whiski_sour: (Can you stand on your head?)
My cousin Danny and his wife Liliya came for a visit today. It was a short, but good visit. It's been a couple of years since we've seen Danny.

For those of you playing the home game, after spending over 20 years in the army, Danny retired to work for a private security company that operated in Iraq and Afghanistan. We never know for certain, unless Danny shows up on the doorstep, if he's in country or not. That's just how he rolls.

He met Liliya, who's Russian, in Afghanistan. He's been married to her for a few years, but this is the first time I've met her. For awhile there was doubt that she existed because no one had met her. Then there was speculation that Danny just married her so she could come live in America. Yeah, Danny would do that. He doesn't care.

She seems to be very nice. Much more personable than his last wife. I don't know why she puts up with Danny's crazy ass.

But while Danny is off doing security checks on a base in Afghanistan, Liliya lives in North Carolina, teaching English as a second language to Mexican immigrants.

I'm going to repeat that. Because it bears repeating.

My American cousin's Russian wife is teaching English as a second language to Mexican immigrants.

I love that sentence. Not only is it a brain twister, but it also practically congegates a world map.
whiski_sour: (*cackle*)
I have spent the whole day watching Land of the Lost on Sci-Fi. Whole day. I plan to post this, check Facebook, and go back to it.

Tonight, I will dream of Sleestaks, Chaka, Big Alice, bad special effects, overacting, and questionable 70's hair.

Tomorrow, I will be jonesing for the cheesy badness.

I really will.

I have no shame.
whiski_sour: (yay!)
Today is my LJ Anniversary. Yay!

In honor of the occasion, here's the LJ History Meme.

For those of you who wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. )
whiski_sour: (Ooh! Shiny!)
Walker's birthday )
Girls Night Out...at Target )
whiski_sour: (Can you stand on your head?)
History was made today. I'd like to be able to say something profound about it, but I'm not a profound person.

So instead I'll say that I watched the proceedings this morning and kept comparing past presidents to 60's Batman villians.

And the Marines have the best hats out of all of our Armed Forces.

I told you I don't do profound.

I can't even manage serious when it's required.

Brrrring!

Jan. 16th, 2009 11:39 pm
whiski_sour: (milkshake)
Carrie and I went to the AT&T store to see about getting a family plan. She needed a new phone and through her extensive research, found that this would save me money. I like money, so I cool with it.

After an agonizing decision making process, Carrie finally picked out her new phone and has spent the evening playing with the new shiny.

In the store, she was playing with the ringtones while waiting for our sales guy to ring her up. He said, "Do you know how to go online to download new ringtones?" Carrie said I looked like the guy just asked me if I liked to eat babies.

Ringtones are truly the only reason why I HAVE a cell phone (I've got over 4,000 roll over minutes...and I was on the plan with the least amount of minutes). I've spent hours looking through the ringtones online. Time and several sheets of paper went into creating various ringtone themes that I wanted before I finally settled on TV Theme Songs Through The Decades (Perry Mason, Green Hornet, Starsky and Hutch, A-Team, The Simpsons, and Stargate: Atlantis).

Do I know how to download ringtones off of the internet? Ha! Darling, that is serious business in my world.
whiski_sour: (naughty)
Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] dr_funbags.

Jenn, it was kind of last minute, but I got you a present.

He did wonders for my birthday... )

I take no responsibility for the trauma caused by people who are not Jenn clicking on the cut. Mwhahahahahahaha!
whiski_sour: (wtf bleu)
We've hit a new level of geekdom in our house.

Carrie just took her Nintendo DS into the john with her.

I'm going to have to start taking my laptop in there just to keep pace.

Why yes, this was the most interesting thing that happened all day.
whiski_sour: (milkshake)
SGA...'I also like spearmint gum.' )

Sanctuary...'He's all hearts and flowers one day and turning a working girl into a canoe the next.' )

Next week...the last Friday Night Dynamic Duo ever!
whiski_sour: (jedi)
I could never be a drug addict because I can't commit to a drug of choice.

I go through phases of playing games. For awhile it'll be Mah Jong Safari (if I can get it to work). Then I'll play Atlantis Slots. Then there's Word Whomp, Letter Linker, Aloha Solitaire, Aloha Tripeaks Solitaire, and so on.

The new obsession? Cryptoquips. I got started doing them in the paper every day. And when that wasn't enough, I sought out a website.

Now, I'm up to seven or ten cryptoquips a day.

Thankfully, I'll never need an intervention because I'll find something new to do before I get the opportunity to OD.
whiski_sour: (Fraggle)
SGA...'Lock 'em up.' )

Sanctuary...'I have my standards. Coffee is well below them.' )

Also of note...we're dogsitting Zasu again for the weekend. My pants are covered in doggy slobber.

And, AMC is running Frightfest until Halloween. Nothing but blood, guts, and gore on my TV for a week. This is my kind of Heaven.
whiski_sour: (I hate the pineapple)
Carrie's new issues of Entertainment Weekly, featuring the new Spock and Kirk on the cover, and Damon both showed up today. This led to a long discussion about the new Star Trek movie. Carrie and I are much too knowledgable for not being trekkies/trekkers.

Now, Carrie and I haven't read the article, but Damon had read it online. Carrie and I were just going by the pictures.

Two things that stood out for me on the casting: I don't think Kirk went through a blond phase and THAT IS NOT CHEKOV. Chekov looked like a Russian Davy Jones; this guy does not look like that. Actually, the total lack of sixties male hair is a little off putting to me anyway.

On the flip side, though, I was very much "bitch, please" at the casting of Karl Urban as McCoy. But the pictures of him are enough to change my mind. Somebody did their homework. He had the stance, the look, and the hair down in those shots. If he can sell "Dammit, Jim!", it'll be golden.

To clarify, I have no desire to see this movie (neither does Carrie) and I really have no emotional investment in it. But it was probably better to recount the geek conversation of the day than the American Indian burial ritual discussion Dad, Carrie, and I had during dinner.

No, I'm not making that up.

Star Trek IV for the win!
whiski_sour: (jedi)
SGA...'I'm not wandering aimlessly. I'm exploring. There's a difference.' )

Sanctuary...'I've never seen a guy with a booty that small.' )

In other news, I'm wearing a shirt that blinks when I move. I can't turn it off. The odds of the battery surviving for long are not good.
whiski_sour: (Fraggle)
I decided not to watch Green Hornet tonight. Batman featuring Vincent Price as Egghead is almost more crack than I can handle.

SGA...possible spoilers and a damn good time. )
Sanctuary in all its green screen glory. )
whiski_sour: (Ooh! Shiny!)
No SGA this week. Instead, there is Sanctuary. Expect spoilers. )

As Sanctuary was two hours and overlapped with my usual Batman/Green Hornet hour, I ended up watching my 60's crack when it repeated. Yeah, it's crack. I can't give it up. So, I'll be late to LJ on Fridays now.

Not that anyone cares. But in case you do, don't rush to put my face on a milk carton on Fridays. Okay? Okay.
whiski_sour: (milkshake)
Ahoy, SGA! Ya didn't make the wench walk the plank! )

Today is Adam West and David McCallum's birthday. That much awesome should be celebrated nationally. I'm just saying.
whiski_sour: (Serious Chuck)
SGA...spoilers and monkeys )

I like doing these posts. They're becoming as much apart of my Friday night ritual as Batman and Green Hornet.

Though, someone was drinking heavily during tonight's Green Hornet episode. I had no idea what was going on. Except Kato was awesome.
whiski_sour: (milkshake)
SGA...better with a Snicker's Blizzard )

In other, non-SGA news...I finished my rewrite of "In the Dark", which means I can haz Hellboy II! Hooray!
whiski_sour: (milkshake)
SGA Night...now with fish tacos )

And in unrelated SGA news: Carrie was upstairs and I was downstairs watching Batman. Batman and Robin were doing one of their famous building climbs and Green Hornet and Kato popped out of one of the windows. I actually had to text message Carrie about it. True story. My geekery knows no bounds.
whiski_sour: (yay!)
Today felt like a good day to upgrade my phone. I'd been mailed a little card-thingie to take into the store and did a bit of research online so I wouldn't be completely clueless when I finally went in to do it.

I admit, I'm picky. I don't want a phone that's smarter than me, but I want something that works well and has a few shiny bits. And, I admit, I'm shallow. I want a good looking phone.

Through my internet research, I decided to get an LG CU515 plum. My last phone was an LG and I really liked it. It got a good rating and even though it's got crap on there I'll never use, it does have what I need. And it's dark purple. Always a plus.

I've spent all afternoon playing with it, customizing it. I decided to restrain myself and only download one ringtone for the time being (all of the ringtones it came with are really unfortunate). I picked The A-Team theme song. It makes me happy and lets anyone in ear shot know I'm a dork.

And I tested out the camera by taking a picture of the dancing hamsters on my desk. It's great quality and now my wallpaper. Again, dorktitude.

Guess what I'll be doing for the next few days? Oh yeah. Playing with the new shiny.

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