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29th June 2015

7:37am: On the 20th my mom and i went to wilmington to do some shopping. we went to target, best buy, costco, home goods, yellow dog disc and thats it. got a lot of food for the house.

Mon-wedensday just hang around the house. we went to my aunts house help her pack and get her suite case ready for monday. we also just wanted to spend some time with her and talk because we love and care about her. we went over on monday, Wednesday and mom went over on friday.

i applied to 4 jobs

a city job the job is not something i would think i would even want its an assistant job for helping with parks and reck. but what the job was offering i could not pass up! So i sent in my application and talked to some friends to put good words in for me.

i applied to 2 college jobs
marketing assistant job
front desk at the gym

another job at the hospital but in the kitchen.

Then thud-sun it was work work work. i am still tired. yesterday sunday, my cusant john came down again to bring my aunt back up north. But we had a little party for her with the family coming down to spend time with her. it was nice to get all the family together. i had the idea last week to get pizza, the idea was for every person to pay $5 for the pizza because mom had to put the money up her self. well a few people gave her a $5 or $10 but they thought it was $5 a family not per person. So we all had pizza and it was good. later on mom and i gave Rosie a bag of goodies for the road. And everyone hugged rosie and saying their goodbyes, some of the family momebers were already saying to come back and visit...anyways everyone said their goodbyes. Rosie was getting tired and wanted to call it a day. So Mom and Rosie gave each other a big hug, i gave her a little hug and told her i loved her. I did the same thing with John, i gave him a hug. hope to visit him soon. They will call and check in during the trip back north. When they drove off i gave my mom a hug. I think she needed it. This was not sad in anyways, it was a start of a new chapter. During the time everyone was around, i was cleaning up. at the end of the night i ended up paying for the pizza. no one put the money into the hat so i had to - well wanted to.

we were so tired. i was so tired. i was on the go since 5am for the last 2 days to work at 7am. So i went to bed at 830 last night. what a weekend! glad to be off for a few days. hope to hunt for some jobs this week and relax.

16th June 2015

5:52pm: things are going okay its major hot hot hot hot outside! keep cool

13th June 2015

5:49pm: Jurassic World-Sell me a theme park ticket!
If this park was real i would so go to it!!! This was such a fun film to view!! I had viewed the first 3 during the year and re watched the first last week. i thought it was such a good idea that this would be a working theme park. I am not going to spoil it but everything was neat about it!!! the movie was T-Riffic! The music was also great, a lot less Williams but still great. I am going to enjoy the film score more now that I have seen the film. This is just a fun summer film! Almost as great as the first one!
Lots of Nods to the all three films!

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11th June 2015

8:38am: semi crazy week part 2
My days off did not start till tuesday. since tuesday i've ran around like a mad man trying to get everything taken care of car wise lets see

-i filled out paper work and faxed it off
-got hospital bills and dr bills to send off
-I got my old car title signed and also sent that off so i could get the car money back (what they want to give me for the old car) close to $3000
-I went to the bank to take out money for the car i wanted to buy. (it was tough to take that amount of money from my checking account!) i know i will get that back from the car people but its still tough to look at my checking account to see -$$$$
-then at the DMV i had to pay $123 for something for my new car (fees) so thats more -$$$ out of my checking account
-bought my new car (2000 toyota 4runner)
-my mom treated to get the car cleaned inside and out and waxed which was super nice!
-Today (this morning) drive it around town and learn how to drive again! its a nice easy car to drive BUT the breaks are squeaky at first. Its a BIG CAR! the more i drive it around the less the breaks are squeaky.
-on top of all of this i have taken care of people's pets during the week.

6th June 2015

6:03pm: Highlights of the last week
It's been a busy week indeed!
-I am still filling out paper work from my car accident, getting forms and trying to fill them out to send them back.
-Got as value of my car this week. Its an okay size but it will do. That money will be used for a car
-I test drove 3 cars this week. Two Toyota's and another car. My aunts car was good but it just felt too low and "hard". The first Toyota I test drove was small and almost like a sports car and just did not feel safe. The second one i really did like the feel of it. All I can say is offer is on the table.
-Work is alright i guess. the good news is they are bringing someone else in for hardware, the bad news is its someone who is transferring from another pt of the store. So in place to make room for him, they are cutting my hours by 3. I was upset about this but so many worse things to be upset about in life! As we all know!
-I am back in College, somewhat! Last weekend I was on the TCM site and saw that they were going to have a film class over the summer via with the theme they will have on for the next 2 months. So I looked into it and its free. So I signed up. Monday the first was my first day.
-We went to the movies today it was a nice day.

28th May 2015

12:12pm: Stuff to much stuff!
One thing i can definitely tell over the last few days i do not care much about physical things such as for me it would be music/movies/games and such. we buy all this stuff while we are alive because we "need it" at that time in our lives, now don't get me wrong its great to treat your self to someone but not endless. Because i hate to say it you can't take it with you after you pass. It still stays here and gets divided among family and its just stuff that goes in boxes. I just wanted to get this out in the open.
7:03am: i was thinking i don't know what my life will be like much anymore. i do not know why i am typing this but i am. i want to be free. i wake up every morning now with a new sense of hope, and i keep on reminding my self that i am still here. It hit me this morning when i saw a photo of someone who had past away. I thought to my self it would be awful for my mom (and my family/friends to see this)

Sean Furey
Jan 2 1981-May 24 2015

I am going thru so much emotions lately but most of them are more internal then external. Wondering what my "new" life will be like, what my second chance really is? What my new purpose is? I have even thought lately that getting a new and better job (with better pay) does not mean much to me as it did (i could be wrong?) I would like to have a job that makes me happy inside and out. and i get enough money to live on or something like that. i am just thankful i am still alive!

But still thanking God for keeping me on this earth unharmed and a blessful new day.

27th May 2015

11:45am: All is bright for the future
On monday the 25th we went to go see Disney's Tomorrowland and I have to say I did cry because it was about how you can make the future as bright as tomorrow. As I was watching I was crying (happy tears and I love Disney and also 24 hours later after my accident I was sitting in a theater watching a movie and alive.) And how I thought that God said to me that he is not finished with me and wants my future to be bright and wonderful and has a plan for me. So it was all full circle I take it. It's time to re evaluate my life and see what really is impotant to me (now in the present and the future) Its going to take time. But I feel like a new spirit has been born inside. Enjoying each day and tomorrow!


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25th May 2015

7:43am: Car Accident
Today, Sunday May 24th I was heading out to go to work. Before I went to work my dogs were looking at me cute behind the fence and I told my self I should take a photo because you might not see this again. So I did. The photo was taken on 9:52am. I got into my car and drove down the street like I always do.
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8th May 2015

6:16pm: Disney Trip May 2-7th 2015
Large Journal (a few pages worth) and Photos
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28th April 2015

12:51pm: HD-DVD is Officially DEAD (I just got the memo!)
lets see where to start??? the other day i found out all (most) WB HD-DVD (the dead HD format)have disc rot to them. in other words they discs get an error message. I called WB told them, they told me that since electronics do not have a life time guarantee they could only replace 3 of my 40+ defective discs. So that means most of my collection is DOA well just dead really. I have even tried to back some up using the xbox drive. That some what helps but it still gives me the error message. Have to try to back these up some how? I even looked in how much it would cost to replace the discs to Blue $280. I look at that price and all the movies and then i start to think how much i have replaced from VHS to DVD to HD/BLUE even DIGITAL. Thats a lot of money! So I might just keep what i have find some way to use them or even trash them (let me just burn money) but these days nothing lasts forever!

What other things oh yeah - went to an estate sale over the weekend and they had a bunch of DVDs all were $2 each (not bad i guess but the next day they all were $1 but i was at work so no chance) so i ended up picking up 14 of them. Again not so bad...
I have to take a photo of my Haul for 2015 so far in Blu and DVDs and Music.

This weekend we are going to DISNEY!!!

20th April 2015

12:45pm: psycho vinyl
Its my weekend and over the weekend it was record store day and this is what came out and a friend mine picked it up for me. cool hu?

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14th April 2015

3:10pm: Stuff
I do not know where to start? I guess the best thing to do is say that my aunt is getting older and fast. its tough for the both of us to take care of her. we do the best that we can. i know my mom is just so upset these days, she's worried and mad, upset and stressed these past few weeks. I am trying to do the best i can to help her and my aunt on my off days.

Work is going alright, wish i was somewhere else and at a better job. yes i have been somewhat looking for other places but not too much these days. the job trail as gone dry for now. Even though i dislike it at least i have something. We have a new dept manager now he is okay. first time being a manager no sense of humor just dry.

So last year one of my bucket list items was or is to see U2 (and or the rolling stones) well both bands are touring this summer and well both bands ticket prices are the same $50-$380.
-My mom and i went to my first stones concert back in 1994 and went to SC and have such wonderful memories of that.
-The second time we went was in 97 in DC and that was super fun, we had nose bleed seats and we went up there then went down to floor level during a song and that was fun to see them far away but much closer.
-In 02 we went to MSG to see the stones and that was my first time at the garden it was their 40 licks tour. so much fun.
-The summer of 05 I had bought tickets in NYC for the Duke show in NC and mom and i went to Duke and it was once again a great show and tickets were like $50 each not so bad. But we both had the best time.

We missed out of the 50 and counting tour in 2012 because i was in college. Tickets were around the same price as they are now. They also had a PPV but the band wanted $40 for the feed. We also had no cable box. I think back in 94/97 the price was not that high for pay per view. Both PPV is in 94.97 were $20 each. So this was double the price. So I had past on this show because it was in NY, did not have enough money and college was #1 to me! So I had found out early this month the stones were going to play in NC this summer but as I said the show costs so much money. I even asked my mom to see if she wanted to go but she just does not want to anymore. Out of the concert phase in other words. Its sad...I just want to go still. its almost like that baseball tradition that father and sons have with each other. They buy season passes and when one passes away, the son still goes to see the games and leaving that seat empty for awhile for his late dad. So thats how i am feeling i guess about going to see the show... Also i want something to look forward to something over the summer. Last summer i worked and that was it.

8th April 2015

3:55pm: Under The Dome Season 3
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I was on my morning walk and I knew the dome would be back filming this week I thought it would be today (wednesday) but it was tuesday. I walked by all the trucks and wondered if I would see my friend Larry. In a few moments I saw him. He was happy to see me and asked if I was working that day I told him no. he said come on down, I'll give you some headphones and put you to work. So thats what I ended up doing all day long was being a PA (day player) for the dome. Whatever they needed I got for them. Help move the tent, whatever. All the crew were so nice also. I think I gained lots of respect from them during the day. They wanted to know about me and I wanted to know about them. All of them doing the best they could do.

The cast members that were there during the day was Dean Norris (Big Jim), Alex Koch (JR) Colin Ford (Joe) Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie) and from 730am-615pm they shot 3 scenes. The first scene was with Jim and Jr, outside his house which Jr was burning and Jim wanted to know if Jr had gone crazy and Jr said that it was all not real and that Jim was no longer his father. ---From what I was told was the the opener opens up with the cast in a cocoon in an alternate reality and even the crew does not know much all they know is its gone so far away from the book and they don't even care anymore! They shot that scene many times from a few angles. The second scene they shot was inside the house where Norrie and another are looking at cd's and miss life before the dome and put some music on and dance a little bit. The last scene they shoot its the same scene but Joe walks inside and see a childhood friend of his is dead and they move the dead body outside because it stinks, and they all look for food to only find canned goods.

So during those scenes it was rainy, sunny, buggy and I did all I could do while working on the set for the day. Lunch time was also great! One good thing is they do feed ya really well. Lets see I had sailed, bbq ribs, chocolate cake and ice cream with ice water. I had lunch with the grips and they were talking about cars, building more into their home, lack of work. Told them about me, one person remembered me from Season 1. After lunch went back to sound and synced the slate (which I told them I had not done in a few yrs) but I knew what to do to sync it with the time code. That was cool. For a moment I wanted to get a photo with me and the slate but I thought thats so uncool. So I kept quiet. The rest of the day everyone was getting tired.

The crew did a great job working even though everyone was just not moving. The cast were filming the scenes inside the house for the rest of the day. I was sitting talking to one the stand in's for one of the actors. Nice girl. We will keep in contact. As I said, the other crew were great also. Wanting to know more about me and what I do and my self wanting to know about what they do and so on. The day was wrapped up by 615pm. I told my self on monday that I should not dream about working in the movies I should just go out and do it. And so I did. I went right back into “PA Mode” the moment I was told to come on board. So thats more credit(s) for the resume. B/c I've been day playing since S1 Looks like I'll be day playing Season 3!

5th April 2015

6:07pm: Happy Easter
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Happy Easter to all! Today was a good day. Jesus made it a beautiful day today.
The weather is really nice. I called out of work early this morning because I feel that being with family on a holiday is more important then making money on a day like this. I gave my mom her easter gift which was $30 in iTunes cards.

She gave me my basket and inside was the blu ray of Little House Season 4.

We then went to see my aunt, she was in good spirits which was good because we never know what we will be walking into each day. We gave her an easter basket and set her up for the day. Mom and I then took the ferry to Wilmington to spend the rest of the day with the family. This was the first holiday that my cossets did not have their mom around. So it was tough on them and I know that they are still going though a rough time but right about now the love of family being together can be the best thing.

The food was yummy! The deserts were also yummy. My mom and I took the ferry back home and that was the end of our Easter sunday. Time to give the dogs a walk!

2nd April 2015

7:08am: my third day off was nice, what did i do? got some things ready for the yd sale, more tents, more bins and so on. helped my aunt again. viewed the robe and that was a really great film! really interesting its about the robe jesus wore when he was wearing before he was crucified and how that robe effected people. Also viewed a Dick Van Dyke and Little House show. Both nice. Went to bed early because i was super tired.

1st April 2015

7:11am: My second day off was nice. Woke up early, took care of my project for someone. printed disc art. had breakfast. sent out some e-mails. my mom and i went to go help my aunt again for awhile who is now housebound. I then went out for awhile stopped in for a slice of pizza. Came home and helped more with the upcoming yard sale. Then had a snack. Watched HOP, took bono out for a walk then went up stairs for the night.

30th March 2015

4:29pm: Glad I am off...again!!!
What a week! Working was rough. all those days working by my self trying to keep the dept in working order.

So last week my mom and I went down to Myrtle Beach for the day and I did most of the shopping! I shopped the most in the Disney Store...its cheaper to buy shirts what not there then when we are in Disney World which will be May 2 of this yr! I picked up 2 Disneyland shirts for $5 each. A Mickey Mouse and Star Wars shirts for $12 each. 2 Disneyland photo frames for $5 each. 2 Mugs for $7 each and a Easter Mickey Mouse for $10. All together $70. Thats almost the price for 2 t-shirts in Disney World!

The next day I relaxed and started to take out the spring clothes.

Thu-Sun was work work work work.

Today woke up and got a call from my aunt...family stuff. So all day long i've some what dealing with that with my mom. And around 330 i finally started to realx. Lets hope i still relax. Hope the rest of the week goes well!!

24th March 2015

7:27am: i am off!
It feels like forever but i am off. they had me working fri-mon at work. so i get 2 days off this week. other then that nothing really much is going on. as of now. hope the next 2 days are nice!

18th March 2015

12:52pm: Hump Day!
All i can say is glad last weekend is over. i had such a stressful weekend starting from last thursday evening. That day was cool. My friend Doug needed some help with his job so he called on me to join him to wipe some business computers so i had never done that before so it was a good learning experience all the way!!

Pass the stressful part of the weekend....monday was my appointment with the eye doctor who i had surgery with back in 2008. And it turns out she does not want to do surgery on my eyes which is a good thing because it would be a double edge sword. Keep the vision i have or put new lenses in so i can see far away great and take away my up close vision. So we said keep what I have.

Also over the weekend some things came in the mail i had ordered...
First thing is a converter that converts HDMI to Component Video (Red/Blue/Green)
it works great!!! Why did i order it? It was better to get that then spend more on another converter (over $100)

The second thing I had ordered was a triple feature since Easter is on its way, i thought i would enjoy some classic faith stories and I never viewed any of these.

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The second film i had ordered was last month and limited to 5000 copies.
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I am viewing it now, i also liked the film score by Bernard Hermann so that was one of the main reasons. Its also a 4k transfer not that means much.

9th March 2015

12:47pm: ice storm
Over the last almost month its been kind of busy. Lets see where do i start?


I went to a job interview in late February for a job at BCC. it was a job i had applied early in the year. i had even recorded the interview on my phone to listen to it on the way home. i thought i did well, but i take it the BCC past on me. its a shame that it was past. But i guess i have to think positive that the job was not for me and hope that God has other and I hope (bigger) plans for me this year.

Today I also got an e-mail from the county telling me they have past on me also for a job i had applied for. Again what i said up top. i told my self after getting the interview i said sean this interview is a bonus because i forgot i even applied for it. And I applied to 2 other jobs and no matter what i am still walking out with a job (the one i have now, granted its not much of a prize) but i did not get the first or second job. The third job i am waiting on for is the hospital job. So we shall see...

Now this is something i say from time to time in past journals but i hope i get a fench kiss and i have kind of beat my self up over it. in other words beat my self over being a late bloomer. Something that i can not help! i just get these wonderful life experiences every now and again and large gaps of time pass between. i guess i am that type of person that REALLY appreciates all those experiences when and after they happen. What do you think of being a late bloomer?

Other news is about 2 weeks ago i had to go to the eye doctor for a check up and a long story short i found out that i might have to have another eye surgery for my eyes very soon. Next monday i have to go do more eye tests for a few hours. So more details on that soon. I do have lots of things going on but just like to keep quiet.

18th February 2015

7:50am: Valentine's Day and more
My mom and I had a nice valentine's Day this year. We missing our dog Valentine of corse. But we had tall tails of him to tell that day. Anyways a few weeks ago I had bought mom some flowers well just because. I also a few weeks ago picked up some valentine's candy and a coffee cup for her. The dogs had and still have heart cookies to eat. For valentine's Day my mom gave me a record frame, as you can see the vertigo record soundtrack inside. She also picked up for 50 cents a John Williams album. Its filled with various space themes such as E.T., 2001, Star Trek (TV and TMP) Twilight Zone, Alien and Return of the Jedi.

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Yesterday brought on a surprise, I got called for a job interview with BCC. It's for a job i had applied for in early January. I do not even remember applying for it. Its for a Part Time PC Tech. The interview is 3 for today. I have thought about the interview and kind of nerves but people know me there so I hope its not going to be a big deal and i freeze up. But be my self and talk about what I know. So I am going to wish me luck! Good luck Sean!

I thought about this last night, no matter what its a win/win thing because I have applied for 2 other jobs and right now i still have a job. I am just happy i was called in for an interview. The plan is to go in early today and get some advice. I also have a lunch date with a friend of mine and then later a dinner date with another friend of mine. So its going to be a busy day! Going to do the best i can!

2nd February 2015

2:39pm: i have wanted to set some time to write a journal so this is as good time as any i guess.

Lets see I have kind of going though "little house withdrawals" that show was so nice and perfect in many ways. last year at this time i will admit i had a "year theme" some what going it was to look for a job, get the job and then build my self back up. And a year later i look at my self and yes i am proud that i did that. But i took at my self this year and i feel like the "year theme" is not yet in place, meaning i am still some what struggling to find out what it will be. This may all sound a bit strange and it is. I want to get to the fun stuff

As I said back in December i had bought 2 twilight time blu rays wanted to post the covers of them
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As I said before this was a great film. I viewed it twice in a week. It has an audio commentary track, isolated music score, trailer
The second film I had ordered was on sale a few yrs ago with 3000 copies and all sold out. This time i picked a copy up of
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Some good bonus features on it its over 3 hours if you count the (2) commentary tracks/isolated music track, making of press kit from the 80s

I had ordered some items from amazon also. During Christmas time i started to listen to a Christmas album called Chant Noel, then i went into the collection and found chant 1 and 2 so i was listening to those. so i thought i would order chant 3 and 4 on cd. well 1 out of 2 came in the mail
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Have to say i like this cd, its kind of different then other 2 that i have (the singing i mean) but its a nice calm cool relaxing cd. Drawn to this music.

The next and final item i ordered was out in december but very limited. i kept on checking and i saw it in stock last week so i ordered it, i kind of feel bad i ordered it since i already have the cd version of the soundtrack. but to get it on record is kind of cool. i may end up buying a frame for it because its just cool.
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28th January 2015

7:48am: en sti
As you know during the this month i have been sick, as I write this i am still sick. Back at work just very limited hours these days because they cut hours. I heard so one of the managers could get his bonus. I am still looking for other work. I re-applied to the hospital and went in to turn my resume in. They remembered me from the interview i had back in 2013. They would let me know in a few weeks. I'll check in every 2 weeks or so. I hope something good happens this time around.

I went to the Doctor this week for my sickness and he gave me some meds.

Last year around this time the press release for Little House on the Prairie came out and i was thinking about starting to look into buying it. Because my Grandmother use to love that show i thought i would like it and something inside me (or as i was saying last year my grandmother (who past away many yrs ago) was telling me to buy) well it turns out the few memories i have of her watching the show before she went to bed. And when i flipped channels and the show came on tv i just viewed the credits and started to cry because i had memories of her. And the point of this little part is i am almost finished with the series. 2 more shows left. i do not want the show to end. so much good lessons and values and as i say memories of my grandma. i feel that when the show ends my memories will end too. So I kind of am upset about that...kind of like the end of a really good book that you do not want to end. My life has gone on a journey with this show and i feel like i have kind of changed how life my life from viewing this show. Strange I know.

Last month or last year this DVD company had some movies on pre-order Fright Night from 1985 (re-released 5000 copies made this time over 3000) and The Bride Wore Black. i wanted to get both so i did. The other night I sat down and viewed The Bride Wore Black for the first time and all i can say is WOW! That was an amazing film! I had bought it for the film score by Bernard Hermann because on of the features on it was an Isolated Film Score track. And the score has never really gotten its own soundtrack only a cd with 5 selections from the score.
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