alliecat8: (Angel Girl)

And you ask me what I want this year
And I try to make this kind and clear
Just a chance that maybe we'll find better days
Cause I don't need boxes wrapped in strings
And designer love and empty things
Just a chance that maybe we'll find better days

So take these words
And sing out loud
Cause everyone is forgiven now
Cause tonight's the night the world begins again

I need someplace simple where we could live
And something only you can give
And that's faith and trust and peace while we're alive
And the one poor child who saved this world
And there's 10 million more who probably could
If we all just stopped and said a prayer for them

So take these words
And sing out loud
Cause everyone is forgiven now
Cause tonight's the night the world begins again

I wish everyone was loved tonight
And somehow stop this endless fight
Just a chance that maybe we'll find better days

So take these words
And sing out loud
Cause everyone is forgiven now
Cause tonight's the night the world begins again
Cause tonight's the night the world begins again

- Goo Goo Dolls "Better Days"

I love you all. Whatever you believe, wherever you are, however your life is going, I'm thinking of you and wishing you the best of days.
alliecat8: (Alice Curtsey)

To my BFF[ profile] eponine119, long may she live and prosper. AND HAVE FUN!!! :D

♥ ♥ ♥
alliecat8: (Nano)
It's Oct. 30. That means, like, less than 48 hours til NANO.

Who's Nano-ing with me this year?
alliecat8: (Coffee)
What's the point of decaf, anyway?
alliecat8: (Fangirl crazed)
Disclaimer: I've decided to write reviews of my previous week's shows on the following Monday. This gives me the weekend to rewatch and assimilate. I am staying unspoiled this year. I try to stay upbeat and encouraging about my shows, following the adage "if you can't say something good, don't say anything at all." That doesn't mean I won't add some CONCRIT occasionally! I try to avoid negative reviews - although I absolutely respect everyone's opinions and the analysis that goes into them - simply because I don't want to become discouraged. I will rate my shows each week on an A - F scale so you'll know what you're getting into before you click!

Before I do my reviews, I first want to give giant KUDOS to the writers this year for including tough, strong, smart women almost across the board. THANK YOU.

Last Resort - A++ )

Hawaii Five-0 - A )

Revolution - a cautious A minus )

TBC. I wanted to get my reviews for the Monday shows (H5-0 and Revolution) done before the next ep airs, and I came in just under the wire! I've still got three more to discuss, but I've forgotten to fix dinner and my cat wants to play, so....

More later!
alliecat8: (Steve and Blue Shirts and Horses)
The thing with Adam (y'all who saw 3x01 know what I mean) had me very confused about my feelings about my future H5-0 OTP. I was kinda thinking about switching teams, based on prettiness and potential, not anything that happened specifically. But I am confusified no longer!

Pic from ep 3x03, cut for potential spoilerage )

Courtesy of [ profile] rainbow_goddess.


Sep. 29th, 2012 12:11 pm
alliecat8: (Wide Awake and Dreaming)
I dreamed that someone in my RL discovered my LJ username and password, and my real name and picture and LJ info were broadcast on Headline News and everybody in the world was reading my slash and judging me.

I think my subconscious is freaking out because 1)I'm getting friendlier on Facebook and making more RL friends there (who know nothing about my LJ exploits!), and 2)because the UT Pike Shame Scandal is hot gossip amongst the local Greeks (including my daughter, her friends, and their parents) and word is getting around that I'm affiliated with that very chapter as a former Little Sis. I want a t-shirt that says, "Bad to the Bone" to wear in defiance of my conservative community. They know they've raised hell a time or two in their lives, too!

Warning: I'm gonna sing an Avett Bros. verse again:

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been
alliecat8: (Write Your Own Song)
So Grey's Anatomy's season premiere is tonight? I hadn't realized. And Last Resort premieres, too. I'm getting too far behind on my reaction posts. But Fridays are usually pretty free days for me, so maybe I could just make a once-a-week post of my (short) reactions to all the shows I watched that week? Hmm.

Giving cats pills sux. I'm just sayin'.

So does water aerobics. I hate it but I'm going back tonight anyway. I'm mostly worried about the chlorine turning my hair green. (misses the saltwater pool in New Orleans...*waves to [ profile] elliotsmelliot*)

I'm having phobia issues because I'm deathly allergic to bees and I saw a story on Headline News about zombees. I know they're still a long way away from me now but they could spread. [ profile] zelda_zee, have you seen any? Megan says she's got 'em there, too. And your neck of the woods is one of my favorite places to visit. But not if there are zombees.

I have tickets to the Avett Bros. concert in Tuscaloosa on Oct. 11th. I just ordered a t-shirt. I'm gonna make an Avett friend on my flist if it kills me. Warning: I'm about to sing.

things change and get strange, with the movement of time.
its happening right now to you.

So. Tell me something random. Or sing to me. Singing's, like, my favorite thing.
alliecat8: (Oh No You Didn't)
I was riding the recumbent bike at the gym yesterday, and all the other tv's were showing boring news or morning shows (and I didn't want to keep seeing the Pike Shame Story), so I went to the one that was playing SPN, and I have a confession to make to my flist:


I know, I'm the world's longest holdout, probably mostly because my Dish Network doesn't carry that network. But the show I watched was all about angels and demons and had an apocalyptic element, which y'all know I'm addicted to, and I was so drawn in I exceeded the 30-minute limit we're allowed to be on the aerobic machines. I don't know the name of the ep, but, favorite lines )

So, do any of the networks like G4 do SPN marathon days for SPN like they do for Lost?
alliecat8: (?)
Hey, which one of the SPN brothers is the older one and which one is the younger?
alliecat8: (Taylor - When He Smiles)
Is it too late for me to make reaction posts for Hawaii Five-0 and Revolution? Also, since I'm kind of a glass-half-full and not-very-critical tv watcher, I'm nervous about reading other reaction posts for fear of harshing my buzz. I wish we could, like, institute an A - F ratings system that we could put above the cut so I'd know which ones to click on. It's nothing personal; you know I respect all of your opinions!

OMG, what a humiliating scandal. And it involves MY brothers. )

I watched a Taylor Kitsch movie last night, Battleship, and I don't know why everybody was so critical of it. (Possibly because everybody is not in love with Taylor like I am.) Has anybody else seen it?
alliecat8: (Revolution)
FINALLY! I am so excited, 'cause this is like giving myself permission to eat a whole carton of chocolate ice cream - it's the most happy-making don't-have-to-think-too-hard show I've got, tho someday I AM gonna put my thinking cap on and write some fic, I swear.

In honor of the day, I need some new H5-0 icons. Can anybody point me toward the best ones?

I'm keeping busy 'til airtime. I went to the gym and ran errands and did housework and in an hour I'm going to try out a new water aerobics class at the Y. Tomorrow I will be one sore but happy fangirl!

I'm also recording Revolution on the DVR. I've decided to give it eight episodes before I decide whether I'm "in" or not. So far I've only got minor complaints, not even enough to mention. But I certainly wouldn't complain if tonight's ep is even better than last week's!


Sep. 19th, 2012 08:54 pm
alliecat8: (Announcement)
If y'all wanted to watch J.J. Abram's new show - which I mysteriously seem to be the only person on my flist who watched...and liked! - they're replaying it tonight (Wed.) on NBC at 10 p.m. (ET).

It occurred to me that, since a bunch of us already have a committment at Revolution's present time slot - Mondays at 10 - Hawaii 5-0, of course! - that might be why you stayed away. Because otherwise, it seems like the kind of show the flist *I* know might like! :) I'm in the same boat; I'm not giving up on watching MY BOYS when they air! But I will record Revolution, at least until I know if it's gonna draw me in or not.

Consider this a Public Service Announcement.


Sep. 18th, 2012 12:23 am
alliecat8: (TV Time)
Fandom, I need you. This show deserves a chance! Forget your Lost bitterness (if you have any). Forget the SPN fangirl wars (I am uninitiated to it, totally out of the loop). Can a creative marriage between the creator of one show and the producer(?) of the other one be all bad?

Revolution )
alliecat8: (Goodbye Lost)
Y'all already know that I'm making 2 mixes for my iPod, one of power ballads and one of inspirational songs. Today I was adding theh Goo Goo Dolls' "Better Days" to the latter, and I didn't even realize that the youTube vid I clicked on was a Lost tribute. Must've been fate, or karma, or Jacob or something. ;) Watch it and go back in time and cry with me.
alliecat8: (Avett Bros. Close Family)
I need another Avett Brothers fan on my flist SO BAD. Squeeing all alone is sad. Maybe this'll tempt you - they've been playing it in concert forever but are just now releasing it on their new album. Definitely needs to become a single. Down With the Shine

A brief discussion about hair, which seems to be all I can think about today )

Speaking of 'shine (if you didn't guess what they were singing about; heh, this Tennessee gal got it the first time 'round), I went to see Lawless last night. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. Shia LaBeouf is coming into his own, and Tom Hardy can act with his eyes like nobody's business. Yeah, it's an outlaw movie, but it's really more of a brothers movie. It needs to have the Avett Bros. 'Shine as its theme song!


Sep. 2nd, 2012 04:55 pm
alliecat8: (Default)
A small offering of gratitude to [ profile] eponine119 for all her hard work on the awesome Newsies icons -- and a few others might get a kick out of it too. ;)


Sep. 1st, 2012 04:37 pm
alliecat8: (Bwahaha)
You know how I cautioned you yesterday to never put anything on the Internet, because it will be there to haunt you forever? Nevermind. Nothing you (or I) could do would be as mortifying (and hilarious) as this:

ETA: I decided I'd better go back and read all 5 just to make sure one of y'all *wouldn't've* written any of these, and actually (and strangely enough), I don't really see the problem with the Jonas Brothers one. I mean, aside from it's the Jonas Brothers...and a wee consentual bit o'statutory rape. The Band of Brothers are sexy and I'd slash them any day.
alliecat8: (Edge - God's Right Hand)
So tonight Tennessee football begins. You will note that, out of 400 icons, I don't have a TN football one. TN football can bite me (although their quarterback is definitely cute; however, he tweets with my daughter and she's convinced he's hers). This makes me an outcast in my family during the games. I'm exiled to my room. While they shout at the tv, I sit quietly in my room awaiting musical inspiration (see last post

OR, you can take a lesson from someone who now knows NEVER to put anything on the Internet. It will haunt you forever. I wrote a stupid cracked-out U2 poem TWENTY YEARS AGO and I just discovered it's still out there. Disclaimer 1: I used a pseudonym. Disclaimer 2: No, I am not Bono's wife, despite sharing her name. I belong to the Edge in a Hat!
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