Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Great year to be a Sci-Fi Geek

This year is turning out to be a great year for Sci-Fi films. Watchmen is opening this Friday (going to watch it in IMAX!), DragonBall in April, and Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation, and X-Men Origins in May. That's just up to spring, Imagine the rest of the year. 2009 might turn out even better than last year which had The Dark Knight, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Indiana Jones 4, Wall-E, and City of Embers.

Back to MagTown

After a couple of years I'm back in Magnolia. Wedgewood is a nice neighborhood but Magnolia is closer to downtown and work. It's also familiar having lived here for 12 years. And being close to family is always good. It is good to be back.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Make me fries!

Been posting a lot of youtube vids lately. Here's another classic. The fact that I love this song makes it all the more funnier to me.

Friday, February 20, 2009

My old haunt, from a different view point

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What a letdown

I can't remember the first time I heard Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley but I do remember that I immediately fell in love with it. It's up there in my list of favorite songs. It would be early 1995 when this song pretty much became my life's anthem. I was hopelessly in love with a girl but didn't have the guts to say anything. At that time I already knew that I was leaving for Seattle and knowing that I might leave without letting her know how I felt was killing me. I played this song so much I could hear it in the background in my dreams. The song seemed tailor made for my situation at the time: the haunting music, the hopelessness in the singer's voice, and the resignation to certain loss of the lyrics. The song affected me so much that up to this day when I hear it I get taken back to that particular time in my life.

Then I decided to watch the video on Youtube. As much as I love the song I have never actually seen the video until a few minutes ago. I honestly wish I hadn't. It just ruined the song's mystic for me. It's an unimaginative generic 90's grunge-wannabe video, down to the plaid flannel shirts. Talk about instantly regretting doing something.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mario and Luigi would be proud

I have seen some very good covers of video game songs (this one of the Monkey Island Theme is one of my favs) but this I think is the best. It's not a straight cover like the Monkey Island one but the band really pulls off the music. The accordion really takes it over the top.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Where's the pot of gold?

It's confirmed, there is no pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

The end of a rainbow.

Interestingly I've never seen an end of a rainbow eventhough I've seen many rainbows in my lifetime.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Is that even a word?

The experts say the first step to quitting an addiction is admitting that one is addicted.

Here goes.

I am a coffee junkie. I'm talking about the real thing, not that milk diluted stuff Starbucks peddle in their shops. There is no time of day that I do not drink it. I think I may even drink more at night. It's gotten a lot worse since I stopped smoking. Now I don't even think about cigarettes but my body just can't go a day without at least 5 mugs (yes, mugs). It's so bad that my doctor's been trying to get me to reduce intake to just a cup a day. I can't tho. It's like I can't operate without coffee. It's my premium unleaded. It's the love of my life (I know, pathetic hehe). It's the Juliet to my coffee Romeo. You get the gist.

Friday, February 6, 2009


I feel like how I felt when I was about to have sex for the first time.

Well not quite but I'd say it's close

Signs that our species will soon be extinct #32

1 very sick person and 31 very dumb ones

I'm speechless. Really they would rather have gay sex than call the police? Really? Maybe they wanted it anyway? I don't know the whole thing's just too bizarre for me. And the blackmailer, are there really people this sick? Really makes me think that we're going the way of the dinosaurs, except that we don't need the help of a meteor to do the job.

On another note, this is why I automatically block social-network-site-hot-chicks that say they want me for my body. As much as I believe it's true I have a good enough grasp of reality to know that "if it's too good to be true it is!”

Seems like it's been a long time ago...

...since I last made a post. Feels like it at least. Been very busy at work plus the cold I posted about last week is still bothering me. My energy's been all over the place like a bi-polar OCD on a sugar high. Unfortunately the bill collector does not take a sick day off so must not I.