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A Few Period Movies.

Little behind, but a few blurbs.

Watched Much Ado About Nothing (Beckinsale).

So far, the amount of people I have recognized in this Shakespeare adaption has been astounding.
Kate B, whom I knew would be in it. Riding up I see OMG is that WILSON?? Then Keanu? Denzel? and I recognize a few more I cannot name... Omg... Michael Keaton???
Wilson, from House and portrayed by Robert Sean Leonard, makes quite a good looking Shakespearean. I'm amused to see this play for the first time here (I know, I know, ME? Unfarmiliar with a Shakespeare?)
It is a bit Cyrano, a bit Romeo and Juliet (why always with the Pretending to be Dead!), and all wonderful.
Loved it! 5/5

Watched The Madness of King George.
Terrifying to see how bleak medicine was, and yet funny to see that the dismissed evacuate was seemingly such a telling key the whole time! Very good flick. 4/5.

Also, in the past few days,
-HYACINTH MACAW! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
-Got my three other Nest raptor hatchlings (plus a few extras to sell).

10/21 Movies, WoW, Recipes.

Recipes @ Bottom:
Breakfast: Bacon Cheddar Whole Wheat Scones.
Dinner: Scallops & Roasted Salad, Roasted Sugar Dumpling Squash.Last night I watched The Mission. A 'Based on True Story' with Young Jeremy Irons (rawr!), Robert Deniro(sp?), and even Liam Neeson! Great movie. A little tragic, but very moving. Violins & Swords! Glee!(WoW) Also farmed up my Deviate Hatching in the 17th run (Glee!) Found a Takk Hatching (omg Glee!), and another Razormaw Hatchling (gleeeee!). I can now justify selling the double hatching to buy the one I'm missing. Think I'll leave toons on the nests, to farm up more. Maybe I can make enough to buy other's I'm missing.
Oh, did I mention I got Green Wing Macaw (defias mines)? Can't believe I didn't have it. Third run.Today, we watched "The Book of Eli" which was fantastic. Really enjoyed it. Go rent it!!Recipes:Bacon Chedar Scones (var Taste of Home, unknown issue)
Makes 81,3/4 c flour (I use whole wheat)
2,1/4 tsp…

Whining: Out of Sync.

Why is it in the wee hours of boredom, of an overnight shift devoid of human contact, that I script detailed plans for running, dinners, meditation? Moreso, why cannot I not follow through with those plans later? -I want to run; to run a Disney Princess Marathon. Why? Because I CAN! No really! I CAN run, and am almost always happy I did so: feeling accomplished and proud of myself! Though I have such a hard time dragging myself from home to do it!-I miss Yoga and Meditation. I'm older (its true!) and more sedentary (worse than age!) and my body aches with disuse. I'm tired all the time, and survive on caffeine more than ever. I start practice, a week straight mornings, then sleep in one day and don't go back to it.-I plan healthy meals, work in snacks, decide to make big batches to grab and go (making eating healthy easier!) Then I'm too lazy to make them. Refuse to drink water out of laziness (I literally sit there thirsty, cause I don't want to get up.) I don'…

Exam2=88%. Seafood Sketti. Etc.

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Made hubby help me with the Zangar Heroics (they go so much faster!) Also ran MC with him (for Thorium Brotherhood and Hydrax' rep. Used a camped alt to find the Wetlands raptor pet (Razormaw Hatchling) but still need to move it safely from Horde to Alliance. (GLEE, new raptor!) Ran WC 5 times for Deviate Hatchling (no luck yet, makes 10 runs, at about 10m per run.) The runs themselves are fast, it's the looting and skinning that takes time.

Dinner was Seafood Sketti *Squash. Sauteed some scallops, added them to a sauce made of Newman's Mushroom sauce, about 3/4 package of fake crab (the other 1/4 got nibbled), and a can of drained artichoke heart quarters. Topped in on a plate of spaghetti squash innards, dusted (heavily mmmm) with Parmesan cheese. Watched ourselves a little dinner-NCIS.

I took my second Soc exam today, only got an 88. I was rather upset. Still, 96+88,/2=92, so I still have an A-. Will have to bring that up with the next exam.

Also, watched Secret of Kell…

More WoW achievements :P

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Thanks to WarcraftPets.com/News I learned that WoW now sends all three CE pets to a char made with Original CE. They did not, however, send the two pets you were lacking to a character that had already completed the Companion quest (where you chose which CE pet you wanted. I always choose Mini-Diablo!) SO, I made a new junk char, and sent myself the other two pets, since they're Bind on Account. GLEE!

What I did today :P Wrangled Hubby to help me burn through H:Hellfire Ramparts and H:Blood Furnace (Didn't make H:Shattered Halls before his bedtime.) Also landed a group for BWL! Someone wanted to do the old AQ chain and needed something from there, and I hitched a ride to kill Nefarian for the first time. I was the tank, didn't do so hot I think, but I've never tanked a Raid (old or new). Aaaaand bought the last bits of junk to finish Exalted Aldor (makes 27 reps exalted, btw. It also got my 22/25 tabard!)
Now.. to prove I'm not a huge, lazy, fat, WoW-Nerd (but a sexy…

2miles, and 3 WoW Achievements.

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Started out by finishing Stormpike :) Celebrated by summoning Ivus (below). It was neat: He was up for a while minute.
(Kitty Formation!)

Accidentally got "Save the Day", a risky achievement requiring you to kill a flag carrier, IN their base, WHILE they have their own flag. I was stalking the mound to pick up the flag when it fell, when their carrier ran in. Tried to kill him, succeeded (making him the worst player ever, besides me), and it turned out they returned the flag during that whole mess. Holy cow :) I think we still lost.
Aaaaand hadn't done this yet, so did it in conjunction with trying to finish out my Lower City rep. I'm really running out of things to do: I still need Nefarion and C'thun from Classic, but we can't 4-5 man those and trying to get a run is like trying to survive on just your spit in the desert.
Hate when Hubby's at Drill. I'm bored, the dog's bored (and needy and obnoxious, yet somehow still cute).
I ran 2 miles on the tr…

WoW 100 Mounts, Zandalar, 25 Reps Exalted

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MUWAHAHAHAHA!!
I think I drove my husband crazy with this one in the last month near the end :D

With the "destruction of the Blood God" and the trolls moving back into ZG in Cata (since no one DOES ZG 'cept to farm the mount) they're taking it out, making the exalted Rep with them a "Feat" and presumeably just killing the Swift Zulian Tiger. If you don't get it before release, too bad so sad. That's one I can't solo: Though I just proved I can solo the Raptor guy in unspecced bear. So far no cat (or mini raptor pet, or raptor mount). I figured I'd grind out Zandalar, thinking it would take a while, but I was already into exalted. Took me one and a half runs. About 5 hours, but I'm slow in kitty :)

It happened to give me my 25 Exalted Reps. :) Glee.

Hmm, now what?

WoW 4.0.1, Wintersaber Mount, Timbermaw/Diplomat!

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Here I was worried it would be DiabloII's 1.10 (murderously bad enough to make me stomp off and quit.)

-Well.. Having ravage out of stealth (even for ONE hit) after pounce is FANTASTIC! I'm still not always BEHIND a target and FACING them when I pounce (oi vey).
-Hmm, any hit seems to consume Omen of Clarity now.. so much for healing myself. I'd have to be faster than autoattack.. Is this new? I remember healing myself with that before..
-OMG what did you do to THORNS?? /ugh/
-Multiple trackers at the same time. I like it.

YES YES YES! (0623, I couldn't go to bed just TWO RUNS from having it...) WEEEEE!
I've wanted this since CLASSIC! (PS that makes 99/100 Mounts!)
HE'S SO PRETTY!

Timbermaw's "Winterfall Spirit Beads" courtesy of all the Wintersaber Runs :D ('Love Me' is for Timbermaw Exalted; 'Diplomat' for being Exalted Timbermaw, Kurenei, and Sporeggar) (PS: That makes 24/25 Exalted).

And that's it for the evening :D WEEEEEEE!


18thC Movie: The Duchess

The Duchess (Based on a true story)?

The 18thC not being my specialty I will leave off my opinions of what's period or not for the flick. Overall seems well done. I do think it pretty in its opulence.

So funny to see the Duke moaning over the birth of a girl, now with modern science telling it's HIS fault (raspberry). However, her movie-self wishing to breast feed her daughter herself was JUST not done for a lady of her rank, so, I wonder if there is basis for that. That would make her quite rebellious indeed, almost scandelous. They would have called her unfit for her standing: having risen too high over her worth.

ah yes, and there is why in the SCA we play at chivalry. Lawful rape

All in all very good flick :)

14thC Movie: Virgin Territory

Done in play by play. Summary: Could have been good if it wasn't for the soft-soft-core, and Hayden Christiansen needing acting lessons.

Dude, the badguy (DelRatta) in Virgin Territory is the SAME bad guy from The Musketeer! Dude get's around I guess.

Ahh another late 14c flick with a modern-inspired soundtrack. And I could tell, right around the spot where the hot young (and clean shaven) nuns jump into the bath with the stranger to bang him... thaaaat this wasn't going to be very good. Oh yea.. awful. Almost soft-core porn.

Long rifle? Freaking did NOT exist yet. Best Europe had in the late 14thC were large cannon type weapon that lay on a table. I think I'm going on about the weaponry because it helps me detract from YET ANOTHER make-out-almost-softcore scene.

OMG is that Hayden Christianson (or who the hell ever) played Young Vader? I think it is. No wonder this movie is bad. God he's an awful actor.

Right.. the slave trader has a stripper pole? Seriously, this…

Prince of Persia, The Musketeer

Got to see Prince of Persia tonight with Hubby for MovieNight. I really liked it. Yar, I understand it isn't quite what the gamers wanted, but Hubby played the game and said that they did right by the special effects and acrobatics.

Also watched The Musketeer. I'm not sure why they diverted from the popular (and novel appropriate) telling of how D'Artagnon meets the Three, but other bits pleased me. The rappelling sword fight though? Why not just cut his rope?? The LADDER fight.. omg.. felt so ridiculous. All in all, they seemed to just want to remake the movie for more Muske-Money. The fights were good, the intrigue poor, I'll stick with Disney's version (which is truer to the book, AND has Oliver Platt. Rawr.

10/07 Well it started crappy, but I'm content.

I went to bed early last night (0500 this morning) since I couldn't sleep well the night before. Around 0600 I awoke to Hubby's alarm: he killed it, kissed me, and I dozed back off. At 0730 I awoke to him ringing the doorbell furiously as my phone vibrated viciously from the nightstand. He'd accidently left his keys on the hook when he left the house and locked the knob behind him. At 1130 though, I was truly aggitated...I heard the doorbell but didn't believe it until Rook jumped out of bed and barked (something she only does to warn me.) I wandered to the door, set the chain as we have no peephole, and looked out "Can I help you?" I squinted through the sunlight, my unwashed hair over the eye peeking through the crack. I'm sure my pink pajama pants were visible. A young Hispanic man and an older white woman (of which I could only see her thin hand pinching a business card and her gold-painted name-tag). "Yes," she says, "is Mrs. Hay home?…

Beer & WoW. :P

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Found a neat beer-site that let's you order beer-label's with your name on them..
Hmmm.. "Captain Katryn's Port o'No Return!"
However, still can't find anyone to ship me a 6-pack of Summer Weiss for under $30. Boooo

Lawl! Someone took the INC Gnome Invasion idea (Draenor, 2007?) and used their powers for EEEE.. erm, GOOD! Bajillion Gnomes for Breast Cancer awareness :)
I wonder what I did with all the Inc Gnome Invasin pix. That's the kinda stuff I keep, so I'm sure I have em. OH.. Good Job AVAST for thinking WoW was a virus! Had me running my PC through a Gauntlet trying to find this MalWare. Thank goodness someone broached the subject on the tech forums, and that I happened to see them, before I went to uninstalling anything O_O.

No... I didn't run today.
I did.. eat like a pig, and sleep in. *Raspberry*.

OH! Found a site that shows a bunch of neat stuff going on in West Palm Beach!
HUSBAND. I FOUND.. OKTOBERFEST.
He's going, he just does…