Thursday, December 31, 2009

Her Morning Elegance video

This was sent to me, and I thought I'd post it here because it was such an interesting video to watch. I also imagine the woman in the video rarely gets a good night's sleep if she does this every night!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Time for a little catch-up

Okay, folks - time to get caught up here.

First, sorry that last week's posts were so sparse, but like I said, it was a crazy week. I fully intended to post stuff, but I just couldn't get around to it, and before I knew it, it was Friday! LOL

Anyway, I hope you all had a great Christmas. Let me rattle off a few things to get myself all situated here.

First, Yule-aphobia was not as bad this year, and I actually heard more retailers and cashiers tell me "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays", so that's good news. There were a few cashiers that I had to repeat "Merry Christmas" before they would respond in kind, and only once did I had to say "Merry Christmas" twice before the cashier caught on to what I was doing and then responded in kind. I also saw more signage at various retailers using the right phrase instead of the generic Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings. Quick rule here: If someone is wishing you Merry Christmas, then it's pretty safe to wish them back in the same way.

The way that this holiday has gotten all PC is ridiculous, and there have still been problems with civil authorities (city, state, and even some federal, I believe) allowing Christmas symbols on public property. I will have to comment on this more, because they try to take this from an angle of "crossing the line between church and state by promoting a religion", but that's simply not the case. This will be a topic for another time, though. :-)

Next, among the gifts I got for Christmas was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the new Star Trek movie. I've already seen the Transformers movie and I'll be giving my review of it later this week. I still need to get around to watching Star Trek.

A couple of you and one person I know in real life asked about my rant of baby boomers in a recent blog entry, and wanted to know the basis of my rant. This is the only indicator that I'll give of my age: I'm a child of baby boomer parents, so I've seen firsthand of some of the goofy logic that that generation seems to be infected with. Don't get me wrong; I love my parents and I don't hate baby boomers, but like many children, I took views opposite of my parents as a way of rebelling against them, and in this instance of course, I adopted conservative views as a way of rebelling against my very liberal parents.

Even though I came into conservatism as an act of rebellion, I still view it as the right way to go in life, which is why I have held onto my conservative views even though the desire to rebel against them has long died. It still annoys my parents, though. Well, I now hope they'll see things my way one day. So even though I may have come into the truth with less-than-noble intents, I still came across the truth, and there's no reason to let go, now or ever. More to come on this as well, although I will avoid discussing what is private family matters and stick to what is most likely common experiences of those among my generation.

Such fun awaits us, my friends! I can't wait!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Those are some ugly-ass outfits

Below is a pic of Lady Gaga in concert with some other dancers. Man, those are some strange and ugly-ass outfits they're wearing. Note especially those mirrored cups of the bra! Damn! I wanted to find some other word to describe how hideous those outfits were, but "ugly-ass" seemed to work best.

Friday, December 25, 2009

A very Merry Christmas to you all.

Hey, gang.

Sorry I couldn't get to my blog very much this week, but as I imagine it must have been for you, it's been a crazy week for me. Still, I have stuff "on the plate" that I want to post, but I'll save for next week, because I don't want to rush through it.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and I hope you enjoy your day today.

Andromeda Perseus, aka the "Busty Superhero Chick"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa hat pics!

Two pics of me in a Santa hat! What do you think? I will prod the boss to make more, and for him to make his own Santa hat pic! Also, be sure to send me your own Santa hat pics to my Facebook group for this! If I get enough of these, I'll see what I can do to make a photo-mosaic!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mark Sanford, Tiger Woods - what's wrong with these morons?

Over the weekend I was asked to comment on my views of married men and their infidelity. I told them that I was against infidelity. ;-)

They are, of course, referring to the recent news stories of Gov. Mark Sanford and of the pro golfer Tiger Woods. I could also throw into this mix LA Lakers player Kobe Bryant. As for Sanford, that guy is an idiot, and the good citizens of that state should have had him thrown out of a moving train. To say that the woman in South America was his "soul mate" made me gag. Geez! What a thoughtless, insensitive clod to say something like that and not refer to his wife! I wanted to smack him silly with hockey stick, but I didn't want to mess up a good hockey stick.

As for Tiger - sheesh! Just like Kobe, Tiger has a hot chick for a wife, so there was no reason for him to be fooling around. If I were her, I would have wielded TWO clubs to double her chances of hitting the bastard!

The question asked of me was actually more specific, asking about why men fool around. I think the more pertinent question is why the women they fool around with fool around with them in the instance that they know that this dude is already married. "It takes two to tango" and all that.

Let's hit this from the angle of the dude first. It seems to me that this unfaithful dude should have dealt with his sexual control issues before he got married. If he wants to hop beds with different women every night, then he should do that when he isn't already married to someone else. Before I continue, understand that I am in no way encouraging you dudes to engage in pre-marital promiscuity - I discourage that actually, for many different reasons. I'm just thinking out loud here, so just follow along and don't stick words in my mouth.

What I AM saying is this: You dudes need to work out your sexual control issues BEFORE getting married. Betraying one's marital vows is a terrible thing to do, whether it's the wife or husband doing the betraying. And it's called "betraying" for a reason - you were asked to be faithful to your spouse; that's why they are called vows! Control of your sexual urges is one of the things you work on when you are growing up. Theoretically, by the time you are getting married, you should have your sexual control issues resolved by taking a spouse, and not by taking multiple partners AFTER taking a spouse.

It's also an important lesson for us all on knowing and understanding what marriage is supposed to be about. Our society in recent decades has taken on an attitude of marriage being just for sex, and when the sex gets boring, you divorce and find another partner until you get bored with that partner - and then another, and another and another until such time that you arrive at an understanding in which you either find the spouse you'll spend what remaining years of your life with, or you get to the point that you say "Marriage is too confining. I should just keep my options open".

By the way, grats to the baby boomers for helping bring such kookoo ideas of marriage, and for making multiple marriages and divorces and endless supplies of half-siblings and step-siblings the norm, and for introducing such ideas as "no-fault" divorce in which the guilty spouse gets away with their betrayal, and could even possibly end up getting everything, and for their famous toxic custody battles, and all the fun and joy your brought to your kids as a result.

For a generation famous for "self gratification" and "instant gratification", I sure hope you got what you wanted, because you sure pissed on the rest of us, and you will continue to piss on the rest of us with all the debt you passed on to your kids and grandkids. I just hope it was all worth the crap you dumped on the rest of us to solve. But that would mean feeling guilty for what you have done, and as we all know, you just can't have that. Hell, take that up with your therapist - I don't give a damn.

Boy, did I digress! LOL Back to the topic!

Let's discuss the ladies for whom the philandering men take up with. Now here I'm not so much referring to the women for whom they didn't know that their love interest was married, but rather to those who DO know that their love interest is married, and get involved with the two-timer anyway.

So why would a woman do such a thing? Reasons are varied as the women themselves, but largely they fall into a few reasons: 1.) They think they are in love and really believe that "their" man loves them back, and she just has to wait out until he divorces his wife so that they can be together forever, 2.) They are starstruck that a Tiger Woods or a Mark Sanford would lavish their attention on them, or 3.) They're out to hit the "bedsheet lotto", either by threatening to tell all to the wife, or by intentionally becoming pregnant so as to "trap" the clueless dude into supporting her and her child (think of amazingly and even startlingly naive Dirk Nowitzki). Let's tackle these in order.

1.) Such women are usually "in love with being in love", and love can make you do stupid things. But a little - not even a smidgen - of common sense should tell you that if he can fool around on his wife, what's to stop him from doing the same to you once he divorces his wife and marries you? After all, how do you know that his current wife is his first wife? A philanderer who can philander once will most assuredly do so again. It's as certain as the sun rising tomorrow.

2.) Being starstruck is no excuse for fooling around with a married man. Are there such male celebrities that I would consider fooling around with should they look my way. No, and I mean that. I would hate the attention that comes with being known as "Mr. X's lover". Some women do indeed desire the attention that comes from being noticed by a male celebrity, but their reputation takes a beating. Think of Monica Lewinski. Any of you have favorable impressions of her? I think not.

3.) And then there are the women out to score a quick and easy buck by blackmail or by pregnancy. I liken these women to whores, because that's exactly what they are doing: Selling themselves for money. Why would they debase themselves in such a way? The reasons vary, of course, but like those who want to win the "lawsuit lotto", they want a lot of fast and easy money. As you might imagine, I have zero respect for such women. Thanks for setting back women's progess 100 years, ladies!

We as a gender will continue to retard, stop, and even reverse our progress in recent decades if we can't respect ourselves, and part of respecting ourselves is to not get involved with a man whom we know is married. There ARE no good excuses for fooling around men who would cheat on their wives - and worse, women who get involved with such men are as guilty as the men. There is no love involved with a spouse cheats, no matter what the guilty parties may think - plain and simply, it's just people using each other for their own selfish needs, and someone ALWAYS gets hurt as a result. Funny that that thought never occurs to the guilty parties.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just in time for Christmas! The Santa Hat Challenge!

Okay fanboys and fangirls! I'm issuing a challenge to you all! Yeah, you too! (pointing to the person I'm referring to).

Before the 25th arrives, I want you all to make a pic or artwork of yourself wearing a Santa hat! Then come join my Facebook group for this! Andromeda's Santa Hat Challenge

Let's see how may pics we can get up before the 25th! HoHoHo!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Movie review of Monsters vs. Aliens

My apologies, but for some reason I thought that I had already posted my review of Monsters vs. Aliens! But when one of my GFs asked where it was, I told her that it was on my blog, and she told me, "No, it's not." To my horror, I saw that she was right! So without further ado, here is my review:


The movie, Monsters vs. Aliens, was a very enjoyable movie. In it, the monsters are much like the mutants in the Marvel Comics universe, a misunderstood minority with special abilities and powers. But rather than be led by a Dr. Charles Xavier, the monsters are instead incarcerated by the government because the feds think that, as the prison's warden notes rather wryly, "the people have more important things to worry about, like paying taxes". That was probably my favorite line from the movie, because it is more true in regards to the government's attitudes towards us than that moment in the movie implies. :-)

Before I continue, let me add this disclaimer:


The review below contains spoilers, so if you haven't seen the movie and don't want what's in it to be revealed to you, STOP READING NOW!!! You have been warned!


The movie mostly centered on a young woman named Susan who becomes a 50 ft woman after being struck by a meteorite. During the time of her incarceration and into her first battle with the invading aliens, all she wants is to get back to her old life and to be with Derek, the man she was about to marry until she grew into a giant. There are a lot of pop culture references from the monster movies of the 1950s, so pay attention and see how many you can spot!

My friends, the thing is, I really wanted to enjoy this movie - but one thing kept coming up that was rather annoying, and it was this movie's insistence on making everyone stupid. The president was an incompetent idiot along with his crisis staff, and the movie's villain was also a stupid idiot. And two of the monsters, Insectasaurus and B.O.B., were also stupid. It's like the movie was a celebration of stupidity! When did Forrest Gump become a standard to strive for?

And it's not so much the fact that the movie had so many stupid people in it, it's mainly the fact that the movie leaned so heavily on "stupid" jokes. To me, the overabundance of "stupid" jokes was a cop-out from making other, more thought-provoking humor; especially considering that this genre was fodder for more and better humor. And the story was a tad predictable - what else was Susan going to do other than come to her senses and see Derek for the jerk that he is?

Despite my negativity above, I did enjoy the movie, and some of the humor was indeed such that I laughed. I just feel that they easily could have made the story even better. The artwork was awesome, especially the fight scenes. In a scale in which 1 is a bomb and 10 is THE bomb, I give Monsters vs. Aliens an 8. The great art kept me from giving it a 7.5. It is definitely worth seeing at least one time.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Blackest Night" crossovers I'd like to see

In DC Comics right now the "Blackest Night" storyline is going on, and it's been pretty interesting. However, I'd like to see some of these black lantern rings cross over to other areas. And any of you artists, feel free to illustrate any of my ideas listed below, and I'll post them here!

* Dora the Explorer
* Sesame Street
* Spongebob Squarepants
* Archie Comics
* My Little Pony
* Hello Kitty
* Disney characters
* Looney Tunes characters
* Barney the Dinosaur

If I think of any others, I'll post them here, or feel free to think of your own ideas! Let's have fun with this!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

So how much of a comics fangirl am I?

I didn't intend to do another Q&A so soon, but I thought I'd go ahead and answer this question that came by e-mail: How much of a comics fangirl am I?

I am enough of a comics fangirl that I visit the comic shop on Wednesdays, and I almost always buy SOMEthing. Rare is it that a given Wednesday will go by that no comic interests me - perhaps three weeks out of the regular 52 week year, if that. And most of the time, I buy at least two, usually three, and more often than not I buy 4 or more.

Currently most of the comics I buy are DC. If I had to put a percentage of which comics company I buy in a given year, a rough estimate would be about 60% DC, 39% Marvel, and 1% other/independent. Only in recent years have I kept the comics that I intend to keep in one of those long cardboard comics boxes, and I have five such boxes right now.

So how about the rest of you? What are your comic buying habits?