went over to the sprint store today. i guess it's true. if you sign another contract you CAN keep your plan! joys! gone are the days of the fair and flexible for $29.99, but i am holding strong to it.

so on a total whim, i upgraded my phone to the one i've been wanting for a while. my little 3100 could have gone another year or so, but i thought it would be a nice thing to do for myself while i'm so down. it's pink. and it only cost me $10 (after rebate). it's very space age. i love it. and it's pink.

totally waived the insurance. if i drop it in the toilet or piss on it or something, eh. i've got my old phone i can re-activate until the contract is up to review.

and it's pink. yay.

i did this meme because i want to be just like laurie. )
i was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] selfcontained 

list seven random facts about yourself. then tag seven people to do the same.

this shouldn't be too difficult. )

i tag: [livejournal.com profile] miss_unhinged  [livejournal.com profile] susiegrapefruit [livejournal.com profile] musiquesas  [livejournal.com profile] couplandesque  [livejournal.com profile] six_eight_ten  [livejournal.com profile] pirategirly  and [livejournal.com profile] dr_creaux   if any of you have already done it, you're waived.
from duncan:

Rules: Copy, erase my answers, enter yours. Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real . . . nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Have Fun!!

1. What is your name: amber
2. A four Letter Word: assy
3. A boy's Name: alex
4. A girl's Name: amalthea
5. An occupation: actress
6. A color: amethyst
7. Something you wear: angora
8. A food: apple pie
9. Something found in the bathroom: antiperspirant
10. A place: andes mountains
11. A reason for being late: a dingo ate my baby
12. Something you shout: AWESOME!!!
13. A movie title: amelie
14. Something you drink: absinthe
15. A musical group: arcade fire
16. An animal: antelope
17. A street name: arroyo
18. A type of car: aztek
19. The title of a song: another number
20. A verb: alienate
REVIEWS OF THE DUCHESS: THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

the cgi was creepy. like, polar-express creepy. the "getting hit by a taxi" sequence of events was really cool, but out of place. i find it hilarious that dakota fanning's little sister was young cate, but they had to re-dub her...and the ADR was fantastically bad. i feel sorry for people who went out to see this when it opened on christmas day, because it's a bit of a downer. i want cate's red dress.

end review.


now that that's been seen, i can answer #30 with confidence.

2008 year in review )
1) What was your FIRST video game console?
intellivision. i still have it. it still works. the keypad/touchdisk controllers win hands down as the worst controllers of all time!

2) Name a few games you played on said console.
frogger, space invaders, burgertime, and advanced dungeons and dragons were my favorites.

3) Excluding handhelds, how many VG consoles do you own presently?
i'm going to say 5. the aforementioned intellivision, N64, and an original region-free playstation i got in korea that doesn't like to sync up anymore. out here i have a gamecube (that is actually rob's, but i've probably put more milage on it than he ever had), and gabe's got a PS2.
(handhelds include 3 gameboys...a pocket, a color, and a DS.)

Read more... )
pushing boundaries: pt. 4

it's not really pushing my boundaries, but [livejournal.com profile] susiegrapefruit wants to read about...

a westerner's guide to korea. )
from <lj user="king_duncan">   sadly, for someone so in love with shakespeare, i've touched surprisingly little of it.  i'd like to keep some for later...and i usually prefer to see it first before reading.  i really believe he was meant to be performed.

Bold the ones you've seen stage productions of, italicize the ones you've seen movies (I'm also including television versions like the BBC in this category) of, underline the ones you've read or listened to, and add a star to any you've performed in, done readings of or otherwise theatrically participated.

All's Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Coriolanus
Cymbeline
Hamlet*
Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar
King John
King Lear
Love's Labour's Lost
Macbeth
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor*
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado about Nothing

Othello
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet**
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest **(counting Prospero's Books here)
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Winter's Tale
stolen from a couple of fine chicks:

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on yaoi, favorite type of underwear, life experiences etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.
the good news:
the new job is pretty good. the people are nice, the park is just across the street (as is the craft and folk art museum), and i think i will get the hang of things before too long. i have been learning a lot about the union itself, and have already had access to tons of files (and actor's info)for shows you know and love. i got home while the sun was still up, we've fixed and eaten dinner and watched a movie, all before i would have gotten home before.

the bad news:
no. internet. access. whatsoever.
it's somewhat a good thing. i was getting WAY too addicted to the internet. surfing, shopping, updating lj every 30 seconds. but still. none at all is pretty cold for this turkey. i got the shakes today. i may just buy a browser for the DS and find a wifi cafe...


3 words is all you need. )
from [livejournal.com profile] kurosawa

Comment and I'll give you a letter; then you have to list 10 things you love that begin with that letter. Afterward, post this in your journal and give out some letters of your own.

H is for hores. wait. damn. )
sorry for all of the memes lately. i'm really just combating whatever it is at this job that wants to drag me into the pits of insanity.

stolen from laurie.

it's all about meme, rerellylly. )
okay. i forgot about this until just now.

gabe and i put in "pride and prejudice" the other night. we weren't going to watch it all the way through, but we just couldn't stop. luckily, i have found a boy who loves the austen movies as much as i do.

the ending is so wonderful and we always laugh at donald sutherland and his giggling at the end, and then everyone's happy and it's so beautiful....

...and at one point, we were very tired and gabe said (very straightfaced), "it's like jane austen hijacked a plane and drove it into the twin towers of my soul," and i laughed until i cried. literally.

okay. here's an update on the meme of four, questions from sarah:
slap him on the ass and call him mary, erlay in the morning. )

fab four.

Feb. 20th, 2008 11:07 am
copying [livejournal.com profile] kat_food on her meme.

what do you do with a drunken sailor erlay in tha mornin? )
stolen from [livejournal.com profile] king_duncan

everything old is new again. )
retarded meme from [livejournal.com profile] king_duncan not that he's retarded. i just think it's a worthless meme, but any excuse to look busy is welcome.

our house, in the middle of our street. )
so i'm finally reading my very first douglas coupland book, "microserfs." i had started it earlier in 2007, but laid it aside and then lost it. gabe's a big fan and has all coupland's books, and i needed something light and knowingly enjoyable to get over my bookshy. so i've started again.

there's a handful of characters that are introduced early in the book, and since they're all nerds working for microsoft and living in the same house, it could get really confusing pretty fast...or he could waste a lot of time describing the characters, which would seem pretty formulaic. instead, he gets around this task by sporadic lists. every once in a while, he says, "if this character had a dream jeapordy round, these would be the categories." and, magically, you have a good idea of what that character is all about.

so, for your entertainment, i tag all readers to list their dream jeapordy round. seven categories, things you know all about or would just like answering questions on, but--in coupland's grand scheme--could tell people about you without any other reference.

amber's dream jeapordy categories:
*harry potter
*the works of jane austen
*pies
*hypochondira
*chinchilla sounds and habits
*dying on stage
*working in law without knowing anything about it

go.

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