Sunday, October 28, 2007

YAY Halloween!

So as many of you know by now, my favorite holiday is Halloween. This year my costume was:




Yep that's right Charlie Brown's screwed up ghost costume from the animated Holiday special. Here's the thing, for people 25 and older, it garnered instant laughs, and comments like, "That's hilarious" or "Great idea". To you I offer my thanks. For everyone under 25, what the hell is wrong with you? Have you no Halloween spirit, do you not know of the "the most sincere pumpkin patch"? The Peanuts gang are an American icon for crying out loud. The above costume does not look remotely like a dalmation, nor a cow. Why ask that inane question? Tune in on Tues. Oct. 30th at 8 pm and watch the damn cartoon special. Please, it's for your own good.

-In other news, Honey can't wait for me to carve our pumpkins so that I can roast the yummy seeds I soak in brine. Come to think of it, neither can I!

Monday, October 22, 2007

More Than Meets the Eye...

That is most definitely true. Honey and I watched Transformers the other day, and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it a tad long, and totally unbelievable that Shia would land Megan Fox, but a good movie nonetheless. Bumblebee as an '09 Camaro was a brilliant idea, that car is definitely a head-turner (much more so than a VW bug would have been). Jazz as a Solstice? Well he got the shaft. His prior incarnation as a 911 GT3 was much better. I didn't think it was a phenomenal movie, or even a great one, but it was very good, and certainly entertaining, and that's all it was supposed to be.

-In other news, I also saw the second half of Grindhouse. Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror. What a throwback zombie movie! I liked every minute of it, "missing reels" and all. I recommend.

-Still more news, I have to get a laptop for work, I'm not too excited about that, because I don't like laptops too much, but it must be done. The question now is should I also splurge and get a new Desktop? Mine's about 5 years old, with a 2 yr. old update. It may be time. BFJFY if you're out there give me a holler so we can chat about some thoughts I've had pertaining to this situation.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

When will it stop?

Ok, so I have a cell phone. I like it, it's in color, it's small, it takes pictures, and that's it. I'll admit I'm a technology junkie, but here's one of the few instances where I laugh at modern technology and those, who like lemmings, follow the latest trend ...the Blackberry, iphone, etc... I understand that it might be really "cool" to text, e-mail, video converse, etc...with someone. You know what's even more miraculous though? There's a certain numerical code that nearly everyone has that you can punch in, and then you have the ability to talk to that person in real time. It's crazy I know, but it's something that I think works better than just about anything else these hilariously complex "cellphones" offer. Look, I don't have texting, I think it's assinine. If I want to talk to you, I'll call you, if I can't due to work, etc...well then I'll get over it. What the hell did people do before cell phones, and texting anyway? If it's that important, or an emergency, I'll excuse myself from what I'm doing, and make the call. It's not like texting is covert, people in meetings, etc...can still see you fumbling around with your phone whilst your pretending to pay attention. I carry my phone 24/7 and 99% of the time it is on. If you can't reach me, welcome to miracle number 2, I have this amazing thing called voice mail, you can leave a message, and I'll call you back. I have the internet at home on my cpu, so no need to browse or check e-mail. As for the argument, "well I need it for business purposes" maybe, but I seriously doubt it. My profession has me working out of my home, but I'm on the road 3 days a week. If I need to access anything that I didn't already bring with me, I call my secretary. Again, it's not something new, try it, it's what they're there for. I'm waiting for the "cell phone" that offers coffee, drives my car, locks up my house, can hook up to NORAD, and oh yeah has a built in lightsabre. Then, and only then, will I consider "upgrading".

-In other news, I watched Evan Almighty. I love Steve Carrell, I think he's hilarious. This movie let him down. It had a couple of funny moments, but that was about it. However, I thought Surf's Up, the film about the surfing penguins, was quite hysterical. It was certainly much better than that craptacular production known as Happy Feet. I recommend it.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Finally, the thunder is shook down...

Well folks, this past Saturday amidst the storm here in BFLO, NY, my beloved Fighting Irish of ND, "shook down their own thunder" out in LA vs. UCLA. It has been a long, long time since I was able to cheer for them. I was even more delighted to see that the pompous Pete Carroll and his heathen Men of Troy from USC were upset by Stanford. No national title this year. (unless the voters have supreme pity on Carroll and his convicts)

-In other news, a big "Happy Birthday" to my good bud, Dr. Baumler who hits the big 3-0 mark today. Also, some quick movie news...If you haven't seen Black Book, you simply must. It's a film from Holland, with English subtitles and tells the story of a Jewish girl who acts as a spy for the Dutch Resistance during WWII. It is quite long, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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