And to those of you who sent me cards, well. Thank you sooooo much. I wish I had the mental brainpower to send people cards back, but as we all know, my brain is mush. Basically, I will get you something, durnit. Just..might not make it in time. Forgive me? =) Which reminds me, I need to get Bri's dad a Christmas present, and then send the presents we got them to them.
Bri cleaned up a bit, at least the living room, and because the deal was that I get a Christmas tree were that to happen...we got a Christmas tree. Which is a good thing. I know I was missing having one around, and I know Bri was too. I hate holding the spirit hostage for my own ends, but, desperate times cause desperate measures. This Christmas tree is -huge-. It dominate the room. And it's not so tall, it's probably on 7 foot tall...but it's bushy! And I didn't think to get them to clean up the bottom branches so that giving it water is an easy task, so it even almost goes all the way to the ground with foliage. It's very pretty, and I'm letting Bri decorate it at will. I really do love Christmas. The tree makes the room smell like pine, and who needs candles or scents other than that. As long as we keep the tree watered, and no fire occurs, life is happy. Even if the electric bill hates winter. ;)
Job..is weird. Like, I know I've got all these occurrences, basically these few minute late bits, and some not so few (30 minutes in one case for waking up late..one full occurrence because I got sick!), and that I've been yelled at for being sleepy at work (tonight was bad, I dozed...thank god its not staffed much on Friday night..and I didn't miss anything.) But due to my being smart with development, and knowing what needs to happen for this project they want to happen...I could get a raise..hired on...who knows. All I know is that I'm not at least entirely doing call center work. Which is nice. Oddly, this reminds me that I wanted to look at some stylesheets for Tina...On the other hand, I'm not really all that 'certain' about this job. But it at least pays the bills. *points up* ;)
Dunno what else to say. Got an electronic mouse chaseraway as one pixikins suggested. I think it may even be working. Got a new portable phone...that reminds me that I need to bug my g'rents about my cellphone, because I don't know if they realized they cut the service plan to the phone. *scurries off to do that, will be back to finish this momentarily*...and they did! Crap. No more cell phone for me, I can't really afford to have one. Maybe I'll look into prepaid mumbo jumbo...or see what sorta service plan I can get for the phone I have now.
Anyways, along with stylesheet looking is the thought that maybe I'll put in some more time with the s2, figure out some other people's problems.
I'm sure I had more to say, but I don't know what it was, so I'll end it with some drivel about how cool RotK was (one of the best movies I've seen in a long time and the best of the 3 by far) and some quizzness and quotes...
"Abruptly he felt a tearing need to share her secrets: her humiliations, her childish maundering, her hate and love and fear; her shame, the core that made this bolt of silk what it was, as different and fascinatingly imperfect as some strange glowing gem. Her mystery pulled him onward and, like a marathon swimmer who has reached his limited and surpassing it, finds himself about to go under with the realization that he as attempted to discover and defeat something far too powerful for him, he knew that this same realization was the key to his reaching down to find the unplumbed reserves which would carry him onward to reach the far shore.
But for [him] it was somewhat different, for part of him, at least, was well aware of those things which lay hidden there within that interminable beach, and he shuddered to face them again, to gaze upon their hideous countenances. For once before he had come upon them and had almost been destroyed."
"I'm not anyone else who's been in your life. Do you understand what I'm saying? If you're fearful of the same things happening, then you're bound to see me as [them]. We all do that at times, unconsciously, because we have archetypes. But you can't do that now. If you fail, if you don't break through now, you never will. And every man you meet will in someway be [like them] and you'll never be free of whatever it is you fear."
"Words of wisdom--I do not believe in that phrase. One cannot learn wisdom by sitting at another's' feet. One must live one's own life, make one's own mistakes, feel one's own ecstasy to learn the true meaning of existence, for it is different in each individual. Fall down, get up, do it all over again in another context. Experience. And learn. This is the only way."
"Some things time cannot alter. My blood seethes with ten thousand battles; my soul resonates to the sweep of the katana, its blade, its fearful shades of steel."
"The past dies very slowly. I keep hearing echoes all around me. When you talk to me, say things, I hear what you're saying but, in my mind, other meanings, hidden and secretive like invisible hieroglyphics, burn themselves into my brain and I hear two different things and I begin a debate as to which of those signals is the real one, the one you mean for me to hear."
"After all, the usual examination for journeyman isn't nearly as hard as what you just went through. We've never tossed an apprentice into a room full of demons, just to see what he'd do."
What NOT to do at Return of the King:
Play a drinking game where you have to take a sip every time someone says: "The Ring."
Ask everyone around you if they think Gandalf went to Hogwarts.
In TTT when the Ents decide to march to war, stand up and shout "RUN FOREST, RUN!"
Every time someone kills an Orc, yell: "That's what I'm Tolkien about!" See how long it takes before you get kicked out of the theatre.
During a wide shot of a battle, inquire, "Where's Waldo?"
Talk loudly about how you heard that there is a single frame of a nude Elf hidden somewhere in the movie.
Start an Orc sing-a-long.
When they go in the paths of the dead, wait for tense moment and shout, "I see dead people!"
Release a jar of daddy-long-legs into the theater during the Shelob scene.
When Shelob comes on, exclaim, "Man! Charlotte's really let herself go!"
When Gandolf yells out "prepare for battle" Yell out Admiral Akbar?
During the "Mammoth" scene, scream out "Use the tow cable Luke!"
And this tooth of mine that hurts? That's making the right side of my jaw ache? FUCK OFF.