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by locke
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I hate
Replies: 3013
Views: 407738

Re: Things that I hate

I cried a couple times at work today over this, I think I'm becoming a parent in mentality years before we plan on becoming parents. This hit me harder than the Joplin Tornado, in terms of instant emotional response.
by locke
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Periodic Movie Review
Replies: 783
Views: 144871

Re: Periodic Movie Review

Tried to write a first impressions post on my phone last night, but it was lost to the nether regions of the internet. :/ The Hobbit - 7 Do not see this in High Frame Rate. The HFR does eliminate 3D eye strain/fatigue as advertised but it's really f****** weird looking. It was compared to videogames...
by locke
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)
Replies: 33
Views: 6695

Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

7-8 ft and real https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/149734_10101236828677245_209935869_n.jpg We went to get it saturday at home depot and the line to check out was hours long. unreal. We asked what time they opened sunday and decided to come back. Then we didn't like the stands at home depot...
by locke
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 114332

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

"the bible's okay until you start reading the psalms and then it really wigs out." Rich Mullins Psalm 137 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 3 For there they that carried us away captive req...
by locke
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Complete Randomness
Replies: 2880
Views: 325891

Re: Complete Randomness

some thoughts on alcohols, especially if like most of us you didn't develop an affinity for alcohol in college because you never binge drank your way through semesters. I used to hate wine particularly red, particularly dry. Acclimation from a regular exposure really does wonders for allowing your b...
by locke
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Periodic Movie Review
Replies: 783
Views: 144871

Re: Periodic Movie Review

We've already watched three of my favorite Christmas movies, and half watched Elf last weekend (it was on tv but we were too tired to keep it on) Home Alone - always awesome Love Actually - Best modern Christmas movie by a comfortable mile White Christmas - like this more every year, the script is s...
by locke
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 560908

Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

I left all the towels in the floor this morning hoping my partner would notice and wash them, because I don't want to. mystified as to how a guy would make this mental connection from 'towels on the floor' to 'needs to be washed' That is a pretty enormous jump for a person to make (particularly if ...
by locke
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Interrobang
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: The Interrobang

I'm just amazed this is a real punctuation mark that has been around for decades.
by locke
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Interrobang
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

The Interrobang

by locke
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 260338

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

My husband is nominated for an Emmy!

I'm so excited!

Emmys are fun!

(I wish I was nominated for one, rather than just our producer winning one)

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by locke
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 190415

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

This, so much this. It's a cop-out to ascribe the appeal of science fiction and fantasy to escapism. Lots of literature is escapist and the very act of reading (whatever the content) necessarily takes you out of a given moment. For me, Dune was escapist, but more importantly, it was expansive. It w...
by locke
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 114332

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

huh, I think the bluray selection/prices this year are pretty spectacular, Brave for $8!
by locke
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Complete Randomness
Replies: 2880
Views: 325891

Re: Complete Randomness

Genuine question here: what is it about gourmet/specialty food and wines that's supposed to be so desirable and make you, I don't know, a better/more dignified person for liking/preferring them to regular poor people food? Because maybe I'm weird but the taste is either only ever okay (if not downr...
by locke
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Random things that remind you of PWEB or people here
Replies: 474
Views: 91551

Re: Random things that remind you of PWEB or people here

our butcher sells schmaltz by the pound.

And lard or tallow, as the fancy may take you.
by locke
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Riddles in the Dark
Replies: 58
Views: 11563

Re: Riddles in the Dark

I have secured tickets for a midnight showing in HFR3D and Dolby Atmos Sound! :D
by locke
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that make me laugh
Replies: 566
Views: 82230

Re: Things that make me laugh

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Past becomes prologue. Now-cast becomes forecast. Only I remain.
by locke
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Girly Stuff
Replies: 1538
Views: 213328

Re: Girly Stuff

kittens!
by locke
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: TV in General - Rants, Reviews, Etc.
Replies: 491
Views: 73246

Re: TV in General - Rants, Reviews, Etc.

Seriously, my first thought was, "oh I wonder what their kid is like?" and then it took a good ten seconds before I realized the actors didn't actually get married and this is not their kid--but I was definitely having a Jaden Smith level of confusion there for a while. How wrong/wierd would it be i...
by locke
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 114332

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

I will be shocked, shocked, if Syphon doesn't use that exact technique.
by locke
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 114848

Re: Star Wars

I've been reading summaries of the end of NJO and the post-NJO books. I am blown away that the characters from the 'throwaway' books Young Jedi Knights and Jr. Jedi Knights were retained and so f****** crucial to all the things that followed. I must have read like thirty books from those two series ...
by locke
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 114848

Re: Star Wars

apparently GL met with Carrie Fischer and Mark Hammil in July to discuss Episodes 7-9.
by locke
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 114848

Re: Star Wars

I've changed my mind, Brad Bird is my number one choice as director Rian Johnson is number 2. They've confirmed the Zahn trilogy will not be adapted and that it will be an all new story As far as the EU, I think they might lift some EU-ness--the way that George lifted stuff like Coruscant from the E...
by locke
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 114848

Re: Star Wars

I think Nolan would be an acceptable alternative to Joss.
by locke
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 114848

Re: Star Wars

I will sign a petition now to get Joss off of Avengers 2 and put him in place to save star wars. Who else could be trusted with Star Wars than Joss? Benioff and Weiss, maybe, but off the top of my head I am very skeptical of anyone else.
by locke
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 114848

Re: Star Wars

Heir to the Empire would be ideal, but frankly, everyone from the OT is too old to play those roles in that timeframe. I think they could go with a condensed NJO, possibly? I stopped reading NJO after Ben was born (because that's the point I went to college and had no time to keep up with ten new bo...
by locke
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 190415

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

Still on The Darkness that comes before reread: Often, in his soul's eye, she was inexplicably thin and wild, buffeted by rain and winds, obscured by the swaying of forest branches. This woman, who had once lifted her hand to the sun, holding it so that for him its light lay cupped in her palm, and ...
by locke
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 560908

Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

I distrust that fancy rotating phallus....
This. It made me feel anxious, seeing it move.

It touched me!

It's been touching you for 12 years and you've never freaked!
by locke
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 190415

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

The slog of slog progresses as I continue in my reread of The Darkness that Comes Before For an instant, Conphas felt like a thief, the hidden author of a great loss. And the exhilaration he felt almost possessed a sexual intensity. He saw clearly now why he so loved this species of war. On the fiel...
by locke
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: How about that weather, then, eh?
Replies: 1034
Views: 183275

Re: How about that weather, then, eh?

Yay, Fred! And...how can you not notice rain for a month? I don't have SAD, I don't think, but I do get decidedly unhappier the longer I have to go without sunlight and besides http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Labs-Ddrops-Liquid-Vitamin/dp/B003N88UA8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1350945206&sr=8-3&keywords=c...
by locke
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Complete Randomness
Replies: 2880
Views: 325891

Re: Complete Randomness

OOK!
I am very Angry that you are unfamiliar with the finer points of great ape anatomy and if you don't stop saying monkey when you mean Ape, I will rip off your arms in a friendly, but firm, manner.
by locke
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I love
Replies: 2856
Views: 302060

Re: Things that I love

I remembered the end of the first star tours! we escaped boba fett and blasted into light speed. We came out of lightspeed and boom, Death Star II! We start dodging tie fighters and blow up a few and then plunge straight towards the unfinished Death Star. We zip through to the core and then out anot...
by locke
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I love
Replies: 2856
Views: 302060

Re: Things that I love

Disneyland! Some notes that might be helpful to Steph: There's an app for that. Check for Disneyland apps, I have a 'wait time' app on my phone that tells me what the current wait time is for all the rides in the park. There's also a Disney Dining app that can make it easier to make reservations for...
by locke
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 114332

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Irrational Irritation: The term "tween." Or maybe I just find tweens irritating in general and am channeling it all towards the term. I take it as a sign that I am now old and crotchety that I invented the term "tweenty" for collegeish 'kids who think they know it all. ;) I didn't say it aloud, but...
by locke
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 190415

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

I finished The Storytelling Animal, excellent read! Neuroscience, Psychology and the human impulse for storytelling all wrapped up in one piece of scholarship. :D
by locke
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 175610

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

last night we made roast trout with autumn squash and an orangey-pecan-roasted-garlic tapenade. the recipe is from my favorite cookbook for fish, Cod and Country. The recipe suggested Kabucha, but we had Butternut, wish we'd had the tastier kabucha, and I think I overcooked the squash. in any event,...

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