Still not dead :-)
still not dead
That is all
I truly enjoy the amount of remarkably rigid opinions being flung throughout the country and among my friends right now.
One man and one party did not and can not be the cause of all the current problems, nor can they be the source of all the future ones. In a two party system, the blame gets passed around, and everyone gets their fair share. A group of men, wiser than their years had the foresight to create a government that is balanced, and where no one has all the power; conversely, this system insures that everyone in the government has an equal chance of making a positive difference. This was 220 some years ago (for the record, I'm going off the Constitution signing here), and they got it right.
We have a legitimate chance for change here, don't let the in fighting or the rigid party-line bickering mess that up. That's how the last eight years went south. I've been hearing a large amount of campaign slogans and misinformation being thrown about as fact over the recent days, and frankly I'm tired of it. If people want to waste energy lamenting what could have been, instead of fixing the current problems right in from of us, that's their business.
All I'm saying is that each one of us needs to decide what is more important to them: our own future, or the election of one man over the other?
One we can control, the other is out of our hands beyond supporting the President.
If you're wondering, this is indeed my response to the question "What do you think about Obama being elected?". I'm also a registered Independent. Hope this finds everyone in good health.
Not dead, just psychotically busy.
Also, computer's hard drive fried itself, so didn't have a computer for a bit
c'est la vie.
Merry Christmas everyone, and a joyful season to you and all of your loved ones
The following list I found while browsing sites for various movie news (Indy 4, Dark Knight, etc):
Total Film magazine's 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains of all time(should be mentioned, it's a combined 100):
1 Indiana Jones
3 Rocky Balboa (Rocky)
4 James Bond
6 Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
8 Neo (The Matrix)
9 Han Solo (Star Wars)
10 The Incredible Hulk/Bruce Banner
11 Donnie Darko
12 Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiatior)
13 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
14 Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity)
16 Wolverine (X-Men)
17 Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
18 George Bailey (It's a Wonderful Life)
19 Philip Marlowe (Murder, My Sweet)
20 Mr Lee (Enter the Dragon)
21 Cherry Darling (Planet Terror)
22 John McClane (Die Hard)
23 Rick Deckard (Blade Runner)
25 Dewey Finn (School of Rock)
26 Bree (Transamerica)
27 Mr Davis (12 Angry Men)
28 Thelma and Louise
29 Virgil Tibbs (In the Heat of the Night)
30 Optimus Prime (The Transformers: The Movie)
31 Clarice Starling (The Silence of the Lambs)
32 The Terminator
33 Ashitaka (Princess Mononoke)
34 Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)
35 Father Merrin (The Exorcist)
36 Rooster Cogburn (True Grit)
37 Kenji Watanabe (Ikiru)
38 The Tramp (City Lights)
39 The Man with No Name (A Fistful of Dollars)
40 Ellen Ripley (Alien)
41 Laurie Strode (Halloween)
42 Spongebob Squarepants
43 Rachel Stein/Ellis de Vries (Black Book)
44 Jefferson Smith (Mr Smith goes to Washington)
45 Sheriff John T Chance (Rio Bravo)
46 John Shaft
47 Sarah Connor (The Terminator)
48 David Dunn (Unbreakable)
49 Rick Blaine (Casablanca)
50 Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
So, as a whole it's not a bad list. They fail to define exactly what criteria is used in the list (it's transcribed from Total Film magazine), so understandably I'm confused by 4 choices.
Why the hell are Donnie Darko (11), Cherry Darling (21), Dewey Finn (25) and Elle Woods (34) doing on this list??
Normally, I probably wouldn't give a shit, but there are some people missing that sure as hell shouldn't be (at least in my opinion). Not just people in some cases, but remarkably iconic performances that really shouldn't be ignored (as such, those characters are both listed)
Here's my list of the missing:
Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars),
Andy Dufrense or Red Redding (The Shawshank Redemption)
Andrew Shepard or Sydney Ellen Wade (The American President)
Hamlet (any damn version, I'm partial to the 96 Branagh)
William Wallace (Braveheart)
And the name that actually prompted this rant:
Captain Jack Sparrow (PotC)
I mean, come on! You've got Dewey Finn and Donnie Darko, but no Captain Jack??? The Hell is this?!?!?!
At any rate, everything else is fine. Got married (yeah, wedding countdown not gonna work that close to a wedding), bought a new house, and that's pretty much life.
Hope this finds everyone in good health and spirits.
So, life's been busy.
What else is new, right?
Wedding is in 19 days, and the process is remarkably chaos free at the moment.
Harcourt (that lovely company o'mine) got bought out by our competition in order to establish their credibility (in other words, they needed a better rep and bought ours). This being said, work is understandably strained due to the number of people who have no idea of what to do next.
Oh joy :)
At any rate, I'm going to go with daily updates for the next 19 days on wedding progress. Just because i want to :)
In any event, have a good day.
So, due to the fact i haven't updated in awhile, I probably should.
And so, in highlight fashion:
~Thursday is Our 3rd year anniversary, and 1 year since the engagement
~We're at about 3.5 months to the wedding
~I'm going back to teaching, and have left Combined due to knee/personal health
~Used the last Combined check to finish paying for the Honeymoon as of today.
Yay Disney World!!
So that's about where I'm at. Life is good, people should say hi and such.
And on that note
From the Smallville episode "Justice"
Bart Allen: I want a lawyer.
Lex Luthor: And I want a ponytail! Disappointment abounds!
And that is all
i'm really not dead. just really, really busy.
Hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season.