Posted by Thomas Sun, 30 Apr 2006 14:20:14 +0000

That’s the word. Ok, I’ll try to refrain from posting any more this weekend.

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Three plus posts in as many days

Posted by Thomas Sun, 30 Apr 2006 00:04:53 +0000

Watched “History of Violence” without commentary, with commentary, and a very long making-of type thing on Saturday. This movie was absolutely beautiful. Music, photography/cinematography, direction, actors, production design, you name it, it was good. The plot was original, and not cookie cutter; the performances were great. While watching the making-of, I noticed Chris Bender, who I recognized from somewhere else. I finally remembered that it was from “Just Friends”, where he was a producer, and was on the commentary for that one, too. Interesting to see these connections and hopefully to find perhaps other good movies from the same people.

In tribute to Chad, words of the day (taken from the director’s commentary of “History of Violence”): suffused and obstreperous.

Why aren’t there comments feeds for Xanga, Blogger, etc? This is a travesty, and I am lazy… Why is there no autosave in WordPress? And there is no spell check either. People are really dropping the ball.

Ohh, and I hope that everyone has noticed that my blogroll is now constantly up-to-date, as it pulls from my Bloglines subscriptions. It should cover everyone, and I would hope that it’s pretty much a complete and authoritative source.

Oh, and I don’t think that I ever gave appropriate <insert word I can’t recall here> “quote/unqoute” “props” to and Robato’s Xanga after he was so gracious in his blog. What is the word? Not circumspect, not retrospect, retribution, retroaction, counteraction, counterproductive, circumvention, revolution, revalation, appropriate response, proportionate response… Is there a single word to describe “to give back equally in accordance to”? Perhaps I’m smoking crack and this will give you all something to ponder for this week. Man, this is going to bother me, now…

Wow, are you still reading this? If so, then you are awesome! (And probably bored/slacking/procrastinating, if you are still in school.)

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I claim the intersection

Posted by Thomas Sat, 29 Apr 2006 16:10:52 +0000

Why doesn’t JuliaGulia(sp) have a blog? Someone should poke her about that…

I have really got to both tidy and clean up both my car and apartment… Must… try… to… do… housework… And pay bills. Must pay bills.

Anyone ever search for wf on flickr, sorted by interestingness? Props to hometownzero for having some right up there. I wonder if I could convince Liz to post there probabably thousands of pics to flickr… She’d need a big quota.

Shane and Shane is/are going to be in Marietta, GA in June. I should definitely try and make a concerted effort to go.

And what is happening to our privacy? I don’t understand it. I would gladly accept additional national security risk in exchange for the civil liberties granted me by the constitution and bill of rights… :(

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Friziday Night

Posted by Thomas Sat, 29 Apr 2006 01:41:25 +0000

The past couple of nights, I’ve had a few dreams whose memory lingered into waking. I seem to recall a dream about meeting some girl who was wearing an A&M Consol t-shirt, who went to TAMU, and had moved to GA. We talked and she gave me her number, date suggestions, and date and time suggestions for a date… Interesting, I know… The other two involved me being in a “Dawn of the Dead”-type zombie senario, and the other involved me being in an action/constant car chase senario. I’m trying to remember when exactly these dreams occurred, but I’m having some issues remembering exactly how long I’ve been trying to remember to write this post. I think that it’s only been either a day or two. Which is somewhat bothersome, but eh… But I think that I did have a pretty good night’s sleep last night, probably due to lots of work at work and crashing hard; which the heavy sleep made me not really want to get up this morning.

I, too, seem to recall some fond memories of “Crazy”… I’m not sure why, but I really like that song. I can listen to it on a loop for quite some time, for reasons I do not comprehend. One might consider it to be one of my favorite songs, but generally I don’t have too many “favorite” things. Perhaps it’s due to some instinct not to label things so firmly, as most stuff in life is in a constant state of flux.

For example, I would consider most people that I have more than a casual acquantance with to be friends, such as almost everyone at work, but as has been pointed out to me recently, some people have a very distinct line between those people who you simply interact with on a certain level at work, and those who you interact with on another, beyond work level. Which I personally think is odd, to label all of these people so firmly, but maybe that’s just me. I guess that I figured that I know that I’m supposed to love everybody and that anybody who’s name that I knew would pretty much automatically be called a friend. Don’t really have any enemies. Hate to just put a label of “co-worker” onto someone just because, and treat them like some second class citizen… But, I really don’t want any comments on this, because I think that the whole premise is stupid, and I’ve wasted enough of everyone’s time on it already.

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Posted by Thomas Tue, 25 Apr 2006 09:24:15 +0000

It seems like it’s been a while since a substantive post, so here’s to this one being one.

I watched “Inside Man” a weekend or two ago. Imdb gave it a 7.4, which is why I paid to see it in the first place; I was quite disappointed. The character development just wasn’t there, and I really didn’t have much sympathy for the good guys and not enough disgust for the bad guys. Maybe I’m over-critical at this point in my film watching, but eh…

I got some new fibre channel stuff from a co-worker. But, like most things that you buy, they require other things that you need to buy. So, I really need to buy some copper gbics, some other fiber fibre cards, sc/sc fiber and a pci-riser card. Even when you get stuff for free, there’s always a catch. :(

I thought that there was more to say, but perhaps not.

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Sex cues ruin men’s decisiveness

Posted by Thomas Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:35:27 +0000

News at eleven.

What does this say about me?

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Posted by Thomas Sun, 16 Apr 2006 17:54:51 +0000

I noticed a few days ago that bloglines hadn’t been updating feeds from Xanga, and a whole bunch of posts showed up today. I searched around to see if there was any explanation for this, but came up with none as to the delay. :(

I got a haircut. The barbershop that I walked into was a new experience for me. But, it’s a good haircut, so I cannot complain.

The weather here has been absolutely georgous as of late. It brings me back to the good ol’ days of laying in our ultra cheap hammocks outside Wesley…

I’m curious what Chad thinks of this.

And I can’t believe that nobody has commented on my comments on Lost…

Maybe people one day will get it.

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New Blog-rollies

Posted by Thomas Thu, 13 Apr 2006 23:54:14 +0000

I know that the blog roll over yonder -> is not up to date. It is in fact horribly out of date. But the only way for me to update it is a clumsy interface in WordPress, with no real robust bulk importing of opml files, so I am left doing it all by hand. And I am lazy, so it just doesn’t get done. BUT, since I am meticulous about my bloglines, my bloglines blogroll is very complete. And even moreso today. Why? Because I stumbled upon TJ’s Xanga in her away message. I proceeded to check out her blogroll, and added… TJ, sommer’s other 2 blogs, nanco, clark, and mel. Seeing these people’s blogs spurred me a bit to post more, and the direct result was this post. So, yay for that.

In other news, Lost still sucks. They’re going nowhere fast. They’re stringing us along. Every episode is the same. I hope their ratings drop and the show gets cancelled during the middle of sweeps. Yet, I continue to watch. I predict that they are milking us for all we’re worth, and aren’t going to go out on top. They had such a great story, and they are killing it. At a glacial pace. And where is the conspiracy? That’s like a whole other thing that they could be screwing us with, yet it remains largely untapped. The writers should be strung up by their toenails and beaten with a wet carp.

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I like this game

Posted by Thomas Tue, 11 Apr 2006 23:05:01 +0000

Chobas-y trips to A-town for Six Flags.
Girls expanding to fill the void.
Chad hiney writing.

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Posted by Thomas Sun, 09 Apr 2006 23:48:32 +0000

I hate Lost. It sucks, bigtime, and for numberous reasons.

I am currently caught up. I’ve watched all of Season 1 and what’s been aired so far of Season 2, between this weekend and last. I am caught up in it. It has great sound design, soundtrack, lighting, and production design. The plot is pretty good, has a great many twists and turns, and yet can feel so predictable. But right now, the writers are dragging their feet so much, that the plot isn’t moving forward at all. I dare say that we will never know more than half of what we’d like to know. They write in a carrot or two, but they’ll never fill in the details, and the network will string us along for as long as the advertising holds up.

It’s just not really going anywhere fast, and I don’t like it. To me, it really had the makings of a movie. The plot really reminds me of something that would have worked well as a movie. And maybe it’s just because I’m not watching it every week, and I’d really like to just be done with it that I’m riding the fence on it. Can you imagine a 2 hour movie with this premise? It would have been great, in my opinon. Yet, they’ll drag out the story for a couple of more seasons, and then when it’s finally cancelled, they’ll throw us one last bone and make us feel a modicum better, but really we’ll still feel like they left us high and dry, like we just got long conned, because that’s what they just did.

Or maybe it’s just good writing. But I feel like the story would be much better served by being resolved, instead of the continuous rising and falling action, over and over and over again.

I wonder how this compares to Firefly. How similarly are the stories constructed and told. Both have extremely complex back histories that are slowly being unfolded. So why do I dislike Lost so much and loved Firefly?

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