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The Interesting And The Serious

Ok, what I consider just serious and not interesting is what you all would find most interesting so we will start with that. Last night, I had plans to go to the movies with JRRyan and others. These plans changed when I get a call from my mother that my father had fallen and hurt his arm while they were ice skating and she was taking him into the hospital. It turns out that his wrist is "partially fractured."

The other thing I wanted to discuss was that I finished my other birthday book the other day. Armageddon's Children, by Terry Brooks, reminded me a lot of Dark Angel if created by said Brooks. No, it wasn't about a genetically created super soldier turned bike messenger per se but a good chunk of the book took place in post-apocalyptic Seattle. This series, I'm unsure how many books it'll be, is a continuation of the Knight of The Word trilogy which I didn't read. Aside from maybe three references, it doesn't matter. Not to ruin anything, but, the…

Because You Knew I'd Do This Eventually...


To review:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend your cool...

And yes, I've done it a million times before too. And I'm posting a lot. So what? :p

Opening Credits: "After The Goldrush"- Natalie Merchant (That just rocks...)
Waking Up: "Once Around The Block"- Badly Drawn Boy (If you don't listen to the lyrics, not a bad song for this scene really.)
First Day At School: "Your Song"- Elton John (Ok, this makes no sense...)
Falling In Love: "Things Have Changed"- Bob Dylan (::spittake::)
Fight Song: "Can't Stop Loving You"- Van Halen (Yeah, that sounds like a fight I'd get in...)
Breaking Up: "Play Guitar"- John Mellencamp (Why does this song keep popping up?)

Super Christmas Post

On Friday night, my parents and I went to see a production of A Christmas Carol at Hartford Stage. It was really well acted. This version had some interesting aspects to it. One: Scrooge's housekeeper was a transvestite. In fact, the same actor played Jacob Marley... Two: While the Ghosts of Past and Present were how we have come to expect them to look, the Ghost of Christmases Yet To Come wasn't a Grim Reaper type. He was a guy in a top hat and sunglasses riding a funky tricycle. My mother accurately described it as "Tim Burton-inspired."

Yesterday, we had the Christmas Pageant at my church. We did the traditional Nativity story this year after letting the kids write something different last year. The best part of the play was watching was watching our preschool kids as sheep. The best part of the whole experience, however, was not having to be in it myself...

Yesterday afternoon, my father and I went out to get the tree. It's now up and decorated! Woo Hoo!

Last n…

The "Knee"-tivity Story

So today at PT, I was put on the bike. No weight and we weren't sure I could do a whole rotation. I was able to do it, however. I was peddling pretty slow at first but, once I got going, I was peddling at a pretty good clip considering. I've been experiencing popping first the on the underside of my knee now on top. I was told my my orthopedist this is just the scar tissue breaking up. Anyway, I experienced a big pop on the bike so this is a good thing I guess. A new stretching excercise was added: while on my stomach, I pull my leg towards my head, holding it for 10 seconds then repeating. This makes a complete ten excercises now but this new one goes into the "just twice" catagory instead of three times. (Making 3 of those now.)

Just like when I went to PT this morning, I didn't wear my brace to the movies last night when I went with my mother. We pondered sitting in our usual spot on the first elevated level but we decided I need more space so we sat in the s…

Holiday Boredom

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?: Depends if I want something hot or alcoholic...

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?: Santa didn't used to wrap the gifts but then he started to and still does...

3. Coloured lights on tree/house or white?: Currently white lights on the tree.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?: What would be the point?

5. When do you put your decorations up?: We've started to but still no tree yet.

6. What is your favourite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?: cheese smokies or Chex Mix.

7. Favourite Holiday memory as a child: Hmm the only memory I have at the moment is having the flu one year and throwing up on my gifts from Santa...

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?: I received a teddy bear one year labeled "From Santa" but then I was told it was from a family friend. It unravelled from there...

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?: I used to but now my mother gets so many presents from her office we run out of presents fo…

6 Weird Things About Moi

Ok, this has been going around the blogsphere like a virus and I have finally been tagged by JRRyan. She is my only reader who has a blog so I tag no one but invite whomever is bored to do this in my comment section if they so choose. You can always get a blog too...

1. I'm not fond of onions and peppers but do love salsa. I also do not like coconut but do really like brazil nuts.

2. I hate wearing shoes but I also really don't like being barefoot either so I am frequently in socks. (Well, rarely in sandals...)

3. I'm left handed but use scissors with my right hand.

4. I frequently sprinkle television or movie references into everyday conversation. By the same token, I frequently make bizarre references. This is very Dennis Miller of me which I suppose is a weird reference in itself...

5. I imagine whole future conversations with people; most of which never do really happen.

6. I'm hardly ever wearing a watch but frequently look at my wrist as if I was.

Knee Recovery Update: The Next Generation

I saw the orthopedist this morning. He pulled out the last stitch and told me not to wear the brace around the house and only when I go out. I also have to remember to tell the physical therapy people they can be more aggressive. Yay me! Did I mention I can bend to 108 degrees now? This has been the limit for a few days now so, hopefully, it will improve soon.

I'm sure there was something else I wanted to say but I'm drawing a blank so here's a quiz:

You Have Your Sarcastic Moments
While you're not sarcastic at all times, you definitely have a cynical edge.
In your opinion, not all people are annoying. Some are dead!
And although you do have your genuine moments, you can't help getting your zingers in.
Some people might be a little hurt by your sarcasm, but it's more likely they think you're hilarious.How Sarcastic Are You?

Blog Post Royale

First, let me tell you about seeing Casino Royale with my father on Friday. I really must say that this was the best Bond film ever and I'm afraid it will never be duplicated. Like the early Sean Connery films, it has more emphasis on plot than fancy gadgets and, with the exception of two or three scenes, unbelievable stunts. Unlike those films, however, this one doesn't drag. They actually allowed Daniel Craig to act in this film. It's this aspect I think that will be one of a kind as Bond has now learned the consequence of getting emotionally involved. (Of His Majesty's Secret Service seems to suggest otherwise but that story hasn't taken place yet...) Of course, I think Craig is the first Bond actor, since Connery anyway, who actually can act we'll have to see...

My two main complaints have to do with the experience not the movie. These new fangled movie theaters still don't have enough leg room if you can't bend your knee unless you sit in the floor…