Wishing you all a Yule filled with love, hope, and wonder. May the joy of the season remain with you through the darkest days of Winter and carry you through until the sun returns to warm the Earth. Merry meet and blessed be!
Monthly Archives: December 2012
Yes, I’m reblogging this… but it’s so cute. And as someone with a household full of Chihuahuas? I can vouch for it being pretty darn accurate. 🙂
1. You will do as I command you to do. I may be short, but my mighty will is stronger than yours, human.
2. There shall no dog larger than I in my living quarters. If my human has the AUDACITY to have a second dog larger than I, I shall exterminate him (or make him really, really uncomfortable by chewing his neck, shins or/and private part below his stomach.)
3. The might of the Chihuahua is awesome. (What do you think happened to the Incas? Hmmmmmm?????)
4. There shall be no photos taken of me. (Bribery with food might make me change my mind.) If you choose to do so, I shall smite your camera with my terrible frown of displeasure.
5. Let me make this rule perfectly clear: My food is my food. I do NOT share. Also, your food is my food as well. You, human shall…
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I’m giving myself a gift in 2013. This year, my choices, my path, will be based on the idea of freedom. I am giving myself freedom. Freedom to do as I will, feel what I will, experience how I will anything and everything that happens – good or bad.
Have you chosen a word or made a resolution for 2013 yet? Got any big plans or hopes? I have a feeling we’re in for a doozy of a year and I plan to experience it fully. So bring it on! I’m ready. 😀
Okay, one last post on the new Hobbit movie. I just can’t let this slide. I actually found this completely insulting and fairly disgusting to tell the truth.
The fact that movie moguls assumed The Hobbit wouldn’t be marketable to a certain segment of the population without eye candy is completely degrading. When I watch a movie, especially one with a literary foundation like The Hobbit, I’m not watching it looking out for hot men or sexy women. I’m watching it for the story. The notion that I, or anyone attracted to men, wouldn’t be interested in seeing the film if it were lacking in sex appeal is pretty revolting.
Every time I saw one of these “sexy” dwarves it pissed me off.
There was a lot in The Hobbit that left me feeling less than satisfied, but this whole thing with the dwarves? Not cool. Not at all. Can someone explain to me exactly how we go from this:
…because frankly? Besides attempting to sex-up The Hobbit (which is supposed to be a light hearted children’s story) I can’t see any reason for the change. And for anyone who loved the book, not only is the movie Thorin uncharacteristically good looking he’s also uncharacteristically noble and self-sacrificing with a voice as smooth as silk. Movie Thorin would be welcome many places (and in many beds), but in this movie? Not so much.
Of all the things wrong with the new hobbit movie (and despite the long list I AM trying desperately to like it still) this one is the worst. It is insulting, degrading, and someone – perhaps many someones – really deserve to be slapped upside the head over their misogynistic attitudes. Because truly, there is something wrong with the person who believes we must be tricked into a theater with the promise of eye candy. Seriously, eye candy not required or requested.
For more reading on what exactly went wrong with what should have been a wonderful romp of a movie, visit http://whatculture.com/film/the-hobbit-20-blunders-that-ruined-an-unexpected-journey.php
And, just because I am concerned that some may lay blame with Armitage (the actor portraying Thorin), I feel the need to note; Armitage does a beautiful job portraying this non-dwarf version of Thorin. The fault for this offense does not lie with him. He’s not the one who chose to change a character to appease some warped view of the movie going public.
Every so often I go through one of these anti-tech phases… shunning FB, twitter, pinterest, wish, wordpress, and my phone. And yeah… I’m kinda in the middle of one right now. That said, I will attempt to resume my regularly scheduled, six nights a week, blogging. To that end, here I am. Blogging.
On Christmas (yep, actually ON Christmas, at 10:45 PM) Damon and I went to see The Hobbit. Now, to give you a little back story, and I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this all before, The Hobbit? It’s more than a book, more than a movie, more than a script to me. It’s a huge freakin’ part of my life and has been since my childhood. After blogging for as many years as I have been, I’m certain I’ve mentioned this before, so I’m guessing if you search my blog for “hobbit” that more than a few entries will pop up. It’s been a big deal in my life, and helped shape me in many ways. However, I’m still feeling rather anti-tech-ish, so I don’t feel all that up to typing and sharing a peroration. So just pretend that you are with me and as excited as I am/was.
So YAY!!!! The Hobbit!!!
Well… all I really feel prepared to say is skip the 3D. Honestly. If you have yet to catch The Hobbit at your local cinema, watch the 2D version of it. The movie should have been incredibly immersive experience, but I found I was constantly pulled out of the story by the 3D. It’s not that it’s a bad use of it, it’s just that stylistically it doesn’t work for much of the storytelling. Sure, there are a few scenes that looked really impressive, but the majority of the time it just pulls you away from the story. And that, my friends? Is a sure fire way to ruin what could have been an amazing movie going experience.
So my YAY became a disappointing sigh as I was repeatedly pulled out of the story because of what? Tech. That’s right. Which probably doesn’t help my current anti-tech phase. Too much tech. Boo.
With that, I’ll sign off for the night.
Wishing you all a wonderful tech-filled night without disappointment. 😉
Well, it happened… my annual bout of holiday illness. I always come down with something at this time of year. The timing may differ from year to year, as do the symptoms, but it has officially hit. So, while I’m in bed today, trying to get through the worst of it so I’m not quite as much of a mess at our family’s Christmas eve party, I thought I’d share a few pictures from our Yuletide celebrations. Okay, so they’re all of us opening presents, but I couldn’t resist sharing! 🙂
BTW, anyone know how to create a slideshow since WordPress updated? There have been a couple of times now where I’d have preferred to use one.
There are times when everything is so chaotic in our lives that it can be easy to idealize the way things used to be. Of course, the truth is people’s lives were full back then too… but it is nice to envision a fairy tale simplicity; the not-quite-accurate bygone days. There are times though, when you stand still long enough to realize our lives really aren’t that much different. Our values are the same, as are our priorities. Okay, so that may not be true for all people, but it is for us. Family comes first. And we do everything we can to give Kid Kid as amazing and rich a childhood as we can. The holidays just tend to put the focus there, even for those who normally are too busy living to really notice.
This time of year I tend to be on crafting overdrive. Far too many projects and not nearly the time needed to comfortably complete them all. I love it anyway though. 🙂
It used to just be me, crafting all by my lonesome… but now that Kid Kid is five, she’s in it right along with me. It’s awesome to see how well she’s doing to, in so many mediums. Embroidery, sewing, painting, drawing – and that’s just today. We still have planting, baking, decorating, packaging, more painting, more embroidery, more drawing, and a buttload of sewing still to go.
I wish I could share all the projects, but some of the folk who are on the receiving end of our efforts may stop by the blog, so we gotta keep it all under wraps. I gotta say though, as artsy fartsy as we are, all this creative work is absolutely exhausting. It is with great relief that we welcome bedtime tonight.