Updating frequently

Saturday, October 31, 2009


So, I'm having issues with Livestream as well as REC 2, which didn't have subtitles.
I'll keep you guys updated to when it'll be up and running.
Hope you enjoyed your Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

My channel

I'm making a Livestream channel so that others can watch movies, clips, video games and whatever with me.
The url is www.livestream.com/rosered.
I'll post up a channel guide for what and when I plan to set up things for your viewing pleasure. I'm thinking of starting something up tomorrow. I'm currently downloading REC 2 in anticipation.

Silly little sayings

Here's some little sayings to make my day (and your day too!)
"The [person] you were always meant to be is waiting to come shining through -- she's just been buried under all this crap that you have to let go of."
"In the end, only you can make you happy."
Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt

No amount of dickory by assholes can deter the joy of cinema.

So, woke up this morning to the sound of someone speaking over an intercom. Look out the window and see: lights from a fire truck. I look to my right and see a woman being carried on a chair (which she's strapped to) downstairs by some EMTs. 
What the hell is going on here?
I step out my door and see others also looking about. The woman is loaded into the ambulance, the fire truck leaves and the ambulance follows.
Which leads me to ask: why do fire trucks show up with ambulances if it's not fire related?

Saw Zombieland Wednesday and really enjoyed it.
Besides being a zombie action movie, there was an underlying human nature tone to it. It was funny, heart tugging and exciting. And Bill Murray made an appearance!

I suggest it to everyone.

It's raining outside, which means it's a great time to lay back and finish a book or two.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The naked wedding

I've been recently perusing wedding mags and websites with Erin, my newly-engaged photographer friend.
While thumbing through a very thick tome we came across this:

What's wrong with this picture?
I'm not a fan of pointing out deformities, but seriously, what kind of injury did this guy receive to have a neck like that?
Also, Erin displayed another of this guy's talents.... naked time!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Weekend schedule

Viewed a screener copy of Paranormal Activity Sunday night.
I agree that this ending (possibly the original) didn't flow with the theme of the movie. However, the theatrical ending, while spooky, seemed sudden. Jarringly sudden. And there is still one more ending unaccounted for.
In my opinion, a combination of the theatrical ending and the third ending would have been best.

Saturday was a very productive night: a former classmate asked me to keep her company while documenting bar party. Throughout the night: someone bought me a drink, I talked with lots of new people and was told I was a smoking hottie or similar.

Friday night, I went to a dance social where I learned to tango, merengue, waltz, cha cha and East Coast swing. They hold dance socials every Friday and since I had such a good time, I'm thinking of returning.

Still unemployed, still searching for a job.... still searching for what I want to do. In general I mean.
Looking forward to what this Halloween weekend will bring.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I lost the game?

For those of you that asked here's a photo of the newest necklace I'm selling:

You can view more here

So, I never fully explained the jobless thing; just dropped the bomb that 'hey, guess what? yeah, jobless.'
I had an idea something weird was going on when I noticed two new girls in the advertisement department. But didn't connect it to the newsroom at all.
Then, a while later, while interviewing a business owner, he informed me that while the ladies in advertising said they would take care of his adverts and interview write-up, he wanted me specifically to do it because he enjoyed my stories and because I was the business reporter after all.
A week after that, I walk into work and the managing editor tells me that they will have to let me go under the guise that my writing wasn't progressing like they wanted. If he had been honest with me, I would have been less pissed.
However, right after the editor told me that I was let go, I didn't cry; I just sighed. As if an immense weight was lifted of my shoulders. To be honest, there was. It was a terribly stressful place and now I was let go in more ways than one.
Granted, I cried later because being unemployed was not something I was used to. It felt as if I lost the game, as if I had failed despite the fact that it wasn't personal, just business.

Also interested in watching the Men Who Stare at Goats. Looks hilarious. I knew someone who read it and really enjoyed it.

Just watched people eat at a restaurant in absolute darkness. Because we receive 3/4 of our perception through sight, the other senses are heightened -- such as taste. I'm curious in trying this.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bad boots

Take a look at these boots:


They are reminiscent of Michael Jackson's "Bad" video.

I plan on putting up new jewelry in my shop today; cross your fingers that I actually get the pictures taken and uploaded today.

My unemployed status is exactly that: unemployed. And, to be honest, it's not so bad. However, my last paycheck is coming up soon and if I don't hear anything promising, I'm going to have to haul myself to Unemployment place and beg for help in the monetary form. I'm ok with food stamps, just don't give me any WIC milk. I'm suspicious of diary products that don't have to be refrigerated.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spooky movies for you and I

Saw Paranormal Activity last night and I really recommend watching it. I loved the innovation and idea behind the movie. It was really inspiring to see that something that big budget Hollywood wanted to remake get released in its original form; as well as the fact that it was made on $15k and has made over $30 mil.
There's no gore; the movie mainly relied on the atmosphere that got steadily more unsettling.
I would definitely say that I will purchase the movie, if not to just get at the additionally shot endings as I'm very interested in them.
I'm not a fan of spoiling things, so I won't say too much on the fact other than.... I'm not a fan of badly done trailers aka: the ones that give too much away.
So, I have included a handpicked, Rose-approved trailer for your perusal.

Currently interested in watching:
Where the Wild Things Are
Law Abiding Citizen
The Fourth Kind (which I also put up a trailer for you guys)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Slow motion

Huh... I need to move to Japan.
This video shows that the Japanese enjoys two things that I enjoy: mugging for the camera and funny slow motion.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Movies, m'dear

Finally saw The Happening... uh, yeah. That's all I've really got to say about that.
It wasn't terrible, but, first and foremost.... Zooey Deschanel is not a good actress in my opinion. She's got a cute look, but her quirkyness comes out as if she's trying too hard.
And she creeps me out.
The movie started strong and... hmm... However, I really liked the last scene.

I'm hoping to watch Paranormal Activity this weekend. I've been hyping it up to anyone that will listen (and many who didn't want to listen). I've been crazy-excited about it since I heard whispers of it on 4chan months and months ago.
I really want to be scared out of my mind.

Friends and family think I'm bizarre because of my fetish for horror movies (in addition to other things) yet can't take watching the news.
I'll try to explain: It's similar to getting on a rollercoaster. Many people get on rides for the exhilaration. I watch horror movies for the exhilaration from that. Horror movies have no repercussions the way news can. News, be it in a newspaper or on TV, is real. Stories of serial killers, burgleries and epidemics will get under my skin, will terrify me in a completely different way that horror movies do.
Horror movies can't hurt me, other than causing me to question shadowy corners.
Serial killers, burgleries and epidemics can.

P.S. don't forget to check out The Rose Happiness Project. Link's on the right side!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Rainy days never stay

It's a rainy day outside my window and a rainy day inside my heart.
I think that part of getting better is forcing myself to do something: be it to finish my latest drawing, marathon some horror movies or sit in my bed and finish up the four books I've started.
However, I'm thinking I might be sociable and grab a bite with friends.

I have no job, I have no significant other... what I really want to do in this juncture in my life is take a trip somewhere, be it out of the country or just to the next state over. However, this girl is hardcore poor: I have no rainy day money hidden away.
Anyone looking for a roommate? I'll cook and clean and entertain with ridiculous tales until I get a job.

Inspiration: "Rainy days never stay" by The Brilliant Green.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sea bass, the yummy frontier

Here's a post pulled from Bittersweet Rose:

My interest in sea bass first appeared in the summer of 1993 while watching "Jurassic Park" in the theatre with my parents.

A little odd, I know.

When Richard Attenborough, playing Jurassic Park's owner John Hammond, offered sea bass to his guests, my then 11-year-old mind thought, "'Spared no expense,' huh?"

I had to have some.

Well, I finally got up the courage, and chance, to get some sea bass a few months ago at a restaurant called The Flaming Pineapple. The FP is in a town named Moselle, about 20 or so miles from where I'm currently living. With the sun already past set, I got lost in the dark on the way there and back.

Thank you, Mississippi for not believing in the idea of street lights.

The waitress brought out my plate: a 6-inch long, 3-inch thick piece of sea bass surrounded by sweet potato fries (a favorite of mine).

The smell was incredible; it made me giddy with anticipation of the meal I was about to eat.

And the taste?

Usually I reserve the term "melt in your mouth" for things of the chocolate and gooey variety, but this sea bass was an exception.
Each bite was a melty bite of grilled buttery fish goodness.

The sight of fish skin usually makes me gag, but in this case it only enhanced the flavor of the fish meat, giving it a salty, tangy burst.

Whether sea bass is normally delicious or cook of the Flaming Pineapple is a genius, I'm not sure. But it's certainly worth another trip, try and taste!

Friday, October 2, 2009


.... I am it.

If you love something, set it free.
If it comes back to you, it's yours.
If it doesn't, it never was.

So, stop crying because things will get better.

... as if I wasn't bitter enough... oooo! Ice cream!