Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I'm sorry....

Sometimes life just gets in the way of...well life.

This monday (while I was finishing my post for Memory Monday) I got a call from my mother. My dad had had an accident at work. She wasn't sure how bad it was, but she couldn't go anywhere because my dad always takes the car to work. So she asked if I could take her. And of course I could.

I will spare you the cruel details, but 'after all' he 'only' injured a finger (the middle finger on his right hand - they were able to put it back on and he get's to keep it), but it still meant that we spend most of the evening at the hospital (My mom and I went home when he went to surgery). The next day we went to get him home.

I haven't been home since Monday and due to that I haven't been able to finish my post on Memory Monday. I haven't given an update on the Beaver Bunch topics for the week, I haven't uploaded tons and tons of random pictures, comic strips and/or videos...
I have postponed Memory Monday till next Monday.
The Beaver Bunch topics... I haven't even had time to see them yet, but I will and if you still haven't saved the url click on the Beaver Bunch logo over to the right.

I am way behind on everything this week:
YouTube (and The L Word)
AfterEllen (recaps, B.J. Fletcher and This Just Out, articles)

Not to mention that I got a new carpet in my livingroom this weekend and I haven't been home to put the furniture back in place. Most of them are too heavy for one person to carry alone (my dad was supposed to help me but maybe I can get my brother-in-law to help).

But now that everything is back to normal hopefully I'll catch up on everything.
How was your week so far?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Star Wars...

Another movie I was reluctant to add to my Memory Monday (or 3 - actually) was Star Wars. And of course I'm talking about the first 3 movies. I loved Princess Leia. But as the first was released the year I was born, I wasn't sure whether or not to add it (I have seen them all - more than once...).
But then I saw this:

So maybe this post wasn't as much about Star Wars as it was about Carrie Fisher.
A lot has certainly happened to her during the last 31-32 years. I guess the saying is true: "What does not kill you makes you stronger."

Showing Sarah Connor, Ellen Ripley, Lara Croft, Xena (another Princess - only no gun, but how could I leave her out) and all the others how it's done.

Forgotten or FANtastic Friday...

Now I know the title is silly (and weird), but it's only because I just realized that I couldn't put Buffy the Vampire Slayer in my Memory Monday. I know it's my blog and I can do what the h*ll I want with it, but it wouldn't seem fair. To all the other movies/series I mean. After all, I was 20 when Buffy aired. Not exactly my childhood - not even my teens - but I have always been a sucker for fantasy (hence my Harry Potter fascination..) - and vampires (although in this case I was more into Slayers and Witches... Why is it that witches are all nerdy and bookworm-y like Hermione Willow? Geez I guess I'm a witch!)

I loved all of the characters! Some more than others, of course.

And - as many others - I loved the Willow/Tara-storyline.

And I was devastated when Tara was killed - however (and I know I might get hit for this *ducks and takes cover*), I kind of liked the whole Willow/Kennedy-storyline too.
I know it's a given, that every time you (as a writer) have a lesbian character in a movie or a series (apparently) you are bound to either kill or impregnate them (Bound - see... I made a joke. Kind of?!? ‘cuz nothing like that happened in that movie), but from the perspective of the whole Willow-goes-mad-and-we-have-to-rescue-the-world, it sort of kind of made sense (I mean, it's about vampires and zombies and other weird creatures...).
Getting back to Willow/Kennedy.
If Willow were to have another love interest it made sense to me, that she wasn't like Tara. It made sense that Kennedy was to stir up Willows world, and make her feel again.

But of course - their stories are not the only ones I found interesting. You have to keep a little Faith:

And maybe writing a blogpost in the middle of the night isn't that great an idea...
Bah. Just enjoy the pictures then.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's official

America's got a brand new President.

And I do think it's a historic day.
Now I'm from a country with a Bush-loving Primeminister *ew* (and I can't ever rap my head around who in the hell voted for him at the last election - neither of them actually), and I hope this will inspire my countrymen to vote more like the Americans next time. We need the change as well!
On a sidenote: Obama has not been to keen on meeting/talking to our Primeminister, and he (our Primeminister) is getting a bit desperate. Maybe if he hadn't been so obsessed with being Bush's friend he might have had a better chance. Geez. That'll teach him!
Anyway. Here's to the future: Photoserver.WS

Monday, January 19, 2009

This weeks topics on The Beaver Bunch:

Here you go:

Alright Beavers time to answer questions on business and pleasure...

- Are you "out" at work? Why or why not? And do you think that it's important to be "out" to your co-workers, or does it complicate things?

- What are you views on lesbian sex and the ability to lose your virginity in a lesbian relationship?

- With the way the media and society have over-sexualized women, how do you know you really find women attractive...other than testing it out?

Go watch.

Memory Monday.

With a few not so forgotten childhood movies/series and some almost forgotten.

Never Ending Story:
I know I have mentioned this movie before.
Actually I thought it was a pretty dramatic and emotional movie. I felt so sad when Artax (the horse) was drawn into the Swamps of Sadness (the mud). Mostly because it was Atreyu’s friend, not because it was a horse. I never was into horses growing up. I wanted a monkey in stead ;o)
First time I saw the movie, I couldn’t tell if Atreyu was a boy or a girl (I was equally confused the first time I saw Karate Kid – boy or girl?). I related to Bastian growing up.

Sound Of Music:
I just love musicals.
For a long time we had this family tradition (during my childhood). Dec. 23rd we decorated the Christmas tree and watch Sound of Music. Good times.
I both wanted Maria and to be Maria – not because she wore beautiful clothes(?!?) or fell in love with Christopher Plummer. I just really liked her singing and her looks/behavior. (And I still love to watch Julie Andrews in any movie (including Mary Poppins and Princess Diaries I and II), although I have to admit… It’s so long time ago I watched Victor/Victoria I can’t even remember what it’s about. Note to self: RENT IT)

With David Bowie and Jennifer Connolly – another movie I previous mentioned on this blog, so I won’t get into details on this. I just wanted to bring it up because during my search for movies I used to love, I couldn’t quite find the next movie. Somehow I had gotten Jennifer Connolly and Mia Sara mixed up. Go figure.

I didn’t care much for Tom Cruise (even then), but I loved the unicorn and Mia Sara.
I don’t remember much of this movie. I remember Oona and Gump, and of course the Dark Lord, and that Tom Cruise (Jack) had to save (Lili) Mia Sara so that he could marry her (why oh why?), and I remember the dark and scary place where the Dark Lord kept Lili prisoner.
Maybe another to rent?

North and South ( Book I, II, III):
I have always been interested in history and I know that some of what’s portrayed in this series most likely isn’t accurate history, but I still loved it. Maybe it had something to do with the dresses. Now, maybe they didn’t show much of the entire body but what they did show… I mean the focus was indeed on the…erhm…front of the women. Cleavage everywhere.
There were a lot of women in the series, but I will just mention 3 of them.

First: Lesley-Anne Down. The woman of Patrick Swayze’s dreams (I liked her as well. And I was cheering for Orry Main instead of her not-so-nice-douchbag-of-a-husband)

Second: Wendy Kilbourne. She was the woman of my dreams (I wish I had taken this trip down Memory Lane before posting the Hot Blondes-thing – Hot Blonde!). She was cute, loving, believable, strong, amazing and had the most wonderful Irish accent (I have this thing for Irish and/or British accents in case you didn’t know already). I’m not able to determine whether or not it was a real accent but it sounded so cute.
She also starred in Midnight caller (“Good night America, wherever you are”) another of my favorites (especially after Wendy Kilbourne joined).

Third: Kirstie Alley is, well Kirstie Alley. What I remember most about her in the series is her piercing blue eyes. Those were the most amazing eyes I’ve ever seen.
I still like Kirstie Alley. I think she’s a funny lady. I don’t care if she “goes Oprah” with her weight.

And btw. I am so not done yet.
Memory Monday will return....

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Random Saturday Post.

So I know this is stupid. Or weird. Or even both ;o)
But while I was wasting time (on YouTube where else...) I found this.
And now I really want to watch the series again *sigh*.


I was watching pictures from my childhood (how long does this period of time last?). One of them was from my room, and I realized that I had a picture (more like a small poster, really) of Edward Furlong on my wall. Why, might you ask? (Or not, but I'll answer anyway).
Because I couldn't find a poster with Linda Hamilton. Maybe I wasn't really trying that hard after all, because I already had a poster with Belinda Carlisle, and I didn't want anyone to figure out that I was more interested in the girls than the boys.
And everybody else (aka my friends) thought he was cute, so...Edward instead of Linda Hamilton....?
Nowadays I don't plaster my walls with posters. I put them in my blog Photoserver.WS.

Belinda Carlisle

Linda Hamilton

Now if you need a picture of Edward Furlong to compare whether or not it was an okay choice to have him on my wall, I suggest you Google it ;o)

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Friday. L Word begins soon.

Some times I wish that I live in USA. But most of the time I'm happy where I am.
So why bring this up now?
The L Word! It starts Sunday. And I can't watch it. At least not on my TV - and not legally. In theory I have to wait on the DVD. But Thank God (and I'm not even religious!) for YouTube!!!

I know everyone has their favorite character and/or couple. I like Helena Peabody (well actually I like Rachel Shelley, but it's a win-win situation) the most. Both the bitchy and the softer version. And I thought Dylena was the best thing that ever happend to Helena. And Dylan's back this season!
Alright, I'll stop rambling about this for now.

I just wanted to post these pictures. No, they are not new.
I give you:

Rachel Shelley (Helena Peabody in "The L Word")

Alexandra Hedison (Dylan Moreland in "The L Word")

And for those of you who prefer other characters:

Okay, so I got a little carried away, but I didn't want to leave anybody out.

Feel the connection?

I can't wait. Just wish I didn't have to wait so long...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Still in the Closet?

Here's the way to survive:

In case you want to read more about the...erhm...alternative housing possibilities.

The webpage says: "We do love demonstrations of adapting and living in small spaces; it is interesting how many of them come from artists."

So it's art?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Karman Kregloe....And Cat on the Prowl

If you want to know about Karman Kregloe, her wedding to Bridget McManus, astrology or Cat Davis (Cat on the Prowl)... Go here!!!

Or watch the video here:
(I know it's 30 minutes+ but it's great. Both Cat and Karman are amazing women.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What's your astro sign?

And does its description fit you?
Just another random thought.

Here's mine:

Aries (The Ram) (cardinal, fire, personal): Keyword: "I am". The Aries person is assertive, brave, energetic, kind, action-oriented, intelligent, individualistic, independent, impulsive, full of strength, competitive, eager, straightforward, forceful, headstrong, pioneering, a leader, focused on the present and freedom-loving. They can also sometimes be intemperate, violent, impatient, fiery, rash, extreme, and arrogant. Suitable occupations are where initiative and enterprise are needed, and preferably physical activity; such as entrepreneurs, businessmen, soldiers, sportspeople and explorers. In medical astrology Aries governs the head and skull. In astrology Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. The sun sign dates for Aries are March 21 — April 19. The fire form of Aries is a wildfire, an uncontrolled fire. Therefore, commonly known as the most dangerous of the twelve signs.
So I'm dangerous...?!? WTF?

What I can agree on is "The Aries person is assertive, brave, energetic, kind, action-oriented, intelligent, individualistic, independent, impulsive, full of strength, competitive, eager, straightforward, forceful, headstrong, pioneering, a leader, focused on the present and freedom-loving." ;o) But the whole "preferably physical activity; such as entrepreneurs, businessmen, soldiers, sportspeople and explorers". Not my kind of thing. I hate sports. Exploring maybe (I did want to be the female version of Indiana Jones aka Tomb Raider, when I grew up). And the only thing I can absolutely agree on in the "They can also sometimes be intemperate, violent, impatient, fiery, rash, extreme, and arrogant" is that I do have a temper and I certainly can be impatient at times, but DANGEROUS? Seriously?

According to the doctor (my mother was attending when she was pregnant) I should have been a Pisces. I believe him.

Pisces (The Fish) (mutable, water, universal): Keyword: "I believe". The Pisces person is compassionate, empathetic, imaginative, sensitive, mystical, spiritual, dreamy, passive, easy-going, idealistic, visionary, inspirational, accepting, undiscriminating, charitable, believes in soul growth, self-sacrificing and artistic. They can also sometimes be distracted, detached, illusory, impractical, gullible, neglectful, escapist and lazy. Suitable occupations are where compassionate and intuitive qualities are needed; such as caring for the sick, needy and animals, religious, social workers, hospitals and institutions, poets, writers, actors, psychics, and models. In medical astrology Pisces governs the feet and immune system. In astrology Pisces is ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune. The sun sign dates for Pisces are February 20 — March 20. The water form of Pisces is the ocean.

But luckily wikipedia states:
Astrologers consider each of the signs to represent an ideal type. In other words, no individual shows all of the characteristics of any one sign. Rather each person is a combination of many signs, which must be assessed as a whole in that person's horoscope or natal chart.
Ahh. Now I can go back to my normal life again. I wonder why I never really read horoscopes?

In case you want to check out your own astro sign.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Topics of the week.

This weeks topics from The Beaver Bunch:
It's a bit lighter this week.


We promised cupcakes and rainbows this week - so here are some questions we've received that are on the light and fluffy side - you better play along!

...a sample of your handwriting

WHAT... the number one thing in life you enjoy doing?

ARE... into fake boobs vs. real boobs, or plastic surgery in general?
...there any weird foods you eat? a Mac or PC? an introvert of extrovert?

Memory Monday.

Apparently I have had too much time off lately. I say this because I've been 'walking down Memory Lane' and I've found a lot of movies and series from my childhood I had 'forgotten' all about. And by childhood I also mean early teens.
There are too many for just one post. So here's part one.

Beauty and the Beast:
Info from wikipedia.
No. I’m not talking about the Disney cartoon version. I’m talking about a series with Linda Hamilton in the lead (as Beauty of course – Ron Pearlman was the Beast).
I paid some attention to Linda Hamilton in the first Terminator, but I totally fell in love with her in Beauty and the Beast. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t think the world of the show today (as it has happened to pretty much every movie or series I loved when I was a kid), but I did then.

Really? A show about a woman (attorney), who is scared for life (during an abduction gone bad) and survives only because a man – who is part lion, and lives in the underground with a whole bunch of other (odd) people - takes you to the underground and nurses you until you are well again. And then you frequently pay visits to them afterwards. Mainly because said lion-man is the sole protector of the city, even though he is scary as hell when he goes all lion on you.

Anyway. Moving on.
The next I saw of Linda Hamilton, was when she starred in Terminator 2: Judgment Day . And oh boy. Those arms.

It's not that I don't remember this one. I just LOVED Linda Hamilton in it. This is one crazy chick that's hot (maybe Ilene Chaiken should have paid attention to this movie....). I especially love the scene when she's working out in her cell.

The Karen Carpenter Story:
Karen Carpenter was portrayed by Cynthia Gibb.
Now I know this doesn’t seem like a childhood movie, but I was barely a teenager, when I first saw it. Considering that The Carpenters were the first group I idolized (besides ABBA – I was a strange kid…) and the fact that I knew every song by heart (I still know most of them by heart), this was THE movie to watch. Strangely enough the whole thing with Karen Carpenters suicide came as a surprise to me. I thought she was alive and well. It was a bit of a shock.

I loved this movie for two reasons. Gizmo the Mogwai and Phoebe Cates.
Now who didn't want one of these.

Phoebe Cates was more famous for her role in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", I guess (I think it had something to do with a pool and a bikini - and it was a pretty good scene as well right up to the point where Judge Reinhold spoiled it), but I loved her in Gremlins.

Will be continued....

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Danish comic strips.

Just thought I would share these. The comics are made by two Danes, who gives their POV in a (to my opinion) sarcastic and funny way.
These are a selection. And as always in random order of apperance:







I'm sorry if they are hard to read, but you could always go to wulffmorgenthaler's own homepage.