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Manda
07 August 2010 @ 07:09 pm
Stolen from my Beckster :)

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Gone With the Wind :)

2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theatre.
The last one would be... Twilight

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
There are several but the top male and female would be Gerard Butler and Sarah Michelle Gellar :)

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
Hmm... The Rock

5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
Gone With the Wind, Cruel Intentions

6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Several... But the one I know best is probably Rent

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
Rent, Phantom of the Opera

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
RoboGeisha!!!

9. Name a movie that you own.
RoboGeisha :)

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Miley Cyrus

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Oh yeah, I love the drive in! I saw The Ugly Truth there with District 9 (ugh)

12. Ever made out in a movie?
Lol yes

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.
The Sorceror's Apprentice

14. Ever walked out of a movie?
Nope

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theatre.
The Last Song

16. Popcorn?
Eh...I don't like it. Candy and a soda and I'm set :)

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
As often as I can afford :) which has boiled down to a few times a month recently

18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theatre?
Predators

19. What’s your favourite/preferred genre of movie?
Horror

20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theatre?
Lord... No clue lol halloween h20?

21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
Shutter

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
RoboGeisha :)

23. What is the scariest movie you've seen?
Um... Excorcism of emily rose freaked me out really bad

24. What is the funniest movie you've seen?
The Ugly Truth
 
 
Manda
13 May 2010 @ 04:33 am
So, I've decided that I don't feel like working and as such should call into work this lovely morning. The problem is that my shift is 7(am) to 3(pm) and since it's only 3:30 AM right now it's still a tad bit early to be calling in sick. So what to do till I can call in? Memes of course, all stolen from the lovely southrnbygrace!

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Aaaaaand it would appear that I have exhausted Becki's memes... :( Ah well, time has been killed and the call-in made. Now I get to enjoy a day out with a couple of friends instead :) Everybody needs to play hooky every once in a while, don't you think?

~~Manda
 
 
I'm at: My room
I Feel: tiredtired
I'm Singing Along With: Run Joey Run ~ Glee Cast
 
 
Manda
18 August 2009 @ 11:20 am
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Pick your five favorite TV shows (in no particular order) and answer the following questions. Don't cheat!

1) TRUE BLOOD
2) Dead Like Me
3) The Tudors
4) Buffy the Vampire Slayer
5) Gossip Girl

<lj-cut text="Questions and Answers"/>01. Who's your favorite character in 2? (Dead Like Me) Really close race between Mason and Daisy, but I gotta go with Daisy. I love characters who can be both tough as nails and fragile as glass at the same time... She reminded me A LOT of myself most of the time and Laura Harris did an amazing job with the character.

02. Who's your least favorite character in 1? (True Blood) BILL. OMG he needs to shut the fuck up!!!

03. What's your favorite episode of 4? (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) I can NEVER make a decision about this one... But I'd probably have to go with Hush if I was ever tortured into making a decision. That episode is sheer art!

04. What's your favorite season of 5? (Gossip Girl) So far it's been season 1 to be honest. I LOVE my Chuck and Blair in season 2, but the drama overall was less filling than the first season.

05. Who is your favorite ship in 3? (The Tudors) Gotta go with the obvious here... Anne and Henry. They loved each other so much in the beginning...

06. Who is your antiship in 2? (Dead Like Me) George and Mason... Their relationship is like that of a brother and sister, not lovers!

07. How long have you watched 1? (True Blood) Since a few weeks before season 2 began... A friend loaned me the first season on DVD and I got hooked!

08. How did you become interested in 3? (The Tudors) Well, I heard about the author of The Other Boleyn Girl from a friend and found some books by her at the library... I loved the books and knew that I had to watch the show. There's something so appealing to me about historical fiction, especially about the English monarchy. It's so fascinating for me.

09. Who's your favorite actor/actress in 4? (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Another toughie... Gotta go with Sarah Michelle Gellar though :) I just love her!

10. Which do you prefer: Show 1 or 2 or 5? (True Blood, Dead Like Me, or Gossip Girl) Wow, could you have picked shows MORE different from each other? It's so hard to pick between these three because they're all so different and have different things that I love about all of them, but I definitely have to pick True Blood. It's one of the best television shows that I have ever had the pleasure of watching, and it has never disappointed me yet. AMAZING!!!

11. Which show have you seen more episodes of, 1 or 3? (True Blood or The Tudors) True Blood because it has more episodes! LOL

12. If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be? (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) I would love to be Dawn because I like watching from the sidelines and seeing how people deal with everything, and that's pretty much what she does.

13. How would you kill off your favorite character in 1? (True Blood) True Blood would be NOTHING without Sookie Stackhouse, can't do it sorry!!!

14. Give a random quote from 1? (True Blood) "I think you're right Bill, I CAN sense her emotions."

16. Would a 3/4 crossover work? (The Tudors/Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Wow, that would be REALLY weird... but entertaining... It probably could, I'm sure Willow could fuck up a spell and send someone to 15th century England and wackiness ensues. Maybe Buffy could even save Anne Boleyn's life... Hmm, now I want to watch (write??) this!

17. Pair 2 characters in 1 that would make an unlikely but strangely okay couple. (True Blood) Uhhh Lettie Maye and Sam Merlotte

18. Has 5 inspired you in any way? (Gossip Girl) It's inspired me to vow to one day have sex with a really hot billionare in the back of a limo... Does that count?

19. Overall, which show has a better cast, 2 or 4? (Dead Like Me or Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Uhh, how can I decide that??

20. Which has better theme music, 3 or 5? (The Tudors or Gossip Girl) Gossip Girl doesn't really <i>have</i> theme music lol so I guess The Tudors.</lj-cut>
 
 
I Feel: creativecreative
I'm Singing Along With: Ghost in This House ~ Alison Krauss
 
 
Manda
Those of you who know me know that I am pretty much a professional fangirl. I either dislike a show or LOVE it to the point of obsession most of the time.

Well, I'd like to introduce you all to my newest fandom: Dead Like Me.

I watched this series in about three weeks time and I absolutely fell in love with it. The dark comedy, the tragedy, the relationships... It's an incredible show and I definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a new show to try out.

Another thing about myself anyone who knows me knows: I am a huge shipper. I pick my couples and stay with them for the long haul, no matter what others think of them *cough*Buffy/Giles*cough*, how seemingly impossible it is that they'll ever get together or what other couples they try to distract me with. I may love several different ships with the same character but I will always have my favorite.

With Dead Like Me, that favorite is, without a doubt, Mason and Daisy.

At first glance they seem like an impossible pairing. He's the fuck-up of the group, the drunk druggie who quite rarely gets anything right. She's the gorgeous starlet who thinks quite a lot of herself and is at first glance extremely shallow and petty.

But gradually the show delves deeper and deeper into these characters and in the end we are shown that they are actually almost exactly alike. Both of them are haunted by a darkness in their souls, a darkness that they try to hide with their shiny outer personas. Daisy brightly jokes about all of the men that she's blown/slept with to disguise her anguish over having never been truly loved. Mason keeps everyone at an arm's length to try to hide how much he wants their approval and how much their snide comments and jokes at his expense really hurt him.

In the end, what we are left with are two very lonely characters who are so fucked up that they can't even turn to each other without it ending in disaster.

I love to think that somewhere in the future (not the movie... the movie is dead to me) they manage to get enough of their issues out of the way to have a happy, dysfunctional relationship.

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This new addiction has brought with it the usual need to change some things around to reflect it on here... and so I bring you my new header and new icons (all by heartagram) :) Check 'em out! scars_proach

Till next time...

~Manda

(PS: If anyone happens to know of/stumble upon a Dead Like Me mood theme, please let me know!)
 
 
I'm at: Library
I Feel: bouncyWhee!
I'm Singing Along With: Just Like Me ~ The Offspring
 
 
Manda
29 June 2009 @ 12:49 pm
Okay, so customers_suck and customerssuck are two of my absolute favorite places to read... I have so many sucky customers that it makes me happy to learn that there are worse out there. But I decided that I should post a few of my own sucks on here.

I should mention that for some reason my absolute favorite place to be at work is on Self Check. I don't know what it is about SC but I just absolutely love it. It makes the time go faster, it puts me in a good mood even if I've had the crappiest of days... I just love it. That being said, I don't love most of the customers who use it.

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Oh, I have sooo many more things I could add to this... But I think I'll leave it here for now. :) Venting feels good!

~~Manda
 
 
I'm at: Library
I Feel: relaxedrelaxed
I'm Singing Along With: My Eyes ~ NPH&Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible's SingAlong Blog)
 
 
 
Manda
22 June 2009 @ 10:49 am
A couple of memes I snagged from southrnbygrace... Enjoy!

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I'm at: Library
I Feel: hyperhyper
I'm Singing Along With: Let the Monster Rise ~ Anthony Stewart Head&Alexa Vega (Repo! The Genetic Opera)
 
 
Manda
22 June 2009 @ 10:13 am
Okay, so it's been almost a month since I finally faced the truth about my supposed best friend... so I guess it's time I talk about it.

Amanda and I have always had kind of an on/off relationship type thing. We'd spend weeks together with hardly any time apart and then go for weeks without even really speaking (despite efforts on my part). I always just accepted it as the type of person that she was.

But as of this month it's been a full year since I've been able to see her and it really started to bother me... Anytime I mentioned us getting together she'd act all excited but ignore me when the time we'd planned came around. It started to frustrate me but I was scared to let her go, scared of being without her. I also didn't want to lose such a long friendship (nine years). So I tolerated it.

I took the weekend after Memorial Day off specifically so that we could hang out. We made the plans like three months in advance. Up to a week before she was still assuring me that it was still going to happen. But after that one-week mark the silence began. I called, texted, emailed... all to no avail. I wound up spending my weekend off alone just sitting around the house. And that was it. I finally made the decision that no matter how long we'd been friends or how much I loved her I had to do what was best for me... All that she was doing was causing me pain and holding me back... so I let her go.

It's been almost a month since we've talked and I finally had to message her again to find out the answer to a question or two. I feel so much better since I've stopped talking to her. My aunt has always said that she can tell when I've been talking to her because of the way that I act and talk to her.

I guess that sometimes it just takes making a few real friends to recognize the ones who aren't really there for you when you need them... I love my new friends so much but I will always have a special place in my heart for my first best friend even if we did outgrow each other...

~~Manda
 
 
I'm at: Library
I Feel: sleepysleepy
I'm Singing Along With: Legal Assasin ~ Anthony Stewart Head (Repo! The Genetic Opera)
 
 
Manda
30 May 2009 @ 12:56 pm
Yes, I'm still alive... My life is just too boring to blog about!

So May 18 was my six-month anniversary of working at Wally World. I'm so excited because I really love my job and I've never held a job this long so I feel really successful and stuff now. BUT. The GREAT NEWS.

Yesterday when I came back from break Jennifer and Lori (two of my CSMs--my direct bosses) were waiting for me. They asked if I had the service desk in my career preferences. I said I didn't know and they asked if I'd be interested because it's a pay raise, forty hours a week AND it's up a few levels from cashier (I don't understand levels really, but it's a Level 5--that's gotta be good right?). As soon as I heard 'pay raise' and 'forty hours a week' I was in. So Jennifer and I went on the Wire and put it in my career preferences--I'm sooo psyched now, I really hope that I get it! I've been told that I'd be good at it "as nice as I am" haha.

And then to make a great day even better, I checked out these two women yesterday who were very nice and talkative. We chatted and then as they left the older woman said, "Your name's Amanda?" I said yes and she told me to have a great weekend. Not two minutes later Shelly (another CSM) came over and told me that I had just gotten a GREAT compliment and to keep up the great work. Needless to say I had a HUGE grin on my face for the rest of that work period and I felt so good. Please people--compliment your cashier if they do a good job. It really makes us feel good and inspires us to keep up good customer service!

~Manda
 
 
I'm at: Library
I Feel: ecstaticecstatic
I'm Singing Along With: Thank You for the Music ~ ABBA
 
 
Manda
23 May 2009 @ 11:01 am
Hey guys, just a note that voting is now open over at joss_las! Please go vote for your favorite entry, voting will end Tuesday, May 26. Thanks guys!!!
 
 
I'm at: Library
I Feel: ecstaticecstatic
I'm Singing Along With: Katherine McPhee AI Audition
 
 
Manda
19 May 2009 @ 04:08 pm
I was tagged by my Evil Twin southrnbygrace

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And in real life news... Yesterday was my six-month anniversary of working at Walmart! WOOHOO! I really love my job and it's led to me making some great new friends. Here's to another six months!

~~Manda
 
 
I'm at: Library
I Feel: sleepysleepy
I'm Singing Along With: Fighter ~ Christina Aguilera