POST #48: Just Killing Time

My original plan was for this second-to-last post to be a video post, but the video seems to be taking longer to load up to photobucket, so I guess that will be my last post. Sadly, I didn't have much planned for what was going to be my last post, other than to declare my victory over sleep, so I guess I'll do that now and assume that I'll make it to the next half hour.

Thank you one and all for visiting and reading these posts. Don't worry if you're getting to them days later, you can still feel free to comment. And just in case anyone was moved to pledge, I'll post that link one last time: http://www.blogathon.org/pledge.php?blogid=302

From there, you have to make an account with Blogathon.org. All proceeds go directly to Carbonfund.org.

I think I'll go brush my teeth and get ready for bed while waiting for this last video to load. It better get there by 7 am.

POST #45: The Year in Movies So Far

As with every year, I'm guessing all the top quality movies are being held back until the winter Oscar season. Thus far, I've seen 13 movies released in 2007, pretty much most of the movies I've wanted to see (right now it's looking like Sicko might be the first significant movie I'll end up missing in theatres as it's down to a few screens and I'm not sure if I'll have time to see it this week). What are the highlights? Glad you asked.

Zodiac, Knocked Up, Ratatouille, and Hot Fuzz have been the best of the best, Sharkwater is a Canadian documentary worth watching, and 28 Weeks Later and Ocean's Thirteen are decent, albeit not as good as the originals. Spider-Man 3 was a disappointment that I still ended up liking (although I probably overrated it), as was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

On the other hand, Blades of Glory was stupid, and not in a good way, 300 was impressive visually, but also pretty dumb, and Shrek the Third was absolutely abysmal. The worst I've seen all year.

Still no five star reviews issued this year (although Zodiac came close). Here's hoping I'll see one soon.

POST #44: Status Report

I'll be honest, right now, it's more about survival than brilliance. I'm tired, to say the least, but I'm not dying here. I just don't have much motivation to write anything significant. I feel spent, posting wise, and just want to be quiet. Sadly, I have five more posts to make after this, so I'll have to dig deep.

I think I'm done eating junk for tonight. Today I've had chips and dill pickle dip, nachos and southwest salsa, some Hagen-Dazs cookie dough ice cream, and a chocolate/raspberry milkshake (NOTE: I didn't eat a whole serving of any of that stuff, don't worry too much about me). I might have a Vector Berry Blast bar still, but no junk (and, yes Kim, I did eat a banana). Can't promise that I won't drink more caffeine, but I'll try to stick to water.

Anyone out there that's not actively in the Blogathon still awake right now? Maybe somebody from a different timezone or something?

POST #43: The Best Song of the Decade?

I decided to limit my 00s song list to songs from 2000-2004, which was a good idea. But were I to include the whole decade, there’s no doubt in my mind that the number one track would be “The Mariner’s Revenge Song” by The Decemberists, a sprawling, 8 minute and 46 second long tale of piratey goodness.

As for the A Practical Handbook DVD, it’s basically worth it just to see them perform this track. If you can’t appreciate the brilliance of this song, then I suspect you and I can’t be friends.