Sick Food.

Sep. 29th, 2009 10:55 am
offbalance: (Bjork by this is yesterday)
So, I have a lot of things to post about. I've been to a U2 concert, and a division-clinching Yankee game, and caught up on the new fall tv I'd wanted to catch all in one weekend. And, I also caught one beaut of a cold. :P

So, even though I have plans to write about at least one of the other three things (no! really! I swear), I wanted to put up a poll in the meantime for fun.

[Poll #1464053]

And now back to work. Here's hoping the right side of my neck will stop hurting sometime today.

Sick Food.

Sep. 29th, 2009 10:55 am
offbalance: (Bjork by this is yesterday)
So, I have a lot of things to post about. I've been to a U2 concert, and a division-clinching Yankee game, and caught up on the new fall tv I'd wanted to catch all in one weekend. And, I also caught one beaut of a cold. :P

So, even though I have plans to write about at least one of the other three things (no! really! I swear), I wanted to put up a poll in the meantime for fun.

[Poll #1464053]

And now back to work. Here's hoping the right side of my neck will stop hurting sometime today.
offbalance: (lucy doctor)
Some time back, I joined a facebook group dedicated to the organization and planning of my school's Ten-Year HS reunion. I don't know why I did. I was in Vegas at the time and feeling festive. Or maybe I felt sympathy - they were a few people shy of the minimum members of the group needed for one to be organized. So I joined. And got 12 friend requests within 2 days. ( Seriously. I didn't think I was popular in HS, but apparently I was wrong).

Now, it's the moment of truth. An actual reunion has been planned for the Class of 1998 for November 1. It's on a boat. This is ironic, as our class was the one who claimed so bitterly about the prom being on a boat that it was moved forevermore to the Brooklyn Marriott the following year. [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl thinks it sounds fun and thinks we should go. I have no idea. I'm thinking of sending a Facebook message to see who else is spending the $31 on this thing (and making sure it's open bar, even though I'm fairly sure it is).

So, I figured I'd put up a poll. Why make your own decisions when you can farm them off to a committee?

[Poll #1279086]
offbalance: (lucy doctor)
Some time back, I joined a facebook group dedicated to the organization and planning of my school's Ten-Year HS reunion. I don't know why I did. I was in Vegas at the time and feeling festive. Or maybe I felt sympathy - they were a few people shy of the minimum members of the group needed for one to be organized. So I joined. And got 12 friend requests within 2 days. ( Seriously. I didn't think I was popular in HS, but apparently I was wrong).

Now, it's the moment of truth. An actual reunion has been planned for the Class of 1998 for November 1. It's on a boat. This is ironic, as our class was the one who claimed so bitterly about the prom being on a boat that it was moved forevermore to the Brooklyn Marriott the following year. [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl thinks it sounds fun and thinks we should go. I have no idea. I'm thinking of sending a Facebook message to see who else is spending the $31 on this thing (and making sure it's open bar, even though I'm fairly sure it is).

So, I figured I'd put up a poll. Why make your own decisions when you can farm them off to a committee?

[Poll #1279086]
offbalance: (Indy)
A few week's back, [livejournal.com profile] quasisonic, Puck, and I celebrated mother's day with my parents at a delicious brunch cooked by my dad. Now, my dad makes better breakfast food than almost anyone I know, and that day he made his famous matzoh brei, which I swear would be a HUGE brunch food staple if only adopted by the right collection of restaurants, but I digress. Anyway, while we were over enjoying the food and the company, we were also enjoying TBS's Indiana Jones marathon. We got there in time for the first Indy movie I ever remember seeing: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Now, I know it doesn't even come close to Raiders of the Lost Ark, but I've always had a fond place for Last Crusade in my heart. I hadn't seen Temple of Doom in ages, but I just remembered not liking it all that much.

When Temple of Doom came on, we decided to watch it just to see it was as bad as we remembered. And to be honest, most of the party found it to be far worse than we all thought. Between Kate Capshaw's shrieking, the bugs, and Indy acting nothing like the guy we'd come to know and love (and dialog that made Lucas's work in the Star Wars Prequels look Pulitzer-worthy). While I was enduring this monstrosity, I texted my boyfriend (yes. I have one now. We've been together about a month, he's awesome, fun, and most importantly, as geeky as I am) that I'd forgotten how much Temple of Doom straight up sucked.

He emphatically disagreed. He did concede the point of Willie Stark being annoying, but according to him, all the other elements of the movie (including that AWFUL scene with the bugs) more than made up for it, and, that it was way better than Last Crusade! We argued about this for at least half an hour via text message and for another half an hour when I saw him again later on, but we could only agree to disagree. He refused to see that Last Crusade was a spectacular return to form for the franchise, with its multi-continent quest to find this great relic, the inclusion of all the characters we'd come to love (Marcus! Sallah!) as well as the introduction of Indiana's father. (Sean Connery trumps all. Thank you.) Not to mention a female character that wasn't completely annoying. Granted, she was no Marion Ravenwood (who could be?), but she wasn't bad, either. The action sequences were plausible, the quest comprehensible, and the dialog quotable. It was good-hearted, adventured-filled, action-packed fun. All things that Temple just weren't.

I jokingly suggested that I should put it to a vote in my blog, and he loved the idea. So, ladies and gentlemen of the livejournal jury, I put it to you. All will agree that Raiders of the Lost Ark is the masterpiece of the three we've seen so far, but which is the second best?

[Poll #1191479]

There is no I can't decide option. You must choose. And if you want to debate, please feel free to do so in the comments. Let the battle royale begin!
offbalance: (Indy)
A few week's back, [livejournal.com profile] quasisonic, Puck, and I celebrated mother's day with my parents at a delicious brunch cooked by my dad. Now, my dad makes better breakfast food than almost anyone I know, and that day he made his famous matzoh brei, which I swear would be a HUGE brunch food staple if only adopted by the right collection of restaurants, but I digress. Anyway, while we were over enjoying the food and the company, we were also enjoying TBS's Indiana Jones marathon. We got there in time for the first Indy movie I ever remember seeing: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Now, I know it doesn't even come close to Raiders of the Lost Ark, but I've always had a fond place for Last Crusade in my heart. I hadn't seen Temple of Doom in ages, but I just remembered not liking it all that much.

When Temple of Doom came on, we decided to watch it just to see it was as bad as we remembered. And to be honest, most of the party found it to be far worse than we all thought. Between Kate Capshaw's shrieking, the bugs, and Indy acting nothing like the guy we'd come to know and love (and dialog that made Lucas's work in the Star Wars Prequels look Pulitzer-worthy). While I was enduring this monstrosity, I texted my boyfriend (yes. I have one now. We've been together about a month, he's awesome, fun, and most importantly, as geeky as I am) that I'd forgotten how much Temple of Doom straight up sucked.

He emphatically disagreed. He did concede the point of Willie Stark being annoying, but according to him, all the other elements of the movie (including that AWFUL scene with the bugs) more than made up for it, and, that it was way better than Last Crusade! We argued about this for at least half an hour via text message and for another half an hour when I saw him again later on, but we could only agree to disagree. He refused to see that Last Crusade was a spectacular return to form for the franchise, with its multi-continent quest to find this great relic, the inclusion of all the characters we'd come to love (Marcus! Sallah!) as well as the introduction of Indiana's father. (Sean Connery trumps all. Thank you.) Not to mention a female character that wasn't completely annoying. Granted, she was no Marion Ravenwood (who could be?), but she wasn't bad, either. The action sequences were plausible, the quest comprehensible, and the dialog quotable. It was good-hearted, adventured-filled, action-packed fun. All things that Temple just weren't.

I jokingly suggested that I should put it to a vote in my blog, and he loved the idea. So, ladies and gentlemen of the livejournal jury, I put it to you. All will agree that Raiders of the Lost Ark is the masterpiece of the three we've seen so far, but which is the second best?

[Poll #1191479]

There is no I can't decide option. You must choose. And if you want to debate, please feel free to do so in the comments. Let the battle royale begin!

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