Saturday, November 30, 2013

Six-Sentence Saturday - 11/30/2013

Can you believe it is already the last day of November? The days are just SCREAMING by, aren't they?


Anyhoozle, I have come to deliver myself of my six sentences.

1.) Everyone is off Christmas shopping except me.


2.) Slight exaggeration there... not EVERYONE is gone, but I have to go to work so I feel left out.


3.) I am feeling a bit like Obadiah Stane in regards to my car: "I'm deeply enjoying the suit," except, in my case, it is the CAR I'm deeply enjoying. :)

"I'm deeply enjoying the Suit."

4.) My sisters and I have come to the conclusion that Imagine Dragons (a band) does nothing but watch Supernatural and compose music based on Sam and Dean Winchester. (This song reminds me so much of Sam. Sammy!!! :)

5.) Supernatural is one of those shows I don't recommend, because of the horrifically flawed portrayal of God and the angels. I watch it for the brothers. :)


6.) Today is the feast of St. Andrew, so don't forget to start your St. Andrew Novena!!! :)


 Have a spectacu-acular kind of day. God bless!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

But What Is The TURKEY Thankful For?

Once upon a time I had a sister who lived at home and was really big on poems and/or plays on Thanksgiving.


The title of this post is the final line of a poem one of my younger sisters recited at a memorable Thanksgiving years ago. She was dressed as a pilgrim, with a pinecone as a pretend turkey, and she recited THIS poem as she balanced the "turkey" in her hands:

A little girl said, as she asked for more,
"But what is the TURKEY thankful for?"

Now you are edified.


This year we had all the usual yummies - Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, sweet rolls, salad and vegetables, champagne and wine, and for dessert we had apple pie, ice cream, and...



(It's the "By Odin's Beard" that cracks me up.)

I have to say, that was a delicious dessert. We ate, we drank, we made our ancestors proud. Then we watched Holiday Inn, a wonderful old movie that we always watch on Thanksgiving. It's the movie that preludes the Advent season.

Bing Crosby and Marjorie Dale sing the only acceptable version of White Christmas in this movie. :)

We have a couple Thanksgiving traditions in our family. One is the above-mentioned Holiday Inn movie. Another is the listening of THIS song by Nat King Cole: (Visualize a downward-pointing arrow at the youtube video below. Thank you.)

Actually, Nat King Cole has one of the best old traditional Christmas music CD's out there. He sings brilliantly lovely songs, like God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Away In A Manger, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Silent Night. It's probably one of my most favourite Christmas CD's to listen to during the Advent and Christmas season.


Another  tradition we do is to listen to Josh Groban's O Holy Night as well. The first time I ever heard him sing this song was the year when the world's worst sappy and materialistic Christmas music was being played CONSTANTLY on the radio. It was the kind of music that filled you with snarls and Grinchy glares, so Josh was the sweetest breath of fresh air. This song has remained very special to me ever since, and I know I've shared it a LOT, but it's such a beautiful version I can't help it. And I won't apologize for it, either. You don't HAVE to watch it if you don't want to. I just love it and must post it. Again. And again. And, you know, again.

That's all I've really got for today. As a total aside note, and not at all Thanksgiving related, see this?

I HAZ A CAR! It is a beautiful car. I love my car. I like to pat my car, and tell it how beautiful it is. I like to drive my car. It rides so well. It just sort of cruises over the road. It is my lovely, lovely car.

This is how I feel about my car...

And this...

So, there you go. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all had a good one. :)

God bless.


Saturday, November 23, 2013


So, funny story...

My family and I are pretty avid Doctor Who fans. Since today is the 50th anniversary, we were of course pretty stoked to watch the 50th Anniversary Episode of Doctor Who online, along with a million other fans. I mean, come on, how cool is that? "A billion billion people" all watching Doctor Who at the same time!


Well, as time approached, we couldn't get the show to play on BBCAmerica. Cue frantic shouting. At this time, we called up one of our friends who lives down the street to see if she could get Doctor Who to play on her cable. After a few minutes she was able to verify, yes, she could get Doctor Who on her telly, so we asked her to pause it while we gathered up the family and raced down there.

And we watched it!

I enjoyed it. I would have liked to see a few extra people appear on the screen (i.e., Rory, Amy, and River), aside from the ones we knew were going to appear (Ten, John Hurt, Rose Tyler), but I loved the ending where we got to see all 12 Doctors (Spoiler!! Highlight if you want to be spoiled) working together onscreen to save Gallifrey (End spoiler!!) and I really enjoyed watching Ten and Eleven together. Eleven is my favourite, so I was glad he got a lot of screen time, but he and Ten played really well off each other. Overall, I'd say this was a really tight episode and it was jolly having all the Doctors onscreen.


For everyone who watched the episode, hope you enjoyed it, and HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY, DOCTOR WHO!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Dark World - Movie Review

So, we went to watch The Dark World last week in the theater. By "we" I mean my brother, my mother, and five of my sisters. We were quite a group.

And the movie was amazing!


It starts off with a prologue about Odin's father fighting a race of creatures known as the Dark Elves. They are led by Malekith, a particularly nasty Dark Elf who seeks to turn the universe to darkness using a weapon called the Aether. The armies of Asgard manage to defeat the Dark Elves and acquire the Aether. Since the Aether cannot be destroyed, the Asgardians bury it deep in the earth to prevent it from ever being found. In the turmoil of the final battle, Malekith and a handful of his Dark Elves escape the carnage, proclaiming that the fight is not yet over.

Christopher Eccleston as Malekith - *Doctor, what are you doing? Doctor. Stahp*

We return to present day, where Jane Foster has been waiting for Thor to keep his promise and return to her, even though it has been two years since he left her on Earth and destroyed the Bifröst, the "Rainbow Bridge" between the realms. Thor, in Asgard, has been busy trying to restore peace to the Nine Realms, and Loki has been imprisoned for the war crimes he committed on Earth during The Avengers.

Tom Hiddleston - Loki

Darcy Lewis, Jane's intern and companion from the previous Thor movie, discovers an anomaly in an abandoned factory that is similar to the one that brought Thor to Earth, and brings Jane to investigate. While investigating, Jane gets separated from Darcy and is pulled into a wormhole, where she discovers an enormous stone housing a strange red formless substance. She touches the substance, and it pours into her, knocking her unconscious. On Asgard, the Rainbow Bridge Guardian Heimdall tells Thor that Jane has disappeared from his sight, and Thor returns to Earth to discover what has happened to her.

Natalie Portman - Jane Foster

He finds her at the factory, where she inadvertently releases a blast of unexpected power. Recognizing it as something dangerous and unearthly, Thor brings Jane to Asgard for her to be healed, only to be told the sickness she has cannot be healed by them. Meanwhile Malekith senses the Aether and awakens from a stasis-type sleep he laid on himself and the surviving Dark Elves after their escape from Odin's father. The Dark Elves muster their forces and attack Asgard, searching for Jane and the Aether she contains.

Jane and Frigga

After their failure to obtain the Aether on Asgard, the Dark Elves flee to regather their strength, leaving a devastating amount of dead Asgardians behind, including Thor and Loki's mother. Thor has an idea to take Jane to Malekith's world, Svartalfheim, to tempt Malekith to remove the Aether from her. While the Aether is being transferred from one body to the next, Thor plans to kill the Dark Elf. Odin forbids this plan, wanting to keep Jane on Asgard as bait.  Knowing that only the ruination of Asgard can come from such a plan, Thor enlists Loki to take him to Svartalfheim through the secret portal only Loki knows. In return, Loki may take his revenge on Malekith for killing their mother. The brothers steal a crashed Dark Elf ship and escape to Svartalfheim with Jane.


Malekith succumbs to their trickery, drawing the Aether out of Jane, but Thor is unable to destroy the substance during its transference. Malekith becomes imbued with the power of the Aether and abandons them on Svartalfheim as he flies away on his ship to destroy the world. When all hope seems lost, Thor and Jane stumble upon a portal in a nearby cave which teleports them to London. There, they learn where Malekith plans to unleash the Aether to destroy the universe, and the only thing that can save them is the use of Jane's scientific equipment.


So, that's my review. I think I enjoyed The Dark World a little bit more than I did the first Thor movie... the "official" name which I can't remember. (Was it just Thor, God of Thunder?) I liked Jane Foster better in this one, and I loved Thor and Loki together. They were awesome.


Hope you enjoyed that. God bless!


(P.S.  I think I have decided my favourite kinds of stories are brother stories.) :) That's all.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Six-Sentence Saturday - 11/09/2013

Wow, I can't believe it's November already.  But, you know what that means?



2.) I'm reading THE RIDDLEMASTER OF HED trilogy.


3.) I really admire the way Patricia McKillip writes her male characters. They are awesome!!

Dean Approves

4.) I hate it when I'm having this kind of day where I'm like, "What's for breakfast?" (Eats breakfast.) "That was delish. What's for lunch?" (Eats lunch.) "That was amazing! What's for dinner?" (Has to wait for what feels like an eternity for dinner.)




6.) This song really reminds me of Sam Winchester from Supernatural.

I'm a Sam girl

That's all for now, good people! Catch youse all on the next blog post. Have a great and lovely weekend. God bless!!


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Six-Sentence Saturday - November 2

It's been awhile since I've done one of these, hasn't it?

I Ain't Even Sorry

1.) I went Christmas shopping today.


2.) I did not buy anything, but now I know what I want to get people.


3.) We had our first snow last Monday.


4.) That gif of Loki I posted makes me happy.


5.) I'm beginning to be fond of OneRepublic.


6.) I totally adore their song "Counting Stars".

So, that's all for today. Hope youse all have a good weekend! Ta!

God bless. :)

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