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Well Hello There!

Hello all! Long time no see. You might wonder where I have been but this blog is called Geeky Mommy, so I bet you can guess! That’s right; I have been busy being a mom to a 4 year old girl (Remy) and a 1 year old boy (Logan), oh and an 8 month old puppy (Thor) who is probably a bigger baby than the children combined. I also went back and finished my MBA and now work as a Business Analyst, which I love! We bought a house in June in the school district we really wanted to be in and we plan on making the attic a play/game room this spring and into fall probably.

On the geeky side of my life I have been playing WoW again (and writing my WoW blog) and it has been my primary game. I have also played Hearthstone, Diablo 3, Civ 5 (amazing still to this day), and Portal 2. My husband and I even were dabbling in table top role playing games again with friends which systems included World of Darkness and a system that a friend made up. Board games have also made a big appearance in our lives where we have been playing Dominion, Thunderstone and others. We have also played some more Magic and finally got into Warhammer (wood elves for me of course). Plus I have read a massive amount of books and seen an equally massive amount of movies. Some of these items I will be talking about in the next few weeks.

I am looking forward to talking about books, movies, games, and babies!

I am starting up ending with a movie quote again! Do you know this movie title? – “My mommy always said there were no monsters – no real ones – but there are.”

PS – notice anything geeky about the names of our kids?


Classic Movie Monday Presents: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Title: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Director: Jim Sharman

Release Date: September 26, 1975

Running Time: 100 minutes

Starring:

  • Tim Curry
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Meat Loaf

Rating: 5 out of 5 of course

Synopsis: Let’s do the time warp again! A man (Brad) and woman (Janet) get engaged after their friends wedding. On a road trip to visit an old professor (Dr. Scott), their car breaks down in front of a creepy old house which is holding a party. Looking to use the phone, Brad and Janet get pulled into a world of transvestites, lasers, and risky business. Watch as this musical unfolds a story about a mad scientist and his creation. But beware there is a bit of nudity.

Pictures:


Memorable Quotes:

Dr. Everett Scott: Janet!
Janet: Dr. Scott!
Brad: Janet!
Janet: Brad!
Frank: Rocky!
[Rocky grunts]
Dr. Everett Scott: Janet!
Janet: Dr. Scott!
Brad: Janet!
Janet: Brad!
Frank: Rocky!
[Rocky grunts]

The Criminologist: It’s just a jump to the left.
All: And then a step to the right!
The Criminologist: With your hands on your hips…
All: You bring your knees in tight! But it’s the pelvic thrust / That really drives you insane / Let’s do the time warp again!

Frank: Oh, I just love success!
Riff Raff: He’s a credit to your genius, Master.
Frank: Yes!
Magenta: A triumph of your will.
Frank: Yes!
Columbia: He’s OK!
Frank: OK? OK? I think we can do better than that! Well Brad and Janet, what do you think of him?
Janet: Well, I don’t like men with too many muscles.
Frank: I didn’t make him for you!… He carries the Charles Atlas seal of approval.

Fun Fact: On October 26, 2010 Glee had their own version of Rocky Horror calling it “The Rocky Horror Glee Show.”

Final Thoughts: I love this risky musical! The songs are catchy and the characters memorable. It is a cult classic that will withstand the tests of time.

Happy Monday to all!!


BBC Classics

This is something Demure Connoisseur posted about a long time ago and I thought it would be pretty nifty to see where I feel on this scale.

 

The BBC believes that out of the following 100 classics, most people will only have read an average of six. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize those you’ve dabbled with (read a portion/watched a film rendition/read an abridged version).

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
Looks like I have a LOT of reading to do!


Classic Movie Monday Presents: Labyrinth

Title: Labyrinth

Director: Jim Henson

Release Date: June 27, 1986

Running Time: 101 minutes

Starring:

  • David Bowie
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Toby Froud

Rating: 5 out of 5!

Synopsis:  Sarah is a 15 year old girl who accidently wishes her younger brother, Toby, away because of a story she is telling. He ends up in the arms of Goblin King Jareth who threatens to keep him if Sarah cannot make it through his Labyrinth in 13 hours. This movie has it all: puppets, music, and of course David Bowie. What is not to love?

Pictures:

Memorable Quotes:

Jareth: And Hoggle, if she ever kisses you, I’ll turn you into a prince.
Hoggle: Y-you will?
Jareth: Prince of the Land of Stench!
[laughs]

Sarah: Ow! It bit me!
Hoggle: What’d you expect fairies to do?
Sarah: I thought they did nice things, like… like granting wishes.
Hoggle: Shows what *you* know, don’t it?

Jareth: You remind me of the babe.
Goblin: What babe?
Jareth: The babe with the power.
Goblin: What power?
Jareth: The power of voodoo.
Goblin: Who do?
Jareth: You do.
Goblin: Do what?
Jareth: Remind me of the babe.

Final Thoughts: Dance magic! I loved the singing and dancing in the movie. I thought it was wonderful as a kid and even as an adult. I feel it is a great movie for kids, even if David Bowie is wearing some…questionable pants (see above images!).

Happy Monday to all!!


Classic Movie Monday Presents: Drop Dead Fred

So I decided that I would like to start Classic Movie Monday! Here I will talk about a movie that I loved from my past. I noticed when talking to some people at work, there are a ton of movies out there they many people have not seen! Every Monday I will pull out the good, the bad, and the strange and give a synopsis, some stills, and even great quotes! Lets get to our first movie!

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Title: Drop Dead Fred

Director: Ate de Jong

Release Date: April 19, 1991 (USA)

Running Time: 103 minutes

Starring:

  • Phoebe Cates
  • Rik Mayall
  • Marsha Mason
  • Tim Matheson
  • Carrie Fisher

Rating: 4 out of 5

Synopsis: After a messy split from her husband and moving in with her controlling mother, Elizabeth finds her best friend again…only he is imaginary. Fred was with Elizabeth through her tough childhood and is back to shake things up again. This time Elizabeth is not so willing to accept his help. Instead she tries everything she can to get her life back together. This movie is filled with crazy one-liners, mud pies, and, yes, some dirty jokes.

Pictures:

Memorable Quotes:

[Fred looks up a woman’s dress]
Fred: No panties. No panties.

Fred: I can’t believe we left the party so soon. And there was so much wine to spit around the place.
Elizabeth: I got upset.
Fred: “I got upset.” God, you’re so stupid. You never leave a party ’til the very very end.
Elizabeth: Oh really?
Fred: Yeah really.
Elizabeth: Well what about Cinderella? Remember what happened with her?
Fred: No I don’t remember what happened *with her*. I deliberately forgot all about her. She made me puke. I remember the ugly stepsisters, they were great.

Remake:  Apparently, Russel Brand is going to be playing Drop Dead Fred in a remake of the movie. Not sure how I feel about that one.

Final Thoughts: I loved this movie as a child, and even more today since I can actually understand all the more “adult” jokes. See this cult classic movie and feel like you are reliving your youth! Plus…Rik Mayall looks kinda hot in the end (see second picture…not not the one with the crazy hair, the one above that!)

Have you seen this movie? Give us your thoughts!