Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Worthy

I need to add two long-overdue additions to my blogroll: my friend Charlotte, one of many very neat people who love me...well, just because, and John at Gun Geeks, a humble, well-spoken, and interesting guy.  (And who *doesn't* love cool airplanes and entertaining movies?!)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Free

My divorce was finalized on the 6th of October.

I'm sorry for all the wasted emotion, the frustration, the lost sleep, the anger.

But it's time to let them go.  A new day has come.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Struck Bottom, Digging

I have the dubious pleasure of reviewing Observe and Report.  This is the movie in which Seth Rogen plays his least funny role ever, while paradoxically proving, without a doubt, that he can act.

Rogen plays a bipolar, low intelligence mall security guard who has a crush on a pretty, slutty cosmetics clerk played by Anna Farris.  The problem for enjoyment is twofold: suspension of disbelief when these minimum-wage workers are working out with $30,000 in NFA weaponry, and when multiple violent felonies are committed, only to find the perpetrators back at work shortly afterward (and perhaps carrying concealed firearms, apparently without legal consequence), and the perpetual slow train wreck that is this character's life.  As far as his character, I have met delusional, often fairly stupid wannabes frequently over the years.  He plays his part perfectly.

Observe and Report: well acted, but unfunny.  1 of 5 stars.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Light me Up

There's a new post about one of my favorite pieces of gear on Seek Cover.

1995 was a hard year for me.  My mother's cancer came back, and there were some...issues that hurt me deeply.  I've had some hard times here and there since, but have probably never had a more difficult time, emotionally.  One of the things that helped me through this time was a coworker, Keith, who became good friends with me.

Every now and then, we're fortunate enough to meet people that really want nothing more than to be our friend.  Keith was one of those guys.  Unfortunately, we lost touch when I enlisted in the Army in 2001, and my Hotmail was automatically deleted from no usage while I was going through ITB (basic training for infantry).

Keith found my neglected MySpace account this week, and Davis and I met him in Atlanta today.  It was a great day.


Of my many blessings, good friends are one of the very best.  I love you, guys.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Blowing in the Wind

I was less than 15 miles away from reaching my trip destination in Smallville, NC, to see my lovely Claire.  I have never actually had a speeding ticket (that stuck, anyway!), but I began thinking about getting one, and what I would say, "I haven't seen my girlfriend in MONTHS, and I'm only x miles away...!"

I may have still been thinking these thoughts as I raced by a large gray SUV, noticing too late it was marked "NC State Patrol" on the side.  Oh, geez.  He immediately pulled in behind me, and my foot already off the gas, I pulled over to the right and looked for a good place to pull over.  I was already holding my directions showing I was only 12 miles away when the trooper pulled up next to me.  I sheepishly looked over, and he made a "brake down" gesture with his hand.  I nodded.  He left.

Soon afterward, my heart restarted with a thump, and I made it my last few miles without incident.  To Claire.  Woohoo!

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