Tuesday, August 21, 2007

in labyrinths of coral caves

Jess, Mom, and I returned Saturday from our trip to Conneaut. We all had a good time getting together with my grandparents, and aunt, uncle and cousins, who Jess and I hadn't seen in two years. This was Jess' first trip to Conneaut and she really seemed to like to place. I know we both enjoyed just relaxing and not doing much for a few days. I took a bunch of pictures, mostly of the beach and our time with my little cousins, which I'll put up on Flickr sometime soon.

Hopefully Austin and I will be out of The Asylum and into his new house Saturday (are you happy, Austin, I called it your house?). I don't enjoy packing but I really need to get busy doing it.

The Aqua Teen movie was pretty bad. There were a handful of amusing parts, but too few, which says a lot for a movie under an hour and a half in length. 2 out of 5 Davies. Superbad was very crude (actually, crude may be putting it mildly), but fairly funny film. Not worth seeing in theaters, though. 3 out of 5 Davies.

Monday, August 13, 2007

some who say i've lost my mind

Jess, Mom, and I are off for the wonderful Conneaut, Ohio today. We'll be there most of the week to spend time with my grandparents and to visit my aunt, uncle, and cousins. Should be fun. I'm looking forward to spending time with everyone and not working for a week. We should return on Saturday.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

i was cautioned to surrender

Here are a few delayed thoughts on some recent movies.
The Simpsons Movie
was a funny and mostly satisfying experience. It certainly wasn't on par with some of the classic seasons of the TV show, but considering the current hit or miss writing of the past few seasons, I was happy with the outcome. 4 out of 5 Davies.

All of Pixar's movies have been entertaining so far, and Ratatouille was no exception. Visually the animation looks amazing at times. It wasn't on the same level as The Incredibles or Toy Story, but it was a cute little movie.
4 out of 5 Davies.

Sunshine was a fairly entertaining sci-fi film. The movie looked beautiful with some fantastic visuals and the acting was done well. The story was very tense and moody throughout, and did a fine job keeping me in anticipation. Although the plot fell a little flat the end, overall it was an enjoyable movie. 3 out of 5 Davies.

28 Weeks Later started out as a promising sequel to
28 Days Later but went downhill fast. It turned out to be one of those movies where every character makes the dumbest, most irrational choices possible. The plot ranged from frustrating to downright ridiculous at times; it was the type of film that I could find something to nit-pick about in every scene. Very disappointing. 1 & 1/2 out of 5 Davies.

I'll repost the information for the two fantasy football Pick'em leagues that I posted earlier, along with the information for the new Survival fantasy league:

Survival football: league id - 1782 password - cincinnati

College Football Pick'em: league id - 10305 password - buckeye

Pro Football Pick'em: league id - 16554 password - bengals

Sunday, August 05, 2007

don't be denied

The FBI raided the home of the former head of the Department of Justice, in an attempt to uncover leads regarding the leak over the warrant-less--and most likely illegal and unconstitutional--wiretapping ordered by President Bush. Guess they're trying to take care of some loose ends so that they can continue to infringe upon our civil liberties.

untie me for now

It's that time of the year again: time for fantasy football leagues to begin. I've gone ahead and created Pick'em leagues for college and pro football. I'll create an NFL survival league when Yahoo opens it up. I wasn't going to create a salary cap league, but if there is enough interest in one, I'll do it.

College Football Pick'em: league id - 10305 password - buckeye

Pro Football Pick'em: league id -
16554 password - bengals

Sign up!