Saturday, February 13, 2010

Whoops, missed Lincoln's birthday yesterday

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My apologies to the great emancipator. He would be 201 yesterday.

OMG Valentine's Day is tomorrow!

Hey, remember last year? Last year I talked about how retailers wanted a "Valentine's Season" by rolling out the red & pink goods right after Christmas ended.

And then how I was getting unwanted advice about how to cope with Valentine's Day. (Of course, this is still going on.) I get that it sucks, to be alone on a holiday that is all about being coupled, but still. Its the same advice, year after year.

If you take this holiday too seriously, you are letting the big soulless companies win.

And now, for my two favorite online valentines of the season. [will you be mine?]

[More unauthorized Mad Men Valentines!]

[io9 has more sci-fi romance!]

Friday, February 12, 2010

Frak it Friday: Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- Turn Into

Every now and then, I catch myself having this thought: "Every day, I move farther and farther away from the possibility of becoming Karen O."

A sobering though indeed.

Frak It Friday - "Across The Sun" by We Landed On The Moon!

The show (with Elsinore) last night was pretty awesome. The Tea Bazaar was such a great little place that I'd love to pick up and move to DC, preferably down the block from my apartment.

I think I'd seen We Landed On The Moon at some point, but for some reason this time they really stuck out. They were also selling their album on flash drive and it includes the music video above as well as the album art. Its good to know the future is here and some bands accept that the only format of the song I need is the one that goes onto my iPod.

[And now, after fourish hours of sleep, I shall go to work. Totally worth it.]

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This Is Not A Popularity Contest

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Kristen shared it on Google Reader, from Graph Jam, which is an excellent time-suck.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Elsinore - Yes Yes Yes

I feel like the title needs more exclamation points. Like, "Yes! Yes! Yes! by Elsinore!"

I finally got around to buying the Chemicals EP and I am really enjoying it. I'm hoping to see them tomorrow in Charlottesville, VA as long as the weather cooperates. My fingers are crossed.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Wish Someone Would Save Me [From Equilibrium]

There are often days, weeks, and months that go by, and I don't have to think about the only movie that I actively dislike that I've seen more than once.

That's right.


I hate this film so much. I hate it. I was bored, bored bored the entire time. I love Sci-Fi, but there I was, bored with the world of emotionless people, angry that someone that that making a movie with emotionless characters was a good idea.

[Yeah, I'm looking at you, Dollhouse. Good thing you tried to save yourself second season right before getting canceled.]

I mean, how is having a bunch of lame, feel-nothing characters a good idea? No amount of awesome effects is going to change how ambivalent I am.

But beyond that, I would be okay with this movie. I'd seen it once and that's good enough, now I can let go.

Except everyone loves this movie. My coworkers at the video store loved it. My roommate loved it. I think my dad loves it. I am constantly confronted, as a girl who like Sci-Fi, with either the recommendation or the movie night of Equilibrium.

Therefore, I've seen it three times, instead of once, and this burns me up inside. Every time I think about how I've gotten conned into see it, the anger simmers over.

So this is a warning: I hate that movie and I will explode in your general direction if you suggest watching it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Betrayal of the Blood Lilly by Lauren Willig

I'm going to admit that the DC Public library had their eye on the ball with this one, because just a few weeks after I complained about their inability to get books on time, I receive the book.

Actually, now its been a while since I finished it.

[See! All the way back in January.]

But it was a lot like all the other books. Cute. No one you care about is in too big of trouble, even though it looks high stakes. Really, I can never remember too much about the actual spy plots. But its nice, its fun, and it makes me regret having a job because it comes between me and the reading.

As always with series books, I immediately want to read the next installment. And I recommend it if you like a little escapism.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Terribly Happy Trailer

I saw the trailer for Terribly Happy right before seeing An Education.

I admit that 75% of the appeal of this trailer is the cat. Mojn! Mojn! Mojn!