Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cool Blog to check out

Stumbled across this blog this morning. check it out:

(makes me want my mac even more now, so I can use Aperture, lol)

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dark Knight; or, I Just Saw an Amazing Film

I would like to say that this is my review of "The Dark Knight", since I just got home from the seeing it. However, at the moment, words fail me. That movie kicked my ass up one side and down the other. A full review will be coming by the end of the weekend. But for now, let me just say that all the hype, all the publicity, did no prepare me for what I saw. Top notch flick, let me tell you!

For now, off to bed for me. But expect my full review of "The Dark Knight" by Monday

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Skidoosh; or, My Review of Kung Fu Panda

I decided to take in a double feature the other night. It was a Monday evening, with nothing really going on, and there were a few movies out I hadn't seen yet that looked interesting. My double feature was Kung Fu Panda, followed by The Incredible Hulk.

First up, was Kung Fu Panda. A Dreamworks Animation Studios flick, involving a panda bear named Po (Jack Black) who lives with his adopted father (James Hong) and works in his noddle shop. Po dreams of being a great Kung Fu warrior, like his idols The Furious Five. It's a fairly average story line, with the big threat to the Valley of Peace breaking out of prison, and the only one who can stop him is the Dragon Warrior, who just so happens to be chosen as Po (accidentaly of course, or is it). The underlying theme is all about being true to yourself, and believing in your own abilities. Po is a bit of a bumbler, and no one believes he should be the Dragon Warrior, least of all the one who is to teach him Shifu (Dustin Hoffman)

The animation is superb (I won't sit here and compare it to a Pixar film, that's not fair to either studio, as each have there own merits), the opening sequence is done in a comic book style cell shaded look, that fits quite well. Characters are well concived, and really jump off the screen. The use of slow motion enhances the action of the martial arts sequences as well, although there are a couple times it gets used a bit too often. Overall, the film has a very cartoony look to it, which fits perfectly with the storyline. The backgrounds are good, but not overly breathtaking.

Most of the films dialogue is limited to Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman. However, the rest of the voice cast is pretty good as well. Limited roles from Angelina Jolie (Tigress), Seth Rogan (Mantis), Jackie Chan (Monkey) and Michael Clark Duncan (Commander Vachir) are good, but fairly straight forward, no frills stuff. Ian McShane plays Tai Lung, the antagonist of the flick, and does a good job as well, but again, not awe inspiring. The real gems come from James Hong as Po's father, a slightly goofy duck who hopes for nothing more than his son to take over the family noodle shop, and RandalL Duk Kim as Oogway, the wise old turtle. Both of them embrace their roles, and have a great time in them. They made for some of the funniest and more touching moments in the film.

I would certainly recommend this movie to anyone with kids. It's a great family movie. Funny, touching at times, and with a good message that everyone should follow. Plus, at 1 hour and 34 minutes, it's just long enough to have a good story, and short enough to keep the kids interest. The pacing overall is quite good too, no real lulls in the story, and the action sequences don't go on for too long. I liked this movie, while not the best movie of the year so far, certainly one of the more entertaining, and fun. Which is what I look for in a movie.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Naps; or, This is Why I Like My Sleep

Just a quick update. My review of Kung Fu Panda and The Incredible Hulk is coming later today. But until then, check out this handy dandy little item. Thanks to Merlin Mann from 43 Folders for posting it:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hiatus; or, Look, I'm Lazy OK?

So, I know that I said I'd be posting more often, and moving to a new server to do it. Well, things haven't worked out on that front so far, and i've been busy/lazy. But I feel that I can't neglect my blogging duties any longer. So, I will start posting more often again (yeah yeah, sure you will, punk! -editor)

To start things off, tonight I will be posting a movie review (or 2) which will become a regular fixture of this here blog. Probably once a week or so, I will post a new review, of either a new movie, or just one I've recently seen. Feedback is, as always, appreciated and encouraged. So, be looking for a new review tonight. Until then...Happy Trails!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Holding Pattern; or, I'll Be Back, Just on a New Platform

For the 3 of you who read this blog, I just wanted to let you know, I will be moving it to new surroundings soon. When I have the url for it, I will post it here. Until then, I will be in a holding pattern (yeah yeah, I know, I don't ever post anyway, but I will patient)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pictures; or, Flickr FTW!!!

Posted some photos of my new place today on my flickr account. Nothing special, and no shots of the outside just yet, as it's been gloomy and raining all week. But I'll have more to come soon, as i get more settled and the weather gets nicer. Until then, enjoy these, or call me up and stop by for a visit :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wednesday; or, Spring Has Sprung....Sort of

I'm getting all settled in and situated at my new house. Yes, HOUSE. It's awesome to have an entire house all to my onesies. Only real complaint is the small shower. But, I knew about it before I moved in, so I can deal with it. The adjustment to not having cable tv has been probably the biggest change for me, mostly because I watch too much of it. But I'm surviving, and certainly enjoying my space.

On the work front, things are progressing nicely. Got a new computer (with spiffy new 22in. monitor, hehehe), and we're getting a lot of business, which keeps me busy and employed. There's also rumblings about moving into a new office downtown. No confirmation on that as of yet, but it sounds like a definite possibility.

My online presence should be back up to normality again, as the most daunting part of moving is over. That's all I have for you, gentle reader. But I will return next time with more thrilling adventures! Same Bat Time! Same Bat Channel!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Moving On Up; or, The New Homestead

Well, I found myself a new place to live. It's small, but it's a good size for me. I move in this weekend, so I'm currently in the process of packing/sorting/getting things ready for the move. That's all for now...but more to come after the move

Monday, March 31, 2008

Reassesing; or, A Truth Comes out

I'm finding it a little bit difficult right now to put into words how I feel. I guess I knew what the reason I was being taken out of the situation by the guys was, but it still is hard to take. It's never easy feeling like you're losing friends. But, all the signs were there, I should have seen this coming from a block away. It would have been nice if those involved could have treated me like an adult and just said it to me, instead of behind my back for what turns out to be years, and then dropping it on me and offering nothing in the way of explanation or reason. But, that's how it went down, and that's how it will be. Nothing to do now, but continue forward. 

P.S. - Despite what anyone may think, I will not hold any grudges or ill will. Life is too short for something like that. 

Sunday, March 30, 2008

A New Beginning; or, Finding Myself an Apartment

So, the past couple of months I've been feeling like a bit of an outcast in my house. For those of you that don't know, I live with 3 guys, and have for a few years now. Well, lately it's been strained. I dont really know why, because no one has talked to me about anything. It's apparently been building for a long while now...but rather than be adults about things, and talk out any problems, things festered, built up and friendships became strained due to it.

My thing is this. I have no problems if someone has issues with me. I try really hard to not fly off the handle about stuff. I'm human, and sometimes over react, but still, if you have an issue with me, talk to me about it. But you have to have the stones to do that. Which must be harder that I think it is.

But, that's life, I'll survive and advance. Things happen for a reason, and life comes at you in different ways. It's all about moving on, evolving, and trying to be a better person. Which would be easier if people would talk to you about your faults, but if they won't, you just have to deal with that.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Well Hello There; or, Still Kicking!

Ok, so I haven't updated in somewhere around 2 months. But, it's been interesting, and I've been dealing with all that. So, where to start?

Well, New job. No more DHL (Welch Aviation). They fired me. Why? Because I didn't send a message to the office about a pickup at the theater. And apparently that is a fireable offense, on the first offense. No warning, no nothing. Oh well, in the end, I'm much better off with out them, and they have to get someone else to fill my route (which i did for 3 years). So, it's all good =)

Now, on to the new stuff. I'm starting out with a part time gig working for a Voip company. It's actually a reseller of Voip equipment and service. So far, it's a good job, I'm learning a lot, get to work in a relaxed environment, and for a good guy that respects me and treats me good. Also, some occasional video work still. So it's all good there too =)

I also had a little vacation a couple weeks ago. 1 week in Orlando, hanging out, going to Sea World, and Tigers spring training. It was a good week, much needed, and over too quickly.

There's some other stuff going on with me right now, but I can't really go into all that at the moment. But as soon as I can, you will all be informed. I will be updating this blog more often, and I mean it this time. Also, check me out at Twitter for updates as well. Until next time...keep it real.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sick Sick Sick; or, Just a Touch of the Plague

it's been a month since I've posted here, I know. But there is interesting news to report. Unfortunately, I am currently on my death bed, and can not get in to it now. Perhaps later on in the week, if I'm still alive and kicking.