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The subject of Garrett Atkins

I posted this as part of a friends only entry, but thought the ideas warranted a public one..

I want to touch on the Rockies. I'm still mourning the unnecessary loss of Matty...I will be for awhile. I am happy that my beloved Atty aka Garrett Atkins will still be here barring some epic disaster, though this particular signing seems to be very drawn out....

Anyone who knows me knows that I have loved the Rockies since I was a very little girl and most of all in my Rockies love has been the players themselves, none more than Mr. Atkins himself. I have liked #27 since he first appeared in the major leagues. He seemed like a good, honest, hard-working player who spent much time in the shadow of his more famous friends such as Matt Holliday and Troy Tulowitzki. That was just another thing to like about him...his ability to be such a team player. He also was thought of as a temporary solution to the need of finding a 3rd baseman, since number one pick Ian Stewart, was down in the minors. However, Atkins showed he was more than just a fill-in and put up great numbers. Meeting him in person, I wasn't disappointed. I admit to having somewhat of a crush on the man, but that  is for many reasons and is not why I follow him. He seemed to be genuinely nice and down to earth... very flattered by any fans who liked him in particular. He always seems to sign long and often for fans at games. I think I was also drawn to him as a fan, because I have always been taken in by players with consistancy. Atkins has shown that over the years through his consistant stats and games played in, earning him the nickname of everyday Atty. I admit I am somewhat biased, but there are some facts about Atty that can't be disputed. 

As far as the contract goes, Atkins has stated repeatedly that he wants to stay here in Colorado. Along with that, there have been articles about teammates, Troy Tulowitzki in particular, stating the importance of him staying here. Not to mention he is the strongest bat in our lineup with Matt Holliday gone and has shown flexibility by moving from 3rd to 1st when needed. It has been held against Atkins that he turned down a long-term deal a few years ago (considered by many, to be very cheap) and that he spoke out about teammate Jeff Francis' contract, feeling Francis got ripped off. That being said, it's time for the management to get over it. He wants to sign a long-term deal, his agent has spoken out about it and he is one of the only players who has spoken out and said that he still feels that this team can compete like they did in 07', despite the changes and struggles of the last year. The Rockies have given long-term contracts to Hawpe, Corpas, Tulo etc., but haven't  revisited one with Atkins. Even with having a disappointing season in his own words in 08', Atkins still led the Rockies in many categories and no doubt had numbers that were influenced by the injuries of the majority of the position players. And after all, isn't having a player who always wants to improve as a team and an individual, a plus?

I guess, I personally just get really angry when I read stuff about Atkins being "greedy" and "not a team player", "we should trade him" etc. Yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it would be nice if they had the info to back it up. If you look at Atkins' stats alone, they are comparable to some of the great players in the game today, including one mentioned recently, Justin Morneau  of the Twins. I am familiar with what Morneau has done, since the Twins are my second baseball team/AL team...it's not too shabby. Because Atkins/his agent are asking for around what is an average market value for a player of Atkins' years/numbers, they are being seen by some as greedy. In my opinion, if you see these two as being greedy, you should see the large majority of baseball players/agents that way.

Also, I don't believe most people have researched Atkins' agent, Jeff Blank. Blank is a friend of the Atkins family. He met Atkins during his time at UCLA, when Blank was in a sports position there, and became an agent afterwards. Scott Boras he is NOT. An agent's job is mainly to take care of their client , try to help them with what's in their best interest and make sure they do not get screwed over/taken for granted. Blank is only doing his job. I don't see Atkins as a slouch on his own either when it comes to money matters. He has said if he wasn't a player, he would probably be a GM or something having to do with money. Atkins is known for being good at math, he isn't stupid.  

Lastly, I want to state the importance again of loyalty. Other players have come into the Rockies organization with large contracts recently, such as Vizcaino and most recently Huston Street, with little or no playing time as a Rockie. I have nothing against these guys personally, but just think about Street's situation. He is coming in to compete for the closer's role with Manny Corpas. I don't know how Street will play...of course as a fan I hope he is great. He is slated to make 4.5 million,almost exactly the same as Atkins made last year as a position player who played nearly every single day with great numbers who has been with the team for years....doesn't exactly seem fair.

The point of this post...yes Atkins can live on the 6.6mil. the Rockies are offering him, or less than that, along with every other ballplayer. Going on principal, market value, and loyality, however, the Rockies should at least meet in the middle with a player that has done so much for them.
The subject says it all. I have been totally aghast at the events of this semester so far. The Rockies and their continued downhill slide...they aren't just losing games and have knocked themselves out of contention, it's been excruciating losses...with a continued pattern of coming from behind to tie the game and then having pitching meltdowns out the wazoo...omfg UGH! I think what's the most disturbing and saddening part of my Rockies obssesion is that I wanted another Rocktober to just have them around another month...not that I don't love and didn't love the playoff action, just the best part of it was having happy Rockies around for more time.

School is really ticking me off right now. It isn't for lack of effort regarding my studies, as I believe I have put more effort into my studies in this semester than any other, at the very least I have put more effort into this term than any other in the BEGINNING weeks! And despite basically having all my gen eds and required classes done, it is irritating that I can't take any other journalism courses (being as it is my major and I actually like doing it) because we have a limit on how many jmc courses we can take...but of course I did have to take that last required journalism course....mass comm law. Thrills and chills children. It isn't as if law is a totally boring subject or irrelevant in general, but the terminology is making me a little crazy. I pride myself in having a good vocabulary and reading level, but the combination of the other classes right now, along with the fact that the teacher is starting to piss me off, really isn't helping. In regards to the prof, I am annoyed because I spent the majority of the last 24 hours pouring over a several page court case and writing a legal brief, which was difficult but I got through it ok. But that wasn' t the end of it, no sir. I arrive to class about two minutes before it's supposed to start and he starts class early AND lets us out late! Not to mention that he spent the majority of the period making us take a guap of notes and then decides that we have to get into groups based on where we are sitting to analyze more cases and contribute more to us getting out late. A good 7 minutes late. Oh and did I mention I was in a group with a guy I went on a terrible blind date (the only blind date I have ever agreed to) with?! The group was fairly large and not very talkative fortunately.  Normally stuff like this wouldn't seem like such a big deal, but my massive schoolwork overload (despite taking mostly gen-ed lower level classes, go fig,) has sent me into a negative whirlwind and due to recent convos I have had lately, I have been doing a lot of studying and worrying about my future instead of going out and having a good time. I am all for being a hard worker, but I like my life to have a balance and to spend my time doing a variety of things.

I do have a new crush, not a biggie, but he is decently cute I guess. I don't know much about the guy, other than he has good looks, bartends parttime, is preppy, skittish, and seems to be obssessed with wearing blue and white all the time....I always have to pick the ones who have odd quirks lol. He might be a player though...we shall see.

I think the other reason/side effect that has happened as a result of all this, is that not only is all this schoolwork bogging me down as far as my social life goes, it's contributing to other things as well that are even more basic. I feel exhausted after all the school stuff and just crash into my bed, still fatigued and wake up feeling drained. Therefore I wind up sleeping in more and not putting as much effort into my appearance...basically just trying to get up and get through class and my assignments/tests. Now I realize everyone has days like this and if you know me, you know I am not very vain. I am comfortable being in my sweats etc. and it is not a big upsetting factor if I have a hair out of place etc. However, I do like to look cute and work out etc. and do take pride in my appearance. I also tend to feel more confident which I feel like I need more confidence and the like right now. Plus things with the majority of my friends has seemed perplexing lately...not any one huge event, but it seems like all these little things are just getting on my nerves. And of course the icing on the cake is that everything in my room is in a huge mess (more cluttered than dirty), which I am usually overly worried about, but it's driving me nuts. Oh and more school stuff due and  a day full of classes tomorrow..joy.

I think this is worse, because despite how I sound right now, I am usually the eternal optimist with the Disney/childlike attitude of believing in your dreams and all that jazz. It's not that everything is SO bad right now, I think I just want something really good to happen...

A survey I copied from....

[info]bullpenbrat22 

[1] Who was your FIRST prom date? My ex Ryan


[2] Do you still talk to your FIRST love? Nope


[3] What was your FIRST alcoholic drink? Communion Wine lol (I'm not making fun of church, my friends from there used to give me a hard time because I was the only one who liked the taste.)


[4] What was your FIRST job? janitor at a school


[5] What was your FIRST car? My current one, but I assure you that it's in good shape.


[6] Who was the FIRST person to text you today? Sarah


[7] Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning? No one in particular


[8] Who was your FIRST grade teacher? Mrs. Kloko (spelling?)


[9] Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? To Germany when I was a baby


[10] Who was your FIRST best friend and are you still friends with them? My first was Anna Lisa and unfortunately we lost touch, but my longest and closest friend Jessa and I have been friends since 7th grade and are still bffs even though we are 22 now! :)

[11] What was your FIRST sport played? softball, but just for fun


[12] Where was your FIRST sleep over? At my friend Shawna's house in 2nd grade


[13] Who was the FIRST person you talked to today? My mom


[14] Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? My cousin Mistie's...I was the flower girl


[15] What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? Checked my email since I was waiting to hear from a prof


[16] What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? NSNYC!


[17] FIRST tattoo or piercing? First piercing was the first hole in each ear which was when I was in grade school and I don't have any tatts


[18] FIRST foreign country you went to? Germany


[19] What was your FIRST run in with the law? I guess during my car accident up at college or my first speeding ticket, both a couple years ago.


[20] When was your FIRST detention? Never, I'm such a goody goody lol :)


[21] What was the FIRST state you lived in? Colorado, but I lived in other ones before coming back here


[23] Who was your FIRST roommate? A psychotic girl in my freshman year who got mad when I had even a desklamp on in our room at 8pm...I did change roomies and wound up with a girl named Danielle who I am still friends with, so it's all good.


[24] Where did you go on your FIRST limo ride? When I was the flower girl in Misty's wedding.


[25] Who will be the FIRST to repost this? IDK


[26.] Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work? lol yes, but it usually doesn't.


[27.] Ever been in a car wreck? yes


[28.] Were you popular in high school? IDK..at times I guess so, but I really was more wrapped up in my good friendships and boyfriends than popularity persay


[29.] Are looks important? It's important that you are attracted to your significant other, but looks aren't everything and personality can make a person more attractive. Plus I am one of those people who believes that each person is attracted to different types of people...so basically what I find attractive in a guy, may not be the same qualities that a friend of mine is attracted to.


[30] Do you have any friends that you've known for 10 years or more? Yes I have a few and they are very important to me!


[31] By what age would you like to be married? When I meet the right person


[32] Does the number of people a person's slept with affect your view of them? Yes and no...it depends on the person and the situation<-agree with April on this one. If it was someone I was getting seriously involved with, I would want to make sure they were loyal only to me in that way, regardless of how many people they had slept with etc.


[33] Have you ever made a mistake? Yes, everyone has.


[34] Are you a good tipper? Yeah


[35] What's the most you have spent for a haircut? I'm not sure

[36] Have you ever had a crush on a teacher? Only one and it was my middle school theatre teacher.  He was very young though, had a great personality, and I was not the only student who felt that way lol


[37] Have you ever peed in public? I did pee off a balcony at a slumber party on a dare once when I was in 5th grade lol


[38] What song do you want played at your funeral? I don't want to think about that...


[39] What would your last meal be before getting executed? mac n cheese i suppose


[40] Beatles or Stones? Beatles


[41] If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who? Any Terrorist


[42] Beer, wine or hard liquor? I like wine


[43] Do you have any phobias? Stinging insects, semi trucks, spiders


[44] What are your plans for the future?
Plans or expectations?
Plans: to graduate from college after this semester
Expectations: to get some kind of job in the "real world"

[45] Do you walk around the house naked? Only if I am home alone and thats rare


[46] If you were an animal what would you be? A rabbit


[47] Hair color you like on someone you're dating? I tend to like  dark haired guys a lot. If you think about all my celeb crushes aka Garrett Atkins, Kenny Santucci, and Joshua Jackson, they all have pretty dark hair. As sexy as the bald look is for Matt Holliday, I'm not a big fan of baldness in general.


[48] Would you rather be blind or deaf? Neither, but I suppose partially deaf and partially blind if that were an option


[49] Do you have any special talents? I have been told I  give good advice, am a good singer, and write well if you consider that to be special.


[50] What do you do as soon as you walk in the house? Take off my shoes


[51] Do you like horror or comedy? Comedy usually but I will watch Horror too...not alone though, because I am the most easily startled person on the planet lol


[52] Are you missing anyone? Yeah


[53] Where do you want to live when you are old? Probably CA, CO, or AZ.


[54] Who is the person you can count on the most? My mom and some of my friends


[55] If you could date any celebrity past or present, who would it be? Other than a certain baseball player? Garrett Atkins and if I couldn't choose a baseball player, Joshua Jackson! Next would be Kenny Santucci lol. ;)

[56] What did you dream last night? I really dont remember actually



[57] What is your favorite sport to watch? Baseball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


[58] Are you named after anyone? Nope


[59] What is your favorite alcoholic drink? wine or an ameretto sour. For beer it would be corona.


[60] Non alcoholic drink? Pepsi or water


[61] Have you ever been in love? Yes


[62] Do you sing in the shower? sometimes


[63] Have you ever been arrested? Nope

[64] What is your favorite Holiday? Matt! (baseball fans would get that LOL)<-good answer and I agree


[65] Would you ever get plastic surgery? only if I absolutely had to


[66] Have you ever caught a fish? yes


[67] Have you ever caught a crab? Crawdads, yeah


[68] Favorite memory of childhood? Just being with my family and friends, family trips etc.


[69] Favorite feature of the opposite sex? Sexy hair (lol), Eyes, Smile, and yes of course the tush! ;)


[70] Feature of the same sex you tend to envy? Not any in particular, just want to get an overall more toned body and I plan to do so.

 
 

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So erm...okay.

I was actually in a pretty bad mood from school related stress, but then I saw two of the most pretty pictures I have ever seen in my life, I felt better...thank you pynk_spyder ! :)  Troy, Matt, and Garrett in their formal wear,  need I really say more? ;)

As for other news, I was feeling icky and stayed an extra day at my mom's instead of going back up to school for my Tuesday classes. Bad I know, but I had a terrible headache and really didn't want to have any problems driving to add to my stress. In spite of this, I actually have spent a decent time on school work in the last couple days...including spending time doing a long reading for a 4 question quiz for my online quiz. Yes, I kind of find it perplexing to have to try and pick out what might be the 4 little questions out of a large amount of material, but I did ok on said quiz and I guess it's just something I am going to have to live with since there will be more little quzzes. I am still happy I don't have class on fridays now. In fact I am really looking forward to going to the Rockies game Friday. Former Rockies LaTroy Hawkins and Kaz Matsui of the Astros will be on hand to get their NL champs rings and I will be there in person to dork. Plus of course being there to dork over the usual guys...everyday atty, his pal matty, and of course the bunnynose (Troy)!

The Rockies have been doing well lately which has made me extremely happy and even more enamoured with them. Jorge De La Rosa or the thorn of the rose as I affectionately call him has become a new big favorite of mine and his 4-0 shutout of the Giants on Monday has really given me a positive outlook. I have to have something in addition to spending time with my friends to offset the afforementioned school stress.

Basically the thing that is bothering me about school is the spontaneity that has ensued from my profs in this being my final semester of college. Normally, a little surprise in my life doesn't  bother me, but I like to be informed when it comes to stuff that's due. I am taking 15 credits this semester, which is what I usually take, so there shouldn't be a big overload that I'm not used to. However there has been a lot of vagueness and a lot of mention of "pop quizzes" and the like in my syllabi. In one class, SEVENTEEN surprise quizzes! Now they aren't a huge percentage of my grade, but that number makes me a little worried. Also, the online class has this routine of making you check to see if you have a quiz on monday after 3pm and if so, you must be done by 10am the next day...same on wednesday for thursday. Which is not all that bad, except these quizzes do require a large amount of reading...and I guess I just wish we could have a list of the quizzes so that I could be prepared for them and make my schedule around them. It's not like I am not going to do the readings, since we will get tested over them. The other school related thing that "got my goat" was something I got in my school email. I have been checking my school email extremely moreso than I did in any other semester since I was instructed to by my profs. So I checked it tonight before I went to bed and found an email from my woman's study prof. She sent it around 8pm (as in a few hours ago). Anyway the email detailed info regarding times to go watch a film for the class she had listed as part of the hw for Sept.9...I figured since the date was next week, probably the screenings would be next week...Erm, no. They are for tomorrow (technically now today) and one the next day. Two of the three are when I have other classes and the other time is early tomorrow...argh. Since I have a 1-2 hour drive ahead of me followed by class and a couple errands, I was really kind of hoping I could take my time getting up there (my class is in the late afternoon)...I emailed her about the times being tough for me, so I am hoping she will respond and give me another option. I have more to talk about, but I am going to bed, so perhaps more later.

A delightfully funny video for you...

James Blunt on Sesame Street singing a song with a familar tune, but different lyrics....LOL! ENJOY!
 


 

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01. What curse word do you use the most? I don't curse that often, but probably damn it
02. Do you own an iPod? yes
03. What person on your flist do you talk to the most? My bff
04. What time is your alarm clock set to? It depends
05. Do you still remember the first person you kissed?
06. Do you remember where you were on 11/9/01? no.
07. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? both at times
08. What was the last movie you watched? Step Brothers, which was really funny
09. Do any of your friends have children? yes
10. Has anyone ever called you lazy? I think everyone has been called lazy/been lazy at times
11. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep? yeah, because a lot of times I have trouble sleeping especially lately
12. What cd is currently in your cd player? a mix
13. Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk? both at times
14. Has anyone told you a secret this week? yeah kinda

15. When was the last time you had Starbucks? in may
16. Can you whistle? no not really
17. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? smile
18. What are you looking forward to? Rockies game on Wed., going back to sleep since I haven't really slept/don't feel well, going to the chiropractor since my neck/back/basically whole body aches
19. Did you watch cartoons as a child? yeah still do
20. Do you own any band t-shirts? yeah my old school nsync one lol
21. What will you be doing in one hour? hopefully going to the chiropractor
22. Is anyone in love with you? IDK
23. What was the last song you heard? I haven't listened to music since yesterday and i dont remember
24. Last time you cried? a few days ago
25. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop? laptop
26. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos? not especially
27. What’s the weather like? warm
28. Would you ever date a girl/guy covered in tattoos? not likely, just not the look I usually go for
29. What did you do before this? waited for car stereo guy to come to my house and now waiting for him to fix it
30. When is the last time you slept on the floor? the last time I went camping is the closest thing I guess I don't usually sleep on the floor
31. How many hours of sleep do you need to function? Let me tell you, I haven't getting much. Usually I can function with 5, but to do well 7-8 is much needed and preferred.
32. Do you eat breakfast daily? no but i need to
33. Are your days fast-paced? at times
34. What did you do last night? all day and early night I was at the rockies games (yes a doubleheader)
35. Do you use sarcasm? sometimes
36. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 23
37. Are you picky about spelling and grammar? sometimes
38. Have you ever been to six flags? yes
39. Do you get along better with the same sex or the opposite sex? I get along with both usually
40. Do you like mustard? yeah
41. Do you sleep on your side? yes
42. Do you watch the news? sometimes
43. How did you get one of your scars? building a house on a mission trip
44. Who was the last person to make you mad? it's been awhile since I have actually been mad
45. Do you like anybody? no real crushes right now unless you count Garrett and Kenny haha
46. What is the last thing you purchased? Panda express
47. What side of the heart do you draw first? left
48. Can you dive without plugging your nose? yeah, but i dont usually dive
49. What colour is your razor? purple
50. What is your blood-type? idk which isnt good lol
51. Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours? haha see #45
52. What is a rumour someone has spread about you? i dont really have a lot of rumours spread about me at least that i know of

53. How do you feel about carrots? i like them
54. How many chairs at the dining room table? 4
55. Which is the best Spice Girl? I always liked Baby Spice
56. Do you know what time it is? 10:17
57. Do you know all the words to the Fresh Prince Theme Song? lol yeah even though I have only actually watched a couple
58. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator? probably talk to the person/people inside until I can get out
59. What’s your favourite kind of gum? winterfresh
60. T or F: All’s fair in love and war? T
61. Do you have a crush on anyone? see #45
62. Do you know how to use some words correctly, but not know the meaning? lol a few
63. Do you like to sleep? yes, i would really like some now
64. Do you know which US states don’t use Daylight Savings Time? I don't think AZ does, others Idk
65. Do you know the song Total Eclipse of the Heart? no
66. Do you want a bright yellow ‘06 mustang? not really
67. What’s something you’ve always wanted? right now just sleep lol
68. Do you have hairy LEGS? not really
69. Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake? ocean
70. Do you wear a lot of black? sometimes
71. Describe your hair: dirty blonde, long length, blonde hilights
72. Do you have Entomophobia? idk
73. Are you an adult? yeah
74. Where is/are your best friend(s)? In lafayette
75. Do you have a tan? a farmer's one haha
76. Are you a television addict? yes sadly
77. Do you enjoy spending time with your mother? yeah
78. Are you a sugar freak? sometimes
79. Do you like orange juice? yeah
80. What sign are you? pisces

Movies meme...

Bold the ones you've seen, * the ones you own, italic the ones you've seen part of.

1. X-Men
2. The Craft
3. X2
4. Swimfan
5. Fellowship of the Ring
* 6.  Finding Nemo
* 7. Peter Pan (disney version)
8. Home Alone
* 9. Aladdin
10. The Ring
* 11. 10 Things I Hate About You
12. Not Another Teen Movie
13. Spiceworld
14. 8 Mile
* 15. Bambi
* 16. Pirates of the Caribbean
17. Edward Scissorhands
18. Stepmom
19. My Best Friend's Wedding
* 20. 101 Dalmatians
21. Scream
22. Scream 2
23. Scream 3
24. Big Daddy
25. Billy Madison
26. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
27. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
28. Heartbreakers
29. Dumb & Dumber
* 30. Two Week's Notice
31. Scary Movie
32. Look Who's Talking
33. Blade
34. Blade II
35. O
* 36. Titanic
37. Carrie
38. Carrie 2: The Rage
39. Daddy Day Care
* 40. Legally Blonde
41. Austin Powers
42. Storm of the Century
* 43. Oliver and Company
44. Two Towers
45. Return of the King
46. Mighty Ducks
* 47. Fast and the Furious
* 48. 2Fast, 2 Furious
* 49. A Walk To Remember
* 50. XXX
* 51. Beauty and the Beast
52. I Know What You Did Last Summer
53. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
* 54. Sound of Music
55. Mary Poppins
* 56. Tuck Everlasting
57. The Patriot
58. The Wizard of Oz
59. Teaching Mrs Tingle
* 60. Crossroads
61. Now and Then
* 62. Pearl Harbor
* 63. Just Married
64. Cast Away
65. Radio Flyer
66. Final Destination
* 67. Lady and the Tramp
68. Shallow Hal
69. 40 Days and 40 Nights
70. Bring It On
71. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
72. The Outsiders
73. The Matrix
74. The Perfect Storm
75. Cruel Intentions
* 76. Never Been Kissed
77. Clueless
78. Bruce Almighty
* 79. Remember the Titans
81. Girl, Interrupted
82. SWAT
83. Sixth Sense
84. Phone Booth
* 85. The Lion King
86. Urban Legends
87. Nightflier
* 88. Lion King 2
* 89. Little Mermaid
* 90. American Pie
91. Center Stage
92. Scooby Doo
93. Bedazzled
94. Mrs. Doubtfire
95. Save the Last Dance
96. My Girl
97. American Beauty
* 98. Romeo & Juliet
99. Lost World
100. Casper
101. Miss Congeniality
102. The Rock
103. Face Off
104. Moulin Rouge
* 105. Sleeping Beauty
106. Alien
107. Tombstone
108. Lake Placid
109. The Recruit
110. The Shining
111. Pocahontas
112. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
113. Koyaanisqatsi
114. Princess Mononoke
115. Braveheart
116. Gone with the Wind
117. She's All That
118. Heavy Metal
119. Remo Williams
120. Fried Green Tomatoes
121. Steel Magnolias
122. Fight Club
123. Star Wars
124. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
125. Toy Soldiers
126. Clerks
127. Magnolia
128. Wild Things
129. The Nightmare Before Christmas
130. What Dreams May Come
131. Fierce Creature
132. Frequency
133. The Others
134. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
135. Along Came A Spider
136. Annie (1982 version)
137. Eyes Wide Shut
* 138. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
139. Practical Magic
140. Down With Love
141. The Fifth Element
142. Donnie Darko
143. Kiki's Delivery Service
144. Big Fish
145. Chasing Amy
146. Unbearable Lightness of Being
* 147. Parent Trap (the new version)
148. Great Expectations
149. Bridges of Madison County
150. I am Sam
151. Life as a house
152. Prince of Tides
153. Kill Bill Vol. 1
154. Bowling For Columbine
155. Elf
156. spun
157. Weekend at Bernie's
158. The House of Mirth
159. The Rose
160. Chocolat
161. Requiem for a Dream
162. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
163. Mask
164. Gia
165. Secretary
166. The Big Lebowski
167. Rushmore
168. Return to Me
169. Muppets Take Manhattan
170. The X-Files: Fight The Future
171. Moonstruck
172. Happy Gilmore
173. Mona Lisa Smile
174. Bad Boys
175. Bad Boys 2
176. The Delta Force
* 177. A League of Their Own
178. Murder by Death
179. The Hot Chick
* 180. Shrek
181. Groundhog Day
182. Liar Liar
183. House of Sand & Fog
184. Adventures in Babysitting
185. Monty Python & the Holy Grail
186. Hedwig & the Angry Inch
187. As Good As It Gets
188. Murder By Numbers
189. The Unsaid
190. 12 Monkeys
191. Igby Goes Down
192. The Mummy
193. The New Guy
194. Girl
195. And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself
196. Valentine
197. Wag the Dog
198. Spirited Away
199. Almost Famous
200. Royal Tenenbaums
201. Citizen Kane
202. Lost In Translation
203. Sid and Nancy
204. Empire Records
205. Suspiria
206. Niagara Niagara
207. Sweethearts
208. Dead Man Walking
209. My Dog Skip
210. American History X
211. Minority Report
212. Spaceballs
213. The Last of the Mohicans
214. The Mysts of Avalon (TV version)
215. The Horseman on the Roof (french version)
216. The Birdcage
217. Peter Pan (2003)
218. Frailty
219. Men of Honor
220. Meet the Parents
221. Bend It Like Beckham
222. Speed
223. Fantasia
224. The Santa Clause
* 225. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
226. Mystic Pizza
* 227. Varsity Blues
228. Secret Window
* 229. Sweet Home Alabama
230. Ice Age
231. Hidalgo
232. Along Came Polly
233. Sixteen Candles
234. Breakfast Club
235. Breakfast at Tiffany's
236. Weird Science
237. It Takes Two
238. Princess Bride
* 239. The Wedding Singer
240. Harvey
241. Rudy
242. Dirty Pretty Things
243. Chicago
* 244. Lilo And Stitch
245. Jersey Girl
246. Mallrats
247. Milo and Otis
248. Lion King 1.5
249. Matrix Reloaded
250. Matrix Revolutions
* 251. Cinderella
252. Sleeping Beauty (This was already listed and I have seen it & own it)
253. Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)
254. Amélie
255. Nosferatu
256. Gone in 60 Seconds
257. An Affair to Remember
258. You've Got Mail
259. Sleepless in Seattle
260. Ghost World
261. America's Sweethearts
262. Batman Forever
263. Hairspray
264. So I Married an Axemurder
265. Ace Ventura Pet Detective
266. Road Trip
267. Tommy Boy
268. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
269. Glitter
270. Memento  
  • 1. Have you ever been to Disneyland (Anaheim, California)?
    Yes of course or I wouldn't be doing this survey!

  • 2. If so, how many times?
    Five trips each with  2-6 days spent in the parks to Disneyland and once to Disney World...I really wish and intend to go more times to both! :) 

  • 3. What is your favorite ride at Disneyland?
    As for some favorite rides and attractions: I love the Pinocchio ride most but  also: Peter Pan ride, Dumbo, The snow white ride, Storybookland Canal Boats, Small World, Roger Rabbit ride, Pirates of the Carribean, The Haunted Mansion, the tiki room, Indiana jones, Splash Mountain, The Matterhorn, The nemo submarine ride, the matterhorn, casey jr. circus train, buzz lightyear astro blasters, Toad ride, Winnie the pooh ride, Disney Gallery, Disneyland:the first 50 years, the Disneyland gallery, Reindeer Roundup (only there around Christmastime), Star Tours, Big Thunder Moutain, Davy Crockett canoes, Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, teacups, jungle cruise, all character interactions, tarzan treehouse, gadget's go coaster, the characters' houses, Autopia, the monorail, The Disneyland Railroad, Innoventions, Astro Orbiter,Honey I shrunk the audience, aladdin's oasis...basically everything there lol! And all the fireworks displays and parades and shows!

  • 4. What is your favorite land in Disneyland?
    I really love all the lands, but I would have to say Fantasyland

  • 5. What is your least favorite ride at Disneyland?
    I know it sounds really nerdy, but I like all of them and don't think I have a least favorite.

  • 6. What is your favorite place to eat in Disneyland?
    The Blue Bayou, Carnation Cafe, The Plaza Inn (which also has a character breakfast that yes, I do go to) and Stage Door Cafe inside the Golden Horseshoe where you can watch a stage show and eat.

  • 7. Have you ever shared a "romantic moment" in Disneyland?
    Not me personally, because I have only gone with my family. I would however like to and was witness to a marriage proposal at Aladdin's Oasis which is a little place in adventureland where a live and in costume Aladdin and Jasmine tell Aladdin's story! :)

  • 8. Do the fireworks bring a tear to your eyes?
    Always, it never fails! Because of my family memories at Disneyland/Soundtrack to the Disneyland fireworks I always tear up.

  • 9. Do you think that people who dislike Disneyland should be shot?
    I don't know about shot, but I went on a date with someone who disliked it and I will say I never went out with them again. I think people who dislike it are crazy though!

  • 10. Have you ever been to DCA (Disney's California Adventure)?
    Yes and despite the fact that it is criticized by a lot of people I actually really like it.

  • 11. Favorite and Least Favorite rides of DCA?
    Again I wouldn't say I have any least favorite. For rides and attractions I really enjoy: the Monster's Inc ride, the Tower of Terror, Soarin over California, Disney Animation, Golden Dreams, The Aladdin Show at Hyperion Theatre, all the bug's land rides, and the Orange Stinger.

  • 12. Favorite place to eat in DCA?
    Ariel's Grotto...yes I'm 22 and I like character dining with the princesses, go me lol! :)

  • 13. Ever been to Downtown Disney?
    Yep!

  • 14. Favorite shop at Downtown Disney?
    World of Disney store of course!

  • 15. Favorite place to eat at Downtown Disney?
    Rainforest cafe!

  • 16. What is your favorite treat to get at Disneyland?
    Pineapple whips at the Tiki Room and Disneyland popcorn in a souvenier tub! Yes I am a Disneyland nerd!

  • 17. Have you ever been to any other Disney parks around the world? If so, which was your favorite?
    I have been to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom all at Disney World in Florida. I love Disneyland and Disney World like crazy and have a ton of family memories from both, but Disney World will always be special (especially Epcot) because it was the last trip I got to take with my dad.

  • 18. Any other memories about Disneyland you'd like to share?
    I could talk about memories at Disneyland for days, but I will share a few somewhat general things. This will probably get really geeky and corny, but whatever. I am a big Walt Disney/Disneyland history buff so I know a lot of the history about it and therefore am very sentimental about the fact that Walt Disney created a place where families can go that has something for everyone. I have a ton of memories at Disneyland and Walt Disney World with my parents. I have been at Disneyland on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve among other times. I know that at times these places get crowded, but I have actually found that it is so nice to visit with people you meet while standing in line or sharing a table or waiting for fireworks or whatever. Also the people who work at Disneyland as cast members are very friendly and interesting to talk to. I really agree with the idea that Disneyland is so much an American culture icon, but at the same time it such a great place to experience things with all sorts of people from all over the world. All these different people of all backgrounds and ages. are put together to experience riding pirate boats and singing "yo ho a pirate's life for me" or singing "it's a small world after all. I know it really sounds nerdy, but Disney has been such a important part of my background, that it has shaped my personality. Because of my time spent in the disney culture with my family I realize how important it is to believe in my dreams and to have hope for tomorrow. It is something that I try to share with people that I know and plan to share with my future children and husband.

    Tv shows meme


    - Italicize all of the following TV shows which you've ever seen 3 or more episodes of in your lifetime.
    - Bold a show if you're positive you've seen every episode of it.
    - If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order)





    24
    7th Heaven
    8 Simple Rules
    A bit of Fry and Laurie
    Absolutely Fabulous
    Adam-12
    Aeon Flux
    ALF
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    Alias
    Ally McBeal
    American Idol/Pop Idol/Canadian Idol/Australian Idol/etc.
    America's Next Top Model/Germany's Next Top Model
    Angel
    Are You Afraid of the Dark?
    Arrested Development
    Babylon 5
    Babylon 5: Crusade
    Battlestar Galactica (the old one)
    Battlestar Galactica (the new one)
    Beavis & Butthead
    Beauty and the Beast
    Beverly Hills 90210
    Blackadder
    Black Books
    Bonanza
    Bones
    Bosom Buddies
    Boston Public
    Boy Meets World
    Brothers & Sisters
    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Bug Juice
    Cagney and Lacey
    Caitlin's Way
    Captain Scarlet
    Caroline in the city
    Chappelle's Show
    Charlie's Angels
    Charmed
    Cheers
    Clarissa Explains It All
    Cold Case
    Columbo
    Commander in Chief
    Coupling
    Courting Alex
    Cowboy Bebop
    Crossing Jordan
    CSI (my favourite is in Las Vegas)
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Dallas
    Dancing with the Stars
    Danny Phantom
    Dark Angel
    Dark Skies
    Davinci's Inquest
    Dawson's Creek
    Dead Like Me
    Deadwood
    Degrassi: The Next Generation
    Designing Women
    Desperate Housewives
    Dexter
    Dharma & Greg
    Different Strokes
    Doctor Who (old style)
    Doctor Who (2005-6)
    Dragnet
    Due South
    E Street
    Earth 2
    Ellen
    Emergency!
    Entourage
    ER
    Everwood
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
    Facts of Life
    Family Guy
    Family Ties
    Farscape
    Father Ted
    Fawlty Towers
    Felicity
    Firefly
    Flash Forward
    Forever Knight
    Frasier
    Freaks and Geeks
    Friday Night Lights
    Friends
    Futurama
    Get Smart
    Gilligan's Island
    Gilmore Girls
    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
    Green Wing
    Grey's Anatomy (all the ones up to this point I have seen, the series is still on)
    Growing Pains
    Gunsmoke
    Hannah Montana
    Happy Days
    Hell's Kitchen
    Heroes
    Higher Ground
    Highlander
    Hogan's Heroes
    Home Improvement
    Homicide: Life on the Street
    House M.D.
    I Dream of Jeannie
    I Love Lucy
    Instant Star
    Inuyasha
    Invader Zim
    Invasion
    I, Spy
    JAG
    Jackass
    Jeeves and Wooster
    Joey
    John Doe
    Just Shoot Me
    Keen Eddie
    LA Law
    Laverne and Shirley
    Life on Mars
    Life With Derek
    Little House on the Prairie
    Lizzie McGuire
    Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
    Lost
    Lost in Space
    Love, American Style
    M*A*S*H
    MacGyver
    Malcolm in the Middle
    Married... With Children
    Melrose Place
    Miami Vice
    Mission: Impossible
    Monk
    Mork & Mindy
    Murphy Brown
    My Life as a Dog
    My So-Called Life
    My Super Sweet 16
    My Three Sons
    My Two Dads
    Nash Bridges
    NCIS
    Nip/Tuck
    North Shore
    Numb3rs
    NYPD Blue
    One Tree Hill (Every episode that has been aired so far, it's still going)
    Oz
    Pepper Dennis
    Perry Mason
    Phil of the Future
    Pokemon
    Popular
    Power Rangers
    Prison Break
    Profiler
    Project Blue Book
    Project Runway
    Psych
    Quantum Leap
    Queer As Folk (US)
    Queer as Folk (UK)
    Red Dwarf
    ReGenesis
    Remington Steele
    Rescue Me
    Road Rules
    Robin of Sherwood
    ROME
    Roseanne
    Roswell
    Salute Your Shorts
    Saved by the Bell
    Scarecrow and Mrs King
    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
    Scrubs
    Seinfeld
    Sex and the City
    Six Degrees
    Six Feet Under
    Skins
    Sliders
    Slings and Arrows
    Smallville
    So Weird
    South Park (Again, every episode up to this point, still on the air)
    Spaced
    Spongebob Squarepants
    Star Trek
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    Star Trek: Voyager
    Star Trek: Enterprise
    Stargate Atlantis
    Stargate SG-1
    Sugar Rush
    Supernatural
    Surface
    Survivor Swedish version
    Sweet Valley High
    Taxi
    Teen Titans
    That 70's Show
    That's So Raven
    The 4400
    The Addams Family
    The Andy Griffith Show
    The Apprentice
    The A-Team
    The Avengers
    The Beverly Hillbillies
    The Bionic Woman
    The Brady Bunch
    The Cosby Show
    The Daily Show
    The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
    The Dead Zone
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    The Famous Jet Jackson
    The Flintstones
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    The Golden Girls
    The Honeymooners
    The Invisible Man
    The Jeffersons
    The Jetsons
    The L Word
    The Love Boat
    The Lucille Ball Show
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    The Mighty Boosh
    The Monkees
    The Munsters
    The Mythbusters
    The O.C.
    The Office (UK)
    The Office (US)
    The Pretender
    The Real World
    The Sentinel
    The Shield
    The Simpsons
    The Six Million Dollar Man
    The Sopranos
    The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
    The Twilight Zone
    The Unit
    The Vicar of Dibley
    The Waltons
    The West Wing
    The Wonder Years
    The X-Files
    Third Watch
    Three's Company
    Threshold
    Top Gear
    Torchwood
    Twin Peaks
    Twitch City
    Two and A Half Men
    Ugly Betty
    Veronica Mars
    Whose Line is it Anyway? (US)
    Whose Line is it Anyway? (UK)
    Will and Grace
    Wings
    Wishbone
    Without a Trace
    WKRP in Cincinnati 

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