Another day, another movie. The Wife decided last night to go out and rent Babel, which both she and I had been wanting to watch ever since it was in theaters. (I’ll use the fashionable “we didn’t have time” as my excuse for not having seen it then. Actually, it was because this hermit-apparent hadn’t… Read more Babel: Quick and Dirty Review (Without Many Translation Difficulties)
Alright, so The Wife and I finally got around to see 300 last night. I think I can summarize the move in three words: Eww! Cool! Fap fap fap! Seriously, this is it. Want more? Here’s the rundown:
Title says it all, folks. This episode of the incidental series Le Linkage, where I post links to some of the more interesting stuff I found clogging the Intertubes, is all about reading. Mostly this consists of science fiction and fantasy, with a little comedy to boot. Hopefully there’s something for all. As a side… Read more Le Linkage #15: Another SciFi Edition
It’s been way too long since I last did an update on my path to weightloss so here we go: First off, “The Biggest Loser” competition at my office has ended. Apparently, yours truly obliterated the competition by losing 12 lbs during the first round (everyone else lost < 5 lbs) and losing another 12… Read more Path to Weightloss: 280
To clarify, this message aimed at is all of the parents (or about-to-be-parents) who read this blog (not just at my parents). Also, if you’re not a parent, or about to be one, you’ll probably want to forgo this, although you’ll probably at least want to forward it to someone who falls into one of… Read more Any Parents in the Audience? A Favor, If You Please
Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Pi Day! What’s Pi day, you ask? Why, it’s the most mathematical of all days, that’s what it is. Today is the day when we celebrate the mathematical constant (and irrational real number) Ï€ (3.14) which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (in… Read more Happy Pi Day, America!
A few days ago — on Wednesday, I think — I got a call from Nym. During the conversation, we got on the topic of marriage. She’s getting married in September (to a great guy) and as it so happened, Wednesday was my third wedding anniversary. (For those of you who don’t know, that’s the… Read more Musings of a Married Man: Third Year Lessons
In a Fark thread about a teacher hitting a viola student, Thuper Ranger described rather accurately what the audition process for most orchestras is when you’re a violist. Thuper Ranger: May I be in your orchestra? Conductor: Well, we have a long application procedure with 3 rehearsal trials. It usually takes about 2 weeks. What… Read more Advantages of Playing the Viola
The following are some points that stood out to me while reading How to Get Rich, by Donald Trump, listed here by chapter. I’ve bolded both chapter titles (which are lessons in themselves) and extremely important points within the quotes. I’ve also added some personal observations in [brackets].
Myst: The Book of Atrus, is the first novel in the Myst series of books, which expands on the universe used in UbiSoft’s Myst series. In this piece I will be giving a short synopsis of the book as well as do an overall review. (Warning: Some spoilers! If you don’t want to read the… Read more Myst: The Book of Atrus – Synopsis and Review