1. I hate printers. I have a daily sparring match with the one in my office. I think it forgets how to be a printer every night.
2. I hope all my fellow Americans had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday. I know I did, except for the getting stuck in Chicago traffic for three hours. But, I was hitting the city at rush hour Wednesday night, so I really only have myself to blame. My sister and I used our down time to make a list of all the different state license plates we saw (28 + Ontario) and attempted to find a decent radio station. We did, however, learn (to her horror) that there is such a thing as flying snakes.
Random story regarding my extended family. Apparently two of my uncles aren't speaking to each other after an event that occurred back during the summer
. We had a cookout for my Grandparent's anniversary (and because my grandpa suffers from ever progressing dementia). The uncle who hosted the event has a dog, a pit bull, named Rufus, who is just a complete sweetheart. A second uncle asked if it would be OK to bring his dog, Walker, a labradoodle, a curly-haired, adorable, idiot, over. Uncle #1 OKed it, but said they would have to keep an eye on him. And they did. As long as Walker was on his leash, he and Rufus got along great. It was only when Walker was off his leash that he got a little over-excited. Note, we're talking about the labradoodle, not the pit bull here. But on a whole they got along pretty well.
Well, one of my cousins, daughter of Uncle #3, who is a complete princess, but I'm not going to get into that here, decided she'd go get her dog and bring him over. Her dog, Yogi, is a French Bulldog. So, quite a bit smaller than the other two. Well, the second she set him down, Yogi goes after Rufus. Rufus, understandably so, I think, bites Yogi. He drew blood, but Yogi is fine. My family had left by this point, so everything I know is second hand. But apparently there was much yelling and Uncle #3 blaming Uncle #1 aaaaand... now they aren't speaking.
This just supports my belief that we may graduate from high school, but we never leave it behind.
3. Saw Deathly Hallows
and looooooooved it. I've only read the book once (when it first came out), so I feel a great desire to read it again now. Though, I think this may be the first time that I like a movie version better than the book. It may even unseat PoA as my favorite HP movie. The only downside is that it's so serious, it doesn't lend itself well to multiple viewings.
It's a beautiful film and I loved everything about it. I also cried like a freaking baby at Hedwig and Dobby's deaths, just like I did when reading the book.
So, obviously afterwards I had to go watch this:
for the better quality version (with captions!) that I couldn't embed.
4. Another year of NaNo
fail. I was moving along pretty well for the first half of the month. Then I got occupied by other things and generally lost heart with the story. I need to do some more research so I can get more comfortable with my story. I should also probably decide on the rules for the universe I'm creating. :/
5. What is everyone watching right now?
My Can't Miss TV Schedule includes Community
, The Vampire Diaries
, and The Walking Dead
. I'm going to attempt to pick up Jyuui Dolittle
. Maybe I can get through the first episode this time? Secret Garden
also looks promising. At some point I need to go ahead and watch the Liar Game
and Nodame Cantabile
movies. Crap! I need to watch Unubore Deka
Better hurry up so I can include these in my year-end drama countdown!