Saturday, December 31

this is the last post you will read

...In 2012.

This is what happens when you attempt bokeh with a point and shoot camera!

Neat, eh? You just turn off the flash and wiggle the camera when it shoots.

"Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true..."

~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

happy new year.

blog design POLL


 #2 -- this would be a sidebar header, similar to one that I have up now.

#3 -- Astro-chicken. :)

#4 -- birds.

#5 -- Spring

#6 -- this is how this sketchy design would look.

So, which one do you think looks the best? 
Please take the poll at right, or leave a comment.

Oh, and happy New Year...I guess. 

~ Diana

Wednesday, December 28

worst movies i've seen

Without further Ado, the Official List of Movies I Hated.....

Disclaimer: this is my opinion, not yours, and I don't deign to change yours. If you disagree with me about my choice of movies, please leave a properly worded comment and lmk why you liked it, because I like debating unimportant things. :) It's entertaining!

I could hardly make it through this movie: it wasn't terribly made or acted, but to me it was just so stupid. I don't usually like cartoon movies anyway. 
Plus, Igor was an annoying main character. 

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 
Ditto on the stupid part. Live-action characters pulling pixelated swords out of their chest is just too much for me.

the 2nd and 3rd Pirates of the Carribean movies

These movies....were excruciating. The plot isn't very clear at all, and there are too many sub-plots. Just poorly thought out. I haven't seen the first or fourth movie, but I suspect they are similar.

Elizabeth Swan really gets on my nerves too, as does Will Turner. And Davy Jones is just creepy.

I do like the scroll logo for the franchise. It's cool.

 The Night before the Night before Christmas

Tediously saccharin, I will never understand why we even watched this Hallmark Channel original movie, in which Santa Claus loses his memory. (WHAT?)
Hallmark, please stick to making greeting cards.

Home on the Range

As I said before, I'm not a fan of most cartoon movies. Talking animals usually irritate me as well. And cows really aren't that smart! Trust me; I live in dairy farming country.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

This movie was HORRIBLE! Atrocious!!! GAH!!!!!

The first Planet of the Apes movie, from 1968, starring Charlton Heston, was goofy and kinda silly, and the apes didn't look super realistic, but it was entertaining, and no one will ever forget the last scene. (Which I won't copy here because of swearing) 

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, supposedly a prequel, was well made, but it had no characterizations. No humor.  No romance. Lots of violent deaths, but an unsatisfying ending. Lacked any charm whatsoever.  In short, it was boring. Don't watch it. 
Why don't movie directors just quit making prequels? Often they aren't very good, and leave fans wanting to kill you for spoiling the story. (Hint hint Star Wars)

Prince of Persia
A movie made from a video game. Enough said. Violent, boring, and predicable, and the ending was stupid. The only part that was worth watching was the ostrich race. 

>>>>> In Lego, no less! Awesome!

Well, I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of any.
I am considering adding Jame Cameron's Avatar to this list, except that I did enjoy about 30% of it, and it was extremely well animated. Just about the best-made environmentalist propaganda film ever, but the glowing flowers were pretty neat.

 My favorite genres are action, sci-fi, classic films, in short most genres except (non-subtle) romance, romantic comedies, fantasy and most heart-warming family films. Oh, and I won't watch horror films or anything supernatural.
I also like movies to have a moral (good vs. evil), not be amoral or depraved, but no obvious message. I don't enjoy being preached at outside of Church of reading my Bible. Problem is, when Western civilization starts ignoring moral laws the movies reflect that.

“If you want to send a message, use Western Union.”

~ Sam Goldwyn

What are your favorite movies? Please leave a comment. :) <---- Jedi happy face which will mind-trick you into writing a comment

auf weidersehn

Thursday, December 22

dear boys: a link up

(Okay so this is a blog link-up thing where you write a letter to...boys?!?! I'm going to try this anyway, even if I'm late to the party)

Dear teenage boys,

Tuesday, December 20

we're not beautiful (warning: long post!)

I feel compelled to debunk the saying that we're all beautiful, at least on the inside. "Be yourself." (True, you should be "yourself", but sometimes it is more important to the do the right thing.) 

What-EVER. *insert snarky teenager voice*

We aren't beautiful....

Saturday, December 17

whoa, bokeh

I absolutely refuse to believe Christmas is less than a week away. :th

NONE of THESE PHOTOs ARE MINE (unfortunately!)

Maybe these photos will make me feel more Christmassy.

Friday, December 16

Thursday, December 15

Please say a prayer for our dog, Honey, who has some kind of sickness, and is very lethargic right now.


Click this link, to see something beyond epic....

Star Wars snowflakes!

Wednesday, December 14

*miracle of miracles!* part one

It has happened.

Saturday, December 10

hey look, the moon!

    THE wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
    The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, 
    The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
    And the highwayman came riding—
    The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

*sigh* ah, lack-a-day...

I should be a better blogger.

Thursday, December 8

walkin' in a winter wonderland

 We finally got some snow!

The barn door.