Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pretty Little Liars season finale is on...can you say intense?!

PLL season finale was awesome, intense and completely insane. What I went away with: I <3 hannah, the parents are just as crazy and as messed up as their kids (if not more), Camp Mona looked awesome (even if it's name sake is a bratty psycho) and A is C-R-E-E-P-Y and a total nut job. My cousin did let blab the ending to the entire series to me last week so you can't imagine how interesting it is watching this, knowing exactly how it ends. Can't wait for it to start back up in the fall/winter, not really sure when that will be exactly but I'm excited :o)

This is going to be a short blog tonight, I'm pretty beat, it's been fun so until tomorrow stay secretive my pretty little liars.

Inspiration: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss

Joyful Tunes: Switchfoot - On Fire

Monday, August 9, 2010

oh my god the bend and snap works everytime

Is this not the most insanely awful thing you have ever heard? In Portland, Oregon at a local fiar a little girl was selling lemonade for $.50 a cup when two health inspectors approached her asking to see her $120 license and when the other vendors rallied around her because she didn't have this "license" the inspectors threated her with a $500 fine until she left in tears. Can you say power trip? WTF health inspectors what is wrong with you? Kids have been raising money for toys and candy via lemonade stands forever, it's an American Tradition and those puff balls ruined it. Well at least the Multnomah County Chair called to apologize for the incident and koodos to the vendors who rallied around the little girl. You can find out more about this story here, also check out these photos of the Preston & Steve WMMR Intern Lemonade Stand, they're way of showing just how absurd the whole Oregon situation was. What are your thoughts?

Book Nook

Did you notice how many awesome books are coming out on August 31? I'm a uber pumped for some sweet fall reading :o)

The movie option for Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy has been bought, you can visit the official movie site here aaaaand the series is going to be made into a graphic novel due to come out on August 18, 2011, eeeee!!!

OMG look at that cover art, is that not AWESOME!?!

The Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) blog tour continues on to District 4 at GreenBeanTeenQueen

I will see you all tomorrow, stay chipper my friends.

TV Guide: Will & Grace Season 3 Marathon

Inspiration: "Exercising gives you endorphins.  Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands.  They just don't." Elle Woods

Joyful Tunes: Pearl Jam - Love Reign O'er Me

Friday, August 6, 2010


It's finally Friday!! Unfortunately this has been a tough week but now that it's over lets de-stress with a fun relaxing weekend Bo) <-- he's wearing sunglasses if you couldn't tell.

So I think I'm slowly getting the hang of this whole blogging concept. I know I have to work harder on getting the entries out on time but that will become routine quickly. There are 2 major things I need to do to better my blog: 1. Design. I have added some widgets/gadgets but I would like to add more and definitely tweet the design a bit. 2. Research.  With work and what not it's really tough trying to keep up with the latest news and making sure it's accurate and sourced properly. So if you see something that maybe wrong or not sourced correctly please let me know, I will definitely fix/update it ASAP.

I've been a little movie crazy this week but I've come across so many great trailers that I can't help it, I must share it.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World will be released on Friday the 13th of this month and I must say it looks positively wonderful. It's already received an 88% on RottenTomatoes, which is pretty awesome.

Dare I say it? This movie may be worth spending $10 to see in theaters.

And it's based off of a comic book, that is so yay!!

Book Nook

The Hunger Games blog tour moves on to District 3 at Words for Teens continuing the count down to the release of Mockingjay (Hunger Games #4) by Suzanne Collins in 18 days!!!

Cassandra Clare has announced the scheduled dates for both the City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire. COLS will be released sometime in May 2012 and COHF in September 2013. Check out her blog for more information.

Well until Monday have a good weekend my friends.

Currently Reading: Origins (Supernatural Graphic Novel #1) by Peter Johnson & Matthew Dow Smith

Inspiration: "time is what you make of it so take a chance, like is full of music so you outta dance" (don't even ask where i got this)

Joyful Tunes: Pierre Robert (93.3 WMMR) - Workforce Block of Jimmy Buffet (I could so go for a cheeseburger in paradise right about now, preferably with bacon)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

We're gonna need a bigger boat

So you know how I said that I believe in Karma and that sending hate out into the universe is bad Karma, well I'm about to break my own rule, I HATE CENTIPEDES!! Nothing should have that many legs, be able to move that fast and recide in my apartment. Waking up at 1:30 am to a papa sized centipede moving across your bedroom ceiling is not what I would call a good time. And why must they be so damn hard to kill? I mean seriously I almost used up all of my hair spray and the giant can of raid trying to kill this freak of nature and it still wouldn't die, that is not until I crushed it with a flip flop then flushed it down the toilet. I am not ashamed to say that I am a girl who is afraid of spiders, I have nightmares about spiders that are so bad my friends and family loving refer to them as "Spider Dreams" and at the moment I would take a spider over a centipede any day, which is a big deal for me. So sorry universe but I hate hate hate hate HATE centipedes. Bleh!!

So I was on IMDB the other day and I saw that on March 25, 2011 a movie called Sucker Punch will be released, have you seen this? It's looks bad ass!! the trailer is really kick ass, I suggest you take break from your busy work day and check it out.

There are a whole series of these posters this one is the main character.

Book Nook

I want this so baaaad.

Unfortunately it's not yet available but no worries I will keep an eye out and let you know.

Want to procrastinate like me? Well here is something to help you reach that goal:

I'm 100% Dru (holla!! that means I can kick some major batooty)

Until tomorrow stay afloat my friends.

TV Guide: Shark Week (Discovery Channel) ::insert jaws theme here::

Inspiration: "Hate Spinnerbait!!" Truth Squad (This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen)

Joyful Tunes: AC/DC - Highway to Hell

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Hump Day!!

The summer of 2010 will be coming to an end soon, is anyone else as blown away by the fact that it's already August as much as I am? Lets reflect on our summer activities shall we? I worked, spent my first summer in my own place, read ALOT, started weight watchers and already lost 11.8 pounds, went to the beach, got my first real tan in years, turned 24, and started this blog. A pretty good, chillaxing, productive summer if I do say so myself but next year I have a little more planned:

1. Reach goal weight before bday and wear a bikini to the beach
2. Turn 25 in style
3. Lukestock
4. XTU Concert
5. RenFaire BeerFest
6. Comic Con 2011 - I'm most excited about this. After going through the videos, photos and articles from this year's Comic Con I am definitely going to be there in 2011.

This morning while I was getting ready for work I saw a trailer for Vampires Suck. It's probably blaspheme, as an avid reader of the vampire genre, but I am definitely going to see this movie.

Laurent: You know who we are, don't you?
Civilian: the Blackeyed Peas?
James: Why does everyone think we're the Blackeyed Peas?


Book Nook

Cassandra Clare, author of one of my favorite series of books The Mortal Instruments, had a live chat earlier today (that I unfortunately missed because of work, stupid real world responsibility...if you were in the same position as me you can check out the live chat here) in which she revealed that there will be 2 more books in the Mortal Instruments Series, that's right my fellow shadow hunters TWO MORE BOOKS!! YAY!! They will be...wait for it....

Click here to watch Cassie Clare herself make this wonderfully awesome announcement and/or visit the Mortal Instruments site for more info  :o)

The countdown continues with 19 days left till the release of Mockingjay (Hunger Games #4) by Suzanne Collins as the blog tour moves on to District 2 at SciFiGuy.

Until tomorrow stay persnickety my friends.

TV Guide: Psych (USA Network) @ 10 pm EST
Pretty Little Liars aka PLL (DVR)

Inspiration: "Women are like tea bags; you never know how strong they are until they're put in hot water" Eleanor Roosevelt

Joyful Tunes: Cage The Elephant - No Rest for the Wicked

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Review: Jealousy (Strange Angels #3) by Lili St. Crow

I finished Jealousy (Strange Angels #3) by Lili St. Crow, aka Lilith Saintcrow, last night and it definitely lived up to my expectations. If you had never heard of Strange Angels until now it's The CW's Supernatural meets Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy, which means it's AWESOME!!!

However, if I could use one word to describe this series it would be "gritty." You almost feel uncomfortable and tense while reading this, which surprising enough is not a bad thing, in fact I would say it is one of the many reasons why these books are worth reading. Strange Angels is not light and fluffy, the "love/romantic" scenes do not feel like "love/romantic" scenes, and Saintcrow leaves little to the imagination when it comes to the gory details.

These books have a sense of reality, as if the REAL World actually exists in our word. Dru's character is developed so well that you find yourself feeling how she feels, this goes for all the characters no matter how small, if they are good you care about what happens to them, if they are evil you strongly dislike them with a passion (because we don't hate, we don't send that karma out into the universe). Nothing is perfect, even the unnaturally beautiful djamphir boys have their flaws. This is unusual for young adult novels which is probably why I love it so much.

Throughout the first two novels Dru is this strong female character, sure of her world, even with the existance of the REAL World. She can take care of herself, thanks to her dad's training and the touch. Even though she's dealing with the loss of her father, the confusion that came with the knowledge of her mother's identity and past, and the fear of the nosferatu hunting her, you never get a sense of Dru ever losing control. Although, everything comes crashing down on her in this new installment.

There's a constant current of fear, confusion, grief, exhaustion and tension that runs throughout this novel. There is plenty of action, mystery and, unlike the previous installments, romance (and since I am a hopeless romantic I was very pleased about this). Unfortunately, Dru did annoy me a bit with her whining and denial of the obvious (I spent alot of time yelling at the book or sighing in frustration which awarded me somestrange looks) but when I reflected on her behavior, I had to admit she was handling everything much better than I ever could. I mean you would be whiny too if you were always on edge, always exhausted, always sad and on top of all that you're dealing with boy drama, a bitchy "pretty" girl (only other female in the whole school besides you by the way) who is obviously out to get you and uncontrolable frizzy hair. I would definitely be pmsing.

In the end we get the old Dru back and a cliff hanger so good you won't be able to keep your aspect from showing. This is a must read page turner that you won't be able to keep from devouring. I guess all that's left to say is Bravo Lilith Saintcrow, now lets get that fourth installment out asap please.

What's up my nerdz?!

The much needed beach weekend was awesome!! Of course anytime I can be near the ocean is calming and wonderful :o)

Random musing but as soon as I get some money I am going to pay attention to my car (clean it inside and out, get the air conditioning fixed again, and get the blinkers fixed b/c I'm tired of them choosing when to blink) and I'm gonna buy me some Boy Meets World DVDs. Seasons 1-3 available for less than $17.00 in stores on 9/7/2010...holla!!

Some random news for you animal lovers the baby girl Giraffe made her public debut at Philadelphia Zoo today. Go here to vote on her name (personally I don't like any of the 3 names but whatcha gonna do), the winning name will be picked in September.

Isn't she precious!!

Book Nook

Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga #4) by Stephenie Meyer was realeased in paperback today and Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn is expected to hit theaters November 16, 2012.

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare was also released in paperback today and includes a preview of City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) expected to be released April 5, 2011 eeeee!!! If that's not enough to keep you satisfied you can read some teasers on Cassandra's site. And if that's truly not enough only 28 days till the release of Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) August 31, 2010, excerpt of chapter one available here. Enjoy my little shadow hunters!!

22 days left till the release of Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #4) by Suzanne Collins August 24, 2010 (I CAN'T WAIT!! insert happy dance here) celebrate with the rest of us crazed Hunger Games fans by following the blog tour starting with District 1 at GalleySmith.com and continuing with District 2 at Scifi Guy tomorrow August 4th (I'm a bit behind but no worries I'll keep you posted).

That's all I've got for now, so until tomorrow stay perky my friends.

Currently Reading: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

TV Guide: Covert Affairs (USA Network) @ 10pm EST

Inspiration: "A room without books is like a body without a soul." Marcus Tullius Cicero

Joyful Tunes: The Who - Behind Blue Eyes (or yellow if you like Sam ;o)