|Monday, December 13th, 2010|
|Friday, May 8th, 2009|
|Who Will Take My Dreams Away
I cant give you all my dreams
Nor the life I live.
You and I wont friendship miss,
Thats all we got to give.
Who will take your dreams away
Takes your soul another day.
What can never be lost is gone,
Its stolen in a way.
Please, dont stand too close to me,
Can you hear my heart ?
Take my woe and lean on me
When were not apart.
Now our mission is complete
And our friends are hid.
Evil things brought down by the light,
Life goes on until the end. Current Mood: exhausted
|Monday, February 16th, 2009|
|I got tagged for a movie questionaire
EARLIEST MOVIE-WATCHING MEMORY: I have vague, patch memories of seeing Herbie Rides Again with my grandparents when I was 5 or 6 years old. The most solid memories I have of seeing a movie is watching The Time of Their Lives on television with my parents. They let me stay up late to watch the end of the movie.
LAST DVD YOU BOUGHT: I purchased The Monster Squad and Speed Racer.
IF YOU WERE A TCM GUEST PROGRAMMER, WHAT THREE MOVIES WOULD YOU CHOOSE: So many posibilities. I think I’ll go with a film I love, a film I respect and a film I’ve always wanted to see. So, in order, we’ll see King Kong (The Original), The Bridge on the River Kwai, and The Power.
FAVORITE MOVIE ENDING: My choice for this is an odd one. The very end of Phantom of the Paradise. The Phantom has killed the villian and in the process condemned himself to die. He reaches out for the woman he loves who draws back, horrified at his appearance. He tried to crawl and continues to reach out to her until he finally dies. Just after he dies, she realizes who he is and what he meant to her. She cradles his body and cries as the credits roll.
WHAT MOVIE ARE YOU ASHAMED TO SAY YOU HAVEN'T SEEN, AND WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE: I’m ashamed that I still haven’t seen Seven Samurai. No excuses.
PICK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FOUR MOVIES AND WRITE TWO SENTENCES ABOUT IT:
The Goodbye Girl – Richard Dreyfus channels Harlan Ellison. At least, that’s what Ellison says Dreyfus told him.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE AT A DRIVE-IN, WHAT DID YOU SEE: I try to take the family to the drive-in at least once a summer. This past summer (2008) we saw Kung Fu Panda and the first 10 minutes of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. We left after that first 10 minutes when my son announced he was tired and wanted to go home.
FILM ERA OR GENRE YOU'RE A LITTLE OBSESSED WITH: I’m obsessed with Comic Book adaptations. I collected comics from the time I was 5 until I turned 32. I’m finally getting to see movies of the characters I loved since kindergarten. My other obsession is classic films of the 30’s and 40’s. These are the films I was raised on. I remember sitting with my mother and watching “The Adventures of Robin Hood” as a child and getting hooked on the entire era.
FILM CRITIC YOU TRUST THE MOST: Roger Ebert. I may not always agree with him but I trust him to tell me why he believes what he does about every film he sees.
FAVORITE BOOK ON THE SUBJECT OF FILM: Flicker by Theodore Roszak. It may be fiction but it’s the best description of film fandom I’ve ever read.
DESCRIBE THE FREQUENCY OF YOUR FILM INTAKE: I average about one movie a week. More when I have the time. When film festival time comes around that goes up quite a bit.
|Thursday, May 1st, 2008|
|Thursday, February 14th, 2008|
|Tuesday, February 12th, 2008|
So, I flew into Nebraska on the 4th and went through a major snowstorm on the 5th. Then I fly back to Columbus on the 8th and get a major snowstorm on the 12th. Can't wait to see what I get when I fly to Des Moines on the 17th.
I'm going to try to put up this video. It's the voice actors from Spongebob redubbing classic films.
|Wednesday, January 16th, 2008|
|As if Iowa wasn't enough...
Now I'm being flown to Lincoln, Nebraska for a week in February. Nebraska... in February... Don't we have offices somewhere nice?
|Saturday, December 1st, 2007|
|Weird damn day...
I flew back in from Des Moines last night. Apparently I got out of there just before a major winter storm that shut down the airport the next day. If they had tried to make me stay for another day I was fully prepared to steal a car and drive back. Don't get me wrong, the town is pleasant and has good food but it's like Chilicothe with a bigger downtown. I guess when you're used to a metropolitan area of 1.7 million people, a city of 170,000 feels lifeless.
The other thing about that place that really gets to me is that almost everyone there is white. I've lived in Columbus all my life which has a pretty diverse ethnic mix. Everywhere I turned in Des Monies was white people. I felt like I was oppressing someone just by being there.
This afternoon I drove over to the Best Buy in Dublin to pick up "Bender's Big Score" for my wife and I. While I was there I ran into Andy McFerrin. First time I've seen him in three years. Turns out he and Wolf are living over in Clintonville, across the freeway from me. Wonder who I'm liable to run into next. Bear? Lestat? Peaches?
|Saturday, November 17th, 2007|
|an odd moment...
Is it a sign of the mood of the country when I turn on my TV and in the span of three channels see a documentary on 9/11, "Fail-Safe" and "The Day After"?
|Sunday, November 11th, 2007|
|So... This has been an interesting week.
Taking a trip on an airplane was never on my list of "Things to Accomplish Before I Turn 40". I wasn't afraid to fly, mind you. I just didn't care for the idea of being locked in a large tin can with a bunch of strangers. None the less, I had to fly to Des Moines, IA this week for work. I did get out of the large tin can trap because I flew out on the Nationwide shuttle. Instead of flying in a large tin can full of the unwashed masses, I got to fly in a small tin can with a bunch of executives. Whee.
I'm flying out again at the end of the month, but this time I'll have to fly commercial. No flights for 39 years and then having to fly four times in three weeks. I don't even get to enjoy the destination. Des Moines? Picture Columbus 25 years ago and you'll be close. The one redeeming feature I found was a bar/restaurant called "The High Life Lounge". It's designed to look like a bar from the 70's. 70's music playing constantly, shag carpet, old fashion refrigerator full of beer, the works. I had a chili cheeseburger and tater tots for about $5.00. I have a (small) reason to look forward to going back besides the whole "This'll look great on my yearly evaluation" thing.
|Saturday, July 21st, 2007|
|And so it ends...
I just finished "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".
Damn, what a story.
No spoilers for now. Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed it.
|Sunday, May 27th, 2007|
The Johnette Napolitano show last night was amazing. She and her guitar Stealth (she explained the name of the guitar "It's black and cool as fuck") did a 75 minute show and tore the place up. Her voice hasn't lost a bit of it's power. I enjoyed the whole thing sitting about twelve feet from her. I don't want to rehash the whole show but here's a few of the really cool moments.
1. She asked a couple of women standing next to to the stage to be quiet while she was performing. One of them tried to be a smart ass and Johnette tore into them so badly that they left the place in embarrassment.
2. While she was singing "Ghost Riders in the Sky" it began to thunder, lightning and rain outside. It stopped almost immediately after the song was over.
3. Johnette talking about how much she enjoyed Columbus and especially the North Market.
4. "Tomorrow Wendy" sung a cappella.
I picked up her new solo album while I was there. I'm about half way through it and am enjoying it thoroughly. She only did a few songs off the new album but they were great.
|Saturday, May 19th, 2007|
|Saturday, December 2nd, 2006|
Just a heads up for everyone that knows him:
My Dad is currently in the ICU ward at Riverside. He has pneumonia and emphysema. He is currently unable to breathe on his own and is on a respirator. I'll post more as I know more.
|Wednesday, November 15th, 2006|
|Follow up trip to the doctor
My doctor just informed me that I no longer have pneumonia. I now have "inflamed bronchial tubes". Translation, my lungs are screwed up from coughing so much for the last month and I now get to take steroids for 12 days.
The steroids will also increase my appetite, reversing the weight loss from the pneumonia. There went my bright side.
|Monday, November 13th, 2006|
|Pneumonia diet... lose weight while you suffer
And now I'm moving into the fourth week of my bout with pneumonia and I'm getting pretty damn tired of it. The fever and the aches and pains were over in the first week but the cough and the exhaustion are still here.
I'm a fat guy and I'm used to getting winded walking up and down stairs. With the pneumonia, though, I get winded walking 30 feet in a straight line. Not good when your chasing your four year old daughter asking her, as politely as possible, to please stop stepping on the cat.
The bright side to all this is that I've lost about 15 - 20 lbs while sick. I knew I'd find a bright side in here somewhere.
|Sunday, August 13th, 2006|
I just took 8th in a 180 player hold 'em sit n' go. Quite a difference between 8th and 1st. I won 93 dollars and first place was $1080.00. Ah, well. I played my best and quadrupled my entry fee.
In other news Margo cut off 1/2 of her hair and now sports a mullet. When I found her in the bathroom with the front half of her hair cut off she told me she did it "Because she wanted to be pretty." She likes it.
|Tuesday, July 25th, 2006|
So, last week I won the Wil Wheaton weekly tournament. This week, 53rd out of 54. Incredibly stupid play on my part resulted in an early, and well deserved, exit. I was so upset that I immediately signed up for a $20.00 Sit N Go to ease my pain. I won that. Subtracting my entry fee for the SNG and the Wil Wheaton tournament I'm up $57.00 for the night. Time for bed.
|Saturday, July 1st, 2006|
|Happy Birthday to me
In honor of my 38th birthday I wish to share these two quotes by prominent philosophers of the last 30 years.
"Shorter of breath and one day closer to death" - P. Floyd
"It ain't the years, it's the mileage" - I. Jones
|Tuesday, June 27th, 2006|
Now I'm happy. I finally placed in the money in the weekly Wil Wheaton invitational poker tournament. I took 5th place. My previous best was just out of the money in 10th.