Sunday, August 31, 2008

10 Days till Chicago

I, Robot
“Look, I understand you have experienced a loss, but this relationship just can't work. I mean, you're a cat. I'm black. I'm not going to be hurt again.”

Saturday, August 30, 2008

11 Days till Chicago

Mercury Rising
“My wife says my people skills are like my cooking skills: fast and tasteless.”

Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

13 Days till Chicago

“You go. We go.”

Save the World

Tomorrow will suck. But tonight, the fates have smiled on me. I got off early tonight from work to hear Adam and Mike play at the Professor’s Pub in Kent. I haven’t seen these two in ten years. It was if the years between didn’t matter. I met Mike at high school, but Adam and I have known each other since grade school. We would hang out at recess together. When most kids were being introduced to cigarettes or drugs, Adam was introducing me to comic books. And it turns out that we both are big fans of Heroes. It was good seeing them both tonight. They each did a set of great music and in-between the moments of music we caught up with what we were doing with our lives. I hope to see them again soon.

14 Days till Chicago

The Road to Perdition
“When people ask me if Michael Sullivan was a good man, or if there was just no good in him at all, I always give the same answer. I just tell them... he was my father.”

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

15 Days till Chicago

“My client feels that it was a combination of liquor and jazz that led to the downfall.”

Death Race 2008

It wasn’t poetry, but it did deliver the goods. That was the case with tonight’s movie Death Race. Its main export was fun and lots of it. I don’t need to tell you about the plot because there wasn’t one. It’s a race to the death. I did feel that it lives up to the legacy of the original film; Death Race 2000. I know it’s a bad movie, but sometimes you just want to see crap explode!

16 Days till Chicago

The Lake House
“This house is about connections.”

Monday, August 25, 2008

17 Days till Chicago

The Relic
“Using superstition to bring people to the museum is like hiring topless ushers for the Bolshoi Ballet.”

Sunday, August 24, 2008

18 Days till Chicago

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
“Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Saturday, August 23, 2008

19 Days till Chicago

High Fidelity
“John Dillinger was killed behind that theater in a hale of FBI gunfire. And do you know who tipped them off? His f*cking girlfriend. All he wanted to do was go to the movies.”

Friday, August 22, 2008

20 Days till Chicago

Some Kind of Wonderful
Watts: “It must be a drag to be a slave to the male sex drive.”
Keith: “It's not just sex.”
Watts: “Oh, you want to start a book club with her?”

Thursday, August 21, 2008

21 Days till Chicago

The Fugitive
“If they can dye the river green today, why can't they dye it blue the other 364 days of the year?”

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

22 Days till Chicago

Stranger Than Fiction
Harold Crick: "Big flag burning to get to?"
Ana Pascal: "Actually, it's my weekly evil-conspiracy and needlepoint group. You wanna come?"
Harold Crick: "I left my thimbles and socialist reading material at home."

Monday, August 18, 2008

23 Days till Chicago

The Untouchables
"They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way."

The Sam Who Came to Dinner

Saturday was one of those days were you just decided to do nothing and that’s ok. The wife and I went to The Winking Lizard in Peninsula with some friends. They had great food there. We finished the day by watching Stranger than Fiction, which takes place in Chicago. The wife has 19 days till vacation and I have 17. Vacation here we come!


Friday was picnic day. The wife and I went to the Metro parks to soak up the sun and enjoy this thing they call summer. We found a beautiful spot near the falls. Everyone else visiting the park thought it was a beautiful spot too, so we had many visitors. The food was great and so was day. After that the wife and I went to see the new Star Wars movie. It was so super cool. Did I mention it was a good day?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Perseid Meteor Showers

I spent the night gazing into the heavens to glimpse the meteor showers last night. I was very lucky and saw a few beautiful ones. I didn’t get any pictures of them, but that’s ok. I remember going camping around this time of the year and sitting up all night by the camp fire watching them. The Perseid meteor showers mark the start of my favorite time of the year; soon it will be fall.

Mr. Smith Goes to Kent State

So I was talking to one of my friends from high school. I had to ask him if he was going to the class reunion. He tells me no and then asks me if I have ever seen Kevin Smith speak when I was at Kent State. It’s a question I get asked all the time. Every so often someone recognizes me or the wife from the close up reaction shots. We think it’s amusing. It was one of the best things that happened at college other than meeting my wife. So I smiled and told him “yeah, that’s me”.