Thursday, August 30, 2001

We've got a new cleaning guy here at work. Doesn't speak a stitch of English, well, except that when he says good bye to me, he says "Hello". It just makes me giggle. Think I should tell him? Nahhhhh. :-)

Monday, August 27, 2001

Two Second Movie Review, a hidden jewel! --
  • The Deep End -- Wonderfully stressfull, gorgeous psychological thriller. I know most of ya'll probably haven't heard of this movie. I know I hadn't until I the titles started rolling. The lead actress, Tilda Swinton, is phenomenal as the uber-mom. There are a lot of stinky movies in the theatres now...if you see this one in the movie listings near you, buy a ticket! A

Sunday, August 26, 2001

Sad news to report....I did not win the Powerball lottery. Yes, I thought for certain the 300 million dollars were going to end up in my bank account. Not so. I did, however, get two numbers and the Powerball which nets me $7.00. Wooohoo! Anyone for a latte?

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Minnesota State Fair -- New at the Fair Sure, you think they couldn't top the fatty foods offered at the fair. There's no way they could get unhealthier foods than the deep fried cheese curds. Well, I think they topped themselves -- battered and deep fried candy bars on a stick. Yum! ;-)

Monday, August 20, 2001

Ever have one of those moments where a tidbit of "fact" or statistic passed onto you by your parents several years ago suddenly makes you go "duh...". Well, I had one of those the other day. My dad told me many moons ago (10+ years ago) that he read that the majority of speeding tickets are given to those traveling in the left hand lane. I didn't question it and always was very aware that my speeding in the left lane was potentially dangerous...when ya can, speed in the right hand lanes. Then and epiphany! Well, duh, the left hand lane is *supposed* to be the faster lane. It's the passing lane. It's the lane in several states that is reserved for "faster moving traffic". Duh. Duh. Duh. It's not the lane that causes speeding tickets. It's the excess speed that causes speeding tickets. Well, actually, police officers cause speeding tickets, but that's another story.

Sunday, August 19, 2001

Shhhh...don't tell anyone, but I've started my CharlieTown page. Charlie Browns everywhere!
Here they are...what you've been waiting for... The Two Second Movie Reviews! Yay! --

  • Planet of the Apes -- Not a fabulous movie, but not a complete stinker either. Some of the ape costumes were believable, others were just comical (maybe intentionally so?). I liked the way they moved about and were able to jump much like real apes. What was the dealio with the blonde woman's character? The angry/jealous looks and no basis to have 'em. I got the distinct feeling that a romantic storyline was cut from the film yet the actress was contracted to be in the film, so they left in the confusing remains as some added cheesecake. Really no purpose for her other than cleavage. The story line was fairly predictable, but there was a nice surprise at the end. C+
  • The Others -- Love this movie. It was simple yet very suspense filled. Nicole Kidman was fabulous...and the kids seemed like real kids, not the prepackaged Hollywood kids here, no sir. The movie convinces you of one possible explaination then dispells that idea at the next turn. Good fun thriller/horror and no gore. A-
  • American Pie 2 -- Pretty much as I expected...funny, sometimes gross, and a wee bit heart-warming. Not as good as the first, but I'll bet they make a #3. B+
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin -- Great storyline ...I should have been crying my eyes out if the movie was more emotionally connected. Unfortunately, It was a gorgeous movie without the emotional stuffing. Oh, and the sound seemed poorly mixed, although that could have been the theatre's fault. Also, I looove Nicolas Cage, but his Italian accent was nothing but a distraction. B

Saturday, August 18, 2001

I just received a catalog from Catherine's stores. You see, this is one of the reason's why I think their parent company buying the Lane Bryant chain of retail stores is a bad thing -- appliques. There were only 5 things in the entire catalog that weren't either 1. appliqued or 2. embroidered and three of the non-embroidered items were prints! I'm all for small touches of that, but come on...there's a sweater in the catalog that looks like Halloween blew up on her. *blech*. All I can figure is this -- that fat women like to have the extra embelishment to *hide behind* or that the buyers from Catherine's believes that fat women need to hide behind *something*.

Oh! Another thing. When looking for interview suits, there really is only one game in town with suits that I can fit. You guessed it....Catherine's. Unfortunately, their suits under the idea that extra beading and ribbon trim will get ya the job. Aaaaaaaaack. All of the suits are mother of the bride or church suits. Aaaaaaaaack. Listen...we have real jobs. Give us suits that are attractive, feminine, cut properly and WITHOUT THE FUCKING BEADS AND SEQUINS.

*ahem* As you were. :-)

Wednesday, August 15, 2001

I decided last night not to attend the NAAFA Convention even though I bought my plane ticket already. I just need some time to do my own thang and vacation days are ever so few in any given year. Although I really wanted to float in the pool for hours, I think my time and money are better spent elsewhere -- with myself! :-) With any luck, the following couple of days will bring about some clarity and accomplished tasks that are outstanding. I will miss meeting and greeting old friends, but with any luck, we'll all be around for future events. :-)
Outstanding movie reviews to come: Planet of the Apes, The Others, and American Pie 2. Not a rotten apple in the bunch.
You're My Inspiration Submissions -- If you haven't stopped by this segment of my site in a while, please do. It's amazing how talented my audience is, isn't it?? I'm continually impressed. :-)

Sunday, August 05, 2001

Stop the insanity! Message board after message board in the size acceptance world, there are protest calls over the movie "Shallow Hal". I don't think that anyone can protest any move without having seen what they're protesting about. A trailer is *rarely* what a movie's main message is. How many times have you been all excited to see a movie after seeing its trailer and then ya see the actual movie and it's NOTHING like you had expected? Sending protest letters and such before having *any* knowledge is highly reactionary and short sighted....a certain way to get the Hollywood industry to see that all fat people *are* nuts. Oh, and get a grip on yourself...some fat jokes are *actually* funny. I kinda liked the tilted canoe shot in the trailer. How many of us haven't gotten into a boat and caused a major list?? Being fat *is* different than being thin...the physical world *does* react differently to our girth. If you're not willing to accept that, then of course you're not going to find it funny...but also you're not able to see reality either. 'nuff said.