Saturday, December 31, 2011

70 “New-To-Me” Movies 2011

Last year i set myself a realistic goal of 50 'New-To-Me' movies. This year i increased my number to 70 and i made it.

Here is my list of movies I watched in 2011 and my ratings. Looking at the list there are only a couple of ratings that i now regret and would change but have left at my original rating.

Greenberg – 1.5/5
Black Swan – 5/5

127 Hours – 4/5

Just Buried – 1.5/5
Because I said so – 2/5
The Last Kiss – 2/5
Hairspray (1988) – 2.5/5
Youth and Revolt – 2.5/5
Waiting for Guffman – 3.5/5
No Reservations – 3/5
Dinner for Schmucks – 2/5
Cyrus – 3/5
The Runaways – 2/5
Get Him To The Greek – 4/5

How to eat fried worms – 3/5
Hot Rod – 2/5
Thor – 3.5/5 – By the hammer of THOOORRRR!!!!

Paperman – 4/5
Blood into Wine – 4/5
The Hangover 2 – 4/5

The Green Hornet – 3/5
Drive Angry – 3/5
American: The Bill Hicks Story – 4/5
Year One – 1/5
Super 8 – 4/5
DIG! – 3/5
Stranger than fiction – 3/5
Couple’s Retreat – 2.5/5
We own the night – 2/5
Rango – 3/5

District 9 – 3.5/5
You Again – 3/5
Mama Mia – 2/5
Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows Pt 2 – 4/5
Bride Wars – 2/5
Jesus Camp – 3/5
Suckerpunch – 2/5
Bridesmaids – 4/5
Accepted – 3/5
Despicable me – 2.5/5

Sunshine – 3/5
Captain America – 4/5
The Losers – 3/5
Raising Arizona 4/5
Hesher – 4/5
The music never stopped – 4/5
Man with the screaming brain – 2/5
Sourcecode – 2/5
Bad Teacher – 2/5
The Best and the Brightest – 3/5

Everything Must Go – 3/5
The Beaver – 3/5
Burlesque – 2/5
Horrible Bosses – 3/5
Intolerable Cruelty – 3/5

Red State – 4.5/5

Let’s go to Prison – 2/5
Marley and Me – 2/5
Exit through the gift shop – 4.5/5
Tucker and Dale vs Evil – 2.5/5
Welcome to the Dollhouse – 1/5
The Benchwarmers – 3/5

50/50 – 4.5/5
The Help – 4.5/5
The Myth of the American Sleepover – 3/5
The Invention of Lying – 3/5
Contagion – 3.5/5
Our idiot brother – 3/5
Cherrybomb – 1/5
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – 4/5
Project Nim – 5/5
7 Up – 3/5
7 Plus 7 – 3/5
Submarine – 5/5

Total: 74

Good Effort if i do say so myself. Next year I will probably increase it more. With BJ and I moving in together we will have a lot more time to watch movies (AND TV shows).

I should really do a blog like this for TV shows but it's a hard one because there are soo many series we started this year as well as one's we've continued from past years. There is soo much GREAT TV out there at the moment so i might just mention some of my favourites currently.

Great Shows:
Breaking Bad - fantastic show. I wasn't the happiest person with regards to the ending of season 4 but i fucken love that show. Boardwalk Empire - Just amazing. Everything about it is perfect. The acting the sets the costumes. Louie - HILARIOUS!!! Don't need to say anything else. For Animation I'm in love with Bob's Burgers and Archer. I still love How I Met Your Mother. My new favourite sitcom is New Girl. Perfect in every way. Game Of Thrones - Mother fucken Game of THRONES!!!! The Killing is the most depressing show i've watched and actually had to stop for a while because i couldn't handle it but it's such an amazing edge-of-your-seat show. The Walking Dead always gets your heart racing and the season of nothing happening was worth sitting through for the last 10 minutes of the season final. Mike and Molly, Raising Hope and Melissa and Joey are all worth watching, feel good shows. The nerd in me feels enough people don't know about Eureka and should.

Not So Great Shows:
I'm proud to say i've finally quit True Blood. Talk about a shit show. It made me soo angry but i'm not one to finish mid season so i toughed it out. Also, I'm pretty disappointed with how this years season of Dexter went. It turned really soapie and lame. I still can't tell if Colin Hanks was acting really well or REALLY BADLY. Season ending was a twist which HOPEFULLY will improve next season. Entourage's ending was what BJ described as and i quote 'A pile of shit'. Glee has been stinkin' pretty bad since the end of season 1. This season of Chuck has been a bit lagging which makes me sad.

So there is a little insight to SOME of the TV I've watched this year. (I watch a fuckload of TV). 

BJ are I are trying to decide weather to watch a TV show or movies to bring us into 2012.  So i may have to add to this later on.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year.
2012 is going to be the best!!

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

2 Weeks To The Day

Today is exactly two weeks till we get our keys and move into our house. By this time two weeks from now we'll be getting ready to have our first meal together in our new home.

I am excited about it but got a lot of other things going on that are preventing me from getting as excited as I'd like to be right now.

Today i packed up a heap of boxes and moved things out of my room. I've living in this room of mine for about 13 years and have no space for anything anymore. Trying to pack 25 years of stuff up into boxes is hard work.

On top of the stuff i already had in there I've accumulated other household items since we bought the house. So I've been boxing up kitchenware and stuff as well.

This whole house thing has come up super fast and it's very scary and daunting. I still have soo much to do to get us ready for it.

Cooper has noticed that something is going on and he's behaving like a total jerk. I think he suspects BJ and I are going on a holiday or something because i keep packing things. Little does he know that he'll be packed in a box soon enough and will be coming with us :)

In two more sleeps it's New Years Eve and we currently have no plans. I don't know what will happen for us New Years Eve but i do know that i will be washing my hands of 2010 that night.

I think the hardest part for me this year has been that i haven't had someone that i could comfortable open up and talk to.... And I've really needed that. I've got a couple of great friends in The States who i have confined in but it's soo hard to D&M with them when the back and forth could stretch over days.

So on top of the goals I've already set for 2012..

-Enjoy life
-Less go of my worries
-Remove everything that brings me down
-Be more positive
-Create a lovely home with BJ
-Smile more
-Create more
-Not be afraid of saying what i think
-Eat less junk food
-Exercise regularly

I'm going to try and make more friends. Friends with people who actually care about me and how I'm feeling. Friends with people willing to lend an ear. Friends who want to try and organise something with me and not have it always be me making the plans.

That's what I want from 2012.

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Fork This - Episode 31

Merry Christmas from Fork This.

BJ and I did homemade gifts this year for our siblings which included lot's of delicious treats.

Episode 31 - Merry Everyone from BJ Carter on Vimeo.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Cleaning out my closet

Wow! Christmas is almost hear which means New Years is just around the corner and then... We get OUR HOUSE!

It's all coming around super fast and with how this year has gone for me I'm planning to do everything i can to make sure 2012 starts off great and continues to be a fantastic year without any worries.

So between Christmas and New Years, while i have some time off I'm going to be Eminem'ing it and Cleaning out the closet that is my life.

 I DO actually need to clean out my physical closet to because it's sooo full of crap and i need to sort through it all and pack for the move. But I'll also be cleaning out anything else i can think of.

My Facebook is going to get another cull/clean up. Get rid of all those people that were accepted as friends but have not once spoken to since that day and have no desire to speak to them in the future.
The people from my past... from school... who i haven't seen since then and maybe once in a blue moon they'll send me a message or invite me to a group event (which is usually just to tell people that they've got a new phone number).

I'm getting rid of them all. Why be a 'Facebook friend' with someone you aren't actually friends with?!
Would you invite them out for your birthday? Have you planned to hang out with them in any way since accepting them as a friend? Would you invite them to your housewarming?... No.... Then why are they 'friends'?

I'm getting rid of all the negative. All the stuff that gets in my way, and brings me down. All the stuff that makes me feel unhappy or worthless.

I'm getting rid of old clothes that i put aside because 'one day they might fit me again' or 'even though i split something on that top and it stained it was still super cute and i just cant throw it away'.

2012 is a HUGE year for me. Moving out of home, Taking on a mortgage, Being responsible for soo much more. I need to go into 2012 feeling positive and in control.

If you can see past all that hair... That's BJ... The man i love. The man I've bought a house with and have every intention to spend the rest of my life with. I'm doing this all for us. So that we can both have the best 2012.

Some of you may know... I'm one of those people that needs to have a plan. Needs to know what's going on. I have lists for everything. If something goes wrong with my plan, i can become that crazy person crying in the corner. Moving is going to stress me like nothing else. And I'm trying to a stress-less 2012.

Now don't get me wrong... 2011 was a good year. BJ and I went on a family cruise which was awesome fun, we've gone to see some great concerts and gigs, We bought our house and started buying furniture and other items we need for it. But there are been a lot of shit that came with this year too.

There was a pretty shitty few months early on. Which sent me into a seriously depressed state... Then there was that long road of hard work and medication to get me to where i am today.
Just thinking about that period of time gets me quiet emotional and teary because i fear becoming that person again. But I'm not going to let that happen.

So bring on 2012... Bring on the house and the bills and the cooking and cleaning up after ourselves. Bring on the freedom of living in my own house, being able to paint the walls and hang up posters and play music as loud as i want.

Bring on positive thinking and relaxing more and not getting upset if something doesn't go exactly to plan. Bring on spending everyday with BJ and Cooper, Cooking together every night, Shopping for food, recording Fork This (without interruptions), Having people over to hang out, cuddling up on the couch to watch a movie. Bring on having my own crafting space, being able to leave projects out to work on as i please.

2012 is my year... The year of Smorgy! My year of happiness and joy.
And I'm NOT going to let anything change that.

Let the countdown begin

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fork This - Episode 30

This week on Fork This while we were sitting having dinner with the family, Josh casually looked up, out the window and says 'Theres a peacock near Megans car'... OMG!!! I run to the window.

For 6 years i've heard about this 'wild peacock' in BJ's street but never have i actually seen it.

I screamed at BJ to grab the video camera, threw some shoes on and started chasing it up the street.

Fork This 30 - Peacock Chase from BJ Carter on Vimeo.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fork This - Episode 29

BJ and i made xmas gifts for the members of Wild Bore. (Another podcast which includes BJ)
Finally i got to be a little bit creative AND we 'cooked' something

Fork This 29 - A Very Bore-ing Xmas from BJ Carter on Vimeo.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fork This - Episode 28

This week Cooper turned 3 and BJ and i got out the Party Hat to celebrate with him!!

Fork This 28 - Special Agent Birthday Cooper from BJ Carter on Vimeo.

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