Interstellar Adventures

March 8, 2007

Things that make you go “Hmmmm…”

Filed under: It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 10:21 pm

Last night Nick and I went to see Black Snake Moan. I thought this was a GREAT movie. I was very impressed with Sam Jackson. I’ve always liked him. He’s a bad motherfucker. Yes he is. Christina Ricci, I’m on the fence over her. There are some things I’ve seen her in that I really like. Others, not so much. She’s an odd creature. And she lost a LOT of weight for this movie. I hope she gains it back, because I think she’s one of those that sets a good example for a normal bodyweight rather than an unhealthy looking thin.

Sam Jackson looks awesome in this movie. A real bluesman. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first. The trailers and previews didn’t lead to a lot. And during the movie, it wasn’t easy to see where it was going. Which was a good thing. I don’t like predictable movies. Other than some crappy coughing, Christina Ricci was good in this movie. I have to say I liked it. And I couldn’t figure out if Sam Jackson played the guitar in the movie or if it was a ‘stunt guitar player’. The other thing I really liked was Sam Jackson’s beard. Don’t know why that’s the thing I picked out, but it is.

The thing that really made me go “Hmmmm…” was the cop on a Segway. In.The.Theater. Not outside the theater. Right there inside, next to the concession stand. What the heck did he need that for inside the theater? Wonder if they have parking for it at the local Krispy Kreme.

And then, on the way out the door, was the usher that was singing. To himself. Some song I couldn’t recognize, but he was singing it loud and proud. Strange.

I also must be having some weird solar/moon/galaxy thing going on. I’ve nearly been run over in my car at least 10 times this week. The last time tonight was by a Sentra and an old Corolla. They were overtaking each other and driving dangerously. And my kids were in the car! Crazy people. Whatever strange cosmic forces are going on, I hope they end soon. I don’t like crazy drivers.

Happy Weekend all. It’ll be a quiet weekend round here. Saturday should be nice weather!

March 5, 2007

Hum Drum Ho Hum

Filed under: Family & Friends,It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 8:33 pm

With basketball over, there aren’t any sports scheduled for another two weeks. And then, the kids will be on vacation with their dad, so it will be three weeks before another game. Nothing has really kicked off at work yet…so I’m just hanging out and watching Heroes.

Over the weekend, in addition to all the basketball excitement, Nick took me shopping. It’d been a while since I’ve bought any new clothes, and he’s really good at picking things out for me. And carrying things until I’m ready to try them on. And I did find some very cute outfits. And had to stand in a really, really long line. Because the computer systems were down. I promise we stood in line over 30 minutes to check out. That part sucked.

Yesterday we also went to check out my eventual new offices. The supposed move date was April. After seeing the building, I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be April. We also saw a couple of open house signs. Stopped to take a look at one, and it was very nice. Quite a bit out of our budget range for now, but it was kind of fun to look through!

Anything exciting going on for you? Come on…there has to be something exciting…

March 2, 2007


Filed under: Elle & Zed,It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 11:47 pm

Zed’s team went 1-1 in the playoffs. Thursday night’s game was a sad 24-22 loss. It was kind of an ugly game at the end, played by the other team, and left one of our boys in tears. Which brings out the mama bear in me. If I didn’t have to ‘set a good example’ I might have said a thing or two to the other team’s coach. Tonight we fared a little better, 24-18. Still, in a single elimination tournament, win two only feels good. Spring season starts in two weeks. Gives me time to rest my cheering voice.

 And, for a little more fun, I did my Visual DNA. WP doesn’t like embed scripting though. Just hyperlinks for me. Happy weekend. I hope to make it around to see you all!

Update!: Somehow we made it into the finals! Some weird combination of regular season record ranking, points scored and points allowed and we’re in, ranked 2nd in our division. We play two games tonight, win or lose. Zed was excited and has been working on his free throws this afternoon. Wish him luck!

Update 2: Basketball Finals Game 1 was won by default. The other team didn’t show for gametime, so we automatically won and advanced to the winners round. Game 2 was tough. Our coach wasn’t able to be there, so Nick and another dad had to step in. We played hard, held them scoreless the first quarter, but had a few bad breaks and ended with a loss. 2nd in the division ain’t bad for a group of boys that hadn’t met and had tape-number uniforms for the first 3 games of the season.

Literary Meme

Filed under: It's Me, Lass,Memes & Quizzes — by InterstellarLass @ 8:25 am

I figured if Used to be Me could do it, so could I! I’m not too ashamed. Pretty good I think. 

Look at the list of books below.
*Bold the ones you’ve read
*Italicize the ones you want to read
*leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in. If you are reading this, tag your it!

1.The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2.Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3.To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10.A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12.Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible (parts only)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100.Ulysses (James Joyce)

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