Posts Tagged ‘ Movies ’

Shake Off The Dust…Arise

I keep typing in this box. Deleting what I had put down and typing something different and deleting that.

I don’t have much to say.

Things have sort of leveled off emotionally and mentally for me. I didn’t really have time to grieve, so I figured it would be best not to.  It’s not how Dad would have wanted it anyway.

So, I fill my days with Caitlyn, music, movies, games, comics and reading about all of those things.

I am listening to the Valleys of Neptune album from the Hendrix vault. If you haven’t heard it, I strongly recommend doing so. Some tracks you have heard, some you have not, as well as different recordings of some of his others. The cut of Red House is 8 minutes of amazing.

Bought a, new to us anyway, car on Monday.  A 1996 Mercedes Benz E320. For 14 years old it is in excellent condition, and I feel we got it for a song.  I will be posting pictures of it when the weather clears and I can get it clean. We bought it on a VERY rainy day, and it hasn’t cleared up since.

Caitlyn is now 4. Active. Stubborn. Intelligent. and Amazing. It has been quite fun to be home with her almost every day.  She has quite an imagination, and entertains herself quite well. We won’t get into the fact that she has to be one of the most strong willed children I have encountered. EVER.

I think this is it for right now.

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It’s Been Awhile…

It’s been a little over a month since my last blog.  I haven’t had much to say.  I still don’t have a focused topic for y’all.  Yeah I said y’all, what you gonna do about it?

I have been in the Geek Squad now for about a month or so, I lost track do to the fact that I am only in the store 3 days a week.  I am loving it. The fact that I work with some cool people, and we are busy a lot makes the time fly by.  It’s very very low pressure.

We are past the 3 month mark of my fathers passing.  I am still having bad days here and there. I find the hardest time to pass is in the car to and from work. That and when there is some strange ass shit going down, or if I hear some good music or hear a good joke. Those were the times that I would call him and tell him about it.

I have been to the movies 2 times in the past week, I saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Star Trek.  Wolverine was complete Poo, and anyone who reads this blog knows I can go on and make a explitive filled post on how angry that movie made me.  Star Trek, however, was fantastic. This summer is chock full of stuff to see, Star Trek, Angels and Demons, Transformers 2. I am going to be a busy boy.

Recently added to the iPod are the Complete “You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore” by Frank Zappa, and 21st Century Breakdown by Green Day.  Old and New excellent music.  Frank Live can not be beat, and Green Day’s new album sounds like it will be just as good if not better than American Idiot!  Mark my words.

Caitlyn turned 3 this past Saturday.  Time sure does fly by.  She is turning out to be a great kid.  Defiant, but then again she does come by that naturally.

Caitlyn, 1 Day Old

Caitlyn, 1 Day Old

Caitlyn, 3 Years Old

Caitlyn, 3 Years Old

I am a very, very lucky man to have a great wife and amazing daughter!

Good Night All!

-James

The List Of Movies For The “Marathon”.

I had an idea to have a movie marathon in honor of my father.  Here are the 10 movies I have chosen to watch because he and I loved them.

These are in no particular order.

  1. The Last Samurai
  2. Blade Runner
  3. Armageddon
  4. High Fidelity
  5. Snatch
  6. The Crow
  7. Enter The Dragon
  8. Bullitt
  9. The Natural
  10. The Big Lebowski

I may increase the list to include, Bull Durham, and Field of Dreams.

I Was All Rah Rah And Junk.

Time for a tuesday blog.

I have been forgetting to tell the story about the ladies and the fish in the Mebane Walmart parking lot. Last Saturday evening I stopped at Walmart to get some items to go along with dinner. After talking to some friends that were shopping there too I paid for my stuff and walked out. As I approached my car I heard the sound of shattering glass. I rounded into the row that my car was in and there are 2 women on their hands and knees in the dark looking for the Betta fish that one of them just dropped the bowl of. As they were looking for the fish one of them said “Boy am I glad I kept the receipt”. The other returned with an inquisitive “Why?”. And the response given was “If we find it I am going to exchange it for a different fish.”. I laughed as I got into the car. Then I wondered if there is a special return policy for living things purchased at Walmart. Driving off I decided it was best to never know the answer to the question.

Went with a friend to see Quantum of Solace last night. I don’t think dad has seen it so I won’t give anything away. One of the things I love about the Daniel Craig version of Bond is the control he brings to the role. Cold. Calculating. The other thing I like about the current iteration is the strong love/ hate between Bond and M. Quantum of Solace gets 4 out of 5 from me. Not the best Bond. But it isn’t the worst either.

I promised a scathing review of the new Guns N Roses album. Well here goes. I listened to 1.5 min of the 1st track then deleted it, and the others. I would sooner listen to Carl Lewis butcher the National Anthem again than to attempt to sit through the new GnR. Yes. It really is that bad!

Well. That’s about it. I don’t foresee my blogging again before hell weekend. So, the next time I blog I should be a little less sane and another year older!

Later y’all!