Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hearts of the Month: March 2012

GAME - Where's My Water?
I became addicted to this iPhone game early in the month, so much so that when I closed my eyes I could still see it dripping around in my head.

APP - Zombies, Run!
I think this is my favourite heart of the month. Another iPhone app, this one part zombie game part workout app. This app turns any walk or run into an epic adventure by telling a story with voice actors where you're picking up items for your team of survivors and running from the undead. I decided to give this app a try, deciding just to go for a stroll on the treadmill and see how it works. By the time I was done I was doing my fastest pace ever on the machine, out of breath and super sweaty. Somehow this app made exercising fun.

GAME - Draw Something
Another addicting iPhone game, sort of like one on one pictionary.

BOOKS - The Hunger Games Trilogy
I completely devoured these books. Usually I take my time reading, going through a novel in a month however I got through book one, The Hunger Games, in 3 days. I then dove into Catching Fire and finished 5 days later and tore through the final book, Mockingjay, in less than 24 hours.
Bonus points for this being the first time I've ever read the novel before seeing the movie.

ARTIST - The Tiny Hobo
I mean do I need to explain.... SHE MADE ME A SUPERHERO

Thursday, March 15, 2012




Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Foto Roundup: February 26 - March 8

I dressed as "The Iron Lady" for my Oscar Party

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hearts of the Month: February 2012

PERSON - Kevin Smith
Smodcasts, (most of) his movies, live "Evening With" shows, playing street hockey... I could watch him do pretty much anything (and have done all of the above). I loved that at the beginning of February he broadcast his show "Kevin Smith: Live from Behind" from Toronto live to Cineplex theatres all over the country. He is just all kinds of fantastic and I am super excited to be seeing him live for the 3 (or is it 4th?) time this summer!

COMPANY - ThinkGeek
They have the most incredible customer service team I have ever come across. I had some shipping issues early in the month and they cleared it up quickly and beyond generously. I have never had a bad experience with them.

QUOTE - Won-Ton Jim
My sister was attempting to sing "The Saga Begins" by Weird Al and when it came time for her to say "Qui-Gon Jinn" she said "Won-Ton Jim". I am still laughing about it and this was weeks ago.

THING - Costume Parties
I have 2 costume parties a year, one about every six months. In the winter, for the Oscars and in the summer for my birthday. Call me a loser if you like but I just can't help but love a good theme party!

VIDEO - the new Avengers trailer

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This Month in Comics: February 2012

Well obviously I've sort of fallen off the wagon when it comes to my comic related posts, and at the same time, I worry about overloading my blog for people who don't enjoy them if I DO post weekly.

SO to make it easier on everyone, I'm changing my comic posts to an end of the month roundup.

I admit I am behind on visiting the comic book store and picking up my books, so this month's roundup I thought I'd share my list of the books I am currently subscribed to. These are the books I care enough about to have them automatically 'pulled' for me every month (or every other week as the case may be).

Subscribed Series List:
  1. Amazing Spider-Man
  2. Avenging Spider-Man
  3. Batwoman
  4. B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Long Death (mini-series of 3 issues)
  5. Deadpool
  6. Journey into Mystery
  7. Wolverine & the X-Men
  8. Wonder Woman

I also regularly purchase Animal Man and Swamp Thing on the DC comics digital app.

Then I have my "pending" list. It's a list of titles that I have pulled one or two issues of in order to decide whether I want to subscribe, wait for the trade paperback, or forget about it altogether.

My current pending list:
  1. Adventure Time
  2. Astonishing X-Men
  3. Fanboys vs Zombies
  4. Justice League Dark
  5. Peter Panzerfaust
  6. Scarlet Spider
  7. Secret Avengers
  8. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi
  9. Steed & Mrs. Peel
Since starting to blog about my comic purchases I have dropped quite a few titles.
I no longer read (not including mini-series that have ended or titles that were cancelled):
Uncanny X-Men, Justice League, John Carter: A Princess of Mars, Action Comics (though I'll pick up the trade), Captain America, Doctor Who, Teen Titans, and once Jeff Lemire finishes his run on Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. I'll be dropping it too.

I'm off to the comic shop tomorrow to catch up on some major reading!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Music Monday: The Wanted

(I liked this song a lot more before I saw the video...)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend Wishlist: Way to my Heart

Anyone looking to woo me this Valentine's Day needn't look any further than this treasury.

(I'm trying out a new widget for Weekend Wishlist, so please bear with me if it decides not to show up properly...)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hearts of the Month: January 2012

The first of each month (in this case, being backdated and hoping no one notices) I have decided to share with you a few of my favourite things that I have come across in the month previous. It could be ANYTHING, the only criteria is that I had to have loved it.

These are my hearts for January:

TV- Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience

WEB - The Traveling Red Dress Movement

ARTIST - Yayoi Kusama

VIDEO - Kristen Bell's Sloth Meltdown

WEBSITE - JessicaMullen.com

Monday, January 23, 2012

Music Monday: Benny Benassi

I still laugh when I hear this song ever since my sister told me that a friend of her's thought the words were "You are a single mom"

Monday, January 9, 2012

Music Monday: Florence and the Machine

At 12:15am on January 1st, I declared this as my theme song for the 2012.

Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 RoundUp: Most Listened Music

According to last.fm my top 10 most listened to artists of 2011 were:
10. Freddie Mercury
09. Alan Cumming
08. Relient K
07. Tinie Tempah
06. Paolo Nutini
05. The Temper Trap
04. Andrew W.K.
03. Mumford & Sons
02. Brett Domino
01. Queen

And my most listened to track of the year was:
Queen – My Fairy King

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 RoundUp: The 100 New-to-Me Flicks of 2011

In my 4th year of trying I finally did it! These are the 100 movies I watched this year:
  1. Easy A
  2. Get Low
  3. Beyond the Pole
  4. Van Gogh: Painted with Words
  5. The Switch
  6. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  7. The Damned United
  8. Despicable Me
  9. Eat Pray Love
  10. Mallrats
  11. Pranzo di ferragosto
  12. The Social Network
  13. Erik the Viking
  14. Summercamp!
  15. The King's Speech
  16. Inception
  17. Black Swan
  18. True Grit
  19. The Tooth Fairy
  20. Barney's Version
  21. The Invention of Lying
  22. Metropolis
  23. Red Riding Hood
  24. Hall Pass
  25. Paul
  26. Rango
  27. Flash Gordon
  28. SuckerPunch
  29. The Babysitter's Club
  30. Arthur
  31. Horton Hears A Who
  32. Christopher and His Kind
  33. Megamind
  34. ThanksKilling
  35. Burlesque
  36. Made in Dagenham
  37. Babies
  38. Muppets from Space
  39. Back to the Future
  40. Tangled
  41. The Hangover Part II
  42. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  43. Road to El Dorado
  44. Doctor Who's Lust in Space
  45. Green Lantern
  46. How to be a Serial Killer
  47. How to Cook Your Life
  48. Ponyo
  49. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  50. Captain America: the First Avenger
  51. Thor
  52. Cowboys and Aliens
  53. Iron Man 2
  54. I Am Number Four
  55. Source Code
  56. Spider-Man
  57. Spider-Man 2
  58. Spider-Man 3
  59. X-Men
  60. X-Men 2: X-Men United
  61. X-Men 3: The Last Stand
  62. Young Nuns
  63. Every Little Step
  64. FAQ About Time Travel
  65. Imagine Me & You
  66. Cruise of the Gods
  67. The Importance of Being Earnest
  68. The Trip
  69. Your Highness
  70. In Time
  71. Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale
  72. Gulliver's Travels
  73. Wordplay
  74. X-Men: First Class
  75. My Kid Could Paint That
  76. Bunny and the Bull
  77. Bridesmaids
  78. Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock
  79. The Radio 1 Movie
  80. Hugo
  81. A Film With Me In It
  82. Arthur Christmas
  83. Burke & Hare
  84. Frontrunners
  85. Holy Flying Circus
  86. Sarah Millican: Chatterbox
  87. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  88. Horrid Henry: The Movie
  89. Valentines Day
  90. Time Bandits
  91. The Importance of Being Earnest [remake]
  92. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
  93. Ramona and Beezus
  94. Not Another Teen Movie
  95. Driving Lessons
  96. Beastly
  97. The Borrowers
  98. The Muppets
  99. Cherrybomb
  100. Four Lions

2011 RoundUp: Favourite Movies.

My 10 favourite movies that I saw this year (in no particular order):

And my 10 least favourite: