rubykatewriting: (Community: Shirley)
Is it wrong that I am still fucking flailing that Shirley replied to my tweet?

rubykatewriting: (THIS is Hysterical Laughter)
Sometimes I think it's impossible for me to love the Garner-Affleck family more than I already do, and then these pics happen. TOO FUCKING ADORABLE.
rubykatewriting: (River: Ready)

Thank you to [ profile] frohohaggins over at [ profile] ontd_political for bringing this comedy gold to my attention.

It's official: May 12th, 2009 is AWESOME WOMEN DAY. Yes, I realize neither this vid nor the one I posted before it actually occurred TODAY, but see how much I do not care.

In other AWESOME WOMEN news, Mom started her job as an Nurse Practitioner today. She had to go outside, to Memorial Hermann, but it's SUCH a cool position. It's palliative care but the focus is CHF (congestive heart failure) rather than oncology and it's a part of their new home health arm. She'll be overseeing nurses as well as seeing patients herself, and she's so geeked out. It'd be like if I found myself an editing position at some big publishing house after grad school. MY GEEK: COULD NOT BE CONTAINED, as is the case with Mama. We actually had a squee session as we got into our cars this morning.

Anyway, back to SAP PhII. Oh, work life, catch up to actual life in the awesome department already!
rubykatewriting: (The Only Choice)

THANK YOU. I just love it when the menfolk, who, you know, DO NOT HAVE A UTERUS, think they need to have a say in what we womenfolk do with ours. Or protect us from ourselves and pesky little things like DECISIONS.

rubykatewriting: (Alexis B.)

Oh, Alex. First with ER and now this? YOU REALLY DO LOVE ME.
rubykatewriting: (HIMYM: LEGENDARY)

Oh my GOD, you guys! This looks so amazing!
rubykatewriting: (The Only Choice)
Gloria Steinhem explains why Palin is the wrong woman, wrong message. I just want to bump my fist against my chest, fling it in the air, and scream out hallelujah because SOMEBODY is saying it. Fuck this bullshit that at least we have a woman on the ticket no matter the party. This woman isn't MY woman. This is not the woman Clinton would be proud to see as the first female president (which I think is all too possible) after all the shit she went through during the primary.

Hell to the fuck no, Palin. If you're so determined to take us women back to the fucking 1950s, YOU FIRST.
rubykatewriting: (Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word)
Alice Walker endorses Obama. It's a long but wonderful read. My God, I am speechless.

Link from [ profile] ap_racism
rubykatewriting: (Jim & Pam: Second Kiss)

Okay, so I don't know how someone SUCCESSFULLY pitched the plot for The Accidental Husband as a romantic comedy, because when I first read about it on I thought JDM was trying out his hand at thrillers. Alas, nope, we are supposed to buy this as a romcom [*shakes head at the state of romcoms*], but I gotta admit, it looks sort of adorable. I mean, Colin Firth! JDM! "It's super duper!" SAMIR!

And...Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day

Lee Pace as a sometimes scruffy, sometimes not, lovesick Brit! Amy Adams as a flighty flibbertygibbit stuck between three delicious men! Frances McDormand! Ciarán Hinds! The shoes and clothes! BIG BAND MUSIC. *wrings hand* When the hell is this coming out?
rubykatewriting: (MAV Art: Waiting)
I'm REALLY REALLY looking forward to The Return of Jezebel James. Parker Posey, Dana Ivey, AND Scott Cohen? YES, PLEASE. I'm also intrigued by New Amsterdam, The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Summer Glau! Owain Yeoman!), and Pushing Daisies (I hope Anna Friel [WHEE! ON MY TV, PEOPLE!] is the childhood sweetheart).

In sad news, Jenna Fischer fell down some stairs and fractured her lower back in four places. (Thanks to [ profile] halfway2home for the link.) I hope she has a speedy, as-painless-as-possible recovery.

And so I don't end this post on such terrible news, a couple of fic recs:

you who are my home by [ profile] honey_wheeler
[The Office; pairing: Karen/Ryan, rating: PG-13, words: 5,440; summary: Karen and Ryan and video games and happy ever after; notes: Set after "Beach Games." No finale spoilers (and please don’t mention any in the comments if you’re spoiled).]
Karen and Ryan become KarenandRyan, and it's fun and lovely and full of fantastic banter, and I loved the ending, the open-endedness of it. It's full of hope. There's also a nice, tiny subplot of JimPam.

Ordinary People by [ profile] kyrafic
[The Office, Pam, G, spoilers for "Beach Games." Summary: Listen: Ordinary people do extraordinary things all the time.]
Pam just after the events of "Beach Games." It's short and simple and perfect and Pam's awake. She's finally awake. *hearts*
rubykatewriting: (Mal: Done)
* I like the overall arc of Gilmore girls this season, i.e., I was finally able to catch up on all the episodes since the end of January. Seeing them all back to back like that, in one continuous thread, really showed off how well DR is doing. I like that he is actually wrapping up storylines that have been lingering since season one, specifically Lorelai and Christopher. Granted, I ship them - have since "Christopher Returns." However, we finally had a conclusion to their storyline. Somehow I doubt it would have been as neatly done in ASP's hands, simply because she hasn't been able to make a clear choice since mid-way through season two. It's always this back and forth. Then there is Emily. She will always be a bitch, a product of her upbringing and generation, but she's no longer stagnating in this pool of bitchery. There's movement, something approaching progression. Richard's heart attack was just as difficult to sit through as I knew it would be, but I so loved that scene with all four of my beloved Gilmores as they strolled the hospital hallways. It illustrated why I adored them from the word go, even with all the baggage so clearly evident in the pilot episode. I'll conclude my fannish love by saying that I also adore the trajectory of the RoryLogan relationship, and I loved watching Lane and Zack prepare, with massive amounts of grumbling and panicking, for their boys. Oh, and Mrs. Kim, you will always rock hard in my heart. (I can't go near the Anna/April/Luke custody storyline without seeing massive amounts of rageful red, so I'll save myself [and you] by not mentioning it any further.)

* 30 Rock is the most consistently funny and smartest show on network television. I cannot wait until it comes back, which according to my DVR, is this Thursday. I'm enjoying Andy Barker, PI well enough, but it is no 30 Rock.

* Slither is disgusting but oh so funny. Gunn so ably captured all that is fantastic about a good, scary monster movie while putting his own stamp on things. (He named the high school after Fred Ward's character in Tremors, people! One word: AWESOME.) I should also note that Gunn really writes some fantastic females. I loved Tania Saulnier and Elizabeth Banks, especially Banks. She was so fucking kickass as Starla. Plus, Nathan curses up a fucking storm, thereby putting it into automatic classic territory. (I'm shallow, yo.) But then I checked out the extras, all of them (a sure sign I love the film, if I'm checking out even the technical shit), and Nathan is AFUCKINGDORABLE, with his little-boy-like, "You scared the shit out of me!" Seriously, when does Drive start? I need my weekly fix of one Mr. Fillion, thanks. Another thing, the juxtaposition of Gregg Henry in this versus his polished role as Logan's pops on GG is pretty fangirl-inspiring, but then he had me at, "Move the fuck out of the way cocksucker!"

* The Lookout was decent, but not the immediate classic the critics are hailing it to be. JGL was fantastic of course. And pretty. So fucking pretty. It's funny. When he's half-naked (at one point, he wakes up in shorts and no shirt) he looks more solid, but dressed, he looks so fragile, as if I could take him over my knee and break him in half, all vengeful giant like.

* Upon second viewing (went to see it with Mom), Premonition is still as good and affecting, and knowing how it ends, I was able to sit back and pick up all the clues, but then one of the first scenes gives it away. It really reinforced that the "premonitions" are just the McGuffin of the piece.

* I find Paul Walker immensely more attractive when he handles his business like he did in Running Scared. He was capable and BELIEVABLE. (My world is all-askew.) He fucking rocked that part like I haven't seen him rock a part since Joy Ride. He was so gritty and worn around the edges (which makes TONS of sense once you realize what's really going down). Then he starred opposite Vera Farmiga, who played his kickass, take-no-names wife, and I just about died of happiness.

* Brothers & Sisters, how is it you make me laugh fucking out loud one minute, only to have me in tears the next? In short, how you so awesome?

I had other thoughts, but as I predicted, since I didn't write them down, they've fluttered away as so much else has over the last week. Dude, whatever this was I got this time kicked my ass, and then handed my kicked ass back to me, laughing.

Today is Katt's birthday so we're having chili-dogs and chips followed by strawberry cake with ice cream. God, I love hot dogs, but chili dogs OWN MY SOUL. Seriously. The only thing missing is the onions. It really isn't a chili dog without onions. Lots of them. However, we’re a close little office, so I’ll make do without.
rubykatewriting: (Matthew Rhys: One Sexy Bastard)
Ugh. My banana was still not ripe enough. I should have known better - the peel was way too green.

Anyway. Fic rec!

Maybe-Baby Daddy by [ profile] yahtzee63

This was written for [ profile] romanticalgirl for Yuletide 2006 and it is AWESOME. So spot on character-wise and some fantastic dialogue. Kevin, Julia, and Tommy with some lovely Scotty scenes. Kevin’s reactions after figuring out he is the father of Julia's and Tommy's baby. (For those who do not watch the show, Tommy is sterile, and he turns to his brothers Kevin and Justin to donate. It sounds ridiculously cheesy, but OMG. And without that there would be no across-the-table-high-five. I heart you, B&S. SO MUCH.) It gives such a lovely view into Kevin's head, and so perfectly captures his relationship with Tommy and what I imagine his relationship with Julia is like (mostly due to [ profile] romanticalgirl's awesome influence).

Oh, and I watched Stranger than Fiction this weekend and adored it just a little. They used “Whole Wide World!” That song KILLS me. Also, I may be a little in love with the entire Gyllenhaal family at this point.
rubykatewriting: ("Fucking Kiss Me Already" Jim)
I'm not sure what makes this hotter - that they (Rainn and John) clearly rehearsed this routine, or that John is sporting a PINK(!) Oxford.
Yeah, it's a total toss-up. Also, check out Jenna Fischer. She is such a frickin' cutie, I swear. Methinks I've found my new girlcrush! Yay for me!
Sigh. What a slippery slope, obsession.


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