with tinsel this year?
My husband and I were trying to think of the last time we used tinsel to decorate a Christmas tree, and I think the last time I used it I was still a kid. I think they went out a while back after they were deemed a health hazard for kids and pets (who would eat it) but I don't remember for sure....?
But anyway, did you use tinsel on your Christmas tree this year?
Ok, my friend loaned me the book Twilight this week, I read it in two sittings. I wasn't convinced I'd like it after the first sitting, but I stayed up last night until 2 am finishing it. My two friends were planning on seeing the movie today and invited me to come, too when they heard I had finished it.
We went to a matinee showing at 5 and it wasn't crowded, there were quite a few tweens in there, but I guess that's who the books are aimed at. Anyway, it was just awful. My friends and I seriously were cracking up several times through it at the awfulness of it. I'm so so so disappointed because I was really looking forward to it.
I haven't read what anyone else has said about it yet, I'm going to go check Buzz, and I think Phase was into the book? I have to go see if she saw the movie. But if you like the book... DON'T go see the movie. It just was SO disappointing. A lot of the time the film adaptation isn't *as* good as the book, but... :mob: I'm just upset. They did "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" pretty well. Why couldn't this one be better?
The actors were atrocious and they butchered so many important things... the MUSIC! OMG! And the sound effects! Just bad. Bad bad bad bad bad.
Ok. End of rant. I'm going to try to get the visuals of the movie out of my head so I can enjoy the next three books with my vision in them.
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I am a Kathy Griffin fan, and I found out she was going to be on Larry King Live last night, so I set the DVR and just watched the episode this morning. Kathy was guest hosting the show, and the topic was celebs vs. photogs. They had a female papparazo come on first. She spoke about how a lot of the time the celebs or their management will call and let photographers know where they'll be... which we've heard before, and even about how sometimes the celebs are in on the deals when the pictures are sold.
The next guest was Brooke Hogan. She complained about the photographers and said that she's in for so much more criticism than she thought she would get since signing up for a reality show. (She also said her comments about not being into the whole voting thing were taken out of context and what she meant was that she wanted to be much more informed before she could vote. :oy: No comment about a woman being unable to lead the country because of her hormones.) She went on to say that the photographers always start out with nice comments and then if she doesn't respond, the comments become nastier to try to get a reaction. Kathy Griffin made a good point, saying, "I don't know why they ask you a question about things going on, because for the most part, they only have a camera, they're not writing the story, just selling the picture." or something to that effect... I don't remember the exact quote.
Then the female photographer was back, along with her lawyer, to talk about the incident in Malibu where there was a big brawl between photographers and local beachgoers, all caught on film. Dr. Drew Pinsky was also there to talk about the narcissistic state of celebs and how they fuel themselves on the attention, and also how when the photographer is in front of a celeb under a lot of stress, the photographer can become the target just because the celebrity needs to let out some aggression.
But- the next segment was one of the most interesting... it was about two young paparazzi. They are 15 and 16 years old, they work freelance and are home-schooled. I've been trying to find a good article about them or something, I can give you their website: http://www.pintsizepaparazzi.com/ It's very... interesting. There are videos on youtube with them being heckled by other photographers, and even one of Paris Hilton's manager giving him his card. They said they feel like they know Britney and Paris from the time they've spent with them, and that Britney talks to them when they're photographing her. They said they think she's a good mom ( :innocent: ) but that they also wouldn't tell which celebs call them up to come photograph them because they wouldn't want to ruin the relationship they have with them. They said Adam Sandler gave them a hard time when they photographed him. I'm hoping a good video of the interview shows up on YouTube later.
Anyway, the whole thing was really interesting. Did anyone else see it?
*And here's a transcript of the show if you are interested: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0807/25/lkl.01.html
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Is Northern Exposure completely not on the air anymore? We just got cable again for the first time in like 4 years and there doesn't seem to be any Northern Exposure anywhere! :cry: Anybody have good news for me?
Ok, I found this link on another site, and it looks pretty neat. From looking around a few minutes, I think I have the jist of it. Basically, the people on this site (and their friends, and online people who want to help) place a disposable camera in a random spot in the world for people to find. The finder is then supposed to take pictures, and mail the camera back to the address provided. The site develops the pictures and posts the results. It's interesting.
There were a bunch of cameras left and found in the pacific northwest and Canada, and some rather funny results from two cameras left in NYC (one was returned unused, another was returned smashed) and it looks like some from Nevada, Australia and Laos. Kind of a broad spread. Anyway, I looked through the list of cameras still to be found (it gives a city and state, and an address or description of where the camera can be found) and there were none near me that I saw. There was one in Witchita (Atox!!) that was left in a Target. I'm thinking it may have to be claimed at the lost and found at customer service? I don't know. I can't imagine a camera would still be sitting in a cart from last November. But anyway...
It's a good waste of time looking through the pictures and seeing what people will waste film on.
Does anybody know anything about this?
I have three trees in my front yard that are dead. Two of the trees sit on the edge of the property, the trunks are mostly in my yard, but partially in the neighbor's yard. Both of those trees have limbs and branches that hang over my garage and over part of the neighbor's roof. Like I said, the trees are dead, and on Thursday, one of the branches broke and fell onto my garage and then onto the driveway. Thankfully, the worst it did was rip one shingle on the very bottom edge of the roof.
Now I'm worried that more limbs will follow. I've contacted one person to get an estimate on having the trees removed and it's going to be expensive. But now I guess the contractor is concerned about doing damage to the neighbor's house when the trees are being cut down.
As soon as I went over to tell my neighbor I was going to have the trees removed (I was letting him know as a courtesy to let him know (1) there would be work going on and (2) he was going to soon have a lot less shade over his house) he started letting me know that the trees were on MY property so it was entirely up to me to do whatever I wanted to do. :oy: Basically, he was letting me know that he wasn't going to pay for any of it. He then said he was sure he could cut down the trees on his own with the help of some friends since he was a little concerned about it, too. But, I don't want my slacker neighbor and his gosh knows who friends trying to wrangle down a probably 50' tree or two when I'm sure the job is trickier than he's thinking.
So part of me wants to say, well, go ahead, you do your side of the trees all on your own and I'll pay to have the limbs on my side cut. But if I only have what's on my side of the property line done, and he doesn't do what is on his side and then later in a storm something happens, am I going to be held responsible for the damage done to his house? If that's the case, I want to do all of the trees, but I'm already having problems finding someone to take down the tree because of the proximity to both of our houses.
Oh, it's such a headache. And the worst part of it is, it's going to be between 2 and 3 thousand dollars to have the trees taken out. Again, if I can find someone who is willing to do it.