Jun. 8th, 2009

March '09

Jun. 8th, 2009 02:58 am
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March '09: 22 - 28

March 22;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.18 - Knockout
Goal: 089/400 (22.25% Complete)
About: The death of a boxer leads Vance to borrow the NCIS team and start investigating his death, while Gibbs digs into Vance's past.
Quote: "You can't make an omelet without breaking some legs." -Ziva "It's supposed to be 'eggs'." -Tony "Cook them yourself!" -Ziva

18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation.

March 23;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.17 - Chuck Versus the Predator
Goal: 090/400 (22.5% Complete)
About: Chuck is contacted by "Orion", the creator of the Intersect computer. He starts having trust issues and doesn't know who to lean for help. Meanwhile, the Buy More staff needs to protect their newest acquisition from the jealous Beverly Hills branch, not knowing that it was sent by "Orion" and meant for Chuck.
Quote: "I've tried to help you over the years, Jefferson. I've drowned myself trying to help you. But you're a moron. In the end that's what you are. You're a Buy More-on." -Lester

In 1890, Pepsi-Cola was invented by Caleb Bradham and was originally called "Brad's Drink."

March 24;

The are six fictional characters that have stars on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame."

March 25;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.19 - 5 Quarts
Goal: 091/400 (22.75% Complete)
About: A co-worker of a coroner is the one suspected of murder in a case while Ted has problems trying to reconnect with his daughter.
Quote: "There's something wrong with him." -Crews "Yeah, he's dead." -Jane "Something else, looks deader." -Crews "Deader?" -Jane "More dead, extra dead." -Crews

In 1960 there were 16,067 gambling slots in Nevada. By 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots which would be one slot for every 10 people residing there.

March 26;
Title: Dead to the World
Author: Charlaine Harris
Rating:
Goal: 06/60 (10% Complete)
Pages: 291
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal Romance
About: When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire--but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.
My Thoughts: My favorite of the series so far, then again anything that's mostly Eric would be my favorite. Yum.
Review: click click

TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.17 - Carnelian Inc.
Goal: 092/400 (23% Complete)
About: The CBI investigates a written threat when the personnel director of Carnelian Inc. plummets to his death at Jane's feet during a skydiving exercise.
Quote: "What's in the bag?" -Lison "Oh. A picnic lunch." -Jane "What's in the bag?" -Lisbon "A bomb." -Jane

Close to 3 billion movie tickets are sold in India every year.

March 27;
Movie: Quantum of Solace
Rating:
Goal: 10/50 (20% Complete)
Genre: Action/Thriller; Espionage
About: Picking up an hour after the events of 2006's Casino Royale, this James Bond adventure finds 007 (Daniel Craig) tracking a traitor who's infiltrated Britain's MI6. The trail leads to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), the charismatic head of a world environmental agency. Behind this seemingly legitimate facade, Greene runs Quantum, a powerful terrorist organization whose plot to overthrow a Bolivian dictator masks an even more sinister plan.
Quote: "Bond, I need you back." -M "I never left. " -Bond
My Thoughts: Superheros and spies...oh yes, I have a type. I loved this movie. Critics crapped on it a lot for no good reason. I liked the first movie better but that's because I adored Vesper.

Belle from the Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast" makes a cameo appearance in Disney's "Hunchback of Notre Dame."

March 28;
Title: Darkness Revealed
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Rating:
Goal: 07/60 (11 2/3% Complete)
Pages: 384
Genre: Paranormal Romance
About: Two hundred years have passed since Anna Randal gave herself to Conde Cezar in a night of relentless passion. Since then, Anna has become filled with unearthly power she can't begin to comprehend. And the sexy, charming vampire responsible has eluded all of her efforts to track him down, until now...Cezar's blissful encounter with Anna cost him two centuries of penance. But one thing hasn't changed - his body's response to her is as urgent as ever. Now, commanded by the Oracles to keep watch over Anna, Cezar finds himself torn between his need to protect her - and to possess her...Someone wants Anna dead. And as an ancient enemy prepares to wage a terrifying battle, Anna must decide whether to succumb to a dark, burning desire - and accept a destiny that could change the world forever...
My Thoughts: God do I love the men Ivy creates...
Review: click click

TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.18 - Omnivore
Goal: 093/400 (23.25% Complete)
About: The BAU travels to Boston when the serial killer from one of Agent Hotchner's first cases, which involved one of the most notorious murderers in the history of New England, returns after 10 years.
Quote: "My wife always said I had a flair for the dramatic." -Rossi "Which one?" -Hotchner
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.19 - Hide and Seek
Goal: 094/400 (23.5% Complete)
About: When a kid discovers a weapon that someone was killed with, the entire family ends up under investigation, as the NCIS team has to find out who was the last one that used the weapon and who got shot with it.
Quote: "This reminds me of the forests I used to have fun in as a child." -Ziva "Find that hard to believe." -Tony "What? That Israel had forests?" -Ziva "No, that you had fun as a child." -Tony

Bugs Bunny was originally called "Happy Rabbit."

March '09

Jun. 8th, 2009 03:53 pm
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March '09: 29 - 31

March 29;
Title: Trouble in High Heels
Author: Christina Dodd
Rating:
Goal: 08/60 (13 1/3% Complete)
Pages: 400
Genre: Romantic Suspense
About: Trouble follows this "Master" of romance-right onto the bestseller lists. Now the New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd makes her NAL debut When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé has hopped a flight to Vegas to marry someone else, she spends a sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini, convinced she's found the perfect revenge, she then goes home to find that her apartment's been ransacked, she's become the mark for a killer, and somehow her new lover is more of a stranger than she thought. As the web of danger around her tightens, Brandi has no choice but to turn to Roberto. One thing's for sure...she's not going down without a fight.
My Thoughts: This book got me completely addicted to this series. I ended up reading all four books in just four days.

TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.19 - House on Fire
Goal: 095/400 (23.75% Complete)
About: The BAU is summoned to Indiana by local authorities when a serial arsonist threatens the residents of Royal by setting fire to community meeting places that kills many people.
Quote: "Hey, how's Miss Smart and Sexy doing today?" -Morgan "Fair warning, Cupcake. As much as I love you and our witty banter, I'm all out of witty and banter, and I'm struggling with love." -Garcia

The first animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for best picture was Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in 1991.

March 30;
Title: Tongue in Chic
Author: Christina Dodd
Rating:
Goal: 09/60 (15% Complete)
Pages: 400
Genre: Romantic Suspense
About: Devlin Fitzwilliam caught Meadow Szarvas red-handed, breaking into his mansion to steal a painting. In sheer desperation, she used a case of amnesia as her excuse. But then he pulled a fast one-and claimed she was his wife. Playing along was the only way for Meadow to get her hands on that painting. But what she doesn't realize is that Devlin has a hidden agenda too-and that someone's keeping an eye on them both.
My Thoughts: This one is my favorite in the series. I loved the storyline.

TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.18 - Chuck Versus the Broken Heart
Goal: 096/400 (24% Complete)
About: A female agent is sent to evaluate Sarah's performance as Chuck's handler, when Chuck's feelings for her become an issue to General Beckman. However, the presence of a new agent causes complications. Meanwhile, Morgan, Jeff and Lester are trying to get invited to Captain Awesome's bachelor party.
Quote: "Hey, the security system's has been updated. I'll either need 40 minutes to decrypt the code or four ounces of C4." -Casey "No, we should just take out some doctor and steal his card key." -Alex "I like the cut of your jib." -Casey "Wow! You two are a match made in a very frightening part of heaven." -Chuck

Until the 1960's men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland.

March 31;
Title: Thigh High
Author: Christina Dodd
Rating:
Goal: 10/60 (16 2/3% Complete)
Pages: 400
Genre: Romantic Suspense
About: Nessa Dahl always had the good sense to steer clear of trouble. Then Jeremiah MacNaught showed up in New Orleans, determined to get to the bottom of a string of bank robberies by two women wearing Mardi Gras masks. Little does Nessa realize that the handsome investigator is convinced she's involved with the crimes-or that he's willing to do anything to get the truth. Even if it means taking the beautiful woman he's convinced is a liar and a thief straight to bed...
My Thoughts: Jeremiah is my least favorite of the Fortune Hunters' men. Despite that, I had to give this book 5 stars still because of Nessa's family. They were hilarious.

TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.18 - Russet Potatoes
Goal: 097/400 (24.25% Complete)
About: Jane and the CBI track down a person, who hypnotizes people into doing the dirty work for them.
Quote: "You're ambitious, more than you let anyone see. A girl from nowheresville, desperate to make it big, but you're worried that you'll always be smalltown, smalltime, you haven't got what it takes, and that's why you're so shut down to everything but this job." -Dr. Daniel "Dr. Daniel, no offense, but I've been working with Patrick Jane for nine months now. You wanna get under my skin, you're gonna have to up your game." -Van Pelt

The record for the longest Monopoly game played in a bathtub is ninety-nine hours.

April '09

Jun. 8th, 2009 05:18 pm
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April '09: 1 - 4

April 1;
Title: Danger in a Red Dress
Author: Christina Dodd
Rating:
Goal: 11/60 (18 1/3% Complete)
Pages: 400
Genre: Romantic Suspense
About: Home care nurse Hannah Grey is dedicated to her patient, an aging widow still tainted by the financial scandal her late husband perpetrated. She makes Hannah promise that upon her death, she'll right the family's wrongs, and gives Hannah her offshore account's access codes.
But Carrick Manly will do anything to discover where his family's fortunes lie - including kill his own mother. Fearing for her life, and desperate not to betray the widow, Hannah flees. And when Carrick's half-brother, Gabriel, tracks her down in Houston, Hannah must trust her own instincts - and her heart - to survive.
My Thoughts: Hannah is such an easy character to love. She was a great one to end the series with.
Review: click click

TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.20 - Initiative 38
Goal: 098/400 (24.5% Complete)
About: Crews and Seever investigate the death of a California State Representative who is shot and killed in her home. The detectives discover the representative was the force behind a political initiative that would put a comprehensive ban on handguns and cost a gun manufacturing company millions in profit. Crews and Seever work to prove that the representative's political ambitions may have gotten her killed. Meanwhile, Crews questions what Reese might be doing with the FBI.
Quote: "What are you thinking?" -Ted "I'm thinking about what I want and what I need." -Crews "What do you want?" -Ted "I want a peaceful soul." -Crews "And what do you need?" -Ted "I need a bigger gun." -Crews

Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder.

April 2;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.18 - The Doctor in the Den
Goal: 099/400 (24.75% Complete)
About: The team investigates the murder of Cam's former fiancé, whose body was found in the tiger habitat of a safari park. Sweets and Angela hypnotize one of the murder suspects.
Quote: "I thought you would be with Booth." -Bones "Questioning people isn't, really my thing. Most of the time I just wanna ... beat them until they tell me what I wanna hear." -Cam "I know, it gets frustrating and hitting can often be quite effective." -Bones

On average, 81% of Americans 16 years of age and older watch television at least once in a day.

April 3;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.20 - Dead Reckoning
Goal: 100/400 (25% Complete)
About: Gibbs has to put his personal feelings aside and work with Trent Kort who returns in order to track down a dangerous criminal.
Quote: "In a tragic story of obsessive hobbying turned deadly, an NCIS Agent was discovered in his basement crushed between a large, homemade boat and an even larger bottle of bourbon. Film at eleven!" -Tony

Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life.

April 4;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.17 - Green Piece
Goal: 101/400 (25.25% Complete)
About: The CSI's will need to pick up the pieces to find a bomber after a pipe bomb goes off. Also Danny has a surprise for Lindsay.
Quote: "Constipation, swelling in the feet. Help getting up from the chair. Constant urination. Wanna switch?" -Lindsay "I already have all that. I just want the time off." -Sid

By federal law, for a noodle to actually be a noodle it must have 5.5 percent egg solids in it, otherwise it cannot be called a noodle.

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"I never run around in the bushes in a ski mask when I’m breaking in some place. Somebody catches you, what are you going to say? You want to look like a legitimate visitor until the very last minute. If you can’t look legit, confused works just as well. Maybe get a soda from the fridge or a yogurt. If you’re caught, you just act confused and apologize like crazy for taking the yogurt; nothing can be more innocent."
-Michael Westen (Burn Notice)

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