Contrary to what many critics seem to say, I think the first movie was much better than the second one…
Tuesday was my wife and my anniversary of nineteen years (thank you, thank you… 🙂 ). So, we decided to go see The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. It was very enjoyable. I had seen the original release (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe). Contrary to what many critics seem to say, I think the first movie was much better than the second one, because the story is woven so much more skillfully. The second movie is just a “lets do it again” (though I’ll admit, it is done well). It just isn’t as good.
My wife, who had not seen the first movie, really liked Prince Caspian… so much so, that she wants to see the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Though you can understand what’s happening in the second movie without seeing the first, I’d suggest getting and watching the first movie before seeing the second.
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And that’s after I took the test three times. You can try it yourself by clicking in the graphic or the Speedtest link.
Anyway, I’ll write more about TextExpander after I have played with it some more. So far it seems really cool, but mostly for those who often have to type the same phrases over and over. For example, by simply typing a series of letters (which you define), the program will replace them with whatever you have assigned to that combination, whether it be a word, or a short story.
I cancelled the old Starfire account this evening. If you go there, you will get a 404 error message.
I cancelled the old Starfire account this evening. If you go there, you will get a 404 error message. It was great while it lasted, but alas, all the entries live here now. Use the search tool to find old items. Now the search begins for a more interesting face for the new StarFire.
I’ve been avoiding the name calling sort of stuff that seems so prevalent in the Democratic primary and only reporting facts, but (you knew there was a but) I couldn’t resist this one. I got the link from Senior Moments.
If you have ever seen a TV show with a stalker or even experienced being stalked, then you will identify with this scenario. Reminder: Stalking can go both ways. It just happens that in this instance, the stalker is female.
I’m really happy I”ve made it this far, especially considering all the medical stuff I’ve been through the last couple of years.
Well, today is my birthday. It is one of those decade markers. I don’t really feel that old, but when I look back, I sure have had a lot of experiences. 😉
Anyway, I don’t really feel like celebrating it. I’m not depressed or anything, it just feels like just another day to me. I’m really happy I”ve made it this far, especially considering all the medical stuff I’ve been through the last couple of years.
pet waste left on the ground is a significant contributing factor to the spread of a host of diseases, including parvo virus, giardia, salmonella and E. coli bacteria. It can also flow untreated into the water supply. Not to mention that it’s gross and pollutes the parks and sidewalks.
I thought I was just being cranky when I seemed to notice more dog elimination on sidewalks and in the parks in my neighborhood. But it wasn’t all in my head according to the New York Daily News:
The number of dog owners getting nipped with summonses for not scooping their pooch’s poop more than doubled this year as part of a citywide crackdown on the nasty behavior.
“Clean up after your dog or we are going to get you,” warned Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty.
From another article written in April in the Daily News about being environmentally friendly with out pets, this scary information is revealed:
…pet waste left on the ground is a significant contributing factor to the spread of a host of diseases, including parvo virus, giardia, salmonella and E. coli bacteria. It can also flow untreated into the water supply. Not to mention that it’s gross and pollutes the parks and sidewalks.
It’s always a drag to discover the dogs’ calling cards just as your foot encounters it. I don’t just want to complain, so if you follow the link to that second article, there are lots of solutions. There, I feel better.
I could have done without the Transformers fight toward the end, but I’m sure that will be what draws a lot of younger people. Without that, I’d say the movie pretty smart and fun. Decent acting all around.
I saw a really fun movie today… Iron Man. I expected some super hero mess, but it turned out to be fairly hip, cool and entertaining. I could have done without the Transformers-like fight toward the end, but I’m sure that will be what draws a lot of younger people. Without that, I’d say the movie is pretty smart and fun. Decent acting all around.
Here’s the YouTube trailer. (Once again, don’t judge the movie by the trailer – the trailer gives you little idea of the story line).
Do you like satire and parody? I know I do. It’s even better when you know someone who actually does it. My friend (Neil Swanson), worked on the photographs for a book coming out, that his wife (Elizabeth Hilts) did. It’s not released yet, but Amazon (in its infinite wisdom) will let you pre-order it NOW.
Yes, yes, yes…. this is a plug for the book, but come on… there are no other ads on this blog… at least not many. 8)
This represents my first posting on the new Starfire blog. Everything seems to have moved here without problem (posts, comments, dates).
This represents my first posting on the new Starfire blog. Everything seems to have moved here without problem (posts, comments, dates). I do need to go through the posts and find all images that are stored on the Typepad servers or else when I close down that account, I’m concerned those images will not be available.
While searching through tie archives for the various images, I came across one of my favorites, that I got from Peacechick Mary. It holds up. I just wish I had saved a bigger version
Speaking of images, I’d like to post the starfire image on the About page… What About page you ask? I haven’t finished working on it yet. 😉
I’ve been considering the possibility of migrating this blog to a different service. Typepad has been really good to me, but I think I’ve outgrown it. I’d like to have more control over the blog’s innards. I’ve been on TypePad for years, but a couple of years ago I decided to play with WordPress.
If you check my archives, you’ll see this is not a quick decision. I’ve been considering it since 2005. It seems I always think about this topic at this time of year. Do a search for WordPress over on the right to see how long I’ve been thinking about it.
There are two (actually three) types of WordPress. The WordPress I talk about, is WordPress.org. It’s a free download, but requires that you have a host for the files, and you must install it. The other is WordPress.com. This is also free, but it’s like Typepad in that you have a lot less control over things. No download necessary,… takes less than five minutes to get a blog. The third WordPress is a multiple users version and is generally used by big companies like the New York Times (blogs).
All of this is to say, that I will definitely be moving the blog over to WordPress, but before I quit Typepad, I’ll need to find out how to move my Typepad Photos blog.
I don’t think I mentioned my hosting service, which has been really fantastic. They have been so good, that I have one of their tags at the bottom of my whispers blog. They’re called HostM.