Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Saturday, January 28, 2006
They have a conveyor belt on the left side that lets you ride back to the top. It's a life saver.
An hour and a half drive from Knoxville, its located in Maggie Valley North Carolina. It's worth the trip.
Friday, January 27, 2006
The Matator is about an assassin that meets a regular businessman in Mexico and a tenuous friendship develops. Jullian Noble, (Pierce Brosnan) finally confides in Danny (Kinnear) that he is an assassin. Danny doesn't believe him at first but Jullian finally convinces him.
Months later we find that Jullian is losing his nerve and becoming washed up. His boss decides to kill him and Jullian runs to suburbia seeking Danny his only friend in the world for help. The two incongruous men, Jullian a sex maniac, and Danny, a settled down family guy (although he and his wife think its cool that they know an assassin), become life long friends.
It was an interesting film and even though Pierce is scraggly looking rather than the suave gentleman he usually plays, he is still charming as a killer and I enjoyed seeing what he would do after leaving the Bond franchise. Cheers!
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
And while the ending is predictable, it still manages to keep you on the edge of your seat in suspense.
Check it out!
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Friday, January 20, 2006
The film picks up right where the first one left off. Evolution seeks to expand the unfolding story from the first movie and continues to fill us in on the origins of the vampires and werewolves. As in the first movie, there is plenty of slavering Lycans and biting bat folk, mixed in with nearly as many gun battles as Joan Rivers has had plastic surgeries.
For my part, I think I liked the first movie better. It was a refreshing tale and new perspective on the vampire/wolfman genre. The characters were interesting and the story compelling. The sequal doesn't give us much in the way of anything new save that the master vampire has wicked wings and can fly. I'll probably pick up the DVD to complete the story.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
We look back and acknowledge that our life has been a gift, a gift to be lived out fully between the twin poles of freedom and responsibility.
And now we step forward, free in the knowledge of how little is really essential. Responsible in the conviction of how much is desperately needed.
Thank you for your grace which is the flame of love, leaping up in our hearts, and setting our lives afire.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
They're back! Sort of.... The show that propelled me into Geekdom was The Original Star Trek. A group of brave souls have been working for the past ten years to pick up where the original show left off. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Checkov, and Sulu continue their five year mission with Star Trek New Voyages!
This internet show has the blessing of many of the original show's producers, writers, and actors. Some of the original actors are considering reprising their roles. The first episode is available for download on their site.
May Star Trek Live Long and Prosper!
You can now take a BUS TOUR ($35 for adults, $28 for kids) to see the devastation Hurricane Katrina left in the city of New Orleans!
But don't worry Grey Line Tours is gonna donate a whopping three bucks per ticket to relief organizations like American Wetlands, (save those crocs!), and the Jazz Foundation (save our Jazz!)
Don't forget your camera folks, or your sensibilities.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Monday, January 09, 2006
So last night as I was lying in bed, my mind roared and raced--
my heart, too.
I had this ball of tension spinning around inside me, as I wondered what's around the next bend for me.
Maybe nothing, and that's ok.
If it's something...
It's electricity swimming through my layers of skin and nerves and muscle,
skidding along my bones.
I feel it.
There is nothing whispered about it, nothing soft or shy.
It is loud and fierce.
I will own it.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
I'm working on a list of possibilities:
- Give my sister a wet willie
- Hate my job one second more
- Lose eight ounces in the bathroom of my choice
What will you do with your extra time?
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
If you need help with yours, check out the Top Ten New Year's Resoultions here.
When I ask people what happened to their last years resolutions, I usually find they come up with more excuses than a New Orleans Levee contractor.