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Something Pretty Before Bedtime

Posted in Entertainment, Movies and Theatre with tags , , , , , , on September 19, 2012 by urbannight

I wanted to post something pretty before I went to bed.

I may have a strange definition of pretty.

Random Things. That’s all I got Today.

Posted in Books, Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2012 by urbannight

Because it is has nothing to do with anything….

Hunger Games, the book.  about 374 pages.  About 4 hours.  Maybe 4 hours and 15 minutes.  Easy.  Fast.  I remember how all these people said they spend one entire day reading it.  It just isn’t that long and complex.  The writing is very straight forward and simple.  Events are very fast paced.  You have no idea that in reality, it covers several weeks. 

Some channel was playing the Mummy movie remakes over the weekend.  I always felt sorry for the Mummy.  Okay, they did find a really good looking actor to play him, so that helped make him a bit sympathetic.   But it was really that all he did was done out of love.  It wasn’t even a selfish love.  Because he so totally loved her that he would do ANYTHING for her, even if it was of questionable ethics.  But she wasn’t worth it.  When push came to shove, she was more concerned about saving herself than helping the one that loved her so much that he gave everything of himself for her.  In the end, he realizes that his great love and great sacrifice was thrown back into his face and he let’s go of the person trying to save him and takes death in the realization of what he had done for someone who was so selfish.

My birthday was yesterday and I kinda wish that I had chosen to take my floating holiday today.  I don’t feel like much today.  It’s too pretty out.  It would have been a great day to go to the gardens and have a picnic someplace.  But I decided to save it and go to work instead.  I have a free birthday meal at Red Robin but I don’t feel like it yet.  I better before the end of the month.

I want noodles for dinner but I don’t want to go out of my way to the Vietnamese place.  I might go down to Pana88, a new pan-asian place close to work, and get their giant bowl of ramen noodles to take for dinner when I run off to my gaming group tonight.  Or maybe I’ll just stay there and eat.  That way I don’t have to try to kill as much time after work. 

My new meds are making me sleepy.  I’m trying to get used to them.  So I may be very sleepy at  the game tonight.  My warrior may be a little un-energetic.  I need energy.  The doctor told me to take them before bed.  But one is a twice daily, so I have to take it once in the morning as well. 

My supervisor got back from her week vacation.  She brought back a bag of my kryptonite for each of us.  Salt Water Taffy.  I live this stuff.  I have a fair amount of the black ones.  I love the black licorice taffy.  That and Banana are probably my favorite.  I got very little chocolate taffy.  I wanted more only for the purpose of trading it for more of the black licorice. 

I brought almonds for a tasty and healthy snack.  They are only healthy if I eat the right amount.  I have to make sure I stop.  I love nuts.  Except walnuts.  I hate walnuts.  The Squirrels can have them. Foamy can take over the world and keep the walnuts.  I like foamy.  Illwill press is great stuff.  Lovley cartoons, if you are slightly misanthropic.  I am, so I apreciate them. 

 I’m very upset with the judge in Utah that ordered a girl’s hair to be chopped off in the courtroom as an option to lowering her community service.  When I was 6, my mom had my aunt cut my hair short. It so traumatized me that I couldn’t get my hair cut short for years. Even with a trip, I would literally freak out at seeing the hair falling from my head. So maybe the child was traumatized. But small kids cut each other’s hair all the time. I don’t know a parent that hasn’t come into the room one day to find the kids with the scizzors either cutting their own hair or a siblings hair.

Sure is was wrong for a couple of young teens to cut a toddlers pony tail off. But NO judge should ever have the right to order a parent to chop of a kid’s hair in the court room. That goes way beyond reasonable autority for a judge. On top of it, he allowed the other older girl involved to be taken to a salon to have her hair professionally cut and returned to the courtroom to determine if it was acceptable to him or not. 

This gives us another case where cutting another persons hair with malicious intent is an assault. But punishing an assault with an assault is not justice. It’s revenge. And judges are suppose to be above revenge.

As for Tennessee’s ‘no holding hands’ law, they over look a common theme in areas with high pregnancy rates. Boredom. Many kids are complaining of boredom. They are becoming sexually active because it is something to do. Start creating more diverse activities and activity centers for teens, not kids, not adults, not ‘family friendly’ but specifically for teens and you would be amazed at the reduction in teen pregnancy. Or maybe not amazed because it won’t stop all of them, but it will give them something else to go than having sex because there is nothing else interesting to do.

The Trouble With Jeans

Posted in Life, Uncategorized, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2012 by urbannight

I have several issues w/ Jeans.  Even when I was skinny I had enough problems that I hated them.  But I hate seeing them on people anymore.

1. In the 90’s, we had a lot of cuts of jeans.  Normal Jeans, Boy Cut, Low Riders.  These days low riders are different.  You never even hear of Boy Cut as the now normal jean is the boy cut.  And normal jeans are now called Mom Jeans.

2. I hate this development for a variety of reasons.

3. Reason 1.  Heathy girls who are not overweight and would look good in my idea of normal jeans have a muffin top in the ‘new’ normal jeans.  So it makes young girls how are healthy and shapely think they are fat and that they need to lose weight.

4. Reason 2.  When someone actually does wear real, normal jeans, everyone starts yelling and screaming that they must be gaining weight and getting fat because no one wear that kind of jean otherwise. 

5. Reason 3.  The pockets.  ARG!!!!!  They moved the waist down to the hips and then they moved the pockets farther down so that they are still the same distance down from the waistband.  This Looks Horrible.  Pockets now are half on the butt and half on the thighs.  It looks terrible.  Did I say that already? Can I say it again? It Looks Terrible.  Pockets should create this nice frame on the butt cheeks. 

I see girls wearing jeans and because they sit lower on the hips there is nothing holding them up.  They have to be a bit too tight to keep them up or you see girls constantly pulling up their pants.  And decorative pockets just look like crap.  Either stop using decorative stitches or get rid of the pockets completely. 

Since I don’t think jeans are ever going to go back to normal, I will probably never wear a pair again. 

I am thankful for one thing.  The attempt to have the fly open and folded over to display pretty panties as a fashion statement died after about a month.  Maybe less.  That was one of the worst fashion statements ever.

My Pretties, My Precious.

Posted in Entertainment, Gaming, Life, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2012 by urbannight

Whether it is the Wicked Witch of the West or Smeagol, they work equally well.  They are slightly interchangeable when you think about it.

My Pretties, My Precious

I feel the need to have pretty dice. I am such a girly girl for gamer girl. Yeah, I like pretty races even if I prefer to play Horde or any ‘evil’ side faction on games.

Blue-Magenta w/ Gold

I didn’t have a set of d6’s. So I had to pick up a set for Shadow Run. I went with the smaller dice so I would have a lot more of them. They are pretty, but if the store hadn’t been out, I would have gotten two sets of the d6’s that looked like shards of crystals.

Copper-Steel w/ White

We ended up having to take a break from the Shadowrun and picked up a Castle Ravenloft game instead. I had a set of ancient (1981), plain red, D & D dice. But I couldn’t find them. Last place I remember seeing them was in the box with my old girl scout patches. So I decided getting a new, prettier, set was in order.