Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Little Ponies


At lunch today my friend was telling me about this site that has my little ponies converted to people like Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. So after searching online I found the site. It's amazing! Check it out! Go under sculptures on her website. I've posted a picture of her Lady Gaga My Little Pony. Isn't it amazing?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New year ahead

I can't believe 2009 is almost over (one more day) and it's going to be 2010. Where did the year go? I'm looking forward to some new movies next year and some new books.

Books: Well maybe it's just one buy Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris comes out May 4, 2010. It is the newest book in the Southern Vampire Series. Also coming out next year is Burned by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast, coming out April 27, 2010. It is the newest book in the House of Night Series. Another book coming out is Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine, out on May 4, 2010. It is the newest book in the Morganville Vampire Series.

Movies: There are a few movies I'm excited about. One coming out soon is Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which is based on a series by Rick Riordan. The movie comes out February 12, 2010. The book series is about a boy, Percy Jackson that finds out he's a demi-god, which means one of his parents is an Olympian God (think Zeus, Poseidon, Hades) and that everything he thought was Greek Mythology is actually truth. It's a very good series and I recommend reading the books. The other movie I'm looking forward to is Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which is based on a video game. Dan got the game on wii and it was entertaining to watch him play it, plus the movie has Jake Gyllenhaal as the prince. The movie comes out on May 28, 2010. Also coming out next year is The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which is based on the third book, Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. The second movie, The Twilight Saga: New Moon comes out on DVD in February. Eclipse is coming out in theaters on June 30, 2010.

I'm sure there are other books and movies coming out next year that I will read/watch. But those are the ones I know about and am looking forward to.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

I got an e-mail newsletter from Nintendo DS (yeah I'm a dork) a couple of weeks ago saying that the new Zelda game was coming out on December 8th. I was super excited about it. I was planning to wait to buy it until after Christmas since I did add it to my list and hinted to Dan that I really wanted it. He had already bought me a gift (I think he got me Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box game). But then I was looking at the Sunday ads (Dec. 13th) and noticed that Target had Zelda on sale for $25. What a deal! The game is regularly $34.99. I went to Michael's with my mother-in-law to help her pick out gifts for my sister-in-law and then we swung by Target. I had to pick up some prescriptions and other stuff and I bought my game. Of course I got home and it was lunch time and X noticed the new game and wanted me to play it. So I started playing it and it's a lot of fun. It's pretty similar to Phantom Hourglass, except this time you get to drive a train around. So far I haven't had to much time to play it though. I've been busy making some Christmas gifts. Check out the game The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Sorry

I apologize for my lack of Heroes recap last week. I guess I was busy and forgot to recap it and then I remembered and thought too late. The episode was not good and did not leaving me wanting more. I thought since it was the last episode of the year they would leave a nice cliffhanger at the end so we really look forward to when the show comes back in January. But that was not done. But one thing I am looking forward to in January is the return of Chuck. Also Lost will be starting back up in January.

I can't believe Christmas is a little over two weeks away. I do have most of my Christmas shopping done. I am waiting for a couple of things to arrive that I got at amazon. Also will be sending my Christmas cards out this week. I got them all addressed, I just have to sign them and put them in the envelopes. I have to stop at the post office to get some stamps though.

Harry Potter comes out this week but I'm not sure if I should buy it because it's on my Christmas list. Hopefully someone buys it for me.

Nothing on TV anymore, just Christmas specials and I'm getting sick of them. Merry Madagascar was NOT good at all. Shrek the halls was not good either. The kids are getting excited though. I made a countdown calendar and X crosses off a day each day and counts how many days left until Christmas.

Currently reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and it's a great book. I'll most likely finish it today and return it to the library where a book is waiting for me. Fade Out by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampire Series) is waiting for me. The book came out I think in October or November and I was on a waiting list.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Heroes - Thanksgiving (11/23)

It's Thanksgiving for all the heroes.

Noah is having Thanksgiving at his house. Claire is coming and so is Sandra and her boyfriend Doug. While shopping at the grocery store he runs into his old partner (the one he almost had an affair with). They get to talking and he invites her to Thanksgiving and she in turn helps him cook the meal. At the table Claire has a meltdown. She wants to drop out of school and in front of Doug she cuts her arm and he faints. Noah talks to her and tells her she has options and shows her the compass. She of course steals it and guess who comes to dinner, it's Gretchen. Noah invited her because he knew how much she meant to Claire. They go in the car together and Claire says they're not going back to school but will be using the compass to find Samuel. Looks like they're going on a road trip.

Nathan(Sylar) and Peter are having Angela over for Thanksgiving dinner. She arrives and Peter demands answers. She sits down with them and tells them she had a dream that Matt saves Nathan and so she did the only thing she could do to save her son. So she comes clean about Nathan being inside Sylar. Then Nathan turns back into Sylar and he is about to kill Angela and he just can't. Nathan is still inside him and fights until Nathan is back. Then he leaves them and flies out the window.

Hiro is angry at Samuel for not telling him where Charlie is. But he can't kill Samuel because then he will never know where Charlie is. He expresses his hate for Samuel to Lydia and she tells him she can help him. She doesn't understand why Samuel didn't have Hiro save Joseph. Samuel had told them an agent had killed Joseph. So they go back in time and see Samuel killing Joseph. So now Lydia knows the truth and she tells Edgar. At dinner Samuel knows that something is up and he says they have a betrayer. Edgar tells him to tell everyone he killed Joseph but Samuel makes Edgar look guilty and just as he's about to kill him, Hiro stops time. He tells Edgar he can't kill Samuel yet and sometimes a hero has to run and fight later. So Edgar leaves and that makes him look even more guilty. Then Samuel talks to Hiro and there's a standoff and some guy comes and touches Hiro's head. I don't know what he does but it is not what Samuel intended because Hiro disappears.

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Moon


I went to go see it Saturday night. We got there 1/2 hour before the show started and had to wait in line to get into the theater. Luckily we already had out tickets (someone ran out and bought them Thursday night). The theater was pretty full and I noticed a lot of little kids (like 10 year old girls) there. There were a bunch of previews before the movie. The movie Lovely Bones looks good. The book has been on my book list for a while.
I thought the movie was great, a lot better than Twilight. I liked how they followed the book pretty well and filled in some gaps. The werewolves were great and I loved the special effects that they did on them. The volturi were great and I loved Aro. They guy that played him (Michael Sheen) was great, he was also great in Underworld (he played Lucian, a Lycan). You could really feel the emotions, especially when Edward left and the tension between Bella and Jacob. I loved when Alice came back and the bickering between her and Jacob. I do think they need to change Jasper up a little bit. He was better than the first movie (he looked terrified and in pain in the first one) but his hair is just awful. Speaking of hair, Kristen Stewart's hair was great, she was wearing a wig and you couldn't tell. I can't wait until New Moon comes out on DVD. Also excited for Eclipse coming to the theaters on June 30, 2010.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Heroes - Brother's Keeper (11/16)

It was a good episode and we got some background on Samuel.

Claire is over at Noah's place doing some laundry and Tracy shows up. Her powers are out of control and she came to Noah for help. Claire helps her out, gives her a hot bath then makes her some tea. Tracy accidentally freezes Claire and rips her foot off. Tracy freaks out but Claire thaws out and tells her that she can heal herself. Her foot grows back. Her and Tracy talk and they talk about Samuel. Claire tells her she should go join the carnival since that seems to be what her body is telling her. Noah comes in while they're talking and that's about it.

Hiro is to go back in time and get a film strip that Mohinder burns. Mohinder is back in India teaching and he has a girlfriend. He still has a box of Chandra's stuff and she tells him to throw it out. He does but then digs it out and finds a film about Samuel. The film shows that Samuel is very powerful and that his powers increase exponentially when surrounded by people with power. Mohinder builds a compass to find Samuel and he does. We get to meet Joseph before he died. He talks to Mohinder and tells him that he's been looking out for his brother and making sure he doesn't get too powerful. Of course Samuel overhears this and seeks Mohinder out. He wants the film and when Mohinder refuses to help him, he kills him. But since Hiro went back in time he put a bulletproof vest on Mohinder and saves his life. He tells him that he needs to dissapear for 8 months so he can get Charlie back. Mohinder won't and Hiro puts him in a mental hospital. Hiro goes back and gives Samuel the film but he still refuses to bring Charlie back.

Nathan goes to Peter for help. Also The Haitian comes and tells him that he needs to know the truth and gives him the address of a storage facility. He of course brings Nathan with and there they find Nathan's body frozen. Nathan/Sylar touches the body and he says he only got glimpses and that his mother was involved and so was Matt Parkman. So they go find Matt but he's in the hospital in Texas. So Peter uses his healing ability to heal him. Matt freaks out because Sylar is back and Sylar's body is also in the same room. Sylar takes over and wants Nathan to touch him so he can get his body back. Security comes and there's a fight and Nathan accidentally touches him. Then he grabs Peter and flies out the window. Nathan tells him he needs to figure things out and then Peter touches him and absorbs his power. They fly off together. Matt is rid of Sylar and he breaks out of the hospital.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Movie I liked

I watched a movie yesterday. I was home Monday and Tuesday with a sick kid, I was also sick myself. I had gotten a few movies from the library so I watched a couple and this one I really enjoyed. It's called Un Long Dimanche de Fiancailles (A Very Long Engagement). Obviously it is a French movie, with English subtitles. The movie is from 2004 and it stars Audrey Tautou and it is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It is the story of Mathilde (Tautou) and it is set in the early 1900s in France. She is engaged to Manech, and he goes off to war and she hears that he has died. But she believes in her heart that Manech is still alive. So she investigates what exactly happened to him in hopes of finding him and reuniting with him. It's a fairly long movie, a little over two hours. It is similar to Amelie, another movie I really enjoyed. It is the same director and you can tell by watching the movie. It even has a few of the same actors as Amelie in it. I didn't think I would enjoy the movie as much as I did. Oh and a surprising thing in this movie was Jodi Foster. She played a small part and speaks fluent French in it. I never knew she was fluent. So if you liked Amelie you'll also like this movie.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Heroes - Shadowboxing (11/09)

Just finished watching Heroes and I have a little time so I decided to put this up early.

Matt/Sylar are traveling in an airport made Sylar pack the guns. So it take Sylar 4 hours to talk his way out of going to jail, he is a cop. Then they get a flat tire on the way to NY because they can't fly. Matt and Sylar argue about who has control. A tow truck guy stops to help and just to show Matt he has control he kills him. Stuff him in the trunk and then they go eat at the Burn Toast Diner. Sylar is saying how he almost killed a waitress there (Charlie) and how he can kill the waitress now unless Matt tells him what happened to his body. After much back and forth, Matt tells him. Then as they're leaving cops come (Matt had made him doodle on a napkin that he had a gun and was going to kill everyone). Matt realized that the only way to keep Sylar from doing more harm was to die so he makes like he's pulling a gun and cops shoot him. He's loaded into an ambulance where we don't know if he's dead or alive.

Claire and Gretchen are freaked out because of Becky. Claire goes to the Sorority to see if Becky is there and Gretchen is scared. At the Sorority, the Haitian (Rene) and Noah are there. They also want to find Becky. Noah stays back and searches Becky's room, while Rene and Claire go back to her place so that Becky's powers won't work around them. When Claire gets back Gretchen is packing and says she's going home because Becky is trying to kill her. Claire tells her she's important to her but Becky leaves anyways. Then Samuel comes and talks to Claire about how the real target for Becky was Noah. Apparently Noah killed Becky's parents when she was little and she wants revenge. This is told to us by a stand off between Noah and Becky. They get interrupted by some Sorority Sisters and he goes to Claire's place. He handcuffs Samuel and shows him that he found the compass in Becky's room. In the parking lot while Samuel is being put in his car, Becky shows up and Samuel zaps her with the stun gun. After some hesitation from Noah he lets them go.

Sylar/Nathan wakes up and shifts back to Nathan and flies away from the carnival. When Samuel gets back with Becky he tells her she'll still get her revenge. Lydia tells him that Sylar is gone.

Peter is using his healing ability to heal a bunch of people coming into the ER. He is getting really worn from doing all this. Emma is confused and helps out in the ER. Peter talks to her and finds out that she went to Medical school and dropped out after her second year of residency because she feels responsible for her nephew drowning and her not being able to save him. Peter goes home and takes down all his newspaper clippings. Nathan comes to the door and is glad to see Peter.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Heroes - Once Upon a Time in Texas (11/02)

Last night's episode takes us back to season 1. The day that Hiro met Charlie at the Burnt Toast Diner and the night that Sylar attacked Claire at Homecoming.

We see Hiro standing outside the diner and seeing Charlie. He knows he has to save her from dying. He hides out in the diner and we also see Sylar come in and Noah with his partner. Hiro decides to freeze time right before Sylar is about to kill Charlie. He puts Sylar in a bus and comes back and talks to Charlie, but before he does he realizes he just changed things and he never went back 6 months to meet her so he talks to himself and says he needs to go back. Samuel is also there messing with Hiro and telling him he can't change things. So he sets it all right and geos to talk to Charlie and she is weird because her aneurysm ruptured. So Hiro talks to Sylar and convinces him to save Charlie and he will tell him his future. Sylar saves Charlie and Hiro tells him he will acquire many abilities but he will die alone. Sylar still decides to go to Homecoming.

Noah has a partner that he is meeting at the diner. Looks like they are a little more than friends and she gives him hotel room key. He decides he's happy with his life and his family and they shouldn't have the affair. She gets the Haitian to erase her memory.

At the end once Hiro saves Charlie they decide to be together but she disappears. Samuel says that the former time traveler of his has died and he put Charlie somewhere in time and only Samuel knows where she is. Hiro must help Samuel right a wrong he did and that would be Monhinder laying on the floor of an apartment with Samuel standing there. Looks like Monhinder will be back next week.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Check them out

There's this band called Garfunkel & Oates and I've been meaning to post about them for a long time. They are two women, Garfunkel (Riki Lindhome) and Oates (Kate Micucci). Kate was on Scrubs a while back, she played Gooch, the girl with the mandolin. Anyhow their music is really funny. You can listen to their music on their website and even download three of their songs for free. So check them out.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Heroes - Strange Attractors (10/26)

I didn't think this episode was that great and not a lot happened. I think I like following Peter and Hiro better.

Noah - He stuck around to help Jeremy, but the cops have arrested Jeremy. They say the kid is weird and he killed his parents. So Noah calls in Tracy to help since Jeremy needs next of kin to get him out. So Tracy becomes aunt Tracy and she talks to him. She tells him about her ability and how hard it is to control and how she relates to him. Outside Samuel comes to her and brings her to the carnival and tells her that Jeremy belongs there and so does she. He gives her the compass and tells her to use it when she wants to come. When she gets back to get Jeremy he is still scared/angry. On the way out there is a mob of people and one guy comes up to Jeremy and he touches him and kills him. This makes the cops bring him back in and especially two cops that take it upon themselves to punish him. They do this by dragging him behind a truck and therefore killing him (this reminded me of that Supernatural episode where the guy was killed like that and they had to scare the ghost to death by doing the same thing again). Noah is upset and Tracy tells him not to call her again. She sits in her car and looks at the compass.

Claire - She is talking to Gretchen about what happened (the kiss) and then someone comes in with masks to kidnap them. Claire starts kicking their butts but Rebecca (the sorority head) tells Claire to stop beating them up they're just doing sorority stuff. So they take them (Gretchen, Claire and two other girls) to a slaughter house for a scavenger hunt. Except the scavenger hunt turns into Rebecca trying to kill Gretchen (which Claire figures out). She finds out that Rebecca can turn invisible and hits her with the hooks and Rebecca runs away. Claire is stuck on a hook and heals in front of the two other girls.

Matt - He is still being haunted by Sylar. Only now Sylar took over his body while he was with Janice. So Matt decides to figure out how to get rid of him. He does this by drinking and Sylar is getting hurt each time Matt drinks. Matt passes out as Janice and his sponsor come home. Matt wakes up and says he's better and goes to get a shower. That's when we see that Sylar took over his body when he passed out and now it's Sylar in control and Matt wanting his body back.

Next week looks like we'll see Hiro and Charlie and everything that happened three years ago. Will Hiro change the present?

Monday, October 26, 2009

:)

My teeth (or lack of) is healing. I went to the dentist last week and he said it was healing. I have three holes in my mouth (which I think is totally weird) that I have to clean with a little syringe thing after every meal. It is so gross how much food goes in there. I hope the holes close up soon.

Tonight is Heroes, but I'm recording it since Dan has a meeting at school tonight. Hopefully he gets home in time to watch it. It's actually better to watch it recorded after the kids go to bed because then I can watch it uninterrupted.

I'm thinking of watching that new show V that is starting next Tuesday on ABC. Looks kind of interesting, here is what it says the show is about:

The world has its first encounter with an alien race. Calling themselves the Visitors and promoting an agenda of peace, they seem to be friendly, but their congeniality may be a cover for a more malevolent agenda. FBI Counterterrorism Agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell) discovers a secret about the Vs that threatens the lives of everyone around her, including her teenage son, who sees the aliens as a sign of hope. Meanwhile, Father Jack (Joel Gretsch), already questioning his faith when the Visitors arrived, seeks answers outside his church and finds other dissidents who believe the Vs are not who or what they claim to be. The new ABC series is billed as a ``re-imagining'' of the 1980s miniseries by the same name.

Sounds interesting right?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Heroes - Tabula Rasa (10/19)

Good episode last night and we got to see some people use their abilities.

Peter - He brought Hiro to the hospital and we find out he has a brain tumor that is killing him. So Peter says that he will help him and heal him somehow. Emma has a lot of questions about abilities and Peter tells her to talk to Hiro about it. He teleports to Noah's apartment and since it's been a while since he has teleported he ends up in the bathroom. Claire is also there doing her laundry. So Noah finds a boy, Jeremy that can heal. Well at least he did when he was 13 years old and Noah visited him and had the Haitian wipe his memory. At Jeremy's house they find two dead parents and a bunch of dead plants. Then Jeremy starts shooting at them. Peter tries to be heroic and stops time but too late and gets shot. Jeremy says his ability is bad and all he does is kill everything he touches. Noah tells Jeremy he can heal him and he does. So Peter takes Jeremy's ability and flies back to Hiro. Noah stays with Jeremy to make sure he's okay.

Hiro - He tells Emma that she can use her ability to help people. She is in denial. He puts on a talent show and shows her that using you ability helps people. She plays the piano and people clap for her. Then Hiro disappears and ends up at the Burnt Toast Diner where Charlie is.

Sylar - He is at the Carnival and Samuel is trying to get him to remember who he is. Edgar picks a fight with Sylar and he uses his power. Then Samuel takes him to the house of mirrors and Sylar sees what he has done. He is in denial over doing those things and he has memories of being Nathan. Samuel then invites the cop that is looking for Sylar to the carnival to try to get the real Sylar to come out. Sylar doesn't kill him but Edgar does. Then Samuel invites and baptizes Sylar into the carnival. Also looks like Lydia likes Sylar and Edgar is jealous.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Recovery

I had three wisdom teeth pulled yesterday morning. It took about 40 minutes and I was awake the whole time. I had some nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and they numbed my gums up a lot. I had headphones on and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I got home a little after ten and just sat on my chair and watched Season 4 of Supernatural. Once the Novocaine wore off I wasn't in too much pain. I was prescribed vicotin, but decided not to fill it. I didn't want want such a strong medication so I just stuck to ibuprofen. Today I'm doing fine and I can finally brush my teeth. But I'm still chipmunk cheeked.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Heroes - Hysterical Blindness (10/12)

Sylar - He really does look like Sylar now and he can't remember who he is. A psychologist tries to help him remember and a cop is impatient with him. They find out he's Gabriel Grey and that he's a murderer. Sylar says he's not a killer and uses his powers and escapes. He gets picked up by the psychologist who says she'll help him but he needs to turn himself in. The police find them and Sylar gets shot and he falls down a hill with psychologist. She sees him heal and then tells him to run.

Peter - He has lunch with his mother and she doesn't listen to him. He goes to work and on his way he saves Emma from getting hit by a car. She was too distracted by seeing sounds. Peter accidentally picks up her power because he can't run super fast anymore. He finds Emma at the hospital and tells her she has an ability and he picked hers up. She is skeptical and they play piano together and promise to have lunch together the next day. She goes home and plays the cello and gets angry and sends the sound waves crashing to the wall getting them to crack.

Claire - She is going to join a sorority along with Gretchen. She grows paranoid of Gretchen when she sees a lot of pictures of Claire on her computer and gets freaked out. Then it seems like Gretchen almost hits someone she was talking to at a party with a flag pole. When Claire confronts Gretchen about this is she is greeting with a kiss. Gretchen tells her that she is crushing on Claire and she is stunned. Then the sorority house comes to pledge them in.

One of the sorority sisters is Rebecca and she has an ability too. She also knows Samuel and she is working for him to try to isolate Claire. She can turn herself invisible and she was responsible for Anne's death and the flag pole.

At the carnival we see Samuel trying to get a face on Lydia's back. He gets one but we don't get to see. He also welcomes Sylar into the carnival and he plants some seeds.

Peter is visited by Hiro, who collapses in front of him.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Snow

It snowed today and it's still snowing. I am not ready for winter yet. I had to get the had and gloves out as well as winter coats for the kids. Oh last week I did not get my wisdom teeth pulled. It is post-poned until this Wednesday since the surgeons were out with the flu. So now I'm going in Wednesday morning to get it done. Oh and X got strep throat on Friday so hopefully no one else in the family gets it.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Heroes - Acceptance (10/05)

Looks like they will be splitting up the character's stories each week. Which I think is better because we get more of their story at once.

Hiro - He is still dying and still determined to use his power to go back and change things. Kimiko asks him to give her away at the wedding and Hiro accepts. When Ando hears this he tells him that he might be dead by then and he needs to tell his sister the truth. Hiro gets a call from a former employee that is on the roof trying to kill himself. The reason he's trying to kill himself is because he got fired for copying in his butt and it has shamed his family. Hiro goes back and changes it for about 40 times and finally just talks to him and tells him he needs to find some other job and that he needs to tell the truth and do something he likes. This talk gets Hiro to talk to his sister and he tells her the truth. Then he gets a horrible headache then gets better and disappears.

Tracy - She gets ready and goes and gets her old job back. She realizes that she's changed and she's not as heartless as she used to be. She talks to Noah about it and he tells her that she has changed and that her old job won't be the same. She decides not to take the job but do something that will make a difference.

Nathan/Sylar - Nathan is going crazy because suddenly he has all these powers. He talks to Peter about it but he thinks it's just how the family is and it's normal. Nathan says that he can tell the history of items by touching them and that when he touched and old baseball hat he thinks he killed someone. That someone would be Millie's daughter (we met Millie last season helping Angela). Peter tells him to go visit Millie and find the truth. Turns out Millie says her daughter ran away. Nathan looks around and by touching objects he find out they were drinking and she fell off the diving board and hit her head. He confronts Angela about it and she fesses up that the Haitian erased his memory and that she took care of it. He says he needs to tell Millie the truth but Angela doesn't think he should. He does anyways and Millie won't believe him. But in a parking lot we see Nathan get stabbed and then later shot and buried. And because he's really Sylar we see him come out of the ground alive. Looks like Millie had him taken care of.

Noah - He gets a visit from Peter and he says he has the compass tattooed on his arm but then it's not there anymore. They argue a little bit but then Claire comes and Peter leaves. Claire tries to convince Noah to get a job, a real job. Nothing much happens but Claire spending time with her dad.

At the carnival Samuel is suspicious of Edgar and Lydia. He tries to get Lydia to show him another person but it still shows Noah. He gets frustrated and Lydia says maybe he's interested in them again.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

I'm finally doing it

After having been told for many years that I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled I'm going to get them pulled next week. I got my top one pulled in November of last year because it was really bothering me. My top two were out so the one they pulled was fairly easy and just go yanked out. The other one on the top will be the same deal, but the bottom ones are not good. They are sitting sideways in my mouth and are under my gums. So not fun at all. I went yesterday to see the specialty dentist and talk about having them extracted. I will not be put under but will have laughing gas and local anesthetic. Some people think I'm crazy for not being put under but I'd rather not do it. I'll be driving myself there and back. I'm also bringing some headphones and will probably close my eyes. They said it will be about 5 minutes for the top tooth and 10-15 per bottom tooth so not too long. It's going to be next Tuesday at 1pm and so I'm taking Wednesday off of work and hopefully be back to work by Thursday.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Heroes - Ink (09/28)

This was a good episode, but it seems like not too much happened.

Matt - Still being haunted by Sylar. He tells his sponsor/partner that he has broken his 30 day sobriety and "used" and his drug is his power. They are staking out a place and his partner doesn't think he can handle it. But Matt convinces him he can. While they're searching the place for drugs Sylar is constantly bugging Matt. He leads him to the bathroom and finds a stuffed pink bunny. Sylar is trying to make him use his power to find out what's going on. He finally finds a ransom note put together by cut up magazines. Matt finally uses his power because he thinks a little girl's life is at stake and finds out she's under the stairs. He finds her and she's dead and Matt looses it and beats up the guy. His partner comes in and Matt tells him what's going on. Turns out there was no ransom note and no little girl under the stairs. Sylar's response "I used your own power against you" Matt is in big trouble so he does the logical thing and uses his power to convince his partner that the guy attacked him and Matt had no choice. Looks like Matt is going to help Sylar get his body back.

Samuel - He is dressing up in a suit and talking to Lydia (I think that's her name). He tells her he's found Joseph's replacement (that's his dead brother) and that he needs to go to his hometown. He sucks up some ink with his hands to be used later.

Peter - He is being sued by someone he saved. The guy that is suing him is Samuel. He claims he was on a bus and Peter was not being careful and hurt his shoulder and now he can't work and he wants some empathy. All Peter does is say he was not on the bus and he is being scammed.

Samuel goes to Peter's apartment and inks himself in a newspaper cut out of the bus accident and Peter comes home and sees he was indeed in the bus. He finds him at the park and he tells Samuel he's sorry that he didn't remember him. Samuel decides not to sue him and they shake hands. He does something to Peter I just know it. We find out he put a compass on his wrist later on when Peter sees it. That is after Samuel visits his family home (his parents were the butler and maid) and there is party going on and he asks if he can come and see where he used to live. The lady says it's not a good time and closes the door. Samuel gets angry and causes a sink hole. That is where Peter comes in as a paramedic and sees the house inside the sink hole and his compass appears. With Samuel looking on.

We meet a new person named Emma. She is deaf and can suddenly "see" sounds. She doesn't understand this and goes to her Doctor. She tells her that sometimes things like that happen to people that loose one of their senses and other senses are heightened. Turns out Peter meets Emma since she works at the hospital and he needs to see Samuel's file. She points to a note that says request need to be written down. He sees she has headphones but nothing plugged into them. Later on she is sitting at a park and can see the music coming from a cello. The guy gets up to get a hot dog and she starts playing. Which gets Peter's attention since he's also at the park.

Claire: She has to deal with Gretchen knowing her power. Except she's avoiding her and then when confronted she tells her she didn't see what she thinks she saw. Noah is there to take Claire to lunch and invites Gretchen to come along. He figures out that Gretchen knows and wants to call in the Haitian to erase her memory. Claire objects and tells him that she'll take care of it and that she's grown up and needs to deal with her own problems. So her and Gretchen talk in her room and Claire tells her everything. Then she invites her to be her roommate. I don't trust Gretchen and I think she has a hidden agenda.

Monday, September 28, 2009

TV again

I got caught up on my shows this weekend. This includes: Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Grey's Anatomy, The Office and the new show Flashforward.

The Vampire Diaries
I read the book series and so far a few things have changed. But overall I am liking the show and will continue to watch it.

Supernatural:
I LOVE this show and will of course watch it. I'm curious to see where they are going with this whole Apocalypse thing and Lucifer coming to earth. Next week's episode looks good with Dean going to the future 5 years and seeing himself and Sam. Looks like Sam indeed became Lucifer's vessel.

Grey's Anatomy:
George O'Malley is dead and it looks like the season premiere pretty much wrapped up everyone's grief so I don't think we'll be seeing too much of that. With Seattle Grace merging with Mercy looks like everyone will be fighting to keep their jobs and they'll probably introduce new characters.

The Office:
It's all leading up to Pam & Jim's wedding and the pregnancy. Last week's was pretty funny and now both Jim and Michael are in charge. Also Dwight did not look happy about this.

Flashforward:
It had a Lost feel to it and did interest me a lot. I'm thinking there are some people that did not black out and they probably have something to do with it. Also where was Demetri? Shouldn't he have been in the car with is partner and both waking up at the same time. Plus he didn't "see" anything when he blacked out. Either he didn't black out or something else happened with him.

Looking forward to Heroes tonight. Also I wish Chuck was on right after Heroes like last season. But Chuck won't be back until February I think.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'm a dork!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Heroes - Season Premiere

I have been reading the graphic novels online. There were not too many this summer, but the last two were about Tracy. Basically she talked to Micah and got information on all the people that worked in Building 26. She set out to kill everyone and Noah Bennet was the fifth one. So it was no surprise to me when his car started filling up with water. Then Danko came and saved him and wanted him to join him to kill Tracy. Noah refused and he ends up talking to Tracy and tell her that he wants to help her and that he will take care of Danko. He takes care of Danko by having the Haitian erase his memory of Tracy. So Tracy goes to Danko's apartment to kill him but he doesn't recognize her. She changes her mind about killing him and turns to leave but hears voices and follows the sound. A really fast guy with knives is killing Danko and looking for something. He tries to kill Tracy but she's made out of water and doesn't die and the guy leaves. She calls Noah and he gets a key from Danko.

The key belongs to a safe deposit box. Noah convinces Peter to come with him and Peter only agrees because he wants the super fast ability. What's in the safe deposit box? A compass that doesn't work, except for when Peter holds it. The super fast guy comes and Peter steals his ability and they fight. Noah wants Peter to keep the compass but Peter just wants to live his normal life. Of course this is a big mistake because Fast Knife guy gets Noah and takes the compass.

Who wants the compass? A carnival guy named Samuel. His carnival is full of people with powers and his brother just died. His ability is to use ink on people and he has the power to make the ink do whatever he wants. This ability combined with a tattooed woman somehow can help him. He puts ink on the girl's back and that's how he knows he needs to kill Danko and that Danko has the compass. Fast Knife Guy is a carnival guy and Samuel makes him go get Danko. He is also looking for a new teleporter guy and finds out he needs Hiro.

Hiro on the other hand is not doing too well. He's dying because his ability is going haywire. He'll freeze and leap in time without being able to control it. He goes back 14 years to a carnival that Ando and his sister went to. At that carnival Hiro got his fortune and Hiro spilled a slushy on Kimiko's favorite dress and that's why she hates him. Samuel ses Hiro from the future and tells him he needs to change something from the past. Hiro refuses, but Samuel (he has the compass tattooed in his arm and it's moving wildly) pushes him and the slushy gets spilled on him instead of his sister. He leaps back to the present and Ando and Kimiko are together and have been for years. Hiro tells Ando about changing things and says that he must go back in time and change the wrongs.

Claire is off to college and meets her roommate Anna. She's an overachiever and has charted her whole life. Claire also meets another girl named Gretchen (something is not right with her) and they become friends. Then she finds Anna has jumped/pushed out the window. Gretchen thinks this is suspicious and tells Claire they need to find out the truth. She wants to steal a cadaver to probe that Anna was pushed because she would have landed differently. Claire can't sleep and decides to jump to see if Anna jumped. She lands the same way and figures out that Anna did kill herself. She pushes her ribs back in and fixes her broken arm and looks up and Gretchen is looking down at her. Uh oh!

Peter is again a Paramedic and is obsessed with saving lives. He has Monhinder's ability and he uses it to save people and he keeps track of it. He's so obsessed that he works non-stop. He says he's trying to make up for all the wrong that the Petrelli family has done. He gets Fast Knife guy's ability so he can be faster and save even more people. He hasn't talked to his mother in weeks or his brother (who is really Sylar).

Speaking of Sylar/Nathan, he's confused. He has lunch with Angela (she has a dream that it's Sylar that comes and the same scene is repeated only with Nathan) and she's freaked out because she sees that Sylar is trying to come out. Nathan/Sylar makes his cup move towards him and blue electricity sparks in his hands. He calls Peter and he leaves a message. Looks like Sylar will come out soon.

Matt is working for the police department and living with Janice and baby Matt. All seems well until he starts seeing Sylar everywhere. Looks like he has a part of Sylar's mind in his own. Sylar is trying to get him to use his ability and Matt refuses. He gets paranoid that Janice is having an affair with the water boy and finally uses his power on him so he changes his route. Score on for Sylar!

At the Carnival, Samuel says they need to gather the Heroes. On the girl's back we see Peter, Sylar and Claire. Somehow they need to get them.

I thought it was a good episode and I'm very curious to see who Samuel is and what is the deal with the compass. Looks like it only works for people with powers since it didn't work for Noah. Also is Samuel good or bad? I liked seeing Sylar and Nathan and like how they were able to put both in the episode.

Monday, September 21, 2009

TONIGHT!!!

It's the 2-hour season premier of Heroes on NBC. Be sure to watch tonight. It's on at 7 central time.


Monday, September 14, 2009

A Little Late

I watched The Vampire Diaries on Thursday night. I have read the books by L.J. Smith and so I knew what the show would be about. I thought it was a good show and I'll watch it again this week. Well probably not until this weekend because Survivor starts on Thursday at the same time as Vampire Diaries is on. But they did change some things. Like giving the main character, Elena a teen brother instead of a 5 year old little sister. And they left out one of her friends. But overall I liked the show and though the two vampires were good in it.

Another show I watched last Thursday was Supernatural. I watched the first 3 seasons this summer, I had seen most of them but I was not an avid watcher until last season (season 4). So it was good to get caught up on the show. So I was very much looking forward to season 5. I thought the episode was good, but not great. I guess I was expecting more. Hopefully this season does not disappoint me.

Show looking forward to this week are:
Thursday, September 17th
CBS 7PM - Survivor:Samoa
CW 7PM - The Vampire Diaries
FOX 8PM - Fringe
CW 8PM - Supernatural
NBC 8PM - The Office

I'm thinking this weekend I'll be watching The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural & The Office

Also very excited for the season premiere of Heroes on Monday, September 21st. It is a 2 hour premiere and I can't wait!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

This weekend



Bees...aren't they cute? Well they are until you get stung by them and find out you're allergic to the sting.

The weekend started out fine. We went to the Renaissance Festival on Saturday. We took both of the kids and met sister-in-law, brother-in-law and nephew there around 9am. I even got a Henna tattoo on my arm of a dragonfly. We were sitting down eating a turkey leg when I got stung around 10:45. My arm swelled up and I got ice on it, I thought I would be fine. Until around 11am Dan said I was starting to get hives on my neck and face. We made it to the first aid tent and they gave me two benadryl pills and kept me for 1/2 hour. Dan in the meantime when around with the kids looking at the animals. I met up with him and we just took our time heading out, got apple dumplings and some sugar coated almonds to eat. On the road home I told Dan that my throat was a little swollen and that I was getting dizzy so we should stop at urgent care. At Urgent Care they gave me a shot of epinephrine and prednisone and kept a watch on me for over an hour. Then I had to go fill a prescription for an epi pen (which I have to always have on me) and prednisone (5 day supply). We got home Saturday night and were tired, but my arm felt better and the hives were totally gone.

Sunday we just hung around at home. I went to the grocery store with O and Dan went to Home Depot and Menards with X.

Yesterday we made snicker salad (snickers, apples from our tree, cool whip with vanilla pudding) and went to in-laws for a bbq. The kids had a blast but when we got home all hell broke loose because it was two kids that didn't get a nap. They both went to bed around 8pm last night.

Oh and I forgot to say how X's first day of school went. I got a call from the nurse around 11am saying he fell off the monkey bars and bumped his nose but he was fine. When I picked him up he was a chatterbox and his nose looked fine. He was very excited to be going back again today.

Friday, September 04, 2009

First Day of School

It was the first day of school today. We got lunch packed last night, which consisted of a ham and cheese sandwich, granola bar, blueberries and chocolate milk. We also picked out an outfit and packed the backpack. X was so excited last night he could hardly fall asleep. But this morning he woke up without any problems and was ready to go.

Getting breakfast for everyone. He was such a helper this morning, he filled all our bowls and got spoons and even milk.


The kids eating Golden Grahams:


Even the cat joined us for breakfast:


First day of school picture in front of our house:


Heading to the car. He said his backpack was heavy but it didn't hardly have anything in it.


In the car, he insisted on holding his backpack and lunchbox on his lap.


We parked on the street and he is walking to the building.


In the cafeteria waiting for his teacher to come and take him to his classroom.


The kindergartners lining up with the teacher:


I pick him up around noon so I'll post how his first day went.

Monday, August 31, 2009

I've read it

So far I've read all nine books from the Sookie Stackhouse Series (or Southern Vampire Series) by Charlaine Harris and I'm waiting for the next one to come out in October which is short stories and a tenth book in May of next year. Also I've read all six books from the Morganville Vampire Series by Rachel Caine and the next one is coming out in November. I'm currently reading The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. So far I'm half-way through and it's a good book. I've never seen the movie.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Last week

I was on vacation last week. My mom came to visit from out of state. We went to the zoo on Monday, the lake on Tuesday and then also visited the History Museum. We also bought a playground set for the kids. I will post some pictures later. X starts school next Friday and new TV starts soon. I'm on my last episode of Dead Like Me. I love that show! On September 10th, Supernatural comes back and Vampire Diaries starts. Looking forward to it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

TV - What would I do without you?

During the summer there is really nothing to watch on TV. But this year I have been catching up on some shows either online or borrowing some shows from friends.

So far this summer I've watched three seasons of Supernatural. Which is a great show. The fifth season is starting on Thursday, September 10th on the CW. I had seen the show on and off the first few seasons. I really got into it last season and that's why I borrowed the first three seasons from my sister-in-law. In case you've never seen the show it is about two brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester that go around the country dealing with supernatural things like ghosts, vampires and demons.

Another great summer show is True Blood. I've read all the Southern Vampire Series books that the show is based on. The show started last summer on HBO and it is on it's second season this summer with a third season already re-newed for next summer. This show is about a waitress named Sookie Stackhouse that is a telepath. She falls in love with a vampire named Bill Compton.

My friend got me into the show Psych. This show airs on USA and it is currently on season 4. My friend gave me the first season on DVD and I'm almost done watching it. It's about a guy named Shawn Spencer that got trained by his cop father to pay attention to small details to solve crimes. He's so good at it that he always calls in tips and finally he gets taken in as a suspect. To clear his name he claims he's a psychic. He starts a private investigator agency called Psych with his friend Gus.

Also another show I got into is Dead Like Me. This is an older show from 2003 and it lasted two seasons on Showtime. There is also a movie that was just released earlier this year Dead Like Me: Life After Death. You can watch both season of the show on Hulu, but the movie is not on there. So far I have watched the first season and it's a great show. The show is about a girl named George Lass that is 18 years old and gets hit by a toilet seat that came down from the MIR station. She then becomes a Grim Reaper and has to take souls from people that are dying and help them move on.

Also this summer I have been watching Merlin on NBC. It is a show that was shown in the UK and now it is shown here. It's a pretty good show and it's a family show so I can watch it with the kids. It's about young Merlin (teenager) and Arthur (also a teenager) and how he becomes a wizard.

Next month is September and new shows are starting. I'm excited.

Friday, August 07, 2009

End of Summer

It is already a week into August and it feels like it is the end of summer. I go to the stores and see back to school supplies and fall stuff too. I don't even want to start thinking about holidays yet. First Halloween, which I really have to think about because I'm making the kids' costumes. O is going to be a witch, I'm just going to make her a simple black dress to wear and big enough so she can wear some warm clothes underneath. X is going to be a pirate so I have to figure out what I'm going to do for him. The Renaissance Festival is coming up too. We are planning on going this year with both kids. We did that last year and they had a lot of fun. We bought X a shield last year with a dragon on it and the year before a sword. So we'll probably get him something this year too. Maybe we'll get O a sword too. Then after Halloween we'll have Thanksgiving. And Christmas, which I am really NOT ready for. I'm too busy right now thinking about X's first day of school. T-ball is over too and next week is our last swimming lesson.

Here is X's T-ball picture:

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

School

My little boy is starting kindergarten this year. His first day is September 2nd and he's super excited. His last day at daycare is next Thursday. It is so hard to believe that he is old enough to be going to school. It seems like just yesterday he was born and a little baby I held in my arms. Now he is an opinionated 5 year old little boy. So this is my first year buying school supplies and thinking about packing lunches. I really don't know what to expect. I mean it's one thing on you're the one going to school but it's another when you're the parent of that child. I am also worried about how it will be for O going to daycare by herself. She loves her big brother and has never been apart from him since she was born. I'm sure she will miss him terribly. Although there are days when they do not get along and I'm sure wish they were not together. I am taking the day off of work when he starts school. I will probably take a million pictures too.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Duluth, MN

We went up to Duluth, MN on July 8th. Our first stop was Park Point, which is basically a thin peninsula near Duluth. There is a beach and picnic area and of course Lake Superior. We had picnic lunch there and then walked to the beach.

X walking to the beach:


At the beach, it was really windy there:


Our next stop was Aerial Lift bridge where you can watch ships come and go. We were lucky enough to see a ship leaving right as we got there.






The ship's name is the Algosoo and it was carrying coal.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Hard Day's Night

On Sunday we went to see a Beatles Tribute Band by the name of A Hard Day's Night. Dan works with one of the band members. The concert was outdoors and it was free. It was at 2:30PM and we took the kids with. The got a little bored but luckily there was a park nearby. The band was good. They started out in black suits playing the early years stuff, then came out with tan jackets and later years stuff and finally came out in Sgt. Pepper's outfits playing the even later years stuff. The concert was over around 5pm. It was a lot of fun and I would see them again. Afterwards we just went to McDonald's for dinner. And we got home around 7pm, just in time to see Merlin. That's a British show that is now playing on NBC. It's not a great show but I like it plus for some reason my kids get excited when I say we're watching Merlin. O kept saying "Merlin's on! Merlin's on!" It was cute.

I also finally finished watching all three seasons of Supernatural. Too bad Season 4 is not on DVD because I did miss the first few episodes of the season. But I think I know where I can watch it online. I also got caught up on True Blood, but haven't watched Sunday's episode yet. Dan says I watch too much TV. But what better time to get caught up on some shows than in summer when there really is nothing on TV. My friend is going to let me borrow Seasons 1 & 2 of Psych, I've never seen the show but she says it's great.

I'm currently reading The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe. It's really good, it started out kind of slow and now I just want to read it. Although I have two books at the library giving me a big nudge. I have the latest Southern Vampire Series book waiting. I put my name on request for it back in December before it came out, it came out in May so it has taken this long for me to get it. I know I won't be able to renew it either. Also waiting for me is Q & A which is what Slumdog Millionaire was based on. I haven't seen the movie but thought I'd read the book first. Books are always so much better than the movies. I've had my name on request for that book for a couple of months too so I know I won't be able to renew it.

Speaking of movies, I saw two clips from New Moon and pictures of the Volturi. The one clip was Bella when she crashes her motorcycle and she sees Edward (he's ghost like) and Jacob comes to her aid. The second one is of her in Italy running to save Edward. It looks good! Also coming out next month is The Time Traveler's Wife, which I want to go see.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jay Cooke State Park

We went to Jay Cooke State Park while on vacation a couple of weeks ago. Here are some pictures from that trip.

We hiked a little ways to get to this bridge, it is a suspension bridge and it does move a little bit when you're on it. I tried to get across it as fast as I could since I did not really like it.






Hiking around, the kids enjoyed it but they were tired on the hike back to the car
















It was a beautiful day, sunny and not too hot or cold.

Monday, July 20, 2009

What I did

X was sick last week, he still is. On Wednesday we took him to the Dr and he had an ear infection in one ear and so much earwax in the other the Dr couldn't see in it. So he's taking Amoxicillin and drops to clear out the earwax. He hates those drops! Also his asthma is flaring up so it's a combination of nebulizer and inhaler. But he was so much better this past weekend that he didn't need a nebulizer or inhaler as much. Although he still tires easily and gets short of breath when he's playing too much. We'll see how he does in t-ball tonight. We bought him a t-ball set on Wednesday but he's been too sick to really practice. The little he did practice he got tired easily. O is also sick, but it's just a cold and she seems to be recovering. Unfortunately it seems like every time a kid has a cold I always catch it and so I was sick all weekend too. I'm feeling much better today except that I'm loosing my voice a little bit.

Saturday my in-laws were kind enough to watch two sick kids so we could go out to see a movie. We saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I liked it and thought it was good, although they did leave a few things out. Especially a battle at the end and a funeral. But overall a good movie. You can't have everything from a book in a movie. Then Saturday night we watched Gran Torino, which surprised me by being a good movie.

Yesterday I went grocery shopping with O, while Dan stayed him with X. X has been playing Mario Kart on my DS like crazy. He can hardly put it down. I finally convinced him to stop playing and do something else. Although he wanted me to start playing Zelda on it, which I did. I had to start a new game since I had already beat it.

I'm currently reading the book Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. It's a good book and I'm looking forward to seeing the movie when I'm done with it. I have to read fast (I'm over half way) because a) it's due in two weeks and can't be renewed and b) I have a book waiting for me that can't be renewed and c) there's another book in transit now. I have two days to pick up my book so I'll probably wait until Wednesday to pick it up so I have 3 weeks to read it. I'm hoping to get Inkheart read in a few days. I can do it if I read at home, which I haven't really done because I'm working on a crochet project and have been watching season 3 of Supernatural.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen




We went and saw the movie last Tuesday. It's a fairly long movie (about 2hours 40minutes) but I liked it. I'm a big fan of the first movie and I did watch the cartoon in the 80s. I thought it was good but a little too long. I loved all the action sequences and seeing all the Autobots and Decepticons in action. I am definitely going to be buying it when it comes out on DVD.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Airport Open House

On Father's Day we went to the airport by our house Open House. We got there around 10am and stayed until lunch time. The airport is just a small airport near our house. Thought it would be something different to do for Father's Day. My in-laws and my dad also went with us.

Here are the kids next to the Kare11 News helicopter:


They were giving helicopter rides, but we were just happy watching them take off and land.


They had a fire truck too that we were able to get close to. I got a picture of each of the kids sitting in it. Then as we were walking away, X tripped and scraped up his knees. The firemen couldn't find any bandages (it was hardly bleeding but X was acting like it was a major scrape), but luckily my father-in-law had some.




They had the cockpit of a C-130 Hercules, which both kids sat in and pretended to fly.



Also some old military equipment and trucks. Including some medical equipment. Here's Olivia taking a little rest.


In the Medical truck:



We were lucky that it was a fairly nice day. It was humid but not too hot and it was cloudy so we didn't have the hot sun beating down on us.

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