Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I just watched a Michael Douglas film: "Beyond A Reasonable Doubt". I watched it for the only two reasons that it was an instant Netflix movie and that it had a description that sound like this: "Michael Douglas stars as corrupt district attorney Mark Hunter in this remake of Fritz Lang's noir classic about a reporter, C.J. Nicholas (Jesse Metcalfe), who sets himself up as the prime suspect in a murder he didn't commit in order to expose Hunter's misdeeds. Nicholas's plans go awry, however, when Hunter discovers the trap and destroys the evidence that would exonerate the cub reporter. Amber Tamblyn and Orlando Jones co-star."
Now this a movie you kind of have to see for what's to come next. Only after the fact can you truly appreciate the following: A wonderful review by a fellow Netflixer that I read AFTER I sat through the whole movie. A review that made me break out in ridiculous laughter attacks. Thank you Netflix user gkl 446015! Enjoy:
"I have never felt the need to write public reviews. My feelings, good or bad, were never strong enough to warrant one. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, however, is quite possibly the worst movie ever made. I have no idea how they got Michael Douglas to participate because ever aspect of this movie is awful: writing, acting, editing, lighting, directing... Anything that a movie can do poorly, this movie does poorly. Michael Douglas does great with his Michael Douglas-ness but the words he was given are just so dumb and terrible and awful. This movie has absolutely no redeeming qualities, I'm embarrassed for everyone involved in making it. The deep seeded hatred I have for this movie is difficult to fully convey but suffice it to say that by not renting this movie you are actively taking a step to better the overall quality of your life." - gkl 446015
OK, so maybe don't watch the movie. In case your ever made to watch it though, just come back and read this beautiful review again and you just might burst into tears from laughing so hard.
:0) Frieda Online
Saturday, April 17, 2010
"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue." - Buddha
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
When I first signed up with "Team In Training" to go hiking and help raise money for the "Leukemia & Lymphoma Society" (LLS), I did it to get to know new people, climb on top of some great mountains for some awesome views, and to do some good for society at the same time. Or so I thought...
It was not until the hike we did yesterday in Topanga Canyon that my brain clicked into a place I had not been in a while, because I try to avoid the subject:
I wanted to bring my mom back to life... and that was the true and real reason I signed up for this all along!
I never really had made this connection before as my mom had not died of any form of blood cancer, but it still was cancer. Now, anyone that has had anyone in their family die of a cancer knows that there is always the hope in back of anyones mind, that maybe if more research had been done on this specific form of cancer, a life of a loved one could have been saved!
It really sucks loosing people, especially good friends that are family. I wish for nobody to have to go through the pain and hurt a cancer patient and their loved ones go through... Ever!!! That is why I believe strongly in the work of LLS! They have achieved major breakthroughs in the research of cancer. I have met people that would not have been able to be alive today without the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's help!
I know that it is hard to grasp things as a whole in our world. For most it is easy to not care about people dying, that they did not know. Yet, so many have loved ones that are sick or have died of this crazy disease:
If you have someone you know that had battled with cancer of any kind, please help me in my efforts to raise money for LLS. For a donation on your behalf I will embroid the name of that person you know into the shirt I will be wearing to climb Half Dome. I will honor that person with every step I take to the top of the mountain sending them strength for their recovery or in my moms case, honoring her name for the great woman that she was!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Today was the day when I saw a herd of deer chase a coyote away.
They were about 100 feet away from the "herd" of people that we were at our first hike meeting in the Malibu State Park. At 8 am on this Saturday morning we were ready to see some amazing nature spectacles only 20 miles North-East of Hollywood. It is amazing what one can find in LA when looking for it... Nice 3 hour hike that lead us to the original film site of the TV show "Mash". Most of the filming sites props were burned down by wildfires a couple of years ago, but nature took over and it is gorgeous there!
All together it was a wonderful hike with great people all supporting the same cause of helping the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!
Please support me in raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Even the smallest donation helps!
:0) Frieda Online