Saturday, November 3, 2012
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Guess who turned 5 months old a few days ago and is already wearing clothes for an 18 month old? No, not my sense of maturity. It’s my great nephew, Roman (I refuse to spell is with an ‘i’ instead of an ‘a’).
When it comes to picture time he sits still for everybody and flashes the biggest, prettiest smile - except for me. When he sees me with a camera he starts to jump and wiggle and makes every face but a smile. These are the least blurry ones.
He’s been standing up for little bits on his own, in the walker anyways. He can sort of crawl but it’s more like flop-rolling. And he’s starting to hold his own bottle and spoon provided somebody hands them to him. His repertoire of jabber noises is extensive but he does manage to say yeah and dad. Overall he seems to be superior in every way.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Dinner tonight was hummus and feta on pita with baby spinach and those little finger sized Hungarian peppers (the pale green ones). It always seems like no matter what brand the tubs of hummus are never big enough. And for dessert:
I always get myself one of these every Easter.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I’ve noticed lately that when I go to bed with a wet head that I’ll wake up with my hair being all curly and full of body. Or rather, more so than it normally does. The weather today is great, sunny and warm with gusty wind - conditions which could only make my hair more awesome - so I wandered outside for a few pics.
I never realized how hard it is to take a picture of yourself with a phone. I’m used to doing with actual cameras with timers that you can sit down and have a few seconds to pose. That, plus the really bright sun, made it kinda hard for me to smile better. Oh well.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
It’s been a while since I did the personality profile thing over at COLORGENICS. I’m willing to believe that something shysty is going on somewhere somehow but however they do it every time I’ve taken the test the results have been eerily spot on.
Date:Friday 23rd 2012f March 2012 02:50:29 AM
You don’t need anxiety and problems. All you really seek is a conflict free environment which can offer peace and mental security. You don’t like the idea of being alone and, whatever the reason, at this time of your life you feel as if you are being ‘left out’. What you really need is perhaps some ‘tender loving care’.
At this time you ‘need to be needed’ and again you ‘need to need’. You have had this feeling for some time now and you are looking for someone who could share a close bond in an atmosphere of shared intimacy. You have the belief that with the right person you could conquer the world.
Matters are not progressing as well as you would have hoped and you are having to make concessions - but you still believe that your goals are realistic it’s just that people can’t seem to see your point of view. You know what you want but you’ll only accept suggestions under duress.
All the distress and agitation is the result of attempting to avoid any form of stimulation or excitement. The situation in which you find yourself at this time is one of hostility and therefore you are under considerable pressure. You are very irritable and prone to angry outbursts. You are in a mental quandary and you could be experiencing physical problems.You are very distressed by the apparent hostility of everyone around you and you feel coerced and subjected to intolerable pressures. You are resentful of what you regard as unreasonable demands on you but the situation is such that you feel powerless to control it and at this time you just don’t know ‘which way to turn’.
You are completely worn out and you are not in the mood for any further demands on your resources. The situation - such as it is - has rendered you quite helpless, unable to continue the mental battle that you have been pursuing for some considerable time. Enough is enough. All you would like to do now would be to have some time for yourself, to find a peaceful situation where you can recuperate in your own time.
Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.
It doesn’t tell you anything you don’t already know but having it in front of you in black and white, summed up concisely, can save on second guess work. Plus it’s fascinating to me that something as simple as picking colors in a certain order can give such an accurate result - if that is indeed how it’s done and not some sort of internet shenanigans.
Go see how it works for you. I’m gonna go pout now.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This is the first year the cherry tree has bloomed. It's been growing in the compost heap for a few years. I just figured it was another poplar tree.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Saw John Carter (OF MARS) at the matinee showing yesterday. I wanted to wait a bit and let everything sink in before I talked about it. Granted I’m biased, A Princess of Mars was one of the first books I ever read and loved so I didn’t want to come off all fanboy gushy. Seriously, the only thing I don’t like about it is the title and how badly the movie has been marketed. Yes, it’s chock full of crazy action and freaky aliens but at it’s heart it’s a love story - exactly the sort of thing Disney should have been playing up when they couldn’t figure out why women weren’t interested after seeing their shitty trailers.
It’s been so long since I read it that I don’t know exactly what did or didn’t get adapted exactly. I do know that a few elements from later books got included and that it made for a much more cohesive movie. There were a few missteps here or there with how some of the secondary characters acted, but that seems more to do with the studio trying to shoehorn in as many tropes as possible to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. Whatever nitpicks I may have had were blown away by this film being exactly what my 11 year old self imagined when I read the books.
I’ve read a few reviews that complained about the movie’s length and how 10 to 20 minutes of talking scenes could have been trimmed out. Maybe, but I had no problem with that at all. Even when there’s lots of dialogue, 1) it’s usually relevant in some way, either to explaining the world or for developing the characters, or 2) there’s something amazing on screen to look at. The CGI is top notch. The green Martians are so well done and just a joy to watch. The baby ones are completely adorable. The air ships are stunning and seem truly alien but at the same time kind of clunky and low tech. And Woola, the eight-legged lizard dog… Woola FTW!