Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Bill Gates was talking about the new version of Windows and what MS learned from Vista, this is what he said, "Based on compatibility -- we're going to do better. The way you see the user interface and security -- we're going to better. The way we help move you onto the new version, we're going to do better on that. So it's a ton of things. We have a culture that's very much about `we need to do better'. Vista has given us more opportunities…." The columnist says the last line was drowned out by laughter. "We Need To Do Better" that is a great tagline for Microsoft and Windows.
I do not use FireFox, but some people I know do. Version 3 will come out soon. I will take a look and give it a chance, but I think I am an Internet Explorer guy.
Looking for a new laptop? Read this first so you can get the info that you will need to get the right one.
Baseball is going to lose some love for this. Why can't the kids have the name of the team for their uniform and an official MLB hat to wear. Kids want to pretend they are on a pro-team. This is just disgusting. I guess a couple billion a year is not enough for these guys.
I do not like Rachel Ray, but it is a freaking scarf people, calm down!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
This is a good movie with the same plot as the first one, just a different treasure, and they added Nic Cage's parents into the movie. This movie is not bad. You should watch it. It is fun. They will do a part 3 - they set it up in this movie.
I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars - and if Nic Cage was not in it maybe they could have gotten a higher rating.
I did not see the new Indiana Jones movie this weekend. I do not see very many shows and I am waiting for Dark Knight. See the Jokers site here.
Here is the link to the new TV commercial for Dark Knight. Man, I cannot wait for this movie.
There was not one that Jordan could have. There was a 24 inch wheel bike for boys, but it was heavy (really heavy) and Jordan could not even get on it.
Saturday (after Thomas and Great Harvest) we went to Target to try and get a bike for Jordan. They had nothing! It was pretty pathetic. We then decided to go to a different WalMart and they had 3 different 24 inch bikes for boys. The first one we tried Jordan did not like. The second one he LOVED. It is silver, yellow, and black and is also a Mongoose (just like Chloe's (and mine by the way)).
Once we got home the kids went to riding their bikes. And they spent all afternoon/evening riding around. I did yard work (mow front and back) while the kids rode. I then got my bike out of the shed and pumped up the front tire (it was flat, duh!). Me and the kids went for a ride around the neighborhood and Jordan would not stop talking about how cool his bike was. I am glad that he is so happy about his bike.
Overall I will give this movie 2 out of 5 stars, but I expected a lot better from it.
FYI: It is a scary ghost story about (what else?) an orphanage.
This movie gets 4.5 out of 5 stars (this would be a five star movie, but it takes a little while to get moving).
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The moon is exploding? Not really, just outerspace junk hitting the ground and I guess it looks pretty cool from a good telescope.
This is one smart parrot. Some days I do not know it my kids could do this.
I told you earlier that I like to read the online reviews to help me choose something to purchase. Now this guy is ruining it and all the reviews will soon be plants. I am not happy about this. I thought I could trust those reviews. I will have to start looking for a new way to research things on the internet.
The problem with these oil guys is that they looked to make a 30% (made up number - but I know there is a number) profit on everything. When oil was cheaper they made good money and everyone was happy. Now that oil is so expensive, the guys kept their percentage the same and it is biting them in the butt. They need to wisen up and decide on new percentages depending upon the price of oil. It is like when I do a print job for someone. If the job is cheap, I get my 33%. If it is over $1,000 I drop my % to 30. If the job is over $2,500 I go down to 25% and over $5,000 I just take 15%. My customers don't know and I don't minde making 15% of $5,000 on the job.
You would think these guys are smarter than this, but they aren't. The supply and demand scenario does not work when you have speculators that can drive the price higher. Supply and demand works with tennis shoes - not oil.
I am someone that lovs to fly. I hate long car rides (too many as a kid). This is really turning me off to flying all together. The main problem is that business travelers will be mostly paying this...so prices go up to help cover the increase in airfare.
BOOOOOO American Airlines. This is bad.
I held this post back so Diana would not see it. She fell asleep during the finale last night. Honey, feel free to watch it today without me!
There is nothing we can do about it though. You have to buy from some big oil company to put gas in your car. One day boycotts will not work. We need the government to step in and try something - and no, and gas tax holiday will not work. Maybe the government should try to improve the standing of the dollar against other currencies. Perhaps start dealing with inflation so everything is not so expensive. You do know that the gas prices have more than doubles in a year, but the government says inflation was only 3.2% last year. What a crock of crap.
I have been thinkng of getting rid of my Saturn. But it gets 30 miles per gallon. There is no way I will get rid of it without first finding a car that can get that kind of gas mileage.
It is like I have to buy one just because everyone else is. I have DirecTV and in Fedruary of 09 my picture will be just like it is today. There is no need is there? My friend Anderson says once I get one I will see how much better everthing is in HD, but I do not have a problem with my current resolution/view on my TV.
And no, I am not spending my economic stimulus on a TV. I put mine in the bank.
This leads me to my rant against most reality competitions. American Idol and Survivor mostly. The right people rarely win these shows. Dancing with the Stars (I don't really want to say this) has the formula down pretty good (though they always seem a little fishy. There needs to be some kind of points system - especially in Survivor. The best players get picked off at the beginning of the merge or they carry everyone along and then get voted out at the end becuase people don't want to go against them in the end. There needs to be a points system and only the bottom 2 or 3 are eligible to go out every week. It would require you to work in challenges and around camp and things like that. Same with American Idol, the best people should not even be up for elimination until you get down to 4 or 5 people. I guess this would remove a lot of the speculation and doubt in the show so it will never happen, but until then I will watch and just think of what a waste it all is.
I sent Monkey a trade for baseball earlier in the season and he sent back a response that said. "This seems fair for everyone and I should do it. But I am not going to." I was like, you are crazy. It helps both teams equally and he will not do it because he is not winning the trade, make the trade, but he wouldn't. I moved on though and beat him in our only meeting so far this year. I MUST beat him again this week to show him that he should have made the trade.
I love LOST.
More information on the space derby here.
Getting excited for the trip. Have to get a ticket for the Europe conference. In Prague this year.
What are your thoughts and reactions to last nights American Idol?
Just like I always tell everyone: use the internet for all your research needs. Actually go touch, view, buy at the best place. The internet is a great tool for researching things, I like to read reviews of people that have bought what I am looking at to see their experience. When I am ready to buy I use the internet to find the best deal, and then go inspect and buy at the actual location. Why do I feel like I just completely repeated myself. That was weird. Must be a glitch in the matrix.
A lot of people like the iPhone. When you switch carriers you must really, really, really want something. Even though you can move your number now, it is still not the easiest thing to get done. I hope all these iPhone owners are happy when the new iPhone comes out.
Many nights it feels like I have got to the end of the internet. It looks as if it may be a reality. What happens when there is no more internet? I am sure we will figure out a way to move on.
Why does BlockBuster want to buy Circuit City? I just do not get it.
This is pretty cool. I think it would be cool if there was UFO's, but I don't believe any of these.
•Create and view meeting or event agenda items: The agenda can be accessible to any or all users, providing attendees with the ability to add items that they want covered in the meeting. Having the agenda available prior to the meeting enables attendees to do any necessary preparation for the meeting.
•Communicate with attendees: Email messages can be easily sent to attendees.
•All the documents for the meeting available in one place: Any documents associated with the meeting can be stored in a document library for easy access by all members.
•Access to the most current information for the meeting: The meeting workspace serves as the one central place for storing and updating meeting information, ensuring that people always access the most current information.
•Assign and track tasks: The task list is available on the meeting workspace so that all meeting members can see what tasks they are assigned to complete before the meeting and what tasks they are assigned as the result of the meeting. Task status can also be viewed for managing tasks.
•A complete record of the meeting for future reference: Using the meeting workspace to store the agenda, objectives, and documents for reviewing prior to the meeting, and then updating the site after the meeting with the meeting minutes, decisions that were made, and follow-up tasks provides a complete picture of the meeting and what was accomplished.
•Provide information to all attendees: Items such as directions to the meeting and a list of things to bring to the meeting can be made available through SharePoint lists and Web Parts.
Now you all know for sure that I really am just a geek.
Click here to read a pro's review. I don't get paid enough to review all these movies.
Celtics win at home again. I do not think it is good when your team is so different depending upon where you play. I am pretty sure the hoops at 10 ft. in all the arenas.
Barkely is cool, but when you owe someone $400,000+ you have a problem. Hopefully he will really stop like he said he would.
I never even heard of this, but Disney needs to step it up and keep Virtual Magic Kingdom free. Disney is RICH - what is the problem with giving this game away for free? Losers.
I never use SMS text messaging on my curve - I always use instant messaging on my phone. I guess I am ahead of the curve here. Can you believe that the average subscriber sends 2 SMS messages a day. That seems SUPER low.
I really think that the PS3 and the XBox 360 have maxed out at their price points. A Wii is only $250 and has better/funner game play in my opinion. Plus, who wants to spend $600+ to get their system up and running?
No wonder I do not like George W. Bush. The dude does not use a computer.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Also - in less than a month I will be on the ground in San Diego blogging all about the Burton Group Catalyst Conference for this year! Register now!
Hopefully that is enough about work. Now back to our regularly scheduled blog posts.
Let's get it on.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
They say that cell phone ear thingies are going to start looking nicer, but if you walk around with one of those things you just have to fess up that you are a super-geek.
Have problems with your computer? Try this place, they seem to know what they are talking about.
I am a Plaxo member, but I like Linked In better (check out my profile on the right-hand navigation - and while you are there, click on the ads!). Having Comcast buy Plaxo probably won't change anything. Plaxo having access to my Internet records is weird though - and trying to use Plaxo to record TV watching habits is odd also.
I used to want to be an astronaut, but not so much anymore.
I like Batman, and this is one movie that I will go see on the opening day.
Thanks for reading. And yes, I spell-checked my post tonight.
Have fun watching LOST.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
This is a show about a debate team from a black college in Texas and how they come from nowhere to become one of the greatest debate teams in the country. They go through a lot of discrimination and the team finally gets a match against Harvard, the greatest debate team in the country at the time.
The team ends up winning the debate and everyone is happy. There is a side plot with Denzel and some sharecroppers trying to form a union. Forest Whitaker works at the college and is the parent of one the of the debaters.
This movie is not bad, there is just not a lot of suspense. You know they will win, you know everyone will end up happy, you are just watching the show to see how it all happens.
The basic premise of my drawing is that right now Obama has a lot of love from the democrats, but probably not that good of chance of winning. Not everyone likes Hillary and she has no chance to win. McCain is NUTS and will probably win, he is just W for another 4 years. So, in my plan (some of this was taken from an MSN opinion piece that I read) Obama would drop out of the race citing he wants to throw his full endorsement to Hillary and that it is for the good of the democratic party (right now Hillary and Obama are hurting each other in this race). He would then spend the next four years actually trying to improve his record in congress, try to implement some of the things he has talked about in his candidacy.
A race between Hillary and McCain would end up in a McCain (BOOOOO!) victory most likely. McCain's four years would be like keeping W for four more years and things in this country would get even worse. In 2012 the democrats would not allow Hillary to run again (after losing this year) and Obama would run unopposed for the democrats.
If Obama spends the four years actually trying to implement some change he will crush any opponent in 2012 and will basically walk into the white house with the experience and the track record that a president should have.
For the record, I actually prefer Hillary to Obama and would never even consider voting for McCain. In the general election I will be voting for whomever the Democratic candidate is.
We will see what happens in the upcoming months, I just hope whomever wins will actually try to start making things better for America. There is some pretty easy things that can be done, how about we take half of all the monies we send out of the US and keep it for internal programs? That would be billions of dollars on infrastructure improvements or tax breaks. How about we start getting the Peace Corps to work in the US instead of sending them to other places in the world? I just think it is time for the US to think of ourselves more than other places. I had a boss that once said, "Before you try to go do extra things for others, make sure you can take care of yourself." That rings pretty true about now.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The kids got Diana some general cute kid stuff. Chloe made flowers from pipe cleaners and small poof balls. Those were prett cute and the kitty loves to play with/eat them. We also got Diana three new Precious Moments, which she collects and it has been a while since we had gotten her one (let alone three). I let the kids pick the ones to get her. Chloe picked a Tinkerbell one. Jordan picked one that has a boy giving someone a bouquet of flowers. I gave her one about being a good mom.
For dinner I cooked Salmon for Diana, and I was making brats for the rest of us. The salmon was made to no event. Diana said it was good and that is what is important. I burnt the brats to a crisp and was forced to make macaroni and cheese for everyone else. And I had gotten strawberries and angel food cake for dessert. No one liked my concoction for that either. I had gotten the strawberry glaze to put on the strawberries - and it went over horribly.
Hopefully things will go better next year.
Love you sweetie! You are a great mom!
I went to the bank Monday and spent 45 minutes telling them what happended and filling out forms and showing my ID. The person that helped me (who had the same birthday as me, random info learned as she was looking at my ID) said that the person had our PIN number and had no idea how that could happen (usually the perpatrator just runs the card as credit).
The bank tells me that I have to wait 7 to 10 days for a new debit card and 7 to 10 days to get the money put back in to the account. Plus, I now am using my Disney credit card for everything. Not really a problem, I might as well get some extra points from all this happening.
Not a good time. What kind of people really think this is funny. I will no longer laugh at the Friends episode where Monica gets ripped off and then meets the person that did it and wants to be their friend. I have worked too hard to get in a good financial situation for me and my family for something like this to happen. This person needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law - it they get caught.
I posted about the new blackberry bold - but what about the thunder? This phone looks good - but will it have what it needs to take out the iPhone?
I am not doing as much design as I once did, but the new Quark looks pretty good. I am still using version 6.
New Get a Mac ad and Diana loves it.
If you have any of these passwords you should get them changed as soon as possible. Some of these are pretty funny. Who chooses "monkey" as a password?
I have had a TiVO for years and I think everyone should have one. I tell everyone that getting a TiVO will change your life and the reality of just that is finally hitting the TV executives. A lot less people are watching TV when the network wants you to - they are watching it when and where they want. It is time for a new kind of TV and I can feel it coming. Hopefully soon.
Microsoft was laying down this same stuff when they started to develop Vista. Smaller? Less system resources? More promises that Microsoft cannot deliver on.
There are a lot of fun social sites on the web. But how do they make money? That is the question I have always had. Once you give someone something for free, they do not want to have to pay for it. Not ever. If you change to pay - people will leave and find another service that stays free.
This is intersting and I think...why aren't we already doing this? Wind is free and does not burn up the Earth. I know that at my house it is windy every day.
Diana won't be happy that I posted this...but I think that the writer hit most of Oprah's buddies dead on.
Watched American Idol while I was writing this and none of the people were that impressive tonight. Pretty poor I say. The song choices were weird and no one really looked that comfortable.
Denzel Washington like the bad boy role. He really does. This is basically the heart of this movie. Denzel can pick his roles, and to pick one where lights people on fire, shoots people walking down the street, buys/sells drugs, and much, much more means he wants a role like this. Maybe he thought this would be another Oscar winning performance - but no, this movie is almost laughable. I always laugh at a movie that starts with "Based on a true story." No matter what the movie I always think the movie is based on the true story of "there was a planet named Earth" and the rest is made up. Really, I just do not get it. Either the story is true or it is not true. Which is it? If it is not all true, please do not act like it is true.
Russell Crowe is the good guy, a super-honest cop that even turned in almost one million dollars (and this was in the 60's or 70's - when a million dollars was ALOT of money). The bad news is that the movie spends the first 20 minutes letting the viewers know that Russell is good and his partner is not. This should have been a quick 5 minutes for the movie, but it wasn't, it was an omen that everything in this movie would take 4 times longer than it should.
The lowdown - and I do not want to give up too much, so you can rent it and be surprised.
Denzel bad guy, Russell good guy. Denzel's boss/mentor dies. No one is in charge of crime. Denzel decides to go into business for himself. Business being drugs and other crimes. Denzel goes to foreign country to get drugs, uses friends from the military to get drugs to US. Russell is slowly moving up the ranks of cops. Becomes leader of organized crime task force in New Jersey. Russell unravels the drug rings of Jersey - and it leads him to New York City. He has most things figured out - but does not know the big boss. Denzel gets a big head and brings his family in and they cause trouble. He gets a girl and she causes trouble. Most notably the outlandish jacket that he wears to a boxing match (Louis vs. Ali) which gets him noticed by Russell. Russell begins to figure out who he is and starts to build a case around him. Things start to unravel for Denzel and he gets caught by Russell. Denzel gives everyone up that he can to get his sentence down to seven years. In the end Russell and Denzel are friends.
This movie was OK, it just went on forever and ever and ever. I mean it, it seemed long! I give it 3.25 stars (I can't decide between 3 or 3.5) out of 5. You could rent the movie, but then my review wouldn't seem as good.
Monday, May 12, 2008
I will leave you tonight with a link to the new Blackberry phone, and it is cool. This phone is supposed to be an iPhone killer, but I just don't see how. The people that buy an iPhone are not the same people buying a Blackberry. Apple is probably not worried, especially since they are so close to releasing the next iPhone that will solve all the original iPhone complaints. All I know for sure is that if anyone wants to give me a Bold, I would not refuse it. You should know up front - it is going to be sold for the AT&T network only for now.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The DOTS Diet
Pretty good, right? That is a diet I can get behind. If anyone wants to try this diet let me know, I would like to do some case studies before I publish my book about the diet.
I wonder why Memo was wearing his away Jersey. And what about that purse? AK - I know you are from Russia, but in america, buys don't wear purses - or even a "man bag".
I have a theory about replica jerseys and it basically states - "If you are over 18 you should not wear a replica jersey." C'mon, by the time you are 18 you should be your own person, not trying to be someone else. It is funny when I see older people wearing jersey's. I usually snicker aloud to myself and then tell everyone my theory and no one ever agrees with me. I tell them that they must have a jersey at home they like to wear, because my theory is very sound.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
This is just plain mean. I mean, it could be funny, but rude!
I should get a car that uses nautral gas. It could be very good for me and my bank account.
I have an Inspiron, but mine doesn't look close to this cool.
Man, these are some weak links. I better do better tomorrow.
The orchestra did a bunch of songs. Chloe performed in a trio and she also had a solo. Her solo was the Can Can. And she did it perfectly. It was a good night.
Chloe had us arrive at 6PM even though the school did not even open until 6:30. So we had some good times waiting in the car.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
American Idol just ended (on our tivo) and Diana is happy that the white dread lock guy is out. Good for him. About time.
I guess this Grand Theft Auto thing is going to be pretty big. Never played it. Never will. Anderson, my buddy, has it and I bet he has been playing it for days.
Now this is one of the awesomest things I have seen. And of course Disney would be the first to use it. Disney is usually pretty pioneering.
I am sure the prices for honey will skyrocket soon. The prices for everything else is going up.
This is not encouraging at all. I better get some lysol wipes for the office. I wonder what IT will think when they see me wiping the keyboard with a wipe.
New Curve coming out. I won't be getting it. I still love my Curve 8320.
Only one day until the new LOST. Is Clare dead? Missing? Who has her? Why was her Dad there? So many questions. I am sure we will barely even see what happens. This week is going to be about Locke. We know Locke is not one of the Oceanic 6, so are we going to see if he is alive in the future, see others that decided to stay on the island? Or is this an actual flashback this time? I am excited. Check out the preview.
We also spent time drawing out the ultimate process - which will never happen. Then we wrote down the 4 top priorities that needed to be accomplished. Lastly we created a drawing of what we are looking to accomplish in version 1.0 of the system. In this drawing we pointed out which priority we were addressing with all of our decisions.
At one point in the drawing we decided that there needed to be MAGIC. That is, there is a process that needs to happen, but we do not know how it will be accomplished. We are still working out a lot of this, but we are in a pretty good spot after our 2-hour meeting today.
Other than that, today was just a regular work day. I had Catalyst core team meeting, which I am really starting to feel the crunch on. 7 weeks out. Register now!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
- Friday, May 2
- Saturday, May 3 (early morning)
- Saturday, May 3 (mid-morning)
- LOST Recap
- Costco - Saturday
- Costco - Friday
- Pictures of the Cat
- Yard Work
- 27 Dresses
- Jordan in the Storm
- Cinco De Mayo Party
- 8 AM Links
- Fantasy Baseball Update
- Matt Got An Apron
- LadyBug Cake
- How I Met Your Mother
- 2:00 PM Post
- New iPod Commercial
- Falling Down
- Speaker Training
- Gifts for May Birthdays
- Mother's Day
- Sweet Picture
- And That is That
Talk to you all later.
Just kidding, the Dyson is not a mother's day present. And Diana already said I could not get her an iPod (her nano has the "white screen of death" - it works, but the screen just stays white all the time, so you cannot pick songs). Diana says that since she already has an iPod I cannot give her a Mother's Day gift that replaces something.
I need to get to shopping here pretty soon, becasue the days go by so fast. It has been so long since I have seen the ocean. Sorry. A little Long December there for you. I think i will go shopping Wednesday for my lunch. I would put where I am going, but Diana reads this and then she would know what she is getting, and to make Chloe feel better about it, I promise not to get anything from WalMart for Mother's Day. Chloe does not really like WalMart, she likes Target, but that is just because she is not the one paying for things. If money was not a concern I would go to Target and pay 10 to 15% more for everything.
Giving the desk away is all part of moving Jordan upstairs and getting rid af some of the toys that are impractical for our kids. We do like to have some younger kid toys for when family/friends come over, but we cannot dedicate our entire house to it.
It was hilarious trying to get the desk home though, Ry-Ry had to move car seats around and have kids ride with Mom and Dad to their house and then leave the desk for my Dad to bring the rest of the way to their house later this week.
Have fun with the desk, but don't fight over it!
I took the entire work day and did the training so that left a lot of other things undone that I usually work on. So I worked late and then went home and did some more, as well as all the blogging that is going on now.
Last nights episode was about Barney and his rebound bro, and I laughed my head off!
Impressive! I laid down the mouth and the eye-lashes, as well as cut the gumdrop nose in half.
What a good-l0oking apron.
I have pretty good hitting and OK pitching. Here are my hitters:And the pitchers:
Pretty good team, right? I just do not think they can win the whole thing.
Gar-bear also likes to say duty, but he really means doo-dee. He is a funny kid.
That needs his hearing checked.
Mother Nature strikes again. This is just horrible. When are we going to understand that these huge nautral disasters are being caused by the things we are doing to the Earth? Now I am not a tree hugger, but I do think that we need to think about how we can at least try to help the Earth recover from having so many people using up the natural resources of the planet.
The Hornets are looking pretty good. Can they keep it up when they move the series to San Antonio. Are the Hornets for real? I originally thought these guys were too inexperienced to win it all, but the way they are playing I could be persuaded to change that idea.
This is the beginning of the end for Yahoo. They should let Microsoft buy them and take them over. Yahoo is not doing anything that great and they continue to lose market share to Google.
This is an encouraging story. But how much time has been spent on this. Sometimes people need to look at the bigger picture and realize that maybe they should use their smarts for something like curing cancer or something a little more important.
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Spanish Rice (first time making this one)
- Seven Layer Dip
- Mexican Soft Drinks
- Fruit Salad
And if you were wondering, I did win Mexican Train. Even though Diana was trying to cheat and take the title from me.
Girl (Heigl) is a control freak, so all of her friends, and even some that aren't, want her to be a maid of honor at their weddings. She cannot say no. She even goes as far as being the maid of honor at two different weddings on the same night.
She meets a guy at the wedding and brushes him off. You later find out he is the writer of the Wedding announcements for the newspaper, but he does not really believe in love. The Heigl character is in love with her boss, who just uses her as an assistant (which is what she is). Heigl character's sister (who is a model) comes to town, meets the boss, they fall in love. The sister completely lies about who she is and what she does to get the guy.
Of course, the sister asks Heigl to be maid of honor, and things get crazy from here. Heigl has to do all the planning. The newspaper guy is following Heigl around and writing a story on her being a bridesmaid 27 times. He lies to Heigl about what he is writing the story on. He is developing a crush on Heigl and she kind of likes him. He uses that to get a photo shoot of her in all her 27 dresses. The more he learns about her the more he likes her. It all leads to a night with Heigl and the newspaper boy singing Bennie and the Jets in a bar, getting drunk, and getting it on.
The next morning the news story publishes and Heigl is pissed. They break up, but they were never really together. Now that Heigl is pissed at the newspaper boy, she is mad at the world. She ruins her sisters wedding while at the rehearsal and she gives a speech about all the lies the sister is telling the boss.
Here comes the end...but I am not going to tell you. You need to rent it for yourself if you like what you have read so far. If not, you really won't care about the rest of the movie.
I give 27 dresses 3 out of 5 stars. It was OK. IT could have been better and it also could have been a lot worse, a lot, lot worse. But is couls have been so much better as well. The only good news is that there will not be a sequel.
My yard before:
And the yard after:
Boy, was I tired.
Just kidding, these pictures are just ripped off the internet. I used the google image finder for these. Hopefully Diana doesn't see the bottom picture and get any ideas.
This is the kitty asleep on the bed.
This is the kitty awake after we took her picture and she wants to know what is going on. And yes, she is sleeping on Diana's legs, which is nice in the winter, but now that it is getting warmer it is not as nice.
Boy, it sure is late, hopefully I can keep this up.
Check out the MSN recap here.
Already excited about this weeks. Just 3 days to go. I wonder how many more they are going to have this season? If you know, comment below. Thanks.
And, yes, this is a BONUS post in the 24 hour challenge. And anonymous, get your watch updated, I am posting at exactly the right time, you are always early or not refreshing.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Number one: "anonymous" why won't you use your name? Are you too afraid? Be tough and put your name down.
I think Avery is a good coach. Not great, but above average. Let's see...in the 2+ years he has been in Dallas he has...1) taken his club to the NBA Finals 2) Turned Dirk into a league MVP 3) #1 seed in the West 4) Turned a bunch of offensive hungery players to (at least consider) playing defense for portions of the game. 5) led his club to a franchise record 67 wins.He was not the one who mortgaged the teams future with the Kidd deal. Needless to say, they have been 100% terrible in the playoffs (for 3 years now) since their devastating blow-up loss in the NBA Finals. I still like Avery - Mabey Dallas will bring in D'Antoni from Phoeinx. Avery should go to Chicago - I think that would be a good fit. That opens the door for Jeff Hornecek to coach in Phoenix. PLUS...WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE NBA - - LOOK AT YOUR PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS...
Number two: Let's talk about your thoughts on Avery Johnson, former Mavericks coach. The guy that cannot win in the playoffs. He is 3-12 in his last 15 games, which is not good, and he cannot relinquish control of the game. He forces his team to slow down even when they shouldn't. He won't let the team play, they have to have a play every time down. The team does not pass well, they got Jason Kidd and his assists went down. Avery has two plays; pass on the high post to Dirk and let him do something and; two pass to Dirk on the low post and let him do something. At least when they had Nash and Finley this team ran and created for each other. Avery has stopped all of that cold. Avery is called the little general, and he is, he does not allow his troops to do a thing without his approval, and in the NBA that does not work. People say that he had the Mavs playing defense, which is barely true, any small effort on D was more than the Mavs were playing under Nellie. There are many coaches that have taken a team to the Finals that is not a good coach, heck Doc Rivers could make it to the finals this year and what about Byron Scott as the Nets coach (he has learned a lot in his years with the Hornets plus he has Chris Paul)? As things go, Avery has been a good regular season coach (when most of the teams are barely showing any effort). When he hits the big stage, he can't make adjustments on the fly, he cannot motivate a team, he cannot work the refs or the other teams players like Phil Jackson or Jerry Sloan can. Basically, the Mavs are messed up because of their owner, Mark Cuban, but because he also has a coach that is not right for the team he has. The Mavs need to hire Rick Carlisle, a coach that is known for getting the best out of his players (except Artest, but I don't think anyone can coach that guy).
Number three: My picks aren't bad, they just aren't working out like I predicted, but if you look at what I wrote, my thoughts were right on.