phoenixastraea: (OMG!!!!!!!!!)
Wow...I'm finally home.  The train ride was nice, the stay overall was very nice, but home never looked so good.  My body is pretty achy and I'm definitely pretty scuzzy, but otherwise, I'm alright.  I made it through my first official work convention and I would have to say it was a great experience. 

Regardless, I'm glad to be home.  What I am NOT glad about is the fact that my stupid VCR decided not to tape Criminal Minds for me on Wednesday even though I had programmed it perfectly.  NOT happy.  Hopefully there will be a rerun on tonight.  

Puff was very happy to see me and put my feet to sleep last night.  What a darlin'. 

Random thoughts: don't you hate it when they start tweaking one of your favorite animated series?  For example, being the dorkus that I am, I started really getting back into the NInja Turtles on Saturday morning.  Call me nostalgic, but it was kinda neat to see a series that had such a good run in the 80's revived for the millenium.  Now, it was starting to get really dark and good when I was watching it.  I come back to it again after a few months and they've revamped the damn thing by redoing (or crapifying, really) the animation style and putting the turtles in the friggen FUTURE! WTF?!?!

And what IS it about modern animation styles being all geometric?  What ever happened to good ol' school Disney realism?!  CLEARLY Pixar understands the value of making things look realistic still! What's up with 2D animation?  I think it all started with Aladdin...that was when Disney really started going more angular in their portrayal of faces.  Nowadays you can't turn on Cartoon Network without seeing the inside of a geometry lesson in the faces of all the characters!  

Sorry for the intensity, folks, but this is something that's disturbed me for a long time now, and deserves a GIlbert Gottfriend "WTF?!" for the day. 
phoenixastraea: (So good they made it twice!)
For those of you who haven't seen Pixar's 'Cars', drop whatever you're doing right now and go see it.  Seriously.  It was such a joyful experience; its been a long time since I've laughed that hard at a movie.  At one point, I laughed so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes.   Its hard to describe, but its one of those movies that ends up making you feel good about life in general.  

Bless you, Pixar.  I really needed that since I've gotten myself so worked up over the stupid NBA finals. I don't need to go into a long review of this movie.  Its a solid A+ all around.

In other news, I had a blast with Glenn, Lesley, and Thara today.   It was hot as blazes but we had a great time going to see 'Cars', ogling Lesley's HOT car, admiring her stickshifting skizzills, and then playing in the park with my bullwhip. 

Yes, ladies and gents, I own a bullwhip.  Don't get any ideas; I don't use it for anything kinky or for BDSM purposes.  Its really more of a collectors item, since its the same type whip used in Batman Returns by Michelle Pfeiffer.  As a fencer, I have quite the um, arsenal of weaponry and collect martial arts equipment.  I just consider this one of my more unusual weapons.  Its 8 feet long and makes THE best sound when you crack it.  Once Lesley and Thara got it to work, they couldn't stop cracking it! Its strange, but its addicting!  The crack...IS crack!  Very powerful thing, wielding something that can break the sound barrier at 700 miles an hour.  Awesome.  I'm sure you all are running away freaked out, but it does give you an incredible feeling of power. 

In less exciting news, I've got tons of laundry to do and I can't believe its gotten so late.  Argh!!

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