28 September, 2009

Buffy - Season 4

Another season of Buffy – I’ve actually gone a little over board with the Buffanator. I think I watched 8 or 10 shows over the weekend. Damn my addictive personality.

This was fun to get back into.

Buffy: How do you get to be renowned? I mean, like, do you have to be nowned first?
Willow: Yes. First there's the painful nowning process.

Willow: Oh, boyfriend! It's my on-campus boyfriend.
Buffy: Oh no, I forgot to pick mine up. The line's probably really long now, too.

Willow: He said he wasn't coming back until he'd driven to all fifty states.
Buffy: Did you explain about Hawaii?
Willow: Well, he seemed so determined.

Xander: Do we hug?
Oz: I think we're too manly.

Harmony: Is Antonio Banderas a vampire?
Spike: No.
Harmony: Oh. Can I make him a vampire?
Spike: No. Wait, on second thought, yeah, go do that. Take your time. Do Melanie and the kids as well.

Willow: He deserves a torturous and slow death by spider bites. Well, for today, we'll just have to throw spitballs at his neck in class.

Willow: How come you didn't tell me I look like a crazy birthday cake in this shirt?
Buffy: I thought that was the point.

Riley: There's definitely something off about her.
Graham: Maybe she's Canadian.

Xander: Well, how about this: we whip out the Ouija board, light a few candles, summon some ancient unstoppable evil? Mayhem, mayhem, mayhem; we show up and and kick its ass.
Giles: A wee bit unethical.

Willow (to Riley): If you hurt her, I will beat you to death with a shovel. A vague disclaimer is nobody's friend. Have fun!

Willow: It's me, isn't it?
Spike: What are you talking about?
Willow: Well, you came looking for Buffy, then settled. You didn't want to bite me, I just happened to be around.
Spike: Piffle.
Willow: I know I'm not the kind of girl vamps like to sink their teeth into. It's always like, 'Oh, you're like a sister to me,' or, 'Oh, you're such a good friend.'
Spike: Don't be ridiculous. I'd bite you in a heartbeat.
Willow: Really?
Spike: Thought about it.
Willow: When?
Spike: Remember last year? You had on that fuzzy pink number with the lilac underneath.
Willow: I never would have guessed. You played the bloodlust kinda cool.
Spike: Mmmm. I hate being obvious. Being all fangy and 'Rrrr.' Takes the mystery out.
Willow: But if you could...
Spike: If I could, yeah.

Buffy: It is a sham, but it's a sham with yams. It's a yam sham.
Willow: You're not gonna jokey-ryhme your way out of this.

Spike: This is the crack team that foils my every plan? I am deeply shamed.

Giles: I have a friend who's coming to town, and I'd like us to be alone.
Anya: Oh, you mean an orgasm friend?
Giles: Yes, that's exactly the most appalling thing you could've said

Forrest: Well, the way I got it figured, The Slayer is like some kind of bogeyman to sub-terrestrials. Something they tell their little spawn to make them eat their vegetables and clean up their slime pits.
Riley: You're telling me she doesn't exist?
Forrest: Oh, wait a sec. Am I bursting somebody's bubble here? Maybe this a bad time to tell you about the Easter Bunny.

Giles: It's the end of the world.
Buffy, Willow, and Xander: Again?!

Spike: I say we go out there and kick a little demon ass! What, can't go without your Buffy? Is that it? Too chicken? Let's find her! She is the Chosen One, after all. Come one, vampires, rrrr, nasty! Let's annihilate them. For justice, and for... the safety of puppies, and Christmas, right? Let's fight that evil! Let's kill something! Oh, come on!

Walsh: So, the Slayer.
Buffy: Yeah, that's me.
Walsh: We thought you were a myth.
Buffy: Well, you were myth-taken.

Spike: How ya feeling, mate?
Giles: Like snapping necks until everyone's dead.
Spike: Now that's a Fyarl demon. Good for you.

Riley: She has the truest soul I've ever known.
Walsh: Oh no. Spontaneous poetic exclamations. Lord spare me college boys in love.

Walsh: Okay, this is Psych 105. Introduction to Psychology. I am Professor Walsh. Those of you who fall into my good graces will come to know me as Maggie, those of you who don't will come to know me by the name my T.A.'s use and think I don't know about: The Evil Bitch-Monster of Death.

Buffy: ... so then Kathy's like, "It's share time." And I'm like, "Oh yeah? Share this!"
Oz: So, either you hit her, or you did your wacky mime routine for her.
Buffy: Well, I didn't do either, actually. But she deserves it, don't you think?
Oz: Nobody deserves a mime, Buffy.


Buffy: What's the matter, Spike? Dru dump you again?
Spike: Maybe I dumped her!
Harmony: She left him for a fungus demon. That's all he talks about most days.
Spike: Harm!

Giles: Don't taunt the fear demon.
Xander: Why, can he hurt me?
Giles: No, it's just... tacky.


Giles: I can't believe you served Buffy that beer.
Xander: I didn't know it was evil.
Giles: You knew it was beer!
Xander: Well, excuse me, Mr. I-spent-the-sixties-in-an-electric-Kool-Aid-funky-Satan-groove!
Giles: It was the early seventies, and you should know better

.
Riley: That's hostile seventeen.

Spike (in his bad American accent): No. I'm just a friend of Xander's... Bugger it. I'm your guy.
Buffy: This is Spike. He's um... it's a really long story. But he's not bad anymore!
Spike: Hey! What am I, a bleeding broken record? I'm bad! It's just... I can't bite anymore, thanks to you wankers.

Willow: "She's like this cleavagey slutbomb walking around going 'Ooh. Check me out, I'm wicked cool. I'm five by five.'"
Tara: "Five by five? Five what by five what?"
Willow: "See, that's the thing. No one knows."

Willow: I don't care if it is an orgy of death, there's still such a thing as a napkin.

Buffy: Giles, do you have a Jonathan swimsuit calendar?
Giles: No... Yes. I-it was a gift.

Anya: A year and a half ago I could have eviscerated him with my thoughts. Now I can barely hurt his feelings. Things used to be so much simpler.
Spike: You know... You take the killing for granted... And then it's gone, and you're like... I wish I'd appreciated it more. Stop and smell the corpses, you know?

Mrs. Holt: I refuse to listen to this when I can smell the sin on each and every one of you!
Xander: Yeah? You smell sin? Well, let me tell you something, lady. She who smelt it, dealt it!

Xander: So, with Buffy and Riley having... you know, acts of nakedness around the clock lately, maybe they set something free... like a big, bursting poltergasm.

Xander: It happens that I'm good at a lot of things. I help out with all kinds of... stuff. I have skills and... stratagems... I'm very... help me out.
Anya: He's a Viking in the sack.

Giles: Somehow our joining with Buffy and invoking the essence of the Slayer's power was an affront to the source of that power.
Buffy: You know you could have brought that up to us before we did it.
Giles: I did. I said there could be dire consequences.
Buffy: Yes, but you say that about chewing too fast.

Spike: Passions is on! Timmy's down a bloody well, and if you make me miss it I'll -
Giles: Do what? Lick me to death?


Riley: But you killed the- You did that thing with that- Uh, you drowned. And the snake! Not to mention... daily... slayage of... Wow.
Buffy: It's no big, really. Hey, who wants ice cream?
Riley: Buffy. When I saw you stop the world from, you know, ending, I just assumed that was a big week for you. Turns out I suddenly find myself needing to know the plural of "apocalypse".

Buffy: I'm going to the crime scene to see what I can find out. You guys research the Polgara demon. I want to know where it is. When I find it, I'm going to make it pay for taking that kid's life. I'll make him die in ways he can't even imagine… That probably would've sounded more commanding if I wasn't wearing my yummy sushi pajamas.

Buffy: Oz isn't a Demon. Something happened to him that wasn't his fault. I never knew you were such a bigot!
Riley: I'm not. I'm just saying it's a little strange to date someone who tries to eat you once a month!

Spike: Don't see why I have to be tied up.
Xander: It's just while I'm sleeping.
Spike: Like I'd bite you, anyway.
Xander: Oh, you would.
Spike: Not bloody likely.
Xander: I happen to be very biteable, pal. I'm moist and delicious.
Spike: Alright, yeah, fine. You're a nummy treat.
Xander: And don't you forget it.

26 September, 2009

Book Review: Idlewild

Ahhh Sci fi!

Screw you magic! Werewolves, vampires, wizards etc!!!! Let’s Geek Out.

There is a virtual world…or is there?

Halloween is dissatisfied with school and life in general.

There are rules, unless they can find their way around them.

There is studying and school, but they are the elite, so maybe not.

Halloween and his friends spend their time trying to kill each other, but not really, but really.

And someone tried to kill him…why won’t anyone believe?

24 September, 2009

Storyland 2009

While we were doing our Labor Day camping thing, we decided to hang out at Storyland.

I just wish Spotty could have had fun...


I remember going here as a kid, and hopefully Spotty will have great memories about it as well...










And then our battery died...lucky for us the gift shop sold disposable camera...maybe i will even post the pictures if I ever get them developed...


Would you like to see why the battery died?

video

23 September, 2009

Book Review: Amazon Ink

What do you do when you find a dead body on your porch?

If you are an x-Amazon, trying to live a normal life as a tattoo artist, in Wisconsin, (yes, I really did just type that) you use magic to let the tribe know they have trouble coming. Especially if this is the 2nd body left on your porch.

Melanippe is trying hard to bring up her daughter outside of the tribe as a normal teenage girl.

Well, as normal as a teenage gets especially when they live with Melanippe’s mom (an Amazon warrior) and grandmom( a high priestess).

When the tribe finds out that someone is targeting young Amazons they go looking for a suspect…guess who they find?

Melanippe.

22 September, 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!

P240 –Moving Pictures – Terry Pratchett


Because Holy Wood’s disturbances in reality were extending weak but opportunist tendrils even as far as Ankh-Morpork, a couple of little bluebirds flew around his head for a moment and went “tweet-tweet-tweet” before vanishing.


21 September, 2009

Labor Day camping (better late than never...)

I realized that I completely forgot to post our Labor Day camping trip, which is…actually very typical of me

let's see we...

Threw rocks




Survived the great potato chip war...


there was taunting


fighting



and good sportsmanship...


we made new friends


enjoyed reading


and plenty of exercise












Can't wait till next year!

17 September, 2009

Money Notes

To whomever wrote on a dollar bill:

Please know that you are beautiful. Good luck wherever you go.


Thanks!!! I got the message and it made my day. I am sending out a bill with this:

Things will get better. Someone is thinking of you.

12 September, 2009

Book Review: Tic Tock --- OR MY FAVORITE Dean Kootz book of all time!!!!!

Tommy Phan is an American.

Ok Vietnamese-American, but he doesn’t like the distinction. His family escaped to America when he was a young boy and he has embraced everything that is American. Unfortunately he thinks that to embrace America he must turn his back on everything Vietnamese, including his family.

Things take a turn for the worse when Tuong (the name is Tommy mom) decides to eat cheeseburgers in a restaurant instead of going home to his mother’s com tay cam.

When he gets home a small white cloth doll is sitting on his door stoop. He brings it into the house…and that’s when things get really interesting.

Cars, boats and vans crash. Guns are fired. Detectives are sought, waitress’s are found. And a good time is had by all….except for the dead.


PS -- HATE the new cover, if you can find the original black you will be happy

11 September, 2009

Adventure Suites

Anyone near NH? Have you hear of this place?


We tacked on a few days after camping as a surprise to Spotty...I think the photo's speak for themselves....





























I wish we had had fun....

10 September, 2009

I have solved the toddler problem...

How the hell do you get them into the tub?

Oh...the view from the tub?

08 September, 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!


P110 –TicTock – Dean Koontz


The waitress released the emergency brake. "Knock it off the window."

07 September, 2009

Book Review: Iron Kissed

Mercy Thompson Book 3

Our favorite auto mechanic is back and is now getting herself into trouble with the fae. Zee, our favorite gremlin, asks for her help. There have been several murders on the fae reservation and they need to find the killer. Mercy being Mercy finds herself in trouble for seeing (or smelling) more than she should. Things go from bad to worse when Zee gets arrested for murdering a human. Mercy must now find the real killer even though the fae seem intent on sacrificing Zee as a scapegoat to human fears.

And to top it all off? The Gray Lords know Mercy’s name. But even that is the least of her worries. Mercy must make a decision between the two dominate werewolves in her life. Things are coming to a head between Adam and Samuel and if something isn’t done soon it’s gonna get ugly.

All this and more can be yours…if you read the damn book

04 September, 2009

Thematic Photographic 65 - Perspective

***Carmi has another good one this week. Perspective.


I have actually been wondering what to do with some of these photos.

Spotty Chop LOVES to take pictures.
Here is his perspective on what was photo worthy during our last camping trip!









****If you don't know what Thematic Photographic is all about here is what Carmi has to say (and you should listen to him cauz he's wicked SMAHT)

Your turn: Thematic Photographic is fairly simple and fun, and I hope you'll take part. All you have to do it take a picture reflective of this week's theme, then share it. In this case, perspective can be optically tangible, or it can be a little more topically abstract. The fun lies in how you choose to interpret it. Once you've got your pic, post it to your blog, then come back here and leave the link in a comment.

If you're new to TP, read on...

  • Every Wednesday evening, at precisely 7 o'clock Eastern, I post a new Thematic Photographic Each entry has a unique theme. This week's is...perspective!
  • You post a similarly themed image over on your blog.
  • You paste a link to your entry in a comment here.
  • If you've already posted something that fits (on a blog, Facebook, MySpace, wherever) simply post the link to the existing entry.
  • Old or new, all photos are welcome.
  • You may post as many photos or links as you wish. For the next week, I'll be supporting this theme with a related picture/posting each day. I encourage you to do the same. This is all about sharing, so feel free to share to your heart's content!
  • Please share this link with friends, too, and encourage them to join in. The more, the merrier.
    And please accept my thanks for your enthusiasm. Your participation has made TP a true highlight for me each and every week.

03 September, 2009

Dear Spotty Chop you are 54 months old today

You got to spend a TON of time with B-52 and Lennon this month. They simply adore you. I am so glad I am making the effort (and they are too) to spend more time together. B-52 came to our house one day when I was working. You guys swam and played cars and video games. We went camping with them and you entertained them with your sword skills. Lennon and you played wiffle ball. We all swam together. B-52 also watched you when I had to work. Nannie has been in and out of the hospital and was not able to watch you. The boy’s really stepped up to the plate for us. The wackiest part of this is that Ladybug (the white kitty) apparently was playing with you. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW WEIRD that is. Ladybug HATES EVERYONE but B-53 and Lennon. But she likes you.

We took Mantha and you to 6 Flags. Didn’t really turn out the way I hoped. But God’s willing you will remember the fun and not the drama. We did manage to hit a bunch of rides that the two of you enjoyed. They involved water…go figure.

At the hotel we had our first instance of Internet safety. There was a dad and his 5 year old son swimming in the pool and everyone got to chatting. You were asking the son if he had any nicknames. You started talking about your “online” name and then started to tell them your password. I explained that only family got to know your password. You seem ok with that. But I know this won’t be the only time we have this discussion with you.

You of course have stopped sleeping in your bed all night. I CURSE YOU written word!!!!

We went to Waterfire and had a blast. There is something so nice about being able to walk around at night listening to music hanging out by the water. Eating kettle corn till we are sick just adds to the glory!

You start your “Star” year. I can’t wait to see how the next few months turn out. I hope you have a blast.


You and your daddy have been reading Captain Underpants together before bed. I am not included and that's ok, because coming home from buying you new sneakers from the back seat we hear, "today on the Laimer show, dada, the bigest laimer of all, and mama, who is not laim.

You have also started to bike ride with your da. You usually end up walking home. I need to get a bike so I can go with you.

You are such a great kid. You truly are a joy to be around. We are working on being better parents so you will in turn become an even better kid.

Hopefully we don’t screw you up too badly…

01 September, 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!


P43 –The Crown – Deborah Chester
Frustration and donare rage flailed inside him. He needed to kill, had to kill, and yet he did not want to harm her.