Friday, 29 June 2012

The World

Sometimes I think of the world as something of a hypothetical nature. Neither here, nor there. Sometimes the world feels like we think it up in our heads and sometimes the world. Just. Is. Because sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Life is stranger than fiction... sometimes.

I've been watching X-files, Twilight Zone, and reading a book about the unexplained. It made me think of the world and life. Now understand I'm a God fearing Christian. but I wonder about the meaning of life and the universe. How we try to explain the unexplainable. The remarkable, and the incredible. All I have to say is: life is merely... strange.

Something to think about over the weekend.

MaggieG, Evil Goblin Overlady

Thursday, 28 June 2012

The Doctor

I don't know if I've mentioned this yet but I'm a Doctor Who fan. I've been looking at ThinkGeek and was looking at the merchandise. It's awesome! They have TARDIS mugs, bathrobes, cookie jars, and money banks. They also have sonic screwdrivers, board games, sticky notes and fun tees. I recently watched an episode of the 9th Doctor when they went back in time to WWII and this child was "attacking" people.

MaggieG, Evil Goblin Overlady

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The Four Way Survey

So, let's see if I can make this whole thing sound sane so the Spinster found these questions and then Lynn found them and decided to do these questions today and Filly found them on Lynn's and she did them herself. So I figured whatevers good enough for them is good enough for me.

Q: If something is forbidden, do you want it less or more?
A: Depends, if it is illegal or against immoral no. But if it's something like a slice of cake on a diet or dressing "out of fashion" (such as wanting to wear my Victorian outfit I've sewn in public while I"m shopping) then I usually want it more.

Q: Is there an area of your life where you feel out of control? Especially in control?
A: I have to say that I can't control GVEA (electrical company) from not giving power outages. I can't control the stupid people in my classes from being stupid. But I can control what I think and do so I feel especially in control of myself and out of control of everyone else.

Q: If you unexpectedly had a completely free afternoon, what would you do with that time?
A: I'd pamper myself and knit and watch my Hepburn movies.

Q: Are you comfortable or uncomfortable in a disorderly environment?
A: If it's something like an office or class room I ca work with out being stressed out. But if it's my home and it's messy I start to get stressed, restless, and I start to cringe. Finally I have to do it or explode.

Q: How much time do you spend looking for things you can’t find?
A: More time than I wish I had. I have a bad habit of losing everything (or almost everything.)

Q: Are you motivated by competition?
A:No, I like doing things the way I want with out criticism. It also stresses me out. The only time I feel motivated is when I'm doing races (which I don't do in the first place.)

Q: Do you find it easier to do things for other people than to do things for yourself?
A: "Sometimes. I will cook more elaborate or nicer food to take someplace than what I'll fix for myself a lot of the time." Well put Filly.

Q: Do you work constantly? or think you should be working?
A: Yes and no, if you only count set working (school, homework, work) then no, I don't work constantly. But if not, then I do work all the time, I knit, sew, research, and post on the web + housework.

Q: Do you embrace rules or flout rules?
A: I can follow the rules if I want. But I think rules can be stupid and pointless. I sometimes break minor rules if I want. I feel likes it's a small step against "the man".

Q: Do you work well under pressure?
A: Mild to moderate pressure, yes. Extreme pressure, no.

Q: What would your perfect day look like?
A: Pamper myself, being alone, eating what I want, and watching all the TV and movies I want. Or spend the day with friends.

Q: How much TV do you watch in a week (include computer time spent watching videos, movies, YouTube)?
A: It depends, It can vary, If I'm watching ROV I can spend all day watching re-runs. Or any anime for that reason. Somedays it can be like an hour or it could be a whole day.

Q: Are you a morning person or a night person?
A: Night person, I work well at night I clean and do homework. I guess that's because I'm alone and it's quiet. I can super easily stay up to 3 A.M.

Q: What’s more satisfying to you: saving time or saving money?
A: Time, because I never have enough of it.

Q: Do you like to be in the spotlight?
A: Yes and no. I don't like it all the time but I relish those moments when I'm publicly recognized.

Q: Is your life “on hold” in any aspect? Until you finish your thesis, get married, lose weight?
A. No, If my life was on hold I would be a pathetic person. I merely take life as it comes.

Q: What would you do if you had more energy?
A: I would read more, knit more, stay up for several days, and do my homework at night.

Q: If you suddenly had an extra room in your house, what would you do with it?
A: A sewing room, because I don't have one, or a library because I don't have one.

Q: What people and activities energize you? Make you feel depleted?
A: My friends, reading, knitting, and sewing make me feel energized. School makes me feel depleted.

Q: Is it hard for you to get rid of things that you no longer need or want?
A: Not really.

Q: Do you get frustrated easily?
A: Ugh, yes. I get really made first I swear and just get mad. Then I cry. I hate crying because I look ugly. Plus I just hate crying. 

Q: On a typical night, what time do you go to bed? How many hours of sleep do you get?
A: I try to go to bed at 10:30 but I'm a night person so it's hard. I get about 6-8 hour of sleep.

Q: If at the end of the year, you had accomplished one thing, what is the one accomplishment that would make the biggest difference to your happiness?
A: Finish writing my book

Q: And here’s another question for you. What questions would you add to this list, to help other people know themselves better? It’s so important, and so elusive.
A: If you could do something different with your life - not the career you currently have - what would it be? (I would own a sewing and knitting cafe'/ bookstore/ run a book club. That's my dream career.)

MaggieG, Evil Goblin Overlady

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Links De Jour!

Harry Potter in a different light- I'm not a HP fan even though I read all 7 books. so if you're a die hard HP fan please don't read this you'll find it insulting. This is really funny.

Lord of the Hissy Fit, The Legend of the Totally Lost Mountie, For the Love of Scottie McMullet, and Many More...- A blogger re wrote the titles of romance novels also very funny.

The Usabilty of Passwords- While my password pertains to me but it's longer than 3 letters + I don't give it out.

Grammar Goofs-  I'm guilty of #14 several times but I'm kind of smug because I barely ever do grammar mistakes. (However they misses #16 Cause and Because.)

MaggieG, Evil Goblin Overlady

Monday, 25 June 2012

Movie Today!

I went and saw Brave today.  And I promise no spoilers. I cried very hard at the second sun rise. It was the mother daughter bond that made me very sad by the fact it was going to be permanently severed. This movie is heart felt and very funny. It has a very happy ending and is one of Pixar's best. This is also the first movie with a heroine. Amazing and wonderful a very good 2012 movie. I'm also going to see An Unexpected Journey this December. And There and Back Again next year. (If there is a next year. See my second post.) These are both The Hobbit part 1 and 2.

I Guess I'm Not Very Feminine...

I this page on 10 Wardrobe Staples Every Woman Should Own (via Violins and Starships) and decided to analyze my own closet.

The Pencil Skirt- No, leave that to the models.

Layering Tank Top- One and it's white and I only use it when I'm wearing white tees.

Little Black Dress- No, no I don't.

The Perfect Jeans- I own jeans but they're not perfect and I wear skirts more often because pants chafe me.

Lightweight Cardigan- If you only count short sleeved ones no, if you count long sleeved ones yes. I have a long sleeved black cardigan its made of cashmere and I only use it as a pajama cover in the morning and in the winter.

White Pants- Only used when I dress up as Oscar François De Jarjeyes.

Tote Bag- Nope, I don't have enough crap to even fill up my small bag let alone enough to fill up a tote.

Ballet Flats- No, I have flats but nothing resembling a ballet flat.

Blazer- No, and I ask you why do you need one?

Black Pants- No, and once more why do I need one?

So I guess I should shop... But that's not a priority I have my own sense of style and I almost  never follow fashion.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

I'm Back!

And, yes, I know I'm a crap blogger...

Your Overlady has been reading and gardening. I have decided to re-read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (whose name happens to be my middle and last name.) Because I read it before and never finished. Hell I didn't even get to India. But I loved what I read it's so meaningful and enlightening. Just a wonderful read. She is also reading 'Shadows of the Sun (A book about McCoy,) Sarek, The Help, and Spock's World.' She is also watching movies. which she shall now review.

Breakfast at Tiffany's-
An interesting movie staring Audry Hepburn and based on a novel by Truman Capote. Audry Hepburn play Holly a gold digger who is more interested in what's in a mans wallet that his head. And George Peppard who plays a 'kept' man who is also a struggling author. He meets Holly because and through the movie they fall in love. I thought the movie was strange but highly enjoyable. She even owns Moon River sung by Hepburn on itunes. The movie has a very happy ending. But Hepburn can play an infuriating character by being a gold digger. 

Another Hepburn movie. In this she plays Sabrina who is in love with a man named David but he doesn't love her back. She tries to kill herself but Lionel saves her and she goes to Paris and learns how to cook. She comes back and both of them fall in love with her. But David is engaged. She falls in love with Lionel but tries to fool herself and in the end they go to Paris together.

She has also been watching a lot of Red Dwarf

This July she has a lot planned. She is going to see Brave next Monday (Prepare for the review,) La Boheme done locally, and a wedding of her friends cousin.

MaggieG Evil Goblin Overlady

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


More on reading. I've started to read Eat, Pray, Love again. My local library is doing a benefit for the new library to be built. You're supposed to come dressed as your favorite storybook character. I'm going to come as Jane Eyre. Probably will be fun now I'm going to watch ROV. Bye.

Friday, 8 June 2012


First, sorry, I have been away form the internet for a while. But here in Alaska it's been raining for two weeks. Perfect for reading but not for gardening. So I've been going to the local library a lot. And donating my nickels (because they're worthless) to the project to build a new library. I'm now reading Spock's World, Jane Eyre, and Romancing Miss Brontë. I've also spent a lot of time cleaning my house. It's scary.

-MaggieG, Evil Goblin Overlady.