It's like lemonade- Sweet, Tangy, and Refreshing!

April 21, 2007

Book Fair!

You can't go to a book fair with a shopping list. The book that you want will be snatched from your fingertips, and you'll miss out on books that look good. I set aside ten dollars of my refund money and allowed myself to go look... just to look.

Bad Moueska. Tsk. I should know better.

I came home with:

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • The Complete Enchanter - L. Sprauge DeCamp and Fletcher Pratt
  • some sci-fi Short story collection of randomness ^_^
  • A book for my sister, if she's read it, she can give it to her local book fair and circulate it in Cape G.
  • Anton Checkov's The Cherry Orchard
  • some random kids play about Dracula
  • Edward A Guest's A Heap 'O Livin', a collection of poems in the first edition, circa 1916
  • A booklet of translated Egyptian Love Poems (I found it in Ephemra ^_^)
  • "Who knows what evil... lurks... in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows... MWAH HAH HAH HAH HA!!" (Probably a bad novelization, but who cares. It's The Shadow, man!)
  • Penn and Teller's Cruel Jokes to play on Dear Friends

Now, I think it's worth mentioning that there were about three zillion Star Trek books there, as well as two hundred copies of Stephen King, John Grisham, and Agatha Christie. But if I wanted to get those cheap, I have my local trade-in store to support. (Not to mention that John Grisham is boring as heck. >_>) There were also lots and lots of cookbooks and art books and mystery that I didn't bother to go through, being that my arms were already growing weary, and I was already afraid I'd come home with a book that I'd read once and then never read again.

Also, there were plenty of bits and peices of series that I was afraid I'd pick up the middle of, and not be able to find the beginning or end of (i.e. DUNE). Oh, and there were VHS out the wazoo. ^_^ I almost bought the version of Dune with Sting and Patrick Stewart.

If you can go today- the 21st of April, at West County Mall, then go. If all the vultures haven't picked over the delicious tidbits, then you just might find the perfect addition to your collection.

April 15, 2007

Deconstruction

Dad's taken it upon himself to finally strip the master bathroom.

It's not exactly something easy to do, jimmying the tiles free from the un-protected drywall that the previous owners had chosen to use. I mean, WHO PLASTERS TILES TO DRYWALL IN A BATHROOM? WHO PLASTERS TILES TO DRYWALL AT ALL, FOR THAT MATTER!?

You'll have to forgive my caps, as I am tired and woke unexpectedly. Can't fall back asleep though, and my body's being very unfair about it. I learned a long time ago that there are some things you probably shouldn't write when you're angry or tired... and blog posts are one of them. Which happens to be why I rarely post tired/angry posts here and instead host them on my Myspace blog.

Recently, I've been trying to keep this one as drama-free as possible. Hell, I was trying to keep my life as drama-free as possible, but that can't be helped. Besides, I did ask for chaos a while back... I just didn't know it would come in waves...

April 09, 2007

Cheese or no Cheese?

Okay, so if you clicked the IMDB link in the last post for "David Copperfield", you may have recognized one of the names in the cast.

I didn't.

I watched the movie today, and had open IMDB at the same time, poking the links of the "additional voices" and other actors, and noticed that the face alongside the actor for the character "Mealy" looked familiar. Not just a little familiar, as in "I think he played a secondary role on a tv episode I saw once".

I mean, really familiar.

That's because the part of Mealy was voiced by Howie Mandel of "Deal or No Deal".

I find this hilarious for some reason.

Someone needs to put the song he sings on Youtube. ^_^ After all this time, it's still my favorite.

April 07, 2007

Happy Easter to me!

I have officially popped my e-bay cherry. My first purchase was a david copperfield DVD- not the one with Daniel Radcliffe or... oh... whatsisname... him... that guy. But not that other guy.

Anywho, the verion I bought is a ninety minute anthromorphic version with David Copperfield played as a cat, Mr Micawber as a monkey, Murdstone as a rat, and with a giant cheese factory as a backdrop for the entire ending. I'm sure part of that has to be organic to the original text. Haven't had a chance to watch it, but I look forward to ruining my childhood memories.


(They got the cover picture wrong on IMDB... yay for making my search harder...)


After all, I've been waiting for this since about 1993. That's when the broadcast was shown. It was during the Christmas Holiday Season on NBC, and I was hiding out in the basement with homework... or maybe it was yarn... maybe it was my craft materials. Doesn't really matter now, I guess. The movie came on, but I only got the bright idea to start videotaping it halfway through. Never saw it on TV again, and although I kept searching for it in bargain bins and every children's section of videos and DVDs I came across, it was no use. The movie had been locked in the film vault.

It wasn't until last month that I regained hope. While searching the internet for nothing in particular, I unleashed myself upon IMDB in wild chance... why I hadn't checked it before, I'm not completely sure. I looked into the message board- There! A post by someone claiming to have the DVD in their posession!

A DVD? Then it must have been released. And if it was released- all forgotten hopes and dreams end up on E-bay!

Mine did. ^_^

Now I just have to get a copy of The Theif and the Cobbler, too. Then my childhood movies will all have been collected.


April 06, 2007

DAMNIT, JANET!

They changed my schedule at work.

I'm not a happy Moueska.

If I'd known, I would have actually been on time. I even waited to come inside because I'd made it to work "early".

*sullen growl*

Truly Outrageous

^_^

I've been looking up Jem music videos on youtube. You can find anything on Youtube if you put your mind to it. I kinda stumbled across it... god, I barely remembered Jem- the only reason it rings bells is because my grandma bought us the Jem car and book/record.


~*~*~*~

It feels like I'm waiting for things to tailspin for me. Because life's been feeling way too damn good recently...

Then again, a lot can change in 48 hours. A whole lot.

April 04, 2007

The Recurring Dream

It's happened at least twice that I can remember.

Each dream was a little different, but so very vivid... I'm on the disney cruise again, standing on the boat and it's time to go. But this time, it was a solitary journey- Jessi, Breka, and Mom B just weren't there! One thing that I remember being very, very vivid in both dreams is that I completely miss the shore. Not that I miss the boat, but I miss my chance to get off.

Both times I do eventually get to shore- the first time, I have to swim- it's not very far, luckily. The second time, I jump from my boat to another, where someone's waiting for me. The second boat had a very distinct Spirited Away theme, and I had a handful of the paper prayer-bird-dolls crunched in my hand. Even then, it was like I was grasping for a piece of the dream- or maybe just a souvenir to remember it by.

I don't understand! I don't know what this means!

*Grabs the handy-dandy dream dictionary given to me by Von and Drew for X-mas*

Here we go... "Disembarking a ship".
Leaving a phase of life, such as marriage or a job


Okay, and since I jumped into a boat the second time and didn't swim to the shore, "Ferry Boat".
Transition from one phase of life to another; the emotional connections in a relationship


Interesting... and since I did almost miss the boat... and did miss the shore the first time...
Missing opportunity; not grasping signifigance of events; not "making it" in a relationship.


Damn. I'm now very, very sorry I think so very much about dreams. *hides*

April 01, 2007

Shock of my life...

... when I looked at the calendars at work. Today's Palm Sunday.

Is 2007 really one-quarter of the way over? Wow...