Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mish mosh

  • When I got to work this morning, something awesome was waiting for me. And I do not mean the Tiffany & Co playing cards I got from my boss.  I received a picture I had begged for. BG's offspring has a knack for photography, and I've fallen in like with many of the pictures he's taken.  So much so that I purchased one. And it's here! And it's fantastic! And I cannot wait to frame it and hang it in my living room. So cool.  It reminds me that if had never started this b.s. I call VFN, I wouldn't have all of you endearing, interesting, fantastic people in my life.  I heart you all, muchly.*
  • My weekend working Folk & Roots kicked my ass. I took a personal day yesterday to sleep in, do laundry, get some things in order.  I was lucky enough to spend some time with Sil1x, and also with delightful God-daughter and family.  It was a great, if hot and humid, weekend, and a good day off.  I'm still tired, and my ankle is screaming at me, but whatever.
  • Why, yes readers, we are going to ignore the fact I made a slight change last week. **I smile brightly at you**
  • I don't understand why every time I'm in a party-party drinking situation (aka Sunday night at F&R), I get chatted up by the hot preppy guys. WTF.  Clearly, they will not be taking me home or asking for my digits, but for some reason I'm the go to girl to chat up. Upon reflection, I realize that this happens to me All The Time.  Again, I have to say, WTF?
  • I fear my book club is in danger. The same club that I have kept running for two and 1/2 years so far. I might have to go tough love on the current planner. If she does not plan a meeting soon for the awful crap she made us read, I'm moving on to the next book with no meeting. No one fucks up my book club.  The book, "Jimmie Hendrix turns 80" we started reading in the end of May. It's time for a meeting!!!
  • I started physical therapy with my Chiropractor yesterday for my ankle. He's fixed my foot and worked on my knees, so I figured I'd give him a shot at the ankle.  He's got a lot of work cut out for him, as I waited too long to go to him, but he's up to the challenge!! He started yesterday. Of course today my ankle hurts, but it's always that way at first, plus I did a lot of walking for the fest all weekend.  I just want to be better and move on!  He said I have at least 12 appointments ahead of me.  He's the boss!
  • I'm obsessed with "Falling Skies".  If you aren't watching it, you should be.  Thanks to TheMarty for making me watch the first few episodes when we were in Michigan.
*Thank you, Mikey, for checking on me this weekend. You don't know how much I appreciate it. You're the best.

9 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Darn, I was expecting a post about a mosh pit.

Jennifer said...

Ahem... I believe you met up with bloggy wonderfulness this weekend while working the fest. I know I did...

I hope the ankle feels better. It probably would have felt better had people just shown you their stamps and not made you haul ass after them!

mikey said...

Falling Skies!!

I have much to say about this. There is much to be disappointed about, but when it's all said and done it's pretty great.

I'll go on at length (maybe on my stupid blog if nowhere else) but a couple things need to be said, both in the nitpicky complaint department.

First, they clearly understand that big bullets (that .50 Ma Deuce mounted on the car) kill the aliens. But they make no concerted effort to actually SHOOT the aliens with big bullets, prefering to spray them with assault rifles, submachine guns and miscellaneous pistols. Plus, they talk about silly crap for people in extremis. Speilberg totally seemed to get it with Private Ryan but c'mon folks, ALIENS ARE LAYING WASTE TO EARTH. Stop quibbling over bullshit.

Thank you.

The other thing is something I've only recently become aware of. I got a DVR in January. So I watch Falling Skies a few days after it's on. And the DVR has a number of hacks that let it skip through commercials. So, for me, relatively speaking, I watch a pretty good amount of shit from the DVR, and I use the hacks to skip the commercials.

Dood. Falling Skies has MORE commercials, more often, by ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE, than any other show I've ever watched on DVR. By, like, two and a half country miles....

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I don't know what Falling Skies or commercials are, because I'm living in my bunker in Columbustan.
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Von said...

B4 - sorry to disappoint. I have been in my share of mosh pits, but with these knees and this ankle, I think those days are over.
J - Ok, yes, that too. Sorry.
Mikey - I don't disagree with you.
Thunda - You make me spit coffee, good job!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Falling Skies lost me by the second episode. It's no Walking Dead.

Oh well, the final season of Rescue Me starts back up tonight, and I would think a new batch of Sons of Anarchy should be coming up....

mikey, I have noticed that many of the cable channels have really ramped up the commercials. a movie can take 3 hours with the ads, now. Fuck them, netflix works for me.

Von said...

Z - I refuse to watch/support anything, let me restate ANYTHING Dennis Leary does. He's a fat-hater. A lot of his stand up is fat hating statements and bullshit.
He's an asshole.

Von said...

SOA starts in September, I think.

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