On the other hand, I wish children's shoe manufacturers would make some more androgynous-looking boots. All the girl ones are either too girly or have a big heel on them. And despite what designers may believe, some people actually like looking really short and would rather not walk around on tiptoe. Plus, I doubt those boots have good tracion, which is what I was looking for. I just want some decent boots for walking in snow, since sneakers always get soaked and cold, and my regular snow boots are good for playing or shoveling but go a bit too far in keeping my feet warm. Anyway, the boys boots were somewhat better, but most of them seem to be for little boys that like going hiking or hunting. At least they don't have a huge heel that would probably lead to twisting an ankle if they were walking around in Meadville in winter. Ah well. I have some Doc Martens at home, but I don't wear them much since they gave me blisters. Maybe I'll put some padding around the heel and that will fix them. And no more shoe shopping at Walmart.
Narnia was an amazing movie. I liked Mr. Tumnus. And the awesome female centaurs. Someday, I will be like Father Christmas and distribute weaponry to minors. Hee. People always talk about how the story is a Christian allegory, but I see it more as an excellent fantasy. I didn't pick up on the allegory when I first read it (a long, long time ago), and I don't automatically think of Jesus when I see/read about Aslan. The allegory wasn't astoundingly obvious in the movie, and it's better that way. It's kind of annoying when people always talk about the religious allegory instead of just enjoying the story for what it is: a fantasy adventure. Plus, I don't recall ever seeing the bible passage where Jesus pounces on Satan and slaughters him.
Also, since I'm a dork, I got the Series of Unfortunate Events game for PS2. There's a lot of stuff not in the books (or movie), but it has some decent puzzles in it. The thing is, the game makes you kill rats. And spiders. And frogs. Grrrrr! While I was playing it, I was going *whap* sorry! *whap* sorry! *whap* I hate this game! *whap* And of course Nick was watching and laughing at me and making comments about killing rats. At least they never did that in the books. At one point, Klaus knocked out the hook-handed man. He said something like, "I'll get you next time, orphans!" to which I replied, "At least I get to make out with your sister later on!" and felt very satisfied, though it shocked Nick, who I think is still reading "The Vile Village."
Nerd, nerd, nerd.
I'm not fond of the holiday season. I'll be glad when it's all over and everyone can slip into January and relax and stop overplaying the same annoying music. Every time I'm out shopping, it's the same songs. I'd like to buy groceries without hearing about Santa Claus and Jesus the whole time, but I guess I'll have to wait. It always makes me want to sing "Walking 'Round in Women's Underwear."
1. Ever been given a ring?
Only in a here's-a-cheapo-plastic-toy-ring sense
2. Ever been in a long distance Relationship?
3. Last gift you received:
a bunch of things during Christmas-at-Thanksgiving with some relatives, like a chocolate fondue set and Scattergories
4. How many times have you dropped your cell?
a few, but it's usually in its case
5. Last sport you played?
Blitzball... when I was playing FFX
6. Things you spend a lot of money on?
food, books, and toys
7. Three things you ate last?
some iced tea, microwave veggie pizza, and... uh.. something else. Maybe a granola bar.
8. First thing you notice about the opposite sex?
9. One favorite song:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - The Origin of Love
10. Where do you live?
11. High School you Attend(ed)?
12. Cell phone service provider?
13. Favorite mall store:
if they have a pet store or a craft store
14. Longest Job held:
packing hard hats for MSA... woohoo
15. Do you own a pair of dice?
probably in a game somewhere. I do, however, have a set of dice from the D&D adventure game that I keep in a pill bottle...
16. Do you prank call people?
only in a way that they obviously know it's me
17. Last wedding attended?
my cousin April's wedding 6 years ago
18. First friend you'd call if you won the lottery?
I don't know...
19. Last time you attended church:
if going to coffee hour for 20 minutes counts, probably last year
20. Favorite fast food restaurant:
Subway and Quizno's (or Panera, if it counts)
21. Biggest lie you have heard?
doctors who told me I'd eventually have a growth spurt, even if it was later in life (ha, the only "growth spurt" I had was 3 inches in 7th grade before stopping)
22. Where do you work?
let's just say I'm freelancing and occasionally do volunteer work
23. Where's your favorite place to eat with friends
Julian's or Compadre's
24. Can you cook?
25. What car do you drive?
green Toyota Echo
26. Best kisser?
27. Last time you cried?
*shrugs* maybe during the last half hour of Rent...
28. Most hated food:
29. Thing you like most about yourself:
I have the imagination of a 4-year-old
30. Thing you hate most about yourself:
damn social anxiety...
31. Person you want to do.. in a bad way:
I read that as "do in a bad way" as in killing someone, so I would have to say Vice-Principal Nero, who I wanted to punch every time he opened his mouth in "The Austere Academy." I hated him even more than those bitches Esme Squalor and Carmelita Spats.
32. Longest shift you have worked at a job?
33. Last movie you saw?
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
34. Can you sing?
oddly enough, I do very well in Karaoke Revolution, as well as singing the Queen of Night's aria after a Long Island iced tea and a rum and coke (which was disgusting, probably because I hate coke). My voice doesn't sound all that great, but at least I can occasionally sing on key
35. Last concert attended?
Derek's concert thingy... a week ago?
36. Last person you hugged
37. Last movie rented?
I don't remmember
38. Favorite Alcoholic drink?
Mai Tai... too bad I can't find any in Meadville (and I'm NOT going to drink those terrible pre-mixed drinks they sell at the liquor store...)
39. Thing you never leave home without:
pants (or in some circumstances, a skirt/muumuu/costume/etc.)
40. Favorite vacation spot: