Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First clash of the year...

Lily brought home homework this afternoon that consisted of her having to write numbers 1 to 1000.  Would someone please explain to us what the point is?  My step sister, who teaches 3rd grade said that the assignment was ridiculous.  Hmmmm.....  Casey is writing an inflammatory letter as I type.  Joy.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sci Fi Meme

Carrie tagged me, so here goes.  If you get tagged, you copy the list below.  Mark in bold the movie titles for which you've read the book, italicize the ones you've watched.  Then, tag five people to perpetuate the meme.

1. Jurassic Park
2. War of the Worlds
3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
4. I, Robot
5. Contact
6. Congo
7. Cocoon
8. The Stepford Wives
9. The Time Machine
10. Starship Troopers
11. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
12. K-Pax
13. 2010
14. The Running Man
15. Sphere
16. The Mothman Prophecies
17. Dreamcatcher
18. Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
19. Dune
20. The Island of Dr. Moreau
21. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
22. The Iron Giant (The Iron Man)
23. Battlefield Earth
24. The Incredible Shrinking Woman
25. Fire in the Sky
26. Altered States
27. Timeline
28. The Postman
29. Freejack
30. Solaris
31. Memoirs of an Invisible Man
32. The Thing
33. The Thirteenth Floor
34. Lifeforce
35.  Deadly Friend
36. The Puppet Masters
37. 1984
38. A Scanner Darkly
39. Creator
40. Monkey Shines
41. Solo (Weapon)
42. The Handmaid's Tale
43. Communion
44. Carnosaur
45. From Beyond
46. Nightflyers
47. Watchers
48. Body Snatcher

I tag Brooke, Meredith, Robyn, Mellissa and Katie.

Monday, August 11, 2008

All Done...

In about ten minutes I'm going to be leaving for the back to school night at Lily's school and then tomorrow is the first day of 3rd grade.  THIRD GRADE!!  When did Lily get to the third grade!  It seems just like yesterday she was off to preschool and I was a blubbering mess.   We'll do our traditional breakfast tomorrow morning (this year, I'm thinking something special since she's so obsessed with waffles) and then, 8AM... off to school and back to the school year routine. 

It seems like summer has just flown by.  Where did it go?  

In other news, I'm thinking of taking Belly Dancing classes... 

Friday, August 01, 2008

Moldymort and Ludicrous sitting in a tree...

To quote my stepmother: "Goodnight, it's hot!!"  Yep, and I get to go apply makeup that will undoubtedly sweat off if this heat continues.  I am, at this point, doing everything just shy of a rain dance for it to cool down.   I actually have only been outside for less than an hour so far today and in that short time I swear I felt all but a couple of droplets of water evaporate from my body. 

Okay, so I exaggerate, there was no evaporating of water from my person, but I do feel the need to increase my water intake after being outside for about 45 minutes.  Huzzah for air conditioning! Huzzah to the person that invented air conditioning!  Huzzah for swimming pools! Huzzah that my neighbor has a swimming pool!  Huzzah they said I could go swimming in it if I wanted to!   Lovely people, really. ;-)

This evening I get to take my dad and stepmom to the set with me.  I'm excited to show them what I've been doing over the past few months.  I was showing Libby (stepmom) the pictures I took from the set last night and I think she was surprised.  I don't think any of my parental units believe this is an actual movie.   And honestly? Sometimes it doesn't feel like that to me, either.  Maybe that's because I'm having too much fun working on it.   The thing is, we're coming to the end of the shoot and while I'm still excited to be going to set every weekend, it's almost like I don't want to go because I know that today is the penultimate day of shooting.  Tomorrow, the last.  And that saddens me. 

Tim sent out emails about tearing down the set on Sunday.   That really made me sad.  

I must go hunt down my fly swatter.... one has entered the house and now it must die.