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Written By: Gary on October 31, 2004 No Comment

I really enjoyed The Forgotten. You’ve got to walk in with on open mind and be thinking conspiracy and a little Sixth Sense. And don’t ignore your theories as strange as they are. I can’t say much more (without giving stuff aways) other then Julianne Moore is great (as always) and so is Dominic West as her reluctant sidekick (they are the stars of the show). The others who were really good were Alfre Woodard, Garey Sinese and Anthony Edwards.Theforgotten

I really can’t tell much about the movie other than just watch it. Be sure not to watch too much of the previews or surf their site too much, it might give a bit too much away. It’s just a little creepy, but there is a puzzle that you can figure out. I do have one hint for you.

Watch the color. When are things colored and when aren’t… It’s minor clues. I can’t wait until the directors cut…

Written By: Gary on October 31, 2004 One Comment

XmashallowI was just at Target and this was so scary I just had to take a picture to share with you.

I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by…

Written By: Gary on October 31, 2004 No Comment

So here’s a site for you to find out about some issues. Some issues appear on the screen and click on one if it interests you. It gives you several facts (of each candidate) and you pick the one you like best and it tells you which candidate it goes with.

This is very cool, I assume the information is accurate but you never know. There’s even an educational version that is modified to make if more appropriate for kids (or your low-IQ friends).

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Written By: Gary on October 30, 2004 No Comment

Go and carve your own digital pumpkin on your computer screen!

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Written By: Gary on October 30, 2004 One Comment

You only have until this Monday to sign up for Fall Burn It 2004.Burnitbluefire

It’s fall and that always makes me think of school, so this theme is all about music that makes you think of school days. It can be songs that came out while you were in school, songs that make you think of school (whether it was out at that time or not), or songs that make you feel like you’re back in school.

You send out mix CDs and you get three from different people from all over (the US or Canada). So you make up an 80 minute CD of stuff you like and you get another 240 minutes (maybe 3 hours!) of music back. It’s interesting what you get, you should try it…

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Written By: Gary on October 28, 2004 2 Comments

I even saw there was an update to iTunes but I just didn’t process that there were supposed to be product announcements AND that I had been dying for this one.

I kept saying when they come out with a color display iPod with more storage and more features I’d get it. Ever since I saw the rumors a month ago I’ve been very interested…

Syncing to iPhoto (or Adobe with Windows) with video out it’s just the new toy that I needed. I even got it engraved so if when I misplace it….



Written By: Gary on October 27, 2004 3 Comments

You can definitely see the eclipse and see that it’s RED but it’s just to hard to really see it well. :(

Written By: Gary on October 27, 2004 2 Comments

Total eclipse of the Moon tonight. It’ll be 11 PM-ish in the eastern time zone in the US. See Yahoo for basic info, Space.com for Top 10 Lunar Eclipse Facts and this and this guide. This will be your last chance until 2007!

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Written By: Gary on October 27, 2004 No Comment

Guess what finally came out!!! A 60 GB iPod Photo with color display + video out!!! My big problem is whether to to drive and get it tonight at the Apple Store or order it on-line which saves $30 (educator discount) and gives free engraving…

Written By: Gary on October 26, 2004 2 Comments

So I added a new feature to my site! It’s on the right and it’s labeled Recent Commentors. I’ll need to add a link to expand on it or something but for now you just get credit (and a link back) for commenting.

So is it CommentErs or CommentOrs? Both fail the spell-check but the “E” version passes if it’s singular.

PS – I always think it’s funny when my web log editor always marks blogger or weblog (and some other varients) as incorrectly spelled!

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Written By: Gary on October 25, 2004 4 Comments

I can’t wait until the election is over and everyone stops complaining (I mean blogging) about the campaign and we can tall about other stuff in life…

And I don’t mean the voting process / recall process / etc.

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Written By: Gary on October 24, 2004 One Comment

What is a web log (‘blog)? Ten years ago it was “What is a web site?”

A web log is a blog (also a ‘blog) it’s an on-line journal, a diary, a captian’s log. The next question is then “Why?” followed by a response of “Why Not? and the conversation goes downhill from there.

It gets grouped in with The Matrix and TiVo:

  • No one can be told what The Matrix is.
  • No one can be told what TiVo is.
  • No one can be told what blogging is.

    I’m not kidding, it took me the longest time to ”get it“ although part of my issue was I can do most of this already (the long way) so it wasn’t clicking. But once you get it….

    It’s so many things at once and it’s a little different than what people are used to; or it’s what they are used to and they just can’t see it. I’ve talked about some of this (all of this?) before but I’m here today since I’ve found a few good articles and wanted to mention them:

  • The Fundamental Elements of Weblogging.
  • When Blogging Goes Bad: A Cautionary Tale About Blogs…
  • Weblogs: a history and perspective (circa 2000)
  • Formation of Norms in a Blog Community

    A few more things. Depending on the ‘blog:

  • Readers can post comments
  • Other bloggers (who are readers) can easily link back to one of your entries.
  • Some ‘blogs can have multiple authors (although I’d say most have just one).
  • Topics can be sorted by category
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    Written By: Gary on October 24, 2004 One Comment

    Who likes people in their business? No one. So why are we messing with this on the ballot? (There is no good answer to this, I’m not really looking for a reply.)

    I thinking I’ve finally resigned myself to this being on the ballot and I’m getting excited about it. It’s opening up all sorts of future possibilities for votes that also impede on people’s civil rights:

  • Stupid people are not allowed to have children.
  • You need a permit to use the drive-thru (to prove you’re able to eat while you drive).
  • A $200 fine for turning / lane changes with out your blinker on for at least three seconds before executing.
  • No charge cards / credit unless you can prove that you actually have the ability to pay them off someday.
  • A fine for every time someone makes up an answer instead of saying “I don’t know”.
  • You must vote (or at least show up to click “abstain”) in every election (elections will be voided with less then 80% participation).

    I think many people would agree with me that having these (imaginary) proposals passed would make for a far better nation. They are actually going to affect the nation (unlike some laws) and make things better.

    Eventually I think this will pave the way to banning stupidity completely (who’s going to show up to vote against it?).

    Okay so maybe the blinker thing is just a pet peeve of mine, but I think it would make for better driving safety. Hmm… I have two on there about driving safety don’t I… I didn’t even mention driving with cell phones…

  • Written By: Gary on October 24, 2004 One Comment

    This is a the tag line on Carly’s blog:

    What feelings I have for you I cannot say, I have not met you yet, But I am waiting With baited breath And pounding heart, To take your hands in mine And know you.

    I can’t remember how I stumbled upon this blog, but somehow it seems to have more meaning / feeling that I realized she’s a seventeen year-old. You can read her writings at Paradise Will Wait.

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    Written By: Gary on October 23, 2004 No Comment

    Found a great site (DontForward.com) with a few humorous lists:

  • How men & women think differently.
  • Things you’d like to say at work (but can’t).
  • If Bush was running against Jesus.
  • Relationship Jokes.
  • The gender of everyday objects.
    At least I thought they were funny.

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    Written By: Gary on October 22, 2004 No Comment

    KristenbellSo I’m refining my review of Veronica Mars. The last episode was more of a Alias meets Nancy Drew. In addition to the flashbacks, prom and memorial there were outfit changes, hidden microphones, security systems and computers broken into and data exchanged (or destroyed). Very Cool..

    Written By: Gary on October 19, 2004 No Comment

    This week’s free iTunes song is from the album Trouble by Bonnie McKee. I’m going to play it a few more times and then I think I’m going to buy the album…

    Here’s the QuickTime video if interested. If you have iTunes just click, if you don’t go download iTunes for free. (After next Monday it won’t be free any more, it’ll be some other song).

    Written By: Gary on October 18, 2004 No Comment

    So what will people think when I’m gone? When friends/family go through stuff and “find things” what will they think? When mom goes through my phone bills and charge charges what will make her wonder? What’s a “PayPal”? What the hell is a “BlogShare” and am I really worth that much? When she gets a bill from Network Solutions for GaryLaPointe.com in a few years will she pay it? When she gets friends to help go through my stuff what will they wonder? Will they go though old journals when they find them or just pitch them? Maybe they’ll tear our the pages relevant to past people in my life and mail them to them? (I kinda like this last one)

    Does it matter to me? Will it matter to me? I’m just wondering.Okay so maybe this sounds a morbid but I’m watching Six Feet Under again and he’s finding out a lot about his dead father. Some of it complicated (like he smoked pot), some of it astounding (his dad was very proud of him), some of it great (free oil changes for life) and some of it he just can’t figure out. There is other stuff going on too that makes it a great episode but this is the part really making me think. BTW – It’s season I episode VI that I’m finding so thought provoking.

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    Written By: Gary on October 18, 2004 One Comment

    At least it’s not bright and sunny out today, I hate leaving a holiday when it’s nicer when leaving than when there the whole time. I think I slept a lot last night, so that’ll help (except for the weird car crash nightmares, but since I’m on the train, they shouldn’t surface).

    Bonus, I don’t have to hoof it to the metra station! Heather’s still around to give me a ride! I travel with WAY too much junk. And Heather teases me about it, but when Heather said, “hey do you have a video camera in all that stuff” and I said “yes”, she could only mock me so much, right?!?

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    Written By: Gary on October 18, 2004 One Comment

    So I got to see the Reverend Heather Voss do a full service last night. Very cool. She’s a pro and act like she’s done it for years. Afterwards we had all the students over at her place for dinner, many ate and run, and some hung around for a little bit and some hung around longer and we played Euchre and chatted. It was really fun, I was a little more sedate than usual, but that was their time not mine.

    I sure miss college. I loved being a student. I really miss those 15 week (or 10 week) deadlines when the semester over and it was behind you. Yes I may have failed the class, but at least it was over I had a week off and I could start again. No one ever brought up that project from eighteen months ago (or even six months) ’cause that part was over and we’ve transitioned to the next…

    Written By: Gary on October 17, 2004 No Comment

    So I Roller-bladed all over “downtown” Evanston today and got some good breakfast McThingy to eat at Einstein Bros.

    Then I went up towards Northwestern and bladed around campus and they were having a huge run for breast cancer awareness month. It was chaos there! It was fun to watch and I got to sit down by Lake Michigan and see the water, hear the waves and see Chicago to the south. I love the campus there and the view is always so nice, I just wish it had been warmer out…

    All that and I was done by noon.

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    Written By: Gary on October 17, 2004 One Comment

    Daylight Savings Time starts in a few weeks (Sunday, October 31st). So be sure to send your DST greeting card.

    Written By: Gary on October 16, 2004 No Comment

    List 3 of each:
    Pet Peeves: irresponsible cell phone use, people yelling at their kids for every little thing, honking
    Favorite Sounds: babbling brooks, ocean waves, (white noise from my sleep/sound machine)
    Favorite Candy: smarties a.k.a. lentilky (m&m-like things from overseas), m & m’s and receeses peanut butter cups.
    Biggest Fears: no wife, no kids, drowning
    Biggest Challenges: talking slower, listening longer
    Favorite Department Stores: target, best buy, compusa
    Most Used Words: but, also, if
    Favorite Pizza Toppings: pepperoni, ham & pineapple, meat lover’s
    Favorite Cartoon Characters: kim possible, speed racer,
    Movies Recently Watched: garden state, wimbledon, spiderman 2
    Favorite Fruits: cantelope, strwberries, banannas
    Favorite Vegetables: corn (canned or cob), brocolli, potatoes (baked)
    You can find this at The Daily Meme.

    Written By: Gary on October 16, 2004 No Comment

    Jeff points out (actually someone else did, but Jeff summarized it better and made it a more useable link, and added more info). How much straight people point out that they are (straight) in a two minute conversation.

    He also points out when people get married they get 1,049 legal rights that they didn’t have before…

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    Written By: Gary on October 15, 2004 No Comment

    M00550 SmYum! 80 hour Tivo with progressive DVD player and DVD recorder!!! Only $399 after rebates. Gotta get me one (or two) of these.

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    Written By: Gary on October 14, 2004 One Comment
    1. When’s the last time you went on vacation? Where’d you go?
    London, England. Short vacation – Chicago/Evanston, IL (which I’m currently en route to).
    2. What’s your favorite mode of transportation to get to/from/go on vacation? Plane? Train? Boat?
    I love the train! It’s a mile from my house. Today I left my house at 5:25 for the 5:34 train. Parked 100 yards from the train. And guess what? We left at 5:34!!!
    3. How important are vacations for the human spirit? Do you think it’s healthy for someone to go 20 years without a vacation? Why/why not?
    I need them. I think that some people don’t, it just depends.
    Bonus Question for Comments: What’s your ideal vacation/time off from real life?
    I really liked my last trip to Costa Rica. Mostly staying in one place not running around crazy from place to place. It might have to happen again this winter.

    From 3x Thursday

    Written By: Gary on October 14, 2004 No Comment

    I love this show, for some reason I only watch it when I’ve got time on my laptop. It’s a show about a bunch of dysfunctional relationships. Dad died and the family is trying to run the family funeral home. The secretive gay brother who dates a cop. The “lost” sister who’s either confused or lost. The mom who feels too much guilt (I can’t give away why). The cool brother who dates the genius girlfriend with a possibly even more dysfunctional family.

    It’s hysterical. I think it’s still on HBO. Problem with viewing while traveling is that sometimes the funeral home gets a little graphic (minus) and there is nudity (sometimes not a minus). Check it out. The first few seasons are out on DVD.

    Written By: Gary on October 13, 2004 No Comment

    So in someways I like the new season, but in others… It’s back to feeling like the first season, too many kryptonite monsters (i.e. Buffy the Kryptonite infected monster slayer). I was just starting to like Lois and now she seems to be off the show, I thought I saw her in some WB cast promos so I thought she’d be around a little longer.

    The show definitely has more sex appeal. And uptight Clark just seems to be getting hit on/made out with/getting caught with too many women. While everyone else is lying to someone else about something. And it bugs me when Lana lies to Clark, they’ve got them set up as the destined lovers… (Even though we know he marries a different LL)

    So to wrap it all up it’s kinda Buffy meets Smallville 90210. If you can handle it and keep track of the characters go for it!

    But you have to love the slo-mo “bullet-time” effects when Clark rushes into action.

    If you haven’t seen it at all here’s the brief synopsis (assuming you know that Clark=Smallville=Superman [someday]=Kal-El): Kal-El’s ships crashed 10 years ago mixed in with a meteor storm. Storm killed Lana’s parents, made Lex’s hair fall out, Kent’s found Clark. After 10 years the Kryptonite (which hurts Kal-El) has mutated things/people which tend to attack and the kids always save the day.

    If you didn’t get the LL reference. We have Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor and Lionel Luthor. In the comics we also had Lori Lemaris, Linda Lee, ______ Lane (Lois’ sister) and many more. It’s a big old tradition.

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    Written By: Gary on October 12, 2004 One Comment

    So speaking of Two and a Half Men and my search engine traffic (see a few days ago). I get a lot of people finding me via searches like “two and a half men AND charlie sheen short sleeve shirts”, I score in the top 10 on Google and Yahoo! with that one. It’s odd enough that I mentioned it and that people search for it but there was just a short little thing in Cargo magazine about him and his shirts.

    Written By: Gary on October 12, 2004 No Comment

    The Free song of the day is Teenage Dope Fiend from Flickerstick. Not sure why Apple can’t dynamically update my sidebar link in a timely manner on Tuesdays. Go to Teenage Dope Fiend for your free song.

    Written By: Gary on October 11, 2004 No Comment

    Jake.2.5So I just got off the phone, said I was going to LOL while I watched Two and a Half Men and then off to bed. And sure enough, that show totally cracks me up. Jake (Angus T. Jones) had a big part, which I’ve been complaining about lately how scarce he is. He’s the straight man for his divorced Dad and playboy Uncle’s antics. (Mondays at 9:30 on CBS).

    Written By: Gary on October 11, 2004 No Comment
    1. Who or what is on your computer’s wallpaper?
    Nothing (boring). It’s usually just distracting for me. I’ll set it after/during a vacation. The last was London.
    2. Go through your DVD/pre-bought video collection. Which three actors or actresses feature the most in them?
    Without looking, I’d say Drew Barrymore (Boys on the Side/Ever After). Now that I look I’d have to add Keanu Reeves (3 Matrix) and Liv Tyler (Armageddon/Stealing Beauty). My collection is pretty diverse. Unless it’s music I usually don’t buy DVDs, unless it’s a really good deal.
    3. Go through your book shelves. Which three authors have written the majority of the books?
    Diane Duane and Neil Gaiman and Mauve Binchey
    4. And what about CDs?
    Tori, Indigo Girls and Sarah McLachlan (they probably are who I have the most DVDs of too).
    5. Open up the picture folder(s) on your hard drive. Of which actor/actress/movie/tv series/musician do you have the most pictures?
    Hmm… Don’t really have a “picture” folder like that. Got a lot of stuff on the desktop I was using for posts: Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), David Pogue (geek), Joan of Arcadia, Wimbledon…

    Found at The Daily Meme.

    Written By: Gary on October 9, 2004 2 Comments

    So if you haven’t noticed it yet I’ve got a search results referrer page set up (in the About section) so you can see many (but not necessarily all) of the search criteria people typed into google/yahoo/etc. and got a link to one of my pages and click on it. Of course they are clickable so you can then see the same results and click on me (or somewhere else) and once I list the top ten you want to go and click on them…

    Common searches (and even stranger that they clicked on me):

  • tempur-pedic (or tempurpedic or even temperpedic) – this is the type of mattress I bought for my bed.
  • boogers immune (or other variations)- this is a funny post be sure to search for it.
  • senior quotes – I listed a quote they did at graduation last year.
  • national geographic theme song – I mentioned this in a meme or two.
  • lots of joan of arcadia references – THE best show on TV.
  • sex flash – another meme question
  • lots to do with duct tape prom outfits – another interesting post.
  • oleana david mamet – lots of people looking for information on David Mamet’s play Oleana (or movie)
  • Written By: Gary on October 9, 2004 2 Comments

    So stumbling around the ‘net Misty was talking about what kind of girl she was (and so were a few other sites) and as a result I found info on a book for guys on cooking for more effective dating (called Cooking to Hook Up), what really caught my eye (and maybe that was the point) was the different archetypes that they break the women up into. I didn’t just get this from reviews, I found their site (and they is/are a divorced couple who still seem to get along. For a short quiz as part of marketing for a cookbook this has grown into a pretty busy meme.

    Cooking to Hook Up: The Bachelor's Date-Night Cookbook (Cookbooks) Drew Campbell, Ann Marie Michaels

    I compiled the information on some of the ones I’ve dated most often below (well, these are the ones I found the funniest). They’ve got information on each of the types and artist’s renditions (below). You may want to view the individual entry to see the table better.

    From Cooking To Hook Up – The Bachelor’s Date-Night Cookbook

    an ACADEMIC GIRL who can kick your ass in Scrabble…
    in Latin
    a GRANOLA GIRL who has solar panels on her roof and
    Birkenstocks on her feet?
    an INDIE GIRL who collects Japanese candy wrappers
    and lawn gnomes?
    a PROGRESSIVE GIRL who wants an SUV, but feels
    bad about it?
    She drives: a Volvo, a Saab, or a Toyota. a VW bus, a bicycle, or an electric car, or uses
    public transportation.
    a classic car, a VW beetle, a Mini Cooper, or a Vespa scooter. a small SUV but really wishes it got better mileage;
    once she can get a good hybrid, she will.
    She can talk for more than ten minutes
    her thesis. hemp. obscure pop culture. just about anything.
    She begins her sentences with: “Noam Chomsky says …” “Ralph Nader says …” “It’s like that Simpsons episode . . .” “Susan Sarandon says…”
    She’d never: read Cosmo. vote Republican. drive a mini-van. pass up the chance for a new experience.
    She owns any of the following: an Oxford English Dictionary, any book written in a
    “dead” language (Greek, Latin, Aramaic, etc.), a lifetime
    membership to Mensa.
    a smudge stick, a tongue scraper, a compost bin, Dr.
    Bronner’s soap (bulk size).
    TiVo, a mini-DV camera, an iPod, a pottery wheel, a serger, or a lava lamp. a water filter, a tabletop fountain, an acre of rain
    forest, a mutt from the pound.
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    Written By: Gary on October 9, 2004 No Comment

    It wasn’t that I burned the bacon to a total crisp this morning that I find distressing. It’s the fact that none of the four nearby smoke detectors went off. They’re not smart enough to know that I was cooking, are they?

    Written By: Gary on October 8, 2004 One Comment

    This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for! 60 GB and color and A/V out and syncs with iPhoto and I’m sure it even does more. Even more info here and here.

    Capable of storing 20,000 music tracks and 25,000 photos. Album artwork will be displayed on screen when it’s available for a selected track. Photo albums will be navigated in a similar fashion to music playlists, and a slideshow feature will provide transitions with user-specified background music, similar to iPhoto.

    It seems realistic (lots of rumors out there), 60 GB is the obvious next step, so is color. What to do with color? Cover art isn’t enough… let’s add iPhoto support. Hey, they gotta show the photos, let’s add video out support… Added bonus? If iTunes hooked (and converted) a lot of windows users, what will iTune and iPhoto for windows do? (this is still a secret, there has not been any announcement of iPhoto for windows)

    Written By: Gary on October 7, 2004 One Comment

    So Now that I’m getting back into Joan, I feel that her friend from cRaZy camp is the most normal of her group…

    And I found this interesting piece of fan art.

    Written By: Gary on October 7, 2004 No Comment

    So I stumbled upon this free Halloween font. It’s for Mac or Windows…

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    Written By: Gary on October 5, 2004 One Comment

    I’d kinda not been excited about getting back into Joan this season. I didn’t remember liking the season finale. So tonight I sat down to watch Veronica Mars and they decided to play a rerun. So I gave Joan a chance.

    I really liked the season finale! So now I’m all geeked about catching up on the others. I guess by the time the weekend rolls around I’ll even have another episode to watch…

    This might not seem like a very big deal it’s just a silly show, right?!? NO! It’s a great show and if you go all the way back in the archives (to entry number 000001) you’ll see she’s what got me blogging in the first place.

    Written By: Gary on October 5, 2004 2 Comments

     Images PrplribcrpOctober is Domestic Violence month. They say one in three of us are affected some way by it. It’s why you’re seeing the purple ribbons this month. October is kind of an everything month (there are only 12 months to share) and breast cancer seems to get a lot of the attention and sometimes DV gets overlooked. (Related news.)

    FirststepFirst Step is a local shelter in Wayne County. Over 14,000 crisis calls, 7,000 nights of shelter and 20,000 hours of counseling are provided almost every year. I volunteer for them, I’m on call a few times a month and get called to hospitals (police stations, etc.) and talk to people and their families after they’ve been assaulted, I also do stuff with the kids (but not much lately) such as day care, field trips, etc…

    Shelters are always looking for donations, please don’t just think of them around the holidays, they need donations all year round. They always need volunteers to help.

    Written By: Gary on October 5, 2004 4 Comments

    MinniedrivealbumIs it just really late or does Minnie Driver actually not sound bad as a singer?

    I wasn’t feeling gutsy enough to try William Shatner’s new album “Has Been”.

    Written By: Gary on October 4, 2004 No Comment

    WimbledonSaw Wimbeldon the other day. It was cute. The ads were much sexier, and I’m not saying it wasn’t, but there really wasn’t much more than you’d see on primetime TV, actually a lot less (so you could take the kids). Good filming and I’m SO not into tennis. Both the leads were great but Kirsten just steals the whole screen when she smiles.

    Written By: Gary on October 4, 2004 2 Comments

    Jake is back! THis show always makes me laugh, but I’d been a little sad that Jake (the 1/2) hadn’t been on (barely) the last few weeks. This week was better. If you’re not watching this show you should, you can always catch Las Vegas in the re-runs…

    Written By: Gary on October 4, 2004 No Comment

    Spaceship1BPrivate spacecraft travels into space twice in 5 days and they win the prize! I always wanted to be an astronaut as a kid, but when the space shuttle came around I assumed I’d be able to go as a passenger so I didn’t pursue it. Maybe I will still get my chance to go on a vacation into space… More info.

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    Written By: Gary on October 3, 2004 One Comment

    So I finally saw it! It was really excellent. Kind of a Beautiful Girls meets Lithium… Zach and Natalie were perfect for the parts he had this lost/numb look when needed and she’s hysterical. She seemed really young in the movie reminding me a lot of her character Marty in Beautiful Girls (but that was 8 years). I will need the DVD for the director’s commentary (and any extras). Even the not funny scenes were funny in some way. I laughed lots! Out loud.

    I always try to figure out what to say without giving up the movie… If you think you’ll like it, you probably will. It’s really got the gears turning in my head, I need the life altering experiences that some of the characters wen through so I can wake up and get moving with my life. Thanks to the motivators Maya and Jenni and everyone else whose been talking about this… I was halfway there when I remembered tissue, or more specifically that we didn’t have any, but I survived. The funny stuff offset the rest a bit…

    A few good quotes (not in any order): A friend’s mom:

    Oh… guys? Don’t stay in here all day. I had to take the batteries out of the carbon monoxide detector; it was beeping all night.

    Sam (Natalie):

    If you don’t laugh at yourself, life is going to seem a lot longer than you want it to.

    Andrew (Zach):

    We may not always be as happy as you always dreamed we’d be, but for once, let’s just allow ourselves to be whatever it is we are.

    Sam (Natalie):

    I know it hurts. But it’s life, and it’s real. And sometimes it fucking hurts, but it’s life, and it’s pretty much all we got.

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    Written By: Gary on October 3, 2004 No Comment

    This is just a note about two new sub-categories I’ve added. Michigan and Reviews.

    is for things related to things in the state. Not specifically that I went to Zoo but info about it, but it might just be as short as “it’s the best bird preserve in the state!”
    info on anything (movies, music, games, books, etc). It might just mention a great preview or the best burger I ever had…

    These are subject to change/grow. I’ve been wanting to do some reorganizing the other categories a little so it may grown with them…

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    Written By: Gary on October 3, 2004 One Comment

    I know I’m the huge Joan of Arcadia fan, but I’m behind and I need to see the season finale again and I just need to be in the mood. And I ain’t been there yet. But I will be…

    Written By: Gary on October 3, 2004 No Comment

    Picture 6Need to listen to the Kerry-Bush debate again? Here’s the 90 minute debate (for PC or Mac) free from the Apple iTunes Store.

    Written By: Gary on October 2, 2004 No Comment

    He says:

    After working with OS X for a few hours, switching back to Windows is like partying with Charlize Theron then coming home to Kathy Bates.

    His entry is a little longer, but I liked the analogy (especially since I think Macs are way the hell sexier than most other tech other there)…

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    Written By: Gary on October 2, 2004 One Comment

    Went to Wyandotte (Michigan) today and went to some 50’s themed bar/brewpub on Maple and had The Back Yard BBQ Burger. What a great burger! It had Melted cheddar, crisp bacon, and BBQ sauce. The place was called Sports – A 50’s Bar & Grill. Good prices too!

    And I just saw on their web site they have WiFi too! Too bad I don’t live closer… Anyone know of any places in Dearborn with Free WiFi?

    Written By: Gary on October 1, 2004 No Comment

    Very cool! I just put a list of my current iTunes on my page. It shows the currently playing song (if playing) and the last 5 (or whatever). I want the same on my laptop and then they’ll have to duke it out for the “current song”.

    Thanks to Kung-Tunes for the tool to do this… They are also the author of the Ecto (formerly Kung-Log) for posting you your blog.

    And way at the bottom of the same column is a link to the weekly free tune from Apple.

    I’d love it if Apple had a better way to link back to the iTunes site by author (without having to do it manually with their link maker).

    LATER: I’m not doing it this way at this time

    Written By: Gary on October 1, 2004 2 Comments

    gardenstate.poster I really want to see this movie! Most everyone has been saying good things about it and I want it to happen this weekend!

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