just procrastinating

Friday, September 29, 2006

New York City
I'm hanging out in New York City today with the wife and little one. We are staying at the Marriott on the east side which is only about half a mile from 30 Rockefeller center, so I went over to the Today show with the intention of trying to get the baby on TV. However, the place was mobbed because Janet Jackson was playing, so I saw a little bit of her and headed back. Maybe I'll try it tomorrow with the weekend crowd.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Baby in Mirror

Sunday, September 17, 2006

I just saw that Liberty Mutual commercial again and thought, you know maybe I should switch all of my insurance to them. Well not really, but jees, every time I see that I well up like schoolgirl. It's this one, where people are going about their day and they see somebody help out someone else and kind of pass it along. It's a nice idea, and the song is really what does it, which, I've learned is called "Half Acre" by Hem.

Also, I stll laugh at that commercial for Chicken Fries at BK. This is the one where there is some race pit guy whose job is to pass the chicken fries to the driver at pit stops, and they go into the history of passing chicken to the driver. Originally, the would just use big pole and they would stick a whole chicken on it, which would then be passed to the driver. And then they show an example of this in the commercial, but the chicken never makes it through, it just stays stuck on the pole. It's brilliant.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Path to 9/11
I watched most of the controversial Path to 9/11. True or not, I thought it was pretty good but for this, as noticed by Tim Cavanaugh:
However, having checked out a few minutes of last night's episode, I do have one plangent cry from the mouth of madness: Please, God, please, let the era of the shakycam come to an end! What sinister plot, what hatred of the west, what terrorist conspiracy is it that subjects the world's greatest democracy to the stomach-churning effects of artsyfartsy handheld camerawork day after day, movie after movie?

It is a nice effect, but really not for every scene. The only still shots were where the subjects were so far away that the jiggle effect would make them unrecognizable.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Captive Audience
I've been playing a lot of guitar and getting the calluses back on my fingertips now that I have a captive audience back at home to listen. I probably need to update my repertoire to be more age appropriate, but I can do a rendition of "Interstate Love Song" and "Under the Bridge" in a laid-back, almost lullaby that even the brightest 11-week old kid could appreciate. Especially when her only musical experience comes from her bouncy seat and her water activity gym. It's fun for me, and she seems to like it at first and then falls asleep, so that's a win-win.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Frickin' Cable
Now that I am no longer employed by the cable company, I can complain publicly about the service around here. Ernesto brought some rain through on Friday and our power went out for about 4 hours, but the cable was down for 2 days. Come one guys, a 2 day outage isn't exactly going to win any customer service awards.

So anyway, on Saturday I turned 37, which is probably only meaningful in that it takes me out of my mid-thirties (which I'd say are 34-36) and puts me in my late 30s, although my early-late thirties. I remember reading an article about how back in his day, Clark Gable was considered to exemplify an adult man at 37 when he was in "Gone With the Wind". Somehow he seemed a lot older than that.

But hey, another year and I can't complain. Sure, I'm unemployed and not sure what I'm going to do next, but that just means I've got options.

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