Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Journeyman- Show Review and a < spoiler > of sorts

After the new Heroes episode last night NBC premiered a new show called "Journeyman".

Okay, first off I guess I'd probably watch just about anything after getting all pumped up for Heroes. (Which I thought was a very disappointing season starting episode.) But after the first 10 minutes of extremely bad acting, it started to grow on me. It kinda started to grow on me. It reminded me of Quantum Leap. (Awesome, awesome, awesome beyond belief. So sad it's gone.) Okay but back to Journeyman. About halfway through Brandon says "I got it. I figured it out."

I'm of course going "What?"

< spoiler >

He said it's this very common sci-fi theme. Time travellers from the future, go back in time and find a person who is about to die and recruit them. They offer them the chance to live but leave everything they know, let everyone think they died and travel through time to work for them.

Which leaves me to believe that the guy (Journeyman) is himself about to die and that somewhere in the season we will find out why he started traveling. My genius husband. He's addicted to science fiction. Not crappy sci-fi or horror but the good stuff. Card, Asimov, etc.

Anyways, I enjoyed Journeyman. I hope the acting gets better and that the plot doesn't start to go sour. If you saw it, what did you think?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Hooray! for Lost and what to do with the free time.

Terry O'Quinn won an Emmy for his role as John Locke on Lost. I personally am shocked that this is the first Emmy that Lost has won. It's the absolute best show on television. Well, when it is on television.

I've gotta tell ya. The producers of that show have some major nerve expecting us stick around and wait 8 or 9 months to see what happens next. I mean what are we suppose to do in the meantime?

Lost-related stuff to do to make the most of your time while waiting for Lost to come back:
  1. Learn the lyrics and music to "You all Everybody" by DriveShaft.
  2. Play the numbers 4-8-15-16-23-42 in the lottery.
  3. Read Bad Twin.
  4. Make a mix tape of all the songs that have been featured on the show.
  5. Read Stephen King's The Stand which was featured in The Other's book club.
  6. Plan a Lostie's dinner party only using what they have available on the island.
  7. Set an alarm to go off every 108 minutes.
  8. Memorize the seating chart for flight 815.
  9. Go "Downtown" & "Make your own kind of music"
  10. Learn to say "I love you" in Korean.
  11. Learn how to catch fish in a net.
  12. Locate the hometown of each Lostie on a frappr.
  13. Learn to make a baby carriage with just a large knife and vines.
  14. Build a raft.
  15. Watch the previous seasons including all the behind the scenes stuff.
Anyways, that should be enough to get you through the slump. If nothing else watch Grey's or Heroes. Hope that helps. See ya soon!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Works for me Wednesday: Brands

Okay, I'm not super picky about brands very often but here are a couple I just can't live without.

Pepsi: I know I'm gonna get into some trouble being in Georgia but sorry I think the taste is smoother.

Scotts tp: The rolls seem to last for years. And from time to time Target has a really great deal on Scotts.

Brawny: You really can wash a whole sinkful of dishes with one paper towel. I've tested it. Target usually has a really good deal on these as well.

Pace: This is not me it's my husbands favorite. And unless you get some really awesome gourmet salsa the cheap stuff is just not worth the money.

Starbucks: Another of my husbands favorites. I have to agree with this one. Coffee that comes out of a brick or a can isn't coffee. Sorry to offend. Besides they have the best tea lattes. Soy Chai Latte, oh boy I need one right now.

Pop Tarts: the cheap ones are just gross and they crumble all over the place.

Fish Stick: I think they are Gorton's. They sell them in huge bags at Wally World. They are so good, crunchy and buttery. The other ones I've gotten (and there have been many) are disgusting.

Okay, so maybe there are a few brands that we stand by. I'm off to get another Pepsi out of the fridge.

Have a good one!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Book Meme

Snagged this from Amanda at ohamanda.com.

What are you reading right now? I'm reading River Secrets by Shannon Hale. This is an awesome series by the way. It's adolescent lit. I'm afraid but still awesome.

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that? Well, I've checked out the Desert Roses by Tracie Peterson so I guess that's next. I've read everything that Lori Wick, Linda Windsor and Liz Curtis Higgs have written. And they are my favorites so I'm just sampling the shelves right now.

What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now? None. We don't really read magazines. There is a copy of A Skeleton in God's Closet on the shelf in there though.

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read? A short story by some random author about some people traveling in the south and in the end they were all killed. Sound bad already, right? I don't know what the teacher was thinking.

What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone? Oh, probably The Scarlet Thread or Redeeming Love both by Francine Rivers. Also by Rivers, The Mark of the Lion series. All of her books I read the same way. I read about halfway thru, come to an abrupt stop, put it down, swear that I am not going to finish reading it because I can't believe she did that. Get a good nights sleep and then finish reading the book. I get so involved in her books. I know the question said one book but come on you know you can't read just one.

Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they? Only because they have to call me and tell me I have fines.

Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all? Scarlett. I read it when it first came out and I've never been able to talk anyone else into reading it.

Do you read books while you do other things? Yeah. Sometimes with the tv on in the background.

When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits? If they did I didn't hear them cause I was reading. lol. I didn't get teased. My family just couldn't understand why I read so much.

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?Oh my gosh, uhm every book I read. Once I start reading I can't put it down. And I have a really bad habit of starting books at bedtime.

If you’re a reader, tag you’re it! If you play along, leave me a comment so we can all see what you’re reading now!