Terri's Cellar Door

Stuff that happens to me, Terri.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Room 307 in... The Twilight Zone

So, I'm watching this episode of the Twilight Zone. You know the one, with that lady and she's under the bandages, and then she's pretty and the doctors are the ugly ones. Well, what we consider ugly. And I just think about how stupid standards of beauty are. Nowadays the things that might make a person beautiful to our eyes are ridiculous compared to what might actually might make a person a better mate for us. The other day, I finally got to see Constantine, which was really good, as I will discuss in a later post, and I was telling my brother how I think that Rachel Weisz is a dime. So, for those who don't know, a dime is a very attractive women. Or man, I suppose, though I don't ever think that I've ever heard of a guy being called that. So, then if you don't know Rachel, she's the only person that has ever been in a movie with Brendan Fraser who had some sort of sexual tension with him, that I didn't end up hating. Well, that's not entirely true. I still love Ian McKellan, but technically his interest was one way, so that's probably why. And the man is Gandalf. How could I hate Gandalf? So, anyway, Rachel Weisz, super attractive. So, I mention this to my bro and he's like, nah she's not that attractive, because her teeth are messed up. Now, take it from me, my brother is no Brendan Fraser. If we were to use the money system, he might be a nickel. Maybe a nickel, two pennies, and a ha'penny. But he's certainly no dime. But he passed judgement so quickly on Rachel it took me a moment to see what was happening. On that episode of the Twilight Zone, when the normal (to us) looking lady goes sprinting down the hall, in a 'Big Brother' type deal, there's this guy giving a speech about conformity. He says that there should be one norm, one way, one idea of beauty. She has to give up on her idea of being 'normal' and is sent into exile. In the end of the episode, we learn that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. Maybe that should always be in the back of our minds, whether or not we're in the Twilight Zone

Monday, February 14, 2005

A Love Story

I love you, you love me, we're best friends like friends should be....

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Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Hotness of Johnny

You know, somebody who just reads my most recent posts would think that I'm totally in love with Johnny Depp, which I am. But also, Brendan Fraser. Who's my number one cutie. So, anyway the point of this post is to discuss the hotness of Johnny and the craziness of me. So, if you have seen the movie 'Secret Window' you should really go see it, because it's a great movie and I'm totally about to ruin the movie for you, but Johnny is totally crazy. The point is that only people who have seen the movie wil know how crazy he is. So, I just recently saw that movie, and I was thinking 'You know, I would still marry him.' I know he's stone-cold crazy. I know that he was killing people and all that jazz. But you know, what? I would still have his babies. I don't know, it's just that I don't mind all that, as long as he keeps being himself, and I just stay away from all the menfolk in the town. I just realized that if you have never seen that movie, then you have no idea what this post is about. And that's as it should be.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Parker Lewis Can't WIN???

I really am such a geek. I was looking at stuff about the show, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. And loving it. Like I said, total geek. But here's a link that is pretty interesting. This is a bit of a short post, but my next post will be special Valentine’s Day edition, featuring Johnny Depp, and even if he was crazy, I’d still have his babies.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

The Geekiness of Me

So, I've never hid from my geeky mentality. Seriously, I've always claimed it in a matter of fact kind of way. Not stressing it, but not denying it either. But you could have knocked me over with a feather after a conversation that I had with a friend of mine the other night. The sheer geekiness of the whole thing blew my mind. So, I'll take you through the conversation step by step and rate the geekiness of the whole thing, on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being Johnny Depp kind of cool, and 10 being strap on the suspenders and pocket protector, I think I'm going to vomit!

Part One-- Xena
Geek-O-Meter: 5
We talked about Xena, at length, through various stages of emotions. We both (mostly me) railed on the state of Xena in the final seasons and lamented the creativity and amazingness that was the show. I ranted at her, she ranted at me, and we ranted at each other and the whole thing started all over again. Two words: Ice-cave-for-25-years. Well, I guess that was more than two words, but let's not lose focus here as we work our way to...

Part Two-- Old Martial Arts Movies
Geek-O-Meter: 2
I told my friend that I loved old martial arts movies, and I didn't think that she did too. So, she admonished me for not knowing about her secret love for all things martial and arty. Then, I told her about my favorite parts to all my old martial arts movies. And she was mighty impressed, though still slightly sting that I had labeled her so wrongly. We got really hot and bothered just talking about Jet Li kicking somebody in the throat and then using about 12 swords to descimate an army. So, we're flying pretty high when we hit...

Part Three-- The Matrix Trilogy
Geek-O-Meter: 11
This is where the discussion hits the brakes and skids off the cliff that is ULTIMATE GEEKINESS (ness, ness, ness, ness...). The Matrix by itself isn't geeky, but our argument was. My friend and I got in a heated (almost angry) discussion about whether or not the last two movies in the trilogy deserved a viewing. This stems from the fact that I refuse to watch the Matrix: Revolutions. I would like to point out that just because I have never seen Revolutions, I know exactly what happens in that movie, and have simply chosen not to see it. I don't mind if you see it. I don't mind if you like it. But I just refuse to have any part of it. My reasoning is this: If the Wachowski's had just ended the whole thing with the original Matrix, I could have slept at night knowing that somehow, someway, Neo would save humanity and everything would have worked out okay. I have come to the conclusion that the rest of everything that came after the Matrix (the original) was not about the story anymore. Read more about that hypothesis here. My friend, on the other hand, is convinced that by not watching that movie, I am completely denying myself the awe inspiring beauty and art that is contained therein.

See what I mean? What kind of geeky, nerdy, dorky, nerds sit on the phone and have conversations like this? But I just never saw it coming.

P.S. -- I'd just like to say thanks to Mrs. S for sticking by me.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

My SuperHero is so Cool...

I don't think any words are necessary.

Make your own...here
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Friday, February 04, 2005

Elevator Go Down the Hole...

I have a hard and fast rule about elevators. Now I'm a lazy person, but I don't mind walking up a flight of stairs, but I figure that if it's more than one flight I can ride on an elevator and not seem lazy. Which is, for me, an ongoing struggle. Anyway, so that means that I usually try to finagle a way to have to go two or more floors, so I won't have to drag my lazy butt up even one flight of stairs. I would like to add as a side note here, it is really not because I am overweight. I know plenty of overweight people who do lots of flights (though they won't stay overweight long) and plenty of skinny people who take the elevator at the drop of a hat. It's about laziness people! So, anyway, you know when you get to the elevator and there's that button you push? I've noticed that no matter if there is another person standing there or not, the next person who comes along just feels obligated to push the button again. And let's not even talk about if the elevator takes more than four seconds to get to your floor. I know that I'm not the only one who sits there pushing the button like I've got a severe case of OCD and not a lot of time. So, today, I decided to try a little experiment. I was walking a lot around campus because a group I'm in was fundraising, and I decided that I would only push the button once, and see if I could avoid the temptation to do it again. You may think that this is silly, but you should give it a try sometimes. I wonder if this is what Tourret's feels like. So, I walk up to an elevator and push the button. As the seconds stretch on thoughts are tumbling through my mind; "What if somebody else pushed the button at the same time, and now the elevator doesn't know which way to go?" and various other nonsense. Ignoring all the while the light is on the button that I just pushed. It really is a test of paitence. Your mind is screaming, push it again! push it again! While your finger just wants to inch closer and closer, until... And of course, I'm the type of person that assigns a personality to everything. An elevator isn't just an elevator. It's a thing with feelings and emotions. It doesn't like it's buttons pushed too hard, or for you to yell at it. Yeah, maybe I have a problem, but you know, things like this don't just work themselves out overnight. So, at the end of my experiment I discovered that about half the time, my willpower will fail and the other half I can do with only pushing the button once. Now, not yelling at the thing, that's a whole different ball game altogether.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Domesticity At it's Finest

Well, I've had this link on here for a while, but I haven't really written anything about it. But when I saw a message from Sharon, I thought I'd better say something nice. Remember when I wrote about being intimidated by prolific writing styles? Well she's one of them. She's funny, too, which is something I mention in the link. Sharon has three kids and is running for mayor of her town. It's just one of the blogs that I came across in the 'go to the Next Blog' link at the top of the blogs. Of the many that I came across, that was one that I stuck with. It's normal without being boring and interesting without being something that you could never relate to. Except the whole mayor thing, I would be totally freaked out. My favorite part are her kids, they've each got something that makes them kids I wish I could have when I start having them. I'm telling you all this just to tell you to go check it out.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Corpse Bride

I dunno Iif you guys have heard about this new Depp/Burton project, but it's in the works and just expect a Nightmare Before Christmas feel. Only (with Johnny) sexier. You can find the trailer here. It's got promise, I mean, I'm probably going to go see it. I want to give you a synopsis, but from the trailer, I have no earthly idea what the movie is about so here's something fom movies.yahoo.com:

Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of Victor, a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride, while his real bride, Victoria, waits bereft in the land of the living. Although life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love.

So there you have it. Potential. A love story. Johnny Depp's sexiness. It should make for one rolicking good time. You know there is one thing (other than everything else he is and does) that I like about Johnny. It's that he hasn't tried to change his name to John or something to try to sound more 'serious'. He let's his acting speak for him, and he's okay with being Johnny. Man, he is so hot.

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