jen
02 January 2014 @ 11:13 pm
As it has become painfully clear that I am terrible at updating, and would rather spend my LJ time reading and commenting on your posts than editing my own dumb movie list, I am going to try and maintain this list at letterboxd.com this year. Said list can be found here. I'm still trying to figure out how to use the system, so the link might change, but I'll keep it updated, as I'm a sucker for lists, if not for pesky things like sentences and paragraphs. But the same offer applies.. poke and prod away with recommendations or if you want thoughts/reviews.

And past lists, as ever, can be found as follows:
2013 (100) :: 2012 (88) :: 2011 (112) :: 2010 (88) :: 2009 (110) :: 2008 (144)

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31 December 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Only first time viewings recorded. Recommendations welcome. Reviews on request. :) 2012 (88) :: 2011 (112) :: 2010 (88) :: 2009 (110) :: 2008 (144)

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31 December 2012 @ 11:59 pm
Only first time viewings recorded. Recommendations welcome. Reviews on request. :) 2011 (112) :: 2010 (88) :: 2009 (110) :: 2008 (144)

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31 December 2011 @ 11:59 pm
You know the drill: Only first time viewings recorded. Recommendations welcome. Reviews on request. :) 2010 (88) :: 2009 (110) :: 2008 (144)

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I stole this from tokenblkgirl, because I have been terrible at posting lately, and these are easy questions. So! I give you, the Friday Five.

1. What was the last book you read, and what is your opinion of it?
The last book I finished was Game of Thrones, and I liked it well enough, but it was a bit tiresome in spots too. The last book I actually held in my hands and read, however, was Ready Player One, which I'm not really far into yet, but so far, just really really love.

2. What was the last movie you saw, and what is your opinion of it?
Contagion! And it was good! Not great, but well-made and well-acted and plausible enough on many levels. Now, the next movie I intend to see, I'm way more excited about. Mmmm... Drive....

3. What was the last TV show you saw, and what is your opinion of it?
The Secret Circle. :) And you know, it was actually better than I thought it would be. Kevin Williamson just has a knack for picking talented young casts, and creating interesting (and creepy) small town atmospheres. I can see it getting convoluted and silly, as these things have a tendency to get, but I thought it was a pretty decent first move for the series.

4. What was the last album you bought / downloaded, and what is your opinion of it?
Gosh, wow.. I think the last full length album I bought was probably Dead Man's Bones</em> by Dead Man's Bones, sometime last month. Which, I know I'm late to the party on, but whatevs. I dig it. There's a song called "My Body's a Zombie for You" for Pete's sake. This is clearly for me. 
And I've grabbed a bunch of singles and EPs since then.. new Coldplay, new Ryan Adams, a couple each from the new Neon Indian and The Rapture. Mainly just biding my time until the explosion of awesome in October. ;)

5. What was the last meal you cooked, and how did it turn out?
The last meal I cooked was a grilled cheese sandwich, with roasted tomatoes (that I roasted myself!) and American and havarti cheeses. It was completely delicious.
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08 September 2011 @ 09:18 am
Proper post coming soon, with like, words and stuff, but I wanted to get this posted up while it was still vaguely recent. ;) So, as always, I took a picture of everything I ate at the fair from both days I was there. Before you think me a total glutton, do bear in mind that with the exception of beverages and Pronto Pups, everything was split between at least two people. In 2011, the things I ate at the fair numbered 13, including 3 pronto pups, 4 new foods (3 of which were new to the fair), and 2 different kinds of bacon. In summation: yum.

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22 August 2011 @ 07:38 pm
Proper post coming as soon as I finish catching up with your posts, but I had to jump in quickly to throw a big thank you to my Rainbow Brigade on behalf of my pups! Their present arrived today, and as you can see, they're enjoying the spoils immensely.



(Not pictured: Kobi, who was also very excited for a new toy, but he feels pretty well awful from his allergies, so his enthusiasm was short-lived. But it is just exactly the kind of toy he loves, so I anticipate that he'll be taking it over as soon as he's feeling better.)

Thanks, darlings!!!
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Costume dilemma solved! Though I really wanted to actually dress up and be girly for a change, it was just shaping up to be too expensive to buy a dress right now, and I had sort of resigned myself to not doing a costume. But then inspiration struck, in a Z-shaped lightning bolt! I will be going as a member of Team Zissou! I found a shirt and red beanie on vintagecotton.com, and it says the stuff should come in 2-4 days, which will just make it in time. And if it doesn't come in time.. well, at least I tried. And I'll have a cool t-shirt and hat for my own uses later. :)

My next major task will be to make the music playlist for the day. To which, dear flisters, I turn to you! I have piles and piles of movie soundtracks and will have no shortage of songs to choose from, but I'm willing to spring for some stuff on iTunes that I don't have, in terms of creating a well-rounded mix instead of just "Jen's Favourite Movie Songs." What are your favourite soundtrack tracks (be specific with the titles!) and/or iconic songs used in movies?
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07 June 2011 @ 01:34 pm


Two posts in one day? Whuut? Well, I'm trying to get back in the habit of posting regularly (as I have been for some time *le sigh*), so in the interest of that, memes, you guys:

Ask me my fannish Top Five [whatevers]. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post.
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This girl, that's who!



Love and thanks to the Rainbow Brigade. You guys are amazing.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a bowl of marshmallows to eat.
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