end of an era

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psych-series-finale-blogSeems like I like to write about TV and movies so far doesn’t it? Well who doesn’t. And frankly there is only so much geekery I’ll allow myself to spread in posts about World of Warcraft or other such online/gamer nonsense. No one needs to know that I THAT BIG of a nerd, right?

Well this week “Psych” came to an end after 8 fun seasons. I find I’m still thinking about it and a little sad. Did the show (overall) finish as strongly as it had started? Nope. Did it matter? Not really. This last season was very obviously the one to wrap it all up in a neat little bow. And it sure did. I won’t give any spoilers away to those that may be behind or those that have been curious to watch and have yet to watch. But it is very safe for me to say that the finale was as touching, light, lovely, sarcastic, zany, and filled with pop culture goodness – as most of the show had been in its entire run. If you haven’t yet checked it out, Seasons 1-6 are currently on Netflix, and the others are on Amazon if you are interested…

For me, this is another show that my son and I watched together and quite enjoyed. It is one that we still go back and watch old episode and talk about and giggle together. My son (who turns 17 next month) has grown up with Shawn Spencer. And now it is over. I’m sure (as it is naturally wont to) this will mark a change in our relationship as well as he moves away from hanging out with his geeky old mom. Or maybe he won’t and I’ll be stuck with him. Forever.

Well either way – I just want to thank everyone over at “Psych” for so many laughs and fun. For originality and heartwarming stories about relationships. For some awesome pop culture references that took on lives of their own and evolved into long-running-inside jokes for the cast and fans to enjoy. Thank you for giving my son and I something else to bond over. Thank you for introducing us to Timothy Omundson.

Thank you for #Shules. Now…”suck iiiiiit!”

Super Bad….

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My son has recently watched “Super Bad” and wanted me to watch it with him (after he watched 2x already). So I did. I mean I like Seth Rogan, right? Well – dammit. I must be OLD. “Super Bad” wasn’t bad per se, but…hmm..it is definitely a movie for boys. BOYS. Last time I looked..I hadn’t grown a penis.

Make no mistake there were some laughs to be had. But not only in the movie – but in the show that was mom and son watching it together. I was amused watching and listening to my (nearly 17 year old) son look nervous at times over all of the raunchy sex-obsessed talk and cursing. He felt he needed to warn me or explain sometimes as the movie went on. So cute. I mean – he probably forgets that I did grow up – and was a hormone driven teenager at one point. I even went to parties and did some drinking and groping *gasp!*

In that respect I quite loved the movie; but only really for what it represented with the two of us watching together, and moving out of high school in general. There were 2 sweet moments – between Seth and Ethan as best friends seeing their futures sort of splinter, and Fogel with the cops that remembered what being a loser was like. Those moments were lovely surprises wrapped in a way over the top drunk fest boobie grab. The real problem of the film was the middle – after a strong start and strong finish. Seems that Seth Rogan felt he needed to put in a big brutal and stupid fight in order to move the boys along…meh. Not needed.

But – hey – now I’ve seen the movie. Perhaps my son and I are better for it. One thing is for certain, I simply do not like Jonah Hill as an actor. I don’t like to watch him at all; and I’ve seen him a few times now. Blah blah blah. Does nothing for me except perhaps raise my blood pressure. Not sure why that is really but there you have it.

I realize this post is a bit rambly – but I’m nearly asleep as this old lady has to rise and shine in a few hours for the ….oh damn. I just realized I haven’t watched “Arrow” yet.

Epic fail that I will have to remedy this weekend. Laters.

 

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Daryl slumps in the road post all night tracking the evil-would-be-serial-killer-or-worse person (dude) that stole Beth away. I didn’t think my heart could be broken any more by this show. I was wrong.

Nothing random about this lovely film…

About Time
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I watched this movie the other night with my mom. And I haven’t stopped thinking or talking about it since. I’m sure my co-workers and the random strangers I have bumped into are wondering if all of my brain matter is in tact. (Or maybe they aren’t and I’m placing too much importance upon myself). And now…I am going to babble to you. (or the random Google spider)
“About Time” is a lovely film brought to you by the creator of “Love, Actually” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral”. If you’re a fan of those films, then this one is a no-brainer. Richard Curtis understands and knows family relationships, people relationships and expresses them in a way that many films just simply fall short. They ring true even in their odd and quirky ways. They simply breathe reality, with a bit of fairy dust sprinkled in.
I will not give any spoilers here but the basic premise is the story of Tim who discovers after he turns 21 that the men in his family can travel through time. He doesn’t believe his father (the awesome Bill Nighy) – for about 10 minutes.  This isn’t a story about someone using a power like this for evil – or even at great length. It’s just a story about Tim looking for the one big love for his life and the events that befall through his searches. It is a romantic comedy – that is the car that is driving the movie – but it isn’t THE story.  You have to look at the passengers and cargo in the trunk to really get it.  And that one of the most delightful aspects and discoveries of this film. THE story really comes to you in the most beautiful and surprising ways that simply fills your heart with love and happiness.
Oh no. I’m waxing poetic. Sue me. As with Mr. Curtis’s other films there is so much in the telling of the story and other stories working at the same time that show us who we are in this world and where we should be looking and spending time. Take a minute. Breathe. Take another minute. Look. Remember. Feel. That is what this funny and romantic and heartfelt story does as well – but at an even deeper level. 
Everyone should watch this film. Then go and bug your family, co-workers, and random folks you run into. We will all be better for it.

So..I game a bit

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Its true. I game a bit. I don’t say I’m a gamer – because I only play one game. I have a PS3, but that is only because I won it at a company raffle (score!) and mainly use it for streaming my Hulu Plus and Netflix, etc. We do have a few games, but my son plays those as I have discovered (despite my best efforts) that I cannot simply point and shoot and rock like I could in the old days. I don’t have the hand to eye coordination that the new generation does where camera movement is required. It takes more skill than my old fingers and brain have.

But I play …ready for it? (You probably already guessed) “World of Warcraft”. It’s true. I have spent more time and money on this game over the last 3 years than I care to admit. But I’ve also met some great people and connected strongly with my son, and had a ton of fun.  This is my “main” below.

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I’m a Mistweaver Monk badass. I call it the spec of “awesome”. Only one spec required thank you very much. I have other toons that I do enjoy; however this is the one I play 90% of the time and the one to take me into the next expac (Bring on Warlords of Draenor already!).

Why do I mention it today? Well …this blog is for randomness and I have spent my lunchtime chatting with a few guildies, and reading up on some alternate strategies we’re discussing for defeating the final boss in the Raid, Garrosh. It’s a huge thing for our group; and will be for our guild. What’s more random than that?! But also – we aren’t all what we seem. We have layers. Enjoy them.

Oh – and I highly recommend that everyone (who has a heart) watch “About Time” with Rachel McAdams as soon as you can. One of the purest and loveliest movies I have seen in a long time. You might think it’s a romantic comedy, but you would be wrong. It’s so much more than that and you will be a better person for having watched.

Happy Thursday 😀

Back to the future…it’s here

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Check this out! Amazing.
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TGIF

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TGIF

It’s Friday after a sh*t week at work. We’re finally getting rain and I turned on the damned webcam for some silly nonsense. I’ve got my eye on you….