Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Paranormal Activity

So my brother and I are talking and he tells me about this movie *Paranormal Activity* He said it was very scary and good. Knowing he is a no nonsense 30 year old law student I was intrigued that something would scare him.

Off we go to the theater and one of my daughters calls to say she just saw it and it isn't scary. Great! So now I am kind of not sure what to expect. I went with my husband, another of my daughters and her boyfriend.

I really enjoyed it for several reasons. One- I was scared! Two-I enjoyed the simplicity of something like noises in the night being terrifying. Three- I think it is something that could happen.

There are 2 endings to the film. The one shown in theaters and suggested by Steven Spielberg is the one I prefer. I watched the *alternate* or original ending and although I understood the concept and idea I didn't care for the acting I guess. I don't know what it was about it.

If you liked the Blair Witch Project you might enjoy this.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yes, I vape

I can proudly admit that I am a vaper now. I had heard about electronic cigarettes on the Etsy forums and saw a review on you tube someone linked to. I liked the review because the fellow was from the UK and his accent was a hoot to listen to.

I kind of got hung up on the accent and filed the e cig idea in the back of my brain. My daughter came over with an ecig about a month ago and I tried it. I must say I enjoyed it and thought it might be a way for me to quit smoking. We ordered some supplies and I gave it a whirl. It took me about a week to run out of my analogs (regular cigarettes) and I made the switch. I am almost at 2 weeks without an analog and am very proud of myself. Considering I have not gone a single day without a cigarette in 13 years this is a big deal for me.

In the future I will post more about how I am doing, FAQ,supplies,mods,etc..

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mr Darcy

What is it about Mr Darcy??? I finally decided to get into the swing of things and see the BBC production with Colin Firth. I enjoyed the first half especially Mr Bennet's whit. As I came up to the second half I sort of thought *What is the big deal with this* as I enjoyed it but wasn't bowled over with emotion. A good, emotional movie for me is Braveheart and this wasn't exactly the same. However at some point when Mr. Darcy spoke I found myself getting teary eyed and really rooting for him.

I guess this must be the magic that is Pride and Prejudice? I have always wanted to find out the secret since I watched *You've got mail*

But you'll never forgive me. Like


Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice.
She was too proud --

I thought you hated Pride and Prejudice.

-- or was she too prejudiced and Mr.
Darcy too proud? I can never remember.
It wasn't personal

That scene has been in my head since the movie came out! SO I thoroughly enjoyed the BBC production and decided to do some reading so I picked up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and loved it! Once again Mr. Darcy is dashing and a kick ass zombie killer.

Next up is Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightly and Lost in Austen about a girl getting thrown back in time into the novel.