Thursday, July 17, 2008


Four things from my youth that I apparently have no nostalgia for (some of which are kind of old news since I started this a while ago and never finished it):
  • Journey. Did you hear? They have a new lead singer. He sounds just like Steve Perry. Eh.

  • Strawberry Shortcake. Did you know that they redesigned her? I didn't. She now appears to be something modern girls might find appealing. So? (OK, while I have absolutely no problem with the changes made to Strawberry Shortcake, I do not like the changes to Holly Hobbie…but the whole appeal of that character was that she was a “prairie girl.”)

  • Star Wars. Sorry. You can take my geek card away now. I have seen it. I liked it well enough, I don’t feel the need to think about it all that often.

  • Growing Pains. I don’t think I have ever seen a whole episode of this show. And you know what else? Saved by the Bell. And pretty much everything everyone my age watched after school. I don’t know what I was doing…oh, maybe marching band, drama club, indoor color guard or…something, but I didn’t watch much tv in my youth apparently.

Movies I have never seen but am quite should I would enjoy:
  • The Big Lebowski

  • The Bourne Identity (series)

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (I may have seen most of this but I can’t remember.)

  • The Godfather (I know! I know! I have tried to watch it but I always fall asleep.)

Pretty much anymovie where things get blown up, people get shot or young lovers sing in French. What? I never claimed to be consistent!

Have you seen Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog? Because I know people are talking about it all over the internets and that, for me, is generally the kiss of death for pretty much anything but I gotta say…utterly charming. And some very entertaining songwriting. And God bless Neil Patrick Harris. He’s a big ol’ mug of AWESOME!

Things I have recently discovered that make me a little too happy:

  • Soy pudding. I tried soy pudding years ago. It wasn’t good. I tried to make my own. It was worse. But now that soy milk tastes better (or perhaps I am just used to it), I can finally be a pudding lover again. Thank you.

  • The return of Burn Notice and Weeds. Possibly my two favorite shows ever. I can’t watch all those reality type shows that my parents and friends so love. They drive me crazy. I like things blowing up, drug smuggling and Bruce Campbell. Really, what more could a girl ask for? Oh, right. Jeffrey Donovan.

Movies I would very much like to see but can’t just yet:
  • Hellboy II-The Golden Army. Oh yes, please! How happy am I about this movie? Very. How sad am I that I haven’t seen it yet? Very. I am shooting for Monday.

  • Wall-E-It’s Pixar and I am a fan. Why would I not?

  • The Dark Knight- Nevermind that Batman and Hellboy are my two most favorite comic book characters. This honestly looks really damn good.

  • Mama Mia!- DON’T JUDGE ME! Look, I saw the musical and I thought it was just OK. But I do love me some ABBA, more importantly, I love me some Colin Firth and Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd. So there.

  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor-SHUT UP. The Mummy is probably on my top twenty movies list. Definitely on my top ten movies that I can and will watch over and over again. Good looking men, Rachel Weisz and you know what? It’s just a really fun, classic adventure movie. It reminds me of 1950’s type matinee movies. And I will defend Brendan Fraser with my last breath. He is a fine actor who likes to make fun stuff. And if you aren’t sure about the “fine actor” part, please do see Gods and Monsters, he’s quite good in it. Do not, however, mistake Monkeybone for anything resembling fine. Just don’t.

Things I am successfully not panicking over…yet:
Comic-con. I am zen. For the moment. Due to the Handmade Brigade, I am more or less prepared. So much so, that I am planning on rolling out two new card sets and a set of prints! I am very excited about the prints and really hope that they do well. I’ll post some next week I think but until then, here is an image from the new card set that I “debuted” at Handmade Brigade (“debuted” makes it sound like I had a big fanfare or at at least a sign that said NEW! But I didn’t. I just mean that they had not previously been for sale…because they weren’t finished…but now they are. And they will be available (hopefully) in the shop within the next few weeks).

Now, as I said, the cupcakes are not yet available in the Paperlotus store but many fine items are. Most recently I have added some less quirky, more useful cards, so maybe you’d like to check these out…


Felicia said...

I really loved the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along-Blog if only for Neil Patrick Harris and *throb* Nathan Fillion, but it was so damn likeable.
I feel the same way about Holly Hobbie. What the hell kinda makeover was that for a PRAIRIE girl??
I go back and watch an episode of those old 80s shows and cringe wondering how I ever really liked it to begin with, but man was it ever a part of me back then.
The Big Lebowski is funny. The "Dude" lol
The Bourne identity series is just fun. Haven't seen the others.
Wall-E was one of the best kid's movies I have seen in a really long time. I absolutely loved it. As for dark excited. I get to see it tomorrow.
I watched Mamma Mia and it was good Abba fun!
The Mummy movie is a must because I harbor a crush on Brendan Fraser. Yum.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that cupcake flower card. Where to buy please?

design for mankind. said...

Your blog is such fun, my dear! :)

And yes, I did see the redesign of SS... she looks a bit... busty. :(

Jodi said...

Weren't you too old for Strawberry Shortcake anyway? My sister was into her and she is almost 4 years younger than me and well, I'm, let's just say YOUNGER than you!!! I did like HH though in her original form.

I'm with you on GP and SBTB. Yeah, I was outside playing a lot during my youth and missed a lot of those-ahem-"great" shows.

I thought I was the ONLY human on Earth who has never seen Lebowski and Godfather. So glad to know I'm not alone. Of course I've never heard of that umbrella movie, but you are far more versed in these things.

So, so, so depressed that I have not been able to see Dr. Horrible. One day, with you, Ren, as my witness, I will have a new (at least hand-me-down) computer than can actually play video! GAH! NPH is alright, but Nathan Fillion!!!??? Come on!!!

HellBoy II and Wall-E were great. I don't think Wall-E is just a "kids' movie" either, but then I feel that way about a lot of animation. Seeing The Dark Knight in T minus 7 hours! Woot! I actually want to see Mama Mia--can we go together? I won't even tease you about The Mummy. Okay, maybe just a little.

And on a final note on this ridiculously long comment, that is mostly to procrastinate because I am FREAKING THE EFF OUT over Comic-Con!!! Things are NOT coming together as I'd hoped and I'm losing my mind a little more each day. I'll be at the table, but I may be curled up underneath, rocking and mumbling incoherently. Kind of like now. Okay...back to work!!! (telling myself that!)

ambitious hamster said...

you know, i just didn't get the whole hellboy thing - maybe the name put me off, but i finally saw it, and i'm looking forward to seeing the second one too. but not really batman, or the mummy.
but yeah, i'm with you on the mama mia thing too. i may have to watch that one on my own - husband probably won't want to see that - so then i will refuse to watch batman. you see, things are evenly matched in this marriage.

Pixelgun said...

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg lol. One of my friends dragged me and my roommate (who had a big crush on her) to this movie when I was in college. She was into french and I didn't mind an occasional foreign movie. I just remember thinking "what the hell is going on?" when they started singing. And then they didn't stop singing. And it was in French! I think I feel the same way about french as you do about Star Wars. Really, be glad you didn't see this I still occasionally remember the lead female singing "Au revoir Guuuuyyyy" and have to put on some loud music to wash it out of my brain. On the other hand when I saw the musical episode of Buffy, I loved it.

Hellboy 2 was great! Even better than the 1st and I like that one a good bit too.

Um did someone say Bruce Campbell? What's he in right now? I don't have a TV but Netflix and torrentz provide me with what I need.

Janet said...

I was so in awe of Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker, I had to get a tattoo and start a new project on flickr: