Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Ted has my latest revision, (finally, not the microscopic version) and with the holidays coming up, I am playing the waiting game. Okay, so whoever called it a game is seriously messed up. Games are supposed to be fun. Waiting is not fun, especially for the impatient. Thank goodness I'm patient...
But seriously, Ted's had the book for, like, at least 36 hours... what's the holdup? :)

As my niece Leena so eloquently put it: "Patience is a Frakkin Virtue!"

Hold on a sec' while I check my emails...... nope. nothing.

So, to make this "Waiting Game" fun, I'm going to play my own little game. It's called "What I'm actually doing to pass the time, when I should be doing something responsible."

1. I should be cleaning the house and catching up on laundry, but instead, I have reached that all important number 300! Can you guess where?

a. 300 dollars spent buying essential grocery and clothing items for my family.
b. 300 minutes of cooking lessons
c. 300 Wins on my I-Phone SOLITAIRE application

If you guessed "c", you would be correct! I finally reached 300 wins! I get the golden trophy! And considering I win somewhere around 10% of the time, those of you who are good at math can guesstimate how many times I've played the darn game.

The only problem is the irresistible urge to arrange everything around me in alternating red and black hues. It gets a little inconvenient standing in line at the grocery store when I say to the guy in front of me (wearing the U of U red sweatshirt): "Sir? Would you mind switching places with that lady in black over there? It would really make me happy. Aesthetically, that is."

2. Instead of working on my next project, I'm catching up on John Hughes movies.
Which Breakfast Club character did you most identify with in High School?
a. Claire (The Princess)
b. Bender (The Criminal)
c. Brian (The Brain/Nerd)
d. Andrew (The Athlete)
e. Allison (The Basket Case/Misfit)

For me, on the inside I definitely felt like Allison Basket-Case. I don't know about the outside. But I for sure know who I would've played "seven seconds in the Janitor's closet" with: Bender Criminal. I tell you, the scene where he puts Molly Ringwald's diamond earring in his own ear, the fingerless gloves, the plaid flannel shirt...
I'm sorry, where was I? Oh yeah, wasting time in the 80's while I wait.

3. Instead of catching up on relationships that have been on the back burner for the past few months, I am catching up on my favorite sci-fi movies. (This can kind of be classified as work, since I pay homage to many of these films in my book... Okay, that's stretching it.)

See if you can guess which of my favorite sci-fi movies provided the following quotes: (I'll give the answers in the comments section, after a few random guesses)

a. "Maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events but we just got our [butts] kicked, pal!"
b. "So, [name redacted] Now you see that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb."
c. "There is no spoon."
d. "This is the captain, we have a lil' problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight…turbulence, and then…explode."

I'll admit, (d.) is a little out there, but a classic nonetheless. One of the main characters in my book is named after the captain in this movie. How about an extra gold star, from me, for anyone who can name this movie? Seriously, a solid gold star. Sticker.

I just watched (a.) this morning. Hands down, best sci-fi movie of all time. Followed closely by (c.)

Seriously, my brain has turned to gruel. Have any of you heard from Ted yet? Maybe he lost my email address...


  1. Waiting is hard, hang in there! Go Utes!!! (Don't tell Ben).

  2. Instead of completely spoiling it for others, I'm going to share some of my favorite quotes from the same movies:

    3a. "That's it man, game over man, game over!"
    3b. "I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!"
    3c. "I know kung fu"
    3d. I haven't see F, but the geek in me was able to figure out what it was.

    As far as #2 goes, I was 75% Brian and 25% Andrew. I'm a nerd, but I wrestled (but without all the parental pressure.)

  3. Congratulations, Alt J. You win the golden star! Although I'm going to have to rip it in half because you've never actually seen movie (d). As a wrestling nerd, you should give it a try. You have chosen wisely on the other quotes you provided... we shall see if it helps our other quiz takers.

    Cam- thanks for the Ute shout out!

  4. Let me just say, I hesitate to answer D on Captain Mal. I really think Brodi almost asked for a separation in our marriage. I know the answer, I know the answer!

  5. i am scratching my head ....
    can i still be your friend?

  6. Okay. Here are some really good hints:
    a. It's a sequel (One of the few considered to surpass the original)
    b. It's a sci-fi spoof
    c. The main character's name is "Neo"
    d. If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you'll most likely like this space-western movie. The Captain's name is Malcolm.

    Since it's a holiday weekend, we'll discuss the answers on Monday. Happy Turkey!