Friday, December 16, 2011

I'M BACK....well, in the New Year

I have been locked out of this blog for almost a month!  I could not for the life of me figure out my password, and then when all was said and done, it seems I did have it right, so I have NO IDEA what actually happened....anyway readers, I will be back a week or so into the New Year with more blog posts....have a Merry Christmas, or Happy Hoildays, where ever you are!  Until 2012....

Unknown Sister

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tower Heist

As always, please keep in mind that my reviews might contain spoilers.....if you do not want to know, you might not want to read until after you have seen this movie...... 

Tower Heist was an action/comedy with an all star cast.  Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Casey Affleck, Judd Hirsch, Gabourey Sidibe, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, and Michael can you go wrong with a cast like that??  They could have not gotten a better cast if they tried....and everyone fit their role very well.....well, almost everyone....

Murphy was was wonderful to see him in true form, how we all knew him from the 80's before he was all about kids movies.....this was the kind of role he was meant to play, and I am hoping we see a lot more of him like this soon.  

Ben Stiller was good too, as he always is.  And Alan Alda was amazing....I never thought I would see him play a creep like that....I just could never have pictured it.  He was such a scumbag, and played it SO well......

Gabourey Sidibe was another story.  Do not get me wrong, I LOVE her.  I love her talent, and her acting.....but her accents are TERRIBLE.  I found that she went in and out a lot with the accent, sometimes sounding right, and sometimes not.  We saw this once before on Saturday Night Live.  I thought perhaps since this was not live, she would have done enough takes to get it right, but I guess not.  She was great for the part, but she should have just been American, like she is, not Jamaican.  The one part I wished was longer, was when her and Eddie were practicing on the safe, and she was flirting with him.  I love ad lib in movies, and this was a good one, but we got to see the entire scene in previews, so I was disappointed, wanting more from that scene.  She did hold her own as far as being funny, and with the cast she had, that is a feat onto itself.

Heavy D had a cameo in the movie too.  After it was over, and I came home, one of the first things I read online was that he had passed away.  R.I.P. Heavy D.  I am sure you got to the gates of Heaven and announced "The overweight lover's in the house!"

The plot to Tower Heist was really good as well.  Good story, good casting, very funny.  All around great movie.  Worth a movie ticket, that is for sure.

Unknown Sister

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Harold and Kumar's 3D Christmas

As always, please keep in mind that my reviews might contain spoilers.....if you do not want to know, you might not want to read until after you have seen this movie......

I saw this last night, and it was pretty funny, as far as stoner comedies go.  Overall, I am not a huge fan of that genre, but for some reason, these guys crack me up.  I have to say too, that this was the best 3D effect ever.....not only was the smoke coming at you pretty awesome (only thing that would have made that better was smell-o-vision, lol)....but some of the other ones, like the snowball fight, actually made me jump at first.  Even the storyline was not bad for a silly movie.....they grew apart, and Santa brought them back together....kinda sweet Christmas story eh.....

It was very crude, lots of drug use, inappropriate sex, and lots of morons.....just what you expect from Harold and Kumar.   My favorite joke, was when they were in the elevator, and they made a joke about Kumar working at the White House....because....Kal Penn actually could tell who got that joke, and who did not....

One thing though, is that I wish it would have come out next month.  To be honest, it's a little early in the season for me to enjoy a Christmas movie....but if I waited, it would have been gone....and I am very glad I got to see that in will not be the same without that effect.....

Unknown Sister

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Paranormal Activity 3

I actually saw this movie a couple of weeks ago…..but as you can see from my last post, was too ill to spend a lot of time online to write about it.  I might have mentioned this in the last post about a movie, but I go quite often at times.  If there are a lot of good movies, then I will go every week sometimes.  Others times when there is crap out, I might not go for a month or more.  Anyway, back to the movie at hand.  As always, I do post spoilers in my reviews, so if you have not seen the movie, and do not want it spoiled, then do not read this post until you have seen it….

Paranormal Activity 3 was the latest in a series of movies running backwards.  In the first one, we watched a demon kill a woman and her partner.  In the second one, we learned that it was the sister that transferred that demon over to her, in an effort to protect her son, which was the actual promised victim.  In this third one, we see some experiences the sisters had when they were little with the same demon.

I thought the first one was good, the second one was great, and this one was alright.  Yes, it had a few creepy parts.  But overall, this last part made the whole series a little more unbelievable……

First off, are we to believe that the sisters had no memory of what happened?   I know that it said they would not remember, but ANYTHING….how did they live all those years with NO memory of how their mother died?  It’s pretty hard to believe that given that story, they would not grow up to be drug addicts, or worse.  Secondly, why is Katie crying one second, and a demon in the next….without anything long lasting happening?   Also, why would the grandmother be involved in something like this in the first place? 

I am not saying they made ‘mistakes’ per se,  and I know it is just a movie, but these are the things that jumped out at me….

Today, I am going to see Harold and Kumar’s 3D Christmas, AND Tower Heist…..I have been dying to see Tower Heist since I saw the first preview this summer, and wanted to go over the weekend, but did not for obvious reasons, so I thought I would take them both in on cheap night….look for those reviews coming up in the next week! 

Until next time…….

Unknown Sister

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My medical nightmare.....Sadly, I am sure this is part one of many parts to come......

This post could also be called, my hospital is the most incompetent in the world, and needs to burn to the ground with half the staff in it.

Two years ago, I had some uncontrolled bleeding.  By the second day, I was passing blood clots the size of my fist every 15-20 minutes.  My DR sent me to the ER, and it was a small nightmare, but was a long time ago.  Long story short, they found a tumor, and removed it six months later (it took a long time due to OCD issues of mine).  I have been fine for the last year and a half.  October 7th, I started to bleed again, and this last week, it progressively got worse and worse. 

The bleeding problem I have became completely uncontrollable by Wednesday night.  Thursday morning, I headed over to the ER.  After waiting for about six hours, only in a room because I pitched a fit, the ER DR comes in and looks over my blood work and ultrasound results.  My blood levels had dropped ten points in seven days, due to heavy loss, making my anemia worse, and running me down.  He told me they were calling an OB/GYN in to see me.  I waited another two hours for him to get there, and he told me that they found another tumor in my uterus.  I had the last one removed a year and a half ago, and was told at that time that it was not cancerous, but that they DR did not like the look of my uterus, because it was very thick, and that is a pre-sign to cancer.  The other problem is, I have severe OCD, when the ER DR asked me if I wanted a bag of blood, I started to cry instantly, because things like that really freak me out due to the OCD.  I am also phobic of many things, as is common with that, but unfortunately for me, pelvic exams is one of the worse fears I have.  The OB/GYN took a quick look, but could not do a biopsy to due to my fears.  Last time my own OB/GYN did that, she sedated me with Ativan, gravel and Oxycontin, and I still got so worked up that not only did she not get it done, but I vomited on her floor.  After several months of not being able to check if it was cancerous or not, she finally put me under and pulled it out...... he took a look, and said I should see my OB/GYN as soon as possible, and wrote me a script to stop the bleeding.  I went to the pharmacy next, and was told, not only was the script not covered, but it was $200......needless to say, I never filled it.  I was also told at this time, that my OB/GYN had lost her hospital privileges, so she is kinda useless to me anyway......great, back to square one.....

The next morning, right at 9am, I headed over to my family DR.  She checked me out, and said I needed to be treated in hospital, IV with the same drug.  My daughter had to take the day off school to go with me, because I feel like I am going to pass out every time I stand up.  My DR told me she wanted me to go straight back to the ER, I told her I could not sit there for another eight hours.....she told me she was going to type them a letter, telling them what I needed done. 

I watched as she typed a letter stating that I was bleeding too heavy for too long, and that the blood loss was worrisome.  She said that I was seen by the ER DR and OB/GYN the day before, and that the drug was too expensive and I needed an alternative.  That she thought at this point, since I had lost so much blood, that an IV treatment would be best.  She also told them that I was having trouble sitting up, and my blood pressure was only 100/70.  She added to the end, that I was an insulin dependant diabetic, and my fasting blood sugar was 10.8 and I had not eaten or drank anything yet that day.  (Normal blood sugar range by Canadian measurement is between 4-7)......My DR also added all their own paperwork from the day blood test results, the ultrasound results, and the OB/GYN’s report and had me take all that with me.

I went right to the ER, and waited over an hour, just to see the assessment nurse.  She looked over the paperwork, and took all my vitals, and told me to go and sit in the waiting room.  I was already crying when she took me in, as I was feeling pretty sick and dizzy.  I told her that I could not sit in the waiting room, and that standing or sitting upright made me feel like I was going to pass out.  That I really needed to lie down.  She told me there was no place for me to lie down, and to go to the waiting room. 

I went to the waiting room and sat in a chair for about two minutes, and thought I was going to fall over.  So, I spent the next 3.5 hours lying on the waiting room floor.    At that point, I got up, and called my DR office again, as I felt that nobody was going to do anything to help me, and I was uncomfortable and frustrated.  My DR told me to go back to the assessment nurse, and tell her that I needed to be assessed by a DR as I was a diabetic and had not eaten or drank all day.  She also told me to tell them to call her if they would not do anything for me.  I went back to that nurse, and she basically would not even talk to me, kept me standing at the door, without even inviting me in to sit and talk with her, she told me that I had to be patient, they were doing the best they could.  I went back to lie on the floor for another hour.  I spent that entire hour sobbing, I just could not stop, I wanted to leave so badly, but I knew my DR did not want me to, it was so frustrating and I was sore and tired. 

Finally they called me to a room, with a cot, so I slept there for some time until the ER DR came in.  She asked me some irrelevant questions, and told me she was sending the OB/GYN to see me.  About an hour or two later, a different OB/GYN came in to see me.  He was useless.  First he tried to convince me I was having my period.  I told him I was 35 years old, and well aware of what my period is.  After some bantering back and forth like this, I cut him off, and told him that he had the ultrasound results from the day before in his hand, and that it clearly said they found another tumor, yesterday.  He was also holding the letter from my DR....He did not even examine me or touch me at all, except to shake his hand.  At the end, after ten minutes of useless conversation, he wrote me a different script and told me to make an appt with the OB/GYN that I want.  I asked him if this medication was covered.  He said he believed it was, but even if it was not, it was a very cheap drug.   I left and went back to the pharmacy, and they informed me that it was not covered, and it was something I had to take continually, at a cost of $49.99 for a 21 day supply.  Making it $75 per month.  I cannot even work right now, and this illness has cost me a LOT in other supplies and expenses, therefore, that is not really an option for me. 

My pharmacy called the hospital, to ask for another medication that was covered.  They told them to fax the script and the DR would look at it.  Two hours later, I called them again, they said they had not heard back from the hospital, and they called again.  Hospital said they never got the fax, asked them to resend it.  Pharmacy resends fax.  An hour later, calls again, gets the run around.  My Pharmacy called the hospital five times over the next four hours, only to be told that the DR will not chance the script.  So, I am back at square one again, and of course, at this point, it is late Friday night, so there is not even anything else I can do until Monday morning, except pray that I do not bleed to death over the weekend.  I wasted 16 hours of my life over two days at that hospital, and the only progressive thing was the ultrasound.  I at least could have been sick in my own bed, then on a hard cold floor in a waiting room.  I will not go back there again for this problem, as they are totally incompetent.  On top of all this, while I was in the room waiting for the DR, a good friend of mine called the ER and asked if I was still there, cuz she wanted to come and see me, and they told her that I was never there, and they had no idea who I was.  What a bunch of retards.

So, it is now Sunday, and the bleeding has slowed down quite a bit (thanks to God, cuz it certainly was not the DRs).....but its only because I have been on almost total bed rest, but cannot live like this forever.  I need to get back to work.  I am going to call my DR first thing in the AM, and see what she says.....

Unknown Sister

Friday, October 14, 2011

More Questions

How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
I try for eight, sometimes get it, sometimes not...sometimes I get nine, sometimes only five....

What do you buy at the movies?
Movie ticket, of course, and then most times, either popcorn or nachos, but I bring my own drinks as I do not like carbonated beverages.

Do you know how to play poker?
Yes, and I love it.....

Do you wear your seatbelt?

What do you wear to sleep?
Usually shorts and a tee.

How many meals do you eat a day?
Usually two....a ‘brunch’ timed meal, and dinner.

Do you steal or pay for your music downloads?
Who pays for music downloads?  LOL

Are you easy to get along with?
As long as you don’t piss me off, then yes, very easy I am told.....

What is your favourite Holiday?
Easter, by far.

Fill in the blank. I love:
My children.....most of the time.....

Righty or Lefty?

Shoe size?

Do you wear contact lenses or glasses?

Do you miss someone today?
I have people that I miss everyday

What was the last TV show you watched?
Modern Family

What are your plans for the weekend?
Going out to the bar with a group of friends.....first time this year, not something I do often anymore

Who was the last person you hung out with?
Just had a crowd here yesterday, that included, my boss, and ex co-worker, and old friend from two decades ago, my two Jamaican guys and all our kids.....

Unknown Sister

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

This weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada.  We had a big dinner yesterday, with family and co-workers.  Turkey, Ham, Goat, and all the fixens.  As well has three kinds of pie and fondue for dessert.  Had a great time, but also thankful that its over.....

Happy Thanksgiving readers!

Until next time (which will be soon)...

Unknown Sister

Friday, September 23, 2011


I am going to try and blog more, shorter blogs, but about more topics.  As I stated in the beginning, I wanted this blog to be about EVERYTHING I like.  I watch a lot of movies, and read books, and of course have my favorite TV shows like everyone else, so, I am going to start reviewing media like that here as well. 

This week, I went and saw, Contagion.  It was a fairly good movie.  Great cast, did it EVER have an A list cast…..and good story too.  It was a –little- jumbled and fast paced, but by the end, you knew exactly what was going on.  The first part of the movie, was sad, and made me tear up some, but the rest of it just scared me.  I am a bit of a germ-a-phobe to start with, and that just made it worse.  Especially at the end when it showed how it started, UGH! 

Since I just started reviewing movies here now, I do want to talk about Rise of the Planet of the Apes…..that is the best movie I have seen this year so far…..highly, HIGHLY recommended.  Even if you were not a fan of the original, go see it, you will love it.

Unknown Sister

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A little time filler

Since I do not always have time to write a blog every week, I thought for some of the 'off weeks' I would do a little Q&A, so my readers can get to know me a little better....the best part is, because this is a semi-anonymous blog, the answers are 100% true, without any, here is round one....

  • When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?  Depends on many things, like weather, how far the return is, and how tired I am....
  •  In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? Both
  • Do you take compliments well? Yes
  • Do you play Sudoku? No
  • If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? I am guessing not, since I am scared of a lot of things in nature...
  • Did you ever go to camp as a kid?  I have never been camping in my life, but am seriously considering taking my family camping next summer....but the trailer kind though, no tent for us, LOL
  • What was your favorite game as a kid?  Well, I had a couple of kids I used to play Masters and Slaves with....a brother and sister combo that I played with the most....guess who I was.....
  • If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married, would you go for it?  It would depend  on many many things, but being married is not a total deal breaker, as long as they plan to stay married.....
  • Have you lied to get out of a date?   Who hasn’t at some point in their lives?
  • Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?  Um, that one is partner is not Catholic like me, but is still Christian....I do not know if I could have a life partner that was not at least Christian, so, I guess it depends on how different the beliefs are, and what the relationship entailed....
  • Do you like to pursue or be pursued?  I usually will not pursue anyone, so I guess I like to be pursued....
  • Do any songs make you cry?  A couple...that stupid Christmas Shoes song gets me every year for one!
  • If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed?  My kids and rodent
  • How often do you read books?  I always have one on the go, but I am a very slow reader, and only get time to read about once per week, so it takes me a couple of months to finish a book in general....right now, I am reading, “The Kid” by Sapphire......
  • Do you have a secret fetish?  I have tons of fetishes...not sure how many of them are secret though, lol
  • Have you tried sushi?  No, and never will
  • What was your favorite job?  I was a tour guide for a while, and loved that.....
  • Do you like mustard?   Only one burgers and dogs
  • How long does it take you in the shower?  The shower itself takes about 15 minutes, but getting from my robe to even PJs can take me half an hour, I have a pretty intense routine....
  • What movie do you want to see right now?  The one I am most looking forward to right now is Tower Heist......
 Until next time readers:

Unknown Sister