Monday, January 29, 2007

deep dark secret

I watched the first hour of "13 Going On 30" yesterday (by myself), LIKED IT, missed the last half of the movie and am trying to find a way to watch the last of it without anyone knowing. Anyone who doesn't have a pot to throw at me that is.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

gee brain, what do you want to do tonight?

For my birthday (ugh 31!) my sweet hubs gave me the first season of the Animanics, a fond memory of my youth. I've been watching them when I have a little free time and I'm delighted to find that I still find them as funny as I did so many, many, many years ago. Especially Pinky and the Brain. For those of you not in the know, Pinky and the Brain are cartoon characters from the cartoon the Animaniacs. Later, they starred in their own spin off called Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain, but it wasn't as good.

Pinky and the Brain are genetically enhanced lab mice who reside in a cage in the Acme Labs research facility. Each week sees Brain come up with a new plan for the two (led by him) to take over the world, which ultimately ends in failure. In common with many other Animaniacs shorts, many episodes are in some way a parody of something else—usually a film. The cartoon's famous tag line is: "Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?" "The same thing we do every night Pinky - Try to take over the world!"Although they plan to conquer the earth, there isn't a lot of antagonism seen in them, and in a Christmas special Pinky even wrote to Santa that Brain had the world's best interests at heart. This is reinforced by Brain's promises that he will provide more funding for law enforcement and the like. Brain usually includes Pinky in his plans, but, not being the brightest bulb in the box, Pinky doesn't have a clue.

So, without further ado.....

"Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?

"I think so, Brain, but where are we going to find a duck and a hose at this hour?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

pandora's got good things in her box

Happy New Year everyone! I hope all of my non existent readers are having a good start to 2007 like I am. No really. I am. I AM HAPPY. With everything. Even the no baby thing. Go figure. Anyway, I've a really short post as I'm up to my ass in work today and have a meeting in about in hour, but I just wanted to pass along a fantastic thing called Pandora Internet Radio. You type in a song or artist and Pandora programs a radio station just for you based on you song selection. For example...I'm currently listening to The Pretenders "I'll Stand By You." You can edit the songs they pick for you to. Tell them if one sucks or if you like a song. You can also ask why they selected one. Example. Tim McGraw. For some reason on a station I started (did I mention that you can program several different types of "stations" ?) that began with Michael Buble and 3 hours later, Tim McGraw. Needless to say, ol' Tim is banned from my station now. You just go to Very cool, you need to try it out. Wait! I already am!