Merry Christmas!

Dang, I just wrote a long blog entry, only to have it obliterated when I hit “post”. Well, I’m going to try to recreate it now. Hopefully, it won’t get swallowed up by the web monster this time.

Merry Christmas!

I’m spending Christmas Eve home alone, and going over to my parent’s house tomorrow for Christmas. Having little better to do, I have decided to share my thoughts on a few subjects here.

Lord of the Rings

Good movie. Given all the competing pressures on him, Mr. Jackson made the best movie he could reasonably be expected to make. It won’t alienate any but the most ardent LoTR fanatics, and it does remain accessible to the general public. It’s interesting to think about the decisions he made about what to take out, what to leave in, what to change, and what to add. I didn’t have a problem with any of the actors. They were all good, and a few were great.

The Sneaker Bomber

Is it just me, or does this sound like something out of an old episode of Get Smart?


Despite the layoffs, the terrorism, the crappy economy, and the uncertain future, I have still managed to work myself into a very Christmas kinda mood over the last week. I’ve been listening to Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas a lot. (I downloaded it from EMusic.) I also enjoyed Bill Plympton’s Twelve Tiny Christmas Tales on Cartoon Network last night. Fun stuff.


Alright, I know a lot people would probably consider this a cardinal sin, but I’ve been paying money to download MP3’s from the web. Call me crazy, but I think it’s worth $10 or $15 a month to be able to download complete albums easily, and to have that warm glow that comes with the knowledge that the people who made the music I’m listening to are getting a little money when I download their stuff.

Well, that’s just about everything I had in the entry that got eaten by the web monster. Hopefully, this one will survive.