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Super Fun Night

For those of us missing the geek girl on television, check out "Super Fun Night." It's still stumbling a little in this first season, but these are three totally awkward, geeky gals, and in the second episode, they meet three equally geeky guys and after the misunderstanding is cleared up, they seem to be getting along. They aren't SF nerds (as yet), but they're Our People (I recognize them).

I knew I was a nerd when they showed that new iPhone commercial while I was in the kitchen, and I heard part of it and thought, "Hey, that's Klingon." When the commercial showed again -- yes, they had Klingons on the commercial. Geek ahoy.

October in Arizona: I went out yesterday afternoon still in my office clothes, which consisted of jeans, a cardigan, and Uggs. I saw several people dressed much as I was, and many others in shorts and flip-flops. This is the time of year you can distinguish between natives and non-natives in Arizona...

It's actually very nice outside. As rahirah reported in her journal, we found a wasp's nest this morning under the rose bush under the fig tree (it was a true jungle in our front yard), and this evening we have to soak them with poison and tomorrow can take it down and make sure they're dead. Then we can finish cleaning up the front yard and hauling all the clippings out to the alley for pickup (this is even the week we're OFFICIALLY allowed to put things out for the bulk trash pickup).

Am I the only one who actually LIKED Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull?

I found another addicting channel. Happened to hit "History 2" today and it's almost as intriguing as ID (Investigation Discovery) -- and just as overblown with "reinactments" and opinions disguised as facts. For example, today I watched a show called "Jesse James' Hidden Treasure," which had many interesting facts but was wrapped around the conspiracy theory that James faked his own death, with what APPEARED to be a real scientist trying to prove that the picture of James in his coffin didn't match the known photograph of James from his youth, while a picture of some 85-year-old guy did match (whereas Barb and I could both clearly see--without the computer--that the dead guy in the coffin looked a LOT more like James than the old guy did). Damned basic cable.

My arm hurts. I don't know if this is just a random flare-up of old pain or from chopping cactus. We have a spreading night-blooming cyrius plant in the front yard which can, if given the chance, take over the entire yard -- there is a yard down near Barb's mom where one has done just that -- so we periodically chop it back. Unfortunately, it's been some years since the last chop-back, and it's Become Powerful.

And then there were wasps.

I baked cookies today -- last week at Tuesday Morning I bought myself an electric cordless cookie press which was on clearance, a "Sharper Image" one that I assume hit Tuesday Morning when Sharper Image went out of business and has sat, forgotten, on the shelves since. Unfortunately, it appears cookie dough is really too powerful for the little battery-powered motor, so it didn't really work all that well. I decided I may keep it for frosting piping, and we dug out the REAL cookie presses and pressed a bunch of cookies -- and not a bad thing, since I realized that we usually only take out the cookie press at Christmas time and rarely, if ever, use the other discs other than the Christmas ones. So, yay. Because the final result? Cookies!

Because I don't drink as much as I used to, a few glasses of wine really has a strong effect on me. Either that, or the "Apothic White" I picked up (I think at Trader Joe's) is REALLY strong...

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evil_little_dog
Oct. 13th, 2013 01:21 am (UTC)
I like Crystal Skull, because, if nothing else, MARION. MARION'S BACK. I LOVE MARION. :D

My back yard is starting to look all jungle-y. And I didn't add it to the list of things I need to work on this weekend.
wildrider
Oct. 13th, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
Yes, that! And other things. But then, I'm horribly undemanding of my entertainment... (I like to think I'm discerning, but seriously, I accept so many things)

evil_little_dog
Oct. 13th, 2013 02:44 am (UTC)
Did you see what I posted in my LJ a few minutes ago?

I am all for amusing movies. I'm not much for movies that want me to pay much more attention than to pretty explosions, personally.
wildrider
Oct. 13th, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
Yes, I did. And I liked Young Guns. I did! But on the whole, I think the best Western movie ever made is probably The Searchers.

That said, I LOVED Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band. :)
evil_little_dog
Oct. 13th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
Sacrilege - I still think Peter Frampton's version of "The Long and Winding Road" is better.
wildrider
Oct. 13th, 2013 05:43 am (UTC)
Hell, without that movie we also wouldn't have Aerosmith's version of "Come Together," which, for my money, is the best cover of a Beatle's song EVER.

(Frampton killed on most of those songs, say what one will about the rest of the movie. So, for that matter, did the Bee Gees. Plus, it was fun. :) )
evil_little_dog
Oct. 13th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
I've been dying to see this movie again...and listen to the soundtrack. Alas, I need a turntable. And a DVD.
wildrider
Oct. 13th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
I watched it on Netflix a few months ago, and went ahead and bought the CD a while back (although I do have my old vinyl album still -- I have a turntable, but it tends to run a little fast, so the songs don't sound QUITE right...)
evil_little_dog
Oct. 13th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
I don't have Netflix, but now that I know it's available, I may have to buy it. :D
wildrider
Oct. 14th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's been on my Amazon wish list for ages, but no one's bought it for me yet. :)

evil_little_dog
Oct. 14th, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
I'll have to buy it for myself. :D
ljs
Oct. 13th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
I like Crystal Skull, or at least parts of it! [points to icon]

Cheers and hugs. :)
wildrider
Oct. 13th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
I like a lot of it (crystal skulls!), but then, I'm not as critical as a "critic" ought to be... :)

Hugs!
sillymagpie
Oct. 13th, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
Tasty cookies!
wildrider
Oct. 13th, 2013 03:11 am (UTC)
Yay, they came out good!
typographer
Oct. 13th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
I loved Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.

There were bits I quibbled with, but the overall romp was great. The cyrstal skull and aliens thing was was true to the period. And, of course, MARION!
wildrider
Oct. 13th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
YAY!

I loved that movie, and I always feel a little awkward when I hear the Geek Hierarchy speaking ill of it... :)

cornerofmadness
Oct. 13th, 2013 04:52 am (UTC)
hahaha I had the same reaction to the commericial when I heard the Klingon from the kitchen.

I had Apothic red and it's a strong blend (also way too dry for me) how was the white?

Hope the arm feels better

so how 'cold' was it to necessitate Uggs and a cardigan?

eta - while I didn't blindingly hate the last Indiana Jones I did think it was pretty bad.

Edited at 2013-10-13 04:53 am (UTC)
wildrider
Oct. 13th, 2013 05:50 am (UTC)
The Apothic white is dry, but not TOO dry (crisp, I believe the best word is -- lightly sweet but not too much so); much lighter than most reds. I like it.

It was 55 degrees on Friday morning! :) I'm surprised I didn't break out the COAT!!!

I liked it... I really did. I was gobsmacked by the bad press it got. (Barb and I went to see it the morning it opened.)

cornerofmadness
Oct. 14th, 2013 02:21 am (UTC)
sounds like something I should look for the next time I'm out and about and have money again

Okay that is cool, especially for you. That's what it is right now (and yes I'm in shorts/t-shirt with the window open and i'm sitting right under it)

Aw it's always hard hearing how much everyone else doesn't like something you did
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