I do what I want!! Judge me.

I am just going to go ahead and brush over the fact that I have been a horrible little blogger the last few days. I don’t really have an excuse  except for that life has kind of taken over a little bit. I have been working a little harder, and spending a little less time in front of my computer in my downtime. As much as I enjoy  spending my days reading everything on my reader, I’ve been having to  spend a little more time nerding out on film sites, as the Oscars are quickly approaching. I’m really hoping that I am not getting too late of a start on my goal of once again, seeing every movie nominated in the major categories. This year it is even more daunting with 10 films in the Best Picture category alone.

Anyway, back to you… I am hoping I will eventually catch up to all 900 or so unread posts on my reader… but I’m thinking it may take a while.

This weekend was kind of insane. On Saturday I got to catch up with a bunch of my college sorority friends at a baby shower.  (Love you Lydia and little Oliver who will be born sometime in the next 10 days) I’m usually terrified of situations that have anything to do with babies… mostly because babies scare the hell out of me. But besides the slight panic attack that I had in Babies R Us whilst trying to get someone to help me figure out what a Diaper depot was and where in this freak house of miniature things it might be found, I had a pretty rockin time.

I got all Martha Stewart on your asses and even made cream cheese tortilla rolls for the second event this month. I completely forgot to add salsa, which is apparently a major ingredient, but no one  said anything if they noticed.

I think the most shocking moment for everyone was probably when I held one of my friend’s babies. I did have to sit down first in the style of a 10 year old… but it wasn’t even such a terrifying experience. I actually really liked holding her. I had to admit  that babies are kind of cute and soft and I kind of started wanting to eat her up… or at least pet her obsessively. That came out a lot creepier than I meant it. What I’m trying to say is that- while I still don’t have baby fever in any way shape or form, maybe I shouldn’t be so scared of hanging out with my mommy friends a little more often.

We also drank a whole lot of champagne. I haven’t been to many baby showers, but I am quickly finding out that they even though the preggers guest of honor can’t drink, it’s perfectly appropriate for everyone else to. Afterward, a few of us hit the streets of our college town, and basically didn’t stop until around 10:30 on Sunday night. We gave Sunday Funday a whole new meaning, which basically led to a pretty miserable Monday. Except for one part…


Yeah I know what you’re thinking, because I was thinking it to.

With all these Oscar-worthy movies coming out in the last week or so, why would I go see Roland Emmerich prove to the world that his dick is smaller than Michael Bay’s?

For one, I had to get at least one more popcorn-blockbuster-type movie in before I start spending most of my free time in the Angelika, watching foreign and arthouse-ish type films through January.

Also, I actually like really really like end-of -the-the-world-shit-blowing-up-disaster type films. Who doesn’t? If you say you didn’t like Independence Day, I’m so calling bullshit. And not just because Bill Pullman pretty much made the sexiest-voiced president ever in a film. These type of movies do exactly what they set out to do, and that is to entertain and get you excited. Yeah yeah yeah, I admit that it was essentially one near death experience after another, but it definitely kept me on my toes. I spontaneously decided to forgo the gym and go see it by myself after work, but if someone would have been with me I probably would have spent the second half of the movie punching them in the arm.

I was planning on writing a full-on movie review, but I knew what that would turn into…


A post about nothing except for my love for John Cusack, and that can get old really fast. Just ask anyone that knows me in real life.

But seriously. I love the man… skewed political opinions and all. I don’t know what it is about this guy, but just seeing him on the screen makes me all giddy and butterflies in the stomach and all that nonsense that the thirteen year old me felt when opening up a Tiger Beat magazine that featured a pin up of Brad Renfro.

In complete honesty, I would probably love any movie that this man was in, (with the exception of The Contract, because that movie just sucked balls) and I completely blame John Cusack for the fact that I have spent the better part of my life single. How can a girl settle down with someone unless he shows up at your window with a boom-box and professes his love to through the musical stylings of Peter Gabriel? I’m still waiting!

And the thing that gets me the most about him is that he’s just so damn average. He’s good looking in a “guy that you see in your local grocery store” sort of way…  He usually plays these average down and out cynical characters, that are passionate about books and movies and music… but the dude always wins… and you really want him to.

2012 is no exception. I would much rather see the John Cusack continuously narrowly escape being blasted by fire balls and falling into the earth than Brad Pitt or George Clooney. You know they’ll escape. I would rather watch John Cusack do anything on the screen. Speaking of my favorite award night of the year, how has this man never been nominated?

See what I’ve done here? And I must stop. Mostly because I may need to change my panties.

Don’t be surprised if the next time you come here there is John Cusack wallpaper on my background. I will go there.

But until then… I’ve missed you and go see 2012!!! Now!

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  • http://jmb1980.blogspot.com/ Jessica

    I love John! The hubs and I want to see 2012, looks like a good film. Also babies are not that scary . . until they get older . . .

  • CandiceW

    I'm also incredibly behind, ugh. And my new site is getting nowhere, it's beyond frustrating. As for 2012, I don't think I'll ever see it, but Cusack is da man

  • http://francobeans.com/ brad

    I want to see 2012. I love disaster movies, too. The Day After Tomorrow is one of my favorites. I know they're all absurdly unbelievable but I don't care.

  • badassgeek

    Babies can be scary. I always feel like I am going to break them.

  • http://www.belleandnel.com/ Nel

    Oh my god, my husband would DIE if he read this post. He was just talking about how much he hated John Cusack and I was shocked because I have never heard anyone hate him so much. I am going to make him read this….

  • http://laughstooeasily.blogspot.com/ Dani

    Dang it. Now all I can think of doing is renting High Fidelity, going home and watching it in my pjs.

    How important was that meeting I have this afternoon again?

  • http://bellyshirts.wordpress.com Kirsten
  • http://twitter.com/insomniaclolita Andhari Sidharta

    I haven't watched 2012 and I SO WANT TO WATCH. Not about what type of movie it is, it's the fact that I;m curious because it's really sold out over here. Woot.

    ps. yeah babies are cute, although I'm not ready for diapers :p

  • http://megsrantsandramblings.blogspot.com/ meg

    i loved brad renfro, i looove john cusack, and i definitely kind of want to see 2012. also..the plan of seeing all the movies that are nominated in major categories? that is a brilliant idea! it would make the oscars so much more enjoyable…

  • http://livitluvit.com/ LiLu

    “…Why would I go see Roland Emmerich prove to the world that his dick is smaller than Michael Bay’s?”

    God, I love you.

  • CarissaJaded

    It's definitely one to see in the theater, that's for sure!

  • CarissaJaded

    I know i just can't seem to catch up! Cusack is more than da man… he da man I want to marry.

  • CarissaJaded

    Oh I definitely own Day After Tomorrow and Independence day, and I'm sure I will buy this one too!

  • CarissaJaded

    Me too… or that their head will fall off…

  • CarissaJaded

    How? Why? How? does anyone not like Mr. Cusack?

    What is there not to like? If I were a man, I would want to BE John.

  • CarissaJaded

    That would be my most ideal situation of every day. After High Fidelity, I would immediately pop in Serendipity…

  • CarissaJaded

    I heart you Kirsten. I really do.

  • CarissaJaded

    I doubt I'll ever be ready for diapers… but yeah I think 2012 has definitely made some money!

  • CarissaJaded

    It definitely does make it more fun! I like rooting for something and I don't really follow sports, so Oscar night is my super bowl!

  • CarissaJaded

    haha thanks! And Welcome back!!

  • http://www.booshy.wordpress.com/ Jessica

    I'm going to pretend I never heard you say to see 2012…because the husband is convinced we're all going to die. Instantaneously.

    And my retort?…why, then, should we try to have kids?

  • http://watchoutworldimatwentysomething.blogspot.com/ JustMe

    I used to love John Cusak on film…but a NYC buddy once told me they waited on him and he was a giant dick. Now he's ruined forever. Because whenever I see him onscreen, all I can think is, “giant dick”.

    …And not in a good way.

  • http://ineedmom.blogspot.com/ Sue

    Thanks for visiting my blog today…please come back! I love John too…never have quite figured that out. Wow, baby showers sound much cooler than when I was haivng babies. You just wait, as soon as one of your friend's babies falls in love with you…you'll be hooked for sure.


  • CarissaJaded

    hahaha love it.. so he really believes it? That's crazy!! *** knocking on wood.

  • CarissaJaded

    hmmmm… I might have to pretend that I didn't just read this. sighhhhhhh

    I've heard this before… but ignored it then to. I like to just pretend he IS actually Loyd Dopler from Say anything…

  • CarissaJaded

    I most definitely will!!

    Haha I'm not so sure about the baby thing, but I''ll give you the benefit of the doubt!

  • http://thebacksofmyeyelids.blogspot.com/ PJ

    I've always been a big fan of John Cusack. One of my favorite movies is the Air Traffic Controller film with Billy Bob and Angie. I've seen it eleventy gazillion and one times. I'm also a fan of how we know NOTHING about his personal life! AWESOME! He's an expert at flying under the radar and he makes everyone sign non-disclosure contracts before drinks or dinner.

    We throw an Oscar party every year, different theme, 5 course meal – each course name is a parody of one of the best film nominees, red carpet, everyone in costume looking like drag queens…So, if you're telling me we have to go to a 10 course meal because there are going to be 10 nominees for best picture…it's a joke right? Has to be…. See, you've upset me at it's only 6:30 for God's sake!

  • http://microcows.blogspot.com Elliott

    I can't see that scene from Say Anything now without instantly seeing Stan in the 'Raisins' episode of South Park, full Cusack ensemble, boombox blaring 'Shock the Monkey'.

  • http://www.worstdamnblog.com Josh

    You finally posted damnit. Welcome back to blog world. LOL.

    And I guess I have to agree with you on John Cusack (except I'm a dude, and I will affirm my masculinity by saying that I don't have a crush on him) but I like how he's just 'average'. Gives average guys like me a good feeling. Although I'm already married and am happy.

    I guess I will do a search for '2012' and watch it online, as I'm not paying 20 bucks to go see a movie.

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  • http://www.onesteptorecovery.com starzskymoon

    So srsly? 2012 was good? I may have to find a hijacked version and watch it . . . . . . . .

  • http://www.theinternalmakeover.com/ kathryn

    I'll see 2012….but probably not till 2011 when it's out on my ONDEMAND free movie, 'cause that's how behind the times I am.

    It's called a “CRUSH” honey…and you're entitled to gush all you like. You may get wallpaper and pens and posters for your ceiling, if that's what you like. Whatever rocks your boat.

    Life's too freakin' short!

  • CarissaJaded

    I know.. it seems that so many actors these days are not so much even “actors” but are celebrities. I love film, but I think I'd appreciate it as an art even more if I didn't know the details of all of these celebrity's lives.

    Your Oscar parties sound amazing!!!! ahaha , nope there are 10 best pic categories this year, but I'm sure they will figure out a way to condense it…

  • CarissaJaded

    Ohhh I've seen that one… But it didn't ruin that scene for me, fortunately!

  • CarissaJaded

    20 bucks for a movie? Is that what it costs there? Or are you adding in popcorn and drinks…

    But Yeah, he is all sorts of amazing in a very average way…

    I love him.

  • CarissaJaded

    I really liked it! But I pretty much love anything he is in… You should see it in the theater if possible… I don't think it will be as impressive on the small screen.

  • CarissaJaded

    Oh and I will!!! I'm not afraid to shout it in public. I LOVE THIS MAN!

  • http://www.worstdamnblog.com Josh

    Yes, $20 bucks includes popcorn and a drink. Still one hell of a rip off though. :(

    And if you marry him – then maybe I could play golf with John Cusack. Sounds like it'll work out for me. Give him a call. Or better yet, I'll call ol' Cusey up and set you all on a date.

  • http://www.blogsareforlosers.com Sherri

    I was trying to think of something great to say but then I got to the John Cusack picture. I love him so much. In fact, our “song” at our wedding was “In Your Eyes” because of that movies. [and by the way, it's kind hard to slow dance to]

  • CarissaJaded

    Do it pleasssseee!

  • CarissaJaded

    Are you serious?? I want to get married just to have that song in my wedding.. or at least I will marry the first person who plays it under my windowsill. I'm serious. I grew up with that poster above my bed, and I spent way too much time day dreaming under it!

  • http://microcows.blogspot.com Elliott

    Oh, it didn't ruin it for me, either, it just adds to the film for me.

  • http://thepopeye.blogspot.com/ BeckEye

    I do not like Independence Day. For realsies. But I would rather watch it than Armageddon, just because it doesn't have that damn Aerosmith song.

  • http://thepopeye.blogspot.com/ BeckEye

    I do not like Independence Day. For realsies. But I would rather watch it than Armageddon, just because it doesn't have that damn Aerosmith song.