Posted by Thomas Mon, 28 Jan 2008 22:33:06 +0000

I’m not sure what’s up with these short posts as of late. I did get a haircut today. It looks pretty good, I think; nice and short. And although it’s not a precision haircut, it will definitely work. I also got today a 1u Gruber from the sisters. It is awesome, already installed, and managing my cable very nicely. :) In other news, I’ll be in California starting next week, from February 5 through 23.

Since I’ve been lusting after a long lens for the England trip, I noticed at Lens Rentals that they were selling one of their XTi bodies for $420, then $400. Over the weekend I told myself that someone else was bound to snatch it up, and that I would be kicking myself for not getting it before they did. Looks like someone finally did sometime today. I guess I cost myself $120 on the deal. But, I’m not kicking myself as much as I thought I would.

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Take the trailer and put it on the bus

Posted by Thomas Sun, 27 Jan 2008 23:51:48 +0000

Hmm, I seem to recall a specific instance of putting the trailer on in the rain in Galveston… :)

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My Mind

Posted by Thomas Sun, 27 Jan 2008 19:08:44 +0000

… is doomed.

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Posted by Thomas Sat, 26 Jan 2008 13:48:11 +0000

Horrible. If I watched it again, then maybe it might get a little better, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

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No Country for Old Men

Posted by Thomas Sun, 20 Jan 2008 20:16:27 +0000

I finally managed to watch To Have and Have Not, a DVD I’ve had from Netflix for I don’t know how long. I thought it was pretty good. It was of course the legendary film where Bogey and Bacall first met and fell in love.

I also finally managed to see No Country for Old Men in the theater. It’s been out a while, and I’ve been wanting to see it for quite some time. It was highly rated on IMDb, so I was glad to catch it still in the theater. As the credits were rolling, I was still trying to formulate an opinion; I still don’t think I have. My initial reaction to the ending wasn’t good, but now I’m sort of confused, and thinking that I should watch it again to try to better understand the nuance…

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Georgia Snow

Posted by Thomas Sat, 19 Jan 2008 18:56:47 +0000

It snowed here. Twice. Once during the day on Wednesday, then sometime this morning. It’s a nice feeling to walk outside, and, magic, snow! The roads weren’t bad when I was out, but I would imagine early Thursday morning was bad, because not too long after it started snowing on Wednesday afternoon, it started raining/sleeting. I’m not sure how cold the ground was that morning, but I bet there was a decent amount of ice.

In other news, I’m considering finally getting some new computer innards. I’m tired of running out of memory and not having dual monitors. :( I’m on the fence between just upgrading the minimum, or getting a decent upgrade. Also, when I stepped outside to take some pictures of the snow, my camera acted up like it did over Christmas. I still have no idea what’s wrong with it, but now I’m leaning towards just getting a 400d for the trip to England. The last thing I want to happen is constantly fight with my camera for the duration.

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Rain, rain

Posted by Thomas Wed, 09 Jan 2008 22:26:18 +0000

The past two nights I have opened the door to my patio and been entranced by the sound of rain and thunder. Somehow I am drawn to just sit and listen.

I took the plunge on Sunday to go with Wesley to England. The past couple of days I’ve had buyer’s remorse (as usual), but only a twinge now remains. I’m looking forward to some real time off, and perhaps I will rent some nice glass. A $1500 70-200mm f/2.8 IS for ~$150 for 2 weeks anyone? We could go halves. You know you want to…

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Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz 2008

Posted by Thomas Mon, 07 Jan 2008 21:00:15 +0000

I wonder how accurate this is. If only they had a weighting for how good of a leader do you think they’ll be.

65% Bill Richardson
64% John McCain
60% Chris Dodd
60% Tom Tancredo
58% Mike Huckabee
57% Mitt Romney
56% Fred Thompson
55% Ron Paul
54% Barack Obama
54% John Edwards
53% Hillary Clinton
52% Joe Biden
45% Mike Gravel
44% Rudy Giuliani
39% Dennis Kucinich

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

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Half Watched Movies

Posted by Thomas Tue, 01 Jan 2008 14:43:37 +0000

Over the past couple of days off, I’ve been working on the computer as I am wont to do, and have been half watching movies while I work. I thought I’d share: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Wedding Crashers, The Guardian, Something about Mary, The Holiday. Back to back Vince Vaughn and Cameron Diaz. As I was flipping through the movies, I thought to myself that I was passing over a lot of them, wondering if I needed a better selection. I wonder if I could just look at all of the movies I’ve rated on Netflix and use that as a master list… :) Ohh, interesting. Moving on to Spiderman…

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