Monday, March 31, 2014

Music of 2NE1

Some days I prefer the sound of my quiet house first thing. Everyone has gone to school or work, my mind can tune in, and I have no sounds but the ones I make as I type.

But some days I want to do something new, stretch and test, force words to match that sound strange. I bounce in and out of that place, maybe only getting there a few times all day. It's more of a struggle than I'd like it to be. 

Music helps - it takes me to places I can't go on my own. Not easily, anyway.

I found a new place today, and I like it.

This is the first video of 2NE1 that I saw, and I'm hooked. I'll be here all week, maybe longer. Join me?

How I got here:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

back to me

It's time to get back to work. I have waited long enough.

If you need me, I'll be at my desk through the month of March.

Editing, editing, editing.
Time to get back to being me.


Friday, January 3, 2014


We had an unusual week with the New Year holiday, one day of school, then the day off today for cold weather. But hubby and I still managed to watch a fair number of movies this week.

Strangest Feeling At The End - Devil's Pass on Netflix

Even though I knew where the story was headed, I was still surprised by my reaction to the twist at the end. Unsettled is the best way to describe it. Without giving it away, I wanted to know more about the secret place and who had been there in the past. But I thought they threw in a bit too much information about other paranormal events instead of focusing on the one that meant the most. 

I have to say that of the "Student Filmmakers Who Get Lost, Yet They Manage to  Film All of the Bad Stuff That Happens To Them" films I've seen, I liked the beginning of this one the best. And I liked Holly, our main character and film narrator. Even in the end, I liked her.

Almost Great - Europa Report on Netflix

A really, really long trip on a space ship is never a good idea. That's what I've learned from every movie I've seen about deep space exploration. But this one was a little different. It had one scientist on Earth narrate what happened, how they found out what happened, etc. And it was super convenient that all of those on-board cameras captured every moment we needed to see. It seemed like the same old story. But it wasn't.

The last 15 minutes were so close to being great. They really made up for the middle when I was pretty bored. And I loved Rosa, the quiet one who shocked me the most.

Full disclosure - we actually fell asleep for the end (it was VERY late), but we watched the last 20 minutes the next day and I'm glad we did! Best part, by far.

 Not Worth Staying Up Late - The Final on Netflix

Seriously? 4 out of 5 stars on Netflix?

I am confused.

Sad and depressed kids who decide to kill their classmates who teased and bullied them? Oh, not kill, just torture until they may or may not die. Editing errors. Unlikeable main characters. Unrealistic minor characters. Agonizing resolutions.

I am still confused.

Bullying is awful, no question. But an eye for an eye? A bit too biblical for me. 

Who gave this movie so many stars? I want my time back.

Ready for the Sequel - Man of Steel on Blu Ray

Loved it.

Maybe it's because we saw it over three nights because we were watching with the kids and it kept getting too late. Or maybe it's because I love Amy Adams. It doesn't really matter - I loved this one.

Don't get me wrong. I laughed out loud when Clark Kent went to his first day at the Daily Planet in his big disguise - GLASSES - and wasn't recognized. (Or was he?) But it was a fun movie.

Sequel with Ben Affleck? Yes, please. And Diane Lane, you've been my favorite since The Outsiders. Love you, even more with the gray hair.