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Friday Night Questions

Published May 4, 2013 by Malia

-Can someone please explain to me why Adventure Time is such a popular show?

-Is there a way to tell if you’re being poisoned with carbon monoxide?

-Has the White Witch invaded, and thrown us into a 100 year winter?

-Who else is excited for Monster’s University?

-Is it weird that I get random urges to build with Legos, even though I have no Legos?

-Can we all agree that Clara is simply fantastic, and she should stay on Who for the next few years?

Whosday

Published March 26, 2013 by Malia

I’m so excited about Sunday!  Not just because it’s Easter (one of my favorite holidays), but also because the rest of season 7 of Doctor Who will be premiering that evening.  Here’s the  prequel episode that showed up online a few days ago:

Overall, it’s a cute prequel.  I do have a bit of concern about it, though.  There’s a fair handful of kids who watch Who, and I seriously hope they understand that this is just a tv show.  It’s never a good idea to talk to random adult strangers (in the park, or anywhere else).  I hate that we live in a world where this is a genuine concern.

 

Random Saturday Musings

Published March 9, 2013 by Malia

Oz: The Great and Powerful opened this weekend, and so far all reports I’ve heard from friends are in the positive.  I am anxiously awaiting my turn to see it!

-I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what brings two people together and makes them consider marriage.  I’ve known people who got married simply because they thought the other person had a cute butt (also, looking back, I think there may have been alcohol involved in their decision as well).  What amazed me was that these people were confused as to why they didn’t have a great marriage.  Then, there’s people who marry someone who seems like their perfect counterpart, and things either go brilliantly, or fall apart so terribly it makes others question whether marriage is really that great of an idea.  After watching The Mirror Has Two Faces again (for the umpteenth time) last week, I have to agree with the idea of marrying your very best friend.  I know this isn’t a new thought on planet Earth.  That’s how it should be.  You should marry someone who knows you better than anyone else.  Someone who knows why you do the strange, quirky things you do, and finds it all endearing.  Now, I have no magical idea that marriage is a happy-happy fun time wonderland.  In fact, I know just from observation that it’s ridiculously hard.  It’s tons of work.  Why would you want to try to tackle that with someone who isn’t your best friend, and doesn’t really know you that well?

-Realizing that my weight truly is something I’m using as a defense, I’m making moves forward (somewhat drastic moves, for me at least) to deal with it.  I find myself, sometimes several times a day, having to tell those memories of hurt, “You have no power over me!”  It’s all very Labyrinth.  It’s true, though.  Just because something happened doesn’t mean that it has any right to control who I am or what I do.  Yes, everything that happens serves to shape the person we become, but to live in fear and bondage and pain isn’t okay.

-Every time I watch Thor I come back with the same two questions.  Spoiler-ish alert.  1.  How is it that Thor manages to return to Earth in Avengers?  The end of Thor kind of left him stuck at Asgard.  Is Thor 2 going to solve this?  2.  Why are people such big fans of Loki?  Sure, he’s a great bad guy, but I’m a little weirded out by how girls seem so drawn to him.  He’s malicious and greasy.  Also, the way he toys with those around him is kind of emotionally abusive.

-Daylight Savings Time.  Not really looking forward to it, but am awfully glad there’ll be an extra hour of daylight each evening.

-I solved the issue of fans being mad that–Spoiler Alert!–Matthew was left the way he was at the end of Downton‘s most recent season. At the beginning of next season, he should suddenly regenerate into David Tennant, and we find out that he’s actually The Doctor.  Also, I would love to see the Maggie Smith character as a companion!

 

I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful…

Published February 11, 2013 by Malia

I’m not dead, yet!  It’s true.  I’m not at 100% yet, but I’m feeling about 50% better than I did this time last night.  I’m not sure what exactly I managed to come down with, but it’s been a real “treat” having it.  I look forward to not blowing my nose anymore.  On the flip side, I’m quite thankful that I have access to Kleenex and Nyquil.  I just hope this week goes quickly so that I can have a fun filled weekend next weekend.

So, let’s see, what non-trying-to-die things have been going on in my mind lately…

-I really wanted to go to a movie this weekend.   I haven’t been to one since I started working a month ago, and while that’s not really a long time, I just think it’d be fun to go now that I actually have a steady, reliable source of income.

-Speaking of, I still have a job!  Granted, I missed a day and a half last week, but as far as I know they still like me and want me to continue working there!  Oddly, the day I missed completely, I was so bored I found myself wishing I was at work.  However, I was so sick, being at work would’ve been a bad thing.

-Finally watched the Doctor Who Christmas special.  While it wasn’t bad, it just isn’t going to go down in history as one of my favorite Who episodes.  However, I’m even more intrigued with the Clara Oswin Oswald character than I was before.  I’m also hoping that she’s going to be a transition companion.  While Matt Smith has grown on me (yikes, that makes him sound like some sort of medical condition), I just feel like it’s time to move on.  He’s getting close to wearing out his welcome.  Bring on Twelve I say!

-Going in the ditch in South Dakota has been on my mind, a lot, lately.  I’m not sure why.  I guess it’s the first time in my entire life that I truly felt utterly and completely helpless.    Not 100% sure what to do with this, guess I’m still processing it.

-I’m finally getting around to writing the second draft of my NaNo story.  The going is slow, especially since I’m pretty much only working on it during my break time at work.  Guess it’s more a labor of love than anything else.

-Are there any good dating etiquette guides out there?  I’m so confused and have no idea how one goes about dating.  It was so much easier when you had gentlemen callers come call on you in the family parlor.

-Thinking I need to get my hands on season 2 of Downton because I was utterly confused by the whole “Her Ladyship’s soap” bombshell that Thomas gave Bates.  It has to be something from season 2, and since I missed most of season 2, if this is something from the show I would assume that’s where it’s from.

Whosday

Published January 1, 2013 by Malia

Alrighty, it’s 2013.  Today is the first day of the rest of the year, or something like that…  So, before I get to my Doctor Who weekly obsession (who are we kidding, it’s more like a daily obsession), it’s time to get the list of goals for the new year listed.

Malia’s 2013 Goals

1.  Lose weight.  (This is kind of a no brainer, and I’m sure I’m not alone in having this at the very top of my list.)

2.  Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes 3 days a week.

3.  Write a blog entry once a day.

4.  Write non-blog related things.

5.  Finish the blanket I promised mom I’d make her 3 years ago.

6.  Read through the Bible in a year.

7.  Take at least 1 photograph everyday.

8.  Watch all the Doctor Who episodes, starting with the first ones from back in 1963.

Okay, so this leads into my weekly (at minimum) discussion of all things Who.  It occurred to me two days ago that I can’t really call myself a true Whovian unless I go all the way back to the beginning.  There are a couple hundred episodes and more than a few Doctors for me to catch up on.  I actually started this monumental task on the 30th, but I figured it was better to start early than not at all.  So far I’ve made it through the first three sets of episodes from season 1 (1963).  Here’s my initial conclusions…

-The stories are really good.  Even though there’s so much I dislike about these early episodes, I really like the plots, so it makes it worth it.

-So far, the companion Ian, does almost everything.  The Doctor is pretty much this old guy-that I spend most of the episodes wondering if he’s a dementia patient-that does nothing but be a jerk and cause more problems than actually do any good.  Susan, the Doctor’s granddaughter, is incredibly annoying.  The first episode, Ian and Barabara (her teachers, who end up becoming the first human companions to the Doctor) both spend quite awhile discussing how smart Susan is.  I’m not necessarily doubting her intelligence, but I’d like to be given some evidence of it.

-Speaking of the women, man have times changed since 1963.  Basically, the sole role of the women thus far has been to scream at everything and do absolutely nothing to help themselves.  Seriously.  There’s one part where Susan gets tapped on the shoulder when she thinks she’s alone, and instead of investigating (like one of the modern female companions) she screams and basically has a meltdown.  There’s a lot of screaming done by these two women.  Also, it really bugs me that there’s this general attitude that if the young handsome men don’t do something, it can’t be trusted to be done right.

Also, I spent New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day getting mom and dad caught up on season 6 & 7 of the current Doctor.  I’ve now seen the ending of The Angels Take Manhattan about 4 times, and I still bawl like a baby.  I’m super excited to see the Christmas episode and the rest of season 7.

In closing, here’s today’s photos (remember, taking at least one photo every day):

So, I got this bee in my bonnet to try making these brownies I saw on Pinterest.  I started with a box of brownie mix and several packages of peanut butter cups:

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I then made the batter:

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I then poured part of the batter into the bottom of the pan:

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I then laid out the peanut butter cups:

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Then I covered that with the remainder of the brownie batter and popped them in the oven.  Then out came this:

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Mom cut them:

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And I ate one:

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Now, here’s some pictures of my cats.  Howard wasn’t thrilled I was taking pictures:

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Best picture I’ve ever gotten of Gracie (She always moves before the picture finishes taking, no matter how fast I’ve got the speed set):

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Gracie also has a thing about boxes (mostly, she likes to eat them):

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Then, there was sunset and dusk:

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And now, it’s bedtime for Bonzo.

 

 

 

 

Friday Night Questions

Published October 12, 2012 by Malia

-How many people have gotten seriously injured on Wipeout? Follow up…Wouldn’t it be fun just to try the obstacles (not in competition) just for the fun of it?

-Why do guys grow mutton chops?

-Who else wants to see Here Comes The Boom?

-Is it sad that I enjoy describing myself as a Hobbit?

-Do you ever find yourself watching something and it’s so incredibly bizarre it robs you of speech and you just go “Buh buh buh d…d…d…wha?”

-Is it just me, or does it seem the later it gets the more food commercials get shown?

-Why are there already Christmas commercials?

Also, I can’t wait until Tuesday to share this.  Only watch if you’ve seen The Angels Take Manhattan episode of Doctor Who, or if you don’t care if it gets spoiled.  Unless you’re dead inside, this will make you cry.

Whosday

Published October 9, 2012 by Malia

-Tonight I’m so excited about the fact that Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was on t.v. tonight.  I’ve loved this musical ever since I first stumbled across it a few years ago.  It’s a short little musical, and if you weren’t able to catch it tonight, you can easily find it online.

-I found it very cool that Ben Browder (he was on Farscape & the last couple of seasons of SG1) played the marshall on the Doctor Who episode A Town Called Mercy.  He’s gotten older, but is still very entertaining.

-Speaking of Doctor Who, I’m also pretty pumped about the fact that Alex Kingston (River Song) will be showing up on NCIS this season.  Even though I’ve read many complaints about her character on Who, I’m entertained by her.

-Back to Farscape, much as I enjoy the show, they had a really irritating/painful theme song.  It wasn’t quite as bad in the later seasons, but still not pleasant.

 

Whosday

Published October 2, 2012 by Malia

Angels Take Manhattan episode poster from nerdist.com

I promised myself that I wouldn’t cry.   I think I made it about half-way through before I started tearing up.  By the last ten minutes I was sobbing uncontrollably.

If you haven’t read one of the many recaps of this episode drifting around online, let me give you a quick (spoiler free-ish) summary:

The Doctor, Amy, & Rory are in modern day New York City.  The weeping angels show up, and decide to time zap Rory (send him back in time).  The remainder of the episode is all about getting to Rory and dealing with the angels.  Also, there’s great use of the Statue of Liberty.

Would this episode have required as many tissues if we (the viewers) hadn’t known that this was the Pond’s final episode?  I don’t think it would’ve.  There were so many rumors circulating, “Amy & Rory die,” “Amy & Rory end up in a situation that prevents them from ever returning,” well, you get the idea.  Normally, an episode like this, I’d be sitting there, waiting for the impossible, but logical solution.  However, knowing the theories swirling around, I found myself expecting each turn of events to be the very sad solution.

This season has definitely made me a bigger fan of Matt Smith as the Doctor.  It’s taken me awhile to really warm up to him, but this season has been excellent.  Also, I think this is the first time that a companion has departed, and I’m actually excited to see the new companion.  Of course, it helps that the new companion was absolutely adorable and charming in her first episode at the start of the season.

I can’t wait for the rest of the season!

Weight Loss Monday~Week 5

Published October 1, 2012 by Malia

Week 5 128 lbs. to go!

Yes, I gained 2 Lbs.

But…

The shirt I’m wearing is an XL.

This is the first shirt I’ve gotten that’s not a 2XL in over a year.

XL is way better than 2XL

Also, let’s take a moment to admire my t-shirt.

Epic & Awesome!

Also, I now write in blue.

Blue is cool.

Let’s recap…
1. Blue is cool.
2. My shirt is fantastic!
3. I may have gained 2 lbs., but I’m in a smaller size!
Win!

Also…

Don’t Blink

Random Saturday Musings

Published September 29, 2012 by Malia

-Tonight is the final Doctor Who episode that will feature Amy and Rory Pond as companions.  Even though Amy isn’t my favorite of the companions, I still find this kind of sad.  There’s been all kind of rumors of how the Ponds are going to depart.  I wouldn’t be surprised if one or both get killed, especially since the one thing that keeps getting repeated is that there will be no return of the Ponds after tonight’s episode.  I find it fascinating that one of the things that this show does really well is make you care about the characters.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is making me really weepy today.  I enjoy this movie, but it doesn’t usually turn on the waterworks.

-I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I really love my penguin pillow pet.  I really only got it because I thought it was cute, but I’ve discovered it’s great for cuddling with while sleeping.

-I never realized that in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory there was a character, towards the beginning, that is at the psychiatrist.  The character is called “Hofstadter.”  This is also the same last name as the character Leonard on Big Bang Theory, and Leonard’s mother is a psychiatrist.  I don’t know if this is just a weird coincidence, or if it was a tip of the hat to Willy Wonka.

-Another fun fact, the kid who played the original Charlie Bucket grew up to be a veterinarian.

-I’m not obsessed with these movies (in fact, the original really freaked me out when I was little, and I’m still not a big fan of it).  They’ve been running them on t.v. this afternoon while I’ve been working on homework.

-The other night the newscaster used the term “interweb” which he followed up by saying, “We’ll be back tomorrow, same bat channel, same bat time.”  It kind of make me homesick, cause my Saturday night routine at home is to watch two episodes of the Adam West Batman.  Also, I’m wondering if the newscaster lost a bet.

-I can’t believe how warm it has been.  It’s especially crazy when you consider that I’m in North Dakota and October is a day and a half away.

-I survived my first speak test in Spanish.  My reading went fine, but I paused way too much in the conversation part.  My professor said I write well, so I just need to figure out how to speak as well as I write.

-I’m really weirded out by the Skittles commercials I’ve been seeing.  The gal making out with a walrus and the girl who picks a skittle off the skin of the boy infected with Skittles-pox and then eats it are both really disturbing.