Fun Iron Man Goodies

September 29, 2008 at 5:07 pm (Movie, Random, Superheroes) (, , , , , , , , )

The Iron Man DVD is coming out tomorrow and it has some pretty cool (well kinda cool at least) making-of clips included. The first clip shows some of the first concept art for the Iron Man suit. It’s pretty cool that they actually thought about whether or not a person could bend and move inside without breaking their arms and legs (even though nobody ever gets to wear the real suit πŸ˜› ). The 2nd movie is kinda cheesey and just talks about how awesome it would be to have a suit that would let us fly. The 3rd one is pretty funny since it’s the makeup artists making the Iron Man suit on Robert Downey Jr. They have to shave him and then paint him with what I can only assume is latex. Then they peel it off; which has to feel like a giant bandaid being ripped off slowly lol. Anyway you can watch the clips here but I’d advise you to skip the 2nd one since it is pretty boring.

As far as the rest of the DVD goes, I’ll start by saying that I really like the inside cover picture a lot more than the cover pictures. There’s also going to be 3 different versions of the DVD that you can buy straight away. There’s the Two-Disc Special Collector’s Edition, a Special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Disc and a Single-Disc Edition. I thought there was a typo when I originally saw the prices of the DVDs but I guess not. Amazon has the Single Disc listed at $34.99 but it’s on sale for $14.99. What the heck were they thinking by pricing this DVD so high? $20 is pretty expensive for a single disc let alone $35. Also the original price of either of the Two-Disc sets is $39.99 with the Blu-ray on sale for $25.95 and the normal on sale for $22.99. I’m definitely not buying this DVD right away and I can’t believe how many pre-orders there probably already are for it. If I knew anyone paid $40 for a DVD (especially when you can pirate anything now) I’d have to kick them in the shins and laugh at their stupidity.

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Totally gonna make these cookies!

September 26, 2008 at 6:05 pm (Food, Random) (, , , , , , , )

So I found what seems like a good recipe for Pumpkin cookies. I’m going to try it out tonight with the addition of some delicious cream-cheese frosting on top πŸ˜€ . Also I’m not going to add the pecans or walnuts just because I don’t think they need them. Maybe I’ll add some orange food coloring to the frosting to make them brighter too πŸ™‚ . I hope they aren’t too soft seeing as how there’s pumpkin puree in them. It’s not that much so I wouldn’t think they would be, but who knows. I’m excited that this batch makes 3.5 dozen but knowing my fiance’s cookie portions, it’ll probably make closer to 2 haha. The picture of them looks really good and it’s making me super hungry. I’m about to go get dinner and then go swimming so it will be awhile before I can make them. When I get back and finally make them I’ll probably post about them πŸ˜€ and let you know if they’re good or not. Here’s the recipe if you want to try and make them too πŸ˜€ .

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 Β½ cup ap flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
pinch nutmeg
Β½ cup butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 c chocolate chips or raisins
Β½ – 1 cup pecans or walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
Whisk together flour, leavening, salt and spices.
In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugars. Beat in egg, then vanilla, then pumpkin. Add flour mixture and stir until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans, if using.
Drop by tablespoons and bake for 12-14 minutes at 350F. Bake them until they’re lightly browned at the edges, but not dark.
Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.

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Jim and Pam are back tomorrow

September 24, 2008 at 4:45 pm (Random, TV) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hooray the Office premieres tomorrow at 9 with a 1-hour episode. The episode is supposed to be called “Weight Loss” according to NBC. It says that all of the branch members become obsessed with their weight (although I wouldn’t think Jim would get into the craze, he’d probably just make fun of the rest of them as well as trying to psych out Dwight of course) and start to diet like crazy because of a weight loss initiative from Dunder Mifflin. That sounds like a really entertaining episode full of Kevin goodness haha. I can’t wait to see how crazy Dwight gets over trying to lose weight either. Angela is already tiny enough so I’m sure she’ll just be snooty to everyone else (especially Phyllis) and I’m sure Stanley will be as sarcastic as ever. Hopefully Michael doesn’t try and make everyone go anorexic but that would be something he would actually do. Oh yeah, in other Office news; Amy Poehler confirmed that she was going to be starring on the Office spin-off last week, as soon as she returns from her maternity leave that is. I hope it ends up being just as good as the Office but I hope none of the current cast have to leave the show for the spin-off.

Also in other news, I got my new motherboard, so here I am crossing my fingers that my computer will be fixed tonight. I’m seriously going to be sad if it’s not, //wrists sad lol jk πŸ˜› .

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Love the kitties!

September 22, 2008 at 11:04 pm (Random) (, , , , , , , , , , )

About a year ago my fiance and I adopted 2 Russian Blue kittens from the Black & Orange Cat Foundation. They’re a really cool shelter system that helps spay and neuter stray cats as well as finding them good homes. I found our 2 kitties listed on a website called Petfinder and we ended up adopting them a week later. My life would be a lot more boring without Yuna and Lulu because they’re constantly trying to see what I’m up to. Yuna loves to snuggle with me and always wants on my lap, especially when I’m trying to do my homework. Both of them also love to play fetch and Lulu will keep bringing toys to you until she gets too tired to move.

I got an email from the Black & Orange Cat Foundation today asking for help to win this contest; so I thought it’d be a great chance to get them some attention πŸ™‚ . The people who run the foundation are really nice and they love to see how their cats are doing. They really deserve it so please vote for them. A lot of their expenses come out of their own pockets so they could really use the help. Also, this picture looks a lot like Yuna but I usually don’t catch her with her tongue sticking out; that’s Lulu’s area of specialty πŸ˜€ lol.

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Thank goodness for Panera

September 20, 2008 at 11:36 am (Food, Random, TV) (, , , , , , , , )

Ok so our internet and cable is completely out so here I am at Panera. Boo no internet (also Panera is lame because it wouldn’t serve me soup 15 mins before lunch despite the fact that the soup was ready when we picked up our food πŸ˜› ). We think the line is down behind our garage but currently we’re not sure. Hopefully it gets sorted out today but who knows. Until then I must find something to occupy myself instead of the WoW filled day I had originally planned 😦 . Until I can post, enjoy the picture of Gir missing his cupcake as much as I miss the internet.

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Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day!

September 19, 2008 at 11:24 am (Pirates, Random) (, , , )

`Tis National talk like a swashbuckler tide. Aye! I`ll be pretty busy today gettin’ ready t’ go aft t’ school. Thar might be a post later once I be done wi’ everythin’. Enjoy this nifty Gentleman o’ fortune Translator until then πŸ˜€ . Enjoy the pics as well!

This is a funny shirt I found at Pirates Cove. I also found this really cool sign there.

For all of you dirty Pirates out there, here’s Soapy Jones’ Locker. Get yours for only $9.49 lol πŸ˜€ .

That’s it for now I’ll hopefully post later πŸ˜€ .

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Disney is so “creative” sometimes

September 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm (Movie, Pirates, Random) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Disney is making an adventure movie set in space. Everyone is thinking it’s going to be a Tomorrowland/Space Mountain movie or a rip-off of Star Wars. Oh yeah and it’s starring The Rock. Now, Disney is of course denying any rumors that it’s based off of Space Mountain or any part of their park. But come on, what else could it be? They’ve already ripped off of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride (which was good because they actually got talented actors) and the Haunted Mansion ride (which was one of the stupidest movies I’ve seen). I’ve also heard rumors that Meet the Robinsons was supposed to be their version of Tomorrowland and that it was a good movie (seeing as how I still haven’t seen it I wouldn’t know….sad really). So maybe it will be “creative” but I’ll only say that if turns out to be good.

Personally I hope they don’t try and rip-off a whole section of their park into a movie because then when little kids run to Disney to see Tomorrowland, they’re going to be really confused. Both Pirates and the Haunted Mansion weren’t really like their ride counterparts and I’m sure some obnoxious little kids kept waiting for Jack Sparrow to pop up even though he never would. Personally, I was happy when I rode both the Haunted Mansion and Pirates rides and found out that neither of them had changed even after the movies were released. I was shocked that Disney didn’t try to mutate the original rides into something new (and if they try to do that to Space Mountain somebody is getting hurt). Disney had better realize that Pirates was only good because of the story, script, and actors they chose to play the parts (not just because people were nastalgic because that obviously didn’t help them with the horrendous Haunted Mansion movie). So hopefully they are telling the truth and they don’t just try to make some sappy space movie based off of their park with The Rock as some little kid’s “funny” dad that ends up saving the day. After all, they did make Wall-E really good with hardly any speaking roles, so they could do it again right?

P.S. after posting this picture, I’m having withdrawals from the ride 😦 .

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Matthew McConaughey would rather Hulk-out

September 17, 2008 at 10:55 am (Movie, Random, Superheroes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Best Friends Forever!

Best Friends Forever!

It seems like every day I’m finding out about another superhero movie in the making and who is rumored to be playing the lead role. Apparently Matthew McConaughey had no idea that he was rumored to be playing Captain America (supposedly Leonardo DiCaprio was rumored for this spot too πŸ˜› but as far as I know Marvel has only denied Will Smith). Well, neither did I until just now haha. I don’t think Captain America is in love with himself enough to be played by McConaughey personally. In love with America, yes; but not with himself. I also think Captain America with a southern accent would be silly. I guess it would make sense for him to be from the south since he’s insanely patriotic though.

MTV decided to question McConaughey about the rumors as if that would help to clarify matters for the rest of us. You can read how seemingly “clueless” they thought Matthew was when they asked him about it here (lol I never thought someone would be surprised by McConaughey being clueless about anything). Anyway, when MTV asked what he thought about playing Captain A. (lol) he said that he thought that was a “super cool nameβ€” Captain America.”-comicbookmovie.com. He also said that he wasn’t that big of a comic book fan as a kid (shocker!) and that he’d rather play the Hulk (Please we do not need a 3rd Hulk especially not a McConaughey version). Lol could you imagine if McConaughey did sign on and him and Hugh Jackman had to team up seeing as Captain America and Wolverine used to be best buds? I would have to laugh through the whole movie (especially if they were in love with each other as much as they were in the old cartoons πŸ˜€ ).

In other news, my power supply was almost returned to me last night. I literally missed it by less than 5 minutes. I saw the UPS truck driving away on the main road leading from my house. Then I showed up home to see that little brown sticker denying me my power supply without a signature 😦 . Boo I say! Anyway, I should hopefully have my desktop fixed by tonight and maybe I’ll post my happiness if it’s working properly. (Hope you enjoy the pic Matt πŸ˜€ .)

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I’m going to Northrend for X-mas!

September 16, 2008 at 10:17 am (Random, Technology, Video Games) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Yesterday Blizzard announced that the Wrath of the Lich king is coming out November 13, 2008. I can’t believe it’s actually coming out this year after how much the Burning Crusade was drawn out. I thought it wasn’t true when I first saw the news on a Digg article. It seems like Blizzard has been getting its butt in gear for the Christmas season though (no doubt hoping for huge sales as X-mas pressies). I do wish they would’ve bumped it to the beginning of December so I wouldn’t have to worry at all about classes, but no it’s got to come out a month before I’m finished. Oh well at least I’m done the 11th. I feel sorry for those saps that go until the 18th haha. This gives me something good to look forward to in terms of things coming out near Christmas seeing as how Harry Potter got bumped forward 😦 .

I wish it cost less than $39.99 for the normal edition too, but it’s still cool to have it coming out this early. The collector’s edition is of course more expensive at $69.99. I’m not going to shell out that kinda cash for the expansion but for those of you that want to go ahead. It contains an art book, behind the scenes dvd, a soundtrack, an exclusive in-game pet, 2 starter decks for the WoW card set March of the Legion which include 2 exclusive cards (only available in the collector’s edition) and a mousepad featuring the continent of Northrend.

I’ve already mentioned some of the game’s new features. The biggest of the news is probably the new Death Knight class which I’ve already mentioned. Now there’s also going to be a non-inventory space to keep your vanity pets and mounts (basically you get to learn these items instead) which makes the Locks and the Pallys not have an advantage from casting their mounts anymore. The same thing goes for PvP and raiding tokens which makes me want to ask Blizzard why it took them so long. There’s also going to be a Battleground that’s not instanced (so that should be a “fun” place to hang out lol πŸ™‚ ). Hopefully it’s in Northrend so nooblets don’t have to worry about being constantly ganked by players in transit. Also, people’s addons will be slightly cut because of the built-in threat meter. This should be helpful to people oblivious of such things.

There’s going to be new instances as well as a fixed-up version of Naxxramas designed for 10 and 25 people. I think that’s really cool since I never got to go to Naxx (that and the fact that it sucks to get more than 25 people to raid anything). I’m excited about having another undead/winter zone too. I also hope that getting exalted with the Netherwing will lead to getting one of those icey dragons as a mount πŸ˜€ . One of the bad things is no new playable races. There will be lots of new NPC races that you can talk to though, so I guess that’s something. Enough of my rambling, there is a lot more that’s being added that I didn’t mention so go look and drool at it πŸ˜› .

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WordPress is broken so standby for posts

September 15, 2008 at 1:55 pm (Random, Superheroes) (, , , , , , )

Whoa WordPress is broken at least it is on IE. Standby for more posts until it fixes itself so I can see whether or not it broke all of my posts or if it just looks that way. Until then enjoy this really huge Avengers picture πŸ˜€ .

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