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Articuna
There's a trend in recent years to re-release popular movies as 3D versions, or with extra extended scenes, or other tweaks and additions. Do you generally approve of these changes, or do you wish they'd just leave the original well enough alone?
So once again, I had something here, and then LJ made it vanish.
 
 
Mental State: annoyedannoyed
Soundtrack: "Explosive" - Bond
 
 
Articuna
04 July 2012 @ 08:37 am
I realized this morning I couldn't remember how long it's been since I checked my LJ. LOL I was just keep up with the childfree community for a while, then I kind of forgot about it.

Nothing much going on. Kind of been broke for a while, and sometimes I feel like I have a better chance of being struck by lightning than landing a job. I spent some time working on a Transformers fan fic, discovered Doctor Who, played (a lot of) video games and re-watched X-men: Evolution. Will probably do a Gargoyles re-watch next. And cashed in some points from doing surveys so I could finally get the Dark of the Moon DVD.

Trying to get some reading in. A few weeks ago I realized I had hardly read any books in months and it felt awful. So I borrowed the Hunger Games Trilogy from my sister.
 
 
Mental State: blankblank
Soundtrack: "Moments" - Ayumi Hamasaki
 
 
Articuna
15 November 2011 @ 11:02 am
So this is the third time I've tried to write something here. Will it actually show up? What the hell, LJ?
 
 
Mental State: lethargiclethargic
Soundtrack: "The Poet and the Pendulum" (Instrumental) - Nightwish
 
 
Articuna
05 November 2011 @ 09:10 am
 
 
Mental State: nerdynerdy
 
 
Articuna
18 July 2011 @ 06:59 am
What’s a bad habit that you really need to quit?


So, I'm glad I'm not the only one who cusses and swears in public. (Caz :P) But I tend to do it a lot. Except if there's kids close by. But otherwise I tend to use colorful metaphors often.

I eat a lot of junk food. I want to make healthier choices but I tend to hate how they taste or feel when I chew, so I always go to junk food, especially when I'm stressed or upset. I make excuses to eat junk. Like, something I was really worried about turned out fine so I want something to celebrate. Or something bad happened and I can't do anything about it, so I want more junk food.

I procrastinate. I'm really good about getting certain things done early. Other things I'd rather put off and play games or watch movies or TV instead. Or if it is more of an effort than I want to make I just don't do it.

I also need to learn to stand up for myself more. Sometimes I'm a doormat and let other people walk all over me. I stick up for myself sometimes, other times I don't.
 
 
Mental State: exanimateheadache
Soundtrack: "Why Don't You and I" - Santana
 
 
 
Articuna
What’s your favorite Tom Hanks movie or character, and why?

Woody from Toy Story :)

 
 
Mental State: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
Articuna
16 June 2011 @ 07:27 am
If you could have a power that helps you with day-to-day living, like the ability to always get a seat on the bus, what would choose, and why?


I want the ability to fly, so I never have to buy gas to get somewhere. Gas here isn't nearly $4 anymore, but my car needs work and having to drive here and there for everything doesn't help.
 
 
Mental State: okayokay
 
 
Articuna
27 April 2011 @ 07:47 am
Caz took it, so I thought I'd give it a try.

What would you be in a fantasy novel?
Your Result: Elf Princess
 

You would be the Elf Princess. The Elf Princess is usually a stunningly beautiful, graceful elf whom the hero happens to fall in love with. The Elf Princess may or may not be a skilled archer. She tends to love nature in general and forests in particular.

Wizard Mentor
 
Healer
 
Hero-in-Training
 
Hero's Sidekick
 
Dour Dwarf
 
Antihero
 
Thief
 
Dragon
 
Dark Lord
 
What would you be in a fantasy novel?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz
 
 
Mental State: awakeawake
 
 
Articuna
05 April 2011 @ 07:58 am
How would you describe your perfect home in ten words or less?

1. spacious
2. warm
3. garage
4. storage
5. pantry
6. decorated
7. patio
8. energy efficient
9. office

I threw in a few nouns instead of just adjectives. The nouns are all the things I don't have in my place now.
 
 
Mental State: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
Articuna
06 March 2011 @ 07:39 am
So my computer started making weird sounds. Not quite like a buzzing. I've had a hard time describing it unless you actually listen to it in person. Coming from the tower. I cleaned out the fan, thinking that might be the problem. But it still kept making the sound. So I do some googling, which all answers point to: "Your hard drive is about to die."

Lovely.

I backed up my files. (Mostly everything except for my music, which is all on my iPod.) I shut it down last night. It hasn't made the sound since I started it up this morning. But I'm not holding my breath. Trying some hard drive diagnostic options to see if it's really a problem with the drive or not.

I had money saved up that I was going to put toward my car, but I'm worried it's going to have to go to fixing my computer or getting a new one.

Dammit.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind a nice, shiny new computer. But I do like this one. It's been pretty good to me over the years.
 
 
Mental State: frustratedfrustrated
 
 
 
Articuna
09 February 2011 @ 07:59 am
If you could have any car in the world, what would it be?

I love the car I have now. Probably a little too much. Sometimes when other drivers piss me off, I wish that my car was a heavily armed Autobot. Sometimes I pretend she's an Autobot anyway, and figure out what it would look like when she transformed, or what kind of hologram she'd have.

But if I could have other cars, one of them would be a Corvette. And I want a Camaro like Bumblebee. And I want something with four-wheel drive for the winter, and then just a regular car for errands and whatnot. (Honestly I'd be happy with something like a Cobalt.)

Dave and I sometimes talk about what it would be like if we won a lottery jackpot, and of course we'd each buy a few cars. And build a custom garage for all of them. Which would be by the pool house. Connected to the main house. With a lift so we could do some of our own maintenance.
 
 
Mental State: anxiousanxious
Soundtrack: "Come Out and Play" - The Offpsring
 
 
Articuna
17 December 2010 @ 01:58 pm
Make It Snow
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I also have a DS9 runabout that has Worf speaking when you pushing a button. :D
 
 
Mental State: amusedamused
 
 
Articuna
02 December 2010 @ 08:34 am
How do you feel about the winter holidays? Has your opinion changed over the years?

I love Christmas. I wait all year long for this. I love almost everything about it.

I especially love decorating. I already have almost all my Christmas stuff up. My tree went up on Saturday, and I still want more ornaments for it. I have garland, poinsettias (fake), snowmen, all over the house. Window clings over every inch of my windows. It makes everything feel warm and cozy. I enjoy Christmas carols (most of them, anyway.) If the radio stations are doing Christmas carols 24 hours a day, I try to tune in for a bit.

I like trying to find nice gifts and wrapping them, placing them neatly under the tree. Putting out Christmas cards. Driving around town to look at lights. Watching a few Christmas movies on TV. Turning on the Christmas tree lights and nothing else and snuggling up on the couch. Then on Christmas Eve and Christmas day we visit the families and eat. (And in my dad's side of the family, you EAT.)

Then after New Year's...it changes. There's no more Christmas, so having all this stuff up gets me depressed, so I try to take it down right away. Then I'm kind of miserable till the middle of the April. Because all that's left is snow and ice and slush and WINTER. 
 
 
Mental State: coldcold
Soundtrack: "(hepatica) KOS-MOS" - Yuki Kajiura
 
 
Articuna
11 November 2010 @ 07:47 am
Which songs have been covered better by artists who didn't originally sing them?

I had always liked Nightwish's cover of "Over the Hills and Far Away" by Gary Moore. I didn't know it was a cover song at first, and when I found out about the original artist, I looked that song up. I only listened to it for a little, but I liked Nightwish's version much better. And honestly, I liked Nightwish's cover of Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction," too. (They actually played this as the "Tarja break" song when I saw them in concert in 2004.) They also did Ankie Bagger's "Where were you last night?" but I haven't heard the original of that.
 
 
Mental State: peacefulpeaceful
 
 
Articuna
09 November 2010 @ 12:57 pm
Saturday night my computer monitor hit its last legs. Sunday night it was dead for good. I underestimated how much I relied on my computer for everything when my first instinct was to get online and figure out if I could fix it, only to realize that I could do ANYTHING without a monitor. At first I thought something inside my computer was the problem, and I briefly entertained the idea of just buying a new computer altogether. It's tempting, but I don't want to blow my savings on it. I want to bake cookies and stuff for Christmas presents this year, but not for all my gifts.

So I made the mistake of buying a new monitor from Wal-Mart. It wouldn't even turn on. When I returned it the clerk at the desk was like, "really? It won't turn on?" (Really, we're surprised that you buy something from Wal-Mart and it doesn't work?)  It's not the worst failure I've bought from Wal-Mart, but I should have known better. (I once bought a pack of underwear from there; three in pack were my size, the other three were two sizes larger.)

But I was upset the new monitor hadn't worked. Not to mention it was my first big purchase at this new super center, with money from my life savings. The parking lot isn't even finished, and they don't have enough arrows painted, so people are driving up the down aisle and down the up aisle. What really had me pissed was people were parking in the driving lanes. Leaving their car completely blocking the way.

I got a bigger, better monitor for the same price from Staples. It's widescreen, which I don't really like, but it's excellent picture. It has built-in speakers, which the POS I bought from Wal-Mart didn't. Now I have catching up to do.
 
 
Mental State: relievedrelieved
Soundtrack: Call of Duty: Black Ops