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I’ve gone geek. June 13, 2009

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     We just got back from our anniversary dinner date (Goodwood BBQ and Star Trek).


     Yum and yuh-huh-huh-huh-mmm.


     Never having been much of a fan of ANY of the Star Trek realms (except for Generations…  for some reason, I LOVED that movie!), I have to admit that my interest was peaked way back in January when I saw him in a Star Trek commercial:

(Oh, Sylar, you bad, bad man.)(Also, the casting director was PURE GENIUS.)


     Then I saw the trailer in April, and I told Kenny that I actually might consider seeing it.  Maybe even for our anniversary.


     I have seen a lot of really unpleasant movies in the name of our anniversary.  (Gladiator, anyone?)  Thank you, J.J. Abrams, for giving me a movie I could enjoy, even if my reasons were completely different from my husband’s.


(You’re welcome.)



     I have jumped into the cult of Trek with both feet. 


     Live long and prosper.       l\/l


Rejected. Buh-bye. June 12, 2009

Filed under: Popular Culture — Kemi @ 9:21 pm

I love this video.  I think I’ve watched it ten times, and I am still giggling about it.


Hers is the sort of experience that would happen to me.  I am famous for getting excited about something and having it blow up in my face.  (Or fold…  hee.)





“I’m fi-duh. Fiiii-duh.” April 3, 2009

Filed under: marriage,Popular Culture,sick — Kemi @ 12:04 pm
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I have neglected everything this week.  Every single thing.

I am sick.  I put a “d” on the end of “fine”.

(Much to the chagrin of my husband, I do NOT have Monica’s raging libido.) 



Man, I miss Friends.


Breaking Dawn August 9, 2008

     I finished the book today…


     …the fourth and final book in the Twilight  vampire saga, all 754 pages of it.


     I had several reactions while reading the book, (more…)


The trouble with “Twilight”… May 2, 2008


***Public Service Announcement***

(The comments contain spoilers.  Read at your own risk.  Carry on.)


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     Okay, I must admit, there are a few of them.  Troubles.  Annoyances.  Frustrations.


     Now before all you Stephenie Meyer fans organize a protest outisde my front yard, let me clarify that they are MY problems, not hers.  Although she indirectly contributes to them, I will assume full responsibility.  I admit, I am only 314 pages into Twilight, but I am concerned about my reaction to this book.  I’m talking, fear-for-my-sanity concern about this novel, this fictionalized  story about two imagined characters who ARE. NOT. REAL.



A List of my favorite authors March 16, 2008

Filed under: books,Kemi,NaBloPoMo,Popular Culture — Kemi @ 1:50 pm

     I don’t profess to be a lover of deep, insightful literature.  I read for enjoyment, and I read often, so I prefer to read something light.

  1. J.K. Rowling     (Harry Potter Series)
  2. Janet Evanovich     (Stephanie Plum Series)
  3. Mary Higgins Clark
  4. Philippa Gregory     (loved The Other Boleyn Girl, but my favorite is the Wideacre trilogy)
  5. Stephenie Meyer     (Twilight series)
  6. Emily Watts
  7. Anita Stansfield
  8. Mary Jane (Behrends) Clark
  9. Gerald Lund
  10. Dean Hughes
  11. S.M. Stirling     (Dies the Fire— incredible book!)
  12. V.C. Andrews     (My Sweet Audrina…  carryover from my teenage days, I guess)
  13. Danielle Steele     (same as above)
  14. Kate White
  15. James Patterson     (only I preferred him more when he didn’t use co-writers)

Movies We Love to Watch Together March 12, 2008

     So, I promise that this is the last movie-related post I’ll do for a while.  I wanted to leave my readers with one more glimpse into our movie-viewing habits.  This list is full of the movies we own that we watch the most often.  There are some that one of us likes more than the other, but it’s pretty fair to say that if we don’t have something DVR-ed, or we haven’t rented a new release from Hollywood Video, we’re watching one of these.

  1. Forrest Gump     (This one has history– we saw it on our third date and as cheesy as it is, it’s “our” movie.)
  2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy     (The extended versions, of course!)
  3. Mr. Holland’s Opus
  4. Galaxy Quest
  5. Evolution
  6. Erin Brockovich
  7. Field of Dreams
  8. Elf     (I can watch this movie ANY month of the year!)
  9. Bye Bye Love
  10. The Birdcage
  11. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  12. Deep Blue Sea
  13. Duets
  14. A Knight’s Tale
  15. Moulin Rouge
  16. Rent
  17. A League of Their Own
  18. O Brother Where Art Thou
  19. Three Kings
  20. The Man in the Iron Mask
  21. The Princess Bride
  22. Shallow Hal
  23. The Wedding Singer
  24. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  25. The Sound of Music
  26. Independence Day
  27. Heart and Souls
  28. The Day After Tomorrow
  29. Chances Are
  30. Sneakers     (“Say ‘passport’.”)
  31. Guarding Tess
  32. The Rainmaker
  33. Jurassic Park     (series…  Kenny was very specific about that.  I enjoy 1 immensely, and 2 and 3 were just *okay*.)
  34. The Patriot
  35. 10 Things I Hate About You
  36. Goonies
  37. Titanic
  38. The Sixth Sense
  39. Cars     (It’s Pixar, so it’s okay!  LOL)
  40. Love, Actually
  41. Kiss the Girls
  42. Back to the Future     (series, although I’m more partial to 1 and 2)
  43. The Mummy     (series, although again, just 1 for me)
  44. The Holiday
  45. Across the Universe
  46. A Night At the Roxbury
  47. Liar, Liar
  48. Apollo 13
  49. Oceans 11    (and 12 and 13)
  50. Men in Black

     There are several more that I could have added, but we felt like 50 was pleeeeenty.  *grin*  Another point of (pathetic) interest?  We own all of the movies from our three lists.  And then some.  (Men should NEVER be allowed into Circuit City or onto or Columbia House unsupervised!)

     As I glanced through this list again, I realized that most of these were movies we saw before we had kids.  Maybe that’s why we enjoy them so much– it reminds us of a time that was less frenzied and more focused on the two of us.  Anyway, enjoy. 

     And as always, try to keep the giggles to a minimum.