Surprisingly Chipper? Yes I am.

I cannot believe that it is already Christmas week. Seriously. Where did my year go?

I woke up today in the best mood that I can remember being in, in a really long time. I don’t know if it is because I actually got some sleep or maybe I’ve finally been hit with some Christmas cheer, but either way, I’m going to run with it! I had a great, relaxing weekend. I finally got my Christmas shopping DONE and I got to spend some quality time at the Cinema which really does wonders for my attitude. On Saturday night I went to a “Tacky Christmas Sweater” party which was also a blast. I really love any opportunity to dress up in tacky clothing.

Sunday morning I woke up and checked my purse for all of my belongings, just as I usually do as I am very prone to losing things, and I was extremely bummed to find that my camera was missing. I spent the majority of the morning playing Sherlock Holmes/the guys from the Hangover trying to figure out where it might be. Just as I had written it off as forever lost (like everything else I’ve ever owned,) my friend LA (who I had ridden with and then slept on her couch) called and said she found it… in her purse.

So now I’m pleased to announce a truly momentous land-mark in my life. This Thursday will mark the one year anniversary of my camera and I. The longest relationship that I have ever had with a piece of “technology.” This includes computers, phones, voice recorders, and ipods. I never thought we would last this long. Oh sure, there have been a few close calls. I’ve come close to losing camera more than a few times, and he’s had to endure a few hard drops… But alas, we have somehow made it through this long year together. I’d like to thank all of the people that we’ve shared memories with and who have helped to keep us together this year. I am blessed.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, moving on.

HOLLYWOOD - MAY 14: Actor Sam Worthington arri...

Move over John Cusack, there's a new man in town.

I didn’t have time to put up any proper reviews today, mostly because after I saw Avatar in 3D last night, I spent about four hours looking up pictures of Sam Worthington and updating my Blockbuster queue with every movie he has ever made. Most of them don’t look like they will be very good, but I’m not biased where hotties are concerned.

Hopefully I will eventually get a chance to write a review, but for now I will just say that I was really surprised at how much I loved this movie. I had been really skeptical ever since the first trailer came out, and even wrote a post a while back about how I didn’t get the hype. I listen to a lot of film-related podcasts, (my favorites are The Movie Hour and Film Spotting) and this movie has been discussed for over 2 years now as one of the most anticipated movies to EVER be released. After watching the trailers, I had pretty much written Avatar off as nothing but a big-budget popcorn film that would be pleasing to the eye, but wouldn’t have an intriguing story. I was very wrong. I was hooked on the plot from the beginning- and the 2 hours and forty minutes really flew by.

I also saw “Everybody’s Fine” on Friday night. I’m not sure where I got the idea that this might be at least partially comedic (uh… maybe from the trailer) and I’ll let you form your own opinion, but I will tell you that for me, it was one of the most depressing films I have ever seen, right up there with “Rachel Getting Married.” If you read my post last Friday, you may remember that I was kind of an emotional wreck last week, and this movie really didn’t help the situation. I started tearing up about 10 minutes into the film, and straight up bawled the last 45 minutes. Maybe I needed a final round of therapeutic tears. I was exhausted by the time the movie was over and got a great night of sleep, so maybe I suppose it was worth it.

I’m going to go ahead and end this so that I don’t get depressed again thinking about that shitty-ass sob fest I had on Friday night, but before I do let me crawl out from under the rock I’ve been hiding under and ask you, how the hell am I just now seeing Vince’s Shlomi’s “Slap Chop” commercial? Last night my roommates and I were watching a CNBC special on “escorts” and high-end prostitution rings, ironically enough, when we were graced with the slap chop commercial- not one- but four times. This commercial in it’s pure form is entertaining enough. It boasts such lines as “This tuna looks boring. Stop having boring tuna. Stop having a boring life, “ and “You’re going to be in a great mood all day because you’re going to be slapping your troubles away with the Slap Chop.” And of course we cannot forget You’re going to love my nuts.

After a quick google search, I found out that DJ Steve Porter has taken this infomercial to a whole new level. I guess there is a chance I can owe my chipper mood to watching this about 6 times already.

I realize I’m about 5 months late on viewing this video, but if you’re like me and are oblivious to infomercials, enjoy.





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  • http://www.onesteptorecovery.com starzskymoon

    Wow . . . whoever came up with that commercial remix had a little TOO MUCH TIME on his hands!!!!!!

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

    Glad a good mood has come around and caught up with you. Were you maybe slapping your troubles away?

    And you and your camera are a real inspiration in today's world. So many human/technology couples in the world just aren't willing to put in the work to make sure they stay together.

  • http://rdingcats2.blogspot.com/ Herding Cats

    I think all the crying has helped. I am a firm believer that sometimes you just have to go with your emotions. If you need to cry – do it. It usually helps you get to a happier place much, much sooner.

  • http://www.geniuspending.com/ Jay

    I really want to like Sam Worthington, even after sitting through the snooze-fest that was Terminator Salvation. However, I do find cripples awkwardly hot, so I still plan on giving Avatar a chance.

  • Daffy

    I hope you celebrate your anniversary accordingly! Be sure to throw a few back for me and 'snap snap'. You make such a great couple!

  • http://lifeintheleftlane.wordpress.com/ Bing

    If you think the slap chop remixes are funny, you have to check out the Billy Mays (RIP infomercial man) ones. They are amazing. Here is the link to my favorite one about Kaboom – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOmvdeNa67E.

  • http://twitter.com/IDoThings IDoThings

    Congratulations on your Cameraversary!

    I will be celebrating THREE YEARS with my iPod. Hey! I want a new iPod!

  • http://thingsicantsay-shell.blogspot.com/ Shell

    I thought that movie looked like the most depressing thing ever and how horrid that it was coming out at Christmas time. Like they're trying to up the suicide rate or something.

  • http://thingsicantsay-shell.blogspot.com/ Shell

    I thought that movie looked like the most depressing thing ever and how horrid that it was coming out at Christmas time. Like they're trying to up the suicide rate or something.

  • beckeye

    DAMMIT! I just heard of this phenomenon known as the Tacky/Ugly Christmas Sweater Party a few days ago and now what? Everyone but me has been having fun doing this?? Where have I been? Out buying nice sweaters? Next year…next year…

  • http://www.nikkidz.blogspot.com/ Nikki

    really? you loved it? I'm not sure I want to see it. I'm thinking I'll just see new moon again for some ab action…does Worthington take off his shirt at all?

  • http://www.blogsareforlosers.com Sherri

    The “Slap Chop Rap” is my favorite rap ever. I listen to it while I run and pretend I'm all fueled up on cocaine. It helps me run faster.

  • leethehotflashqueen

    Okay….you can only slap chop like one carrot at a time, so by the time you get all the carrots made for the salad with the slap chop you could have gone out and been home.

  • http://abbyandizzysmom.blogspot.com/ Erin

    I tend to go for those depressing movies like Rachel Getting Married (which I thought was excellent despite its tendency to move me to tears). Everybody's Fine is probably right up my alley and I'm only just starting to hear about Avatar….

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

    There are not many ppl I would watch a commercial (on purpose) for.

    Consider yourself extra-special….

    Chop chop!

  • http://cathyhasantsypants.blogspot.com Antsy Pants

    Watching that just slapped my troubles away!

    Hmmm…I've been hesitant to see Avatar, but have now had a couple people tell me it's good…so maybe.

  • adrienzgirl

    Glad to hear you enjoyed Avatar. I was skeptical too. But the buzz has been, similar to your account. Way more to it than just the pretty blue people. I will check it out! 😀

  • thebacksofmyeyelids

    Your mood is up, your work is done, the holiday is but a stone's throw away AND you've captured slap shot to share with those of us who have never seen it until today! You're always introducing me to new things!

    Riddle me this, Batman…..who is the target demographic for slap shot? This could be fodder for a Clarissa Jaded Blogpost……

  • http://www.angryredhead.wordpress.com/ Candice

    Omg, I am the EXACT way with my electronics! And it's usually not even my fault, my computer/camera/whatever will crap out the day after the warranty expires or something. I have my camera for little over a year now, and there's something messed up with the buttons. BUT I bought extended warranty, huzzah!

  • http://www.angryredhead.wordpress.com/ Candice

    Omg, I am the EXACT way with my electronics! And it's usually not even my fault, my computer/camera/whatever will crap out the day after the warranty expires or something. I have my camera for little over a year now, and there's something messed up with the buttons. BUT I bought extended warranty, huzzah!