Sunday, September 14, 2008

25 More Things... And Then Hockey!

Here's the last part of Lee's 100 Things. And then I'll start blogging again, I promise. Really. Really, I will!

76. My current desktop computer wallpaper is the Green Lantern.

77. My current laptop computer wallpaper is of Lena Headey. (It's taken me a while to come around to Headey as Sarah Connor but she's growing on me.)

78. I am good at not losing things. My current wallet and watch are the only wallet and watch I have ever owned. I've also never lost my car keys or locked them in the car. (I've lost more than enough sets of keys to off-set Lee's remarkable record.)

79. My favorite non-star athlete is Oliver Perez of the New York Mets. (Oliver Perez: One great year for the Pirates, fell off the face of the Earth, went to NY, now one of their most important non-stars.)

80. In my Microsoft Word it always says that "internet" is not a word. Usually when Microsoft Word is wrong about a word I just add it to the dictionary but I have never added internet to the dictionary. I like the irony that 99% of what I write is going on the internet but the program I'm using to write it says there is no such thing as the internet. (Firefox's spell check always wants to capitalize "internet" so that's probably proper and probably why Word flags it. I don't like the way it looks capitalized though.)

81. Lee ranks the potatoes: 1. Baked Potato, 2. Potato Skins, 3. Mashed Potatoes, 4. French Fries, 5. Potato Chips. (I love a good potato skin more than anything but most restaurants just don't know how to make them anymore. Potato skins should be just that: skins, very, very little potato. Crispy and crunchy. At some places they may as well be slightly smaller baked potatoes there's so many potato on them.)

82. My most quoted television show between me and my closest friend is either The Tick or Sealab 2021.

83. I was once on a trip with my youth group from church when I simultaneously got sun burn AND poison ivy. On the way to the airport to go back home our bus broke down on the way to the airport. We didn't have a place to stay that night so I had to sleep on the floor of the airport with sun burn and poison ivy.

84. My favorite game of any sports that I ever saw was Game 7 of the 1991 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves. (Seconded.)

85. My favorite game that one of my favorite teams played in was the 1997 Sugar Bowl between the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles.

86. I think that Tom Cruise being a Scientologist is a cover up. Every since he started talking about Scientology people started talking about that instead of his real flaw. He's really really short. Seriously, there are no more Tom is short jokes. Just Tom is a Scientologist jokes.

87. I like Firfely/Serenity better than Star Wars. (Oof. Hmmm. I do love, love, love Firefly but better than Star Wars? I don't think I can go there if for no other reason than sentimentality.)

88. I actually watched the season premieres of 90210, Gossip Girls AND One Tree Hill. I'm so ashamed.

89. The one CW show I will never be ashamed to watch is Gilmore Girls. I own the first four seasons. It got kind of crappy after that though. (Gilmore Girls at its peak is definitely one of my all-time favorites.)

90. I have an Amazon Wishlist. The Top Five things I want are:
1. Cowboy Bebop Remix: Anime Legends
2. Pushing Daisies - Season 1
3. Paddington Bear Treasury
4. Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling
5. Oldboy
(Top Five Things on Heather's Amazon Wishlist: Zot! The Complete Black and White Collection: 1987-1991, Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Edition, Batman: The Animated Series Volumes 3 and 4, iPod Touch, Iron Man.)

91. I used to have a re-occuring dream. In the dream I was a mailman and my pet penguin rode with me on my route.

92. My GPA in high school was 1.8.

93. My GPA in college was 3.8. (Mine's the reverse. Good in high school, terrible in college.)

94. I have a degree in 3D Animation because at the time I wanted to make video games for a living. Unfortunately I started growing out of the video game phase (finally) and when I got my degree I no longer wanted to do it. Now I will have school loans to pay off until the year 4018 to pay for a degree that I don't use.

95. I could grow facial hair when I was a freshmen in high school. I thought it was pretty cool that I could grow more facial hair than most seniors. I hate it now. It's annoying.

96. Several years ago I started to stick my ticket stubs in a mug full of change whenever I would come home from going to the movie theater. So far I have 22 ticket stubs. The oldest one I have is for Star Wars Episode I (1999).

97. I hate the beach. I don't like the sun. I don't like the sand. I don't like the water. Give me a mountain and some snow any day. (Same here. I'd much rather be tucked away in a cabin in the shady mountains than be baking on the beach somewhere.)

98. My favorite teacher of all time was my 9th and 10th grade English teacher Susan Dryden. She is the reason I started to enjoy reading and writing. (Miss Dryden was one of my favorites too. She went on to become the press secretary to First Lady Laura Bush so she did okay for herself.)

99. Lee ranks the Ice Creams: 1. Cookies in Cream (if it is Blue Bell), 2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (if it is Blue Bell), 3. Chocolate, 4. Mint Chocolate Chip, 5. Klondike Bar (Sadly, no Blue Bell in Buffalo.)

100. I hate it when people say "it goes without saying" and then says it anyway.

It goes without saying that I think Lee - well, I guess I don't have to say it, you know?


amy said...

I don't like the way it looks capitalized though

I don't like the way the proper spelling of "website" looks. The accepted way in my work world is "Web site." The capital W annoys the heck out of me.

TheSharpie said...

#77 -- Yeah, I'm with Heather on this one. I'm still not completely sold on Lena as Sarah Connor, but like my brother I love the rest of the cast. Summer Glau as Cameron was absolutely brilliant. (but then, she also kicked but in Firefly with the 3 shots, 3 kills with her eyes closed, not to mention in Serenity.)

#87 -- With the prequels then yeah, Firefly (including Serenity) has a way better story and continuity. But because I grew up with the original trilogy as well as the Bantam SW books I'm with Heather on this one.

#89 -- I used to watch it with my sister when she watched the re-runs on ABC Family. I saw through about the 4th season, then I went to college. A friend of mine was saying just last week that Gilmore girls is her guilty pleasure, as well as where she goes for suggestions whenever she wants to see a movie but can't decide.

#95 -- I can completely empathize. I grew a full beard in high school, and when I switched my senior year I found out that at least one teacher thought that I "was a sub walking through the halls."

#99 -- I grew up on Perry's Ice Cream, and I'm glad I can get it at Walmart 4 hours away from home. Last year I was able to get Top Shelf Sunday, but this year I couldn't find Breakaway Berrier.

And yes, I agree, Heather.

Heather B. said...

Amy, I'm with you. "Web site" looks weird. I don't even like typing that one.

Sharpie, Summer Glau is amazing. I liked her in the part last season but in the premiere she seems to have really nailed the robotic movements. It's one of those things that's deceptively difficult, I think.

I could probably agree that Firefly is better acted and written than much of the Star Wars universe but yeah, there's something about things you loved when you were younger that stick with you. I also think Star Wars has an innocence to it that Firefly doesn't.

And yes, I agree, Heather.

Thank you!

Lee said...

I can understand the sentimental choice of Star Wars. I know a lot of people my age LOVE Star Wars but really it was before our time. I wasn't watching that type of movie until 7 or 8 years old and that was 5 years after Return of the Jedi. The first whole Star Wars movie I saw was probably one of those Ewok movies and the only movies I've seen in the theater were Episode I and II.

So I'm not sentimental towards it, but I get it. If Lord of the Rings were on one channel and Willow was on the other I'd watch Willow for sentimental reasons. I mean seriously Warwick Davis vs. Elijah Wood? Saving a baby vs. destroying a ring? Lenny and Squiggy vs. Mikey from Goonies? Madmartigan vs. Aragorn? A sword that lights up or an acorn that turns you into stone? It's no contest.

I like Summer Glau's portrayal of a robot but in the first episode she acted like a regular human enough to fool John, all the students and another Terminator. Why doesn't she do that all the time?

I DO like Lena Headey in Sarah Connor Chronicles but I actually liked her even before that because I rent a lot of UK movies. Glau is definitely the best part but I was sold on Lena WAY before Brian Austin Green or Thomas Dekker. In fact, I'm still not sold on Thomas Dekker. I doubt a haircut is going to completely change him either.