Category Archives: Entertainment

A moment of funny

Like almost everyone else inside the interwebs, I look at YouTube videos…and not just the cat ones. ;P I was looking at the if John Lennon was on The Voice video, and it led me to another funny…

Jimmy Fallon auditioning for SNL

Yeah…I think this kid has a future. Like maybe one day hosting the Tonight Show. hehe ;D

In geeky news, I agree diversity could be cool in the choosing the new Doctor. Only a few months and we’ll see what Moffat has done. Speaking of doing, Matt Smith proves again how sweet a guy he is in his thank you tribute. Oh, I’m going to miss him on DW, but will be excited to see him in other projects as well now that I’ve been introduced to this fabulous actor on screen.

Oh, what an exciting Autumn it will be in science fiction land! Not only the Doctor Who special, but 2 highly anticipated Dystopian book series conclusions as well.

Ad On

Yeah, the title’s a bit of word play for you thinkers out there: a mash-up between a certain football game, enhanced web browsing, and Matthew Perry’s sitcom Go On.

Speaking of going on…

I’m sitting here going through the latest crop of Super Bowl commercials (so far), some of which to be airing next Sunday during that little football match they have every year. Some have really caught my eye, others causing my retinas to burn the rest…meh.

The creep factor is definitely within this Doritos finalist:

Doritos Goat 4 Sale–because who wouldn’t want an annoying goat that eats all your chips all day long?!

Though, there’s always a bit of funny in the low-brow “slap”stick humor of this Doritos finalist:

 

Doritos Express Checkout–predictable but the real funny is he took over 50 takes to get that shot XD

I’m not such a Marvel comics fan, but the Iron Man teasers make the movie look so fantastic! Of course, it has Robert Downey Jr., too…not-so-good guy IRL, but on screen, so totally yummy":

Iron Man 3 Trailer–makes the eyes go Boing! O_O

How can one not be pumped already? Okay, I’d be a bit happier if my team had not flubbed up everything and gotten in, but it’s the Super Bowl:

Super Bowl 2013–yummy Arian Foster shot halfway in…namaste!

Whatever the ads do bring this weekend, I do hope to bask in the excitement (I’d better be entertained, at 4 million dollars a pop). But, even if not, I’m determined to be happy, mon…

Get Happy Volkswagen 2013–don’t worry…hakuna matata and all that jazz. Wait, now I’m tuck on Broadway. Someone pick me up quickly before I gleek out!

“I hear music when you look at me….” Oops. Too late. Happy pre-Super Bowl, y’all…or, happy shopping, etc. for the rest. As for me, I’ll get back to my Matthew Perry and  Texans players dream (featuring JJ, JJo, AJ, and #23, too)…oh, I can spend a while on this one. Hope no one wants to eat soon. Eh, let them order pizza. ;D

another year done

I’m not sure if I’m happy or what that the year is done. I’ve had quite a few disappointments, which even interfered with my writing (here) and reading. Overall, I’m still here; that’s saying something I think. As for my reading goals this year, I think I nailed most of them in spite of the disappointments.

Challenges…accepted…forgotten, and blasted out of the water:

GoodReads Reading Challenge 2012
Duration: January 1 – December 31st
Goal: 50 books
Read 52 of 50 books (104%)
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Comments: I did it with days to spare. I still have a couple or so on my currently reading shelf, too, and will get those done…next year. ~wink~
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2012 Supporting Your Local Library Challenge
Duration: January 1st – December 31st
Level 4 – Read 37+ library books
Current Progress:
47/ 37  books
Finished 12/31/2012 – 100+% done!
Comments: I am so thankful to have a local library to help feed my reading habit!
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2012 E-books Reading Challenge
Duration: January 1st – December 31st
The Mini Challenge – Read 5 e-books
Finished goal 5/23/2012 — 5 / 5 books, 100% done!
* #Self: Taming Your Inner Online Menace by Carla Madden (e-book on Kobo)
* Beauty and the Beast by Marianna Mayer (get e-book)
* The Cat Manual by Michael Ray Taylor (get e-book)
* Harry Potter: the prequel by J.K. Rowling (e-book on GoodReads)
* Ode to Icky by Miranda Russell (get e-book)
*Free Four: Tobias Tells The Story by Veronica Roth (#1.1 of the Divergent series) (get e-book)
Comments: I still have a few e-books I’m still reading and hundreds in my TBR thanks to Amazon, GoodReads, and other online book places encouraging my habit. So hard to say no, but so much my e-reader overflows! hah! Though, it’s a good problem to have.
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Finishing the Series Challenge
Duration: January 1st to December 31st
Level 2 – Finish 2 series
Finished goal: March 2012
— completed Sisters of the Quilt series
— completed The Giver series
— completed The Potluck Club series*
— completed Nikki Heat series
— completed Sonya Sones’ “What my______ doesn’t know” series
— completed Ada’s House series
— completed The Potluck Club: The Potluck Catering Club series
— completed Haunting Emma series
— completed the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series (to date)
— in progress: Divergent series (waiting on author to publish more); Kauffman Amish Bakery series (3 of 5 done); Yada Yada Prayer Group series (3 of 7 done)
Comments: As one can see, I kind of blew this challenge out of the water and I’m still going strong.
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Outdo yourself challenge
Duration: January 1st to December 31st 2012
Level: Getting your heart rate up (reading 1-5 more books than last year)
Goal: 1 more book…or so ~wink~
Went 2 over (almost 4…I’m in the middle of 2: 1 hardcover; 1 e-book)
Comments: If only I could have finished my currently reading, I would have blasted this challenge as well. Oh well, I did complete it.
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Reading Challenge Addict
Duration: January 1st – December 31st 2012
Level attempting: 6-11 challenges
(1) GoodReads official reading challenge – completed
(2) Supporting the local library – completed
(3) reading e-books – completed

(#) Reading addict challenge

Comments: In the future, I must learn to document better.

To see what I read this year, check out Read in 2012.

Happy New Year, everyone! And may all have a good read this year! 🙂

Fall Into Blogging-Day 5 A Look Back

A quick post today, for my mind is a bit frazzled. Luckily, the task from the SITS ladies is an easy one.
Fall Into Blogging — Day 5
Link up a post you wrote on this day (September 28th) from a previous year. If you didn’t publish something on the 28th, link up a post from that week.

I didn’t write on exactly the 28th, but near it –check out this flashback
(pops into a new window)…typing about channel surfing and weird titles. Still, I entertained myself reading that back again; though, I am sometimes easily entertained. Cat videos, anyone? XD

Actually, I’m going back to watching Fringe…later, folks.

Edit: fixed flashback link..apologies. Guess I rushed a bit too much. ;P heh

Fall Into Blogging–Day 4

Another day, another prompt provided by the ladies.
Fall Into Blogging – Day 4
Share either your favorite fall craft or autumn recipe. Or share what you’re eying on Pinterest.

Again, I have more than one favorite, so just picking a craft, making a Fall wreath. Yeah, I know, it’s a simple activity, but it’s something to do with kids of all ages.

What you need:

Leaves from the yard
(if you don’t have any trees, feel free to come over and clean my yard…or a trusted neighbor’s yard, or fake ones from the craft store, whichever is closer. ;D )
shellac (only if you pick real leaves)
a plain wreath or a foam circle from the craft store*
*if a more eco-friendly wreath is wanted, take a piece of cardboard, and cut a doughnut circle (a large pizza box will work here, and it’s recycling – bonus!)
Ribbons – orange, brown, yellow, white (fall colors); 1” or 2” thick
Glue (hot glue gun, if one can handle ;D)
Flat-head tacks (for foam or bought wreath) /
Any embellishments you want (colored beads, hay, etc.)

Instructions:
1. Get some exercise by gathering the leaves together. Gather different sizes and shapes if you can. (Can make it a game if you have several kids to help)
2. Clear off the table and lay some newspaper down to contain the mess.
3. Cut and measure out cardboard wreath (or just lay wreath on table)
4. Wrap ribbon around wreath in a clockwise direction. Use tacks on back to secure store wreath on start and finish in back; otherwise glue start and finish of ribbon on the wreath back
5. Glue leaves in a random pattern around the wreath; dot with embellishments. (Add a stencil like “Welcome” or “Happy Autumn” for extra flair)
6. Find a door or other good place to hang your creation after it dries.
7. Take a picture to remember / brag to your friends. And, send to me. (okay, that part’s not required, I just would love to see them.) ;D

That’s about it. See, I told you it’s simple. Hehe

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