Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Eye Spy

I went to do a few tasks for the wife today and then I treated myself to awesome food and a movie. The food came in the form of Taco Tontos. Tontos means fool in Spanish, but they don’t fool around. You eat like a king when your there. Then it was off to the theater to see Eagle Eye. I thought it was an outstanding thriller. It’s the kind of film Hitchcock would make if he were alive today. It's a modern "The Man Who Knew Too Much". Everyone will like this movie, I can’t see what there is to hate about it.

There is a Hungry Parasite in my Belly

Cedar Lee was showing Parasite in 3D this past weekend. I could ever tell you what the movie was about. It was part horror, part sci-fi, all comedy. It was one of those movies were it was so bad it was good. And as a special treat to Cedar Lee’s My Space friends, if you told the concession cashier that you've got a hungry parasite in your belly, you’d get a free 32 oz popcorn with any drink purchase. It was great; I think I was the only one with popcorn.

I complete forgot to mention seeing Burn After Reading the other day. I went to see it with the wife and it’s a great Coen Brothers movie. It reminded me of their early works like Blood Simple and Fargo. It’s worth checking out, but it’s not for everyone.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Blogs I Love

The rules of the Award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you have nominated.

I am passing these awards to others blogs I love:
The Corporate Cog
Thank you Mason


Today I went for a walk and took some nice pictures of the neighborhood and watched Heroes. It was awesome. I am still trying to calm down and not dork out too much. Those two hours were alot of fun.

30th Balloon A-Fair (1979-2008) or My 9:00am Wake-up Call

So this weekend was the 30th Balloon A-Fair in the town my wife and I call home. What fun! There is nothing in the world that can compare to the joy I felt when all the police and fire vehicles wake you up with their sirens. And what a parade it was.......and yet somehow it seemed less of what it has been in years past. After the grand parade, the wife and I go to the downtown area and get some food. While we are there, we say hello to one of our friends and I end up buying a pin. I always love to buy pins to mark the places or events I go to. Well this year’s pin said "30 Years of Magical Memories" and then it had the years 1979 and 2008 at the bottom. We want to know what magic they are using to come up with 30. Later on we went to go see the new Coen brothers’ movie Burn After Reading. It reminded us of their early films like Blood Simple and Fargo. It’s definitely worth a trip to the theater if you find yourself with nothing to do.
(By the way, I just had to include a picture of my wife and her hotness. All I can say is WOW!) (She is Beauty.)

Friday, September 19, 2008

352 Days and Counting

There are 352 days and counting till we return to Chicago. I am trying to adjust to being back in this wonderful town my wife and I call home. It's not going so well. Oh well, I have my dreams. I will show you some of my favorite pictures I took this weekend. I have a lot to go through (something like 1,000 pictures, but who's counting). To help with this task, I have created a Flickr account. Click on it if you want to see the trip so far.

Monday, September 15, 2008

My Kind of Town

We are home and today's word of the day is sleep. That's right, we need a vacation from the vacation. I will tell the story of Chicago another day. Pictures to follow later. Can't stay awake any longer.......ZZZZZ

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Stay Tuned

So ends the "movies that take place in Chicago" quote countdown. The trip is hours away. Amy and I will be bringing you daily updates, so stay tuned!

Hours till Chicago

The Blues Brothers
Elwood: “It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.”

Jake: “Hit it.”

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I thought he was going to do a hit on the elephant

I went to the theater today with my brother to see Bangkok Dangerous, a crime directed by the Pang Brothers. The main character has an awakening of sorts and tries to make this contract his last. Before the hit, he commits the person to memory and burns the picture. Toward the end of the film he burns a painting of an elephant (they are believed to be a bad omen). I thought he was going to do a hit on the poor animal, but he didn't. I also had no clue this was a remake of their 1999 film until the movie was over. It was a good film, but not big on the action.

Since when can weathermen predict the weather? Let alone the future!

Looks like we will be having some nice weather for the trip.

Hello Muddah

Hello mom!!! I got to go on a trip today. It was fun. I love to ride in the car and stick my head out the widows. Grandma is giving me lots of attention. I miss you. This tall guy named George was kind enough to let me use his computer to do my blog. There is no food here. I will be coming home soon. I hope there is a bone waiting for me. Love you, Mason

2 Days till Chicago

The Breakfast Club
“Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?”

Saturday, September 6, 2008


It's the start of my vacation today and this is what it looks like.

3 Days till Chicago

Home Alone
“Hey! I tell you what I'm gonna give you, Snakes. I'm gonna give you to the count of 10 to get your ugly, yellow, no-good keister off my property before I pump your guts full of lead! One, two, ten!”

Friday, September 5, 2008

4 Days till Chicago

The Sting
“If I didn't know you better, I'd swear you had some class!”

Thursday, September 4, 2008

5 Days till Chicago

Stir of Echoes
“It doesn't surprise me that there's another woman. Of course, the fact that she's dead gives one pause.”

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

7 Days till Chicago

Risky Business
“It was great the way her mind worked. No guilt, no doubts, no fear. None of my specialities. Just the shameless pursuit of immediate gratification. What a capitalist.”

Monday, September 1, 2008

8 Days till Chicago

Child's Play
“I didn't say it, Chucky did.”

9 Days till Chicago

Pretty in Pink
“His name is Blane? Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name!”