Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday evening random thoughts

Spudguns!  take your shoes off, cause I don't want you tracking graveyard goo into my crypt, pull up a tombstone and grab a cup of coffee.
Did you all see last week's episode of TNA wrestling?   I just did.  Had to hunt online for it, but I found a copy and got to see it.  ( July 26th 2012 episode.)

And seriously,  Joey Ryan got his name mentioned more then anyone else in that fifteen minute segment.  I love it!
You've seen my comments over the last while, saying just how much I'm digging on what he's doing on his youtube.  I honestly don't think the fans really care if it's the real deal or if it's a scripted part, the fact is he's got everyone talking about him and TNA.

So many people have started to tune into Impact now just to see if Joey Ryan is going to show up.  It's fabulous.  Just brilliant when you think about it.  And you know me, I always think about stuff like that.

And it doesn't hurt at all that he's nice to look at.   What, you really think I'm going to start behaving now... really?

Anyways, if all goes according to my plans, which of course they never do, but if things go the way I'm hoping in the next few days, I will finally be back home by Thursday.
Unless the surgeon calls tomorrow for the second surgery.  yes, still waiting to have the wires taken out of my knee. And still hobbling around on a cane.

Anyways, that's the view from the sofa tonight. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Random Sunday thought over coffee

I was asked on a movie blogger's group,  what movie do I hate?

That's simple.    The Wizard of Oz.

It's too happy.  Not in a feel good way, but a very fake plastic way.  Like being stuck in a situation with people you totally dislike but are forced to play nice with sort of way.

And I get that it came out around the end of the great depression, and everyone was needing things to make them feel better, but still it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

So it's a Sunday, I'm having my second cup of coffee for the day, getting my post ready for my movie blogathon which seems like a waste of my time considering no one signed up for it... but bitterness aside... movies are the topic of the day.

There's crows in the tree outside the window.  I like birds. Not so much when they smash into the windows scaring me but otherwise... 

movies, yes right.  I'll be posting the blogathon post in a few minutes over on the movie challenge blog.   I've already posted the daily movie on there Day 227

kiss kiss noise

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday of nothing

Just thought I would once again, mention about the blogathon I'm having tomorrow... am suppose to be having tomorrow as it's turned into a bit thin... but anyways...

I'm stuck at the moment watching that damned Treehouse.   Why?  because mom is babysitting. 
My distaste for kids has gotten stronger in the last year.

Nothing else happening at the moment.  Time for coffee

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

post 1021

Or something to that effect.

I was asked what I thought about the big 1000th episode of Raw.   Well, besides the fact that 3hours is too damned long, I didn't think much of it. I had taped it on the DVR because Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef trumps wrestling. And when I got around to watching it yesterday afternoon, I watched it in fastforward.  Only took me 45minutes.  Which, is all you really need for any show.
Might be why I like boxed sets so much, no commercials.

I've been toying with the idea of digging up an old script from 2001 that I had written.  Re-working it and seeing what I can do with the character from it. 
Which will mean, a new blog.   Or maybe a re-issue of one of my old semi-dead ones?  I'll let you my lovely Spudguns, know when I've figured it out a bit more.

This weekend will mark 22weeks since I shattered my knee.  And two months since the last time I was in to the surgeon who said he was going to do the second surgery to remove the wires within a few weeks... two months without a word. 
I think I have been forgotten.  And the wires are starting to sort of stick up since all the swelling has gone down. 

And that's the view from the sofa this afternoon

Monday, July 23, 2012

July 23rd just after midnight

And I  want to get this post in before I go to bed.

Over on my movie challenge blog, I've just posted about my first blogathon.  Well, the first one that is my little brain child anyways. As I haven't hosted one before. 

Here is the info

I'd add the poster that I just spent the last hour making but I had frealing issues uploading it the first time around on the other blog.

kiss kiss noise!

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for the week of July 19th 2012

I used screen capture for this post 

I managed to find a way to find it online.   So here are the highlights...

We opened with an update on Hogan's surgery.

Cut to- The scoreboard for the Bound for Glory series.   James Storm is top of the pops right now. So he got to call out who he wanted for the Open Fight Night.  He called out Kurt Angle.  They played his music twice but he did not come to the ring.  When the camera man ran backstage, Angle was getting a five minute beat down by the Aces/Eights.

Cut to- Samoa Joe calling out Pope.  I still want that trenchcoat.  The match had barely gotten underway when Joe hit the ring, and I think he shattered a few teeth... but Joe managed to get the submission win earning himself 10 more points in the series.

Cut to- Robert Roode backstage still screaming that Austin Aries winning was a fluke.

Cut to- Hardy was about to call out someone, but Robbie E came out instead calling Hardy out. Hardy got counted out and the win went to Robbie E.  Nice, I like it!

Cut to- a backstage shot of the next Gut Check tryout.

Cut to- ODB and Eric Young talking about his own show and fried chicken... you have to love those two.

Cut to- a flashback of the whole Daniels/Kaz/Styles storyline. Then Daniels and Kaz in the locker room talking about the whole thing.

Cut to- The Gut Check match.  The dude's name was Sam Shaw and he went up against ... oh hang on he got hit up by the Aces/Eights.  Dude...

Cut to- Anderson coming to the ring to call out A.J. Styles.  After many back and forth near falls, Anderson managed to get the pin over Styles.

Cut to- RVD came to the ring and called out Daniels.  Daniels got the win with a pin by using the ropes.

Cut to- Austin Aries in the locker room area talking about how he trumps everyone, and very smartly too I might add.  Aries has this comedic edge to his promos that just works! (sorry I'll behave)

Cut to- an update of Hogan.

Cut to- a flashback of Bully Ray vs Parks from the other week.  ppssssttt... Abyss you forgot to put your teeth in for that match...then a short promo with Parks and Garrett talking about the match from the other week.

Cut to- a Bound for Glory match between Magnus and Bully Ray.   Bully Ray ended up getting the win with a pin.

Cut to- a promo announcing the fact Chavo will be joining TNA... bout damned time

Cut to- Robert Roode made his way to the ring for his match against Austin Aries.  Which was going along at a rocking good pace until the Aces/Eights decided to freal it all up.

I really do hope a resolution is found soon so that Spike will put the shows back on their site, as I just can not afford the cable package here locally that carries Spike.

Till next time, love Ardeth Blood

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Question on a July afternoon

What is it about soap operas that keeps us coming back?
Why do we watch?  Is there something in human nature that really drives us to want to know what is really going on in other people's lives?  Or are we just bored?

I am watching one of my favourite soaps, Bold and the Beautiful,  and it's the same kind of thing we've seen millions of times before on other shows. But yet... here I am glued to the tv.   Same sort of thing when I watch wrestling.  It's all the same storylines either way, and we know that, yet we still end up glued to the tv.

And why, when we had up til last year, so many established soap operas; now the reality television style shows?   I don't think we traded up at all. 

Today, more time on my hands then even usual.  But that's my question right now.  What is it about other people's lives, fact or fiction, that makes us just want to know?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday july 15th

 I decided to get the WWE ppv tonight, Money in the Bank.  I got it for one reason, I was told by a few people Wade Barrett was making his big return.  I was lied to.
So I'm little ticked off about that factor.  And very ticked off about the end result of the last match.  Mom loved it.  Then again, she's a Cena fan.  I am not. 

No I'm still not moved home yet, still waiting for the second surgery on my knee. Fingers crossed it's this week.

Anyways, the ppv... I don't order pay-per-views too often, and when I do, it's usually a TNA ppv. But order the WWE tonight I did.
I wasn't overly thrilled with it.  The CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan match was decent, but there could have been a better story for it then the love triangle. 
Sheamus vs Alberto Del Rio was a good strong offering as well.

I was really hoping some new feuds would have evolved from the two ladder matches, but unless creative has something up their sleeves for the next two episodes, I didn't really see anything developing.

I just hope that Wade Barrett makes his return soon.

p.s.  Did anyone else catch the fans with the "87%"  sign?  I would think it's up to 90% by now...

-love Ardeth Blood 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th!

I like many, took to the internet last night and this morning, after last nights TNA Impact looking, hoping to find a bootlegged upload somewhere on the internet in order to see the show.
I didn't really find the show so to speak but I did manage to see clips and highlights that other fans had offered up.

I think I saw enough to compile a small post on my Thoughts on TNA Impact for the Week of July 12th 2012....
I still don't understand why after all these years they want to put A.J. Styles in the sort of storyline they are doing.  It's just feeling like a desperation move.  
The Robert Roode and Austin Aries segment.  I get where they are going with this, and it was funny.  Roode stammering like he'd forgotten his lines or something and Aries acting as if he was bored of waiting for him to remember them.  Brilliant. 
The return of Abyss... just in time for the hardcore ppv next month.   Speaking of the hardcore ppv next month,  here's my zombied goo covered theory on the Aces/Eights group.  Deadman's hand is called that, Aces and Eights, and the big Hardcore Justice ppv is next month, the one that last year saw so many former ECW guys at.  So I'm thinking it will end up being that this little group of outlaws are all form hardcore wrestlers... maybe with the mastermind of say Raven?  
That's what I'm thinking... that or it could be all the guys who's been fired in general in the last year wanting revenge... or of course JCW or ROH guys trying to start a "Thursday night war"?
Or it could be Bunnies!  (yeah always go with the Buffy the Vampire quote when you're out of real theories)

Let's hope the whole dispute in the States between Viacom and DirectTV is over before next Thursday. 

-Love Ardeth Blood

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 12th 2012


I'm starting to think there is a conspiracy afoot.

We all know the big issue happening right now with the Viacom stations. Right, totally sucks.
Well, here in Canada, Shaw cable that carries the channels had a fire at the head office.  Cable was down, internet feeds were down, phones were down.  Which means, hundreds of customers in Canada were out of luck for the last 24 hours.

It's not funny, but the timing is ironic.

So it's 11:45pm on a Thursday night. Millions of wrestling fans were without their show tonight, myself included.  Not that I've seen an episode on "scheduled time" in a long while.  Here's hoping things get worked out before next week... yes I know it's all I've been talking about for the last 24 hours since I found out about it all, but must I remind some of you that when it comes to the X-Division - Sir I have an ADDICTION!

In the mean time, I'm going to try and dazzle my physio therapist tomorrow when I go in with my ability to manage stairs.  Tomorrow makes 20 weeks since I shattered my knee.  20 frealing weeks. And I'm still on a cane. Being crippled sucks goatballs.

-Ardeth Blood

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

retrograde this week

Both Mercury and Uranus are going into a backward motion this week.

This will make total chaos for things like, communication, electronics, travel, messages, (Mercury) and change.  (Uranus)

I know this isn't suppose to happen for another two days, but I'm feeling the weight of it already today.  From internet issues, to missed phone messages, to scattered energies.  
What many forget is that it takes up to two and a half days for a full on shift of any planet, and the planets are actually already slowing down from their forward motion. 

Mercury does this retrograde thing about 3 times a year, for roughly three weeks.   I'm not too clear on the Uranus timeframe.  Hopefully it's not too long.

Dear Spike...

Why do I feel like I've just been screwed over?
So, I'm waiting to see the very late episode from last week's TNA Impact, the one from before the big ppv; and I log into the Spike site, only none of the episodes are working.  As in, the little "watch" buttons are missing.
And on the front page of the Spike site, Impact is not listed for full episodes.

This is not good.  Not good at all.


I used screen capture for this post

Okay, so if you know me, you know I like to rant.  And I rant most about the state of the wrestling shows.
Here's the thing, I don't keep up with much in the "real world"  because it's depressing.  But, with that said, I do once in awhile catch up with a few news related things.

Seems that the big American handler of Spike TV therefore, TNA Wrestling, has dropped well everything.
What does this mean for TNA Wrestling over the next few weeks?   I'm not too sure, as I have no idea how this will affect it here in Canada or overseas.
I haven't had cable myself now for over two years,  I rely completely on the internet to see the show on the Spike site.  For a long while I watched it on iTunes Canada.  But sadly, they no longer carry Impact Wrestling on the Canadian iTunes.

From what I understand,  it is still being carried on the American iTunes.

If the fans pleas have in fact fallen on deaf ears in the U.S.  then Spudguns, it's time to get creative in finding a way to back Spike and TNA.

I'm hoping that it doesn't affect the actual websites like Spike and that they find a way to produce the show and air it online.

In the meantime, rant people rant and maybe someone will get the hint.

Love, your favourite Professionally Outraged Wrestling Fan, Ardeth Blood

Monday, July 9, 2012

Morning after the ppv with coffee art

WHAT PART OF STAY SAFE DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND????  Mr. Styles, Mr. Daniels.  I can only guess that you did not read my post the other day.

Picture it, your heroine and heroin sitting here yesterday, waiting for the ppv to start, bored going slightly insane from the sounds of gospel music from the church down the street; when I started to doodle.   I don't draw as much as I used to, but I found myself thinking about the ppv of course.  So I decided to try my hand at drawing Austin Aries.
Killed time till the ppv started. Did I mention I no longer seem to have any sort of a life?  {It's a bit on the blurry side cause of the damned webcam on this pc}

The ppv... My money was on Sonjay Dutt that is until he injured himself middle of the Ultimate X match, then I had to put my money - er okay cheesecake cause I'm broker then broke- on Zema Ion.  Yeah, I know we're thinking the same thing here... but Zema Ion had been in an Ultimate X before so he knew what kind of heights - total puns intended- he'd have to go through to win. And he did.  For now.
The X-Division is for gods of wrestling... okay in my world it is. But I'm bias.

Come to think of it, it was the Ultimate X match that Zema Ion was in where Chris Sabin got injured last month... this dude is cursed. Ion, I mean.  Let's get the belt off him and on to someone who can really handle holding it. I'd like to see Styles come back into the X-Division for awhile and take that title away from Ion.

The last man standing match between A.J. Styles and Daniels.  Brutal to say the lest.  There were a few times when I was so caught up in the match that my "holy Anne Rice novels Batman"  wide-eyed innocent self responded to things.  Like the Styles Clash through the table, and this one point when Styles went flying off the ramp-stage area over the announce booth into the crowd.  How do family members of wrestlers handle watching them do matches like that?
Dude, if that was my husband/brother/uncle/cousin  I would be having a heart attack unable to watch.

Samoa Joe vs Kurt Angle gave great submission.   Does that sound dirty enough to have been something I've uttered?  I mean come on, you knew from the second this match was announced that it was going to be the start of something sweet.  Here is a feud that could never get old simply because it's got roots.  Both men are equally able to score big time over each other, and do it cleanly.

And the main event.  And it truly was a main event.  Austin Aries vs Robert Roode.  Oh my god man!  Aries... that's all I have to say on this one.  Aries.
I know, I should be building my entire post this morning around this match and normally I would. But, I'm seriously thinking this is only the start of the next big feud.  Lest I hope there are second helpings of this dish.
There were so many near falls, so many moments when it looked like Roode was going to get the win but Aries kept going.  At one point in the match, and this was like a 40minute match people; one point when it looked like Austin Aries was right out of it and simply got his shoulder up without even realizing what he'd done.  He's that damned good.  You all expected me to make one of my typical comments like he's that damned yummy but I'm trying to behave. Yes you're right, me behave why start now.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday 7/07/2012 part 2

I still am off time wise with this, too early for the 7pm hit and for some reason, the scheduling function on the Blogger blogs has been busted for like a month. 

This would be the NIGHT BEFORE A PPV

And even though this week's episode of TNA Impact has yet to be posted on the Spike site, and therefore I have no clue other then Austin Aries being in the main event; I'm greatly considering getting the ppv tomorrow night. 


I know, it's wrestling.  You're there to put on a great show, but still, my TNA Spudguns stay safe!

-love Ardeth Blood

Saturday 7/07/2012

But it's 10:13am.  I wasn't up early enough to catch the 7am part to make this a full on gimmick.

Hang on, hold your crickets you'll get it in a second when your coffee kicks in.   Yesterday was Day 207  on the movie challenge. 

get it now...

My timing was a day off, not on purpose.  My timing actually should have been more then 207, but as I sort of half explained few days ago on the movie challenge blog, there have been forces unseen taking over. 
As in, my health dragging me down and nasty evil power outages that had left me without either computer or electricity for the movies. 
In other words, even the best laid plans get frealed sometimes.

So, I'm little more then half way into the movie a day for a year challenge.  And as I type this here on this bloggy-blog, I wish I had just done the whole thing on here instead of creating a full on separate blog.  But sometimes I am my own worst enemy, and I do see things as chapters.  Different chapters for different themes.  I need more coffee...

I haven't even really gotten to the casseroles  part of the blog.  Yeah hold on with me here, it's one of those mornings.
Something I have managed to learn during all this; and it's simple might be a small issue might not be, is that I didn't realize how routine my world was.   The big rule I set for myself with this movie a day challenge is to watch one different movie a day for the year.  DIFFERENT.  Different.  That's the key word I have to keep drilling into my zombie eaten brain. 
I seriously did not realize how often I watched the same five movies. No wonder I was so bored with my life.  Seriously,  I had five movies that I would watch pretty much every day, nearly the same time of day too. 
Like supper time, I instantly grabbed Julie/Julia.  Mornings, I liked to have an episode of Sex and the City - okay not the movie usually but still the same dvds every day.  You're getting the idea here.

We are creatures of habit. If  we realize it or not.  But when do our habits/routines become the thing we need to break away from?
And the other side of the coin is that structure is good.   Confused yet? 

Okay my lovely Spudguns, that's the candyfloss this morning.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dear TNA...July 2012

I'm trying to watch the latest episode of TNA Impact, the episode from last week of June 28th 2012; and in the middle of the Bully Ray vs Samoa Joe match,  the episode just went black.  Up pops this line about "sorry this is not available in your region"

What the freal?

I've complained before in the past about the editing crew who post the show on the Spike site, having issues with cutting segments wrong (pieces from the week before)  but this is the first time this message has appeared in all this time. And we're talking the last two and a half years of watching Impact online on the Spike site (since not having cable.)

Seems, I'm not the only one having issues watching it online, as there were at the time of this posting, two comments made saying only half the show was able to be seen. 

Dude, for those of us who rely completely on the internet for tv shows, that's just not a good thing to be half way through something and it crap out.
And given the fact 87%  of people watch stuff online now... I have seen many comments on the spike site for the TNA Impact over the last two years when there have been issues, but I've never seen anyone from Spike or TNA comment on fixing the editing issues. 
It would be nice to know that someone is paying attention to the comments fans are leaving.

-love Ardeth Blood

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 1st 2012

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day and if you live outside of the country, hope you're having a great weekend.