Friday, August 31, 2007


Surgery on my right thumb is scheduled for next Thursday (haven't received the packet yet so don't know the exact time). We are now at maximum alligator status at work, and I don't even get to take effective pain relievers for the next week. (No NSAIDs allowed. Cries.)

Interesting times...

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

First day of high school!

... I keep singing "Sunrise, Sunset". :D

Monday, August 20, 2007

You know you're raising a nerd when...

... you get your daughter Halo 2 and the cutest pair of cat earrings for her 14th birthday. :D

Move Review: Stardust

Great fun; I'm a sucker for a movie with opening and closing narration. I haven't read the original, but the story certainly felt like it had been written by Neil Gaiman, as it uses many of his repeating tropes (a young person from the ordinary world crosses over into a magical world, discovering the truth about themselves in the process of their adventure there, etc.) Yes, a lot of the acting was over the top, but it was fun to watch Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro masticating great hunks of beautiful scenery. Recommended as long as you're in the mood for a fairy tale of Victorian England.

Monday, August 13, 2007


I'm below 160 lbs (if only barely) and my pants are getting looser... Yes, yay!

Let the Countdown Begin!

2-1/2 weeks until my appointment with the hand surgeon. Um, yay?

Monday Urban Wildlife Sighting

... a family of quail crossing the Spokane Arena parking lot. They always make me smile.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Lazy Linking

Bad thumb day, go read Digby instead.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Weekend Media Consumption -- The Bourne Ultimatum

I really wanted to like this movie. I liked the two previous Bourne movies, I like spy thrillers in general, and it featured a character archetype I'm a sucker for (the amnesiac reluctant warrior). But... For reasons known only to him, Paul Greengrass shot the entire thing in unsteady-cam. It's a little jiggly in the ads, but on the big screen... I'm trying and failing to come up with a description for the camera work that doesn't insult folks with neurological problems. Even during quiet scenes, the image jumped and jerked around the screen. I went in to the theater with a little headache, and left with a big one. It might be tolerable on the small screen.