SO continuing my video to DVD conversion I foudn the most random tape. It has the news clip from when (e:paul) and (e:iriesara) did a sleep out at kenmore city hall to raise money for the homeless, a little clip of an old batman tv show, the music video for Joy ride, the music video for Losing mY Religio IN TWO DIFFERENT PLACES ON THE VHS, Pee Wee Show, The scene with the trucker lady from pee wee's big adventure, the scene from ferris buellers day off where the car goes over the cliff and a couple clips from happy days, soooo random! oh and this random max pies commerical where a man is like seductively rmeoving his shirt while promoting good carpets
So i am in the process of converting our VHS tapes to DVD but the only way to do it is to actually plya ll the VHS tapes, which is fun to see all these old videos. All i know is I just yelled out at my 8th brithday "yeah of course I have troll pants!" , the Debbie Gibson moment (you all know what i'm tlaking about) must be coming sooN!
So i have kept wanting to post but then not feeling like it by the time i got to the computer but this juts has to be posted. I WENT TO EAT A DELICIOUS PLUM yesterday and it was weird because I swear soon as i picked it up i just had a feeling of dread about it but i started to eat it anyway.......and as i am pleasantly chomping my way through i look down and there is like a hole near the pit and curled all up in there is a little white worm like creature! EWWWWW! I don't think i ate any of it because it was just little and in there, but maybe there were more and i ate them. End of that story is i am not just eating into fruit anymore i am thoroughly cutting and inspecting it alL!!!
I was really thinking today how much I would like to own my own store. I would love it. I am not sure what kind of store, prolly knick knacks cuz that is what i know and love. Maybe a bar/knick knack store. Me and rachelle at work have talked about opening a bar called Drinks and Trinks where you get like trinkets with your purhcases, like you can buy a value meal of like a vodka cranberry and two shots and you get a free toy like a happy meal. I tihnk it could really work well, haha. Well i do really want to own a store though but the whole idea seems so daunting!
So I always had my dad's tax guy do my taxes too cuz he would just do it in addition to my dad's and so it seemed easier that way cuz then I didn't have to do anything. This year I decided I was going to do my own online, and was super nervous about it. I had planned on doing it with (e:terry) the irs workers supervision but then on sunday just decided to see if i could do it on my own. HOly heck, it is so easy, I mean of course I have really simple taxes since I make like no money, have no dependents, property etc. But still it was way easier than I imagined. I used taxslayer on the recommendation of someone at work and it was super easy and free for both federal and state taxes. This is also the first time I did the automatic deposit so I should have my refund in 10 days. I really like getting checks in the mail and so I didn't ever like doing it that way, but i really want my money now. Well hopefully I did it all right and will not be arrested for false tax claims or something> I am still kinda nervous that will happen.....wish me luck
So (e:maureen) was raving about the documentary Young at Heart about this community center senior citizen chorus in Boston where the average age is 80 years old and they sing rock songs. She loved the documentary and had seen them in person. She built it up so much that i thought for sure it oculd not be as good as she said but it was! AND BETTER! It seriuosly is so happy and sad and inspiring and entertaining. it is like everything a documentary could be. The scene in the jail is so heartwarming. It was voted the number one scene in a movie for 2008 by newsweek!!!seriously watch it!
I have to admit, I love old poeple in general so I am a little bias but i seriously do not believe anyone could not like this movie! My parents just watched it and loved it too! IT is so good!I recommend it to everyone. It is in th enew releases at blockbuster and i'm sure it is on netflix and everything too, it just came out this year!!! here is the trailer
I don't want to put any more clips cuz i want you to see the whole tihng, it is so much better as a whole!! i mean you can watch clips on youtube but the whole thing together is so much better and in context!
Those of you who know me know my family has sorta a lot of family things over the holidays and then when you add in my holidays with various friends and (e:libertad) it ends up to be a lot of christmas celebrations! Well tomorrow is the official end of the season for me. Me and (e:mk) are going to the Eastern Hlils Mall like we do eveyrwhere to exchange gifts, eat some bad chinese food prolly and scope out sales and sauciness. It is really a great tradition, that mall is like the basis of ever5ything me and (e:mk) stand for. It is empty and 80's style and now it got a makeover but is still really not graet and i love that about it. YOu can always get good deals cuz stuff gets to clearance cuz noone shops there. All in all a great christmas season!!! p.s. thanks (e:matt) for letting me borrow your white chrimstas tree to make the perfect late christams for me and (e:libertad)!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.P.S. I learned in a n awesome book that (e:libertad) gave me that Lord Byron saved the pubic hair from each person he slept with in an envelope with their name and the ocllectio njust dissappered in like the last decade! good to know
So I bought this book on clearance at Borders a couple months ago ( i buy all books that i read for like $1 on clearance, so really i only read the best), anywho that's not the point. It is called Little Chapel on the River by Gwendolyn Bounds. The back says it is a story about a journalist in NYC who has to move after 9/11 when her apt building is damaged and accidentally ends up in a tiny hamlet called Garrison outside NYC and the book is the story of the people as told though the bartender of the local bar. Anyway it is pretty good but that is not the point either. In the entire description of the book nowhere does it say that the author/main character (it is a real story) is a LESBIAN! So even after reading the first section where it talks about the author's girlfriend i was like "wow i didn't realize Gwendolyn could be a boy's name" assuming it must be a man if they have a girlfriend and it does not say she is a lesbian. The reason I find this so remarkable is that I don't believe I have ever seen a book before that doesn't specifically say like "lesbian author in NYC" or "gay writer Joe Shmo", like always that is in the description. I thought it was pretty cool that it wasn't even mentioned on the book, like it just is part of her life but doesn't really necessarily need to be mentioned because it is not the focus of the book anymore than you would say "straight author in NYC". I don't know I found it cool that it didn't even mention it. It is so shcoking though that i actually was at first more convinced that Gwendolyn must be a man's name.