I’m a libran*, so balance is pretty important to me. I want a balance between time spent places. I don’t want to feel like I’m only at work. I want to feel like I’m getting enough sleep. I want to feel like I don’t watch only one type of movie.
Balance between friends and family is hard because I don’t live with my family anymore.

I do have a balance ball though, and I’m getting better with that, although last night I did the video and pulled something in my back, which is OK except I couldn’t sleep on that side, and apparently I want to sleep on that side a lot. Go figure. My sleep was thusly broken, as I had strange school room based dreams that I kept waking up from with pain. Plus Lee was stealing the duvet again. We need a better system, one that gives us balance.

*I’m also a librarian, but that’s more about order.

Animal ark

First of all, I’m sorry that my entries haven’t been hugely exciting lately. Just haven’t felt like blogging. I’ve been thinking of things that I could put on, but they seem kinda trite. It didn’t stop me from putting up pony pictures, you’ll realise, but that’s just the sort of girl I am.


Evie can vouch for that. (I don’t want the candy bought specially for me, I want that other candy, that Evie bought for herself and picked specially.)

In other news, we had the final of our Sunset Buffy role-playing game on Tuesday and it was an extremely sad ending for me, although not for my character as she doesn’t have the information yet.

You see, the *real* problem with having an empath demon for a boyfriend is that he’s still a freaking DEMON. In other words, kind of inherently a bit evil. So even though he did it to get out of the evil cult and be with me in a devoted type fashion, he sold out one of my friends to the cult as a sacrifice.
Which is wrong.

And, you know, she got away with my help and then had a vengence on for him and the show ended with Buffy preventing him from running away and handing him to Charlotte to do whatever she likes. Charlotte is also a slayer. Of course, Jo doesn’t know that Bax put Charlotte in that place, she just knows Charlotte was in trouble and I helped her escape. Bax ran away.

So, yeah, my big Buffy romance was exactly what it should have been: Lovely and Tragic. But that doesn’t make me feel happy at all. At least I didn’t die I guess.

Hello Mr Zebra

Work is busy busy, so I am writing after work instead. What am I doing?
I finished the book of Big Fish, and it was good and I liked it.

I’ve been taking class visits and reading “Wolves in the Walls” by Neil Gaiman, which they all get, and like, and laugh at the jokes. It’s great fun. Now I just need to convince the others we should do a poetry module and I can play them Tori Amos reading “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout”. That would make me happy. I must spread my obsessions…
Last night we had changeling and it was good and I liked it, even though my character had some rather disturbing things happen to him regarding an old love.

I’ve been having nights full of little dreams about things that really happen and things that don’t. I have discovered something. *Every* time I realise that I’m dreaming I use that knowledge to wake up. I never seize control of the dream, I just wake from it. This is a little annoying as I’m sure I could make some cool stuff happen if I tried.
Trademe is still addictive. There are so many My Little Pony’s to be had. I just want so many of them! Just the pretty ones though.

Also, I am very tempted to upload pictures of Evil Demons, just to placate the person who searched for them and got me instead. I will put this off though, and instead watch some more anime. Sailor moon I think, then Azumanga Daioh.

movies and the weather

On Friday I went to see 21 Grams. It was more arty than I had expected, with handheld camera action and grainy film quality. This doesn’t bother me at all, but the overall depressiveness of the story and the characters was something I didn’t cope with particularly well.

So much pain and misery in one movie! The last minute happy ending was too little too late for me. I thought the actors all did spectacularly well, and I guess in a way I’m pleased I saw it, although it didn’t give me anything to think about or mull over except a feeling like I was going to be in a car accident all weekend. Maybe I’m not pleased I saw it.
After all that, we came home and watched Kiki’s Delivery Service, which is a studio Ghibli film and just wonderful. Cheered me up no end.

It’s about a 13 year old witch who leaves home for her independent year or training and sets up a broom-based delivery service in a seaside town.
I loved this. her cat Jiji is so cute it makes you go “what the Hell?”* Every time that cat did anything it was terribly cute and adorable and I loved it.
If you like animation, if you enjoyed Spirited Away, you should watch Kiki, it’s very light and cute and just lovely.
*quote from Azumanga Daioh.

and now for the weather. I am wearing today an outfit that I would normally wear in the middle of winter. Seriously. We’ve got the heaters going at work, and it’s supposed to be the middle of summer.

Railway lines have been closed, Wainui is closed. No-one can get in or out of Kapiti or the Hutt. Read about the storm here. Awful stuff. I feel half dead today because I was woken so many times in the night. Fingers crossed the Gale Force Southerlies die out today like they’re supposed to.
Global climate change sucks.

Top ten

Lines that happen in movies a lot (made up, so probably not true):
1. Let’s get out of here!
2. (poetry is read aloud) That is so beautiful.
3. Do you think any of that matters to _me_?
4. Nooooooooooooo!
5. Get out of here! (alternatively.. Get out of my house/life!)
6. We’ll always have (Paris, New York, Winter, this day…)
7. I wish I’d never even met you.
8. Don’t say anything…(don’t move)
9. Bond, James Bond
10. Wha’ happened?
heheh. Go watch Mighty Wind if you don’t get number 10.

Lines from Princess Bride:
1. Hello, my name is Inogo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.
2. Buttercup: what about the R.O.U.S.’s? Westly: Rodents of Unusual Sizes? I don’t think they exist. (Is then attacked by one.)
3. W: I’m not saying I’d like to build a summer home here, but the trees are actually quite lovely.
4. Goodnight Westly, good work, sleep well, I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.
5. Not to fifty!
6. Woo-ooo! Humperdink! Humperdink! Humperdink! Humperdink!
7. Vinzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it. Fessick: Does anybody want a peanut?
8. You’ve always been so kind to me and as soon as I get to the bedroom I’m going to kill myself. King: Won’t that be nice, then?
9. Do we _have_ to hear the kissing part?
10. As you wish.
This has been a Friday theme.


Got my My Little Pony today!

It is making me ridiculously happy, so it must have been worth the small amount of money I spent. She’s just so pretty!

I am now reading the book of Big Fish which is written by Daniel Wallace and is great fun already. I’m only a wee way in.
Last night we watched some more Witch Hunter Robin which I am enjoying immensely. Then the first half of Edward Scissorhands. I haven’t seen Edward for so many years now, that I can only remember pieces of it. Lee doesn’t want to watch the second half when everything starts to go wrong, but I can’t even really remember what happens. Except the end, where he moves back into the mansion.

So, I will be watching the rest.
I also want a huge Tim Burton designed cookie making machine as seen in the opening credits. It’s just too cool. I wonder if there are any listings on trademe?

The problem with…

Having an empath demon for a boyfriend is that well, empathic!
So he finds out that these people need his blood to perform a spell, and yeah, that’s *all* his blood, but because he picks up on what other people feel and want he’s like OK with that. They really want this and it will help them, so I’ll give it to them. No thought for personal safety because he doesn’t in a lot of ways have his own personality. He’s a kind of amalgam of whoever he’s around.

So, he’s in with a potentially evil group at school because he rooms with it’s leader. You can’t live with someone and not pick up on what they feel, and it’s like a zillion times worse if you’re an actual empath demon.
Plus there’s this whole thing where he’s feeling what everyone else is feeling but before they know they’re feeling it and before they have worked out what it means.

This means that he can see to a degree what’s going to happen next relationship-wise and gets jealous of something that *has never happened*. This is not just annoying, it’s confusing as all Hell.
Still, you gotta love the guy. Especially since he chose me over the crazed witches and now I’m super-cool with the Slayer powers he’s a bit worried that he’s not cool enough for me.

…………..This has been a Joanna rant, based on Hix’s Buffy game “sunset”.