Monday, August 9, 2010

Awards season

I've been getting so much love from Miss Jinx over at Totally Jinxed that I'm thinking I might have to send her a fruit basket or a nice flan.

Yes, she has now bequeathed the "Bloody Award" to me. This Dr. Blood's Video Vault creation is viewable right here:

Being the world's laziest horror blogger (see Stacie Ponder quote, blog right), I will simply cut and paste the instructions required for receiving the award from her website.

“Below are twenty horror films which are universally accepted as classics listed in alphabetical order. Just rearrange the list by cutting and pasting them into your own order based on how you would rate them. For instance, if you think that "The Hills Have Eyes" is a better movie than "Hellraiser" then cut and paste it higher up in the list. Repeat this with all the titles until you have your own personalised top twenty. Other people will then be able to see if you have the same tastes in horror as them or not.”

So here goes ...

The Exorcist (1973)
Halloween (1978)
The Shining (1980)
Psycho (1960)
Alien (1979)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The Thing (1982)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Omen (1976)
Hellraiser (1987)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Haunting (1963)
The Lost Boys (1987)

Though I will have to admit that almost every film below Friday the 13th (save for The Lost Boys) is a better film than Friday the 13th, it is such a sentimental part of my formative years that it just can't go any lower.

So, thank you Jinx for propping up my self-esteem for just a bit longer. Any more awards from you and I just might let my Zoloft prescription expire... wait, what's this?

For the love of love. Jinx has also awarded me the Happy award. Alls I have to do is list ten things that make me happy. Since I love following instructions, but hate giving them (see earlier awards post), I won't be passing it on to other bloggers. They should know they make me happy when my wormy face shows up on their followers list.

But here are ten things that make me happy in no particular order:

10) The extra large Japanese Cherry iced tea at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

9) Table Rock Beach in Laguna, CA where I can dive around like a Hardy Boy with goggles and stare at all the sea life that BP hasn't gotten around to killing yet.

8) My cat Ripley (named after that other source of infinite joy ... Sigourney Weaver). I especially like it when she stretches out her fat belly to get her chubs rubbed. Ripley, not Sigourney.

7) Seeing a piece of art that completely cracks my eye open. This happened just recently with the movie Martyrs, but also happened at a Jasper Johns exhibit at MoMa.

6) Trader Joe's Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

5) Chips and salsa

4) The Mai Tais at Yamashiro in Hollywood. I don't drink very often. I have the tolerance of a toddler. But one of these puts me in a shiny happy place.

3) My nephews ... they just rock ... and watching them grow up, unafraid of the gay ... even writing essays about how "Gay Must Be Okay" ... makes me realize how all of us are seeds of a greater revolution.

2) My boyfriend ... he puts up with my 12-levels of crazy disconnected thoughts all crammed together like trains in Penn Station at rush hour ... he makes sure I remember to get three squares ... he pulls me out of my computer cave to make sure I go outside and speak to other human beings ... he warns me when I'm about to walk into things ... or onto things ... or under things. And he's super cute. I got lucky.

1) Getting recognition, love, and comments from readers. I still can't believe anyone takes the time to read my blog, but it always makes me happy to see my Follower tick increase or to get a comment or, of course, an award.

OK, so that last one was pure unpasteurized suck-up, but it also happens to be true. :)


  1. Awesome and congrats!!!

    Oh and TJ's Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip DIE for!!

  2. yeah, mai tais are the shit! four types of liquor in one sweet glass. and yeah for boyfriends putting people together. bah. without mr. hall around I am like, semi-retarded. I have no idea where anything is or how to fix it. (that's what tomorrow's post is about).

    woo hoo! congrats on yer award.

  3. Mmmm, flan.
    Ripley is super cute. We had Ripley on our list of potential kitten names for as yet still unnamed kitty. But clearly there is only one Ripley. Maybe I can still convince my hubby that Gozer is an appropriate kitten name.
    Squeezes for you and you marvellous other half, he sounds awesome.