Monday, May 26, 2008

movie meme

The list as taken from the IMDB. Movies I've seen in bold. (I added in italics for movies I think I've seen, but don't quite have the brainspace to remember right now.)

#1. Godfather, The (1972)
#2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)

#3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
#4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
#5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)

#6. Schindler's List (1993)
#7. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
#8. Casablanca (1942)
#9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
#10. Star Wars (1977)

#11. Citizen Kane (1941)
#12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
#13. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
#14. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
#15. Rear Window (1954)
#16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
#17. Pulp Fiction (1994)

#18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
#19. Memento (2000) sounds very familiar
#20. North by Northwest (1959)
#21. 12 Angry Men (1957)
#22. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
#23. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
#24. Psycho (1960)
#25. Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) loved it
#26. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
#27. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
#28. Goodfellas (1990)

#29. American Beauty (1999)
#30. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
#31. Vertigo (1958)
#32. Matrix, The (1999)

#33. Cidade de Deus (2002)
#34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)- but I did read the book
#35. C'era una volta il West (1968)
#36. Apocalypse Now (1979)
#37. Pianist, The (2002)
#38. Third Man, The (1949)
#39. Paths of Glory (1957)
#40. Taxi Driver (1976)
#41. Fight Club (1999)
#42. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
#43. Some Like It Hot (1959)
#44. Double Indemnity (1944)
#45. Boot, Das (1981)
#46. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)- I wanted to see this one, but I can't remember why
#47. Singin' in the Rain (1952) on TV?
#48. Chinatown (1974)
#49. L.A. Confidential (1997)
#50. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
#51. Requiem for a Dream (2000) - this one sounds familiar, too. hmm, maybe I need to look these up?
#52. All About Eve (1950)
#53. M (1931)
#54. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
#55. Se7en (1995)
#56. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
#57. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
#58. Rashômon (1950)
#59. Raging Bull (1980)
#60. Wizard of Oz, The (1939) has anyone in N.America not seen this movie?
#61. Alien (1979)
#62. American History X (1998)
#63. Sting, The (1973) I think I've only seen part of it
#64. Léon (1994)
#65. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
#66. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
#67. Vita è bella, La (1997)
#68. Touch of Evil (1958)
#69. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
#70. Finding Nemo (2003)
#71. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
#72. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
#73. Great Escape, The (1963)
#74. Modern Times (1936)
#75. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
#76. Amadeus (1984)
#77. On the Waterfront (1954)
#78. Ran (1985)
#79. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
#80. Annie Hall (1977)
#81. Wo hu cang long (2000)
#82. Jaws (1975)
#83. Apartment, The (1960)
#84. Braveheart (1995)
#85. High Noon (1952)
#86. Aliens (1986)
#87. Fargo (1996)
#88. Strangers on a Train (1951)
#89. Shining, The (1980)
#90. Metropolis (1927)
#91. Blade Runner (1982)
#92. Sixth Sense, The (1999) I think I saw one of the Scream movies which had a take-off on this movie...does that count?
#93. City Lights (1931)
#94. Donnie Darko (2001)
#95. Duck Soup (1933)
#96. Great Dictator, The (1940)
#97. General, The (1927)
#98. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
#99. Princess Bride, The (1987)
#100. Dogville (2003)

I got this one from Peevish, thanks!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

feeling a bit emotional over here

(Sniff, sniff.) I had a hard day today, and by late afternoon I was really ready to cry. I came home, we went for a short walk, and I felt better. But now, again, I'm feeling a bit weepy. I guess I really should be getting to bed, but I just wanted to say Thanks! to Stephanie aka Yarn Harlot for speaking her mind about women with little ones being seen/heard in public.

Really... why is this so hard?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I need some advice (household stuff)

Can anyone out there recommend a decent dish drainer thingy that catches the water?

Here's my dilemma:
I have one of those old fashioned types of dish drainers. Rubbermaid stuff, you know?
I've tried a couple of the more modern, stylish ones, but there's always something I don't like about them. So, I go back to the old kind that we always had when I was growing up.

So here's the dilemma part. Rubbermaid makes an OK piece to hold the dishes, but the part that collects the water is made from such flimsy plastic these days that the edges bend down, causing the water to drip off onto the counter. Which annoys me.

Here's what I want in a dish drainer:
-big and sturdy enough to hold lots of dishes, especially pots and pans
-the water collector can drain into the sink (maybe I should be flexible about this one?)
-little thingies to hold the glasses outside of the rack
-a silverware holder
-must have a tray, as it has to go on the counter, as I don't have a double sink (still the original kitchen, yes, it needs to be remodeled, but not going to happen soon...)

I'm not crazy about Rubbermaid much at all anymore, anyway. Call me weird, but I also don't like all this "Microban" stuff that everyone is putting into every product nowadays. I don't understand why I would need something to kill bacteria on my dish drainer tray. I mean, the dishes I put in the drainer are clean, right? And the tray is just catching water, right? So, if my (clean) water has so much bacteria in it, then I really shouldn't be using it to clean my dishes or drink...?

Maybe it's time to branch out, be less picky, I don't know, but I'm tired of being annoyed by my dish drainer. Does somebody make one that's not annoying? I would love some suggestions if anyone has any. (I'm open to completely changing what I do, too.) Maybe I should get a new sink that has a built-in drainer...? Again, have to wait to redo the kitchen.... Alas!

Friday, May 2, 2008

more baby stuff

Dee asked some questions about cloth diapers, and I thought I'd put this out there in case anyone else is thinking about this or knows someone who just had a baby.

I bought Bummis Super Whisper Wraps from somebody on the internet. I also got some nice, thick cloth diapers. I think I've bought them from two or three places so far. I can't keep track of them, either they go out of business or their websites just don't look familiar anymore.

I bought (unbleached) prefolds the last time from Zannadu, as they prewashed the unbleached diapers several times for me for an extra charge... it's 35 cents a diaper now. It was worth it for me. All that time, hot water, washing and drying. Really good customer service, and even though I had to wait (a little bit) longer to have the diapers washed, they were pretty fast nonetheless. And it looks like it's a flat-rate shipping fee, which is good when you're buying a lot, or the things are heavy. I would recommend this website for cloth diapers and such.

The next time I buy diapers, I'm going to look further into organic ones. I got so overwhelmed when I did the research. There are just so many options. How to choose "the best"? So many decisions: which diapers, which covers, which seller, bleached or unbleached, washed or unwashed, which size, how many????? This is one of my problems... I get so caught up in what the "best" idea, thing to do, etc., is that I end up feeling paralyzed. So, maybe there isn't a "best," or maybe there is, but what we ended up with was good, it works for us, and Baby still hasn't had diaper rash. Which is definitely a good thing. We could have done worse.

I need to buy more, and I just saw on the site that they're having a 5% discount until May 7... just enter SPRINGBREAK as the discount code.