August 2012



RSS Atom
Powered by InsaneJournal

Previous 20 | Next 20

Apr. 29th, 2010

Today is the day

I finally filed my tax return today, and barring any problems, should have a refund coming my way in about a month and a half. And I'm considering spending some of it on the exact same thing I splurged on with my last tax refund: an eReader. Since buying the first one about a year ago I've read about as many books as I did in the six-seven years before that combined. So I definintely consider it a worthwhile investment. And the one I have my eye on has the exact features I was looking for last year: touchscreen and 16 level grayscale, with the additional feature of wifi. And BeBook even has their own rebranded version (is it bad that I almost want to buy the BeBook rebrand just because I think the splash screen is so much prettier?)

GOING TO SEE IRON MAN 2 IN LESS THAN THREE HOURS! Woohoo! I haven't been this excited about seeing a movie in a long time. I just hope my high expectations don't lead to a big letdown if the movie doesn't live up to the original.

Since I decided against watching Modern Family this season, naturally I'm now translating it. NATURALLY. Because god is punishing me (god being my boss, of course). My biggest contention with the show was Phil, but I have to say I'm pretty okay with it anyway. I mean, I'm getting paid to watch it, so having to suffer through Phil isn't as bad as it could have been. (Just from the pilot, he ranked right up there with Michael Scott as embarrassing characters I couldn't stand to watch. And while the other episodes - I'm up to 1x03 - haven't been as bad, I'm pretty sure I could grow to loathe him.)

I'm a little surprised that it's labeled a mockumentary at Wikipedia, though. It doesn't feel at all as a mockumentary except for the talking heads they do. I haven't made it far into the series, but does the mockumentary format become more prominent at some point?

I have almost no TV to talk about because all I'm doing right now is reading regency period romance novels and watching Kdrama(s) recommended by [info]typicrobots. Some of what I've watched since my last TV post:

The Good Wife )

Project Runway - finale )

The Amazing Race )

Glee )

I hardly post anymore, but I still feel like I'm much more active on LJ than I've been for a while now since I post daily to [info]acapaday. I often have that sudden inspiration of posting about something, but then I always think that that one thing isn't enough and can never think of another subject to post about and then I just give up on the whole idea. I'm not sure why I have that block, I used to post about just about anything, just about any time I felt like it.

Apr. 12th, 2010

Read more, less TV

Shows that I have given up this season

Castle )

Chuck )

Flash Forward )

Life Unexpected )

The Mentalist )

Shear Genius )

Survivor )

The Vampire Diaries )

Shows that I'm behind on

Damages )

Fringe )

Legend of the Seeker )

Shows that I'm up to speed on

The Amazing Race )

Bones )

Community )

Criminal Minds )

The Good Wife )


Parks & Recreation )

The Buffy comics fandom revival has made me want to talk about Buffy again. But not the comics. )

On a final note: Dreamhost moved my site to a new server this morning with hardly any notice, and while the only difference I've noticed has been that it's become much zippier, there may be issues somewhere that I'm not finding. If you see something amiss, can you let me know (this goes double for you, [info]bellanut and [info]typicrobots)?

Mar. 22nd, 2010

Two Peas in a Pod

This is a nonsensical comparative picspam post. See, for the past while, whenever I've seen a cap that reminds me of another - from anyplace else! - I've tried to remember to save it in a folder. For a few years of saving, not a whole lot to show for it, but it wasn't like this Grand Plan or anything. Anyway, today I put them together in picspam form.


Mar. 20th, 2010

Remodel this

I don't think I talked about it all that much, but most of the fall I was living with my parents because my kitchen and bathroom were being remodeled. (Of course, one reason for the lack of talking was probably the lack of posting.)

I know know how much I enjoy seeing how my flist lives, so maybe someone will get a kick out of this?

Kitchen! )

Bathroom! )

And now I'm off to take a shower!

Mar. 4th, 2010

Oh Buffy...

So, the Buffy comics are sure cracktastic, huh? )

Fandom Steel Cage Match is giving me ulcers, even just in the prelims. And it seems like I've become disproportionally invested in races where I don't even watch the show! (GO, CHLOE, GO! Don't let those sockpuppet journals beat you!). And so many others are so close that I'll be biting my nails until [info]typicrobots closes the poll.

I'm also pretty heavily invested in the Sci-Fi side of things, with at least three out of my dream!dream final four coming from that bracket. But in the real world, my dream final four would probably be Aeryn, Lorelai Gilmore, Chandler and Pacey duking it out. Or Buffy, Bones, Jon Stewart and Pacey. (Because no one beats Pacey in the Teen bracket, I've decided. Right now. Talk to me in an hour and I might be telling a different story.)

Feb. 20th, 2010

Meme on a Saturday afternoon

Stolen from [info]calturner:

List all of the television shows you have on DVD, no matter how obscure or embarrassing. Even if you only own one season, list it. Let's see who has what!

21 Jump Street (seasons 1-3)
30 Rock (season 1)
4400, The (season 1)

The Rest under the cut )

Also, I just finished Being Human, and I started capping as I watched with the second episode, so here are those caps if anyone's interested.

I upgraded to Firefox 3.6 the other day, and I love the personas thing. Right now I'm using the Windows 7 one because I love the colors, but I'll probably switch it before too long to something else.

Feb. 19th, 2010

Almost forgot to post the answers!

Answers )

TV Cap Game!

I was all set to do this last week, but THINGS happened. But not today!


. )

Jan. 30th, 2010

You want answers?

I want the truth! )

I want to get back to doing this more often, it was FUN.

Jan. 29th, 2010

Guess That Screencap!

I checked my "games: movies" tag. I think it's been over a year since I did this last. Holy smokes! Of course, I remembered why when putting together caps - it takes FOREVER to cap stuff.

Anyway, on with the game!

. )

Jan. 27th, 2010

Icon meme )

The Snowcalypse is upon us, so I'll be working from home for the rest of the week. So I was hoping to get a cap game in at some point. It's been so long that I can't even remember the last time I did one. Remember when I used to do those things almost weekly? Yeah, me neither.

Also, I was sick of winter the day after Christmas, is it over soon? /whine

I'm caught up on almost everything TV. Not-really-spoilery opinions. )

Right now, I've got White Collar, NCIS, Better Off Ted and Damages all cued up in Zoom Player, so I'm going to tackle some of those before bed.

Jan. 21st, 2010

Shows no one cares about

For the past week or so, I've immersed myself in two shows:

På spåret, a Swedish game show/geography quiz that I recently discovered is available online. And that is the only way I will ever watch a Swedish show (though this is pretty much the only one I'll ever make an effort to watch), because even if someone reminds me 15 minutes before a show starts, I will inevitably forget about it. I think my brain has been rewired to not think of schedules when it comes to TV, so I just can't keep to it.

Hoarders. You know, I used to think I had hoarding tendencies (just take a look at my DVDs), but watching this show makes me realize that I so do NOT. )

My capping continues apace. I capped The Proposal the other day. And I finished Parks and Recreation season 1. Now onward to season 2! (Watching, not capping.)

Nov. 3rd, 2009

It's that time again... Picspam time!

Sons of Anarchy )

The caps are here.

Oct. 28th, 2009

tv is my happy place. and my sad place.

This VM fic makes me so happy. It feels like the author is making sense out of all the things I never thought made sense in season 3. Dealt with in this chapter: Duncan, Piz, the FBI. But if you're allergic to WIPs, I'd recommend staying far away from this one. I think it's been over a year since the last update and we're only on chapter four. So, yeah...

Apparently, I have things to say about TV today.

Dexter )

Lie to Me )

Glee )

Castle )

I'm going to save Sons of Anarchy for a separate post so I have time to cap a few episodes and possibly include some visual aids.

I bought myself a new laptop with a touchscreen, and because the software provided had Twitter compatability, I got myself an account. I've been reading it and trying to get the flow of the thing, but I gotta say, I'm still not sure. Even in my one lonely tweet, I still wanted to add about another post's worth. So what's the point if I know myself enough to know I'm too wordy? But add away if you're so inclined! I've added some accounts I recognized, but I'm sure I've missed a ton.

The touchscreen though? AWESOME!

Oct. 19th, 2009

Since I'm not making icon posts any more, I'm also not getting any feedback. And sometimes I miss it! So I participated in an icon meme:

Personally, my biggest problem with my icons is lack of originality. I keep iconing the same caps over and over (I just want an icon I love from a cap I love! But still - BORING). I feel like I'm never doing anything new, just the same old thing over and over (with varying results).

I'm sick. And it's like the worst week ever for me to be sick (pre-EMA programs with short deadlines that have to be done immediately), but I'm still staying home tomorrow to work. May not be the best for getting work done, but I need to not be at work when I'm feeling like this.

I thought I'd find myself some downloads of the new Emma mini series and really just wallow in my misery.

Two things I've loved lately:

  1. LJ's Note feature. I used to have the Greasemonkey script that basically did the same thing, but with this feature it doesn't just work on one of my computers, but all of them, and any other I might use. Score!

  2. VLC Player. Now, I know everyone's been raving about this player for years, but I've always preferred Zoom Player (for its playlist function, mostly). Well, I finally found something I love it for: IT REMOVES REGION ENCODING ON DVDs!!! I can switch between region 1 and 2 with impunity! This is so awesome, I can't even tell you. Now if the capping function was only a bit better (though the frame-by-frame stepping thing has already improved it by a factor of a about a million!) (Caveat: According to VLC developers, they can't guarantee that it removes region encoding, but it'll try!)

Oct. 10th, 2009

take out the trash day (teevee edition)

All the shows fit to picspam...

The Office )

Glee )

And all the shows that aren't...

FlashForward )

Eastwick )

Community )

Modern Family )

The Good Wife )

Being Erica )

Top Chef )

The Big Bang Theory )

Sons of Anarchy )

Drop Dead Diva )

(Also watching but have nothing to say about at the moment: The Amazing Race, Dexter, HIMYM, Castle, Lie to Me, The Mentalist, Bones, Cougar Town, Project Runway (okay, one thing: THIS SEASON IS BOOORING), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Dollhouse.)

Oct. 2nd, 2009

three glee scenes

*trying not to spoil the guest star lead to a lot of BLUE in the preview

1x05 Picpsam )

Sep. 27th, 2009

The Proposal

You'll have to forgive me for being picspam crazy right now, but I just found a good copy of The Proposal, and I've wanted to picspam it since I saw it in theaters. And when the DVD comes out there may even be caps!

[Oh, and speaking of caps, I keep forgetting this, but the caps from the Fringe picspam I did the other week are uploaded here. Not even 300 caps for the entire season, but I figure I won't be needing much more than that. Also, remember [info]saava's Well, at one point I managed to download all the albums, and I asked Angie if she would mind if I shared them (because I've uploaded them to an online gallery anyway since I HATE going throuh caps on my harddrive) and she said I could go right ahead. So they're here. There are even a few extras that weren't on Angie's site, like bloopers and the makeup test (they're still Angie's caps, though).]

Hokay, loooong aside, there. Let's get to the picspam!

The Proposal. )

Next project: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2. I'm capping it as I rewatch, just like with Fringe, but it's taking me a while longer to get through them (I suddenly have STUFF to do. Not on!)

Sep. 25th, 2009

Now isn't that just lovely and normal

How I Met Your Mother 5x01 )

Glee 1x04 Picspam )

Sep. 22nd, 2009

Fringe season 1

I spent the weekend watching Fringe.

Picspam! )

Previous 20 | Next 20