June 29, 2004

Steel Magnolias is not a comedy.

It isn't. I'm not sure quite why I thought it was--because it has Julia Roberts, maybe? Because Netflix calls it a "mix of comedy and drama"? I guess. Anyway. I don't want to give away too much, but if you're looking for something light and funny, this isn't it. It was good, though, don't get me wrong. Just... not at all what I expected.

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June 03, 2004

Yeah, I wish.

WORSHIP! You're inner Bombshell is the beautiful
Audrey Hepburn. Like her you've been blessed
with a "certain something" that no
one could describe accurately. You are more
reserved than other bombshells, and that shows
in your gentle, graceful nature. You like doing
things for other people and love volunteering
for your favorite charity. Yours is a rare gift
in this day and age. You don't need to show a
lot of skin to be sexy, all you need is your
eyes. To see Audrey at the top of her game
watch the movie "Breakfast at

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May 29, 2004

What movies should I get?

So I finally broke down and ordered Netflix. Yay! What should I put in my queue? (I have tons of ideas, of course, but always looking for more...)

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May 26, 2004

May 17, 2004

Ready to go back in time?

Colonial House starts tonight! Can't wait!

(And yes, I'm home. More soon.)

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April 22, 2004

Attention Star Trek fans!

Breaking news from Wil Wheaton himself: Paramount Releases Highly Anticipated Service Pack for Star Trek.

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March 31, 2004

Why do they have to do that?

On Frasier last night, Niles and Daphne were preparing for their baby's birth. Feelings of inadequacy compared to other expectant parents they knew caused them to hire a doula.

So far, so good, right? Yeah. That's what you'd think.

The doula character was the evil version of every natural birth/midwife stereotype. She was very pushy, and came with her own shaman and drummer. She informed Daphne that she had to have a totally natural birth whether she wanted to or not. Now, I'm all for natural birth, but it should be the mother's choice. The doula totally took over, was rigid about what had to happen, etc. The encounter ended with Daphne firing the doula and saying she was going to give birth "the way God intended, in a hospital, numb from the waist down."

Sigh. Why do they do this? Why can't there just be some middle ground? Why reinforce negative stereotypes of natural health? Argh. It's so frustrating.

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December 19, 2003

I want to watch The Simpsons.

Yeah. It's bizarre. I ignored/vaguely hated that show for years and years and years... why? I'm not sure. Partially because it's so popular, I guess. It was one of those things that my classmates "got" and I didn't. I didn't "get" it because I wasn't interested enough to watch it, but still, I felt left out. And then in high school we had to watch an episode in English class when we were studying . . . parody? I think so. And I resented it then because my literary-snobbish 15-year-old self didn't think we should be "wasting" time in class with such silly things.

My roommate watches it occasionally, though, and sometimes I've found myself drawn in against my will. "It's not so bad," I finally admitted. I sort of enjoyed it. Laughed sometimes. I could take it or leave it. But then, yesterday, driving home from work, I heard Matt Groenig talking to Terry Gross on Fresh Air. And it was great. He was great. I loved it.

So now I have to give The Simpsons another try.

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November 18, 2003

And she was the only minor character they had . . .

TrekToday - Kellie Waymire Dies Suddenly, Aged 35

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November 14, 2003

Yeah, I love the first one, but . . .

this is just bizarre.

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