Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Back Home

So I just got back from Delaware where my parents just bought a new home. Basically, they used me as a pack mule as my mom and I went through a few hundred boxes—no exaggeration—looking for the rest of my mom’s underwear and frying pans. Found the pans, but the underwear is still M.I.A. Personally, I think she already has them up in her bedroom somewhere.

Anyway, I had a nice time with the parental units and I’m sure I’ll be making many a trip up to the fair state of Delaware. Granted, I could probably never live there. It’s just a bit too spread out and not enough to do. I need culture and city and ethnic things nearby.

So, once we finished opening boxes I had lots of time to sit and do nothing—my mother was watching HGTV (as usual) and my stepdad was watching some movie with Jan-Michael Vincent—which gave me time to think about things I want to write. I couldn’t actually write since I was barred from the upper level of the house because my parents were having hardwood floors put in and, unfortunately, I left my laptop up there and who could concentrate with all the banging.

After I thought of a new direction for my novel LIGHT BRINGERS, I began to make a mental list of movies I want to see. At the top of said list is the revamping of Clash of the Titans. There are a number of reasons why I want to see this movie and why I hope it doesn’t suck. First, it was one of my favorite movies as a kid. The scene where Perseus—Harry Hamlin—cuts off Medusa’s head is my main memory of that movie. It was awesome! My mother was totally grossed out but my sister and I couldn’t get enough.




























My second reason for wanting to see the new Clash is Sam Worthington. I’m really starting to like this guy. I loved Avatar. I know there’s a backlash with it now because that’s usually what happens when things become uber successful. Still, I loved it and I’m proud of it! Lol.

My third reason for wanting to see this movie came when I heard Liam Neeson say, “Release the Kraken!” I mean, come on…you know there’s going to be some sh*t going down right after those words are uttered. Cause it’s all fun and games until someone releases the kraken. I want to be able to say that one day. Maybe I’ll get a dog and name it Kraken. That way I can set him on intruders. Hmm, not a bad thought.

Okay, so clearly I’m in a silly mood, but seriously, I want to thank Niki over at Wool’n‘Nuts for Nominating me for the “From Me To You Award!”

The rules: Tell 7 things about yourself. Since I just told some things about myself, I’ll just send you here to read those. There really isn’t that much interesting about me-lol. So now I’m off to watch some old episodes of Smallville!

12 comments:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

A Dog Named Kraken. Sounds like a title to me!

Jemi Fraser said...

"Release the Kraken!" is a great line! I've got all kinds of images popping through my head - loads of fun :)

Karen Denise said...

Isn't it great?! I just want to yell it out in a crowded theater and see what happens!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Now you know why people have kids! LOL...

Joan Crawford said...

...looking for the rest of my mom’s underwear and frying pans.

I love this sentence. You capture so much about family life in a few short words. Love it :)

Also, that hot guy in the pic is even sexier when I fantasize that that bag is my garbage and he's taking it out for me :D

Tina Lynn said...

I am so excited for that movie! My son and I watch the trailer over and over and I squeal and he gets goofy! Yay!

Nisa said...

That's awesome! I really like the dog idea. I'm behind you 100%. Then again, I don't have to pick up the poop. lol

Congrats on the award!

Tere Kirkland said...

I soooo want to see this remake! Loved the original. Where's my mechanical owl, dammit? ;)

Falen said...

i'm totes excited for this movie. LOVED it as a child.
And have you seen that Kraken? That is one Kraken you don't want to mess with...

Karen Denise said...

Sharon, are you saying people have kids to hunt for their underwear? LOL.

So true Joan, so much of my family life can be summed up in that sentence-lol.

Tina, that sounds fun. I don't really have anyone close to me that's excited to see it. My sister is pumped like me, but she lives in Reno :-(

Nisa--isn't that an awesome name for a dog...I was going to name my dog Muggle, but now I'll have to think about Kraken!

Oh, Tere! I forgot about the mechanical owl! Man, I've got to see that movie again-lol.

Falen--that is one bad kraken! Granted, the kraken from Pirates wasn't too friendly either. lol.

Amanda Borenstadt said...

I didn't know they were redoing Clash of the Titans. I loved that movie as a kid! Oh wow!

But I'll settle for a goldfish named Kraken. :p

Your Friendly Neighborhood Palindrome said...

I loved and still love the Clash of the Titans! I was sooooooo excited when I heard that they were re-making it! I will definitely be seeing this!



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