Sunday, February 27, 2011

"I don't think I'm ready for the JLA yet."

Junior Lifeguard Association that is.

Yes, we finally have our little paws on Smallville Season 5.

After getting back into the series that last couple of nights, I have a few thoughts:

1. After Smallville, BSG, X-Files, etc, I can now recognize Vancouver, B.C. in any show.

2. At first I  thought to myself "No way will (this) Lois Lane work with Clark. Lana Lang and Clark were meant for each other." This is strange because normally I always go for the love/hate relationships. But Lois was the interloper! (Even if she is more my kind of girl than Lana.) However, I have been assured that Lana gets more annoying, and that I will love the Smallville Lois and Clark in due time.

3. I like that the show doesn't take itself too seriously. We're all familiar with the characters and we already know most of what lies in Clark's future. I happen to like the inside jokes, the overt references, and yes, all of the red, blue, and Superman symbols that permeate the series. 

I've also started watching Stargate: Universe, which has been a nice little diversion, although the jury is still out on whether this show will leave a lasting impression. I did a little research and found out that SyFy is not renewing it for a 3rd season.Chris thinks its almost a direct rip-off of Battlestar Galactica. I think it might just be the camera angles and music.

What was the last series that contributed to your lack of sleep? (I call it the "Just one more episode" syndrome.) For me, it was Buffy, then Angel. There was a period of time several years back where I was getting around 3 hours of sleep a night because I "couldn't leave one more episode on the disc!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pick a Palette: The Dresden Files

The last few posts in the "Pick a Palette" series have been based off of people. I decided to go a different route this time and do a palette based on my new favorite book series.

Although the first book in the Dresden Files series (by Jim Butcher) was published back in 2000, I just finished the audio-book* version about a week ago. I have to commute to a different work location than my main office sometimes, and it is somewhat of a long drive. Listening to an audio-book definitely makes the time fly and doesn't make me as bitter after sitting in the car for over an hour. After Storm Front was over, Chris downloaded Fool Moon (book two) onto my iPhone and I can't help but listen to a few chapters anytime I have a few free minutes. 

This palette is re-imagining of Dresden, as female, and (slightly) more stylish. Except for the blasting rod and staff, I think I managed to capture all of the "Harry" elements.**

1. Commando, Clear Anodized Handle with Standard School Chalk (for drawing circles), (here) $5.95
2. J Crew, Laramie tote (for carrying spell components and power items), (here) $279.99
3. Steve Madden, Pasport Boots, (here) $130.00
4. House of Harlow, Black leather garter bracelet (shield bracelet), (here) $100.00
5. Spiegel, Cascade Duster, (here) $129.00
6. Dragonweave Jewelry, Pentagram of Brisingamen pewter necklace, (here) $29.00
7. Volkswagon, New Beetle, available at your local VW dealership, starting at around $18,000
8. Old Navy, Lightweight roll-up shirt, (here) $29.50
9. Old Navy, The Diva skinny jeans, (here) $29.50

Map of Chicago Illinois (here) 
Dresden Files novels available on

* As a note, the audiobooks are read by none other than James Marsters, of Buffy and Smallville fame. I definitely hear Spike every once in a while, even without the fake British accent.
** I originally had included a silver glittery skull for a Bob-type spirit but thought it would be a bit much. 

Have you read any of the Dresden Files? What other books are you caught up in now? (I love recommendations!)


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just Married!

Well, not really"just." More like "A little over a month ago Married!" But you get the idea. 

More photos and a honeymoon post coming soon.

** Mad props to those of you who recognize the amazing artwork by Marius. So appropriate.


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