Thursday, December 31, 2009

Movies: The Proposal

This is exactly what I meant by absolutely no way either one of them will find each other attractive. She was a b*tch through and through, and he suddenly decided that he will be nice and play along. Ugh, I fail to see how they can fall enough... or even so much as to be fond of each other. But it does have Sandra Bullock, so you know it's a must see. =D After all, who watches a romance comedy for it's storyline?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Movies: The Ugly Truth

Totally exceeded expectation, let me tell you. I thought it was just another one of your cookie cutter romance comedy in which you just knew the two person who met at the beginning, regardless of the differences in their believes or personalities, will undoubtedly become a couple at the end. Okay, so they did become a couple at the end (don't tell me this is a spoiler, the minute you picked up this movie in your hand, it was spoiled), but it did have some funny dialogs.

Hubby said, "Why do they always have to end up together? That's so predictable." Ugh, it's a romance comedy, what do you expect? You want unpredictable tragedy I'd highly recommend William Shakespeare, Earnest Hemingway, or Thomas Hardy. Although would you really say William Shakespeare is unpredictable?

Here's a picture of The Ugly Truth, click on it to buy. =)

Although, my complaint about romance comedy is: at least make a reasonable effort to make it convincing, even just a small incident where the man or the woman is attracted to the other one. Just one incident, just one party, is that too much to ask for?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Why I Sometimes Enjoy B-Line Movies More Than "Main Stream" Movies

Sometimes I just much prefer to watch a B-line flick. Why? Well, first, you adjust your expectation accordingly. And, more importantly, you can sit there and zone out and multitask and still be able to follow and enjoy the movie. Nothing wrong with your blockbusters, they just require more concentration, more brain power, and sometimes just more energy than I am willing to spend on watching a movie...

Hurray to b-line flicks! :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Movie: The Brothers Bloom

This movie is, like, sloooooooow. If you have a short attention span like me, highly not recommend this movie. That said, I am still going to link it to Amazon anyway, in case some of you do like slow movies. =D

(I don't like these new DVD images on Amazon which look like a DVD box. :( I guess beggars can't be choosers.)

So Horrific That You'd Think It's Fiction

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Movie: Ingorious Basterd

Holy Crap! I honestly have never seen a DVD sold out on Amazon before. Did they just not stock a lot because of the economy, or is the economy not as bad as we thought, or I just never looked up the hottest DVDs on Amazon during Xmas season?

Anyways, just watched Inglorious Basterd and wow, it was good. It was a different kind of movie than I had expected. I actually didn't have high hopes for it when I realized it's a Quintin Torentino movie, but it exceeded expectation. Can't say too much without giving it away. See it for yourself!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Movie: Dragon Hunter

Hubby: "So why did you get this movie again?"
Me: "The cover looked good when I was inside Blockbusters."
Which make up most of the reasons why I get random movies.

This one, Dragon Hunter, met and even slightly exceeded expectation. Very different from your traditional Disney animation (which are like, soooo boring and kiddy-ish). Almost refreshing.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Candy Earphones?

Guess what I just saw at Blockbuster? I had to do a double, no triple, no more like quintuple look to make sure these are, indeed, earphones, and not candies. Not to say that Hersey's can't branch off, but this is just weird. (These pictures are bigger than I had expected, but I am really too lazy to shrink them.)

Photo credits: Fatbrainboys

Note: if they are so cute that you can't live without them, Blockbuster is selling them for $5.99, cheaper than any sites that offer them online, that I could see.

Star Trek Movie Quotable

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: You know, back home we have a saying: "If you wanna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your prized stallion in the stable."
Spock: A curious metaphor, doctor, as a stallion must first be broken before it can reach its potential.

Reference: Imdb Star Trek Quotes

I, however, was not able to find reference of this saying other than in the Star Trek context. Can they do that? Just make up sayings in the movie? :O

Why Christians Should Not Hate Non-Believers For Having Xmas Off

First off, I have never even heard this one before. Man, the bitterness and the anger, where did all those come from? Isn't this supposed to be a sharing, loving, AND joyful day of the year? Definitely not the one devoted Christian who chose to attack me over her cousin's Facebook entry. Some people really need to get their priorities straight. I think the meaning of the "merry" part of "Merry Christmas" is definitely lost on him.

Other reasons why that's a good idea:

(1) business for the retail industry. Really? You want all non-believers or pseudo-believers to stop buying and giving for Xmas? Who's going to benefit from that, especially in this economy?

(2) Keeps Christmas a public holiday. Wonder what's a bigger slap on their faces: that non-believers have it off or that we'll make it a non-public holiday? (I am still going to take it off anyway. *SLAP!!*) Do they never stop and think that no other religions' holidays are public holidays? Oh wait, these hateful bastards believe that their religion is the one and only... not to mention the lack of brain cells to think for themselves after years of brain washing. Sadness.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Natural Bath Salts

Natural Bath Salts

Uber Hawaiian bath salts. The website doesn't do it justice but I highly recommend the lavender rose scent and I don't normally even like lavender-flavored products! It has tiny pieces of dried rose pedals in it too! (At least that's what I thought they are. :)

Crazy People Around Xmas Time!

So my friend's very innocent holiday wishes to everyone (that covers all religions and even the non-religious) had surely unexpectedly spiral into this discussion between me and her distance cousin.

All I said was "happy holidays" that started the little argument. Totally living up to the (fanatic) Christians' intolerant and hateful stereotype. Her obviously not-so-bright cousin expressed that us atheists taking Xmas off is like a slap on their face. What the hell? It's a public/firm holiday, I sure as hell is not going in to work. Had I have an hourly job, my employer (except for certain retail establishments) would probably deter me from going in so they don't have to pay me overtime. My point is: why is it a slap on their face that we have the day off? It's a PUBLIC holiday. If you really want to argue the separation of church and state, we should remove that as a public holiday, then the believers and non-believers can choose whether to take Christmas off. But would they like that? Noooo, because it's a Christian holiday. (Frankly, I would not want that either. I'm not the grinch who hates Christmas. I have long associated December 25th with pretty lights, trees, festivity, food, and, of course, lots and lots of presents. Funny how I wasn't the one all bitter here.)

The cousin, as it follows most discussion/argument with (fanatic) Christians start to lose grammar, punctuation, (surprisingly the spelling held up) and of course, logic. It turned into personal attack (from him to me) shortly -- calling me a devil-worshipper. Really? That's the worst thing you can come up with? It's really not that offensive as I believe in neither Christ nor devil.

The "discussion" turned into bizarre attack about how I didn't come from my parents (as usual, all logics are gone) and my sarcasm was completely lost and my friend completely embarrassed by the behavior of her cousin, I decided it's not worth my time anymore.

Just to blow off steam here, on my own anonymous blog. :) Shit! Me having Christmas OFF is a slap on their face? What are they? Masochists? I don't feel that their bizarre and simplistic belief is a slap on my face. I do, however, find it revolting by those who insist on shoving their believes down my throat. Yes, you are a believer, good for you, but must you integrate that into every conversation? I don't jump onto my soapbox and announce that I am an agnostic every chance I get.

And, totally ironic, or not so ironic, I tried to explain that being an agnostic, I don't believe the truth of the universe is comprehensible. And that concept was completely incomprehensible to him. Evidently that made me "not come from my parents and grandparents." Really? Do I really want to stoop down to that level and continue with that conversation?

What a suitable subject for Christmas eve. Happy holidays to all and season greetings to the Spaghetti monster folks! ;)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hobby II

So I was having this conversation with a friend one day, I was rambling on something about blogging, more like thinking out loud, to which she responded,

"No, I was never that bored [to blog]."

In my defense, I said, "But I like to blog, it's like a hobby to me."

"Yeah, right," she snickered.

Oddly enough, I was not annoyed (normally it doesn't take much to annoy me). I just didn't understand her reaction. She acted as though it was ludicrous that some people will enjoy enjoy sitting down and write. Is that so horrible of a hobby? How is knitting, crossing-stitching, or quilting any better? Not to knock quilting, some quilts are beautiful and I have done a few of those myself, but if you really think about it, quilting is to buy perfectly good fabric, some quite pricey ones, cut them up into pieces, then re-stitch them back together. Really! Think about that! So she's a very active person, good at many sports, but is hobby only limited to outdoor activities? How and who can judge that one hobby is better than another? Odd.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

4 Phones 3 Major Providers (Darn!)

Between Hubby and I we have 2 person cell phones and 2 work phones.

Personal phones (very basic cell phones): Sprint
My work phone (an iPhone): AT&T
Hubby's work phone (a Blackberry): Verizon

Something just went off, between the 4 phones and different sounds between email, voice calls, and text, I have no idea which it was... :S

If Hubby didn't destroy his cell phone back in August of 2008, he won't still be in contract with Sprint and evidently T-mobile has the cheapest month-to-month, no contract plan.

Here's hope come August 2010. >_<

Monday, December 21, 2009

Hobby for the DINK

So I bought myself a fancy bat a while back (couple weeks). It's a Demarini J2.

Every single one of my friend who doesn't play softball (which is almost all of them) asked in horror after finding out the price of the bat, "Why???"

Um...why not? It's call a hobby, or if your prefer, DINK -- duel income no kids. We just have that kind of expendable income. You should try that too. =P

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Conversation with Hubby

I had the following conversation with Hubby concerning my car...

Me: "I am okay with driving my car to the ground before we buy a new one."

Hubby: "Okay, but what does it mean by driving it 'to the ground'?"

Me: "When you leave point A, you are not certain if you will arrive at point B."

You think it's funny, my last two cars are both like that. In fact, more likely than not I would NOT get to point B. That, my dear, is the sign that it's time for a new car.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Lottery v Praying

Q: What is the similarity between praying and buying the lottery?

A: Both are putting your fate into the hands something intangible and super natural. [Although, one can calculate the odds of winning the lottery, is that still intangible? However, if there's no "luck" involve and we go strictly by statistics, nobody will ever win lottery in their lifetime.]

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Let x=......

Let x = [distance traveled, time it will take to travel the distance, etc.] is a very common expression in algebra. Once upon a time, our algebra instructor gave this example:

Let x = the largest number
and if x = the largest number, then x * x (x square) cannot be bigger than x
therefore x = x * x

and the only number that will fit that equation is 1

therefore, 1 is the largest number.

Which obviously was a wrong conclusion. So what went wrong here, all the logic was sound. Answer: the assumption itself was wrong. You simply cannot make x the "largest number."

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Okay, so this app was mistakenly placed as the #1 selling paid app, but don't people still use their own judgment before they buy an app? I just find it hard to believe so many people bought the iGlowStickPro app. :S

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bomber Santa Hat

Santa hat for next year. :)

Photo Credit:

What I Want. What I Really Really Want.

I have been meaning to do this for a while now... to compile a list of what I would like to do at least once in this life time (No, because of my age, I don't think I can quite call this a "bucket list" just yet.)

What I Would Like to At Least Try Once In This Life Time (Not specifically in this order)

1) Help someone deliver a baby (after I got my CPR certification, of course. Still pending a volunteer. Of course I'd feel much better if the situation calls for it... and pray very, very hard that there will be no complication)

2) Drag racing (on a real course, of course, not street racing)

3) Have a book published, preferrably this blog... or something along that line (I have no dignity, self-publishing counts, especially through Amazon)

4) Do a stand up comedy skit at a public place

What I Wanted to Do And Already Accomplished

1) Draw blood (for lab purposes) on a heart-beating person (yes, myself count, heart's still beating last I checked)

2) .... I'm sure there were more, but I forgot after I've crossed them out the list...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Power of The Internet

Wow, who would have thought. I knew linking to the Santa hat will get me some hits, never did I expect 54 hits within 24 hours. That's more hits than all the days combined since the inception of this blog.

Look! I'm the 4th on the search result on Google if you use the search terms "big bang theory" + "santa hat."

Oh, and I have gotten 4 (that's FOUR) comments from people that I do NOT know. FOUR. I don't think this blog will ever see better days. T.T

Is this the power of the internet? American consumerism? Or women's desire for cute stuff (literally "as seen on TV").

Hubby said this is the "textbook definition of 'going viral'." I think he is just jealous. Bet you his blog will never see a day with 54 hits... IF he even has a blog. hehehe

Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa Hat with Two Pom Poms

After watching today's Big Bang Theory I went on a mission searching for Penny's Santa hat with two pom poms online. It wasn't easy to find, I came across a couple more blogs of women (?) expressing their desires for said hat before I finally found a place that sells it. Okay, there was another one, but I can't find the link again. So to help my fella sisters who are searching for this products, here's the link.

Knit Santa Hat - Costumes For Santa

Evidently the original site I found already sold out of said product. I sure would like to think I have something to do with that. :) Here's another place where you can find this hat! ~ $20!


A reader suggested this place (Price has been lowered to $25 today! That's the Christmas spirit! Good luck all in getting one!):-


Adding a picture for you kiddos too. :)

**Many people seem to also be looking for the pattern for this hat. If you know where one can be found, please leave the link in the comment box to help out your fellow knitting enthusiasts. :)

It seems any places I was able to find are sold out of this hat, there's this place that offers to custom knit one for you, but it says to allow 3 days for her to knit, I'm not sure that will make Christmas...

Puckish had found a pattern for us!! Thanks, Puckish!

Pattern for Penny's Hat

The home made one actually looks better than the store bought one. :( The pom poms on the store bought one is not yarn, it's hard inside. :( Ah well, that's not for knowing how to knit. :'(

Friday, December 4, 2009

Housing Hunting v Dating

A while back I compared job hunting to dating. Evidently, there are also lots in common between house hunting and dating:-

(1) First time round, you really have no idea what you are looking for. Heck, you don't even know what to expect.

(2) After a few times (dating, or looking at houses), you start to get an idea of what there are out there and what your own preferences are.

(3) When you are a seasoned seeker, you have a list, you know exactly what sells to you, and what turns you off.

(4) In the end, at least if you are normal, you'll end up with something that is close but not 100% match your list; and sometimes, that little unmatched percentage will turn out to be a pleasant surprise. :)