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A Mega Date

We visited all these places in one adventurous evening! CG, you've impressed me.


♪The Black Keys @ Aragon Thurs, Dec 30 @ 7:00

 ...Be there or be 田. (<---...psst! that's supposed to be a square).


Happy Birthday, Liz!

Happy Birthday to the BFF!
I wish I had a sleep net. zzz..zz..z..


Status: Cloud 9

Friday started with a midnight movie, Harry Potter of course. Amazing short within the movie, the tale of the 3 brothers. I woke up & picked up my Yar! It is incredible, Gramps even gave me his stamp of approval. I drove from O'hare airport, around the city, did some shopping at Trader Joe's, then picked up my brother to go see Norm Macdonald & Kevin Farley...both were so funny we cried laughing. Anyhow, that's over 200 miles on a 1/2 tank of gas. <3


What the cr*p did I see this year?

I know, I know, what a frigg*ng lady like title. -'Best of posts'- have always tended to be my favorite reads. Beez it on a bathroom stall wall,  a magazine, book, other blogs, trains, planes, automobiles, you name it. You may ask yourself, "Hey, why don't I make a 'Best Of' weekly?" You really fact, start right now. What a great idea! Hold the phone, I'll start week. Woot! To be quite frank + polite (which normally don't go hand in hand), trying to regularly update me blog has been a struggle. It's harder than a physical exercise routine. Themes will help keep things fresh, so maybe coming up with a few sometime may help me get better at this whole blog thing. Or maybe I should just jump the shark and go 3D Vlog. $60 goes a long way nowadays...if only there was a Max Headrom interface for Mac. SOLD. Wow, I am really beginning to type like Jeff Goldblum speaks. Back to biz, list making stat. Here goes... *drumroll*
What the heck did I distract myself with this year thus far entertainment wise list of 2010? list. (Disclaimer: This shall be a courageous feat as such a list could be potentially depressing) :

En Theaters:
  • South of the Border
  • Coco Before Chanel
  • Toy Story 3---> <3 <3 <3, big bro's work
  • Expendables.. what was I thinking? I remember nothing... 'cause it blew!
  • Greenberg ('twas my favorite :-)
  • Cyrus  ... oh silly, silly Cyrus
  • Predators... hahahahahahaha
  • Splice.. SO AWKWARD with parents, especially that scene when you know who does you know what with you know it.
  • Shutter Island.. let down
  • Inception
  • DayBreakers.. had potential, but lost it all in the end
  • Iron Man 2... zzz...
  • Wolfman ...over the top, forced musical score ruined it, but Lizzy saved it with her Anthony Hopkins impression..."Lawrence, I'm your father, Lawrence. Lawrence!"
  • A lice In Wonderland ...liked it
  • Devil.. really dug it. what a creative man, that Shyalaman. He's like a full dry erase board covered with good ideas.
  • Potter, Harry Potter: HP 7 this week, batter up!
*Whoa! How did I manage to squeeze by this year without seeing any Nicolas Cage movies?

New @ home:
  • Squid & the Whale  ... <3 
  • Margot's Wedding.. (<---BOOring)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox :-)
  • Amadeus
  • 3/4 of The Pickup Artist
  • Kickarse
  • Book of Eli
  • When In Rome (yeah, so wha?!)
  • & Lastly,  Zombieland, I liked Zombieland, mhmm.
  • Tim & Eric Awesome Show (on demand)
  • Whitest Kids You Know (on demand)
  •  MST3K (netflix)
  • How I Met Your Mother (on demand) 
*I'm probably only up to 64.7% of inside joke capacity.

Podcast: This American Life
Albums: Night Life-Scissor Sisters, This Is Happening- LCD Soundsystem, Fever Ray, David Byrne.
Books: 1984, Diary of A Wimpy Kid :-)
En Concerto:
  • Scissor Sisters 
  • Casey Spooner 
  • Matt & Kim
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Opera
  • Norm MacDonald

Video Games: Pixel Junk (yes, still) , Left 4 Dead, New Super Mario Bros.
Bier: Kasteel Rouge & Chimay Peres Trappistes Ale....mmm...trappistes ale.

                                                                    -Ze End-


The Fat Lady Doth Sings...

Another end of another week. It's a dreary and rainy day. I wish I could hibernate, but there's still so much work to be done.
Wednesday, Mom & I got snazzied up & took Bachan to a 3 hr. Shakespearean Opera downtown, A Midsummer Night's Dream. It was spellbinding, comedic and far different from than anticipated. The theme is heavy- "The course of true love never did run smooth", but it was delivered in a light-hearted performance busting at the seams with so much talent. Go before it's over if you can!
As of yesterday, Grandpa's home from the hospital and back in good health. He was hit by a car a few weeks ago, and has quickly recovered. He is strong like bull. In the meantime, I found my new car.
It's fuel efficient, shaped like a sneaker, rhymes with caris, it's named after a common phrase of a pirate...
Yar! I mean yes! I'm pretty excited about it if you couldn't tell.
Oh and I know it's a little late, but here goes my halloween costume of 2010... I'm planning to go as the sequel next year with a few costume modifications of course.
Have a wunderbar weekend! -M.G.


Well, Shoot!

After visiting an impressive Native American/Western Museum in Indianapolis, we moseyed down to Don's Guns shooting range... it was madness!
I will never ever own a gun (unless it's manufactured by Nerf).


Top O' The Mornin' To Yas!

And a Happy November to all!
The Shining'Tis Wednesday, although it feels like Monday! I woke up early to score Ricky & I some tickets to see Norm Macdonald in Hammond *drumroll* $125 per seat! Yikes! Sure he's great, but that's insanely steep. Thank you for reading my deep thoughts. Har har. Coffee, work, class, gym here I come. -G


\(^∀^) Happy Halloween! (^∀^)ノ

Some Ole Favorite Halloween Films...
"Oh, you're so COOL, Brewster!"
2.☆ THE WITCHES ☆... gave me nightmares for years!

3. ☆ THE THING ☆... "I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off-whatever it is."

4. ♡ Zombie Nightmare ♡ of the funniest MST3K episodes with a soundtrack by Motörhead and Tia Carrere.


Curse you, Modcloth! (Not Really)

Me thinks I need a third job to support this habit. (  ゚_ゝ゚) *Le sigh.


Costume #2? Check!

Whoa---Somehow of all the sweet costumes I won 3rd place dressed as a Shark Attack yesterday eve! :-) Fotographias to come. Delay due to my broken camera... *sniffle. At least there's the good ole' memory bank for now.
Happy Halloweekend everyone!


Halloween Costume #1- Worn!

Friday night my Mom hosted a Halloween fundraiser for the kids. I got to break out my ipod as i debuted as Candy Corn*. (Or a furniture duster, according to Ricky) Also my poor digital camera stopped working! *Sniff.. she was so young! In fact- not even a year old. Granted it's a total bummer and the worst timing, but you know what? My adorable BFF went as the Incredible Hulk in her ultra-crafty homemade costume. We danced, we served drinks. The kids were so cute. We saw the cutest little chinese girl dressed as Mulan! She should have worn that costume contest, hands down. Shenanigans. ...And of course I passed out candy corn. Everything was cool except the wig! It wouldn't stay on my dome.I'm already in Chun Li mode for Matt's Werewolf Bat Mitzvah.
Hmmm..what to bring to a Werewolf Bat Mitzvah?


Prep for Halloweekend

Between two jobs, school, jury duty, and the shop- I'm keeping my halloween options flexible. Who or what should I go as: Chun Li, a shark attack, or candy corn?Decisions, decisions.


~Sweetest Day~

I'm cheesin' 'cause I just received a special delivery from one of my very sweetest friends. Thank you so much! I've always wanted one of these! Seriously! It *was* obnoxiously huge (teeheeheh it's getting smaller and smaller by the hour) and unbelievably delicious. A hundred thank yous from my heart & stomach! Nom, nom, nom.


UP-D8 no. 427411

Voilà! Thursday's Pictograph...
Translation: Look! I'm still sick, but here's the beginning of a painting. It's a self portrait of yours truly as a marshmallow roasting in a bonfire. Eh- the marshmallow's me, the bonfire's the fever. Drink lots of tea & stay healthy!


SARs? Influenza? Swine Flu?

So it's most probable that I've been infected with the flu or strep throat. The only cure for that is a 1 part watching The Burbs, 2 parts soup, 3 parts Hot Toddy.



It's soooo GORGEOUS outside! Go for a nice drive!


(。・_・。) More Pumpkin, Please.

...pumpkin pie blizzards, pumpkin beer, pumpkin butter, pumpkin pizza, pumpkin mimosas, pumpkin juice, pumpkin ravioli...We interrupt this very important pumpkin message to announce my discovery of the incredibly talented illustrator, Brendan Wenzel.

He's great, is he not? I'm inspired.


Roadtrip: Southwest Michigan

Michigan was amazing! Not only did they have damn good food...
There were robodogs (white fuzzy ones too).
...several wineries + one round barn brewery/winery and great company.