195 - Icky Poo

Watched District 9 this afternoon. Or I should say, I watched a portion of it. I think we made it about 1/3 of the way through before we unanimously decided to turn it off. When the guy's fingernail fell off, it was the beginning of the end for me... by the time they got him to the hospital, it had gone a little too far for my tastes. I don't like gross. It also didn't help that the movie didn't seem to have a point. If these were people it would have elicted an emotional response, but from what I could tell, these were alien cockroaches. And they acted like violent alien cockroaches. Frankly, instead of relocating them, I think they should have been exterminated... seemed like they were sent away from their home planet and intentionally marooned here. But... we, the human race, are some serious suckers sometimes. Maybe that was the point of the movie. Even though we continue to eschew religion, and it seems like politicians strive to remove all traces of God from our society, we tenaciously hold onto a bastardized version of two biblical philosophies: 'help your fellow man' and 'turn the other cheek'... even when it's to our detriment. It's like having a lifeboat full of people, but sinking the entire boat by grabbing one more person (who happens to hate your guts). But I digress... that's not where this was going. Simply put... I didn't like the movie.

Unfortunately, all the other movies I brought over were not movies my mom was interested in seeing (Tim Burton's 9, Orphan, Paranormal Activity, and The Pink Panther 2... which we probably would have watched again had we not recently seen it). So we flipped through channels and finally settled on The Millionaire Matchmaker, which is fine by me because I find Patty endlessly entertaining. Still, having her talk about BJ's is a more than a little embarassing when my mom is sitting in the chair next to me...

I came home and watched Paranormal Activity. I have to say... probably because I watch Paranormal State on a regular basis... this movie didn't freak me out very much. I guess if I had been under the impression that what I was watching was real, then it might have, but I knew I was being Blair Witched (admittedly, BW did freak me out a bit despite knowing it was a ruse). The subject matter itself scares the crap out of me, and I want nothing to do with that kind of entity. The guy in the movie was an idiot though... recording EVP's and playing with ouija boards only invites them to interact with you, and taunting them is just beyond dumb unless you really want a confrontation. So anyway... wasn't impressed.

Last night I gave in... I went to the club. Give me a couple of pina coladas and I apparently have no backbone. I had fun though, and didn't run into the wackadoo. I didn't come home and exercise, but I did dance... although I'm sure that the number of calories I consumed way overshadowed any calories I burned... Oh well... gotta be flexible about this health kick or I'll fail. So... wow. What an interesting place. There are a lot of really old people at that club -- I bet some of them are on their second ro third hip replacement... one of the guys who hovered around our table had to be in his 70's, God bless him. Then there was the guy who we selected as our hottie, because we were playing a bachelorette party game, and one of our group had to do a shot with a hottie. It was fun at first, until someone told him I was one of two single women at the table and he started talking about the five kids we were going to have. He started to bargain with me, I started at 0 and didn't budge... Then he said he could marry me and my friend both, and he'd 'work so hard to make us happy...' He repeated that about four times, two of them with his hand on my knee. A hand he's lucky to still have... Oh lord... about that time I decided I had to pee... even though I didn't really have to pee. When I came out, he was gone.

I swear, the whole hair-in-a-ponytail-didn't-even-bother-to-shave-my-legs thing must really work for me...

Since I had a bit of a hangover this morning I decided to forego the Super Bowl party I planned to attend. I don't really give a crap about the Super Bowl anyway (I know... blasphemy), I just like the socializing and the half-time commercials. Maybe next year.

Hope everyone's favorite team won! Peace out.


  1. I wasn't all that impressed with District 9. If you watched all of it, you would have seen that they are not just violent cockroaches, but more humanlike than first perceived. The whole blah blah, don't judge a book by it's cover thing.

    You danced, so technically that is exercise..Woot!! Good Job...

    If you want to keep the old guys away pierce your eyebrow or cheek...Either of those will usually drive away the over 60 crowd pretty fast...

  2. Paranormal Activity was a complete bust for me. I do watch all the stuff currently on... GH, GHI, Paranornal State, Psychic Kids, Haunted, Most Haunted... you get the picture. All of that is right up my alley.

    PS: I swear I was not one of the "really old people" at that club! (and I haven't had a hip replaced, yet)(though I do have many parts that need to be replaced)

  3. I haven't seen District 9, so I looked it up on IMDB.com Looks interesting, I just don't seem to see movies very often anymore.
    Now if you REALLY want to drive away us old folk, then pierce your tongue! Ach, I hate pierced tongues!

  4. Oh my goodness.... You have to watch Orphan! If Paranormal Activity was a bust for you, you will laugh out loud at the twist in Orphan!

  5. Hahaha! I had to laugh at the BJ/ mom thing. That is hilarious. And eww, I paired BJ with mom.

    Sounds like the club wasn't sooo bad. Well, except for the weirdo guy. I always feel better when there are old people around, haha!

  6. I love PRS!!
    I was kinda ehhhh on "Paranormal Activity" kinda let me down the same way "Blair Witch" did. Had a good premise, some eerie build up and then bam! suckdom. Oh well. I will steer clear of "Disctrict 9" for sure.

  7. Paranormal Activity?! I'm just pissed off that I didn't think of setting up a video camera to watch me sleep and have someone turn the lights on and off in the hallway! It never occurred to me that society would love something like that. I think it cost them $10 to make and they made millions off of it.
    I heard so many people saying, "Oh my gawd! That movie was soooo scarry!"
    I don't get it. I'm thoroughly disappointed in the movie approval people!