Cult TV Meme

Italics mean I’ve seen it at least once.
Bold means I’ve seen it a whole lot/watched it religiously. (I don’t watch anything religiously.)
Struck out means I’ve seen it but didn’t like it.

28. Wonderfalls
27. The Daily Show
26. Firefly
25. Freaks and Geeks
24. Absolutely Fabulous
23. Forever Knight
22. H. R. Pufnstuf
21. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
20. Twin Peaks
19. Dark Shadows
18. Doctor Who
17. The Avengers
16. My So-Called Life
15. Quantum Leap
14. Beauty and the Beast
13. Babylon 5
12. Family Guy
11. Mystery Science Theatre 3000
10. Pee-Wee’s Playhouse
9. Xena: Warrior Princess
8. The Twilight Zone
7. The Prisoner
6. The Simpsons
5. Monty Python’s Flying Circus
4. Farscape
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. The X-Files
1. Star Trek (but only Next Generation)

Plane Tickets Acquired!

Our one-way flight out of Toronto to Vancouver is booked and paid for. We leave on the 26th of September at 8:00pm, arriving in Vancouver at 10:10pm. Now it’s real. Our tickets were a reasonable price, too, and we get to bring the cats onboard with us as carry-on luggage. Hopefully they won’t be loud… They seemed okay with 5 hour driving trips, but this whole flying thing might be completely different. I just don’t know.

So here are our plans:

August 15th – pack up all of our stuff in this apartment that we’re keeping and go up north. Leave behind/get rid of/sell excess furniture
August 17th – Approximate start date of the canoe trip
August 22nd – Approximate end date of the canoe trip
The rest of August – Organize and sort our stuff in storage up north. Live up north. Go biking a lot.
Sept. 10th – head down to Peterborough for my sister’s wedding
Sept. 11th – My sister’s wedding.
Sept. 12th – maybe try to meet up with Ottawa people, if possible.
The rest of September – Go back up north and pack whatever we’re going to need shipped out west to us.
Sept. 24th – come back to Toronto for Yom Kippur with Adam’s extended family.
Sept. 26th – Fly out of Toronto.

Everything after Sept. 26th is a complete mystery to me. Except that I told my mom that I want an Angel Food Cake for my birthday on October first.

The future is unclear and beautiful.

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After work today we went to see The Day After Tomorrow, which was exactly as expected. Then we went to grab food with Jordy and came home to watch Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb movie. I’ve had it out from the library for going on three weeks now, I figured I should get to watching it. It kind of makes me feel unwell and uneasy and thoroughly disgusted with humankind. Then again, so did the premise of the Day After Tomorrow. As such, I now hate people and am generally not very happy. And my stomach feels funny.

It’s supposed to rain tomorrow, which really sucks because we wanted to go biking in the Don Valley tomorrow. Stupid rain always coming on Mondays.

My head hurts from watching too many atomic bombs explode. The destruction is beyond belief.

Back to work!

Well, the day off certainly helped. I’m far less exhausted today than I have been all week, really. I quite enjoy the sleep, even if, or maybe especially when, it supplies me with insane strange dreams about going to see a show at the theatre and boating around in a marsh surrounded by mini-tornadoes with lightning shooting up and down them.

Anyhow. Time for work. I want a pecan tart.

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Coughing + insufficient sleep + tension headache from hell = JennyLee staying home from work today. And the worst part is when I cough my head feels like it’s going to explode.

Sera has taken up permanent residence in my lap. I think the cats have missed me lately, the past few days when I’ve actually been at home they’ve followed me around looking miserable. Even now with Sera on my lap, Dayle is sitting at my feet crying and trying to find room to jump up here with us.

I think I’ll make a cup of tea and consider walking over to the body shop to buy a new eye pillow, since I haven’t been able to find mine for a couple of years.

I wish Aleve was an over-the-counter drug in Canada…

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We are most likely going to buy our plane tickets for moving Tomorrow. That will make it real. I’m excited.

Thursday used to be my favourite day…

but that was when I worked a double day Wednesday, then had both Thursday and Friday free until 6:30 pm. Three jobs. I am insane. Not complaining here… just commenting on my insanity.

Actually finished what I had to get done at work(3) a bit early today, so I went downtown to meet up with Adam for dinner before heading to the theatre. The theatre was also pretty good, since I ended up with another Door shift, which I always enjoy. I took some cold medication before work, it helped curb the coughing fits I’ve been having all day for a while. Unfortunately, talking nonstop for the preshow hour made me nearly lose my voice. I’m feeling better now though.

Tomorrow I work at the Cafe before I go to the theatre. I can’t decide if I want it to be busy or not. If it’s busy, it goes quicker but I get more tired out. If it’s not busy, I can relax a bit but the day drags on. Tough call. Not that it really matters, since it’ll be whatever it is.

My custard dessert slice tastes wrong. That makes me sad.

Double Wednesdays are the BEST!

This morning on the streetcar on the way in to work a woman in front of me borrowed a pen. She was receiving a call on her cellphone from a collection agency, I think. I felt bad for her. Anyhow, she really liked my pen and complimented me on it. Strange things make me smile.

My first shift at the theatre today was relatively uneventful, other than the fact that today was Mamma Mia’s 4th year anniversary. Hooray for ABBA. They didn’t exactly brief us on the fact that there was an event that day. They don’t like to let the ushers know what’s going on… it might make us efficient or something. God forbid!

At intermission a woman was wandering around looking lost, so I went up to ask her if she had her ticket and knew where she was going. The theatre was sold out, and she tried to sit in some other woman’s seat, and then explained to me that she was looking for her daughter-in-law who had her ticket. I brought her back out of the auditorium and told her that we could find her daughter-in-law by looking up in the computer under her last name at the box office. She wouldn’t give me the last name, and tried to go upstairs (she was in the orchestra originally) but both the manager and I were telling her to go to the box office. She finally mumbled something about how she was going to wait outside, then walked out the door and disappeared. Nice try on the sneaking in to the theatre at intermission, though.

Between shifts I walked over to the Canon and went for dinner with Adam at Salad King (land of inexpensive fantastic thai food and only three salads on the menu.) I had spicy beef, and it was spicy and beefy. All was good with the world.

The second shift I was in Upper Balcony and there were multiple school trips. I’m not a fan of school trips. The teachers let the students sit wherever they like, assuming that they have the entire row for their trip, and then naturally people show up late and we have to move entire rows of kids or teenagers from one place to another during the show. It ended up that the kids had to be moved during the show to a row that we hoped was one they were supposed to be in so that the people who paid for the seats they were in got to sit down.

Next we had to tell the same people over and over again that no, they cannot take ANY pictures in the auditorium. No, they still can’t take any pictures. No, really, no pictures or we’re taking your camera away and wiping the memory card.

After that a woman in the back row decided she was freezing cold and told me to turn off the air conditioning. I had someone radio to management (who I knew wasn’t about to turn it off.) She wanted to stand at the back (fire hazard, no can do.) I moved her into two empty seats down near the kids that had been relocated and hoped beyond hope that the people for those seats, if they weren’t already there and just sitting in the wrong seats, weren’t about to show up.

At the end of the show one of the school groups decided to just sit around in the theatre for a while – I had to go up to the teacher and tell her that we have to clear out the theatre for the cleaners to come and because security needs to clear the building. She argued the point with me, and I just walked away. I’d had enough by that point. They finally left. Hate school groups. But I got to go home, and all was good with the world.

I’m finally back in touch with someone from high school that I’ve been wondering about for a long time now, which is pretty cool.

And yes, I remembered to put the CD-ROM drive in my bag to bring to work tomorrow. Go me.

I am quite hungry. Must locate a snack.

A rundown of what’s right now in my media world

Books read most recently:
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire – A slightly different take on the Cinderella story. I liked it.
HappinessTM by Will Ferguson – Fantastic. Nothing like imagining what would happen if a self-help book that said it would fix EVERYTHING actually did.

Books I’m Currently reading:
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb – haven’t really started it yet, so nothing to say.

Last Movies Seen:
Shrek II – Fun, funny, animated hilarity and a hairball that’s just too realistic to describe.
The Fast and the Furious – not being a huge Vin Diesel fan, I didn’t see this in theatre. It was on tv for free, so I watched it because I was bored. It was stupendously horrible.

Next Movie I intend to see:
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie – Documentary about the making of the atomic bomb.
Hiroshima – four hour miniseries about the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (do I detect a trend here?)

Magazine Subscriptions I have:
Popular Photography & Imaging
Harper’s

Magazine Subscriptions I want:
National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Cottage Life, Outdoor Photographer, and so on ad infinitum