off a DVD or something that’s been lent to us.

Internet time happens throughout the day. I get reading done in my breaks at work and before sleeping.
Sometimes I’ll get scrapbooking done in the evening, that’s good fun.

Bedtime is usually around 10.30-11pm. It’s too late for me, I’d prefer earlier, because I’m a nanna. I also come from a family that just goes to bed early!
Then I sleep and dream my weird dreams.

Bonus 70th entry!

How exciting! I have been blogging for 70 entries!
Anyhow, last night Lee and I watched the extended DVD of Lord of the Rings, the Two Towers. It’s about four hours long. I got a bit panicked as it was drawing past what I thought was the midpoint, but it just kept going and I was like, “shouldn’t we have to change DVDs soon?”

The extra stuff is wonderful. Just like with the extended Fellowship it was all scenes added that I had missed from the book, and that explained it all heaps better. Lots of extra Saruman. Extra pictures of Legolas (sigh). I really enjoyed it, but I think I’ll watch it in two parts next time.

I want an Ent.
Lee wants a Fellbeast.


Steve ran the Buffy game last night, and it was *so cool*! I had so much fun, and it really felt like an episode of Buffy, too.
My character gets the tragic love story, so that’s great fun. Also, I don’t think I’ve ever played a character so feisty and no-nonsense.

I tend to play easy going characters, but Joanna is an Ex-Vampire Groupie (from Buffy season 2, “Lie to Me”) and very tough. I figured, she’s seen all these vampires tear up her friends, so why would she be scared of the popular girl in school, or care much about a detention?

It’s very liberating and good fun to play her, and I surprised Steve with my forthright behaviours. My boyfriend’s a demon! Yay!

Besides how cool it was for me, it was fun to watch everyone else’s stories unfold. It was all very Buffy-esque and scary. I am dying for my character to get in amongst them. Everyone’s met up with each other but me.
Kudos to Steve, it was uber-cool.
non-roleplaying related, Svend sent me two cool links today. The first is the one where you discover just how cute the common cold is. Too cute! Have a look around, there’s the kissing disease under maladies.

…and here’s the Azumanga Daioh original manga translated into English. It’s a cool and funny comic about Japanese schoolgirls. I’ve watched the first few episodes of the show, which is based directly off the manga, has the same jokes and all.