Saturday Surfing

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Diamond Head, overlooking Waikiki Beach on Oahu, HI

Oh, you guys. :) I just finished reading all of your comments and feel like a new woman. I guess I’m just gonna keep on keepin’ on. For better or worse, that’s all we can do.



This afternoon I fired up the old tea pot and spent a long, lazy hour sipping tea and surfing the web.

What follows are the highlights of my tea-fueled e-adventure…

I’ve been a fan of Basement Jaxx for years; check out the voguing bears!

I’ve been meaning to ask if you’ve seen Avatar. Is it as amazing as I’ve heard? I’m going to try to force myself to the movies tonight (gotta get out of the house). What did you think of the 3D?

Have you seen any other movies you could recommend? I have some movie catching up to do.

Talk to you soon. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. KarenW says:

    Hi, Karen,

    Avatar in 3D was about as close as I’ve come to a hallucinogenic experience that didn’t involve something illegal. The story was kinda Pocahontas Dances with Ferngully, but the visuals were absolutely jaw-dropping. Sigourney Weaver was good too. I’d definitely see it in 3D if it’s at all possible.

  2. Shao says:

    I loved Avatar in 3D. LOVED IT. Truth be told I don’t know if the 3D made that much of a difference (the movie didn’t have things jumping out at you like in kids’ movies) but I loved it. It was worth the ridiculous price, definitely.

  3. Kellie Butler says:

    Only see Avatar in 3D!! It was made for that medium. Amazing!! I also recommend George Clooney’s Up In The Air. Fantastic film! It will win many awards. And check out Sherlock Holmes. Very fun!!

  4. Gracie says:

    Definitely see Avatar in 3D!! Meh, the plot was ok (very predictable) but it’s worth seeing. The effects are sooooooo good!!!

  5. Ciambella says:

    The story was a little bit of Ferngully, a little bit of Miyazaki, and a whole lot of traditional man-meets-the-natives. Very run-of-the-mill; nothing really new. Don’t see it for a story.

    The spectacle is AMAZING. It was honestly great enough to make me forget how lame the story is, and I’m a stickler for good story. The environment is fantastic and innovative, part dinosaur jungle and part tropical wasteland. The 3-D itself is incredibly subtle and much more immersive than ye olde 3-D Terminator-skull-poppin’-out-at-ya of the past. The spectacle as a whole represents a really pivotal point in cinematic history–the step between flatscreen and a truly immersive, virtual experience. If you’re thinking about seeing it at all, see it in the movie theatre; if your theatre has a really good IMAX theatre, pop for the couple of extra bucks to see it in IMAX if you can (and also, make sure it’s a GOOD IMAX with extreme stadium seating–my local IMAX is a joke and probably no better than your normal movie screen). Finally, make sure you get in early and hunt down the good seats–dead center is the best! You want to NOT see the edges of the movie screen; it’ll ruin the immersive effect.

    Also, if you’re prone to motion sickness, you may want to bring a bag, or just take the glasses off and recuperate a bit during the slow moments. ;-)

  6. CC says:

    Ha! The Oatmeal’s “8 Ways to Tell…” cracks me up! As for movie recommendations, I haven’t seen these yet, but I’m dying to: Nine (I loved Chicago, which was directed by the same person as this film), Sherlock Holmes, and The Lovely Bones.

  7. Glosslizard says:

    Yes, Avatar is plot-weak eye candy… but with that in mind, it’s worth the brain calories! ;) Hubby and I have been trying to get out to see it in IMAX 3D (saw it before, but in 2D) but it’s been constantly sold out! Totes worth seeing at least once in the fanciest format you can schedule!

  8. Beth says:

    Loved Up In The Air, liked Sherlock Holmes and The Road was enjoyable but desperate. But they are very different.
    I actually wouldn’t recommend The Road for you right now b/c it is depressing.
    Maybe for another time!

  9. pinksoysauce says:

    I saw Avatar 3D and the visuals were great. The 3D effect didn’t add too much wow factor, but was definitely crisp. The plot, not so much – it was predictable and I was getting impatient by the end of the two hours and forty minutes. My friends say that the non-3D versions aren’t as good, and that the IMAX was incredible.

    Sherlock Holmes, on the other hand, I liked much better. It wasn’t perfectly true to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved mysteries, but I thought it was zippy and engaging. Would recommend!

  10. Noemi says:

    oh my gosh ..you posted a link to the oatmeal . have you read the horse one ?? freaking hilarious . my friend and i probably spent a few hours at borders on my laptop eating a brownie & sipping on some starbucks reading stuff on the oatmeal . oh and how twilight works too . it’s too funny ! i love you werepig ! lol .
    i’ll take a very long raincheck on avatar … but that’s just me [:

  11. nikki says:

    I saw Avatar in 3D right after it came out. I personally loved it :)

  12. avatar was really amazing. ok the story wasn’t the most original thing, but the special effects made it all worth it. i really want to watch it in IMAX or 3D, but even without it was still really good.
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… Lumene’s Radiant Dual Serum Gives Me Sweet Dreams =-.

  13. Rebecca says:

    I saw Avatar last week in 3D and I basically can only regurgitate what others have said – it looked amazing; the 3D was done really well; the plot was pretty unoriginal. Being a plot person myself I can’t say I highly recommend it, but if you’re really into visuals then you’ll love it!
    Glad you’re feeling a little better. Personally, I find tea and the internet great tools for cheer-upping :D
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… Top 4 animals that freak me out. =-.

  14. Lisa says:

    I loved Avatar so much! as for the story being predictable, I didn’t mind. First, It’s hard to find any story that hasn’t been told before. When it’s told it such a breathtaking new way, it really takes what could be a by the book message and elevates it to new heights. I loved the 3-d as it serves the story and NEVER comes off as a cheap parlor trick. It makes you feel like YOU are on Pandora. Of course my other two favorite sci-fi movies are The Matrix and The Fifth Element. So your mileage may vary.
    Sherlock Holmes is wonderful too, and really they were written as pulp novels to begin with. I think if Arthur Conan Doyle was alive he would applaud the updates. The continuety from novel to novel was never maintained and lets face it, Holmes and was written as a drug addict, and obsessive compulsive AND a master pugilist (boxer) Not to mention he was a master of baritsu (actually the Japanese martial art of Bartitsu) the spelling was changed for the novels for some reason. So don’t be put off by how different it seems from the previous movies with Basil Rathbone. I mean the novels were actually set in the 1800s, and the Basil Rathbone movies were set during World War 2!

  15. Stacie says:

    Avatar rocks my socks! Beautiful to look at, and I personally didn’t mind if it was “predictable”. I always enjoy a good story, even if I think I know how it will end. And Sam Worthington is freakin’ adorable! (He’s the one who stole the show from Christian Bale in Terminator: Salvation.) And Sherlock Holmes was very entertaining as well.

  16. diane says:

    Hy! Thanks so much for these links!

    Avatar is really amazing! I’ve seen in 2D but it was so beautiful, probably 3D is much better…

    I’ve also recently seen Couples Retreat and it’s a very nice romantic comedy :)

    Have a nice day!

    kiss!
    .-= diane’s last blog post… Colorful day! =-.

  17. Tiffany says:

    LOL @ sexy people. What the heck is up with Diego?

    I haven’t seen Avatar yet and will probably just wait to rent it. I still haven’t seen New Moon! ahhh!

  18. Sarah says:

    I love your Saturday Surfing! I loved Simply Seductive and just added it to my Google Reader!

  19. Coco says:

    Took my 13 year old nephew to see the 3D version, and I actually loved it, the 3D was like a dreamy gorgeous experience….loved CRAZY HEART, Jeff Bridges has got to win an Oscar! Rest of cast totally fantastic!!! Also loved IT’S COMPLICATED, Alec Baldwin can play exceedingly cruel to extremely funny characters and the great Meryl….what can you say. Altho my friends did not like NINE except for a few well acted moments, I loved the whole thing, and the makeup was such fun and actresses just gorgeous and it was thousands of times better than the Broadway production. Daniel Day Lewis was a great tortured sould who sings also as Guido Contini and cosumes & Makeup from the 60′s was just too much fun! Also found INVICTUS inspiring and Matt Damon pretty amazing!!

  20. Suji says:

    I saw Avatar last night and it was really cool! I wasn’t too thrilled with the idea of the 3D at first, because sometimes it seems really fake. But it definitely added to the experience!

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