Archive for January, 2009

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Just a PSA for anyone who didn’t already know this. I often feel like I’m the last to know about stuff like this, but you can watch tv online! has lots of current episodes of things, along with other stuff (some movies, video clips, commentaries, etc.) There’s an option to sign up, and then […]

Movie Review: Superman Returns

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I watched this movie for the third time the other day — still liked it, still think it’s a fun, fun movie, even though I fast-forwarded through bunches of it (the fight scene, lots of the times when Lex is just monologuing). Here’s a handy list: My Favorite Things About Superman Returns: 1. “How tall […]

January fic: “Eragon Redux: Part II”

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

The thought came to him — not for the first time — that Eragon had no idea how to be a dragonrider. And Sapphira, for whatever reason, wasn’t telling him. “Fine,” he said finally. Eragon Redux Part II: Post-Movie The follow-up fic to Eragon Redux. Eragon, Sapphira, and Murtagh forge their own path. PS: My […]

Movie Review: City of Ember

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Did this movie really come out in theaters? Because I hear that it did, but I don’t quite believe it, because I have absolutely no recollection of it, and it was supposed to have been last October. That’s quick forgetting even for me. Anyway, I liked it. A lot, actually. (Except for the giant mole […]

3 Things I Would Like to Share With the World* Today

Monday, January 26th, 2009

(where “world” = the internets) 1. Dear University Students: It’s below-zero cold today. iPod earbuds do *not* equal a hat. And no, turning the volume up louder won’t help. 2. Dear Comcast: As a whole, your corporation seems to be a lying liar who lies. We put up with your shenanigans because you are currently […]

Torchwood vid rec

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

*So* funny! And it demonstrates the benefits of having a show as bizarre as Torchwood — you really can make anything believable, with actual visuals from the show! Papa Don’t Preach, by fan_eunice and greensilver Summary: So, greensilver and I may sometimes disagree, but there is one thing we stand absolutely united on. And that […]

National Pie Day

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Apparently, January 23 is National Pie Day. It was started in 1986 by the American Pie Council (we have one of those?), and seems to have originally been connected with Crisco in some way. ah *ha*! After *much* searching, I have discovered the fic I was searching for! (And here I was thinking this post […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

January 22, 2009: It’s my birthday! ::confetti:: ::sparkles:: ::celebratory cheer:: To celebrate my 27th year, here are 27 things I’d like to do this year, in no particular order: 1. keep up with my blog 2. keep up with linking things I read on my monthly links pages 3. organize files on my computer 4. […]

Movie Review: Hancock

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

I’m not sure what to say about this movie — I’ve put off writing a review for a whole week, but it hasn’t helped. *Andrea said it reminded her of a fanfic, and I would even say it was kind of like a nano novel. You get this great idea, and you dive into it, […]

1/20/09 — Inauguration Day

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

The United States has a new president today! In the spirit of change and hope, here’s a fun website: The Story of Stuff. You can play a very cute 20 minute video talking about the production-consumption-disposal cycle of our stuff. It’s fun, and definitely has that “granola hippies weaving hemp and practicing communal farming” vibe […]