Archive for April, 2008
Last week we took Lorelei to the movies for the first time. No it wasn’t some kiddy movie, we saw 21, a rather boring film about card counters and gambling casinos. Kevin Spacey phoned in his performance, the young stars were a loathsome bunch, and I’m not exactly what Larry Fishburne was doing besides collecting a paycheck. Bleh.
Monday I rented a passel of videos. Monday night we watched Things We Lost In The Fire. Very good movie, powerful and depressing. Two thumbs up.
Last night we watched I Am Legend and Into The Wild. I Am Legend was okay. Funny how realistic yet fake the desolation of Manhattan seemed. And those vampire/zombies. Phony baloney. But not that bad for a blockbuster movie.
Into The Wild was very nice. I enjoyed it. I read Krakauer’s Outside article back in 19-forgotten, and the “Into the Wild” follow up book. Great movie. Great photography. Great music by Eddie Vedder. Cool. Check out this movie.
Tonight – well I will let you know.
Check out the latest baby photos at Flickr:
My photostream has tons of photos of her, including this weekend’s festivities and shots of her napping with Daddy. She’s so cute, I just want to eat her up.
Okay, I have not really been updating this blog lately. What can I say, life is pretty busy these days, and I am taking advantage of any free time to close my eyes and catch a nap.
And I’ve been monkeying around with the daily linkfest from del.icio.us lately. I think it looks rather ugly, and it has always looked ugly. Unfortunately, my two solutions both look ugly too. I guess I will just have to dive into the CSS and screw around with it until I find something I like.
These are my links for April 16th through April 28th:
- A Line in the Yard: The Battle Over the Right to Dry Outside – New York Times –
- Baraka, Samsara, Koyaanisqatsi and other nonverbal films –
- Cha-Ching –
- Western canoeing & kayaking –
- 30 Alternatives To Adobe Acrobat –
- TV review: "Carrier" on PBS | Salon Arts & Entertainment –
- The "Amen Break" and Golden Proportion –
- artforum.com / IN PRINT –
- Code collaboration for Web Developers: Springloops –
- 50 best cult books – Telegraph –
- Gas $7 Per Gallon in Four Years : TreeHugger –
- » Best Jobs in a Bad Economy: Recession-Proof Careers @ fivecentnickel.com –
- Damn Interesting » Operation Pastorius –
- Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago, study says – CNN.com –
- Google Code University – Google Code –
- Kona Blue –
- Turn down that thermostat, permanently –
- BBC NEWS | Business | Wal-Mart restricts rice purchases –
- Tropical Storm Erin – A Hurricane Over Oklahoma ? – thedailygreen.com –
- Man dies after hitting pole: Family remembers Norbert Quinata as bright man | guampdn.com | Pacific Daily News –
- From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X: Page 1 –
- IKEA | Flat-pack accounting | Economist.com –
- Source of Major Earthquakes Discovered Beneath U.S. Heartland | LiveScience –
- MacHeist » Bundle –
- National Gallery of Art-J.M.W. Turner –
- Scientists: Even Bigger Quake Could Hit Midwest – Yahoo! News –
- BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Catching corals' spectacular moment –
- 5.2 earthquake rattles skyscrapers, nerves across Midwest – Yahoo! News –
- Vaka Eiva 2008 – Rarotonga – Cook Islands –
- Pearls Before Breakfast – washingtonpost.com –
- Ten Thousand Cents –
So gasoline hit $4.20 a gallon yesterday. That hurts. I’ve basically stopped driving my truck unless I really have to.