Saturday, May 28, 2005

Workaholic Anonymous

It's been a little while since I last posted. This one isn't going to be anything of delight or excitement. I thought, I should let the world know that I am still breathing. Though I'm not sure if I can be considered to have life. I've been working non stop for about 3 weeks now and a 15 hour day of work seems to be the norm. So, I really haven't had much time or desire to do much else. Plus my body decided things weren't crazy enough and it got itself rather sick about a week and a half ago. I'd say I'm slowly beginning to recover from that. The room doesn't spin anymore and the soreness is all gone. I'm all for the lack of pain since I'm a giant wuss. The downside is that sickness caused me to give up my Star Wars ticket which means I'm still needing to see the film. Please, absolutely no spoilers unless you want to be on my naughty list for Christmas. Hopefully, the Star Wars issue will be resolved this Tuesday. While the work issue should be much better by the end of June. I'm looking forward to many owed days off. As for when I'll start regularly blogging??? I ain't promising anything long term.

On a quick aside, my one year anniversary of blogging has come and passed. I was planning on doing a special post to commemorate the date but then, I stopped blogging for a few weeks. I'll probably not even bother now. If it makes you feel better, I don't actually know what I would have done anyway. Now, that I've proven I'm alive it's about time to try this thing called sleep. I hear, it's great for energy restoration.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Bring On The Star Wars Hype!!!

It's coming folks. A little more then a week away and we will all have the opportunity for the ultimate movie experience. It's the final film in the most popular and classic space fantasy film series of all time. Ignore the fact there really isn't any others. But next Thursday, Star Wars Episode 3: The Revenge of the Sith is upon us. Even though the last two were slightly disappointing (I still liked them), I am in total geek out mode for the chance to see this movie. I'm giddier then a school girl right before her Prom where she is about to be picked up by Studly Dean Sporto. Oh Dean, you are so dreamy. Enough about Dean because it is all about the goodness that will be Star Wars!!!! Bring on the hype. Check out the official web site that has lots of fun stuff for the Star Wars geek in all of you. Click right. . .. here!

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's Day

This post is dedicated to all the amazing women out there that have children. You cleaned our scrapes after we fell off our bikes. You wiped our noses when we let them run too far. You tucked us in at night and read us stories that encouraged us to dream and hope. You cooked us our favourite meal 3 nights in a row just because we kept on asking. You made sure we made it to swimming lessons even though they started at 6 in the morning on a Saturday. Our clothes were always clean because you made sure of that. Most of all, you loved us no matter how much of a brat we were. You probably did a lot of stuff when we were kids too.

This day is for the Mothers of the world. We all appreciate you very much. Even if most of us have a really lousy way of showing it. We love you. I especially love all my many mothers. I appreciate my camp moms who are Joanne Pyl and Pamela Bryant. And all my many adopted moms over the years. The kind ladies that looked after me just because they wanted to.

Most of all, I dedicate this blog to the absolutely wonderful and amazing lady that gave birth to me. The lady who has declared I am her favouritest oldest son. The outstanding women who has and always will love me. My first and favourite mom. Linda Spicer. Or better known to me as mum. I love you, Mum. I thank God for blessing me with such a wonderful women in my life.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Kingdom of Heaven

I watched the major motion picture epic 'Kingdom of Heaven' last night. It was the signifier that the 'summer blockbuster season' is about to be kicked off. The movie was all about providing the ultimate movie experience and doing it all at a very big scale. I tend to enjoy these type of films. Who doesn't like a good war with swords and arrows? I usually am a big fan of films not based in this era and contains some big massive monumental struggle. I would have to say that the 'Crusades' is a pretty good period to pick when you want some struggling.

The quick plot synopsis for people who have never heard of this film. A blacksmith goes through a major tragedy back in the village he lives in. His father arrives out of nowhere to encourage him to come to Jeruseleum to protect the city from possible seige. The son eventually comes even though it isn't something he really feels called to do. As luck would have it, his dad bites the bullet rather quickly (except the bullet would be an arrow since we don't really have lots of bullets during the crusades). His father's dying wish is that his son protects the King of Jeruseleum. Thus we've got our major plot of the film. Of course, you've got your romantic sub plot and lots of fun sword slashing. The film has the black smith evolve his character over time which is expected in a film like this. The character development is rather predictable.

It's a pretty by the number 'epic historical drama' type movie. The visuals are fanastic. The battles are fun to watch. It might not be anything too earth shattering but it's a fun 2 hours to waste. I wouldn't rank in the caliber of a 'Braveheart' but it fits nicely with the 'Troy' type. Nothing I'd ever rush to see again but it was fun while it lasted.

The movie did inspire me to find more out about the Crusades. I'd love to check out any books on the subject if any of you have any recommendations. I would like to find out if there really was a notable sect of Englishmen that where opposed to the slaughtering/conversion of the Muslims. Isn't that a nice thought to end a blog with?

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

On This Special Episode Of Full House

I'm watching 'Full House' because I just can't get enough of it's riveting plot and complex character development. I mean, what inane thing will Uncle Joey grace us with this week with his comic genius! Or when will Michelle say 'You got it, dude' again? That stuff never gets old. Then you have the always unpredictable ending of the sappy music in the background and all of life's problems being solved in a nice 30 minute block. Oh Bob Saget, your wisdom truly saves us all.

But then, today's episode took a rare twist. Daddy Bob is about to tell DJ how much he loves her and it doesn't matter that Jockey Jim doesn't like her. And then, all of a sudden the house was attacked by ninjas! I was like 'When does that ever happen!?!' Yet there was a ninja kicking poor DJ right through a wall. Ninjas burning the shrine of Elvis that poor Uncle Jesse spent years creating. It was awful. These ninjas and the destructions they were causing. Daddy Saget couldn't do a thing because he was being hung by the fan by a pair of nunchucks. Who would rescue the Full House Gang?

The A-Team!!!!!

Wow, and I thought they were doomed to rerun form by that point. Yet there they were kicking the ever loving grease out of some nasty ninjas. I think, Kimmy Gibbler got in a few shots on the ninjas too. The ninjas retreated and the A-Team totally rocked it with the Full House family. Instead of the cheesy sappy music we ended with Hannibal saying, 'I love it when a plan comes together!'

What an odd episode of Full House.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Things That Make My Heart-a-Glad

I just ripped off someone else's little fun word combo. I am a hack and an evil, evil man. 'Heart-a-glad' is not something I came up with. But the first time I read this word combo (which was two days ago) it tickled me in the right place. I had a smile that lasted until I found a new thing to smile about(probably something shiny). Um, that wasn't witty at all?!? Are you guys going to put up with such awfully uncreative writing? I stole another person's word combo and then typed out bland sentences. Well, you will put up with this. Or you will not read this blog. That's right, I am putting down my foot. Anyway, I stole the words because they make me happy. So there. Out of respect for the person I thieved, I will use them no longer in this post. I promise because I wouldn't want to make your heart-a-mad. Okay, now I stop stealing for serious.

What things are making me happy??? Well, where do I begin? How about right here:

Well, actually right underneath this sentence. Ready? Set. GO!

I am now not the only person who is on Medeba property. Samantha Young is my new camp buddy. We drink tea and we laugh. Thus I am a happy person.

The group didn't make the camp explode. Thus my body didn't self destruct. Not self destructing makes me rather happy.

I didn't work today. Do you need an explanation for happiness?

I may have recruited 3 more people to work here this summer. YIPPEE!!!!!

This summer, I can actually take 'vacations'. I might get to be on my first summer road trip in eons. Or also known as, before I was 18 years old.

I found buried treasure. Okay, I didn't really but if I did, wouldn't I just be the happiest?

Maybe I wouldn't? Because money doesn't buy happiness.

Though, I hear that gold does. So there.

People notice when I don't blog. Got to love the gluttony my ego gets.

I've got lots of Mac & Cheese. It's magic in my tummy.

I just heard Changes by Tupac. Okay, I heard it 5 hours ago but I still got that groove in my head.

I watched lots of Homestar Runner. Enough said. Except for all the words I'll type after this.

My awful memory prevents me from remembering anything that I didn't like today. Thus I feel it was the perfect day. Yeah for lack of brain power!

I talked to a dear friend today that I rarely ever talk to. Katy, you rock.

I'm happy that these 'list' blogs are the easiest things in the universe to do. Yeah for laziness!!!!

With that, I end before you realize you've been ripped off.