Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Oh, and why was Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg nominated for an Oscar for The Departed? Don't get me wrong, I loved the movie and he was fine in it, but it wasn't an award-caliber performance. Not to mention Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen were all equally, if not more, deserving. Who knows? Certainly not I.
Finally, I caught The Dresden Files on SciFi from Sunday. It is about Harry Dresden, a Chicago PI who also happens to be a wizard. He consults with the police when there is a supernatural bent to a case. He even advertises in the phone book under "Wizard." Who knew it was based on a series of books? Anyways, I thought it was interesting. Certainly not in the Heroes & 24 category, but it's got potential. It was certainly good enough to get me to come back. Apparently, it makes a few departures from the books, but that's to be expected any time you adapt material. Something many fanboys don't seem to get ("Oh no! Spider-Man has organic web-shooters! Sam Raimi is going to ruin everything!"). Yeah right. In any case, it's interesting. Check it out.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
We had another long day, didn't leave work until around 9:30. Then we get home. We start watching Idol, which picks me up a little. The Seattle contestants are horrendous! But then I check Cute Overload and see this little baby! I've never seen anything like it!!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Barack Obama has filed the paperwork to allow him to run for president in '08. While I am excited about the idea of President Obama, I don't know that the country is ready for an African-American president. I wonder about his chances. I think realistically, he should run as VP on a ticket with someone else. Then, after 8 years as Veep, run for Prez. I think he stands a better chance than Hilary Clinton, though. Right or not, too many people just dislike her too much for her to make a successful bid. I could see her doing something similar, running for VP. I think it would be a mistake for the Democratic party to put either of them up for president. If they want to take back the White House like they did the Congress, they need to put up someone who can beat the Republicans. Not that I have a clue who they should run. The Republicans would do well to put up someone who comes across as a little more moderate and a lot more intelligent than Bush. If I were on that side, I would run John McCain/Colin Powell.
Blogs are like online diaries. They have an advantage in that you can get your thoughts out to as many people as you'd like, limited only by your powers of PR and publicity (how's that for alliteration?). But they have the disadvantage of being completely public. Anything you post can be read by anyone, even the person about whom you're writing, if post thoughts pertaining to a particular person (that's not intentional). Or if something is embarassing. Or just something you don't want to share with the world. That's probably why sites like PostSecret exist.
I think Courtney Cox had a boob job.
*Spoiler Alert* Season premiere of 24 kicked ass. I feel shocked. I still get a kick out of what Don & Mike say about Jack - everything he says is either a whisper ("you have to believe me, I will do whatever it takes to find this bomb") or a yell ("WHERE'S THE BOMB!!!!"). Kiefer Sutherland has such a great yelling voice, though. How bizarre is it though, that the first four hours are already available on DVD?? My thoughts/predictions for this season: 1) I can't believe Jack shot Curtis. I liked Curtis! But he was acting like a dick. Not without reason, but what he was going to do was murder, plain & simple; 2) Milo (looks like a poor man's Dermot Mulroney) will wind up being a traitor. No one would surprise me as being a traitor except Curtis (no worries there any more), Bill or Chloe; 3) Speaking of Chloe, love the new look. But she needs to scowl more. Love the Chloe Scowl. I imagine it will surface more now that the shit is hitting the fan; 4) Can't believe they detonated a nuke! 5) I hope Assad turns out to be on the level. He was Dr. Bashir!
Ok, gonna try something a little new here. Men:
And finally, I'm pissed Michael C. Hall didn't win a Golden Globe last night. Grrr...
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
on the wall for the very first time. (Sorry for the poor quality - they were taken on my new camera phone - yay!) According to everyone, they have been there since that room was added on to the house, say, about 20 years or so ago... I was literally sitting on the couch watching TV, looked up and asked my M-I-L, "Oh, when did you get those pictures? Are they new?" She looked at me like I had just lost my mind right then and there. Poof! All gone....