Saturday, December 31, 2011

920 Happy New Year

As we head into 2012 my dear Spudguns,  I have this thought for you...

If the classic recipe for mayonnaise is made from eggs,  and if the classic recipe for both egg salad and deviled eggs has mayonnaise in it; then we are just putting eggs ontop of eggs. 

Happy New Year,  see you on the B-side.

Yes I know, I really need to update my photos and my clip's on the TO DO LIST for 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011


Ah the good old days when dance offs were still innocent.

I just finished watching and posting today's movie on the movie a day blog  ...  Psycho Beach Party
It's been years since I watched this one.   I'd forgotten just how funny it was... and how much sex and violence was in it.  Damn, sex good violence not so much.

And if you're not reading that blog, then you're missing out on the lessons I have been learning from each movie.   Which is one of the points to the experiment.  Some are uber serious and others are as silly as string. 

This movie made me long for the original Gidget film.   *sigh* Oh Moondoggie.... 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


One of the good things about the movie a day challenge is that it's forcing me to dig through my library and dust off some of my impulse buys.  Like today.  I watched a DVD that I think I saw half of once before. It was a case of "I bought this why? Oh right clearance for $2"
The pick of the day started off really good but about 45minutes into it I found myself pausing every few minutes to make coffee, check emails, make lunch.  It took me almost 3 hours to watch a 85minute film.
At the end of the year, I might see myself rethinking the sentimental value of some of my collection... maybe.

The weather here today can't seem to make up it's mind.  It's snowing -flurries- with a -12c. 

As I just posted on my year long project... I was reading some astrology newsletters I get and the planet Jupiter has just turned direct after months of being in a retro motion.   This is suppose to open up blockages that has been holding back projects since Aug. 

Well, that's the news from my sofa this afternoon.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Ever listen to something from your childhood and wonder about the lyrics?
I grew up with the movies Grease and Grease 2.  The soundtrack for the first movie was always in someone's collection in one form or another.
I was just listening to the song "Greased Lightening"  and was thinking how growing up that scene and that song were just the coolest part of the movie.  
 Now,  I find the lyrics almost embarrassing to sing.   And when I sit down and think about the soundtrack and the movie all these decades later, I understand why so many of the kids I went to school with had copies of it hidden in lockers at school.  Understand why it only came on late night after 9pm on tv -even with a tv edit-  things that sometimes just go over your head when your a kid. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

916 Boxing Day

I used screen capture for this post

I think I hit a bit of a wall with my movie a day challenge.   I still have to pick a movie for tonight and it's already after supper time.

All I want to do today is watch an old X Division match between Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin from a few years back on one of the Genesis ppv - conveniently located on the Best of the MMG/BMI set-  and I don't think I can get away calling that match a movie, even though there is high drama massive action and ... sorry am I drooling on the keyboard again?   Been awhile since I did the silly posts and praised the MotorCityMachine Guns!  
I realized I hadn't talked about them on here since June.  That's like... hang on have to do the math... 6 and a half months.  Holy Anne Rice Novels Batman!   What's going on here????

P.S. I have to remember not be be trying to watch the dvd when I'm cooking,  I get so damned distracted.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

915 Saturday 24th

I am exactly three weeks into my movie a day challenge. And I'm feeling it.  Have I bitten off more then I can chew here?
Damn, I hope not.  I still do not have a header banner for it either to say the lest. 

New Moon tonight.   The moon-moon,  not a movie title.  And we're in the zodiac of Capricorn too for anyone keeping score with the astrology. 

I've got about 6 books on the go with no ability to keep up with any of them right now. 

Hope everyone of my Spudguns are having a safe weekend.

Friday, December 23, 2011

914 Friday the 23rd

Since when did Blogger change the way the profiles are laid out?   I was reading a few other blogs, and when I hit their profiles it was just... blah.  don't care for the new lay out at all.  Just a large page with no character to them.   I thought at first it was just the computer acting up, but I checked my own and same icky thing. 

Anyone else having one of those all I want to do is sleep days?   Having one of those today full force, can't seem to stop yawning today. 

Snowing here. 
For anyone following my movie a day blog,  today is day 21 on there. 
God, I really hate the holidays.  

Thursday, December 22, 2011

913 oh bite me!

Thursday already.  Holy Anne Rice Novels Batman!
I swear I thought I had posted on Tuesday... didn't I?  I think I'm quickly loosing my marbles.

I some how managed to watch 8 hours of Bold and Beautiful,  2 hours of Recipes to Riches,  6 hours of Iron Chef America, 2 hours of Once Upon A Time, 4 hours of Grimm, 14 hours of WWE {Raw and Smackdown} that my mother had taped for me on the VTR {I still want to call it VCR and VHS damn I'm old} That's 36 hours of tv since yesterday morning.  

Holy Dren man!!
That's 3 weeks of television.  Wow. 

So, yeah, I ended up going to mother's yesterday morning.  Just got back.  Damn I watch a lot of tv.  Goes bit faster when you can fast forward through commercials.

As I was hobbling up the stairs with my still sore foot and my cane clanking with each step, the new neighbours cracked open their door and spied on me.  Well, that's just going to make me not like you and want to stab you with the ice pick thingie on my cane.

So of course my response was to come in my apartment and crank up CC4 by Twiztid.

Monday, December 19, 2011

912 on a Monday

I'm up!  I'm up!
I can't believe I slept this late holy hell.

I just posted the movie a day post for the movie a day blog.  I watched a copy of Scream Blacula Scream    Okay, so I've seen the original Blacula  few years ago and thought it blew goat backwards, but everyone and their dog's grandmother was telling me that the sequel was so much better then the first one.  Then last night I was searching actually for some old Hammer Horror stuff when I came across Scream Blacula Scream  online.

Dude!  That's like more then a sign that's a slap to the face.  I couldn't pass up it up. 

I'm not a big fan of that whole Xploitation style of movies, I have a difficult time sitting through movies from that era, but this one  wasn't as bad as some I've seen in the past.  It actually had a plot that made sense and the pace was good.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Post 911 Tees

Finally!  My Fright Rags tees came in!!!   Dude, I have to remember for next time that it takes about a month after they ship them for stuff to get to Canada.

As you can see, I got a few vampire related designs... there's a shocker for ya!

The most important of which is the limited edition  "We Belong Alive"  shirt that was helping to fight breast cancer.  And in fact, the whole reason I ordered the shirts.  Okay not a vampire but a Bride of Frankenstein... close enough.

I have to add, that the "Dr. Acula"  is a bit on the uber large side, as it was a clearance shirt - scored for $10- and the only sizes they had left at that time were 2xlarge.   So it comes to my knees and looks like a mini dress.  I have a feeling it might be paired with knee boots and a trenchcoat come spring.

Third design is the Fright Night "Welcome to Fright Night For Real"  shirt.   -and no, I still have not found my original Fright Night shirt {You're so Cool Brewster!}  that I had in 2007 ... I still think an ex boyfriend stole it...

 And speaking of Fright Night... my copy of the remake was sent over via Uncle who picked up my tees after standing in line at the post office for me for a half hour.   I find it also ironic that my Uncle is the one who got me hooked on vampire movies to begin with when I was still in diapers.  {he put me in my playpen when babysitting in front of the tv while the old black and white Bela Lugosi version of Dracula was on, I screamed when it ended  and I've been obsessed ever since}

And you're thinking, how can anyone be this excited over a few shirts and a DVD... cause dude! hello vampires!!!  And I'm like totally living up my dorkdom.

Friday, December 16, 2011

910 Boot is the hoot

Well, I got a boot on.  Yay!
Couldn't get it on with a sock though, and it's -17c here today.   So here's me, hobbling down the stairs with my cane and every step my foot was doing this weird snap crackle pop thing.  But, I got to check the mail.  Nice.  Took me 15minutes to get the thirty feet but... Now, have to find a way to get to the post office to pick up my delivery tomorrow as they only hold things for a few days. 

And that's my cane hanging on the door behind it. In the time it took me to do that, my foot swelled up to the point I wasn't sure I'd get the damned thing back off.
I've said it before and I will say it again,  I have no idea how wrestlers and other athletes manage to work with injuries.  My hats off to you...

And now, that I am semi-healed... well healing still, as the bruises are still a vomity colour... my mother asked me if I care to come back to her place until I am better.   I really don't think I can handle sharing a place again with my mother ... unless it's another emergency, and right now... healing = not emergency.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

909 15/12/2011

It's a beautiful grey overcast morning with a wet-snowy sky.  Lovely.  Normally I would say that this is a perfect day to watch a vampire movie; but I'm little disappointed on the fact I haven't gotten my copy of Fright Night yet.   


I was just going to give a call to HMV here in town and have one put on hold and try to talk my uncle into picking it up for me... still broken and unable to get a shoe on... but to my surprise I see that the local HMV is sold out!   
Sold Out in under 24 hours of DVD   what?  WHAT?  Plenty of Blue-rays but I do not have a blue-ray machine so poor pitiful me.
Sorry about my damn luck Eh?    Or so I thought.  My mother knew I was talking about this DVD and when she was out yesterday picked me up one.   It's just sitting at her place until I can find a way to get to it. 
Nice and ironic.

And I'm still waiting for the horror tees I ordered back in early October. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

908 Tuesday

Still early in the week, middle of the afternoon.

Still waiting for the delivery I ordered two months ago, got all hyper when the doorbell went this morning.  It was just a Jehovah's Witness.  Damn it!  Seriously, had I known I would not have hit the door opener.  I would have just hid.

We're sitting at -4c here today.  That's nearly tee shirt and shorts weather around this area. Nearly but not really.  If you've ever been around Thunder Bay in winter you know what I mean.

Foot still not healed, bruises have gone to a nice yellowy-green colour much like a snotty puke colour.  Still can not get a shoe on. Have now been stuck inside apartment for two weeks.  Two weeks before that at my mom's.  So yeah, a whole month and the foot is still not healed.  My situation sucks really.

Fright Night was released on DVD today and I'm missing it damn it!   That sucks- no pun intended- I was really looking forward to getting myself a copy today and seeing the film in proper 2D.  vampires vampires vampires but now I have to wait till god knows when, when I can get a shoe on and get out of the damned apartment.  Going bit crazy here.  

Monday, December 12, 2011


This is blog post 907 for this bloggy blog.

Dinner is once again ramen noodles.

Spent the afternoon on that new internet bulletin board thingie  Pintrest.  After reading about it a few times from other people's blogs, I got myself an invite and checked it out.   Spent my time wandering through other people's food and book choices.  Hoping this will break through my writer's block some.

Tomorrow Mercury goes direct after being retrograde for the last month.  Communications and electronics should straighten out for awhile.   I think we're safe then until late March early April before the next Mercury retrograde.  Remember, there is usually 3 of them in a 12 month period.

So my movie challenge is chugging along.   Still do not have a header banner thing for it yet, but it's only been a week.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

ooppps Eh?

Don't you find it a bit more then frustrating when you check your emails and find that you've got spam from your own email address?
I've had this happen more then once with an old account and it's just annoying.  Changed passwords more then once on it, complained to the email host, and still... it will stop for like a week then it will start up again.
I found out it's because I had joined a group on yahoo years ago.  The group doesn't exist anymore, but damn, it's still happening.   Sometimes the internet sucks goat balls hard.

And I sort of forgot that there is a ppv tonight.   HOLY ANNE RICE NOVELS BATMAN!
My brain has been everywhere but on wrestling which is where it normally lives.  

TO MY SPUDGUNS WORKING THE  TNA PPV TONIGHT, STAY SAFE ... and Eric Young, win back the belt.

That's the view from my sofa this supper time blogging hour.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Uranus Eclipse 10/12/2011

The planet Uranus has been doing the retrograde thing since last July.  Today it turns direct again just in time for a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse.
This means changes usually for the better. 

If you're following the movie a day blog  then today's is up.

If you're not the type to be up early enough to watch the sunrise,  or if you are up but just never really bothered to pay attention, I suggest tomorrow doing so.   I've mentioned many times that I suffer from insomnia and find myself more often then I care to admit awake when the sun comes up.  For about five minutes every morning there is nothing more beautiful then seeing the corals and creams and melons of the sun as it lights up the grey cityscape around here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mercury my pain

Spudguns!  You know by now from the many post over the while I've done that when the planet Mercury is in retrograde, communication and electronics are screwed up yes... well today was one of those hell days.

Raise your hand if your internet frealed on you... one, five, seven, two hundred... yes my internet crapped out royally.  Had me on hold with the internet tech for 45 minutes.  Thank god after 6pm my phone minutes are free. 
Ends up it had to do with the fact new people moved in downstairs in the building and the phone/internet people were here today installing their crap. 

So that's Mercury for you. 
And that's how I am feeling right now.   Yes, I know it's a photo from few months ago, but I don't have any new ones and I look like crap tonight so I'm not taking any new photos...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

wed dec 7 2011 BOO

click click click  

It's one of those rare nights when everyone else in the building is out and it's so quiet all I can hear are the noises my computer keys are making.    That is heavenly

So my buddy Gerry in Toronto who was up visiting few weeks ago, managed to find a way to get my photos off my cell phone.  So now I have access to the photos I took back in Sept when I went to Sault Ste Marie  Ontario.

Only they are too blurry for any real use.   Blah my camera skills suck as bad as my chopping skills lately.  Here I was thinking I'd get to do with the photos what I had originally planned which was using them on my cooking blog sort of like real food bloggers do.

I'll have to remember to take my proper camera with me next time I go anywhere if I do not have a new cell phone by that time.  And given how long it took me the first time to save up for that few days...

And before I can do anything like that I need to track down a copy of Quilting for Dummies as I realized my sewing skills are even grainier then even I thought they were.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Um 12/6/2011

Tuesday night
Foot swollen
Just finished reading  I don't Know How She Does it?  Am not allowed to say what I really think of the book because that would be too much for some Spudguns
Trying to figure out what to do for a header on the new movie blog
Trying to locate an old VHS copy of a few movies without dropping anything on broken foot.
Must remember to clean out the top shelf of closet when foot is better

That's the way I am seeing things tonight from my sofa

Monday, December 5, 2011


This marks 901 posts on this blog.
Is that alot?  Might be, might not be.  Maybe it is given this blog has not even been running for two years yet.

Spudguns, it's winter.  I know, here I thought we were going to have an easy light semi-snowless time this year, but sadly it's here to stay.   And when I say stay, I mean we won't see the bare street again till late April. 

It's -15c here this morning. And I'm still trapped in the apartment.  Have graduated down from the crutches to a cane though, so bonus I suppose.  Still unable to get a shoe on and not even going to try stairs again until I can.

My circumstances suck at the moment.   AND  still waiting around for the delivery of horror tees that I ordered back in the beginning of October.  

Well, that's the news today from my living room.

P.S.  if you're following the movie a day blog... I just finished today's movie post.  

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday afternoon Dec 3rd

I was once told the only thing I am good at is watching movies.  The former friend who said that to me meant it as a way to break me down and make me feel like a bucket of dren.

When I first started online, I thought about that comment when I was trying to figure out what kind of stuff to talk about in the very early days of blogging.
I ended up doing a bunch of reviews on sites like Yahoo and Rotten Tomatoes.  This lead to me starting my first vampire review blog  Alucard's Rose.

I was watching Julie/Julia   this afternoon for the billionth time, when I thought about the whole thing.  Making a commitment to something for a year straight and blogging about it.   It seems to be a cult crazy since Julie Powell first did it back in 2002.
Hell, I've tried myself on my year long project blog - the challenge on that was a single blog without any drama- that meant no rants, no bitching, no whining etc.
Hence why I still use this one all the time.   I'm a bitcher.   My temper is my oyster so to speak.

With all that said, I started to think about turning this into a straight up movie review blog for the see-able future.   Only that won't work either cause I really do need a place to rant and comment, specially when the Spike site posts the Impact episodes like they have been as of late.  Someone has to nag and scream at the editors, might as well be me.

Movies are something everyone loves to a degree, some more then others.  With my health issues, I don't have many hobbies simply because I can't do outdoorsy stuff.  Movies and books are the main thing, and of course food.

This my Spudguns will make sense in a moment. 

So to wrap up,
  1. My year long blog project is going to go way way over by maybe a second year
  2. I love movies
  3. I need a semi-new hobby
  4. I've started a new challenge today that will run for 366 days where I watch a movie a day and blog about it.  {2012 is a leap year}
  5. Book club wasn't working as I hoped so I created a movie group through the Cineplex Scenetourage site.
Did you get all that?

I'm challenging myself to watch one movie a day for the next year and blog about it.  I decided to combine my love of films with my love of blogging and hope to maybe meet a few new folks along the way via the Cineplex group.

All this will be going down on my latest blog  Coffee and Casseroles
And you are thinking why did I call it that and not something movie related?   Because the blog was meant for something else when I started it and it didn't pan out but I loved the name and it was there so why not Eh?

A year ago this challenge would have been ten times easier, but since we no longer have a movie rental place around here, I will have to resort to what I have in my collection, what is limited on the Shaw on Demand-which limits when I can rent a demand film cause that is at mother's place- and gives me one film a month at the cinema.

I see myself buying some new stuff around spring.  Even though I should be golden for the first two months with just the stuff in my collection. The first month and a half of this should be cake walking right?

Okay let's do this Top Chef style... and your time starts NOW...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Night of the living blogmare

Oh my god!

So Blogger was down for 12 hours as far as posting was concerned.   Hundreds of us could not edit or post anything.  It was scary.  Apocalypse  scary.

Things seem to be straightening out now though.   Dude, I was panicked the last few hours with a capital PANICKED

My life is by blog.  I have no idea what I would do if I lost all my blog access?  Besides panic like a freak.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What's your afternoon look like?

Typical me thing to say... "what's your tomorrow look like?"   or "what's your Thursday looking like?"

Today, mine looked like this ... hobble to the kitchen to make coffee, discover kettle needs a clean, hobble around place trying to remember where the vinegar got stored, hobble around while the kettle is boiling with 3 rounds of water to get rid of the vinegar, hobble around looking for where uncle stashed the coffee when he dropped off the groceries yesterday, hobble around looking for clean mugs to discover there were none, hobble around for dish soap that uncle stashed yesterday when he dropped off the groceries, realize that even with one crutch I am still having issues with carrying things therefore have to do three times the work then normal.
And that was just for one cup of coffee.

Then I decided to watch a dvd.  More hobbling.  Neighbour downstairs is wondering what the hell all the banging noise is I'm sure. 
I think crutches will be the accessory for the season don't you?  Righty-ho Righty-ho.

I now have to complain about Impact, as I finally got to catch up on the last few weeks of shows.  DUDE!!???  What the hell is the matter with your editors?  Oh my godsmacked stoners!  Holy Anne Rice Novels Batman!  The episode for last week -November 24th 2011-  was a royal hot mess.  Half the episode wasn't even there it was half of the week's before episode.  What's going on?  Did you guys loose the taped footage or something?  TNA  seriously fix it!  And I mean fire the dude who edited the online episode.  Was it like that when it aired on television or just the Spike site?  Come on!

Okay, ranted, and now going to read a book or something.