Got a Life – Or Not?

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 85 of these films, you have no life.

There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste this. Then, put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun.

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show

(x) Grease

( ) Pirates of the Caribbean

( ) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest

( ) Boondock Saints

( ) Fight Club

( ) Starsky and Hutch

( ) Neverending Story

(x) Blazing Saddles

(x) Airplane


(x) The Princess Bride

( ) Anchorman

(x) Napoleon Dynamite

(  ) Labyrinth

(x) Saw

(x) Saw II

( ) White Noise

(x) White Oleander

( ) Anger Management

( ) 50 First Dates

( ) The Princess Diaries

( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total so far: 9

(x) Scream

(x) Scream 2

( ) Scream 3

(x) Scary Movie

( ) Scary Movie 2

( ) Scary Movie 3

( ) Scary Movie 4

(x) American Pie

( ) American Pie 2

( ) American Wedding

( ) American Pie Band Camp

Total so far: 13

( ) Harry Potter 1

( ) Harry Potter 2

( ) Harry Potter 3

( ) Harry Potter 4

( ) Resident Evil 1

( ) Resident Evil 2

( ) The Wedding Singer

( ) Little Black Book

( ) The Village

( ) Lilo & Stitch

Total so far: 13

(x) Finding Nemo

( ) Finding Neverland

( ) Signs

( ) The Grinch

(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Just watched the original movie for the first time last week!

( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

( ) White Chicks

( ) Butterfly Effect

( ) 13 Going on 30

( ) I, Robot

( ) Robots

Total so far: 15

( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

( ) Universal Soldier

( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events

( ) Along Came Polly

( ) Deep Impact

( ) KingPin

( ) Never Been Kissed

(x) Meet The Parents

(x) Meet the Fockers

( )Eight Crazy Nights

( ) Joe Dirt

(x) KING KONG (The Original)

Total so far: 18

( ) A Cinderella Story

( ) The Terminal

( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie

( ) Passport to Paris

( ) Dumb & Dumber

( ) Dumber & Dumberer

( ) Final Destination

( ) Final Destination 2

( ) Final Destination 3

(x) Halloween

( ) The Ring

( ) The Ring 2

( ) Surviving X-MAS

( ) Flubber [the original]

Total so far: 19

( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle

( ) Practical Magic

( ) Chicago

( ) Ghost Ship

( ) From Hell

( ) Hellboy

( ) Secret Window

( ) I Am Sam

( ) The Whole Nine Yards

( ) The Whole Ten Yards

Total so far: 19

( ) The Day After Tomorrow

(x) Child’s Play

( ) Seed of Chucky

(x) Bride of Chucky

( ) Ten Things I Hate About You

( ) Just Married

( ) Gothika

(x) Nightmare on Elm Street

(x) Sixteen Candles

( ) Remember the Titans

( ) Coach Carter

( ) The Grudge

( ) The Grudge 2

(x) The Mask

( ) Son Of The Mask

total so far: 24

( ) Bad Boys

( ) Bad Boys 2

( ) Joy Ride

( ) Lucky Number Slevin

( ) Ocean’s Eleven

( ) Ocean’s Twelve

( ) Bourne Identity

( ) Bourne Supremecy

( ) Lone Star

( ) Bedazzled

( ) Predator

( ) Predator II

(x) The Fog

( ) Ice Age

( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

( ) Curious George

Total so far: 25

(x) Independence Day

(x ) Cujo

( ) A Bronx Tale

( ) Darkness Falls

(x) Christine

( ) ET

(x) Children of the Corn

( ) My Bosses Daughter

( ) Maid in Manhattan

( ) War of the Worlds

( ) Rush Hour

( ) Rush Hour 2

Total so far: 29

( ) Best Bet

( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

( ) She’s All That

(x) Calendar Girls

( ) Sideways

( ) Mars Attacks

( ) Event Horizon

( ) Ever After

(x) Wizard of Oz

(x) Forrest Gump

(x) Big Trouble in Little China

(x) The Terminator

(x) The Terminator 2

(x) The Terminator 3

Total so far:36

( ) X-Men

( ) X-2

( ) X-3

( ) Spider-Man

( ) Spider-Man 2

( ) Sky High

( ) Jeepers Creepers

( ) Jeepers Creepers 2

( ) Catch Me If You Can

( ) The Little Mermaid

( ) Freaky Friday (the original)

( ) Reign of Fire

( ) The Skulls

(x) Cruel Intentions

( ) Cruel Intentions 2

( ) The Hot Chick

(x) Shrek

( ) Shrek 2

Total so far: 38

(x) Swimfan

( ) Miracle on 34th street

( ) Old School

( ) The Notebook

( ) K-Pax

( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe

( ) A Walk to Remember

(x) Ice Castles

( ) Boogeyman

( ) The 40-year-old Virgin

Total so far: 40

( ) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring

( ) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

( ) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King

( ) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

( ) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

( ) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Total so far: 40

( ) Baseketball

( ) Hostel

( ) Waiting for Guffman

( ) House of 1000 Corpses

( ) Devils Rejects

( ) Elf

( ) Highlander

( ) Mothman Prophecies

( ) American History X

( ) Three

Total so Far: 40

( ) The Jacket

( ) Kung *** Hustle

( ) Shaolin Soccer

( ) Night Watch

( ) Monsters Inc.

(x) Titanic

(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail

( ) Shaun Of the Dead

( ) Willa74

Total so far: 42

( ) High Tension (Haute Tension)

( ) Club Dread

( ) Hulk

( ) Dawn Of the Dead

( ) Hook

( ) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

( ) 28 days later

( ) Orgazmo

(x) Phantasm

(  ) Waterworld

Total so far: 43

( ) Kill Bill vol 1

( ) Kill Bill vol 2

( ) Mortal Kombat

( ) Wolf Creek

( ) Kingdom of Heaven

( ) the Hills Have Eyes

( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman

(x) The Last House on the Left

(x) Re-Animator

( ) Army of Darkness

Total so far: 45

( ) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace

( ) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones

( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith

( ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope

(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back

(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi

( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage

( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor

Total so far: 45

(x ) The Matrix

( ) The Matrix Reloaded

( ) The Matrix Revolutions

( ) Animatrix

( ) Evil Dead

( ) Evil Dead 2

( ) Team America: World Police

( ) Red Dragon

(x ) Silence of the Lambs

(x ) Hannibal

Total: 48

I totally thought I’d have more than this – guess I have a life after all!  BTW – I had never seen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (’74)  in its entirety, the last time I remember seeing glimpses of it were at a party in the ’80’s and it was on one of those RCA video disc things – remember those?  One thing I don’t readily admit to my friends is that I’m a die-hard horror movie fan, the more disgustin’ the better!  This movie definitely fits the bill, my kiddos are NOT allowed to watch. They’ve been warned 😮

Thanks, Chris for posting this movie list , it was fun!


Because Sairy said so…

1. Where is your cell phone? pocketbook
2. Where is your significant other? downstairs
3. Your hair color? darkish blond-light brown
4. Your mother? not living
5. Your father? not living
6. Your favorite thing? chocolate
7. Your dream last night? don’t remember
8. Your dream/goal? Type I diabetes cure
9. The room you’re in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? knitting, dog breeding/showing
11. Your fear? robbery
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? in the next tax bracket
13. Where were you last night? daughter’s parent-teacher meeting
14. What you’re not? outspoken
15. One of your wish-list items? another beagle
16. Where you grew up? NJ
17. The last thing you did? took dogs out
18. What are you wearing? fleece shirt & jeans
19. Your TV? off
20. Your pet? 2 cute beagles and a hamster
21. Your computer? Toshiba laptop
22. Your mood? tired
23. Missing someone? Nope.
24. Your car? Mercedes ML 350
25. Something you’re not wearing? fingerless gloves
26. Favorite store? Container Store
27. Your summer? relaxed and quiet
28. Love someone? yes
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When is the last time you laughed? an hour ago
31. Last time you cried? last week

You read it, now do it 😉

Slipping Around

The centering nature of my knitting has kept me sane time and again. I’ve been especially appreciative of my fiber hobby since last week, when my Mercedes ML was struck unexpectedly by (start your engines ) a f*%&g garbage truck!  Right in front of my own house. The not-so-pleasant driver of the offending vehicle stated that I was going too fast, when in actuality I was slowed to a grand total of about 5 mph, getting ready to turn into my driveway. Offending vehicle was idling parked on the wrong side facing the wrong way and he missed seeing my SUV.  It was hair-raising, to say the least, but luckily he wasn’t going fast so I escaped without a scratch. My truck wasn’t so lucky.

The Mercedes was on a company lease and due to be returned next week. Ouch.

The Glen Ridge police quickly responded and I let the officer do the talking —  I never said another word to the driver of the garbage truck as he looked like he wanted to eat me for breakfast! And he looked even more thrilled when he was told that it was his fault and he was facing north when he should have been facing south. Then he would have spotted me in his sideview mirror.

I’ve been happily slip-stitching this Prism sock since last weekend – I really like how the colors are playing out:

Keep on knitting and watch out for trucks that are bigger than yours!

Rhinebeck Recap

I drove up to Rhinebeck on Sunday with my knitting buddy Ina. I was surprised to turn around while walking through Building A and spot Amy Singer from Knitty! Ina graciously took our photo and I received 2 buttons from Amy for my superior celebrity knitter spotting :o) Here we are:

There was lots going on outside, including the ever-popular Pumpkin Chuckin Contest. It was wild to see huge pumpkins explode upon hitting the ground. Here’s the scene prior to chuckin’:

I was enveloped in the heady aroma of wool and spent happy hours, sniffing, touching and *yes,* purchasing 2 favorite skeins. A niddy noddy was on my list of equipment to buy, as were 3 books and some Jacquard dyes. Some handmade goatsmilk soap and 2 varieties of homemade fudge also made their way into my bag.

It was a fun day and thanks for joining me, Ina! We spotted Risa on our second trip to building A in the afternoon. Hi and sorry I missed ‘ya to my knitting friends I didn’t bump into at the show ;o)

Presenting my prized acquisitions from Rhinebeck 2008:


September Fun

It’s been a great month so far! Lady Luck seems to have struck and I had the winning ticket in 2 raffles I entered recently. The first win was the 30% of the 50/30/20 raffle at the Central NJ Hound Club’s annual show last week. It was for a not-to-shabby $84.00! It revived me after sweating it out with Nikol in the show ring in 90 degree + 100% humidity. We went second again, understandable as my little girl was acting a little “pokey” because she came into season for the first time that morning…Oh, well…the best laid plans!

We had a family outing to DH’s company picnic. Mercedes-Benz held their fall fest at the Platzl Brau House in Pomona, NY. There was a food drive, and when you donated a food item you received free raffle tickets. The prize? One of 5 Ipod Classics with 160gb of storage space. Squeeeeeeeeeeeee! My number was unexpectedly called and I was the winner of Ipod #3. This will be a nice replacement for my little Ipod Shuffle. A few minutes later, Haley’s number was called. She had entered the children’s raffle for a big stuffed Dalmation. Too bad it wasn’t a beagle :o)

We had lots of fun and thankfully the rain held off. Here’s a photo of Haley and Daniel at the miniature golf course at the picnic:

I’m going to the Southern NY Beagle Specialty on Friday — I’m feeling lucky already!

I’m Still Here…

After a long absence, I’m back to blogging! I’ve discovered a new fiber-related obsession, dyeing yarn. My most recent adventure is dyeing orange yarn to knit socks for 2 Ravelry groups: Sock Knitters Anonymous and Solid Socks. I found the perfect pattern to showcase the blazing citrus hues – Ariel Socks. This pattern is top-down and has a slightly different chart for the front and back leg and the sides are twisted rib. Here’s a shot of my cast-on and cuff, more photos of progress to come…

I’m using food-based colors for my dyeing right now but have discovered that the Wilton gel icing originally made for decorating cakes has it limitations for protein fiber dyeing.

All signs point to Jacquard Acid Dyes — I’m in the process of setting up an area in my basement to do this. So far I have an extra microwave, portable burner, some pots, tongs, measuring instruments, etc. There’s a huge double laundry sink (circa 1950) in between my washer and dryer that is already stained so I think it will look even better with some rainbow dye drops!

My other hobby is competing with this desired space… Showing dogs has enabled me to acquire lots of stuff that is also best suited to the basement, such as my well-used grooming table (circa 1997). In just five years or so I’ve accumulated every type of collar, leash and lead imaginable, grooming implements, powders, potions etc. designed to make my beagles gorgeous. Luckily I have old kitchen cabinets (circa 1950) hanging in the laundry room and some will become home to the acid dyes and other fiber implements. I’m sure the dog grooming items will still take over somehow…

Speaking of dog shows, tomorrow is the Central NJ Hound Club Association’s annual show in Somerset, NJ. I’ll be showing Nikol in the Bred-by-Exhibitor class. I would love to come home with the coveted “Best in Breed” ribbon but I’m pretty realistic about these things and know the best prize will be having fun being out there with my girl.

Nikol is also going to a photo shoot for the American Kennel Club on Friday. Wish there was some money involved but I’m a pushover for the 15 minutes or so of fame we get out of it…the shots will most likely be used in AKC literature and products. They are looking for good representatives of the breed and my little Nikol just loves to be photographed, as you can see here:

She’s wearing the first yarn I dyed in the crockpot using the Wilton gels. It came out a sickly camouflage that was the result of not using enough dye and not “cooking” it long enough. I overdyed it with some green and yellow dye, gradually adding different strength dyes to the crockpot and the yarn turned out a brilliant green that reminds me of a lawn during summer:

I haven’t decided what to knit with this yarn yet, so it’s marinating in the stash bin. There’s over 400 yards total so I can get a nice longer pair of socks out of it.
Next “dye job” is going to be overdyeing the Lamb’s Pride Bulky in pastel yellow that’s just screaming for some new color. Soon my kitchen will smell like wet, wooly lamb and vinegar again :o)


I visited Risa’s blog last night and was immediately memmed, here goes:

Bold the books you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, leave the ones blank that you have no interest in. Consider all of you tagged!

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)

9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye(J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25 .
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)

38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
The Kite Runner(Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible

46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)

90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91.The Skin of the Lion (Ondaatje)
Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford

99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Only a few more days until …