30 April, 2009

Buffy - Season 3

Giles: I mean, I appreciate your efforts to keep the vampire population down until Buffy returns, but if anything should happen to you, or you... should be killed, I should take it somewhat amiss.
Willow: You'd be cranky?
Giles: Entirely.

Willow: Well, we try not to get killed. That's part of our whole mission statement: "Don't get killed."

Buffy: I'd like to find Willow and Xander.
Joyce: Will you be slaying?
Buffy: Only if they give me lip.

Buffy: Fine, okay, I can take my lumps. For awhile.

Willow: All right, I'll stop giving you a hard time. (pause) Runaway.
Buffy: Will!
Willow: I'm sorry ... quitter.
Buffy: Whiner.
Willow: Bailer.
Buffy: Harpy.
Willow: Delinquent.
Buffy: Tramp.
Willow: Bad seed.
Buffy: Witch.
Willow: Freak.

Spike: She wouldn't even kill me. She just left. She didn't even care enough to cut off my head or set me on fire. I mean, is that too much to ask? You know? Some little sign that she cared?

Spike: You're not friends. You'll never be friends. You'll be in love 'til it kills you both. You'll fight, and you'll shag, and you'll hate each other 'til it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends. Love isn't brains, children, it's blood -- blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it.

Spike: Oh, sod the spell. Your friends are at the factory. [smiling.] I'm really glad I came here, you know? I've been all wrongheaded about this. Weeping, crawling, blaming everybody else. I want Dru back, I've just gotta be the man I was, the man she loved. I'm gonna do what I shoulda done in the first place: I'll find her, wherever she is, tie her up, torture her, until she likes me again.

Willow: Mom, I'm not acting out, I'm a witch! I can make pencils float! And I can summon the four elements! Okay, two, but four soon. And I'm dating a musician!
Mrs. Rosenberg: Oh, Willow.
Willow: I worship Beelzebub. I do his biddings! Do you see any goats around? No! 'Cause I sacrificed them!
Mrs. Rosenberg: Willow, please...
Willow: All bow before Satan!
Mrs. Rosenberg: I'm not listening to this.
Willow: Prince of Night, I summon you! Come fill me with your black, naughty evil!

Xander: You know, maybe we're on the wrong track with the whole spell, curse and whammy thing. Maybe what we should be looking for is something like... Slayer kryptonite.
Oz: Faulty metaphor. Kryptonite kills.
Xander: You're assuming I was talking about the green kryptonite. I was referring, of course, to the red kryptonite, which drains Superman of all his powers.
Oz: Wrong. The gold kryptonite's the power-sucker. The red kryptonite mutates Superman into some sort of weird --
Buffy: Guys, reality!

Buffy: Do you remember the demon that almost got out the night I died?

Willow: Every nightmare I have that doesn't revolve around academic failure or public nudity is about that thing. In fact, once ... I dreamt that it attacked me while I was late for a test and naked.

Willow: Chemistry is easy. It's a lot like witchcraft, only less newt.

Faith: Thanks, sugar daddy.
Mayor Wilkins: Now Faith, you know I don't like that. I'm a family man. Now, let's kill your little friend.

Vamp Willow: This is a dumb world. In my world, there are people in chains, and we can ride them like ponies.

Wesley: And you say this demon wanted cash? That's very unusual.
Giles: Demons after money. Whatever happened to the still beating heart of a virgin? No one has any standards anymore.

Buffy: I know this. It's down by the bus station. Not the nicest part of town.
Giles: Again. See, no standards. I mean, any self-respecting demon should be living in a pit of filth or a nice crypt.

Buffy: You had sex with Giles? You had sex with Giles?!
Joyce: It was the candy! We were teenagers!
Buffy: On the hood of a police car?!
Joyce: [goes to leave, glances back] I'll be downstairs. [exits] You feel better!
Buffy: Twice!?

Buffy: Looks like a job for Wiccan girl. What do you say, Will? Big-time danger.
Willow: Hey, I eat danger for breakfast.
Xander: But oddly enough, she panics in the face of breakfast foods.

Cordelia: I personally don't think it's possible to come up with a crazier plan.
Oz: We attack the Mayor with hummus.
Cordelia: I stand corrected.

28 April, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

I am joining the fun over at . Reading Adventure (who is joining the fun over at Should be Reading )

  • Teaser Tuesday is hosted by : Should be Reading
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

So I am still reading Orcs by Stan Nichols, but what I didn't realize at first is that this is actually 3 books in one (I think). So I am on the 3rd "book"


The elder races shouldn't be fighting amongst themselves. It's the humans we have to stand against.

26 April, 2009

What a good weekend looks like

Friday night was movie night. We decided to have a “special” movie night. We took it on the road to…the drive-ins! We are incredibly lucky that we have a drive in only 10 minutes away. What did we see? Monsters vs Aliens. Spotty Chop loved it, Boy Toy and I enjoyed it. We brought a pizza and popcorn as both items are mandatory for movie night. We also got to bring our ball/Frisbee thingy and played in between the cars. That is part of the drive-in fun, everyone is playing something, football, catch, tag. I wish people would pay the F attention to where they are driving. For the love of Christ people it is a kids animated movie, there are kids around. SLOW THE F down! I know that there are at least 2 more movies that will be showing that Spotty will like. Who knows maybe Boy Toy and I will even get to see something we want

Saturday we went to help the roomies husband fix up the new house. He will be moving closer to the roomies sister so she can help out with the kids. It’s a great house, a great location, perfect neighborhood. The other K drove 2 ½ hours up here to help out. I love her. I wish we lived closer. I really miss having her around. We promised roomie before she died that we would make sure hubby and kids were going to be ok. I think Boy Toy’s manly baseboard destruction and all of our wall washing and sanding would have made roomie laugh her ass off. Spotty on the other hand was at Gramie and Grumpas. Gramie took Spotty to his first church experience. She said he was excellent. She brought jelly beans, books, and coloring. I was pleased. Apparently when he was kneeling he had his hands folded. If he had stayed that way a minute more Gramie would have had a photo. But we all know how much Spotty likes to stay still. Gramie told us that Spotty was praying “for God” not to, but for. Spotty also told us that praying means “paying money”. Boy Toy and I looked at Gramie who looked perplexed…until she burst out laughing and couldn’t catch her breath. She gave him money to put in the collection basket. Have I ever mentioned how much I love that kid?

Today was an at home day, that was actually productive. I think all that cleaning yesterday was the wakeup call for me. We asked Mantha to come over and she happily did. So while Boy Toy and I did the dump/BJ’s/food shopping/boy toy’s wherever the hell he went, but brought home herbs/veggies and flowers. I am really happy that Mantha is stepping up her game. She had Spotty outside playing and when Boy Toy and I got home they told us all about the games they played. She pulled me aside to tell me that Spotty really wanted to watch TV but she convinced him to play games with her instead. That is what I want to see from her. Last year she would have sat on her ass and watched TV with him. She is growing up. SNIIIIFFFFF. The house is still a pig-sty but we have drawn our line in the sand. Who will be victorious? Stay tuned.

17 April, 2009

Book Reivew: Confessor

Sword of Truth Book 11 (twelve if you count Debt of Bones)

Kahlan can’t remember. Nicci has put the boxes of Orden in play. Zedd is making the Mord-Sith surly and Richard? He’s playing Ja’La.

Oh it’s good to be home! I’ve missed them. Richard, Kahlan, Zed, Cara. I can’t believe the last time I read about them was back in August last year.

We are coming to the end of our saga and let me tell you. I can’t tell if Terry is being all subtle or if he is BEATING us over the head with moralistic bullshit. And on top of that Six seems to be meaner and badder than Darth Vader and and Jagang combined. I just don’t know if I can take it.

But you wanna know what has REALLY CRAWLED UP MY ARSE? I think I just might have to slap the shit out of Rachel. And if I have to go on a slapping frenzy on RACHEL!?! Well Terry Goodkind and I are gonna have words.

It won’t be pretty.

14 April, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

I am joining the fun over at . Reading Adventure (who is joining the fun over at Should be Reading )

  • Teaser Tuesday is hosted by : Should be Reading
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

I will confess I bought this book solely because of the cover.

Orcs by Stan Nicholls

Pg 41--The kobold’s head leapt from its shoulders, flew to the side and hit the trail bouncing. Sitting upright, a fountain of blood gushing from its stump, the corpse was carried past by the uncontrolled kirgizil.

13 April, 2009

Book Review: Reserved for the Cat

Elemental Masters, Book 5

A disaster has befallen the Parris opera Ballet. The etoile has sprained her ankle and Ninette must take her place. Unfortunately for her she dances too well and catches the eye of the etoile’s patron as well. Unable to find another job and about to be tossed out of the only home she has ever known. Ninette prepares herself for the only job left to a penniless woman. Luckily for her there is a cat

(Thomas) that wants better for her life. He will make her fortune if she will just follow his lead.
And lead Thomas does. Foreign shores, shipwrecks, magic, evil and dancing all face Ninette. Can she persuade her new found friends to take a chance? Can she become the person her parents always wanted her to be?

She will if the cat has his way.

So am I a complete idiot that it took almost to the end of the book to realize what folk tale this was based off of?

12 April, 2009

Happy Easter

I think this was my favorite Easter so far. Spotty and I got to hang out on Good Friday. It was a beautiful day here and after a few errands we were able to get ourselves to a park. Neither of us had been there (thanks Barefoot Baby) before and I can’t believe we have not stopped there before this. Spotty had a blast, it’s a really well designed play area. Spotty made a new friend, he seems to gravitate towards the older kids. We spent several hours there and then managed to come home and take naps…

Saturday was spent at Moo and Freakshow’s for our annual egg coloring extravaganza. Cheese, Hippy Chick and CR were all there. Spotty had a blast with them. He forced CR and Hippy to fight with light sabers, Freakshow to play Wii. Cheese introduced him to several games, perhaps the most important of all being don’t break the ice. Moo thinks he is yummie and kept giving him eggs to smoosh

Then…the bunny came.

Spotty was beyond excited He “woke” us up with such glee in his voice. And that was because he found 4 eggs. You forget how little it takes to bring magic into their lives.

10 April, 2009

Questions to your doctor

Q. I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually...Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine; that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain... Good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! .... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

09 April, 2009

Book Review: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel – a novel of war and survival

How easy it is to hate ; to see only one side.
“Your children will be dead if they catch us.” The woman clung tighter. “They’ll shoot us beside the road.” …The boy listened. The Stepmother would get her way. She wasn’t their real mother.

And so the story of Hansel and Gretel begins. We are in Poland and the Nazi’s are chasing a family. Already I am crying. How you could abandon your babies? How could you abandon anyone’s babies? What kind of monster would do such a thing?

Life isn’t always what it seems. Who am I to judge who has never lived during a war/strife? How many times have I been shown that you can’t judge a book by its cover?

You will find bread crumbs, ovens and even witches. You also find kindness, love and the will to survive.

This isn’t your typical fairy tale. But it is a story that needs to be read. We must all be reminded of what has happened so that it never happens again.

07 April, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

I am joining the fun over at . Reading Adventure (who is joining the fun over at Should be Reading )

  • Teaser Tuesday is hosted by : Should be Reading
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

Confessor - Terry Goodkind

Pg 361

"I must admit," Cara said,"there is value in stringing people along so that they fall into waiting for an answer they really want."

06 April, 2009

Volunteering is BAD

So someone needed to be in NY for two days. My colleague went for a day. My boss got hurt. I refused to let her go to the office at all. So I went to NYC. Lovely trip, got stuff done…but then there was the trip home.

I left the office at 2:30 to get to LaGuardia for a 4:00pm flight back to Boston. Got there with plenty of time to spare. And the 4:00 was cancelled due to weather. But since I got to the airport early I was able to get a great seat for the 5:00. I am sitting watching SG1 (season 7) when I realize that it is 4:30 and we should be getting on the plane soon.

5:45PM departure. Well, that’s not so bad. Around 5:00pm they cancel the 6:00. I am feeling a bit uneasy. At 5:30 they tell us the plane has not left Boston yet. At 5:45 they cancel the 5:00PM. 3 cancelled flights of people are trying to get onto the 7:00. It is still raining.

After 3 calls to rental car places I finally get through to one. I hop on the shuttle and pick up my car. I also pick up a GPS. Otherwise known as the Holy Grail. It doesn’t take me 95, but some back way that seriously saved me about 2 hours of driving time.

I was in bed snuggling Spotty chop by 9:30. Was asleep before 10:00.

Did I mention my car was still at the airport?

I fill the tank and drop off the car. I hop on the shuttle to the airport. I hop off the shuttle. I reach for my….keys….I call Boy Toy. I wait in wind for Boy Toy and Spotty to bring me my keys.

I drive home.

We have no snacks in the house…except for the Easter Basket


05 April, 2009

Knitting projects 11 & 12

Oh the joys of knitting for a baby. I used to make these bears all the time, but it started to become a chore with all the demands for them so I stopped making them. My friend is having a baby girl. She NEEDED a bear. Just sayin.

I liked this yarn a lot. But this blanket gave me problems that would have made a Saint curse. The pattern called for a certain gauge (and we all know the issues I am having there. So I used two strands. I had a sinking feeling that it wasn’t right, but knew that I was following directions. At the half way point I was on the train with Miss Kathy. She looked at me and I said “I know.” We proceeded to tear the thing out. Then when I got a third of the way through my circular needles broke. I kept pulling them apart and loosing stitches. I finally spent two hours the morning of the baby shower to finish it up. For all the drama. I think it came out nice.

03 April, 2009

Dear Spotty Chop you are 49 months old today

You have been having a lot of problems with nightmares. Actually I don’t think it’s plural. You had one nightmare that has freaked you out so badly that you no longer want to play any games on the PS2 (you will play on your daddy’s PSP). You don’t want to watch any TV show where there is a “bad guy”. This includes Puca where the bad guy is a bumbling idiot. To all of this we say ok.

You get more and more worked up as night falls. We are constantly reassuring you that you don’t have to play or watch anything you do not want to. If you decide to watch something and midway through decide it’s too scary we will shut it off and find something else or read stories. I wish I knew what happened, but you get upset when I ask saying “you tell dada about it” so I know I was somehow involved and there was a key.

Not sure if this is a coincidence or not, but a few weeks past you had been falling asleep before 8:30, sometimes before 7:30. This is NOT normal for you. Several times we have noticed that you are getting cranky around 7, and then you said “I need to lie down now, come snuggle with me.” So we all lie down and you pass out. You were doing it at home and you are doing it at friend’s houses. I don’t know whether to be concerned or not. Hopefully you are growing or your body is just insisting that it finally needs some sleep.

You got your first official Black Eye. And it was a doozy. Of course you didn’t complain about it so no one really knows what happened. I believe I see my future laid out in front of me.

You have started telling jokes. God help us

· Did you ever see cat wearing a pat?
· Did you ever see a turkey wearing a key?
· Did you ever see a duck with a hat?

We of course laugh hysterically at each and every one of these. You are sooo happy when you are telling these, and then the punch line! We are laughing at how happy you are and you are laughing just to laugh.

You told Nannie that you only read chapter books now, so you won’t read with her. I am picking up chapter books.

Your 4th year doc appointment went as follows – Height/Weight 50%. You are exactly where you need to be. I had to stop myself answering for you when the doctor asked questions. I am just so used to having to do it for your daddy. I forget that some men actually can function on their own. You also had 3 shots, first time in the arm. Totally sucked, but we took you to the place where you could be a kid. You had a blast.

Some things you have said that made me smile:
· I wish we colleted stars, they are so warm.
· I love her. Even if my heart breaks I still love her.
· It’s grape & cherry. Deliseoness. That means 2 of a kind in Spanish
· Frisbees are loveable

You are also making up songs just like your father. If you start slipping in words like ho and sex you are grounded!

Nannie and Papa brought you back a gift from Mexico. It is a small hand carved “dinosaur”, with a head that bobs back and forth. You said thank you. Then you said. “But next time you should bring back a gift from Burger King or McDonalds.” I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

This morning you told me “I just had a dream and I couldn’t find you. I had to walk down the highway and the street with NO SHOES! But I couldn’t find you anywhere.”

I wish I could help you more kiddo. I LOVE YOU!!!!!