Maybe it just seems
long, seeing as how I'm having to deal with this slowly loading DSL (curse you Directway!!) Or yesterday seemed pretty long, what with all my white-trash relatives showing up for cow-branding season and Mom cussing all of them out because their white-trash dogs killed our kittens and they blamed our redneck-yet-well-behaved dogs (there is a vast difference between being white trash and simply being a redneck, which I will save for another post).
Anyway, my birthday was good. Thanks to rosevixen
for wishing me a happy birthday and for everyone else who e-mailed, called or posted on MySpace. It good to know that I'm remembered and loved ^_^ We had cake and ice cream with the family and I got "Night at the Museum" (if you have not seen it, go out and buy it -- hilarious and classic!), The Wreckers "Stand Still, Look Pretty" and Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" CDs and an obscure movie called "Just Friends" that I have yet to watch. I also got a bag of Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses (yum!) and I got a couple of cards with money(!)
Then, the next day I went to BYU in Provo to watch my cousin play doubles in the State High School Tennis Championship. He won his first match, but he lost his second. The second was really exciting (for it being tennis, anyway). He played the doubles team from Park City, and they have a professional tennis player for a coach. The matches were two-out-of-three and they split the first two, so it pretty scary for Park City for a while (I thought one mom was going to have a heart attack or something). They ended up losing, but it was fun.
Now, we were on BYU campus and there is something you have to know. There are a lot of jokes about how ugly girls at BYU are and I just figured they were us Utah fans having our fun. But there is some truth to those jokes. I cannot count how many jiggly, fat-ass "I *heart* BYU" t-shirts went running by us when we were watching the tournament. Kudos to them for getting out and exercising, but I don't know how much it's going to help them (try laying off the Diet Coke). Then
we went to Subway for lunch and there were a couple of butt-ugly BYU guys ordering foot-long chicken teriyaki sandwiches. No wonder they never want to get out of their Utah County bubble - their looks scare normal people's babies and puppies.
Who else watched "The Simpsons" last night? I'm not really a huge fan, but last night's featured Jack Bauer and Chloe O'Brian (Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub) in a "Counter Truancy Unit" parody of "24" The best part ever was when they threw in the traditional-over-used-yet-never-old "Mole" plotline and they named the guy "Mole" (but he really had a noble reason for selling out -- those poor ants). And who can forget "Jack, it's a joke name, you're being set-up" "Dammit!" We laughed. A lot. I probably ought to become a bigger fan of "The Simpsons," but I only can have so many fandoms ^_^
Speaking of, tonight's the big night! Explosions! Excitement! Gunshots! The ending of this somewhat dragging season! The set-up of next season! When are they finally going to dump this stupid Chinese plotline? A&E had all five season finales on the other day and I was watching the season four finale where the Chinese initially showed their faces. It's been a long time that Jack's had these losers on his tail. I have no idea what is going to happen, so I am not going to make any predictions because I will inevitably been wrong (the "Audrey is teh alive!!" predictions notwithstanding). I know very well what I would like
to happen, but I have a tendency to "1940-ize" things and people find that annoying and unrealistic (basically, that means that I make a happy ending for everyone). Well, pardon me for being optimistic and thinking that pessimism is a royal waste of my time. XP
My sister and I have been re-watching "Fushigi Yugi." We've both already seen it, but not with each other and I'm finding the experience thoroughly enjoyable. There's a lot more to laugh about when you watch it with other people, especially during those mushy "Miaka! Tamahome!" scenes (we just finished up the infamous Tamahome is Miaka's enemy plotline and I found plenty to laugh about -- of course she's going to worry about stuff again, it's in the job description of a shojo heroine) Though, I have found a new line that pretty much sums up Miaka. It's courtesy of JerrytheFrogProductions.com's (which, after this week with probably be defunct, so you'd better go check it out soon ;_;) parody of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: "Darth Vader: Luke, it's your destiny. Luke: To constantly need help or to whine?" It's not that I don't like Miaka as a hero, just some of the stuff she does and worries about is really, really funny. And I really wish that she would learn how to defend herself. At least Sailor Moon had that shiny tiara frisbee and that nifty pink wand that shot sparkly stuff at the bad guys (you can win ugly or win pretty, just so long as you win).
Now if they could just realize that the idiot with the creepy flute is NOT Chiriko!! I take issue with that ^_^