Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Movie Night! with E.A. Poe, Abe Lincoln, Sherlock Holmes and the Avengers

Mom had three free Redbox rentals from McDonald's Monopoly that had to be used today. So we're spending the night with Edgar Allan Poe, Sherlock Holmes, Abraham Lincoln, and The Avengers. Lincoln's in there because we got him on DVD yesterday. I'm extremely excited, because there are going to be a lot of   cravats on my screen tonight. There is nothing I love more than a man in nineteenth century dress. Especially when those men are: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Jude Law. The Avengers crew speak for themselves. It's gonna be a good night.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Period Drama or Period Procedural?

Amazon Prime is a beautiful thing. Especially when you discover they have the complete series of Cadfael and the fifth season of Murdoch Mysteries. Unfortunately those new episodes don't last very long. However to my delight I discovered Amazon also has some very choice period drama as well. I've already blown through Emma and am determined to watch Little Dorrit next. 

In other news I discovered Spotify this week. I now have playlist mania. At any rate I can now listen to Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites while reading Say I love You (Suki-tte Ii na yo) by Hazuki Kanae without the computer glitching up. I was also elated to find that they have the Murdoch Mysteries soundtrack.

My sister and I have also been catching up on The New Prince of Tennis anime. We are half way through episode seven. I cannot express how wonderful it is to see our favorite characters in action again and here all  of the awesome seiyuus. 

On a spooky note, October is here! Which means Halloween is just around the corner! 
This calls for a Hammer Horror movie marathon.

And I'm out of things to write about.
I apologize for my lack of creativity.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

My iPod on Shuffle: The First Twenty-five

I thought since I had done my top twenty-five songs I'd also write one for the first fifteen random songs that pop up. Without further ado:

#1 Blooming by The Yoshida Brothers

#2 He by Jars of Clay

#3 Willow by Emilie Autumn (off of Laced/Unlaced)

#4 Your Star by The All American Rejects

#5 Texas is South by The Devil Wears Prada

#6 Boy From New York City by Manhattan Transfer

#7 Lose Urself by Family Force 5

#8 Sacrament by Trenches

#9 Zion by Fluke

#10 Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

#11 The Power of Love by Huey Lewis &; The News

#12 Anna Molly by Incubus

#13 The Forces of Radio Have Dropped a Viper Into Rhythm Section by Project 86

#14 Sleep by My Chemical Romance

#15 Universe & U by KT Tunstall

#16 The Eleventh Hour by August Burns Red

#17 Now That You Got It by Gwen Stefani

#18 The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash

#19 Uncertainly Looms Ahead by The Gadjo Playboys

#20 Haruka Kanata by Asian Kung Fu Generation

#21 Java Jive by The Manhattan Transfer

#22 Reality by The Newsboys

#23 Poker Face by Lady Gaga

#24 My Deteriorating Incline by Underoath

#25 Faster Kill Pussycat (feat. Brittany Murphy) by Paul Oakenfold

There you have it ladies and gentlemen, proof of my eclectic taste in music.
And since I enjoy typing tedious lists, you'll probably get another one of these posts in a month or two.


Well it's Mothers Day and were going to Taco Bell for lunch. And we are back from Taco Bell. Really fancy place to take your mother, right? It's her favorite though and whom am I to deny her, especially on this day.

I'm the eldest child in my family, the first to make my mother a mother. Born nineteen years ago to a mother who hadn't expected to have children at all, I was a small surprise. And I mean small literally, born two weeks early I was what the nursing staff termed a peanut. Anyway enough about me. She was thirty-five when she had me. I love my mother to death, for the freedom she's always given me and the trust she shown me. I inherited so many odd quirks and individual traits from her that I love. Also having a mom a decade older than most parents of children my age proved to be most amusing as a child.

I guess what I want to say most is: I love you Mom.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rain, Tea, and B-movie Mystery

The morning began with me waking from dreams of Edo Period, Japan. After which I realized with serene melancholy that it was beginning to rain. Normally this would ruin most people's day. However, I am not most people. As I dressed for church the knowledge that today was going to be overcast was a joy to me. After church, (I'm going to skip it as I was in the nursery and therefore missed the sermon.) we came home and I went to nap. Rainy days are so conducive to sleep that it would seem a waste not to nap. 

     So I slept, until I was called at 2:30 PM to prepare for the ladies tea that was being held at our church. The theme for this year's annual tea was "Hope Springs Forth in a Garden". The speaker this year was a member of our own congregation and one of the most amazing women I've ever met. Her presentation was so hopeful and quite amazing. I am bad with words, so I can't really expound further. I will however share the Bible verses that inspire hope in her heart: Isaiah 41:10, John 10:27, and Matthew 28:20. They are wonderful verses to keep in mind when you feel defeated or depressed. After the presentation we moved on to tea in Fellowship Hall. The room was beautifully  decorated as a spring garden. The tables were set with some wonderful and unique tea cups and there was a buffet of finger foods and delectable pastries. There was a selection of bagged teas of various brands such as: Lipton, Crabtree & Evelyn, Harrison & Crosfield and Bigelow. Although for me these teas were a little lackluster, mostly because I drink loose leaf tea and Twinings bagged tea. 

After the tea were headed to my cousin's house to play games. I love playing games, and tonight we played Apple's to Apple's Jr. and Monopoly Deal. Normally I prefer a good long game of Trivial Pursuit but it was a school night so long games were no good. At any rate it was a good time. 

I now sit typing this post hearing the rain hit the roof. One of my favorite B-movie mock horror films Haunted Honeymoon is playing in the background. Well, it's over now. I think I'll watch my other two favorites. Hmm, Clue or Murder by Death next?

Well, that's all for tonight. Have happy haunted b-movie dreams everyone!

Essy Romaine

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Top Twenty-Five Most Played Songs On My iPod

#1 - Rising by The Yoshida Brothers

#2 - Teahouse by Juno Reactor feat. Gocoo

#3 - Derezzed (Remixed by The Glitch Mob) by Daft Punk

#4 - Kodo (Hishou Version) by The Yoshida Brothers

#5 - Smile Like You Mean It by The Killers

#6 - Furious Angels by Rob Dougan

#7 - Saiun by The Yoshida Brothers

#8 - Clubbed to Death by The Yoshida Brothers

#9 - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk

#10 - Can't Back Down by Shiro Sagisu

#11 - Blue by The Birthday Massacre

#12 - Crying in Your Face by AFX

#13 - Aural Psynapse by deadmau5

#14 - Change Your Mind by The Killers

#15 - Wing-Stock by Ashley MacIsaac

#16 - Gun's & Roses by Paradise Lunch

#17 - Bones (Theme Song) by The Crystal Method

#18 - The Woman Who Looked Out the Window by Proyecto Oniric

#19 - Sur le Fil by Yann Tiersen

#20 - Syringe by Emilie Autumn

#21 - Paper Lung by Underoath

#22 - I Can't Be Cool by Yoko Kanno and Ilaria Graziano

#23 - Come In by Proyecto Oniric

#24 - Battle Without Honor or Humanity by Tomoyasu Hotei

#25 - We All Fall Down by Sweet Talk Radio

Just thought I would give you a little peek into my musical world.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Konnichiwa minna! This will be my first post for 2012.

So far it's been an interesting week. My father is away for a few days due to his job, which means my mother, sister and I get to watch and eat whatever we want. Yay! Tuna and stuffed crust pizza are now on the menu. We don't have to watch cheesy cowboy movies and How It's Made. It's paradise.

On a fun entertainment note I downloaded the first two episodes of The Legend of Korra, and the first episode of Okami-san and Her Seven Companions. So far The Legend of Korra lives up to it's predecessor Avatar: The Last Airbender. As for Okami-san, the first episode did a good job of reeling me in, and the FUNimation dubs are impeccable as usual.

So, all in all the first half of my week has been immensely fun. Well that's all I've got for now.
Ja ne!