Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Post Weekend Snow Porn

I think the only good thing about this past weekend's snow dump is how pretty everything looks in the bright sunshine.




But underneath all that fluffiness can be a thin layer of ice, especially out on the roads. I went out to do errands and it seems like every other driver out there is Driving Miss Daisy-ing it.

I called out yesterday because of woman!trouble, so all I did was marathon UK!Wallander and Return to Cranford on both Netflix and Hulu. Because of reasons. Reasons with curly blonde hair.

Goddamit, Magnus. Hn.

Let me leave you with Not!SnowKitty on the prowl.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Night Viewing: What I am watching, and what I'm not.

Turned on the Oscars' Red Carpet thing, but then switched to HuluPlus and put on Agent Carter instead. I'm not feeling the Oscars this year, but at least I got to see dreamy Chris Evans, and The Hub's sis in another pretty dress. Good enough for me.
Dead at work. Snow, snow snow. Why the hell didn't the Powers that Be close the store for the day? Ugh. Anywhoo, I'm home now, and I'm finally getting around to watching Agent Carter and I have ice cream.
Since I'm talking tv, I have to admit that I haven't been catching up on The Walking Dead since it returned. The love hasn't died, it's just that, as far as the story goes, everyone is in a bad place right now. I hear it will only get more rough (jeez, it's TWD! Every Sunday, someone(s) in a bad place!) for certain characters, and I tend to steer clear of the drama until it's safe to come back. Just please don't kill Daryl. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!

Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy are amazing!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Here I come to save V-Daaaaaay...

If you're looking for the perfect MEH!Valentine's Day movie list to wash out the bad taste left in your mouth from viewing Fifty Shades of Grey, do I have a treat for you! Eheh. I've compiled a tiny list of movies that I've enjoyed (plus a new one!) every craptastical Valentine's Night-In. Be warned; only two out of the four are actual romances.


1.) Maurice
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Maurice (James Wilby) and his friend Clive (Hugh Grant) fall in love at university. Their super-secret intimacy continues for a few years after until Clive gives Maurice up in favor of society and marriage, leaving Maurice devastated and alone. In an effort to rid himself of his homosexuality, he sees a hypnotist (Ben Kingsley), but it is only through his blossoming relationship with Clive's down-to-Earth under-gameskeeper that Maurice is able to accept himself and move on.
This movie has been Numero Uno on my list as far as romances go, and a young smoldering Rupert Graves as Alec helps too. A very classy and tender love story.

2.) Bright Star
Bright Star
You know the song that goes, "We don't have to take our clothes off/to have a good time/no no"? Yep, cuz back in the day, saving yourself for marriage AND wooing-through-poetry seemed a hella lot more sexy. Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw play Fanny Brawne and John Keats in this film by Jane Campion, who is famous for 1993's The Piano. A true romanitic film that inspired me to read and appreciate more of everything, not just poetry.

3.) Under the Skin
Under the Skin
Didn't I mention that only two of the four movies listed were honest-to-God romances?

I'd already seen this one but The Hubs hadn't so I bought the DVD and we sat down last night to watch together. Scarlet Johansson plays an alien being who goes around Scotland in her van, picking up unsuspecting men who are never seen again. Won't go into further detail. This movie is something to be experienced. I definitely loved ScarJo's performance AND her look - dark wavy hair and eyes, red lips. I like to compare it to her more mainstream role as the Black Widow in Captain America 2 where her makeup was sparse and simple (so as not to overshadow her badassery).

4.) Picnic at Hanging Rock
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Based on the 1967 book by Joan Lindsay, three schoolgirls and their teacher go missing during an outing to Hanging Rock on Valentine's Day 1900. What better way to celebrate!

Honestly, this movie had me creeped out for nearly two weeks. There are no jump-scares, no scenes of a gorey nature, not even an oppressive air of dread if you don't count poor Sara's plight. The cinematography is gorgeous and dreamy, the music is haunting, and the big question is never resolved. This movie will haunt you long after you've watch it.

Voila! My Valentine's Night-In movie list, hope one of them will get you through this weekend. If not, there's always the cinema. And ladies, if your man suggests it be romantic if you two go out and see Fifty Shades of Grey, even as a joke like The Hubs had the galls to do...

THE HUBS: So we try that sushi place near King Soopers, then we do the grocery shopping, then we drop off the groceries at home, then we go the animal control office just to look at kitties, then we go to Fort Carson, then we go see 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

ME: F&@k you.

Friday, February 13, 2015

We is stuck together, homeboy.

Ten years?! Well, if you count the ten-month period of separation...

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New York '09, a few months after we got back together. Nowadays if we get upset with each other and The Hubs feels like breaking up, we just ignore each other until one of us caves.

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Almost six years ago, when we were young and pretty.
And yeah, horny. Oh yeah.
New Year's Eve 09


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Us today, still together through the good times and the bad and the boring. Yes, the boring. But as unavoidable as boredom is, combating it is not impossible. Our relationship is a constant work in progress.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The one where I decide to kill my magazine subscription because of reasons. (Miranda Kerr's face)

That's it; I'm gonna let my subscription to BAZAAR magazine die while the love is still slightly room-temperature, When I subscribed last year, I had hoped that the U.S. edition was just as fab as its U.K. counterpart (freakin' 10 buckeroos but totally worth it) but it really hasn't lived up to my expectations. Bummer, considering that BAZAAR is still a hundred times better than VOGUE. Anywhoo, I think I'm done with most beauty mags. I've already trashed all the past issues of ELLE - except for last year's women of the year issue.

From now on, I think I'll just pick up travel mags and other fun publications like EMPIRE and Domino and National Geographic. Heck, even OTAKU USA looks like something I'd want to throw my money at, despite only having 6 issues a year. I miss Newtype USA.

In more personal real life matters, I've been to a lady!doctor and have been instructed to take prenatal vitamins. Yep, The Hubs and I are now actively trying to spawn - I mean, conceive. News at 11.

And now, for now apparent reason, here's a Kids In the Hall sketch.
Mac-Don-Elds. Lol.