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24 March 2010 @ 05:53 pm
Nearly six years ago I created this account, as well as my journal Paradize. Now the time has come for me to shut it down, simply because I feel that I personally have moved on. Outgrown LiveJournal I guess you can say. I've never been a member at a website as long as here so it's obviously gonna be weird and a bit sad leaving but at the same time it's something I need to do. Like mentioned above, I'm planning on getting a blog where I'll continue to write because writing is one of the things I can't live without. Once I've got everything set up, I'll remove my LiveJournal account.

But Paradize lives on...
MOOD: serene
MUSIC: Taylor Swift ~ Jump Then Fall
02 January 2010 @ 05:26 pm
So this is it. The final result of all my movie watching over the year that has just passed. I'm already in the works on my 2010 movie list which I predict will be even greater! Now, here comes the entire movie list of 2009 in this entry. Let's see if I achieved my goal. ;)

Movie List 2009Collapse )
MOOD: restless
MUSIC: Leona Lewis ~ I Got You
30 December 2009 @ 09:02 pm
I came up with this list recently and felt the need to post it. I'll be listing my favorites within movies and television; the ones I'll hopefully soon enough be owning on DVD. I'm also curious to see if anyone out there shares my favorites or perhaps have a few suggestions to add?

TV Shows - Must Haves!
Farscape (All Seasons)
Stargate SG-1 (Season 10)
Firefly - The Complete Series
Star Trek: Voyager (All Seasons)
Sex & The City (All Seasons)
Bones (All Current Seasons)
Friends (Season 4,5,6,8,9,10)
Sea Patrol (All Current Seasons)
(More to be added.)

Movies - Must Haves!
I, Robot
Bad Boys 1-2
10.000 BC
National Treasure 1-2
Transformers 1-2
Double Jeopardy
High Crimes
Where The Heart Is
Someone Like You
Kiss The Girls
The Devil Wears Prada
Becoming Jane
Get Smart
Bride Wars
(More to be added.)
MOOD: tired
MUSIC: Leona Lewis ~ Naked
29 December 2009 @ 08:21 pm
# A little over fourteen days ago I handed in my computer for service. The problem? One of the keys had fallen off due to me polishing up the laptop. It was the "w" letter so it made writing quite hard since "w" is a common letter in the English language. But I managed, even though you had to press down hard on the key at the end before I finally handed in the computer for service. But the key still worked, which is more than I can say for it once then computer was returned to me. Now, I have to copy and paste the damn letter everytime I write in English and avoiding the "w" letter is pretty close to impossible, or at least it is for me. Sure, the problem was covered by my insurance but what's pisses me off is that the key is in worse shape after the service than it was before. Naturally, I have to hand in the damn computer again so that the idiots can get it right. Again, I won't have to pay anything because of the insurance but seriously? why can't people do their jobs properly? Good thing I'm saving up money to buy a new laptop sometime early next year, since this key problem is only the latest in a long line of problems with this damn computer.

# So aside from being without computer and Internet for 12 days, I also realized that my LiveJournal paid account was not updated. Roughly about two years ago I set up automatically payments every six months so I didn't need to make manual payments every two months. But since then the latest payment in June 2009, I've gone and gotten myself a new VISA card and forgetting all about updating that important piece of information. So now, currently, my paid account and add-on icons are inactive. My first instinct was to update it but then I realized that since I don't use my LJ frequently at the moment, I've decided to wait a while before setting up the automatic payments again. I have some other things I feel are more important than $21 every six months for something I hardy use. And besides, according to my computer, my LJ layout looks exactly the same. So I only have one active icon but I can live without that for the time being.

# Just finished watching Nicholas Nickleby. Another one of Anne Hathaway's movies I can scratch off the list. I went to see Avatar at the cinema yesterday and one of the movie trailers showed was Tim Burton's Alice in wonderland in which Anne Hathaway plays The white Queen if I remember correctly. Anyways, I'm very curious to watching the movie mostly because of her. Oh, and apparently I'm going to see Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief sometime next year. Doesn't look like I have any other choice in the matter. ;)
MOOD: complacent
MUSIC: Leona Lewis ~ Love Letter
09 December 2009 @ 09:22 am
# Staying at home today due to a very stubborn headache and because I feel crappy in general. Things at work are pretty lousy right now and although I don't wanna go into details, I feel very useless at the clinic at the time being. And it probably won't get better any better than this because of a new law within animal care that basically means I won't get to do anything without supervision at the clinic unless I attend a very prestigious education that demands high grades and plenty of studying in the next two years. I just don't have the energy or the interest for it because I'm not a study person. The only subject I actually enjoy studying is English and though it can take me pretty far, it's not as important as Math within the profession as veterinary assistant. So yeah, the law just ain't on my side it seems. So at the moment I feel kind of depressed and is seriously considering quiting my current education since it probably won't lead anywhere. All of this recent chaos at work could very well explain why I have these headaches and is in a pissy mood most of the time. Even to the people who doesn't deserve it. All I can think of now is a long carefree vacation at someplace exotic or just far, far away from home.

# So today, aside from taking it easy, I'll be talking with my school about my next year's schedule and making plans for the future. If I do decide in the near future to give up on my education ahead of schedule, I'll make sure to have a backup plan. Because I'm all about planning things and I certainly won't be unemployed for another two years which will drive me crazy for sure. I've already come up with several possible job positions that I'll probably apply for; the first hand choice being dog pounds overseas like in the United States or England. All I know is that this time around I'm not giving up until I've found a job where I actually get paid for my hard work.
MOOD: exhausted
MUSIC: {nothing}
06 December 2009 @ 09:06 pm
# So yesterday I spent pretty much the entire day at the shopping mall, stocking up on Christmas presents. So far I'm only buying presents for my nieces but I'm hoping that by next year, I'll have enough (of my own) money to buy Christmas presents even for my parents and brothers. I do however buy them birthday presents so it's not like I'm cheap or anything. Anyways, I'm pleased to have all the Christmas shopping over and done with, even though I love spending time at the shopping mall.

# I've also started saving up money to buy some new stuff next year; cell phone, DVD player, laptop. None of them are exactly emergency things except perhaps the DVD player since I won't be able to watch my R1 movies without it. But the computer is more because I've gotten sick of my current computer always misbehaving no matter what. And the cell phone, well, I've just fallen in love with it.

# Currently watching Season 4 of Grey's Anatomy and should be done in a couple of days with the entire season. But I won't be re-watching Season 5 since it aired on television a couple of weeks ago. But all in all, I've been watching Grey's for about three weeks now so it's gonna be weird not watching it daily in the near future.

# And another movie I really wanna see is James Cameron's Avatar which has gotten me curious after seeing the trailer on TV so many times by now. Anybody else curious about the movie?
MOOD: pleased
MUSIC: {nothing}
28 November 2009 @ 09:08 pm
# First off, I'd like to thank harbourlight once again for her help with fixing the problems with my previous layout that I complained about. However, I once again got the urge to change my layout because I wasn't 100% satisfied with the previous one, although I've decided to keep the css code just in case. Now, I was pretty desperate as to finding a new layout I hadn't used before and it seems that I've worn out "my" layout communities since long ago. But after looking at other people's journal layouts (shameful sigh) I stumbled across my fandom journal. And I clicked on the link in my user info, showing me tons of new shiny layouts I'd never used before. So here you have the first layout; which I'm planning on using for a while. Not all that active these days so the layout shouldn't really bother me much. I am however wondering if anybody out here knows of a good layout community worth checking out? I'd be ever so grateful!

# This is the second week of my Grey's Anatomy marathon. I'm currently covering the first half of Season 3, spending most of my days and evenings in front of the TV. I was only supposed to watch Season 1-3 but since some pretty exciting happens in Season 4, I'm thinking about extending my marathon. Because, let's face it, Grey's Anatomy isn't what it used to be. With characters either dying or leaving the show, to me it's not the same anymore. It's not bad but it's not great like it once was. Still, it made its way back to my Watch List so that's something. And when you start having GA themed dreams you know you've technically have had enough but still you keep watching.

# So I hear Christmas is practically around the corner. Especially by judging by all the Christmas decorations and ornaments filling up the stores. I for one did decorate my room today compared to the previous year; I was kind of anti-Christmas back then for some reason I can't remember now. Next Saturday I'll be Christmas shopping with dewerry at our favorite mall and next Sunday I'll be spending the day with Mom at a local Christmas fair. Then in roughly three weeks' time, we the girls from the animal clinic are going on a mini-cruise to enjoy a Christmas dinner for a few hours. Which is also the last day of work because my Christmas break. Yay!

# Speaking of Christmas break; I just found out today that my precious Smallville won't be back until January 2010! I mean, yeah, I know the shows go on hiatus around Christmas but it's not even December yet! I have to wait 8 weeks for the next episode! And The Mentalist didn't air this week either, taking a two week hiatus if I remember correctly. Supernatural I actually don't care so much about right now, so I'm unsure of its Christmas schedule. Bah, I hate it when television lets me down!

# Also, I'm actually considering going to see New Moon at the cinema sometime soon. Probably would help if I see Twilight first, huh?
MOOD: content
MUSIC: Taylor Swift ~ Stay Beautiful
13 November 2009 @ 06:19 pm
Something that really has been bugging me this past year is that one of the most awesome shows in television history has yet to be released on DVD; Judging Amy. Countless of other shows has been released on DVD, whether it is a complete series or a few seasons. But still, I've seen Judging Amy back to back three times by now all thanks to a Swedish television channel that keeps showing reruns of it. I'm aware that it be because of legal issues that the show hasn't been released yet but if so, they better get over it real soon! Because I want Judging Amy out on DVD before I grow old and forget about the show!

Anybody else out there feeling the same about some other show or is it just me?
MOOD: disappointed
MUSIC: Agnes ~ Look At Me Now