Things that give me the Heeby Jeebies

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 by Rachel

This is a work in progress. Expect updates/adjustments as I continue this blog.


1) dead ladybugs
2) spiders (more specifically spider bite)
3) palmetto bugs i.e. cockroaches stuck in between my window and window screen
4) chalk on my hands
5) touching moles (not the creature, the spot on the body)
6) Criss Angel getting smushed by a steam roller
7) finger nails pulling back
8 ) copy machines
9) mysterious knocks on my door
10) cheese graters
11) moths
12) Clint Howard
13) stinky unidentifiable liquid in the bottom of my trashcan
14) sexually transmitted diseases
15) giant pictures of dead babies
16) teeth getting knocked out
17) stapling
18) paper cuts
19) ten car pile ups
20) people walking down train tracks
21) rolly pollies
22) dirt under my fingernails
23) sand on my feet
24) computer viruses
25) the internet
26) eggnog
27) driving at night
28) stuff in my hair (bugs, dust, fuzz, leaf)
29) ceiling fans over me when I’m sleeping
30) sticking fingers near sockets when I’m unplugging stuff.

H2: BLAHHHHH (A Movie Review)

Saturday, August 29th, 2009 by Rachel



We had the worst possible Halloween II seeking experience ever. I taught from 9-10:45, raced home to eat lunch and figure out what earliest possible showing we could attend. We decided that since the local Milledgeville theatre doesn’t play matinees during the week, it would be worth the 35-40 minute drive to Greensboro, GA’s new fancy theatre to see Halloween II at 2 (how perfect!). We left the house around 12:30 because of rainy weather. Arrived at Spotlight Theatre around 1:05, but drove around for the next 10 minutes or so just in case we’d arrived too early. At 1:15, we entered the theatre and bought our movie tickets. We explored/wandered/thought for a little bit, then at 1:20, got some popcorn and one bottle of Dasani water. At 1:25, we went to the ticket guy (a senile old man), who tore our tickets and mumbled that we were in theatre #2.


We went to theatre #2 as instructed. We sat there and watched the lamo pre-movie trivia that always plays before movies. 2:00PM comes around. Nothing. But there were only a few other people in the theatre; they were probably just waiting for it to fill up a little more before starting the movie. We waited, and around 2:07, they started playing commercials and then trailers. These scary movie trailers (including The Stepfather and Zombieland) continued until 2:25, when I saw those fateful words: Peter Jackson Presents.


WHAT? This is a Rob Zombie flick!!! Peter Jackson would not be involved in any way! No way! No how! We grabbed our popcorn, umbrella, hoodie, purse and thingies and ran out of the theatre immediately. Now, before you think complete asses of us, remember that this is a new theatre. There were no neon signs displaying the movie above the door entering our theatre. We had only to go on the word of the ticket tearer alone and the info on our tickets…which unfortunately we never thought to check. When we arrived at the ticket counter, Derrick explained that we had been directed to the wrong theatre. When one lady said “but it’s only 15 minutes into the movie,” I almost freaked out…. “15 minutes?!? Lady, do you know how many people have died already?” I didn’t say that, of course, but that’s what I thought. Thankfully the manager refunded our money, and we drove home in the rain, knowing that we would have to watch a 7:00 showing of Halloween II.


WARNING: Before you continue, be aware that there are SERIOUS spoilers concerning the movie and its predecessor Rob Zombie’s 2007 Halloween. I don’t want to ruin a movie for anyone, but most of my criticisms about the movie do concern Rob Zombie’s motive for making the film, the way the plot was handled, and the ending of the film.


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