Deum, vitam, litteras amemus
 
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“And don 't forget, the next time you're planning a family vacation, consider visiting Genovia. A country of majestic mountains and sunbaked beaches, filled with friendly, peppy people. Come see us. Genovia awaits you.” – Joe, “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement”

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Home Alone. Such a sweet yet funny movie. If it's not already a classic of our generation, I have no doubt it will be.

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I love "Band on the Run," "Live and Let Die," and "Eleanor Rigby," but mostly "Birthday," because today is also my birthday, so I can honestly say "They say it's your birthday/It's my birthday too, yeah."

Mood happyMood happy
Music Birthday - The Beatles
Tags: birthday, writer's block, yes i'm a youtube addict
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One word: MST3K.

The show debuted on Thanksgiving 1989, and so "Turkey Day" has forever been linked with the show. Comedy Central would air 30-hour Turkey Day marathons, complete with special bumpers and segments featuring Dr. Forrester trying to take over the world before pie was served, and deal with unwanted guests from movies he's inflicted on the Satellite of Love gang.

Here's a collection of some of the best bumpers. 



It's now tradition among MSTies to spend Thanksgiving watching an episode or seventeen. I usually load up some episodes on my iPod and watch while we drive to the family dinner. This year it might be Jack Frost and Hamlet. Maybe Invasion of the Neptune Men, too, if the weekend gets super boring.

Mood coldLocation Temp Job
Mood cold
Music Countess Cathleen/Women of the Sidhe - Riverdance
Tags: holidays, mst3k, writer's block, yes i'm a youtube addict
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"Party in My Tummy" from Yo Gabba Gabba. Yes, I know.

It went like this: I was watching Pop Up Video on VH-1 Classic, and they showed the video for REM's Shiny Happy People. They mentioned that REM appeared on Sesame Street to do a version of it they called "Furry Happy Monsters." I've seen it, it's pretty funny - more like "Furry Bipolar Monsters." I showed it to my sister, who then remembered a video she had seen on YouTube of this green stripey monster singing about how there's a party in his tummy and all the food he's eating wants to join in.

So she showed it to us. It is pretty funny, in a strange, on-crack kind of way. (It is aimed at preschoolers, so there can be allowances.) At one point, the carrots and green beans start crying because they're not being digested yet. But for the past few days, it still likes to camp out in my head every so often. Darn her.

And of course, )

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Anne Boleyn, no question. Smart, attractive, powerful, and enigmatic - who wouldn't want to play her? I'd also love to play Lady Jane Grey, but I fear I'm getting too old. (She was only 16-17 when she died.)

On the less tragic side? Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing, and any role in a Carmen Sandiego film adaptation, whether it would be an ACME detective or the crimson-clad Queen of Crime herself.

If I ever became a screenwriter, I'd probably take a stab at writing a few of these myself, just so I could be in them. ;-)

Mood chipperMood chipper
Music Roam - B-52's
Tags: writer's block
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[Error: unknown template qotd] Simple. The Middleman and Wendy Watson, for any "exotic" problem (e.g., aliens/monsters/three-armed, slimy whacked-out genetic experiments). Any other time, Gibbs and his team from NCIS. They get the job done, and Gibbs is such a sweetheart - when he wants to be. Plus, Tony, Ziva, and McGee would bicker, and it'd be funny, and Abby and Ducky are awesome - heck everybody on that show is infinitely awesome. Except Vance. If I couldn't get their help, y'know, not being in the Navy or Marines (or a dependent), I'd call Shawn Spencer from Psych, mostly because it'd be loads of fun, and it'd also make my best friend Bethany jealous that I got to spend time with him, since she's such a Psych fan.

Mood hungryMood hungry
Music Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
Tags: writer's block
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I've met a handful of Christian celebrities: Michael Tait of DC Talk, Jody McBrayer of Avalon, Jerry Falwell (who was a way cool guy. It was like a secret we all got to keep among ourselves, this cool crowd-surfing, prank-pulling, UFC-loving Jerry Falwell. Liberty University wasn't the same after he died.), but the coolest celebrity meetings so far have been Lex van den Berghe of Survivor: Africa, and five members of the cast of MST3K.

Lex was at Paramount's Great America amusement park to celebrate the opening of "Survivor: The Ride" (which is probably the most awesome rollercoaster ever), and I had won tickets to the park that day as part of the park's "Great America Survivor" contest. While Shannon and I were riding the ride, the rest of the family had wandered over and met him and gotten his autograph for Shannon (who is a big Survivor fan). After we got off the ride, Lauren bragged how she had spotted him, and about two minutes later, we spotted him again and went up to say hi. He was a very nice guy, who remembered talking to Dad, and was cool about taking a picture.



(Let me draw your attention away from the massive sunburn on my nose.)

The cast of MST3K I met after seeing their Cinematic Titanic show in San Francisco. They are very nice people, and I had a hard time keeping my happiness under control. At least I managed not to totally embarrass my self. Pictures can be found here.

Mood not quite awake yetLocation Getting ready for church
Mood not quite awake yet
Music Cross of Gold - Michael W. Smith
Tags: writer's block
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[Error: unknown template qotd]WALL-E, hands down. The Best Animated Feature category is a complete and total cop-out, an attempt to keep animated films relegated to the world of children's entertainment. WALL-E broke the mold, and was true cinematic art, and it deserved to be at least nominated. Then again, I've never had much respect for the Academy's choices in recognizing anything outside their narrow box of what constitutes a "good movie."

WALL-E should have won some sound awards, too - 90% of the movie is sound effects!

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[Error: unknown template qotd]My personal motto (in the heraldic sense): Deum, vitam, litteras amemus, which means "Let us love God, life, literature" in Latin.

As for favorite quotes, I have over 130 funny, random, or oddly inspiring quotes in my collection, and it's not fair for me to choose one. Also, my quotes file is on Victoria the Laptop, which is still dead...

Mood boredMood bored
Music An episode of House
Tags: writer's block
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Cynical answer: What newfound riches? I'd be taxed into oblivion by Obama and his socialist policies in order to finance my neighbor's inability to spend money non-stupidly. A normal person would make sure they had electricity and water. My neighbors buy dogs.

Rather practical answer: Pay off my student loans, buy my own apartment and car, and then stash some winnings aside to help fund all the attempts to get my books published. I wouldn't quit my job, 'cause not working drives me crazy. I'd probably also start some sort of charitible fund or donate a bunch to my alma mater...

Dreamy, pie-in-the-sky, all-for-fun answer: Visit every place I've ever wanted to visit: London, Berlin, Athens, Sydney, Disney World, etc. Buy  gorgeous, uninhabited island somewhere warm and start my own country so I can be a princess.

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