So with my neck hurting and lack of sleep, I have been feeling exhausted. This morning, waking up to my neighbor's love making did me in. Their bed made loud squeaky noises, and it constantly banged on the wall. I guess this is what happens when you are married with kids and don't have any time alone with your lover... at least they could have offered me to watch or something so I could fall back to sleep more quickly.
I saw a 22" LCD monitor on sale at Staples yesterday and almost pulled the trigger. I am still using an old bulky Dell CRT monitor that takes up half of the room on my desk. I didn't buy the monitor because my CRT still works and I would feel bad to just retire it. I am also trying to separate my wants from needs and save some money. Can you believe anyone alive today still uses a CRT though? Gosh I feel so outdated.
The shoestring of my right work shoe broke a few days ago. I decided to go to Macy's just now to get a new one. It turned out that they didn't sell any shoestrings, so I got a new pair of shoes instead. This pair is a slip-on made by Stacy Adams. No more shoestrings for me as I am tired of tying my shoes. It was regularly $75 and I got it for $48.
I also got a Perry Ellis corduroy jacket regularly $200 marked down to $58, and an INC sweater regularly $60 marked down to $12.50.
Damn sometimes I just admire myself for being such a good bargain hunter. These clothes also look good together. Now I need to find a party in town tonight to go to.
So much for separating my wants from needs though...
The first movie is called Prom Queen. It's based on a true event about a Canadian high school kid, Marc Hall, who wants to go to his prom with his boyfriend. His request is denied by the school board. Some people (friends, media, lawyer) hear about this and offer their help and support. In the end, they take the case all the way up to the Supreme Court. It's a cute movie and at the same time very inspiring. The actor that plays Marc is Aaron Ashmore and he's great in this movie.
Aaron is also playing Jimmy Olsen on the TV show Smallville. And feel free to laugh at me all you want, but I've always thought he's also Bobby Drake (a.k.a. Ice Man) in the X-Men movie series:
Boy was I wrong! Ice Man is actually played by Aaron's twin brother Shawn Ashmore. This was a surprise for me but a nice one, because I began having some fantasies involving both of them. Maybe they should punish me for getting them confused. :-P
The second movie is Naked Boys Singing.
I first thought it's a musical (with a storyline, music, etc.), but it's actually just a show with a bunch of boys singing various song. There is not a main storyline, so it's a little strange. However, the singing isn't bad, and the show is certainly entertaining (the boys are VERY naked). If you are into that sort of things (I mean artistic display of human forms and well-composed and performed melodies), then you should definitely watch this movie.
The Year Of The Rat:
1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2030
People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions, and are likely to be perfectionists. They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful. They are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox
2008 calendar Chinese new year :2008 Feb. 7
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4705 begins on Feb. 18, 2007.
2008 Chinese date new year :2008 Feb. 7
Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!