20/6/13 16:50
mackinzie: (Red)
I hate feeling restless and insecure and uncertain. It's exhausting.
mackinzie: (Live Long and Prosper)
Borrowed from [ profile] wanderlustlover:

1. Where is your mobile phone? Pillow
2. Your significant other? Non-Applicable
3. Your hair? Ginger
4. Your mother? Amazing
5. Your father? Hard-Working
6. Your favorite thing? Inspiration
7. Your dream last night? Hazy
8. Your favorite drink? Tea
9. Your dream/goal? Creating
10. The room you're in? Living
11. Your ex? Childish
12. Your fear? Pain
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Entertainment
14. Where were you last night? Work
15. What you're not? Nonsequential
16. Muffins? Yummy
17. One of your wish list items? Traveling
18. Where you grew up? Texas
19. The last thing you did? Food
20. What are you wearing? Nightgown
21. Your TV? Off
22. Your pets? Loud
23. Your computer? Noisy
24. Your life? Waiting
25. Your mood? Restless
26. Missing someone? Yes
27. Your car? Dinged
28. Something you're not wearing? Shoes
29. Favorite Store? Internet
30. Your summer? Inferno
31.Like someone? Always
32. Your favorite color? Purple
33. When is the last time you laughed? Today
34. Last time you cried? Monday
mackinzie: (Active)
I am one of those who has not seen Game of Thrones yet. I have heard nothing but good things about the show and the multiple urges to watch it. Well, I have decided to give it a go. I know very little about the series save for pictures and a few spoilery tidbits. For those who haven't watched it yet, sorry, you're getting spoiled too so don't read past this point.

Upon coming in what I know is this: White haired lady has dragons and gets dirty and occasionally has a bloody mouth from eating a horse heart but I don't know why. Sean Bean gets beheaded (surprise, surprise). There's a boy king and he's a jerk. Lena Headey is in it. There's also a red-haired girl who apparently has a shitty time. And the little person who's name escapes me (Tyrone? Tyrion?) is really awesome.

So that's all I know. I'll post again when I'm done with a better review of the pilot.
mackinzie: (Merry Christmas)
On the one hand its snowing on Christmas for the first time in three years. On the other hand I'm not used to driving in the snow and the Christmas festivities would be 30 minutes away. So I'm staying home. First time alone at Christmas. I talked to my parents and sister on the phone but...yeah. Not the same. We'll have it on Saturday.
mackinzie: (Mac)
I had a nice little personal Christmas night. One of my coworkers (and former Professors) got me a present for Christmas: two sets of tea (Candy Cane Lane and Gingerbread something or other) and a Christmas mug. I had a tree in my garage I was determined to put up so I got it out. It sat in my kitchen for a few minutes, which the cats promptly started to sniff. I got out the ornaments and pulled the tree out of its box. It's a wee tree, about 3 feet tall.

Brewing myself a cup of Candy Cane Lane tea with my Christmas mug (white, with a ornament on it), I decorated my tree with glittering red and gold ornaments and little touches of unique trinkets that proclaimed 'Peace' and 'Love' while my Pandora station played some holiday themed jazz. Two clay cats with santa hats and boots settled on the upper and lower parts of the tree and a ceramic bird house was nestled among the branches. I topped it off with a strand of gold beads, feeling incredibly festive. I know a lot of people might not get to see it but it makes me happy. It's for me.

I probably won't get to buy a lot of presents since money is tight this year after an unexpected endoscopy procedure coming up that pretty much leaves a huge dent in my savings but I hope people'll understand. I enjoy the people thing the most. I usually hostess a holiday potluck at work and I look forward to having everyone bring dishes and sit around talking. Then I'll go to see the extended family and listen to them trade light barbs to one another before heading over to the immediate family's house where we can be together. It's nice to be able to revel in the closeness and the sparkles (both literal and figurative) and whatnot. I got my first Christmas card so I'm excited.

Not sure how to end this but...yeah. Happy Holidays!
mackinzie: (Amy)
I baked sopapilla cheesecake tonight. It smells awesome. I wanna eat some like right now but i have to wait until tomorrow for early Thanksgiving with the family. The theme is Mexican food.
mackinzie: (Doctor Who)
But not quite for gunfire or treason but definitely for plot.

It the 2 year anniversary of the night of the space junk lighting my bed on fire with me in it. I still kind of find it hard to believe it happened.

But for the tl;dr crowd:

Two years ago I was asleep in bed and I woke up to my legs being very hot. I jumped out of bed very quickly and found my bed was on fire. Smoke was everywhere. I put the fire out by beating it with a stuffed animal.

Turns out something had burst through my window, ricocheted off the wall and landed in my bed directly on top of me, lighting my blankets on fire. Luckily I had on three layers of blankets and only got what felt like a sunburn. Otherwise if it landed on my dresser, next to me on the bed, or on my head it would've been worse. It was good it landed where it did.

I called the cops since we initially thought it was a firecracker. But it wasn't a firecracker. Some thought meteorite. But according to our geology department it appears to be a piece of a satellite or airplane that broke off in the atmosphere.

mackinzie: (Pout)
I am back from vacation and trying to get back into the regular swing of things. NC was gorgeous and Cai was a fantastic hostess.

I'm glad that I did not spend a lot of money there, however. Today I let my mom drive my car because her tire on her car looked low. We get back from running errands and my dad asked why we took my car. I explained that her tire was low and he was like 'well your tire looks low too.' And low and back tire had a flat for the 2nd time in a month.


So we try fix a flat on dice. Then my dad takes it off and puts the donut on. Tomorrow for my lunch hour I get to take the tire to see if its salvageable. It looks like it has a gash about 2 or 3 inches long on the tread. Joy.

On the plus side I did get a new microwave. I'll have to get used to not slamming the door a few times and then holding the door to make sure the microwave stays microwaving.
mackinzie: (Miss Hamby)
Pick five of your favorite TV shows before reading the questions.

1. Veronica Mars
2. Supernatural
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
4. Doctor Who
5. Angel

1) Who is your favorite character in 5 ?

Hard to choose. Winifred Burkle because I relate to her but I also love Wesley Wyndham-Price's character arc.

2) Who is your least favorite character in 3 ?

Riley. He's boring.

3) What is your favorite episode of number 1 ?

Spit and Eggs

4) What is your favorite season of number 4 ?

Season 4 (New Who). Loved Donna Noble. Had a lot of great episodes in it as well.

5) What is your favorite relationship in 2 ?
Sam and Dean. Not Sam/Dean, but Sam and Dean, their brotherly relationship. Family is the most important part of the show.

6) What is your least favorite relationship in 3 ?
Buffy and Spike. Joss I'm sorry but you dropped the ball on that one. Everything about that was squicky. Spike by himself was fine but not that scene in the bathroom.

7) How long have you watched 5?
Since it came out and was cancelled.

8) How did you become interested in 4 ?
I don't even remember. I believe I saw an episode on BBC America with Tenant and became hooked and decided to watch Smith first from the beginning then went back and watched the new series from the beginning to catch up.

9) Who is your favorite actor in number 1 ?
Kristen Bell, though there are a lot of awesome actors on that show.

10) Which show do you prefer more : 1, 2, or 5 ?
Why must I chooose? Hm. 5.

11) Which show have you seen more episodes of: 1 or 4 ?
I think 1 in terms of number of times seen, but I'm catching up to 4.

12) If you could be anyone from 3, who would it be ?
Hmmm. Willow. I identify most with her. Except for the whole temporarily going evil thing.

13) How would you kill off your favorite character in 5 ?
Her death in 5 was pretty dern memorable. Though a simple death would be nicer than having her soul consumed by an ancient god.

14) Would a 3/4 crossover work ?
Heh, of course. He has a TARDIS, she lives on a Hellmouth. Weirder things have happened.

15) Pair two characters in 4 that would make an unlikely, but strangely okay couple :
Jack Harkness and Donna Noble....hey why not? She fancied him.

16) Give a random quote from 2?
Dean:“Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cake hole.”

mackinzie: (Amy)
Abstract but surprisingly....accurate. Site advertising a new TV show on Cinemax.

"You are an enduring fighter with masked passions

Your responses indicate that you have a normal desire to share yourself with others. However, this need is not being adequately fulfilled at present.

As a result, you unconsciously attempt to treat this emptiness with momentary interests and temporary passions. If left unaddressed, this imbalance leads to impulsive behavior and unnecessary risks.

Past betrayals have left you generally suspicious of others’ behavior, particularly regarding romantic relationships. You fear you may be exploited if you open yourself too fully. Consequently, you often seek some proof of a new friend’s or lover’s sincerity before you decide to trust them.

Further complicating your relationships is the anxiety you have about your unfulfilled personal and professional goals. You fear that you’ve made decisions that weren’t in your own best interest, or failed to take advantage of opportunities when they presented themselves.

The desire to overcome these challenges sometimes lead you to seem pushy or even arrogant. Because this competitive urge is not always apparent to others, they are often surprised by it.

However, the passion that underlies your desire for success is unique. This makes you unlike others. You cannot simply accept what life has to offer; you aspire for more."
mackinzie: (Charlie Wink)
(yanked from [ profile] _bounce_. As she said...yep, lots of questions.)

Mi casa es mi casa. )
mackinzie: (Default)
Thanks to everyone who supported my Relay for Life fundraiser! Here's a new layout; inspired by this year's kick-ass film and car releases.



23/7/12 20:09
mackinzie: (RP Addict)
Yoinked from [ profile] calliopes_pen:

You give me any character or characters that I have played (past or present) and I will give you 3-5 alternate Played-Bys for the character. I might even explain the choice(s).
mackinzie: (Miss Hamby)
I have noticed a trend. I suppose it also happens to include myself but...a lot of movies and TV shows seem to like naming red-haired characters Jessica. Here are but a few and how closely I am in personality/etc to them:

1.) Jessie From Toy Story 2 -
Jessie is a cowgirl that Woody the Cowboy runs into after he gets nabbed by Dennis Nedry. Jessie is high spirited and super excited. Granted I've seen this movie one and a half times, the half a time being when I was high on laughing gas in a dentist's office I might be making the whole thing up. I don't think I am, though.

Like me?: A little. She's probably from Texas, being a cowgirl and is way too freaking excited, which also sounds like me.

2.) Jessica Hamby from True Blood-
Jessica is a baby vamp, a girl who was turned by Bill Compton as penance for killing some other dude. She's new to the whole vampire world and starts to come into her own over time, starting off innocent but getting more powerful over time. Her relationship with her father is rocky and she immediately tries to kill him once she becomes a vampire.

Like me?: You know, Jessie and Jessica both have southern accents. I mostly don't but I do when I get mad. I also have the rocky relationship going and the innocence but slowly growing into my own thing.

3.) Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - Jessica isn't bad, she's drawn that way. Okay. Anyway, she's a sultry chick who married a rascally rabbit and got framed for killing some dude and she sings a saucy number.

Like me?: I can sing and I like funny guys. But would I marry a rabbit? I dunno. Hey I guess that means Jessica did marry him.

There are probably more out there but those are the ones I can think of.
mackinzie: (Evil forces)
Originally posted by [ profile] calliopes_pen at CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] spikedluv at CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] velvetwhip at CISPA is the new SOPA
Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress

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