Quoting

Top Ten Favourite Quotes

To succeed, jump as quickly into opportunities as you do at conclusions. Benjamin Franklin

Life’s short, talk fast. Gilmore Girls

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved inspite of ourselves.Victor Hugo

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.. it has no survival value; rather it gives value to survival. C.S Lewis

Lois: Please tell me we weren’t just set up.

Clark: Looks like it.

Lois: Us. That’s like hot fudge and halibut.

Clark: I take it I’m the halibut.

Lois: Naturally

Smallville.

Study hard… read a book a week.. stay married when you feel like leaving.. write a letter to a friend when you’d rather shop.. play with your children when you want some time alone.. write when you feel like sleeping.. work out when you feel like playing.. control emotions when you feel like screaming.. forgive when you feel like hating.. overcome limitations when you want to quit.  Holy Wagner

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organisation do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always. A W Tozer

Human things must be known to be loved: but Divine things must be loved to known.  Blaise Pascal

Julian: I’m not a guy’s guy. I don’t have homies.

Brooke: I don’t think anyone has had homies since 1989.
One Tree Hill

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.  Charles W. H. Bancroft

Top Ten

Top Ten TV Shows

(beware of minor spoilers)

1. Gilmore Girls

Seasons 1-7

Favourite Character: Kirk

Favourite Season: Season 5

Favourite Moment: When Lorelai and Luke first get together, season finale of Season 4.

Why I love it: So many reasons. Classic quotes. Crazy pop culture references. All of the food. The crazy town.

Why I love it less: The last season.. not as good. AND – who says no to Logan Huntzberger!

2. Smallville

Seasons 1 – 10 (still showing)

Favourite Character: Clark but also love Lois and Oliver

Favourite Season: I think 6 & 8

Favourite Moment: When Lois kicks the phone book across the room!

Why I love it: The right amount of mix of action, romance, mystery, family ties etc.

Why I love it less: Lana Lang was a pain in my butt!

3. One Tree Hill

Season 1-7 (still showing)

Favourite Character: Brooke despite being  a Leyton fan.

Favourite Season: 3 and six!

Favourite Moment: Finale of season 6 – When Nathan gets into the NBA – finally!

Why I love it: Good quotes, great music.. easy on the eyes kinda television.

Why I love it less: Getting a little bit dramatic.. car crashes are also a bit overdone.

4. The West Wing

Season 1-7

Favourite Character: Jed Bartlett and Josh & Donna.. and maybe C.J – ah too many!

Favourite Season: Season 6. I liked seeing the campaign stuff.

Favourite Moment: Jed’s scene in the cathedral I think it’s Season 2 finale.

Why I love it: So brilliant, witty and smart.

Why I love it less:  It ended.  Oh and they cut Sam Seaborne!

5. Alias

Seasons 1-5

Favourite Character: Wise & Sark

Favourite Season: Season 2 & 4

Favourite Moment: I’m a new fan so it’s harder to tell. Probably when Francie double actually does die. What a mole.

Why I love it: Intrigue, disguises, Sydney kicking butt.

Why I love it less: Every single character I was like ‘are they out to betray Sydney’.. that got annoying. Also, Sark and Wise should have been in every episode.

6. Friends

Seasons 1-10

Favourite Character: Joey

Favourite Season: Season 8

Favourite moment: When Brad Pitt guest stars. Hilarious.

Why I love it: Soo funny. So quoteable.

Why I love it less: Always only funny. Every serious moment gets ruined by a joke.

7. The O.C

Seasons 1-4

Favourite Character: Seth

Favourite Season: Season 4

Favourite Moment: Seth quoting the mermaid poem to Summer.

Why I love it: Seth Cohen is hilarious.

Why I love it less: Marissa drove me crazy. One girl can’t have that many problems can she?!

8. The Office

Seasons 1-7

Favourite Character: Jim

Favourite Season: Couldn’t pick.

Favourite Moment: When Jim dresses up as Dwight!

Why I love it: It’s like every typical office just crazier.

Why I love it less: Michael Scott does tend to drive you crazy sometimes.

9. Gossip Girl

Season 1-4 (still showing)

Favourite Character: Blair & Dan

Favourite Season: Two? Not sure.

Favourite Moment: Aww.. Um.. also not sure.

Why I love it: I mainly like it for the fashion.

Why I love it less: They’ve already overused every single story line there could eveer be!

10. The Vampire Diaries

Seasons 1-2 (still showing)

Favourite Character: Caroline

Favourite Season: Season 2

Favourite Moment: I love the Unpleasantville episode. Stefan surprises Elene with that awesome dance move. Good times.

Why I love it: Drama

Why I love it less: Well it’s about vampires. So that’s a bit lame.

Alright. So I watch a lot of rubbish. What can you do about it?!

November Summary

I think I technically missed October’s Summary, so here’s a BIG November Summary to make up for it.

..November..

Books Read: Eek. I read one book this month. Haha. A Voice in the Wind – Francine Rivers. I also read Maddison, Shop and Harpars Bazaar though.

Clothes Bought: I bought two pairs of new jeans, faded denim and black skinnies. A faded demin high wasted skirt. A lovely detailed orange top. Thanks Emily for that voucher. I also bought a cute little floral dress from Target for Brie and Luke’s wedding. I might have maybe bought one or two other things – oops.

Consumed Music: I downloaded the new Michael Buble album this month. It’s basically what you can expect from Mr Buble – smooth sultry classic jazzy songs with a few originals. I would really love to see him live even though he’s a bit of a dodgy kinda guy. Also my favourite song of the month which I downloaded the other week – Heartbeats by Jose Gonzales – it’s so so amazing. I listen to it on repeat all the time.

Birthdays: Eden’s 1st birthday party. Which was just a delightful afternoon on Clear Mountain. She’s the cutest baby around. Kristen wasn’t born in November but her 21st party was held in Novemeber which was fun. I think the 21st birthdays are finally finishing up for the year though. My wallet can’t handle many more. It’s also Aj’s 22nd birthday in November. Happy Birthday for Tuesday Aj!

Films Watched: The Twilight Saga – New Moon. I kinda liked it. Although my opinion of it is hard to define. It was awkward and good all at the same time. The highlight was definitely how so many Team Edward’s got converted to Team Jacob, all because of some abs. What was even funnier if that grown women seem to forget that Taylor Lautner is like 16 or something. Everyone should check out Cheaper by the Dozen 2, when Taylor is like 12. It’s hilarious and you’ll probably never find Jacob Black good looking afterwards.

Lessons Learned:

TV Shows love to theme the names of their episodes.

Every Friends episode name starts with ‘The One With’ or the ‘The One Where’  like ‘The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break’

Every Scrubs episode starts with ‘My’ like ‘My Inconvenient Truth’

Every One Tree Hill Episode is a Song Title like ‘Crash Into You’

Every Smallville Episode is simply one word like ‘Hidden’ or ‘Splinter’

Every O.C episode starts with a ‘The’ like ‘The Swells’ or ‘The Dearly Beloved’

All of the Gilmore Girls episodes are so clever but not so much themed.

Other Highlights:

This month I felt fairly cultured. Went to QPAC twice in the one week. Once to see my delightful younger sister perform at her annual dance concert. She’s fairly amazing and born to perform. Not a performance photo. But a hot photo all the same.

I also went to the Sound of Music Sing A Long. Who knew something like this could be so so much fun? I thought the tickets were pretty overpriced considering they were just going to play the Sound of Music on a big screen at The Lyric with the words scrolling along the bottom. But they really made you feel like you got your money’s worth. Firstly, almost everyone dressed up which added to the whole experience. So so many nuns! Then on each of our seats was a little bag with random things inside. Each thing was for one of the ‘Big 5 moments’ or maybe it was 6 but I can’t remember. So we received a little swatch of material resembling some curtain, a party popper, flash cards, an invitation and a little plastic piece of edelweiss. (So maybe it was 5). The best bit of all was that we were all meant to pop our poppers simultaneously when Maria and the Captain kiss for the very first time. It was pretty magical. For some reason, if you’re allowed to sing along in a theatre, you’re allowed to yell out random things throughout the rest of the show as well. To start off with it was funny, and then it just got more rude and less funny after intermission drinks. Haha. Mental note to, well, other people – if you are one of those people who hates people talking through the movie, never go to a sing along. 🙂

Copycat

In the spirit of copying a friends idea.. here are some things I am loving at the moment.

Tea

I’m loving iced tea, lemon tea, peppermint tea, licorice legs tea and just good old regular black tea. This kind of weather is perfect for tea.

Netball

No I haven’t gone all sporto on you, I went to a netball game tonight. Ashamedly mainly because my friend Tegan was a ring in even though a lot of other friends play. It was heated and we very nearly won. I discovered Ruth Limkin should add sports commentary to her list of many talents.

Apple Pies with Soft Serve

For $1.50 this is a great dessert idea! You alternate the hot apple pie with the cold soft serve.. it’s a good mix I say. Thanks to Ruth and Steve for this one!

a_CROSS//The_EARTH – Tear Down the Walls

It’s a great album. Loving singing some of these new songs in church and loving belting them out in my car. Favourites would be.. More than Anything & Tear Down the Walls

Smallville

I’m pretty much always loving this show. Who knew I could actually successfully write an entire assignment to a season or two of Smallville in the background. I thought it would make me distracted.. but the slight distraction in the background has kept me for becoming depressed about this thing called university.

Extensions

I had two days to complete a really difficult assignment.. and then I realised.. the communications department decided to give us all an extension for like another two or 3 weeks!

Freebies

I worked a pretty ridiculous function last Saturday night, a masquerade ball. They were all so drunk when 4 security guards managed to throw them all out that half of them left their masks behind. I took home 3 masks that night. Might come in handy.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Well.. a pretty ridiculous saying.. but I cleaned my bathroom today.. with bleech and all.. it’s pretty glorious (apart from the smell). I’m tackling the bedroom tomorrow!!

 

To balance out all the love, let me just say that I hate not having any money and I hate having ridiculously thick hair!

Favourites

I’ve got a new favourite TV show. Lately I’ve been watching a fair bit of TV. One, I’m not working full time at the moment and I’m not getting lots and lots of shifts. Two, I am in the middle of doing a couple of assignments and TV shows are much better to procrastinate with than movies.

Lately I’ve been watching The West Wing. I bought it for Blaine for Christmas, so now I’ve borrowed it back and I am really enjoying it. It’s a lot less trashy than all the TV shows I normally watch. It’s entertaining, thought provoking, humorous and provides a good insight into American Politics. The other great thing about it is.. it goes for many many seasons. I’ve just finished the first season and am onto the second season. Woohoo!

Another new favourite thing of mine, is orange pulp juice. You know.. the gritty stuff that most people probably don’t like. I bought a bottle of it the other day and it’s really good. Just mixing it up.

I also love socks. It’s starting to get a bit colder now.. and socks are the greatest things ever. We have hardwood floors at our house and it makes for wonderful sliding around the house. Walk a tiny bit faster than usual and I start skidding around the corners.. Most people know that heat escapes from your extremities.. so socks keep you warm! I know, I know — I’m pretty intelligent hey. I needed new socks anyway because I need black socks at work.. bought myself a lovely pack of 4 Bonds socks. There is nothing better than new socks!

Also.. Tom Welling is a genius. Been watching the new season of Smallville and I think he’s a bit legendary. Briliant skills.