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Oh Patrick Swayze. Hahahaha. Repopulate the earth with Caroline in the City! (I have an unholy love for the movie Red Dawn. It's unexplainable.) Jericho: Liked. Not in love, but liked. It didn't hit me like the first ep of Lost did, but then, I bailed out of lost after the Dirty Rotten Sister Fucker died, so... Hmm. Plus, it has Gerald McRaney! I love him. Major Dad! Simon! Crazy!Evil Hearst! His character was a bit too "PAX Network" for me, so I hope that CHANGES. Give him GRIT, writers. The show loses points for putting children in peril in the first 20 minutes. (But when the kids cried on the bus at the sick girl?? Okay, I'm not EVEN going to act like that didn't upset me. swmbo mentioned in her post that they lose points for not having a parent on that bus, too. Those were under 3rd grade kids. There would be PARENT HELPERS, good point, Swm.

I'll stick it out a few more eps to see if it gets grittier. The empty Prison bus was a nice touch. (Man, I love end of the world stuff - as long as it isn't "Left Behind" type fare.)

Exercise: I am feeling SO GOOD. Today was 10.82 miles, and I didn't even NOTICE my feet or muscles until mile 8, and I feel strong, strong, strong. I need to push it to 12-14 miles this weekend, and now that I have new shoes (omg, SO STIFF and SO GOOD) I am feeling GOOD about that. I looked down at my legs and they feel so toned and HEALTHY. The scale isn't moving, but I am. Hooray stick-to-itiveness.

WHY I AM EXERCISING LIKE A CRAZY PERSON. Folks, the Susan G. Komen foundation is a fantastic group. Every drop in the bucket helps, and for those that have already made donations, I appreciate your support SO MUCH! (Summary: I'm walking 60 miles in ONE WEEKEND to raise money for breast cancer research. Care to donate? Sure you do! *beams*)

Today: I make bread. Mmmmm! Yay, fall! Tonight is Hatch chili peppers stuffed with Tilapia, jack cheese, and GOODNESS. I am in a TERRIFIC mood! *beams positivity to all of you!!*

Tonight: The Office season 3 premiere!! Oh my GOD I am so excited for this. I love it when shows end on cliffhangers like it did. LOVE IT. I mean, I hate the wait, sure, but I like CARING about a show. If you aren't watching this show, you are really missing out. Funny, poignant, achy in places, and CLEVER, omg. I have nothing of import to say, and I am BOUNCING in my chair, so I'll just click that little button at the bottom...

(eta) Whoops. I meant to mention that I watched The Color Purple last night, and while it's all very "Oscar Nom, huh? No, no, just making a movie. To win AN OSCAR." I ALWAYS CRY when her long lost son Adam says "Mama?" Every. Time. And when her daughter cries. And when she's hugging her sister. And when Shug Avery sings "God Is Tryin' To Tell You Something." My LORD, that song is awesome. I need an mp3 of that NOW. DONE!

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stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
There will be bread when you and Anne are here... And you NEED to watch it!! Also: have found the song, am downloading, will be backfillping and rocking like the church in Blues Brothers when I get my speakers cranked to 11. Heh.

I swear, there has yet to be a song Quincy Jones has written that I don't LOVE.
likeadeuce
Sep. 21st, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
THERE ARE WOLVERINES???

(watch me fixate on one word in your post, which makes me wish I had watched Jericho).

Now is the part where I confess that I'm still not sure whether a Wolverine is anything other than an angry badger.
stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Hahahahah - NO. That's a line from "Red Dawn," an apocolypse movie from the 80s (the first PG-13 movie, too!) starring Patrick Swayze. It's the ultimate Mormon movie, COME ON. Survive on your mountain skills? Repopulate the earth? hahahaha.

Jericho was... decent. It has DEFINITE potential. Got a bit preachy and forced people on the edge of their seat with some cheap tricks, but it could really be good if they make it edgy and gritty, which... I think it might be. We'll see.

(Def. a pissed off badger. But not. Ha!)
likeadeuce
Sep. 21st, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
nobody puts Baby-pissedoffbadger in a corner
*considers adding Red Dawn and the color purple to netflix queue. though mostly the Color Purple which I somehow haven't seen*
stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, Miss Celie, you gots a beautiful smile!
YOU NEED TO SEE BOTH. BOTH. There is no arguing. One is HILARIOUS and awesome, the other is just awesome. It's Oprah's movie Debut! "I know'd dey is a GAWD."

Go up there and dl the song I was talking about! GOOD GOD I ALMOST BELIEVE IN THE LORD, it's so good!
likeadeuce
Sep. 21st, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, Miss Celie, you gots a beautiful smile!
Done done and done.

Well, "Red Dawn" is in that low down part of the queue where I'm not sure I'll ever actually get to it, but in that "Stoney told me to watch this" way.

Are there ACTUAL wolverines? (Because that could totally be the tipping point).
stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
No, but there are CUBANS. And they shoot up the SCHOOL. Heee!! The HS mascot is "Wolverine." So.

OOooooOOoooooh. X-MEN! I get it. Heh. I am SPEEDY GONZALES. Derp.
xochitl42
Sep. 21st, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Man, the way you're exercising, you'll never lose weight. You'll lose inches and clothing sizes, and feel incredibly healthier, but lose no weight--muscle's denser than fat. And that is just cool. I wear a size 14-16, but weigh over 210. Drives the doctor nuts--he keeps thinking this waddling mass will trundle through his door. And all my vitals are in the average to above-average range. Hah!

And do not mind the green-eyed envy over here on the 10.82 miles--I can barely make 1, but the only way to get past it is to...well...get past it. (I have good muscle mass, but no stamina.)

You are officially my go-to-the-gym inspiration for the day.

Cheers!
stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
Yay for inspiring you! I fully expect some pounds to drop (I used to run long distance - then I had a baby) eventually, but yeah - you build muscle first. Mostly, if I'm feeling good about my health, I don't care about the scale.

...much. Heh.

*cheers you on!*
julia_here
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Some of us are just meant to be draft horses. I wear a 13 at 200lbs.

HOWEVER: when you're fifty, your knees are going to know what your dress size doesn't. So don't do anything stupid like fall down stairs, y'hear?

Julia, sitting here working out with hand weights
xochitl42
Sep. 21st, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
I dream of achieving this one day. The 13, not the knees. My knees are in trouble already via martial arts [wince]...
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stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Mmm, ye syes I will feed you! (Any particular things you DON'T like? *makes note*)

I'm dl'ing BSG RIGHT NOW to see what all the fuss is about. I'd say 60% of my flist is into it, so... I'll at least give it a try! I liked 4400, but it came on at a TERRIBLE time, and then I forgot about it! I'm terrible for remembering when new shows come on. I'm out of TV habit, save for The Office, Deadwood (alas! 'Tis over) and Project Runway.

Anne it is WONDERFUL here today. Cool and rainy (which is exciting for us) and definitely FALL-ESQUE. I'm all a'twitter! (you wanna come on some walks with me while you're here? *g*)
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stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
I remembered about the chocolate. And I knew the tequila wasn't going to flow with you here. Heeeeeee! (Wine? Is a glass helpful or bad?)

I WISH we had a TiVo. For some reason the man that set up our Dish said we couldn't have a DVR box, which... Hmm. I don't buy that. As a result, I'm alllll over BitTorrent.

I figured I'd take a break from my big walks that weekend you're here - something short and pleasant? Say, 3 - 4 miles? *g* Strolls, really. Mostly, I just don't want you to feel like you're sitting around bored, you know? There won't be two little boys to chase after! Heee.
hellziggy
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
Is your dish Dish Network then rather than DirecTV? I don't know anything about Dish Network. I do know that with DirecTV you can have a DirecTivo that will record TWO shows at the same time!!!
I *heart* my DirecTivo, like woah!! It will have to be pried out of my cold dead hands some day...
stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
Matching icons!
Dish Network. It's the BOX. (What's in the boooooooox? /Brad Pitt) They'd have to drill through our fireplace or something.

ALL I KNOW IS THEY ARE LIARS.
hellziggy
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
Kitty/Laptop OTP!!!
Mine is of my actual kitty, Mr. Gabriel Cranky-pants, cuddling up to my lurvely Mac.

Stupid Liars! You should dump them for someone else who will let you have Tivo!!

(I have a giraffe icon too, but it's not nearly as cool as yours...)
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hellziggy
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
SIXTY MILES????
Damn! I'm way impressed. I dropped a couple bucks in for you.

Office tonight! Yay!!! And I'll be filling my pretty new iPod while I watch! I LOVE when the new seasons start!
stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
You sure did!! Oh, thanks, Sharon. I appreciate that support! Some of my friends work full-time for the foundation; it's just a great group of people.

NEW SHOWS!!!!
hellziggy
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, hon. It's the least I can do, especially since I'm so lucky because my family genetics have me at least 95% certain I'll never get cancer.
The only cancer I know of on either side is my used-to-tan-alot cousin who had really mild super-treatable skin cancer.
julia_here
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear, must ask Miss Perfect if I'm supposed to be taping The Office.

I bought new hand weights and am pissed because the grip is too narrow to tuck my thumb properly. So after three days of super-slow reps with the 3# weights my hamate ligiments hurt like hell.

Stupid discount weight set.

Julia, admire your walking prowess, but think I'm going to have to get the ball of my foot laminated, or something, for the damned blisters
stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
OUCHIE. I haven't used hand weights in a LONG time. I'd probably brain myself with them in the first five minutes.

I'm pretty tough skinned - probably from all that bare-foot walking in my garden. I'm southern to the core. :D I've noticed that what socks I wear makes a big difference in my foot health, too. I use Thorlos for short, intense runs, and balega ultrathins for long distance. They have the added bonus of arch-support woven in, and OH MAN it's like a foot massage as you walk. Niiiiiiiice.
xochitl42
Sep. 21st, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
...Socks...with arch support? I must know more...
stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
BALEGA! They should be online...

THEY ARE WONDERFUL. (ANd some have a wicking layer, so your feet stay dry!)
entrenous88
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
Hi Stoney! I will be looking forward to discussing The Office with you when I am back! But I must say, you are a walking machine, your legs probably are looking fiiiiine, I want to invite myself over for dinner, and I don't think I can watch Jericho because post-apoch stuff scares me, but I will read your LJ for spoilers, whee!
stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
HI BABYCAKES!! I am going to MISS YOU while you are gone, but I know that you are going to be a ball of SQUEE with a baby baby BABY to hug and kiss!! And I have to say, I am FEELING FIT. *loves to be cheered on, for I feel bad when I get lazy*

COME HAVE DINNER WITH ME. Hell, just come SEE ME sometime. *squishes you* I distinctly remember a month when I was 14 where I had nightmares of the apocolypse EVERY NIGHT. It's more "we're on our own" so far (Jericho) instead of slaying and bloodshed, but that could change...

JESS!!!! It's getting close!! (Your trip!)
poshcat
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
You won't love it so much when God takes all us holy people and you are literally LEFT BEHIND. No, really, you should start buying jugs of water.

::eats your bread::

::wishes I watched The Office last season::

::fondly remembers TCP, both movie and book::

::and Simon and Simon - whatever happened to the other Simon, I wonder::

Maybe there were no parent volunteers because they didn't get their criminal background checks done in time. NOT THAT THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME.

And what the hell, while I'm here. Re: your parenting rant. Our parenting styles are very similar, in that we rock, but did you ever notice that nobody ever comments saying what a crappy parent they are? All those comments were like, "Those parents suck! And so do their bratty kids!" But surely not all LJers are fantastic parents. Do you think the overly permissive ones read your rant and muttered, "They just don't understand my little Phoenix's sensitive disposition"?

Now, if you'll excuse me, Mr Posh needs to be breastfed. Heh.
stoney321
Sep. 21st, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHHA. Help me, Jesus! Help me, Tom Cruise! *mocks the Do-Gooders because maybe I LIKE HELL*

Oooh, last season of The Office was EXCELLENT. So funny and snarky. And I have NO IDEA where the other Simon went off to. I DO know that Simon (not Simon, SIMON) married Delta Burke and stayed cute.

AHAHAHAH! I was TOTALLY BARRED FROM HAND DELIVERING SNACKS because I didn't have my criminal background checked. Which is good, because I was going to MURDER THOSE KIDS. ANd possibly eat them. FOR MY SNACK.

I totally wanted someone to say what a crappy parent they are. I'll go first: I SUCK. But I'm way better than almost everyone EVER. Haha. *breastfeeds THE WORLD*
*IN PUBLIC*
luvxander
Sep. 21st, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
I think I remember seeing Red Dawn a LOOOONG time ago. Like, back right after I'd seen Dirty Dancing and I wanted Patrick Swayze to come to me and be my daddy, cause i've been bad.

The Color Purpe, I have not seen. Nor read. Probably won't do either since Oprah is not only IN it, but made it a Book O' The Month. (since working in a bookstore, I have Oprah Booklist issues)

As for the walking, I wish you the very very very best of luck. Gods above, and below, know I really should be doing the same thing, but I just can't work up the wherewithall to actually get out there and walk after being on my feet for 8-12 hours a day.

So, in closing, how do we get some of this bread? I'm not above the selling of my person and/or soul.

*grabs you and hugs you and twirls you 'round like a stripper in an upside down helicopter*

And now I'm off to Picklefish to play trivia with the college kids and professors.

HA!! Imagine it! Two weeks ago, a group of non-college students/college drop outs whooped ass an some current college students AND their proffesors. Bring on the pop culture questions, Alex.
fiveandfour
Sep. 22nd, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
The Color Purple is one of my husband's favorite movies, so we watch it nearly once a year. There are a couple of things I bet Spielberg would change now that he's matured as a director (including perhaps incorporating a bit more of Celie's relationship with Shug as told in the book), but really I think it's held up pretty well after all these years. There are so many things that are so touching, even when you know it's coming 'cause you've seen it a hundred times before.
stoney321
Sep. 22nd, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yes. Her relationship with Shug is PIVOTAL. Also, he was really fond of long shots with sloooooooooooow pans.

And yeah, I've seen it over and over again, but there are those moments that STILL hurt (or give me joy.)
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