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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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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.
Sep. 21st, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)

(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.
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!)
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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.

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!*
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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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Sep. 21st, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
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!
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.

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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
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.
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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!
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!)
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.
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*
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.
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.
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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