Monday, November 9, 2015


So it's been a minute since I caught you up on my 34 things to do before I turn 35... It is a fun personal challenge that I made with myself to motivate myself further in my 34th year on this planet

I know... I know I'm brilliant (actually it was a former co-worker who did it first but I'll take the praise where I can get it)

So some of the things I wanted to do is 
1. was complete a 52 book reading challenge and if you have been keeping up with this blog you would know that as of this post I am 32 books into that with a month and a half to go! YEAH TEAM US! (catch up on that here)

2. I also challenged myself to get rid of 52 books from my shelves by either reading them and passing them along or by just removing them because I will never read them... well needless to say I've gotten rid of over 70 WHOOT who da man... er woman 

3. Picking up a new hobby like crocheting or knitting has not happened so boo 

4. Teaching myself Greek has not happened either

5. My 5 year journal went south somewhere in March LOL but eh at least it happened until then... I am putting other things on there so go check it out (here)

6. I did clean off my Kindle and got it under 600 books but then I found some wonderful new books so....

7. Reviewing more books well well well look whose been doing that until July... this gal right here! And will start again ASAP

8. Complete alphabet title reading challenge... well almost there have done 15 so far so... (you can see what I've done here)

9. Read 15 new to me authors... DONE BOOM BABY (check it out here)

10. Finish 3 series... yeah not going to happen!

11. Brush up on my ancient and medieval history whelp I read one book on it this year and got some audio books to listen to so still could happen

12. Complete another fast this year... yeah hasn't happened yet.

13. Finding a church to connect to also hasn't happened

14. Read the Bible completely through... nope

15. Finish up a few Bible studies this year... uh yeah didn't finish one so boo

16. Complete a nothing but religious music for 30 days challenge... nope not yet but still time.

17. Spiritual journal when reading the Bible... I have actually been doing this as I read so YEAH!!!

18. 7500 steps daily LOL not even close although I am at 5k a day except Sunday for some reason but I now have a reason (CHRIS FREAKING EVANS) in January so that may change by the end of this year. 

19. well I didn't do 18 so 19 can't happen...

20. I managed to go a full month with no soda but then I slipped back to drinking it and now I would like to keep this one and go back to no drinking drink... 

21. 3 days of some type of exercise sort of happens 1 day a week then nada...

22. THIS ONE HAS BEEN A SUCCESS for 6 out of 7 days taking meds so boom

23. Let's not go there with this one

24. NO spend month went semi good I managed to go 3 weeks. Will try it again though

25. Working on my debt is actually working pretty well for me

26. Started a savings account so yeah this is win win!!!

27. Paintings at IKEA didn't work out but I did get some from Etsy for my office so BOOM

28. Did not go to KC Planet Comic Con instead saved money like a smart person

29. Did not go to St. Louis Wizard World for the same reason only instead I went to Atlanta on a girls road trip to see friends and ended up having more fun SUCKERS (see post here)

30. Went to the Stargate Con and a Chicago Wizard World and Whew Wee had some fun!!! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner (see post here)

31. Cruise vacation is not happening this year but is high, high, high on list next year baby

32. I did complete some TV shows this year that I have been wanting to (catch up on that here)

33. Finished my 100 days of happiness challenge (post is here with pictures) that was awesome!

34. Spent a lot of time with me Ma AKA Momma G 

And of course have been using my jar of proud moments to open up on NYE and will report on that later on. 

I still have time to finish some of these but this is my quick update!!!! So how about you guys have you completed any challenges? 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Month in Review

Good night I am a wee bit behind on Month in Reviews like haven't done one since July behind... whoopies sorry about that. I'd like to say it's because I am just that busy with reading and audio books but in reality I'm not. I however, busy with life so I have that excuse at least.

So let's catch up...

Books Read Since July:
An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
The Virgin Diet by JJ Virgin

Audio Books Listened to: 
Churchill by Paul Johnson 5 hrs
Argo by Antonio Mendez  9 & 1/2 hours

Challenge Updates since July:
Out Do Yourself Challenge - 57 books is the challenge currently at 32 (July I was at 27)
New To Me Author Challenge - 15 authors is the challenge currently at 18 (July I was at 15) COMPLETE
Alphabet Title Challenge - 26 titles is the challenge currently at 15 (July I was at 13)
TBR Pile Challenge - 12 titles is the challenge currently at (July I was at 4)
Audio Book Challenge - 76-150 hours is the challenge currently at 116 & 30 (July I was at 102)
Finish the Series Challenge - I am working on the Psy-Changeling Series by Nalini Singh (still on same series)

And to save myself embarrassment I am not going to tell ya what I bought the last few months... Lots of music and a few Pop Funko things plus some books...

So that is the months of August, September, and October. Hopefully I will keep on track for November.

Monday, November 2, 2015

TV Shows I have been Watching and Completed!!

TV Shows Completed in 2015 ( I either started and finished the series, or just finished the series finally, or am finally caught up to the current episode of the series)

Broadchurch BBC version
Dr. Who through 10th dr
Eureka (finally saw season 5)
Xfiles thru season 5
Gilmore Girls (finally saw season 7)
Parenthood (waiting for season 6 on Netflix)
Death in Paradise (waiting for season 4 on Netflix)
Crossing Borders (waiting for season 3 to air on TV)
Killjoys (completely caught up new favorite show)
Once Upon A Time (caught up to the season)
Switched At Birth (just caught up can't wait for next season)
Pretty Little Liars (completely caught up and can't believe it)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

My Favorite Things Week 21 Episode 35

Wow folks so sorry it's been 3 solid weeks since I've been gone now and I apologize for missing so much but life happens sometimes and in that 3 weeks I have had a friend from Chicago come down for quick visit (1 week) stopped my job, started a new job, MY ROYALS won our division and yours truly went to some post games and well in between all that worked the old job and new job. So yeah things went a bit wibbly wobbly

So my bad hopefully this will be the last time that something major happens like that... *knock on wood* any who we are back to week 21 episode 35 so YEAH!!! 

This week in NERD news...
For the second year in a row the Kansas City Royals have won the AL Central Division and well we are flying high. Right now (when I am writing and recording this) we are in the playoffs for the world series and playing against the Toronto Bluejays. Yours truly went to game 2 of the playoffs and watched us win (we are officially known as the comeback kids b/c it didn't look like were were going to win until the bottom of the 7th and finally we managed to get 6 runs in). Needless to say  it was a nail biter

Thankfully the game was on a Saturday night b/c it literally took 52 minutes to get out of the parking situation at the K and then another 45 to get back home. Yes I am that dedicated to my Royals! Also it was a hell of a game and a rare opportunity to go so I was super duper psyched to be invited!

So fingers crossed we will keep this winning streak alive and get into the world series again. This time taking the crown! #ForeverRoyal #LetsgoRoyals

On a personal note as you saw above the last 3 weeks have been crazy. I was hired at a new job that just started last week so been in training. Stopped my other job and had a massive amount of things to do to close that out on a good happy note. Had a wonderful friend/sis come and visit from Chicago which gave me a chance to show off my fantastic city and she got to experience some awesomeness known as KC (more details in a minute) through all that I have been house shopping, packing up, and cleaning the old house so LOTS going on in this household!

Some things we found in KC that Momma G and Court got to do were: 
Negro Baseball muesum
Jazz Muesum
Kansas City Power and Light district
Nelson Art Gallery
Crown Center
Louisberg's Cider Fest
and of course our famous food we took her to places like:
Jack Stack
Flying Saucer (beer place)
Strouts Chicken
Bo Lings

Next time we will for sure hit up KC Masterpiece and Oklahoma Joes (now KC Joes) also we will visit the Green Lady if it kills me (she will get the inside joke) and one day I will share it with the rest of you  >_<

more X-Files I am actually up to season 4 which is just bananas yo 

Favorite episodes of Season 2
Episode 3 "Blood" was a good one - Prompted by messages from digital appliances with instructions to kill, several residents of a small farming community suddenly turn violent and dangerous. It was about hidden messages in commercials and other things we watch. I have to admit it took me a minute to remember that this was pre 2015 and that we really thought this and it is probably true. It was an episode that made you think. It also had people committing random acts of terror and how does the FBI and local police handle it. Including the final scene of a man in a bell tower sniping people. 

Episode 5 & 6 were very important to the mythology of this show from what I can tell the episodes were called "Duane Berry" and "Ascension" basically in "Duane Berry" is an ex-FBI agent escapes from a mental hospital and holds several people hostage in a travel agency. Mulder and Krycek (new partner since the Xfiles have been broken up and Scully is no longer working with Mulder) are sent in to help with the negotiations since the man claims to have been a UFO abductee. In "Ascension" it is a continuation of the first one, Mulder races to Scully's house after listening to the recording of her attack on his answering machine. Duane Barry has kidnapped Scully, determined to offer her to the aliens in his place. Mulder goes to great lengths to attempt to locate Scully. In this episode Scully is kidnapped by aliens is what we are led to believe. 
So it was a very interesting and intense episode especially watching Mulder try to find and locate Scully and figure what the heck is happening. Episode 8 "One Breathe" has Scully returning mysteriously and Mulder going on the warpath also a good one. 

Episode 20 "Humbug" was a different one for me but I can see how people really liked it. It actually took me 2 watching to be like okay it's okay. It's about Mulder and Scully must find the paranormal among the abnormal when they are sent to investigate a long standing series of ritualistic killings which match no known patterns. The latest of which was the death of the "Alligator Man", just one of many sideshow acts around which the town of Gibsonton, Florida, is built.

and of course Episode 24 (Season finale) was fantastic "Anasazi" The trust that Mulder and Scully have is sorely tested when Mulder begins acting strangely. His aberrant behavior is compounded when the Lone Gunmen direct him to a hacker who managed to break into some very closely guarded files. The files are encrypted in Navajo and need to be decoded by a former Navajo code talker.

Favorite episodes of Season 3
Which then leads us to Episode 1 of season 3 b/c "The Blessing Way" which is the continuation of the "Anasazi" from Season 2. The Cigarette Smoking Man works quickly to recover the stolen computer files, but finds himself thwarted by a man who he hoped was dead. Meanwhile, Scully finds herself at a loss for her next step and turns to her family for support, since Mulder is otherwise engaged fighting for survival.

 Episode 4 "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" was actually really sad, touching, and at the same time funny if that makes sense. Skeptical of a famous psychic's predictions regarding the murder of several prognosticators, Mulder instead finds someone who he believes truly can predict the future. Catching the killer could prove difficult, though, particularly if the murderer can also see into his future. 

Episodes 9 & 10 tie into Episodes 5 & 6 of Season 2 "Nisei" and "731" start off innocent enough and yet lead us to a group of women who know Scully from her "abduction" Nisei - A mail order videotape of an alien autopsy blossoms into a much more complicated investigation when Mulder and Scully find the distributor of the tape murdered in his own home apparently by a high-ranking Japanese diplomat. While Mulder's search for the video leads him to a train car, Scully investigates a Mutual UFO Network group and discovers several women who claim to know her. "731" - Mulder is trapped on a train carriage that could be wired with a bomb, according to a killer who claims to be an NSA agent. Meanwhile, Scully digs deeper into the mystery surrounding her abduction.

Episode 20 "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" is a little different and takes a minute to get into the flow of things. It's about an author writing a story and his version of how things are going. When a couple claims to have been abducted by aliens, Agents Mulder and Scully try to get at the truth but everyone has a different version of the story, including the "aliens" themselves.

Episode 22 "Quagmire" is actually a cute, semi-scary funny one that shows some bonding between Scully and Mulder and her poor puppy. When a series of mysterious deaths and disappearances are reported near a lake in a small town, Agents Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate. With local folklore of a killer sea serpent running rampant amongst the locals, the agents must take their search for the truth to the water.

Favorite episodes of Season 4
I have only just started this season so I have only managed to watch 22 which means I am almost done LOL so far my favorites have been: 
Episode: 7 "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man" Mulder, Scully and Byers meet with Frohike, where he details what may have been Cigarette Smoking Man's real life. This sadly only made me feel sorry for the man and I actually didn't want to but my goodness this was a rough one to watch. 

Episode 10 "Paper hearts" was a very good one and showed us a life before the Xfiles that Mulder dealt with and also that he is human and scared about his sister. Agent Mulder is haunted by an old case in which young girls were killed and hearts cut from their nightgowns. Soon Mulder becomes suspicious when the killer taunts him with the idea that one of his victims may have been Samantha.

Episode 12 "Leonard Betts" wasn't a favorite but it is important for the story line and mythology of Scully and the Xfiles The disappearance of a man's body from a hospital morgue leads Mulder and Scully to investigate the strange circumstances surrounding the man's death. However, for Scully it will lead to a horrifying revelation.

Episode 20 "Small Potatoes" was actually kind of funny A small town is "blessed" by babies being born with tails. Mulder and Scully arrive only to encounter a suspect who proves nearly impossible to identify.

Also been reviewing a few fall TV shows such as Minority Report which you can catch up on here 
and Scream Queens here 


So this last week I was fortunate enough thanks to phantom events to see Benedict Cumberbatch live in Hamlet in movie theaters here in the US... Needless to say there are not enough words in the human language to describe to you  how fantastic of a production this one. I really enjoyed it and highly suggest that anyone who has the opportunity to see it should. Benedict and the whole entire crew did a fantastic job of this rendition and it is by far one of my favorite versions of the play. Definitely worth seeing in the theater if you can if not the moment it hits DVD pick it up!

This week I chose: Immune by Groenland (also I picked the lyrics b/c I think that its important to understand what the song is saying verses the beat this time)

The next song I picked is... 
Stare into the Light by Dear Frederic (I learned of this song from the show Kill joys which is an awesome show and got renewed. Also I love learning about new songs and bands from show I heart)

Here's the clip from the show where the song was featured. No spoilers per say...

Okay enough of that moving on...

This week's favorite book is: 
TITLE: The Fault In Our Stars
AUTHOR: John Green
RELEASE: 1/2012
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

curse you for writing such an emotional book that I had to stay up till 3am to read. crying my eyes out the entire damn time UGH
needless to say full review later once I collect myself
Wow I have no idea where I should begin with this story. Holy cow and crap my gosh it is an emotional roller coaster. That one will have to finish in one setting so starting it at 10pm before bed is a really, really bad idea b/c you have to finish it. I also understand how a lot of adults can’t handle this book b/c they believe the teens are wise beyond their years. And I get that. I think what wrapped me up and wouldn’t let me go was the way the characters accepted death. Adult or child some people are just those people who can accept that nothing is going to change and be okay with it. 
Others can’t handle it. While reading this book I found that I was crying during it and yet forgetting that these were teens. Would it have made it sadder yes but to be honest it was sad enough without having to remember that they were only teenagers. What hooked me was the depth of the characters to think this wisely during a time of mourning and death. 
It is hard to image that someone so young can be so wise but then again if you had nothing to do all day but watch Top Model and sleep and contemplate your death don’t you think you would pick up a book or attempt to sharpen your mind? Then again I don’t doubt that it might be too much to ask of a teenager. 
I did want to have more angst (if that is even possible) more this isn’t fair life sucks. But then again Hazel’s had this for a while folks so she might have already done the sucks life isn’t fair and I’m done crap. 
Needless to say I have learned during my numerous years of reading to just sit back and enjoy the book. Not to over analysis it or look too deeply. This book is beautifully written about 2 people who have all the odds stacked against them and how they deal with an unfair draw. They didn’t roll over and die they fought in the way they knew how to best. It may work for you or it might be an eye roll book for you. All I know is that when I read this book it worked for me at that moment in time who’s to say in a week it would be the same.

This week we are going to get a 2-fer b/c I have watched so much freaking X-files so this week you get both 
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as your favorite Actor and Actress of the week! Mainly b/c I have grown to LOVE me some Mulder and Scully Enjoy!!!

That's it for me folks this week its been real thanks for joining me for yet another awesome week on my favorites. As always I would love to hear from you on what you thought about this week, as well as, what some of  your favorite things are. Please feel free to leave a comment on some of your favorite items here below or come over to Twitter and let me know your thoughts. You can also join me on the dark side at Tumblr or over at Podbean where I record the podcast at. Until next time stay safe and enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Scream Queens Review S1 E1 Review

Scream Queens S1 E1 - Spoiler Review

Keep in mind this post has SPOILERS so don't listen or read if you don't want spoilers and if you did read or listen you were warned.

·        1995
o   Blood on hands – 
o   or not girl in a bathtub who just had a fat ass baby what the what? 
o   Wonderfalls is my jam really? That’s your jam? You are kidding me? So she’s died from the birth? But the baby is still alive?

·        Present Day - 2015
o   we wake up to 3 creepy as girl with the Queen B (Channel) saying good morning sluts so the creepy girls are “minions” that are known as Channel #2  who files her nails, Channel #3 who has ear muffs for some reason and Channel #5 who is on her phone. What the hell happened to Channel #4?
o   Yeah Jamie Lee Curtis!! Who hates sororities love her. 
o   Oh this show is going to be good or really, really bad either way win!
o   Girl in a jeep packing for college… with a dad 
o   LOL okay dad just compared sorority to Game of Thrones cool point just went up. 
o   Devil again Why would you walk toward man in devil costume? Doesn’t make sense? Let’s be stupid.
·        Okay after commercial I am under the impression that it is not the same girl in the ugly yellow dress that I am aware of she did not have an ugly freaking pin or ring plus I think the baby is the killer so yeah… calling that now. Now that we’ve cleared that up let’s move on. 
o   Kappa will be required to accept anyone who wishes to become a pledge.

I also then asked “Where the frack is Nick Jonas?”

o    Channel #1 introduces us to the new pledges that she has to take… The Glee girl (Neck Brace AKA Hester) oh no (Deaf Tayler Swift AKA Tiffany) I wonder if she really is deaf… hold on I have to google this now and according to Wikipedia she is so that is freaking AWESOME! Predatory Lez AKA Mac or Liz or something. Then there is Grace and her roommate that I didn’t catch the name so I will google later or plug later when they kill her (and they will because she is black and we all know that minorities will die first)
    Ding Dong – Oh what fresh hell is this (going to be my new catch phrase you’re welcome)

o   Jennifer – a candle vlogger which is awesome not b/c I am but because I didn’t even know they existed. Jennifer is also a new pledge who is not from the make a wish foundation. (a joke that Channel made which wasn’t a joke but an insult and man does this show have ‘em)

·        FINALLY WE GET NICK FREAKING JONAS golfing for some reason. Apparently he is best friends with Channel’s boyfriend who needs her to stay popular to stay with him whose name is Chad Bradwell. Nick Jonas is his bestie named Boone I think.

o   Pledge night. “Let’s do this” someone is going to die. Another creepy collage – so this has happened before.
·        Dean smoking so sex just occurred. Wait is that Chad? Wait who is that? I just love that she told him “you were awful in bed, are you not aware? The worst?” LMFAO He is a student on academic probation that she is blackmailing and he told her that he loves her and she said “of course you are because that is the only way this situation can be any more depressing” LOL have I mentioned how much I love Jamie Lee Curtis “I’m going to call ya” “And b/c I can’t destroy every phone on Earth that is a possibility” Gawd I heart her so much.

·    See told you a minority was going to die and it was Ariana Grande’s character Channel #2 which is good because I hate her voice when she talks.

Hell Week - Wait so they let themselves be buried in the ground up to their heads? 
Oh that’s wrong it was the deaf girl we went to break…


·        PS I haven’t seen any sexual situations… am I missing something here?

·        Oh Lord Niecy Nash is up in the house I heart her. She has a night stick and a walkie talkie. Denise if you are in danger scream her name and I will come running. IF I don’t that means I am not on the premises and you will need to go to step 2. Step 2 is call 1-866-KLJ-0199 and they will notify me and then I will come running. If you can’t get through due to long wait times then you will need to go to step 3 which is GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE. Run real fast.  Then when safe call the above number. I would give you my number but my cell phone is off right now LOL

·        Why in God’s name would you go in the basement after people have died to get more soap? I would personally just go down the street to the supermarket to buy you more soap.

·        Let’s break into the scary room cause that always seems like a good idea when people are disappearing or dying. Oooh bloody bathtub and yellow dress. Great and now Waterfalls is in my head.

·        Oh finally a sexual situation that is weird but at least a sexual situation that doesn’t show sex

Funny line - “I can’t help that everyone once to have sex with me. Newsflash I’m hot everyone wants to get with this. Women, Men, Animals in the zoo, planet probably.”

Security guard hears screaming goes and gives the stupid white girls some common sense cause they want to go upstairs where the serial killer is. Oh Hell no what you need to do is run out this door. You’ll going to get yourselves killed. I’m stay down here and guard the door actually I’m going to go to the car.”

·        Nick working out sexy… with 80’s music and I think he’s about to die so that’s sad but It’s a sexy scene. Yep there he goes. Yep there goes Nick bye bye
·        a banquet. Then Niecy Nash came back and the body is missing. Chad is back and wants to let them know that Boone is dead and he banged 50 chicks. At the local mortuary though Boone is not dead it was make up nice twist.

Not sure about this one I will give it another episode due to that twist at the end, but honestly this one didn’t wow me like I wanted it to. I wasn’t wowed by it at all. It was trying to be a cross between Mean Girls and Clueless with a funny twist that at times worked but at others was just plain offensive. Then at others was just stupid and tried too hard. While I am curious as to some questions not enough to stick with it for long. I want to know but part of me could give a rat ass at this point and would just be satisfied finding out later on the internet.

 Anyway what did you guys think of it? Did you like it? Hate it? Send your thoughts both positive and negative my direction would love to hear from you over at Twitter or at Podbean or here on the reading blog! Until next week!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Minority Report S1 E1 Review

Minority Report S1 E1 - Spoiler Review

Keep in mind this post has SPOILERS so don't listen or read if you don't want spoilers and if you did read or listen you were warned.

Let's begin here's the show notes if you just want to read:

Children of drug addicts – brain dead how is the daughter oldest?
The pre-cognitive = pre-crime program they saw the murders before they happened so those people were then locked up.--> basically a quick 2 minute update for those of us who haven’t seen the movie – rare I know but a quick one

Flash to a  bar… so they don’t watch them once they ended the program that seems a little odd to me?  Then a very violent seizure like a thing the show is doing to just make sure us the viewers know he’s having a vision (Vision Time)

They try to show us how to catch a train in the future  and what the train ride will be like -->  Also unrelated funny side note they are advertising baked goods so that lets me know that this broadcast things marijuana will be legal in the future LOL
-->Oooh cool the train detaches so that would totally suck if you got on the wrong cart and it went left and you were like crap on a cracker I meant to get on the 3rd cart b/c I needed to go right LOL I would totally be screwed…. But the train thing is cool and flying space ships also cool

Problem with the plan... Oh I see your great plan was to rush in with a fire extinguisher and hope you could clink the “killer” over the head with it by sheer shock while you were screaming? Thank god you entered the wrong building and everyone is doing some form of calming exercise with virtual reality (which is weird why do you need the glasses to do Ti Chi I mean really? The room looks calming enough plus why didn’t they hear a man screaming in their room? They don’t have ear plugs in? I would be ripping off my glassing going WTF man?) Although I think every person in that room could kick your ass

Opening  Title

Woman putting in ear buds and a contact that reminds me of Rogue Nation and the printing problem with Jeremy Renner (yes I went there) some lady is droning in the background.

There's hand motions y'all that goes with technology that I can’t wait until we can do this in real life wave our hands in the air (like we just do not care home quote for anyone who watched that film) and get computer screens to pop up b/c we put in a contact this is the technology I am waiting for. Of course I will be 60 and complaining about it but eh I can’t wait!

Police procedure part of show... and how we wish it were different like in pre-crime time.. "we just mop it up"

Crack head moment which wasn't a crack head moment thanks - Nikki for clearing that up

Field trip -To watch 3 kids act a fool. But I have to admit the technology is super cool and yet kids are still using it to take selfies good to know things don’t change in the future. Awesome

Cop is actually paying attention - also we learn that you couldn’t defend yourself so why are you trying to fight crime. Superhero you are not

Dang police are scary in the future why are they so scary and well trained if they are not dealing with crime me wonders? Superfast speed lines and dropping in with rolling with super cool moves and yet… they can’t stop him from killing himself (see below)

Finally learn name of the boy is Dash 16 minutes later we learn his name is Dash Good Geez that took forever. Also WHY IS SHE SO MUCH OLDER THEN THE OTHERS?

So one good thing about the future is a) you can apparently find anyone just by seeing them in a subway station and poof magically you can find them in a dinner even when they are off grid (no I don’t buy it) and 2) fries are healthy (also don’t buy it)
So why are his visions so violent?

So then they go to a facility that houses the people Dash and his siblings put behind bars for pre-crime and he remembers them interesting. She is not very empathic at all. I do love that Dash has no social skills.  She is all about using his gift but I don’t think in a bad way.

Then he gets caught looking at her in a bikini before mom bust him and why does she mention Tinder? And that’s how I meant your father (no one meets a long term lover/husband on Tinder now baby daddy I get). Trouble by Iggy is an old song then that made me laugh I seriously doubt anyone will buy that on album in vinyl to play in the future as a “classic”. They explain past a little with this... 14 they started the milk baths which don’t sound nearly as relaxing as the milk baths I take at the spa… ah then he stayed there until 24 as well so not a teenager when they were released so how old is this freaking person cause he doesn’t look a day over 24. How long since this program had been terminated? I am very confused on this moment they really need to give us a better timeline for this show.  

The procogs couldn’t see the future the same way – so the future isn’t set in stone and those were filed in Minority Reports (hence the titled of the TV show) I like this I hope they focus on this further. They seemed to brush past this though very quickly and it took 43 minutes to get to it. Seems rather important to the whole program

Interaction between brothers was a little cute. "Dash was afraid to come out, Finally had some peace and quiet." Okay that was funny and I get it definitely something that is amusing - finally
So basically Arthur is a Dick who charges his twin money or a favor in order to give him a name to protect other people. Yeah he’s the person you wanna rush to. And if you are going to use him as a let’s save this episode plot device every time this is going to get old real quick.

Anyway I thought it was an okay beginning that needs some work but I am hooked enough to see where they are going. I am curious to see is this going to be like a monster of the week kind of show or is it going to be something that can be turned into other things? I want to see what the main arch is going to be and where they can go for 23 episodes.
Also it did make me want to watch the movie so bully for them!

Anyway what did you guys think of it? Did you like it? Hate it? Send your thoughts both positive and negative my direction would love to hear from you over at Twitter or at Podbean or here on the reading blog! Until next week!

Friday, September 18, 2015

My Favorite Things ~ Week 20 Episode 34

Well hello everyone we are back for Week 20 Episode 34 of My Favorite Things and lookie lookie whose on time for the first time in a while. This girl right here and the crowd goes wild (well the imaginary crowd that I am talking to whist I do this podcast at least). Yeah team Sara whoot whoot so while riding on that high let's move forward shall we...

Podcasting which is what we do here right? Sort of but I love me some podcast so I have gotten into a bad habit of listening to other podcast to

Out of the Blue
The Nerd Machine: Picking Favorites
ONCE - unofficial podcast for Once Upon A Time
Drunken Dork Podcast
Bakerstreet Babes - Their podcasts cover everything from decades-old fandom discussions to Sherlock TV fan events, and have developed a dedicated following of their own. They've even published a book: The One Fixed Point In A Changing AgeEssays on Sherlockiana By Online Fandom.
X-Plain the X-Men - Longtime comic book fans Rachel and Miles discuss the delightfully convoluted history of the X-Men, in a way that is equally interesting for experts and total newbies alike.
Nerdist Podcast - This is the biggest podcast on the list, attracting celebrities like Joss Whedon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gillian Anderson, and William Shatner, along with well-known screenwriters, comedians, and comic book creators. The format is like a casual talk show hosted by the Nerdist's Chris Hardwick, and episodes can often be more than an hour long.
Cosmic Potato Network

These are the weekly ones I listen to if they put out weekly sometimes I binge and catch up over the weekend.

There are other nerdy sights I go to find out if I want to watch a movie or read a comic book or book in general and they are related to the sights above like:
Wayward Nerd
The Nerd Machine
Book Smugglers
Nerd Bastard
Geek and Sundry
Comic Book -  Comic Booked is right up there with the best of them. Don’t be fooled by the name – they’re not just comic book readers but podcasters, gamers and massive toy fans too
The Mary Sue -  The Mary Sue can be absolutely hilarious.  It’s essentially a site with tonnes of really cool, funny, intelligent writers 

Awesome sites that are full of wonderful news, updates, fun gaming, thoughts, insights, and reviews. This is where this girl goes weekly sometimes daily and for sure monthly just to check in to feel nerdy and up to date for when I need to feel in the know. So I go to the above sights instantly to get the must know nerd news instantly. To catch up and just sound smart for the week.

I don't usually push a lot of beauty products on here b/c one I don't do a lot of beauty products *coughbullshitcough* but I found Sally Hensen's Miracle Gel polish and I swear my life has changed. Can I get an Hallelujah

First off I never ever ever do my nails... until now. EVER freaking pay check I am getting a different color. I am doing an ACCENT nail y'all what the what?

So I managed this last week to go nuts and buy 4 colors... I know What the what Walter makes no sense but why not I say so


So there you have it... Yes I may be going a little crazy with this crazy but you don't need a light to have them dry and they have been lasting longer than a week I just want to change colors faster than the week last if that makes sense and those of you out there that do your nails you know it does. Now the color combos I like I make sure to keep on for 2 weeks. Like the other day I did the grey for all but my accent colors and did the teal for my accent it was so cute. I also have a nude, gold and black. I did the nude and gold (gold accent) and it was super cute
These are not my nails but this is what I did and it was awesome! I loved it and got loads of compliments on it. So if you want to do your nails but hate that they chip in like a week this solved my problem.

I am working my way through Xfiles (the truth is out there)
I am a little late to the game I grant you like 20 years or so LOL but I am still doing it. I managed to watch all of season 1 and am now working my way through season 2
Favorite episodes of season 1
Born Again After a detective and his former partner die in unexplained circumstances, the accidents are linked to a little girl who witnessed both deaths and Mulder believes that she may be the reincarnation of a policeman murdered by his colleagues. 
Roland Agents Mulder and Scully investigate a series of murders in Mahan Propulsion Laboratory as a team of scientists die one by one and the only suspect is a mentally handicapped cleaner named Roland.
were the 2 episodes that kept me glued to the screen and made me want to see where they were going to go and then the next thing I knew it was the end of season 1 LOL figures. I have no idea why these 2 were the ones but after watching them I was like oh this show is good. I did like Eve - When two fathers on opposite sides of the country are inexplicably murdered at exactly the same time in exactly the same way, Mulder and Scully find that their eight-year-old daughters are perfect twins (Erika and Sabrina Krievins) and were created in order to continue The Litchfield Experiment, a eugenics project of the 1950s which produced cloned boys named Adam and girls named Eve who have heightened strength and intelligence, but are prone to psychotic behavior
But for me it was a little too much and I enjoyed how Squeeze (episode 3) and Tooms (episode 21) tied into each other and how Deep Throat is sprinkled in throughout that was fun. I do have to say the writing really did pick up the latter half of season 1 and carries into season 2 as I am watching season 2 now and finding it harder to walk away from episodes. Definitely glad I am watching this.

Also I am watching Heroes 

I think we are on episode 8 and by doing the re-watch it is reminding me how long this show takes to build up to the main point of "save the cheerleader, save the world" plus I am watching it with Ma who doesn't have the nerd background that I do and is already bored LOL. She doesn't like certain characters and is finding parts of the story-line hard to follow which is then making it hard for me to not get annoyed b/c it is a re-watch for me. So far my favorite episode has been Episode 7 "Nothing to Hide"
Matt works with the FBI to identify Sylar. They interrogate Ted Sprague, who can emit radiation. Parkman, by telepathy, accidentally finds out that his wife is cheating on him. Micah Sanders is revealed to have the power of technopathy which means he can fix anything technology related.
I liked this episode b/c Matt is growing finally into his own. Nikki stops being so whinny and is accepting help from her other half which still hasn't been explained. It shows us that Micah is super smart and why and that he knows Nikki is different. We learn that there are numerous other Heroes but thank God they all don't have to have a freaking story-line on this show like it felt like we were going to get there for a minute. And Claire's brother does something good by her and Claire shows so human emotions like fear. 

Other than that fall TV has not started yet so nothing new to report on that end of things.

I really need to do a movie recap podcast to catch you guys up on what I have watched and my spoiler alert thoughts.... meanwhile I haven't really watched a movie but tomorrow is Ma's bday and she wants to celebrate by going to the movies. So yeah!

Oh I might trick ya and since I got this done on time put a podcast with in a podcast now what suckers... wait can I do that? hummmmmm

I am going to go with...
All the Lines by Fleuire I could not find an official music video on YouTube so I had to go with this one. No copyright intended.

I wanted some upbeat music after that so I went with
Shake the Room by Gamu

This song always makes me want to dance
Plus did you guys know there was a line dance to it? I may have to check that out at some point... mind you not today but at some point... anyway

This week's book is going to be

TITLE: Changes
AUTHOR: Jim Butcher

But let's be honest this is book 11 if you haven't read up to this book skip this whole section or just ignore this if you have but haven't gotten to this book people come on it was released 5 years ago I mean when do we stop with the warnings about spoilers.... just saying.

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover—until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.

Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it—against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...

He's fighting to save his child

Hello I forgot how freaking INTENSE this book was my goodness...
Okay I have to say that while White Knight is by far my  favorite book that I have read up until Cold Days this one is just wow. I have been listening to Book 1 Storm Front and this one side by side (one in the car and one on my phone) and I can tell a massive difference in writing skills from the two 10 fold. The writing here is crisp, on point, exciting, and jammed pack with action from the moment Susan calls to the moment it ends. I have to admit this is the book that I was like HOLY CRAP where can they go with it from here. It is amazing to see how much Harry has changed and learned. Yet at the same time is still the same Harry. Then again the length he will go to save his daughter nearly broke my heart. This book ends on such a cliff hanger that I wanted to rip my hair out begging for  more and it reminded me of when I first read this book in 2010 and how upset I was that I had to wait another WHOLE FREAKING YEAR to see how the cliff hanger ended OMG seriously. Thankfully the library was waiting for me and I could grab the next in the collection. I have to put a warning here. If you have not read the whole series you need to while this book could stand alone and Mr. Butcher has done a good job of it a lot of the story lines tie in from other books. Mr. Butcher is excellent at using lines and characters from all of his previous 11 books to help this one tie into the over all picture and story arc of Harry Dresden. 


The main problem with audio books is the fact that someone is reading them to me and they don’t move as fast as I would like. So that resulted in many a times where either I drifted off or rolled my eyes like, “come on man speed it up.”
That being said the reader James Marsters does a fantastic job when reading. His voices of the different characters especially the women were disconcerting at times and yet still done with a masterful flare.

Mr. Marsters did a fantastic job with the influx of the voice and when Harry yelled James did and when Harry whispered so did James.
His voices were so good I found times when I actually didn’t realize there were not separate voices in the story. I began to look forward to what Butters, Susan and Harry sounded like. Each character was done in such a way I could distinguish between who was talking without clarification.
The story was interesting in its own right but with Mr. Marsters it was heightened in the right amount at the right times. I found myself tensing when I should and sad when I knew that others were. I almost got to the point when Mr. Marsters mentioned someone tilted their head I found I was doing the same thing.
Very good book read by a very talented man who seemed to understand the character.

So this week I am going to go with my main squeeze Brett Dalton from Shield (Agents of) why IDK other than I met him a few weeks back and I think it's his time to shine so there you go also he was super uber nice and I just heart him now... and if that makes me bad I don't really care hail ward?! you can follow Mr. Dalton over at Twitter at @IMBrettDalton and over and IMDB here





That's it for me folks this week its been real thanks for joining me for yet another awesome week on my favorites. As always I would love to hear from you on what you thought about this week, as well as, what some of  your favorite things are. Please feel free to leave a comment on some of your favorite items here below or come over to Twitter and let me know your thoughts. You can also join me on the dark side at Tumblr or over at Podbean where I record the podcast at. Until next time stay safe and enjoy the weekend!