June '09

Jun. 27th, 2009 12:14 am
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June '09: 21 - 27

June 21;
TV Show: In Plain Sight
Episode: 2.09 - Who's Bugging Mary?
Goal: 156/400 (39% Complete)
About: FBI agent O'Connor arrests Brandi on charges of drug trafficking and murder. Insisting her sister is innocent, Mary works to help Brandi while ultimately trying to discover O'Connor's real motive for his actions.
Quote: "You sure you want to do this?" -Mary "I'm positive I don't. But you seem to have become the train wreck I can't stop watching." -Marshall "Choo choo." -Mary

On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily.

June 22;

The average person falls asleep in about 12 to 14 minutes.

June 23;
Movie: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Rating:
Goal: 24/50 (48% Complete)
Genre: Comedy/Science Fiction; Spoofs and Satire
About: In this adventure based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Arthur Dent's house is about to be demolished when he discovers that his best friend is an alien and that the entire planet Earth is about to be destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass! Seems Arthur's only chance for survival is to hitch a ride on a passing spacecraft. Stars Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy and Sam Rockwell. Garth Jennings directs.
Quote: "Let's go somewhere." -Trillian "Where did you have in mind?" -Arthur "Madagascar." -Trillian "That new club on Dean Street?" -Arthur "No, it's a country. Off the coast of Africa." -Trillian
My Thoughts: Cute little movie. I really love just about anything with Zooey in it. I was sorta disappointed with the ending though, it didn't feel complete. Maybe I'd be happier if I'd read the book though.
Movie: Killer Hair
Rating:
Goal: 25/50 (50% Complete)
Genre: Mystery/Comedy
About: A fashion reporter stumbles on a murder investigation in the Nation's Capitol, only to be thrown for a loop when her police detective former lover is assigned to the case.
My Thoughts: Sooo good, I really liked how humorous this movie was too. The actress who played Stella was perfect. I'm not really a Lifetime movie kind of girl, but the main actress, Maggie Lawson, is on Psych. She's wonderful so I gave the movie a try. I will definitely be watching this again and checking out the book it was based on.

A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.

June 24;
TV Show: Royal Pains
Episode: 1.03 - Strategic Planning
Goal: 157/400 (39.25% Complete)
About: Hank gets called in when a Senator's son gets infected with an unknown disease.

One out of 20 people have an extra rib.

June 25;
Movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Rating:
Goal: 26/50 (52% Complete)
Genre: Action/Science Fiction
About: Unlikely hero Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), his foxy girlfriend, Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox), and the tough Capt. Lennox (Josh Duhamel) return to assist the Autobots in another epic battle against the evil Decepticons in this supercharged sequel to the 2007 megahit. Blockbuster impresario Michael Bay brings his trademark pyrotechnics to the proceedings, while comic whiz Rainn Wilson joins the cast as a college professor.
Quote: "Bee, I want to talk to you about the college thing, okay?" -Sam "I'm so excited and I just can't hide it..." -Bumblebee
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this movie, it was ridiculously long though. There was a lot more (sex) humor in this movie than the previous one which was a little distracting from the storyline.

41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.

June 26;
Movie: The Taking of Pelham 123
Rating:
Goal: 27/50 (54% Complete)
Genre: Action/Thriller/Suspense
About: When a group of hijackers led by criminal mastermind Ryder (John Travolta) take the passengers aboard a New York subway train hostage and demand a king's ransom, it's up to police Lt. Zachary Garber (Denzel Washington) to bring them down. Directed by Tony Scott (Man on Fire) this action thriller -- an update of the 1974 film from Joseph Sargent -- also stars James Gandolfini, John Turturro, Luis Guzmán and Gbenga Akinnagbe.
Quote: "Life is simple now. They just have to do what I say." -Ryder
My Thoughts: This movie was so intense and action driven, I really enjoyed that. I wasn't satisfied with the movie's ending however. It is a real ending, but I felt like there was still something that could have been added. There is literally no downtime in this movie though, if you aren't paying attention for even a minute, you'll be lost.

TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 3.04 - Fearless Leader
Goal: 158/400 (39.5% Complete)
About: Michael gets a hold of a crime lord who seems to be the prime suspect in a Miami PD investigation, so he wants to hand him over in return for being left alone.

The eight most common foods to cause food allergies are: milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.

June 27;
TV Show: Mythbusters
Episode: 1.05 - Hammer Bridge Drop, Buried Alive, Cola
Goal: 159/400 (39.75% Complete)
About: Can a person jumping off a bridge be saved from death by throwing a hammer into the water to break the rigidity of the surface? How long will the air last in a coffin if you are buried alive? Can cola clean rust, cook a steak, or remove bloodstains?
Quote: "Adam will use any excuse to run around in his undies. I think." -Jamie
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.25 - To Hell...And Back: Part 1
Goal: 160/400 (40% Complete)
About: In one of its most difficult cases, the BAU is called to Detroit to help track down a serial killer who forces the team into Canada to catch him.
Quote: "As far as I can tell, if your license doesn't ping for prior felonies, you're pretty much going to pass Go and collect $200 Canadian dollars." -Garcia
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.26 - To Hell...And Back: Part 2
Goal: 161/400 (40.25% Complete)
About: The BAU continues its search for a serial killer who has forced the team into Canada to catch him. Meanwhile, a team member may have become the target of a killer from the past.
Quote: "Like I said, sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to sum up what's happened that day. Sometimes, the day just... ends." -Hotchner

Brain damage will only occur if a fever goes above 107.6 degrees farenheit.

May '09

Jun. 11th, 2009 04:05 pm
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May '09: 10 - 16

May 10;
TV Show: In Plain Sight
Episode: 2.04 - Rubble with a Cause
Goal: 132/400 (33% Complete)
About: A building collapses on one of Mary's witnesses, leaving him exposed to outside threats.
Quote: "Oh, and Marshall for the record, I'd sell you out for a twinkie." -Mary

Botanically a rhubarb is a vegetable. It was changed to a fruit in 1947 by a U.S. Custom Court.

May 11;
Title: The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Author: Agatha Christie
Rating:
Goal: 15/60 (25% Complete)
Pages: 198
Genre: Classic Literature/Mystery
About: In her first published mystery, Agatha Christie introduces readers to the heroic detective, Hercule Poirot. This is a classic murder mystery set in the outskirts of Essex. The victim is the wealthy mistress of Styles Court. The list of suspects is long and includes her gold-digging new spouse and stepsons, her doctor, and her hired companion.
My Thoughts: Poirot is the man. This book was a wonderful introduction for him; Hastings did a lovely job describing Poirot and at keeping the reader guessing until the very end about who the killer was. I love how 'mean' Poirot is to Hastings, best team ever.

"Pomology" is the science of growing an apple.

May 12;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.22 - Blood Brothers
Goal: 133/400 (33.25% Complete)
About: Patrick Jane must find a way to convince a group of students at a wilderness program for troubled kids to tell him the truth about the circumstances leading to the death of one of their fellow students.
Quote: "I think you might show a little more respect." -Asher "Respect for...?" -Jane "There's a dead child here." -Chief Brody "Yes, yes, he's dead. He doesn't care how I talk to you." -Jane

At one time, Pumpkins were recommended for the removal of freckles and curing snake bites.

May 13;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.24 - Amplification
Goal: 134/400 (33.5% Complete)
About: The BAU responds quickly after a serial killer releases a new strain of a deadly anthrax virus in Annapolis that threatens the public and puts a member of the team at risk.
Quote: "I'm going to see you off to the hospital." -Morgan "I'm about to get naked so they can scrub me down. Is that something you really want to see?" -Reid

After being picked an orange cannot ripen.

May 14;
Title: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science
Author: Mary Roach
Rating:
Goal: 16/60 (26 2/3% Complete)
Pages: 307
Genre: Non-fiction
About: The best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and infectious wit on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex.
My Thoughts: This book was wonderful. Roach's writing is hilarious and easily read. Non-fiction is typically too dry to hold my interest; however, this book was anything but dry.

TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.24 - Semper Fidelis
Goal: 135/400 (33.75% Complete)
About: When an ICE agent is murdered after a security breach at the SecNav's residence, the NCIS team is forced to work with the FBI and the ICE in order to solve the murder. Meanwhile, Tony faces Rivkin.
Quote: "Looks like someone dropped a cocktail weenie." -Tony "I have a riddle for you; What is not food, but tastes very well. I'll give you a hint. And you should come up with an answer before Officer David, since it's right on the..." -Ducky "Tip of your tongue." -Tony

The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. Many lives in third world countries have been saved from coconut water fed through an IV.

May 15;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.24 - Grounds for Deception
Goal: 136/400 (34% Complete)
About: Stella gets in big trouble when Mac finds out she didn't follow an order.
Quote: "You didn't just steal artefacts from your country. You stole from me. You knew my mother. You knew her. You knew who she was. And you never told me." -Stella

Coca-Cola contained cocaine when it was initially introduced.

May 16;
Movie: Star Trek
Rating:
Goal: 14/50 (28% Complete)
Genre: Science Fiction
About: Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine) and his trusted team on the starship USS Enterprise boldly go where no man has gone before in this installment of Gene Roddenberry's sci-fi franchise that follows the early days of the intergalactic adventurers. The crew includes Spock (Zachary Quinto), Chekov (Anton Yelchin), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Scotty (Simon Pegg) and Sulu (John Cho). Eric Bana co-stars, and Leonard Nimoy appears as an older version of Spock.
Quote: "Captain, what are you doing? " -Spock "Showing them compassion. It may be the only way to earn peace with Romulus. It's logic, Spock, I thought you'd like that. " -Kirk "No, not really. Not this time. " -Spock
My Thoughts: This is the first movie I saw in IMAX. I'm not sure if I'm more infatuated with the theater or the movie. Science fiction and I aren't bffs but this movie was more about kicking ass, which I'm perfectly happy with.

TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.25 - Pay Up
Goal: 137/400 (34.25% Complete)
About: In the season finale the team comes together for one of their own.
Quote: "Your son was minutes away from testifying against you in the grand jury. I swear to God, if you had something to do with this, you better hope that somebody other than me comes to arrest your ass." -Mac

The capital of Vermont, Montpelier is the only state capital in the United States that does not have a McDonalds.

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.

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.

April '09

Jun. 9th, 2009 01:51 am
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April '09: 12 - 18

April 12;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.20 - Prey
Goal: 110/400 (27.5% Complete)
About: Stella remembers something about the latest crime scene when the clues start to appear oddly familiar after a man is shot dead in an empty theater.
Quote: "Don't make me cuff your other hand." -Angell "That's good work, Detective." Flack

The Kraft company produces enough Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, in one year to fill the entire Grand Canyon.

April 13;

There was a molasses flood in Boston on January 15, 1919 that killed 21 people and injured 150 people.

April 14;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.20 - Chuck Versus the First Kill
Goal: 111/400 (27.75% Complete)
About: After Chuck's father is kidnapped by FULCRUM, Chuck finds himself in the need to ask his imprisoned ex-girlfriend Jill for help. Meanwhile, the Buy More team try to bring down Emmett's corporate evaluation, but he seems to be one step ahead.
Quote: "You're 100% sure you want to go through with this?" -Sarah "More like 45, maybe...maybe 30." -Chuck

Dustin Phillips of the U.S. has the record for ketchup drinking. He drank a 14-ounce bottle of tomato ketchup through a straw in 33 seconds on September 23, 1999.

April 15;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.20 - The Cinderella in the Cardboard
Goal: 112/400 (28% Complete)
About: A female body is discovered at a recycling center, compacted into a stack of cardboard, and the Jeffersonian team is called in to investigate. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan run into Sweets' girlfriend at a bridal dress shop -- but she's there with another man.
Quote: "Look Bones, you can't go around tellin' everybody what's on your mind even though it's the truth, okay? Look, what if you and I were going out, right? And you were, y'know, taking forever to get ready and you came out in this dress and, I told you I didn't like it, what are you gonna do?" -Booth "I'd reevaluate, change, or ignore you." -Bones "Of course you would, Bones. Good answer." -Booth

In the United States, the first cookbook was published in 1796 and it contained a recipes for watermelon rind pickles.

April 16;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.21 - Mayhem on a Cross
Goal: 113/400 (28.25% Complete)
About: Brennan and Booth delve into the world of death metal music in an effort to discover who killed the bassist of an underground death metal band, whose skeleton was found being used as a stage prop by a black metal band in Norway. Meanwhile, Sweets is working on the book he's writing about Brennan and Booth, and asks Dr. Gordon Wyatt for some input.
Quote: "Well he's a good lad, Sweets. But this book he's writing, he's using it as the vehicle to get what he actually wants which is ... a family." -Gordan "So he ... imprinted on us, like a baby duck? So what do we do?" -Bones

In a year, about 90 million jars of Skippy Peanut Butter are sold. This works out to three jars sold every second.

April 17;
Movie: Hannah Montana: The Movie
Rating:
Goal: 11/50 (22% Complete)
Genre: Family/Comedy
About: When the pop star fame of her secret alter ego, Hannah Montana, becomes too much to bear, Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) takes a break and journeys back to her Tennessee hometown of Crowley Corners for a much-needed break from the spotlight. But the pressures of celebrity life prove difficult to escape when Miley is pursued by a snoop who suspects the truth about her identity. Peter Chelsom directs, and Billy Ray Cyrus and Emily Osment co-star.
Quote: "Do you know who I am? " -Tyra Banks "Well, I know you know who I am. " -Hannah Montana
My Thoughts: She gets so much crap, especially from parents who think she's not 'wholesome' enough for their kids. I mean really, come on, get a life. What are your kids doing surfing for nudie pics anyway? Maybe you should be a better parent and stop blaming tv. End rant. I really enjoyed this movie. It was cute and entertaining.

TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.21 - A Shade of Gray
Goal: 114/400 (28.5% Complete)
About: During an investigation of a series of child abductions and murders in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the BAU concludes the possibility that the last murder may not be the work of the suspect who had been apprehended.
Quote: "Tell me things, Sunshine." -Garcia

Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it.

April 18;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.21 - The Past, Present and Murder
Goal: 115/400 (28.75% Complete)
About: Mac and the team are called in to investigate after a man falls twenty stories out of Dunbrook's office window. Complicating matters is the body has disappeared and the evidence ties into a past case.
Quote: "A man falls 20 stories, walks away. Boy, that'd make a good headline, sell a lot of newspapers." -Dunbrook "'Media Mogul Pushes Him' might sell more." -Mac

Chocolate contains a very small amount of caffeine. A cup of decaffeinated coffee has approximately the same amount of caffeine as in 50 M&M's.

April '09

Jun. 9th, 2009 12:17 am
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April '09: 5 - 11

April 5;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.18 - Point of No Return
Goal: 102/400 (25.5% Complete)
About: After the wife of a former member of Mac's team is found dead, the team discovers where the heroin is made.
Quote: "Little Stevie?" -Mac "Who's asking?" -Receptionist "Members of his fan club." -Flack

The sandwich was invented in the 1700's. The Earl of Sandwich was gambling one day and did not want to get up to eat, so he ordered his food in between two slices of bread and that is how the sandwich was invented.

April 6;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.19 - Chuck Versus the Dream Job
Goal: 103/400 (25.75% Complete)
About: Chuck's life seems to be coming together, his long-absent father has returned and he is about to land his dream job at Roark Instruments. Meanwhile, Lester and Jeff convince Big Mike to send them to NextExpo, which is hosted by Roark Instruments.
Quote: "Yeah. Maybe he's not as crazy as I remembered." -Chuck "Oookay, let's go get your sister married, hunh? Maybe we should...wait until dark, they're... they're tracking my every move. Rat bastards..." -Stephen

An fresh egg will sink in water, but a stale one will float.

April 7;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.19 - A Dozen Red Roses
Goal: 104/400 (26% Complete)
About: CBI investigates the murder of Hollywood movie producer Felix Hanson. Evidence leads to the belief that drugs are involved, but further investigations indicate a connection to a running movie production of a film called "A Dozen Roses".
Quote: "Nice. I could arrest you for that." -Cho "You'll never take me alive, copper." -Jane "Seriously." -Cho "Seriously, it's Marilyn and Charlie. What, do you want to make a comedy arrest, see your name written in the weird news section?" -Jane

The first soup ever made was made from hippo meat.

April 8;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.21 - One
Goal: 105/400 (26.25% Complete)
About: Crews continues his search for Reese, who disappeared while working with the F.B.I. In the course of his investigation, he discovers details about a conspiracy against him.
Quote: "They put you away for killing that guy you had that bar with. You did twelve years hard time, and you got fifty million dollars. Now you're eating burgers in the back of a minivan on the run from half the cops in LA. You've made some interesting career choices." -Agent Bodner

If all the salt were to be extracted from the Earth's oceans, you would have enough salt to cover all of the continents five feet deep.

April 9;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.19 - The Science in the Physicist
Goal: 106/400 (26.5% Complete)
About: The team is led to a well-known physics research center after finding a piece of a meteorite in the ear of a victim whose pulverized remains were found in a garbage bag. Meanwhile, Angela's dad returns, seeking revenge on Hodgins.
Quote: "What did I tell you?" -Cam "That we aren't allowed in the same room without supervision." -Hodgins "Why?" -Cam "Because we were ... stupid enough to fire a cannon indoors." -Nigel-Murray

Mexican jumping beans jump because of moth larvae inside the bean.

April 10;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.19 - Communication Breakdown
Goal: 107/400 (26.75% Complete)
About: When an Indian Chief ends up dead on a commuter train, the team is continually surprised by the direction in which the evidence takes them.
Quote: "You got plenty of time on this name search. I mean, the kid's not even here yet. My mom and dad waited six weeks after I was born to name me." -Hawkes "Oh, they waited six weeks to name you Sheldon?" -Danny "Yeah. What's wrong with that?" -Hawkes

Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.

April 11;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.20 - Conflicted
Goal: 108/400 (27% Complete)
About: The BAU is called to Texas to investigate a serial killer who is targeting vacationing students on spring break on South Padre Island.
Quote: "Stephen King wrote, 'Monsters are real, and ghosts are real, too. They live inside us. And sometimes, they win.'" -Reid
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.21 - Toxic
Goal: 109/400 (27.25% Complete)
About: Abby has to take over a top secret government mission when their scientist goes missing, but soon realizes things may not be as they seem to be, while the rest of the team worries about Abby's safety.
Quote: "You look pretty good for a dead guy, except for the blood draining from your face." -Abby

On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime.

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.

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. 7th, 2009 11:54 pm
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March '09: 15 - 21

March 15;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.17 - Demonology
Goal: 081/400 (20.25% Complete)
About: The BAU investigates a series of deaths involving possible exorcisms in the Washington area that appear to be sanctioned by the Vatican, and SSA Emily Prentiss finds herself personally involved in the case.
Quote: "Is Hotch still here?" -Prentiss "Oh, I'm pretty sure he lives here." -Garcia

It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines.

March 16;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.18 - Islanded in a Stream of Stars
Goal: 082/400 (20.5% Complete)
About: The rebel Cylons and the Colonial humans react to Hera's kidnapping while the physical condition of the Galactica continues to deteriorate.
Quote: "And you've seen these angels yourself?" -Kara "With alarming regularity." -Baltar "Regularity, that must be important when you're full of crap." -Kara

The first product to ever be scanned with a bar code was Wrigley's gum on June 26, 1974.

March 17;

If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world.

March 18;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.18 - 3 Women
Goal: 083/400 (20.75% Complete)
About: Crews receives an over-achieving new partner.
Quote: "It's about redemption. It just takes place in prison. " -Nina "Are there any jokes in it? You should ... you should put some jokes in it." -Crews

Approximately 7.5% of all office documents get lost.

March 19;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.17 - The Salt in the Wounds
Goal: 084/400 (21% Complete)
About: Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a 16-year-old pregnant girl who was found buried in a pile of street salt. During their investigation they uncover a high school "pregnancy pact" between the victim and some of her fellow volleyball players.
Quote: "Despite the fact that you aren't a real medical doctor, you have been quite helpful. Thanks." -Bones "Oh you're welcome. Oh and, by the way, you aren't a real medical doctor either." -Dr. Fitt "Ouch." -Booth

Mexico City boasts the world's largest taxi fleet with over sixty thousand taxis running every day.

March 20;
Title: Magyk
Author: Angie Sage
Rating:
Goal: 05/60 (8 1/3% Complete)
Pages: 564
Genre: Fantasy/Children's Lit
About: The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?
The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.
My Thoughts: I really liked the ideas for this book but a good 200 pages could have been cut out.
Review: click click

TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.16 - Bloodshot
Goal: 085/400 (21.25% Complete)
About: When Patrick is left temporarily blinded after an explosion, he finds himself using unusual methods to investigate the death of a financial advisor that somehow seems to be connected to himself.
Quote: "You'll see. Honesty's best." -Jane "Yeah, honestly, I'd like to kick your butt right now." -Rigsby
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.19 - Daybreak: Part One
Goal: 086/400 (21.5% Complete)
About: With Galactica on the verge of falling apart, Admiral Adama readies the ship for what could be its final mission, as Baltar's Six warns that humanity's final chapter is near.
Quote: "Spins and turns. Angles and curves. The shape of dreams half-remembered. Slip the surly bonds of Earth and touch the face of perfection. A perfect face. Perfect lace. Find the perfect world for the end of Kara Thrace. End of line." -Anders

The most dangerous job in the United States is that of a fisherman, followed by logging and then an airline pilot.

March 21;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.20 - Daybreak: Part Two
Goal: 087/400 (21.75% Complete)
About: Admiral Adama leads a group of volunteers aboard the Galactica into a dangerous mission to rescue Hera. With the decrepit condition of the ship, Adama understands that this will likely be the final mission of the Galactica. As the personnel face possible death in the battle, they recall key moments from their time on Caprica before the Cylon holocaust.
Quote: "Just so there'll be no misunderstandings later... Galactica has seen a lot of history, gone through a lot of battles. This will be her last. She will not fail us if we do not fail her. If we succeed in our mission, Galactica will bring us home. If we don't... it doesn't matter anyway. " -Adama
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.21 - Daybreak: Part Three
Goal: 088/400 (22% Complete)
About: Despite Anders' success at neutralizing the Cylon gun batteries, Adama's volunteer attack force sustains heavy casualties. Cylon Raiders pursue the Vipers and Centurions board the Galactica. Kara attempts to decipher the meaning of Hera's drawing and rescue the Galactica.
Quote: "So much life..." -Roslin

The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.
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February '09: 22 - 28

February 22;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.15 - The Party's Over
Goal: 061/400 (15.25% Complete)
About: Stella attends a fund raising event and a crime scene at the same time. Mac meets a new foe.
Quote: "You did the unpopular thing." -Stella "Me? That's my MO, right?" -Danny

Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different.

February 23;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.14 - Chuck Versus the Best Friend
Goal: 062/400 (15.5% Complete)
About: When Anna's new boyfriend turns out to be connected to the Triads, Chuck is ordered to spy on him by becoming his friend, thereby endangering his friendship with Morgan. Meanwhile Jeff and Lester want to perform at Ellie and Devon's wedding with their band called "Jeffster!"
Quote: "Does it shock you that 80% of my encounters with women have been completely without their knowledge?" -Jeff "Honestly, I'm more surprised by the other 20%, Jeff." -Chuck

The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes.

February 24;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.17 - South by Southwest
Goal: 063/400 (15.75% Complete)
About: When a fellow agent is murdered, the NCIS teams heads into the desert to locate a woman who might hold the answer to the mystery murder.
Quote: "Ohhh, can you get nerve damage in your buttocks?" -Tony "You're gonna feel worse in the morning." -Gibbs

Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight.

February 25;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.16 - Hit Me Baby
Goal: 064/400 (16% Complete)
About: Crews investigates a brutally murdered man, and it leads him all the way to Claudia, an uncatchable hit woman. Meanwhile, Reese is polygraphed by the FBI before joining a Task Force.
Quote: "Is it a new car?" -Tech Support "No. Yes. No. No, I mean it used to be my car but then I gave it to this girl. Then I got another car, but then I wanted this car back because the other one was full of bullet holes and people kept telling me I shouldn't be driving a car full of bullet holes. So I bought this one back, but she painted flowers on it. I had the flowers taken off and now the phone won't sync up." -Crews

In World War II, the German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.

February 26;
TV Show: Leverage
Episode: 1.13 - The Second David Job
Goal: 065/400 (16.25% Complete)
About: Nate attempts to reform his fractured team after coming out of hiding to directly challenge Sterling and Blackpoole by stealing both David statuettes. However, the stakes are high and could result in the incarceration of his friends.
Quote: "Grifter, hitter, hacker, thief. You're all trying to solve your version of the crime instead of just trying to...solve the crime. There's a reason we work together." -Nate

Some desert snails have been known to sleep for three to four years.

February 27;
TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 2.15 - Sins of Omission
Goal: 066/400 (16.5% Complete)
About: Michael's ex-fiancée seeks his help in freeing her son, who was kidnapped by a black market dealer named Brennen. Meanwhile, Michael has to get to Victor, the guy who tried to kill him.
Quote: "I left her because you don't marry someone when you love somebody else." -Michael

In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee.

February 28;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.16 - Pleasure Is My Business
Goal: 067/400 (16.75% Complete)
About: The BAU is called to Dallas to investigate when a serial killer lures and kills high-powered executives by posing as a high-class call girl.
Quote: "What about the, umm, type of work your employees do? We're sort of operating under the assumption that this escort is, umm, killing men who... make her perform a... specific sexual act." -Reid "What did you have in mind, sweetie?" -Lauren "I... I don't even... I don't know." -Reid

Unlike a frog, toads cannot jump.
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February '09: 15 - 21

February 15;
Movie: Burn After Reading
Rating:
Goal: 03/50 (6% Complete)
Genre: Comedy; Dark/Black Humor, Cult
About: In this dark comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, ousted CIA official Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) loses his recently penned memoir into the hands of a pair of moronic gym employees (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand, in a Golden Globe-nominated role) who use it to try to turn a profit. George Clooney and Tilda Swinton round out the cast of this irreverent farce, which was nominated for a Best Picture (Comedy) Golden Globe.
Quote: "Osbourne Cox? I thought you might be worried...about the security...of your shit." -Chad
My Thoughts: Eh, not my cup of tea. I rewound it no less than 100 times to watch Brad Pitt's dance though which made the movie worth it. Frances McDormand was so freaking annoying in this movie. Honestly, I was hoping for something of Ocean's 11 quality considering both Pitt and Clooney were in this movie.

TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.15 - Deliverance
Goal: 050/400 (12.5% Complete)
About: The NCIS team finds themselves involved in a city gang while investigating the death of a Marine, and Gibbs must face his past once again when he finds a message at the scene of the crime.
Quote: "Don't scoff at me, lots of gangs are named after fish. There's the sharks... there's barracudas... Rumblefish." -Tony
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.14 - She's Not There
Goal: 051/400 (12.75% Complete)
About: Two separate cases turn into one when one father turns up dead and his daughter is missing. It all turns out to be due to a slave trafficking ring running in the city. Also Detective Flack is back on duty after having recently being cleared.
Quote: "I wouldn't mess with him, he wants to make it to the Ranger's game tonight." -Danny

Pound for pound, an eagle's wing is stronger than the wing of an airplane.

February 16;
Movie: Dadnapped
Rating:
Goal: 04/50 (8% Complete)
Genre: Comedy/Family
About: A neglected teen girl (Emily Osment) channels her inner superspy to rescue her famous dad.
Quote: "Floss!" -Everyone
My Thoughts: Cute; however, not one of the better Disney tv movies and we all know they have some good ones.

TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.13 - Chuck Versus the Suburbs
Goal: 052/400 (13% Complete)
About: It is Valentine's day and emotions are boiling at the Buy More. However, Big Mike has to face a divorce, so the Buy More team try to distract him. Meanwhile, Chuck and Sarah go undercover as a married couple in the suburbs.
Quote: "Gee whiz, Mike. We're trying to help you find love here. Dirty, nasty, filthy love." -Morgan

A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs.

February 17;
Title: Bone Crossed
Author: Patricia Briggs
Rating:
Goal: 04/60 (6 2/3% Complete)
Pages: 309
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
About: Car mechanic and sometime shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has learned, the hard way, why her race was almost exterminated. When European vampires immigrated to North America, they found Mercy's people had a hidden talent - for vampire slaying. Unfortunately for Mercy, the queen of the local vampire seethe has discovered her true identity. She's also furious when she learns Mercy has crossed her and killed one of her vampires. Mercy may be protected from direct reprisals by the werewolf pack (and her interesting relationship with its Alpha), but that just means Marsilia will come after Mercy some other way. So Mercy had better prepare to watch her back.
My Thoughts: Love it, my favorite series (excluding HP). I just can't say enough good things about Briggs and her Mercy Thompson series.
Review: click click

Movie: Spectacular!
Rating:
Goal: 05/50 (10% Complete)
Genre: Musical/Family
About: After losing their star singer to a rival group, show choir Spectacular is in big trouble for the national championship, prompting chorus leader Courtney (Tammin Sursok) to enlist talented aspiring rocker Nikko (Nolan Funk) as a replacement. But will Nikko's freewheeling rock 'n' roll style harmonize with the disciplined world of show choir? The lively musical features 10 original songs, including "Everything Can Change" and "Don't Tell Me."
Quote: "Dude, this is so... Lame..." -Nikko "It's pronounced 'La-may'" -Swanee Boy
My Thoughts: Spectacular!...no, seriously. Everything was wonderful, I actually went out and bought the OST for this.

TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.15 - Scarlett Fever
Goal: 053/400 (13.25% Complete)
About: A woman is poisoned at a country club, while a party is in full swing, so the CBI is called to investigate. The team soon finds out, that each of the suspects is hiding something.
Quote: "I've been here nearly six months now, half a year." -Van Pelt "What do you want? Half a cake?" -Lisbon

The fastest bird in the world is the Peregrine Falcon, which can reach speeds in excess of two hundred miles per hour.

February 18;
Movie: Taken
Rating:
Goal: 06/50 (12% Complete)
Genre: Action/Thriller/Crime
About: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Now, her father, Bryan (Liam Neeson), a former soldier, must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, Bryan's task may be more than he can handle. Directed by Pierre Morel, this relentless action thriller also stars Famke Janssen.
Quote: "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you." -Bryan
My Thoughts: Really intense but good. The subject matter is definitely not for the weak hearted. I went to see this having no idea it was about sex trafficking, which was a surprise considering the previews showed none of that.

TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.15 - I Heart Mom
Goal: 054/400 (13.5% Complete)
About: Crews and Reese investigate the death of a man found in a house with no roof, which leads them to a construction scam and lots of suspects with no roofs. Rayborn reveals more of the conspiracy to Crews.
Quote: "You strike me and you'll only be striking yourself." -Crews "What? Some kind of kharmic payback?" -William "If only. No. My partner will just shoot you in the head." -Crews
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.15 - Zoe's Reprise
Goal: 055/400 (13.75% Complete)
About: The local authorities in Cleveland enlist the help of the BAU to assist in the pursuit of a serial killer who appears to be copying the methods used by famous murderers from the past.
Quote: "I was the last one she talked to before she was murdered. How is this not personal, Aaron?" -Rossi

A hawk's vision is so good that it can see a mouse from a height of one mile.

February 19;
Movie: Iron Man
Rating:
Goal: 07/50 (14% Complete)
Genre: Action/Thriller; Comic Books and Superheroes
About: After ultrarich inventor and weapons maker Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) escapes from kidnappers using makeshift power armor, he turns his invention to good by using it to fight crime. But when he must face the evil Iron Monger, his skills are stretched to the limit. Based on the Marvel comic, this captivating superhero tale from director Jon Favreau co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard.
Quote: "You've been called the Da Vinci of our time. What do you say to that?" -Reporter "Absolutely ridiculous. I don't paint." -Tony Stark "And what do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?" -Reporter "That's not bad." -Tony Stark
My Thoughts: This might be my favorite movie ever. I love comic book movies and the sarcastic nature of Stark really pushes this one above all the rest.

TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.15 - The Princess and the Pear
Goal: 056/400 (14% Complete)
About: The team investigates a sci-fi convention when a woman in a medieval princess dress is found murdered. With Booth's back injured, Agent Payton Perotta steps in once again to help.
Quote: "The only reason that I am not coming in right now is because Bones told me not to. But, she is your responsibility. Nothing can happen to her, okay? If anything, happens to her, you know that silky black hair, and ... that soft skin ..." -Booth
TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 2.14 - Truth and Reconciliation
Goal: 057/400 (14.25% Complete)
About: Facing pressure from Sam and Fiona, Michael agrees to help bring a Haitian murderer to justice.
Quote: "It takes a lot longer to pull a gun than people think it does; almost 5 seconds on average to draw and line up a shot. This is good news or bad news, depending on what side of the gun you're on." -Michael

The strike of the eagle talon is so powerful that it's force is twice that of a rifle bullet.

February 20;
TV Show: Psych
Episode: 3.16 - An Evening With Mr. Yang
Goal: 058/400 (14.5% Complete)
About: Shawn's exploits have garnered him fame, if not fortune. Unfortunately, they've also brought him to the attention of the Yin Yang serial killer, and Shawn's mother is his next target.
Quote: "I forbid you to be a part of this, Shawn. You're coming with me." -Henry "W–w–w … 'forbid' me. I'm familiar with your hands-on approach to parenting, but I'm not twenty-seven any more. I can do whatever I want." -Shawn
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.16 - Bounce
Goal: 059/400 (14.75% Complete)
About: When one of Tony's old cases ends up re-opened, he switches roles with Gibbs to finally solve the crime.
Quote: "Not that I have a hangover now, Boss. You know I would never drink on a school night." -Tony

A hummingbird's heart beats 615 beats in a minute.

February 21;
TV Show: Leverage
Episode: 1.12 - The First David Job
Goal: 060/400 (15% Complete)
About: The Leverage team plots to steal Nate's former employer's CEO's prized Michelangelo maquette and sell it back to him as its twin. However, the team does not bank on a reappearance by Sterling.
Quote: "I'm sorry, are we still unclear? I'm a functioning alcoholic, you know. Trick is to not get hung up on the "alcoholic" and really celebrate the "functioning" part of the sentence." -Nate

In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring.
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February '09: 8 - 14

February 8;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.10 - Red Brick and Ivy
Goal: 042/400 (10.5% Complete)
About: Patrick Jane becomes very interested in a new case involving his former psychiatrist, who is the victim's ex-wife and also the prime suspect.
Quote: "I drive just fast enough. You hate not being the one in control and yet you're willing to overcome your irrational fears to cheer me up. That's a beautiful thing, Lisbon. Thank you, I'd love to drive." -Patrick Jane "Never mind." -Teresa Lisbon

Hippos drink as much as 250 litres of water in any given 24 hour period.

February 9;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.06 - Red-Handed
Goal: 043/400 (10.75% Complete)
About: A severed hand is found on the California-Nevada state line, that belongs to a murdered hotel casino owner. While the CBI team suspects a mafia hit, Patrick Jane uses the investigation as an opportunity to win at the cards tables.
Quote: "If I told you about every hunch, you would get very irritated." -Patrick Jane

Sharks are immune to cancer.

February 10;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.14 - Crimson Casanova
Goal: 044/400 (11% Complete)
About: The CBI goes to investigate the death of a married woman, who was murdered while in bed with her lover.
Quote: "Kid's a natural. Look at him. The Cho. No business like Cho business." -Patrick Jane

Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell.

February 11;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.14 - Cold Comfort
Goal: 045/400 (11.25% Complete)
About: The mother of an abducted child works with the BAU in Seattle to identify a serial killer who kidnaps, murders, and embalms his victims.
Quote: "So if I wanted to embalm a body, what would be the process?" -Prentiss "Start with some nose plugs." -Morgan

The only animal, besides humans that can get leprosy is the Armadillo.

February 12;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.14 - Mirror Ball
Goal: 046/400 (11.5% Complete)
About: The team investigates the death of a heavy metal lead singer, who was suffocated to death. They question all the other band members and learn that the previous lead singer of that group have problems with the dead singer after he was kicked of the band. When they get the former singer, he seems to have a legitimate alibi. Meanwhile, Crews learns that his father's wedding to Olivia has been called off.
Quote: "We're all liars. To be honest that was a lie." -Crews

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

February 13;
TV Show: Psych
Episode: 3.15 - Tuesday the 17th
Goal: 047/400 (11.75% Complete)
About: Shawn and Gus are asked by a childhood friend, Jason Cunningham, to investigate the disappearance of his camp's counsellor.
Quote: "Wow! Billy, I will give you everything in Gus's wallet if you put your pants back on." -Shawn

If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple.

February 14;
TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 2.13 - Bad Breaks
Goal: 048/400 (12% Complete)
About: Michael finds himself trapped inside a private bank with Jason Bly during an armed robbery. Meanwhile, Michael's predicament disrupts Sam's love life.
Quote: "Michael called you to tell you to blow a hole in the wall of a bank, and you didn't think to ask when? " -Fiona "Look, it was a brief conversation. We didn't talk about shoes or movies either. Would you just place the explosives already? " -Sam
TV Show: Leverage
Episode: 1.11 - The Juror #6 Job
Goal: 049/400 (12.25% Complete)
About: While performing jury duty under one of her aliases, Parker concludes that someone is attempting to influence the trial's verdict, so the Leverage team steps in.
Quote: "It's your turn to be in the dumpster." -Eliot "Nah, man, I have peanut allergies. What if somebody threw in some extra crunchy Skippy? Do you want to give me mouth to mouth?" -Hardison

On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.

January '09

Jun. 6th, 2009 11:18 pm
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January '09: 25 - 31

January 25;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.11 - Red John's Friends
Goal: 027/400 (6.75% Complete)
About: A convicted murderer convinces Jane to help prove his innocence by telling Jane that he would give him information on Red John. Jane quits CBI to devote all of his time to getting him released.
Quote: "Why do people say "Eureka!" when they do something good?" -Van Pelt "It's Greek for bingo." -Cho

In the movie Willy Wonka, in the scene where squirrels opened up nuts and dropped them onto a conveyor belt, was not animated. 40 squirrels were trained to do that stunt.

January 26;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.13 - Bloodline
Goal: 028/400 (7% Complete)
About: The BAU is called to Alabama when young women are being abducted by what appears to be a family working together.
Quote: "Hey, baby girl. We need to talk." -Morgan "PG or NC 17?" -Garcia

A mole can dig a tunnel three hundred feet long in a single night.

January 27;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.07 - Seeing Red
Goal: 029/400 (7.25% Complete)
About: When Rosemary Tennant becomes the victim of a hit and run, Patrick Jane takes on her psychic adviser, who claims to have foreseen her death, as he thinks she is a fraud.
Quote: "Excuse me, but you might consider the possibility that she's actually honestly in touch with something beyond your understanding." -Van Pelt "That would be golf and musical theater of the 30s and 40s." -Patrick Jane

Each day, anywhere from 35-150 species of life go extinct.

January 28;
TV Show: Leverage
Episode: 1.09 - The Snow Job
Goal: 030/400 (7.5% Complete)
About: While helping a National Guardsman whose home was foreclosed by an unprincipled construction firm, Nate jeopardizes both his team and their job when he seeks solacement in the bottle.
Quote: "You know you talk to much. You should go skip some rope." -Nate "What? Want me to skip something? I'll skip your drunk ass of this marble floor." -Eliot

Sheep can detect other sheep faces like humans do. They can remember up to 50 sheep faces.

January 29;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.14 - Love & War
Goal: 031/400 (7.75% Complete)
About: The NCIS team investigates a bizarre murder of a Navy Captain whose suspicious private life might be the reason why he got killed.
Quote: "You have to tell him [McGee] the truth." -Ziva "Not until I'm absolutely sure lying won't work." -Tony

A leech has 32 brains.

January 30;
TV Show: Psych
Episode: 3.13 - Any Given Friday Night at 10pm, 9pm Central
Goal: 032/400 (8% Complete)
About: Shawn and Gus investigate the death of a footballer named Vlad.
Quote: "Let me be very clear, these hands are not touching anyone, I only use these hands to touch myself. Let me rephrase that…" -Gus "Please stop speaking. And no more fist bumps for the rest of the day." -Shawn

The largest earthworm on record was found in South Africa and measured 22 feet.

January 31;
TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 2.11 - Hot Spot
Goal: 033/400 (8.25% Complete)
About: In order to get free football tickets, Sam asks Michael to join him in helping Coach Sean Martin, as one of his players is threatened by a gangster. Meanwhile, Michael works on finding out who tried to kill him.
Quote: "Revenge is a waste of time." -Michael "Well, so is watching TV and eating candy, but you do it 'cause it feels good." -Fiona
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.11 - Sometimes a Great Notion
Goal: 034/400 (8.5% Complete)
About: Both the humans of the Colonial fleet and their Cylon allies fight against the emotion of overwhelming despair as they try to understand what happened to the 13th Tribe. Dee reconciles with her husband Lee Adama despite being devastated about the discovery of Earth. Kara finds a puzzling and disturbing clue regarding her identity.
Quote: "If you've got an explanation for this, now's the time." -Kara "I don't have one. I was wrong." -Leoben

The brain of a reptile make up no more than 1 percent of the reptile's body mass.

January '09

Jun. 6th, 2009 07:55 pm
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January '09: 11 - 17

January 11;
 
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.04 - Ladies in Red
Goal: 012/400 (3% Complete)
About: Jason Sands, a wealthy banker and political contributor is found dead inside his residence vault. After being tortured, he had bled to death in his vault. Patrick and the team delve into Jason's private life to find the murderer.
Quote: "I mistakenly treated him as a responsible adult." -Teresa Lisbon

For 47 days in 1961, the painting "Matisse's Le Bateau (The Boat)" was hanging upside down in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Apparently none of the over 116,000 visitors seem to have noticed.

January 12;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.05 - Redwood
Goal: 013/400 (3.25% Complete)
About: A girl is found stabbed to death in the woods, and her best friend is missing. She is found covered in blood with a knife in her hand, which makes her the prime suspect, but she is suffering from memory loss. Patrick Jane uses his mentalist skills to help find out what really happened.
Quote: "We don't help, we take over." -Teresa Lisbon

There was no punctuation until the 15th century.

January 13;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.13 - Broken Bird
Goal: 014/400 (3.5% Complete)
About: Secrets from Ducky's past are revealed when he ends up stabbed at the crime scene.
Quote: "The reason there is no J street--- because it looked too much like an I at those times. So they omitted it because they didn't want to create confusion." -Palmer

The word Karate means, "empty hand."

January 14;
TV Show: Leverage
Episode: 1.07 - The Wedding Job
Goal: 015/400 (3.75% Complete)
About: The Leverage team poses as a wedding planner crew to pull off a heist on behalf of a family who were promised money when one of their own took the fall for a mob boss.
Quote: "I mean, what is marriage? Is it running around on rooftops in Paris? No, I don't think so. It's pushing a cart around Home Depot. That's what it is. It's hard work. Hard, hard, hard, hard work, people." -Nate

The music for "The Star Spangled Banner" comes from a British drinking song named "Anacreon."

January 15;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.12 - Soul Mates
Goal: 016/400 (4% Complete)
About: When a young woman in an affluent community in Sarasota, Florida, disappears, the BAU suspects she may have been taken hostage by the partner of a pair of serial killers.
Quote: "British historian C. Northcote Parkinson said, 'Delay is the deadliest form of denial.'" -Morgan
 

The children's nursery rhyme, "Sing a Song of Sixpence," was used by members of a pirate ship as a coded message.

January 16;
TV Show: Psych
Episode: 3.11 - Lassie Did a Bad Bad Thing
Goal: 017/400 (4.25% Complete)
About: A desperate Lassiter turns to Shawn and Gus for help when he's implicated in a murder at the police station.
Quote: "Chief, I think you can. I think you can, I think you can." -Shawn

The phrase "Often a bridesmaid, but never a bride," actually originates from an advertisement for Listerine mouthwash from 1924.

January 17;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.12 - Help
Goal: 018/400 (4.5% Complete)
About: The sale of a wedding dress turns deadly. Sheldon's next case gets personal for him and gives him the answer to a question from his past.
Quote: "Is there such a thing as a warrant for worms?" -Lindsay

In the U.S. there are approximately 65.8 million cats.
 

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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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