when it comes to technology, my family are fucking helpless assholes.
i bought my parents a photo printer a year ago, i tried to show them how to install the damn thing on their computer so many times, but they were too busy. they just expect me to do it for them. so i always have to print out their shit from my computer.
if something doesn't work on your computer... it needs to be installed. this isn't a hard concept to grasp. instead of having me do everything, why don't they take the fucking intiative and figure it out themselves?
my sister is even worse... she comes up to me this morning and demands me to print out pictures of her drunken european antics. i tell her to hook it up to her computer and print them. she says 'it needs to be installed'... then i find myself searching the whole damn house for the cd, then i realize "why am i doing this? these aren't my pictures, this isn't my printer, this isn't even for my computer... wtf?"
"but i don't even live here, why would i have it installed??" it's been here allll summer long. when she was here.
fuck this. it's not my goddamn problem if my family has no common sense.
Had quite the gay evening.
melis and i saw Brokeback Mountain then snuck into The Producers.
Brokeback Mountain was a fucking letdown. Not nearrrrrly enough jake-on-heath action. more importantly, i didn't think it was very cohesive and there was like no romance between the 2 men... it was just staring at each other and heath ledger (who is getting nominations up the ass) barely even spoke. Jake > Heath.
The Producers was fucking fabulous. Funniest movie I've seen in awhile. It wasn't much of a movie, I've never even seen the play, but you could tell it was basically a filmed version of Broadway... which was exactly why it was fantastic. So funny. Go see it... especially if you like theatre even remotely because god knows it's damn near impossible to get tickets to it on Broadway.
That is all.
- Music:"Springtime for Hitler and Germany"
So merry christmas/happy holidays... whatever.
It's good to be home... also quite relaxing because I don't have to get my ass up to go to work until the 3rd of January.
Of course the first few days of vacation have been spent with Melis.
I didn't feel well yesterday (i was dizzy and my stomach was being a bitch... i'll throw a spazz if the gallstones decide to give me trouble again) so I didn't go to the Berkowitz' Christmas party (where I would have gotten a bit drunk, I'm sure) or to the grandparents.
I couldn't fall asleep last night, plus I had to print out photos for my dad's gift.
I was awoken at the ungodly hour of 9:30 to open gifts. I got nice things. A cute little speaker/ipod dock thingy from Momma Jann plus a pretty new purple duffle bag. I've already dove into a new novel I had picked out for myself as a gift. i fell back to sleep only to be awoken again by melissa, so we could exchange gifts. i took another nap til dinner at 5:30
We had some wine with christmas dinner, and i'm currently downing my 2nd mudslide, a delicious dessert provided by big davey.
so that was my christmas.
i hope all is well for everyone. i'm off to top off this drink and read my new Philip Roth novel.
- Music:All I Want for Christmas Is You - MCR
Open iTunes to answer the following. Go to your library. Answer, no matter how embarrasing it is.
How many songs:1921
Sort by song:
First Song: "Ava Adora" - The Smashing Pumpkins
Last Song: "Yule Shoot Your Eye Out" - Fall Out Boy (that song blows)
Sort by time:
Shortest Song: "Body Rap" - Badly Drawn Boy
Longest Song: "Stay" - Jackson Browne
Sort by artist:
First Song: "Shake That Ass, Bitch" - 2 Live Crew (that would be Joolier's doing)
Last Song: "Drive" - Ziggy Marley
Sort by album:
First Album: #1's - Mariah Carey
Last Album: Your Favorite Weapon - Brand New (that's Melissa's doing, probably)
Top Five Most Played Songs:
1) "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - The Beach Boys
2) "The Absence of God" - Rilo Kiley
3) "All I Want For Christmas Is You" - My Chemical Romance
4) "Origin of Love" - Rufus Wainwright
5) "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison" - My Chemical Romance
First song that comes up on Shuffle: "In The Garage" - Weezer
Find "sex," how many songs show up?
Find "death," how many songs show up?
74 (mostly death cab)
Find "love," how many songs show up?
- Music:one of the songs in this entry
One night, George W. Bush is tossing restlessly in his White House bed. He awakens to see George Washington standing by him. Bush asks him, "George, what's the best thing I can do to help the country?" "Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did," Washington advises, then fades away.
The next night, Bush is astir again and sees the ghost of Thomas Jefferson moving through the darkened bedroom. Bush calls out, Tom, please! What is the best thing I could do to help the country?" "Respect the Constitution, as I did," Jefferson advises, and dims from sight. The third night, sleep is still not in the cards for Bush. He wakes to see the ghost of F. D. R. hovering over his bed. Bush whispers, "Franklin, what is the best thing I could do to help the country?" "Help the less fortunate, just as I did," FDR replies, and fades into the mists.
Bush isn't sleeping well the fourth night when he sees another figure moving in the shadows. It is Abraham Lincoln's ghost. "Abe, what is the best thing I can do right now, to help the country?" Bush pleads. Abe thinks for a second, smiles, and says "Go see a play."
teeheeheeheeheehee i hate dubya. ben and his fans always have the best anti-bush jokes.
- Music:ben jelen *points to icon*
Although the name Nicole creates the urge to understand others, we emphasize that it limits your vision, tuning you to technical details. This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the fluid and elimination system.
The name of Nicole has created a congenial nature with the desire to associate in friendship and understanding both socially and in the business world. Peaceful and settled conditions appeal to you and you are naturally desirous of having the security of a home, where your life could follow a definite pattern, and where you would not have to make major decisions. You find it difficult to take a definite stand, partly because you lack confidence, and also because you dislike any issues which create dissension between people. Procrastination is a weakness of your nature, causing an inability always to complete your plans or to concentrate for long.
That's freakishly true.
- Music:"Matinee Idol" - Rufus Wainwright
So Taylor Hanson's wife gave birth yesterday to a baby girl.
They named her Penelope.
Here's the clincher.... their last single from a year ago was called "Penny & Me"...
A bit odd if you ask me.
So it's quickly approaching 8am, and I'm on my last 45 minutes of The Sound of Music. This movie makes me desperately want to visit Austria and Europe, the Alps look so beautiful on film, I'd love to see them in person. There is something about this movie that when I watch it approximately 2-3 times a year, I get enthralled in it... and my ADD usually makes me finish a 3 hour movie over the course of 48 hours. I think part of the appeal now is the love story more than the music... I barely even remembered the love story from when I watched it as a child... I think it's the hormones and instincts that kicked in. It sounds stupid but this is one of those movies that I want to play for my daughter and we'd dance around the living room and we'd sing the songs together. I guess I want to carry on the tradition. Plus I'd rather my children get hooked on classics rather than the unoriginal shit they make for kids today.
On an entirely different note, I saw Sin City with Jacqueline and Elissa on saturday evening. I got to have some dinner with Jaq, Alan, and Alan's bandmate Max before the movie. I'd highly suggest seeing Sin City... it's fantastic (minus Nick Stahl getting castrated TWICE by Bruce Willis). It was a nice break from the string of sappy movies I've been watching. Of course after the movie I watched Sweet November, way to kill the mood. I'm turning into my mother, crying like a baby at every death in a film. Fuck it, it's Keanu and Charlize... it's ok to cry. I got a double dose of those 2 this weekend, thanks to ONDEMAND... settled in with The Devil's Advocate and some chocolate fro-yo.
So it seems that it's indeed the AM, the birds are chirping, the sun is out, and I think I'll finish my movie and make PANCAKES. Ohhhhh to be home and have a KITCHEN!
- Music:I Must Have Done Something Good - Sound Of Music