melcreada: (bestie badasses)
So lazy with the memage and LJ in general. I don't want to come and blather about work (it's mostly going well) and we haven't been doing much lately because I work a lot and also, we are boring.

Although, last weekend I went to see Nay-nay in Austin and she took me to the best place on Earth: Pinballz, an old-school arcade with hundreds of pin ball machines, also air hockey, skeeball, and 80s games like Pole Position, Donkey Kong, and (my fav) Ms. Pac-Man. As if this cacophony of awesomeness wasn't enough, they were also giving (GIVING) away Dos Equis beer because it was Cinco de Mayo. There weren't a lot of people there, so we (I) drank up and played old-timey games (I rule at the Star Wars pinball machine). I feel as if this visit should qualify as a good thing for my mental health, LOL...

Also, we did go see The Avengers (twice!) and it was excellent (both times!). While I do not proscribe to the 'Joss Whedon is a god!' theory, I do think he is one Hell of a storyteller. The humor and the chemistry and the flow were just great. And yay for him getting some serious mainstream love.

Oh, and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye? Hubba hubba!

hawkeye
melcreada: (persuasion)
We've had Netflix for 3 days and already JP is hooked. I shouldn't have started him on the strong stuff, letting him do his own searches and signing in on his PS3. I'm not much better, with my 11-part miniseries on the British monarchy, but I've had Netflix before. I can handle it. I can quit any time I want.

I did finally watch North & South, the BBC miniseries that I've heard so much about. And while it was a bit melodramatic (people dropping like flies, family members on the lamb, and every single man in love with the same woman), I LOVED IT! Mainly because of him:




Love the character of John Thornton. Imagine Mr. Darcy as a tradesman. Hubba, hubba. I'm such a sucker you guys, I kid you not.
melcreada: (Mighty Boosh - aw!)

Ugh - last week's crapfest at work has spilled over into this week.

I would not be averse to hearing some good news right about now.

Watching Notting Hill in an attempt to cheer the fuck up.

News...

Feb. 26th, 2011 12:07 am
melcreada: (cowboy bebop spike drink)

Yay, announcement! I am officially a Treasury Analyst for the VP and I start on Monday! Scary! I am totally frightened of my new boss, but hopefully it will all work out.

I went out tonight and had sushi with a friend - it's a great little place, very chic and low key at the same time. I enjoyed just hanging out at a nice restaurant on a Friday night, sampling sashimi and people-watching. The only thing that would have made it better is if I had a giant martini, but I stuck with hot green tea for dinner. Then I came home and drank 3 large diet cokes with vodka. Yay!

Tomorrow is shopping with mom and a hockey game with JP. I feel like I am riding an incredible winning streak right now. I will enjoy it while it lasts.

In American Idol news, I am in serious like with Paul McDonald, the indie and laid-back singer with the beautiful tone to his voice. ♥

I will end this entry with MOAR poetry because I love it! )


Ma, ma, ma

Jul. 25th, 2010 09:27 pm
melcreada: (dark side ROXORS)

Went to see Sorcerer's Apprentice today and not only was it awesome (I love Jay Baruchel), but it gave me a pretty cool dream when I took a nap this afternoon. People and wizards lived side by side in a place that was a cross between America in the 1950s and Miyazaki's version of a European town. The dream was about them going to war and us regular folks holding down the fort. As in any wartime, we worried about food and refugees (my family and I for some reason were boarding a bunch of blonde sorority girls that were unpleasant and whiny). There was a long and involved storyline wherein I had something going on with a young wizard who was sent home because he was not ready for battle. Even in dreams, I am a cradle robber. He was terribly cute and nerdy and told me I was "good arms." It was sorcerer lingo and it meant that I was dependable or something. I don't know. 

Went to the grocery store tonight and I swear I saw someone who looked EXACTLY like my TV boyfriend, Geof Manthorne from Ace of Cakes. *^____^*

Now, I am making sweet potato 'tater chips in the microwave. Nummy!

Okay, I think I have bored everyone enough. Laters!
melcreada: (nana pretentious bitch)

Have been a very bad live journal reader of late. Overtime + David Cook detox (apparently I don't know the term "cold turkey") + searching for a new TV boyfriend + requisite emo-time = NO time for the LJ.

I only worked eight hours of OT this week and I am DUNZO! Gotta start, I dunno...taking vitamins or something. The new job function is about as exciting as watching grass grow. I can hear brain cells committing hara-kiri while I am doing it, for reals. Thus, with a kiss, I die...and all that jazz.

And speaking of "di" - thanks to everyone for the meme:

My personality type: the dreamy idealist

All I gotta say about that is...really? Hee! There are some components of my personality in there, I guess. I love my motto, "genius controls the chaos" because it is totally pretentious and that's how I roll. I guess it is me, then! Heh.

Anyone out there watching So You Think You Can Dance? I am such a sucker for this show, but noooo! They cut Leonidas, Potential TV Boyfriend #2! I love, love, love ballroom/Latin dancers and he was cute, Russian, and had an awesome Duck Bill 50's style hair 'do. And his name is Leonidas! Hubba, hubba.

And finally, I am completely entranced by Coldplay's latest single, Viva La Vida...and not just because the iTunes commercial plays every 5 minutes. Something about the song just makes me so very happy. Even when I don't want to be. ^____^
melcreada: (dc - pitch perfect)

So, okay - I have been averaging 5-6 hours of sleep a night all this week because I am trying to keep up with the American Idol boards on TWOP (a futile effort, I assure you). But it's loads of fun and it's whipping me into a frenzy for the finale because I love this ridiculous show and I am totally crushing on David Cook.

I was ready to admire the voice and the song choices and the talent. I could appreciate the makeover and the improvement in wardrobe (huzzah!). But those hometown photos of him 1. crying at the warm reception he received and 2. throwing the first pitch out at a Royals game (and looking like the ex-jock he totally is!) were the last straw. I am bona fide crazy about the dude. Also, his mouth (especially when he has a little scruff going on and he's singing or smiling) reminds me of JP's. Aw!

Okay, that's it? No! That's not it! I am totally going to see the AI concert in Houston in August! Yay! Hope the seats are okay. I will get to preview them when I go to that arena in July for the George Michael concert. Speaking of George, I hope he sings Kissing a Fool. That's like my favorite song of his - it's such a throwback. [/random GM info]

In other news, I would talk about work but it's such drama that I just don't have the energy. Maybe another time. Feh.

BUT I will post a funny meme I yoinked from [profile] ellen_drell. Thanks!

melcreada: (spaceballs good is dumb)
Tight pants on skinny men are a gift from the gods.

I hope Audrey Hepburn-style pants stay for a good, long while. Or maybe they are out of fashion already?  I have no idea.

Work was horribly depressing, as it sometimes is on a Monday, but I came home and JP made dinner. Then, we watched Indiscreet with the lovely Cary Grant and Ingrid "That's a Man, Baby!" Bergman. I kid, I kid! She's lovely.

Afterwards, JP let in a couple of flying grasshoppers so the kitties could play. I walked around with a large silver mixing bowl on my head. What? I don't like bugs that fly. They get caught in your hair. I know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, that's about it. Just feeling a little silly. Want very much to take a mini-vacay from work, but I need to justify it. Let's everyone think of a good reason and report back later. ^___________^
melcreada: (sin coming on)

Am I wrong for thinking this is hilarious? Chocolate Jesus: My Sweet Lord. Are they for real? Is this a participatory art performance? 'Cause: yum!


Things that are yay!

1. Jon Heder speaking Japanese and Will Ferrell, well, being Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory.
2. Blake Lewis saying that he would love to share the stage and scat with Ella Fitzgerald. Warning: if he actually sings an Ella song on big band night, I will die with happiness. Please send flowers.
3. I bought my Morrissey ticket.

I am continuing to enjoy my extended weekend. Don't make me go back...
melcreada: (my music)

What JP was referring to in his comment regarding my zeal for housekeeping. He bought me a Hello Kitty kitchen playset, complete with pots, dinnerware, and play food. So. Freaking. Awesome. You can even cut the vegetables with the knife! It was supposed to be a birthday gift, but he couldn't wait. Aw. Little did he know that I used to LOVE to play cooking as a kid. For reals. I served some delicious imaginary feasts...

I have been searching high and low for my Some Great Reward cd because I have been needing some vintage Depeche Mode like NOW. Of course when I found the case, the disc was not inside. So I bought the songs I wanted on iTunes. So weak.

It's weird: the other day someone posted a few lines from "It Doesn't Matter" and immediately my stomach started hurting and I needed to hear the song. Like some sort of teen-emo-Pavlovian switch had been flipped. These songs trigger the best and worst memories of my life: high school, college, and most of my relationships. When I hear these songs, the ache is so palatable: it feels like my first crush, a strange combination of Fourth of July sparklers in the tummy and getting hit in the mouth with a baseball.

This is coming out like ass, but you know what I mean.

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