Saturday, July 31, 2010

Number 99

"There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch." - Nigel Powers

In the McNaughton household we are constantly quoting Austin Powers Goldmemeber. Not only is it funny, granted it's guy humor but I think we all find it funny, the actors really try. Beyoncé has huge poofy hair, Mike Myers has three different rolls, and Steven Spielberg does back flips. (okay, it's a stunt double...) Mostly it's the humor that is incorporated into this mock James Bond movie that makes it what it is, laugh out loud funny. With moles, submarines, twins, flash backs, silhouettes, and apple juice it's not a surprise it's one of my favorite movies.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Number 100

"If any of you so much as thinks of the word 'parley', I'll have your guts for garters!" - Pintel
I figure Pirates of the Caribbean can be considered as one, not each separately because they are telling the same story, just kind of drawn out. Anyway this movie makes you wish you were a pirate. I am right, you go around with that stupid pirate song (and a bottle of rum) stuck in your head for the rest of the day. The actors are nothing less then brilliant and costumes! If you want to be them for halloween then they've made a name for themselves. The cinematography is some of the best I have ever seen and it flows perfectly between each of the movies. Seriously, who didn't get chills when that little boy started singing in the beginning of the third one? And the digital parts don't suck, you got to give them credit. Plus, Elizabeth is a very good name, how could I not love this movie?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blast Off

Right iv decided to do a top 100 of my favourite films. Not the ones i regard neccessarily as the greatest of all time in the way they are made but my personal favourites that either for one reason or another has stuck with me. Some i love for the entertainment, some for the beautiful cinematography, others for the emotion it gives.

The above is from another blog that I came across today. Their counting down their top 100 movies and so will I. So, starting tomorrow, for the next 100 days I'm going to give you a picture, a quote, and a little extra. Sound good? (plus maybe some other such & such in between.)

Cloud Nine

Who else is being bombarded with Charlie St. Cloud commercials? I really don't like that movie. I haven't seen it, but I don't want to see it.

You all know how much I like to wikipedia things, and find out the endings.......hummm....want to know how to book ends?

Guess who dies? And it's not who you might expect!

Texting Mi Amiga

Hello Ragan. One of my faithful readers. I think you need a blog, and I'm talking seriously here. I really didn't want to get one at first, but it's grown on me! (but if you do, please find a cool back round, some people -tessa- need a lesson in what's cool)

Anyway the real reason for this post is to tell you about my superpower! Yes, just like Even R. Lawson, from Royal Pains, I have a super power! Thanks to Ragan I have found it. I can relate anything to Gilmore Girls, or as I like to call it, Gilms.

Ex: Text from Ragan - Okay, how about this I'm going to work now.

Text from Liz: Oh! You and Rory it's all about your job.

See! See! It's amazing! So, just ask away.

Liz Sylvester

I think the thing I love most about directing (aside form telling people what to do) is having the status to be able to hold a clipboard. No, seriously, I love clipboards! They are so much fun, and i'm talking about the ones with the small holder not the huge silver holder on the top. Mines blue, it's sweet.

This spring when I was directing the short film in video I used it and i'm not sure if this was a complement or not, but one of the guys made a comment towards it and how it made me look like a real director. I think it was a complement because the guy didn't snigger behind my back with his friend, plus he's always been nice to me, but then again he's kinda' a druggie.....

Does me holding a clipboard make me look like Sue Sylvester? From Glee? I sure hope not. Does she even hold a clipboard? I thought I saw her with one....

Fallen Hero

Okay, Meghan it's all thanks to you that I have become obsessed with Natalie Tran and have spent hours sitting in front of my computer watching her youtube videos.

Recently I was watching a video(around 4:10ish) where she was talking about some of her favorite books. One of them being Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Yes, that horrid book that we were forced to read in ninth grade english. Or as Richelle puts it 'the worst book I never read.'

So, yea, she has fallen a few rungs on the ladder.

Book To Song

Dear Courtney,

As I'm finishing up with Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side I have begun thinking. During this course of solitude in my room I have realized two things.

-I enjoy writing like the young man in the book.

-The song Little Lion Man would be a very good 'theme song' for the book. Don't you agree?

I just though you would like to know and I wanted to tell someone, plus you being one of the few people who know what I'm talking about is very...

I'll stop there.

Yours <3


"...chivalry does not imply that a women are powerless. On the contrary, chivalry is an admission of women's superiority. An acknowledgment of your power over us."

"Lucius had officially fallen off his already cracked rocker."

"Some guys-you wish they'ed keep their clothes on. But lucius makes you wish he'd peel off another layer, even. I mean, wouldn't you like to know what's under there?"

"Faith's drooling over him like he's a Prada bag that somehow turned up in a sale bin at Wal-Mart. Discount priced and ready to move-right onto her arm."

"Lucius looks like he's always on the edge of committing murder and nothing's going on?"

Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Late Night With Liz

As I lay in bed last night thinking, as I always do before I drift off to sleep, I remembered a picture I had seen on the internet earlier that day. It was of Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter.

What do you think of couple costumes for halloween? (eh! Didn't think I was going there did ya! and isn't ^ adorable!) You know how some people go as 'salt & pepper' or our family friend went as a plug & a socket (kinda' give you an image, guess what he was....) 

Then there's also the iconic couples like Sunny & Cher (Marshall and Lilly!), Caesar & Cleopatra, The Dracula's, Frankenstein's, and good ol' Harry & Ginny. (and that's just naming a few)

Seriously I super excited for when I can do something like this for halloween, and personally I'm going as Ginny :)


Why forget something? Every step forward has one foot placed firmly in the past, and the past is the key to our futures. If we forget our past, then we, inevitably, forget ourselves. - Liz (July 28th 2010 12:53 A.M. after finishing the fifth season of Doctor Who)


In ev'ry job that must be done 
There is an element of fun 
You find the fun and snap! 
The job's a game

The picture above shows how in depth I've gone to alphabetizing my bookshelf, to the point that I have logged all of my books (with the exception of the ones people have borrowed) into my computer in a numbers chart. I have highlighted two of my most favorite books, but I implore you to check out some of the others I have rated so highly, there may be some titles you are surprised to see.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Norwegian and Love

How about a little V-log?

Peripheral Vision

Theory: Celebrities name their children after objects closets to them

This makes complete sense. The parent freaks out when the doctor (or whomever) asks for the kids name and they look around the room for a name.

Ex: Michael Jackson. When blanket was named he was sitting on the edge of the hospital bed.

Ex: Gwyneth Paltrow. When Apple was named lunch had just been served.

Knocked Up

This movie was a sign. I have realized my true calling. I will become a nun.
(your reaction below )

No seriously, this movie freaked me out! True, it's funny and I had a real urge to swear for like three hours after watching it, plus the little girls idea of where babies come from was disturbing in a laugh out loud kind of way. With or without the comedy I still realized how having a baby will never be on my list of wants in life. First off being pregnant. Hello! I'll look scary and act scary and feel gross! Funny thing Gretchen told me yesterday, "Liz if you do get pregnant you won't see me for nine months." It's because I'm already moody without the pregnancy hormones, but with RUN!

So, the only way to be 100% safe would be to become a nun and devote myself to the Messiah. Mind. Body. Soul. Fool proof.

Don't give me the "but birth control is 95% effective" or "hello use condoms" like Courtney did, that didn't help Rachel in Friends. I'm backing up my facts with fictional characters.

All in all, bless you my children. I'm praying for you.

~Sister Liz

Sunday, July 25, 2010

R.I.P & New Life

Those lovely sunglasses in the picture above were mine for less then a month. Then they were smash after flying out the car window. I'm not one to hold grudges.

I was super sad after this incident. I'm a really picky sunglasses person, the same with earbuds but that's a totally different story. I had these amazing aviators before the red ones, but they started coming apart over spring break. Which was very unfortunate, very unfortunate indeed....(okay creepy) *shivers*

When I was younger I has these big white ones that looked like a knock off D&C. An other pair had cheetah print on it, but I never really wore them.

There's a happy ending to this though. I have found a new pair! (I wonder how long they'll last?)

Photo Commentary

~Click for better picture

Art Of War

If only all wars could be won as simply as this.

World Peace

Service With A Smile :)

Yes, I know, I usually don't do things like this, but I just saw the picture and it made me laugh. Plus it kinda reminds me a little of Meghan. (in a good way, Meghan don't over think it)

Escapé! (copyright Dori from Finding Nemo)

You all know Hank, my messed up cat. Well ever since school got out he's been even more weird. Maybe it's from the hours he's spending with me or maybe it's because he can't go outside. We might never know.

Along with the weirdness he's taken up the hobby of escaping. Seriously I feel like I'm in the Count Of Monte Cristo. He's always pawing at the door and meowing loudly. It doesn't help if someone is outside either, then he feels left out.
*sad music*

The weirder thing is, if he gets out then he runs to the middle of the sidewalk and plops down and rolls over....doesn't even try to 'run for the hills'.

My cat's a bad escaper....he must not get the logic...

I Feel Nothing...

Okay, it's always been in the back of my mind. This question that just lingers as I watch people on TV make out. Especially this week as I watched all of the TV episodes I had miss during my lack of technology week. The Pretty Little Liars episodes ended with a hot kiss between Spencer and the guy from the club, and the question was still there. Is it awkward?

I mean think about it...what if the guy/girl has really bad breath. That would freak me out. I would be popping mints and brushing my teeth constantly. Then what are you to expect? Tung, no tung, pulling on hair, exchanging gum? Ah, I see why you would need a director for romantic movies.....I'm gonna feel like I'm directing a porno.

Director Liz: Okay, and then stacy I want you to grab his face and smash your lips together and Greg first look surprised like wide eyed and then kinda' get into it, pull her in closer and rub her-

Get the picture? I'm sure that's the most you've got all week. Your mom's gotten more this week. (sorry I'm watching communitychannel's youtube videos, and she's always making your mom jokes. Thanks Meghan.)

So as I was looking up things on youtube, I came across this little montage of couples kissing and the question popped into my head. So, here ya go, watch it and feel a little creepy that you did!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Friend?

The foosball table is the center of the room. A guy with dark hair and a football build is playing by himself.  Chandler walks in from his bedroom and is surprised by the guy.

"Umm. Who are you?" He asks

"Chandler, come on, you know me. Your roommate?" The guy stops playing and turns around to face Chandler.

"Ah, no." As he says this Monica walks in and leans on the counter.

"Who is this? A friend of yours?"

The guy races over to Monica and grabs her hand. "Come on, you know me. Stop fooling around Monica."

Monica pulls her hand away and backs up. "I'm not kidding. Who are you?"

Ross and Phoebe walk into the apartment stomping their boots and shaking off the snow from there jackets. Ross walks up to the guy and holds out his hand. "Hello, I'm Ross this is Pheobe. Were Chandler and Monica's friends. And you are..."

Phoebe snaps her fingers. "Oh! I know, you're the guy who just moved in down stairs!"

Just as the guy starts to object Rachel waltz's into the room. The fake clapping track roars and Rachel gives the non-existant audience a smile. Putting her arm around Ross she turns to him and asks motioning to the guy, "Who is he?"

Chandler walks over to the group. "I just walked in here and he was playing foosball."

"Are you homeless?" Phoebe moves over to the guy and holds his shoulders. Slowly she continues. "It's going to be okay, let me give you some money."

"No! You guys I'm your friend....your friend...."

Suddenly I remember his name, the only character from friends I couldn't remember.

"...your friend Joey!"

The crowd erupts in applause and Joey is enclosed in a giant group hug as his best friends remember who he is.

Can I Quote You?

"A hundred eighty-nine questions. Weird shit like, 'Was any body part bitten off? What objects got shoved into which orifices?'" - page 162 The Apprentice Tess Gerritsen

"-it was dissolving-losing yourself willingly, blissfully, in someone else." - page 291 Handle With Care Jodi Picoult

"I reached for the prescription. In a vigorous scrawl, he had inked: Sir Arthur Conan Doyal, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, take ten pages twice a day, till the end of course." - page 303 The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Parking Lot

The little girl is no more then ten years old. Wearing a tank top from Aeropostal (which is too big for her) and stretchy gauchos. Her platinum blond hair is not fake like many, but instead shimmers in the setting sun.

"Gretchen and I used to do that," I say to Dad while pointing out the little girl. She races across the parking lot aisle and slams the car into the cart corral. "And now look at us. Two lumps on a wart hog."

I'm going off technology for the next week. No laptop, no internet what so ever, and no TV. I'm not going completely hard on myself, I'll have my cell phone and ipod, but only for music. I'm trying to reconnect with the old ten-year-old Liz.

Laugh all you want, I'm doing this and I'm not going to crack. So, good bye my TV shows, till next time (a.k.a next week) I hope you have a lovely week while I bask in the glow of nature and lack of technology.

I Have Found It

One of my weaknesses:

The TV show Eureka

Ragan thinks it's crappy, and yes I guess when compared with some other shows it kinda' is, but I love it. In short the show is about this top secret town where the top scientists in there respected areas come to live. Most of them work for work in Global Dynamics, the scientific lab place. The Sheriff, Jack Carter/main character, has to sort out problems the town or GD has. Allison (GD's director) Henry (basically, the town's smartest person) Joe (your regular Deputy/G.I. Josephine) Zoe (the sheriff's troublesome daughter) Zane (a vain know-it-all) and Fargo (the towns misfit, who is quite sweet) help the sheriff along his way to uncovering what scientific experiment has gone wrong this time.

I just love it, and it's recently started it's fourth season so, now I'm hooked.

allison and jack

Saturday, July 10, 2010


"Imagine what it would be like if you were to suddenly dropped from America into England. Suddenly bloody would be a swear word, not a description of a crime scene. Pissed would be not angry but drunk. Dear would mean expensive, not beloved. Potty isn't a toilet but a state of mind; public school is private school, and fancy is a verb." - Pg 160

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Thursday, July 8, 2010

How Your Mother Almost Killed Me

Recently Gretchen and I have been watching How I Met Your Mother, mostly thanks to Meghan for borrowing us the DVD's. We're up to the fifth season (as in we haven't started it yet) and so far we've seen some pretty funny things. This show is Legen wait for it, and I hope your not lactose intolerance because the next word is dary.

Yesterday Gretchen forced me into texting Meghan and then biking over to her house in order to get the next season as quick as possible. Now, less then twenty-four hours later, were done with season four. Kinda' scary right? (Meghan, watch this, it's that threesome scene I told you about yesterday.)

Story Of My Life

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


After just recently watching the newest Disney princess movie I've had the princesses songs stuck in my head for well over a week.

Snow White - I'm Wishing - 1937
Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty) - Once Upon A Dream - 1959
Ariel - Part Of Your World - 1989
Belle - Belle - 1991
Jasmine - A Whole New World - 1992
Pocahontas - Just Around The River Bend - Colors Of The Wind(below) - 1995
Mulan - Reflection - 1998
Tiana - Almost There - 2009

Who is your Disney princess?

"Sonia's" Mix

For my sixteenth birthday Meghan got me an ipod running case and a birthday card from Kathryn Bigelow, (the first women to win best director at the Academy Awards) but unknown to me she also gave me a CD mix. That little ratfink (yes, it's a word just ask Nora) told me it was part of Sonia's gift. I learn about this mix up after I wrote a lovely thank you card to Sonia telling her how I loved the mix so much.

Now that you have the story behind the story you'll understand this a bit better.

Yesterday on a car trip home from Roslyn, South Dakota, we stopped at Chipotle for dinner. As we were eating I realized I was humming along to the music. Now, this would be normal for somebody like Courtney who knows the song after hearing the chorus once, but for me it's quite amazing.

After realizing not even Gretchen (who is very knowledgeable in the area of music) knew what song it was my mind jumped to "Sonia's" Mix. Sure enough when I got back into the car I check it on my laptop and the song matched number six on the playlist. Kids by MGMT.


She already got the blue dress on I ironed this morning, the one with sixty-five pleats on the waist, so tiny I got to squint through my glasses to iron. I don't hate much in life, but me and that dress is not on good terms. -pg 3 The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My Reputation

"Nathan's got this testosterone fight going on with Avi so his focus isn't on the prize." -pg 72-73

"I see something, out of the corner of my eye, on the one of the pieces of bread in the basket Jess is holding. There are a couple of ants crawling on the bread. Jess just shrugs. Noah said to consider them spices."

How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation by Simone Elkeles

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quoting Amy

"He still has his iPod earbuds in his ears, but I have no clue if there's music playing in them. I almost want to say something to test him. I know people who pretend they're listening to music but are really eavesdropping on conversations when others think they can't hear." - pg 46

"When the elevator dings and the doors open, I lift my hands off his chest and lean back. Well that was pleasant. I say as I left my purse and step out of the elevator. For who? Nathan responds." -pg 106

-I got the sex lecture.
-Was it harsh?
-Let's just say your dad tried to convince me that he has the knowledge to kill me with one finger. -pg 176

My mom rushes out of the house and hugs Nathan.
-Avi, it's so nice to meet you. Amy has told me so much about you.
-How are you liking being in our big city? Amy must be showing you a grand old time.
-Mom, that's not Avi.
-It's not? -pg 201

"This is better then reality television, man." -pg 218

-Amy, where's the rest of your shirt?
-This is it. No. No. No. It doesn't cover He points to Avi. Close your eyes. He shakes the same finger at me, but still has one hand over his eyes. Go back in your room and put on something VERY conservative. That covers those girl things. -pg 246

-He wondered if I met you on an online dating service.
-What did you tell him?
-I said he should get a life. -pg 263

How To Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles