Thursday, March 29, 2007

Humble Apologies

I'm knee-deep in moving boxes, and stressed out of my gourd.

I like my new place, but tossing out my deceased family's things yet again is painful. Urgh. I keep thinking about the Japanese, and how they honor the memory of their ancestors WITHOUT holding onto material things...lighten the load, lighten the load...

Then there's the little matter that I'm moving out of the last place I shared with both mom and Calliope (my cat who taught me about Fishies...) And that my new place doesn't even allow dogs to visit, so I'm losing Hero, too...(Nurse Sis will have full custody).

More pain! Grrrr...argh!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The REAL Secret

Best tip ever. I'm one of those gals who's tried evvvery diet and exercise program. And I have NEVER seen results like this. Tae Bo and/or the Atkins diet were close, but felt like EFFORT.

But Pilates...this is a lifetime change.

Here's the scoop. I've been doing Mari Winsor's DVD tapes 5 days a week for 3 weeks. I feel like a completely different person. Dropped a size. And this week, three friends gasped, called me skinny, and asked me what I was doing. It actually works, my back feels BETTER, and I don't notice the time passing while I'm doing it.

Here's the skinny:

Started on February 26th. Did the 2001 Beginning 20 minute tape, five days a week.
Second week: alternated daily between Beginning and Advanced tapes (2001 sereies). Advance tape is 50 minutes.
Third week: Ditto.

My friend/producing partner Heidi started doing Pilates in a gym five months ago...she's now down to her dream weight and only does two 20 minute workouts, twice a week at home to maintain.


Wil Wheaton has published his personal Tapestry story on his blog. (That's the number one fan favorite episode of ST:TNG (Star Trek: The Next Generation).)

Enjoy! Wil Wheaton's Tapestry

Putting on the geek cape today, aren't I?


Monday, March 12, 2007

Damn it's good to be a cylon

For the 3 readers out there who watch Battlestar Galactica, here's the Season 3 Gag Reel. Stay til the end to hear the closing song.

By the way, news on Jane Espenson's blog. She's been promoted to BSG's Co-Executive Producer. That's sort of a good news/bad news situation for us. Clearly, the show's taken a dive this season...Classic case of David and Ron's interest in other projects (Caprica) making them less involved. Bringing on a CEP backs up this suspicion. The good news is, Jane is aces. So maybe our last season, with only 13 episodes (sniff*) will be all sandwich and no spam (and a little less on the nose, please gods?). Either way, won't know until January 2008.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Run, Don't Walk

Ah, it's all true. The Korean horror film The Host is abolutely spectacular, even with needing a 20 minute trim.

Get your ass to a theatre before you read a review or see a trailer that spoils all the fun.

This film is on par with Tremors and Sean of the Dead, and you know how often one of those exhilerating masterpieces comes along.

10:10 PM. Oops. Don't think Baltar's going to buy "We accidentally killed your lawyer." Though it's pretty unbelievable Laura wouldn't airlock his ass.

Don't you love the way Sam said "Apollo"? Almost made up for not being able to cry on cue for Kara. Ah, poor Sam. Methinks we shan't be seeing him anymore.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Check it out

Look at what my Pistoleras co-producer just forwarded me! I'm ordering one now! I love that it's by the author of The Burning Times.

Also, The View ran an hour special on clinical depression in women today. Really fabulous. I'm on an anti-depressant and it saved my life, too. It's funny, people give Oprah so much credit for changing the world, but Rosie's on the frontline doing some fabulous work as well. I hope someone puts this whole episode on YouTube.

"We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains."- Ursula Le Guin

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The hit list

Entertainment Weekly has a fun column that often makes me giggle. Here are two items from this week:

Studio 60's Amanda Peet has baby girl
It walked swiftly from her womb and down a hallway, riffing on school prayer.

Bijou Phillips nude, beheaded on movie poster
Once you're at "post-post-post-feminist," I think you can just shorthand it to "misogynist."

Oh, love it!


Here's the poster. Not safe for work.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

For the writers out there

Zero Tolerance

The user rules of this blog clearly state posting with your contact info. Any future anonymous postings will be deleted. I have no interest in the opinions of cowards and rude people emboldened by the misconception that I don't know who they are.

My blog, my rules, my safe community for the readers I enjoy. Nothing's changed.