Thursday, February 26, 2009

Where does the time go?

You just had to grow up, didn't you? You're fifteen today and I can't believe it. I won't go on and on about how precious you were when you were a little squirt, learning to read and how you read every street sign when we were in the car, nor will I go on and on about how much I enjoyed all the Valentine's Day bears that my "Secret Valentine" used to place in my mailbox every year. (I still have them all.) Or how you used to spend every Friday night with me and you jumped on my bed those nights until you were worn out and then jumped some more!

Okay, enough already, I know. I won't embarrass your teenage soul anymore.

I love you and hope you are having a wonderful day. Can't wait to see you Saturday, Sweetie! (And you're still the most precious girl in the world.)

Aunt Ness

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

It's V.D. Eve. Love to you all!

Well. Friday morning and I've made a long list of things I need to do in the next few days, and "Post an entry on blog" was at the top of the list. Not really. I just sometimes feel a tugging at my consciousness or something, that makes me want to update.

How about some movie talk? I cut my Netflix plan to two-at-a-time and should probably cut it down even more, since I don't have much movie-watching time right now. Lately, however, I have watched a few, starting with "Slumdog Millionaire," which I actually viewed at the theatre. I thought it was a sadly disturbing, realistic film and I'm glad I got to see it, but I wouldn't vote it as a Best Picture winner. Over Christmas I watched the Brad Pitt film, long title "...Benjamin Button," and while it was a pretty good one, it certainly doesn't deserve the acclaim it's receiving, except for the special effects. Here's one I really liked! This is what a Cohen Brother's film should be, unlike their latest one, again with Brad Pitt, which was a bomb (Burn After Reading) - don't waste your time on it. So, what is my favorite movie I watched lately? It is, hands down, THIS JEWEL of a movie. Do see it; you'll thank me. Tonight, I'm going to try to watch this one after I get some work done.

As for TV, I don't watch much, but I'm absolutely hooked on "Lost" and I spend some time searching fan sites to read about it and try to figure out all the story lines. If you've never watched it, go to the ABC website and start at the beginning, but be warned: you'll be captivated from the first episode and you will let everything in your life go to hell until you've watched every last second of every episode! I think the writers of the show have an agenda, or at least some of them do, and I think it's to put as much of their literary knowledge into the show, thinly veiled, in order to get revenge on all their past lit professors who made them search for symbolism and write tedious papers about it! If that's not enough for you, also know that the show has all these really hot men who are sweaty and take off their shirts. Often.

I haven't read any adult fiction since the beginning of this semester. I am taking a Teen Lit class and have to read 2 or 3 novels/week, in addition to all my other work, so I have nothing to write about any books that would be of interest to adults. Emily and Reece and I have, however, had some good conversations about books lately and I love that I'm reading what interests them right now. I don't think I'd mind in the least working at a public library in the young adult section now. Kids today have such good choices of literature. Way better than the selections I had when I was a young turd.

Now, I have to run some errands and then come back and work for several hours before I can reward myself with a movie. I'll be back in a few days to complain about all the stress.

Friday, February 06, 2009


Well, I no longer have time to post anything. You wouldn't believe how much I have going on right now and I absolutely hate it. I don't like being busy. I like to lollygag around and organize closets and throw things in the trash and use my label maker and read and watch movies. I don't like having two meetings/day, working until 9:00 p.m., grading papers, writing papers, studying, etc.

So, here's another YouTube because it's all I got and I don't want to hear any complaints, k?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

More Things I Learn from Facebook

Candee posted this on her Facebook page and I think it's hilarious. I never watch talk shows, but this is from Ellen Degeneres' show. Apparently the woman she's talking with on the phone is now somewhat of a regular on Ellen's show. If you're not familiar with her, watch this: