Posts Tagged ‘netflix’

Just got back

July 15, 2009

from the Half-Blood prince premiere. It’s nearly 4 in the morning, so this will be brief.

It really was great, though, as I tweeted, a lot was left out and a lot was added. Still, it was more than decent.

Later today will be Wednesday Club. I find that difficult to believe.

Earlier today, I was knitting a hat that looks like a fish and watching the remainder of series three of Doctor Who. Unfortunately, series four is not available for instant watch on Netflix, so I’ll have to actually wait for them to come in the mail now. What a bummer.

Toodleoo.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I totally had my mountain dew code red and jujyfruits there.

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I didn’t even realize that the last post was my three hundredth!

May 11, 2009

And, as I promised: there WILL be a prize relating to something in relation to the three hundredth post, but I’m not going to say what you have to do to win it. The prize will be something sent in the mail to whoever wins, either that or be given to somebody in person, depending on who wins.

In other news, I made graham cracker muffins this afternoon.

My math grade went up seven percent from getting a 65% on a test. That is really and truly the highest test grade I have ever received, and it brought my grade up from a 51% to a 58%. Maybe I WON’T fail this course! (and I was so thinking I would!)

I’ve been watching more of the Twilight Zone movie but I’m as of yet still not even halfway through. It’s getting even better, though. It’s made up of remakes of different episodes, and the one I just finished is a remake of “Kick the Can,” about the residents of an old folks home becoming young again. It had a different ending from the original.

Really, though, this remake as well as the original give me this certain feeling… I can’t explain it, really… I don’t know if there’s a word for it (there probably is, somewhere). It’s a sort of nostalgia for the present. As in, I know that the future is approaching, and quickly, at that, and so it’s like I already miss what’s going on now in my life, because I know I will miss it as the past in the future… I hope that makes sense. Anyway, when I see this/these episode(s) it gives me that feeling, a very strong sense of it. The feeling’s not exactly sad, but not happy either. It’s difficult to explain…

I think I am going to re-watch Singin’ in the Rain in the near future. I don’t believe I even finished it in the first place, or if I did then I don’t remember it.

I also still need to watch The Stepford Wives. We STILL have it on Netflix! I can’t believe I haven’t watched it yet!!!

I’m about seventy-five percent through with Lord of the Flies. It’s WONDERFUL. It makes me wish I were a boy stranded on an island… such adventures and simple, classic times they have!

Well, goodbye. As I said, I have things to watch. (I end basically every post with “well,…,” don’t I?)

What I have been up to

August 10, 2008

I figured, what with the summer going by in the blink of an eye, it was time to post something.  It has been awhile.

So, what have I been up to this summer?  Well, a lot of nothing, but I did do a few things… enough to make me think this summer has been a success, at least.

I have been doing, more than anything else other than the basic things like breathing (which I do quite often), sleeping (I have been going to sleep around 11 pm each night and waking up sometime between 9 and 10 am each morning), eating, and etc. etc. etc., a lot of knitting.  And reading.  Never mind, not so much reading- I have been procrastinating a lot about that and still have four or five books to read before Wednesday.

So, what have I been knitting?

Well, for starters I am about 75% done with my first pair of socks, which is extremely exciting.  Pictures of the first one are below.

For some reason, now that I think about it, my foot looks really warped in this picture… in reality, it does not look that crazy.  The sock fits like a dream.

I got the yarn from my mother after babysitting Lydia.  She never used it and it had been lying in her stash, looking lovely and unused, for a while.

Another thing I made was a “Turkish String Bag,” which I will hopefully end up using to carry library books.  I made it yesterday for the ‘Ravelympics,’ which is the knitting olympics for a knitting forum I am part of.  I am currently making a second one and am about 15% finished.  Here is what the first one looks like with six books in it (including a paperback dictionary and my newly read hardback copy of Breaking Dawn [which is something else I did this summer- read that book and many others]):


Tonight was movie night and we watched Penelope.  We also rented The Spiderwick Chronicles, which I intend to watch tomorrow.  That, and Vantage Point, which I am not sure I will like… it seems sort of action thriller-y, and I am not a tremendous fan of those types of movies.

Speaking of movies, I have been watching loads this summer.  Mostly on Netflix Instant Watch or whatever it is called… I watched many documentaries, the first three seasons of The Office (I love it), and intend to watch Doctor Who which I have never seen even a minute of.

Oh yeah, and I plan to knit a Ravenclaw scarf with this yarn:

before the sixth movie release (I AM SO EXCITED).

Well, my mother is in an awful mood after Emma dropped and damaged her 500 dollar camera (boy do I wish I could spend that kind of money on lots of things I have been wishing for…) and therefore making us get in bed by three minutes from now or face deathly consequences.

Farewell.

Oh yeah, and I made a skirt out of an old sheet!  It is kind of shown in the bag picture.  Better pictures may follow in days.

Yellow Beret (quite possibly the shortest title ever)

July 20, 2008

Pretty much the only reason I am posting something is because I finished a knitting project and I am tremendously proud of it.  The project?  A yellow beret.  Amazingly, my mother allowed me to use some of her yarn (she has a huge stash but is very protective of it; having close to no money, I cannot afford to buy my own nice yarn and am forced to use acrylic, which is okay but boring… and kind of itchy): Malabrigo in cadmium.

I started the hat yesterday and finished it today (a very quick project, but that could just be because I knit all day long today and yesterday).

I knit while watching movies.  Unfortunately, we do not have many, but I made do with movies I had not seen or had not seen in awhile.  That included:

Spiderman 1 and 2

The Village

Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Part of Helvetica (on Netflix Instant Movies… I am going to finish watching that once I am done with this post)

…and I realized how much I love movies.  I love them so much.  If somebody asks me what I like to do in my spare time, I can now say I like to read, knit, AND watch movies.  Quite an accomplishment, having three things to say.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of my beret, which I love so much… I wish it were colder outside so I would be able to wear it without getting heatstroke.

So there you have it, my favorite knitted object ever of the ones I have made.  I am so happy.

Quick recap of Wednesday Club of last week, before I go: Laura and I were the only ones there.  We found a British candy at Giant, WINE GUMS (!!!!!), and had those along with Snapple (!!!!!).  It was excellent.

Goodbye now.  Take care.

Happy Father’s Day, from me to you… happy Father’s Day…

June 15, 2008

Yeah, I just think of a certain tune whenever I think of Father’s Day.

So, as is extremely obvious because of the above statement, today is Father’s Day. We did the usual get-up-around-7:30-and-go-to-the-grocery-store-and-get-things-for-breakfast-in-bed thing. After breakfast, which was eggs, bacon, bagels, strawberries, and blackberries (picked from our yard- the blackberry bushes are now ripe!), and the distributing of presents (mainly handmade cards, chocolate covered pretzels, this special chocolate syrup, the newspaper, and a few other things), we brought the chicks outside.

Archie is getting so big that it is crazy. She has nearly all of her adult feathers grown in, though you can still lift up one of her wings to see all of her chick fluff, and she is much bigger than she was when I first saw her. I will try and take a picture sometime soon to post on here.

Other than Archie, the rest of the chicks are also growing up nicely. Abie’s two chicks, Dennis and Eliza (can you tell I picked the names and convinced him to agree to them rather than his original choices of Bippy and Boppy?), are the two tallest of the chicks. Benny’s, Violet (I suggested this name as well), still has the sweetest-looking face. Everybody, including me, says that Archie has the prettiest feathers. I cannot wait until she starts laying blue eggs- I may just start liking eggs again… at least, I will try them. I cannot guarantee that I will like them.

Remember the project I was talking about making last night? Well, I started with it and am now just about finished. It is a purse/bag made out of crumpled construction paper.

Valerie gave me the basis for the idea- the day before yesterday, at Courtney’s surprise party, she was talking about how in elementary school she crumpled paper many times and rubbed it on the edge of her desk until it got soft, then made bags with it. I pretty much kidnapped that idea and put it to my own use, making a construction paper bag out of glued-together layers of different colors of construction paper. The outside is green on one side, orange on the other, with the lining (bottom and sides) out of black paper. I am not finished with the strap yet, as I am not going to glue the other end to the bag until the first end dries and I know whether it is the right length. Its shape is actually holding up rather well, so I think the project may be a success.

We just finished cleaning and straightening up the sunroom, the prerequisite for tonight’s game night. We are going to be playing Apples to Apples and Trivial Pursuit.

Before that, though, we will be having a sort of cookout. We are going to have barbeque ribs and other cookout/picnic-related foods. Potato salad and baked beans and all of that.

I think I am going to spend the beginning of tomorrow watching the movie In America, that one we got from Netflix a while ago. I am such a procrastinator- I keep saying I will watch it that very same day and I never end up doing so.

Oh gosh oh golly, oh gee, Wallie just commented on a post and said he missed everything about school. I have been caught up in other things, but I just realized that this is true for me as well. It is so weird not going to school each day. For every day so far, I have woken up at the normal school time and then thought, “Oh, I do not have to wake up this early,” and then gone back to sleep. I keep thinking, “Oh man, tomorrow we have school again,” but we do not. And, really, I wish we could have a sort of school day at least once a week where we just go to the school and see everybody and then sign up for whatever class you want for a day. It would be nice and I am sure it would cure part of this missing of school thing.

Dinner will be ready soon and then game night will be here, so farewell now. Have an excellent Sunday.

Oh man, it is Sunday. I will need to take out the trash.

P.S. I just remembered to say something about the comments I have been receiving lately on old posts. They have a combination of random words. I have gotten two so far, from two different people, and am confused. Could somebody possibly explain the crypticness?

No School, A Movie, A Book, and Chinese Food

June 6, 2008

I woke up at 5:38 this morning, I suppose subconsciously hearing my Ipod’s alarm clock. I stayed up for a bit, lying down, and then walked Gatsby before going back to sleep. Later, when I actually woke up, it was 12:37 pm, much later than I had planned to get up on my day off from school.

I knit more on my bag, the one I started a few months ago and then forgot about, and played Zuma for a little bit. Then, it was time for lunch- leftover chicken and rice.

Soon after, I watched the movie Tristan and Isolde. We rented it on Netflix about a week ago, and I had not yet had a chance to watch it. It was, to say the least, a sad movie. The ending nearly had me in tears, but I was not in the mood to cry so I did not.

Oh, and I think I forgot to mention this, but Jake put more music on my Ipod for me. There are quite a few artists I particularly like- mainly Captain Chaos and Arrah and the Ferns.

We just got back from dinner at a nearby Chinese buffet restaurant. It is odd, because we have gone there about once a month for over a decade (at least, my family has) yet they still ask us how old we are to know what price to charge. They have these crazy good almond cookies that I have always thought were homemade. But, today, I saw one of the people who work there taking some more out of a package to put on the famed Almond Cookie Plate.

The internet is not currently working but I am hoping that it begins working again before the end of tonight. Otherwise, let it be known that I have an excuse for not posting this on the date it was written.

I am monstrously excited for tomorrow, my last class of the day. It is English, and Schoder is going to be giving me my letter of recommendation. I am terribly anxious to see what he has written about me.

Lydia has these toddler gummies that are specially formulated to be easy to chew for when little kids are just getting their teeth in. Honestly, I tried one of them and they are delicious. I wish we had loads of them so I could eat them whenever I wanted to.

Other foods I wish we could have at any time- fruit gushers, carnation instant breakfast drinks, and maple sugar candies. Though, then again, I guess if we had them all the time then they would not be so special and scrumptious. Like about a year ago when we got go-gurts and it was so fantastic because they were so yummy and all. Then, though, we got a huge box from Costco. Still, they were good. That is, until we continued getting huge boxes of go-gurts from Costco. Eventually, nobody liked them anymore. Whereas they had formerly been a novelty, they were now something you could always have, like water or bananas (at least, at my house- we always have bananas, for some reason). Now, there are still go-gurts in our freezer from forever ago. I feel kind of bad for them, to be honest. But let us not think about that… the longest paragraph I have written so far has been about go-gurt.

I read a tiny bit more of Verbatim. There was a section about lexicographers and it made me kind of want to be a lexicographer even more than before… too bad the internet is out, or I would do some quick research on lexicography.

Wow, tomorrow will be Friday. What a quick week this has been… and only one more week of school left after tomorrow (actually, I think four-and-a-half days, but that is only if you want to get technical- a week is much neater to say and write)! And then… ugh, I am getting into that anxious upset excited frenzied ranting mood again… I am going to stop while I am ahead. Stop while I am ahead- what does that really mean, anyway? Usually, people tell others to stop while they are ahead when they are actually not even ahead, much like I just told myself to do so when I was not, in fact, ahead of anything.

How crazy language has become…

This post is long enough now, so I will stop. I have nothing more to say, anyway.

Farewell.

I have multitudinous thoughts swirling about my head right now, all attempting to stir up trouble.

March 29, 2008

A few of the many-

[1]A movie I watched today; it is titled The Other. We received it on Netflix a day or two ago, and nobody knows who added it to the queue. It’s a 1970’s thriller, at least according to the DVD sleeve. Anyway, I had nothing constructive to do (not that watching a movie is very constructive, either) so I decided to watch it. I brought my secret knitting project into my bed along with one of our portable DVD players and began to watch it while simultaneously, “knitting up a storm,” as I put it on my Facebook status.

The movie is, well, to say the least, creepy. It stars identical twins, Niles and Holland, and circles around a series of strange occurrences that Niles is sure are not ‘accidents,’ as everybody believes.

Regardless, I watched it all the way through and switched off between sadness and fear. It really is an excellent movie, though, now one of my absolute favorites, and I highly recommend it.

[2]Earth Hour- as you may already know, tonight marks this year’s Earth Hour. During the hour of 8:00- 9:00 tonight, people are urged to turn their lights off. I have wanted to do this, but I just know I’m going to be terrified out of my wits because my parents conveniently decided to go out some where tonight to search for a button (no, I’m serious) and my siblings all conveniently decided that, for the first time in many months, that they all wanted to go out as well. That leaves me alone here, for three or four hours, including during the time when the lights are all going to be turned off. I am getting shivery just thinking about it, truthfully. Luckily, though, I have a battery-powered book light and am going to be reading in my bed with my cell phone and I-pod handy right next to me.

[3]Emotions- I really don’t see how this is possible, but at the moment I am feeling extremely happy. However, at the exact same time, I also feel so utterly sad it’s ridiculous, and additionally very angry. Again, I ask, how is this possible? I really wish my emotions were not so mixed up right now…

[4]Fruit-flavored fruit-scented things- I really love things that smell of fruits. Whether it be a pencil, candle, soap, shampoo, play dough, marker, or just plain anything, I get really crazy about this sort of thing. They just smell so, so, very good that I wish to eat them, even though they are not edible and I know, deep down inside, that they would probably poison me and not even taste good after all. Also, I know that I tasted play dough a few months ago and, no matter how tasty it looked, it was actually extremely salty and not very good at all. So, all in all, I guess I should just stay away from any inedible things that smell or look good before I do something I will regret.

[5]Spam- sue me, but I love spam. Junk mail in my inbox, telemarketers trying to sell me things, and so on… I like them all and enjoy receiving them. That may be why I made my main NaNoWriMo character of last year have a job sending spam to companies to foil their websites and all. Yes, that sounds quite likely, now that I think about it.

[6]Birthdays- this is mainly about wishing a happy birthday to Laura, as well as John Tyler. Here’s hoping that you have a good one!

It is also, however, about how excited I am for my own birthday, which is exactly a month from today.

[7]Harry Potter- judging by the amount of times on here that I have referred to Harry Potter in some way, I would think it is quite obvious that I love the series. Every single character, even Voldemort, is one whom I adore. I spend at least an hour-and-a-half every single day doing various Harry Potter-related activities, from the traditional reading of the books to reading fanfiction and looking at fanart to thinking up possibilities for what various characters acted like in the times not mentioned in the books. I. Love. Harry. Potter. That’s basically all.

[8]Nostalgia- of my childhood and future, past and present, basically I have found myself reminiscing quite often in recent times. I will not go into any of it right now, because that would take too long and I don’t feel like dwelling even more so on it, but I just wanted to put this out there. Because it sometimes helps to vent.

God, how I wish I had a Pensieve right about now…

(END OF RANTING)

A couple of fantastic words, all of which essentially mean to tinker or fool around with, dabble, waste time, etc:

[1]Boondoggle

[2]Lollygag

[3]Dillydally

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Wow, it seems like it’s a Sunday.  There goes my warped sense of time again…

Well, I am going now. And hurrah, my parents just called to tell me they’re bringing home Chipotle for dinner…

Ugh, never mind, the line is out the door and the online ordering thing isn’t working… ah, well, now we’re going to have barbeque. Oh boy, isn’t that exciting? Of course it is. For me, at least.

Anyway… so long, ping pong.