Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks

I am thankful for my wonderful wife.
I am thankful for my fabulous life.
I am thankful for my family and friends.
I am thankful for my health and (modest) wealth.
I am thankful for the endless possibilities the future holds.
I am thankful for our home and all we have.
I am thankful for yesterday, today and tomorrow.
I am thankful for you.
And you. And You. And You.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Next Book, Please

The Gun Seller The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Gun Seller is a sometimes hilarious, often humorous take on the spy novel. I really liked the beginning, but it lost me somewhere in the middle. Too many characters. And the writing is much better than the plot. Like other goodreads reviewers have mentioned, I imagine the narrator speaking in Gregory House's voice. All in all, a good, quick read. Or it would have been, if I didn't keep setting it down.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Voting Results

I updated my Voting Record, 2008 post with the results, for comparison purposes. All in all, I didn't do too bad. But of course my Libertarian vote was wasted, with Barr only securing 0.4% of the votes. That won't stop me from voting Libertarian in the future; I'm sick to death of this damn two-party system! It's my least favorite thing about America.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

CNN Election Coverage: The High Tech Show-Off (updated with link)

I can't believe CNN's election coverage. As I write this, they're interviewing via... hologram! And this is just one of their high tech features.

Oh, and if you can get past all the gloss, you'll see that my prediction (Damn, I didn't blog it! You'll have to take my word for it.) of an Obama landslide is coming true.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Did You Party Too Hard on Halloween?

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The Happening: But Why?

Christy and I watched The Happening over at my brother's house last night. I was really loving the movie. I thought I was going to be blown away again, much like I was with Sixth Sense. And then the movie ended. No explanations. No answers, other than a hypothetical theory developed by the characters. (And, mind you, that theory was developed early on in the movie.) We're only left with the promise that this "event" (as they so often refer to it in the movie) is likely to happen again and again.

The movie seems half-written. I don't know if a sequel is planned, but I doubt it. I think M. Night Shyamalan was going for the artsy ending. But does it work? Not if it leaves the viewer completely unfulfilled.

And, oh yes, candy was consumed.