Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paranormal Handshake Shenanigans

Hello lovelies!

I'm sorry I haven't been able to update y'all since TMI Thursday. Vacation'll do that to ya.

I wanted to share some photos with you guys from the trip so far! I'll start with this one... since some of you noticed on Thursday that yes, my boyfriend's name is Dan, and my brother's name is Daniel. Here's a photo of them together (boyfriend on the left, brother on the right):

Denver got about 2 feet of snow in the Metro area, and the mountains got almost 4 feet! Here are some promised snow photos:

Dan caught this huge ladybug attacking my head while I was reading:

I love my brother, even though he tries to ruin every photo by being inappropriate:

I was lame and didn't play cards at my friend Wes' housewarming party last night, but I took some pictures of everyone else!

Diet-wise, I'm doing okay. We went out for Mongolian, and it was awesome! Of course fish, shrimp, veggies, tofu... all good for you. What's in the peanut sauce and thai sauce, I don't even want to know. Sugar, sugar, sugar.

Oh. OH. I have to share this video with you guys. This was Thursday night, and we were playing Spades at my brother's condo. (Favorite card game, ever!) -- The guy on the left is my brother's best friend Nich. My brother is on the right, and the guy in the middle is Dan (my boyfriend.) My brother and his friend Nich did a handshake without practicing and they freaked out, apparently thinking they read each other's minds. They then told me they wanted to do it over and over, 'cause it was the coolest thing ever. I don't know about that, but I know my brother's hyper laugh makes me laugh every time!

So, the other thing I meant to blog about was Paranormal Activity! If you don't want spoilers, then you should just skip this part, 'cause I'm gonna talk about it.

I thought the movie was pretty sweet. I personally have a fixation/obsession/love for all things paranormal. I love watching the shows or hearing stories from folks who have had, or think they've had encounters with some kind of ghost or spirit or something. So this movie was a naturally good choice for me. Dan tricked me and told me that this movie was supposedly made up of real footage. That definitely gave me a better "in" to the movie because, though I was a bit skeptical, I kinda-sorta thought it was real. I guess that's why people compare it to the Blair Witch project. (I haven't seen that one, but I suppose I need to now.)

I loved the voyeuristic aspect of the movie. Some people thought it was kind of slow, but I didn't. I liked it, and every single time they went to the night footage, I was on the edge of my seat, looking all around the room trying to see shadows move or something. I wanted to see things happen.

When things started to get really weird, I was definitely shocked. (ie: the sheet being puffed up over her body, when she'd stand up and stare at the bed for a few hours straight, etc) -- During those parts I was mouthing over and over to myself, "What the fuck! What the fuck!" It was just WEIRD and crazy.

I totally enjoyed the whole movie, except for the ending. (Isn't the ending ALWAYS what we have problems with?) I thought it was totally cheesy, particularly when she looked up into the camera at the end. And her whereabouts are unknown? Lame. I saw the alternate ending on YouTube, and it was a little better, and I felt it fit with the rest of the movie more, but it was also lame. I think they should have extended the last scene out longer with more of an off-camera struggle. I think they could have had something better. They both should have died. Dan said the house should have burned down, but the problem with that idea is that the footage wouldn't have survived.

So! I'm curious to know all y'all's thoughts on it. It's actually one I'd watch again... but I think the thrill would be gone, knowing what all happens. What did YOU guys think of it? Any other scary movies you'd recommend?



GirlBoyGirl said...

I haven't seen this movie because ghost stuff freaks me out too much, but I did hear about the ending and from what I was told it seems a little over the top. Who knows though, I haven't seen it so I can't really say.

I can't believe there's that much snow there! Up here in Vancouver we haven't got any snow yet. Apparently we get to enjoy a few months of rain, a couple months of snow and that's about it and then all of a sudden there's leaves on the trees and it is spring!

Jennifer said...

A few comments...

1- that snow is absolutely ridic. Ugh... where did fall go?!

2- I hate it when oversized bugs attack my head.

3- Mongolian = the greatest thing to happen to mankind. And also the worst. Oye.

4- I cant wait to see Paranormal Activity- i love that schtuff.

M said...

I wanna see it sooo soooo soooo sooo bad!

Chuck said...

Looks like a fun vaca so far. Snow pics make me homesick for Ohio. Now for the really important you and your brother shop for eyeglass frames at the same store?? Now THAT"S a Paranormal Activity! Cool video.

Sasha Carr, Ph.D. said...

But that ladybug looks so sweet and happy. Are you sure she didn't just want to be your friend? And I am never, ever going to see Paranormal Activity because there are already enough things keeping me from falling asleep these days!

Christy said...

lol ... if I didn't know better, I'd say your brother and his friend had whipped up a batch of hash brownies! :)

Erin said...

dude, i know its not very scary, but idle hands is definitely my fave halloween movie ever. also, if you dig the musical stuff REPO! the genetic opera is nice and creepy/gory

Anonymous said...

So, I loved the movie! I live in Aurora, CO and went to see the movie two nights ago and it scared the crap out of me. It made me think about your funny naked Dan story and how if that had happened after you had seen this movie it would have scared your pants off even more. I also was not pleased with the ending and with the fact that her boyfriend was so stubborn and intent on solving the problem himself. I'm saying he should have told her that the Ouji board caught on fire and he should have taken her to the hospital and he might not have died. I really wanted to know more about what was possessing her. I thought the movie was awesome though and was totally freaked out by the last bit when she was truly possessed (pretty much everything after she sat outside on the swing)! Scary stuff. I have to say it was the scariest I have ever seen.

The Insatiable Host said...

I am not afraid or ashamed to admit that I get nightTERRORS still so I wont be seeing Paranormal or else I will be paranoid... ever since I was a little kid and watched the (totally cheesey) 80s horror Dolls - the one about these girls who stay at this house and then the china dolls become alive and kill everyone...ya that one - totally ruined Horror for me!! The Blair Witch Project scared the be-jesus out of me but, I do think it to be something that everyone needs....a good scare; anyhow, hope you are great and loving being back home...PEACE

Quincifer said...

As soon as you said spoiler I skipped past the end of the blog because I really wanna see that film so I didn't wanna ruin it for myself!
Can't believe you guys have had snow. I had horrible windy rain today, I'd kill for snow!
Your brother's laugh is hilarious, it was like he couldn't contain his kinda squeeked it out haha!
Looks like you're enjoying your vacation, its making me impatient for mine!

Anonymous said...

You and your brother have the same glasses!

Em said...

That handshake stuff gave me the giggles!

Kendra said...

Ok, well, I saw Paranormal Activity and I don't get scared very easily (nor does my boyfriend who saw it with me). The ending was actually the part that got us! haha

Beyond that, it was good...definitely got you thinking the whole time...and I ended up having a dream that my cat was a demon and the next morning was unable to go to sleep when I woke up randomly and she was laying next to me! haha figures right?!

SkyMommy said...

I thought Paranormal Activity was pretty good. I knew nothing about it before I saw it and I think that made it better. I'm kind of a purist when it comes to movies, in that I don't like to even watch trailers so I can experience the whole movie fresh as it's happening. I think that made it better. I thought the ending was great except for the "Katie was never found" part, that was a little lame. I don't know if was just the theater I was in or if it's part of the movie but where the credits usually are was just blank and after awhile the entire theater got the nervous giggles. To me that was almost the best part.

Anyway, I just found your blog not to long ago and I enjoy reading it. Thought I'd leave a comment. :)

Tina said...

What Mongolian place did you go to? I have tried and don't like BD's...but LOVE LOVE LOVE HuHot (Ft. Collins) there another in the Denver area?