Thursday, September 3, 2009

Yet Another Catch-Up Post

Hi everyone! Mame and I have been fairly busy lately! She's trying to buy a house and not lose her damn mind, both of which are full time jobs. I've been trying to be supportive by finding new and interesting ways to call her a whore on her voicemail. Don't you wish I was your best friend? I bet you do!

I've been travelling all over the place! Well, up and down the east coast. Sort of. Mom and I went to my baby cousin Brianna's baby shower at the beginning of the month. Ah, family. That's all I really need to say about that, isn't it? Also, I will never again set foot in a church with a house band. Ok? Ok.

Then I spent an AWESOME weekend in Boston, visiting EGT and Dr. Smarty-Pants. The planets aligned and allowed for all the Email Girls to converge in the city for a brief window of time. There was like, fairy dust and shit. So, The World Traveller, Chicklet and Agent Mascara joined us and a good time was had by all. And I really mean it! We had a BLAST. There was boozing, cake-eating, Criminal Minds, Doctor Who and Blackpool-watching (EGT: "The scene where David Tennant sings 'Should I Stay' is the best scene ever committed to film." Email Girls: "AGREED."). Action figures of the Master and the Tenth Doctor went to the prom together. It was very touching. Cardboard!David Tennant ate some cake. Season 4 of Doctor Who was compared to lupus. Dr. Smarty-Pants made commemorative buttons that we all wore with pride. In other news, we are giant dorks, but we have fun. Agent Mascara and I were loosed, unsupervised, in Boston, where we did not get lost or trip over something and then die. If you know Agent Mascara or me, you know this was quite the accomplishment. We were quite proud.

Next, I'm heading to Pittsburgh to visit Sid, Andie, Mothra and Conan, who is now ONE YEAR OLD. WOOOOO!!!! I'll also meet up with Dr. Fabulous.

My life is rather full just now and I'm feeling quite content!

Also, enjoy these brief reviews of the following media I've consumed recently:

  • District 9: I'm not as in love with it as everyone else seemed to be. It was interesting and smart, which is a nice change for a summer movie. But the depiction of the Nigerian drug lords made me rather uncomfortable, especially in a film that is ostensibly about racism. Hmm. It is nice to see an indie film rake in the bank. However, please do not make a sequel. PLEASE.
  • The Time Traveler's Wife: No, seriously. Read the book.
  • The Inglorious Bastards: I refuse to misspell the title. Anyway...OH MY GOD! LOVED IT! Quentin Tarantino is one of my very favorite filmmakers and I adored this movie. I'd see it again immediately. Also, Eli Roth? Call me. You are hot.
  • Into The Wild (book): Very good book. Didn't do much to change my opinion of Christopher McCandless, but I don't really want to speak ill of the dead. I actually enjoyed Jon Krakauer's digressions and I seem to be in the minority about that. You should probably go read it and Into Thin Air, also by Krakauer. Now I want to see the film version. Has anyone else checked it out and can give it a yay or nay?
  • And I Don't Want To Live This Life: Ok, it's a biography of Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sid Vicious who was murdered by him in 1978. My grandmother used to have quite the selection of pulpy trash novels from the 1970s and I read this one when I was 12 or 13. I'd never even heard of the Sex Pistols when I first read it, so I decided to snag it from the library and give it another go. The book is written by her mother and while I'm not sure I'm buying everything she's selling, it's appalling how Spungen is still vilified. Um, everyone in the punk scene was an asshole, not just her. That's the POINT of the punk scene. I'd recommend it if you are interested in that particular scene or era.
  • Being Human: a Brit import about a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire sharing a flat and struggling with their various supernatural issues. It sounds sort of stupid, but it's very funny and cute and smartly written. And let me introduce you to Mitchell, the vampire and my new boyfriend. Behold. He often wears fingerless gloves. For some reason, I find this insanely hot.
  • System Of A Down: Um. Where have I been? These guys are awesome and, as usual, I am the last to know. See, what happens, if you're me, is that you watch a documentary on the Armenian Genocide (Don't ask.) and they're all over it! They you're frantically downloading their music and moping over the fact that you will never seem them perform live. GRRR.
  • Mad Men: Are you still not watching it? Get on that, would you? "I'm Peggy Olson and I want to smoke some marijuana." HA!
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Sorsha Ni said...

Glad you had a blast in Boston! I have a Dr. Who graphic novel to share with you from my Sat visit with Shadowfalls...hehehehe...

Loved "Basterds" sooooooo much I saw it twice. OMG! Eli was even hotter the second time. And Aldo still spoke Italian appaulingly! Loved the screams of Landa at the end of the flick. I appreciated him so much more the second viewing. Good times!

Love "Being Human" and saw the finale. I am still in love with George, but even more so after he got all "manly" about tearing Herrick apart to save the threesome. Yes, Mitchell is my usual type, but George is funny. I can't help it! Geek trumps bad boy this time.

Watching "Mad Men"? Nope. Saw some of season 1 and was "ok". Never went back, althouh might try at some point since I have lots of friends who heart it muchly.

Finally, "True Blood"...have only 2 eps to go before finale. I'll get back to you. My life is crazy busy, too!

EGT said...

So then you know what happened? I had to watch that scene, since you linked to it and all. OH MY GOD THOSE EYES. ::is dead::

"Lady" Bea said...

Sorsha - I can't wait to see that DW graphic novel! Your description of it sounded quite tantalizing.

Mmmm...Eli Roth...

"Lady" Bea said...

EGT - I was quite sure that would happen. Oh, David Tennant, why won't you date my friend EGT? You're so STUBBORN.

Dr. Fabulous said...

Saw Into the Wild during my Crazy Buddhist phase (he's still stalking me, btw). I have not read the book, but I enjoyed the movie. I actually liked the soundtrack even more.

"Lady" Bea said...

Ew, Dr. F...the Crazy Buddhist! I think I remember you telling me that he liked "Into The Wild" and I think I remember giving you an, "Eeesh..." face when you did.