Wednesday, July 20, 2005

MUF diving, Dukes movie & Google shows us the surface of the moon!

Just saw this article headline and thought it deserved to be seen by more people: Like MUF diving? Call Clearswift

Also, the folks at Google show, once again, that they are not without a sense of humor: Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites (just zoom in to see why it's so cool)
Google is hiring!

Lastly, here is a late edit: I'm sure with the cast that is appearing in the Dukes of Hazzard movie that it will fairly suck but Ben Jones, a.k.a. "Cooter" gives his take on it here.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Another wonderful night at the Rose

I can think of no better way that I could have spent this evening/night than the way I spent it. I went to the Rose & Thistle again this eveing and it was great. I intended to eat dinner but instead just had a few appetizers and a healthy dose of alcoholic beverage. And some of my faovorut people were there too. J&K, who it always good to see; his neighbor, Louisiana whom I met for the first time, Bobby, whom I had heard of but never met and Cindy, who I met last week and has quickly grown on me and was more than a pleasure to see again. The conversaitions were excellent and memorable and the food and drinks were good so what more could you ask for?
Tomorrow I'm going to go out and do some things around Columbus and get some more time in with my new camera. Should be fun!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Chinese threat of A-bombs & more news.

Chinese General Threatens Use of A-Bombs if U.S. Intrudes - NY Times Link
It says that the General emphasized that this was his personal opinion and not representing policy but I don't know how much I would beleive out of Beijing, especially when Taiwan's independence is involved.
Microsoft Joins Marvel in Online Game Deal - NY Times Link
This could be cool if it's done right. I would like to see a character generation system so you could create you own heroes and villans like the old Marvel Universe role playing game. 500 Spider-Men and Wolverines running around a city map does not sound like my idea of fun though.
Own Original Chinese Copies of Real Western Art! - NY Times Link
Own a Van Gough for cheap!

Only 13 hours 'til Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!
I still haven't read Goblet of Fire so I'm not too excited, really.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Great day for movies

Sunday afternoon was an unusually lucky day for movie watching on television. 2 very good movies were on a couple of the HBO channels back to back - one of which I had not seen and one which I have seen before.
The first movie, which I had never seen until yesterday, was La Leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (U.S. title - The Legend of 1900) written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. Unfortunately, I didn't start watching it until about 30-40 minutes in. Normally, I will not do that. If a movie has already started, even if for about 10-15 minutes I will wait to watch it later because you can miss some important plot and character issues in that time but this movie caught me so that I couldn't turn away. The story is basically about man who was born at sea and abandoned on an ocean liner at the turn of the 20th century. He was adopted by a worker on the boat and raised on the liner, never setting foot on land. He eventually became an unusually gifted pianist who could play anything after hearing it and also created some amazing original pieces. At a glance it seems simplistic but there is a lot of story there and will leave you entranced and possibly in tears. I highly recommend the movie to anyone.
Then after that was over, I stayed glued to my sofa because another HBO channel started showing Big Fish. Yet another movie that I love and that brings tears every time I see it.
I thought to put in my My Girl dvd after Big Fish to finsh of a trillogy of touching movies for the day but didn't. I'll probably watch it this week though since I am thinking about it.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Great night at the Rose & Thistle

Tonight was a nice evening/night. It was a Friday so that was great on its own but I also went to a local restaurant/pub, The Rose & Thistle, after work for dinner and to drink and socialize with some of the regulars. I'm glad I did because it was a great night and I finally ended up leaving about 12:30am. One of my co-workers also tends bar there a night during the week so I've met most of the people I know there through her and everyone I've met there is wonderful and inviting. Tonight I met a couple new people, one of whom was the owner of the place (a very nice and intersteing man from England I think) and another was a friend of my coworker (and others there), Cindy, whose perfume, I must say, smelled very nice. Cindy, Kim and I had some interesting discussions during the night, that's for sure. Alcohol may have had an influence on some of them, I imagine. :) Good times though. No better way to spend this friday night.
Well, it's late, I'm a little tired and some good television is on so good night.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

London's joy and pain

What a couple of days it's been for Londoners. The most wonderful news at being selected to host the Olympic games and all of the celebration that followed, abruptly silenced due to the cowardice and malice of those responsible for the bus and subway bombings. My thoughts go out to all who have been affected by this tragedy.

Steelers fan's final goodbye


Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The Black Widow Strikes

Congratulations to Sonya Thomas a.k.a. The Black Widow who took 2nd place in this years Nathan's hot dog eating contest at Coney Island with 37 eaten, a new American record and new Women's World Record. It's always amazing to watch her becuase she doesn't fit your typical image of a champion eater. Of course, it doesn't hurt any that she is very, very attractive too.