Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Another interesting movie coming up. . .

I hope this movie actually gets distributed and into theaters. I'm sure there are many who will try to keep that from happening.

hat tip to Sabastian over at the Percival Blakeney Academy (who would certainly get my nomination for "best blog name").

Friday, December 7, 2007

Planning now for May 16th. . .

With all of the controversy around "The Golden Compass" of late, I was wondering if Walden Media was going to continue with the Narnia series. Then, this morning, I found this link.

Looks awesome! (coincidentally, I just started re-reading Prince Caspian last night.)

We're just ready to start a new family chapter book. I think it's time to start them on the Chronicles of Narnia.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

Now that Thanksgiving is past; now that we've lit the first Advent candle; now that we've lined the front hall with boxes of decorations; I feel like I can finally say "Merry Christmas!"

I just realized that I haven't posted since before Thanksgiving. I have several "not just rambling about my day" posts brewing, but haven't had / taken the time to get them written. I'm not traveling this week, so maybe I'll get at least one done and submitted to next weeks Carnival.

Speaking of travel, I made a day trip to New York City last Friday. I'd never want to live there, but I love visiting. The flight up was awesome. First class upgrade, window seat. I had an amazing view of Manhattan as we came in. I grabbed a cab into the city like a veteran and made it to my destination. Visited with colleagues and clients at the IT conference I was attending, spoke that afternoon (the purpose for the trip), and then headed back to LaGuardia. I couldn't find a cab that took AMEX (I hate it when I leave on a trip with no cash; why do I do it so often?), so I called a car service and found a Starbucks to wait in. 20 minutes later I was in the back of a Lincoln Town Car riding up Central Park West looking at the sights. Note: if you ever find yourself in this situation, make sure to call you Mom and tell her where you are. They love to have a good "son makes good" story for their friends. Back to the airport; made an early flight home; got home in time for the last half of "Numbers" (one of the few network shows we watch).

The next day, I was cleaning the litter box and taking out the trash. It was good to get back to reality.

Til next time.

A Worthwhile "Use of Time"

Between Jonah Goldberg (National Review's "The Corner") and Dave Barry's blog, I have saved up a tremendous library of timewasters productivity enhancers in my favorites file. These come in extraordinarily handy during long boring conference calls. I'll make a point to post some of my favorites over the next week.

This one, however, not only tests the intellect, it's also for a good cause. Sponsored by poverty.com, free rice rates your vocabulary level AND donates rice to poverty-stricken nations for every word you get correct. My wife is addicted. I, on the other hand, could quit anytime! That's why I can proudly say I made it to 45 on the rating scale today.

Have fun. Oh, and please share your favorite timewa productivity enhancers back. I'm always looking for a new way to pass the time between slides 54 and 78 in the online presentation. . . zzzzzz. . . .