Jun. 10th, 2009

April '09

Jun. 10th, 2009 01:15 am
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April '09: 26 - 30

April 26;
TV Show: In Plain Sight
Episode: 2.02 - In My Humboldt Opinion
Goal: 120/400 (30% Complete)
About: Mary is being interviewed by a psychiatrist. At the same time a witness refuses to testify without marijuana to help with his social anxiety.
Quote: "Opposite extremes; apt definitions of the same thing." -Mary

On average, Guinness sells 7 million glasses of beer a day.

April 27;
Title: Rules of Engagement
Author: Kathryn Caskie
Rating:
Goal: 13/60 (21 2/3% Complete)
Pages: 352
Genre: Historical Romance
About: From Golden Heart winner Kathryn Caskie comes a delightfully hilarious tale that tests the old adage "All is far in love as in war."
When two elderly aunts mistake a military strategy text, Rules of Engagement, for a how-to manual for getting engaged, London's ballrooms become battlefields in a war of wits when their headstrong niece snares a Scottish earl in need of a fast fortune.
My Thoughts: This is a wonderful start to the series. The aunts are hilarious and their presence in future books is definitely something I look forward to. The plot surrounding Eliza and her Scottish earl isn't even close to being original but I didn't read this book for it's literary merits so who cares.

TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.22 - Chuck Versus the Ring
Goal: 121/400 (30.25% Complete)
About: Ellie's big day finally arrives, and Chuck must save her life and her wedding from being ruined by Ted Roark and FULCRUM.
Quote: "Why are you letting Sam Kinison and an Indian lesbian wreck your wedding?" -Woody

Bananas trees are not really trees. They are considered to be giant herb plants.

April 28;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.20 - Red Sauce
Goal: 122/400 (30.5% Complete)
About: Jane and the CBI set out to determine who is responsible for the Mob-style execution of a man in the Witness Protection Program.
Quote: "Yeah. Screw the cops." -Teenager "Even for a midget villain like yourself, that's an untenable ethical position. Every modern society has some kind of police force. It's like saying 'screw the public transport system'." -Jane

The vegetable that is eaten most by Americans is potatoes. On average, a person eats about 140 pounds of potatoes annually.

April 29;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.22 - The Big Wheel
Goal: 123/400 (30.75% Complete)
About: When a serial killer in Buffalo sends a videotape of one of his crimes to the BAU, the team discovers a message from the murderer that begs for help in stopping the killing.
Quote: "You're right. He's been doing this for 10 years." -Detective "Nah, more like 20. The woman in this video... she's wearing a sweater I haven't seen since Flashdance." -Garcia

People living on the east coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while people living on the west coast prefer chunky peanut butter.

April 30;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 2.24 - The Beaver in the Otter
Goal: 124/400 (31% Complete)
About: Booth and Brennan investigate the case of a fraternity brother named "Beaver," whose body was found inside a rival school's mascot uniform. Meanwhile, Booth helps his brother Jared look for a new job.
Quote: "Test number one, Dr. Jack Hodgins supervising." -Hodgins "No. No no no." -Cam

Chocolate accounts for less than two percent of the fat in the American diet.

May '09

Jun. 10th, 2009 04:43 pm
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May '09: 1 - 2

May 1;
Movie: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Rating:
Goal: 13/50 (26% Complete)
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Action; Comic Books and Superheroes
About: This action-packed prequel to the popular X-Men films explores Marvel Comics character Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) past and the events that influenced the mutant before the Weapon X program bonded his skeleton with the powerfully strong metal alloy adamantium. After the death of his girlfriend, Wolverine seeks vengeance against supervillain Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber). Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston and Lynn Collins co-star.
Quote: "I thought you were the Moon and I was your Wolverine. Turns out you're the Trickster, and I'm just the fool who got played. " -Logan
My Thoughts: Yay, my favorite x-men got their origins movie first! I really enjoyed this movie but it definitely has a different feel to it than the other x-men movies. Also, you need to have at least seen the first x-men movie or else the end of this movie really blows. The writers did a really good job fleshing out Wolverine's story, no complaints.

There were no red colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987.

May 2;
Title: Dead as a Doornail
Author: Charlaine Harris
Rating:
Goal: 14/60 (23 1/3% Complete)
Pages: 295
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal Romance
About: When Sookie's brother Jason's eyes start to change, she knows he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population-and Jason's new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks, unless the killer decides to find her first.
My Thoughts: I really don't like the were-centric stories so this was a low point in the series for me.

The name "Snickers" for the popular candy bar was named after a horse that the Mars family owned.

May '09

Jun. 10th, 2009 05:30 pm
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May '09: 3 - 9

May 3;
TV Show: In Plain Sight
Episode: 2.03 - A Stand-Up Triple
Goal: 125/400 (31.25% Complete)
About: Mary is forced to babysit the three children of a woman entering the program after she has difficulties with them.
Quote: "I've gazed into the eyes of contract killers, listening to them explain they were only trying to feed their kids, con artists who insist it's the mark's fault for being so stupid, and Dylan fans who, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, defend their love of 'Down in the Groove'. Yes, it's the rare individual who admits they're a heartless, greedy bastard possessing absolutely no musical taste." -Mary

Hershey's most popular product is the Reese Cup, not the Hershey bar.

May 4;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.22 - Legend: Part 1
Goal: 126/400 (31.5% Complete)
About: The team heads to LA to work with the team there to investigate a murder, which soon turns into something bigger. Meanwhile, Tony begins snooping into Ziva's private life.
Quote: "After out last trip to LA, I do not understand why you would think I would be such an eager platypus, Tony." -Ziva

The popular chocolate bar "Three Musketeers" got its name because when it was first introduced in 1932 there were three individual bars. The flavours were strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla.

May 5;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.21 - Miss Red
Goal: 127/400 (31.75% Complete)
About: When the CEO and founder of a software company vanishes from his yacht, Jane and the CBI team are asked to investigate.
Quote: "I've been checking shoes for years. This is the first time it's ever paid off. First time. It's gratifying, man. Very, very gratifying." -Jane "Ah, he's a pistol, isn't he?" -Lisbon

The candy bar "Baby Ruth" was named after U.S. President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Ruth.

May 6;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.23 - Roadkill
Goal: 128/400 (32% Complete)
About: Local authorities summon the assistance of the BAU after a series of homicides occur that appear to have been caused by a serial killer's car near Bend, Oregon.
Quote: "I think it's safe to assume our unsub is male." -Prentiss "I agree with you, given what we know about aggressive driving and road rage." -Hotchner "And the fact that men have an unnatural bond with their cars." -Prentiss "That is true." -JJ "Wait a minute, I don't know about 'unnatural.'" -Morgan

Coffee has about five times the amount of caffeine as a can of Coke.

May 7;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.23 - Legend: Part 2
Goal: 129/400 (32.25% Complete)
About: In Los Angeles, Gibbs and McGee continue working with the NCIS division in order to track a terrorist cell. Agent Callen goes undercover, while a psychologist uncovers the truth about the relationship between Gibbs and Agent Macy. Meanwhile, Tony fears that Ziva may not be loyal to NCIS.
Quote: "Are you jealous?" -Ziva "No. I'm worried. Because you don't seem to understand that your secret friend is interfering with this agency's ability to shut down a terrorist cell!" -Tony

Over the course of one year, a coffee tree only produces about 1.5 pounds of coffee.

May 8;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.22 - Yahrzeit
Goal: 130/400 (32.5% Complete)
About: A man is murdered at an auction selling jewelry and the evidence leads the team to investigating crimes committed during the Holocaust. Mac learns about the role his father played in World War II.
Quote: "I appreciate you picking up some of the slack when Hawkes goes out of town." -Mac "Oh yeah, well, I'm in between girlfriends at the moment, so I got a lot of time on my hands." -Adam

A person would have to drink more than 12 cups of hot cocoa to equal the amount of caffeine found in one cup of coffee.

May 9;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.23 - Greater Good
Goal: 131/400 (32.75% Complete)
About: The team re-opens a two year old case to clear someone of wrong doing. Lindsay returns from Montana and has her big moment.
Quote: "I'm about to go into labor and you are taking me to the hospital. Go!" -Lindsay "Okay." -Adam "Adam..." -Lindsay "Yeah, wrong way, sorry, j... just relax. Everything's going to be okay." -Adam

Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do.

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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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