Tuesday, July 27, 2010

and then it's 3 am and i'm on the street corner wearin my leather

and this guy comes up and hes' like 'hey punk' and i'm like yeah whatever...

Can't keep getting so pissed about the Tigers. Either gotta get a different team or ... just not get so pissed :-).

The Warriors. Yes, the best film of all time.

For fuck sake, they actually market that kinda shit... people pay to see that?!?!??!


Salt was good, though, action-packed and left us hanging on at the end for a sequil!!

...Alpha Dog had a sad ending but the dialogue was keen and the action acute.

...Public Enemies about Dillinger was super good...I had a hard time keeping track of who was who (all those '30s white guys look alike) but I still liked it.

...watching the trailer for Nickolas Cage in the 9/11 movie...looks real good... but I don't know if I can watch that type of stuff. They show the shadow of the plane going across some buildings ... World Trade Center: A Story of Courage and Survival...brings back ... yeah.

Tom Cruise action dramas are the best. MI III on now.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Change my heart oh God...

Change my heart Oh God, make it ever true,
Change my heart Oh God, may I be like You.

You are the Potter, I am the clay;
Mold me and make me, this is what I pray.

Jesus Oh Jesus, come and fill your lambs,
Jesus oh Jesus, come and fill your lambs.

Oh let the Son of God enfold you with his spirit and his love
Let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul
Oh let him have the things that hold you and his spirit like a dove
Will descend upon your life and make you whole...

Jesus oh Jesus, come and fill your lambs,
Jesus oh Jesus, come and fill your lambs.

Oh, not tonight, Bishop; not tonight.

Watched Copout with Bruce Willis and it was kind of stinky. He does a great job in an action-drama being funny once in a while. I thought it was terrible him in a comedy trying to be action-dramatic. That's all on that one. Defendor was quite good, with Woody Harrelson playing a self-proclaimed super hero trying to right the wrongs in his city.
To Paris with Love was just OK; I was looking forward to John Travolta being bald with very black facial hair killin glots of bad guys but I still have a hard time in these shootemup films when there's literally tons of lead flying around and every badguy gets offed but the good guys don't get a scratch. Reminded me of Rambo II and Commando in that way.
Lots of rain yestreday and cloudy to-day with cooler comfortable temps. They were predicting mid-90s in Detroit with a full portion of humidity

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer School is punishment

I'm making these kids watch Discovery Education video on graphing lines, the Standard Deviants doing geometry, and some cat on youtube doing linear graphing who was wayyyy too enthusiastic.

Eye appointment at 1:00 today then the West Michigan Rebels play in Cadillac - i think i'll catch this game at 6:00.

Please be advised:

The Hight School Content Expectations (HSCE) are written in language more applicable to assessment, the Common Core State Standards are written from an instructional standpoint. Both provide a definition of college- and career-readiness, articulating what students should know/understand and be able to do to be prepared for entry-level college courses and career training programs.
Ooooh yeah!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Have I made it clear?!? LIFE'S GOOD!!!!!

Sweety is going down to Detroit to buy a purple PT Cruiser. She called as she was just heading out and told me her prepaid phone wouldn't let her add the minutes from the card she just had bought. I called her back and as she was giving me the number for the minutes, we got dropped. I proceded to strap myself into Command Centre #2 and tried to get her some minutes. A quick call to her number did not verify that the transaction took place, but she could have just not heard the phone if it did!
Got to see my parents up here a couple times while they were on vacation. They really wanted to see my Command Centre to-day so I took them on a tour.
Have to get home to water the flowers and feed the dog.
Life's good!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

House-sitting for my landlord...

he's gone for a week and I have several reponsibilities whatsoever: dog (daily feed and water, outside at appropriate times, don't let him run away [as is his wont]); fish (a small pinch of food daily - this i can handle); flowers (daily water); houseplants (here's where it gets tricky: every other day for most, the palms don't get none, the banana is daily and the ... one of them gets watered once during the week...OH, God is watering for me outside...YEAH!!!). That's it really. His sister already came and took his jeep for a road trip and garbage day is wednesday i think.

Thursday after school I drove down to see my bride and we went out for some great artichoke dip at a local eatery. On Friday we breakfasted together and she worked all day so I saw Sorcerer's Apprentice first. It was cute but the absolute continuing dorky-ness of the physics-loving hero got kinda old. Great ending; once again the Disney writers got me to tear up (a bit).
Played Galaga while waiting for Inception with Leonardo. I think he's a pretty good actor; this storyline was hard for my peabrain to follow. I need to see it several more timessses yess, preciousssss. Dream within a dream and then another within still yet! Didn't quite get the ending either but don't explain it to mee, i've got alot of time to kill this week :-)
Tigers lost after the break on Friday and then twice on Saturday; the late game went into extra innings and finished late...musta been a walk-off hit or walk or somethin...late, as it were.
Seriously thankful for the rain; it had been soo hot and humid for so long. To everything there is a season. Last summer up here it was 'cold and rainy'; 'what summer?!?' was the response to my how wuz your summer question most often...so we can't (and won't!) complain about the heat; we dam well won't complain about the cold in January I tellee.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Book of Eli

Haven't seen anything with Denzel that I didn't really like - this movie is good. The only thing I'd change is the large amount of whispering the characters do at some points which caused me to turn the volume wayyyyy up...then when a dramatic chord would strike, it'd be damn loud!

Is that from your book? No, it's a - Johnny Cash, Live at Folsom Prison.

I don't think this one will be a favourite, though; unless I find some buddies to share lines with. Gary Oldman plays another villain and plays this one well.

Another hot sunny day here in northwestern lower Michigan so I went to the beach after work. Lots of families there enjoying the glorious summer on the Big Lake with small waves but the water was pristinely clear (is that a word?). I have sand in every crevasse (i KNOW that's a word).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

No, no, no, ... I said DART gun!

Friday hung out with my Sweetie for the day and she worked in the evening then Saturday she worked all day so I went to the Cinema and had a great day! Started with The Three Dimensional Last Airbender. Kind of a neat story but the dialogue was just weak. But, we are definitely left hanging and poised for a sequil.
From there to Predators...same story as Arnold's but this time more prey and more predators. Kind of a neat ending...

The afternoon finale was Despicable Me and I thought it was quite cute. Another neat story, wholesome, nice, picnicky with noodle salad type of film. Snuck home and grilled some chicken on the George Formans enroute to Dave's Bigass Roughage and Produce Collection, which was grand, btw.
Sunday to downtown for a day game at the Park. We sought first some good old Detroit home cooking breakfast type fare. When this did not materialize, we said Oh heck yeah and settle for American Coney Island. Oh heck yeah what a breakfast!!!
Cheli's let us in at 10:30 and we were ready for a cold one (it being quite a warm one outside already) but we couldn't get bubble until noon, remember? So we soaked a few napkins with our perspiration and headed around the park to see if the in-house establishments were open...no such luck. The exercise was good though; my liberally applied coppertone spf4 was great for the arms and neck, the tops of my little feet, however, began to suffer. Gates didn't open until about 11:30 so we chatted with folks while security searched our bags (no gatorade, juice, or soda, just water in clear containers! And who's gonna win?!?!), and when it was time to go in, we went in. Bought a scorecard as is my wont and found our seats behind first base, with no shade for my feets. That's ok, we walked around the park a couple times sucking down cold whatever type of beers and made smalltalk with some fans. Oliver gave up two early and then a couple more before Bonine came in and gave up a couple more...i remember Inge ending the inning with a strikeout like five or six times (although the FSD replay later that night would not confirm this). Oliver just needs to get the ball over the plate and trust his stuff...way too many 3-2 counts and way too many first pitchs off the plate. Carl Pavano was brilliant through 7 for the Twins, who jumped up to 3 games out of first place in the AL Central with the victory.

Cheered on Miggy last night in the Derby but Big Papi took the prize. Tonight we root for the American League.

Come, Holy Spirit,

and fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in us the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth.

Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit instructs the hearts of the faithful, grant that by that same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolations.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

Sometimes I try so hard to be funny that I hurt people...

Went to Family Video and they didn't have movies I wanted so I improvised, overcame, adapted and rented Zombieland. I give it a good rating, which is as high as you can get for a movie with such content, IMAO. There was much funniness (funny-ness) and the violence was zombie-movie violence, not really real like War of the Worlds which scared the crap out of me.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

To infinity... and beyond!

K...looking for a job still... sent another couple letters out to-day. Life is an adventure, is it not?

i knew it!!!

Rio Bravo, 1959, with Dean Martin, John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickenson is one of my top five all time films. So, on the free weekend examination period of some old movie station, there's this movie with John Wayne and Walter Brennan yestreday. I watch and really start to like the movie, the acting and dialogue were convincing...i don't know, it was in black and white but it just seemed ... good. (I've seen John Wayne in films where his acting skills, and script make me not want to watch.)
So after several large slices of pizza, I had to finally get off the recliner and fish around for the remote, to hit the guide button, and then the info button, to find out what this picture was called. Red River. Ok, so, just now I go to IMDB and search it and the first name I see is Howard Hawks, THE Howard Hawks, who also directed Sargent York and... Rio Bravo!! I couldn't be more pleased, right now, with my own bit of detective work.

Monday, July 5, 2010

that tender under the arm part between the back and the front

I got to the public beach at 9:00 yestreday just to see the Big Lake and then decide if i wanted to stay or not. It was sunny with a nice southerly breeze so i took my shirt off and sat down. No one was there, save for some folks walking south, way south - my quiet time was good and comtemplative for a short while. Folks started showing up and my books that I thought were in the truck were in my room five short miles away. But! would i have a parking space when I got back?!?!? '

I took the risk. Zip zip and i was home, grabbed my Bryson, Old School Primer book, my Super Dell Sudoku, a blue fine point gel-grip pen, Coppertone SFP 4, and a couple diet mountain dews. Found a spot to park and i had left my towell and hat on the sand (to mark my territory, no?) so i settled back in. The waves were getting bigger and the crowd was spilling over the public beach area. Folks who walk right by you real fast on the beach when they really don't need to piss me off. Jumped in the water several times, each time the waves were bigger and the undertow more forceful. Even though the temps were in the 90s with high humidity, less and less folks were in the water because of this. Those were the biggest waves I've ever seen at Pierport...and I've been going there since we were little tykes.

I made one more trip out to get some more diet mountain dew; by five of the clock, post meridian, there were enough of the Deliverance extended family so close to me that I decided enough was enough for the day. 9 to 5 the way it should be, hallelujah! Also, the sides of my torso began to feel very hot. They still are the day after, despite a hot shower (to suck all the heat out, you know) and a liberal application of Dollar General's finest cocobutter lotion.

Life is good!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Kimmy, stay focussed

Blest be God forever! What a glorious morning: the sun pops up at around sixish, the temps are perfectly cool and sleepable. We've been having sunny and mid 80s which is perfect in my humble opinion.

You can't make people be what you want them to be...or even what you think you want them to be.

To-day's tasks:
Clean room
pack up for the drive south
check on unemployment benefits
get mail/do my banking (in town)

When people say they didn't get your text, how often is it true?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

shift on the comma, then 3

Rio Bravo is on tonight; AMC, i think.
One of my favourite movies but I'm quite certain that, in order to save time, the folks are running this film at a rate higher than is normal.The voices are higher pitched, and i'm finding it hard to watch and not smile.
I'm on a happy high right now.

,,, blessed is the Fruit of your womb, Jesus.

bought a microphone from the yard sale down the street. they said it was a buck. then i noticed the fray in the chord. i said do you have any electrical tape, she's like 'dunno but you can look in the garage.' found some and taped it up and it works. so i'm strumming some green day chords and i plug in the mic to the guitar amp and hang it from a hammock frame and sing real loud into it and golly it was fun.
landlord comes home and he's like 'where'd you get the microphone?' and i'm like at the garage sale and he's like, I hate to tell you but that's my daughter's. I'm like it's all good. mlia