Monday, January 30, 2006

What Kind of Yarn are You?

You are Mohair
You are Mohair.
You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with

others, doing your share without being too

weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely

refuse to change your position once it is

set, but that's okay since you are good at

covering up your mistakes.

What kind of yarn are you?
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Veronica Mars

Duncan has finally left the building.

I just started watching VM this season and therefore had very little opinion about who V should be dating. My reading of the Internet had told me that this was a very hot topic with most people favoring Logan. As I started watching S2, I wasn't really fond of Logan, but I have come to love his snarking wit. Duncan, on the other hand, has just sunk lower and lower in my eyes, so low that I will not miss him at all.

I'm eager to see what happens when V gets together again with Logan. Should be a good time!


So I finally read Memoirs of a Geisha because I felt like the last perosn on earth to read and it was sitting in my house.

I've heard how everybody just LOVES this book and how the movie isn't as good, yada, yada, yada. So I read it.

And I HATED it. Yes, it's probably an accurate description of Geisha culture, which I did find interesting. But I couldn't stand the story. It's all about this girl who is sold into Geisha-hood as a child. She meets a man one day when she's 12-ish and from that moment on, her entire life is devoted to making this stranger love her. And eventually she does meet him again and after a zillion years he professes his love to her. This is like Katie Holmes lusting after Tom Cruise and finally ending up carrying his baby. Nobody believes that Tom really loves her and that is the feeling I get from this book. The story is just too implausible. And sad.

I'll admit that as a geisha she probably didn't have many options, but to pine away for 20 years because of a 2-minute encounter when you were 12 seems a little strange. I can barely remember people I knew when I was 12.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Trish's TV this week - Jan 27

The first in what will hopefully be a weekly post.
  • The big news this week is CW - the new combination of UPN and the WB. This has the potential to be a good thing. I only watch one UPN show and a couple of WB shows, so I'm not concerned about losing any favorites (Charmed was a goner before this news). Hopefully this move will be more viewers to Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, leading to an emmy for Lauren G.
  • Lost - not my favorite episode this week. Charlie is a little boring and I don't like Claire. I did enjoy the baptism at the end, Eko is a great character. BTW - remember the psychic's warning that Claire had to be the one to raise the baby? I wonder if that has anything to with Charlie's dreams and the baptism. We'll have to see where that storyline goes.
  • Sitcoms - HIMYM was good this week. I like Buttercup. I finally watched Jake in Progress for the first time. I'm not a big fan. If it comes back, I may give it another try. Four Kings - still very funny. I loved the high school video.
  • I haven't watched this week's Veronica Mars yet. It sounds like a really good episode.
  • Oh and Robert Scorpio comes back to GH today after being dead for many years. I haven't watched GH in ages (most of the characters I know are being played by different actors now), but I'll definitely watched today's show to see Tristan Rogers.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

One down, more to go

I've finished my first knitting project of the year. OK, so it's only my second project - bygones.

I used much thinner yarn than the pattern called for, so I had to improvise a little, but I think it turned out pretty good. I've bought the correct yarn, so I may try to make another at a later time to see how that turns out.

Anyway, I'm proud of my self and can't wait to get started on my next project - a scarf for Lorelei.

Friday, January 13, 2006

My little Dracula

Lorelei is getting some new teeth - one last week and one this week. So she's decided that she should use them to bite her classmates. Lorelei is not a skinny child and she's a few weeks older than most of the other kids. Now I haven't been around to witness these incidents so I don't know if she's doing it because she's mad, if she thinks she's playing, or if her mouth just really hurts and she thought that might help. She's 13 months old now and she doesn't really understand that she's not supposed to bite people and I don't know how to make her understand.

I guess I really just feel bad that my kid is hurting other people and that there's not really much I can do about it. Oh well, at least she hasn't drawn blood. This week, anyway.

My Week in Short

  • Lost - Best Episode EVER!!! There were so many great things about this episode from the "Jesus stick" to Eko staring down the monster. It really had the feel of S1, but with one of the newer characters. I admit that I haven't loved Lost as much this season, but it made up for it this week.
  • I haven't watched as much TV as I would have liked this week (my DVR is almost full), but I did watch The Office last night. This is a show that I really didn't like much last year, but I'm loving it now. I thought last night's episode was the funniest ever.
  • And just so you don't think I love everything - I watched the first 5 minutes of the Live Will & Grace. I didn't think it was funny at all. Then Lorelei started screaming, so I might watch the rest over the weekend.
  • Lorelei's getting a new tooth this week - this will be number 7. She's also been biting all her classmates this week. I'm afraid one of these days one of the other parents will get all mad and beat me up (though I know I could take them).
  • I started my first knitting project of the year (which makes it like my second project ever). I'm making a purse, but I bought thinner yarn than the pattern called for, so it's more work than I had planned. So far it's looking pretty good. My last project took almost two years, so if I finish it in the next month or two I'll feel really productive. I also bought yarn for my next two projects - two scarves, one of which will be Lorelei sized.

Friday, January 06, 2006

4 Kings Review

I started watching Buffy in reruns in April 2003, shortly before the series finale. And I was immediately hooked and had seen every episode 6 months later. So, of course I love Seth Green. I was also one of the only 5 people to actually like Committed with Jennifer Finnegan and Josh Cooke. I decided I was going to at least watch the first episode of Four Kings (I watch every episode of Will & Grace anyway, even though it's rarely funny).

I was pleasantly surprised that I actually found it funny. It started a little slow with the setup for the show and the death of the grandmother, but then it picked up. The old lady with her marijuana pills, the "salami flavored" shake, the "breakup" with the trainer - all very funny stuff.

I will definitely watch this show again!

*** 1/2 out of *****

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

TV 2006

As a confessed TV addict, I'm very excited about the return of new tv tonight and especially the return of Scrubs. I was able to watch all the shows on my DVR weeks ago and if it weren't for old Alias reruns (from S1, I quit watching in S1 and started again last year so now I'm watching/rewatching the old episodes to get caught up) and House reruns (I just started watching a couple of months ago and now I'm hooked - this is a GREAT show).

I'll admit that I wasn't a huge fan of Scrubs in the beginning, but every episode I laugh a little bit more. And after Garden State - I LOVE Zach Braff. He's wicked funny.

So Alias, Prison Break, The Apprentice and Joey are on extended breaks. Reunion, sadly, is over forever. The shows that I'm most excited about new episodes are Lost (of course), Veronica Mars (another new favorite, I started watching at the beginning of S2), and Gilmore Girls. I stopped watching 24 during/after S2, but I think I may start watching again since everyone loved last season so much. I'll try to watch the 4 hour premiere, but it might be a little more Jack Bauer than I can take in two days. Thank God for my DVR!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Lorelei's 2005 Review

Lorelei started 2005 at 4 weeks old, so 2005 is her first full year of life. In no particular order:
  • Started sleeping the whole night at 10 weeks (11 hours a night)
  • Got her first tooth (and the next 4)
  • Started walking
  • Had her first birthday
  • Started daycare (twice - once in FL and once in VA/MD)
  • Got her first big girl shoes (on the last day of 2005)
  • Had 4 ear infections (Yeah!)
  • Started eating solid food

2005 in Review

In no particular order:

  • Turned 30
  • Got contact lenses for the first time
  • Got a new job
  • Moved from FL to VA
  • Saw the battlefields at Manassas and Gettysburg
  • Got my DVR
  • Finished knitting my first scarf (it took less than two years)
  • Started my first blog